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January 4, 2013

Video Interlude: CBS Sunday Morning Profiles Actor Bradley Cooper And His Hometown Love For Philadelphia

  Over the holidays, one of Hollywood’s biggest actors and Philly local, Bradley Cooper, shared his love of Philly and his love of his hometown Jenkintown with CBS Sunday Morning. While talking about his hometown and revisiting fixtures from his childhood he stated, “The older you get, you start to appreciate where you came from… [...]

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January 3, 2013

Lee Ranaldo Of Sonic Youth To Perform At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art, January 4-6

The esteemed Lee Ranaldo, co-founder and guitarist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, will be gracing Philadelphia with his presence later this week. He will be performing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on January 4, 5 and 6 in conjunction with the Dancing around the Bride exhibition currently on display at the museum. Catch [...]

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December 21, 2012

Assistance Brings Ferociously Funny Office Politics To The Wilma Theater, Starting January 2

Being a lowly assistant to an onerous boss can be a real drag, or it can be the source of scathing wit, as happens with Assistance, an Off-Broadway hit that begins an uproarious one-month run at The Wilma Theater on January 2. This sharply written show makes keen observations of office politics as seen through [...]

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December 20, 2012

The Philly Connection: Broadway’s Les Misérables Returns To The Academy Of Music January 2-13; The Major Motion Picture’s Star Hugh Jackman To Grace The Same Stage On January 26

Cameron Mackintosh’s new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables is once again coming to the Academy of Music for a two-week engagement, January 2-13. And here’s a fun spin: the movie version of the hit musical stars Hugh Jackman, who will himself be gracing the Academy of Music stage just 13 days after the Les [...]

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December 19, 2012

Tour Philly Bradley Cooper-Style With The Brand New Silver Linings Playbook Itinerary

Philadelphia’s a movie star in the just-out major motion picture Silver Linings Playbook starring Philly-bred Bradley Cooper alongside Jennifer Lawrence of Hunger Games fame, plus Robert DeNiro and Jacki Weaver. Seems like Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro like to make movies together in Philadelphia. Silver Linings Playbook is about former high school English teacher Pat [...]

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December 12, 2012

Coming Attraction: The African American Museum Presents Come See About Me, An Exhibition Celebrating The Supremes, Opening January 25

From January 25 through June 30, the African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates the glory and talent of one of Motown’s most pioneering and influential musical acts with the Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection exhibition. Featuring more than 30 gowns worn by the iconic musical trio — maintained in a personal [...]

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December 11, 2012

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian Louis C.K. To Perform A Special Engagement In Philadelphia At The Merriam Theater, January 16-18

An awesome 11th hour addition to the Kimmel Center’s January schedule: Emmy Award and Grammy Award winning comedian Louis C.K. — creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network’s critically acclaimed comedy series Louie — will perform a special engagement, Louis C.K. Live at the Merriam Theater — three nights only! Louie puts [...]

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December 6, 2012

Awesome Event Alert: Hugh Jackman To Join Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin And The Philadelphia Orchestra For Academy Of Music 156th Anniversary Concert, January 26

The Philadelphia Orchestra is planning a stellar evening to celebrate the 156th Anniversary of the Academy of Music on Saturday, January 26. None other than internationally acclaimed actor (and noted Philadelphia Union fan) Hugh Jackman will be joining the orchestra’s much-awaited brand new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to lead the acclaimed ensemble in a magical [...]

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December 4, 2012

Quotable: The Best Moments From Last Night’s Premiere Of The Philadelphia Episode Of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover

  Well, what can we say? Philadelphia was a TV star last night on Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover on the Travel Channel. And it was excellent. In case you weren’t following along with us on Twitter as we live-tweeted the show, or even if you were and just want to revel in the awesomeness, we’ve [...]

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December 4, 2012

Chef Jose Garces Creates Custom Vans Shoes In Honor Of The Brand’s Nationwide High School Arts Initiative

In honor of the fourth annual Vans Custom Cultural Program, a nationwide initiative to raise funds and awareness for the importance of art in high schools, our own Chef Jose Garces was asked to design a unique pair of Vans shoes. Here’s how the program works: In 2013, Vans will donate $50,000 to the school [...]

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