Two new Philadelphia self-guided walking tours/experiences come to Fringe Festival 2020

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Two self-guided Philadelphia walking tours/experiences will be part of the 2020 Fringe Festival! TrailOff is an audio storytelling app that uses phone technology to transport users into an augmented reality world that syncs movement as one walks one of 10 Philadelphia trails. Walk Around Philadelphia will transform how users view the city.  This segmented 100-mile self-guided tour explores … Continue reading Two new Philadelphia self-guided walking tours/experiences come to Fringe Festival 2020

Archbishop Nelson Perez presides over groundbreaking of St. Rita Place and Cascia Center

-Story and images by Mark Casasanto In partnership with the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia, Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) broke ground yesterday on an anticipated 18.3 million dollar project. The long awaited development will bring 46 one-bedroom apartments for qualified seniors to the intersection of Broad and Ellsworth Streets. Additionally, the ground floor of the complex … Continue reading Archbishop Nelson Perez presides over groundbreaking of St. Rita Place and Cascia Center

The Wilma Theater is seeking paper cranes for special installation at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Photo by Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio is seeking the public’s assistance in creating a large-scale public art installation, “1,000 Cranes For Philly,” which will be safely installed using appropriate social distancing measures at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. Community members are invited to submit their own paper cranes by August 17, 2020, which will … Continue reading The Wilma Theater is seeking paper cranes for special installation at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Safe, indoor fun at Wonderspaces in the Fashion District

-Brenda Hillegas Follow me on Instagram at @shamrockenroll and click  my Wonderspaces story highlights to see some pics and videos from my visits. Wonderspaces is a unique experience because it’s part art gallery and part choose your own adventure with interactive and thought-provoking exhibits. It’s also an excellent way to beat the heat (or winter cold soon enough), as it’s completely indoors. Extra safety precautions … Continue reading Safe, indoor fun at Wonderspaces in the Fashion District

PhillyCAM launches the nation’s first pre-apprenticeship program in media making

-Courtesy of PhillyCAM Seven aspiring media creatives from Philadelphia are currently participating in a pre-apprenticeship program for Arts2Work, the first federally-registered National Apprenticeship program in media arts and creative technologies in the country. A program of the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, Arts2Work creates pipelines to careers in media entertainment, journalism, advertising, and related fields for artists of color, women, youth, LGBTQ, people with … Continue reading PhillyCAM launches the nation’s first pre-apprenticeship program in media making

Kimmel Cultural Campus co-presents Covid-19 relief concert, Christopher Jackson: Live From the West Side. Streamed live from New York, August 15th

The Kimmel Cultural Campus announced today it is one of a select group of 16 nonprofit arts organizations across the nation who’ve partnered to present an exclusive live-streamed, relief concert event, Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, on Saturday, August 15 at 8 p.m. EST. Jackson is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer and a Tony Award-nominated actor best known for originating the role … Continue reading Kimmel Cultural Campus co-presents Covid-19 relief concert, Christopher Jackson: Live From the West Side. Streamed live from New York, August 15th

Deducting Summer Activity Expenses

-Courtesy of the CPA Firm of David M. Spitzberg http://www.cpaforbusiness.com Don’t forget to save receipts! The kids are out of school and summer is well underway. Make sure you understand the rules regarding the tax deductibility of summer activities and related daycare expenses through the use of the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Collecting those receipts now can save plenty during tax time. What is … Continue reading Deducting Summer Activity Expenses

BalletX celebrates 15th anniversary season with 15 world premieres by 15 choreographers and goes virtual with BalletX Beyond

-Courtesy of BalletX BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet Company, celebrates its 15th Anniversary in the 2020-2021 Season with 15 short and feature dance films by choreographers from around the world, streaming virtually only with the company’s new digital subscription series, BalletX Beyond. “As our world rapidly changes, I believe we must lean into the arts and their power to connect us. With BalletX Beyond, BalletX … Continue reading BalletX celebrates 15th anniversary season with 15 world premieres by 15 choreographers and goes virtual with BalletX Beyond

The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Feature photo: Danielle Leneé and Brett Ashley by Wide Eyed Studios The Wilma Theater is excited to announce their first ever full-length audio production, IS GOD IS, in collaboration with 2X2L Programme and Die Cast.  The thrilling revenge story, written by Aleshea Harris and directed by James Ijames, features members of the Wilma’s HotHouse and will be available … Continue reading The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS

Screaming Orphans record new album, Sunshine and Moss, at their home in Ireland

-Brenda Hillegas Why don’t we sow some seeds? Why don’t we satisfy our deeper needs? These lyrics from “Every Woman Gardens” re-introduce us to Screaming Orphans on Sunshine and Moss. Maybe those “seeds” are songs. Maybe the “deeper need” is the live music and togetherness we’re seriously lacking right now.  Or maybe sisters Angela, Grainne, Joan, and Marie Therese really were just planting a summer … Continue reading Screaming Orphans record new album, Sunshine and Moss, at their home in Ireland