-Mark Casasanto I’ve been a writer for a long time. Taking it all the way back to my high school days at St. John Neumann at 26th & Moore. In the early ’80s, I had the great fortune to fall in love with writing, written and speech communications on the strength of three fabulous teachers. I went on to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the … Continue reading Lean on Me: Help Us Help You
“Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever, never seeing no one, nice again…” Yes, yes, we get it. Scary thought, we know. But, it damn sure sounded as if Sir Paul McCartney knew in the early ’70s what we’d all be living through in these, the-not-so-roaring 20s. Prophetic? Eh, maybe. In trying to stay up-to-the-minute-current, just trying to keep up with the terminology, let … Continue reading Some of the best things we ever ate (social distancing edition)!
-by Mark Casasanto So, here I am, at home, like so many others…concerned, annoyed and confused. Sounds familiar, right? Plans postponed, work on hold, life as we know it in limbo. Lovely. Just lovely. And, I’m not quite sure who to thank for this intended / unintended hiatus, but I’ll be civil and reasonable. Social Distancing. I gotta tell you- at the risk of sounding … Continue reading The First Pot of Gravy of the Year
First and foremost, we hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these strange times. And we gotta eat, right? In times like this, when so many small businesses rely on our support, we need to get creative on how to help them. Order take-out or delivery from a favorite local restaurant! Many of them are offering family-style meals and waiving delivery fees. Share … Continue reading Dining in with RowHome
THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS AND THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION PRESENT… 2020/21 BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA SEASON SHOWCASING LARGEST SUBSCRIPTION SEASON IN KIMMEL CENTER HISTORY! WITH 14 BLOCKBUSTER PRODUCTIONS AND A COMBINED 49 TONY AWARD® WINS, 2020/21 Season Highlights include FOUR Philadelphia premieres… From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the … Continue reading From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season…
Philadelphia RowHome Magazine Presents An Affair to Remember XV & 2020 Blue Sapphire Awards Gala Sponsored by Cescaphe Event Group Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 As part of its annual “Salute to Service” Program, Philadelphia RowHome Magazine (PRH) presents its Blue Sapphire Award to individuals whose “selfless dedication to the City of Philadelphia has left an indelible mark on the culture and traditions of our neighborhoods … Continue reading Press Release: An Affair to Remember XV & 2020 Blue Sapphire Awards Gala
-Brenda Hillegas photo by Mark Garvin Take a trip up to the third floor of Walnut Street Theatre and enter the town of Popcorn Falls now through March 29th at Independence Studio on 3. This 2018 off-Broadway gem features two actors in over twenty roles as the residents of Popcorn Falls who scramble together to save their town. Luke Bradt and Dan Olmstead (seen earlier … Continue reading Visit Popcorn Falls at Walnut Street Theatre through March 29th.
-Brenda Hillegas Feature photo by Richard Lovrich This show will be postponed until a later date. Please visit the Kimmel Center’s website for details and updates. Just over 50 years ago, the Beatles released Abbey Road. We all know the words to songs like “Come Together”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “Octopus’s Garden” and so many more from this iconic album. Join the longest running Beatles … Continue reading Come see the best of “Abbey Road” performed as Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Merriam Theater March 13-15th
-Brenda Hillegas This show will be postponed until a later date. Please visit Simpatico Theatre’s website for details and updates. Esther Choi is an all American, overachieving Asian teenage girl. Nothing out of the ordinary really…except she has a ghost BFF. And her grandfather owns a haunted dry cleaner on Cheltenham Ave. This all seems funny, and it is…but Esther Choi and the Fish that … Continue reading Philadelphia playwright Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters talks about the world premiere of “Esther Choi and the Fish That Drowned”, coming to Simpatico Theatre later this month.
-Brenda Hillegas Photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center Paddy Moloney, who founded The Chieftains in Dublin in 1962, calls his career a “long journey of music and friends” and rightfully so. The band has over 40 albums, countless collaborations with big name musician, six Grammys, credits on an Oscar-winning soundtrack, and are considered by many music experts as the group that brought traditional Irish music … Continue reading The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney talks about his iconic Irish band and what’s in store for their Philadelphia stop next week.