Review: Brigsby Bear

-Brenda Hillegas We’ve all had a friend like Brigsby Bear, whether you want to admit it or not. You know you talked to your stuffed animals. You gave them depth, a background story. As a child, you looked up to a fictional character and you probably had conversations with that character in your head or imagined what it would be like to spend a day … Continue reading Review: Brigsby Bear

Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

by Mark Casasanto There was a homecoming of sorts last night just outside the Philadelphia city limits. Like so many times before, in what is now an almost fifty year career, Todd Rundgren returned, literally, to his home town of Upper Darby and the venerable Tower Theater. Sitting at the intersection of 69th and Market Streets, the legendary Tower was once a staple in the … Continue reading Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

America’s Showplace: The Philadelphia Spectrum

by Stephen Pagano As a kid, I attended several events at The Philadelphia Spectrum. Whether it was a 76ers game, an unforgettable concert, a Big Foot Monster Truck Show, the circus, or a memorable WWF wrestling match, it was always a great time. Now, as I stare at this empty parking lot, looking toward XFINITY Live!, I begin to reminisce about what once was “America’s … Continue reading America’s Showplace: The Philadelphia Spectrum

The Fairmount at Brewerytown Rooftop Party

by Moriah Kelley Cities are a place of constant change. Philadelphia is no different and Brewerytown seems to be the next transforming neighborhood. Brewerytown’s name comes from the numerous breweries that were located along the Schuylkill during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The neighborhood falls approximately between the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank and 25th Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to … Continue reading The Fairmount at Brewerytown Rooftop Party

Mom’s Night Out Philadelphia

Any mom out there has had an experience where they’ve sacrificed their happiness for their children; it’s just part of the job! However, it’s important to your overall well being that you don’t make this a life long habit, be sure to set aside time for you! Free time is often something that disappears as soon as it presents itself, but we challenge you to … Continue reading Mom’s Night Out Philadelphia

Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th

-Marialena Rago (photo by Joan Marcus) In every theater fan’s heart there is a place for Wicked. Whether you love it or loathe it, the story before Dorthy dropped into Oz is as entertaining as the story after. For this theater fan it has been about 12 years since my last trip to the Emerald City and this journey brought new discoveries and brought back … Continue reading Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th

A Golden Homecoming

Bandstand Legends Rock the Event Center at SugarHouse Casino by Mark Casasanto Local boys- or should I say the neighborhood guys- returned to a hometown sell-out crowd last night on the banks of the Delaware River at Philadelphia’s newest live performance venue. Around here, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian are more than just household names. Their past hit making hysteria harkens back to simpler times where … Continue reading A Golden Homecoming

What’s on at SugarHouse Casino

We’re excited to announce that the SugarHouse Casino’s Fishtown Hops beer garden graces the cover of our latest issue. Each summer, we compile a list of what’s happening in our city, near our city, and what to look forward to in the next few months. We call them our “hot spots”. You can find the entire list here. Along with Fishtown Hops where you can … Continue reading What’s on at SugarHouse Casino