Philadelphia Theatre Company receives project grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for The Tattooed Lady

-Courtesy of Aversa PR & Events Philadelphia Theatre Company is developing its first commission under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. This brand-new musical, The Tattooed Lady, was awarded a Project grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. The new musical from Max Vernon and Erin Courtney with director Ellie Heyman, is a fictional tale based on true stories from the … Continue reading Philadelphia Theatre Company receives project grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for The Tattooed Lady

Tom Dreesen: From Rough Road to Streets of Dreams

-by Mark Casasanto, images courtesy of Tom Dreesen October, 1948. Tom Dreesen was nine years old when Harvey, Illinois celebrated the success of its native son, baseball star, Lou Boudreau. The American League MVP was a player / manager of the Cleveland Indians whom had just won the World Series. People were lining the streets and following in their cars, honking horns as they processed … Continue reading Tom Dreesen: From Rough Road to Streets of Dreams

Etsy to legendary producers Gamble & Huff: ‘You Got What I Need’

-Courtesy of Randy Alexander / Randex Communications Legendary Philadelphia International Records (PIR) co-founders and R&B pioneers Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff have a new commercial placement from their massive song catalogue. “You Got What I Need”, which Gamble & Huff wrote and produced in 1968 for Freddie Scott – three years before launching PIR – is currently getting massive TV exposure in a new ETSY.COM commercial. Philadelphia International Records was home to The O’Jays, Harold … Continue reading Etsy to legendary producers Gamble & Huff: ‘You Got What I Need’

Horror Halloween improv comedy, NOT YET RATED, returns this October for limited online run

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Feature photo: Derek Hayes, Andrew Coppola, and Rob O’Neil in NOT YET RATED. Photo by Erin Pitts. Do you like scary movies and love Halloween?  Fans of spooky entertainment and improv comedy are invited to start a new October tradition with NOT YET RATED: AN IMPROVISED HORROR COMEDY.  For the first time, NOT YET RATED is taking to … Continue reading Horror Halloween improv comedy, NOT YET RATED, returns this October for limited online run

Borgata Announces Savor Borgata: Unmask the Flavor- November 20-21

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC For more information about this delicious annual event, check out our recap of last year’s Savor Borgata here. Things will be different this year, so check out the press release below and reserve your tickets. Space is limited! Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, an MGM Resorts Luxury Destination, will present Savor Borgata: Unmask the Flavor on Friday, Nov. … Continue reading Borgata Announces Savor Borgata: Unmask the Flavor- November 20-21

Philadelphia Zoo provides creative medical care to help flamingo chick heal

-Courtesy of Philadelphia Zoo and Aversa PR On July 12th, a fuzzy flamingo chick hatched at Philadelphia Zoo, the first flamingo to hatch at the Zoo in more than 20 years!  Named Flaco (which was later changed to Flaca after she was confirmed to be a female), the chick seemed to be doing well, behaving and growing normally. However, in late August, keepers and veterinary … Continue reading Philadelphia Zoo provides creative medical care to help flamingo chick heal

Arden Theatre Company announces Virtual Fall 2020 Season

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Feature photo- Ben Dibble as Toad, and Jeff Coon as Frog in Arden Theatre Company’s production of A Year with Frog & Toad. Photo by Mark Garvin The Arden Theatre Company is pleased to announce their Fall 2020 virtual streaming season which features three productions that represent the range of the company’s work: an audacious musical; a brilliant … Continue reading Arden Theatre Company announces Virtual Fall 2020 Season

Philadelphia stage and screen star Zachary James will release a digital album featuring all female composers

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Acclaimed opera and Broadway performer Zachary James will debut CALL OUT, simultaneous visual and audio albums of works composed by women, to be released December, 2020. James is joined on the album by pianist, Charity Wicks, cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler, theorboist, Brandon Acker, steel guitarist, Kevin Skrla, guitarist, Frederick Poholek and vocalist, Megan Nielson. In the tradition of visual … Continue reading Philadelphia stage and screen star Zachary James will release a digital album featuring all female composers

The day tripper: horsing around

by Mark Casasanto Fall… undoubtedly my favorite time of year. Aside from all things pumpkin flavored,  what is not to like about autumn? In a year like no other, with many vacations and best laid plans either shelved or drastically altered, reimagining your getaway is almost as important as getting away itself. No different than you, I considered many options before finally deciding that I … Continue reading The day tripper: horsing around

Suicide, Italian style- an album unlike any other you’ll hear in 2020

-Courtesy of Randex Communications Prepare yourself for 2020’s wildest musical ride. That’s the only way to describe Suicide, Italian Style, the mind-blowing new release from The Andretti, out NOW in special multi-colored collector’s vinyl, available exclusively through Bandcamp, and on all major digital platforms. Springing from the heart, soul and intellect of veteran music-maker Joe Ferrara, Suicide, Italian Style is the aural equivalent of a Jackson Pollock painting: A creation of challenging, … Continue reading Suicide, Italian style- an album unlike any other you’ll hear in 2020