Leslie Odom, Jr. Comes Home to Promote New Book

by Marialena Rago Leslie Odom Jr., Tony and Grammy winning star of the Broadway smash-hit Hamilton: An American Musical, visited his hometown of Philadelphia last night to promote his new book, Failing Up. Odom, a Masterman and CAPA alum, talked to the crowd at the University of the Arts’ Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium about how playing Aaron Burr almost didn’t happen. He was thinking about quitting acting and … Continue reading Leslie Odom, Jr. Comes Home to Promote New Book

Racing for a Healthier Planet

by Joei DeCarlo In preparation for the Run for Clean Air race on Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Clean Air Council is hosting its annual Race the Bus event on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Lining up at 5:30 PM, participants will have the opportunity to see if they can run faster than the Route 45 SEPTA Bus. This three-mile race encourages challengers to see if … Continue reading Racing for a Healthier Planet

Walnut Street Theatre to be featured on ABC’s “The Goldbergs”

by Marialena Rago This Wednesday night, the hit ABC comedy The Goldbergs will pay homage to Andrew Lloyd Webber in honor of his 70th birthday, which took place March 22nd. The episode, “Colors”, will tell the true story of Goldberg’s high school drama teacher, Susan, who spared no expense for the school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Goldbergs is a series … Continue reading Walnut Street Theatre to be featured on ABC’s “The Goldbergs”

Philly Wine Week Pops Off to a Delicious Start

by Geno Thackara It has to be one of the tastiest start-of-spring traditions out there. Since forming in 2014 by the Vintage Syndicate’s Kate Moroney and Panorama co-founder Bill Eccleston, Philly Wine Week has offered a deliciously sweet (and/or dry) way to mark the season for connoisseurs and amateurs alike. The fifth annual festival’s delightful pop-off at Cescaphe’s Vie on North Broad Street was well … Continue reading Philly Wine Week Pops Off to a Delicious Start

Celebrate Beatlemania this Weekend with the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper at the Academy of Music.

(photo by Richard Lovrich) This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the most beloved Beatles albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The members of RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, will celebrate this classic album by playing it all the way through, every single track, when they perform at the Academy of Music March 23 – 25. Along with … Continue reading Celebrate Beatlemania this Weekend with the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper at the Academy of Music.

Wesseh Freeman, 1976-2018

Courtesy of Shane Speal   It crushes me to write this email. My friend, Wesseh Freeman died on February 27th at the age of 41.  He was struck and killed by a motorist in his hometown of Monrovia, Liberia. I loved Wesseh so much.  He was master musician who built his own guitar, even while suffering almost complete blindness.  Soon after seeing a viral video of … Continue reading Wesseh Freeman, 1976-2018