Paycheck Protection Program allows Arden Theatre Company to launch Arden for All ONLINE program, plan for future season

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia is grateful to announce that they are the recipients of funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, a Small Business Administration loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  With this funding, the Arden was able to retain their staff, which, in turn, are preparing to launch the … Continue reading Paycheck Protection Program allows Arden Theatre Company to launch Arden for All ONLINE program, plan for future season

Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates Mother’s Day social distance-style with “Kimmel’s Music for Mom”

Public invited to submit their mom to win a personalized, one-of-a-kind “Mom-inspired song” written and performed by Kimmel Residency artists and delivered via video for Mother’s Day The Kimmel Cultural Campus announces a Mother’s Day celebration – social distance-style in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Philadelphia is encouraged to share what makes their moms so special and three lucky moms will be selected to … Continue reading Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates Mother’s Day social distance-style with “Kimmel’s Music for Mom”

Tony award-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs to appear live on Theatre Horizon’s #PoppaPank streaming program

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Tony and Grammy Award winning actor, rapper, and producer Daveed Diggs, who won critical acclaim in the original cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton for his dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, is making a special live guest appearance at Theatre Horizon’s weekly live show, #PoppaPank.  Diggs will appear alongside award-winning performers Jaylene Clark Owens … Continue reading Tony award-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs to appear live on Theatre Horizon’s #PoppaPank streaming program

Philadelphia Zoo Launches Free New Interactive, Online Learning Program Philly Zoo to You

-Courtesy of Aversa PR and the Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia Zoo, the region’s largest living classroom, is happy to announce the launch of Philly Zoo to You, an interactive online learning program featuring a direct line to Zoo experts to answer science questions creating a deeper connection to wildlife discovery. With so many parents and students at home working together to complete online learning activities, Philly … Continue reading Philadelphia Zoo Launches Free New Interactive, Online Learning Program Philly Zoo to You

The Philly POPS Releases Free Virtual Music Education Program

-Courtesy of the Philly POPS Today, The Philly POPS launched POPS in Schools@HOME- a free virtual music education programming for students and music lovers of all ages. This project continues the work of POPS in Schools that is normally presented throughout the school year at four elementary schools and 11 high schools. Each week, new videos, activities, and instructional content- in English and Spanish- will be posted online. All video content … Continue reading The Philly POPS Releases Free Virtual Music Education Program

Cajun Sauté 

-Courtesy of Joei DeCarlo Servings- 4  Prep Time- 20 minutes Cook Time- 1 hour  Ingredients: 3 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. olive oil  1 tbsp. Old Bay  1 package of andouille sausage (I prefer Aidells) 1/2 lb. shrimp  2 zucchini sliced vertically, then horizontally  3 lbs. baby yellow potatoes (sliced in half, skin on)  4 cloves of garlic, smashed  1 shallot, sliced thin 1 box or … Continue reading Cajun Sauté 

Sparkling Springtime Sangria

-Courtesy of Geno Thackara Kim and I called this one Sparkling Springtime Sangria. Since we didn’t have the usual wine for our normal lemonade sangria recipe in the house, we tried adapting it with a bubbly white. For science. In one-gallon pitcher, mix: -One small bottle (750 mL) of sparkling white wine -One cup of light rum – if you happen to find that there’s … Continue reading Sparkling Springtime Sangria

Get Your Money: Ensure You Receive a Stimulus Payment

Get Your Money: Ensure You Receive a Stimulus Payment Status and non-filer tools launched by IRS The IRS recently announced the launch of web sites for non-tax filers to register to receive their economic impact payment and a new Get My Payment tool. Here is what you need to know. Background As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, the government is sending $1,200 to single … Continue reading Get Your Money: Ensure You Receive a Stimulus Payment

Philadelphia Zoo invites public to help choose the name for the sloth bear cub

-image of cub and Kayla courtesy of Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia Zoo announced it is enlisting the help of the public to choose a name for its new sloth bear cub. Selecting from a list of names developed by the cub’s keepers, voters can pick their favorite name for the infant.  Born on December 11th, the cub is doing well, growing rapidly, and has become quite … Continue reading Philadelphia Zoo invites public to help choose the name for the sloth bear cub

History Lessons: What happened to China?

by R. Brian Roser At the end of the 18th century, China was on top of the world. They had invented: paper, movable type, the compass, gunpowder and nail polish. They had built canals hundreds of miles long. They were the wealthiest, most populous, most powerful nation in the world. When the British sent a trade ambassador to the emperor in 1793, he was told … Continue reading History Lessons: What happened to China?