PhillyCAM launches the nation’s first pre-apprenticeship program in media making

-Courtesy of PhillyCAM Seven aspiring media creatives from Philadelphia are currently participating in a pre-apprenticeship program for Arts2Work, the first federally-registered National Apprenticeship program in media arts and creative technologies in the country. A program of the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, Arts2Work creates pipelines to careers in media entertainment, journalism, advertising, and related fields for artists of color, women, youth, LGBTQ, people with … Continue reading PhillyCAM launches the nation’s first pre-apprenticeship program in media making

Kimmel Cultural Campus co-presents Covid-19 relief concert, Christopher Jackson: Live From the West Side. Streamed live from New York, August 15th

The Kimmel Cultural Campus announced today it is one of a select group of 16 nonprofit arts organizations across the nation who’ve partnered to present an exclusive live-streamed, relief concert event, Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, on Saturday, August 15 at 8 p.m. EST. Jackson is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer and a Tony Award-nominated actor best known for originating the role … Continue reading Kimmel Cultural Campus co-presents Covid-19 relief concert, Christopher Jackson: Live From the West Side. Streamed live from New York, August 15th

Deducting Summer Activity Expenses

-Courtesy of the CPA Firm of David M. Spitzberg http://www.cpaforbusiness.com Don’t forget to save receipts! The kids are out of school and summer is well underway. Make sure you understand the rules regarding the tax deductibility of summer activities and related daycare expenses through the use of the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Collecting those receipts now can save plenty during tax time. What is … Continue reading Deducting Summer Activity Expenses

BalletX celebrates 15th anniversary season with 15 world premieres by 15 choreographers and goes virtual with BalletX Beyond

-Courtesy of BalletX BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet Company, celebrates its 15th Anniversary in the 2020-2021 Season with 15 short and feature dance films by choreographers from around the world, streaming virtually only with the company’s new digital subscription series, BalletX Beyond. “As our world rapidly changes, I believe we must lean into the arts and their power to connect us. With BalletX Beyond, BalletX … Continue reading BalletX celebrates 15th anniversary season with 15 world premieres by 15 choreographers and goes virtual with BalletX Beyond

The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Feature photo: Danielle Leneé and Brett Ashley by Wide Eyed Studios The Wilma Theater is excited to announce their first ever full-length audio production, IS GOD IS, in collaboration with 2X2L Programme and Die Cast.  The thrilling revenge story, written by Aleshea Harris and directed by James Ijames, features members of the Wilma’s HotHouse and will be available … Continue reading The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS

Screaming Orphans record new album, Sunshine and Moss, at their home in Ireland

-Brenda Hillegas Why don’t we sow some seeds? Why don’t we satisfy our deeper needs? These lyrics from “Every Woman Gardens” re-introduce us to Screaming Orphans on Sunshine and Moss. Maybe those “seeds” are songs. Maybe the “deeper need” is the live music and togetherness we’re seriously lacking right now.  Or maybe sisters Angela, Grainne, Joan, and Marie Therese really were just planting a summer … Continue reading Screaming Orphans record new album, Sunshine and Moss, at their home in Ireland

Study Hall Comedy Inspired by Lectures- director Mike Marbach talks about their upcoming virtual shows!

Study Hall Comedy Inspired by Lectures, one of Philadelphia’s longest-running improv comedy shows, combines lectures and laughs in one fantastic hour long show what has  never been seen before and will never be seen again. The troupe recently launched weekly online shows (every Wednesday at 8PM EST) and has an upcoming fundraiser to help keep Study Hall going! I talked to Study Hall’s director, Mike … Continue reading Study Hall Comedy Inspired by Lectures- director Mike Marbach talks about their upcoming virtual shows!

Fun facts about the Automat, an iconic waiter-less restaurant concept that was popular in Philadelphia.

-By Jane Roser Feature image: City Ave. and 54th St., 1949. Image courtesy of Free Library of Philadelphia Print & Picture Collection Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart opened their first café at 39 South 13th Street in 1888. It had no tables – just a counter and stools. Hardart had visited Europe and was impressed by their “waiter less restaurants.” He bought equipment from the … Continue reading Fun facts about the Automat, an iconic waiter-less restaurant concept that was popular in Philadelphia.

STUDY HALL comedy show, featuring Drexel University professor Michael Yudell, goes online

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Photo by Sam Abrahamas Study Hall Comedy Inspired by Lectures, one of Philadelphia’s longest-running improv comedy shows, combines lectures and laughs in one fantastic hour never seen before and never to be seen again. Drexel University’s Professor Michael Yudell and guests from all over the world provide a lecture on a wide variety of topics and the amazingly … Continue reading STUDY HALL comedy show, featuring Drexel University professor Michael Yudell, goes online

Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater announces new globe arena with individual audience boxes

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Like many theaters around the country and across the world, The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia has put considerable thought into how they can bring their next season (beginning in late 2020 or early 2021) to audience members, all while ensuring that the health and safety of both patrons and artists remain a top priority.  After consulting with a … Continue reading Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater announces new globe arena with individual audience boxes