Celebrate the Holidays with 98 Degrees at the Borgata

-Brenda Hillegas photo by Elias Tahan 98 Degrees, the pop/R&B hybrid group that got their start in the mid-nineties, needs no introduction really. While they showed up on the pop scene right around the same time as other boy bands like Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, this quartet stood out with original lyrics and perfect harmonies. Nearly twenty years later and with more than 10 million … Continue reading Celebrate the Holidays with 98 Degrees at the Borgata

Matilda’s Magic Flies to the Walnut Street Theatre

All children are perfect miracles, says the ensemble cast of children who launch into the first song of Matilda the Musical. All except Matilda herself, that is. Her parents never wanted her, they don’t appreciate her, and they scold her for reading books rather than watching TV. Mom’s too busy wanting to be a ballroom dancer and her car-salesman dad is focused on scamming people. … Continue reading Matilda’s Magic Flies to the Walnut Street Theatre

A Visit to the Newly Renovated Bourse Food Hall

by Moriah Kelley There seems to be a longing for human connection, to restore the old, and to gather in beautiful spaces. The newly renovated Bourse in Old City far exceeded my expectations and in my opinion has met all three of these needs. Originally known as a trading post founded in 1891 by George Bartol, the building has gone under many transformations, from being … Continue reading A Visit to the Newly Renovated Bourse Food Hall

Step Inside Wonka’s Factory at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music

Sing it with me now: “Come with me And you’ll be In a world of pure imagination Take a look And you’ll see Into your imagination…” From the moment you take your seat at the Academy of Music for the musical version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you become part of the show. The set design (by five-time Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson), with … Continue reading Step Inside Wonka’s Factory at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music

Sound of Philadelphia Icons GAMBLE & HUFF Reunite with Cameo-Parkway Legends for Lifetime Achievement Honors to Leon Huff, Bobby Rydell

Press release from Randy Alexander of Randex Communications SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA ARCHITECTS KENNY GAMBLE & LEON HUFF REUNITE WITH CAMEO-PARKWAY LEGENDS DEE DEE SHARP & BOBBY RYDELL TO SHARE PAIR OF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONORS Huff and Rydell presented with Lifetime Music Achievement Awards at Philadelphia RowHome Magazine’s Blue Sapphire Award Ceremony L-R: Leon Huff, Dee Dee Sharp, Bobby Rydell and Kenny Gamble reunite to share honors at the RowHome Magazine Blue Sapphire Awards. Credit: Randex Communications. In a historic reunion … Continue reading Sound of Philadelphia Icons GAMBLE & HUFF Reunite with Cameo-Parkway Legends for Lifetime Achievement Honors to Leon Huff, Bobby Rydell

Meet Brynn Williams, “Violet Beauregarde” in the Stage Musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

photo courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing Roald Dahl’s story of a boy and his wild journey through Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is a classic one. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know and love it, who didn’t wish they could receive a Golden Ticket to such a wonderful place, who didn’t believe in the power of imagination…and who isn’t thinking about grabbing a piece … Continue reading Meet Brynn Williams, “Violet Beauregarde” in the Stage Musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fiddler on the Roof Is Back in Philadelphia After Nearly Three Decades

photo by Joan Marcus The 2018-2019 Broadway season at the Kimmel Center is filled with must-see classic musicals. Shows like Cats and RENT have helped define what Broadway is and what it can be, paving the way for the groundbreaking musicals you see on the stage today. The 1965 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, is a part of this season’s series … Continue reading Fiddler on the Roof Is Back in Philadelphia After Nearly Three Decades

Actress Carol Beaugard Talks Fiddler on the Roof, Coming to the Academy of Music Later This Month.

The national tour of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Philadelphia; the first time the classic musical will play the Academy of Music in almost three decades! If you have yet to see this show- and you’re a big Broadway fan- get your tickets now! This production is special because Israeli actor and director Yehezkel Lazarov plays Tevye, the main character of the show. … Continue reading Actress Carol Beaugard Talks Fiddler on the Roof, Coming to the Academy of Music Later This Month.

A Visit to The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience at West Fairmount Park; Now Until 10/28

by Lauren Lamantia Sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, The GLOW located at West Fairmount Park features a family-friendly environment welcoming all things Halloween. A one-third-mile trail embarked with up to 5,000 hand carved jack o’lanterns gives off a gorgeous scenery illuminating the night. The pumpkin carvings range from spooky smiles to look-a-likes of famous musicians, movie stars, superheroes, princesses and famous Philadelphians. In addition … Continue reading A Visit to The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience at West Fairmount Park; Now Until 10/28

Love Never Dies Tells a Story Ten Years After Phantom…

by Marialena Rago photo by Joan Marcus If you thought you knew the ending to the world-wide phenomenon The Phantom of the Opera, you are in for an awakening at the Academy of Music. Love Never Dies is the sequel to the massive hit, telling audiences the story of what happens 10 years after the Phantom vanished from his Opera lair. Christine is a prima … Continue reading Love Never Dies Tells a Story Ten Years After Phantom…