The Philly Pops Welcome Rufus Wainwright

by Moriah Kelley When organizations and artist unite, the bond of community grows and their passion shines bright. The Philly POPS announced today at William Way LGBT Community Center that they will perform a one night only concert with the internationally-acclaimed artist Rufus Wainwright. The Philly POPS Presents Rufus Wainwright will be held on January 19th, 2018 at the Kimmel Center. An exciting addition, The … Continue reading The Philly Pops Welcome Rufus Wainwright

Richi Ingui: The Celebration of a Soulful Man

by Laura Dupler If you love a little soul, that smooth jazz with lush string melodies and the vibrant burst of brass, you’ll want to join the Philadelphia’s soul community this Sunday on a road trip back to the 1960s as they honor the much-loved Richi Ingui of The Soul Survivors. Richi passed away suddenly at the age of 70 earlier this year. This year … Continue reading Richi Ingui: The Celebration of a Soulful Man

Story Telling Comedian Jeff Simmermon Heads to Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia

-Kelley Bregenzer (photo courtesy of The Syndicate) There’s a moment on Jeff Simmermon’s debut comedy album, And I Am Not Lying, where he punctuates stories of his chicken bandmates (yes, actual chickens) and being dissed by the Reverand Al Sharpton to narrow in on what’s inspired him to share his life with others. “If you got something weird and wonderful and creative to do that nobody gets, … Continue reading Story Telling Comedian Jeff Simmermon Heads to Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia

Contest Alert! Win Tix to Next Week’s Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

On Thursday, June 15th, the 2nd annual Restaurant Festival returns to the Academy of Natural Science. This festival is a food lover’s dream! We went last year and were absolutely blown away by the ability to meet and sample over 100 restaurants, craft beers, liquors, and wines from across the Philadelphia area. This year’s event is three hours of non-stop tastings! Guests can enjoy culinary masterpieces from top local chefs, sip … Continue reading Contest Alert! Win Tix to Next Week’s Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

Visit the Prayer Grotto at SS Neumann-Goretti High School

To celebrate the arrival of the famous painting The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Saints Neumann Goretti (NG) High School will host a summer long prayer grotto. They invite the community to participate by hanging their prayer petitions on the grotto. Inspired by the Knotted Grotto at the Basilica of SS Peter & Paul during the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia, the NG Grotto will be … Continue reading Visit the Prayer Grotto at SS Neumann-Goretti High School

Motown the Musical “Hits” Philadelphia

-Brenda Hillegas (photo courtesy of Joan Marcus for the Kimmel Center) Last night, I found myself falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. Berry Gordy, Hitsville U.S.A., Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson. I clicked and clicked some more. Around midnight I think I went too far (did you know Ashlee Simpson is married to one of Diana’s sons? Or that Berry Gordy’s son and grandson … Continue reading Motown the Musical “Hits” Philadelphia

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage at the Merriam Theatre

-Brenda Hillegas Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is at the Merriam Theatre until May 21st. If you have some free time and need something to push you into summer, you should check out this show while it’s in our city. The movie is coming up on it’s 30th anniversary, so why not celebrate a few months early? This isn’t a musical in the way that Legally Blonde or … Continue reading Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage at the Merriam Theatre

Trust the Process?

by Stephen Pagano As the current 2017 NBA Draft lottery is upon us, the Philadelphia 76ers have secured yet another losing season, so the question must be asked, can we “trust the process?” For years now, the 76ers fans have trusted the process, a term dubbed by former 76ers GM, Sam Hinkie, in which the team would rebuild with a collection of high draft picks, … Continue reading Trust the Process?

Our 2017 Blue Sapphire and WishRock Winners Are…

The Phillie Phanatic (Harry Kalas Memorial Sports Award) Ed McBride (President / EOM Athletic Association, Service to Community Award) Dei Lynam (Comcast SportsNet, Media Award) Chubby Checker (Lifetime Music Achievement Award) Dee Dee Sharp (Lifetime Music Achievement Award) Anthony Messina & Frank Sangiuliano of Pastificio (Local Business Success Story Award) Our 2017 WishRock Award Winners: Nicholas Cirillo / Drummer / String Theory Kristina Leuzzi / … Continue reading Our 2017 Blue Sapphire and WishRock Winners Are…

Exclusive Invitation to Bridal by Cyndi’s KittyChen Trunk Show

KittyChen Trunk Show May 4th – May 7th 5400 Rt. 42 North Suite D Turnersville, NJ 08012 If you love sparkles you won’t want to miss this! Our friends at Bridal by Cyndi will have over 50 different styles showcased in this week’s trunk show. An appointment is required, so call today (856-352-6701) to confirm your spot. To find out more about KittyChen Couture, visit their … Continue reading Exclusive Invitation to Bridal by Cyndi’s KittyChen Trunk Show