Q&A: Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, comes to the Kimmel Center as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies

Feature Image: A still from Sean Thompson’s favorite number in the musical, “Devil Take the Hindmost” with Gardar Thor Cortes as The Phantom and Thompson as “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny”. Photo: Joan Marcus.   Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, stars as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. This stand-alone sequel to Phantom of the Opera is coming to the Kimmel Center’s … Continue reading Q&A: Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, comes to the Kimmel Center as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies

Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips 

Courtesy of Ferullo Insurance  Each year, outdoor grilling causes an average of 8,900 home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, the association adds. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 61 percent of households own a gas grill, 41 percent own a charcoal grill and 10 percent own an electric grill. Here are some safety tips that … Continue reading Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips 

Meet Jonathan Weir- The Actor with Philly Ties Playing “Jafar” in the Kimmel’s Aladdin (June 13th to July 1st)

cover image by Deen van Meer Disney’s Aladdin, which opened on Broadway in 2014, closes out the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 season. We spoke with actor Jonathan Weir who plays the villain Jafar in Aladdin. This veteran theatre actor also played evil in Disney’s The Lion King (Scar) on Broadway. National tours for Weir  include Jersey Boys, The Lion King, and Scrooge the Musical, and many roles theatres throughout Chicago where he resides. He attended … Continue reading Meet Jonathan Weir- The Actor with Philly Ties Playing “Jafar” in the Kimmel’s Aladdin (June 13th to July 1st)

Chef Mitzi Jackson’s Twist on the Philadelphia Food Scene

-Joei DeCarlo On Saturday, April 28, 2019, guests filled the Johnnie Walker Lounge above Chinatown Square to celebrate Private Chef Mitzi Jackson’s new brand, Twist: The Art of Soulful Fusion. You may have read about Mitzi in previous issues of RowHome Magazine or watched her on season six of Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. This weekend’s pop-up event consisted of a six-course food and three-course … Continue reading Chef Mitzi Jackson’s Twist on the Philadelphia Food Scene

Let’s Get Ready to (Margarita) Rumble!

By: Joei DeCarlo On Saturday, April 28, 2018 you can enjoy margaritas from many of the city’s bars and restaurants as they compete for the title of “Best Margarita in Philly”. Sponsored by Don Julio Tequila, Margarita Rumble is an event celebrating the best margaritas Philly has to offer. Some of the many competitors include mixologists from Besito Mexican, Mad Rex, Copabanana, Draught Horse, The … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to (Margarita) Rumble!

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

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