Step Inside Philadelphia Airport’s New Centurion Lounge

-Marialena Rago The new American Express lounge will make you never want to leave the airport. Yes, it is that nice, comfortable, and…delicious. The Centurion Lounge, as it is called, is the eighth U.S location and features Israeli-inspired food by award winning Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov. The signature lounge program provides Platinum and Centurion Card members a little bit of a get away before even setting … Continue reading Step Inside Philadelphia Airport’s New Centurion Lounge

Be A Survivor at Mad Rex

-Dominique Verrecchio Are you a survivor? That’s the question that Mad Rex, the world’s first post-apocalyptic-themed restaurant (1000 Frankford Ave), is asking. From the mind of Pavel Rathousky, the restaurant is equipped with fire breathers, servers in apocalypse themed attire and a giant graffiti helicopter hanging above the DJ both. The cocktails were incredibly refreshing and served in awesome glasses…mine had a bullet in it! I would definitely … Continue reading Be A Survivor at Mad Rex

Kinky Boots Reminds Us of What’s Really Important.

-Brenda Hillegas (photo by Matt Crockett) Lola, the drag queen from London, encourages these six steps to success and happiness: 1. Pursue the truth 2. Learn something new 3. Accept yourself and you’ll accept others too 4. Let love shine 5. Let pride be your guide 6. Change the world when you change your mind Lola says: Just be. Who you wanna be. Never let them … Continue reading Kinky Boots Reminds Us of What’s Really Important.

YES featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at the Kimmel Center

-Mark Casasanto Perfectly sound at the Kimmel Center. Rock and roll is a wonderful vehicle and it was on full display last night in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. Seriously, it was the perfect venue to showcase the brilliant musicianship of YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman who recently, along with their once, and who knows, maybe future bandmates, were inducted … Continue reading YES featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at the Kimmel Center

The First Annual Philly Music Fest

-Moriah Kelley My musical taste broadened this weekend when I attended the first annual Philly Music Fest at World Live Café.  Local musicians, breweries, artists, and food vendors came together to entertain festival goers both Friday and Saturday evening. Proceeds from the festival are being donated to Live Connections and other non-profit charities. Complimentary Federal Donuts and Insomnia Cookies were passed around as attendees sipped … Continue reading The First Annual Philly Music Fest

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins at the Walnut Street Theatre

by Marialena Rago I don’t think I have ever seen a show quite like Walnut Street Theatre’s Souvenir. Based on the life of eccentric opera singer, Florence Foster Jenkins, the majority of the show is sung…well badly.  This is the point, of course, since Foster Jenkins is known for being the worst singer to grace Carnegie Hall. The show, written by Stephen Temperley, is told … Continue reading Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins at the Walnut Street Theatre

Review: Brigsby Bear

-Brenda Hillegas We’ve all had a friend like Brigsby Bear, whether you want to admit it or not. You know you talked to your stuffed animals. You gave them depth, a background story. As a child, you looked up to a fictional character and you probably had conversations with that character in your head or imagined what it would be like to spend a day … Continue reading Review: Brigsby Bear

Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

by Mark Casasanto There was a homecoming of sorts last night just outside the Philadelphia city limits. Like so many times before, in what is now an almost fifty year career, Todd Rundgren returned, literally, to his home town of Upper Darby and the venerable Tower Theater. Sitting at the intersection of 69th and Market Streets, the legendary Tower was once a staple in the … Continue reading Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

The Fairmount at Brewerytown Rooftop Party

by Moriah Kelley Cities are a place of constant change. Philadelphia is no different and Brewerytown seems to be the next transforming neighborhood. Brewerytown’s name comes from the numerous breweries that were located along the Schuylkill during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The neighborhood falls approximately between the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank and 25th Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to … Continue reading The Fairmount at Brewerytown Rooftop Party

Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th

-Marialena Rago (photo by Joan Marcus) In every theater fan’s heart there is a place for Wicked. Whether you love it or loathe it, the story before Dorthy dropped into Oz is as entertaining as the story after. For this theater fan it has been about 12 years since my last trip to the Emerald City and this journey brought new discoveries and brought back … Continue reading Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th