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For Lenka Clayton, there’s a certain distance between her and her son that she can tolerate. But soon enough, she says, there’s this rising panic in her chest that bubbles over—she can allow a literal distance between them grow until it’s just impossible. And then, she...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:19pm

Carol Burnett loves hearing your questions

Along with being one of television’s most innovative sketch comedy artists, what Carol Burnett does best is tell stories – comic tales based on her life and parents or the Hollywood films she loved as a girl growing up in Texas.  Burnett made a habit of interacting with the crowds...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:19pm

Daniel Fredrick on the importance of being 'articulate'

If you’ve ever seen Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” performed, you know what a mouthful the script is — chock full of fast-moving banter and expertly set up quips that keep the audience laughing from its first moments to the final curtain.Now imagine being an actor needing to...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:07am

PHOTOS: Philly Fights Cancer at Union Trust

On Thursday night, retailer Neiman Marcus and fashion brand Vince teamed up with Young Friends of Philly for Philly Fights Cancer: Round 2 at Union Trust (717 Chestnut Street).Guests enjoyed a glamorous night of fashion, food and a top shelf open bar to help raise money for Penn Medicine’s Abramson...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 6:34am

Celebrate Japanese Culture Week

Beginning on Monday, April 3, The Shops at Liberty Place is hosting Japanese Culture Week, as part of the 20th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Make your way to The Rotunda at the heart of the mall each weekday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and learn about the elements and traditions that are at...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:03pm

Who is Tommy Wiseau, and why did James Franco make a movie about him?

At South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, last month, James Franco’s latest project received a standing ovation at its premiere. His latest film's subject matter is a far cry from the raunchy comedies that Franco usually accepts.“The Disaster Artist” stars Franco as cult movie director, producer and...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:43pm

Bon Jovi, Bob Saget and more to do this weekend in Philly

SIGNS OF SPRINGPhiladelphia Pillow PhightApril 1, 3-5 p.m.Washington Square Park600 Walnut St. Freefacebook.com/EdibleForrestOn April Fool’s Day, Edible Forrest Urban Farm hosts its annual pillow fight in Washington Square Park, giving folks the chance to partake in the age-old sleepover game in...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:51pm

Big Gay Ice Cream comes in pints now

People of New York and Philadelphia, get your spoons ready. Big Gay Ice Cream now comes in pints that you can buy in-store and eat in the comfort of your own home.If you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard of Big Gay Ice Cream before, here's the deal. Founders Douglas Quint and Bryan...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:09pm

PHOTOS: WHYY’s Best of the Chefs Competition, 'Fusion Edition'

On Tuesday night, WHYY celebrated culinary talent around the Delaware Valley for Best of the Chefs: Fusion Edition. 300 foodies were in attendance to sample dishes and cast their votes for the following award categories: Best Savory, Best Sweet, Best Beverage and of course, Best of the Chefs....

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:46am

Eugene Mirman talks about the day comedy died

Eugene Mirman has been pursuing comedy professionally since college — heck, he even designed his own comedy major. Since then, the 42-year-old has expanded beyond stand-up to doing acting work (remember him as the landlord in Flight of the Conchords?) as well as voice overs for hit shows like “Bob’...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:18pm

Roll your own dolmades at Opa

Need a break from the monotony of the work day? Mosey on down to Opa (1311 Sansom St.) and try one of their new “hands-on” appetizers — dolmades.You may have seen the canned variety at your local salad bar. (They’re grape leaves stuffed with rice.)But for only $20, you get your own board with all...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:45am

The Arden's 'Light Princess' musical for children isn't so light after all

When is a kid’s show not a kid’s show? Pretty much since Philadelphia playwrights Tony Lawton and Alex Bechtel accidentally wandered into the genre with their first collaboration, “The Light Princess,” which begins April 5 at Arden Children’s Theatre.Adapted from a story by George MacDonald, with...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:23am

Local band celebrates Chuck Berry in style

Roll over to Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday to see a tribute show with a twist. A twist competition, that is.Philly's own "Back to the Future" tribute will honor Chuck Berry's legacy during Hail Hail: Rock 'n' Roll at Kung Fu Necktie (2501 N. Front St). It’s Marvin, Your Cousin Marvin Berry (that’s...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:02am

Pennsylvania Ballet losing principal dancer Amy Aldridge in May

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Amy Aldridge will be retiring on May 13 after 23 years gracing the stage.“Amy is an exquisite dancer and exemplifies professionalism and what it means to be a principal dancer and a star,” says artistic director Angel Corella. “I’ve admired her dancing for years...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:57pm

PHOTOS: The Garces Foundation presents Think Local, Give Local

On Friday night, Chef Jose Garces brought together local chefs for an evening of tastings, live music, dancing and a silent auction for Think Local, Give Local at the Loews Hotel.The event benefitted the Garces Foundation, which aims to support Philly’s immigrant community through medical,...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:25am

Center City Restaurants Perfect for Power Lunches

Center City’s restaurant landscape is ever-changing and keeping up with all of the latest and greatest spots to dine is a job in itself. But when you’re slammed at work and need to make a reservation for your next power lunch, the last thing on your mind is spending valuable time reading over...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:39am

PHOTOS: The Bacon Brothers perform Jefferson University benefit concert

On Friday night, Philly natives The Bacon Brothers (made up of Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon) performed a benefit concert at Jefferson University’s Alumni Hall to help raise money for the Jefferson Innovation and the Physician Executive Leadership Program. They sang songs from their latest album, “...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:14am

Sheryl Sandberg comes to the Free Library of Philadelphia

If you’re a passionate, career-driven girl boss, chances are you’ve already read Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 book, “Lean In,” which continues to inspire women to take charge in the workplace. After losing her husband in 2015, Sandberg, who also serves as the COO of Facebook, didn’t think she and her...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:49pm

Tony Luke is doing stand-up now and has a reality show in the works

Talk to Philadelphia cheesesteak king/actor Tony Luke Jr. and Netflix’s “Fuller House” writer Craig Shoemaker (who graduated from Springfield Township High School) and you’ll find it hard to get a word in edgewise. The old pals share a rapid-fire, familial banter that has you thinking — “Hey, these...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:27pm

Rival Bros Coffee opens new location in Center City

Some of us make multiple trips a day to the nearby coffeeshop — for a morning java jolt as well as a late afternoon “pick-me-up.” Going to the same place all the time gets boring. (Sorry, La Colombe.) So it’s a breath of fresh air that Rival Bros Coffee has officially opened their new location at...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:15am