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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

The worst performances of all time on ‘The Voice’

If you made it past the grueling audition process for "The Voice," chances are you can sing pretty darn well. It’s not "American Idol," where some horrendous (but lovable) singers belt their hearts out at the judges table. (Remember William Hung?)“The Voice” is about having that earth-shatteringly...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:40pm

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

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

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

Thomas John tells us what it's like to be a psychic

Some are gifted with an eye for design, some have an ear for music and some are said to have extrasensory perception — the ability to see, hear and feel beyond the scope of us normal folks. Celebrity psychic Thomas John is one of these rare souls and is credited with predicting the split of Katie...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:32pm

Chest Rockwell from 'Boogie Nights' is getting his own beer

Remember Chest Rockwell from the 1997 film “Boogie Nights?” The fictional crime-fighting character is getting his own beer thanks to Barcade and Sly Fox Brewing Company.On Thursday, April 6, the new brew, “Chest Brockwell,” will make its debut at 4 p.m. at a release party held at Barcade (1114...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:47pm

Where to eat cheesesteaks in Philly

If you’re in Philadelphia, it would be a travesty to not experience an authentic Philly cheesesteak. Its thinly sliced pieces of cheese-covered beef, encased in a long crusty hoagie roll, have made Philly famous. With March 24 being National Cheesesteak Day, we thought it would be helpful to put...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:07am

Henry A. Davidsen is organizing a suit drive for Career Wardrobe

The right suit can make all the difference when it comes to getting your next job. When you’re unemployed and short on cash, however, investing in a new wardrobe is the last thing on your mind.For the second year in a row, Brian Lipstein, president and founder of Henry A. Davidsen: Master Tailors...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:14pm

Let’s talk about the shoes at Bus Stop boutique

Want to add a little pep to your step? A trip to Bus Stop in Queen Village is a must. Since 2007, the trendy boutique has been wowing customers with an impressive selection of designer shoes from Milan, Tokyo, London and more.Shop owner Elena Brennan is originally from the U.K. and first came to...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:40am

PHOTOS: Free Rita’s Water Ice in Philly today

Rejoice, Philly! It may not feel like it outside, but today is the first day of spring and to celebrate, Rita’s is giving out free water ice. (Italian ice to the rest of the country.)The tradition has been going strong at Rita’s locations nationwide for over 25 years and despite the chill in the...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 3:40pm

PHOTOS: 15th Annual Zarwin Baum March Madness

While teams like Villanova and Purdue participated in the NCAA, the 15th Annual Zarwin Baum March Madness event was held on Thursday, March 16.Held at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City, over 2,000 guests attended and $35,000 was raised for Philabundance.Were you there? Check out our photos by...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:09am

PHOTOS: The Philadelphia Flower Show 2017

Need a break from chilly Philly? Stop and smell the roses (or in this case, tulips!) for the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.Running from March 11 through March 19, the show’s theme this year is the culture and colors of Holland, a country known for its tulips,...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:13am

The best performances from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ of all time

Can you believe we’re about to enter Season 24 of “Dancing with the Stars?” The ABC show premiered in 2005 and has dazzled audiences ever since, pairing celebrities with the country’s greatest dance talent for a choreographed dance floor collaboration. But what have been the best performances of...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:20pm

Hot Plate: Deviled Rabbit at Whetstone Tavern

Don’t get me wrong — I love brunch but sometimes I like to hold off for an early dinner. With the gorgeous weekends we’ve been having, a hearty evening meal basking in the sunshine at Whetstone Tavern was in order.This Queen Village gem celebrates its second year anniversary in July and has already...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:42am

Martina McBride is turning off the news and turning up the music

Country star Martina McBride is currently traveling the country spreading positive energy through music on her Love Unleashed tour. Known for hits like “My Baby Loves Me” and “Independence Day,” McBride has won countless Country Music Association awards and has been nominated for 14 Grammys. On...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:36pm

The worst live TV fails of all time

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as a live television broadcast — anything could happen, and usually does. Last night’s huge fail at the Oscars got us reflecting back on other blunders in live TV events. From the boob seen 'round the world at Super Bowl XXXVIII to Ashlee Simpson’s lip-sync...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 3:41pm

How does Jack die on ‘This Is Us?’

After the death of William (Ron Cephas Jones) on last week’s episode of “This Is Us,” we can’t help but wonder what on earth happened to Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia), beloved father of “the big three” and devoted husband to Rebecca (Mandy Moore).We find out quite early on in the series that he...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:31pm

PHOTOS: Sneak peek inside the Museum of the American Revolution

If you’ve been in Old City lately, it’s hard to miss The Museum of the American Revolution that’s taken up residence on the corner of Third and Chestnut streets. Just weeks away from their grand opening on April 19, the museum teaches the complicated story of our road to independence through...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

Is 'Ultimate Beastmaster' a rip off of 'American Ninja Warrior'?

At first glance, the new Netflix series “Ultimate Beastmaster” looks a lot like NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” but if you look deeper, it’s breaking new ground in the reality competition genre.Created by Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser”) and executive produced by Broome and action movie icon...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:00am