Philadelphia

Everything you need to know about Made in America 2018

For the past six years, Jay-Z's curated music festival Made in America has been treating music lovers in Philadelphia to ecelctric lineups that span the best artists in generes from Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock and EDM. Over the years, some of the biggest names in muisc have played the festival like...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:33pm

Cocktails from Philly bars and restaurants you have to try this summer

When it comes to summer cocktails, there is a line of reasoning that says to keep things light, clear, airy and fresh. Well, it’s hot out there, and some of us need a stiff, complex, chilled – but not freezing – cold drink (this ain’t dessert, kids) to cut through the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 1:08pm

Quiara Alegría Hudes talks 10th anniversary of In the Heights

If interviews are any good example, playwright-composer Quiara Alegría Hudes is as warm and smart offstage, as she is onstage. You only need consider Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue, her 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, her recent Off-Broadway collaboration with jazz-folkie Erin...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:27am

10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

In need of some fun things as the last weeks of August fly by? We've got you covered. From the legendary Cher down the Jersey shore to dining while wearing white, these are the best of the things to do in Philly this weekend. Things to do in Philly this weekend FOOD Diner en Blanc This...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:32am

Everything you need to know about Philadelphia Folk Festival 2018

Between the start of summer, Hall & Oates’  HoagieFest and September’s Made in America affair, Philly has little in the way of music festivals (Delaware’s Firefly doesn’t count). That’s one of the reasons why the 57th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival is...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 9:05am

Pauly Shore talks wild Hollywood nights and why Donald Trump is hilarious

Born of comic royalty and raised among giants of Los Angeles stand-up comedy and rock n’ roll, Pauly Shore created a hybrid personae of both genres – with the essence of surfer/stoner lingo for good measure – and became a sensation of the bourgeoning MTV era as a VJ (1989 to 1994...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:40am

Third time’s the charm for South Philly Barbacoa

The first time immigration rights activists and wedded restaurateurs Cristina Martinez and Benjamin Miller opened shop to sell barbacoa – a Mexican traditional process of butchering and slow-cooking lamb – under the name South Philly Barbacoa, they did so at a small shop on 11th &...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:42am

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Viral comedy stars, movies about crazy rich Asians and performances by local jazz legends all make this week wonderful. Here's your guide to all the best things to do in Philly this week. Things to do in Philly this week John Crist Within millennial comedy circles, John Crist is a must-see...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:48pm

Tim Meadows talks SNL, The Goldbergs and not understanding Philly lingo

To most television watchers, Tim Meadows is a master of sketch and series comedy. If you don’t know him from his multi-character sketch tenure at “Saturday Night Live” (of which Meadows jokes, “not a bad first job in television, right?”) where he developed bits such...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:07am

10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

From the return of a local favorite to Spike Lee’s best film in some time, to flights of circus fancy, this weekend flies high. Here are the best things to do in Philly this weekend. Things to do in Philly this weekend ART Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs Photographer-activist Larry...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:53am

Kevin Nealon talks Johnny Carson, SNL and his favorite comedy memories

Despite performing top-of-the-line, brand name sketch comedy (as he did on “Saturday Night Live” for 9 years, 1986-1995) and prime series acting gigs (the already seminal “Weeds,” the currently running “Man with a Plan”), what Kevin Nealon seems to love and value...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:02pm

SNL star Melissa Villaseñor reveals the secret behind her celebrity impressions

Calling from somewhere in Indiana, right after an elliptical workout, comedian Melissa Villaseñor sounds not winded, but rather as if she’s ready to energetically launch into an impersonation as soon as she jumps on the phone. It’s the cadence and zeal of her everyday voice – so...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 3:48pm

Freeway talks Jay-Z, Donald Trump and Think Free

There used to be a time when if you spoke to Freeway – the North Philadelphia rapper, lyricist and producer born Leslie Pridgen  – that most of the serious discussion was about the theology of the streets. Free’s devout connection to the Muslim religion, and about how a hard...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 1:10pm

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Need some inspiration to spice up your week? We've got you covered. From rock concerts to foodie fun, here's our guide to the best things to do in Philly this week. Things to do in Philly this week Phish Though they got their start as Grateful Dead acolytes (and still are, frankly),...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:02pm

A quick and dirty conversation with Philly comic Mary Radzinski

Mary Radzinski has been one of the hardest working comedians in Philly, and it shows. Her insightfully odd, often deadpan brand of stand-up (David Lynch-worthy dating mishaps, an unusual regard for Renuzit) has been honed to perfection on the local stages of Punch Line and Helium during headliner...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:08am

Ann and Nancy Wilson talk possible Heart band reunion

This weekend, Ann Wilson – the delicately nuanced, deeply powerful and powerhouse loud lead Heart band vocalist  – is debuting her new solo album of cover tunes, “Immortal,” at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion on Aug. 4. Next weekend, Nancy Wilson – Heart’s...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:53am

10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

From a black indie film festival to kids armed with guitars, to a trip in to Bethlehem for a time of family entertainment, here are all the best things to do in Philly this weekend. Things to do in Philly this weekend FILM BlackStar Film Festival Now in its seventh year, the BlackStar Film...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:10am

A FIGMAGO of your imagination

When Meg Saligman and Brian Sanders speak of each other, they chat in hushed, respectful tones. “I have been a groupie fan of Brian’s for 20 years,” says Saligman, the famed local mural artist of the dance-movement maven and his aerial troupe, JUNK. “ I love his...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:03pm

5 fun things to do in Philly this month, August 2018

Looking for activities to fill the last dog days of summer? We’ve got you covered. From film and folk festivals to a night of restaurant deals, here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this month. Things to do in Philly this month BlackStar Film Festival Explore film and storytelling in the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:32pm

George Clinton talks new Parliament album ahead of final touring shows

There is no funk without George Clinton – no Childish Gambino, no Kendrick Lamar, no Migos of which to speak. If Clinton didn’t bring the sweat-inducing raw soul at the heart of his best work during the '70s and '80s with the psychedelic Parliament, the guttural Funkadelic or...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 8:29am