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A tale of two Annies at the Walnut Street Theatre

The holidays are the perfect time to see a musical and the Broadway classic, “Annie,” which is now being performed at The Walnut Street Theatre, is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Through Jan. 7, audiences can tag along with the plucky orphan Annie on her mission to find her...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:04pm

Peek-A-Boo Revue get down to business and education

Whether you call them neo-burlesque, vaudeville or just the finest, bawdiest entertainment export this city has to offer, Philly’s Peek-A-Boo Revue has been wowing audiences since 1998. But they’ll close out 2017 with something new: November 18’s debut student showcase at Franky...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:11pm

Ocean Prime's pre-theater menu includes free swag and champagne

As if going out for a night at the theater wasn’t enough, Ocean Prime, Center City steakhouse and seafood hotspot, is offering theatergoers pretty fancy perks to go along with their stellar pre-theater menu. Guests who show their ticket before a show will get a complimentary glass of...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:58am

This comedy show offers free admission if you bring a parking ticket

No one enjoys getting parking tickets. They are costly reminders of just how confusing parking signage in Philadelphia can be. A new monthly comedy show, however, hopes to help ease the pain of parking tickets—by using them as admission. The comedy showcase "No Parking" had its...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:07am

Meek Mill’s lawyer predicts rapper’s freedom is near

Meek Mill’s recent imprisonment sparked widespread cries to free the Philly-born hip-hop star, but all the tweets in the world won’t do anything to get the rapper out of Camp Hill prison. Something that might make a difference is Meek’s powerhouse defense attorney, Joe Tacopina,...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:52am

School Reform Commission votes to dissolve itself

The state-controlled School Reform Commission, born in 2001, voted at its Thursday night meeting to dissolve itself, a major step in the long and tangled history of public education in Philly. “Many of us have been waiting for today for a long, long time,” said City Councilwoman Helen...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:00am

Government trying to kill bicycle commuter tax benefit

In their most recent attempt to overhaul the federal tax code, elected officials have touted their new plan as being good for low-income and middle class people.  That is obviously not true. The plan is a big corporate tax cut. It not only adds $1.5 trillion to the national debt, but actually...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:00am

Jim Norton doesn't want to see Louis C.K.'s career ruined

When comedian Jim Norton pops his head into The Fillmore Philadelphia on Nov. 30 as part of his Kneeling Room Only Tour, his stand-up will be lewd and rude, just like you expect from this legend. The language will be coarse and cutting. No topic will be out-of-bounds and no cow sacred will stand....

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:12pm

'Peter Pan' dazzles with adventurous magic at The Arden Theatre

Arden Theatre Company celebrates the 20th Anniversary Season of Arden Children’s Theatre with “Peter Pan.” This marks Artistic Director Whit MacLaughlin’s 20th production for the company’s children’s theatre, and Neverland still has plenty of daring adventure to...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:46pm

‘Tis the season for live music

The holiday season is here and while buying Christmas presents, cooking up lavish feasts and making appearances at all of those holiday parties can be fun, it can also be stressful. Going to concerts is a great way to relieve stress, no matter what kind of music you’re into. From jazz to rock...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:32pm

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

THEATER Beauty and the Beast Opening Night Nov. 17, 7 p.m. The Media Theatre 104 East State St., Media mediatheatre.org $30 This stage version of the Disney classic features all the film’s heartwarming tunes, plus, introduces a few new ones. Alanna J. Smith stars as Belle,...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:02am

The people behind the South Philly version of ‘Ghostbusters’

Philly has always been an off-the-radar gem for filmmakers. Films and TV shows often show Philly some love by having the story actually set here, instead of, well, New York. Hits like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Silver Linings Playbook” put city pride...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Alleged Montco fentanyl dealer charged with causing OD

An alleged heroin dealer is facing charges that he caused the death of a 39-year-old Plymouth man. Adam Paravati, 37, of Norristown, is charged with drug delivery resulting in death for allegedly selling "fentanyl analogs," combos of drugs including fentanyl but sold as heroin, to...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:27pm

Philly beats Trump in first round of sanctuary city fight

A federal judge ruled the Justice Department could not withhold funds from Philadelphia as ordered by President Trump in retaliation for Mayor Jim Kenney's defiant maintenance of its "sanctuary city" policy. “Today’s ruling benefits every single Philadelphia resident,...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:07pm

Philly judge in Meek Mill case accused of vendetta

At a bar in Center City one night, I struck up a conversation with an older man that I recognized as a lawyer who had in the past represented rapper Meek Mill. I brought up the case and the fact that Meek was at the time back behind bars for a probation violation when the man's attention...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:46pm

Philadelphia Marathon runners can score free pizza this weekend

Philadelphia Marathon runners, rejoice! The D.C.-based pizza shop, which opened up a Center City location a little while ago (1430 Walnut St.), is offering runners two ways to get free pies at the Marathon this weekend. 20 marathoners who cross the finish line while wearing &pizza apparel...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 2:09pm

A ‘Game of Thrones’ musical parody is coming to Philadelphia

The early bird catches the worm, and in the case of “Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire,” a musical parody of the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones,” you better snag your tickets now for their February dates in Philly. The hilariously popular show comes to the...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:21pm

Sex harassment lawsuit against Philly sheriff is not first accusation

Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams is facing allegations from at least two women who claim he sexually harassed them at the office, and previously settled a similar complaint, newly released records reveal. The two other incidents were reported by the Inquirer after the filing last week of a...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:27am

Philly cop charged in Baltimore drug-running scandal

A Philadelphia police officer formerly with the Baltimore City police department was charged Tuesday with corruption for allegedly participating in a gun and narcotics sales scheme. Troy Snell, 33, was arrested Tuesday by federal prosecutors and charged with possessing cocaine and heroin with...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:08pm

#StillIn: How Philly is staying green under Trump

Fighting climate change isn’t easy in a country where your president doesn’t even believe that it's real. But in Philadelphia, like-minded and environmentally-conscious officials and activists are working together to ensure that the carbon emissions reductions called for under the...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 5:30pm