Philadelphia

Bringing the sounds of the Rat Pack to the Kimmel Center

Philly POPS will make you feel like spring has sprung with “Sinatra & Friends” early next month. The upcoming POPS show features big band vocalist Michael Andrew and Broadway singer Ashley Brown. Andrew sang with the POPS for a sold-out Sinatra tribute in 2015. Andrew and POPS...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:43am

Build-It Bus brings 'joy' of woodworking to Philly schoolkids

Recent decades have seen woodworking and carpentry studies mostly disappear from education programs for kids, whether due to lack of funds or fear of being sued. To remedy that, enter the Build-It Bus. Woodworker and educator Sherina Poorman designed kid-safe adaptive tools that she has brought to...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 8:16am

Kenny Gamble doesn’t gamble with his health

For some reason, males tend to be a little more stubborn about going to visit a doctor when they need a checkup.  Addressing that problem is part of legendary Philly musician Kenny Gamble and wife Faatimah Gamble’s mission of aiding underserved portions of the African-American community...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:37am

Will Smith is going to bungee jump over the Grand Canyon

Philly’s own Will Smith accepted quite the challenge from fans earlier this week that involves bungee jumping from a helicopter. The four men behind the YouTube account, Yes Theory, which is dedicated to growing through busting out of comfort zones, challenged the “Fresh Prince of Bel...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:14pm

Dayesi Torriente takes center stage in ‘Swan Lake’

The Pennsylvania Ballet is doing something different with their production of “Swan Lake” this year. Rather than doing the more modern take on the iconic ballet by Christopher Wheeldon, they’ve decided to keep it traditional. “This is the actual production of ‘Swan...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:57am

Philly-area students expected to walk out against gun violence

Several schools in the Philadelphia area have already signed up to participate in nationwide walkouts next week, organized in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, that left 17 students and teachers dead. On March 14, students around the country are expected to walk out of their...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:46am

Exploring challenges for women in public safety in the #MeToo era

There aren't a lot of women in the FBI — the figure is estimated to be around 19 percent. As for black women, the figure is a lot smaller, estimated at less than 1 percent. So as a black woman who spent 26 years in the FBI, Jerri Williams knows plenty about the struggles women face...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 9:42pm

Man ran over mom and two kids while DUI, fled: cops

A Mayfair man is facing charges for allegedly driving onto the sidewalk and hitting a mother and her two daughter, then fleeing the scene, leaving his car on top of a 3-year-old girl who is now in critical condition with serious burn injuries. Zachary Lauer, 31, of the 3200 block of Princeton...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:58pm

Get ready for Erin Express 2018, because this year it's on St. Patrick's Day

Philly, are you ready for the Erin Express 2018? Whether it’s your first year attending or you plan to hit the 2018 Erin Express even harder than you hit last year’s, there are some things you need to know to prep before you party. Wait, what is the Erin Express? First of all, did...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 5:30pm

Pit bull recovering after being stabbed and dumped near SEPTA station

A pit bull discovered by animal welfare authorities on Monday was stabbed and left to die in the street, and now humane law enforcement is asking for the public's help finding those responsible. The dog, a female pit bull-type breed who has been renamed "Woobie," is recovering after...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:33pm

29 Philly cops on the secret 'do-not-testify' list revealed

A contested, secret 'do-not-call' list of 29 Philadelphia police officers that former District Attorney Seth Williams instructed prosecutors to not let testify in court was released by judicial order this week. The list of officers accused of various types of misconduct ranges from...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:38pm

No justice in ‘notorious’ Catholic priest abuse

Described by a Philadelphia grand jury in 2005 as one of the most notorious serial abusers in Philadelphia, Catholic priest Rev. James J. Brzyski was never charged. Now, a man who says he was one of his victims is speaking out. John-Michael Delaney, 46, of Sevierville, Tennessee, grew up in the...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:22pm

John Bolaris is officially done forecasting weather

Remember John Bolaris? He used to be the meteorologist for NBC 10 way back when. Well, according to Philadelphia’s favorite celebrity blogger, HughE Dillon of Philly Chit Chat, Bolaris has officially retired from forecasting the weather. Bolaris made the announcement on his personal Facebook...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:52pm

Deputy sheriff charged with indecent exposure to coworker

As Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams faces a lawsuit accusing him personally of sexually harassing a female subordinate in the workplace, police have arrested a sergeant in the Sheriff's Office on charges of allegedly indecently assaulting one of his female staff members, police...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:40am

Philly braces for Winter Storm Quinn

The brutal nor’easter that brought powerful winds to the Philadelphia region knocked out electricity for thousands, downed hundreds of trees, interrupted SEPTA service, shut down traffic signals and caused general commuting havoc as well as dense gridlock around the city.  And according...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:02pm

Rapist grabbed woman off street, while accomplice served as lookout, police say

The Philadelphia Police Department is trying to catch two suspects believed to be connected to the sexual assault and robbery of a woman over the weekend near Center City. Surveillance video shows the female victim walking on the 1300 block of Lombard Street toward a man at around 5:30 a.m. on...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:34pm

Philly Domino's Driver Shot for Pizza

Police responded to a shooting in North Philly earlier this week in which a pizza deliveryman was reportedly lured to the area and shot for a hot, Domino's Pizza pie. But the suspects who shot the delivery man actually abandoned the pizza a block away, despite shooting a man, reportedly a 67-...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 2:52pm

Police honor officer killed during robbery

It was three years ago that Sgt. Robert F. Wilson III entered a North Philly GameStop for a routine security check and to buy his son a gift. He never walked out. On Monday, March 5, the third anniversary since Wilson, 30, died in a hail of gunfire as he tried to protect customers from a pair of...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:25am

Krasner denies calling disabled man’s killing by police an ‘honest mistake’

It has been six months since a mentally ill and disabled man was killed by police while allegedly trying to grab an officer’s gun in North Philadelphia, and a police investigation into the matter is still underway. But new Philly DA Larry Krasner, in a discussion with police cadets last week...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:10am

The Sustainable Business Network advances holistic approach to business

When Peicha Chang, owner of Vault + Vine in East Falls, was first opening her flower shop some eight years ago, she had some qualms about advertising her business as an environmentally friendly one. She didn’t want to look like she was “greenwashing” — exploiting an...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:05am