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Feral cats under attack as arsonist allegedly targets Penn's Landing strays

Days after a shelter for stray cats on Penns Landing was burned in what animals lovers believe was an act of deliberate arson, a dazed survivor of the blaze was found staggering about near the wreckage. "Volunteers just found one of the cats with fractured limbs and burns," cat lover and...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:12pm

PHOTOS: Stars from ‘Superior Donuts’ TV show visit CAPA and FactoryDonuts

On Friday, Oct. 27, actors from the hit CBS show, “Superior Donuts,” made a visit to the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts (CAPA) to offer career advice to the students. After appearing at CAPA, Rell Battle, Jermaine Fowler , Maz Jobrani and David Koechner...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:22pm

M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan host Shyamaween at Punchline Comedy Club

On Saturday, Oct. 28, celebrated film director, M. Night Shyamalan and his wife, Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, hosted Shyamaween at Punchline Comedy Club in Fishtown. The tagline for the event stated: Be Bad. Do Good. Over 400 guests were in attendance, as well as quite a few celebrities, including...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:18pm

Meet Philadelphia’s finest paranormal investigators

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real-life ghosthunter? Olde City Paranormal, based out of Philadelphia, does just that — searching for paranormal activity throughout the region. Founded by Philadelphia Police Officer, John Levy, the team also includes two other Philadelphia...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:09am

The Roots debut Tiny Desk Concert this morning with 'It Ain’t Fair'

You can shake off your case of the Mondays because The Roots have debuted a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR this morning. The whole crew traveled four hours to Washington, D.C. from New York, despite their busy schedule as the house band of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”  Black...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:53am

Imagine Philly without cars

Two years ago, the bishop of Rome and Holy See, aka Pope Francis, delivered his Sunday mass in Philadelphia. Security measures around the weekend-long "Pope-apalooza" effectively shut down all of Center City to cars so thousands of pilgrims could safely travel through the city. For non-...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:03am

4 things you can’t miss at the 2nd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Hawthorne’s Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th St.) celebrates fall with the 2nd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival. From noon until 8 p.m., 11th St. will become one big party from Fitzwater to Catherine, showcasing 50+ beers, ciders and wine selections poured for $5 each. What...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:21am

Lyft offers ‘Stranger Things’ themed rides in Philadelphia starting today

Starting today and running through Sat., Oct. 28, ridesharing app, Lyft will be offering “Stranger Things” themed rides to users in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Dubbed “strange mode,” your Lyft ride will get super weird with radio static, app malfunctions, flickering...

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:27pm

UniverSoul shows the meaning of love

The circus is coming to town! And it’s not Ringling or Cirque du Soleil this time around. UniverSoul Circus arrives in Philadelphia Thursday, Nov. 2, continuing its 24-year tradition of bringing fresh performances to the center stage. UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

PHOTOS: Prospero’s Ball at La Peg

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Hollywood-based event company, Shadow & Flame, presented an exclusive gala at FringeArt’s La Peg (140 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.), for a select number guests.   Attendees donned Venetian masks and enjoyed music, cocktails, light bites and pop-up...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:20pm

Weavers Way co-op keeps growing with new store in Ambler

Weavers Way, a food co-operative and Philly institution, has finally made the jump from the cramped city stores that are part of its identity to a suburban grocery store where customers can pilot their carts through wide aisles with ease. But the core day-to-day challenges of running a member-owned...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:51am

Meet Ducky, the cat who waddles like a baby duck

Lori Hobson DiFiglia – a veterinary technician for the University Of Pennsylvania’s shelter medicine program – works with animals every single day through her work with UPenn and unpaid work as a volunteer at ACCT Philly. So it says a lot when an animal stands out to her....

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:22am

West Philly community center leader moving on, but not out of the game

When dancer-choreographer Terri Cousar Shockley moved from New York City to Philadelphia in 1997, she hardly wanted to stay in this city, let alone wind up as the executive director of Powelton Village’s Community Education Center (CEC) for the next 20 years. “I had zero experience...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 5:03am

The best holiday party venues in Philadelphia

It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us and if you’re in charge of booking your company’s holiday party, you’re probably stressing out right now. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a running list of the best holiday party spaces in Philadelphia. Whether you...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:16pm

PHOTOS: AKA University City at Cira Centre South Launch Party

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, local leaders, guests and prospective residents to the 49-story Cira Centre South to check out the new AKA University City residences there. Guests enjoyed light bites from the Walnut Street Cafe, which is located on the first floor of the building, and were able to take a...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:43pm

Halloween decorations in South Philly will blow your mind

South Philly residents always go the extra mile for the holidays. This year is no exception, as they decked out their homes in the spirit of Halloween for 2017.  Especially notable is "The Nightmare on 7th Street," on South 7th near Snyder Avenue, which may take the cake for the...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:41pm

Philly Fights Cancer: Round 3 to feature John Legend and more

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Philly Fights Cancer: Round 3 comes to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, featuring performances from John Legend and the 9-time Grammy Award-winning group Earth, Wind and Fire. Whoopi Goldberg will host the event as Mistress of Ceremonies. Now in its third year, Philly Fights...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:04pm

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend for Halloween

PARTIES & FESTIVALS Spooked on Spruce 
Oct. 27, 7 p.m. 
 Trinity Center for Urban Life 
 2212 Spruce St. 
 $50 A Halloween party you can feel good about, this soiree—complete with a DJ, food, a raffle and included beer and wine--doubles as a...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

PHOTOS: Russell Simmons hosts 'Art for Life' Art Auction preview party

On Friday, Oct. 20, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons and his brother Danny Simmons hosted a preview party for the "Art for Life"Art Auction at the home of Allison and Chip Brady, which is located in the Philadelphia area. The event was sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Rush Philanthropic Arts...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:24am

Is Eastern State Penitentiary really haunted?

If you’ve ever been to Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) for Terror Behind the Walls or even for a daytime tour about the infamous prison, it’s hard to deny that the place makes an impact on visitors. Simply walking past the massive Gothic building is enough to instill a creepy feeling....

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:24am