Stars assemble at Comic Con

Article by Jess Herbine & Anne Most   Comic book and pop culture enthusiasts assembled at the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con May 30 through June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The convention featured celebrity guests including comic book king Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart,… Continued

Philadanco dazzles audiences

The Philadelphia-based dance company Philadanco celebrated the Kimmel Center’s 10th Anniversary Season with “The Philadelphia Connection” April 20 through 22, including performances titled “Gatekeepers” and “Tribute.” The nationally renowned Philadelphia-based dance company Philadanco supported the Kimmel Center April 20-22 during its 10th anniversary season with “The Philadelphia Connection” at the… Continued

Say Anything packs the TLA

Say Anything performed live last Sunday night at the TLA in Philadelphia to a packed crowd. Opening acts included Tallhart, Fake Problems and Kevin Devine & the Goddam Band. Say Anything played such songs as “Shiksa (Girlfriend),” “Woe,” “Every Man Has a Molly” and “Walk Through Hell.” South Street may… Continued

DU promotes creativity in Philly School District with ColorWheels

Over the past few years, severe budget cuts throughout the Philadelphia School District have shortchanged students, offering minimal arts education and nearly no opportunity for students to participate in creative self-expression. Fleisher Art Memorial teamed up with Drexel University’s graphic design program to retaliate against artistic apathy by storming the… Continued

Local artist hosts bazaar

Philadelphia designer and children’s book author and illustrator Alexander Stadler has his name popping up all around the city. The Rhode Island School of Design graduate brought together 40 local designers to sell their work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Store in a pop-up bazaar that he calls Philadelphia… Continued

‘Like Crazy’ explores love and long distance dating

Oct. 20, the Philadelphia Film Festival opened with the critically-acclaimed “Like Crazy.” The movie features rising stars Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, and will hit select theaters Oct. 28 courtesy of Paramount Pictures. The 20th annual Philadelphia Film Festival opened Oct. 20 to the buzzworthy winner of the Sundance Grand… Continued

Student makes website a reality

Drexel University senior Ari Winkleman won first prize in an entrepreneurial competition that took place over 10 weeks during the summer and challenged young entrepreneurs to develop their own startup ideas in the realm of digital media. The “Innovation Incubator” program, sponsored by Omnicom Group’s OMD and General Electric, invited… Continued

Motion City Soundtrack: Four albums, two nights in Philly

With a promising fifth studio album on the way, what else is a successful pop-punk band to do with their free time? Celebrate their victories, of course. Starting Aug. 19 in Los Angeles, Calif., Motion City Soundtrack embarked on a “4 Albums. 2 Nights. 7 Cities.” tour to exhaust their… Continued

‘Sunny’ gang celebrates season seven with a Philadelphia party

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Trocadero presented loyal fans of Philadelphia’s outrageous showpiece, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” with a premiere party for the show’s seventh season. Hopefully a tradition in the making, the occasion marked the second annual party for the show’s return to FX Networks Thursday, Sept. 15.… Continued

Music venue to open September

From R5 Productions’ founder Sean Agnew comes Union Transfer, Philadelphia’s newest venue located at the old Spaghetti Warehouse at 10th and Spring Garden streets. It is set to open Sept. 21. As a prelude to their weekly email blast, R5 Productions made the official announcement July 12 regarding a brand… Continued