Articles by Nora Goldberg
Dec. 4, 2015
Adam Lowitt performs standup at Bossone
Comedian Adam Lowitt visited the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium Nov.17 for an evening of standup followed by a question-and-answer session. Lowitt is best known to audiences as a co-executive producer and writer for “The Daily Show.”
Aug. 21, 2015
Jack Mannequin’s ‘Everything In Transit’ celebrates tenth anniversary of release
On August 23, ten years ago, Jack’s Mannequin released their debut album, “Everything In Transit.” The album began as a side project for writer/composer Andrew McMahon who was previously the front man of pop punk band Something Corporate and recently has worked on his project “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.”
May. 8, 2015
Stone Temple Pilots stops at TLA in effort to tour through smaller venues
The alternative rock, grunge and neo-psychedelic band Stone Temple Pilots performed to a sold-out crowd at the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street April 30. The concert was the final stop of the brief and aptly named “Spring 2015 North America” tour. For this tour, the band consciously chose to play smaller venues, creating a more intimate setting for audiences.
Apr. 24, 2015
Podcast Corner: ‘This American Life’
Dear Drexel Community, the time has well come for us to salute and celebrate the world of podcasts. Welcome! This column will serve as a podcast review. What podcasts are you listening to? How do you feel about podcasts? Do you have a podcast that you would like to be reviewed? Let us know your favorites and make your suggestions by emailing [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!
May. 16, 2014
Pulitzer winner Doug Wright speaks at the URBN Annex
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Doug Wright spoke to a group in the URBN Annex Screening Room May 7. Wright is completing a residency at Drexel, in which, he has hosted three drop-in conversations with screenwriting and playwriting students, a “producing” class to discuss arts policy, censorship, funding and advocacy in a class titled “Art, Culture and Society,” all housed in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Mar. 14, 2014
Annual flower show blooms at Convention Center
The annual Philadelphia Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show opened to the public at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday, March 1, and closed March 9.
Feb. 28, 2014
Comedy Central’s latest ‘Broad City,’ oddly funny
On Jan. 22 Comedy Central premiered a new television show, “Broad City.” Based on their web series of the same name, the creators-writers-stars of “Broad City,” Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, have been working the comedy circuit for a number of years both together and apart, and now have finally made it to the small screen. The series follows the two friends through their post-college trials and tribulations in Brooklyn, N.Y. As Jacobson and Glazer put it, the show follows them through their “prolonged adolescence.” Instantly relatable.
Nov. 15, 2013
First Person Arts puts on annual storytelling show
First Person Arts, a local nonprofit organization that celebrates the power of the personal through storytelling, hosted its Grand Slam event Nov. 7 at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. This particular Grand Slam happened to coincide with the end of First Person Arts’ 12th season. Grand Slam events are the culmination of a year’s worth of StorySlams. Eleven finalists from the season told five-minute stories to a sold-out audience.
Aug. 9, 2013
Panic! packs Block Party at Piazza
Radio 104.5 hosted its fourth Block Party of the summer season Aug. 3 at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties. Radio 104.5, Philadelphia’s alternative radio station, has been hosting the free monthly summer concert series since 2010. The fourth show of the season featured Walk Off the Earth, Alt-J, and Panic! at the Disco.
Jul. 26, 2013
Radio 104.5 hosts third Block Party
Radio 104.5 hosted its third Block Party of the summer season July 13 at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties, featuring Cold War Kids, Capital Cities and opening act Bat Books . Radio 104.5, Philadelphia’s alternative radio station, has been hosting the free monthly summer concert series since 2010. The series runs from May through September, and each show draws a very large and unique crowd.