Although most people have been rejoicing at the early arrival of the summer weather, I have been in denial. While, like most graduate students, I rarely see natural sunlight, I also happen to like the darker months and the rich beer styles that are typically served in cool weather. This week I decided to have [...]
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“I awaited as the clock turned 12, watching every second go by, just to ensure I bought my Dayglow ticket,” my roommate said two months ago. I thought she was crazy, only to find out that a majority of Drexel students feel the exact same way. Curious about the hype Dayglow created, I decided to [...]
Jazz Appreciation Month April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and Philadelphia is ready to celebrate! This city has an extraordinary jazz heritage, beginning with Ethel Waters and extending to John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Stan Getz, Dizzie Gillespie and other music luminaries, all of whom set the stage for the vibrant jazz scene [...]
Getting started in the fashion world is difficult for any young designer, especially in Philadelphia, where the scene is still developing. However, Art Institute student Michael Thomas is here to “put Philly on the map for fashion.” He’s off to a strong start with his line titled Faithful, thanks to perseverance and an ability to [...]
“What Lies Underneath: Otis’ Epiphany” Coming to us from Philadelphia playwright Francine D. Miller, “What Lies Underneath: Otis’ Epiphany” is the story of a dignified and ambitious yet discontent Otis Henry. In his 36 years, Henry has experienced several setbacks, false starts and limitations that have kept him and his family in poverty. The son [...]
As a lover of all shapes, colors and sizes of wine, it’s not often that I have difficulty settling on what to order from the list at my favorite wine bar. But occasionally I do find myself unsure of what I want to drink, and I contemplate what best fits my mood. I could be [...]
“Some Nights,” the newest album by fun., was released Feb. 21, and to no one’s surprise, it amazes anyone who hears it. Opening the album differently than any other I have ever heard, with the addition of a chamber choir, “Some Nights” brings us back to the unique sound in the beginning of the album, [...]
Music lovers hit the streets of Northern Liberties Jan. 28 to witness the second annual Radio 104.5 Winter Jam at the Piazza. This free outdoor concert brought the people of Philadelphia together to share the music they love in continuation of the city’s rich musical culture — but with a modern twist. Three bands made [...]
Documentary & Dialogue series of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival The fall portion of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival ran Nov. 5-19, and it was a huge success. But the festival includes another component: the popular Documentary & Dialogue series, which is taking place for five consecutive Monday evenings from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6. [...]
It was a cool and breezy evening at The Great Plaza Saturday, August 6. The weather was only flattery for a riverside event such as this year’s African Festival sponsored by The African Cultural Alliance of North America. At the event, Africans from varied countries browsed unique vendor stands, listened to music and dance performances [...]
Smooth Jazz Summer Nights The Smooth Jazz Summer Nights Concert Series returns for the 14th season every Friday night in Aug. at the Waterfront. An evening summer breeze off the river, the cool sounds of smooth jazz in the air: a perfect way to spend a hot summer night. The Sax Pack, consisting of signature [...]
I enjoy beer for a variety of reasons. For example, beer lends itself to social interaction, since alcohol tends to loosen your tongue, and you have to do something in between sips; although, I have to admit that we engineers tend to gravitate toward other forms of entertainment besides conversation, such as gaming, watching TV, [...]
“Femme” Exhibition and Opening Reception The James Oliver Gallery is enthusiastic in announcing its new presentation of works, entitled “Femme.” The exhibition features work by a huge variety of artists from the Northeast U.S.A. The show opens Saturday, June 18 and runs through most of the summer, closing Aug. 20. When one thinks of the [...]
Dad Vail Regatta “The Dad Vail Regatta” was named after famous rowing coach Harry Emerson ”Dad” Vail, a long-time coach at the University of Wisconsin. Vail’s strong beliefs and passion for the sport ushered in the modern day Dad Vail Regatta and inspires the hundreds of colleges and universities that come to compete.” This two-day [...]
Sarah Van Aken to debut spring collection Sarah Van Aken, who is described as an eco-friendly clothing designer and entrepreneur, will be debuting her spring collection May 11. The “SA VA Nature Worship Spring Fashion Show” will consist of her ethical line of women’s ready-to-wear apparel. This is Van Aken’s second annual fashion show and [...]
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