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Being heard on Capitol Hill: Postcards with an edge
Clubs forming to write to elected officials are on the rise. Amid a growing deluge of emails and online petitions, the humble postcard makes a return.
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Sacred spaces reimagined with preservation, Philly communities in mind
Food was a common thread connecting all three projects.
4 years ago
‘Conscious consumerism’ empowers the local black community at WURD event
On Saturday, hundreds of people gathered at the Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood for WURD's second annual "Empowerment Experience."
4 years agoListen 1:13
A home-grown ‘Messiah’ sing-along marks 50 years in Philly
For 50 years, George Lakey has been organizing sing-alongs of George Frideric Handel's iconic oratorio, a beloved part of the holiday soundtrack.
5 years agoListen 3:23
Root beer’s Philadelphia roots
The concoction of sarsaparilla, sassafras, wild cherry, wintergreen, and ginger has been saluted as one of the country's first convenience foods.
5 years agoListen 2:02
Celebrating women in Klezmer music
The Philadelphia Folklore Project is celebrating that lineage with a performance on Sunday, Oct 28, at the Annenberg Center called Soul Songs: Inspiring Women of Klezmer.
5 years agoListen 2:22
Musical ‘bookends’ Prism Quartet and Piffaro offer world premiere performance
The Renaissance wind ensemble Piffaro and Prism Saxophone Quartet join forces Wednesday to premiere “The Anchoress” by David Ludwig.
5 years agoListen 4:37
For Philadelphia music fans, the October Revolution begins tonight
The festival of jazz and contemporary music features new and established musicians, as well as tributes to past luminaries.
5 years agoListen 3:51
So Percussion marks 5th year in residence at Princeton with a free concert
Princeton University went beyond the usual suspects when it selected the quartet So Percussion as their Edward T. Cone Performers in Resi ...
5 years agoListen 6:27
Hang on to summer a little longer with outdoor movie screenings from Philly Film Society
The film society partners with community organizations for each presentation.
5 years ago
From sacred to civic, new life for old Philly churches
Philadelphia has seen its share of old church buildings neglected and even torn down, but a new collaboration seeks to transform them into community assets.
5 years agoListen 5:59
Guitarist Nels Cline plays a love song to Philly
Many cities tout their importance in the pantheon of American music, but it's hard to dispute the depth and range of Philadelphia's.
5 years agoListen 6:38