In the northwestern section of Strawberry Mansion, a decade-long gunfight has wounded numerous bystanders, led to rampant witness intimidation, destroyed lifelong friendships and killed or incarcerated a generation of impoverished young men.
The smart cast goes a long way toward rescuing the film from movie-of-the-week status, but their stories travel far-too-familiar trajectories, with prostitutes and masturbation swapped in for dealers and back-alley injections.
It's sort of pointless to review Matt&, since its premise means no two shows are remotely similar: Philly comedian Matt Holmes picks someone from each night's crowd to improvise an entire show with him.
I can't begin this review without telling you this: I know next to nothing about opera. I had never been to an opera before this one. In fact, I didn't know this show was an opera until I actually got to the Adrienne.
On Saturday, the North Philadelphia Aztecs, a Pop Warner youth football team, got to do something they hadn't done in 20 years. They played a home game on their own field in Hunting Park.
And what a...
In last week's issue of the City Paper we profiled a seemingly intractable struggle between a resident of Point Breeze and a contractor who was illegally dumping on land owned in part by Claudia Sherrod, the executive director of civic group South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. In that story, Sherrod struggled to explain why she had been unable to stop a man from operating an illegal dump on her land, or why none of the complaints she said she filed were recorded by L&I or the local police district. Sherrod announced her retirement as leader of the civic group after we went to press but a day before our story hit newsstands.
However, she leaves many unanswered questions in her wake, including a series of questionable real-estate transactions connected to her nonprofit.
Gov. Tom Corbett, Mayor Michael Nutter, the School Reform Commission, and myriad self-described education reform groups have all cited the School District of Philadelphia's catastrophic budget crisis...
"The video piece, a noble attempt to draw attention to the Free Library Hot Spot at Heavenly Hall in West Philly, was aesthetically handicapped by its major selling point — that it was filmed and co-edited by children who frequent the space."
A special treat for theater artists and veteran theatergoers, The Talkback puts us at the end of what was apparently an excruciatingly earnest six-hour play, "Prodigal Father" by Shallow Screame Theatre Collective.
Howard k Kennedy on Vernon Road. Let me let the world know ur a challenged individual. So lies about the person u are. So females he act like he got it together, but doesnt. Wants you to sleep around...