ARTS AND CULTURE

By Timaree Schmit

Coffee, booze & liberty: because only some drugs are American

Ostensibly, the Fourth of July is about freedom. Realistically, we recognize that the freedom Americans seized in 1776 was fairly narrow in scope and didn’t apply equally to all of us.

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Posted Jun. 30, 2015 | Comments: 0

Calendar: July 1-8

July 4 is the real-deal day we come together as a Philly family, beginning with the hour-long “Celebration of Freedom” ceremony on the steps of Independence Hall, and culminating in the family-friendly Party on the Parkway street carnival.

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Posted Jun. 30, 2015 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

PW's Weekend Picks: 40th Street Summer Series; Tall Ships; and more

The culture-rich outdoor arts series returns with live music, dance, theater, fire performers and more.

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Posted Jun. 26, 2015 | Comments: 0

Calendar: June 24-July 1

40th Street Summer Series; Tall Ships; Unites States Social Forum; Moon Man Walk; and more.

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Posted Jun. 23, 2015 | Comments: 0

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Queers and football mix tonight and what about Michael Sam?
By Bill Chenevert

It’s totally possible that Michael Sam’s slowly but surely making queer people sports fans: learning rules, checking scores, researching his draft prospects, etc. But this week is his week (we’re hoping) to be the first openly gay NFL player drafted into the league. It’s pretty thrilling, actually, on par with Jason Collins’ openness and barrier [...]

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Alexander Peters steals the show at PA Ballet’s “Director’s Choice”
By Bill Chenevert

Alexander Peters, above, photographed by Alexander Iziliaev for Pennsylvania Ballet. The Pennsylvania Ballet is currently staging “Director’s Choice,” three distinct pieces: “After The Rain,” The Accidental” and “Grieg: Piano Concerto.” They’re striking and beautiful, and only the third resembles a truly grand and formal (PA) ballet. Maintaining their status as the premiere company in the [...]

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The most anticipated record releases of May and June
By Bill Chenevert

That’s the Queen Freedia herself up there, looking totally sickening and ready to tackle her largest audience yet with upcoming Just Be Free. There are more than a handful of juicy upcoming releases that we can look forward to before summer even hits, and we broke em’ down by release week for you. Our bets [...]