Closed as a performance space in 1981, the Uptown briefly reopened in the ’80s. A church group held services there until a 1991 storm damaged the roof, allowing water to pucker the painted walls and corrode the gilded auditorium. After the congregation left, the only people who entered were thieves, crackheads and taggers. After decades of decline, the next phase of the theater’s rebirth will begin on June 27—the official groundbreaking for the interior renovations.
The Phillies player -- the oldest in the major leagues -- has the benefit of experience and perspective this time around. It's paid off: On Sunday, the veteran goes for his 250th career win.
The students at Benjamin Franklin High School wanted to do a talent or fashion show, but the principal, Christopher Johnson, challenged the students to combine everything into a spring play. The result? A chance for students to empower themselves.
Earlier this week, we shared a map put together by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, showing reported bicycle crashes in the city. The most crash-prone street is (not surprisingly) Broad, making for six of the top 12 spots in the city crashes occur. As noted by Keystone Politics, knowing which streets are crash-prone is what makes [...]
He represented Pennsylvania’s 8th District in Congress for four years, he was the first Iraq veteran in government, he ran for attorney general (and lost), and is largely responsible for ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Now, Pennsylvania Democrat Patrick Murphy is getting his own MSNBC show, because, like all good liberals whose other work hasn’t [...]