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.