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.
According to this report at Philly.com, police have identified Henry Pettigrew as the fool who, after cartoonishly slipping and falling twice while running with an AK-47, managed to fire several rounds into the Purple Orchid Gentleman’s Club in West Philly on May 11. The Raw Story reports that the shooting was retaliation for the DJ [...]
The war on public assistance has hit Pennsylvanians hard since Gov. Corbett came into office in 2011. A little over a year ago, he introduced a food stamp asset test, which would seek to make sure those Pennsylvanians receiving SNAP benefits do not have too much money in their savings or checking accounts. Earlier this [...]