Northern Exposure


It sounds like a developer’s made-up moniker. But Chinatown North is more than marketing hype. It may be the salvation of the ethnic enclave as barriers continue to constrict the historic neighborhood.


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Posted Jul. 21, 2009 | Comments: 2

Update for the Uptown

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.


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Posted Jun. 23, 2009 | Comments: 4

NEWS AND OPINION > THE FLOATING WORLD

By G.W. Miller III 


Jamie Moyer Gives Back

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.

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Posted May. 26, 2009 | Comments: 3

'Like High School Musical, But Real'

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.

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Posted Apr. 20, 2009 | Comments: 2

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