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POSTED: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 1:08 PM

By Toby Zinman

For the Inquirer 

It’s like going to a great party with lots of Champagne: Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is so much fun, so spectacular to look at, with so many danceable songs, that we all just bounced out of the Academy of Music on Tuesday night. 

POSTED: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 4:31 PM

By Toby Zinman

For the Inquirer 

Edie Falco is the big draw for The Madrid, a play by a little-known author who also happens to be a producer on Nurse Jackie, an enormously popular TV series starring Emmy-winning Falco in the title role.  Falco’s fame was firmly established as Carmen Soprano in The Sopranos, for which she won three Emmys, two Golden Globes and two SAG awards. The Madrid has none of the magnetic characters or the quotable dialogue of either of those shows. 

POSTED: Friday, February 22, 2013, 9:20 PM

By Toby Zinman


It’s like watching a novel: all the intimacy, all the language, all the complexity of character, without having to turn a page. Nicholas Wright’s engrossing, prize-winning play about the young van Gogh, Vincent in Brixton, is receiving a just-about-perfect production at the Walnut’s Independence Studio under Kate Galvin’s direction.

POSTED: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:53 PM
Kathleen English, Christie Honigman, Teresa Nino (co-chair of the Young Friends of the Academy Ball, Vasiliki Tsiouris, co-owner of Opa Philadelphia, HughE Dillon, Maria Papadakis,, Marisa Magnatta, WMMR Preston & Steve Show and Kristyn Aldrich, Focused Studios. (HughE Dillon/

The Philly DoGooder Awards, held tonight at the University of the Arts to fete the best in non-profit video storytelling, announced that they would be doling out awards to's own Leah Kauffman for Innovation in Storytelling and City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell for Innovation in Urban Mechanics. But the third award, for Innovation in Community Building, went unannounced.

Drumroll, please...

The award goes to HughE Dillon, the proprietor of and society photographer for and the Philly Post, was handed the award by Mayor Michael Nutter, who said that Dillon created a new platform for sharing stories behind the community, through the lens of his camera and the words on his blog.

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