Oscar-winning songwriter Benj Pasek has at least one thing in common with the hero of "A Christmas Story" - they both celebrated the holiday with Chinese food.
The staffs of the Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com pick the best books they read in 2017, a year they hugely enjoyed for its rich, fun, surprising, elevating reading.
The 20-year Philly Christmas tradition has a new home.
Fall Arts Guide: The best in music, movies, comedy, theater and more
In the Walnut Street Theatre production of Annie, Lyn Philistine and Christopher Sutton play crack-up co-villains Rooster and Lily St. Regis. In real life, they're married. Their son appeared on the Walnut stage at the ripe old age of 3 months.
Philadelphia-based David Bonanno gave his life to the poetry community, his friends and family say.
The Sixers star partnered with nonprofit Unity in the Community to check every box off of the kids' Christmas lists.
The Philadelphia Zoo celebrated the 37th birthday of Coldilocks, the oldest polar bear in the U.S. At the celebration guests sang "Happy Birthday to You" while Coldilocks enjoyed a birthday cake made of peanut butter, fish, honey, raisins and bear chow.
New albums from Luke Bryan, Bjork, and Miguel.
A 25-song holiday playlist to get over the same old, same old Christmas music doldrums.
"A Christmas Story Live!" - a new musical event from Fox with local ties - and "Gunpowder," a provocative historical thriller from HBO, are among the best bets this week.
He will sign bottles of Crystal Skull Vodka on Friday.
Bill Nye: Science Guy opens Dec. 15.
Grammy-winning Glasper in Ardmore, plus gift sets from Holiday, the Jam, and Wilco, and Japanese Breakfast utensils.