Patti Smith remembers growing up in Germantown and S. Jersey before two homecoming shows

The seminal punk poet is excited to play the museum where she first saw a Picasso.

'Jeopardy!' fans in Philly are going to be upset at the NFL tonight

I’ll take annoyed Philadelphia viewers for $400, Alex.

'Jeopardy!' fans in Philly are going to be upset at the NFL tonight

I’ll take annoyed Philadelphia viewers for $400, Alex.

The opera star out of Northeast Philly is back on stage at the Metropolitan Opera

Stephen Costello grew up around the family-owned Jack Costello Boxing Club and rocketed to opera fame in 2007. He's been away from the Met for a full season, re-tooling his voice, and has just returned with back-to-back roles in "La Traviata" and "Rigoletto."

The opera star out of Northeast Philly is back on stage at the Metropolitan Opera

Stephen Costello grew up around the family-owned Jack Costello Boxing Club and rocketed to opera fame in 2007. He's been away from the Met for a full season, re-tooling his voice, and has just returned with back-to-back roles in "La Traviata" and "Rigoletto."
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Rail Park activist’s art is one of best shows to see in Philly galleries this month

Sarah McEneaney's paintings, at Locks Gallery, are set in the Callowhill neighborhood, looking outward and inward from there. Tristin Lowe's inventive works are at Fleisher/Ollman. Joan Wadleigh Curran has concurrent shows in two venues.

Bruce Springsteen announces new album

And some of the E Street Band are along for the ride.

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‘Goldbergs’ creator talks about the Mother’s Day the real Beverly Goldberg never lets him forget

In the Jenkintown-set ABC sitcom's May 1 episode, Adam F. Goldberg also lets his mother have her say.

Susan Talbott is leaving the Fabric Workshop and Museum

Hired as an interim leader after founder Kippy Stroud's sudden death, Talbott has kept the quirky museum/workshop on the national radar and built a sustainable administrative structure. She'll step down at the end of September.

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‘Portals to Hell’: Doylestown’s Katrina Weidman is the person to call when ghosts need busting on TV

New Travel Channel series pairs the Penn State grad, who says she grew up in more than one haunted house, with reality star Jack Osbourne.

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A Philadelphia guitar hero opens a new venue in Kensington

The venue is not to be confused with Jerry’s Bar, also on Front Street, in Northern Liberties, where bands have shown up ready to unload equipment.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: Our verdict on the final film in the Marvel saga

In ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the conclusion to Marvel/Disney's 23-picture superhero cycle, the Avengers battle an interstellar madman with a scheme to depopulate the universe. With Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Brie Larson.

Philadelphia Art Museum is hosting a Def Poetry Jam reunion in the iconic Great Stair Hall

Danny Simmons, who founded the HBO show, is an influential leader of the local arts community. Leading lights like Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker will perform in the Art Museum's Great Stair Hall.

Philly’s Poet Laureate wins $50,000 from Academy of American Poets

Raquel Salas Rivera is one of 13 poets honored in the first year of a new national fellowship supporting the work of local poet laureates.

Inspired by a jazz great, now her DIVA Jazz Orchestra empowers women to pick up instruments of their own

"Women are now empowered to say, ‘I/we are strong enough, good enough, badass musicians, and if we want to play together because it’s fun and it feels great, that’s okay"

What's new at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Penn's Landing and Cherry Street Pier

May 10 marks the reopening of Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and Spruce Street Harbor Park, bringing roller-skating, hammock-hanging, and plenty of other al fresco fun to the Delaware River waterfront. This year also marks the first summer for Cherry Street Pier and its full bar.

Shakespeare meets ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Mean Girls’ in the latest from Philly’s Quirk Books

It's Shakespeare's birthday, and to celebrate, Quirk Books (of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" fame) is releasing two books that mashup the Bard with movie favorites. Both in iambic pentameter.

The story behind those Kate Smith songs with racist lyrics

New attention is being paid to songs with racist lyrics that Smith sang in the 1930s.

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