Capturing the Philadelphia sound with Samori Coles
A Lil’ Drummaboy with big dreams
Coming ahead of his new podcast launch, Lil’ Drummaboy Recordings founder Samori Coles talks about the history behind the studio, his aspirations in expanding the space, and what makes Philly music special. Lowry Yankwich profiles.
Creative menstrual hygiene with Maisha Ongoza and the PASHI project
Sewing together affordable, accessible solutions
Maisha Ongoza of the Pan-African Sisterhood Health Initiative talks about the project and its efforts to provide reusable menstrual pads, carry pouches, masks, and panties to schools and organizations in Africa. Crystal Sparrow profiles.
Performance Garage presents When Yesterday Meets Tomorrow: Being Black in Ballet Today
Dancing into the conversation
Performance Garage presents a free panel discussion on being Black in ballet with 2023-2024 DanceVisions resident artist Meredith Rainey, choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans, and founder of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet Theresa Ruth Howard. Melissa Strong previews.
Dive into the 2023 Philly Fringe Festival with avant-garde necromancer Sarah Knittel
Philly Fringe 2023: How did we get here?
Sarah Knittel—not a Fringe queen, but certainly a mage or wicked-cool duke—gets us ready for the 2023 fest by sharing her Fringe journey as a self-producing artist.
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Five reasons to attend the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
For the geek at heart
An Nichols previews the 2023 East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention and how it works towards cultural awareness, youth literacy, and building safe spaces for geekdom.
Tuning youth advocacy in music with Joseph H. Conyers and Project 440
A different frequency of learning
Joseph H. Conyers, founder and vision advisor of Project 440, talks about teaching music to children and young adults, community, and learning more than just the instruments. Maria Thompson Corley profiles.
Putting on a show with the 2023 SoLow Festival
Exploring the concept of “mess”
The SoLow Festival is an accessible local arts festival that doesn’t put financial pressure on the artists. This year, it’s exploring the concept of rest. C.M. Crockford previews.
Running away to Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Rooting early passion for the circus
Lisa Grunberger takes a look at circus arts, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, and Fringe's Hand to Hand Festival through the eyes of their youngest fans.
The return of the Jewish New Media Festival
A triumphant comeback story
The festival is back after a four-year hiatus, with Kosha Dillz and Karen Cinnamon leading the way. Stephen Silver previews.
Remembering Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates
Looking back at a Philly poet legend
April is National Poetry Month, and Emily R. Zarevich recalls historic poet Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates, who paved the way for future generations of poets in Philadelphia.