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(Christina Guiden, Deron Mahoney, and Sherrae Lewis, three students in OIC's culinary program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Venerable OIC Celebrating 50 Years of Help to Black Community

The nonprofit self-help organization started small but has grown into a movement, with 44 programs in 22 states.

06/12/2014

(Anne Hathaway stars as Fantine in the latest screen version of Victor Hugo's classic.)

Oscars Preview: A Few Surprise Tidbits Among The Nominees

The televised Academy Awards show is Sunday evening, February 24th.

02/06/2013

(Cast of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" includes, L-R, Charlie DelMarcelle, Megan Bellwoar, and Mary Martello.  Photo by Mark Garvin, provided)

Theatre Review: ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’

By Bob Nelson PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia-based Lantern Theater Company is creating quite a sensation with its current production of Martin McDonaugh’s Tony award-winning satire, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” What we have here […]

01/31/2013

(Jennie Eisenhower and Ian Merrill Peakes star in "An Ideal Husband," now playing at the Walnut Street Theatre.  Photo by Mark Garvin, provided)

Theatre Review: ‘An Ideal Husband’ Still Funny 100+ Years Later

“An Ideal Husband” is Oscar Wilde’s dramatic masterpiece which originated in 1895 and has been playing, more or less, ever since.

01/25/2013

(Image provided by Kino)

Home Video Report: Buster Keaton Collection Re-released

An impressive collection of Buster Keaton movies is now being released to Blu-ray.

01/09/2013

(Andy Griffith played a small-town sheriff in his TV series.  File photo)

Some Notable Lives Drew To A Close During 2012

Andy Griffith, Dick Clark, Mike Wallace, and Nora Ephron were among those who died this year.

12/21/2012

(George C. Scott starred as Gen. George Patton in "Patton.")

Home Video Report: A Lifetime of Superstars

If you’re still looking for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers, here are a few suggestions that might brighten the faces of your friends and family.

12/14/2012

dark knight boxed set

Home Video Report: ‘Dark Knight’ Boxed Set

There’s a new set of DVDs that might make a nice holiday gift.

12/12/2012

(Myrna Loy and William Powell -- here with Asta -- starred in the "Thin Man" series.)

Home Video Report: ‘The Thin Man’ on DVD

If you’re looking for seasonal gifts, here’s one that some may consider a bit of a stretch.

12/05/2012

(John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson star in "Pulp Fiction," directed by Quentin Tarantino.)

Home Video Report: Quentin Tarantino Collection

Now on the home video market is a collection of quirky films from one of our quirkiest directors.

11/28/2012

(Jennifer Hope Wills and Jeffrey Coon co-star in "The Music Man," now playing at the Walnut Street Theatre.  Photo by Mark Garvin, provided)

Theatre Review: ‘The Music Man,’ at The Walnut

Brace yourself, theatre lovers!

11/16/2012

(Joseph Cotten stars in "Shadow of a Doubt," directed by Alfred Hithcock.)

Home Video Report: A Superior Alfred Hitchcock Collection

With the arrival of Halloween comes, appropriately, Alfred Hitchcock’s so-called “Masterwork Collection.”

11/01/2012

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Theatre Review: ‘Stars of David,’ at the Suzanne Roberts

An impressive historical narrative has arrived at Philadelphia’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

10/26/2012

("Avatar," directed by James Cameron.)

Home Video Report: New Releases of ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Princess Bride’

“Avatar” is now out in a new 3-D Blu-ray version.

10/17/2012

(The Arden Theatre production of "Next To Normal" stars, L-R, Robert Hager, Kristine Fraelich, and James Barry.  Photo by Mark Garvin, provided)

Theatre Review: ‘Next To Normal,’ at The Arden

Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre has opened its 25th season with an elaborate production of the 2010 Pulitzer prize-winning musical drama, “Next To Normal.”

10/05/2012

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