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The Roots To Partner With Their Philadelphia Alma Mater CAPA

The Roots are tapping into their resources to help raise funds for their alma mater in Philadelphia.


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Boyz II Men Perform At Their High School In Philadelphia

“This is our roots, this is where it all started. This is what the song Motownphilly was all about,” Shawn Stockman said.


CAPA students sing praises to donors who helped make their show this year possible. (Credit: Justin Udo)

The Show Must — And Will Go On For CAPA Students

Students at the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts are singing praises to the donors who are helping make this years performance possible.


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Philadelphia Teachers, School Officials At Odds Over How To Close Budget Gap

Superintendent William Hite’s budget relies on labor concessions — including teacher pay cuts from 5 to 13 percent, and an end to teacher seniority.


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Questlove Steps Up To Ensure Next Year’s CAPA Musical Will Go On

A famous alumnus of Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts is reaching into his own pocket to make sure that next year’s musical at his alma mater won’t be scrapped, as this year’s was.


(CAPA principal Johnny Whaley Jr. with some of his students.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Performing Arts H.S. Cancels Spring Musical Due To Budget Crunch

The spring musical, a signature event at Philadelphia’s High School for Creative and Performing Arts, will not go on as planned this year because of Philadelphia School District cutbacks.


(Ta'Rea Campbell, an alumna of Philadelphia's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, talks with current students.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Homegrown Acting Star Meets With Students at Philly’s Creative Arts High School

Students of the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts had the opportunity to ask questions of Ta’Rea Campbell, the lead of “Sister Act” who was once a student at CAPA.


(Ezra Ali and fellow CAPA students entertain children at a South Philadelphia day care center.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Students and Cops Create Holiday Fun For South Philly Tots

Students of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (“CAPA”) stopped at four daycare centers in South Philadelphia along with “Santa” and his helpers (officers in the 17th Police District) to offer stories and songs.


(Theresa Casper Nelson greets founding CAPA principal Dr. John Vannoni at Friday's Broad and Spruce Sts. ceremony.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Performing Arts High School Celebrates 30th Anniversary

CAPA has given us Boyz II Men, QuestLove, and Tony Luke, among others. Today, alumni were marking the anniversary of the school’s founding.