A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.
“These are some of the biggest works we’ve ever brought to Philadelphia,” says Nick Stuccio, producing director of the 2014 lineup.
He’ll join a prestigious list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier.
Equality Pennsylvania has launched a six-week tour across the state to drum up support for House and Senate Bill 300, which would provide statewide discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and trangendered people in Pennsylvania.
Every summer the stories are tragic, an infant or young child left inside of a hot car by a forgetful parent or caregiver as the mercury quickly rises to unbearable temperatures.
A seventh death is being linked to a 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia that killed shoppers and workers inside a Salvation Army.
A group of friends has turned Saturday nights into an evening of giving to the homeless.
Several well-known gospel artists will pay tribute at a fundraiser Monday night.
Many ancient mosques, temples, tombs, and other significant locations in the most heavily affected areas of Syria have seen severe damage during the nearly four years of conflict.
Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.
Volunteers from the carpenters’ union and five builders are donating time, helping Habitat for Humanity complete the homes in three days.
Conversion of the historic Anthony Wayne School building, at 28th and Morris Streets, began ten years ago, when $5.5 million in tax credits and city funding helped convert the school into 36 units of affordable housing.
Members of the historic Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia voted to dismiss their pastor this past weekend after months of turmoil. The young pastor’s ousting could be part of a sign of a growing trend among historic churches.
Local civil rights groups announced this week they are withdrawing support for the long proposed bill.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has transformed a vacant lot on South Street near 15th Sreet into a lush, shaded, pop-up garden.