Positively Philadelphia

(Alita Moses performs in Switzerland at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Alita Moses, Student Exemplar of Jazz

She’s a senior jazz vocal major at the University of the Arts, and recently won a major worldwide singing competition: the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, in Switzerland.

09/21/2014

(David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, stands alongside its historic marker.   Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wayne Hotel

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel, in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history.

09/14/2014

(The Franklin Inn Club, 205 South Camac Street.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A ‘Fringe’ Opera in a Center City Hideaway

The Philadelphia Opera Collective is producing a Frankenstein-based opera at the Franklin Inn Club, on Camac Street, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

09/07/2014

(A Japanese-themed "accidental tea garden" on the South Philly Garden Tour.  Photo provided, used with permission)

Positively Philadelphia: The South Philly Garden Tour

“You would never expect on some of these…places that don’t even have a tree out front, when you walk through the little tiny rowhouse and then it just opens up onto this amazing space.”

08/31/2014

(Nikolas Toocheck with his mom, Tara.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Young People Volunteering

“I was just, like, totally psyched to get a letter saying, ‘Congratulations, Nikolas Toocheck, you’re the Kohl’s Kids regional winner,’ and I was just so psyched out. It was awesome.”

08/17/2014

(Photo provided by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers)

Positively Philadelphia: Kun-Yang Lin and His Spectacular Dance Company

Company founder and artistic director Kun-Yang Lin started the group in New York, but moved it to Philadelphia after falling in love with the city.

08/10/2014

(A cluster of handmade Adirondack chairs under a distant tree beckons visitors at Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne, Pa.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Chanticleer Garden

This world-class garden is nearby, but many people don’t realize the splendor that is tucked away right there, behind busy Church Road in Wayne, Pa.

08/03/2014

(Submission for the contest, provided by Visit Philly.)

Positively Philadelphia: Phillyosophy Photo Contest

If you like to take photographs, do we have a contest for you!

07/27/2014

(The 2013 East Passyunk Car Show and Festival.  File photo provided by EPA BID)

Positively Philadelphia: East Passyunk Car Show and Street Fest

“We have over 140 show cars, lining five blocks of East Passyunk Avenue,” notes Renee Gilinger, executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.

07/20/2014

(Josh Lawrence, photographed in a University of the Arts rehearsal room by Lauren Lipton.)

Positively Philadelphia: The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Fest

UArts faculty member Josh Lawrence is among the performers at the eighth annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, coming up Saturday, July 19th, 2014.

07/13/2014

(Liz Halverson and Monica Barrington, the "L&M Collective," at Philly Phair in Headhouse Square.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Open-Air Shopping at Philly Phair

Every Saturday from now until November 22nd, Philly Phair, where everything is handmade, takes place at Headhouse Square, near 2nd and Lombard.

06/29/2014

Carol and George Gingrich of Carol's Scents N' Soaps, at a seasonal fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Ballet.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Delco Couple’s Handmade Niceties

Carol’s Scents N’ Soaps began in Media, Pa. Carol and her husband George now sell to people around the world.

06/21/2014

Benedict Leca of the  Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Judith Dolkart of the Barnes, with one of many Cézanne paintings featuring human skulls.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Cézanne, Showcased at the Barnes

Apples and human skulls (!) are featured in the still lifes of Paul Cézanne, in a new exhibition opening June 22nd at the Barnes Foundation.

06/15/2014

(Lauren Saul, with one of the American flags in the Philadelphia Flag Day Association's collection. Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Flag Day Festivities

Flag Day is coming up, and you’re invited to a big bash in the hometown of our national symbol.

06/08/2014

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/25/2014

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