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Positively Philadelphia

(Philayva performing on stage.  L-R: Virgil Walker, Erik Scattareggia, Charlene Holloway, Dan Austin, and Bob Shields.  Image provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Smooth Jazz That’s All Philly

The band is called Philayva (pronounced “flay-vah”), and that unusual spelling gives you a clue to what makes it special.

07/14/2013

(Philadelphia is a city of music.  In this file photo, "The Kooks" play on the Penn campus.)

Positively Philadelphia: Make Music Philly, June 21st

A big event that started in France and has since spread around the world is happening in Philadelphia for the first time.

06/09/2013

(Janice Woodcock, Zivile Pupinyte, Ann Peters, and Emily Squires Levine in The Parlor Shop at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.  A corner of the portrait of Christine Wetherill shows at top left.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Parlor Shop at the Art Alliance

A group of artists are selling their goods inside an historic room of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, for the benefit of the cultural foundation.

06/02/2013

("Brooklyn Flea."  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Brooklyn Flea Market Hops To Philadelphia

The famous “Brooklyn Flea” is expanding to Northern Liberties, starting June 2nd.

05/19/2013

(This parking lot at 23rd and Arch Streets will be transformed, starting May 18th, into the "Phair" open-air market.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Philly “Phair”

A new open air market is coming to Philadelphia, giving artists a chance to show off their work and buyers a chance to discover an up-and-coming artist.

05/12/2013

(Bartram’s Garden, in Southwest Philadelphia.  Credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Our Region’s Public Garden Heritage

Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day, and Philadelphia is home to more gardens than any other city in the country.

05/05/2013

(Students of the Rock School are flanked by directors Stephanie and Bojan Spassoff.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Bringing Ballet Students To The Next Level

The Rock School of Dance Education, at Broad Street and Washington Avenue, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

04/28/2013

(David Bradley, Joshua Campbell, and Tess Kunick discuss their PIFA project.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Student-Professional Collaboration For PIFA

Some plays start with a script. For others, you make it up as you go along.

04/21/2013

(Scott Lehman and Star Biel, collecting business attire for military veterans at the Comcast Center in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Business Suits For Returning Military Veterans

“Suiting Warriors” collects business clothing for military veterans, particularly those from the post-9/11 wars.

04/14/2013

(All photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Fresh Breezes From Atlantic City

We’ve been crawling toward spring for what seems like weeks now, so if you’re looking for some new and different things to do, Atlantic City says, “Hey, don’t forget about us!”

04/07/2013

I teach future scientists

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Spreads Through The City

Even the Phillies are getting in on the fun, there will be a Science Day at the Ballpark.

03/29/2013

(The Fairmount Water Works sits along the Schuylkill River, below the art museum.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Positively Philadelphia: The Fairmount Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is debuting a new event, “Culture and Conversation,” and you’re invited.

03/24/2013

(A newly restored guard box in Fairmount Park.  All photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Fairmount Park’s ”Little Jewels”

“We have about twelve of them left at this point, and we guard them very carefully,” notes Lucy Strackhouse of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.

03/17/2013

(A portion of the show floor at last year's Pittcon.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Science Fair, But Strictly Business

It’s like the Auto Show or the Flower Show, but for scientists!

03/10/2013

(Jill and Sheldon  Bonovitz.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Local Couple’s Amazing Art Collection

Philadelphia art collectors Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz have amassed an an impressive collection of “outsider” art which is being prepared for exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

03/03/2013

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