Let Freedom Sing

A Navy Yard site will host an Independence Day concert to honor Marian Anderson and the Great American Songbook. By Joseph Myers Marian Anderson, the celebrated contralto who hailed from South-of-South/Graduate Hospital,  possessed an immense sense of patriotism, going so far as to donate 98 percent of the proceeds from

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Newbold Brings back the Blues

The neighborhood’s Blues festival returns, featuring barbecue options and copious craft beer selections. By Joseph Myers There is never a dull moment in South Philly, and that becomes even more apparent when the spring and summer arrive. Hoping to strengthen community connections right before one season yields to another, the

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A well-deserved honor

A Grays Ferry resident will receive an honor for improving the lives of locals affected by crime. By Joseph Myers Tyrique Glasgow is well-versed in loss, having said goodbye to many acquaintances in his Grays Ferry environs due to violence and even to five years of life on a drug

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A Measured Approach

An East Passyunk Crossing poet will appear at a favorite haunt to celebrate National Poetry Month. By Joseph Myers Maria Famà is a nationally-renown poet who has read pieces across the country. This Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., she’ll celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading at the Fumo Family Branch of

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