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‘Next to Normal’ now showing at the Academy of Music

It’s the story of a modern family facing a crisis, revolving around a family that is impacted by a mother with bipolar disorder.The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal is filled with serious...

Picture perfect

At its start, the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival aimed to keep all of the fests screenings within the cozy confines of Northern Liberties.For the first three years, the festival’s organizers largely stuck to that...

Continuing to rebuild

Ace High Auto was one of a few businesses on Northeast Avenue affected by the tornado that touched down on May 18. The apartments above the business have been declared uninhabitable. JENNY SWIGODA /...

End of an era

Pastor Paul Andell of St. James Lutheran Church at Castor Ave. and Pratt St. is retiring after 39 years. KEVIN COOK / FOR THE TIMESIt was back in 1972 that the Rev. Paul Andell arrived...

Editorial: Council is lazy

Summer officially started at 1:16 Tuesday afternoon. For the average working stiff in Philadelphia — you know, the guy who pays the bloated salaries of the 17 members of City Council — he’s looking forward to a summer...

Blandness gives Green Lantern a black eye

Green Lantern features an emerald ring that provides the power to do anything the mind can imagine. Ryan Reynolds treats it like a ring he got out of the gumball machine.To say Reynolds didn’t seem...

Community Calendar, June 16, 2011 edition

Friday, June 17EVENTSAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 65 E. Street Road, Feasterville. 2 to 7 p.m. Appointments: 215–914–0661.Arts and Crafts Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St. Suitable for ages 5 to...

Calendar (June 16, 2011)

Friday, June 17EVENTSAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 65 E. Street Road, Feasterville. 2 to 7 p.m. Appointments: 215–914–0661.Bingo for Adults Resurrection of Our Lord school hall, 2020 Shelmire Ave. Snacks available....

Casino Trips (June 16, 2011)

Golden Friends June 22. Trump Plaza. $68, includes Oh What a Night!, a musical tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, buffet and $20 slot play. Departure inf.: 215–335–2287.Northeast Older Adult Center June...

Trips (June 16, 2011)

ST. WILLIAM’S SENIOR CITIZENS June 19. Bristol Playhouse. $75, includes transportation, “Great Balls of Fire: A Legacy of the 50s” and dinner. 215–725–5697.MATERNITY BVM SENIORS AND MAKIN’ MEMORIES WITH CAYE Sept. 26 to 29....
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