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Gritty Philly film had to fight for its ‘Big Break’

In 2009, Norristown native Sean Kirkpatrick and a handful of others gathered in the river wards to tell a story.Setting up shop in a house on Richmond Street, they scraped together whatever money and resources...

The summer sounds of Penn’s Landing

Keeya Branson-Davis has been lining up free riverfront entertainment for Philadelphians for 14 years.As director of programming for the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. (the successor to Penn’s Landing Corp.), she mixes crowd favorites with new acts.For...

Actress is indebted to ‘Miss Saigon’

Melinda Chua is appearing in her eighth production of Miss Saigon, opening May 25 and running through July 17 at the Walnut Street Theatre.But don’t think for one moment that this actress/singer ever grows tired...

Music Row: Festival gems in Fishtown

There’s a running joke in Philly that, at some point in the 1960s, all of Kensington and Fishtown picked up and headed north, seeking refuge in the bucolic sprawl of the Great Northeast, where...

Mayberry might make a difference

John Mayberry Jr. should be the Phillies’ starting rightfielder.If for no other reason than to shake this lineup up a bit to see if this offense can get going, Mayberry should be given the...

At the Movies: ‘Bridesmaids’ not the typical wedding flick

Bridesmaids is another entry in the “weddings make women act crazy” movie genre. However, unlike many of the others, it’s actually very entertaining and not filled with clichés.If you’ve seen any Judd Apatow movie (The...

Trips, May 19, 2011 edition

CORA SERVICES May 20. Phillies vs. Texas Rangers. $40, includes bus and ticket on top level, first base line. 215–701–2524, pcampellone@coraservices.orgJEANES HOSPITAL AUXILIARY June 22. Allenberry Playhouse. $89, includes transportation, full-course luncheon buffet and...

Religious events, May 19, 2011 edition

All Saints Episcopal Church, Rhawnhurst, 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday school...

Horosope, May 19, 2011 edition

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A once-harmonious relationship appears to be hitting some sour notes. Spend some time together to see why things have gone off key. What you learn might surprise you.TAURUS (April...

Casino trips, May 19, 2011 edition

St. Jerome’s Seniors (JEMS) May 20. Mohegan Sun. $32, includes $32 slot bucks and full luncheon. Departure inf.: 215–338–3787, 215–743–1035, 215–333–2785.Marlyn Fein Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center May 22. Resorts. $27, includes bus,...
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