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Livin’ in a folk artist’s paradise at three-day festival

The Guns N’ Roses lyric “take me down to Paradise City” may not traditionally refer to Philadelphia, but next week it will certainly be applicable. The city has always been known for its dedication to the arts – Broad Street, for example, lives up to its name as the Avenue of the Arts, with numerous theaters, galleries and musical venues lining its sidewalks.…

Dim sum fills hearts, appetites

There is a never-ending list of restaurants that specialize in either breakfast or dinner, but finding a unique lunch experience can be difficult. The solution to some midday meal problems  may lay in Chinatown, where hungry lunch-goers can partake in the “dim sum” tradition.…

Fishtown’s Bada Bargains sells treasures for pennies

A young man in his early twenties enters the store looking for a used guitar, but instead finds a perfectly good lamp that reminds him of his childhood. When the asking cost is a little steeper than expected, the man at the register lets him walk away with his treasure at half price.…