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Around the world in West Philly

The theater’s patrons sit in the dark as faces of ‘60s-era ghosts are projected on screen. People shift in the cushioned seats with each swell of music, but this is neither an ordinary film nor venue.…

Back Home offers second chances

It’s common to be asked for spare change, a cigarette or a subway token. And a common response for such a request is, “Get a job.” On the surface, it may seem like the simple solution, but how is a homeless person supposed to climb the ladder without a better starting position?…

Dont underestimate the Philly Song Shuffle

It was two sets in, nearly eight minutes into my visit to the World Café this past Friday night, when I realized I had underestimated the artists. The idea was great: 47 musicians, four-minute sets, four-second set changes, one song and one shot for the performers.…