After 10 years, Mt. Airy rock band on path to stardom

Arts, Local Life | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear They may not be the Rolling Stones, but the Mt. Airy-based rock band, Restorations, just may be a household name if they maintain momentum on their uphill trajectory. According to local music writer Matt Cohen, “It’s been 10 years since Restorations formed, and in that time they’ve accomplished more than most bands […]

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Acting by classical pianist in harmony on Mt. Airy stage

Arts, Local Life | December 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!,” presented by the Quintessence Theater Group, has been extended and continues at the Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy through Dec. 30. Directed by Alex Burns, the group’s Artistic Director, the show takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England following the […]

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Cat adoptions, Dec. 13

Local Life, Pets | December 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

HIS CARETAKER DIED: Sasha is a 10-year-old male whose human friend and caretaker recently died unexpectedly. Ms. Jeanne fed 30 cats, most of whom are friendly, in a depressed part of the city. Sasha was tested negative, is neutered and vaccinated. Please contact 215-872-1636 or BrendasCatRescue.org if you can adopt or foster Sasha or any […]

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Hiller’s recommendation for holiday dining a home run

Local Life | December 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear I must admit this is a pretty threadbare “local angle,” but here goes: Our super-talented production manager, graphic designer and illustrator at the Local, Ray DeJohn, a joie-de-vivre gentleman who seems to know someone in every center city club and fine dining establishment, gave me a full-throated recommendation of Scarpetta, the two-years-old upscale […]

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Charming irreverence in ‘The Ultimate Christmas Show’

Arts, Local Life | December 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged),” by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, is currently being performed at Allens Lane Theater until this Saturday, Dec. 15. While three cheerfully lighted Christmas trees dominate the stage, the interests of “Saint Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church” are more broad. Their creed? “We’ll believe anything.” Under director Mariangela […]

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