Arts & Culture

William Colvin, vice president and treasurer of Coker Council for the Arts and Activities, looks through an old yearbook that will go into the organization's planned museum. (Herald-Standard photo).

Coker Council for Arts and Activities plans theater, event center | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 9, 2022

'We’re seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this year,' vice president and treasurer William Colvin said.

Pa. approves 36 new historical markers honoring artist Keith Haring, others

BY: - December 8, 2022

The markers will find their homes in 18 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, including Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Cambria, Clinton, Delaware, Erie, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lehigh, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Washington, and York counties. 

Washington guitarist Dan Baker is the vice president of the Washington Jazz Society.

Washington Jazz Society: Fostering love of music in area youngsters | Helping the Helpers

BY: - November 29, 2022

'By building a foundation on music, that just gives them so many other opportunities,' DeDe MacTaggart said.

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Statue commemorating World War I

Veterans Day 2022: Dulce et Decorum Est | John L. Micek

BY: - November 11, 2022

To those among you who served, thank you from all of us at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

Philly lawmaker aims to clamp down on school book bans | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 15, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb's, D-Philadelphia, bill would establish uniform procedures for school boards to follow before yanking books from the shelves.

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The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (Photo via the Virginia Mercury).

In Virginia, a symphony of consolation seeks to counter violence | Roger Chesley

BY: - October 10, 2022

A concert can't bring back those we've lost. But it can heighten awareness, give comfort, and bring people together to fight violence.

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The 1994 movie ‘Clerks’ was one of many ‘Slacker films’ that were made in the 1990s. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

If you’re surprised by the anti-work movement, maybe you need to watch more movies | Opinion

BY: - October 7, 2022

Some of the most fascinating movies make viewers ask: 'What if all that hard work isn’t really worth it?'

Philadelphia's Gayborhood. Photo via the Philadelphia Gay News

OutFest street festival canceled, but other Philly gayborhood events remain

BY: - October 2, 2022

The Oct. 9 street festival will not happen. Here's a rundown of your other options for the weekend of Oct. 7.

Philly’s drag community remembers Valencia Prime

BY: - September 24, 2022

'I called her the voice of the people. She really was an advocate, especially to newer queens,' Prime's sister, Asia Monroe, said.

REBUILD PHL LIBRARY ART

As Philly grapples with gun violence, libraries look to become a safe space for city youth

BY: - September 19, 2022

The city's Rebuild program is working to improve and renovate libraries across Philadelphia.

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CURIOUS KIDS

How to keep kids curious. Five questions answered | Opinion

BY: - September 19, 2022

Curiosity is a natural capacity, present in nonhuman animals as well as in humans from a very young age.

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These high school ‘classics’ have been taught for years. Are their days numbered? | Opinion

BY: - September 19, 2022

Does a new generation of students require a new generation of literary classics?