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Old photos of Andy Goldman from 1971 and Beryl Rosenstock from 1969

Fifty Years After Woodstock, Attendees Recall Historic Festival

It was a haven of peace and music. An escape from war and politics. In remote Bethel, New York, Woodstock brought around 400,000 attendees...
Ninet Tayeb

Israeli Rock Star Ninet Tayeb Comes to Manayunk for Local Show

Ninet Tayeb Was the Kelly Clarkson of Israel. At 19, the singer got her big break winning the debut season of Kokhav Nolad, a...
Maëlle Doliveux and Josh O’Neill sit on chairs in a cozy looking room

Beehive Books Seeks out Unusual and Unlikely

Walk into the former Reformed Episcopal Church of the Atonement in West Philadelphia, and you hear the unmistakable sounds of construction work. The century-old...
Voila, a piece of two women surrounded by haphazard laundry, that is part of Destined for the Stars

Ricky Bernstein’s Show ‘Destined for the Stars’ Celebrates the Ordinary

Philadelphia is blessed with a wealth of large, well-known museums, from the Mütter Museum and the National Constitution Center to the Philadelphia Museum of...
Alon Goldstein sitting next to a piano

Israeli Pianist Alon Goldstein Visits Philly for Annual Piano Festival

It’s difficult for Alon Goldstein to define his home: He was raised in Israel, owns a house in Maryland, has a job in Missouri...
A dancer in a blue outfit performs during the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival in 2016

Tribe 12 Coordinator Aims to Empower Women in Theater With Fifth Annual Festival

When Polly Edelstein was a graduate theater student at Villanova University, she wrote a manifesto. The concept of a “manifesto” has taken on some ominous...
Photographer Scott Weiner holding a tree sapling that he planted in Jerusalem

Scott Weiner’s Celebrity Photos Chronicle Rock ‘n’ Roll History

In some circles, Philadelphia photographer Scott Weiner has become as legendary as the subjects of his work. A rock ‘n’ roll exhibition celebrating more than...
Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Laura Frank interview Attorney General Josh Shapiro for the Jewish Philly podcast

Podcasts Connect Listeners to American Jewish Life

The world of Jewish podcasts is growing and gaining national audiences, commonly exploring how Jews can redesign or reconnect to American Jewish life through...
Sonya Aronowitz, the producer behind the Off Boardwalk cabaret series in Atlantic City

Jewish Producer Opens Atlantic City Cabaret Series ‘Off Boardwalk’

  A new summer cabaret series, Off Boardwalk, opens July 5 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, featuring an eclectic mix of theater, cabaret...
A black and white photo of a concert from last year's Sababa Fest

Upcoming Sababa Fest Combines Music Festival With Jewish Tradition

When Mendel Sherman conceived the idea of Sababa Fest while at a Wilkes-Barre yeshiva seven years ago, his goals for the music and Shabbat...