- The Inquirer reports on changes at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in the Centennial District of Fairmount Park, including a new performance area: the Skyline Stage and Lawn, which will open towards the end of the month. “An evolving relationship between musicians and fans” has forced the Mann to rethink the designs of decades past, when the Philadelphia Orchestra’s presence was much more of a constant and popular feature.
- Metro talks with illustrator Hawk Krall just prior to the opening of an exhibit at Space 1026 (running from today, First Friday, to the end of the month), exploring 12 whimsical street scenes of Philadelphia done in pen and ink. “I’m fascinated with how you can see many layers of history in Philadelphia, which isn’t really possible in other cities,” says Krall.
- “The line between the southern end of Mantua and the northern end of Drexel’s campus has begun to blur in recent years,” says Naked Philly, reporting that developers will construct a five-story mixed use (24 residential units, 2 stores) on a currently vacant 8,000 square foot lot at 3221 Spring Garden Street.
- There is outrage in Frankford as that community has learned of plans for a drug rehab center at 4834 Penn Street. Displeased at the lack of input by area residents, Frankford Gazette Editor Bob Smiley is circulating a petition to stop the project.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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