‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. says he has only one regret as the play comes to home screens

The East Oak Lane-raised actor and singer is disappointed he can't watch it with his cast mates, but he's proud of what they created together. "We made something that we believed in," he says.

Top pop songs for summer 2020: Here’s our Spotify playlist for the strangest year yet

From “Dreamsicle” and “Summer Love” to “Lockdown” and “I Can’t Breathe,” these are the songs that will remind your future self what 2020 felt like in the moment.

Top pop songs for summer 2020: Here’s our Spotify playlist for the strangest year yet

From “Dreamsicle” and “Summer Love” to “Lockdown” and “I Can’t Breathe,” these are the songs that will remind your future self what 2020 felt like in the moment.

Franklin Institute and Philadelphia Zoo open this week. Plus, more for kids to do.

Also opening this week: Franklin Square. And that includes the carousel, playground, mini golf, and fountain shows.

Franklin Institute and Philadelphia Zoo open this week. Plus, more for kids to do.

Also opening this week: Franklin Square. And that includes the carousel, playground, mini golf, and fountain shows.

Catch ‘Liberty Bell’ on your iPhone at the Art Museum steps. It’s like Pokémon Go, but arty.

Artist Nancy Baker Cahill’s work, "Liberty Bell," is meant to raise questions about what liberty means, and for whom. It runs for about a minute and a half. The exhibit will be up for about a year.

Catch ‘Liberty Bell’ on your iPhone at the Art Museum steps. It’s like Pokémon Go, but arty.

Artist Nancy Baker Cahill’s work, "Liberty Bell," is meant to raise questions about what liberty means, and for whom. It runs for about a minute and a half. The exhibit will be up for about a year.
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David Charles Abell takes over Philly Pops, with face masks and acrylic partitions if that’s what it takes

The Philly Pops is the first major Philadelphia performing ensemble to get back on stage — after putting precautions in place and jettisoning one “dangerous” instrument.

‘Hamilton’ at your house, Willie Nelson’s July 4 picnic, Welcome America concert, Morey’s Piers and Six Flags openings, and more weekend fun

'Hamilton' arrives on Disney+ Friday. Watch Willie Nelson's July 4 Picnic Saturday afternoon online and Welcome America's empty-hall concert on TV Saturday night.

Mural Arts’ ambitious new artwork exists entirely online, and your pics can be part of it

"Philly Rising," by artist Nilé Livingston, is part of of this year’s virtual Wawa Welcome America celebration. Watch it come together on the Mural Arts website.

Author Colson Whitehead cancels appearance at the Free Library in solidarity with Black employees

“I love doing events at the Free Library,” Whitehead tweeted. “But I am canceling my appearance next week as I am told the situation has not improved.”

PAFA board backs embattled president, sets up committee to address diversity

The statement makes no mention of a June 25 alumni petition calling for sweeping changes at the school and museum, including the ouster of president David Brigham.

Jay-Z’s Made in America is canceled for this year because of pandemic

Jay-Z's company, Roc Nation, said another reason behind the concert's postponement to 2021 is to focus support on organizations and individuals fighting for social justice.

Wild design at Wilma Theater borrows from Shakespeare’s Globe for COVID distancing

Philadelphia theater turns to a design as old as Shakespeare for a way to bring people together at a social distance.

Watch: Gritty gets Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ treatment

The incorrigible orange one was nominated by the Phillie Phanatic.

Franklin Institute will be first up as Philly museums announce plans to reopen

Also on the Parkway, the Barnes Foundation and the Academy of Natural Sciences will follow later in July. The Philadelphia Museum of Art will announce its reopening date sometime in the next few weeks.

Philadelphia arts groups and artists to receive $4 million from emergency COVID-19 fund

"But the challenge is far from over,” said one arts leader about the pandemic, which has left arts groups reeling.

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died

Nutcracker won’t happen this year, Pennsylvania Ballet says

"It's really sad," the ballet's executive director acknowledged. Children with sugarplum fairies dancing in their heads will need to wait until next year because of safety concerns and financial realities.

Jon Stewart says his new movie, ‘Irresistible,' stands on Frank Capra’s shoulders. Think of it as ‘Washington Goes to Mr. Smith.’

Rose Byrne and Steve Carell co-star as cynical political operatives from opposing parties. Chris Cooper is a small-town candidate from the middle of nowhere on whom they descend.

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