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Can babysitting help retool the Barrymore Awards? Theatre Philadelphia gives it a shot

Awards organizers hope that a new grant to cover childcare will help diversify the ranks of Barrymore nominators and judges — and expand the types of performances that get recognized for excellence.

Can babysitting help retool the Barrymore Awards? Theatre Philadelphia gives it a shot

Awards organizers hope that a new grant to cover childcare will help diversify the ranks of Barrymore nominators and judges — and expand the types of performances that get recognized for excellence.

Undocumented and unafraid, as Philly’s Latino LGBT immigrants and organizers push back on immigration crackdown

Immigrant advocates say people with untraditional sexual and gender orientations are frequently mistreated in federal detention centers.

Undocumented and unafraid, as Philly’s Latino LGBT immigrants and organizers push back on immigration crackdown

Immigrant advocates say people with untraditional sexual and gender orientations are frequently mistreated in federal detention centers.

Through hip-hop and dance, this nonprofit teaches girls of color how to code — ‘It helped me build who I am’

At the innovative danceLogic, based in West Philadelphiphia's West Park Cultural Center, dance teachers and a Comcast tech executive teach teenage girls dance moves and coding — and find that the two disciplines have a lot in common.

Through hip-hop and dance, this nonprofit teaches girls of color how to code — ‘It helped me build who I am’

At the innovative danceLogic, based in West Philadelphiphia's West Park Cultural Center, dance teachers and a Comcast tech executive teach teenage girls dance moves and coding — and find that the two disciplines have a lot in common.
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A new festival modeled on Santa Fe’s comes to Philly on Saturday

Philadelphians don't need to travel out west for indigenous arts, crafts, and dance. Native cultures are thriving right here. Saturday's free "We Are the Seeds" festival is a brand-new showcase.

Before Marie Kondo there was Sara Berman — and her closet is going on display near the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall

Artist Maira Kalman and her son celebrate Maira's gloriously fastidious mother with an outdoor monument to a humble life well lived. See it on Independence Mall Friday through Sept. 2.

An enormous Confederate flag is going on display in Philly this week — here’s why

Artist Sonya Clark mounts an exhibition featuring the Confederate Flag of Truce, the dishcloth that signaled the end of the Civil War and was promptly forgotten by almost everyone. Clark asks: What if this other flag had endured instead of the Confederate Battle Flag?

Kimmel Center’s ‘Miss Saigon’ is family history for two actors in the cast with Vietnamese roots

Jackie Nguyen and Matthew Overberg are keeping an eye on authenticity for the production.

Beloved kids’ book illustrator Jerry Pinkney has a big new show in Chestnut Hill

Freedom’s Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney, at the Woodmere Art Museum, spans 60 years of the esteemed illustrator's career, and 400 years of African American history.

‘The onus is not on them’: Breaking down stereotypes, misconceptions, and myths about black women, marriage at the Free Library

A Q&A with sociologist and licensed clinical social worker Sarah Adeyinka-Skold about black women's marriage patterns and dating trends. Adeyinka-Skold will speak about the myths and misconceptions about black women marrying at the Free Library on Feb. 20.

Art exhibit-auction to honor late Philly muralist Willis ‘Nomo’ Humphrey

All proceeds will be donated to a college fund for Humphrey's children.

Lunar New Year at Bo De Buddhist Temple

Photographs from the Lunar New Year Celebration at Bo De Buddhist Temple. The Bo De Buddhist Temple on South 13th Street near Washington Avenue is a center of Vietnamese life in South Philadelphia.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, remembering the women civil rights leaders left out of spotlight

“Women were at the forefront of the civil rights struggle, but their individual stories were rarely heard,” said Bettye Collier-Thomas, a professor of history at Temple University. She is co-editor of "Sisters in the Struggle: African-American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement."

East Passyunk reconsiders neighborhood logo after writer calls out ‘casual racism’

Talk to neighbors and you’ll hear that the iconic image acknowledges that the place name “Passyunk” is thought to derive from Lenape language, oft-translated to “in the valley.” But not everyone sees this as tribute.

Forecasters: Philly's millennial transplants will depart for the 'burbs. Millennials: Nah

Newer arrivals say that Philly's food, walkability and affordability are all too good to leave at this point.

How Francisville residents work together to feed their own neighborhood

"It's like, 'Hey, let's all do this together to help ourselves,'" said the founder of the community food distribution, which weekly brings fresh produce to North Philadelphia.

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Donald Trump Jr., 2 former FBI leaders testify on Capitol Hill

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