Welcome to Tuesday. Well, I'm glad to not be discussing a Sixers loss this morning after the team rallied last night to avoid playoff elimination. If there's anything Philly athletes have taught us in the past few months, it's that they don't go down without a fight. It ain't over 'til it's over, right? Supporters of the Painted Bride Art Center have taken up a similar refrain as they try to save the iconic building from an as-yet-unknown-but-possibly-unfortunate fate as the organization looks to sell. Silence on plans for the Old City gem is rattling the arts scene. All this and more ahead, folks. Let's dig in.
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Well, it's not over yet: The Sixers beat the Celtics 103-92 at the Wells Fargo Center last night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Celtics lead the series 3-1, so the odds are stacked against The Process, but the team lives to see another playoff game tomorrow night.
Old City's iconic Painted Bride Art Center has been a jewel of the city's art scene for over 30 years, and that's not just because its building is encrusted with Isaiah Zagar's shimmering mirrored mosaic murals.
But the organization is looking to leave its home behind, announcing late last year that they're selling the building. Ever since, local artists, devotees, and residents have sought to keep the organization from moving.
After months of near-silence on their plans, Painted Bride supporters are fearing for the fate of the famed space.
Feeling lonely? Ironically, you're not alone — 41 percent of people in the Philadelphia area feel isolated, according to a new Cigna survey.
A majority, 51 percent, doubt anyone truly knows them well. It's not just our region; the survey says close to half of all Americans are lonely, too. Loneliness can impact cognitive function, heart health, sleep patterns and more. Could social media really be to blame?
As doors go, that's a pretty good one, @dkrevolin.
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