‘Harriet’ ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ and ‘Little Women’ Win Women Film Critics Circle 2019 Awards

Director Kasi Lemmons was dedicated to telling the impactful story of a woman who put herself in great peril throughout her life to help change the world and her stunning movie Harriet, reflects this commitment to storytelling with rapt attention to detail. In what is just the start of the award’s season, Lemmon’s direction, the […]

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Lorenzo Pugliese Makes a Big Splash in the National Tour of ‘The Spongebob Musical’

Lorenzo Pugliese says that “a crazy number of people” told him he had to audition for the leading role in The Spongebob Musical…and so he did. And the rest, as they say on the hit Nickelodeon animated TV series is Bikini Bottom history. It quickly became a cult favorite and has charmed viewers of several […]

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Mean Girls Star Mary Kate Morrissey Advises Budding Actors: ‘Work hard, Play Hard and Never Give Up.’

When Mary Kate Morrissey was growing up in Upper Darby, South Philly and rural Downingtown, Pennsylvania, she found her bliss while watching and performing in musical theater. In what feels like a “pinch-me” moment she is starring in the National Tour of Mean Girls. Fortunately for Morrissey, her parents nurtured her dreams, to the point […]

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Come From Away’s Julie Johnson Calls This: “One of the Most Life-Affirming Shows You will Ever See!”

Julie Johnson, who first came to New York to perform in the early 1990s, is proud to still be gracing the stage in the national tour of the life-affirming show Come From Away. Now playing at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music as part of the Philadelphia Broadway series through Sunday, November 3, Johnson says […]

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28th Philadelphia Film Festival Offers Stunning Line-Up of Movies and Special Events

Now is the perfect time to head to the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival for a line-up of remarkable films from noted directors in a wide range of genres. The festival, hosted by The Philadelphia Film Society, is running through October 27. There are 120 films from 41 countries to see during the memorable 11-day event. […]

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How Using Medical Marijuana to Treat My Chronic Pain Totally Changed My Life

One Patient’s Story: “How Using Medical Marijuana to Treat My Chronic Pain Totally Changed My Life”   For nearly a dozen years, Debbie Armstrong was taking large prescribed doses of opioids to deal with severe chronic back pain, but she hated the way she felt physically and emotionally and was worried about becoming addicted.   While looking […]

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Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources

Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources   Every Wednesday, when 13-year-old Jack Albeser tosses around a weighted ball in a local gym, he gets way more than just a usual workout at the Fit-n-Focus program hosted by the nonprofit Autism Cares Foundation.   The 8th grader feels invigorated, connected to a tight-knit community, and is making new […]

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Emma Brock on The Office! A Musical Parody : “There is Everything Wrapped Up In a Perfect Little Bow for All of The Office Fans Out There”

Who wouldn’t want to be part of the biggest inside joke around? On a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until,,,for no logical reason a documentary crew begins filming the employees of Dunder Mifflin. This is the premise behind The Office! A Musical Parody. Featuring everyone’s favorite TV characters, the hilarious, unauthorized parody […]

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Film Director Julius Onah Probes Evocative Issues in Luce

From the moment that film director Julius Onah read J.C. Lee’s play, he wanted to take this complex story about the assumptions we make about people and turn it into a movie. The result: a fascinating indie film starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer, that has viewers thinking and discussing difficult topics. Onah, a Nigerian-American […]

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China’s Beautiful and Famous Hua Ballet Comes to Merriam Theater on Wednesday, August 28

The Liaoning Ballet of China (Hua Ballet), one of China’s most famous ballet ensembles, brings the magic of Mulan to the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. The notable ballet ensemble has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works and performing beloved ballet classics. The show will grace the Merriam Theater’s stage on the Kimmel […]

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Visionary Diana Liberto Walks to Transform Our Health & Wellness

Diana Liberto, a true visionary, has turned her family difficulties into an opportunity to transform the health and wellness of others around the nation.  An attorney and honors graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law, who clerked for a U.S. District Court Judge and joined the office of the General Counsel of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., […]

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CherryPicks Offers Movie Lovers ‘a View from the Female Perspective’

Miranda Bailey, a prolific indie movie actor, director, and producer noticed a void in film criticism and stepped up to fill it with TheCherryPicks.com, her cutting-edge new website. Bailey describes the website as a “new media platform bringing you unique and nuanced perspectives on film with reviews, ratings, and high-quality original content, all through a female […]

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