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Stand-up Comedy Review: “Bike Laugh Heal” and a night of female comedians at Punch Line Philly

On Wednesday night, Mara Marek took the stage at Punch Line Philly to MC a night of comedy featuring local women.  It was the third stop on the comedian's "Bike Laugh Heal" tour, a cross-country endeavor where she plans to bike from New York City to San Francisco with a noble goal:  to raise $1… Continue reading Stand-up Comedy Review: “Bike Laugh Heal” and a night of female comedians at Punch Line Philly

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Restaurant Review: Fine Food, Craft Beer, So Much Whiskey, Vegetables, Too! Tradesman’s Opens on Chestnut Street.

Before you even walk inside Tradesman’s on Chestnut Street, you can understand the vibe it's trying to achieve.  With large garage-style windows that open from the main bar onto about a half dozen stools on the sidewalk, the industrial feel is evident from the street.  The first floor is large and spacious, with high ceilings… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Fine Food, Craft Beer, So Much Whiskey, Vegetables, Too! Tradesman’s Opens on Chestnut Street.

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Book Review: In “DYING WELL,” Facing Death Becomes a Celebration of Life

This has been a difficult review to put together because it would be very easy to tell you not to read "DYING WELL: OUR JOURNEY OF LOVE AND LOSS" by Susan Ducharme Hoben.  Not because the book is not compelling and well written, but because the story of Bruce Hoben's terminal cancer diagnosis is heart-wrenching… Continue reading Book Review: In “DYING WELL,” Facing Death Becomes a Celebration of Life

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Services Review: Follies & Fountains

Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens Offer Joint Ticketing this Summer For those who are interested in enjoying all that summer has to offer, two outdoor adventures are now available at a discounted ticket price.  Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens are offering $34 tickets that will allow you to visit both attractions.  A mere 15 minute… Continue reading Services Review: Follies & Fountains

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Theatre Review: Simpatico Theatre’s Red Bike, Performed at Caplan Studio Theatre

If you are looking for a traditional play experience, then Caridad Svich's Red Bike might not be for you.  A play that has been written to be performed by 1-3 actors, the storytelling structure relies less on a linear narrative and more on the powerful, overarching themes therein.  In this version, directed by Sam Towers,… Continue reading Theatre Review: Simpatico Theatre’s Red Bike, Performed at Caplan Studio Theatre

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Book Review: “One Moment Can Change Your Life!” shares interesting personal tales.

Ulrich Kellerer's latest book is based on a very simple idea:  every ordinary person will face an extraordinary situation at least once in their life.  Kellerer has collected personal stories through interviews and transcribed them for readers to enjoy and learn from in "One Moment Can Change Your Life:  Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary People." The… Continue reading Book Review: “One Moment Can Change Your Life!” shares interesting personal tales.