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‘Next to Normal’ now showing at the Academy of Music

It’s the story of a modern family facing a crisis, revolving around a family that is impacted by a mother with bipolar disorder. 



Picture perfect

‘Close-Up’ gives a good look at local talent in this year’s Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.


Learning from Mr. Eubanks

“Listen!” Kevin Eubanks stressed to the young musicians gathered in Northeast High School’s Room 135 last Thursday. “You have to listen to the people next to you.”


Happiness is being a Los Lonely Boy

It’s just the way they planned it — or, at least, the way they hoped it would be.


‘Super 8’ is a fun flick among a crop of so-so movies

Super 8 is an example of what a good summer popcorn flick should be like. Nostalgia. A little suspense. An adolescent romance. Loud, clanging metal and big, booming explosions.


The heart of the circle

Imagine a hundred drummers drumming.



City of historical love

American history can be fun? Sure, and what better city than Philly, the birthplace of the nation, to make sure tourists — and Philadelphians — get the most out of visiting historic sites.


‘Hangover 2’: A sobering reason why sequels don’t always work

The extremely popular Hangover franchise (I call it a franchise because I fully expect a Part III in a couple years) is back with another wedding and more drug-induced male debauchery.