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Girls Rock Philly will change its name to center trans identities purpose

May 27, 2021 9:50 am

Girls Rock Philly will change its name to center trans identities

GRP will host summer events for community members to discuss what a more equitable name could be for the nonprofit.
Rebuilding trust in civic institutions starts with human connection purpose

May 17, 2021 10:28 am

Rebuilding trust in civic institutions starts with human connection

The power of audio is that it can build bridges between people and prompt collective action, says guest columnist Sarah Harris.
Drexel professor’s app allows choir members to create music apart but together purpose

Sep. 1, 2020 4:07 pm

Drexel professor’s app allows choir members to create music apart but together

"This is a great way to keep singing through the pandemic. Nothing beats being onstage for a chorale singer, but this is a way that we can continue to collaborate, express ourselves and do things musically," says Dr. Youngmoo Kim.
Hip-hop is the soundtrack to BLM protests, continuing a tradition that dates back to the blues purpose

Jun. 25, 2020 12:04 pm

Hip-hop is the soundtrack to BLM protests, continuing a tradition that dates back to the blues

"No one who has listened to hip-hop since its origins in the 1970s should be surprised that rap music has become the soundtrack to protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing," says guest columnist Tyina Steptoe.
The intersection of art and profession (and Jeff Buckley) purpose

Nov. 13, 2019 1:28 pm

The intersection of art and profession (and Jeff Buckley)

Music represents who we are, who we want to be, and is a powerful reminder of the work to be done.
Updated: 14 ways to mark Day of the Dead in Philadelphia – Actualizado: 14 maneras de conmemorar el Día de Muertos en Filadelfia purpose

Oct. 4, 2019 7:31 am

Updated: 14 ways to mark Day of the Dead in Philadelphia – Actualizado: 14 maneras de conmemorar el Día de Muertos en Filadelfia

At events from Juntos to Penn Museum, Southwark School to Fleisher Art Memorial, the catrinas will don their big hats, the calacas will show off their colors and the music will be lively enough to raise the dead.
The lesson is hope: Musicopia uses $100k grant from Impact100 Philadelphia to expand services purpose

Sep. 26, 2019 8:00 am

The lesson is hope: Musicopia uses $100k grant from Impact100 Philadelphia to expand services

According to Jesse Mell, who directs Musicopia's Drumlines program, music education programs are not only an avenue for self expression, they bring hope.
YallaPunk celebrates the resilience of the Southwest Asian North African community with its 4-day arts fest purpose

Aug. 28, 2019 7:06 am

YallaPunk celebrates the resilience of the Southwest Asian North African community with its 4-day arts fest

Running from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, the festival includes music, film screenings, poetry and workshops on everything from the luthier's craft to resistance writing.
Teach your children well: A sense of community and intergenerational appeal are key to this event’s success purpose

Aug. 15, 2019 12:00 pm

Teach your children well: A sense of community and intergenerational appeal are key to this event’s success

Most nonprofit fundraising events fizzle out after a couple of years, says columnist Krys Sipple, but the Philadelphia Folk Festival continues to attract 35,000 attendees annually.

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