Philadelphia, PA - It was in Philadelphia taverns that the American Revolution took hold (see City Tavern for proof), and 100 years ago, Philadelphia was known as the most magnificent brewing city in the Western Hemisphere, or the “Cradle of American Libation.” In the mid-19th through the early 20th centuries, 90 breweries operated in Philadelphia proper, and another 100 operated in its environs. Prohibition in 1920 brought the brewery boom to an end, and the decline—and near demise—of virtually all of Philadelphia’s beer producers.
Philadelphia, PA - There would have been no 1970s soul, no R&B, no disco, without Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the inventors of the Sound of Philadelphia. One of the most critical moves Gamble and Huff made was to differentiate their sound from Motown’s by incorporating strings, horns, and harps—courtesy of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world’s most significant classical music organizations, and one of the most prolific recordings acts in history.
Philadelphia, PA - Ever wondered what it is like to own your have restaurant? Do you own a dining establishment and are seeking advice? Then Dining On A Dime Episode #41 is must listen on IndiePhilly, Itunes, Google Play, iheartradio, TuneIn, Castbox.
Philadelphia, PA - 30 Americans, striking works by 30 of the country’s most influential contemporary African American artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Barkley L. Hendricks, Kerry James Marshall, Wangechi Mutu, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems and Kehinde Wiley, take to the Barnes Foundation’s Roberts Gallery.