How Opera And Arts Lover Karen Saillant’s Life’s Work Is Bringing Us Joy When We Need It The Most!

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque town of Citta’ della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence) has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant’s opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of the 17th world premiere Italian opera… Read More

Children’s Author Presents: “Ferdy The Fish: The Fish That Could Not Swim” — A Tale For Our Times!

What can we learn from a rainbow-colored fish that could not swim?  More than we could ever imagine, in Ferdy The Fish: The Fish That Could Not Swim, the charming tale with vital life lessons for both young people and adults. Written by Don Levenson, Ferdy The Fish, is the perfect story for these troubled… Read More

Dynamic Female Entrepreneurs Find the Silver Linings That Will Inspire All of Us!  

Four dynamic Philadelphia and South Jersey area female entrepreneurs have tapped into their strengths, figured out how to pivot, and are seeing some “silver linings’ during COVID-19 that can inspire each of us as we move forward.   This positive outlook comes amid reports that more than 100,000 small businesses in the nation, (or 2… Read More

Sharon Lia’s Timeless Music Inspires Us To Remember: “Every Single One Of Us Matters!”

Sharon Lia is an inspiring example of how despite major difficulties in our lives we can take our passion and come out even stronger on the other side. Lia’s latest work, The Sum of Us is a timely new song about resilience and unity. She explains that it is about “the conflict within ourselves, the… Read More

What “Council of Dads” Michael O’Neill Wants Us To Know About the Importance of Family

From the moment you meet Michael O’Neill you know two things for sure: you have seen him before in a number of television shows and movies, and you are certain that chatting with this devoted family man is going to make you feel both rich and inspired. The native of Montgomery, Alabama, he lives with… Read More

The Way Back’s Director Gavin O’Connor on Why We All Need Second Chances

The Way Back’s director Gavin O’Connor is using the game of basketball to tell an important story about overcoming insurmountable odds and coming out the other side to find redemption. The new movie from Warner Bros. is about Jack Cunningham, (Ben Affleck), a former high school basketball star whose life has unraveled and is filled… Read More

Philadelphia Broadway’s Hello Dolly! Is a Feast for the Senses

Dolly Gallagher Levi of Yonkers, New York, has a gift for matchmaking and Carolee Carmello, of New York City, has quite a gift for musical theater. Stepping on the Academy of Music stage as the lovable-yet, meddling Dolly Levi is as thrilling for the actress, who has received much acclaim for her stage work, as… Read More

‘Spies in Disguise’ Directors Say: ‘Will Smith Was Lightning in a Bottle’

An endearing animated spy movie is the perfect Christmas treat. Especially Spies in Disguise, a family-friendly comedy with a stellar cast led by Will Smith as super-spy Lance Sterling, a debonair operative who prefers to work alone. Scientist Walter Beckett (Spider-man’s Tom Holland) is Walter’s exact opposite, a guy who lacks in social skills, but… Read More

‘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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 (PFF) 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… Read More