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STUDENTS TO BEGIN REPORTING ON PHILADELPHIA A&E
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Beginning Feb. 12, 2014, Temple University students Chelsea Finn, Andrea Iezzi and Greta Iverson will be reporting on events in the city of Philadelphia that relate to or engage in the city’s arts and entertainment culture.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, West End, Fall of 2013 (Photo by Chelsea Finn)
As one of the most historic cities in the United States and one of the largest metropolitan areas on the East Coast, Philadelphia has a large art and music scene. Drawing in people from all different regions and countries, the city needs to meet the entertainment needs to approximately 1.5 million residents, as well as those visiting from their own towns.
The website Visit Philly is a useful site to keep in mind in conjunction with the arts and entertainment scene in the city. The website even has a ‘Music and Art’ section as well as a ‘Museum and Attractions’ section, both of which will be useful for those who seek comprehensive coverage of Philadelphia’s A&E
The website Uwishunu currently holds a spot for Philadelphia’s Arts and Entertainment as well. Updating almost every day, the website tells visitors of both high-and-low key events going on in the city of Philadelphia.
The city also plays host to many talented musicians. Major artists book tours in the same buildings as up-and-coming groups in Philadelphia.
Websites like The Swollen Fox and Jump Philly are fantastic resources to keep in mind when looking for young new artists or local shows. These sites, along with different venue calendars like that of Union Transfer, Underground Arts, and Boot and Saddle, serve as excellent tools for keeping up with the Philadelphia music scene.
Profiling a venue is always a unique story opportunity. Boot and Saddle just reopened with help from Union Transfer after years of being a popular venue and bar in the area. The venue seemed to have sprung up out of no where just a few months ago and would make a great subject to a Philadelphia music story.
Philadelphia has a thriving art community. The city is a combination of historic architecture and new upcoming artists. Philly.com has a “Things to Do” section that has a list of events and activities coming up around the entire city, including some that celebrate the arts.
One story idea that celebrates the arts in Philadelphia is First Friday. Doing a profile on an artist and their gallery during first Friday would showcase their art and incorporate background about First Friday. Covering some street vendors on First Friday is another story idea that would celebrate the city’s eclectic art and diversity. The “Things to Do” section covers many events, including First Friday. This section presents a handful of galleries that are must-sees at the upcoming First Friday.