Newsletter for Tuesday, Sept. 20
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Subway musician enjoys the echoes; photo via @philly_photo on Instagram.
HILLARY CLINTON’S LOWKEY PITCH TO MILLENNIALS STARTS IN PHILLY
Standing in front of what was quite literally a box of millennials on Monday, Hillary Clinton appealed to several hundred young voters at Temple University, admitting large swaths of young people still haven’t quite warmed to her. “Even if you’re totally opposed to Donald Trump, you might have some questions about me. I get that,” she said, adding. “I will never be the showman my opponent is in real life. And that’s OK with me.” Clinton’s stepping up her efforts in Pennsylvania, especially when it comes to energizing and registering young voters. Here’s her pitch, and how the crowd reacted.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MARKET STREET COLLAPSE TRIAL
After weeks of jury selection and more than three years of waiting, the victims of the 2013 building collapse at 22nd and Market streets in Philadelphia are finally staring down what they’ve been searching for: Answers, and perhaps, compensation. The civil trial in the Market Street collapse case is moving forward this week. What happened? Why did it take so long? Here’s what you need to know.
Philadelphia’s cultural economy is world-class and nothing represents our dynamic and innovative arts scene better than FringeArts.2016 marks the annual Fringe Festival’s 20th year, bringing the best in contemporary, innovative and ground-breaking art to Philadelphia, and will fill the city with daring artistic performances, international legends, and local pioneers. FEASTIVAL is the fantastic, chef-filled fundraiser gala that helps make it happen.
Where: FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19106
When: September 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thinking it's time to get in on the booming housing market in Philly? Young Involved Philadelphia has put together a panel of experts, including mortgage and real estate pros, to offer tips and advice.
Where: Ladder 15 at 1528 Sansom St. 19102
When: September 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10 includes your first drink
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7 THINGS TO TALK ABOUT FROM THE EAGLES ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 after a 29-14 trouncing of the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Right from the anthem, all eyes were on the Eagles last night, and they did not disappoint, winning in the air, on the ground and on the defensive side of the ball. There is a lot to take away from Monday’s win, and if you fell asleep before the game ended, or maybe missed a few key moments while you were checking Twitter during the national anthem, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered, from Malcolm Jenkins to the Wentz Wagon to Lane Johnson’s suspension.
SUBURBAN PHILLY TEEN: FROM BULLYING TO THE WORLD CAFE LIVE
Her debut CD features members of local rock royalty The Hooters. The release party this month is at top indie concert venue World Cafe Life. Anyone hearing that Livvie Forbes is just 18 years old might be tempted to think a singer/songwriter that young couldn’t possibly have paid her dues. But despite her age, Forbes has already paid more than her fair share. For most of her life, the Wayne teen suffered from several debilitating medical conditions that resulted in merciless bullying. Instead of succumbing, the recent Conestoga High grad turned to music. Here’s her story.