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The Fabulous (Homebrewing) Philadelphian

The Fabulous (Homebrewing) Philadelphian

Bob Grossman has been traveling with the Philadelphia Orchestra for most of the 34 years he’s been working with the Fabulous Philadelphians, as the orchestra members are known.

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The Community Builders

The Community Builders

Before the 700 Club came along, Northern Liberties was a sketchy place with a landscape that featured chicken rendering plants and vacant lots overgrown with weeds.

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Going Wild with ‘Gansett

Going Wild with ‘Gansett

Alt-country rocker Chris Cardillo was a fan of Narragansett beer before he started working for the company. Chris Cardillo began spending a week of each summer on Cape Cod with a dozen friends about four years ago. It was good ...

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Open Mic Opportunities

Open Mic Opportunities

A singer/songwriter found inspiration and a job while performing around the region. Danielle Alderman used to sell office furniture. It wasn’t a bad job but she spent her days trekking around the tri-state region, hawking desks and cabinets to commercial ...

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Bartenders with Rhythm

Bartenders with Rhythm

Take a minute next time you order a beer. Talk to the person pulling your pint – they might just be a talented individual with amazing stories to tell. At nearly every bar in Philadelphia, you’ll find musicians who perform ...

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The Soul-Spinning Beer Runner

The Soul-Spinning Beer Runner

The guy giving the tours at the Philadelphia Brewing Company is a gospel aficionado. David April listened to DJ Billy G spin T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner and other blues legends on Hatboro’s WRDV-FM  and he was inspired. He became ...

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The Talent Finder on Two Wheels

The Talent Finder on Two Wheels

The music promoter and weekend bartender at The Fire found his calling after a beer with his hero. Derek Dorsey was standing by the keg, backstage at a concert on Penn’s Landing, when Lance Armstrong approached him. “Hey, man,” Dorsey ...

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Matt Caughthran of Mariachi el Bronx

Matt Caughthran of Mariachi el Bronx

Everybody wants to be alone; until they are alone. Being in a successful band is hard enough, but what about being in two? What about when your band doubles as another, with a whole different style? You may or may ...

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Can I Get A Witness?

Can I Get A Witness?

From Philadelphia to your TV screen, John Parr AKA Witness. Trends will always come and go, but how often does a trend put a career into full throttle? John Parr, better known by his stage name of Witness, was just ...

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Alcohol Looks Beautiful Tonight

Alcohol Looks Beautiful Tonight

A guerilla tasting with Ballyhoo! – in their tour van. “Where there is a will, there is a way.” One of the most important skills in life is the ability to creatively improvise in the face of disaster, especially when ...

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