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Come home lets build together, the train is moving....The doors of the historic Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia have been closed since 1978. In its heyday, from the early fifties through the mid seventies, the theater was a major entertainment…See More
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Uptown Education Development Corporation , honors members of community June 23,2016

Come home lets build together, the train is moving....The doors of the historic Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia have been closed since 1978. In its heyday, from the early fifties through the mid seventies, the theater was a major entertainment venue on the chitlin circuit, where blues and soul acts from Sam Cooke to the Supremes performed and civil rights activists held "freedom shows" for charitable causes.Since 1995, The Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation (UEDC) has been on a mission to revive the theater, which first opened in 1929, and create other new opportunities for communities in North Philadelphia. Celebrating its 20th anniversary with a fundraiser at the CBS Broadcast Center on Friday, the nonprofit reiterated its mission and provided a progress report, according to CBS 3.“We hope to reopen the Uptown Theater and to bring a new century of entertainment,” said President Linda Richardson, “so young people have the opportunity to experience what many Rhythm and Blues artists experienced in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s."The next steps in the planned renovation are to repair the roof, which remains in bad condition, and then reopen the lobby as a 50-seat performance venue. Richardson said the goal is to reopen the theater in 2017.While the Uptown Theatre was identified as the organization's first acquisition and revitalization project, its broader mission is to lead several causes that focus on youth programs in science, technology, art, and math. Some of these programs are intended to be housed at the Art Deco theater on 2240 North Broad Street, including a technology center that would create 200 jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth and adults in North Philadelphia, according to the UEDC website.In the video below, the UEDC's 5 Million Campaign is discussed along with the historical importance of the venue.2005 video AWESOME, 11 YEARS AGO CORE GROUP STILL FIGHTING AS HARD AS WE CAN, I FEEL THE BLACK COMMUNITY COULD DO MORE, NOW!!!!BABA BOB SHIPMAN JRCLICK ON LINK us Now!!!Uptown TheaterAddress: 2240 North Broad Street Neighborhood: North Philadelphia Year Built: 1929 Architectural Style: Art Deco Architect: Louis Magaziner Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: National Register of Historic Places: Owner Uptown Theater Entertainment and Development Corporation Current Use: vacantHistorical Background The Uptown Theater is a landmark in Philadelphia’s music history. In its heyday during the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the venue rivaled Harlem’s Apollo Theater as the place to hear great Soul and R&B on the East Coast. Opened in 1929, the 2,040-seat Uptown Theater was designed by prolific Philadelphia theater architect Louis Magaziner.  The Uptown is considered perhaps Magaziner’s finest work, a metallic Art Deco jewel box decorated with stained glass and brightly colored frescoes.Theaters such as the Uptown are often called “palaces,” but for Magaziner the metaphor had a deeper meaning.  At the Uptown’s opening, he said, “It may be conceded that the palace of the autocracy is the playhouse of democracy.  Where royalty deemed it as its own particularly ordained right to revel in the created beauty of its artisans and craftsmen, democracy is now privileged to enjoy such creations for its hours of leisure.”The theater was built for showing talking motion pictures and was renowned for its excellent acoustical quality, however it also served as the last venue for vaudeville stage shows in Philadelphia, from its opening until 1950.By the time Sam Stiefel bought the Uptown in 1951, the surrounding neighborhood had become predominantly African-American.  Steifel, who also owned Washington’s Howard Theater, and Baltimore’s Royal Theater, converted the auditorium into a music club that became a stop on the “Chitlin Circuit.” At its height, the Uptown rivaled Harlem’s Apollo, hosting nearly every great soul and R&B starsof the era, including Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, the Temptations and the Supremes.  Philadelphia DJ Georgie Woods, who hosted civil rights benefits there, called the Uptown “the grand jewel of entertainment for Black America.”By the 1970s, the neighborhood was in decline.  Woods produced his last show at the Uptown in 1972, and the club limped along until closing in 1978.  Two attempts were made in the 1980s to restore the Uptown to its former glory, but both quickly foundered.  The True Light Community Ministries purchased the theater in 1989, but abandoned the building shortly after a 1991 storm damaged the roof.  The Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation now owns the building, and is in the process of renovating the offices located above the auditorium, which it also plans to restore once funding is secured.Some Community Stakeholders Uptown Neighborhood Development Corporation, performers and audience members from when it hosted concerts, neighborhood residents, children in particular.Possible Artistic Uses & Limitations The auditorium space is ideal for performances of all kinds. Seating is intact, and the stage area is still functional. There is a sizable mezzanine area that could be used for installations or performances. The Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation has collected an extensive archive of oral histories from performers and neighborhood residents.See More

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[SCENE: Gentrifier coffee shop, South Philadelphia, 2:21pm Thursday afternoon. The shop is jumping.]

ME: New Philadelphia freaks me the fuck out, I'll be honest with you.

FRIEND: What happened?

ME: Nothing, I just walked through the room on my way to the bathroom, took this place all in, and had that thing happen, that like what-the-fuck-happened, where-am-I feeling.

FRIEND: Oh I know that feeling.

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One Of The New Amazon Shows Is A Cartoon About A Kid In Philly Who’s In That Cowboy Life

If you're like us, you're eyeballing Amazon's new rollout of pilots this week, done in their signature "if you like this, we will make more" style. Among the shows, though, this time out, there's one of local note: Morris & The Cow. It's notable for a few reasons:

1. It is adorable.

2. It's co-created by Philly expat/Temple alum Andreas Trolf, who's also written for Sanjay & Greg and has shown work at Space 1026.

3. It's (very subtly) set in Philly, where we actually happen to now a thing or two about that cowboy life.

The show also features voiceover work from Zoe Kravitz, Michael Peña, Thomas Lennon and more, and while who knows if the show will make the cut, they seem to be going big on "awwww":

Aspiring cowboy Morris and his best pal (and talking cow) Florence visit the rodeo to see their hero Jimmy Ray Royce. During their adventure, the duo encounters a wise goth, a down-on-his-luck bull, and a troupe of well-meaning clowns.

See what we mean? Adorable.

WATCH: Remote Places' New Video/Total Summer Jam, "It All Comes Back To You"

There is a summer-jam-by-way-of-New-Order feeling all over Nights And Weekends, the debut offering from Justin Geller's Remote Places, that is so strong, we may have to go back and edit our Summer Mixtape just to keep things on the up-and-up. The above clip for "It All Comes Back To You," put together by ex-Interpreters/current Modern Mothers' Branko Jakomonich (by way of remixing Polish animatore Ewa Bibanska, is an eye-catcher, too. Nights And Weekends is out now; keep your eyes peeled for Remote Places live date.

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