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ASTON — If you happen to be in a neighborhood Wawa in the coming months and see someone who looks an awful lot like Kate Winslet buying a shorti hoagie, you may not be imagining the celebrity sighting.

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A rainy morning cleared the way for a bright, warm closing afternoon of the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival. What a wonderful 10 days it has been (skipping opening night because I don't bother with that anymore) of exploring such a wide variety of stories and talents. Looking over all of the…

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The days become a daze when in the thick of the festival. After eleven movies in three days during the first weekend there hasn't been much time to do anything else but hop from movie to movie, perhaps venue to venue, including the Prince Theater Dash. We know we saw something, but when did …

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Philadelphia's 11-day movie marathon is always a special event for cinephiles. Most people have seen dozens or hundreds of films before they sit down to see a couple dozen more for the Philadelphia outing held annually in late October, which happens to be the best time to get the leg up on s…

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–UPPER DARBY— The musical “Big Fish” exacerbated an existential crisis I was having on the eve of my 30th birthday. A single line sung by the character Will Bloom in the song “Stranger” really struck a chord with me as I watched a preview of this Summer Stage production at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center: “Because after almost 30 years, I still don't know the man.” How peculiar that this line was uttered to me at this time in my life? Did I know myself?

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The Dead Don't Die (2019, directed by Jim Jarmusch. U.S.A., in English, Color, 104 minutes) Auteur Jim Jarmusch has devoted an almost 40-year feature film career to the dynamics and personalities of human interaction, giving audiences something more substantial than the ordinary box office f…

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MEDIA — “Beehive, The 60’s Musical,” playing until March 31 at the Media Theatre, captures the music, culture, politics and flower-power innocence of the 1960s when beehive hairdos, mini skirts and go-go boots were all the rage, and popular songs by the Shirelles, the Supremes, Connie Francis, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and other female singers ruled the AM dial airwaves.

MEDIA— The 2019 Media Film Festival will once again take the stage at the historic Media Theater from April 4 – 6 for a showcase of short films. Continuing a tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling, this year’s 52 film lineup includes the work of emerging talent from as far away as C…

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Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most exciting young performers, star of PBS’s "Celtic Thunder" and multi award-winning Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will perform at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center March 16 at 7:30 p.m. as part of a nationwide tour of the United States.

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Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019, directed by Milorad Krstić. Hungary, in English [with English subtitles as needed], Color, 94 minutes) A psychotherapist has vividly horrific nightmares about masterpiece paintings. So what’s the cure? Well, steal them, of course, and hang them in his house!

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"The Snow Queen" is the perfect winter tale for children ages 4 and up, and it's on The Media Theatre stage Sundays at noon through March 3.

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An exhibition of original paintings and mixed media by local artist Kathy Agostinelli will be on display through Jan. 30 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore.

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The Lansdowne Folk Club will present an evening with singer-songwriter John Gorka Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.