Philadelphia is growing. To complicate things, a few things are making our growth a little more complicated and presenting new challenges. A few staggering facts: between 2006 and ’12, our city has grown by 58,897 to 1,547,607, according to recent Census estimates.
The 63-year-old entertainer will note the majesty of melodies and heartiness of harmonies as the promoter of and performer at Saturday’s Rock, Hop & Doo-wop celebration at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St.
The residents of Philadelphia can likely tell you themselves what Dr. Norman Tabas, a dentist in the city since 1980, has done to help them. However, it was Oct. 3, in Tokyo, Japan, that he received recognition from his peers for his work.
If you live in South Philly or have a relative or friend who is a Mummer, someone has probably asked for you to take a ticket to a raffle or a fund-raising event at a clubhouse. Yes, since City and State entities have cut or eliminated funding, the Mummers are on their own, and self-funding is crucial to survival.