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FCR Broadsides 14-11 and 14-12 Available on September 28th


Our Broadside Series continues with 14-11 and 14-12 printed in a limited edition of 30 copies.  Broadside 14-12, The Installation by MM Wittle and 14-11, Smooth the Way by Rodger Lowenthal. These  broadsides will be available on September 28th at our Featured Poet/Writer Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/lowenthal-and-wittle-in-fox-chase-september-28th/






PHILALIA Small Press, Poetry and Art Fair September 25th to September 27th


PHILALALIA is a three-day FREE event that will bring together poets, visual artists, publishers, & arts enthusiasts to showcase, perform, & sell their work.

WHERE:   Tyler School of Art, on the main campus of Temple University. There will also be off-site events at venues throughout the city.


Thursday, 9/25, 2-5pm

Friday, 9/26, 11am-5pm

Saturday, 9/27, 11am-5pm


The Schedule : http://philalalia.com/schedule/

For More information on vendors, poetry readings and more at PHILALIA visit: http://philalalia.com/


The Here & Now Duo – A Profile

the here and now 1The Here and Now are an acoustic duo consisting of Lyndsay Mahalis on vocals and Donald McGettigan on guitar and vocals based out of the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia. They perform covers and original compositions. McGettigan a self-taught guitar player combines with Mahalis whose background in stage/theater give them a unique sound with beautiful harmonies.

the here and now @ eddington house

The duo has played a number of festivals as well as touring the local Philly scene at venues such as Bernie’s Pub, The Broken Goblet, Joe’s Coffee House, Hard Rock Café, Lickety Split, Vice Coffee, and The Grape Room.

the here and now 2Jay Breslin of Rock on Philly described a performance by the duo, “The Here & Now put on a great set filled with originals and covers, including a spot-on rendition of “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men . . . we heard beautiful harmonies that made for a truly heartfelt set.the here and now 8

Lindsay Mahalis said it just seemed natural to form a duo with Don. “We were in a band for awhile together and the more time we spent performing and playing music together, the more we realized we were heading in the same direction. We have nearly the same exact taste in music.  We can usually hear something the other will love.  On top of that, we have a really nice vocal blend.  Our tones are complementary to the other which makes for some really nice harmonies.  The more apparent that became, the more we realized it should be spotlighted.  We soon realized we could make this work and become something people would hopefully want to see”.  Mahalis has a simple desire as the duo moves forward, she says, “We’d love to play as much as possible, hopefully earning enough money along the way to record some of our original songs.”

mmp the here and nowIf you would like to see the duo play over the next 3 months you can find them at a Toys for Tots benefit at Eggs Nest Inn on November 15th, and a likely return to Broken Goblet Brewing Co in Bristol.

The Here & Now on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8twXbd1FiP4lX3ovsMe29A?app=desktop

The Here & Now on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheHereAndNowAcoustic

For more information on The Here & Now or to book them,  contact them at Thehereandnow.acoustic@gmail.com


The Actors Group- A Christmas Carol Coming in December

the actors group

The Actors Group of Fox Chase based out of the Fox Chase Recreation Center has completed auditions for their December production of A Christmas Carol. The group will take to the stage at Fox Chase School under the Direction of Joe Laub, Choreographer Mary Therese Laub and Musical Director Mario Marzullo.

a chritmas carol

Show Times

7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tickets: $9.00 Adults/ $6.00 Children @ the door

Group rates available 

Location: Fox Chase School, Rhawn & Ridgeway Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19111

Visit The Actors Group on the web at: http://www.theactorsgroup.org/

Kevin Convery- Artist in Burholme

kevinArtist Kevin Convery of Burholme has been painting for over four decades years. His paintings have been exhibited at the Roxborough/Manayunk Arts, Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, The Michener Museum, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Abington Arts Center, and Cheltenham Arts Center among many others. His art has been published in many Philadelphia area literary and arts magazines. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and is a school teacher.

The Philadelphia Inquirer described one of his paintings as,” imaginary scene engages the viewer in a direct, intimate, yet mysterious encounter”.

golden thread

His latest release is, The golden thread: reflections on myth and memory, The introduction captures the essence of his art and text. “Convery’s reflections on mythic themes in images and text. His paintings, which cover a 25-year period, represent a combination of these themes with personal experience. Many of the paintings “draw references from specific, well-known stories”, but are intended to express “meaning related to contemporary life, rather than storytelling.”


In addition to his passion of painting, Convery is a poet. Two collections of his poems have been released. Passages of heart : poetry of the Unification movement and Travels on the night sea : an inner journey through a changeful era. Convery has performed his poetry at numerous venues in the Philadelphia area.Kevin Convery at Poetry Reading

To learn more about The golden thread: reflections on myth and memory, visit http://www.mythicgold.com/excerpt-from-golden-thread-book.htm

To view the art of Kevin Convery please visit: http://mythicimages.thelovingorganization.com/gallery/main.php


Cara’s Sweethearts – 2nd Annual Beats From the Heart

2nd annual cara's sweethearts

The good news is Cara McGettigan is doing well after her June 2014 cardiac follow up at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Cara’s battle led to the creation of Cara’s Sweethearts by the McGettigan family of Fox Chase.  The mission of Cara’s Sweethearts is simple, to give back and help others as Cara was helped. Their mission statement: Inspired by the exceptional care and unforgettable families we met when Cara was being treated at CHOP, we founded an organization to raise funds and resources to give back.

Cara’s Sweethearts is hosting their 2nd annual Beats from the Heart fundraiser on Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 6 p.m to 10 p.m  at McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park. For $35.00, (40 at the door), you can help those in need while enjoying fine music, beer, wine, food, a 50/50 and door prizes plus free parking!

You can learn more about Cara’s Sweethearts at this link: http://www.carasweethearts.org/home.html



Coming Soon: The 19th Edition of The Fox Chase Review

Autum 2014 CoverThe Autumn 2014 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is in production and should appear on line sometime in late October. We will be presenting the following poets and writers.

Poetry by: Charles Carr, Bibhas Roy Chowdhury/Kiriti Sengupta, Noah Cutler, Emari DiGiorgio , James Guth, Ben Heins, David Livewell, Maria Massington, Laren McClung, Kelly McQuain,  Robert Milby,  John Richard Smith,  Changmin Yuan,  Jason Wright

Fiction by: Dennis Lawson and Danny Johnson