Virginia Streva

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Virginia Streva is a Culture Curator for PhillyVoice.com. Originally from south Louisiana, she moved to Philadelphia in 2015. She loves exploring different themes in culture and is loving the Philly culture she has become a part of since moving here. She has a background in music journalism and creative writing. She wrote her first novel, "I Want To Be Adored," in 2011. When she’s not writing, she enjoys yoga, watching "Food Network" in her PJs with a cup of tea, and exploring the city. Follow her on Twitter @vastreva.

virginia@phillyvoice.com

September 25, 2018

TV

11 horrifying flicks and shows on Netflix just in time for Halloween

Netflix this October asks you not to “Netflix and chill,” but to give you “Netflix and chills.” This coming October is sure to be bound with all kinds of spooky and wonderful things, and Netflix hasn’t missed the memo there. The streaming service is releasing 11 horror films and shows this coming month.

September 25, 2018

TV

MTV launches first midterm election campaign: '+1thevote'

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, MTV is starting their first ever midterm elections campaign with Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi along with boy band PrettyMuch, Frankie Grande and Erica Mena. The campaign also features appearances with Ashanti and Shia.

September 25, 2018

TV

James Lipton to retire from 'Inside the Actors Studio'

Inside the Actors Studio is getting a face lift and that doesn’t include James Lipton. The host of 23 years will be stepping down as the show moves from its home base at Bravo to Ovation TV in 2019. The show will feature a rotating panel of guest hosts, but Lipton may return for an episode or two.

September 24, 2018

Music

Meet Dream Wife: the U.K. punk band redefining 'girl power'

U.K. band Dream Wife is embarking on their first North American headline tour, playing popish tunes that inherit punk intensity and riot grrrl vibes. The name postulates the ideal of the perfect woman, but the lyrics and music throw the same ‘perfection' against the wall, almost violently, with a cheeky, innocent smile.

September 24, 2018

TV

'Murphy Brown' returns to TV this week, plus a guide to what's premiering

Premiere week is here for the four major broadcast stations and it's going to be quite the week. Premieres of this week include favorites, "The Big Bang Theory," and "Dancing with the Stars," as well as freshly redone '80s reboots, "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum P.I."

September 21, 2018

People

Google Doodle honors 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

Honoring the iconic children’s show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," and the man who softly soothed millions of children from several generations, Google releases a stop-motion Doodle on their front page Friday, Sept. 21. Why Sept. 21? It's the first day the show began production in 1967, though it wouldn't air till Feb. 1968.   

September 21, 2018

Music

Neil Young to play two secret shows in Philly

Hey, hey, my, my…Neil Young is coming to Philadelphia. The legendary singer-songwriter has two secret shows planned at the Tower Theater on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Upper Darby.

September 21, 2018

People

Omarosa is coming to Temple to discuss her new book, 'Unhinged'

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is coming to Philadelphia next week. The former Apprentice star will be coming to Temple University to discuss her book, Unhinged. She will be sitting down with professor Bryan Monroe on Thursday, Sept. 27. The event will feature a Q&A session as well as a book signing.

September 21, 2018

Food & Drink

Bottomless crabs and booze coming to Old City’s Nauti Mermaid this weekend

What could possibly be better than bottomless mimosas? Probably bottomless Chesapeake Bay crabs. Nauti Mermaid, which opened this summer, is introducing weekend brunch this Saturday, Sept. 22, and it is kind of a lot to take in. You may need to sit down for this one.

September 19, 2018

TV

Maroon 5 to perform at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show

A sourced confirmed to Billboard that Maroon 5 will perform at the Super Bowl LIII. Reportedly, potential guest performers include Cardi B and Travis Scott.

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