Arts & Culture

 Heather Mae, a powerful singer-songwriter of husky-voiced contagious pop was featured June 8 at Ridge Avenue Philadelphia Folksong Society’s Singing Out Tour.

With the release of the latest two films this year from Marvel Studios, “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” — both of which rapidly entered the rarified billion-dollar-plus box-office club — it’s clear that superheroes don’t go out of style.

While it’s true that Icon Ebony-Fierce — a 1990s-obsessed, wildly artistic mother figure in the LGBT community who identifies with they/them pronouns —  has made a name for themselves as a member of the city’s ever-evolving drag and queer performance scene, the driving passion behind their work has been activism.

THE LULLABIES OF BROADWAY: Tony Award-winning stage and screen legend Patti LuPone, backed by Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, will perform classic show tunes in “Don’t Monkey with Broadway,” 3 p.m. June 9 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999. 

Delightfully dark, funny and campy, crime drama “Claws” is back for a third season this summer. It follows the exploits of a group of women in Palmetto, Fla., who work at a nail salon — a front for laundering money for a pain clinic that is illegally selling painkillers.

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