Arts & Culture

THE SUPREME SUPERSTAR: R&B and pop diva, Diana Ross, takes fans on a trip through her legendary career when she performs her hits, 8 p.m. June 29 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 609-317-1000.

Sometimes you need a change of scenery, and the visually appealing La Strada  (2519 Huntington Pike) is fine dining Italian BYO capable of appealing to more than just your sense of taste.

In her Rittenhouse Square apartment, Marion Stokes recorded 70,000 VHS tapes from 1977 until her death in 2012. Her main focus was TV news; she simultaneously taped multiple 24-hour news channels to compile an archive that showed how media reflected society. She was interested in the power of mass media to influence public opinion. She also was an early adapter and stockholder of Apple products, amassing everything the company produced.

Glenside’s Dino’s Backstage and The Celebrity Room held a final private, exit-stage-right event June 23 to mark its closing on the cusp of the venue’s third anniversary — and, more surprising to longtime audiences, owners Dino J. Kelly-Cataldi and Michael Richard Kelly-Cataldi announced they are no longer together.

Andrea Nardello’s music is the anthem of an open heart.

In “Human,” the title single from the EP she released last summer, Nardello’s crushed-velvet vocals top driving strings and the comfortable strum of her guitar as she sings, “Hold me now/I’m human/I’m broken/Come now.”

Dan Deevy was compelled to create the nonprofit, Gaaays in Spaaace, to celebrate the inclusion of LGBTQ-plus characters in pop-culture storytelling — particularly sci-fi tales “hopefully prophetic for the future,” so to “empower and inspire LGBTQ-plus youth through Star Trek’s utopian vision of that same future.”

The wild Portuguese import “Diamantino,” opening June 28 at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse, features gender-bending and genre-bending in equal measure. The title character (Carloto Cotta) is a soccer player who loses his mojo in the World Cup Final. To improve his mood, he decides to take in an African refugee, Rahim. However, Rahim is really a lesbian Secret Service agent named Aisha (Cleo Tavares) looking to investigate Diamantino’s questionable finances.

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots — one of the most important dates in LGBTQ history and an event that inspired queer liberation and visibility  — is June 29, and Philly arts advocates David Acosta and Janus Ourma are determined to honor the occasion with “Stonewall at 50,” an exhibition that gathers 60 LGBTQ Philadelphia-area artists and 110 works of art.

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