Arts & Culture

HEY SISTER, SOUL SISTER: Iconic R&B star and powerhouse vocalist, Patti LaBelle, performs hits from her legendary career, 8 p.m. July 12 at Xcite Center, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem. For more information or tickets call 888-588-7279.

Summer is here and for a handful of concerts and live appearances, summer is also queer. A stampede of artists of all stripes are competing for your concert dollars, so we took the liberty of highlighting five summer events featuring queer artists.

Any long time readers of this column know that I am a Christmas-loving atheist. Imagine my joy to find that there’s a huge holiday event happening this month.

The Woods Campground will host a special Christmas in July weekend July 19-21, and I had a chance to speak to Tom Schneider, a camp regular who took the Best Christmas Display award six times before retiring his crown. 

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.

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