April 25, 2024


PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2024) – New genre match-ups, a variety of musical artists to suit every taste, movies under the stars, massive festival experiences, and intimate, moving performances – the 2024 season at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts is again shaping up to be big with more concerts, more artists, and more memories for audiences to make on the Mann’s welcoming 22-acre campus in Fairmount Park.

On the heels of earning three 2024 Philadelphia Inquirer Philly Favorites awards, the Mann’s upcoming season has something for everyone, with nearly 50 performances already announced across multiple stages. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s summer residency will bring the classics to life with a modern twist, and BalletX will showcase innovative contemporary ballet as it returns for year three of its residency. Patrons will see film favorites with the Movies @ the Mann series, enjoy the return of Jazz Under the Stars Presented by Cadillac, connect with the venue’s immersive Downstage @ the Mann experience, and find chart-topping, touring, new, and all-time favorite artists are all part of the schedule.

"Last year was the biggest season ever at the Mann, and much of that success can be attributed to our booking partnership with Live Nation Philadelphia. Our 2024 season promises to reach new heights again," said Catherine M. Cahill, president and CEO of the Mann. "With our lineup full of movies, classics, hip hop, jazz, rock, and more, our Fairmount Park campus will be alive with the sounds of spring, summer, and fall, beginning in just a few short weeks. This season, our very special Downstage @ the Mann series, already in its third year, will lift up the idea of acceptance and hope with beautiful performances that share stories of the LGBTQ+ experience. It’s going to be a very special Mann season, and we can’t wait to welcome you back!”

Companies in Residence

This season’s Philadelphia Orchestra lineup, spanning classical, jazz, and rock, is sure to please fans of all genres and generations, and Philadelphia’s premier ballet company, BalletX, returns for the third year of its residency.

BalletX opens the Mann’s 2024 season with performances on April 26 and 27 for its BalletX Festival at the Mann. Experience world premiere choreography by Natasha Adorlee’s Got Soul with live music by Jac Ross, the Philadelphia premiere of Takehiro Ueyama’s Heroes (2019) with live music by Kato Hideki, and the return of Jamar Roberts’ Eros & Psyche (2023), featuring a Philip Glass score performed live by ensemble132.

March 17, 2024

Sofrito Recipe

Sofrito is something from my culture that we use in a lot of our dishes. I wanted to share the recipe with all of my readers/followers. You will see that some of the dishes I have posted on here call for some sofrito, well here goes the recipe. I make it and I used to sell it and I may go back to that but as of right now, here is the recipe for those who want to make it at home. 


·  5 green peppers seeded and chopped

·  2 red peppers seeded and chopped

December 22, 2023

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Hello everyone! It has been a while since my last post but I am back. I have been slowly trying to get back into the mix of things and back to my blogging but it has been hard. Let me update you all again on what has been going on. I am still trying to move back to where I used to live 6 years ago because I cannot drive due to my surrent health issues. I had another child back in 2021 with a man I thought would be my forever after leaving an abusive man that I was with for 10 years back in 2016 but that man ended up leaving me for someone else and it took a toll on me. I fell into a deep depression right in the middle of my postpartum depression. During my pregnancy I also became diabetic. In the summer of 2022 I found out I was being cheated on and have been cheated on during my entire relationship with whom I thought was the absolute love of my life, would be my

November 3, 2023

Master Grocery List!

Have you thought about making a master grocery list? I have and actually I did. I made it and I printed it out so that I can laminate it and use a dry erase marker so I can use that when I go shopping instead of just making a list over and over again. Just create your list on Microsoft Word and print it out. Make it what you usually buy and if you have a laminator then go right ahead and do what I did!

Where have I been?

Well let me explain. I have been going through a lot. I posted an update in June which you can read here but I wanted to give you another update. I am currently working on my 5th book and I am also still focusing on myself so I can be a better woman and mother. I always tell my kids and my friends that one should always tell the truth. Why lie? What is the purpose and what are you gaining from that lie? I feel so much better since that post. I have slowly gotten out of my depression stage but I did end up having a really bad car accident 11 days after that post. I had a diabetic seizure early in the morning