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Over 800 Performers Take To The Stage At The Mann

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By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More than 12,000 people registered to attend the second Annual Philadelphia on Parade Saturday at the Mann Center in Fairmount Park.

“We have five electrifying stages, more than 800 performers.”

Rhoda Blount is the Director of Education and Community Outreach for the Mann. She says the Parade includes a number of events fun and healthy activities to connect the community to what the venue has to offer.

“We have a children’s pavilion, a health pavilion, and a mini-circus, face painting, a South African boot dance, salsa, Zumba, yoga.”

There were also performers such as the Girard Academic Music Program and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. And four-year-old Sanaa says she loves what’s going on.

“I like face painting and music and balloons and I like water ice.”

The Parade on Philadelphia was funded in part by a PNC Arts Alive grant.

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