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Made In America Shines Positive Light On Philadelphia

Last year's Made in America Day 1 (Credit: Melony Roy)

Last year’s Made in America Day 1 (Credit: Melony Roy)

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By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Ben Franklin Parkway is the focus of the music world this weekend as Jay-Z and friends rock the Art Museum steps with Made in America.

One of the goals from the day this was introduced by Mayor Michael Nutter was to shine a positive light on the city.

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Gavin Johnson from Queens, New York says he’d have to agree.

“I like it, I like it, the people, everyone’s dressed nice. It’s a good look for the city and if they do it again I’m definitely coming out here,” said Johnson.

There has been talk of making it an annual event.

“They should, they should. I like to see, black, white, all walks of life here and everyone mingling,” said Johnson.

As for people from the area, Lindsay Klinger from Media, Pa. said “I think it’s a great event for the city, I think as long as money’s being fed into the city so we can fix those potholes, and are able to put more trashcans on the street so people are able to put their trash in them.”

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