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Philly Live Arts & Fringe Festival Gets New Name, New Building

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(Among the events of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival was the acrobatic dance of "Sequence 8," at the Merriam Theatre.  Photo provided)

(Among the events of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival was the acrobatic dance of “Sequence 8,” at the Merriam Theatre. Photo provided)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After 17 years, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe is getting a makeover.

The 16-day-long festival will now be known simply as “FringeArts.”

The new moniker was announced at a Monday morning groundbreaking ceremony at the festival’s new headquarters, located in a former historic pumping station that dates back to 1903 at Race Street and Columbus Boulevard.

And not only is the former Live Arts & Philly Fringe changing its name, it also plans to bring year-round programming and performances to the city — in addition to the annual festival.

The organization says it plans to open the building to the public in time for this year’s FringeArts festival, running Sept. 6-21.

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