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New Art Project In Philadelphia Celebrates Community Through Public Art

In the area of Dilworth Park, near City Hall — look up. One man’s story is being written on the side of a building.

07/24/2015

Fringe festival producing artistic director Nick Stuccio at the Fringe Arts building giving a preview of this year's curated works. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

This Year’s Fringe Arts Festival Schedule Released

The Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival takes place throughout the city September 3rd through the 19th.

07/23/2015

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Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Teams Up With The Eagles For New Mural

Jane Golden, executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, says the new mural replaces one that was there previously.

07/23/2015

(With conductor Michael Krajewski on the podium, the Philly Pops rehearses in Verizon Hall ahead of their free Friday evening concert on Indpendence Mall.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Philly Pops Holds Final Runthroughs For Free Friday Evening Concert

Practice makes perfect for any musician, but the Philly Pops already sounded pretty good, rehearsing today in the Kimmel Center ahead of their Independence Mall performance.

07/03/2015

(Angela Bey.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Wins Constitution Center’s Playwriting Contest

And the final work is now a full-scale, professional production, at the National Constitution Center through July.

07/02/2015

Michaela Majoun blows a kiss to wellwishers on hand for her final WXPN broadcast, at World Café Live.  Photo by Tim Jimenez

WXPN Morning Host Michaela Majoun Wraps Up 25-Year Career On Air

At 10am, Majoun’s two and a half decades on WXPN , the University of Pennsylvania’s noncommercial radio station, came to a close.

06/30/2015

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Art Project Invites Philadelphians To Share Personal Problems Ahead of Pope’s Visit

It’s called “Mary: Undoer of Knots Grotto,” and will be on display outside the Basilica during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

06/29/2015

(Jymm Mitchell poses with his pair of photos that are being turned into a "Showing Face" billboard.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

The yearlong collaboration between members of the Attic Youth Center and seniors from the LGBT-oriented John C. Anderson Apartments produced a series of photos that focus on faces, with eyes open and closed.

06/24/2015

Pablo Batista. (Photo by Bruce Turner)

Local Pew Center Grants Fund Public Space Projects, Artists, Filmmakers And Musicians

More than 30 artists, projects and cultural organizations are receiving 2015 grants from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

06/20/2015

(Three Renoir paintings show couples dancing.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Art Museum Readies New Exhibit of Impressionism

“Discovering the Impressionists” is a breathtaking display of works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, and others.

06/18/2015

(Mural Arts Program director Jane Golden tries out a Segway outside the Philly Tour Hub headquarters, on Arch Street.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Segway Tourism Company Adding a Philadelphia Murals Tour

An Old City company that specializes in Segway tours is now offering visitors a look at the city’s world-famous murals.

06/17/2015

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Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra To Embark On Tour Of Italy

For nine days beginning on Saturday, music lovers in Italy will get a taste of Philadelphia’s best. But it’s not the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra on tour this time. It’s Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra – the school district’s orchestra, ready to dazzle five Italian cities.

06/16/2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announces Wynton Marsalis will receive the 2015 Marian Anderson Award. (credit: Molly Daly/KYW)

Wynton Marsalis To Receive Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award In November

The award, named for the pioneering Philadelphia contralto, recognizes critically acclaimed artists who are making the world better through leadership in humanitarian causes and artistic achievements.

06/15/2015

(A 1948 aerial photo of Oscar Hammerstein II's "Highland Farm."  Photo provided by Will Hammerstein)

Vote Set on Zoning Changes To Oscar Hammerstein Property in Bucks County

After five hearings and more than a dozen hours of testimony, the Doylestown Township Zoning Hearings Board will take a vote on whether or not to grant variances to Highland Farm.

06/15/2015

(Karl Morris, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Karl Morris, Building Community Through The Arts

A mail carrier by day, Morris has a passion that consumes the rest of his life: the arts.

06/15/2015