Arts

(Barbara Frankl is chair for the Concerts by Candlelight at Laurel Hill Mansion.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Another Summer of Concerts in a Fairmount Park Mansion

This might be one of the loveliest things to do on a Sunday night in Philadelphia in summer.

06/14/2015

(Sections of this mural, on a South Philadelphia building, are missing because the underlying stucco was crumbled away.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Some South Philly Music Legends Contribute To New Mural Project

Frankie Avalon has kicked in $5,000 for a replacement for a decaying mural honoring South Philadelphia entertainers.

06/11/2015

(An assembly at McMichael School spotlights the new Exelon Foundation grant to Drexel University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Exelon, PECO Donate $500,000 To Enhance STEM Education At 2 West Phila. Schools

The grant to Drexel University will support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math courses at the McMichael School, 36th and Fairmount, and the Powel School, 36th and Powelton.

06/09/2015

The Wanamaker organ in the Center City Macy's. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Macy’s Shoppers Treated To Performances For 20th Annual Wanamaker Organ Day

The grand opening concert in the grand court featured organist Peter Richard Conte.

06/06/2015

(The Philadelphia Orchestra performing in Vienna's Musikverein earlier this week.  Photo by Jan Regan, provided by Phila. Orchestra)

Philadelphia Orchestra Nearing End of Its Groundbreaking European Tour

Besides bringing the world-famous orchestra to new audiences, the tour has served to generate interest in Philadelphia as a destination for both tourists and global businesses.

06/05/2015

(A skateboarder interacts with a new sculpture built to be skated on.   Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program Goes Interactive With Its Newest Artworks

The city’s renowned Mural Arts Program is working with fourteen well-known artists on a series of works that interract with the viewing public.

06/04/2015

(Credit: Dan Wing)

Free Sensory Journey Through Arts and Sciences Offered On Eakins Oval

Saint-Gobain’s “Future Sensations” exhibit features five pavilions with each focusing on a sensory experience, like sight and sounds.

05/30/2015

The plaques for the inductees to the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Inductees For Walk Of Fame

There will be seven new plaques embedded in the sidewalk along the Avenue of the Arts this Fall honoring Philadelphia music stars.

05/28/2015

Artist Cesar Viveros displays a drawing of his mural to commemorate the visit of Pope Francis.  (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philly’s Mural Arts Program To Memorialize The Visit Of Pope Francis

Artist Cesar Viveros designed the mural, which will be displayed on the exterior walls of the new St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia.

05/28/2015

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WOGL’s Harvey Holiday Joins Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk Of Fame

Exciting news! Our sister-station, WOGL’s own Harvey Holiday is one the 2015 Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame’s Class of inductees!

WOGL-FM–05/28/2015

(Credit: Justin Udo)

New Program Aims To Get Students Excited About The Arts In Philadelphia

“Students at Museums in Philly” is launching a new program geared toward getting teens excited about the arts around the city.

05/21/2015

(Graphic provided by the Philadelphia Singers.)

Philadelphia Singers’ Leader Will Conduct Farewell Concert Despite Amtrak Injuries

The final, farewell concert of the Philadelphia Singers is tomorrow evening, as the group shuts down operations after more than 40 years of performing. Their leader, David Hayes, was aboard the train that derailed.

05/15/2015

Street art in Manayunk. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Manayunk Street Art Points The Way To Venice Island

The water-themed vinyl decals on sidewalks and walls lead Main Street visitors to the new construction along the Manayunk Canal.

05/15/2015

(The Michener Art Museum, in Doylestown.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: The Michener Art Museum

The prolific author and favorite son of Doylestown, Pa. lent his name to the local art museum.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2015

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Inside Out: Phila. Museum Of Art To Display Reproductions Of Artworks In Neighborhoods Throughout The Region

If the paintings grab your attention, but look a bit out of place, that’s the point.

05/08/2015