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Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Philadelphians Invited to Take a New Knight Foundation Challenge

Philadelphians are once again being invited to submit their most creative ideas for a chance to get them funded by the Knight Foundation. But the competition will be a bit tougher for local artists this year.

09/29/2014

(The Philadelphia Museum of Art, top, and the Fairmount Water Works, in 2009 file photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

More Than 15 Philadelphia Museums Offering Free Admission On Saturday

Attention, Philadelphians: This weekend might be a good one to check out the city’s museum scene.

09/24/2014

(Volunteers scrub one of the hundreds of bronze plaques along the Philadelphia Walk of Fame.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia ‘Walk of Fame,’ on Broad Street, Gets Some Loving Attention

About 30 members of the Friends of the Avenue of the Arts, armed with metal polish and toothbrushes, used elbow grease to shine all 221 plaques along the city’s “Walk of Fame.”

09/23/2014

(Councilwoman Cindy Bass listens as Marion Young of Art-Reach describes the new discounted admission program for Pennsylvania residents receiving state benefits.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Seventeen Local Museums Offering $2 Admissions to Pa. Benefits Recipients

The hope is to open the arts to those who may never have been able to afford it before.

09/23/2014

Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Angel Corella.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Pennsylvania Ballet’s New Artistic Director Hopes For A Great Leap Forward

Angel Corella has danced all over the world and now brings his experience and flair to Philadelphia with this new season.

09/23/2014

(Alita Moses performs in Switzerland at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Alita Moses, Student Exemplar of Jazz

She’s a senior jazz vocal major at the University of the Arts, and recently won a major worldwide singing competition: the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, in Switzerland.

09/21/2014

(credit: CBS3)

‘The Barber Of Seville’

It’s rapid-fire Rossini. That’s what Opera Philadelphia is saying about the Barber of Seville – it’s opener for the 40th season.

09/19/2014

(The Lansdowne Theater marquee promotes a Sept. 20th fundraiser.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Lansdowne Theater Holding Fundraiser To Restore Its Historic Splendor

The money raised at the fundraiser will put the theatre one step closer to restoration.

09/19/2014

(Lead conservator Kristin deGhetaldi  stands in front of "Triumph of David," believed to be by Pietro de Cortona.  Photo by Stephen Crossot, provided)

Villanova Art Historians Hope For New Revelations in Painting’s X-Rays

The “Triumph of David,” a 12′-by-20′ painting believed to be by artist Pietro de Cortona, is being examined by radiographic imaging.

09/16/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

(David Lynch stands at the foot of the main staircase in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Famed Movie Director David Lynch Visits His Former Philadelphia Art School

“I always say, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is my biggest influence,” Lynch noted as he visited his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

09/10/2014

(The Franklin Inn Club, 205 South Camac Street.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A ‘Fringe’ Opera in a Center City Hideaway

The Philadelphia Opera Collective is producing a Frankenstein-based opera at the Franklin Inn Club, on Camac Street, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

09/07/2014

(Photo by Ian Bush)

Barnes Art Foundation Offers Free Virtual Art Game App For Kids

“It’s fun,” said 13-year-old Zack as he used the iPad app to move through the Barnes galleries and jump, via his custom avatar, into a virtual copy of Giorgio de Chirico’s The Arrival.

09/03/2014

(Photo by Theo Wargo/ Getty Images  for Anheuser-Busch)

For Parkway-Area Museums, ‘Made in America’ Festival Was a Downer

Cultural institutions along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway took a hit in the hundreds of thousands of dollars last weekend as the concert festival put a damper on attendance.

09/03/2014

PA Ballet 'Giselle' (Credit: CBS3)

Major Changes At Pennsylvania Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet has cleaned house, firing several staffers earlier this week.

08/29/2014

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