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Haddonfield Prepares For 22nd Annual Craft And Fine Art Festival

The Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival returns for its 22nd year, July 12th and 13th.

07/09/2014

(A stereopticon image of the Statue of Liberty's hand and torch on display at the Philadelphia Centennial, in 1876.  Image provided by Library of Congress)

New Book Recalls Philadelphia’s Role in Bringing Statue of Liberty to U.S.

Author Elizabeth Mitchell says the iconic statue’s hand and torch made a trip to Philadelphia in 1876 to help raise fund for the project’s completion.

07/05/2014

(conductor Larry Blank leads the Philly Pops in its traditional Independence Day concert, relocated indoors this year due to weather.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Spirits Are Sunny Even As Iffy Weather Forces Philly Pops Holiday Concert Indoors

Thanks to Mother Nature, the Philly Pops orchestra held its traditional Fourth of July holiday concert indoors at the Kimmel Center last night, instead of the usual spot outside Independence Hall.

07/04/2014

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HSP, NY Playwright Form Partnership Culminating In Historical Play

A New York playwright has embarked on a two-year collaboration with an unlikely partner — the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

06/30/2014

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Local Museums Showcasing Their Art On Instagram

A new social series all about art in Philadelphia will be taking over Instagram each day this summer.

06/28/2014

(An educaton aide helps kids construct collages at the art museum's "Art Splash" program.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Summer Program For Kids Kicks Off at Philadelphia Art Museum

To instill art appreciation in its youngest visitors, the folks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are inviting children to participate in their summer programs.

06/27/2014

(Bushkill Falls, in Bushkill, Pa., a short drive from the town of Milford.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Town of Milford, Pennsylvania

It’s not easy to find a summer getaway spot in the Pocono Mountains that doesn’t ring with the enthusiastic sound of children. But recently, we discovered one.

06/26/2014

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Senior Citizens Create Mosaic Tile Mural In Jenkintown

Murals are a big part of the landscape in Philadelphia, often involving young people – but in Jenkintown, some older folks did the creating at the Abington Art Center.

06/25/2014

(Josh Goldbloom, founder and artistic director of the Awesome Fest, at KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s ‘Awesome’ Festival Opens Its Summerlong Schedule

The fifth annual Awesome Fest began today, with the aim of making Philadelphia a little more awesome with free outdoor events, according to Josh Goldbloom, founder and artistic director.

06/19/2014

Benedict Leca of the  Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Judith Dolkart of the Barnes, with one of many Cézanne paintings featuring human skulls.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Cézanne, Showcased at the Barnes

Apples and human skulls (!) are featured in the still lifes of Paul Cézanne, in a new exhibition opening June 22nd at the Barnes Foundation.

06/15/2014

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Freedom Theater To Host Award-Winning Play That Tackles Issue Of Mass Incarceration

Titled, “12 x 9,” the critically acclaimed production is set in an overpopulated federal prison where a drug lord, devout Christian and sociopath are forced to live, love and cope behind bars.

06/14/2014

Posters that line the walls at the Walnut Street Theatre. (Credit: Alexa Kelly)

Hear Philly: Walnut Street Theatre’s Young Actors Star At Camp Walnut

The Walnut Street Theatre rolls out its snarky summer season with “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”, but more fun goes on behind the scenes with Camp Walnut, a performance program for kids.

06/12/2014

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Local Museum Exhibit Pays Tribute To One Of America’s Most Iconic Highways

The exhibit is on display at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown until late August.

06/08/2014

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Dell East Hosting First Dramatic Stage Play, A ‘Historical’ Civil Rights Dialogue

School District of Philadelphia to host its first dramatic stage play ever.

The play, presented Saturday at 8pm, is a fictional account of a meeting between civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

06/06/2014

ARTspiration! sign across the street from the Fleisher Art Memorial's main entrance. (Credit: Carrie Hodousek)

Hear Philly: Live Music, Food Trucks, And Art Education At ‘ARTspiration!’

The Fleisher Art Memorial is preparing to hold their 8th annual outdoor festival called “ARTspiration!” in South Philadelphia. Carrie Hodousek spoke to the Director of Communications, Dominic Mercier, about the events planned for June 14th.

05/31/2014

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