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The author with his memoir. (credit: John Ostapkovich/KYW Newsradio)

Local Writer Tackles His Own History, And That Of The Immigrant Community, In New Memoir

A Montgomery County writer’s exploration of his family history echoes that of many Philadelphians only a generation or two removed from the “old country.”

07/19/2014

(The web site of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art.)

Mellon Family Billionaire Leaves Large Legacy To Brandywine Conservancy

The estate of Richard Mellon Scaife is giving the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, in Chadds Ford, $15 million, plus about half his art collection and a 900-acre estate in western Pennsylvania.

07/15/2014

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Billionaire Leaves Art To 2 Pa. Museums, Including One In Philadelphia Area

In his will, Richard Mellon Scaife left his own extensive art collection to two museums in Pennsylvania — the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art outside Philadelphia and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art near Pittsburgh.

07/15/2014

(Josh Lawrence, photographed in a University of the Arts rehearsal room by Lauren Lipton.)

Positively Philadelphia: The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Fest

UArts faculty member Josh Lawrence is among the performers at the eighth annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, coming up Saturday, July 19th, 2014.

07/13/2014

(Credit: Justin Udo)

Art Lovers Come Out For Weekend Festival In Haddonfield

The 22nd annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival is underway.

07/12/2014

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‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ At The Mann Center

The Starship Enterprise docks at the Mann Center Thursday, July 31st for a special screening of “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

07/12/2014

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Golden Goddess Diana Glows Again As She Makes Her Return To Philadelphia Museum Of Art

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the statue has been re-gilded to a glowing gold.

07/10/2014

(A parade on Broad Street, outside the Kimmel Center, announces the start of sale of tickets for the Philly Pops' Christmas shows.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

Philly Pops Plans Free Christmas Concert For Military, First Responders

This year, for the first time ever, the first concert of the series will be free for military personnel, police, and firefighters.

07/10/2014

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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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