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In Center City, Schoolkids Get An Expert View of Singing and Musicmaking

Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, at 17th and Vine, got a visit from musician Paul Jost to teach them the art of “scat” and body percussion.

12/02/2014

(Mo'ne Davis waits to pitch to a Nevada batter during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  Photo by Rob Carr/ Getty Images)

Mo’ne Davis Memoir To Be Published Next Year

As part of the Taney Dragons’ thrilling third-place run in Williamsport, Pa. this past summer, the 13-year-old became the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

11/17/2014

(Tonia Tecce visits the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Living a Performer’s Dream, at Age 76

Tonia Teece gave up a promising singing career to raise a family. Now, decades later, she brings her one-woman show home to Philadelphia.

11/16/2014

(Graphic provided by Fleisher Art Memorial)

Positively Philadelphia: Love Notes For a Venerable Philadelphia Institution

By Lauren Lipton PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fleisher Art Memorial, a community arts center at 719 Catharine Street in South Philadelphia, invites everyone to come and learn about art. And on November 16th, everyone is […]

11/09/2014

(Vendors get set up for the opening of the 38th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Four-Day Craft Show and Sale To Benefit Phila. Art Museum Opens Thursday

The show, run by the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be open through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

11/05/2014

(Exhibit curator Avis Berman, in orange blouse, describes some of the works in the current Glackens show at the Barnes.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Museum Showcases Works of William Glackens, Albert Barnes’ Friend and Art Mentor

A lifelong friend of Dr. Albert Barnes is having his own moment in the limelight at the Barnes Foundation, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

11/04/2014

(Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the Penn Museum's upcoming "Treasures Sale and Show," photographed at a preview event by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Penn Museum’s Treasures Sale and Show

“We have one-of-a-kind jewelry from designers around the country,” says Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the upcoming Treasures Show and Sale at the Penn Museum.

10/26/2014

("Children of the Arts" perform at the dedication of a mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

North Philadelphia Rec Center Gets New Mural Honoring Its Namesake

The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center now sports a mural of the slain civil rights leader.

10/23/2014

(Dean Schneider plays piano in the dining room of the Merion Inn, in Cape May.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cape May’s Jazz Fest

If you crave jazz and fall weekends at the Jersey shore, it all comes together on the weekend of November 7th.

10/23/2014

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Mural Depicting Michael Brown Painted Over In Trenton

The muralist whose work depicted Ferguson, MO teen Michael Brown with the caption “sagging pants is not probable cause” says the artwork may have fulfilled its purpose by being removed.

10/21/2014

Paul Strand, "Wall Street, New York," 1915.  Image provided by Phila. Museum of Art)

Phila. Art Museum Shows Decades of Iconic Photos of Paul Strand

Paul Strand is regarded as a towering figure in modern photography. His early work, between 1915 and 1920, is his most celebrated.

10/16/2014

(Larry Robin, longtime owner of now-closed Robin's Bookstore, holds a flyer promoting some of the Underground Railroad events of the Moonstone Arts Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Ongoing Series Highlights Local History of Underground Railroad

The Moonstone Arts Center is hosting a festival of events that tells the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.

10/13/2014

(PHS president Drew Becher, in file photo.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: ‘Lights, Camera, Bloom!’

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme harkens back to the Art Deco movie palaces of the 1920s.

10/12/2014

(A Mural Arts Program project is dedicated to youth homelessness.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

In West Phila., Multimedia Arts Project Focuses on Youth Homelessness

Located near 41st Street and Lancaster Avenue, Journey2Home is the culmination of two years of workshops with youung people experiencing housing insecurity.

10/11/2014

(Credit: Philadelphia Theater Company)

Philadelphia Theater Company Gearing Up For 40th Anniversary Season

The Philadelphia Theater Company is gearing up to open the curtains on its 40th anniversary season.

10/10/2014

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