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New Chief Cultural Officer Named For City of Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter announced that he has chosen Helen Haynes, director of cultural affairs at Montgomery County Community College, to be the city’s new “chief cultural officer.”

05/13/2014

(The trio raising money to produce a film about West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.  Image from gosnellmovie.com)

Group Nearing Fundraising Deadline For Movie About West Phila. Abortionist

Even though Monday is the last day to donate to the Gosnell movie campaign, the filmmakers behind the project say they still need the public’s support.

05/12/2014

(A Brazilian celebration is being added to the Delaware Riverfront celebrations this summer.  Singers, dancers, and musicians mark the event at Peco headquarters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Brazilian, Israeli Fests Added to Delaware Riverfront Summer Activities

The Delaware River waterfront is gearing up for summer with a lineup of free festivals, multicultural events, and concerts.

05/09/2014

(Justin trades in his disposable coffee cup for a handmade ceramic mug, compliments of the Clay Studio.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Old City Pottery Studio ‘Mugs’ Passersby With 40th Anniversary Gifts

The Clay Studio celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with some creative programming.

05/09/2014

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Inaugural Philadelphia LGBT Jazz Festival Set For September

It’s called “Outbeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival,” and it will comprise events at various venues from September 18th through 21st.

05/07/2014

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Hospitality Workers Gather To Celebrate National Tourism Week

National Tourism week runs through May 11th. To kick off the occasion, hundreds of Philadelphia hospitality works gathered on Broad Street on Tuesday.

05/07/2014

A photo of one of Long-Bin Chen's sculptures. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Kimmel Center Exhibit Designed To Trick The Eye

An art exhibit in the atrium of the Kimmel Center combines sculpture, music and… recycling.

05/04/2014

The winning design will be used on new manholes placed all across the city, and to help identify green infrastructure tools.  (Credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Art Student Wins Competition For Philadelphia’s New Manhole Covers

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Water Department announced the winner of the city’s first “Medallion and Manhole Cover Competition” on Friday afternoon. The winning design will be used on new manholes placed all across the city, and to help identify green infrastructure tools.

05/02/2014

Commodore John W. Anderson's Flag from the SS United States' maiden voyage. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

Hear Philly: Discover America’s Flagship At The Seaport Museum

This ship has a lot of stories to tell. Her name is the SS United States, and she spent the better part of two decades as America’s Flagship, breaking speed records across the Atlantic Ocean, and serving as the luxurious temporary home to many famous travelers.

05/02/2014

(Mayor Nutter, third from left, poses with a mariachi band at the start of "Mexican Week" in Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Mayor Nutter Helps Usher In Philadelphia’s “Mexican Week”

Philadelphia’s second annual “Mexican Week” kicked off at City Hall, with events running through Monday, May 5th.

05/01/2014

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“Greenies” Given Out To High School Filmmakers In Montgomery County Tonight

Dozens of young filmmakers from about the region will walk the “green” carpet tonight at Upper Dublin High School’s Performing Arts Center for the 6th annual Greenfield Youth Film Festival.

05/01/2014

(The historic Newtown Theatre is being updated to be able to show digitized versions of movies.  Photo provided)

Historic Newtown Theatre Getting a 21st-Century Makeover

The Newtown Theatre, in Bucks County, stopped showing movies last fall to get ready for a digital upgrade.

04/29/2014

(A moment from Gale LaJoye's "Snowflakes," one of the scheduled performances at the Philadelphia International Children's Festival.  Used with permission)

Positively Philadelphia:   Children’s Festival of Live Theatre

The 30th birthday celebration of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival starts this Wednesday in University City, so get ready for some fun!

04/27/2014

Phila antiques show chair Nancy Kneeland is shown a piece by dealer Enrique Goytizolo. (Credit: John McDevitt)

The Philadelphia Antiques Show Kicks Off 53rd Year

The 53rd annual Philadelphia Antiques Show is taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center through Tuesday April 29th.

04/26/2014

Lambertville Hall from street level. (Credit: Mandee Kuenzle/Bucks County Playhouse, Bridge Street Foundation)

Lambertville Community Group Envisions ‘Home For The Arts’ At Former Church

This weekend Lambertville Hall will open its doors to the public who will have a chance to buy original artwork from community artists from the Bucks County area.

04/25/2014

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actresses Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Lupita Nyong'o attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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