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(Officials of the Mural Arts Program cut a ribbon to ceremonially open a new tour office on North Broad Street, near Cherry.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Mural Arts Program Opens New Tour Office on Broad Street, Adjacent to Academy of Fine Arts

“It’s not only a new home but it’s a new chapter of collaboration with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” noted Joan Reilly (center), chief operation officer of Mural Arts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Gwenanne Edwards and Samantha Sheesley, who discovered the Cézanne works, chat at the Barnes.  In the foreground are the versos of the Cézanne paintings.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Newly Discovered Cézanne Works Go on Temporary Display Friday at Barnes Museum

The two sketches, on the backs of other works by the French master, were discovered when backing paper was peeled away during conservation efforts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(IT'S MADE FROM TRASH.  A dogwood tree and butterflies, constructed from recycled materials by sculptor Peter Kimelman, is part of a display at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Art Exhibit Turns Trash Into Thought-Provoking Sculptures

It’s called “Second Nature: Junk Rethunk” — a series of animal-inspired art sculptures on the grounds of the Philadelphia Zoo, all made out of recycled materials.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Schoolgirls sing "Sakura" at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Opens Its Annual Cherry Blossom Festival With Songs and Sushi

Philadelphia’s 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is underway, with a number of events this week at several venues celebrating Japanese culture.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(Glenn Straub, leaving bankruptcy court in Camden in October 2014.  File photo by David Madden)

Developer Glenn Straub Finalizes Purchase of Revel Hotel-Casino in Atlantic City

Straub now owns the glittering facility, which some might call a “white elephant,” that sits at the northern end of the Atlantic City boardwalk.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

Noël Zemborain; her husband, Alfredo Walker (nicknamed 'Catire'); and their four kids: Carmin, 2; Mia, 5; Dimas, 8; and Cala, 12. (Photo provided by the Walker family.)

From Argentina to Philadelphia, Family Takes Ultimate Road Trip for Pope’s Visit

In March, mom and dad ditched their jobs, drained their savings, and told their three girls and one boy that they were about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

04/07/2015

(Billie Holiday, in the early 1950s.  Photo by Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

At Last, Billie Holiday Being Nominated For Broad St. ‘Walk Of Fame’ Plaque

Singer Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago today, in West Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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Local Agent Says MLB Prohibiting Its Players From Fantasy Baseball Gaming Is Good Move

This season marks the first time that Major League Baseball is prohibiting its own players from joining paid fantasy leagues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

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Instagram Account Shines A Spotlight On The Garden State

“Jersey Collective” is an Instagram account that showcases the beauty of New Jersey and the many talents of the people who live there.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

(Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Bonnets, Bunnies And Babies Galore At One Of Philly’s Oldest Easter Traditions

Easter traditions usually include church and brunch, but in South Philadelphia, the Easter Promenade has been around for 84 years.

04/05/2015

(The library of the Pearl S. Buck house.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Pearl S. Buck House

Looking to take a day trip in the Philadelphia area? Why not visit the Pearl S. Buck House, in Perkasie, Pa.?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/05/2015

(Sunday, August 31, 2014 was the last day for gambling at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.   The adjacent Taj Mahal is in the foreground.  Behind the Showboat is the Revel.  File photo by David Madden/ KYW)

After Revel, Developer Glenn Straub Wants To Buy Showboat Casino Site, Too

Two sources confirm to KYW Newsradio that Straub is talking to Stockton University about taking the former Showboat off their hands.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(Glenn Straub, leaving bankruptcy court in Camden in October 2014.  File photo by David Madden)

More Jockeying Over Future of Atlantic City’s Former Revel Casino Site

Florida-based developer Glenn Straub wants permission to move forward this weekend on his $82-million purchase offer for the Revel, so he can arrange for an alternate power source.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

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New Facebook App Allows Users To Add To Friends’ Shared Video Clips

With Facebook’s latest video-sharing app, called “Riff,” users can add their own video onto the original.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

Mayor Nutter helped kick off Jazz Appreciation Month In Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City Hall Celebration Kicks Off Jazz Appreciation Month In Philadelphia

City Hall was thumping and bumping on Wednesday as the city kicked off its fifth celebration of Jazz Appreciation month.

04/02/2015