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Avenue Of the Arts

(Volunteers scrub one of the hundreds of bronze plaques along the Philadelphia Walk of Fame.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia ‘Walk of Fame,’ on Broad Street, Gets Some Loving Attention

About 30 members of the Friends of the Avenue of the Arts, armed with metal polish and toothbrushes, used elbow grease to shine all 221 plaques along the city’s “Walk of Fame.”

09/23/2014

(With the former Inquirer headquarters as a backdrop, Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke announces formation of "Avenue North Renaissance."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Agency Formed To Promote North Broad Street Revival

A new agency is hoping to do for North Broad Street what the “Avenue of the Arts” has done for South Broad, according to City Council president Darrell Clarke.

05/14/2014

(Left: artist's rendering of a light mast on the median of North Broad Street.  Right: a sample light mast installed on the campus of Temple University.  Images provided by City of Phila.)

City To Install Decorative Lighted ‘Masts’ Along North Broad Street

“The masts are 50-foot-tall, stainless steel columns, with a steel mesh, And they’re lit from the inside, ” explains Streets Department chief engineer Darin Gatti.

11/19/2013

(Crews unload a tractor-trailer parked on Locust Street, adjacent to the Academy of Music.  Credit: John McDevitt)

‘Wicked’ Gets Set Up in Academy of Music For Six-Week Run

Stagehands unloaded trunks off tractor-trailers and onto the stage where the sets and technical equipment were assembled.

06/25/2013

(The Mural Arts Program mural honoring The Roots, at Broad and South Streets.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Broad St. Mural Honors Philadelphia’s Music Ambassadors, ‘The Roots’

The mural, titled “Legendary,” towers six stories high and stretches 60 feet wide.

05/31/2013

(Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater  Credit: Kelly and Massa)

Kimmel Center To Offer New Venue For Film Screenings

By this summer, there will be a new venue in Philadelphia for film screenings and there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

03/24/2013

(The former State Office Building is now called Tower Place.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Former Office Building at Broad & Spring Garden Rededicated as Rental Apartments

A landmark Philadelphia building on North Broad Street has begun its new life.

01/08/2013

(The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at Broad and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia. File photo)

Positively Philadelphia: Show Set For Groundbreaking Women’s Art Collection

Museums from all over the country wanted this upcoming exhibit, but the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia was chosen.

11/11/2012

(Credit: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio)

Dancers Descend On Philadelphia For Weekend-Long National Dance Festival

The University of the Arts is hosting the 2012 National High School Dance Festival this weekend, and there are tutus and leotards all along South Broad.

03/10/2012

(Jiri Zizka, in a Youtube video.)

Philadelphia Mourning Untimely Death of Wilma Theater Co-founder Jiri Zizka

The Wilma Theater web site on Wednesday evening had a tribute to Zizka, surprising many. Less than 60 years old, Jiri Zizka had passed away.

01/26/2012

(The Kimmel Center, at Broad and Spruce Streets in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Kimmel Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Free Events

“One of my all-time favorites is ‘Tuba Christmas,’ says Anne Ewers, president and CEO of the Kimmel Center.

12/16/2011

(Clear glass pyramidal entrances to underground transit, far left, and a huge section of lawn are among the features of the new Dilworth Plaza.  Artist's rendering provided)

As Makeover Begins, Philadelphia Shows Off Vision For New Dilworth Plaza

The $50-million project has begun, and officials say it will completely transform the plaza above and below ground.

12/01/2011

(Artist's rendering of new Pennsylvania Ballet headquarters.)

Pennsylvania Ballet Building Itself a New Headquarters On North Broad Street

The Pennsylvania Ballet is building a home on North Broad Street, just north of Vine Street.

10/11/2011

(A file photo of the Avenue of the Arts on South Broad Street. They hope to develop similarly north of city hall.)

Avenue Of The Arts Develops On North Side Of City Hall

Unique light fixtures and more trees are among the changes being planned to bring the pizazz of the Avenue of the Arts from South Broad, to north of city hall.

09/22/2011

PHA Officials Celebrate Completion Of MLK Redevelopment Project (credit: Mark Abrams)

PHA Celebrates Completion Of MLK Redevelopment Project

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is marking the completion of the MLK Redevelopment Project in the city’s Hawthorne neighborhood.

06/30/2011

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