Ben Franklin Parkway
This summer promises a series of musical events in every genre, from multi-day festivals to one-night shows.
It’s a little more than six weeks before Jay-Z’s “Made in America” two-day music festival arrives in Philadelphia. Huge crowds are expected, but hotels in Center City are not expecting to benefit much.
Early Saturday evening, one of the religious groups that successfully challenged the City’s ban on serving food to the homeless outdoors offered thanks in the form of a meal on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
The ban is being challenged on constitutional grounds by religious groups who feed the homeless in center city Philadelphia parks.
Several religious groups will appear in federal court today for a hearing to decide the fate of Philadelphia’s ban on outdoor feedings.
The Philly 4th of July Jam and Grande finale Wednesday night was the biggest Independence Day Bash in the City. Many big names in the world of music graced the Ben Franklin Parkway for this year’s celebration.
Each year, Philadelphia strives to create a bigger and better party to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.
The Philadelphia International Cycling Championship had the usual hold-your-breath finish on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Sunday.
The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland took effect on Friday.
Many of the top cycling teams from around the world are now rolling into Philadelphia for the ‘biggest and most prestigious one-day race in the U-S.’
Chris reviews the Phillies big extra inning win yesterday and the interesting choices that some local news rooms are making during sweeps week. He talks to Buzz Bissinger about his book Father’s Day, CBS 3′s Ben Simoneau about the PA LCB wasting tax payer dollars and to the Philly Post’s Tom McGrath about Jay-Z’s Labor Day concert on the Parkway.
Chris reviews the latest Obama Campaign attack ad against Mitt Romney and the latest polling that shows Romney ahead. He talks to Filmmaker Kevin Williams about his documentary, Fear of a Black Republican, and to Dr. Craig Wax about a town hall meeting he will be participating in called Restoring Medical Freedom.
Rapper Jay-Z joined Mayor Michael Nutter on Monday morning atop the steps of the Philadelphia art museum to announce a two-day music festival coming to Philadelphia in September.
Many homeless who take advantage of the generosity of volunteers feeding them along the parkway say the ban is all about the money.
On Mother’s Day, thousands of people touched by cancer will be at the Ben Franklin Parkway for the annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.