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(Cara Schneider, striking a pose next to a "Rocky" poster at the offices of Visit Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Offering ‘Rocky’ Tours to Coincide With Broadway Show Debut

Cara Schneider, an executive with Visit Philadelphia, says the new “Rocky” Broadway musical has brought a renewed interest in places where the original movie was filmed 38 years ago.

03/13/2014

Philadelphia Marathon 2012 (Credit: Jim Donovan)

Philadelphia Marathon Just Hours Away

It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the city – the Philadelphia Marathon gets started early Sunday morning.

11/16/2013

(UNMADE IN AMERICA.   Workers dismantle one of the stages used in the "Made in America" music festival.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

As ‘Made in America’ Festival Packs Up, Nearby Residents Give Thumbs Up

On Tuesday, crews of cleaners used leaf blowers to round up the debris along the parkway as laborers took apart the four performance stages.

09/03/2013

made in america 2013

Day 1 Of Made In America Doesn’t Disappoint

Screams were drowned out only by the music, as crowds soaked up sun along the Ben Franklin Parkway.

09/01/2013

Last year's Made in America Day 1 (Credit: Melony Roy)

Neighbors Hope Last Year’s Problems Don’t Repeat At Made In America

Last year, residents close to the concert complained about the noise, the traffic and the people, and this year neighbors hope those won’t be as big of a concern this time around.

08/31/2013

(The mainstage for "Made in America" nears completion on the Ben Franklin Parkway.  Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Final Preparations Underway For Weekend ‘Made in America’ Music Fest

There are four performance areas, and the main stage looks just about ready.

08/30/2013

(A section of the Ben Franklin Parkway gets a coat of yellow paint to simulate a beach environment.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘The Oval,’ Philadelphia’s Newest Play Area, Set For Opening Next Wednesday

Eakins Oval, the traffic circle in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is being transformed into a family-friendly play space for the summer.

07/11/2013

(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW)

Extensive Efforts For Clean-Up Crews Following 4th of July Jam

Cleanup efforts were underway following Philadelphia’s 4th of July Jam on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Thursday night.

07/05/2013

(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Hundreds of Thousands Pack The Parkway For Philadelphia’s 4th of July Celebration

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the concert and fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City Thursday night.

07/04/2013

(Artist's rendering of the beach-like area of The Oval.  Image provided)

Eakins Oval, Fronting the Art Museum, Will Get A Recreational Theme For Summer

Beginning July 17th and running through August 18th, it will be turned into a seashore-themed “Park on the Parkway,” featuring areas to relax, learn, and grab a bite.

07/03/2013

(Spencer Philips, at Scoop DeVille.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Philly-ized Pub Foods, Custom Ice Creams, and a Center City Farmer’s Market

A new Old City spot has munchies with a Philly twist, and a center city ice cream parlor features flavors you invent yourself. Also, a new farmer’s market on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

05/30/2013

(L-R: PHS president Drew Becher, Mayor Nutter, seventh grader Liam Leahy, and deputy mayor Michael DiBerardinis.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Ben Franklin Parkway Gets Its Springtime Spruce-up, Thanks To Volunteers

It was all for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual “City in Bloom” event.

05/17/2013

2013 Race For The Cure

Thousands Participate In 23rd Annual Race For The Cure

Thousands celebrated Mother’s Day in Philadelphia at the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

05/12/2013

(The Family Court building at 18th and Vine Streets, near Logan Circle.  File photo)

Developer Finalists Chosen To Convert Old Family Court Building To Hotel

“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.

05/07/2013

(Stage construction for Jay-Z's "Made in America" concert in 2012.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘Made In America’ Fest, With Jay-Z, Returning For 2nd Year To Ben Franklin Parkway

Last year’s two-day “Made in America” festival during the Labor Day weekend drew thousands, and according to city officials provided a big boost to the local economy with hotel and restaurant bookings.

04/08/2013

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