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(A bride and groom kiss on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a day when tens of thousands of people were NOT expected for a concert on the Parkway.  Photo courtesy of Joe Pulcinella Photography, photojoe.com)

Upcoming Philly Jay-Z Concert Throws Some September Brides’ Plans Askew

This week’s announcement from Jay-Z and the mayor that there will be a concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Labor Day weekend has some people who have weddings planned at or near the event site worried.

05/17/2012

(Volunteers plant flowers and greenery at Logan Circle.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Horticultural Society, Volunteers Planting Thousands of New Plants Along Parkway

“In the next month, the whole city will be blooming, basically from City Hall all the way to the art museum,” PHS president Drew Becher says.

05/09/2012

(A construction worker watches as Ellsworth Kelly, standing in front of his 40-foot sculpture, addresses attendees at Tuesday's installation.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Ultra-Modern Sculpture Installed As Guidepost Outside Barnes Museum

The Barnes Foundation, about to open in mid-May on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has installed a major new piece of art.

04/10/2012

(The Swann Memorial Fountain, in the center of Logan Circle, at 19th and Race Streets.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Positively Philadelphia: Springtime Spotlight on Public Artworks

“Site Seeing” is a month-long program in April from the Fairmount Park Art Association, to help the public rediscover public art.

04/01/2012

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Credit: Will Klein)

Multi-Media Light Show Highlights Academy Of Natural Sciences 200th Annniversary

You may have noticed it on your evening drive through Center City – that dazzling digital display along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

03/26/2012

(Love Park, at 15th and JFK Blvd., in file photo)

Nutter’s Next Budget Includes $20 Million For Love Park Makeover

Mayor Nutter wants City Hall to make JFK Plaza more user friendly.

03/09/2012

(File photo)

City’s Sale of Boy Scouts’ HQ Headed For Next Likely Legal Skirmish

A pending deal to sell the city-owned landmark headquarters building to the BSA for $500,000 died with the turn of the calendar year, since Philadelphia City Council let the legislation languish without action.

01/31/2012

Crews Battle Fire In Center City High-Rise Apartment

Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out inside a Center City high-rise apartment Sunday afternoon.

01/29/2012

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Opening Day For Barnes Museum in Philadelphia: Next May 19th

The opening date was announced even as a Montgomery County judge deliberates on whether the move from Merion is legal.

09/15/2011

(Philadelphia Museum of Art director Tim Rub, at the base of Rodin's "Thinker," today.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum Shows Off New Exterior Renovations

Restoration work has now been completed on the exterior and gardens of the landmark Rodin Museum, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street.

07/14/2011

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

Philadelphia July 4th Fireworks Too Late For Youngsters, Some Complain

“There’s no reason why they can’t do it at 9, when it gets dark,” says one woman we spoke with.

07/07/2011

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Wawa Welcome America Festivities Kick In To High Gear Over Next Two Days

The Welcome America bandwagon keeps rolling. Sunday’s events promise to satisfy almost any appetite.

07/03/2011

Andrew Stewart, director of marketing and public relations for the Barnes Foundation, stands outside the museum's Merion facility. (Credit: Karin Phillips)

One Last Look At Barnes’ Merion Galleries Before Move To Parkway

The Barnes Foundation will close its Merion galleries July 3rd in anticipation of moving the collection to the Parkway next spring. KYW Newsradio’s community affairs reporter Karin Phillips took one of the last tours through the Merion galleries.

06/27/2011

(Helen Diemer, president of The Lighting Practice, is among those welcoming her industry's convention to Philadelphia for the first time.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Lighting Design Industry Tries A Philadelphia Convention

More than 20,000 of the people who light up your life — literally — are in Philadelphia this week for a huge convention.

05/14/2011

(Photos by John Ostapkovich)

Makeover Begins For ‘Sister Cities’ Park, Just Off Logan Circle

Philadelphia’s “Sister Cities Park,” on Logan Square, is getting a facelift, designed with the “wow” factor in mind.

05/10/2011

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