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Community Involvement At Heart Of This Year’s Production Of Shakespeare In Clark Park

One hundred everyday folks are preparing to take the stage to perform an epic scene in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

07/27/2014

Participants in Girls Rock Philly's summer music institute perform on their handmade instruments at the Rotunda, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Young Women Learn About Music and Electronics in Hands-On Workshop

A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.

07/26/2014

(A large projection screen shows images from various Fringe Festival productions.)

Lineup Revealed For This September’s Philadelphia ‘Fringe’ Festival

“These are some of the biggest works we’ve ever brought to Philadelphia,” says Nick Stuccio, producing director of the 2014 lineup.

07/24/2014

(Mayor Nutter holds a photograph of Jon Bon Jovi, the 2014 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award for humanitarianism.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award in November

He’ll join a prestigious list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier.

07/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order on workplace discrimination at the White House. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Equality PA Launches 6-Week Tour In Support Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

Equality Pennsylvania has launched a six-week tour across the state to drum up support for House and Senate Bill 300, which would provide statewide discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and trangendered people in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2014

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Experts Look At Using Technology To Prevent Deaths In Hot Cars

Every summer the stories are tragic, an infant or young child left inside of a hot car by a forgetful parent or caregiver as the mercury quickly rises to unbearable temperatures.

07/23/2014

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7th Death Blamed On 2013 Philadelphia Building Collapse

A seventh death is being linked to a 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia that killed shoppers and workers inside a Salvation Army.

07/22/2014

(From left to right) Shaun Giberson, Nick Stelto and volunteers from Giving Back Coalition in Center City on their Saturday evening midnight snack run for the homeless. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Volunteers Donate Their Saturday Nights To Those In Need

A group of friends has turned Saturday nights into an evening of giving to the homeless.

07/20/2014

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Local Artists To Host Free Concert Benefiting Victims Of Deadly Southwest Philly Fire

Several well-known gospel artists will pay tribute at a fundraiser Monday night.

07/20/2014

The damaged Khaled Ibn Al-Walid mosque is seen in the Homs neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, Syria. (Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Penn Museum Experts Help Preserve Syrian Artifacts

Many ancient mosques, temples, tombs, and other significant locations in the most heavily affected areas of Syria have seen severe damage during the nearly four years of conflict.

07/19/2014

(Pro- and anti-immigration advocates share sidewalk space outside the Bourse Building, where the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia is located.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Anti-Immigration Protesters Outnumbered By Demonstrators Backing Reform

Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.

07/18/2014

(Volunteers help build homes in Philadelphia for Habitat for Humanity.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Charity Building Six Homes in 3 Days For Needy Philadelphia Families

Volunteers from the carpenters’ union and five builders are donating time, helping Habitat for Humanity complete the homes in three days.

07/17/2014

(The Anthony Wayne Housing Project, Phase II.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Once A Vacant School Building, Now Senior Housing In Point Breeze

Conversion of the historic Anthony Wayne School building, at 28th and Morris Streets, began ten years ago, when $5.5 million in tax credits and city funding helped convert the school into 36 units of affordable housing.

07/16/2014

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Young Pastor Voted Out By Veteran Members Of Historic Baptist Church In Philadelphia

Members of the historic Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia voted to dismiss their pastor this past weekend after months of turmoil. The young pastor’s ousting could be part of a sign of a growing trend among historic churches.

07/16/2014

A Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Civil Rights Groups Withdrawing Support For Proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Local civil rights groups announced this week they are withdrawing support for the long proposed bill.

07/13/2014

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