Hundreds of people gathered at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday to honor Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Doctor Arlene Ackerman, who died in February of pancreatic cancer.
School district officials say Universal Companies will begin paying some operating costs next year at Audenried High School and Vare Middle School, after paying nothing this year.
A new internet radio station based here is putting out The Sound of Philadelphia around the world around the clock.
The new mural, called “The Faces That Shape Us,” covers the east and west walls surrounding Uncle David’s Universal Playground, at 15th and Catherine Streets.
Two icons of the Philadelphia music scene were honored Saturday night by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
The legendary Philadelphia songwriting duo of Gamble and Huff are collaborating with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on a new album that will be released next year.
Music producer and educator Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies is one of 21 groups nationwide to have won a half-million-dollar federal grant to plan what are being called “Promise Neighborhoods.”
About 400 people were on hand as the new street signs went up honoring Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and their “Sound of Philadelphia.”
The Philadelphia Education Fund has used money from foundations, government grants and individuals to train teachers and make college more accessible for students.
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