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(A parade on Broad Street, outside the Kimmel Center, announces the start of sale of tickets for the Philly Pops' Christmas shows.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

Philly Pops Plans Free Christmas Concert For Military, First Responders

This year, for the first time ever, the first concert of the series will be free for military personnel, police, and firefighters.

07/10/2014

(conductor Larry Blank leads the Philly Pops in its traditional Independence Day concert, relocated indoors this year due to weather.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Spirits Are Sunny Even As Iffy Weather Forces Philly Pops Holiday Concert Indoors

Thanks to Mother Nature, the Philly Pops orchestra held its traditional Fourth of July holiday concert indoors at the Kimmel Center last night, instead of the usual spot outside Independence Hall.

07/04/2014

(David Bradley, Joshua Campbell, and Tess Kunick discuss their PIFA project.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Student-Professional Collaboration For PIFA

Some plays start with a script. For others, you make it up as you go along.

04/21/2013

(David Hutchman stars in "President Ulysses S. Grant and the Great Centennial Banana Mystery."   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

History-Based Presidential Detective Story Gets Previews At Kimmel Center

President U.S. Grant is welcoming people to the nation’s centennial at Memorial Hall in 1876 when he slips on a banana. But since the banana is new to America, he doesn’t recognize the fruit, and launches a historical quest to identify it.

04/10/2013

A group of women dress as nuns and run up the Art Museum steps to promote the musical "Sister Act" (Credit: John Mcdevitt)

Group Of Women Dressed As Nuns Promote Musical Rocky-Style

The musical “Sister Act” is coming to Philadelphia next week and word was getting out Thursday in ways that would make Rocky Balboa proud.

03/28/2013

The Kimmel Center (credit: Wiki Commons)

Philadelphia Holiday Concert Preview

The wonderful thing about Philadelphia is that there is always such a wide array of concerts to choose from. These are the must-see holiday performances this year.

11/22/2012

(The newly renovated Dorrance Hamilton Garden at the Kimmel Center now has its own roof to allow separate air conditioning.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

With $6 Million Renovation, Kimmel Center Boosts Roof Garden’s Usability

“Last year, we set the record up here — it was 125 degrees,” recalls Kimmel Center vice president of operations David Thiele.

09/04/2012

(Kevin Bacon, at a New York event last month.  Credit: Stephen Lovekin/ Getty Images)

Homegrown Star Kevin Bacon Pays a Return Visit to Philadelphia

Local fans, especially students, have an opportunity to get closer to actor Kevin Bacon on Wednesday night.

02/14/2012

Jordin Sparks Debuts In Broadway's "In The Heights"

Kimmel Center Presents In The Heights

“In the Heights”, the winner of four Tony awards in 2008, comes to the Academy of Music; January 18th-23rd.

01/01/2011

Top Things To See In Philadelphia’s Center City

From parks and restaurants to theaters, historic buildings and shopping, both residents and tourists alike will find a lot to do when visiting the City of Brotherly Love.

CBS Philly–09/21/2010

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