Mummers Parade

Fancy Brigades perform inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: file photo)

First New Fancy Brigade In 12 Years Joins Mummers Parade

The Fancy Brigades are the folks who strut indoors, at the Convention Center, with building-size floats and recorded music timed to compliment their choreography.

12/20/2013

(Brittany Lynn, center, at the Mummers Museum, discussing the return of drag queens for the second year in the New Year's Day parade and the addition of drag kings, including Dandy Lion, far left.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

This Year’s Mummers Parade Will Have Drag Kings Alongside Drag Queens

This year the drag queens, back for the second year, will be joined by a brand new group of marchers.

12/17/2013

Stigall Show Log 1.7.13

Chris reviews the battles over the past two weeks regarding the fiscal cliff, the Hurricane Sandy relief package, and the shakeup Corey Booker is causing in New Jersey. He talks to CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger on the Eagles search for their next head coach, Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about the increase in the payroll tax and President Obama’s selection of Chuck Hagel’s selection as Secretary of Defense.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/07/2013

(Let the strutting begin!  Comic brigades begin their march up Broad Street for the 2013 Mummers' Parade.  Credit: John McDevitt)

It’s Time Again For Philadelphia’s Grandest Tradition: The Mummers’ Parade!

The parade route follows the tradition, going up Broad Street, past City Hall, then onto JFK Boulevard.

01/01/2013

Golden Crown practices with their props on the Convention Center floor. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

The Mummers Give A Sneak Peek To Their New Year’s Day Performances

The Mummers are taking the next couple of days to perfect their performances before Tuesday’s extravaganza and the public is invited to watch.

12/29/2012

(The Golden Crown New Year's Brigade has a "Mad Max" theme this year.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Mummers Fancy Brigades Making Final Preparations For New Year Extravaganzas

With the Mummers Parade right around the corner, “fancy” brigades have begun setting up shop inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the indoor showcase on New Year’s Day.

12/27/2012

(At the visitors' center in Love Park, Mayor Nutter introduces some of the winners of a children's contest to create posters for the Mummers' Parade.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

2013 Mummers’ Parade Will Include More Spectator Comforts

The goal, officials said, is a great experience for the thousands of spectators, with five performance zones along the parade route, including an expanded one at Broad and Ritner.

12/21/2012

(Mayor Nutter, at City Hall, lists some of the events being staged during the week leading up to New Year's Day.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Promoting Its Weeklong New Year’s Festivities

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration seems to get better every year.

12/11/2012

Stigall Show Log 12.11.12

Chris details Michael Nutter’s efforts to push the President’s fiscal cliff agenda, the fire that destroyed a Mummers String Band’s props, the battle over beach tags and Jersey Shore relief aid, and the speculation surrounding Corey Booker’s potential challenge to Chris Christie in New Jersey. He talks to Alexander Fondrier, the CEO of dating sites based on finding a political match, Dr. Ian O’Neill about the Mayan Calendar, and Comedian Evan Sayet.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/11/2012

Stigall Show Log 11.30.12

Chris recounts the available details of Mitt Romney’s lunch with President Obama yesterday and previews the President’s event today at a toy factory in Hatfield. He talks to Steve Cordasco about the impending fiscal cliff on Finance Friday, New Jersey State Senator Michael Doherty, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Hal Sparks.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–11/30/2012

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Sugarhouse Casino Steps Up To Sponsor Philadelphia New Year’s Events

Sugarhouse is a sponsor of two New Year’s Eve fireworks displays on the Delaware River (6pm and 12 midnight), and of the Mummers’ Parade the following morning.

11/29/2012

(Tim Johnson, left, and his alter ego, "Stella D'oro," will be performing in the 2013 Mummers' New Year's Day Parade.   Left photo by Hadas Kuznits)

2013 Mummers’ Parade Adds Drag Queens To Fancy Brigades

Tim Johnson, a female impersonator who performs under the name “Stella D’oro,” says he was delighted to be asked to be part of the first-ever Mummers’ Drag Brigade.

11/29/2012

(Credit: William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)

2012 Mummers Parade Winners

The winners of the 2012 Mummers Parade were announced Sunday evening.

01/01/2012

Annual Mummers Parade (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Mummers Raise Money For Local Food Banks

Want in on tomorrow’s Mummers Parade? You can be a member of a comic brigade, and do some good at the same time.

12/31/2011

Mummers

Crunch Week For Mummers Fancy Brigades

The Mummers’ Fancy Brigades began assembling their extravagant floats in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, yesterday, in preparation for the 15th annual New Year’s Day “Show of Shows.” This week is crunch time, after a year of planning.

12/27/2011

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