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Mummers Parade (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Fan-Friendly Changes Come To New Year’s Day Mummers Parade

There’s a fan-friendly change coming to the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, all because of what otherwise is a pain in the neck.


The Downtowners Fancy Brigade clubhouse. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Man To Stand Trial In Alleged Prostitution Ring At Mummers’ Clubhouse

A man working at a South Philadelphia Mummer’s clubhouse arranged for more than just some food and beer, according to prosecutors. He’ll face trial on charges of running a prostitution ring.



Mummers Speak Out About Prostitution Raid At Downtowners Club

Eyewitness News has learned two Mummers arrested in connection to Tuesday night’s prostitution raid have been suspended from the Downtowners club.


Stigall Show Log 10.13.11

Chris talks to comedian Rich Little, and to CBS 3′s Ben Simmoneau about ‘Occupy Philly’, also analyzes the Harrisburg bankruptsy with Eric Veronikis, fights off ‘Occupy’ sympathizers, and wishes he was a Mummer.



13 Arrested In Prostitution Raid On Mummers Group’s Clubhouse

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says members of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade were present at their South Philadelphia clubhouse when police conducted a prostitution raid last night, arresting 13 people.


(Police load suspects into a van during prostitution raid on the Downtowners Fancy Brigade clubhouse.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Neighbors React To Prostitution Raid At Downtowners Club

South Philadelphia neighbors are talking about Tuesday night’s prostitution raid at The Downtowners Mummers Club.


The Downtowners Fancy Brigade clubhouse. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Former Mummer: Prostitution Raid A ‘Mark Against The Mummers’

A former Mummer says last night’s raid on the Downtowners Fancy Brigade clubhouse could tarnish the Mummers’ reputation.


(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Prostitution Sting Results In Arrests At South Philadelphia Mummers Club

A prostitution sting has resulted in a raid of The Downtowners Mummers Club at 2nd and Snyder in South Philadelphia.


John Pignotti Gets Nearly 4 Years In Prison For Identity Theft

The former president of the Philadelphia String Band Association was sentenced to close to four years in prison Tuesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from two former employers.



Mummers Prepare For Show Of Shows In Atlantic City

The Mummers are taking their show on the road to Atlantic City, N.J. for what’s known as the “Show of Shows”.


The Fancy Brigades are known for their over-the-top costumes and sets. (credit: Getty Images) File Photo

Sequins Shining, Feathers Fluffed. Fancy Brigades Ready To Strut

Final preparations are under way for Philadelphia’s most colorful celebration — the 111th annual Mummers Parade.


(credit: Getty Images)

Best Places To Watch The Mummers

With pretty good weather forcast tomorrow for the Mummer’s strut up Broad Street, you may be planning on checking it out. But where are the best spots?


Betty Ortiz is the owner of Spruce Street Espresso. (credit: John McDevitt)

Coffee For Mummers

A Center City coffee house is raising money for the Mummers.


(Mummers performers and government officials gather for the parade announcement outside University of the Arts.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Mummers Seek To Raise Funds For 2011 Parade

New Years Day will be the third year in a row where there is no prize money for winners of the Mummers parade. An effort is underway to raise funds so that the prize can be re-instated for the 2012 parade.


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Beach Boys To Perform At Rendell’s End Of Term Party At The Electric Factory

Governor Rendell will be feeling some ‘Good Vibrations’ at his end-of-term party.