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Leon Huff and  Kenny Gamble (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Major Part Of Philadelphia’s Music History Meets The Wrecking Ball

A piece of Philadelphia history will pass into dust this morning, as a demolition crew takes the wrecking ball to the former headquarters of Philadelphia International Records on South Broad Street


(The probable future site of a Wawa convenience store, at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Wawa Planning New Store for Broad and Walnut Streets

The location was home to Robinson’s Luggage for 29 years. Now, if all goes as planned, a brand-new Wawa store will move into that space.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Al Jarreau, seated at left, advises young jazz vocalists.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Area Music Students Get a Lesson In Jazz From Grammy Winner Al Jarreau

Jarreau conducted the master class — his first ever — as part of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ three-day “Artist N Residency” program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Credit: CBS3)

2nd Attempt To Remove High-Rise Letters Means Center City Road Closures

Work resumes Sunday morning to remove the remaining iconic letters from the top of a Philadelphia high rise.


(With the former Inquirer headquarters as a backdrop, Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke announces formation of "Avenue North Renaissance."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Agency Formed To Promote North Broad Street Revival

A new agency is hoping to do for North Broad Street what the “Avenue of the Arts” has done for South Broad, according to City Council president Darrell Clarke.



PPA Tweets Apology After Staffer Wrongly Blames City Council For Parking Policy

On Wednesday, a resident tweeted the Parking Authority asking why cars are allowed to park on the median of Oregon Avenue and in left-hand turns lanes on Oregon without getting ticketed. The PPA’s twitter feed, @PhilaParking, responded that “City ordinances, passed by City Council years ago, allows this parking.”


(The Mural Arts Program mural honoring The Roots, at Broad and South Streets.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Broad St. Mural Honors Philadelphia’s Music Ambassadors, ‘The Roots’

The mural, titled “Legendary,” towers six stories high and stretches 60 feet wide.


Local Philadelphia Neighborhood Makes Great Places List

Chestnut Hill has made the American Planning Association’s 2012 list of Great Neighborhoods in America.


Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Suspect

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Robbed

The Police and FBI are searching for a suspect in connection to the robbery of a Federal Credit Union in South Philadelphia.



Police Cruiser Involved In South Philadelphia Crash

Police are investigating the cause of a crash that involved a Philadelphia police cruiser early Thursday morning.


Parking Garage Suspect

Police Search For Man Preying On Women In South Philadelphia Parking Garage

Philadelphia police are hoping the public can identify the man seen in a surveillance video preying on women in a South Philadelphia parking garage.


Dunkin' Donuts

Suspects Sought In Robbery Of Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts

Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a donut shop earlier this month.


Rite Aid

Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery Of South Philadelphia Rite Aid

Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a pharmacy in South Philadelphia last week.


(Artist's rendering of new Pennsylvania Ballet headquarters.)

Pennsylvania Ballet Building Itself a New Headquarters On North Broad Street

The Pennsylvania Ballet is building a home on North Broad Street, just north of Vine Street.


Willie Wyche

Police Identify Suspect In Society Hill Attacks

Philadelphia police have named a suspect in connection with a series of violent robberies in Society Hill.