The much-anticipated culinary fundraiser for the Philadelphia Fringe and Live Arts Festival took place last night.

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports that “Feastival” was a success and will help fund the arts in Philadelphia.

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Richard Vague is president of the Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe and he says they managed to raise over $250,000 at this event:

“We had over 450 folks here buying tickets to taste the wares of 60 of Philadelphia’s finest chefs and see performances from some of our best artists.”

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He says it’s magic when the live arts come together with the performing arts:

“We have a lot of great performances and a lot of people in Philadelphia have not known about them so one of the real purposes of this was to introduce people to performances they’d never seen  before and I think we at least partially succeeded.”

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Listen to the full interview…