PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philly Fringe and Live Arts Festival kicks off this Friday, September 2nd.

Nick Stuccio, producing director of the Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival, says this celebration of the arts has come a long way since its inception in 1997.

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“Watching the arts community over the last 15-20 years, I’ve been working in it, one thing has become more prominent, especially here in Philadelphia is the interdisciplinary nature of work making, so that artists are really comfortable crossing disciplines,” Stuccio said. “Sculptors being filmmakers, and filmmakers becoming choreographers and theater makers saying, you know what, I’m gonna make this dance!”

You can hear Hadas Kuznits interview with in Nick Stuccio this CBS Philly ‘At Your Leisure’ podcast…

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What kind of art is featured this year?

“A complete and total hodgepodge and diverse band of everything! Street theater, comedy, puppetry, cabaret, obviously theater, dance and everything in between!”

The festival takes place across Philadelphia from September 2nd through the 17th.

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060

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