Cool Jobs expo

Cool Jobs expo
Tuesday, more than a hundred Philadelphia seventh graders got to see what it would be like to have a career in the arts, thanks to a local non-profit called Fresh Artists. During the Cool Jobs expo in East Falls, students heard from artists who have …
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Behind the scenes: Koresh marks 25 years with world premiere
Koresh Dance Company, a staple of Philly's performing arts scene, celebrates a big birthday this year as it turns 25 years old. To toast its "silver" anniversary, the company will launch a new world premiere performance Thursday, March 10, and Friday …
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New Construction Endangering Some Beloved Philly Art

New Construction Endangering Some Beloved Philly Art
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The mural arts program has turned many of Philadelphia's buildings into works of art. But when new buildings go up, sometimes the old ones disappear, and so does the mural. The sounds of construction mean progress, but they can …
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Philadelphia hip hop artist chosen to fight rapper Stitches in Celebrity
When rapper The Game refused an invitation to participate in a Celebrity Boxing match with rival rapper Stitches, it opened up an exciting door for Philadelphia hip hop/funk vocalist Jemal "Supreem Da Rezarekta" Carter. The native Philadelphian was …
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Amid Tension, Met and James Levine Mull Last Bow
The situation is bringing to a head the complex relationship between two of New York City's most important cultural figures, Mr. Levine and Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Met, who has assumed more artistic control in recent years. Managing the …
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Breaking Down Breaking
11-13), the renowned Philadelphia artist will bring his latest performance piece, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to FringeArts and we could not be more excited. Xavier is a major figure in the Philadelphia dance scene as well as …
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Local branding agency growing entertainment booking arm

Local branding agency growing entertainment booking arm
Mole Street, whose clients include The Barnes Foundation, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Mural Arts Program and Ugg Australia, recently launched a new website for its Mole Street Artists division that allows clients to search for and book …
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The Ticket: Art
Features furniture, silverware, textiles, ceramics, and painting from Mexico City, Lima, Quito, Quebec City, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Through Feb. 15. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org. BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SHELBURNE …
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Philadelphia Film Society Roxy Theater: Open House
Feature free film screenings, snacks, games, prizes, and friendly conversation, to share new offerings and learn more about what you'd like to see at the theater. Contact Info. tags Philadelphia Film Society, Roxy Theater, Film, Philadelphia, Theaters …
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Spirit of Philadelphia Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Philadelphia Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise
Spend Valentine's Day cruising the Delaware with a buffet-style dinner menu. Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older. Add-ons are available. Contact Info. tags Spirit Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Cruise …
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Philly Weekly's 2016 Hipster Honeys
Last year we introduced you to 14 of Philly's most swoon-worthy Hipster Hunks. We showcased sexy bespeckled baristas, handsome DJs who play music you've never heard of and beguiling boylesquers with ironic facial hair. It was an opportunity to parody …
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PECO Celebrates African American History Month with Series of Innovative
February 3 to March 20: The African American Museum in Philadelphia presents Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba – An exhibition curated by Alejandro de la Fuente, Drapetomanía is a tribute to Grupo Antillano, a forgotten visual arts …
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Latest Philadelphia Arts News

Artist Ellsworth Kelly's Philadelphia legacy
The city's first piece of abstract public art – an iconic 1957 wall-mounted sculpture that once adorned Penn Center's Philadelphia Transportation Building at 17th and Market Streets – now nests in storage at New York's Museum of Modern Art. After …
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Glover nature art exhibit opens with Thursday reception
She has had exhibits in venues that include SUNY Dowd Fine Arts Center in Cortland; Crane Arts Center in Philadelphia, Pa.; the Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo; The Center Gallery at Jamestown Community College in Olean; and the Liz Afif Gallery in …
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Austin Playhouse's The Philadelphia Story: Don Toner's direction and a top

Austin Playhouse's The Philadelphia Story: Don Toner's direction and a top
Austin Playhouse has called many venues "home" during its lifetime, from high schools to nightclubs, Penn Field to the ACC Highland campus, its current residence. But while the stage keeps changing, the quality onstage remains consistent. Artistic …
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The Philadelphia Orchestra Presented by Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore
The Philadelphia Orchestra is near the top rank of world orchestras to begin with, and for many years it has baked into its schedule an annual visit to our area sponsored by Washington Performing Arts. But the orchestra has produced an extra dollop of …
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John Duffy, graphic designer, illustrator
30, of multiple myeloma at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Duffy was admired for his artistic talent and appealing personality, as well as his red hair, his family said in a tribute. Born in Philadelphia, "Jack," as he was called, was the son of …
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Changing Skyline: Can Philadelphia's new planning chief be all things to all
One reason Fadullon left Philadelphia is that she had grown weary of being in a stagnant Rust Belt city. "In Philadelphia, it was all about managing decline," she explained. "I went to Florida because it was growing. There were astronomical numbers of …
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Philadelphia 76ers Annouce Mentoring Art Project

Philadelphia 76ers Annouce Mentoring Art Project
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 14, 2015 – The Philadelphia 76ers, and My Brother's Keeper Philadelphia (MBK Philly) have announced the launch of the 76ers Mentoring Art Project. Philadelphia area youth and young adults aged 10 to 24 may …
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Some Philadelphia collectives find creative way to take part in Miami Art Week
Normally a playground for blue-chip dealers and their well-heeled clients, this year Miami's Art Week will host scrappier artists who traffic in collectives, including a handful from Philadelphia. New to Art Week this year is Satellite, an exhibition …
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Philly connections for new Google arts rollout

Philly connections for new Google arts rollout
Often in the vanguard of evolving developments in recording, the Philadelphia Orchestra is now part of the Google Cultural Institute performing arts rollout on Tuesday, which involves a 60-institution partnership representing more than 20 countries and …
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Exhibit captures evolving styles of Harlem-born Norman Lewis
A woman views the exhibit titled, "Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis," Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Lewis was the first major African-American abstract expressionist. The show is scheduled to …
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Four Rewarding Shows in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Rarely is it a better time than now for a trip to Philadelphia, where four of the city's major art institutions are presenting exceptionally rewarding shows, each distinctively its own thing. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts …
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Art: Black Philadelphia artists, visible at last
Last winter, when the Philadelphia Museum of Art showed "Represent," a selection of works by African American artists in its collections, I was charmed by Smoking My Pipe, a 1934 self-portrait by Samuel R. Brown, an artist with whom I was unfamiliar. A …
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Philadelphia Artist Jesse Krimes' First Solo Exhibition of New Work Since
Best known for creating a 39-panel mural out of bed sheets while serving a six-year prison sentence, Philadelphia-based artist Jesse Krimes will open Deus ex Machina, an exhibition of new work at Drexel University on Jan. 12. The exhibition will be on …
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