Positively Philadelphia!

KYW's Lauren Lipton presents good news about Philadelphia!

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Lauren Lipton
August 04, 2019 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Every Tuesday night for the rest of August, Seger Park on 10th and Lombard streets goes to the dogs. "During the summer we offer an event we call Woofstock. It's live music every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. It's local musicians who perform...
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Alma Jacobs
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July 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alma Jacobs died this past week and while you may not know her name among her many accomplishments she helped preserve part of Philadelphia's history. For decades she headed up Women for Greater Philadelphia, a group that keeps Laurel Hill Mansion in Fairmount Park up...
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Lauren Lipton
July 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a major change coming to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and we can all thank a 92-year-old patron. "The largest and most notable one for the Kimmel Center building is that we are adding a series of escalators. We recognize that this is something...
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Parade Colonial Men - Rich Meyers via Welcome America Festival
Lauren Lipton
June 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Welcome America Festival is underway and while there will be fireworks, concerts and of course hoagie fest, there are other activities around the city. "On Tuesday, July 2 at 4 p.m. we are going to rename the block of Broad Street, between Spruce and Locust...
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Lauren Lipton
June 23, 2019 - 10:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Broadway Philadelphia season is underway and many theater fans have already got their season tickets like Lorianne Lowy and Diane Hennessy who come from Long Beach Island. "We started out, we wanted Hamilton tickets and then there were other shows we wanted to see...
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The University of the Arts "Z" Big Band has been recognized as one of the best collegiate ensembles in the nation.
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Lauren Lipton
June 17, 2019 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students in Philadelphia get a chance to perform before they graduate and do it for real. The University of the Arts' "Z" Big Band has been recognized as one of the best collegiate ensembles in the nation. "The band is basically the top students in the music...
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BEBOT is a 13,000 pound, 33-foot statue trucked to Philadelphia from the Burning Man festival in Nevada.
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Lauren Lipton
June 02, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a huge new public art piece in Philadelphia. BEBOT is a 13,000 pound, 33-foot statue trucked to Philadelphia from the Burning Man festival in Nevada and it now is on full display at the new Piazza Pod Park in Northern Liberties. "I think he is thoroughly at...
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World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount. The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.
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Lauren Lipton
May 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On this long Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to our many area military veterans. And there are veterans who over the years have visited this small park every day to reflect and remember. “Our whole neighborhood got drafted back in ’66,” recalled Joe Ferry, who...
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Lauren Lipton
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a new exhibit opening this week at the Philadelphia Library Company and you will be able to see things in person that few people have seen. "The title of the exhibit is ‘From Negro Pasts to Afro-Futures: Black Creative Re-Imaginings,’” explained Dr. Deirdre...
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Lauren Lipton
May 04, 2019 - 3:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – When you think of Philadelphia and what started here on the food scene, you might think of cheesesteaks or soft pretzels. But there is something else that Philadelphia introduced to the country: the banana. It was 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia that...
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