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Lauren Lipton
July 01, 2018 - 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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Wawa Welcome America Concert Parkway
Wawa Welcome America
Lauren Lipton
June 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the many events during this year's Wawa Welcome America celebration happens this Saturday, June 30, and it's something new. "This year, we are very excited because at the Pennsylvania Convention Center we are going to have a community festival, and so anyone...
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Cherry Street Pier Renndering
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Lauren Lipton
June 17, 2018 - 3:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – A great new thing is coming to Philadelphia. “Cherry Street Pier is a historic shipping pier on the Delaware (River) waterfront next to the Race Street Pier and is undergoing a huge makeover. The vision for the pier is really an incubator space for Philadelphia’s...
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Stacey Lee Webber
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Lauren Lipton
June 10, 2018 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Stacey Lee Webber is an artist who set up shop in Philadelphia after going to college in Wisconsin, and what she makes in Philadelphia has become known around the world. "I have a circular saw made out of pennies at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts...
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Patrick Ward Park
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Lauren Lipton
May 27, 2018 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On this long Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to our many area military veterans. “Our whole neighborhood got drafted back in ’66,” recalls Joe Ferry, who fought in Vietnam. “Everybody went, so it was sort of like your duty to go. The country needed you.” Joe Kelly was in...
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FringeA-Thon
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Lauren Lipton
May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Get ready, get set, dance. "June 16th at the Piazza at Schmidt's Commons, 12 noon to 12 midnight, we'll have FringeA-Thon 2018 ," said Zack Blackwood, artistic producer of Fringe Arts. "FringeA-Thon is a marathon. It's like a telethon, a walkathon, a jump-rope-athon...
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William Birch Gallery
Library Company of Philadelphia
Lauren Lipton
May 13, 2018 - 3:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Library Company of Philadelphia at 1314 Locust Street is a very special place with a new, very special exhibit, "William Birch, Ingenious Artist." "When people ask me about William Birch and who he was, I'll tell people to close their eyes and think about what...
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Common Space Ardmore
Provided by Common Space
Lauren Lipton
May 06, 2018 - 3:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This is something that every community should have. "We created a shared space, a common space that's a storefront in Ardmore. The intention is to offer creative programming that pulls people in and provides an inviting space and a comfortable setting that has people...
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Asian Arts Initiative
Provided by Asian Arts Initiative
Lauren Lipton
April 29, 2018 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia is the birthplace of many things, including the first Asian Arts Initiative in the country. "At the time when we were formed, things are different now," said deputy director Julie Shaw. "But we really, for many years, were unique in the country as being...
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Sing the Body Electric
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Lauren Lipton
April 22, 2018 - 2:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A local playwright has two different plays running in Philadelphia. One at Theatre Exile . "The play is called "Sing the Body Electric." One of the characters in the play, a young man who is in high school, was struck by lighting a year before the play begins."...
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