Arts

The Jazz Mavericks from the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School in West Chester kicked things off at the first-ever National Jazz Festival at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City.
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Mike Dougherty
February 15, 2020 - 12:19 pm
Students from 11 states packed up their instruments and headed to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the first-ever National Jazz Festival , and the first group to perform was from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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The cast of a production of "King Lear" at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Courtesy of Philly Theatre Week
Lauren Lipton
February 02, 2020 - 8:00 am
From Feb. 6 to 16, the third annual Philly Theatre Week offers more than 300 opportunities to see something new. Read more here or listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast Positively Philadelphia.
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Students build a tower at the new STEAM Lab in North Philadelphia.
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Andrew Kramer
January 26, 2020 - 1:00 pm
It's not always easy making learning fun for students, but Philadelphia nonprofit Project HOME hopes to do just that through a new educational lab that opened in North Philadelphia on Wednesday. Read more here.
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Philadanco is one of 40 dance companies to take part in the International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance.
Scott Robbins/Courtesy of International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance
Antionette Lee
January 12, 2020 - 11:48 am
Hundreds of dancers from all over the world will be taking over the Avenue of the Arts for a unique dance festival started by the founder of a major Philadelphia dance company, known for breaking barriers in the industry. Read more here.
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The 13th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival took place at Saunders Park in West Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 20, 2019 - 2:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jazz and art was celebrated this weekend in West Philadelphia. The 13th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival took place at Saunders Park in West Philadelphia. Lou Smith, who now lives in Burlington Township, New Jersey, explained what he enjoys about this...
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PCCY Grant
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A round of new arts grants this year is beginning to bear fruit in Philadelphia schools. It's crunch time at the Overbrook Educational Center, where students are in their final days of rehearsals for their production of 'The Wiz' next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May...
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Dreamstime
John McDevitt
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials hope the new arts and crafts program at 25 correctional facilities in Pennsylvania will help children feel more comfortable when visiting an incarcerated parent. Coloring books, markers, paper and other craft supplies are purchased and controlled by the...
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Art educators from across Philadelphia connected with more than 70 renowned local arts programs Wednesday at the third annual Arts Education Fair.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 22, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Art educators from across Philadelphia connected with more than 70 renowned local arts programs Wednesday at the third annual Arts Education Fair . The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts played host to the arts initiative, which aims at bridging the gap between the...
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