Benjamin Franklin Parkway

"Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny" mural
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 01, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Barnes on the Block is back again, this year with food trucks, dancing, a beer garden, plus a new visual art experience by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday at 20th and Callowhill streets, the pay-as-you-go block party from 4 to 8...
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Clean-up crews try to put the Benjamin Franklin Parkway back in order after Made in American 2018.
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Kristen Johanson
September 03, 2018 - 12:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The two-day music festival Made In America, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj, has wrapped, and now the cleanup begins. As crews pull down barriers and fencing along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, trash trucks and city sweepers roam the streets...
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Made in America festival 2018
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
September 02, 2018 - 2:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Music lovers have taken over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway again Sunday, with tens of thousands of them filtering throughout the weekend for the annual Made in America festival . But not everyone is enjoying those massive crowds. Standing outside St. Francis Xavier...
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The Benjamin Franklin Parkway will soon be closed during the Made in America Festival.
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Mike DeNardo
August 31, 2018 - 7:20 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jay-Z's two-day Made in America Festival, a staple of Philadelphia's annual Labor Day celebration, this year featuring headliners Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj and Janelle Monae, is either a thrill or an inconvenience for people who live in the area along the...
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Made in America festival preparations are underway.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
August 29, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is buzzing as final preparations are underway for this weekend's Made In America festival. Hundreds of workers are setting up five stages, which will soon be jam-packed with performances by Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Meek...
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Jay-Z
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Justin Udo
July 31, 2018 - 6:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears everything is love between Mayor Jim Kenney and hip hop mogul Jay-Z. The two met ahead of a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert at Lincoln Financial Field for the couple's On the Run II Tour. Kenney tweeted they are "both very excited about the future," referring to...
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Made in America
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Hadas Kuznits
July 26, 2018 - 6:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While it seems the city, the tourism community and others outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art area are happy to be keeping Made In America on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway "for years to come," that doesn't change the fact that some of the neighbors will still...
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A conceptual view of the shrine for St. Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Mark Abrams
July 24, 2018 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The remains of St. Katharine Drexel will be transferred from the site of the motherhouse convent she founded in Bensalem to a new resting place. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said the saint's crypt will be moved from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament motherhouse...
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Made in America
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio, file
Tim Jimenez
July 24, 2018 - 8:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Residents who live on or around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are having mixed reactions to the news that Made In America will be staying put next year. This is according to the presidents of two neighborhood associations directly affected by events on the parkway...
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Jay-Z
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2018 - 4:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney has reversed course on a plan to move the Made in America festival off of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 2019. Kenney met with representatives from ROC Nation Monday to discuss the fate of Jay-Z's Made in America festival, which has always been held...
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