Kimmel Center

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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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Hamilton
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John McDevitt
July 09, 2019 - 5:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of Philadelphians were not willing to throw away their shot to score tickets to the touring production of "Hamilton." Beginning at 7 a.m., people lined up in the July heat outside the Forrest Theatre just for the chance to buy tickets to the upcoming Broadway...
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Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's LGBTQ affairs.
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Andrew Kramer
June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's happening in Philadelphia's LGBTQ community? For the second year in a row, a State of the Union was held in Center City Monday night to answer that question. Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's LGBTQ affairs, put this event together. "It's an...
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Ben Platt performs with the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen."
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Cherri Gregg
March 18, 2019 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — No need to wave through a window to see these stage musicals — Broadway's best productions are coming to the Kimmel. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts released its lineup for the 2019-20 season , including the Philadelphia premieres of "Come From Away," "Mean...
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Spruce Street entrance to the SEPTA Broad Street Line
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March 07, 2019 - 8:02 am
UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police say they are still working to determine exactly what happened after a “violent confrontation” left a man stabbed to death in Center City. According to authorities, the incident took place at about 6:30 a.m. on a Broad Street...
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The Philly Pops
The Philly Pops
Lauren Lipton
March 03, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new schedule for The Philly Pops is out, and wow , it's something. First, something totally new: "A Night at The Opera House: The Music of Queen" on Nov. 30 at The Met Philadelphia. Grammy-winning pianist Todd Ellison is the new music director and comes to us from...
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Lauren Lipton
February 24, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was supposed to wrap up this week, but Swing @ the Kimmel has been such a hit that they are extending it by popular demand. "You put on these virtual reality goggles and there are a set of four experiences that you can have through these," As you swing, the...
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Lauren Lipton
February 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia has put a 21st century twist on a childhood favorite activity - swinging! Swing @ the Kimmel takes guests on a free virtual reality, or VR, experience while performing a favorite childhood pastime. "You put on these virtual reality...
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Kimmel Center file photo
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John McDevitt
January 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of Philadelphia's most generous philanthropists and business icons, Raymond Perelman, is being remembered after dying peacefully earlier in the week at the age of 101. Funeral services and interment were private. His family said the thoughts and prayers they have...
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Dreamstime
Antionette Lee
December 11, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Every month the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts host its free live “Sittin' In” show, where music lovers can discover new cutting-edge artists. In high school Julius Rodriguez attended the Grammys and played drums at the celebration after party. He's played...
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