The Met

Tyhler Williams (left) will make his professional boxing debut Feb. 23, 2019 at The Met Philadelphia. He was guided by Rock Ministries founder Buddy Osborn (right) for years.
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Paul Kurtz
February 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Kensington man who runs a boxing ministry will be ringside this weekend, helping his young protege in his first professional fight . Every day, nearly 75 young people, mostly boys, walk the gauntlet of addicts under the El on Kensington Avenue to get to Rock...
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His first love is boxing, but playing classical piano is a close second for 23-year-old lightweight Jeremy Cuevas.
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Paul Kurtz
February 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The newly restored Met in North Philadelphia returns to its 20th century boxing roots Saturday night . Nine fights are scheduled, and one will feature an up-and-coming lightweight from South Jersey who is also an accomplished musician. His first love is boxing, but...
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It used to be called the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House. Several decades and $56 million later, Philadelphia now has its own Met concert venue.
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Antionette Lee
December 03, 2018 - 3:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It used to be called the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House. Several decades and $56 million later, Philadelphia now has its own Met concert venue. Bob Dylan will be the first artist to grace the upgraded stage tonight. His performance will be followed by several...
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Dreamstime
November 30, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a disconnect when giving a gift of travel. Printouts of tickets and a brochure under a tree are nice, but they don't exactly create the spontaneous bubbling-with-excitement effect like a tangible gift, and the enjoyment won't be realized until the spring or...
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A rendering of The Met Philadelphia, which will officially open in December.
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Ian Bush
September 10, 2018 - 5:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the city's oldest performance venues will soon be new again. The Met Philadelphia is in the final phase of a $56 million restoration project, which will officially open in December. The first to take the stage will be Bob Dylan on Dec. 3, who will play his 50th...
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