Mummers

Mummers Mardi Gras
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Holli Stephens
February 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Mardi Gras with mummers? Open bar at Reading Terminal? Carnival with the Flyers? Sounds like a party-filled weekend. Get the details on The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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In Depth
KYW In Depth
January 10, 2020 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia's New Year's Day parade made headlines yet again after two Mummers were seen wearing blackface. Read more here.
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Joseph Ferry and Dennis Palandro, Jr.
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John McDevitt
December 31, 2019 - 5:06 pm
In memory of two members of the South Philadelphia String Band who were killed in a head-on car crash last New Year’s Day, the Palandro-Ferry Memorial Foundation has raised more than $40,000 to help members of the mummers community in need. Read more here.
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Avalon String Band costume coordinator Jimmy Tatar takes a final look at the band’s outfits for the Mummers parade.
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Mike DeNardo
December 30, 2019 - 4:07 pm
It's crunch time in the clubhouses as mummers make their final preparations for the annual New Year's parade. Read more here.
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The Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade readies routines and props for Wednesday's Mummers Parade.
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John McDevitt
December 28, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The 120th Mummers Parade takes place on New Year's Day, and the city along with the feathered ones themselves are putting some pep in their steps to get things done. Read more here.
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Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale 2020
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John McDevitt
December 26, 2019 - 5:11 pm
Preparations are underway for the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale indoor shows on New Year’s Day. Read more here.
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The annual Mummers Parade is in full swing on a surprisingly warm but windy New Year's Day.
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Flashpoint
January 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Leaders of the Philadelphia Mummers met with representatives from the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. The gathering is in follow-up to allegations of blackface that turned out to be false, and both sides hope to move forward. "Overall, I think it was a very...
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The bronze and granite statue of George Washington on horse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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Shara Dae Howard
January 01, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after impaling himself on a statue along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Just before 4 p.m. at Eakins Oval, police say the man climbed onto one of the statues, slipped, and impaled himself on the statue. The man was...
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A fancy brigades rehearses at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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Kimberly Adams
January 01, 2019 - 1:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While most mummers took the famous route down Broad Street, another show was on display indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Sean Kennan was ready to lead his club's "Clans of Scotland" performance. "Very excited," Kennan said. "I'm a bagpiper in the Satin...
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