Mummers

KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
January 12, 2019 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the aftermath of false allegations of blackface against the Mummers. It's been over a week since protesters gathered outside of City Hall calling for an end...
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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.
Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
December 31, 2018 - 3:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last year’s below-freezing temperatures kept crowds at bay for the New Year's Day parade, but this year, Philadelphia police expect to see many more turn out to see the mummers strut down Broad Street. Philadelphia police officers will be patrolling the crowd, both in...
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Kimberly Adams
December 30, 2018 - 6:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was sneak peak of the fanciest Mummers costumes and dance moves inside the convention center Sunday as the annual MummersFest got underway. Brigades twisted, twirled and turned as they warmed up for the big New Year's Day celebration. Mummers previewed routines ....
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Dreamstime
Molly Daly
December 29, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Besides having warm clothes and enough to eat and drink, parade watchers need to know where to go, in case they need to “go” at Tuesday's Mummers Parade. When you're spending hours outside in a crowd, your number one concern is likely -- where's the bathroom? "Down at...
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Mummers / Murray Comic Club
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John McDevitt
December 29, 2018 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Preparations and rehearsals are underway for the thousands of mummers getting ready for the annual New Year's Day parade. At the South Philadelphia warehouse of the Murray Comic Club on Saturday, members were hard at work. It’s crunch time for the #Mummers ! @...
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But before the New Year's Day tradition returns, there will be some road closures and parking restrictions throughout the city.
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Andrew Kramer
December 27, 2018 - 8:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Tuesday, the Mummers Parade will once again be taking over Philadelphia. But before the New Year's Day tradition returns, there will be some road closures and parking restrictions throughout the city. As of Thursday night, the first parking restriction is already...
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Preparations are underway for a Philadelphia New Year's Day tradition, where the Mummers parade will step off for the 119th year. KYW Newsradio spoke with a South Philadelphia man who has been a Mummer for more than six decades
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John McDevitt
December 27, 2018 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Preparations are underway for the Mummers Parade, a Philadelphia New Year's Day tradition, which will step off for the 119th year. There is always something that needs to be tweaked for the parade, and mummers are getting very little rest this week, like South...
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