Mummers parade

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Andrew Kramer
June 14, 2019 - 9:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – It's no secret, the Mummers love parades. Even if it means traveling 900 miles to be at one! Right now, about 30 members of The Jack's NYB are in St. Louis to celebrate the Blues winning the Stanley Cup this week. We won. Congratulations to the team, staff and fans...
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— If you walk into The Jacks New Years Brigade clubhouse in South Philly and say "Play Gloria!" someone is going to play the song made popular by '80s pop star Laura Branigan for you.
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Andrew Kramer
May 17, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you walk into The Jacks New Years Brigade clubhouse in South Philly and say "Play Gloria!" someone is going to play the song made popular by '80s pop star Laura Branigan for you. You know the one. Video of Laura Branigan - Gloria [1982> The song did, after all,...
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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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A lot of Eagles love at the 2019 Mummers Parade.
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Cherri Gregg
January 03, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mummers brigade falsely accused of using blackface during a satirical skit that poked fun at Mayor Jim Kenney, which was based on a cartoon that received little backlash, is speaking out and they want a public apology. The cartoon featured an image of Jay-Z...
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2019 Mummers Parade
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Cherri Gregg
January 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Outrage over a Mummers Parade skit featuring a caricature of Jay-Z walking a mummer dressed as Mayor Jim Kenney on all fours continues, even though the mummers got approval from the city. The skit featured a dark-skinned, gold-chained wearing mummer with the word "Jay...
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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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The annual Mummers Parade is in full swing on a surprisingly warm but windy New Year's Day.
Dan Wing / KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
January 01, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 119th annual Mummers Parade got going at 9 a.m. at Philadelphia City Hall on New Year's Day. Preparations for the parade began almost immediately after last year's parade. Pat Bradley with the Fralinger String Band said it's a labor of love . "It's what we work...
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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
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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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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