Mummers Parade

2020 Mummers Parade
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has made a veiled threat to the annual Mummers Parade in protesting the New Year's Day incident in which two mummers wore blackface. Read more here.
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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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Members of the Froggy Carr club march during the Mummers Parade.
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Cherri Gregg
January 02, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The Mummers Parade's record of racist parody turned up again this year, and a former mummer — who has since left the tradition after learning about its racist origins — believes the bigotry needs to come to an end. Read more here.
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Froggy Carr club dressed with a Flyer's theme during the Mummer's Parade.
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Pat Loeb
January 01, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Philadelphia welcomed the New Year the exuberant way it always does: with thousands of people lined South Broad Street to watch the mummer's strut and perform. But an unfortunate incident marred the festivities.
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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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— 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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