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When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history.
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John McDevitt
April 23, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history. During the restorative work at Eastern State Penitentiary, Liz Trumbull, manager...
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Justin Udo
April 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A unique program that teaches life skills through painting brings a Philadelphia specialty off the walls and to the people. The Mount Airy After School Community Art Project teaches tiny Philadelphians, like Gianna, how to create large works of art like murals. “I...
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January 27, 2019 - 11:40 pm
By Dakin Andone (CNN) -- A Banksy mural painted on a fire door at the Bataclan theater in Paris has been stolen, the concert hall said in a tweet on Saturday. "It's a deep sadness that moves us today," the tweet read. "Banksy's work, a symbol of remembrance and belonging to everyone -- locals,...
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An anti-violence mural that was mistakenly destroyed by developers in South Philadelphia last summer is now being replaced. The new design was unveiled Thursday afternoon.
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Cherri Gregg
January 17, 2019 - 8:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An anti-violence mural that was mistakenly destroyed by developers in South Philadelphia last summer is now being replaced. The new design was unveiled Thursday afternoon. "This is a model for what can happen," said Jane Golden, executive director of Mural Arts of...
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The City of Philadelphia's new $10 million facility for its records and archives boasts a mural that stretches through multiple rooms. But this mural stands apart from just about every other one you'll see in the city.
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Justin Udo
December 06, 2018 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia's new $10 million facility for its records and archives boasts a mural that stretches through multiple rooms. But this mural stands apart from just about every other one you'll see in the city. The mural, which is a map of the city, uses...
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A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot.
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Eric Walter
October 04, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot. An online petition looked all but certain to meet or exceed its goal of 2,500 signatures Thursday afternoon. The...
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Students from The Haverford School, like 17-year-old Garrett Johnson, helped paint the AR mural, along with others from Mastery Shoemaker Charter School.
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mural Arts Philadelphia is hosting 31 free events in October to celebrate the power of art. One in particular will center around Philadelphia's first augmented reality (AR) mural. The mural, called "Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny," created by artist Joshua Mays and DJ...
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Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to violence.
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Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent dust-up over the destruction of a beloved mural in South Philadelphia highlights a growing problem: How do you preserve public art that stands in the way of development? Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to...
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Chilean artist Ian Pierce (third from left) and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia to conceive and create the "Families Belong Together" mural, displayed as a protest to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.
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Shara Dae Howard
July 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia community is the home of a new mural along North Front Street, which creators say is meant to send a message to President Donald Trump. Within three weeks, Chilean artist Ian Pierce and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia...
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London-based artist Richard Wilson was inspired to create a 60-foot mural of Will Smith.
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Cherri Gregg
July 02, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Will Smith is featured in a 60-foot mural on the outside of a West Philadelphia school. The actor caught wind of the honor and posted a video that went viral. RELATED: Mural of the man 'born and raised' in West Philadelphia debuts He has promised to go see the mural...
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