Philly POPS

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Holli Stephens
October 25, 2019 - 5:00 am
Philadelphia knows how to celebrate Halloween. Check out some of our favorite haunts around the city and the suburbs in this weekend’s edition of The KYW To-Do List.
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A conductor's hands.
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Mike Dougherty
September 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Philly Pops are celebrating Hollywood with a special show.
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Lauren Lipton
March 03, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new schedule for The Philly Pops is out, and wow , it's something. First, something totally new: "A Night at The Opera House: The Music of Queen" on Nov. 30 at The Met Philadelphia. Grammy-winning pianist Todd Ellison is the new music director and comes to us from...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now in its fourth week, bills are beginning to pile up for many furloughed federal workers. As a way to ease the burden, many local and national companies are displaying a willingness to be flexible, offering payment plans, free admission...
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Comcast and the Philly Pops teamed up to give 205 bikes away for Christmas in July.
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Dan Wing
July 11, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philly Pops teamed up with Comcast for their 5th annual Christmas in July bike giveaway on Wednesday morning. The Comcast Center was decked out with Christmas trees and other decorations. Carolers, Santa Claus (donning summer apparel), and a quartet of trumpets...
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Todd Ellison
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Steve Tawa
June 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Next year at this time, the Philly POPS will be bringing in a new conductor, Todd Ellison, to lead the ensemble in American popular music. In a mutual decision, current Music Director Michael Krajewski will conclude his six-year tenure next spring. He's a pianist with...
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
June 08, 2018 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the Semiquincentennial. "The Secretary of Interior asked us to come up with a new name. He couldn't say it — semiquincentennial," said Frank Giordano, president of the Philly Pops. In other words, it's the nation's 250th birthday ... in 2026. Giordano is also the...
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Dan Wing
April 05, 2018 - 7:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The Philly POPS will be putting on a performance honoring Frank Sinatra this weekend, with shows Friday night through Sunday at the Kimmel Center. A small group of performers from the orchestra recently stopped by KYW Newsradio's Spring Garden Broadcast Center to...
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