Positively Philadelphia

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Lauren Lipton
June 23, 2019 - 10:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Broadway Philadelphia season is underway and many theater fans have already got their season tickets like Lorianne Lowy and Diane Hennessy who come from Long Beach Island. "We started out, we wanted Hamilton tickets and then there were other shows we wanted to see...
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The University of the Arts "Z" Big Band has been recognized as one of the best collegiate ensembles in the nation.
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Lauren Lipton
June 17, 2019 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students in Philadelphia get a chance to perform before they graduate and do it for real. The University of the Arts' "Z" Big Band has been recognized as one of the best collegiate ensembles in the nation. "The band is basically the top students in the music...
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BEBOT is a 13,000 pound, 33-foot statue trucked to Philadelphia from the Burning Man festival in Nevada.
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Lauren Lipton
June 02, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a huge new public art piece in Philadelphia. BEBOT is a 13,000 pound, 33-foot statue trucked to Philadelphia from the Burning Man festival in Nevada and it now is on full display at the new Piazza Pod Park in Northern Liberties. "I think he is thoroughly at...
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World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount. The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.
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Lauren Lipton
May 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On this long Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to our many area military veterans. And there are veterans who over the years have visited this small park every day to reflect and remember. “Our whole neighborhood got drafted back in ’66,” recalled Joe Ferry, who...
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Lauren Lipton
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a new exhibit opening this week at the Philadelphia Library Company and you will be able to see things in person that few people have seen. "The title of the exhibit is ‘From Negro Pasts to Afro-Futures: Black Creative Re-Imaginings,’” explained Dr. Deirdre...
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Lauren Lipton
May 04, 2019 - 3:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – When you think of Philadelphia and what started here on the food scene, you might think of cheesesteaks or soft pretzels. But there is something else that Philadelphia introduced to the country: the banana. It was 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia that...
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Lauren Lipton
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- William L. Myers Jr. is a Philadelphia lawyer and now a best-selling author, out with his third book, A Killers Alibi . "All my books are set in Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia. I know the justice system here and so all the trials take place over at the Criminal...
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Lauren Lipton
April 07, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are some events that are just so much fun made even better because all the proceeds from the evening go to help others, like the annual Bourbon Bash! Dan Rivas is general manager of Bank and Bourbon Restaurant at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. "It's our...
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Lauren Lipton
March 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As we celebrate Women's History Month, we look at Laurel Hill Mansion , a historic house in Fairmount Park, built by Rebecca Rawle in 1767. "Our house was actually unusual in that it was built by a woman," said Alma Jacobs. "In those days, women normally did not do...
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The Philly Pops
The Philly Pops
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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