statue

Artist's rendering of a statue design for local boxing icon "Jersey Joe" Walcott.
Camden County
David Madden
September 24, 2019 - 12:05 pm
A project is moving ahead to bring a larger-than-life statue of local boxing icon “Jersey Joe” Walcott to the Camden waterfront. To that end, a fundraiser is set Friday night on the Battleship New Jersey to assist in the effort.
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Charles Barkley
Rich Fury/Getty Images
AP News
September 13, 2019 - 10:53 am
The Philadelphia 76ers have honored Charles Barkley with a statue along their Legends Walk outside their practice facility in Camden.
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Philadelphia unveiled the city's first ever free-standing statue of an African-American girl on Wednesday at Smith Playground in South Philadelphia.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia unveiled the city's first-ever free-standing statue of an African-American girl on Wednesday at Smith Playground in South Philadelphia. Titled "MVP," the 5-foot-4-inch, 250 pound bronze statue depicts an African-American girl around 12-years-old. Dressed...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia is gearing up to erect the city's first-of-a-kind piece of public art that's designed to be reflective of the South Philadelphia athletic community. The statue will depict an African-American girl around the age of 11. She's standing, wearing...
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Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
April 23, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a controversy that's gone viral. And now Kate Smith's niece is adding to it by criticizing the Flyers organization for their quick decision to cut all ties to the late singer. Suzy Andron says she's glad the woman she called Aunt Katherine and her mother are no...
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The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy.
Mike DeNardo, Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
April 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy. Lou Scheinfeld, vice president of the Flyers in 1969, was the first to play Smith's version of "God Bless America" at a game. He didn't believe it at...
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Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
April 21, 2019 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers. The Flyers have removed the statue of Smith outside the Wells Fargo Center days after the team pulled the plug on her...
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The Sarasota Police Department is looking for the vandal who spray-painted #MeToo onto the statue commemorating the kissing couple in the iconic WWII photo.
Sarasota Police Department via CBS
February 19, 2019 - 4:29 pm
(CBS) — A day after the sailor seen kissing a woman in the iconic World War II photo died, a statue commemorating the couple was found vandalized early Tuesday, Florida police said. According to the Sarasota Police Department, the vandal used red spray paint to emblazon the phrase "#MeToo," which...
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A life-sized bronze ballerina now adorns the roundabout in downtown Haddonfield.
Courtesy of Susan Baltake
David Madden
January 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey town’s reputation as a center for art grew a little this week, as a new statue was established for all to see in downtown Haddonfield. A life-sized bronze ballerina now adorns the roundabout where Haddon Avenue and Ellis Street intersect. The...
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The statue of Icelandic explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni was knocked into the Schuylkill River.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
October 02, 2018 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The century-old, bronze Viking statue that was toppled into the Schuylkill River sometime overnight Monday has been plucked from the water. Police are still investigating who did it and why. A crane pulled the bronze Viking statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni out of the...
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