Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share Program Has Teamed up With the Barnes Foundation

CREDIT: M. FISCHETTI FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share program has teamed up with the Barnes Foundation for an aesthetic addition to the popular program: Barnes Foundation paintings will be featured on 20 bikes over the next year featuring artwork
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Baltic Embassies Delight Washington With Song and Dance

By Mary Jane Maxwell The Baltic states have long turned to song and dance to celebrate and protect their heritage. The tradition was on display recently, when the embassies of Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania opened their doors to visitors during (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Works to Rebound from Money Woes

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a behemoth of culture and wealth, is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems. As part of its recovery efforts, the museum is considering a mandatory admissions fee for visitors from outside New York state.
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Harrah’s Philly Fest: Largest Food, Wine, Music, and Arts Festival

September casino event expected to draw thousands On Saturday September 13th, Harrah's Philadelphia Casino will host the area's largest festival of its kind. Five festivals, all in one place. The event is being called "Harrah's PhillyFest" and promises to present  the very best in food, (more...)

Tourism: $10 Billion Industry In Philadelphia

Annual Report Cover Photo: B. Krist for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ VISIT PHILADELPHIA Annual Report Shows New Confidence & Record Numbers The VISIT PHILADELPHIA annual report, titled Philadelphia’s New Confidence, demonstrates the importance of the tourism and travel industry—with $10 billion in economic impact, for starters. “Greater Philadelphia’s travel industry enhances the (more...)

Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony Unites Olympic Generations

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi ended with a Closing Ceremony in the Fisht Olympic stadium. The ceremony, which provided a bright and emotional conclusion to the Games, was dedicated to Russian culture. The audience was presented with a European vision of Russia, in a show (more...)

Delegation Wows Americans with Turkmen Art and Music

By Paula D. Thomson Staff Writer Americans in Washington, New Mexico and New York got a taste of the finest music, art, literature and dance Turkmenistan has to offer thanks to a weeklong festival December 2–7 called Turkmenistan Culture Days. In honor of Turkmenistan’s recent 22nd anniversary of independence and (more...)

Hip-Hop: From the Streets to the Mainstream

Hip-hop is more than just music. The term encompasses a whole culture, and that helps explain how it has become one of the most influential elements shaping global entertainment and youth self-expression. All over the world, hip-hop is a tool for explaining the complexities of daily (more...)

The Surrealists: Works from the Collection

The Surrealists: Works from the Collection Special Exhibitions Gallery, Perelman Building November 3, 2013–March 2, 2014 The Surrealists: Works from the Collection will provide a selection of exceptional works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art that represent one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. Surveying the period during (more...)

2013 Live Nation “Budweiser Made In America” Music Festival

Mayor Michael A. Nutter released details about the City of Philadelphia’s plans to welcome back for a second year the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival, an exciting, two-day music festival during Labor Day weekend.  The event will be locally produced by Live Nation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (more...)

About “First Mural In Northeast Philadelphia”

Some personal thoughts regarding your article entitled “First Mural In Northeast Philadelphia”. First of all I would like to praise Lyudmila Makarova for this amazing idea, and “Teen Club” for their initial concept. But, I strongly disagree with the notion of depicting Russian heritage and diversity in (more...)

Philadelphia Voloshky School Of Dance Celebrates 40 Years

Sunday, May 19th, 2 pm at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pa. Voloshky School of Dance is celebrating 40 joyous years of teaching and educating thousands of students in the Philadelphia Tri-State area in the beauty and art of dance, music, and culture. The event and concert (more...)

Miss Pennsylvania USA to Help Raise Awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jessica Billings, Miss Pennsylvania USA, will participate in HeARTs for Autism’s Family Program on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00–11:30 a.m. at Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road, Philadelphia, PA. The HeARTs for Autism Family Program will bring together children on the Autism Spectrum for art, games and creative movement. Jessica will (more...)

Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia Names 2013 Finalists

Finalists with innovative ideas include visual and performing artists, citywide festivals, multidisciplinary collaborations and more he John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced 69 finalists for the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge, a contest funding the best ideas for engaging and enriching Philadelphia through the arts. Emerging from (more...)

U.S. Policy on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON Holocaust-Era Looted Art This month we commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Inter-Allied Declaration against Acts of Dispossession Committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation and Control, known as the London Declaration of January 5, 1943. Beginning with the London Declaration, the United States implemented (more...)

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