Philly Celebrates Jazz WRTI Listening Session With Jazz Pianist Orrin Evans 

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, in partnership with public radio station 90.1 WRTI, presents a live listening session with internationally-renowned jazz pianist Orrin Evans. WRTI’s Jeff Duperon will interview pianist Orrin Evans about his career in
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Iconic LOVE Sculpture to be Temporarily Removed for Conservation

The City of Philadelphia’s Public Art Program will manage the removal and restoration of the iconic artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture (1976) before it is returned to its permanent home on John F. Kennedy Plaza, also affectionately known by Philadelphians as LOVE Park. The LOVE sculpture will return to its original home, JFK Plaza (more...)

Mayor Nutter Opens City Of Philadelphia’s Innovation Lab

Mayor Michael A. Nutter opened the City of Philadelphia’s Innovation Lab, a technology-enabled space in which City employees, community members and external partners can work together to create solutions to municipal challenges, located in the Municipal Services Building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “I believe that (more...)

Young Americans Abroad

U.S. students show more interest in studying abroad than ever. Millennials, or 18- to 29-year olds, thirst to experience the world first-hand after getting a taste of it from cyberspace and television. • 66% have passports Increasingly, U.S. colleges and universities make studying in another country, at least for a (more...)

Old and New Traditions Welcome the New Year

In the dark, first minutes of each January 1, the new year is welcomed with the explosions of fireworks in many cities around the United States. The noisemaking stems from an ancient belief that scaring away evil spirits is necessary for a happy new year. A relatively (more...)

Saving Syria’s Cultural Heritage

Part of the humanitarian disaster in Syria is the threat to the country’s cultural objects and sites. Few countries are as rich culturally, have had such a glorious past, and are as important to human civilization as Syria. Syria’s history extends over thousands of years. A succession of (more...)

Mural Feedback Summarized

Thank you everybody for the great discussion about proposed First Community Mural. 26 people made 175 comments in less than two weeks expressed their opinions and ideas on both Philadelphia News website and Russian Philly parents group on Facebook. We wanted to make sure that valuable ideas expressed will (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...)

Freedom of Expression in the United States

The following are excerpts of Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez’s remarks at the Conference on the Transformation of Security and Fundamental Rights Legislation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The full transcript is available on the U.S. Department of Justice website. ... [H]ow does a government grant (more...)

New U.S. Monuments Honor History, Preserve Environment

President Obama signed proclamations March 25 establishing five new U.S. national monuments, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, which celebrates American’s rich history and natural heritage. Located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, the monuments help tell the story of significant people and extraordinary (more...)

Limmud FSU Princeton 2013: 3-day Festival of Russian-Jewish Culture

YOUR PASSPORT TO A RUSSIAN-JEWISH WORLD OF CULTURE AND LEARNING: GET INSPIRED! A truly unique event, organized and run entirely by volunteers, Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews by involving them in an array of interactive workshops, intellectually-stimulating discussions, a festive Shabbat celebration, controversial debates, film screenings, (more...)

Bukharian Flavor Enlivens Queens

Take the “E” subway line east from Times Square in New York City and within 30 minutes you’ll find yourself in Forest Hills, Queens, a neighborhood known for its thriving community of Bukharian Jews. Forest Hills and the nearby neighborhoods of Rego Park and Kew Gardens have
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Structure of U.S. Education

(The following text is excerpted from the U.S. Department of State publication USA Education in Brief.) For someone from another country, the U.S. educational system understandably appears large and varied, even chaotic. Within this complexity, however, American education reflects the history, culture, and values of the changing
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Journey Through World’s Cuisine Teaches About Community

By Mary-Katherine Ream
Staff Writer
Nosh is a Yiddish term meaning snack or light meal, but you will not find light meals at United Noshes, a Brooklyn couple’s five-year project to cook their way through the United Nations. “I feel about it the way most people feel about going to church. (more...)

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