Visit Minnesota, a Heartland State With an International Vibe

By Lauren Monsen Most people know Minnesota as a Midwestern state with over 10,000 lakes and spectacular scenery. And they might know it as home to music icons 
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Philadelphia Orchestra Makes Music and Friends in China

By ShareAmerica Photo - (Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra) China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It was the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China, at the special request of President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, nearly 45 years ago. Its 2017 tour of Asia brought the orchestra (more...)

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 jazz and current projects and will accompany their conversation with (more...)

Frank Sinatra Remembered in Small Hometown

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Victoria Kupchinetsky, Ramon Taylor Before singer Frank Sinatra became a global household name, he was a local boy from a small New Jersey town across the river from Manhattan. In that town — Hoboken — a street is named after him, and to celebrate Sinatra’s 100th birthday anniversary, Hoboken’s museum (more...)

31% of Black Friday Items Offer No Savings – WalletHub Study

With 63 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday doesn’t offer the best deals of the year, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's Best & Worst Items to Buy on Black Friday. To find out whether shoppers are really getting the best deals, the (more...)

New Orleans Mourns Katrina Losses But Celebrates Its Renewal

VOA News Church bells tolled Saturday in the U.S. city of New Orleans and across large swaths of the Gulf Coast as residents marked the 10th anniversary of the deadly Hurricane Katrina. Dignitaries in the hard-hit city laid wreaths and eulogized the the storm's 1,800 dead, while celebrating the recovery of the (more...)

Live Nation Unveils Plans For The Fillmore Philadelphia Setting New Standard For Rock Clubs In U.S.A.

Historic 125-Year-Old Ajax Metal Company Building to TransformInto Live Music and Entertainment Venue Created Uniquely for Philadelphia Fans Live music Philly-style is coming to what is planned as the “best live rock music venue in the United States.” The Fillmore Philadelphia. As part of the continued revitalization of iconic Fishtown, one of the city’s historic addresses, the legendary Ajax Metal (more...)

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...)

Lantern Theater Company – C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters

Lantern Theater Company Presents a Limited Return Engagement of Philadelphia Actor/Playwright Anthony Lawton’s Adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, May 27 – June 15, 2014 Lantern Theater Company closes their 20th anniversary season with a limited return engagement of Philadelphia actor/playwright Anthony Lawton’s multimedia adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic novella The Screwtape (more...)

Hispanic Heritage Events Bloom In Philadelphia

Festivals, Live Entertainment & Exhibits Celebrate Hispanic Culture Dancers performing the traditional Puerto Rican dance Bomba y Plena are accompanied by drumming and singing at the Festival de Bambulaé. Produced by Norris Square Neighborhood Project, the festival celebrates the neighborhood’s arts and garden programs, which transform vacant lots (more...)

Julianne & Derek Hough To Appear Live On Stage

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July, 2014.  The tour will make two stops in Pennsylvania – Friday, June 20 at Tower Theater and Wednesday, June 25 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center. MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will (more...)

New York Persian Parade

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, has been celebrated for 3,000 years and remains an important holiday in Afghanistan, Iran and the countries of Central Asia. It is widely celebrated in the United States as well. The New York Persian Parade has been celebrating Nowruz in downtown (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...)

The XXII Olympic Winter Games Openning in Sochi

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 has opened with a grand show thrilling spectators at the Fisht Olympic Stadium and billions of viewers around the world. The Ceremony started at exactly 20:14 Moscow Time, which symbolizes the year of the first Winter Games (more...)

Bang On a Can Goes to Moscow for the Bang

February 23-27, 2014 Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Strasnoy Theater, Moscow: Bang on a Can All-Stars: UNPOP New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars perform works by some of today’s most innovative composers including Julia Wolfe, Lukas Ligeti, Steve Martland, Dutch Master Louis Andriessen, and their celebrated live arrangement of (more...)

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