Basketball March Madness Thrills Fans, Boosts Morale

It descends on America every year in March, together with spring showers and the first blossoms on trees. It is a collective giddiness, excitement, even frenzy that involves gathering in groups, missing classes, making wagers and telling
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Opportunity to Experience the Barnes Foundation!

The Barnes Foundation will open its new Philadelphia campus on May 19, 2012, featuring a legendary art collection of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with numerous works by avant-garde French and American artists, including Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Modigliani, and Soutine. Philadelphia Museum of Art (more...)

Site Seeing, a Month-Long Celebration of Public Art in Philadelphia

Throughout April, the nation’s first public art association invites Philadelphians and visitors to rediscover the city’s vast collection of outdoor sculpture. Reconnecting Philadelphians with the art that surrounds them and introducing visitors to the city’s pre-eminent collection of public art and outdoor sculpture, the Fairmount Park Art (more...)

New Filmmakers Weekend In Philadelphia

New Filmmakers Weekend will start in Philadelphia. It is generously sponsored by Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, the Neubauer Family Foundation, Etta Winigrad, Joseph S. and Renee M. Zuritsky/Parkway Corporation, and Philip Lindy. LOCAL THEME AWARD: TO SAVE A (more...)

“The Rabbi’s Cat” – A Philosopher Brimming

New Filmmakers Weekend will start in Philadelphia. It is generously sponsored by Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, the Neubauer Family Foundation, Etta Winigrad, Joseph S. and Renee M. Zuritsky/Parkway Corporation, and Philip Lindy. International award: THE RABBI'S CAT Directors Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux Sunday, (more...)

“Gathering Of Heroes” Event In The Irish Pubs

Local Celebrity Bartenders Include Philadelphia DA, Seth Williams & Montgomery County DA, Risa Ferman with proceeds benefiting The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation PHILADELPHIA, PA  - (February 29th, 2012) – The Irish Pub is proud to welcome FIVE Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, including Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Thornton, (more...)

Madonna Will Start Her Tour in Philly’s first in U.S.

Madonna has announced a globe-trotting string of concert dates, starting with May 29 in Tel Aviv, followed by Abu Dhabi and Istanbul, before a couple of dozen European gigs. The Philadelphia appearance Aug. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center will kick off a series of 26 North American (more...)

Philadelphia Flower Show 2012: “Islands of Aloha”

The 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show is arriving at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which will be transformed into a Hawaiian paradise. This year’s theme is “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha.”  Visitors will enter the exhibition through a giant wave of orchids and towering 25-foot waterfalls. Drew Becher, president of the (more...)

U.S. Police to Buy Izhmash Shotguns On SHOT Show

The fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, International SHOT Show finished a four-day run recently and brought $60 million in economic impact to the city. 61,000 industry professionals participated in it. The SHOT Show attracted some 1,600 exhibitors in booth space taking up more than (more...)

Super Bowl Sunday an Unofficial Holiday for Millions

By Michael Jay Friedman Staff Writer Each year, on a Sunday at the end of January or beginning of February, tens of millions of Americans declare their own unofficial holiday. Gathered in groups large and small, nearly half of all U.S. households participate vicariously in a televised spectacle that (more...)

Happy Chinese New Year Of The Dragon!

Chinese New Year of the Dragon, 4710, starts January 23rd, 2012, and is the first of 15 days of celebration. This Chinese New Year ushers in the Water Dragon. Water exerts a calming influence on the Dragon’s innate fire. Water Dragons are more open to (more...)

Philadelphia Mummers Parade In New Exhibit At City Hall

The 2012 Mummer Parade may be over, but the spectacular pageantry of the nation’s oldest folk parade still marches on through a brand-new Mummers’ exhibit at City Hall. City and Mummers representatives recently announced a new exciting feature of the 2012 Mummers Parade -- Fancy Folks: Art and Mummery -- a (more...)

Composer Dave Burrell’s Civilians During War Time Premieres

A performing artist of singular stature on the international contemporary music scene, Dave Burrell’s dynamic compositions, with blues and gospel roots, recall the tradition of Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson and Duke Ellington, as well as avant garde composers Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. Since (more...)

Animus: Philly’s Belly Dance Fusion Music

ANIMUS is the world fusion music and dance blends music and dance forms from around the world: an Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Latin/American fusion ensemble, ANIMUS also performs traditional Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music.

And Animus is an instrumental group of culturally diverse musical concepts and traditions from ancient
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New Philadelphia Restaurants 2011

In 2011, some Philadelphia restaurants received national recognition for outstanding cuisine and atmosphere. A  freelance writer Trish Deitemyer, who is living in Philadelphia, reported about it in CBS News: One of them is Talula’s Garden on 210 W. Washington Square, Philadelphia,which have been include in the list of Bon Appetit’s (more...)

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