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Mural Mile by Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program is a Free Summer Treat for all Ages

The Mural Arts Program was founded in 1986 by the artist Jane Golden as a sub-division of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network. As one of the largest employer of artists in the city, it employs over 300 artists per year.

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Romeo & Juliet: a Perfect Evening Out with the Pennsylvania Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet presented the classic 1935 Prokofiev ballet “Romeo and Juliet."  Prokofiev wrote the music for the Kirov Ballet with a synopsis of the

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What is the Promoter Bill and What Should You Do About It

Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, among other local arts & culture groups, recently released a statement/call for feedback on presenting ideas to City Councilman Greenlee’s proposed amendments to Bill #100267, a.k.a.

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The Philadelphia Classical Symphony Presents American Mosaics Concert

The Philadelphia Classical Symphony will present a unique concert Friday, May 21, 2010, 8:00 PM at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street. The concert is a part of the Symphony’s third annual American Mosaics series. The Mosaics series focuses on American music- some old, some new.

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Mother's Day Ideas in Philadelphia

Mother worship was common, in Ancient Greece and Rome, yet it wasn't until the Victorian era that the holiday as we know it started to take shape. Mother's Day, as celebrated now, sprang up out of the ideas of Julia Ward Howe.

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Cinco De Mayo en Filadelfia!

Cinco de Mayo is a celebrated mainly in the United States and other countries outside of Mexico.  Like St.

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An Inside Look at a Philadelphia Composer's First Ballet Premiere

After I wrote about National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. last week, I travelled to San Diego for the premiere of my first ballet.

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National Arts Advocacy Day 2010

National Arts Advocacy Day (#AAD2010 on Twitter), is a meeting of Arts Advocates from across the country to educate and prepare for advocacy on behalf of the arts with their local Senators, Congressmen and women, and House Representatives. Advocates include artists, administrators and concerned citizens.

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A Look Into Pedro Almodovar's Film Los Abrazos Rotos / Broken Embraces

Pedro Almodóvar is a Mozartian figure weaving profundity with playfulness, never belittling either in the process. His affinity towards melodrama and camp is never upsetting to his clear vision to portray humanity in all its humanness. His depiction of human emotion - generally through scenes of a frank and direct nature - are among the most affecting I know. Camp and pathos dance together in a playful duet that reminds us that Almodóvar has technique to burn, and craft is among his strongest gifts.

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Pennsylvania Ballet's Program II Feature Matthew Neenan and George Balanchine

The Pennsylvania Ballet’s Program II is an exciting one that likely introduced most ballet-goers to new repertoire. It included George Balanchine's Four Temperaments.

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