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Star Spangled Weekend on the Waterfront June 28-July 1

June 28, 2019 Mark your calendars for the four-day, Star-Spangled Weekend on the Waterfront, from Friday, June 28 through Monday, July 1. We’ve got everything you need to commemorate our nation’s freedoms, from free US Army Band concerts to not one, but TWO, firework shows and markets, children’s activities, free movies and more. The Philly Waterfront will…

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More than 50 free, family friendly events announced for the 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival June 29-July 4

June 28, 2019

Welcome America, Inc. and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney have announced more than 50 free events that will create the six-day Wawa Welcome America festival. Taking place from Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4, the 2019 festival will encompass free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic events throughout Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods. Wawa Welcome America celebrates Independence Day…

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Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

June 26, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered at his grave for a daylong celebration of his life and music Tuesday, with some traveling thousands of miles to join in the singalongs, selfies and moment of silence that marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the King of Pop. “If you have…

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BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

June 24, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary J. Blige (Photo: lev radin / shutterstock) Associated Press–The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker…

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Places to go in Philly for the rest of June

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A girl with an American Flag at the Party on the Parkway A girl with an American Flag at the Party on the Parkway (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia) VISITPHILLY.COM Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival Philadelphia’s Juneteenth celebration includes a parade of impressive floats, colorful costumes and live music.  Saturday, June…

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Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Jan. 4, 1964 file photo, railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt poses for a photograph. Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and ’80s as a designer…

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City launches summer swim season for Philadelphia public pools

June 21, 2019

Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell, Councilmember Bobby Henon and former Philadelphia Phillies player Mike Schmidt kicked off the 2019 summer swim season at the newly rebuilt Bridesburg Pool. “I am excited to kick off the public pool season today, one of Philadelphia’s most cherished traditions,” said Kenney said. “Our…

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New music, new opportunities, classic Regina Belle

June 21, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Regina Belle has been a staple in R&B, soul, and gospel music for many years. The songstress with the unique tone is known best for classics like “If I Could,” “Make It Like It Was,” and the Disney “Aladdin” classic and duet with Peabo Bryson, “A Whole New World.”  The dynamic singer…

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Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies at 52

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bushwick Bill, right, joins Deftones’ Chino Moreno onstage at the SPIN Party at Stubb’s during the South by Southwest Music Festival on Friday, March 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS Bushwick Bill, the diminutive, one-eyed rapper who with the Geto Boys helped put the South’s stamp on rap…

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