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At the Chestnut Hill Fall Arts Festival, people took up pieces of colored chalk and wrote anonymously on a large community chalk board, revealing their personal hopes and plans and dreams for the future, completing the sentence, “Before I die, I want to…” The Philomusica Chorale mounted this community “bucket list” and director Gayle Wieand will weave them into an original, classic-style choral composition to be premiered May 18 and May 19 at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church. Wieand was moved... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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West Cape May celebrates its Lima Bean tradition Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Colleen Quinn's paintings depict Kushner, Zuckerberg, Bannon, Putin and other political figures haunting her dreams. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Young woman, an enthusiastic shoe repair store apprentice, cleans a boot. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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City crew grinds down remaining stump of large maple tree that storm had thrown upon houses. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Disabled artist comes back at telemarketers with phone sex offer/ At a street fair the next day, a improv teacher improvises a comedy sketch Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Chestnut Hill Local Editor Pete Mazzaccaro finalizes weekly newspaper with staff, decides on lead stories, headlines, lays out front page Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Exiled Romanian artist mounts monumental, figurative bronze sculptures at Woodmere Art Museum Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Neighbors gather at a coffee shop in Mount Airy, Philadelphia to write personalized postcards to voters as part of the "Turn PA Blue" effort to get Democratic Party candidates elected to the Pennsylvania state legislature in the fall 2018 midterm elections Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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"Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event, which showcases a wide range of exhibitors, from large and small photography and art book publishers to individual artists and institutions, local, national and international." Paul Shortt's book of 10 different license plate-size "Signs for Galleries" pokes fun at how art galleries go about their business, signs that gallery owners wouldn't dare post but capture what they say or the subtext of what they say... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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From the Facebook Event Page "Join us on June 30 for our Palestine teach-in! This event brings together an amazing group of scholars, organizers, activists, and teachers for a day of teaching and strategizing. Whether you’re looking for a basic introduction or advanced analysis, the event will be a valuable experience." Hosted by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books in Germantown. ------------------------ --------------------------------- ------------------------- ---------------------------- Meanwhile Weavers Way Co-op may have gotten around the boycott Israel issue by selling Equal Exchange... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Campers, young and old, splash, throw and blow paint on large canvases in the style of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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In interview, young Syrian refugee describes escaping bombings by his own government and taking refuge in Turkey then the U.S. and the plight of his remaining countrymen and women and kin. ​ Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Protecting treasured objects such as books, artwork and ephemera from decay using archival, acid-free materials was the subject of conservator's workshop demonstration. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Senior talks about vintage furniture, stereo, draftsman's chair, convex mirror offered at his yard sale in video interview Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Flourtown, homeowners generate their own electricity with solar panels on their roofs and, in the case of one, in her back yard. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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At the Wissahickon Day Parade celebrating the forbidding of cars on Forbidden Drive, old timer Dr Tom rode in a wagon and "Twenty Horses" author Nancy Peter rode her new love, Cheyenne. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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The “Travers 5” students at Trenton State College in Ewing, New Jersey were an “intentional democratic community” of young men and women on the fifth floor of the Travers dorm in 1976-1977 and 1977-1978. They governed themselves and with the $5000 they received for cleaning the bathrooms, they re-signed from “men” and “women” to “people” they went on camping trips and held bi-weekly parties. On April 28, 2018, forty years later, some 25 of their number including your correspondent’s spouse... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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After being called by his grandfather to watch three tenors on TV as a boy, he now hopes to become opera great but is driving for rideshare service Lyft in the meantime. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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​ At the 2018 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia Exhibitor Hall. Choose Your Own Adventure marketer Elizabeth Adelman introduces the line's new card game and "demo guy" Greg Loring-Albright demos it. Stephanie Kardon talks up Voyant's job and company searching and tracking platform. Catherine Hazlitt of 3branch shows how a light table designed for a library children's room can illuminate plastic manipulatives and xrays. Anthony Frey (above) of tech logic demonstrates how the Hennepin Library Director designed library conveyor... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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On career day school students were visited by representatives from many professions including a live concert sound engineer, a funeral director and a pet groomer Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Forty plus ukulele players strum and sing along Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Things are looking up. Mural artists including ex-con are expected to submit designs for mural art on abandoned railway bridge in Northwest Philadelphia.#CresheimTrailMural Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Billionaire's public party to impeach (malignantly narcissistic) dangerous President Trump draws candidates for Congress Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
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Rain soaked ground heaves heavy diesel gas storage tank out of ground at gasoline station. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews