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February 21, 2014

The Philadelphia Freedom Festival Celebrates The Life Of Octavius V. Catto, A Local Civil Rights Leader, With Events Through July 2014

Through the end of July, Philadelphia celebrates the life and legacy of one of the city’s own Civil Rights leaders, Octavius V. Catto — and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act — with a slew of events presented as part of the Philadelphia Freedom Festival. Presented largely by the Mann [...]

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February 13, 2014

Tony Award-Winning Musical The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess Brings Its Classic Songbook To The Academy of Music, February 18-23

George and Ira Gershwin created many memorable shows, but if you had to pick just one that stands above the rest, it’s Porgy and Bess, coming to the historic Academy of Music on Tuesday, February 18 through Sunday, February 23. Among the most famous American musicals, the show debuted in 1935, and it has been [...]

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February 10, 2014

The Galleries At Moore College Of Art And Design Spotlight Local Designer Joel Katz’s Civil Rights-Era Photos, Through March 15

In celebration of Black History Month, the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design present a look at the Civil Rights Movement during its most turbulent times. On view through March 15, the galleries spotlight the photographs of Joel Katz, a seasoned photographer, information designer, author and teacher at University of the Arts, in [...]

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January 28, 2014

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Black History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events, Performances And More, All February Long

Since Philadelphia’s earliest days, African-American culture has played an influential role in shaping the city’s personality. This February, Philadelphia celebrates that heritage and Black History Month with special events, exhibitions, film screenings and other activities. Locals and visitors can join members of the esteemed Tiberino family of artists on guided tours of The Unflinching Eye: [...]

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January 24, 2014

The Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents South Africa’s Grammy Award-Winning Troupe Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Friday, January 31

Get ready for a moving night of song, Philadelphia. On Friday, January 31, the dynamic Grammy Award-winning musical troupe Ladysmith Black Mambazo visits the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for a one-night-only concert event. Known as the “kings of South African a cappella,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo draws from traditional music called isicathamiya, and combines [...]

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January 30, 2013

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Black History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events, Performances And More, All February Long

February is already here which means museums, galleries and organizations around the city are hosting events to celebrate Black History Month. Philadelphia has a rich African-African history and culture, so the city is buzzing with events fit for anyone. Our collection of Black History Month events include everything from month-long exhibits, to one night only [...]

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February 9, 2012

The Mural Arts Program Celebrates Black History Month With A Special Exhibition On View Now Through March 1

In honor of Black History Month, Mural Arts has created a dynamic exhibition, Behind These Walls: Visions of Courage, Beacons of Hope, on view at the Art Sanctuary’s new gallery space in the Dickserson Building on South 16th Street. The exhibition celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection, [...]

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January 27, 2012

Celebrate Black History Month At The Free Library All February Long

Celebrate Black History Month in February at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where this annual observance of achievements by black Americans will be commemorated with a wide range of events across the library system’s branches. The Free Library’s Black History Month events will offer students and adults several ways to learn about and honor the [...]

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