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January 24, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore To Speak At The National Constitution Center, Monday, February 4

Big news, Philadelphia… Former Vice President, Al Gore, will soon be gracing the City of Brotherly Love with his presence. Head out to the National Constitution Center on Monday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of his latest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Guarantee your spot at this highly anticipated […]

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November 19, 2012

White Pines Productions Presents A Star-Studded Reading Celebrating The Upcoming 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March On Washington, Tonight, November 19

Tonight, Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m., White Pines Productions is staging a reading at Christ Church Neighborhood House of a new play called Rustin & The March, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 2013. The play tells the story of Bayard Rustin; he was an MLK mentor, architect of […]

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November 13, 2012

The National Museum Of American Jewish History And The Free Library Team Up To Bring Deb Perelman Of Smitten Kitchen To Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 5

In our modern age of celebrity chefs, primetime food TV and the explosion of the word “foodie” and variations therein, successful food bloggers are basically royalty. Capitalizing on the popularity of one in particular, the National Museum of American Jewish History and Free Library are teaming up to bring Deb Perelman of the preeminent Smitten […]

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October 1, 2012

Former Daily Show Writer David Javerbaum To Spread The Good Word With A Reading From His New Book, The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, At The Gershman Y, Thursday October 4

Being busy listening to everyone prayers and doing so many righteous deeds, God has a lot on His plate. Even so, He apparently had time to write a book, and He’s sent a messenger, David Javerbaum, who comes to the Gershman Y on Thursday, October 4 to read, discuss and sign The Last Testament: A […]

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June 14, 2012

Reminder: Rosenbach Museum & Library Celebrates Bloomsday 2012 This Saturday, June 16

Attention literature lovers: commemorate the iconic legacy of James Joyce at The Rosenbach Museum & Library’s 20th annual Bloomsday celebration June 16, noon-7 p.m. Bonus: the event takes place on a Saturday this year. Double bonus: the weather looks like it’s going to be beautiful. In a grand Philadelphia tradition, the Rosenbach fetes James Joyce and his classic tract Ulysses each year with […]

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February 23, 2012

The Free Library Boasts Several Big-Ticket Author Events In The Pipeline

Lest you forget how contemporary and high-profile Philadelphia’s Free Library system is, striking down any reputation of mustiness or outdatedness, we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the coolest names coming to town for the library’s Spring 2012 Author Event Series. Check out the lineup: • February 28: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Henry […]

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January 24, 2012

The Dandelion To Host Charles Dickens Book Readings On February Sundays To Complement The Free Library’s Year-Long Dickens Festivities

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Year of Dickens, a 2012 celebration of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, comes to a head in February, the month of the author’s actual birth. Among events planned, including literary salons at the library and two rare works exhibitions, are special book readings on Sundays throughout February at, appropriately, Stephen Starr’s […]

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January 11, 2012

Plays & Players Theater To Celebrate Its 100th Anniversary With A Series Of Readings Paying Homage To Its Very First Season

For its 100th anniversary, Plays & Players Theater will recreate its very first season through a series of staged readings by local and guest celebrities. Next up (the second reading in the series, which began in November): The Learned Ladies by Moliere on Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. The reading will be directed by […]

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December 2, 2011

The National Museum Of American Jewish History To Host A Staged Reading Of “East Towards Home,” Part Of The Museum’s Year-Long Exploration Of “The Art Of Being Jewish In The City”

“The Art of Being Jewish in the City” is a year-long exploration of Jews, urbanism and the arts, presented by Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, The Gershman Y and the National Museum of American Jewish History. As the finale event of a special week-long residency at the museum as part of that […]

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October 26, 2011

Wilma Theater And National Museum Of American Jewish History Team Up To Host “America As Haven,” A Discussion And Reading, November 1

If you adore the arts or you’re a bit of a history buff, you’re in for a rare and powerful treat. The Wilma Theater and the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) are co-hosting a special public event that will encompass both topics on Tuesday, November 1, at 7 p.m. “America as Haven” is […]

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