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December 20, 2012

The Philly Connection: Broadway’s Les Misérables Returns To The Academy Of Music January 2-13; The Major Motion Picture’s Star Hugh Jackman To Grace The Same Stage On January 26

The Philly Connection: Broadway's Les Misérables Returns To The Academy Of Music January 2-13; The Major Motion Picture's Star Hugh Jackman To Grace The Same Stage On January 26

Cameron Mackintosh’s new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables is once again coming to the Academy of Music for a two-week engagement, January 2-13. And here’s a fun spin: the movie version of the hit musical stars Hugh Jackman, who will himself be gracing the Academy of Music stage just 13 days after the Les […]

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August 6, 2012

Here’s The Trailer For Backwards, The Rowing Movie Starring James Van Der Beek Shot In Philadelphia Last Year And Set To Open In September

Here's The Trailer For Backwards, The Rowing Movie Starring James Van Der Beek Shot In Philadelphia Last Year And Set To Open In September

  Remember last year when we told you about the rowing movie starring James Van Der Beek that was shooting in Philadelphia at the time. Well, the movie — called “Backwards” — is due out in theaters in September and here’s the trailer. You can definitely tell they shot the movie in Philadelphia — city […]

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August 17, 2011

Philadelphia Stars In Local Filmmaker’s Movie About Rowing, Featuring James Van Der Beek, Gossip Girl’s Margaret Colin And More

Philadelphia Stars In Local Filmmaker's Movie About Rowing, Featuring James Van Der Beek, Gossip Girl's Margaret Colin And More

Philadelphia is no stranger to iconic sports movies (Rocky I-V, Invincible, Pride). Now Haverford native Sarah Thomas is adding to that list with Backwards, a rowing film she wrote and is starring in that is being filmed in the City of Brotherly Love. Backwards, which gets its name both from the fact that in rowing […]

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July 14, 2011

The Philly Connection: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team To Face Off Against Japan In The World Cup Final This Sunday, July 17

The Philly Connection: The U.S. Women's Soccer Team To Face Off Against Japan In The World Cup Final This Sunday, July 17

Yesterday, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team defeated France 3-1 in the Women’s World Cup semifinals, sending the American team to their first World Cup final since they won it all at the Rose Bowl in 1999. Even more exciting for Philly soccer fans, the team has strong local connections to the Philadelphia area. Nine […]

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July 8, 2011

The Philly Connection: Philadelphia Native To Command Last Space Shuttle Mission, Bring Along A Tastykake Or Two For Good Measure

The Philly Connection: Philadelphia Native To Command Last Space Shuttle Mission, Bring Along A Tastykake Or Two For Good Measure

Philadelphia native Chris Ferguson is leading the final NASA Atlantis mission today, the official close of NASA’s space shuttle history. According to KYW, Ferguson is a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School and Drexel University, and this will be his second time in the shuttle’s commander seat. But Ferguson won’t be the only Philadelpian aboard […]

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June 9, 2011

The Steven Spielberg-Produced Super 8 Opens Tomorrow And Looks Awesome; Don’t Forget To Check Out Spielberg’s First Super 8 Camera On View At The National Museum Of American Jewish History

The Steven Spielberg-Produced Super 8 Opens Tomorrow And Looks Awesome; Don't Forget To Check Out Spielberg's First Super 8 Camera On View At The National Museum Of American Jewish History

The summer blockbuster movie “Super 8″ opens in theaters nationwide tomorrow and it looks pretty awesome. What’s also very cool — the source for some of the initial inspiration for the movie can be traced back to Steven Spielberg’s first Super 8 camera, which is on view at the new National Museum of American Jewish […]

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May 13, 2011

Photo Of The Day: Steven Spielberg Visits The National Museum Of American Jewish History To Check Out His Original Super 8 Camera As Well As Some Other Equally Impressive Artifacts

Photo Of The Day: Steven Spielberg Visits The National Museum Of American Jewish History To Check Out His Original Super 8 Camera As Well As Some Other Equally Impressive Artifacts

Earlier this week, legendary director Steven Spielberg stopped by the new National Museum of American Jewish History on Independence Mall for a quick visit and a tour. Spielberg has a special connection with the Museum, having supplied NMAJH with multiple items from his films that are currently on view in the Museum’s Only in America® […]

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March 14, 2011

The Philly Connection: New Trailer Out For The Summer Blockbuster “Super 8,” Check Out The Movie’s Original Inspiration — Steven Spielberg’s First Super 8 Camera On View At The National Museum Of American Jewish History

The Philly Connection: New Trailer Out For The Summer Blockbuster "Super 8," Check Out The Movie's Original Inspiration — Steven Spielberg's First Super 8 Camera On View At The National Museum Of American Jewish History

  The theatrical trailer for the summer blockbuster movie “Super 8″ just came out and it looks pretty awesome. What’s also very cool — the source for some of the initial inspiration for the movie can be traced back to Steven Spielberg’s first Super 8 camera, which is on view at the new National Museum […]

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