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Philadelphia History Museum Has Phase One Reopening on February 15th

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02/14/12

With the completion of a major interior renovation and updating of its 1826 historic building, the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent (15 South 7th Street) opened two newly installed galleries this week. The galleries are free and open to the public. This first part of a multi-phased reopening includes two exhibitions, along with a welcoming foyer and lobby area. Hours of operation will be 11 am-4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information, visit the museum website at www.philadelphiahistory.org.

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Creative Montco Needs Your Voice!

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Nancy DeLucia
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02/13/12

Creative Montco, a group spearheading a civic initiative to shape the cultural future of Montgomery County, is asking individuals who live or work in the County to complete a brief survey about arts and culture in their communities.

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Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Holds 2nd Annual Town Hall Meeting

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01/18/12

If you didn't brave the weather for last year's event, The City's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) will be holding its second Town Hall meeting at WHYY on Thursday, February 9th from 5:30-8:30 pm. Connect with a wide array of creative professionals and learn about upcoming activities at OACCE, including the newly released 'The Creative Vitality in Philadelphia: A 2010 Update.'

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Public Town Hall Meeting Jan 18 to Plan for 2013 Dance/USA Annual Conference

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12/19/11

Philadelphia will be presenting a public Town Hall meeting on January 18, 10am to noon to prepare for the 2013 Dance/USA Annual Conference, which will take place in Philadelphia in Spring 2013. The Town Hall meeting will be hosted by Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, and Dance/USA Philadelphia (Dance/ Up).

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Happy Holidays from the Cultural Alliance!

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12/13/11

Season's greetings from the Cultural Alliance! The weeks ahead will be filled with holiday celebrations and gatherings of friends and family. To help you create the perfect holiday playlist for just such occasions, we’ve gathered together our favorite songs for the season. Just like our staff, it’s pretty eclectic.

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Commentary: Why The Arts?

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Debby Yoder, Executive Director of the Community Arts Center
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11/10/11

Read one woman's personal commentary about the value of the arts!

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Phillyfunguide Featured at National Arts & Accessibility Conference

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Michael Norris
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09/19/11

Phillyfunguide's Independence Starts Here Cultural Calendar was featured during a workshop session at the 2011 Leadership Exchange in Arts & Disability (LEAD) in Louisville, KY, last month. Organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, LEAD is the nation's preeminent annual gathering of arts leaders and other professionals working to improve access to the arts for seniors and people with disabilities.

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Staff Picks: 2011 Summer Reading!

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06/15/11

The temperature (and budget season!) are heating up: it must be time for another edition of Staff Picks! The Cultural Alliance staff have compiled some of our favorite books from a variety of genres for your summer reading pleasure. From beach reads to research and everything in between - there's something for everyone on our list. Happy reading!

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I ♥ the Arts Takes off at PIFA Street Fair

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Nancy DeLucia
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05/13/11

We set up a table, dressed up in berets and mustaches, recruited a charming young photographer, Lucas Leyden, to take photos for us and spent the day at PIFA’s Street Fair asking people to tell us why they love arts and culture.

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