Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Early Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia’s annual Easter procession took off from South & Passyunk, heading several blocks down South Street to Headhouse Square, where the fashion contests unfolded on a double-deck stage that helped speed up the judging this year.  As usual, empressario Henri David led the parade, followed by the Philadelphia Freedom Band with its […]


The group Dawes, led by Taylor Goldsmith, electrified several hundred fans at the Friday free-at-noon concert. Goldsmith saluted WXPN and local fans for having fueled the band’s success. an audio link to the concert is here and, for the first time, a webcast of the free-at-noon will be up in about a week (dawes).  


Hardly a harbinger of spring, but a nice touch on a gloomy, cold day in early February. Someone planted color in the hand of the duck girl, the 1911 sculpture by Paul Manship in the (empty) basin at Rittenhouse Square.


Chestnut Street is now closed at 7th because of the leaning flagpole. The flag has been removed and it looks like it could be hours or longer before Chestnut is reopened. It’s the block just west of Independence Hall that’s closed to traffic. traffic being detoured north onto 7th. The building with the problem flagpole […]


Henri David and Mayor Michael Nutter on the main stage, 13th & Locust, during OutFest in Philadelphia on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Thousands swarmed several blocks that were closed to traffic. Nutter proclaimed “What a city!” before presenting the OutProud Award to Metropolitan Community Church. Ronda Goldfein, executive director of the AIDS Law Project of […]


After Hurricane Irene had passed, the only damage evident on the deck was suffered by this hammerhead shark, whose lower teeth fell out during the storm. How embarrassing for a shark.


A security guard has a word with four skateboarders who were drawn to the company’s empty parking garage on a 90-degree night in Philadelphia. He warned them that if they turn up on security cameras, some guards will call the cops without hesitation.


While the  audience hugs the shade on a 95-degree afternoon, rockabilly group Gas Money added a few degrees to the temperature with fast-paced tunes at 17th & Market in downtown Philadelphia. The group performed as part of the Center City District’s  Lunchtime Concert Series, which supplies the music from noon to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday.


Terry McNally, guillotine at her side, portrays Marie Antoinette during a high-dudgeon performance at the Eastern State Penitentiary on July 16, 2011, in observance of Bastille Day.  


While the speeches were wrapping up in front of Independence Hall, thousands gathered along Market Street for Philadelphia’s July 4th parade.   “There is no happiness higher than the happiness of freedom and peace,” said the Buddhist priest leading this group. After his comments, they sang. Independence National Historical Park Supt. Cynthia MacLeod addresses crowd […]