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Aug 6 2012

Visitors To Philadelphia Can Party Like It's Prohibition Time & Enjoy World-Premiere Exhibition On The Subject

Philly Bars & Shops Boast Secret Entrances, Classic Cocktails & Liqueur-Soaked Sweets

The Prohibition craze that’s manifesting in the nation’s bars, bookstores and TV programs will spark even more interest when the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition makes its debut at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, which is curating and hosting the first-of-its-kind exhibition from October 19, 2012 to April 28, 2013. The exhibit contains 120 rare artifacts, including original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st Amendments, and interactive elements such a recreated speakeasy where visitors can learn to dance the Charleston.

Outside the Constitution Center, visitors can partake in the Prohibition party at bars, restaurants and

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Nov 30 2012

Philadelphia's 2013 Visual Arts Calendar

City's Vast & Vibrant Art Scene Makes Every Day A Colorful Day

Philadelphia’s vast and vibrant art scene boasts daily, weekly, monthly and annual events that keep the culture calendar packed. Here are some of the recurring events making Philly a year-round visual arts destination:

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  • The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program offers a variety of tours of the city’s more than 3,600 indoor and outdoor murals. Tour-goers can see the city’s colorful walls during a mile-long audio walking tour of Center City, trolley tours through diverse neighborhoods and the Love Letter tour, which uses the Market-Frankford Line as its mode of transportation—just to name a few. Most tours
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Oct 26 2012

Mother's Day Weekend In Philly Means Supremes Exhibit, Dining, Shopping & More

Mary Wilson-Produced Exhibit Also Explores Women’s Rights Issues

The perfect Mother’s Day weekend awaits mothers, daughters and granddaughters who visit Philadelphia this spring for a tour of the Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection exhibition, featuring more than 30 gowns worn by The Supremes, on view at The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) from January 25 through August 18, 2013. The exhibit explores Mary Wilson’s journey to self-actualization as part of an internationally renowned female group whose music crossed over to mainstream audiences and broke racial barriers during a tumultuous time in U.S. history. Making its debut in Philadelphia, the display features the iconic

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Dec 5 2012

Philadelphia Ranks Fourth On Lonely Planet's Top U.S. Destinations List

City Lauded For Its Arts & Galleries Scene

Lonely Planet, the top travel guidebook publisher in the world, today released its annual list of the “Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013,” and Philadelphia landed high atop the list in the number four position based on its strong arts scene. The locations—both emerging and perennial favorites—were selected and ranked by the company’s team of U.S.-based editors and authors. Other destinations on the list include: Louisville, Kentucky; Fairbanks, Alaska; Eastern Sierra, California; and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

“We’re proud that Philadelphia made the list, and we’re pleased that Lonely Planet’s writers and editors recognize the city as an ‘arts

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