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Wherefore Art Now Part 2Editorial22 July 2014 History Museums Sucking Wind on Independence Mall (Photo Left) The National Constitution Center needs more visitors. Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia Last week we discussed the troubling clouds circling over the Avenue of the Arts as two of its anchors — the Prince Music Theater and the Suzanne Roberts Theatre face foreclosure. Travel fewer than ten blocks east and you will see those same clouds circling over Independence Mall. Ten years ago the...Read More >>Wherefore Art Now Part 2

 

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Focused on PhillySheila Simmons22 July 2014
Local gun violence topic of TV’s ‘Our America’ segment (Photo Left to Right) From left: Jim MacMillan, Tom Kelly and Joe Kaczmarek of the Gun Crisis Reporting Project post with Lisa Ling last year in North Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of GunCrisis.org (Right) Philadelphia Ceasefire members pose for a photo after an 11-year-old...Read More >>
 
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Philadelphia Man Helps Nation’s YouthJeremy Treatman22 July 2014
Former pro makes an impact both in sports and academics (Photo Left) Philadelphia native Bret Cooper has built a company helping youth football players receive scholarships. Photo courtesy of BretCooperFootball.com  Bret Cooper played football and track as a youngster, playing for Frankford High School, growing up in Mount Airy. He even...Read More >>
 
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Let Them Eat TastykakesHughE Dillon22 July 2014
Philly celebrates another Revolution For 20 years, Philadelphia has staged a spirited and unconventional re-enactment of the French Revolution at Eastern State Penitentiary. Marie Antoinette, played by Terry McNally, co-owner of nearby London Grill, showered the crowd with Tastykakes after engaging with John Jarboe of The Bearded Ladies, as Marie’s nemesis...Read More >>
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The Real McCoyJeremy Treatman22 July 2014
Eagles star running back hosts a benefit to fund ALS research (Photo Left) LeSean McCoy traded in his pads for basketball shorts at his charity’s fundraiser. Photo by Mr. Schultz via Wikimedia Commons LeSean McCoy held a charity basketball game for the benefit of the ALS Association, called “Shades of Greatness”...Read More >>

 

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Ken Smukler, publisher of Philadelphia’s largest weekly newspaper, The Liberty City Press, has a background in political technology and communications both locally and nationally.  Read more >>
Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy...Read more >>
Lucy Smukler is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. She is studying English and is interested in journalism and analytic writing. She is very excited to be a part of the Liberty City Press team. Read more >>
Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education.Read more >>
Sarah J. Glover is an award-winning photojournalist and multimedia journalist, specializing in photojournalism and video for the web.Read more >>
HughE Dillon Philly's Society Photographer; he's a columnist, television personality too. His photo work focuses on people, parties, celebrities and Philadelphia.  His photos have been published nationally and internationally. Including in People Mag,...Read more >>
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