Art school founded by world-famous Philly portrait artist will live on despite his passing

Art school founded by world-famous Philly portrait artist will live on despite his passingOne of Philadelphia's most prominent artists passed away last week. Nelson Shanks, a highly sought-after portrait painter, was 77 when he died of cancer on Friday.

Post story on Philly pope prep hits sore spot

Post story on Philly pope prep hits sore spotWill missteps on handling the pope's September visit deliver a reputational hit to Philadelphia, a city that's no stranger to being the brunt of jokes about dysfunction?

$3 million grant means art for parks' sake in Philly

$3 million grant means art for parks' sake in PhillyThe Philadelphia park system has won a $3 million grant to integrate more arts into the city's parks. 

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It is perfectly possible to celebrate Pope Francis's September 26 arrival without wading into a gridlocked sea of humanity. Right now, before 1.5 million surge into the region, you can wander through August-empty streets to
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Bucks County nuns help prepare Communion feast for papal Mass

Bucks County nuns help prepare Communion feast for papal Mass

In the Bible, Jesus famously feeds a crowd of 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two small fish. Pope Francis will have a much larger flock to feed when he celebrates Mass in Philadelphia next month, but he'll
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