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    Arts

    Leopold the Leopard joins the SPCO for Target Free Family Music Concerts

    Nov. 3, 2014, 2:45 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Leopold, the host of next week’s SPCO Family Concert on November 15 at the Ordway Music Theater, is a leopard obsessed with the movie Frozen. He’ll be joined by a talking tree named Tree to recount the tale of The Great Chipmunk...

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    Teatro Prometeo gears up for Play Time! An international children's theater festival

    Nov. 3, 2014, 2:42 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Joann Yarrow, director of Teatro Promoteo Teatro Prometeo is getting ready to present one of the most exciting international children's theatre festivals in Miami this fall during the Miami Book Fair International! Companies arriving from from Italy, Colombia, Chile and Argentina are joining three amazing Miami-based groups who have...

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    Communities

    The power of unlikely partners

    Nov. 3, 2014, 12:08 p.m., Posted by Donna Frisby-Greenwood


    Photo by Paul Gargagliano.

    Last week in partnership with NextCity, 900 AM WURD and AL DÍA News we launched City Sessions, a series of conversations with Philadelphians and national experts about the future of Philadelphia. Now is the time for us to think about how we want to continue growing and strengthening our city. 

    We’ve had seven straight years of population growth, fueled by baby boomers moving in from the suburbs, immigrants and college-educated millennials, a mayor in the last year of his term and a booming Center City. To continue moving forward, we need to engage all facets of our community in these important discussions.  Not many groups can do that alone. ­It therefore requires most groups to partner with others that they may be unaccustomed to working with.  It is these unlikely partnerships that will cause the collisions between young and old, new and established, and upper- and lower-income individuals that will move Philadelphia forward. 

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