Made in America

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Women Ruled at This Year’s Made in America Festival

When Jay Z‘s Made in America festival floods the Benjamin Franklin Parkway every year, the city collectively wonders: Will Beyoncé make an appearance? This year, like […]

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Made In America 2019: Your Guide to Road Closures, Parking, and Public Transit

You’ve just made it past the public-space-encroaching party that is Dîner en Blanc, and guess what? Now there are more crowds on the way! Jay […]

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Cardi B and Travis Scott Will Headline This Year’s Made in America Festival

Grammy-winning Cardi B and Travis Scott are coming to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The rappers will headline this year’s Made in America festival, scheduled (as always) […]

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Made in America: What I Saw Behind the Scenes

Over the weekend, for the seventh year in a row, the Made in America festival came to Philly and turned the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into […]

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Does Philly Even Care About Its Musical Heritage?

The Made in America music festival comes to the Parkway this month, but future installments were jeopardized when the Kenney administration, rather nonchalantly, nearly evicted […]

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Kenney Must Be Dizzy From All the 180-Degree Turns He’s Pulling

“What the hell is going on in City Hall?” I yelled at my laptop last week. Like many socially conscious residents of the city, I […]

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Made in America Isn’t Going Anywhere

It looks like Mayor Jim Kenney’s adamant love for Jay-Z will keep Made in America on the Parkway for years to come. On Monday, Kenney and […]

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Mayor Kenney: “First of All, I Love Jay-Z”

After Billy Penn first reported on Tuesday that Jay-Z’s annual Made in America festival would no longer set up shop on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway […]

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Made in America Won’t Return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Next Year

This might be the last year you can catch Made in America on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. City officials told Billy Penn that starting in […]

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Check Out Beyonce’s Amazing Made-In-Philly Birthday Cake

ICYMI, Beyonce celebrated her birthday (a.k.a. “Bey Day”) in Philly this past weekend. A lucky group of Made in America attendees got the chance to sing […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: SuperDope House Party

For its return to party house vibes and all-inclusive atmosphere, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is SuperDope House Party: Sankofa Edition. Top summer […]

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The Hang: In Hot Water With Marian Hill

Can you gnaw on raw rhubarb? Marian Hill doesn’t know the answer offhand, but that doesn’t stop me from chomping a chunk like it’s crudité. […]

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2017 Made in America Lineup: Jay Z, J. Cole, Solange and More

The 2017 Made in America lineup has been announced – and Jay Z and J. Cole will headline the three-day event. The list is full […]

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Yes, That Was Bill Clinton at Made in America

A thrilled Bill Clinton meandered around the Made in America festival grounds on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, stopping to chat and take photos […]

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25 Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory @ Venice Island in Manayunk Pay tribute to Gene Wilder by watching one of his most […]