PIFA

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Project Turns Military Uniforms Into Paper and Vets’ Experiences Into Triumph

David Keefe holds a MFA with a speciality in printmaking and painting, and is a practicing artist in New Jersey. He’s also a Marine vet, […]

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Five Best Bets for PIFA 2016

Further details about Kimmel Center’s PIFA 2016 were released late last week, including the unveiling of the festival’s signature installation, The Kinetic Tree, at Commonwealth […]

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PIFA Plaza to Feature Enormous “Kinetic Tree” Made of 2x4s

The centerpiece of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts will be an enormous tree made out of wooden 2x4s created by artist Mimi Lien, […]

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PIFA 2016 Details Revealed

An interactive fire and sand performance, a circus made of yarn, and a traveling symphony played in water fountains are just some of the strangely […]

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Kimmel Center Announces PIFA 2016, Plus Collaboration with New York’s Joe’s Pub

At this afternoon’s first ever Kimmel Center Presidential Address, CEO and President Anne Ewers presented several new initiatives that the performing arts center will launch […]

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PIFA Returning in 2015

Not a lot of details yet, but just got word that the Kimmel Center has announced the dates for its 2015 Philadelphia International Festival of […]

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What a Saturday

We usually post our Weekend picks on Friday but with the sheer number of events happening this Saturday we thought it would be best to […]

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Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Vegans, Tastykakes, Whiskey and Flies

“Just when we started hearing some things about the Farmer’s Daughter at Normandy Farm in Whitpain Township (former site of a restaurant from the missing-in-action […]

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PIFA Report: French Invasion, Wolfgang Puck and the Death Of A Trend

PIFA–the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts–is currently in full swing, offering everything from trapeeze artists and discussions of Dadaist cinema to augmented reality smartphone […]

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Greatest Hits And What You Missed: Burgers, Butter, Bankruptcy and Nuclear Tuna

“Lots of eye-rolling went on back in 2008 and 2009 when Philadelphia saw a trifecta of grand steakhouses opening in a city (and nation) on […]

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PIFA Means Three Weeks of Arts and Food

Today marks the kickoff of the three-week long Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Featuring everything from classical music to trapeze lessons there will also […]