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Wherefore Art Now Part 1Editorial15 July 2014 Black clouds along the Avenue of the Arts (Photo Left) The financially troubled Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia The Avenue of the Arts Inc. describes its history, as you would expect selectively: “In 1993, when Philadelphia’s downtown was hitting bottom, Ed Rendell launched a visionary revival strategy disguised as an arts initiative. First, create a Philadelphia version of Broadway by clustering cultural venues on South Broad Street. Then, pray that...Read More >>Wherefore Art Now Part 1


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Philly Shines in ‘Hippest Trip in America’Sheila Simmons15 July 2014
‘Hippest Trip in America’ documents impact of Soul Train (Photo Left) Nelson George’s book. Photo by Sarah Glover Given that Philadelphia holds the Guinness World Record for the “largest soul train line,” we claim a certain intimacy with all things related to the iconic television show that each week wished viewers “love,...Read More >>
Sad Times at Cardinal O’Hara, Constitution High SchoolsJeremy Treatman15 July 2014
Two schools mourn the passing of beloved coaches (Photo Left) Rob Moore, head boys’ basketball coach at Constitution High School, is planning to host an event this season in Hamilton’s honor. Photo by Sarah J. Glover This is one of the toughest times Liberty City Press has seen since we started...Read More >>
Parkway JammedHughE Dillon15 July 2014
Philly celebrates the 4th of July in style   Philadelphia’s annual Independence Day extravaganza took place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the 4th (naturally). From noon to 7 p.m., the parkway hosted the world’s largest picnic, followed by Philly’s Fourth of July Jam Concert. Marlon Wayans hosted the concert, which featured...Read More >>
TOUGH NEWS FOR TEMPLEJeremy Treatman15 July 2014
Rick Brunson is one of the top basketball minds in the country. The longtime NBA player who played at Temple was reported to be returning to Philadelphia this fall to become an assistant coach for Fran Dunphy and the Owls. It was thought that his son Jalen, one of the top...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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