University City Arts Announcements

1. Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe

Once exclusively housed in Old City, these world-renowned festivals will bring cutting-edge independent artists to West Philadelphia in a big way for the first time in its history! Running from September 2-17, performing and visual arts events will be held at the Rotunda, Community Education Center (CEC), the Cinemagic theater on the 3900 block of Walnut Street, and the chapel of the Episcopal Divinity School on 42nd and Locust Streets.

For more information on The Rotunda shows, click here. For more information on CEC's hosting of the Philly Fringe, click here. To learn more about the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, click here.

2. Greater Philadelphia Rock, Rhythm & Blues Fest

Now in its ninth year, the "Blues Fest" is moving to the World Cafe Live, located at 3025 Walnut Street, and will run from October 7-9, 2005. The festival will have a diverse program of nine musical acts (including blues, world music and latin jazz) and will occupy both of the World Cafe's two stages.

The Blues Fest is a fundraising event for The Partnership CDC, a non-profit organization dedicated to the provision of affordable housing, job creation and economic development in West and Southwest Philadelphia. Since 1992, The Partnership CDC has developed or co-developed over 340 affordable housing units, counseled over 5,000 families and invested over $60 million dollars in the West Philadelphia community. The Partnership CDC is also an active participant in the Friends of 40th Street and its Quality of Life task force.

Click here for more information on the Blues Fest, or check out the website for the World Cafe Live.

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