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African-American History Showcase continues to inspire, enlighten

The African-American History and Showcase is kind of like a shopping mall, with a whole bunch of small special-interest exhibitors anchored by a few, longtime reliable attractions.


PA Convention Center will #LightItUpBlue for Autism Awareness

The Pennsylvania Convention Center will turn its 475 LED lights on Broad Street blue on Monday, April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day. Taking a cue from Autism Speaks’ #LightItUpBlue campaign, the Convention Center is seeking increase understanding, acceptance, and awareness of autism.


Rick Williams emcees UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball

Action News anchor Rick Williams joined Grammy-nominated musician Eric Roberson on Saturday night as emcees for the annual UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Market East near Pennsylvania Convention Center is Booming

Philly remains a strong market overall for retail real estate, swimming against the national current — and the Market East area near the Pennsylvania Convention Center is providing a strong kick.


After Eagles Super Bowl win, Eagles tattoos are in demand

The 20th annual Philadelphia Tattoo Convention is the world’s largest traveling exhibition of live tattoo art and curiosities. Folks turned out hundreds deep, wrapping around the Pennsylvania Convention Center for an opportunity to get an Eagles tattoo.


LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 returns to Philadelphia

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in May 2019, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., chairman, chief executive officer and president of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta.


Auto show rolls into Pennsylvania Convention Center

According to the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, 253,191 people attended the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show, the biggest turnout since 2004. Also, a new attendance record was also set on opening Sunday of the show, with 39,630 guests present that day. How do you follow that up?


Area prospects at the 2018 MLS Superdraft

It's draft day for Major League Soccer and several players with Greater Cincinnati ties are hoping to get good news. Following the MLS player combine earlier this week in Orlando, America's top-tier soccer league will welcome in a draft class of new talent to the workforce during Friday's SuperDraft at  the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


I Love My Job: Philly Auto Show Director Kevin Mazzucola

The Philadelphia Auto Show is about three weeks away and the event’s executive director, Kevin Mazzucola, is in what he says is the hurricane of auto show production. That means its crunch time for the nine-person team that puts together one of Philadelphia’s biggest events of the year.


Pa. Convention Center Art Collection is far from Conventional

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has just completed acquiring and permanently installing a 127-piece collection of contemporary art, at a cost of about $1.5 million.