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2011 News Releases

Legendary Pianist and Composer CHUCHO VALDES Embarks on Chucho’s Steps 2012 Tour with Philadelphia Performance Jan. 26
DECEMBER 28, 2011

Radio Icon JERRY BLAVAT 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA with Star Studded Rock and Roll Line-Up, Jan. 28
DECEMBER 22, 2011

January Classical Offerings: Organ Recitalist JEREMY FILSELL Kimmel Center Debut, Jan. 21, Keyboard Conversations w. JEFFREY SIEGEL Romantic Music of Liszt, Jan. 8
DECEMBER 21, 2011

Nickelodeon’s THE FRESH BEAT BAND Hits the Road On Their First-Ever Nationwide Concert Tour With Stop in Philadelphia on April 4!
DECEMBER 20, 2011

An Evening with YANNI 2012 Concert Tour at Academy of Music, June 30 and July 1
DECEMBER 16, 2011

The Kimmel Center Rings in the New Year with 2012 NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION!
DECEMBER 16, 2011

Four-Time Tony® Award Winner MEMPHIS Is Coming To Philadelphia, Jan. 17 – 22 at Academy of Music!
DECEMBER 7, 2011

STEPHANIE MILLER Bringing Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour to Philadelphia, Feb. 4
DECEMBER 6, 2011

FREE AT THE KIMMEL SERIES Celebrates the Kimmel Center’s 10th Anniversary, Dec. 17 to Jan. 1
DECEMBER 2, 2011

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore…THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow to Philadelphia!
NOVEMBER 23, 2011

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Announces Two New Board Members
NOVEMBER 17, 2011

Kimmel Center Jazz Up Close Series Continues with BENNY GOLSON Tribute, Dec. 3
NOVEMBER 17, 2011

Casting Announced For Tony, Grammy And Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS in Philadelphia, Dec. 6-Jan. 14
NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Completes $1.3 Million Acoustic Work in Verizon Hall
NOVEMBER 16, 2011

A Family Tradition Continues! MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER Will Perform at the Academy of Music, Dec. 3
NOVEMBER 15, 2011

The Smash Broadway Revival Of H A I R Comes to the Academy of Music, Jan. 3 – 8
NOVEMBER 12, 2011

Classical Music Superstar Violinist ITZHAK PERLMAN Performs Recital with Pianist Rohan de Silva, Dec. 6
NOVEMBER 10, 2011

Inaugural U.S. Tour of THE NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA in Philadelphia, Nov. 20
OCTOBER 21, 2011

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER Leads Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique through All-Beethoven program Kicking Off Great Orchestras Series, Nov. 15
OCTOBER 20, 2011

MARILYN KEISER Kicks Off The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Series for Kimmel Center’s 10th Anniversary Season, Nov. 5
OCTOBER 19, 2011

TONY BENNETT Performs New Works from Chart Topping Album, Duets II, with Special Guest Daughter Antonia Bennett at Academy of Music, Nov. 4
OCTOBER 18, 2011

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Announces Season-Long 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIGHTS UP ON HOME CELEBRATION, October 2011-June 2012
OCTOBER 14, 2011

World Renown Chefs ANTHONY BOURDAIN and ERIC RIPERT Share Candid Kitchen Conversations on Stage at the Merriam Theater, Nov. 2
OCTOBER 7, 2011

PHILADANCO Performs an Evening of Works, For Your Pleasure, including Philadelphia Premiere of Hope Boykin’s Watching Go By, the day, Nov. 4 - 6
OCTOBER 7, 2011

DRUMLINE LIVE Kicks Off U.S. Tour of American Marching Band Experience in Philadelphia, Oct. 25-26
OCTOBER 3, 2011

Kimmel Center Strike Statement
OCTOBER 1, 2011

Humorist Writer DAVID SEDARIS Shares an Evening of Storytelling at the Merriam Theater, Oct. 15
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

The 2009 Tony Award-Winning BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Electrifies Philadelphia at Academy of Music, Nov. 16 – 27
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW is coming to Philadelphia at Merriam Theater, Nov. 5 & 6
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

Tickets Now On Sale For Return Engagement of Tony, Grammy And Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS at Forrest Theatre, Dec. 6-Jan. 14
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

Jeffrey Siegel’s KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® Series Begins with A Beethoven Bonanza! on Oct. 10
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

Five-Time 2009 Tony Award Nominated Smash-Hit Musical ROCK OF AGES National Tour, Oct. 18-23
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

Kimmel Center’s 10th Anniversary October Jazz Line-Up: HERBIE HANCOCK, Oct. 8, ESPERANZA SPALDING, Oct. 14, and Philly Natives THE HEATH BROTHERS, Oct. 15
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

Kimmel Center Kicks off 10th Anniversary Season with Performances by k.d. lang and AUDRA MCDONALD, Sept. 29 and Oct. 1
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

Noel Gallagher's HIGH FLYING BIRDS Debut North American Tour Performance in Philadelphia, Nov. 11
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE for Kimmel Center 10th Anniversary Season and Select Broadway Shows, Tuesday, September 6
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

JERRY SEINFELD Returns to the Stage with 2012 Live In Concert Tour Date at the Academy Of Music, Jan. 14
AUGUST 23, 2011

Philly Native Singer Songwriter AMOS LEE Debut Performance at the Academy of Music, Nov 5
AUGUST 8, 2011

Independent Economic Impact Study Reveals Significant Benefit To City And State From First PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
AUGUST 3, 2011

TORI AMOS Night of Hunters Tour Philadelphia Performance at the Academy of Music, Dec 1
JULY 26, 2011

BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION Returns to the Kimmel Center, August 1-7
JULY 21, 2011

Newly Confirmed Artists for Citibank SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, June 18
JUNE 13, 2011

THE NATIONAL with YO LA TENGO & WYE OAK to play the Academy of Music Two Nights, September 7-8
JUNE 10, 2011

Citibank SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION Kicks off Summer Season with 14 Hours of Non Stop Entertainment at the Kimmel Center, June 18
JUNE 1, 2011

Inaugural Phila International Festival Of The Arts A Standout Success For City And Arts Community
MAY 23, 2011

Tony Award Winning NEXT TO NORMAL Makes Philadelphia Premiere at Academy of Music, June 21-26
MAY 10, 2011

Kimmel Center Announces 10th ANNIVERSARY 2011/12 SUBSCRIPTION SEASON
MAY 9, 2011

Tickets Go on Sale for PAUL SIMON and ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION Summer Concerts on Friday, April 29!
APRIL 28, 2011

MACEO PARKER Funk Night – A Celebration of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop at the Merriam Theater, May 14
APRIL 28, 2011

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with Philadanco Spring Concert and Jerry Blavat Mother’s Day Musical Spectacular, May 6-8
APRIL 21, 2011

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba Debuts in Philadelphia at The Merriam Theater as Part of First U.S. East Coast Tour, May 24-25
APRIL 21, 2011

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Takes to the Streets with the PIFA Street Fair, April 30
APRIL 18, 2011

Countdown to PIFA Begins with Opening Night April 7 at the Kimmel Center!
APRIL 5, 2011

PIFA Intersects World, Pop, Jazz, Dance and Theater at the Kimmel Center, April 7 to May 1
MARCH 31, 2011

Kimmel Center Plaza Becomes Parisian Streetscape During PIFA with FREE Live Entertainment, April 7 – May 1
MARCH 31, 2011

PIFA Gathers Momentum with Classical and Not So Classical Music Offerings at the Kimmel Center, April 7 to May 1
MARCH 16, 2011

The Decemberists Perform in Philadelphia in Support of New Album, The King is Dead, at the Academy of Music, June 15
MARCH 9, 2011

Kashu-juku Noh Theater Presents Traditional Japanese Performance at the Kimmel Center, March 21
MARCH 8, 2011

The Curtis Opera Theatre Performs JANÁČEK’S “CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN,” March 16, 18, & 20
MARCH 4, 2011

The Kimmel Center & The Shubert Organization Announce New 2011-2012 Broadway Season
FEBRUARY 25, 2011

The Tastes and Styles of Paris in Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, April 7-May 1
FEBRUARY 24, 2011

Casting Announced for MARY POPPINS at the Academy of Music, March 23-April 17
FEBRUARY 24, 2011

Organist Joan Lippincott’s Debut Performance on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. Bach and Mozart Program at the Kimmel Center, Feb. 26
FEBRUARY 14, 2011

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates 50 Years of Revelations at Academy of Music, Feb. 26-27
FEBRUARY 8, 2011

London Symphony Orchestra Makes Kimmel Center Debut with Conductor Valery Gergiev, Feb. 22
FEBRUARY 1, 2011

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Series Continues with Three Great B’s –Bach, Beethoven and...Barber! Program at Kimmel Center, Feb. 7
JANUARY 21, 2011

Tap Dancing Percussive Star Savion Glover Performs SoLo in TiME at the Kimmel Center, Feb. 13
JANUARY 18, 2011

Bring Spring A Little Closer! Special Ticket Packages to the Upcoming Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Now Available!
JANUARY 11, 2011

Wolfgang Puck Catering Brings the Culinary Arts to Philadelphia and Partners with the Kimmel Center
JANUARY 10, 2011

Tickets for STOMP Now on Sale, Feb. 15 – 20 at Merriam Theater
JANUARY 7, 2011

The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Goes Live With Several Interactive Social Media Platforms
JANUARY 7, 2011

Argentine Dance Troupe Tango Fire Performs Philadelphia Premiere of Tango Inferno at the Merriam Theater, Jan. 30
JANUARY 6, 2011

Radio Personality Jerry Blavat Kicks Off the New Year with Sounds Spectacular Reunion at the Kimmel Center
JANUARY 3, 2011