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Philadelphia is the Stage for the Inaugural Festival O

Philadelphia's Festival O presents a new take on an old saw about how you get to Carnegie Hall (practice, practice, practice), but in this case, it’s plan, plan, plan. “We started planning for this four years ago,” says Frank Luzi, vice president of communications for Opera Philadelphia.

Squaw Valley in the Spotlight for the World Cup Ski Racing

When Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was tapped to host its first World Cup ski event since 1969, the fear was that there wouldn’t be enough snow to sustain the icy, rock-hard course required for top-circuit ski racing by the governing International Ski Federation (FIS). 

Instead, after four years of drought, the major challenges turned out to be too much snow, as in about 50 feet—a near record—by the time the Audi FIS World Cup competition rolled around on March 9-12. 

Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival Raises Money for Hunger

The second annual Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival was a big event executed by a small sta of volunteers.

Chris Wetzel, vice president of the Bucks County Dragon Boat Association, got the idea for his organization to host its own event after he got hooked on the sport of dragon boat racing and started attending competitions.

Ring Leaders Turned a Cirque-Style Show into a Performing Arts Tour

Ten years ago, when Jeff and Julie Jenkins wanted to raise money for their local Chicago park, they turned to something they knew best: the circus. 

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