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Produced by 95.7 BEN FM “BEN Around Philly" is a weekly show highlighting fun, interesting and important events and trends happening around Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia Mural Arts and Philadelphia's First Shelter For Humans and Pets

Kristen speaks with Ellen Soloff, the Director of Tours and Merchandise for Mural Arts Philadelphia. Originally implemented to combat graffiti, the Mural Arts program has transformed Philadelphia into a city of murals and amazing art spaces. Hear as Ellen speaks to some of the organization's many beneficial programs and incredible tours. Find more information about…
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Desi Oakley in WAITRESS at the Forrest Theater, and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

The Kimmel Center and Broadway Philadelphia bring us the Philadelphia premiere of WAITRESS, a new musical playing now through Sunday (2/18/18) at the Forrest Theater. Kristen had the chance to see it for the first time on Tuesday, and then interview Desi Oakley who stars in the show as the lead character, Jenna. Waitress is…
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New Year's Resolution Rescue, plus Jerry Blavat at the Kimmel Center - BEN Around Philly - Episode 137

Well we're almost at the end of the month, and a lot of New Year's Resolutions have been broken already, or ignored altogether. Kristen speaks with local Philly fitness CEO and the creator of SharQui, "The Belly Dance Workout" - Oreet Schwartz, about her New Year's Resolution Rescue. She's got three R's for you - …
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Parx Casino, Les Miserables at the Academy of Music, and Dave Spadaro talks EAGLES on BEN Around Philly - Episode 136

Kristen Herrmann speaks with Carrie Nork Minelli from Parx Casino. Then, catch her interview with Nick Cartell who plays Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Kimmel Center. Finally, Dave Spadaro joined the Matt & Kristen Morning Show this week to talk EAGLES. Hear his take on the big game on Sunday. Carrie Nork Minelli…
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Les Miserables at the Academy of Music - Nick Cartell (Jean Valjean)

Broadway Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center bring us the legendary, EPIC musical - Les Miserables, which is playing at the Academy of Music now through the 21st of January - a two week engagement! Kristen had a chance to check out the show this week, and then interview Nick Cartell, who plays the show's lead…
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Yards Brewery's New Location, Christmas Village in LOVE Park, and the 38th Annual West Chester Christmas Parade (presented by QVC)

Matt and Kristen spoke with Tom Kehoe and Trevor Pritchett of Yards Brewery about their new location at 500 Spring Garden St. Then Corinna Breuer speaks with Kristen about Christmas Village, open Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, and back in Love Park this year. Plus, Mark Yoder and Kate Sheehan with details on the 38th Annual…
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NRG's Charity Flag Football Game, Philly Comedian Mary Radzinski, Andrea Helfrich (new In Arena Host for the Philadelphia Flyers), and the PSPCA's Bark and Whine Event

Kristen will be playing in NRG's Charity Flag Football Game (10/30), Philly Comedian Mary Radzinski on recording her first comedy album - live at Helium Comedy Club (11/15), Andrea Helfrich - the new In Arena Host for the Philadelphia Flyers, and the PSPCA's Bark and Whine Event (11/4) at URBN in the Navy Yard. On…
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National Dog Show Charity Walk (10/15), Geis Realty 'Dog at Work' Photo Contest, and the new 'Dina' documentary (filmed in Philly!)

Matt and Kristen will be co-hosting the National Dog Show Charity Walk this Sunday, 10-15-17 from 9am-12pm. Listen as Matt and Kristen speak with both National Show Host David Frei and organizer Steve Griffith about the event. Then, hear all of the details about our new Dog at Work Photo Contest from Geis Realty, and…
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Newly Named Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck and Fox 29's Bob Kelly and the BK5K Family Fun Run

BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia. On this week's episode Chris Heck, the newly named Philadelphia 76ers President and Fox 29's Bob Kelly join Matt and Kristen in studio. The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to have an amazing season. They've already sold…
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