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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.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and the Womens Veterans Center's 5th Birthday Party

Kristen had the opportunity to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical this week at the Academy of Music, and the show was just that... Beautiful, and in more ways than one. Kristen absolutely loved every minute, every song and would recommend it to anyone. Listen as Kristen speaks with one of the stars of the…

Philly Loves Bowie Week

It’s Philly Loves Bowie Week in Philadelphia, and we’re on board! This week’s show is an all David Bowie edition of BEN Around Philly. Philly Loves Bowie Week was created a few years ago by a group of die hard David Bowie fans (and Philadelphians) following David’s death on January 10th, 2016. The event continues…

Disney on Ice at the WFC and New Year's Eve Fun with Kory Aversa

First, Matt and Kristen are joined by Abigail Walker (Tinkerbell!) and Melodee Clysdale (Moonlight Melody) from Disney on Ice. This year's show is the best ever, with aerial stunts, acrobats, dancing, singing, and incredible ice skating too! With over 50 characters this year, you don't want to miss it. At the Wells Fargo Center December…

Disney on Ice at the WFC and White Dog Cafe's Pajama Brunch

First, Matt and Kristen are joined by Abigail Walker (Tinkerbell!) and Melodee Clysdale (Moonlight Melody) from Disney on Ice. This year's show is the best ever, with aerial stunts, acrobats, dancing, singing, and incredible ice skating too! With over 50 characters this year, you don't want to miss it. At the Wells Fargo Center December…

A Dream Is A Wish Princess Holiday Concert, Philadelphia Wings Season Opener, and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' at the Merriam Theater

Once upon a BEN Around Philly episode, Kristen is visited by three fairytale princesses. The Philadelphia Theater Company’s A Dream Is A Wish: Princess Holiday Concert returns to the Suzanne Roberts Theater on South Broad Street for ONE DAY ONLY - Sunday, December 16th, and Shawn Stone - the director of Marketing for the Philadelphia…

Patrice Banks of Girls Auto Clinic

This week, Kristen speaks with Patrice Banks, who is a local engineer turned mechanic... ahem… sheCANic. In 2016 she founded Girls Auto Clinic, a Pennsylvania-based repair center (and salon) staffed by and focused on women. Patrice and her sheCANics fix cars, sure, but also inform and empower women to learn new things and not be…

New Leash On Life and BEAUTIFUL on Broadway (with a chance to win tickets!)

This week Kristen speaks with Rob Rosa, the AVP of Prison Programs at New Leash on Life USA. New Leash On Life USA is one of the country’s most unique prison-dog training programs. They save at-risk shelter dogs by training prison inmates to care for and socialize them to enhance their adoptability. The program is…

The 39th Annual West Chester Christmas Parade

The 39th Annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade is THIS Friday already, November 30th. Mark Yoder, President and CEO of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and Kate Sheehan, the Manager of Community Affairs for QVC join Kristen to detail what’s in store for this years parade. Featuring 6ABC’s Adam Joseph, along with QVC…

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, Christmas Village and the Made in Philadelphia Market, and The 39th Annual West Chester Christmas Parade

A few weeks ago, Kristen participated in a charity flag football game hosted by NRG Energy. She played for a charity called Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, who received $2,500 from NRG when her team won. Jen Leary and Lori Albright from Red Paw Emergency Relief Team now join Kristen in the BEN-FM studio to…

Beautiful on Broadway, Small Business Saturday, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Wingston - the new Philadelphia Wings mascot.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has been on Broadway for five years now in New York City telling the story of Carole King’s life through her many hits like It’s Too Late, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, So Far Away, I Feel the Earth Move, (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman and…