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Aladdin and Jasmine from ALADDIN at the Academy of Music, PLUS John Travolta and Kelly Preston talk GOTTI with Matt and Kristen

Kristen attended the Thursday evening performance of Broadway Philadelphia’s Aladdin, the musical based on the Disney animated film. The show makes its Philadelphia debut at the Academy of Music for a three week run, now through July 1st and it was everything Kristen ‘wished’ for. The costumes were beautiful, the set and lighting were stunning…

SOLO's Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Big Apple Circus, and Secret Philadelphia

SOLO: A Star Wars Story was released over Memorial Day weekend. The film is directed by Ron Howard and tells the story of young Han Solo and Chewbacca (well.. younger) and the beginning of their epic ‘bromance’. Kristen had a chance to speak with Joonas Suotamo, who plays Chewbacca about the film and his journey…

Big Apple Circus, Philly BEER Week 2018, and Mike O'Malley talks 'Escape to Margaritaville' on Broadway

This week's BEN Around Philly is action packed! First, Kristen is joined by Nik Wallenda and Elayne Kramer, two of the stars of Big Apple Circus, with 2 shows - sometimes 3 shows a day now through Sunday, June 24th at Philadelphia Mills Mall. Tickets at www.BigAppleCircus.com starting at $15 (and free parking)! Then Christina…

Kensington Derby and Arts Festival, Preakness at the Piazza, Main Line Gives, and MANNA's Guac Off

Erica Vanstone and Bea Rider join Kristen in studio to talk about the Kensington Derby and Arts Festival. The festival and kinetic sculpture 'parade' is Saturday, May 19th from 12-6pm. The festival is located in Fishtown, one of the hottest neighborhoods in the country, according to Forbes Magazine. It's free to the public and features…

Dentistry from the Heart, Philly Renaissance Faire, Kensington Derby and Arts Festival, and Preakness at the Piazza

Matt Cord's dentist, Dr. Lance R. Panarello stopped by the Matt & Kristen Morning Show this week to talk about the 13th annual Dentistry from the Heart" event Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 4pm with Dental Healthcare Associates in Aston, PA. Dentistry from the Heart is a non-profit International organization providing dental services to…

Philly Current Magazine, VOADV's Give After Dark, and BEN-FM is giving away a DISNEY CRUISE!

Eddie Keels returns to BEN Around Philly to talk about his latest Philly Current magazine release: The Clean Issue. He goes over some of the articles and features, including clean eating, squeaky clean radio, where to find a great clean shave, and more. Find Philly Current magazine in bars and newsstands all over the region,…

The Sound of Music, NRG's $130,000 Charitable Giveaway, and VOADV's Give After Dark

First, Kristen speaks with Chad Campbell who plays Rolf in the Broadway National Touring Production of The Sound of Music. The show is at the Merriam Theater now through Sunday (4/29) and it’s great! Kristen had a chance to check it out, and absolutely loved the production and Chad Campbell in it. Also, Lancaster native…

The Philadelphia Science Festival and Love City Brewing

Ellen Trappey, the Managing Officer of the Philadelphia Science Festival joins Kristen in studio to talk about the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival includes over 80 different science related events in and around Philadelphia, and 90% of these events are FREE. The 9 day festival culminates in a massive Philadelphia Science Carnival on the…

Love City Brewing, Andrea Helfrich and the Flyers, and Matt Cord on PHL17

Kevin Walter, Melissa Pluta Walter, and Mo Stubbs joined Matt and Kristen in studio on Friday morning, and they brought beer! The grand opening of their new brewery 'Love City Brewing' is this Thursday, April 19th. Visit at 1023 Hamilton St. (in the Spring Arts section of the city near Union Transfer). Info at LoveCityBrewing.com.…