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Miguel Antonio Horn. Photographed by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News. 

Miguel Antonio Horn, local artist with Colombian and Venezuelan roots, will be installing an innovative and contemporary sculpture interposed in the bridge-like ramp on 12th and Cuthbert Street, down by Reading Terminal Market and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Horn will be one of the few Latino artists to have a piece of public art permanently located in Philadelphia, an artistic hub that rivals the likes of Paris and New York.

 

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Explainer: Fair funding for public education goes to trial in Philadelphia

 09/16/2016 - 11:25

On Tuesday, September 13, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court convened in City Hall to decide whether it would hear a lawsuit arguing that the current method of funding education at the state level violates the state constitution. The decision has yet to be announced, but the wait time is a chance to look closely at the context of the case and try to understand what’s at stake for the community.

 

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Liliana Frankel

An American saint of Latino descent: Father Félix Varela

 03/22/2016 - 14:15
Padre Felix Varela started his American journey right here in Philadelphia, in 1824, when he came to our city that year in search for a printer to publish a little journal with a huge vision he called “El Habanero.” Above, a painting of Varela, in an artistic rendition by local artist Orlando Quevedo, displayed in AL DIA News Media office in downtown Philadelphia. To the right, the cover of the first issue of "El Habanero," printed in Old City in 1824.

Although his sainthood is yet to be declared by the Catholic Church, miracles abound in the life of Father Felix Varela, the champion of thousands of Irish immigrants who in the 19th century suffered, fought and, eventually, prevailed in carving out their own space in the American society, just as Latinos are doing today.

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Ana Gamboa

OuterSpace: Desde las calles de Filadelfia, una hermandad de toda la vida

 04/01/2015 - 15:50
Fotos: Andy Albaladejo, Broadstreetphoto.com
 

On a cold March Sunday evening, Mario Collazo and Marcus Albaladejo were in Scott Stallone’s studio in South Philadelphia recording their latest work, the long anticipated Lost in Space album. More than a few trials and tribulations have kept this album at bay, including Albaladejo’s stage 3 cancer diagnosis in 2013.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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OuterSpace: From the streets of Philadelphia, a lifelong brotherhood

 03/30/2015 - 02:37
Photos: Andy Albaladejo, Broadstreetphoto.com
 

On a cold March Sunday evening, Mario Collazo and Marcus Albaladejo were in Scott Stallone’s studio in South Philadelphia recording their latest work, the long anticipated Lost in Space album. More than a few trials and tribulations have kept this album at bay, including Albaladejo’s stage 3 cancer diagnosis in 2013.

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