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American Airlines to launch service between Philadelphia and Casablanca in 2020, becoming carrier’s first flight to the African continent   American Airlines revealed plans to expand nonstop seasonal service offered from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to two new destinations—Casablanca, Morocco (CMN), and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)—while adding additional frequency to other European destinations beginning in summer 2020.  
August 15, 2019
With over 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and art objects, the Rosenbach Museum contains the treasured collections of Philip Rosenbach and his younger brother A. S. W. Rosenbach. Following his brother’s death in 1953, the younger Rosenbach created the space in 1954 as a way to share both of their personal book and manuscript collections, as well as their knowledge, with the public.
August 14, 2019
The Middle East Center is excited to announce the long-awaited launch of its new four-course Certificate in Modern Middle East Studies, offered through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (Penn LPS).
August 14, 2019
Vernon Odom, retired Philadelphia TV journalist, 6abc, and Zabeth Teelucksingh, executive director, Global Philadelphia Association, recently joined the hosts of Tone and Tenor for a conversation about Vernon's career and life in Philadelphia, as well as his upcoming honor at the World Heritage City Celebration on September 5, 2019. 
August 13, 2019
Opera Philadelphia was awarded FEDORA’s prestigious Fedora Generali award on June 28, 2019, for its innovative opera, Denis & Katya. Presented to the company during a ceremony in Venice, Opera Philadelphia is the first American company to receive this award. The Philadelphia premiere of Denis & Katya will take place on September 18th in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, running for a total of eight performances.
August 9, 2019
“Whatever they may do, authors do not write books. Books are not written at all. They are manufactured by scribes and other artisans, by mechanics and other engineers, and by printing presses and other machines.” Roger E. Stoddard as quoted by Roger Chartier in The New Cultural History. 
August 9, 2019
Philadelphia’s University of the Arts (UArts) was selected to curate a special exhibition for the eighth Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB), held from August 30 to September 23 at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. As one of six total exhibitions, UArts is the only representative from the United States and its exhibit will mark the first time the U.S. is highlighted at the BIAB in this fashion.
August 9, 2019
Packing the culture and rhythm of the Caribbean into Reading Terminal Market, Caribbean Community in Philadelphia (CCP) led the city in celebrating the sixth annual Caribbean Day on June 22, 2019. Kicking off the day with a video that highlighted the people of the Caribbean, the event featured speeches from civic and community leaders who described the Caribbean community’s contributions to Philadelphia. The event culminated with City Representative Sheila Hess and Councilman Mark Squilla officially proclaiming June 22nd as Caribbean Day in Philadelphia. 
August 7, 2019
As part of its mission to promote prospective business in Philadelphia, Select Greater Philadelphia hosted a cocktail reception in honor of the Trade Representatives of the State of Pennsylvania on July 29 at Bridge on Race.
August 7, 2019