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Swinging from a chandelier, pop star Pink dazzles the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center on April 13. The Doylestown native brought her vocals and aerial act to town ahead of the release of her album Beautiful Trauma in October.
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Meek Mill rushes toward an awaiting helicopter after his release from prison in Chester on April 24. He was being flown to a Sixers playoff game to be the guest bell ringer. Read related coverage
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Behind the lens:
Jockeying and negotiating for position where best to photograph Meek Mill’s release from prison, those of us waiting near his limo were astounded to see a corporate chopper land a few hundred yards away in an industrial area nearby. Almost immediately the gates to the institute opened and the limo exited and raced to the still-running chopper. Mill exited in his prison blues with a huge smile and took a selfie video as he dashed onboard. I made this photo through the fence that separated us and he was off.
— David Swanson
Comedian Kevin Hart bows down to Meek Mill before he rang the replica Liberty Bell. Read related coverage
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The Miss America pageant itself was in the spotlight after some controversial changes, including the elimination of the swimsuit competition. Miss New Hampshire Marisa Moorhouse dances as she leaves the stage at the end of the first night of preliminaries in the 92nd Miss America competition.
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Miss New York Nia Franklin is crowned Miss America 2019.
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Miss America board chairwoman Gretchen Carlson watches the competition at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Some sought the ouster of the new chair after a competitor accused her of bullying.
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Nothing says “Philadelphia” like Rocky, or an overly enthusiastic Eagle. Sylvester Stallone visits the Rocky statue near the Art Museum. He was in town filming Creed 2 on April 6. Read related coverage
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Eagles center Jason Kelce, who won fans’ hearts off the field with a rousing address at the Super Bowl parade, plays baritone saxophone with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center on July 24. With conductor Aram Demirjian (right), they played the Eagles fight song during a celebration of the team’s winning season. Read related coverage
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If it’s Labor Day weekend, it must be Made in America time in Philly. The festival was held after a dispute about its location this year. Festival founder Jay-Z balked at Mayor Kenney’s plan to move the festival from the Parkway, but eventually they struck a deal to keep it there. Miguel performs on the Liberty Stage. Read related coverage
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Fans cheer during Ty Dolla Sign’s performance.
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A concertgoer crowd-surfs during a set.
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A triple delight from Cuba, ballet dancers (from left) Cesar, Angel, and Marcos Ramirez perform at the Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia. The identical triplets, 18, performed in two productions in the city in the fall. Read related coverage
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Philadelphia songwriter and guitarist Kurt Vile at Penn Treaty Park. Vile was promoting Bottle It In, his first new record in three years.
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A performer seems to float during opening night of Cirque Du Soleil’s Volta: Under the Big Top at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.
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Willie Nelson at the BB&T Pavilion.
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Elton John's stop in Philadelphia was part of a farewell tour that will bring him back to the Wells Fargo Center in 2019.
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Kenny Chesney at Lincoln Financial Field
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Carrie Underwood performs at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
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Paul Simon walks onto the stage playing guitar at the Wells Fargo Center.
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Stevie Wonder at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
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Taylor Swift at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Patti Labelle performs at the Dell Center.
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Nicki Minaj performs in the Made in America Festival.
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Van Morrison performs at the BB&T Pavilion.
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