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POSTED: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:53 PM
Kathleen English, Christie Honigman, Teresa Nino (co-chair of the Young Friends of the Academy Ball, Vasiliki Tsiouris, co-owner of Opa Philadelphia, HughE Dillon, Maria Papadakis, Philly.com, Marisa Magnatta, WMMR Preston & Steve Show and Kristyn Aldrich, Focused Studios. (HughE Dillon/Philly.com)

The Philly DoGooder Awards, held tonight at the University of the Arts to fete the best in non-profit video storytelling, announced that they would be doling out awards to Philly.com's own Leah Kauffman for Innovation in Storytelling and City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell for Innovation in Urban Mechanics. But the third award, for Innovation in Community Building, went unannounced.

Drumroll, please...

The award goes to HughE Dillon, the proprietor of PhillyChitChat.com and society photographer for Philly.com and the Philly Post, was handed the award by Mayor Michael Nutter, who said that Dillon created a new platform for sharing stories behind the community, through the lens of his camera and the words on his blog.

POSTED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 4:05 PM

A  time machine is under construction  at the Kimmel Center, a massive, high tech sculptural, light, sound and video installation signifying  . . . all kinds of stuff.

Stretching more than 100 feet through the Commonwealth Plaza, snaking from the Kimmel;s front door to the entry way to Verizon Hall, the tunnel of past, present and future imagery (and sounds) is the physical centerpiece of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts  (March 28-April 27).  And just one of many free treats that hopefully will draw visitors in on a daily basis.

While the  swirling, custom steel grid work  is mostly up and the time tunnel  will likely  be enclosed by week's end, “we’ve got a month to fine tune what goes inside,” said production designer Robert Pyzocha. His team has been brainstorming about the TM  since last September and put out a heady artistic proposal which excited regional executives/funders  at Dow Chemical, also major sponsors of the Franklin Institute-backed Science Festival returning in April.  

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