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Since 1924 the Curtis Institute of Music has been shaping young world-class musicians who come from all over the globe to the city of Philadelphia to pursue their passions.
October 23, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA, OCTOBER 8, 2013 – Philadelphia language services company MTM LinguaSoft marked its tenth year in business by funding a project with the international humanitarian group Translators Without Borders. The gift will fund the translation of operating manuals for village water pumps in Zimbabwe into local languages.
October 10, 2013
Northeast Philadelphia is the area where the majority of the Russian-speaking population of Philadelphia (about 120,000 people) resides. A soon to be painted mural in the area will recognize the community's legacy. 
October 10, 2013
By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer Pushing Philadelphia forward as a world center, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs and the nonprofit Global Philadelphia Association are rolling out more than 100 public events, starting Sunday and running through Nov. 1, to promote "international consciousness" and a "global profile" for the region.
October 4, 2013
Zama Now Offers a Sbraga Roll BY ALISSA FALCONE SEPTEMBER 11, 2013   
October 4, 2013
 PHILADELPHIA – On September 16, Mayor Michael Nutter publicly announced that Philadelphia was joining the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) as an Observer Member. This is the first time that a city in the United States has been granted this status. More detailed information about the Organization of World Heritage Cities can be found at
October 1, 2013
 By Hadas Kuznits All over Philadelphia, businesses are getting ready to participate in the inaugural Global Philly 2013 exposition.
October 1, 2013
South Africa stirs graceful images of vast grasslands and mighty creatures. It stirs emotions stemming from a long story of social injustice. The realities of the modern South Africa still remain obscure to most in the United States. This is where Temple University and its new study away program come into play.
September 27, 2013
By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s first international exposition kicks off Monday and includes more than 100 events over 47 days.
September 24, 2013