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Valentines For Urban Neighborhoods

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“Love Letter,” Stephen Powers in Philadelphia. Image via.

Valentine’s Day brings an avalanche of platitudes, from the banal to the heartfelt, delivered to the subject of one’s amore. Normally, the recipient of these overtures is a person, but in the case of artist Stephen Powers, city neighborhoods, and the people that live and work in them, are the muse. Claiming the sides of forgotten buildings and outdated infrastructure as his canvas, Powers presents city dwellers with provocative text-based art that riffs on popular forms of communication, from self-help affirmations and advertising mantras to starry-eyed confessions. This earnest language cast in colorful formations is a satisfyingly jolting juxtaposition.

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“Love Letter” by Steve Powers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2010. Image via Adam Wallacavage.

Today, Princeton Architectural Press is releasing A Love Letter to the City, the first compendium of all of Power’s projects, in cities as disparate as Philadelphia, Syracuse, Belfast…

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Bucks County Teen With Down Syndrome To Sign Contract With The 76ers

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By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Bucks County teen who became an internet sensation after his amazing performance on the basketball court will sign a ceremonial contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers announced that they will sign Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow to a two-day contract Monday.

The contract will be offered in-person by Sixers President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Sam Hinkie at the team’s practice facility.

Grow, who has Down syndrome, had been a team manager for the Bensalem boys basketball team for four years. But it’s what he did on senior night on the court that’s garnering all of the attention.

Kevin got to play, and when he did, he made magic happen.

“They put him in for the last two minutes and he started hitting three point shots and couldn’t miss,” Kevin’s mom said.

Kevin hit four 3-pointers in the last two…

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