The Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose. Known as the "Grand Old Lady of Broad Street," the venue is the home for the Pennsylvania Ballet as well as the Opera Company of Philadelphia. For many years, it was also the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and orchestral concerts are still held there. ...more on Wikipedia about "Academy of Music (Philadelphia)"
The Amish are a denomination of Anabaptists, found primarily in the United States and Canada, noted for their restrictions on the use of modern devices such as automobiles and electricity. The Amish are a tight-knit religious and ethnic group of overwhelmingly Swiss-German ancestry. They do not proselytise or generally accept converts. The Amish are divided into dozens of separate and conflicting fellowships. They consider themselves "in the world but not of it" and therefore do not vote, join the military, pay or draw Social Security, or accept any form of assistance from the government. They are nonresistant and rarely defend themselves physically or even in court; in wartime, they take conscientious objector status. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amish"
In the United States, Fraktur is used to describe highly artistic and elaborate 18th century and 19th century illuminated folk art drawings created by the Pennsylvania Dutch (perhaps more strictly Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German). Most Fraktur were created between 1740 and 1860. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fraktur (Pennsylvania German folk art)"
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is an American orchestra based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra"
Hex signs are a form of folk art, thought by some to be of a talismanic nature, found in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hex sign"
Main article: Music of the United States before 1900 ...more on Wikipedia about "Music of Pennsylvania"
The Pennsylvania Dutch (perhaps more strictly Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German) are descendants of German speaking immigrants who came to Pennsylvania before 1800. Pennsylvania Dutch were historically speakers of the Pennsylvania German language. They are a people of various religious affiliations, living mostly in southeastern Pennsylvania, with cultural traditions dating back to the German immigrations to America in the 17th and 18th centuries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pennsylvania Dutch"
Pennsylvania Dutch Country refers to an area of southeastern Pennsylvania that has a high percentage of Amish, Mennonite and " Fancy Dutch" inhabitants and where the Pennsylvania German language was historically common. The term was used in the middle of the 20th century as a description of a region with a distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch culture, but in recent decades the composition of the population is changing and the phrase is used more now in a tourism context than any other. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pennsylvania Dutch Country"
Pennsylvania Dutchified English is a dialect of English that has been influenced by Pennsylvania German ( Pennsylavania Deitsch). It is largely spoken in the South-Central area of Pennsylvania, both by people who are monolingual (in English) and bilingual (in Pennsylvania German and English). The dialect has been dying out, as non-Amish Generation X and Generation Y Pennsylvania Germans tend to speak modern Middle Atlantic English. Very few non-Amish members of these two generations can speak Pennsylvania Deitsch, although most know some words and phrases. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pennsylvania Dutchified English"
The Pennsylvania library system is a network of libraries that are connected by Inter Library Loan (ILL) and many different services, such as PA Power Library and Access Pennsylvania . ...more on Wikipedia about "Pennsylvania library system"
The Philadelphia Folk Festival is a three-day festival of folk music held annually in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania in the vicinity of Philadelphia by the non-profit Philadelphia Folksong Society since 1957. Gene Shay has for the entire history of the festival been the Master of Ceremonies, and continues to be a personality of folk music on the east coast. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Folk Festival"
The Philadelphia Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the third Sunday of November. The course is a certified 26.2 miles sanctioned by the USA Track & Field. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Marathon"
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is one of America's leading ballet companies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pittsburgh Ballet Theater"
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the major orchestras in the United States. It is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra"
Long recognized as a powerhouse of American industry, Western Pennsylvania is a large geophysical and socio-economic entity within the state of Pennsylvania, roughly the western third of the state. It encompasses that portion of the state to the west of the Appalachian divide and included within the Mississippi drainage system of rivers. It is centered around the large city of Pittsburgh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Western Pennsylvania"
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