A great first step

Philadanco, the renowned West Philadelphia dance ensemble, began the arts portion of the Go West! Arts and Restaurant Festival with a spirited modern dance performance. The Sept. 17 festival on Sansom Common opened the University City District's "Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays" campaign to show off the treasures of West Philadelphia. The estimated crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 people sampled food from the area's top restaurants, learned about local merchants and cultural organizations, and enjoyed entertainment ranging from rock bands to drill teams.

Photo by Melvin Epps

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Originally published on October 1, 1998