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August 31, 2008

Philly Fringe Fest

Where:: The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival + Philly Fringe takes place at various locations throughout the city.

When:: Now through Sept. 13.

What:: Two-week-long festival features dance, music, comedy, poetry and theater performances by local, regional, national and international artists.

How much: : Ticket prices are listed with each show description. Box office hours are noon-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, noon-7 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Tickets for each performance will be available until two hours before showtime; any remaining tickets will be sold at the venue.

What's nearby:: The Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel at 17th and Race streets, 800-325-3535, and the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City at 1301 Race St., 215-665-9100, offer a reduced nightly rate if the arts and fringe festival is mentioned.

More information:: Call 215-413-1318 for tickets and performance schedule or go to

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