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Watch Live Connections’ tribute video to Helen Leicht for her 40th anniversary in Philly radio

Helen Leicht | Credit: Conrad Erb Photography, courtesy of LiveConnections.
Helen Leicht | Credit: Conrad Erb Photography, courtesy of LiveConnections.

Last Thursday, October 6th, WXPN Mid-day host Helen Leicht was honored by LiveConnections for her 40 years in radio broadcasting in Philadelphia at World Cafe Live. Leicht created the Breakfast With The Beatles show at WIOQ in the 1970s, and worked there (and at WMMR) before becoming mid-day host at WXPN and host of XPN Local. Continue reading →

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A Day In My Life: The collaboration between Henry H. Houston School and LiveConnections


LiveConnections has once again proven how important it is to showcase the musical talent of Philadelphia’s youth, and to contribute to the musical education of students. The nonprofit teamed up with Henry H. Houston School in Mount Airy to produce a full album entitled A Day In My Life. In a year long residency program led by Andrew Lipke and other musicians, students participated in weekly workshops focused on poetry, songwriting, and music composition. The core group of students from grades 4-8 who worked on the project are known as “Lyrical Productions.” They took trips to various locations for inspiration, including days spent at the National Constitution Center and World Cafe Live, as heard on “One Life Taken, One Life Saved” and “Dance Like No One’s Watching,” respectively. Continue reading →