The 2002 African American Cultural Extravaganza at Festival Pier on Penn's Landing, Part of the PECO Energy Multicultural Series

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The rich traditions of Africa will be brought to the waterfront on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 from noon to 8 p.m. at the African American Cultural Extravaganza on Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street. PECO Energy sponsors this extravaganza as part of their multicultural series. This event will have entertainment throughout the day including: crafts, food, poetry, music and dancing. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2002 Summer Season at Penn's Landing.

The African American Cultural Extravaganza entertainment line-up includes everything from gospel to hip-hop, jazz and R&B. The musical line-up will include young aspiring vocalists and rap artists, along with a variety of dancers performing everything from traditional African cultural dances to the latest hip-hop moves. Headlining the festival, will be leading soul and gospel group, the Barbara Walker Story and Philadelphia International recording artists, McFadden and Whitehead, best know for their hit "Ain't No Stopping Us Now."

The African American marketplace at Festival Pier will feature traditional African American food and handicrafts. In addition several tents and booths will be set up where visitors can learn more about numerous not-for-profit and human service organizations.

Admission is free for all PECO Energy Multicultural Series events. PECO Energy is proud to be Philadelphia's hometown energy company and one of the region's most prominent civic supporters. PECO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and celebrating diversity inside and outside the Company.

PECO Energy, an Exelon Company, delivers electricity to 1.5 million customers and natural gas to 430,000 customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Based in Philadelphia, PECO and its sister utility, ComEd in the Chicago area, are subsidiaries of Exelon Energy Delivery. Its parent, Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), is one of the largest energy service companies in the U.S. with the largest retail utility customer base, one of the largest power generation fleets and a leading wholesale energy marketing operation in North America. In 2000, PECO delivered 96.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 35.36 million-megawatt hours of electricity, generating $3.5 billion in revenue for Exelon.

For more information on this or any event at Penn's Landing, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2001 Summer Season at Penn's Landing.


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