The Urban Connection is Central PA’s leading publication for diversity, inclusion and multicultural news. The Urban Connection also produces special events that are culturally inclusive and experience based.

The Urban Connection is known for curating rich, relevant cultural content that meets the needs of our loyal readership. Our commitment is to maintain this foundation while framing the brand identity of Dauphin County as a welcoming community.

Dauphin County is the Place to Be

A recent ranking of the best places to live in the country only confirms what we already know: Dauphin County is the place to be.   In the latest ranking from U.S. News and World Report, the greater Harrisburg area is Pennsylvania’s top place to live due to its...

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A Shift In Perspective

US News & World Report Confirms What We Knew To Be True A Shift In Perspective   US News & World Report ranked the nation’s 125 most populous Metro areas as it relates to the quality of life, choosing Harrisburg as #1 in Pennsylvania and #44 in the...

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A Message From The Desk Of David Black

Harrisburg has been ranked the Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania and #44 Overall for 2019 by US News & World Report. Those of us who have lived here for years understand and know why! For those of you in the business community looking to recruit...

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Dauphin County Cultural Fest

www.dauphincounty.org  Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III invite the public to the county’s 12th Annual Cultural Fest, a free open-air street festival celebrating cultural diversity, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday,...

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Sheila E. – Aug. 2nd

http://www.sheilae.com Starting out, Sheila E. owned the stage as a drummer and percussionist. But her career took an exciting turn when she met Prince backstage after a gig. The singer-songwriter revealed he had been following her career for some time, and the two...

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Who is Slam Allen?

Slam Allen is on a mission to entertain people across the country and around the world. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B, and a touch of Rock and Roll to deliver a Magnificent Gift of love to his audiences.  Slam captures...

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Mavis Staples, Tuesday, July 30th at 7:30pm

SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT THE APPELL CENTER Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a...

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