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After downpour, Mary J. Blige takes the stage, fireworks expected

July 5, 2017 GMT


A heavy downpour followed the Boyz II Men performance on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sending those in the audience scrambling for cover under chairs they hoisted over their heads.

But they weren’t budging, waiting for the night’s main event, Mary J. Blige, who was expected to take the stage in front of the Art Museum by 9 p.m., followed by fireworks.

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