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April 17, 2014

Renowned Jazz Musician Ken Vandermark Performs A Specially Commissioned Work For Audiences At The Barnes Foundation, April 21

Ken Vandermark, a renowned Chicago-based jazz musician, is slated to treat Philadelphia audiences to a one-of-a-kind concert at The Barnes Foundation on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Inspired by the magnificent collection of art housed by The Barnes, Vandermark unveils a unique piece of music performed by his latest group, Made to Break. Also [...]

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April 2, 2014

Save The Date: Make Music Philly, A Free Citywide Music Festival, Returns Saturday, June 21; Registration Is Now Open For Artists, Venues And Donors

Mark those calendars to welcome the bona fide start of summer — the summer solstice, June 21 — with a day of beautiful music as Philadelphia joins in World Music Day with a free daylong, “do it yourself” festival, Make Music Philly. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, Make Music Philly [...]

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March 24, 2014

The James Turrell-Designed Skyspace At Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting Kicks Off Spring With Its First Live Music Event, Friday, March 28

Celebrated artist James Turrell’s Skyspaces bring the study of light and space to museums and public places around the world — including to the newly constructed Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, the meetinghouse for the Chestnut Hill Quaker community. Since the Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends opened last fall, the space has welcomed more than 3,000 [...]

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March 6, 2014

Save The Date: The Roots Picnic Returns To Penn’s Landing On Saturday, May 31; Score $40 Pre-Sale Tickets Online Today Only!

Hey, music fans! Philadelphia’s epic Roots Picnic is set to return to Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing for its seventh year on Saturday, May 31, kicking off the summer season with a blockbuster day of live music on the Delaware River waterfront. With a reputation as the hardest working band in music, The Roots are [...]

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February 27, 2014

Tonight Picks: East Passyunk Restaurant Week, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s TuneIN Concert, Karneval Kick-Off Party At Brauhaus Schmitz And More

East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week continues to feed the masses thanks to discounted dinner deals at 24 participating restaurants. Whether you’re craving margaritas and Mexican fare or French wine and delicate plates, one of the eateries is sure to satisfy your cravings. The Philadelphia Orchestra debuts a new kind of concert, TuneIN, a casual, early-evening [...]

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February 21, 2014

The Philadelphia Freedom Festival Celebrates The Life Of Octavius V. Catto, A Local Civil Rights Leader, With Events Through July 2014

Through the end of July, Philadelphia celebrates the life and legacy of one of the city’s own Civil Rights leaders, Octavius V. Catto — and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act — with a slew of events presented as part of the Philadelphia Freedom Festival. Presented largely by the Mann [...]

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February 5, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Events And Activities For Couples, Friends And Families In And Around Philadelphia

In the City of Brotherly Love, amorous feelings are is never far from mind. As Valentine’s Day approaches, though, the city’s affection for romance peaks with many, many events on or around Friday, February 14. Whether you’re a part of a contented couple, a blissful single or a loving family, there’s something happening in Philadelphia [...]

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January 30, 2014

Grammy Award-Winning Musician Béla Fleck Takes The Stage With Brooklyn Rider At The Merriam Theater, Saturday, February 1

For more than three decades, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck has expertly traversed the American musical landscape. With collaborations spanning country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, spoken word, composition and arranging, the multi-talented artist has earned more than 30 Grammy nominations — in more categories than anyone in Grammy history! — and 14 Grammy wins. On [...]

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January 17, 2014

Reverend Horton Heat Hits The Trocadero Theatre On Tour In Support Of A Boisterous New Album Next Weekend, Saturday, January 25

Get ready for a rowdy one, folks. Jim Heath’s Reverend Horton Heat has been making a raucous brand of psychobilly for nearly 30 years, earning a cult-like following in the process. Next week, the well-traveled crew releases its 11th album, REV, and brings that one of a kind mix of rockabilly, surf and country-punk to [...]

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January 8, 2014

Kevin And Michael Bacon And Jill Scott Join Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin And The Philadelphia Orchestra For The 157th Academy Of Music Anniversary Concert, Saturday, January 25

The Grand Old Lady of Locust Street turns 157 years old this year, and The Philadelphia Orchestra has a stellar evening planned to celebrate. A resplendent annual affair, the 157th Anniversary Concert and Ball returns to celebrate the historic Academy of Music — oldest known opera house continuously in use in the U.S. — on [...]

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