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Featured Artists:

Title      Artist      Genre
Electric Hoe Down       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
My Name Is Tron       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
Tied       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
CityGirl       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
Cancin Que Nace En Mi       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Te Podria Pasar A Ti       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Obey       T.P.D.       Indie Pop
Something Delicious       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Cryogenic Sleep       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Insomnia       Psylichon       Electronic
Broken Open       Psylichon       Acoustic Rock
Medicine       Jimbo       Punk


Philly Music & Nightlife:


 • Friends' Central's Benj Pasek tearing up Hollywood Broadway
    NEW YORK - In worlds where hits are never assured songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are looking at double-barrel success with possible Oscar and Tony Award nominations - even if they're too busy to think that far ahead. >> read more or comment


 • Norah Jones sultry and self-assured at the Academy of Music
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 • Warhol Velvet Underground 'Happening' at the Gershman Y 50 years later
    Fifty years ago the Plastic Inevitable exploded in Philadelphia.In December 1966 Andy Warhol brought his art world experiment known as the EPI or Exploding Plastic Inevitable from his Factory in Manhattan to south Broad Street. Two evenings presented by the Arts Council of the Young Men & Women's Hebrew Association >> read more or comment


 • Watch: Kurt Vile announces tour gets sacked by Eagles’ Connor Barwin
    Philly indie rocker Kurt Vile will continue touring in support of b’lieve i’m goin’ down in early 2017 and he has enlisted the help of Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin to tell you about it. >> read more or comment


 • Nézet-Séguin and Phila Orchestra go radical with Prokofiev Shostakovich
    Seasoned concertgoers know what they're in for at a Prokofiev/Shostakovich program though not this week: The Philadelphia Orchestra's Friday concert at the Kimmel Center showed both composers far out on distant artistic limbs Prokofiev with his Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich with his Symphony No. 4. They retreated but what fascinating acts of artistic brinksmanship these two works are. >> read more or comment


 • Dan DeLuca's picks: Dylan's real 'Judas' concert; The Jingle Ball; Angelica Garcia
    Bob Dylan the Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! For years Dylan's 1966 concert in Manchester England - in which a fan famously called him "Judas!" - was mislabeled as being recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall. This is the actual RAH show noteworthy because although it's part of the Dylan 36-disc The 1966 Live Recordings >> read more or comment


 • Classical picks: Phila. Orchestra live 1961; 'The Demon' at the AVA
    Where do they find this stuff? Once again Pristine Classical (based in rural France) has come up with a superb live Philadelphia Orchestra recording this time a 1961 concert by Romanian conductor Constantin Silvestri who is not often associated with th >> read more or comment


 • New albums: Tribute to Emmylou Harris; The Weeknd; Kate Bush is back
       Like an avant-garde R. Kelly alt-R&B Canadian crooner Abel Tesfaye (a.k.a. the Weeknd) has always sung about sex drugs vulnerabilities and compulsions. Whether singing about the hurt and joys of cocaine rough sensuality or wearied >> read more or comment


 • New Recordings: Top Albums in the Region
    TOP ALBUMS IN THE REGION This Week Last WeekLocally   Nationally   Locally    1   X    Xxyxk Xyxkxyk   X     2   X    Xyxkx Xxyxkxx   -     >> read more or comment


 • Former Bieber sidekick Lil Twist sentenced to year in jail
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's former sidekick Lil Twist has been sentenced to a year behind bars after pleading no contest to beating and robbing a Nickelodeon actor. >> read more or comment




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Phillyist:


 • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
    ]]> let the world know that Phillyist was live and online. Now five years six months three days and nearly 13000 posts later it is my official duty to provide one last post for Phillyist. [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


 • Thanks for Four Years of Awesome
    ]]> Elevating My Frustration. It was about elevator etiquette. I've come a long way since then. I featured interesting Twitter users and hope some of them will follow us into the future at @keypulp. I wrote not one but two posts on the mysterious Toynbee tiles. The local sleuths who spent years investigating them were the subject of a Sundance-winning documentary called Ressurect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


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    ]]> Snowventure along the WissahickonPhotographed by: Julia RoweWissahickon Creek [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


 • Blogged Around Philly: Farewell Edition
    ]]> Who needs an RSS feed when you have us? The best from this week in the 215 blogosphere... [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


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 • Good Advice From a Bad Person
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 • A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors
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 • ArtIST: Mami Kato
    ]]> Mami Kato. A Japanese citizen Kato was born and raised in Japan before coming to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) on a transfer program. After moving back to Japan for a spell she relocated to Philadelphia permanently eighteen years ago. For more insight into the career of this artIST keep reading. [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


 • This Week In Philadelphia Theatre
    ]]> Love Lessons From Abu Ghraid a one woman show that opens at Interact this week looks pretty compelling. [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


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    ]]> CapogiroPhotographed by: cheshire smile eats (and drinks)Center City [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


 • The 2011 State of the Union
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 • Introducing ... KeyPulp!
    ]]> teased on Twitter yesterday and revealed to Technically Philly this morning January 31 is not the last you'll be seeing of the Phillyist editors and staff. True Phillyist won't be updated after 5:00 p.m. next Monday but as that song we got stuck in your heads last week goes: "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


 • Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company
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 • En Garde!
    ]]> Philadelphia Invitational a season-opening men's and women's fencing event that saw fencing squads from schools such as Duke and UNC don their plastrons and knickers and do sabered battle in University City. Penn's men's team ranked seventh nationally was totally dominant. They went a perfect 6–0 on the day only coming close to defeat against Duke. Here's a quick video recap with an interview with Penn junior Vidur Kapur. Errol Flynn ain't got shit on these bucklers of swash. [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


 • Yo Philly In the News
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 • Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live
    ]]> Evan Dando [MySpace] and Juliana Hatfield [MySpace] two former poster children of the grunge movement with a lot of history together. Both from Boston Hatfield and Dando have gone through various iterations of living together rumored knocking boots (Hatfield says she belongs to "a distinguished though probably small group of girls who can claim the distinction of having said no to going all the way with Evan Dando ... I lost my virginity to Spike Jonze") breaking hearts and making music over the last twenty-five years. They recently reunited for two shows in New York City which then inspired a small fall tour through the East Coast that continues into University City tonight. [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


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    ]]> IcingPhotographed by: Jana SheaPhiladelphia [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


 • Philly Loves Beer: Last Call
    ]]> has another week this will be the last Philly Loves Beer as I will be in the land of Abita and too much High Life when that happens. So this will be goodbye and as I am horrible at these kind of things I will leave you with other places you can turn to when you need beer info brewing drinking or otherwise. [ more › ] ]]> >> read more or comment


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Current Exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:


 • Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House
    September 3 2016 - January 1 2017: Classical Splendor showcases a suite of furniture designed in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe for the house of Philadelphia merchant William Waln and his wife Mary. Inspired by the classical art of ancient Greece and Rome the painted and gilded furniture is one of the greatest artistic triumphs of the early national period. This exhibition presents ten pieces from the Walns’ original set—all from the Museum’s collection—in a new light after comprehensive research and conservation treatment.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/842.html >> read more or comment


 • Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism 1910–1950
    October 25 2016 - January 8 2017: From the start of the Mexican Revolution to the aftermath of World War II artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images from masterpieces by Diego Rivera José Clemente Orozco David Alfaro Siqueiros Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo to transfixing works by their contemporaries Dr. Atl María Izquierdo Roberto Montenegro Carlos Mérida Manuel Álvarez Bravo and many others.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/840.html >> read more or comment


 • Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art
    May 14 2016 - December 4 2016: This exhibition which draws from the Penn Museum’s esteemed African collections showcases works created in West and Central Africa from the 1500s to the early 1900s. It includes carved ivories and bronzes from the kingdom of Benin Akan gold weights Kongo power figures Kuba textiles and vessels Kota reliquary figures and much more.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/847.html >> read more or comment


 • Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies I through VII
    September 18 2016 - January 8 2017: This exhibition presents a new work by Bruce Nauman Contrapposto Studies I through VII which continues the artist’s exploration of video sound and performance. Characteristic of his work over the last five decades Nauman transforms a simple and subtle gesture into a complex network of images and sound.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/848.html >> read more or comment


 • Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage
    April 30 2016 - January 22 2017: Explore how Vlisco became one of the most influential textile brands in African fashion and a design inspiration around the world. Known for its bold and colorful patterns Vlisco creates fabrics that marry tradition with luxury. This exhibition highlights the company’s classic and new designs follows the creation of a textile and showcases a selection of contemporary fashions.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/845.html >> read more or comment


 • Threads of Tradition
    April 30 2016 - January 2017: Threads of Tradition focuses on the time-honored techniques used to create patterns in Central and West African textiles. Among the examples on view are complex strip-woven kente cloths made by the Asante and Ewe of Ghana an impressive resist-dyed display textile (or ndop) from Cameroon and raffia skirts that the Kuba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo create using piecing appliqué and embroidery.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/843.html >> read more or comment


 • Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter
    November 13 2016 - March 5 2017: Covering Letter is an immersive installation and video projection by Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat. Projected onto a traversable curtain of cascading fog this work presents a historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler written just weeks before the start of World War II. In the spirit of his doctrine of universal friendship Gandhi begins the letter with the greeting “Dear friend.” Mist diffuses Gandhi’s projected text echoing the fate of his message which went unheeded.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/849.html >> read more or comment


 • Design Currents: Oki Sato Faye Toogood Zanini de Zanine
    November 19 2016 - March 12 2017: This exhibition presents the work of three contemporary designers—Oki Sato of Tokyo Faye Toogood of London and Zanini de Zanine of Rio de Janeiro—who deftly use industrial and handcrafted materials and techniques to create functional yet deeply expressive objects. It looks at the links between context and creativity by examining the distinct culture and methods of each designer’s studio. It also shares how their versatile skills focus on collaboration and experimentation with artisanal and industrial materials help shape our experience of the objects and their surroundings.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/852.html >> read more or comment


 • Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass
    October 29 2016 - July 16 2017: Best known for his glass vessels Lino Tagliapietra has also devoted himself to realizing two-dimensional glass works that match the scale and complexity of paintings. While these large-scale abstract panels may initially be read as paintings on canvas closer inspection reveals they have been made of kiln-fused glass that captures and transmits light. This exhibition highlights five vibrant works from his panel series the culmination of a lifetime spent learning how the union of glass and heat unleashes a rare transformative power.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/853.html >> read more or comment




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