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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:


 • Beanie Sigel joined Bad Boy reunion tour at Wells Fargo: 'The real king of Philly is back!'
    Last night's The Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at The Wells Fargo was like being invited to the richest family function ever. >> read more or comment


 • Stanley Dural Jr. leader of Buckwheat Zydeco has died
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco has died. He was 68. >> read more or comment


 • Backstreet Boys to perform Las Vegas residency
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Backstreet will be back - and back and back and back - in Las Vegas. >> read more or comment


 • Morrissey here for sold-out Tower gig stayed at same hotel as Trump
    Morrissey offered the sold-out crowd at Upper Darby's Tower Theater equal doses of fatalistic hubris wounded romanticism and bruising fanciful prose on Thursday set to a mix of swinging fuzzy guitars thudding drums (and gongs!) and swishing epic pop tones. >> read more or comment


 • Bruce Springsteen's memoir tells how WMMR DJs jump-started his career
    Bruce Springsteen has dug deep to craft a 500-plus-page memoir that takes the reader from his blue-collar Jersey days to his current status as a rock-and-roll hero. >> read more or comment


 • New Recordings: Beach Slang Usher St. Paul and the Broken BonesRatings: Excellent Good Fair Poor
    In a Beach Slang song everything is at stake all the time. "Play it loud play it fast play me something that will always last" James Alex sings on the opening "Future Mixtape for the Art Kids." "Play it tough play it quiet play me something that might save my life." Beach Slang is often compared to the Replacements the brilliant 1980s Minneapolis train wreck who are back in fashion thanks to Bob Mehr's highly recommended Trouble Boys biography. >> read more or comment


 • Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Luke Winslow-King Barret's "Blackass" Jenny Hval "Quarry" and the Buzzcocks' 40th
    Luke Winslow-King. New Orleans-based jazz-schooled slide guitarist concentrates on the small-combo blues on his new Bloodshot release I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Always. Sunday at World Cafe Live Upstairs. >> read more or comment


 • Riding the rails with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
    Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have a new album about trains that also was recorded on one “Shine a Light.” They perform Wednesday at Union Transfer. >> 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:


 • Creative Africa
    May 14 2016 - September 25 2016: From contemporary photography fashion and architecture to centuries-old sculpture Creative Africa presents the visionary work of artists throughout Africa. At the heart of the season is Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art a major exhibition drawn from the Penn Museum’s distinguished African collection.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/838.html >> read more or comment


 • 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


 • The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community
    May 14 2016 - September 25 2016: This exhibition sheds light on Francis Kéré’s inventive approach to building. Born in Burkina Faso and based in Berlin Kéré integrates traditional knowledge and craft skills into innovative and sustainable buildings worldwide. In many of his projects he maximizes local materials and community participation to reduce costs and ecological impact. This exhibition offers a look at some of his award-winning designs within an colorful interactive environment.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/846.html >> read more or comment


 • Three Photographers/Six Cities
    April 30 2016 - September 25 2016: This exhibition offers an in-depth look at three photographers who create powerful pictures of African cities: Cairo Nairobi Lagos Johannesburg Bamako and Tombouctou. From Akinbode Akinbiyi’s observation of urban centers and Seydou Camara’s examination of Islamic manuscripts to Ananias Léki Dago’s pictures of offbeat locales the images in this exhibition offer unique perspectives on contemporary African experience.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/844.html >> read more or comment


 • ‘Plays of / for a Respirateur’ An Installation by Joseph Kosuth
    October 21 2015 - October 30 2016: Conceived by Conceptual art pioneer Joseph Kosuth this installation includes a selection of his work along with a group of works by Marcel Duchamp from the Museum’s collection. The installation takes as its point of departure Duchamp’s notion of “elementary parallelism” coined to refer to his pictorial treatment of time and movement in Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) from 1912.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/834.html >> read more or comment


 • AMOR by Robert Indiana
    September 22 2015 - October 31 2016: The Museum and the Association for Public Art are pleased to present Robert Indiana’s monumental sculpture AMOR atop the Museum’s famous steps. The colorful six-foot-high sculpture has been described by the artist as a one-sentence poem.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/833.html >> read more or comment


 • Inside Out
    April 15 2016 - November 1 2016: Inside Out brings large-scale high-quality replicas of favorite works from the Museum’s collection to neighborhoods throughout the region. Head outdoors and experience beautiful images by Vincent van Gogh Georgia O’Keeffe Andy Warhol and others right in your community. Inside Out brings treasures from the collection to you. Picnic in the park alongside Monet’s waterlilies visit Brancusi’s Kiss on a romantic stroll or get transported to Paris while brunching with friends on Main Street.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/841.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




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