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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
Canción 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:


 • Ingrid Michaelson at the Mann Center: More daring and having fun
    In advance of Tuesday night's blustery downpour the Mann Center relocated the Ingrid Michaelson concert - her final Lights Out tour stop - from the standing-room-only Skyline Stage to the Mainstage pavilion to benefit from the roof. >> read more or comment


 • LGBT celebration: A weekend of music and joy
    When word came of the Supreme Court's marriage-equality ruling June 26 a collective shout of "Finally!" went out. And it happened just a week before Philadelphia's National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration. Malcolm Lazin chairman said he was pleased to have Wanda Sykes "an outspoken and committed LGBT advocate" as master of ceremonies. >> read more or comment


 • Yu-Chien Tseng of Curtis Institute top winner at Tchaikovsky Competition
    A 20-year-old Curtis Institute of Music student is the top winner of the venerable International Tchaikovsky Competition in the violin category. >> read more or comment


 • Bethlehem’s Musikfest announces full lineup
    An impressive 300-plus artists will filter throughout the area come August for the 32nd incarnation of Bethlehem’s Musikfest this year running from Friday Aug. 7 through Sunday Aug. 16. >> read more or comment


 • Fun fun fun with Brian Wilson at the Mann
    Standing ovations peppered Brian Wilson's concert Monday night at the Mann Center - for spectacular renditions of Beach Boys classics like "Good Vibrations" "God Only Knows" a triumphant "Darlin' " and "This Whole World" and new song "Runaway Dancer" - but one ovation said the most about this night and about Wilson and his music. >> read more or comment


 • Rascal Flatts to play Atlantic City beach Aug. 20
    Rascal Flatts will be the second big beach concert in Atlantic City this summer four days after Maroon 5 plays. Neither concert will be free. >> read more or comment


 • Barenaked Ladies Violent Femmes and Colin Hay at the Mann: Lots in common
    On the face of things teaming Canadian band Barenaked Ladies with Milwaukee's geekiest folk-punks the Violent Femmes - let alone opener Colin Hay onetime leader of the Australian reggae-rocking Men at Work - wouldn't work on paper. Barenaked Ladies represents big melody silly ebullience and charm. Violent Femmes' nervous singer-author Gordon Gano has forever been the too-clever poster boy for bitter nastiness ever since "Blister in the Sun" became a collegiate anthem in 1983. >> read more or comment


 • Yasiin Bey formerly Mos Def Philly concert cancelled
    If you were planning on seeing Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) perform at Union Transfer in July well … never mind. >> read more or comment


 • Philadelphia Orchestra does right by Gershwin
    The hard-core classical lover isn't exactly settling when he goes to hear an entire evening of Gershwin. As a melodist Gershwin is right up there with Schubert. It is especially true that when orchestrated and orchestrated well his songs strike a particular vein in the American spirit that is more breathlessly optimistic than Irving Berlin more urbane than Copland and yet retains its sincerity to the tender core. >> read more or comment


 • Chris Brown Nicki Minaj Beyonce win big at BET Awards
    Though she was absent Beyonce won three BET Awards including video of the year for "7/11" while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards at the all-star show Sunday night. >> read more or comment




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 • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
    So Long and Thanks for All the Fish Just days before Live 8 in late June of 2005 the inimitable John Carroll Phillyist's first editor 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 › ]






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 • Thanks for Four Years of Awesome
    Thanks for Four Years of Awesome It was a (presumably) cold November day in 2006 when I made my humble debut on Phillyist with a post called 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 › ]






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 • Photoist
    Photoist Snowventure along the Wissahickon Photographed by: Julia Rowe Wissahickon Creek [ more › ]






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






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 • Good Advice From a Bad Person
    In which our Bad Person *tear* says goodbye. [ more › ]






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 • A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors
    A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors As we make our way to work in the aftermath of yet another winter storm with no running buses many of us will be digging out cars and braving the treacherous streets of Philadelphia. Later upon returning home from work far too many people will be faced with the reality that some a-hole stole their perfectly sculpted parking space during the day forcing them to park presumably near the Sports Complex. [ more › ]






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 • ArtIST: Mami Kato
    ArtIST: Mami Kato As this is Phillyist's last ArtIST post we're pleased to be ending the series with artist 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 › ]






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






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    Photoist Capogiro Photographed by: cheshire smile eats (and drinks) Center City [ more › ]






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 • The 2011 State of the Union
    The 2011 State of the Union Under normal circumstances we here at Phillyist post a video each day that in some way pertains to Philadelphia or its surrounding area. Since all that's really going on today is snow snow freezing rain and more snow we're going to go national instead and share last night's State of the Union address in its entirety in case you missed it or wish to argue with your computer monitor a little more. Whether you're Democrat Republican Independent or a Teabagger take a look. Even if you don't agree with what's being said it's important for you to have an understanding of the political atmosphere in this country right now if only so that you can go complain to Twitter about it later. [ more › ]






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 • Introducing ... KeyPulp!
    Introducing ... KeyPulp! As we 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 › ]






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 • Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company
    Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company Shakespeare fiends this one's for you! [ more › ]






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 • En Garde!
    En Garde! This past Saturday Penn hosted the 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 › ]






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 • Yo Philly In the News
    Yo Philly In the News Local student gets to sit next to Michelle Obama local community group wins a grant from the Dept. of Education and more in this morning's news! [ more › ]






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 • Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live
    Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live What better cure for the Monday blues than a little alt-rock fantasy soap opera of sorts at the World Cafe Live? Tonight we have 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 › ]






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    Photoist Icing Photographed by: Jana Shea Philadelphia [ more › ]






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 • Philly Loves Beer: Last Call
    Philly Loves Beer: Last Call As the saying goes all good things must come to an end and this is unfortunately one of those times. While Phillyist 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 › ]






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 • Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011
    Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011 Fun around town for $10 or less: [ more › ]






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Current Exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:


 • Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting
    June 24 2015 - September 13 2015: This extraordinary gathering of paintings reveals the story of Monet Renoir Degas Manet and Pissarro and their visionary art dealer and champion Paul Durand-Ruel. The artists now known as the Impressionists once struggled to introduce their new style of painting to critics and the public. With Durand-Ruel they forged an identity and moved from the margins to international fame. Recaptured in this exhibition are the often forgotten setbacks and breakthrough triumphs of Impressionism. Monet’s visions of graceful poplar trees Renoir’s joyous dance paintings and Pissarro’s luminous cityscapes showcase the talent recognized by Durand-Ruel.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/813.html >> read more or comment


 • Adventures in Photography: Gifts from Harvey S. Shipley Miller
    May 9 2015 - August 2 2015: This exhibition celebrates a recent gift by one of the leading American photography collectors of the 1970s and 1980s Harvey S. Shipley Miller. The diverse works on view include rare early pictures major examples of the Pictorialist art movement by figures such as Peter Henry Emerson and George Seeley and a broad range of twentieth-century art and vernacular photographs.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/826.html >> read more or comment


 • Dance: Movement Rhythm Spectacle
    May 9 2015 - August 2 2015: Dance has long fascinated artists interested in capturing the human body in motion and the spectacle of performance. Beginning in the late 1800s new forms of dance coincided with the development of modern visual art leading to a dynamic exchange between the two forms of creative expression. This exhibition presents prints drawings and photographs that celebrate the world of dance including lively imagery of famous performers bustling scenes of nightlife and abstract explorations of motion rhythm and atmosphere. It also features video excerpts of engaging performances of dances by Loie Fuller Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham as well an act by Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and a recent production of the Ballet Russes’ Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God).http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/824.html >> read more or comment


 • Take One: Contemporary Photographs
    April 25 2015 - August 9 2015: This is the first in a two-part series of exhibitions to feature photographs made since roughly 1975. Together these presentations offer two views of a period in which photography emerged as a key medium of contemporary art. By the last decades of the twentieth century photography had established traditions of genre and craftsmanship which an increasing number of artists chose to engage revise or reject.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/822.html >> read more or comment


 • Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning
    March 7 2015 - September 27 2015: Shelley Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia’s arts community for years as a respected artist innovative gallery owner and champion of emerging talent. Her inventive use of pattern and salvaged materials intrigued senior curator Dilys Blum who invited Spector to explore the Museum’s collection of textiles and create an installation of new artwork. Spector’s moving response is Keep the Home Fires Burning a walk-through presentation of wood and textile-based sculpture that reflects on the universal quest for hope home and connectedness.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/819.html >> read more or comment


 • Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design
    May 23 2015 - October 4 2015: This exhibition surveys Scandinavian design from its triumphant showing at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris to the present day placing a special emphasis on objects made in the mid-twentieth century when an interest and appreciation for Scandinavian design reached new heights. A geographically diverse region Scandinavia comprises five countries—Denmark Finland Norway Sweden and Iceland—each with its own distinct cultural identity and traditions. Yet their shared socioeconomic and political history has played a significant role in the creation of a unique and largely unified approach to design.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/820.html >> read more or comment


 • Into Dust: Traces of the Fragile in Contemporary Art
    June 6 2015 - October 25 2015: This exhibition features recent acquisitions and other contemporary works from the Museum’s collection that confront the fragile nature of the human condition including compelling examples by Gabriel Orozco Alina Szapocznikow and Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Probing the distinctions between the corporeal and transcendental emergence and decay belonging and displacement life and death the works in this exhibition both reveal and question the political spiritual and psychological forces that shape who we are.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/827.html >> read more or comment


 • Cy Twombly: Sculptures
    September 24 2013 - February 2016: Taking cues from the Dada movement and from the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti Cy Twombly (American 1928– 2011) created poetic objects whose serene white surfaces and allusive forms seem to recall remote worlds of myth and the ancient past. After reaching an indisputable maturity in his early sculpture created from 1946 to 1959 Twombly returned to working in three dimensions in the mid-1970s and continued to cast new works up until his passing in 2011.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/797.html >> read more or comment




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