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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
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:


 • Lansdowne-born guitarist Steve Gunn readies for Boot & Saddle show
    As a songwriter Steve Gunn is inspired by his physical environment. Whether it be his current home base of New York City his hometown Lansdowne or his summer vacation spot Wildwood the guitarist draws on the observations of his locale for his sprawling intricate tunes. >> read more or comment


 • Ariana Grande extends tour returning to Wells Fargo Center
    Adding another leg to her wildly successful “Honeymoon Tour” which brought the “Love Me Harder” singer to the Wells Fargo Center just this month Grande will make another Philadelphia appearance (her third in less than a year) at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday July 29. >> read more or comment


 • Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards
    The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. >> read more or comment


 • Review: Cassandra Wilson does Billie her way
    There is the art of jazz singing before Cassandra Wilson's 1993 album Blue Light 'Til Dawn and the same art afterward. With that album the Jackson Miss.-born composer and singer served notice that she'd sing her original material and display exquisite taste in selecting and interpreting the music of others. >> read more or comment


 • Remembering Billie Holiday
    One hundred years ago on April 7 1915 one of the 20th century's greatest singers was born in Philadelphia.The name on the birth certificate was Elinore Harris born in Philadelphia General Hospital on Curie Boulevard in West Philadelphia a tax-supported municipal hospital that ministered mostly to indigent patients. >> read more or comment


 • Anthony Riley speaks about his 'Voice' departure
    Philly street performer Anthony Riley made history on The Voice when he received the TV show's fastest four-chair turn-around ever from the judges after an impassioned performance of James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)." >> read more or comment


 • Destiny's Child reunite at gospel awards
    Destiny's Child reunited at the Stellar Awards 2015 in Las Vegas on Saturday as BeyoncĂ© and new mom Kelly Rowland supported former bandmate Michelle Williams at the gospel music prizegiving. >> read more or comment


 • 7Days: Regional arts and entertainment by Michael Harrington 7 Days
    SundayForm and fun Artist and architect Michael Graves who died March 12 was known for a whimsical almost cartoonish approach to design but beloved for his accessibility (his housewares may have been made by the Italian high-end firm Alessi but you could >> read more or comment


 • New Albums: Ron Sexsmith; Tobias Jesso Jr.
    "I have lost my way" Ron Sexsmith confesses dolefully on "Nothing Feels the Same Anymore." The singer seems to be longing for a time when in his mind music had emotional purity uncompromised integrity and the power to move. >> read more or comment


 • Anthony Riley speaks about his 'Voice' departure
    Philly street performer Anthony Riley made history on The Voice when he received the TV show's fastest four-chair turn-around ever from the judges after an impassioned performance of James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)." >> 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
    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
    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:


 • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
    January 10 2015 - April 5 2015: This exhibition highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art and celebrates the publication of a catalogue examining the breadth of these noteworthy collections. With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner Horace Pippin Jacob Lawrence Martin Puryear and Carrie Mae Weems the exhibition showcases a range of subjects styles mediums and traditions. Since the Museum’s acquisition of Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899 its collections of African American art have grown significantly especially during the last three decades.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/815.html >> read more or comment


 • Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
    February 16 2015 - May 10 2015: This exhibition explores the stunning artistry of the esteemed Kano painters the most enduring and influential school of painting in Japanese history. Established in the late fifteenth century the Kano lineage of artists served as painters-in-attendance to Japan’s powerful shoguns for four hundred years. The exhibition presents more than 120 works of art spanning the school’s long and illustrious history including large-scale gold leaf folding screens and sliding doors as well as ink paintings hanging scrolls and folding fans. Ink and Gold is the first outside Japan—and the first anywhere since 1979—to so fully examine the Kano painters’ legacy.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/812.html >> read more or comment


 • Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals
    December 12 2014 - April 5 2015: This exhibition of new and recent projects by Puerto Rico–based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla explores music’s capacity to evoke an ancestral time and interrogate what makes us human. Through films sound live performances and sculpture the artists take on various notions of the interval in order to discover possible ways to reconsider the distance between our present and our past. Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals the artists’ largest solo exhibition in the United States to date unfolds over two sites: the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/816.html >> read more or comment


 • Sol LeWitt: Lines in Four Directions in Flowers
    May 24 2012 - April 5 2015: In 1981 leading conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (American 1928–2007) was invited by the Fairmount Park Art Association to propose a public artwork for a site in Fairmount Park. Installed thirty years after its conception Lines in Four Directions in Flowers is a work of monumental scale made up of more than 7000plantings arranged in strategically configured rows.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/770.html >> read more or comment


 • Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection
    February 1 2015 - April 26 2015: This exhibition celebrates a recent promised gift of fraktur to the Museum from art collectors Joan and Victor Johnson. One of the most admired forms of American folk art fraktur are decorated documents featuring brilliant colors and often whimsical imagery. Transplanted to Pennsylvania by German-speaking immigrants in the 1700s these hand-drawn or printed works on paper are distinguished by a broken (or “fractured”) style of lettering. Small yet exuberant fraktur celebrated important moments in the personal and domestic lives of Pennsylvania Germans.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/817.html >> read more or comment


 • Vitra—Design Architecture Communication: A European Project with American Roots
    November 22 2014 - April 26 2015: The family-owned Swiss company Vitra is one of the most innovative design firms in the world. Renowned for its functional yet inspiring interior designs furniture and accessories it is internationally recognized for its creative partnerships with design visionaries such as Philippe Starck Ron Arad and Verner Panton. Its remarkable ensemble of contemporary architecture and strong commitment to education set Vitra apart from other design companies. This exhibition tells Vitra’s story through an immersive presentation of furniture and design objects models and material studies drawings aerial photographs of its campus and videos.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/814.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


 • 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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