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Calendar: July 30-August 6

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 03:00:35 PM
Wednesday, July 30 MUSIC West Philadelphia Orchestra Penn Museum is breaking the stuffy-museum stereotype with its family-friendly summer concert series, which continues tonight with an outdoor performance from the West Philadelphia Orchestra. Take in the group’s multi-faceted Eastern... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

"Oblivious" puts abuse up front, in your face

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 03:35:18 PM
As much as society, culture and technology have advanced over the years, there are still some horrific statistics that illustrate the inhumane treatment of women and children across the globe: 1.2 million children trafficked every year. 27 million slaves. 35 percent of women subject to abuse. 100... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: July 25-27

Friday July 25th, 2014 05:09:39 PM
Friday, July 25 MUSIC XPoNential Music Festival There’s something for everyone at XPoNential, the 21st consecutive outdoor summer music festival from the radio mothership, WXPN. Well, maybe not hip-hop or anything for metalheads, but for easy, breezy indie rock aficionados, this is a... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 23-30

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 10:09:19 PM
Wednesday, July 23 MUSIC The John Byrne Band Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Pastorius Park concert series features the John Byrne Band for its second to last performance of the summer. Led by Dublin native John Byrne, the band plays traditional Celtic folk music, along with more... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Kash Goins gives Miller's "Salesman" new life

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 04:35:37 PM
Arthur Miller’s 1949 classic Death of a Salesman is renowned for its timeless exploration of what happens when a life teeming with tedium and unmet expectations yields tragic results. It’s a story that resonates with South Philly-born and raised actor-producer Keith “Kash”... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: July 18-20

Friday July 18th, 2014 01:43:02 PM
Friday, July 18 MUSIC Puss N Boots Incredibly, its been 12 whole years since we first heard Norah Jones’ breathy croons on “Don’t Know Why,” the smash single off her 2002 debut Come Away With Me. The Denton, Texas native has since amassed nine Grammy Awards and sold ... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 16-23

Wednesday July 16th, 2014 02:56:14 PM
Wednesday, July 16 OUTDOOR The Oval Opening Get ready for another summer of fun (and free) activities at the Eakins Oval, which kicks off its second season tonight with a newly designed beer garden made of repurposed materials found in parks and a five-part art installation courtesy of multimedia... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Play nice at the Franklin Flea, bargain hunters

Wednesday July 16th, 2014 03:51:05 PM
Whether you’re a collector trying to complete that doggone box set or someone who’s really into knick-knacks, flea markets can be an undeniably appealing treasure trove of discoveries, full of nostalgia and miraculous, affordable finds of items both old and new. Sometimes, shrewd... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: July 11-13

Friday July 11th, 2014 07:15:54 PM
Friday, July 11 EXHIBIT Ron Lambert and Christopher Moss: Gist During our unending quest to achieve “perfection”—be it via our jobs, our homes, our bodies or the gadgets we acquire—more often than not, we fallible humans often tend to lose sight of the bigger picture,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 9-16

Tuesday July 8th, 2014 09:47:13 PM
Wednesday, July 9 MUSIC Deb Callahan Band This week’s installment of Pastorius Park’s summer concert series features a headlining set courtesy of the Deb Callahan Band, a Philly-via-Boston blues-soul hybrid.  The band is currently working on its fifth album, which will be released... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's July 4th Weekend Picks

Thursday July 3rd, 2014 08:12:02 PM
Friday, July 4 CELEBRATION Wawa’s Welcome America ‘Twas 238 years ago this Friday that a ragtag group of colonials decided enough was enough and officially declared this nation’s sovereignty from England, and no city in America celebrates this day of independence better than... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 2-9

Tuesday July 1st, 2014 09:23:44 PM
Wednesday, July 2 CELEBRATION Wawa’s Welcome America ‘Twas 238 years ago this Friday that a ragtag group of colonials decided enough was enough and officially declared this nation’s sovereignty from England, and no city in America celebrates this day of independence better than... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Dandy Dozen: The best theater of the '13-14 season

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 04:32:41 PM
A season of surprises: That’s how to best describe the area theater landscape in 2013-14. From the plays and characters to the subject matter and venues, local stages were a humming haven of unpredictability. And more notably, the year saw a significant increase in productions featuring... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: June 27-29

Friday June 27th, 2014 05:49:47 PM
Friday, June 27 DANCE Courtyard Dancers: Asunder Dance can be much more than pure entertainment, feats of athleticism or expressions of extreme grace. For India’s Courtyard Dancers, it’s about telling a story—one that searches for answers and relishes in the details of what... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

At Woodmere's yearly Annual showcase, the jury is in

Wednesday June 25th, 2014 04:39:04 PM
Philadelphia is a city well-regarded for its art collections. Distinguished institutions like the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the groundbreaking Moore College of Art have cultivated outstanding talent for decades, while the breathtaking visage of the Philadelphia Museum of Art itself... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: June 25-July 2

Tuesday June 24th, 2014 09:14:41 PM
Wednesday, June 25 MUSIC Diana Ross It is neither hyperbolic nor exaggeration to say that Diana Ross is one of the most successful female recording artists of all time. Opinions aside, it’s simply true. There are too many contenders who—try as they might—can not step to her... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: June 20-22

Friday June 20th, 2014 09:16:32 PM
Friday, June 20 MUSIC Kurt Vile & the Violators + The Districts It was July of 1988 when seven-year-old Ralph Brooks, Jr., headed to his grandma’s house at South 20th and Dickinson streets, was struck by a bullet that severed his spine and took his life. Sadly, he’s not alone. A... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Jennifer Weiner's addiction to excellence

Wednesday June 18th, 2014 05:26:43 PM
New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner (pronounced WHY-ner) continues to break the molds of traditional “chick-lit” in her latest novel, All Fall Down, a haunting tale of a woman who has it all: the beautiful house, the handsome husband, the darling daughter—and the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: June 18-25

Wednesday June 18th, 2014 04:23:10 PM
Wednesday, June 18 COMEDY Mick Foley The hardcore legend and retired three-time WWE champion visits Philly to tell hilarious stories about his career as a professional wrestler, with musings on everything from losing most of his ear to an encounter with a porn star wearing a knee brace. 7:30pm.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: June 13-15

Friday June 13th, 2014 06:46:58 PM
Friday, June 13 MUSIC Peter Murphy Bela Lugosi may be dead, but the godfather of goth lives on. Peter Murphy, the gaunt, gloomy ex-vocalist for early ‘80s legends Bauhaus—who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the goth genre and subculture—embarks on a full... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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