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The Star-Studded NonCommvention Takes Over World Café Live This Week

WXPN’s annual NON-COMMvention is really an insidery type deal — a place for music programmers from non-commercial/independent/triple-A radio stations from all over the country to […]

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CONCERT REVIEW: Escondido at World Cafe Live

It would not have been surprising to see Dale Cooper at World Cafe Live Upstairs on Friday, June 10th, enjoying headliners Escondido. The Nashville-based act […]

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INTERVIEW: Curtis Alumni Gabriel Cabezas

Chicago-born Gabriel Cabezas isn’t afraid to call Philly a second home. “I graduated from Curtis in 2013, so I haven’t worn out my welcome just […]

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Philly jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale teaming up with Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

At first, it may seem like a mismatch: a jazz singing superstar with a classical musical cohort. But, if you know anything about Curtis Institute’s 20/21 Ensemble […]

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PHOTOS: Arc Divers, Angela Sheik and Ponyhof Dazzle at World Café Live

Saturday night, World Café Live Upstairs saw a trio of bands warm up a brisk night. First up was Brooklyn-based Ponyhof. Usually a fourpiece, on […]

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PHOTOS: True Detective Songstress Lera Lynn at World Café Live

There is an inherent all-sensory mood in the music of Lera Lynn. Old alcohol and smoke reside in the nostrils while the eyes can only […]

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School of Rock Youth Slayed in AllStar Concert at World Café Live

The School of Rock AllStar Concert this week at World Café Live brought me back to a time of pop quizzes and social ladder-climbing. Yet, I doubt any […]

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Parachute Wow World Café Live Despite Absence of Ailing Third Member

Will Anderson strapped on an acoustic guitar at World Café Live on Friday night and opened the show with the powerful yet simple “Hurricane.” After the first […]

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Q&A: Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux and His Philadelphia Connections

Jason Vieaux‘s mother was a school librarian who bought him his first classical guitar for $50 when he was a young boy. Fast forward several decades […]

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More Wine Week Events: Wine Versus Beer Showdowns

Some of life’s questions are simply too great to ever be answered. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? How many licks […]

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Here’s the Beef at World Cafe Live

World Cafe Live has just announced an event that fits in perfectly with this week’s Meat Week theme. Back in 2013, World Cafe Live hosted Where’s The Beef? […]

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LiveConnections Brings Unlikely Musical Pairings to World Cafe Live

These aren’t your typical collaborations: Flutes meet electronica-trombone. Jazz piano meets classical saxophone quartet. Western classical music meets traditional Arab stylings. Yet, that’s exactly what concert goers can expect […]

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Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden Releasing Debut Album, Will Perform Two Shows in Philly

One listen to Mary Elizabeth Bowden‘s music and it’s pretty clear that this isn’t the type of trumpet you muddled with in middle school band. The […]

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Philly’s First Out Presbyterian Minister Wins Moth StorySLAM With His Coming Out Story

David Norse, who you may also know as the first openly gay Presbyterian minister to be ordained in Philadelphia, won a story slam hosted by national […]