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Your Guide to Philly Loves Bowie Week

While he has always seemed otherworldly, David Bowie had deep connections to Philadelphia. His tenure here was brief, but it was a crucial period in […]

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Philly Loves Bowie Week Returns and Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

Is that David Bowie grilling hamburgers for people inside Veterans Stadium? Yep. It happened in 1987 during his “Glass Spider” tour, and it was one […]


How Doobie’s Got Its (Stolen) Bowie Back

Last week, we told you about the St. Patrick’s Day drunk who tried to steal a David Bowie mirror from Doobie’s Bar in Philadelphia. In […]

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9 Signs It’s Philly Loves Bowie Week

In the big giant list of Honorary Philadelphians, David Bowie’s among the elite (beating out even the O’Jays, Sylvester Stallone and Hitchbot). True, his tenure […]

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Doobies Owner Makes the Cover of a New David Bowie Book

Patti Brett didn’t really plan to cover the dimly lit, wooden walls of Doobies Bar in David Bowie paraphernalia – it sort of just happened. The only Bowie-centric decoration […]

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Music: 6 Shows to See in Philly This Week

Run the Jewels @ Electric Factory | Wednesday, January 11 El-P and Killer Mike gave us a surprise Christmas present in the form of a […]

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Zombies Rise at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Jodorowsky’s Dune @ CineMug | June 23-24 Coffee shop/video store CineMug is screening Jodorowsky’s Dune, a doc about cult director Alejandro Jodorowsy attempting (and failing) […]


Bowie Night at Fergie’s Pub

The always glam-tacular Fergus Carey will be honoring the even more glam-tacular David Bowie tonight at Fergie’s Pub. Starting at 10 p.m., Fergie is inviting […]


A Penn Graduate Was the Inventor of “Bowie Bonds”

After learning the news of David Bowie‘s death yesterday, musicians worldwide expressed their gratitude and called him an inspiration. Banker David Pullman was praising and […]

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Petition: Declare David Bowie Week in Philadelphia

The death of David Bowie has hit people hard all over the world, but Philadelphia has a special connection to the legendary performer. Philadelphians seem […]


David Bowie’s Puttanesca Recipe

There’s no doubting Philadelphia’s connection to David Bowie, from Sigma kids like Doobies owner Patti Brett to the influence the musician had on Philly-born supermodel Gia […]

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What David Bowie Meant to Philly — and What Philly Meant to David Bowie

By 1973, being a “Bowie kid” was an act of individual rebellion complete with its own thriving subcultural support group. The club of trailblazers had […]

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Why David Bowie Never Listened to Tower Theater-Recorded David Live

David Bowie once released an album so bad Bowie himself never listened to it. Of course it was recorded in the area. The material for […]

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WATCH: 6ABC Covers David Bowie’s “Glass Spider” Tour

David Bowie has died at the age of 69 (third item), and it’s likely you’ll be hearing his music a lot today. Also likely? You’ll […]

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David Bowie Diehards Rejoice: Rare Recordings Find Home in Drexel’s Archives

Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia made its mark on music history in the 1970s when artists recorded hit after hit in its studios. Artists from all genres, […]