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philadelphia music venue chris' jazz cafe, which is reopening under a live streaming only model for the foreseeable future
City Life

Center City Music Venue to Reopen This Weekend — Without a Live Audience

Prior to 2020, Philadelphia music venue Chris’ Jazz Cafe had presented 500 performances every year for the last couple of decades, with sometimes as many […]

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Life & Style

This Silent Guitar Has a Headphone Jack for Stealthy Home Jam Sessions

Though it’s striking enough to hang as a piece of art, the Yamaha Silent Guitar has way too many impressive features to let it sit […]

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Things to Do

Three Old-School Hip-Hop Acts to Catch in Philly This Week

Long before Kanye found Jesus, these acts dominated the charts. See them all this month. Snoop Dogg Around since: 1992 Song you undoubtedly know: “Gin […]

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City Life

Sheer Mag Singer Tina Halladay on Owning Your Masters and Getting Stiffed by Spotify

The Rundown Age: 34 CV, abridged: Lead singer of Sheer Mag (2014-present); singer, Mohawktown (2013-2016); B.A., liberal arts, SUNY Purchase (2004-2008). Latest record: A Distant […]

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City Life

Is Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom” Actually About Philly?

When Elton — sorry, make that Sir Elton — plays his farewell shows in Philadelphia on November 8th and 9th at the Wells Fargo Center […]

City Life

With 36 Hours of Woodstock, WXPN Leads an Aural Trip to the ’60s

The attempted reincarnation of the Woodstock music festival for its 50th anniversary was officially abandoned in late July, after a failed last-ditch proposal by festival organizers […]

arnetta johnson
City Life

The 25-Year-Old Camden Trumpeter Who’s Taking the Jazz World by Storm

I’m going to use two phrases: “trumpet player” and “jazz club.” What immediately comes to mind? Chances are you’re imagining some old guy onstage playing […]

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City Life

A Lower Merion Teen Is Competing Against the World’s Greatest Young Pianists

Seventeen-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident Avery Gagliano is one of six competitors from around the world left in the prestigious Cliburn junior competition, which seeks to […]

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Things to Do

The 20 Philadelphia Concerts You Need to Add to Your Summer Calendar

XPoNential Festival Japanese Breakfast, Hozier, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Bettye Lavette, Low Cut Connie and Amy Ray (aka one half of the Indigo Girls) are among […]

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City Life

Nina Simone’s Complicated Relationship With Philadelphia

On May 19th, at various locations in Germantown, fans of Nina Simone will gather for Singing Nina, a day of concerts, panel discussions, and a […]

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City Life

Philly Rapper Chill Moody on Writing Songs in the Shower and the Secret to Winning Monopoly

My full name is … Eric Tyrone Chill Moody. When I was a baby, my aunt started calling me Chill, and it’s been my name […]

Be Well Philly

This Local Violinist Turned DJ Turned SoulCycle Instructor Made Us a Fire Workout Playlist

Like so many kids, Bryant Reams picked up a musical instrument because his mother suggested it (read: required it). For the next decade, he practiced […]

Things to Do

LGBTQ Things To Do This Weekend

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH BDSM Pegging: Tap That Ass with Strap-On Sass w/ Holly For those of us who would love to learn from a lifestyle sex expert. […]

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Things to Do

The Best Concert Venues to See Live Music Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an awesome city for listening to live music. As proof, we’ve rounded up the best concert venues around Philadelphia where you can go for […]

Philadelphia Wedding

These 8 Songs Guarantee a Packed Dance Floor at Any Wedding

When it comes to creating your wedding playlist, your main priority should be selecting songs that everyone from grandparents to flower girls can groove to. Jon Holmes […]