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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Mamma Mia!
Put on your platform shoes, your feather boas and get ready for one of the most popular musicals of all time, Mamma Mia!   On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. This sensational production contains ABBA's greatest hits, including "Super Trouper," "Lay All Your Love On Me," "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo" and more!   Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical!

presented by Walnut Street Theatre
05/2018/15 - 07/2018/22
BalletX Summer Series 2018
Penny Saunders, winner of the 2016 Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship, joins us for her first world premiere on BalletX, after creating work on such companies as Whim W’him and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Saunders will collaborate with Rosie Langabeer, co-creator and composer of Sunset, o639 Hours, on the ballet’s score, to be performed live by Langabeer and guest artists. Matthew Neenan, recognized by The New York Times as “one of the strange originals of American ballet,” has hinted that his new Summer Series ballet will center around a mysterious dinner party and the marriage of language and movement. Neenan will mentor BalletX’s 2018 Choreographic Fellow, Andrew McNicol. Chosen for the Fellowship from a competitive pool of international applicants, McNicol has created work for The New York Choreographic Institute and is described as “talented beyond his years” by Ballet News.

presented by BalletX
07/2018/11 - 07/2018/22
Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour
Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. Schuylkill Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

presented by Schuylkill River Development Corporation
06/2018/02 - 10/2018/27
King Richard II at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
More philosopher than king, King Richard is an intelligent but ineffectual monarch. Convinced of his divine right to rule, he leads recklessly which gives the cunning Henry Bolingbroke an opening to challenge his claim to the throne.   Filled with magnificent verse and Shakespeare’s singular wisdom and insight, King Richard II is a deeply moving and illuminating portrait of how the forces of history collide to set in motion a dynastic civil war that lasts 100 years.   See this first chapter in Shakespeare’s epic cycle of the wars that shaped a nation’s political landscape. In coming seasons, look forward to the next two chapters: Henry IV, Parts I and II.   Ages 10+ Sponsors are Amaranth Foundation and Keenan Nagle Advertising

presented by Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
07/2018/19 - 08/2018/05
Forever Young: Died Before Their Time
Within its boundaries Laurel Hill Cemetery contains the remains of thousands of souls, all of whom have their own stories to tell. Perhaps the most poignant of these tales are those of the children long buried here. Early death was ever present for the most vulnerable, whether from stillbirth, disease, accident or even murder. Living past your 12th birthday in 19th and early 20th century Philadelphia was very often a challenge. This tour will look at some of the children who, for one reason or another, failed to meet that challenge and how their parents chose to remember them. The walking tour will take place on Sunday, July 15 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132.   Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

presented by Laurel Hill Cemetery
07/2018/15 - 07/2018/15
PFS Presents: Kicking Down Doors Album Release
Long time Philadelphia Music Co-op members Kicking Down Doors are happy to share the night with these talented Co-op musicians: Almquist Bethlehem and Sad Patrick Katherine Rondeau Driftwood Soldier Doors: 6:30pm Music: 7pm Each ticket sale comes with a download or physical copy of their new album, Truth. Advanced members: $10 | Advanced not-yet-members: $12 | Doors: $15 Event is BYO, $2 for wristband with valid ID

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
07/2018/13 - 07/2018/13
Theatre Contra's The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco
A Professor and his student experience what must be the most bizarre lesson in the history of Pedagogy. It ends in murder. Even over 60 years later Eugene Ionesco's play, The Lesson, brings to light some of society's all-too-relevant faults, in ridiculous, heart-wrenching, and hilarious ways. July 6th-15th, 2018 Presented at the Hamilton Family Arts Center (62 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106)

presented by Theatre Contra
07/2018/06 - 07/2018/15
The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex Ed: A Verbal Sanctuary for Sexual Expression
"This is the most fun I have had for the least amount of money....Great place to take a date....Met so many nice people (single woman)....Finally had my unusual sex questions answered by an expert..." Come hear what all of Philadelphia, the Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Magazine have been talking about since 2008. Susana Mayer, Ph.D. is the creator & host of this comfortable & safe space. Hear erotica & sex memoirs. NO CENSORSHIP. Participate as a reader, storyteller, spoken-word performer, or just come to listen, enjoy & applaud. Prior to readings: Adult Sex-Ed, lead by Dr. Mayer Sexologist & co-host Walter. Answers to your anonymous questions are audience driven, along with Dr. Mayer’s academic input. Eccentric Walter keeps this session most lively with his quirky sense of humor. Every month there is a different audience participation section, such as creating erotic Mad-Libs and sex bucket list.

presented by The Erotic Literary Salon
03/2018/20 - 12/2018/18
Time In A Bottle
Time In A Bottle has all your favorite songs from the 60s and 70s to transport you back in time. You’ll hear songs such as “Just The Way You Are”, “Let It Be”, and “The Way We Were”

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
07/2018/12 - 07/2018/22
A poor urchin boy, who left home to seek his fortune, discovers a lamp with some unusual powers. An evil magician, however, is intent on stealing the lamp along with its accompanying genie. A fun, original, mysterious musical adventure based on the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Appropriate for age 3 and older.

presented by Storybook Musical Theatre
07/2018/10 - 07/2018/21
Resurrecting the Stones: Embrace Eternity with Tales from the Timeless Tombstones of Christ Church Burial Grounds
Join us as we compare and contrast cemetery customs of the past with our current conventions. This intimate tour will explore the lives, deaths and burials of our residents including Benjamin Franklin and the other Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Visit Our Past... ...See Your Future

presented by Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
06/2018/29 - 07/2018/27
Tri-State Jazz All-Stars presented by The Tri-State Jazz Society at Community Arts Center
Musicians and attendees rank Tri-State Jazz All-Stars among the best. This year the core quintet consists entirely of TSJS veterans assembled and directed by Dr. Bob Rawlins, who will call tunes from the traditional Dixieland through swing eras and invite musicians (some of whom seldom have the opportunity to play together) to sit in with the core ensemble as the concert progresses. Don’t miss this great annual event!

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
07/2018/15 - 07/2018/15