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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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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

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 David Dye as he 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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Give My Regards to Broadway
The show tells how Broadway developed into a pure American art form. Through the familiar songs of Cohan, Berlin, Gershwin and many others, the performers will sing and tap dance their hearts out through the beginning of the Twentieth Century.

presented by Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts
06/2017/28 - 07/2017/09
FIERCE! Three Generations of Jazz, Funk & Hip-Hop
With Philadelphia artist, producer and bassist, Jamaaladeen Tacuma at the helm, AAMP presents an unforgettable evening of music celebrating three generations of Black music from Philadelphia. FIERCE! brings Tacuma and his band together with the infectious sounds of Philly soul-singer Lady Alma and new school rapper, singer, songwriter Hezekiah. Together, this incredible line-up of musicians are set to create a stunning sonic journey exploring true breadth of Philadelphia’s Black music legacy. This program is presented as part of the African American Museum in Philadelphia's summer-long celebration, PhilAesthetic: The African American Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates the Black Arts Movement.

presented by The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
06/2017/24 - 06/2017/24
The Roses in June
JUNE 14 – JULY 1 A new play written by TIMOTHY M. KOLMAN Ingrid and George Rose have successfully rebuilt their lives in Britain after fleeing Nazi Germany but, when their 15-year-old son Paul is a victim of bullying and anti-Semitism at school, the trauma of their own persecution reemerges with almost deadly consequences. The Roses in June, set in swinging London on the eve of Israel’s 1967 Six-Day War, explores the struggle of love, fear, regret and forgiveness on the eve of a possible second Holocaust and against the burdens of prejudice, traumatic memory and the complex attitude of the English towards the Jews as the school attempts, at all costs, to avoid any scandal. Produced by Seagull Productions Written by Timothy M. Kolman Directed by Allen Radway Plays and Players 1714 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19107

presented by Seagull Production Company
06/2017/14 - 07/2017/01
Cabaret
Cabaret takes place in a time when Berlin, in the midst of a Post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party.   Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies. Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance.   With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”

presented by Spotlight Theatre
06/2017/09 - 06/2017/24
Gypsy
Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Terrence J. Nolen Five-time Barrymore Award winner Mary Martello comes to the Arden stage as the indomitable Mama Rose. Set in the fading days of the vaudeville circuit, Gypsy features a legendary score that includes “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together, Wherever We Go,” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” One of Philadelphia’s greatest actresses takes on Mama Rose – this promises to be a not-to-be-missed event!

presented by Arden Theatre Company
05/2017/18 - 06/2017/25
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Buddy Holly influenced modern music like no other performer of his generation. Featuring more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Everyday, Not Fade Away, Words of Love and many more! Kimmel Center Presents The Bucks County Playhouse production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
06/2017/24 - 07/2017/09
Concerts by Candlelight
The Dolce Suono Ensemble will perform works by Handel, Corelli, Mozart , Haydn, Pleyel and Frances Hopkinson at historic Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park. The concert entitled " Thomas Jefferson's Library" is part of "Music in the Second Capital" which explores the music of late colonial and early republic Philadelphia and the musical tastes of the Founding Fathers. A reception will follow the concert with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet the artists.

presented by Women for Greater Philadelphia
06/2017/25 - 06/2017/25
Rosemary Clooney & Friends: Come On-a My House
Rosemary Clooney & Friends: Come On-a My House will have you dancing in the aisles to the pop music of the 1950s. Known as the golden age of pop, the 1950s gave a whole new meaning to the term “girl power”. You’ll hear songs from Doris Day, Patti Page, Kay Starr, Teresa Brewer, and, of course, Rosemary Clooney, just to name a few.

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
06/2017/15 - 06/2017/25
The Arden Cabaret Series: Alex Keiper and the Next Generation Cabaret
Alex Keiper (Arden’s The Secret Garden, Metamorphoses, A Little Night Music) hosts a cabaret of Philadelphia’s next generation of musical theatre talent. This evening of music and comedy celebrates the up and coming artists in Philadelphia theatre. Performers include: Madison Auch, Suzanne Collins, Alina John*, Maggie Johnson, Chelsea-Ann Jones**, Madi Juleskusky, Leigha Kato, Mina Kawahara, Jenna Pinchbeck, Amanda Robinson** *Friday, June 23 only. **Saturday, June 24 only. Honorary Producers: Bob and Nancy Elfant

presented by Arden Theatre Company
06/2017/23 - 06/2017/24
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Neil Simon’s valentine to his family is his “funniest, richest” (New York Daily News). Learn more: http://act2.org/cms2/index.php/onstage/2016-17-season/brighton-beach-memoirs

presented by Act II Playhouse
05/2017/16 - 06/2017/25
ComedySportz Minor League Matinee
ComedySportz®, Philadelphia’s longest running show is the flagship production of CSz Philadelphia. For over 20 years, ComedySportz has entertained over 150,000 Philadelphia fans with its fast, smart and funny brand of improvisation. CSz Philadelphia is proud to present The ComedySportz Minor League Matinee! Every Sunday afternoon @ 2PM, two teams, The Philadelphia 676ers and The New Jersey Pine Barons battle for the laughs of you, the Loyal Fans in a fast-paced 60 minute improv comedy match. The Players compete over several rounds using the sport's myriad of official improv games while a Referee times the games and calls the fouls and a live Announcer provides scoring updates and color commentary. In this interactive show, appropriate for EVERYONE, the audience gets in on the action, awarding points and shouting out suggestions.

presented by ComedySportz
03/2017/19 - 09/2018/09
HIR by Taylor Mac
Somewhere in the tangles of the suburbs, Paige is designing a brave, new path for her children – Isaac, dishonorably discharged from active duty in the Middle East, and Max, caught in the throes of transitioning gender here at home. Freshly liberated by her abusive husband’s debilitating stroke, Paige is waging a cis-revolt in support of Max’s journey, and is now armed to dismantle the patriarchy! In this visceral and delightfully absurd kitchen-sink dark comedy, Taylor Mac explores the struggle to recognize change and the courage to face its messy repercussions.

presented by Simpatico Theatre
05/2017/31 - 06/2017/25
Mike Eldred - The Tenor Moments
Mike Eldred, PSF’s returning concert artist and spectacular Jean Valjean in Les Misérables of 2015, and pianist and music director Jeff Steinberg (Count Basie and Maynard Ferguson Bands, Nashville and London Symphony Orchestras), present an exciting evening of some of the most beloved tenor songs from Broadway, the American Songbook and beyond. Prepare to soar through an evening of high notes, romance and goosebumps!

presented by Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
06/2017/26 - 06/2017/26
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. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

presented by Patriot Harbor Lines
06/2017/01 - 10/2017/14
Old Academy Players Presents MORNING'S AT SEVEN Written by American Playwright Paul Osborn
Old Academy Players, where Grace Kelly & Robert Prosky debuted, presents the endearing MORNING’S AT SEVEN by American playwright Paul Osborn, directed by Loretta Lucy Miller & produced & stage managed by Janine Lieberman. Technical support is provided by Sarah Labov; costumes are designed by Jane Jennings. Paul Osborn's love letter to just plain folks, specifically the 4 aging Gibbs sisters in a small Midwestern town in 1938, is a charming portrait of life & a comic gem of the American theater! The “seasoned” & stellar cast includes: Linda Palmarozza as Esther Crampton, Susan Blair as Aaronetta “Arry” Gibbs, Susan Triggiani as Cora Swanson, Kimberly Hess as Ida Bolton, Lawrence H. Geller as David Crampton, Rich Geller as Theodore Swanson, Mike Mogar as Carl Bolton, Robert Toczek as Homer Bolton, & Jennifer Sivers-Roberts as Myrtle Brown. MORNING’S AT SEVEN opened on Broadway in 1939 before the Tony Award existed; Osborn received the 1980 Tony Award for Best Revival.

presented by Old Academy Players
06/2017/09 - 06/2017/25
Kidchella 2017
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival will continue for a fourth year on Friday, June 16, July 21, and August 18 with support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the PA Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Family, and MetroKids.   This year, the festival will include a Youth Arts Zone on Smith’s front lawn in addition to the main stage concerts in Smith’s 6.5 acre Playground emceed by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids Corner and featuring six nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists.

presented by Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
06/2017/16 - 08/2017/18
Conshohocken Music Festival featuring Marah
The Conshohocken Music Festival is being held on Saturday, June 24th from 1 pm to 9 pm at A. A. Garthwaite Stadium in Conshohocken. The festival will include Lolly & YoYo, Sparkle Pony, The Boatloads, Coast to Coast, The Sofa King and Marah. In addition to all the music there will be kids area with bounce houses, instruments to play with, etc. For the adults there will be beer and wine, great food, cornhole, and more to be announced.

presented by MoreThanTheCurve.com
06/2017/24 - 06/2017/24
Couture Fashion Camp
Couture Fashion Day Camp 2017 Co-ed, ages 8-18 $350/week (register and pay for this and/or other enrichment programs) July 10-14 INCLUDES LUNCH AND ALL SUPPLIES and rewards: instruction, sewing machine, fabric, pattern, sewing supplies and a easy-sew project, such as a basic elastic skirt, pajama pants or top. This fun program focuses on the in's and out’s of fashion arts from basic hand-sewing, machine-sewing and fashion design and illustration, all taught by certified and skilled design instructors. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. This program serves students with sewing and design experience and those with none. Students may want to have “fashion fun” or may have a serious interest in pursuing fashion in their education or career, including retail careers. Students who have portfolios, sketches, designs and/or clothing may bring them to camp, but it is not required. Monday - Wednesday: Sewing Thursday: Fashion or fabric museum trip Friday: In-class fashion show

presented by Fashion Center International
07/2017/10 - 07/2017/14