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WXPN Radio

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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Listen Live
The Vllg Jam is a free form, interactive creative experience, aimed at connecting artists with positive, healing energy. Village Jam is an interactive performance, featuring anywhere from five to one hundred local artists and musicians, collaborating to produce music that lives and dies the moment it fills the air.   The artists who participate offer their individual struggles and triumphs; the space we provide breathes catharsis. We provide a chance for any artist, independent or not, to participate in something bigger than their own art. Everyone has the chance to be heard. During the jam, we feature some spotlight artists, poets, musicians, speakers.

presented by GLBL VLLG
08/2017/03 - 08/2017/31
This madcap comedy from the author of "Lend Me a Tenor" centers on two fading stage actors who may have one last shot at stardom if they can just keep their act, and relationship, together. On the brink of divorce while touring "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Private Lives" in repertory, George and Charlotte Hay learn that Frank Capra is coming to their matinee. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong in this side-splitting farce directed by Pete Pryor ("Noises Off," "Bach at Leipzig"). Approximate run time is 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission. Best enjoyed by ages 13+.

presented by People's Light
07/2017/19 - 08/2017/13
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
My Fair Lady
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is the tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady. It features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores including the songs “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Held at Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Bldg. 700 E. Butler Ave. Doylestown, PA. (located on the corner of New Britain Rd. and E. Butler Ave)

presented by Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts
08/2017/03 - 08/2017/13
Broadway Then & Now
Experience the Great White Way…BRT style! Broadway Then & Now brings you all the hits of Broadway in one sensational concert. You’ll hear songs from shows like Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, and more. If you love Broadway, you’ll love Broadway Then & Now.

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
08/2017/10 - 08/2017/20
Made in America: The Valery Ponomarev Jazz Quintet
Jazz: it’s America’s most famous indigenous musical style. Unlike other musical genres, jazz finds its deep-set roots here in the United States. It is a style that has truly been cultivated and made in America. We are elated to announce that the Valery Ponomarev Jazz Quintet, a group formed right here in the USA, will be performing a multitude of hits based on the American jazz tradition at our next event. The quintet will be performing multiple songs from their album, "Our Father Who Art Blakey," along with a variety of covers that audience members of all ages will recognize and enjoy. Their set list is filled with songs that are bound to get your feet tapping, so we encourage all audience members to dance along during the performance! Children under 12 can attend this event for free. Music and dancing are best experienced with friends. If you would like to attend our event with a party of five or more people, please contact us at 855-594-8414.

presented by Multicultural Arts Exchange
08/2017/13 - 08/2017/13
The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon: A Sanctuary for Verbal 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. Frances, resident centenarian (100-yrs young in 2017) stopped reading at the Salon in 2015 – those stairs! However, Dr. Mayer updates the Salon attendees with Frances’ love.

presented by The Erotic Literary Salon
04/2017/18 - 12/2017/19
Cruise Penn's Landing to Schuylkill Banks
Step aboard one of our yachts for a leisurely cruise from Penn's Landing to Walnut Street on the Schuylkill River. This unique trip contrasts Philadelphia's lost waterfront on the Delaware River with the rebirth of the banks along the Schuylkill River. Many of our customers ask how do we get the Patriot from Penn's Landing to the Schuylkill Banks. We will shown you our secret. Our two docks are exactly 2 miles apart on foot, but we enjoy taking the scenic 12 mile route by boat. The highlights of this scenic trip across town include: - The historic vessels of Penn's Landing - The Schuylkill Banks and Center City - Bartram's Garden, Gray's Ferry and the mud flats of the tidal Schuylkill River - Thirteen historically significant bridges - The Industrial Areas of South Philadelphia - The Navy Yard District and the ships that call it home We will show you many additional hidden treasures along the way. This is a one way trip!!

presented by Patriot Harbor Lines
05/2017/14 - 10/2017/22
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
Indian Classical Vocal Concert - Ashwath Narayanan
Ashwath Narayanan - Indian Classical Carnatic Vocal Concert Sruti is pleased to present a Carnatic Vocal concert by Ashwath Narayanan, accompanied by Rajeev Mukundan (Violin) and Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam). Their short bios follow: Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal) Ashwath hails from a family of musically oriented people who have a vast knowledge about carnatic music and he grew up in an atmosphere of musical critics who guided him to improve upon his music constantly.

presented by SRUTI - The India Music and Dance Society
11/2017/11 - 11/2017/11
Indian Classical Vocal Music - Kiranavali Vidyasankar
Desiya Ragas - Kiranavali Vidyasankar - Indian Classical Carnatic Vocal Concert Sruti is pleased to present a Carnatic Vocal concert by Kiranavali Vidyasankar, accompanied by Kamalakiran Vinjamuri on Violin and Vinod Seetharaman on Mridangam. Award winning Carnatic musician Kiranavali Vidyasankar has charted out a unique identity for herself as a performer, scholar, teacher and writer. Under the watchful guidance of her brilliant father and guru, Chitravina Sri. Narasimhan, she started her musical journey by identifying over 200 ragas and 175 talas as a toddler of two. With training from two other illustrious gurus, her brother Chitravina Sri. Ravikiran and the late Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. T. Brinda, Kiranavali has established herself firmly as passionate vocalist and instrumentalist with a distinct voice and scholarship. Her career as a performer has taken her to many renowned centers across India, USA, Canada and Europe.

presented by SRUTI - The India Music and Dance Society
09/2017/09 - 09/2017/09
Indian Classical Vocal Concert - Sandeep Narayan
Sandeep Narayan - Indian Classical Carnatic Vocal Concert Sruti is pleased to present a Carnatic Vocal concert by Sandeep Narayan, accompanied by H N Bhaskar on the Violin, Neyveli R Narayanan on the Mrudangam and N Guruprasad on the Ghatam. Sandeep Narayan - Vocal Sandeep Narayan is a disciple of the well acclaimed musician, Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyan. Although he was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he spends most of his time pursuing a career in music based out of Chennai, India. He has won several awards and accolades, and is an A grade artist of All India Radio, Chennai. Sandeep regularly performs all over India and has toured many nations such as the UK, Germany, US, Canada, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, performing with artists across several Western and Eastern genres.

presented by SRUTI - The India Music and Dance Society
10/2017/21 - 10/2017/21
Indian Classical Dance - Mythili Prakash
"Jwala" - Mythili Prakash - Indian Bharatanatyam Dance Sruti is pleased to present an outstanding Bharatanatyam Dance performance by Mythili Prakash. Bios of dancers and musicians follow: Mythili Prakash: Concept, Choreography, and Performance A child prodigy, Mythili began her career as a Bharata Natyam performer at the age of eight. She was trained by her mother, Viji Prakash, and is currently under the tutelage of Indias master dancer, Malavika Sarukkai. Mythili has performed as a soloist around the world - the Madras Music Academy in India, The Lowry in Manchester, Musée Guimet in Paris, Esplanade Theatres in Singapore, and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She is recipient of the Creation to Performance Grant from Irvine Dance Foundation and the Artistic Innovation Grant from Center for Cultural Innovation.

presented by SRUTI - The India Music and Dance Society
10/2017/28 - 10/2017/28
Indian Classical Dance - Shijith and Parvathy
Sruti is pleased to present an outstanding Bharatanatyam Dance performance by Shijith Namibiar and Parvathy Menon. Bios of dancers and musicians follow: Shijith Nambiar is an internationally-acclaimed performer, choreographer and Teacher of BharatanatyamSouth Asias premier classical dance form. A former faculty member at the world famous Kalakshetra foundation for the performing arts, Shijith has established an independent creative identity based on his artistic versatility. His many productions have been presented at both national and international stages where they have been appreciated by critics and the general public alike. His exceptional sense of music and rhythm along with unique traditional innovations exemplifies his choreographic skills. Parvathy Menon is a serious practitioner and instructor of Bharatanatyam. After completing her studies in dance at Kalakshetra, she has embarked upon an extremely successful independent career in performance. Despite her young age, her name is included in lists of Indias most talented dancers. Both, her outstanding expressive skills and her fluency with the traditional dance repertoire, render her performances with an extraordinary elegance. She respectfully attributes her success to all her Gurus especially those from Kalakshetra.

presented by SRUTI - The India Music and Dance Society
10/2017/07 - 10/2017/07
Concerts in the Courtyard: Bruce Ewan with Steve "Baby Jake" Jacobs
The Brandywine River Museum of Art is happy to present a summer evening concert featuring Bruce Ewan and Steve "Baby Jake" Jacobs in the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art courtyard. Bruce Ewan has toured in Europe, Latin America and South Africa to great acclaim. Ewan has shared the stage with artists like John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Carey Bell, Bobby “Blue Bland” and Bobby Radcliff; and performed in venues from New York to Florida, including stints at the Blue Note in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as well as many US blues festivals. He has been called “a harmonica wizard” by The Washington Post. Tickets: Advanced tickets cost $12, members; $15, non-members; and $8 students. Prices increase on the day of the concert to $20, members; $25, non-members; and $10, students. Refreshments: Cash bar and delicious summertime dishes available for purchase.

presented by Brandywine River Museum of Art
08/2017/11 - 08/2017/11
Richard Dowling - Ragtime Piano
A "Scott Joplin Memorial Concert" on Sunday, August 20, in Wallingford, PA. For all fans of Scott Joplin, Richard Dowling will present a program in memory of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death. Reviewers praise Richard Dowling as a “master of creating beautiful sounds with impeccable control of colors and textures.” This is his debut with Tri-State Jazz Society.

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
08/2017/20 - 08/2017/20
2017 PYPA - Schubertiade (Chamber Music Concert)
A beautifully constructed program, “Schubertiade”, an event held to celebrate the music of Franz Schubert! Date/Time: 7:30pm, Aug 12, Saturday Location: Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music Program: Schubert Fantasie in f minor, D. 940 (piano four hands) Schubert Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in a minor, D. 821 Intermission Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 Artists: Ching-Yun Hu, piano Mira Yevtich, piano *more performers to be announced

presented by Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA)
08/2017/12 - 08/2017/12
2017 PYPA - Ursula Oppens Piano Recital
Date/Time: 4:00pm, Aug. 13, Sunday Location: Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music Program Stravinsky Sonata Rachmaninoff Etudes, opus 33 # 2, C major # 7 g minor # 4, d minor # 5, e flat minor Scriabin Sonata No 2 (Sonata-Fantasy) in G sharp minor opus 19 Intermission Carter Two Diversions Corigliano Winging It Nancarrow Two Canons for Ursula

presented by Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA)
08/2017/13 - 08/2017/13
2017 PYPA - Philadelphia International Piano Competition: Winners’ Concert and Reception
Philadelphia International Piano Competition: Winners’ Concert <2017 Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy> Date/Time: 7:30pm, Aug 15, Tuesday Location: Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music Come hear our winners in a concert of exciting performances and enjoy a reception of snacks and drinks! Twenty young pianists from around the world have been selectedto take part at the 2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition through vigorous audition process. Two pianists from two age categories will be chosen as winners. They will be awarded with cash prizes, scholarship and concert engagements. 2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition:

presented by Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA)
08/2017/15 - 08/2017/15
Gryphon Trio
Now in its 23rd year, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century. Deeply committed to the education of the next generation of audiences and performers alike, the Gryphons frequently conduct masterclasses and workshops at universities and conservatories, and are Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and Trinity College. The Gryphons are coming to the Mt. Gretna Playhouse on August 13th.

presented by Gretna Music
08/2017/13 - 08/2017/13
Anna Polonsky & Orion Weiss, Piano Four-hands
The “constantly captivating” (Washington Post) Anna Polonsky returns to Mt. Gretna to share the ivories with virtuoso husband Orion Weiss.  “(W)e are particularly good at playing four-hand works because of how much we like each other.  We never mind sitting so close to each other… and bumping elbows all the time.” In recognition of Mt. Gretna’s 125th anniversary, Anna and Orion’s program will include a pair of works from 1892’s first ever Mt. Gretna Chautauqua program.

presented by Gretna Music
08/2017/27 - 08/2017/27
Paul Jacobs
The only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award, Paul Jacobs “is one of the greatest living virtuosos.”  (Washington Post).  He has transfixed audiences, colleagues and critics with the technical skill and eloquence of his legendary performances.  It’s a Gretna Music debut not to be missed.

presented by Gretna Music
09/2017/03 - 09/2017/03
The Verona Quartet, with Ryan Brunkhurst
Graduate quartet in residence at the Juilliard School, the Verona Quartet is one of today’s most exciting young chamber ensembles.  They’ll be joined by Mt. Gretna’s favorite son, organist Ryan Brunkhurst, in a program to include the world premiere of a choral prelude on the traditional Chautauqua vespers hymn in honor of the Mt. Gretna Chautauqua’s 125th anniversary.

presented by Gretna Music
09/2017/10 - 09/2017/10