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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:48:49 GMT2016-12-03T19:48:49Z

 



Norah Jones, sultry and self-assured at the Academy of Music

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:48:49 GMT2016-12-03T19:48:49Z




Warhol, Velvet Underground 'Happening' at the Gershman Y 50 years later

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:53:39 GMT2016-12-03T17:53:39Z

Fifty years ago, the Plastic Inevitable exploded in Philadelphia. In December 1966, Andy Warhol brought his art world experiment known as the EPI, or Exploding Plastic Inevitable, from his Factory in Manhattan to south Broad Street. Two evenings presented by the Arts Council of the Young Men & Women's Hebrew Association



Watch: Kurt Vile announces tour, gets sacked by Eagles’ Connor Barwin

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:01:10 GMT2016-12-03T15:01:10Z

Philly indie rocker Kurt Vile will continue touring in support of b’lieve i’m goin’ down in early 2017, and he has enlisted the help of Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin to tell you about it.



Nézet-Séguin and Phila Orchestra go radical with Prokofiev, Shostakovich

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:39 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:39Z

Seasoned concertgoers know what they're in for at a Prokofiev/Shostakovich program, though not this week: The Philadelphia Orchestra's Friday concert at the Kimmel Center showed both composers far out on distant artistic limbs, Prokofiev with his Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich with his Symphony No. 4. They retreated, but what fascinating acts of artistic brinksmanship these two works are.



Friends' Central's Benj Pasek tearing up Hollywood, Broadway

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:23:10 GMT2016-12-02T20:23:10Z

NEW YORK - In worlds where hits are never assured, songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are looking at double-barrel success with possible Oscar and Tony Award nominations - even if they're too busy to think that far ahead.



Dan DeLuca's picks: Dylan's real 'Judas' concert; The Jingle Ball; Angelica Garcia

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:01:55 GMT2016-12-02T14:01:55Z

Bob Dylan, the Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! For years, Dylan's 1966 concert in Manchester, England - in which a fan famously called him "Judas!" - was mislabeled as being recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall. This is the actual RAH show, noteworthy because, although it's part of the Dylan 36-disc The 1966 Live Recordings,



Classical picks: Phila. Orchestra live 1961; 'The Demon' at the AVA

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:57 GMT2016-12-02T14:00:57Z

Where do they find this stuff? Once again, Pristine Classical (based in rural France) has come up with a superb live Philadelphia Orchestra recording, this time a 1961 concert by Romanian conductor Constantin Silvestri, who is not often associated with th



New albums: Tribute to Emmylou Harris; The Weeknd; Kate Bush is back

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:56 GMT2016-12-02T14:00:56Z

   Like an avant-garde R. Kelly, alt-R&B Canadian crooner Abel Tesfaye (a.k.a. the Weeknd) has always sung about sex, drugs, vulnerabilities, and compulsions. Whether singing about the hurt and joys of cocaine, rough sensuality, or wearied



New Recordings: Top Albums in the Region

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:58:01 GMT2016-12-02T00:58:01Z

TOP ALBUMS IN THE REGION This Week Last Week Locally   Nationally   Locally    1   X    Xxyxk Xyxkxyk   X     2   X    Xyxkx Xxyxkxx   -    



Former Bieber sidekick, Lil Twist, sentenced to year in jail

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:49:18 GMT2016-12-01T17:49:18Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's former sidekick, Lil Twist, has been sentenced to a year behind bars after pleading no contest to beating and robbing a Nickelodeon actor.



Dylan, Bad Boy, Bowie, Simone, Sinatra and more highlight a season of box sets

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:25:37 GMT2016-12-01T14:25:37Z

When it comes to gift-worthy musical boxed-set reissues, we're in the era of both less and more. Less in the sense that, at this point in the digital age, how many major artists have not already had their bodies of work excavated? More in that labels have answered that question by packaging complete album collections on CD and vinyl while digging deeper for rarities and creating multidisc sets built around classic albums.



Bon Jovi bringing 'This House is Not for Sale' tour to Wells Fargo Center

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:22:58 GMT2016-12-01T14:22:58Z