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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:51:18 GMT
Dan DeLuca's playlist of 2016
The songs on this best of 2016 playlist are not ranked or limited to big pop hits. You will find some of those here, from No. 1 albums by Drake, Rihanna, and Solange. But this 2016 musical survey is meant to be holistic, not hierarchical. It's put together to be heard as a whole - either in order or via shuffle - on a streaming Spotify playlist at philly.com/inthemix.
Norah Jones, sultry and self-assured at the Academy of Music
It has been 13 years since Norah Jones wrapped her arms around five trophies at the 2003 Grammy Awards, as a 23-year-old piano-playing ingenue celebrating her stupendously successful debut, Come Away With Me, which sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Warhol, Velvet Underground 'Happening' at the Gershman Y 50 years later
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
The septuagenarian sax-and-flute-playing jazzman, with an ace band in tow featuring Bill Frisell, Rueben Rogers, and Eric Harland. Sunday at Montgomery County Community College. Information: 215-641-6300 or www.mc3.edu
Dylan, Bad Boy, Bowie, Simone, Sinatra and more highlight a season of box sets
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.