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Interview: How Good Charlotte Found Their Footing In Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a five year hiatus, pop punk favorites Good Charlotte have returned with new music and a string of small shows to celebrate their fans. The tour kicked of Monday night at The TLA in Philadelphia – a city that holds a special …
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Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'
Speaking with Fresh Air's Terry Gross in front of an audience in Philadelphia, Questlove likens some of the meals he's eaten to ephemeral works of art. "Maybe I did … My parents wisely tricked me into thinking doo-wop music was current music. In …
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Pianist Paul Lewis at the Chamber Music Society: A deliciously subversive tour

Pianist Paul Lewis at the Chamber Music Society: A deliciously subversive tour
The English pianist's Philadelphia Chamber Music Society recital debut at the Perelman looked harmless on paper – Schubert, Brahms, and Liszt. It sent you away, however, understanding that tonality, this central idea of the classical era, was never as …
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Make Music Day festival is coming to dozens of US cities, including Philadelphia
It also features "Mass Appeals," where musicians of all levels make music in large, single-instrument groups. In New York, composer Philip Glass will play the piano in Riverside Park along with 19 public school students. Other participating cities …
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'Dust + Dignity' at Painted Bride explores intersection of music, album art

'Dust + Dignity' at Painted Bride explores intersection of music, album art
Along with Old City's newly opened Scratch Academy Philadelphia, run by local spinner Cosmo Baker and teaching tricks of the DJ trade along with cultural and musical life lessons, comes "Dust + Dignity" at the Painted Bride Art Center. The new show …
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Seminary hosts Lenten program of music and Scripture
Since March 2003, this ministry of the religious sisters has addressed the needs of newcomers to America and the Philadelphia region by offering English language classes, citizenship preparation courses, computer skills programs and a variety of other …
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Interview: Naughty By Nature On New Music, Old Fights, And Kanye West
“We got out the box really quick with really big records, really big crossover records” remembers Naughty's Vin Rock before the group's Sunday show at The TLA in Philadelphia. “Just our three different business ventures – Kay Gee running the record …
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Delaware District Suspends Middle School Music Teacher Amide Misconduct

Delaware District Suspends Middle School Music Teacher Amide Misconduct
Nicole Veneroso, an elementary and middle school music teacher who teaches in the Appoquinimink School District in New Castle County, is suspended amid allegations that she acted inappropriately with a student. (Published Friday, Jan. 29, 2016).
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Police Want To Ruin Philly's Music Scene
A hearing date hasn't been chosen yet, but if you're from Philadelphia, make sure to attend and oppose this ridiculous proposal. A petition has already been set up on Change.org and has already surpassed its initial goal of 7,500, and is on its way to …
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Philly Recording Artist Hy Deff Releases New Music Video "Model Chick"
Today Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of Model Chick", the latest music video by Philadelphia Hip-Hop artist Hy Deff. The video can currently be viewed in its entirety at the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. Hy Deff is currently seeking …
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Parkinson's patient fights disease with magic and music
I had recently retired as a researcher and teacher in the Physiology Department of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and I was quite excited about devoting more time to music, magic and woodworking. I was passionately engaged in these …
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A rightfully quick death for a tone-deaf bill
When national headline after headline touts Philadelphia as the place to come and build a life. We should be doing everything we can to champion our music scene. Like working to get rid of the endless red tape that plagues many smaller performance …
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Young violin virtuoso takes part in Philadelphia Orchestra's tribute to MLK at
Under the baton of music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free concert at Girard College Monday afternoon to honor the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrating the Philadelphia community with …
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Northwest Philly now a mecca for talented musicians
Certain communities are more welcoming to musicians than others. This has long been true of Northwest Philadelphia, home to talented singers, composers and instrumentalists who perform all over the country and, in many cases, around the world.
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'The Geator' Jerry Blavat to help Lehigh Valley dance into 2016

'The Geator' Jerry Blavat to help Lehigh Valley dance into 2016
Blavat grew up in the Philadelphia area, in a broken home where, according to his 2013 autobiography, "You Only Rock Once: My Life in Music," his father was an absent numbers runner "in the racket business." His mother worked in a rivet factory to …
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Lehigh Valley Music
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Adele and AC/DC at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Joel McHale and Brit Floyd at Sands Bethlehem Event Center and Breaking Benjamin unplugged at The Fillmore Philadelphia …
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Music curriculum for eighth-graders
Song: “Kou Ri Lengay” (The Strength of the Lion) from “Making Music 7,” p. E-2. Identify, describe and. analyze the work of. Pennsylvania artists in music. Students will research the life and contributions of Philadelphia musicians. Students will bring …
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Philadelphia's Top Musicians' Pick Their Top 5 Albums Of The Year
Rather than give you my top five albums of year, I thought we might be better served to turn the task over to the singers and bands that helped make Philadelphia special in 2015. Here are the top five albums from some of Philadelphia's favorite musicians.
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Unpublished Work Of A 1960's Local Music Mogul Comes Back With A Jazz Beat
CHERRY HILL, N.J., (CBS) — The name Dave Appell probably rings true for old time Philadelphia music fans. But truth be told he wrote a lot more than some popular 60's rock and roll. And there's an effort on to not just keep his music alive, but help …
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“The Nutcracker” Opens At Academy Of Music
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It's opening night of a holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” at the Academy of Music. And for so many children, the performance will be a yuletide memory for years to come. Our Vittoria Woodill was there for the magical evening.
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Shen Yun at Philadelphia's Academy of Music – 6abc Loves the Arts
Philadelphia's Academy of Music is kicking off the New Year with a dazzling show of classical Chinese dance. The Shen Yun dance company is putting on a world tour with visits to 100 cities, and though they make an annual stop in Philadelphia, each year …
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Philly's Dave Appell's music returns with new Applejacks at World Cafe Live
If ever there were an unsung Philadelphia music hero, it is Dave Appell, a humble legend whose work will be on display Monday at World Cafe Live, as instrumentalist Billy Terrell and a handful of Philadelphia music school students do the Twist, the …
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