Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

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Opera in Sketch: Giargiari Bel Canto Competition at the Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA students sing a single aria in competition with each other for prizes awarded by a professional panel of judges and by the audience themselves.

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Mexrrissey Does Morrissey: Interview with band member Ceci Bastida

Top players in the Mexico music scene joined forces to play Morrissey’s and The Smith’s greatest hits. They’re coming to the Kimmel Center October 29.

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Keen to Feed: Favorite tunes from Red 40 & the Last Groovement

Artists from Philly’s favorite clown-funk band pick favorite songs from their new album and the world of music

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Opera in Sketch: BREAKING THE WAVES

This opera was really something else. An adaptation by Mizzy Mazzolli (music) and Royce Vavrek (libretto) of a movie by Lars von Trier.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 2.1: We back!

Would Sebastian would rather sleep with Hillary or Donald, what the hell his Fringe show was about, and what’s the worst way to cook an omelette?

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TURANDOT (Opera Philadelphia): Puccini at the Academy

Giacomo Puccini (born 1858) left his last opera, TURANDOT, unfinished at his death in 1924.

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MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER CABARET (Martha Graham Cracker): 2016 Fringe review 93

Martha Graham Cracker brought the Fringe Festival to a close last Saturday with a marvelous set of compositions

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WHEN SOUNDS COLLIDE (Fuse Vox): 2016 Fringe review 56

Music to rock, soul, jam out, or however you feel by.

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AN EVENING WITH MISTER JOHN (John Francisco/Mister John’s Music): 2016 Fringe review 51

BYOB elementary school music class: A PARTY WITH MISTER JOHN is the evening out you didn’t know you needed.

Ben Grinberg (center) and EXILE 2588 collaborators (l-r Mark Wong, Nick Gillette, Ben, Lauren Johns, Nicole Burgio). Photo by Kate Raines.

EXILE 2588 (Almanac Dance Circus Theater): 2016 Fringe review 49

A place where acrobatics meets theater, the theater meets the circus, and circus meets blue grass

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THE SOUNDPROOF ROOM (The Soundproof Room): 2016 Fringe review 29

If upon arrival it feels as though you’ve stumbled into a new age-y meet-up, that’s because in a way it is

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PANGAEA: A Folk Opera (Hum’n’bards): 2016 Fringe review 27

PANGAEA: A FOLK OPERA doesn’t seem to ask a question, but gives a heartfelt answer

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I’M ENOUGH. Music to the show

I’M ENOUGH, a one night only flash performance by Sebastian Cummings, hits the stage of PhilaMOCA tonight.

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ROOM 21 (Jace Clayton): 2016 Fringe review 21

We were lucky to have been in attendance for ROOM 21’s only performance—one as unique and undying in our minds as the Barnes itself.

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NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG (Stew and Heidi Rodewald): 2016 Fringe review 9

“Won’t you follow me down to Baldwin Country? This ain’t your mama’s Baldwin Country.” The show opens with offhand remarks by Stew, a large black man up front at a…

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Hey Artists! You’re enough.

Sebastian Cummings is putting together a show in just two weeks. His reasons why should be a clarion call to all artists out there.

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How to Win at Fringe: Seeing 35 shows with Brett Mapp

Brett Mapp knows his Fringe. His itinerary would be a good starting point for anyone considering what to see.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden

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Summer Club: Swinging on the Shore

This weekend, while the cheese-steak crowd is piling into Wildwood, sophisticated Philadelphians go on their annual pilgrimage to Cape May to experience the latest program of The Summer Club.