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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 Talia Schlanger as she 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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Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie
"This Land is Your Land", “This Train Is Bound For Glory”. Woody Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution and do it with joy. In this toe-tapping event for all generations, four actor-musicians play fifteen instruments, perform twenty-five of Guthrie’s songs, and celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of this American icon who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. August 1-August 26, 2018 Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell and Andy Teirstein Directed by Nick Corley Restaged by Sherry Lutken Leonard C. Haas Stage Visit the production page for information about Surround events, like our Bring-Your-Own-Instrument hootenannies on Thursday evenings.

presented by People's Light
08/2018/01 - 08/2018/26
Penn's Landing to Schuylkill Banks - Two Rivers by Boat
Step aboard the Patriot for a leisurely one way cruise from Penn's Landing on the Delaware River 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. Sit back and enjoy Philadelphia's surprisingly gorgeous rivers. During this 1 3/4 hour cruise you join the Patriot crew for a journey covering over 300 years of Philadelphia's history. This cruise is lightly narrated. If you would like a fully narrated cruise we recommend that you explore some of our other cruises. **** Important Note We depart and arrive at two different locations for this trip. Our arrival dock on the Schuylkill River is approximately 2 miles away and there are several options for returning to the departure location including taxi cabs, Uber or SEPTA bus or trains.

presented by Patriot Harbor Lines
01/2018/21 - 10/2018/07
Broadway Summer Spectacular
Broadway Summer Spectacular brings Broadway to Bristol in one sensational concert. It’ll be an evening packed with Broadway hits from composers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Leonard Bernstein.

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
08/2018/09 - 08/2018/19
Personal Problems
This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration between writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote the screenplay for Hal Ashby's The Landlord. Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, it went unseen for many years; the original tapes have been carefully restored by Kino Lorber and the film is now available in its full-length version for the first time in decades.

presented by International House Philadelphia
08/2018/17 - 08/2018/17
Cynthia Sayer and Her Joyride Band at Haddonfield United Methodist Church
Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today. She is praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times. Cynthia returns to Tri-State with her quintet, the Joyride Band. Prepare to be enchanted by her electrifying, swing-based performances and captivating stage presence. For more, see Cynthia’s website: Watch Cynthia and her Joyride Band (in China!) at Watch Cynthia’s Sparks Fly Band here: (and you may recall that Tri-State hosted Cynthia and Sparks Fly in 2014)

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
08/2018/19 - 08/2018/19
A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.

presented by Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts
08/2018/08 - 08/2018/19
Kidchella Music Festival 2018
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival continues for a fifth year with the last concert of the summer on August 17. The festival includes a Youth Arts Zone on Smith’s front lawn in addition to the main stage concert in Smith’s 6.5 acre Playground featuring nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists Red Yarn and Vered and the Babes.

presented by Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
08/2018/17 - 08/2018/17
Chamber Music Concert: Ching-Yun Hu and Friends
International renown pianist Ching-Yun Hu will be joined by her friends in a concert of all-time favorite chamber music works. The program opens with the emotionally beautiful Schumann Adagio and Allegro, followed by the delightful Mozart E-flat Major Piano Quartet. Franck's intense and virtuosic Sonata for Piano and Violin concludes the program. Joining Ching-Yun Hu are Zach Depue, Matt Cohen and Soo Bae, all of them the most highly sought-after musicians in the classical music field today.   Program:   Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 Matt Cohen (viola), Ching-Yun Hu (piano) Mozart Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493 Zachery Depue (violin), Matt Cohen (viola), Soo Bae (cello), Ching-Yun Hu (piano)   Intermission Franck Sonata in A Major for Piano and Violin Zachery Depue (violin), Ching-Yun Hu (piano)

presented by Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA)
08/2018/09 - 08/2018/09
Charles Abramovic Piano Recital
One of Philadelphia's most popular and beloved pianists, Charles Abramovic, returns to PYPA in a fascinating program of popular works by Beethoven and Chopin, as well as rarely heard compositions by Hétu, Jacob, Ciach and Bolcom. A concert not to be missed. Program: Jacques Hétu Variations (1964) Ludwig van Beethoven Six Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 34 Heidi Jacob Fantasy for Piano (2005) Frederic Chopin Fantaisie in F minor, Opus 49 Intermission Alexander Scriabin Five Preludes, Opus 16 Brian Ciach Fourth Sonata, “The Great Scream” (2015) Shreveport Stomp/Jelly Roll Morton, Dead Man Blues William Bolcom Three Rags from “The Garden of Eden

presented by Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA)
08/2018/11 - 08/2018/11
Winners of 2018 Philadelphia International Piano Competition and Closing Reception
The winners of the 2018 Philadelphia International Piano Competition will perform their winning program in this closing concert to the PYPA Piano Festival. Young pianists aged 12- 26 compete for prizes of performances and cash awards in two age categories. The winners are selected by our internationally renown jury members after listening to the performers in a solo performance and a concerto performance with a second piano. Listen to these young talented pianists at the start of their concert careers! Audience is invited to in a reception of drinks and dessert following the closing concert to the 2018 PYPA Piano Festival. *Program details and names of performers will be announced the day before the concert.

presented by Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA)
08/2018/12 - 08/2018/12
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. Schuylkill Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

presented by Schuylkill River Development Corporation
06/2018/02 - 10/2018/27
Japanese Experimental Animation
This program touches upon intersecting histories and continues through to the present, featuring the recent preservation efforts by Collaborative Cataloging Japan (of works by Ko Nakajima and Keiichi Tanaami) and its sister organization in Japan, Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive (of works by Nobuhiro Aihara). Anapoko Ko Nakajima, Japan, 1963, 16mm transferred to video, 7 min. Seizoki Ko Nakajima, Japan, 1964, 16mm transferred to video, 4:10 min. Marionettes in Masks Keiichi Tanaami, Japan, 1966, 35mm transferred to video, 8 min. 4 EYES Keiichi Tanaami, Japan, 1975, 16mm, 9 min. Rhabdophis Tigrinus Nobuhiro Aihara, Japan, 1972, 16mm transferred to video, 5 min. Honeybee Season Has Passed Nobuhiro Aihara, Japan, 1972, 16mm transferred to video, 8 min. Stone Nobuhiro Aihara, Japan, 1975, 16mm transferred to video, 8 min. Karma Nobuhiro Aihara, Japan, 1977, 16mm transferred to video, 3 min.

presented by International House Philadelphia
08/2018/09 - 08/2018/09