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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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Concerts by Candlelight: The Franklin Quartet
The Franklin Quartet performs music from the dawn of the string quartet on period instruments. Named after Age of Enlightenment polymath Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Quartet brings a spirit of invention and exploration to its presentation of early string quartet repertoire, in particular through its adherence to the historical practice of the upper string players switching parts.   Individually, the members of the quartet possess extensive experience as specialists in historically informed performance practice, and are highly sought after as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral leaders across the United States and abroad. They will be performing works by Telemann, Boyce, Shield, Wesley, Onslow, and Haydn. A reception with light refreshments will follow the concert.

presented by Women for Greater Philadelphia
08/2018/19 - 08/2018/19
The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex Ed: A Verbal Sanctuary for Sexual Expression
"This is the most fun I have had for the least amount of money....Great place to take a date....Met so many nice people (single woman)....Finally had my unusual sex questions answered by an expert..." Come hear what all of Philadelphia, the Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Magazine have been talking about since 2008. Susana Mayer, Ph.D. is the creator & host of this comfortable & safe space. Hear erotica & sex memoirs. NO CENSORSHIP. Participate as a reader, storyteller, spoken-word performer, or just come to listen, enjoy & applaud. Prior to readings: Adult Sex-Ed, lead by Dr. Mayer Sexologist & co-host Walter. Answers to your anonymous questions are audience driven, along with Dr. Mayer’s academic input. Eccentric Walter keeps this session most lively with his quirky sense of humor. Every month there is a different audience participation section, such as creating erotic Mad-Libs and sex bucket list.

presented by The Erotic Literary Salon
03/2018/20 - 12/2018/18
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
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