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May 17 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm - June 4 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
One of the greatest storytellers of his generation, James Lecesne (writer of the Academy Award-winning film, Trevor), takes us to a small Jersey shore town to unravel the story of
One of the greatest storytellers of his generation, James Lecesne (writer of the Academy Award-winning film, Trevor), takes us to a small Jersey shore town to unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and luminous 14-year-old boy. Leonard has gone missing and Lecesne brilliantly inhabits nearly a dozen personalities and voices of the people who shared Leonard’s life, including the detective assigned to the case. Together they form a portrait of a town, which has been unexpectedly inspired by Leonard, forcing them to question how they live, who they accept and what they leave behind.
Tickets are up NOW! www.punchlinephilly.com Beats by DJ CashMoney International DJ Blizzy Most BPM very own DJ Rasheed Solebrother Byrd Comedy Tony Woods /Skeet Carter On point Chef Grays We are going All
Tickets are up NOW!
Beats by DJ CashMoney International DJ Blizzy Most BPM very own DJ Rasheed Solebrother Byrd
Comedy Tony Woods /Skeet Carter
On point Chef Grays
We are going All Day!Food ticket with purchase of ticket, drink specials, day party with Cash Money, one hour Live Taping of Comedy Show After Party with Blizzy Most / DJ Solebrother and lots of Laughs.
Live Laugh and Love
LiveConnections presents two emerging composers and recent grads of the Curtis Institute of Music, collaborating around their love of video games and their serious classical chops. Soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, in
LiveConnections presents two emerging composers and recent grads of the Curtis Institute of Music, collaborating around their love of video games and their serious classical chops. Soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, in addition to performing opera, is an award-winning game audio designer and composes music for film and TV. Double bassist Xavier Foley shares his love of video game music in his own compositions and performances. LiveConnections has commissioned both artists to write new game-inspired works, to be premiered as part of a lively and eclectic program spanning new music, art songs, opera and classical bass.
“These aren’t your typical collaborations. LiveConnections creates synergy between … unlikely bedfellows” (Philly Mag Ticket). The LiveConnections Presents concert series features six curated concerts annually, showcasing adventurous collaborations, new commissions and world premieres, and the best boundary-crossing music around. LiveConnections is a nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live. For more information, visit http://liveconnections.org/.
About the Artists
ELIZABETH ZHAROFF is a successful opera singer, composer and game sound designer. When she isn’t performing halfway around the world, Elizabeth is based in Los Angeles, California, where she works from her home studio and sings with L.A. Opera. Ms. Zharoff has performed in major halls throughout America, Europe, and Asia, and has sung in at least 15 languages. Recent performances include singing Leïla in “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” with Seattle Opera, Violetta in “La Traviata” on an international simulcast with English National Opera, the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Colburn Orchestra, and creating the role of Esther in the World Premier of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Opera, Morning Star. The press has described Ms. Zharoff’s voice as “a powerhouse of sound” whose “glorious high notes defy imagination”, and her performances as “magnetic” and “a delight from start to finish.” In addition to performing opera, Elizabeth composes and designs game audio from her home studio. Shortly after venturing into game audio in 2014, her first published game, Roshamboroo, was awarded 2nd place in the Dolby Audio Challenge. Since then, she has created sound for over a dozen games, across multiple platforms. Ms. Zharoff particularly loves working on projects in Virtual Reality, such as InnovoxVR, which explores the meditational experience of a human voice, and was released for GearVR and Oculus Rift in 2015. In her spare time, Ms. Zharoff still hasn’t had enough music, so she composes for film and TV and collaborates with other composers. Elizabeth holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music, as well as additional technical certification from Berklee School of Music. Learn more at http://elizabethzharoff.com/.
XAVIER FOLEY. From Marietta, Georgia, double bassist Xavier Foley was the First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition. As such, he has appeared as soloist with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony and Brevard Concert Orchestra, and made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Sphinx Virtuosi in October 2014. He recently toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi 2014, where he was featured as soloist on the U.S. East and West coasts. Mr. Foley was also the First Prize winner of both the 2009 (Junior Division) and 2011 (Senior Division) International Society Bassist Competition, and a prizewinner in the Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition. A winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, he has performed in Carnegie Hall as principal bassist of the New York String Seminar Orchestra, under the baton of Jaime Laredo. He has also appeared on NPR’s “From the Top.” As a chamber musician, he has appeared at Marlboro Music and the Delaware Chamber Music Festival. Also a composer, Mr. Foley studied composition with Eric Sessler and Edgar Meyer at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree under Hal Robinson and Edgar Meyer. He studied previously with Douglas Sommer, and has trained as part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program. Mr. Foley’s double bass was crafted by Rumano Solano. Learn more at http://www.astralartists.org/artist/xavier-foley-2.
Come out to Electric Factory on Friday, June 2nd for and evening of alternative and electro pop as BANKS takes the stage. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts
Come out to Electric Factory on Friday, June 2nd for and evening of alternative and electro pop as BANKS takes the stage. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:30 PM.
When Banks broke out with 2014’s Goddess, she became the world’s most blogged about artist, with a voice compared to the likes of Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill, and a sound that took alt-pop and R&B to electrifying new places. With every song written and controlled creatively by Banks, The Altar pushes those edges even further, and pulls no punches. It’s an inspiring confrontation of complicated love, pain, and self-doubt.
“I pushed myself. I pushed my boundaries. I found my own strengths while making this album,” she says. “I found that when I needed a shoulder to lean on, I could be that shoulder for myself.”
The album opens with Banks alone on piano, her voice distant and reverberant. “And to think you would get me to the altar,” she sings on “Gemini Feed.” “Like I’d follow you around like a dog that needs water. But admit it you just wanted me smaller, if you woulda let me grow you coulda kept my love.” And then grow she does–the song swells with core-shaking beats, and her stirring voice turns resolute: “Open up your eyes.” Nowhere is Banks’ fearless self-confrontation more evident than in “Fuck With Myself,” which Zane Lowe premiered in July as a Beats 1 “World Record.” “I fuck with myself more than anybody else,” sings Banks, cutting through propulsive beats and ominous grooves. In the powerful, jarring video she dances and struggles with contortionists wearing her image. “In the video I’m looking in a mirror, because it’s like looking at myself with open eyes. My hair is not in my face anymore. I feel less scared to be seen.”
On the haunting, slow-burning “Mind Games,” she challenges us to do just that: “Do I ever have to notice? I’ve been standing here and I don’t know why. Did you ever even see me try? Do you see me now? Do you see me now? Do you see me now?” Other songs on the album like “Mother Earth” are fearless in their vulnerability–led by strings and acoustic guitar, Banks sings “Follow me to my bed, cause every time you fall I’ll be holding your head up. And when will you get tired of feeling bad? And every time you fall, follow me.”
“I wrote that song when I was feeling sickened by this weight that society puts on women,” she says. “It tries to make them want to be as small as possible and take up as little space as possible. Be as perfect and wrapped up in a bow as possible. My sister just gave birth to a baby girl and I just I felt really sad and scared for her because I didn’t want her to feel how I have felt.”
The album, which features collaborations with producers and writers including Tim Anderson, SOHN, DJ Dahi, and Jenna Andrews, was driven by Banks’ deep, insistent need for raw expression and solace.
“Once I was ready to write again it really just poured out of me,” she says. “It was just like my body needed it so bad. I think I was probably chomping at the bit to put everything that I had gone through on paper. I went through a depression while I was creating, and it came out in my music in the best way–not in a sad way, but all of this deep-seated stuff that was weighing on my mind.”
And the album’s title, The Altar, honors the spiritual experience of that creation. (Source: HERE)
About Electric Factory
Electric Factory, one of the nation’s leading indoor music venues, tops the charts in Philadelphia as the city’s most celebrated location for live music. For over 40 years Electric Factory has been a fan favorite for an array of musical tastes as it hosts the top names in entertainment from all musical genres.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Kildare's West Chester
18 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Announcing The West Chester Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll with 10+ amazing bars & restaurants. Craft beer samples, drink & food specials, dozens of craft beer options, and so much
Announcing The West Chester Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll with 10+ amazing bars & restaurants. Craft beer samples, drink & food specials, dozens of craft beer options, and so much more. An absolutely incredible value and one heck of a fun afternoon with friends! Typically we have great spring weather – perfect for a beer stroll!
Here’s what’s included:
- Stroll around to multiple amazing locations (see list below) in the beautiful, historic West Chester area!
- Your own keepsake custom craft beer crawl mug
- At each location, you will get two awesome craft beer samples – all included with your ticket!
- A custom “crawl map” complete with a spot for tasting notes and a pencil (to mark those beers you love)
- Discounted $3 craft beer specials in your mug
- Discounted light-food specials at each location (try multiple locations – yummm-o!)
- $50 in Complimentary First Ride credits from LYFT – your safe ride there or home, FREE! Redeem Here
- You can choose your starting location when purchasing your ticket to help us staff properly.
Participating bars and restaurants include Avalon, Iron Hill Brewery, Kildares, Landamark Americana, Mas Mexicali Cantina, Ram’s Head Bar and Grill, Restaurant 51, Saloon 151 Whiskey Bar and Grill, Social Lounge, and The Square Bar.
Can’t make it at noon? No problem – start any time! Tickets are very affordable – early bird discount for those that buy well in advance and prices WILL INCREASE as we get close to the event or selling out. Ticket sales are limited to ensure an amazingly fun experience for all and it is not too crowded. Additional discounts available for groups of 15 or more people – email us for more info.
Join us in the Art Center’s beautiful Sensory Garden for art and fun as we celebrate the close of our Accessible Art Exhibitions, featuring the inspiring work created in these
Join us in the Art Center’s beautiful Sensory Garden for art and fun as we celebrate the close of our Accessible Art Exhibitions, featuring the inspiring work created in these programs for children and adults with disabilities and at-risk youth. Enjoy a family-friendly bookreading with Nahjee Grant, hands-on art projects, and a performance by Enchantment Theatre Company. During the Sensory Garden Party, Main Line Art Center will also recognize local art students from local public and private schools who have been nominated by their art teachers to receive awards for artistic achievement and potential. The Sensory Garden Party is free and open to the public! For more information, please visit www.mainlineart.org.
(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Navy Yard
4747 South Broad Street
Step right up ladies and gentlemen and be prepared to be amazed... Welcome to the greatest fest on earth! Never ever before, not even once in the history of local beer
Step right up ladies and gentlemen and be prepared to be amazed… Welcome to the greatest fest on earth!
Never ever before, not even once in the history of local beer festivals has there been a circus themed beer festival in the City of Brotherly Love. With unbridled jollification and uttermost grandeur, The Navy Yard Parade Grounds provide the perfect backdrop for Beer Under the Big Top. Get ready for the largest, most magnificent and utterly stupendous beer event you have ever been to.
More than 150 brews from local and national craft breweries will be sampled. You’ll be given a souvenir tasting cup with the extraordinary capability of holding 2 oz. samples of any of the more than 150 beers at the festival and set your eyes upon the main stage where contortionists, sword swallowers, jugglers and more will turn an ordinary Saturday afternoon into a day that will long be remembered.
SAVE $10/TICKET WITH CODE “SUMMER”!!!!!
If you’re a wine lover you know there’s a wine for every course of a meal. This is true even for dessert and there’s no shortage of delicious and decadent
If you’re a wine lover you know there’s a wine for every course of a meal. This is true even for dessert and there’s no shortage of delicious and decadent wines to satisfy your sweet tooth. The “dessert wine” category encompasses a wide spectrum of styles and flavors. In fact, any wine with significant residual sugar can be called a dessert wine. Some are light, effervescent, and about as alcoholic as a domestic beer. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, they can be a nutty, boozy fortified wine. With such a diversity of styles, there’s a dessert wine out there for everybody. Come discover what’s best for you! In this class we’ll explore some of the most popular options, such as moscato d’asti, sweet late harvest wine, luscious fruit wine, and fortified wines like port and madeira.