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North Central: Philadelphia Celebrates Its Rich Jazz History

North Central: Philadelphia Celebrates Its Rich Jazz History

When Faye Anderson first saw Leroy Neiman’s painting “Big Band” at the National Museum of American History, she was struck by the musicians featured. “It’s a fantasy jam session featuring 18 jazz giants,” Anderson said. “Four of the 18 have Philadelphia roots – John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and Dizzy Gillespie.” The director of All […]

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Education: Piano Teacher Says Music Plays Key Role in Children’s Development

Education: Piano Teacher Says Music Plays Key Role in Children’s Development

Patrick Fink, 27, a piano instructor and professional musician, has taught music since 2006. Fink has taught private lessons from his home in Roxborough for nearly 10 years, and has traveled to give lessons in the surrounding Pennsylvania/New Jersey region as well. The majority of his students are from grades nine through 12, but he […]

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Fairhill: Puerto Rican School of Music Reflects the Beat of the Community

Fairhill: Puerto Rican School of Music Reflects the Beat of the Community

The Puerto Rican Institute of Music sits on North 5th Street, a road surrounded by Latino influence. Walking by on any afternoon you might even hear the beat of plena – traditional Puerto Rican music – filtering out the upstairs windows. With only a couple of classrooms, the Puerto Rican Institute of Music has about 10 […]

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Arts and Entertainment: Five Nightlife Entertainment Venues in Philadelphia

Arts and Entertainment: Five Nightlife Entertainment Venues in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for its top music venues, restaurants, open mic nights and things to do when it comes to nightlife in the City of Brotherly Love. However, there are hidden treasures within the brick walls and cobblestone streets of Philadelphia. Here are five places to check out next time you’re looking to hear some […]

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Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Jay Pross never thought he would own a clothing store with more than 100 of his designs on display. He also didn’t think that his hand-painted T-shirts would go on to become a major hit in the music industry, drawing attention of iconic artists such as Soulja Boy, The Game and even Beyoncé. It wasn’t until […]

 By Ashley Shackelford and Claire Voeglein

Burholme: André Porter Helps Create Community with ‘Where Itz At’ Radio

Burholme: André Porter Helps Create Community with ‘Where Itz At’ Radio

Hunched over the rectangular fold-up table in the back corner of Chase’s Hop Shop, 35-year-old Jamaican immigrant André Porter carefully adjusted the position of his laptop, its stand, and the soundboard in preparation for his two-hour radio show called “Where Itz At.” This episode of the biweekly, live broadcast happened to fall on the same […]

 By Jane Babian and Caralyn Dientsman

South Philadelphia: Rare Syndrome Won’t Keep Musician From Her Passion

South Philadelphia: Rare Syndrome Won’t Keep Musician From Her Passion

Before being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Kelianne Murray believed she had a normal childhood.  She enjoyed running around in the park, climbing trees and hanging off of monkey bars in her hometown of Ewing, New Jersey. She never realized something was wrong until her freshman year of college. Looking back, she realizes the signs were there […]

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Arts and Entertainment: Jennifer Logue Brings Light to the Local Music Scene

Arts and Entertainment: Jennifer Logue Brings Light to the Local Music Scene

Philadelphia is becoming a leading city for music lovers, from artists to concert-goers. With Vivid Seats rating Philadelphia the #1 city for live music, opportunities are also growing for local artists to get their foot in the door and start their musical career. Jennifer Logue is not only a singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, but she is […]

 

Music: Opportunity for Producers of Electronic Dance Music Grows

Music: Opportunity for Producers of Electronic Dance Music Grows

Philadelphia is frequently in the shadow of New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami when it comes to electronic dance music but some top DJs’ roots are in the City of Brotherly Love. After all, DJ/producer Diplo threw the first Mad Decent Block party in Philadelphia. Among those creating a name for themselves is […]

 

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Philadelphia has always been known for its love of cheesesteaks but it is also a city that loves music just as much. From live music venues such as World Café Live, Union Transfer and Electric Factory, it may seem odd that there are very few stores from which you can buy instruments in the heart […]