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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Chad Taylor

Mon, October 30, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Voodoo & The Afterlife Featuring Chad Taylor Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the Education, Philosophy & Religion Department Chad Taylor (b. 1973) is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder of the Chicago Underground ensembles.…

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East Falls Performers' Evening

Mon, October 30, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Join us for our 27th annual event.  The evening will include a diverse menu of entertainment - instrumentalists, vocalists, stand-up commedians, and dancers.  Bring your friends and neighbors.  This popular community event is sponsored by the Friends of Fall of Schuylkill…

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Sundays on Stage: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

Sun, November 5, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Yah-Oh-Way, meaning “it is good” in Hopi, features dances of various Native American nations. Accompanied by song and drumming, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers don beautiful costumes and explain the meaning behind each movement. This series is made possible by funding from…

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BalletX Pop Up at the Parkway Central Library

Tue, November 7, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With generous support from the William Penn Foundation ’s New Audiences/New Places initiative , this season BalletX will be popping up for free performances at locations around the city , showcasing signature company repertory. This performance in the Grand Lobby of the Parkway Central…

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Sundays on Stage: Didgeridoo Down Under

Sun, November 12, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, science,  comedy, character building and audience participation. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central…

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An Evening with The Hidden River Trio

Mon, November 13, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This trio is composed of three members of the Lansdowne Symphony, who have enjoyed playing chamber pieces of both celebrated and unfamiliar composers.  Our performance includes works by Johan Hummel and Ernst Naumann; both works are interesting and beautiful chamber compositions.…

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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Ben Singer

Mon, November 20, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Nature of Morality Featuring Ben Singer  Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in Philbrick Hall Ben Singer is a drummer local to Philadelphia and strives to build upon the strong music tradition that the city is known for. While attending Temple University, he…

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Sundays on Stage: Jay Sand's All Around This World

Sun, December 3, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Jay Sand’s All Around This World is a multinational, multilingual sing-along and dance-along performance featuring family-friendly songs from several continents, spanning nations, cultures, genres and generations. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute…

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Sundays on Stage: Pages to Pirouettes' The Nutcracker

Sun, December 10, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Presented by Pages to Pirouettes , bring the whole family to hear the story of Marie and the Nutcracker Prince and their journey to the Land of the Sweets,  then see it come to life to the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky. This Sundays on Stage tradition closes with a ballet lesson for the…

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Sundays on Stage: Samba to Salsa's A Journey Through Latin Percussion

Sun, December 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Samba to Salsa celebrates the traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussiontaking you on a journey through the origins, history and classic rhythms of samba, salsa, and more. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium…

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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Larry Price

Mon, December 18, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Dox Trash - Master Thrash From Philly's Past Featuring Larry Price Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Print and Pictures Department The soulful musical styling of jazz artist Larry Price, alto saxophonist, vocalist, arranger, composer, and producer,…

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Poetry Slam!

Wed, December 27, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

We've worked for three weeks, writing and crafting our poetry.  Now it's time to join us for a live Poetry Slam! Space may be limited.

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Sundays on Stage: Soul Steps

Sun, January 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the engaging, high-energy step choreography which started among African-American fraternities and sororities as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia…

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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Dan Nosheny

Mon, January 29, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Impressions of an Exposition Featuring Dan Nosheny Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Social Science and History Department Dan Nosheny has been performing across a wide array of genres and styles for over two decades. A highly sought multi-instrumentalist…

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Sundays on Stage: The Art of Sarah Vaughan

Sun, February 11, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join us for this tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, performed by acclaimed vocalist Beverly Owens and pianist Diane Goldsmith. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901…

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Sundays on Stage: Two of a Kind

Sun, February 25, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The award-winning musical duo Two of a Kind presents an interactive family concert featuring songs about reading, books and the library, with lots of singing, movement, and puppets. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery…

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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Jeff Scull

Mon, February 26, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Soundtrack for a Wordless Novel Featuring Jeff Scull Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Art Department Jeff Scull is a jazz guitarist, composer, and teacher who has been active in the Philadelphia Jazz scene for the past 15 years. He is a graduate of the…

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Sundays on Stage: The Fisherman and the Flounder

Sun, March 18, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment Theatre Company brings this beloved Grimm fairytale to life in its uniquely magical way! This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery…

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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Mike Kennedy

Mon, March 19, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Writings of Poe, Clemens & Wilde  Featuring Mike Kennedy Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Rare Book Department Mike Kennedy is a guitarist, composer, recording artist, and music educator. He has been performing in Philadelphia and the…

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Sundays on Stage: Taikoza Japanese Drummers

Sun, April 8, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Power, Grace, Pulse, and Driving Rhythm. This electrifying aural and visual display consists of three drummers and a dancer. The huge taiko drums (“big drums”) were originally used in Japan to drive away evil spirits and the plague—today they keep audiences glued to their…

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