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Christmas Concert

Sat, December 16, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Christmas Songs performed on saxophone.

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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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An Afternoon with Monette Sudler

Sun, December 17, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Experience a special gift from guitar legend Monette Sudler and her Quartet.   Affectionately known as the "First Lady of Guitar", Ms. Sudler, who lives in Germantown, will perform a free concert of original compositions, contemporary jazz and seasonal favorites.  A…

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Youth Choir Performance

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Students from Settlement Music School will perform a program that includes holiday favorites. The program is free and open to the public.

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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Larry Price

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

Dox Thrash - 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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Free Pop-up Classical Concert Featuring Katherine Skovira & Anna Urrey

Tue, December 19, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join vocalist Katherine Skovira and flutist Anna Urrey for a free program of music focusing on composers who use otherworldly modes to evoke alien landscapes in space and time and who transform the familiar into fragmented lines and ideas. This  free  concert will unite…

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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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Yolanda Wisher’s Rent Party

Thu, January 18, 2018 6:30 P.M.
The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Pl.

Jacqueline Woodson describes Another Brooklyn as “a love song to black girlhood.” Join poet and musician Yolanda Wisher as she reads and performs her own love song to African American childhood. Wisher will be accompanied by other poets and her band, The Afroeaters. The tradition of…

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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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Philadelphia Stories Winter 2018 Issue Launch

Mon, January 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The Winter 2018 issue of  Philadelphia Stories , the free literary magazine that features work from local writers and artists, explores music and the ways it affects our lives, complementing the embedded themes of improvisational jazz and pop culture in  Another Brooklyn . Writers will…

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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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Passing Strange and Another Brooklyn: A Discussion

Thu, February 8, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Good Karma Café at The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.

The Wilma Theater’s Passing Strange follows a rebellious young black man as he journeys from gospel-soaked South Central L.A. through psychedelic Amsterdam to militant Berlin and back, in search of something “real.” Through explorations of identity that cross the globe, both…

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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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Free Concert

Wed, February 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, please join us for a performance of traditional Chinese music and Western music played on the erhu, a two-string bowed musical instrument sometimes known as the Chinese violin, by Philadelphia musician, author, Qi- Gong and Erhu educator Qin Qian. This…

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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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Drexel University Jazztet: An Evening of Music in Exploration of Another Brooklyn

Fri, March 9, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Drexel University, MacAlister Hall Sky View Room, 3210 Chestnut St.

Another Brooklyn ’s narrator, August, reflects,“If we had had jazz, would we have survived differently? If we had known our story was a blues with a refrain running through it, would we have lifted our heads, said to each other, This is memory…?” Ethnomusicologist and…

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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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