Music & Nightlife Archive: May, 2012

Donna Summer, RIP

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TMZ is reporting that Donna Summer, the disco and pop diva who was a consistent, underrated 1970s radio hit maker with songs like "Last Dance... Read more

The Best/Worst Jazz Album Ever (and Other New Releases)

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The Holy Grail of jazz albums has finally arrived on CD today. It's still driving me crazy. Lured to Toronto on May 15, 1953 by a bunch of... Read more

Philadelphia Folk Festival lineup announced: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and John Hiatt are headliners

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Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and John Hiatt will be among the Americana guitar pickers at the 51st annual Philadelphia Folk Festival on the... Read more

Interview: Jay-Z on the 'Made In America' festival, "the only city to rival Motown," and his diaper changing skills

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After his press conference with Mayor Michael Nutter this morning, Jay-Z sat down for an interview with me atop the steps of the Philadelphia... Read more

Jay-Z to headline and program 'Made In America' festival on Ben Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend

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UPDATED May 14th, 11:19 am "Philadelphia is a great music town, everybody knows that," said Mayor Nutter as he introduced Jay-Z , who took... Read more

Jay-Z, Mayor Nutter to announce Labor Day weekend concert festival on Monday

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Jay-Z will join Mayor Nutter atop the Art Museum steps at 10:30 Monday to announce a multi-day concert festival called Made in America over... Read more
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Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at Harrah's Philadelphia kicks off historic week for casino entertainment

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Friday’s ceremony officially marking the name change of Harrah’s Chester to Harrah’s Philadelphia (see below) is only one... Read more

Lucky Oceans in Narberth

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Lucky Oceans, the Philadelphia-reared steel guitar playing founding member of Western Swing kings Asleep at the Wheel has lived in Australia... Read more