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POSTED: Friday, June 28, 2013, 4:19 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra will add a classical touch to the city's Fourth of July festivities. (Phila. Orchestra)

Begin this year's Fourth of July celebration with a classical performance from the famed Philadelphia Orchestra on the Delaware River waterfront.

Independence Day might be on July 4, but the city's festivities will kick off early with the classical concert on July 2 at Penn's Landing.

The concert features Associate Conductor Cristian Macelaru and violinist Kristin Lee in various compositions throughout the night, including a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.


POSTED: Friday, June 28, 2013, 1:12 PM
Professional snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White attends the The 2012 Gentlemen's Ball hosted by GQ Magazine at IAC HQ on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

“The Flying Tomato” is putting his halfpipe tricks on hold and taking his 1260º spins to the recording studio.

Two-time Olympic gold-medalist Shaun White is venturing into music with his new band, Bad Things, which signed its first major deal with Warner Bros. Records.

The professional snowboarder and skateboarder is one-fifth of the LA-based band with guitarist Anthony Sanudo and drummer Lena Zawaideh, who are White’s long-time friends. David LeDuke will provide the leading vocals and Jared Palomar (of former band Augustana) will play bass.


POSTED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 3:33 PM
Miley Cyrus arrives at the Myspace event at the El Rey Theater on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

She’s just being Miley.

Pop star Miley Cyrus stirred up some controversy with the premiere of her latest single, “We Can’t Stop,” and to no one’s surprise, the song’s music video is a far cry from Cyrus' past work. Not to mention, it’s all kinds of weird.

The video, directed by Diane Martel, features the former Disney star dancing in a giant teddy bear costume, wearing a gold grill and kissing a doll while in a pool. And of course, it would not be a Miley Cyrus party without some twerking.


POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013, 4:55 PM

Get your panama hats and flip flops ready for Jack Johnson's return to the stage.

stepping in as a last-minute replacement for Mumford & Sons for this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival, the folk-rock singer announced today that he will travel across the nation for a fall tour that begins in September.

The tour will promote Johnson's sixth studio album, From Here to Now to You, which will be released in the U.S. on September 17. His latest single "I Got You" is on available for download on iTunes.


POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013, 3:49 PM
From left, Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, and Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons seen arriving at the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in London. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Ted Dwane, bassist of Grammy-winning, folk-rock band Mumford & Sons successfully underwent surgery this week to treat a blood clot near his brain.

Dwane posted a post-operation photo on the band’s official website on Monday with the caption: “Bear with a sore head! Thanks so much for all the well wishing, it seems to be working! I’m home.” He is said to make a full recovery and will join his bandmates for future performances.

Mumford & Sons canceled several shows because of Dwane’s surgery, including a headlining appearance at Bonnaroo music festival. Singer Jack Johnson replaced the “I Will Wait” band in the festival lineup.


POSTED: Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

Conrad Benner is well known for his website Streets Dept–a blog that focusing on covering lesser known art on the streets of Philadelphia. Benner is dedicated to exploring and photographing all that he can find.

Each month, Conrad will be hand-picking his favorite new street finds.

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