Monday, May 25, 2015

Music/Nightlife

Who are the two most famous sons of Yorba Linda, Calif.? Yes, history buffs, you're right about one. Richard Nixon was born in the Orange County enclave that is home to his presidential library.
What goes around comes around? Usually in Philadelphia, that means that some underhanded piece of skullduggery is coming back to haunt you. At the Dresden...
Jay Z's two-day fest is coming back to the Ben Franklin Parkway for the fourth year running.
Sunday Who's that girl George Bernard Shaw's witty mix of rom-com and philosophical debate, Man and Superman, in which a young woman's charms resist and ultimately triumph over her reluctant guardian's anarchic argument, is presented in sparkling style by England's National Theatre. A film of the production screens at 1 p.m. at the County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown. Tickets are $18. Call 215-345-6789.
There are two kinds of people who come to discover music from the Balkans.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.
VIENNA (AP) - Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.
The Philadelphia Orchestra tour has hit its stride.
The Philadelphia Orchestra is loved in Luxembourg, but not for the expected reasons
As far as chill-wave pop goes, there are a fleeting few artists at the top of the list known for opulent but simple synth-based melodies, dreamily repetitive loops, and heavy-duty FX processing. While chill king Washed Out and glo-fi princes Com Truise and Memory Tapes come to mind, Geographer - New Jersey-born singer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Deni and company - are strong contenders for the hypnagogic pop crown if the devoted fan base at Union Transfer on Friday was any proof.
 
Mumford & Sons rocks Seaside Heights