I had to ask. Art Garfunkel is playing shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday and Saturday nights. On one of those nights - Friday, to be precise - Paul Simon, whose surname is forever hitched to Garfunkel's by an unspoken ampersand, is also in town, playing the Wells Fargo Center on his tour with Sting.
This year's Roots Picnic brings Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe, Action Bronson and more.
Much has changed for Annie Clark, the performer known as St. Vincent, since she played the intimate First Unitarian Church nearly six years ago. In 2008, the singer/guitarist, fresh from stints with the Polyphonic Spree and in Sufjan Stevens' band, was mining a stark, smartly funny yet fragile-sounding solo career in art-pop with a quietly swooping croon and spookily emotive lyrics that made her sound like Kate Bush's daughter.
The South by Southwest Music Festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas, this week, is a colossal event. Last year, more than 2,200 bands played official SXSW showcases. Hundreds more performed nonsanctioned gigs ranging from taco-shop parking-lot parties to corporate-branded megastar events.
On Sale Tuesday Sara Evans, Slow Me Down; Aloe Blacc, Lift Your Spirit; Juanes, Loco de Amor; Elbow, The Take Off and Landing of Everything
As singer, composer, and collaborator, Pharrell Williams has had a starry year under his production moniker, the Neptunes. His hits with Robin Thicke ("Blurred Lines") and Daft Punk ("Get Lucky") were summer 2013's soundtrack. His Desp
Sunday Bard and Jane. For a scuffling playwright, Shakespeare truly understood the way a crown can poison even the most noble. One of his most penetrating explorations of power and corruption, Julius Caesar, is presented by the Lantern Theater Company in a samurai setting at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Anyone looking for a quick overview of jazz history could take a crash course simply by checking out a few performances in Philly this weekend. Around the city, modern jazz artists are paying homage to a groundbreaking festival and some of the music's most pioneering artists, glancing back while moving determinedly forward.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) sssss Of course you will be there among your friends Friday night, celebrating TGIF. If you are lucky, you will see someone you have wanted to engage in a chat. The purpose might be to clear the air and/or ask them out. Your charisma and integrity seem to travel through the sound waves. How could there be any other response but a yes?
In Concert Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre at Lincoln Hall 200 College Dr., Blackwood; 856-216-2170. www.mainstage.org. HAPA. $25-$35. 3/8. 8 pm.
Sting & Paul Simon/ Art Garfunkel Simon and Garfunkel are in town Friday night. Only thing is, they're not playing together. Paul Simon is sharing the Wells Fargo Center stage with an unlikely musical cohort - Sting - and a slew of backing musicians, while Art Garfunkel is doing the first of two "intimate evening" performances at the Art Museum.
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