Friday, May 22, 2015

Music/Nightlife

You can take the purported extraterrestrial origins of the Sun Ra Arkestra as mere showmanship, or as sci-fi social commentary. But watching bandleader Marshall Allen on Thursday at the Ardmore Music Hall - eliciting trademark squawks and grunts from his alto saxophone and conducting the cacophony of the 14-piece band for more than two hours just days before his 91st birthday - you could start to believe that there is something not quite human about him.
Spotify's movable feast of entertainment got bigger today with podcasts, videos and exclusive content.
Michaela Majoun, host of WXPN’s morning show since 1989, will step away from the mic for the final time next month.
Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett Some of the most fun I had in 2014 listening to music was watching Vince Gill perform with a band called the Time Jumpers at a club called 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, where the veteran country star plays every Monday night he's in town. Gill is the only household name on the gig, filled with primo A-list country-music studio musicians playing Western swing and honky-tonk classics. (Go there if you ever get the chance, country fans.)
The Roots weren’t the only Philly musical act offering their talents to guest performer Janelle Monae on last night’s "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
'Inspired by actual events" has become one of the more misleading phrases used to push entertainment. In Memphis, now in a musically sensational staging at the Walnut Street Theatre, the claim to a factual basis creates huge dichotomies within the production, and makes a mess of the entire evening.
In Concert Boardwalk Hall 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-348-7000. www.boardwalkhall.com. The Who. $48.50-$152.50. 5/22. 7:30 pm.
Friday-Sunday Walk-in view Lithuanian artist Ray Bartkus, besides designing the (now obsolete) 50 litas bill for his native country and creating illustrations for magazines and newspapers, makes installations braced by his massive figurative paintings. The effect is to immerse the
When Aaron Dontez Yates, the speed rapper/producer known as Tech N9ne, created the Strange Music label in 1999, he must have known his life's vocation.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event.
Jay Z's two-day fest is coming back to the Ben Franklin Parkway for the fourth year running.