Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Inquirer Daily News


The classical music world is full of stories about great musicians suffering heart attacks in mid-performance but soldiering on because the repertoire was so great they didn't want to stop.
The Academy of Music stage all but bursts with inviting, primary colors, with shades of yellow and orange covering walls and floors. The village square's cotton-candy vendors have never been so bright. Police wear candy-colored uniforms.
Why would an otherwise balanced person - a noted philanthropist and SPCA board member, no less - write a biography of one of history's most notorious, prolific serial killers?
Director John Landis is planning to release Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music promo in 3D next year after settling a legal battle with the late entertainer's estate.
The Academy of Music and other upscale venues welcome acts they once feared.
It's no secret the Disco Biscuits love to play. Formed at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, named for the '70s feel-good drug Quaalude, the Biscuits merged the jam-band form familiar from the Grateful Dead and the all-day-all-night sensibilities of
Purple Rain. For his first trick Tuesday, Prince will release two albums, the solo joint Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum, a collaboration with backup band 3rdEyeGirl. That evening, the 30th anniversary of his 1984 movie, Purple Rain, directed by Alb
From local players to national stars, the Kimmel Center’s (300 S. Broad St.) 2014-2015 jazz season features lots of great free and ticketed performances with improv jams, new work development, and swinging shows.
Sunday Beauty of the beast David Hirson's 1991 comedy La Bête is an inventive and wry look at theatrical craft, all in rhyming couplets, in which a fancy-pants producer in 17th-century France finds himself challenged when his royal patron foists a foppish, vulgar street clown upon his troupe. The show goes on at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Arden Theatre, 20 N. Second St., and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to Oct. 12. Tickets are $36 to $50. Call 215-922-1122.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) - Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park.