On Wednesday, rapper Jeezy, on tour with his newest album, Church in These Streets, addressed 80 teens in an auditorium at the Juvenile Justice Center in West Philadelphia.
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ATLANTIC CITY - To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, Dion DiMucci occupies a unique spot between the Rat Pack and the E Street Band. He's a singer with the voice to be a Sinatra-style crooner, but deep down he's a rock-and-roller (and a bluesman, really), and with his archetypal combination of attitude and heart he forged a career that landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The first influence that Christian McBride mentioned at the Merriam Theater on Saturday night was not one of the four civil-rights icons paid homage in his epic suite The Movement Revisited. Appropriately for a hometown performance, the bassist/composer instead began the evening by talking about his grandmother, whose hoard of Ebony and Jet magazine back issues provided his earliest introduction to African American history.
Since 1990, when he played bass on albums by elder greats Roy Hargrove and Wallace Roney, Philadelphia's leading bass man Christian McBride has been considered one of the finest craftsmen in jazz, whether jamming, collaborating, or composing.
Adele's new album, titled 25 (ColumbiaAdvance ) is . . . wait for it . . . drum roll . . . everyone listening? . . . very good, a deserving follow-up to 21, one of the greatest-selling albums of all time. There must have been overwhelming pressure on Adel
What kind of band is My Morning Jacket? That can change from show to show, depending on which My Morning Jacket vocalist/guitarist Jim James, bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist/singer Carl Broemel, and keyboardist Bo Koster decide to be.
Listening to Charles Ives can be like conversing with someone both brilliant and moderately demented: You'll be taken by unexpected routes to familiar places and won't always follow the logic of how you got there.
Among the things I've discovered at the orchestra over the years is that a good way to engage your seat mate is to say that the next piece is about a man punished by strapping him naked to the back of a horse and sending him through the countryside.
The Flamin' Groovies Although they emerged out of San Francisco in the mid-1960s, the Flamin' Groovies had nothing to do with the hippie/psychedelic scene that came to define the city in those years. Instead, the Groovies slammed out gloriously unpretenti
Ten years ago, Young Jeezy, hip-hop's self-proclaimed "snowman," released his debut album, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, a record filled with the allure of drugs and the sale of anything that wasn't nailed to the floor. As Young Jeezy, he kept to this single shtick for nine years, until he wasn't all that young any longer. By 2014, the un-young Jeezy was less restless (or sales-oriented) and more ruminative, hence the thoughtful soliloquies of the album Seen It All.
All good things come to an end. Really good things, however, might need multiple endings. WXPN-FM's Zydeco Crossroads program, originally set to conclude with its grand finale weekend in October, will return one last time (this time for sure!) for a free "Zydeco Crossroads Dance Party" on Saturday at Union Transfer.
African American musicians helped create the music genre eventually called rock.
Sunday Bard and bomb Set in 1605, Bill Cain's metafictional historical thriller, Equivocation, concerns a certain ink-stained wretch named Shagspeare who receives a royal commission to write a play about a plot to blow up the king and his ministers. As the playw
The formerly mainstream country singer, who hit it big with "I Hope You Dance" in 2000, went indie last year with her career-highlight traditionalist comeback album, The Way I'm Livin'. 7 p.m. Sunday at the Sellersville Theater.
Pope Francis, Wake Up!; Bjork, Vulnicura Strings; They Might Be Giants, Why?; Dweezil Zappa, Via Zammata
Ten years ago, Young Jeezy, hip-hop's self-proclaimed "snowman," released his debut album, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, a record filled with the allure of drugs and the sale of anything that wasn't nailed to the floor. As Young Jeezy, he kept to this single shtick for nine years, until he wasn't all that young any longer. By 2014, the un-young Jezzy was less restless (or sales-oriented) and more ruminative, hence the thoughtful soliloquies of the album Seen It All.
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com. Lewis Black. $75. 11/20. Golden Nugget Atlantic City (formerly Trump Marina) Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City; 609-441-2000. www.goldennugget.com. Whiskey Revival. $59. 11/21. 7 pm.
In Concert Electric Factory 421 7th St.; 215-569-9400. www.electricfactory.info. The Wonder Years. 11/25. 7 pm. Grand Opera House 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577. www.TheGrandWilmington.org. Rhiannon Giddens. $38-$45. 11/20. 8 pm. Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd's The Wall. $33. 11/21. 8 pm. De Temps Antan. $27. 11/22. 7 pm.
Friday-Saturday Jazz man Though he's the scion of a famous jazz family (his father was the legendary tenor saxophonist John and his mother the influential pianist Alice), post-bop saxophonist Ravi Coltrane has forged a distinctive career in his own right. He displays his cerebral
Jesse Thorn is coming to Philadelphia to have old-school medical devices tested on himself.
As far as the three members of London band Shopping know, no one has ever actually gone shopping while listening to their band.