Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Music/Nightlife

At first, the dimly lit studio, dubbed “The Batcave,” at 3rd and Callowhill where Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid records didn't have the feel I was expecting.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.
Music doesn't just soothe the savage breast, it makes us civil and open to one another. And that goes double for jazz.
No wonder Jack White hates the Black Keys. Just like the White Stripes, the duo White used to play in with his drumming ex-wife, Meg, the Black Keys are a rock tandem formed around the turn of the millennium with the cojones to attempt to build a mass audience in a hip-hop-pop-country-electro world the hopelessly old-fashioned way: by playing the blues.
ATLANTA (AP) - With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday.
No wonder Jack White hates the Black Keys. Just like the White Stripes, the duo that White used to play in with his drumming ex wife Meg,
Ode to Humanity. A condensed version of this oratorio by Chinese composer Ke-Chia Chen, which the Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsed in its recent visit to Shenzhen, China, will be performed in New York at 7 p.m. Monday, opening day of the U.N. General Assembly, in a 17-minute version with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Find a live video stream at webtv.un.org. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts; pianist Lang Lang hosts. - David Patrick Stearns
It's a Tweedy teaser; read more in the 'Live Life Love' section of the Sunday Inquirer.
Despite two of the country’s leading music festivals, Coachella (held in April in Indio, Calif.) and Firefly (taking place in Dover, Del. in June), taking place on opposite sides of the country, they’ve just gotten a bit closer — at least in organization.
It’s the end of an era. Or perhaps the waning of one.
Gigantic dinosaur bones aren't the only things being dug up by Philadelphia archaeologists.