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Steely Dan playing the Mann Center on Saturday
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 09/18/13 10:22 pm | updated: 09/18/13 10:22 pm
 
Jazz-rockers Steely Dan are coming to the Mann Center this Saturday night as part of a special 2013 tour.

The group has maintained a cult following since their peak in the late 70s, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Although Becker and Fagen haven't released a new album since 2003's Everything Must Go, they have toured fairly consistently in recent years.

Tickets are available through the Mann Center's Read More

 
 
Vampire Weekend and Arctic Monkeys coming to Mann Center's Skyline Stage in September
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 08/10/13 11:48 pm | updated: 08/10/13 11:48 pm
 
In what is shaping up to be a jam packed September lineup at the Mann, Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend will be performing at the Skyline Stage September 18th and 19th.

September 18th:
Arctic Monkeys, a British alternative rock/garage rock/post-punk favorite, are touring in support of their new album "AM", their fifth studio album which is scheduled for release on September 9th. Their debut album, 2006’s "Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not", became one... Read More

 
 
Philadelphia Orchestra delivers first-rate performances at the Mann Center
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 08/04/13 1:48 am | updated: 08/04/13 1:48 am
 
In the past few weeks, the Mann Center has been the home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recent performances have featured the music from Fantasia, The Legend of Zelda, and Symphonic Sports-tacular - a recent partnership with Philadelphia sports teams which featured famous moments from Philadelphia sports history set to well known classical favorites.

But last week's line-up saw a return to more traditional classical repertoire.

Wednesday's performance, From... Read More

 
 
Philadelphia Orchestra making three performances at the Mann Center next week
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 07/28/13 8:28 pm | updated: 07/28/13 8:28 pm
 
The Philadelphia Orchestra will be playing three shows at the Mann Center next week, as they have traditionally done in the summer months. Each performance touches on a slightly different vibe of music.

Wednesday 7/31: From Russian Romance to Revolution -

Selections from Russian composers Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Thursday 8/1: Van Cliburn: A Tribute -

Late American pianist Van Cliburn will be honored through... Read More
 
 
Bob Dylan, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeroes, Dr. Dog, Wilco at XPoNential Fest
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 07/27/13 11:59 am | updated: 07/27/13 11:59 am
 
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes kicked off the annual XPoNential Music Festival last night at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront. In a nearly two-hour set, the folk band, who just released a new, self-titled album on Tuesday, were a surefire crowd pleaser, playing songs new and old.

The three-day festival brings in many folk, rock, world, and other artists of many different stripes and levels of notoriety. This Saturday, Upper Darby natives and rising stars, The... Read More
 
 
South African Star Simphiwe Dana impresses in US tour, graces cover of Rolling Stone
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 07/20/13 3:06 pm | updated: 07/20/13 3:06 pm
 
In a soulful performance at World Cafe Live on July 10th, South African sensation Simphiwe Dana made the second of her US performances to kick off her US tour. The jazz vocalist who was recently featured on the Cover of South Africa's edition of Rolling Stone magazine put on an impressive show full of soulful, emotional melodies, showcasing her incredible talent to US audiences who are just now hearing about her.

Accompanied by a smooth bass, drums, and a sax (as well as the... Read More

 
 
Simphiwe Dana brings South African soul to World Cafe Live Wednesday, July 10th
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 07/08/13 12:26 am | updated: 07/08/13 12:26 am
 
South African singer Simphiwe Dana will bring her jazzy vibe to World Cafe Live this Wednesday night, July 10th. A favorite of South African audiences and a rising artist in the European world music scene, Dana fuses her rich, soulful voice with soft, smooth jazz and South African melodies. A truly powerful performer, she has been dubbed the "Goddess of African cool" and compared to vocalists such as Billie Holiday and Miriam Makeba.

Just after making one of her first US... Read More

 
 
Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson to perform Thick as a Brick 1 and 2 at Kimmel Center in July
 
  by: Brandon - Havertown, PA
started: 06/17/13 10:59 pm | updated: 06/17/13 10:59 pm
 
Fresh off of his first new album in a decade, rock legend Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull will be stopping by Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center on July 17th to perform his concept album duo, Thick as a Brick and Thick as a Brick 2. Just released by Anderson last year, Thick as a Brick 2 is a follow up to the famous original 1972 concept album, a favorite of Tull fans and number one in the charts following its release.

Formed in 1967, British rock band Jethro Tull climbed into the... Read More

 
 
 
 
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