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Concert Review: Charles Abramovic Recital for the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy

Charles Abramovic, Chair of keyboard studies at Temple University, is an experienced teacher whose gift for interpreting modern music is extraordinary. The program he created for his Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy was almost an essay on the history of piano composition. The two outer pieces were written by composers born in 1938. The opening piece… Continue reading Concert Review: Charles Abramovic Recital for the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy

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Music Review: Animal World score by Michael Tuller and Neal Acree

Chinese writer/director Han Yan took a major gamble on his latest sci-fi manga movie, Dongxu shijie, (Animal World) by putting an American musical twist to a best-selling Japanese manga series, Kaiji, the ultimate survivor by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. The June 2018 premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival proved the gamble to be a winning choice.… Continue reading Music Review: Animal World score by Michael Tuller and Neal Acree

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The Fabulous PAULA JOHNS & The Dave Hartl Trio “A Tribute to Dionne Warwick & The Music of Burt Bacharach” CD Release Celebration at The RRazz Room New Hope on August 24, 2018

This Summer 2018, the talent performing at New Hope's RRazz Room at The Clarion is a diverse mix of world class artists. There is something for all entertainment tastes at the intimate and comfortable Rrazz Room New Hope, located within the Clarion Inn & Suites. Since opening the Rrazz Room New Hope space in November of 2013, the venue has presented legendary artists who have brought patrons… Continue reading The Fabulous PAULA JOHNS & The Dave Hartl Trio “A Tribute to Dionne Warwick & The Music of Burt Bacharach” CD Release Celebration at The RRazz Room New Hope on August 24, 2018

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Concert Review: Bernstein, Broadway and Beyond! at the Mann Center

The Philadelphia Orchestra concerts at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts are wonderful for many reasons, but on Wednesday, July 18, the weather was perfect and the Mann was full of young families with picnics and many patrons who do not ordinarily go for the more formal atmosphere at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.… Continue reading Concert Review: Bernstein, Broadway and Beyond! at the Mann Center

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People’s Light Presents Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, A Summer Music Event for All Generations

Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell & Andy Teirstein Directed by Nick Corley Restaged by Sherry Lutken August 1 – 26, 2018 Leonard C. Haas Stage Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music… Continue reading People’s Light Presents Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, A Summer Music Event for All Generations

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Recap: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – “New York City Rhythm Running Through My Life”

bor·ga·ta /bôrˈɡädə/ noun an organized branch of the Mafia. Well, if ever there was a name for a casino, Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa lives up to it! Bryan Buttler Media Relations, in tandem with the Borgata's Marketing Team, invited a bunch of Philly bloggers, influencers, and media elite to the Borgata's 15th… Continue reading Recap: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – “New York City Rhythm Running Through My Life”