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September 15, 2016 | By Ilene Raymond Rush
By Ilene Raymond Rush When I think back on my Springsteen years, which have now encompassed most of my life, I think a lot about yearning. I think about how, as a teenager in 1973 at the famous Main Point coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, I recognized not the future of rock and roll, but a deep note of neediness and pain in Bruce's voice, restlessness and a desire to get out and make good. I had never heard my internal emotional soundtrack put into words. As a teenager prone to depression who would receive a future diagnosis of bipolar 2, he hooked me cold.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Back in February, when Bruce Springsteen brought the River Tour to the Wells Fargo Center to perform that 1980 double LP from start to finish, it afforded the Jersey rocker the opportunity to reframe songs that were originally written about confronting the harsh realities of adulthood with the perspective and wisdom that comes with the passing of three and a half decades. The concert trek that brought Springsteen and his E Street Band back to Philadelphia for the first of two shows at Citizens Bank Park - a second show is scheduled for Friday - is still nominally known as the River Tour.
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February 17, 2012 | BY CHUCK DARROW, darrowc@phillynews.com 215-313-3134
THERE'S NO question Bruce Springsteen fans will eat up each and every one of the 150-plus items that comprise "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen," the exhibit that opens today and runs through Sept. 3 at the National Constitution Center. Sure, some of the pictures, notebooks, guitars and tour tchotchkes showcased here are somewhat prosaic and not especially interesting. But others are real grabbers. Here are 10 must-sees, and why you must see them:   1960 Corvette Why it's cool: A 1960 'Vette is cool under any circumstances.
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February 13, 2016 | Molly Eichel
Get down on your knees and praise the Lord - it's Bruce time! Springsteen and his E Street Band are coming back to Philadelphia for a show at the Wells Fargo Center. On Friday morning, the band's notoriously zealous fans will congregate in South Philadelphia, preparing to see the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking E Street Band. They won't leave until hearts have been stopped, pants have been dropped, and houses have been rocked. This is The River tour, so, for the first half of the show, Bruce and boys (and ladies)
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February 17, 2012 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
ZOE STRAUSS is known as Philadelphia's pre-eminent street photographer, complete with a show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that runs through April 22. But she's also a major Bruce Springsteen fan. In fact, on March 4, Strauss will discuss the influence of Springsteen's music on her own work and life at the museum. The connection between Strauss and Springsteen makes sense. Both (especially early Springsteen) champion the working class, shining a light on communities that are not in the forefront of the American conscience.
NEWS
February 8, 2016
The arrival of The River in October 1980 came at a momentous time in Bruce Springsteen's career. It was his fifth album and first double LP, and also the first music he released after turning 30 the previous year. With Born to Run in 1975, he had built a Wall of Sound monument to rock-and-roll escape - and survived the hype of being on the cover of Time and Newsweek. The world closed in on 1978's brooding Darkness on the Edge of Town , which fought back with a raised-fist declaration on "Badlands": "It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive!"
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Toward the end of the National Constitution Center exhibit "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen," which opens on Friday, there's a section called Book of Dreams. To get there, you walk by the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette that Springsteen bought in 1975 after the success of Born to Run , and pass through rooms lined with fliers advertising gigs by early Springsteen bands like Steel Mill and Dr. Zoom & the Sonic Boom. There are trophies like the 1994 best-song Oscar for "Streets of Philadelphia," and artifacts such as the jeans and T-shirt the Boss wore on the cover of 1984's Born in the U.S.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2012
Fandemonium: Bruce Springsteen Name: Dallyn Pavey. Age: 53. Occupation: Restaurant and music publicist. Roots: Philadelphia and the Main Line. First show: 1974 at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr. How many shows? More than 100, and I'm seeing both sold-out shows Wednesday and Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. Why Bruce Springsteen? I have never seen anyone perform live like him. My previous work in radio allowed me to attend many concerts, and to this day no one compares to a live Bruce Springsteen show.
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June 30, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Several times a year, Jesse and I wage war against the masses. Three laptops, two cellphones, and an iPad ablazin' are our weapons of choice in the epic battle that is purchasing concert tickets. Invariably, one of us is freaking out - war is really stressful, you know? Our cat, Punim, on the other hand, sits bedside and tends to not care at all. But she has no idea how important this is. They're just tickets, you say? Not for Jesse and me. Although it isn't life or death, it is love.
NEWS
February 19, 2012
Does an exhibit on Bruce Springsteen have any place at the National Constitution Center?
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September 15, 2016 | By Ilene Raymond Rush
By Ilene Raymond Rush When I think back on my Springsteen years, which have now encompassed most of my life, I think a lot about yearning. I think about how, as a teenager in 1973 at the famous Main Point coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, I recognized not the future of rock and roll, but a deep note of neediness and pain in Bruce's voice, restlessness and a desire to get out and make good. I had never heard my internal emotional soundtrack put into words. As a teenager prone to depression who would receive a future diagnosis of bipolar 2, he hooked me cold.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
It's 4:03:43 for Springsteen Bruce Springsteen 's Philly show Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park ran four hours, three minutes, and 43 seconds, making it his longest concert ever in America. His longest show on Earth was in Finland in 2012 and lasted four hours, six minutes. The Boss' moods In weightier matters, Springsteen reveals in his memoir that he has struggled with depression for 30 years. So he feels blue sometimes? It's darker than that, the Boss writes in Born to Run , due Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Back in February, when Bruce Springsteen brought the River Tour to the Wells Fargo Center to perform that 1980 double LP from start to finish, it afforded the Jersey rocker the opportunity to reframe songs that were originally written about confronting the harsh realities of adulthood with the perspective and wisdom that comes with the passing of three and a half decades. The concert trek that brought Springsteen and his E Street Band back to Philadelphia for the first of two shows at Citizens Bank Park - a second show is scheduled for Friday - is still nominally known as the River Tour.
NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Speaking of Bruce Springsteen, who headlines Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday and Friday, Philadelphia and Princeton troubadour Son Little does right by the Boss; haunted howl in this cover from 1982's Nebraska . Streaming on Soundcloud and YouTube.
NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Sylk 130 reunion. In the mid-'90s, Philadelphia DJ-producer-songwriter King Britt brought an all-star cast of local talent together to form the soul-funk-jazz collective Sylk 130. The crew, which included poet Ursula Rucker, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and trumpeter Jafar Baron, made its recording debut on 1997's When the Funk Hits the Fan , and now the band is getting back together. Sunday at the TLA. "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain.
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September 3, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, STAFF WRITER
Alas, summer is almost gone. Good thing September is chock-full of fun things for you to see, hear, rock out on, and do, like Made in America , the blow out music fest that happens on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend. Here are five other can't-miss events going on this month: Bruce Springsteen 8 p.m. Wednesday and next Friday, Citizens Bank Park , 1 Citizens Bank Way, $100-$150, 215-463-1000. This may be Springsteen's second (and third) time in Philadelphia on his current tour, ostensibly to promote a reissue of The River , but that doesn't mean Bruce is turning on the autopilot.
TRAVEL
August 8, 2016 | By Gigi Simeone, For The Inquirer
I first saw Bruce Springsteen perform in Hanover, N.H., in 1975. I knew virtually nothing about him, but halfway into "Rosalita," I knew I was hooked for life. Over the years, I've seen him probably 50 times up and down the Eastern Seaboard, in places ranging from Durham, N.H., to Asbury Park to all the various arenas, those still standing and those long departed, in Philadelphia. As a frequent traveler to Italy, however, I've thought it would be incredible to see him there, given our shared Italian heritage.
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June 30, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Several times a year, Jesse and I wage war against the masses. Three laptops, two cellphones, and an iPad ablazin' are our weapons of choice in the epic battle that is purchasing concert tickets. Invariably, one of us is freaking out - war is really stressful, you know? Our cat, Punim, on the other hand, sits bedside and tends to not care at all. But she has no idea how important this is. They're just tickets, you say? Not for Jesse and me. Although it isn't life or death, it is love.
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
HERE'S THE THING about Bruce Springsteen: The man has a remarkable knack for doing the right thing in his public life. The bard of America's deindustrialization of the 1970s and '80s, Springsteen has long collected food and made donations to local poverty programs - and then he began to see the connections between the blue-collar struggles he sang about and the politics around him. When an unarmed immigrant named Amadou Diallo was killed by 41 shots...
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March 23, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Boy-band bondage Prep schools have dress codes. The Army, too. But did you know boybands have 'em, too? Ask Zayn Malik . The newly minted solo artist says that while he was with One Direction , he was contractually required to maintain a "young teen boy look. " He wasn't allowed the fuzzy-wuzzy stubble and two-tone frosty hair color that distinguish him today. "Eventually, when I got older, I rebelled against it," Malik, 23, tells Complex mag. Seems the poor dude was oppressed to the very core of his being.
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