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February 11, 2008 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The transformation of Chan Marshall ? that's pronounced "Shawn" - in the last few years from a disaster waiting to happen to a fully functional soul woman has been a heartening indie-rock redemption song. It used to be that Marshall, who performs as Cat Power, could barely perform at all, stumbling through a song or two as she hid behind a "Cousin It" hairdo on her piano bench. Nowadays, her hair is pulled back in a ponytail, and she's out front in restless motion, bounding about the stage as she bends down low to engage with her material.
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June 13, 2006 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Chan Marshall - the indie-rock soul singer and pianist who performs as Cat Power - has a long history of crippling stage fright and midconcert meltdowns. Maybe that's why the Theatre of Living Arts was less than full on Sunday, when Marshall (who pronounces her first name "Shawn") sang in support of her sterling, slinky album The Greatest. She was backed by the Memphis Rhythm Band, featuring former Al Green guitarist Mabon "Teenie" Hodges. And if a reputation for unreliability kept away any Cat Power fans, they ought to be kicking themselves.
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February 3, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Going to see an artist who has had the words paralyzing stage fright written next to her name as many times as Cat Power - the stage name of the singer Chan Marshall - can be a perilous proposition. Would Marshall make it through the show? How was the 41-year-old indie chanteuse coping after being dumped by Giovanni Ribisi and canceling a number of fall shows (including one at the Electric Factory) due to financial and medical troubles? Did she really cut off her long, dark tresses, dye her hair blond, and fashion it into a Mohawk?
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October 17, 2003 | By SARA SHERR For the Daily News
Everyone I know will be at Cat Power (7 tonight, the Trocadero, 10th and Arch streets, 215-922-LIVE, $16, www.thetroc.com), watching Chan Marshall resurrect her lovely yet creepy songs from "You Are Free" with tons more confidence. Come early for local singer-songwriter Denison Witmer's literary ruminations on Philadelphia. Helen Back and the Str8 Razors play their very first all-ages show at the Sick City Showcase (6 p.m. tomorrow at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., 215-573-3234, free, www.foundationarts.
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September 18, 1998 | By Jonathan Valania, FOR THE INQUIRER
"I don't buy records, I don't collect records - I'm not obsessed with music," said Chan Marshall, the 26-year-old slack, nomadic chanteuse behind Cat Power, explaining the guilelessness at the center of her music-making. "I used to just make up songs on a guitar to entertain myself during a time when I didn't have a tape deck. To me, writing songs is like arranging the furniture in your house; every year you change it around a little bit and somebody might be impressed enough to take a picture.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Russell Brand; Dave Attell; Cat Power. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Journalist Brian Williams; Ne-Yo performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Daniel Craig; Dave Salmoni; Diamond Rings performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:30 a.m., 6ABC) - Actress Hayden Panettiere.  
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September 18, 1998 | by Sara Sherr, For the Daily News
The best way to enjoy Cat Power (10 p.m., Tuesday, Pontiac Grille, 304 South St., 215-925-4053, $7) is to not think about it too much. So here are the facts. Cat Power is one woman named Chan (as in Shawn) Marshall. She's 26 years old and isn't really from anywhere in particular, moving from town to Southern town, until ending up in New York City. In 1991, somewhere in Florida, she picked up a guitar and started writing her quiet yet intense songs about friends, lovers, demons, and car crashes.
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October 19, 2012
Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie Your parents' equivalent of the so-called Twins of Evil tour would be an Alice Cooper/Ozzy Osbourne bill (has that ever happened? And why hasn't it?). Two master showmen who've built their entire careers on the macabre, both these frontmen-turned-franchises made their name in the goth-industrial complex until the resultant trash heap overshadowed the Hollywood sign. Manson frightened teachers, parents, politicians, and Michael Moore. Zombie disbanded his band for an even greater solo profile and turned his love of shock-horror into cinematic wealth onstage and off, overseeing gory theatrical releases like The Devil's Rejects , while Manson released a best-of appropriately titled Lest We Forget , trailing such choruses as "I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist.
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February 3, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Going to see an artist who has had the words paralyzing stage fright written next to her name as many times as Cat Power - the stage name of the singer Chan Marshall - can be a perilous proposition. Would Marshall make it through the show? How was the 41-year-old indie chanteuse coping after being dumped by Giovanni Ribisi and canceling a number of fall shows (including one at the Electric Factory) due to financial and medical troubles? Did she really cut off her long, dark tresses, dye her hair blond, and fashion it into a Mohawk?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013
Dwight Yoakam From Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. , his 1984 debut EP, through to 2005's Blame the Vain , Dwight Yoakam remained remarkably consistent and prolific, positioning his clean, well-crafted postmodern honky-tonk outside the lines of rigid Nashville music-making strictures. The Los Angeles-based singer and actor took some time off before returning with last year's Three Pears (Warner Bros.), however, and the album benefits greatly from a renewed sense of purpose, with contributions from Beck and Kid Rock, among others.
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January 25, 2013
ROCK & MORE Like a knife Bryan Adams sings and strums his hits in an all-acoustic solo show that still carries a wallop. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., 8 p.m. Friday, $51.50-$81.50, 215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org. Presidential high jinks Abe Lincoln may be the darling of the film awards season, but he's not the only president meant for showbiz. Plays and Players mounts "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," a funny rock-musical about our nation's seventh president (played by Joe Sabatino)
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November 7, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Russell Brand; Dave Attell; Cat Power. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Journalist Brian Williams; Ne-Yo performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Daniel Craig; Dave Salmoni; Diamond Rings performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:30 a.m., 6ABC) - Actress Hayden Panettiere.  
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2012
In Concert 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.annenbergcenter.org . Kenny Barron Trio. $20-$55. 10/20. 8 pm. 2126 The Highway, Wilmington; 302-475-3126. www.ardenclub.com . The Felice Brothers. $28 general public; $23 members. 10/19. 8 pm. 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-569-9400. www.livenation.com . Robbie Rivera. $50. 10/19. 8 pm. Alanis Morissette. $45. 10/20. 8:30 pm. Cat Power. $30. 10/25. 8:30 pm. 2125 Chestnut St.; 267-765-5210. www.r5productions.com . OFF!
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Multiple baby daddy Levi Johnston has asserted his fiendish potency once again. Us mag reports that he and yearlong gf Sunny Oglesby have welcomed daughter Breeze Beretta Johnston up in Wasilla, Alaska. BBJ is, let's see, oh, yeah, half-sister to Johnston son Tripp , fostered with Bristol Palin , daughter of inspirational speaker and former political candidate Sarah . Levi says he's trying to get custody of Tripp. Yeah, right. BTW, Bristol starts on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars next week.
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February 2, 2009 | By Sam Adams FOR THE INQUIRER
The Raleigh, N.C., sextet Annuals opened its show at Johnny Brenda's on Friday night with the kind of flourish one rarely sees in the tiny Fishtown club. Augmenting the band's two drummers, pounding away on transparent kits that took up half the stage, guitarists Adam Baker and Kenny Florence took up sticks to hammer at their own freestanding floor toms. As the rhythmic assault intensified, the drums filled with colored light, pulsing like hearts in a science-fair display. Baker, who sings lead, thrives on drama.
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February 11, 2008 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The transformation of Chan Marshall ? that's pronounced "Shawn" - in the last few years from a disaster waiting to happen to a fully functional soul woman has been a heartening indie-rock redemption song. It used to be that Marshall, who performs as Cat Power, could barely perform at all, stumbling through a song or two as she hid behind a "Cousin It" hairdo on her piano bench. Nowadays, her hair is pulled back in a ponytail, and she's out front in restless motion, bounding about the stage as she bends down low to engage with her material.
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