March 29, 2013
Sara Watkins Her fiery fiddle and sweet singing helped propel the child bluegrass prodigies known as Nickel Creek into alt-country stardom. But Sara Watkins also has proven a formidable solo act in the five years since Nickel Creek split up. Her self-titled 2009 solo debut - produced by former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones - proved she could go it alone with ease. Guest appearances on John Mayer's latest album, onstage with Jackson Browne (with whom she'll tour again this summer)
March 22, 2013
In Concert Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.academyofmusic.org . Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys. $45-$75. 3/26. 8 pm. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. www.thecolonialtheatre.com . Steve Forbert. $19.50-$29.50. 3/22. 8 pm. David Bromberg Quartet. $29.50-$42.50. 3/24. 7:30 pm. 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing; 215-493-6500. www.crossingvineyards.com . Hot Tunes. $10. 3/22. 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-569-9400.
March 14, 2013 |
Curtis Chamber Orchestra is hitting the road with its customary vigor and intelligence, though its program - performed Monday at the Kimmel Center, subsequently in Washington and New York - was a this-and-that calling card perhaps aimed more at establishing the Curtis Institute identity than at making a cohesive artistic statement. The exterior conceit in this concert, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, was a musical meeting ground between two starry Curtis graduates from different generations, violinists Jennifer Koh (2002)
March 8, 2013 |
On Sunday afternoon, enjoy folktales and songs as the Kennett Symphony Orchestra presents its children's concert "Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Orchestra Favorites" at West Chester University. The annual show will begin at 2 p.m. under the direction of Australian-born composer Melissa Dunphy. Movements to be performed are "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" from Solomon by Handel; "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland; and "Jack and the Beanstalk," composed by Dunphy in 2010.
March 4, 2013 |
The rapper French Montana and his entourage left Philadelphia on Friday afternoon after a day spent answering questions from detectives about a late-night shootout that erupted near Montana's tour bus, leaving one man dead and another injured. After Montana's sold-out show Thursday night at South Street's Theater of Living Arts, the rapper's bus was parked near the Holiday Inn Express on Columbus Boulevard around midnight, surrounded by hundreds of friends and fans, when a car with tinted windows drove up and shots were fired from a rolled-down passenger-side window.