Philly's Dylanologist, facing a dire prognosis, takes the stage one last time

Peter Stone Brown, Philly's preeminent Bob Dylan scholar, never compromised. While he never made much money, he did make a life — one he's proud of.

Judas Priest rocked Camden — and Queen Village — with help from the weather

Deep Purple and Judas Priest had an unlikely audience for their show in Camden: living rooms a mile west, in South Philadelphia.

Judas Priest rocked Camden — and Queen Village — with help from the weather

Deep Purple and Judas Priest had an unlikely audience for their show in Camden: living rooms a mile west, in South Philadelphia.

Mura Masa grew up playing in a punk band with his parents. Now, he’s hitting Union Transfer

Mura Masa's electric show, which he modestly describes as "a kind of weird one-man band," will travel to Union Transfer here in Philadelphia, on Saturday, August 18th.

Mura Masa grew up playing in a punk band with his parents. Now, he’s hitting Union Transfer

Mura Masa's electric show, which he modestly describes as "a kind of weird one-man band," will travel to Union Transfer here in Philadelphia, on Saturday, August 18th.
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Made in America food contest will pick vendors for this year’s festival

The winners of Sunday's competition will score spots on the parkway to sell food during the two-day Made in America festival.

Steely Dan play their first Philly-area show without late member Walter Becker at the BB&T Pavilion

Wednesday night at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan gave fine accounts of their 1970s hits. The Doobies were in fine vocal and instrumental shape, and Steely Dan as now composed is simply one of the finest, and finest-playing, bands you will ever see. Donald Fagen is a trifle creepy, and his voice is no longer with him, but he is an affable bandleader who appreciates his audience.

Taylor Mac outdoes Springsteen as hardest-working headliner, in audacious Merriam marathon

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DIY opera: Philly composer's interactive choose-your-own-aria is a new twist on the old art form

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It's a joyous 'Gospel at Colonus' reunion at First Unitarian Church

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The felon got courtside seating. The rest of us work 9-to-5 to afford a few hours of joy.

Shania Twain apologized for her Trump comments; that don't impress me much | Michael Smerconish

Shania Twain's apology for saying she might have voted for President Trump if she had voted establishes a slippery slope.

Listen up, Meek Mill, whether you want to be or not, you're now a role model | Editorial

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Patti LaBelle: Oprah for president? Not likely

Patti LaBelle sings at the Academy of Music Thursday. We talked to her about her "good girlfriend" Oprah, other A-list pals, her pies, her pipes, her grandchildren, and more.

The Roots' SXSW event canceled after bomb threat; suspect in custody

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In Minneapolis, Prince still reigns over Super Bowl LII

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'Frozen' singer Idina Menzel warms up for icy Super Bowl Live gig

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