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  • 8:00 PMTuvan Throat-singers ALASH
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The Rotunda 

    presents

    Alash

    An evening featuring our old friends, Tuvan throat singers ALASH! ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. What does throat singing sound like? "Imagine a human bagpipe-a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally-by the same person, at the same time." -Newsweek (March 17, 2006) Where is Tuva? Tuva (sometimes spelled Tyva) sits at the southern edge of Siberia, with Mongolia to its south. Over the centuries, Tuva has been part of Chinese and Mongolian empires, and shares many cultural ties with Mongolia. In 1944 it became part of the USSR, and until the late physicist Richard Feynman drew attention to it, was largely unknown to westerners. Tuva is now a member of the Russian Federation. 

    Admission is FREE but donations are encouraged, as this is a very expensive event to produce. Help us continue to bring Alash to The Rotunda! Please please do your best to bring at least $5 per person. 

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  • 7:30 PMJeffrey Werbock presentation of traditional Azerbaijani mugham
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    Fire Museum and The Rotunda 

    present

    Jeffrey Werbock

    In a presentation of traditional Azerbaijani mugham

    Jeffrey Werbock will give a performance and presentation of traditional Azerbaijani mugham improvisations on various native stringed instruments.  Mr. Werbock has been giving these presentations for nearly 40 years to audiences all over the world.  His primary work is giving lecture demonstrations at colleges, universities, academies and museums, mainly in America and Europe.  He has also given solo concerts in Azerbaijan, where he is widely known for his passionate love of their traditional music.

    Mugham, an ancient Azerbaijani musical tradition with roots as far back as the Ancient Egyptians, is an elusive art within America. Possibly the first music in the world to have an open improvised form free of time signature, it is indispensable with regards to its influence on all types of music, from free jazz to world music to blues.  It is important that this gem of Azerbaijani culture is exposed to new generations of open minded musicians and cultural connoisseurs alike so that the understanding of its influence on modern music is not lost.

    Jeffrey Werbock was born in Philadelphia in 1951. In 1971 he moved to Los Angeles, California and the following year he met an older man from Daghestan who played traditional Azerbaijani music on one of their native instruments, the kamancha. From the first moment of listening to this strange and ancient music, Jeffrey was completely enthralled. With the guidance of Mr. Avshalomov, he began to study the cultures and peoples of the Caucasus Mountains, with a strong emphasis on the traditional music of Azerbaijan.  Only one year after they met, Jeffrey and his teacher moved to Brooklyn where they shared an apartment. After three years of intensive work together, Jeffrey moved to Manhattan in order to be closer to the center where world music began to acquire a following. Since then, he has given hundreds of concerts and lecture demonstrations at museums, colleges, universities and community concert venues in the United States, Europe and Azerbaijan.

    Admission is FREE (donations highly appreciated for this event!)

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  • 8:00 PMIn The Sea with Tristan Honsinger + Dan Blacksberg/ Heru Shabaka-ra/Connor Przybyszewski
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    Fire Museum presents 

    In The Sea with Tristan Honsinger

    Dan Blacksberg/ Heru Shabaka-ra/Connor Przybyszewski

    In The Sea featuring Tristin Honsinger (Montreal/Amsterdam) :

    Tristan Honsinger started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his decisive move to Europe, where he's been at the centre of improvised music activity ever since. So this group represents an oblique sort of homecoming, as well as an introduction to some of this city's finest players today, some born after his departure in the seventies. Their rapport is obvious, the results a satisfying mixture of musical empathy and creative conflict. Tristan plays with characteristic daring from his reserves of readymade tune fragments and shards of poetry and into the protean unknown that is the foundation for the best group improvising. Josh Zubot, and Nicolas Caloia don't merely follow him there, but provoke him -“ and each other - in ways that are, by turns, subtle, assertive, and irreverent. A superb encounter.

    Born in New England, the cellist Tristan Honsinger studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. By the '70s, the Trans-American had moved to Amsterdam and formed the Instant Composers Pool with drummer Han Bennink and radical pianist Misha Mengelberg. With this avant-jazz group, his music transcended the classical conservatory background he had and he began to incorporate wild, free improvisation, jazz, and European folk music into his cannon, not to mention a kinship with Bertolt Brecht theatre, which would put an edge on performances and recordings that take on experimental strategies, some of which include what could be considered violent attacks on the instrument. Here he would find a kinship with Cecil Taylor, who also liked to make small explosions inside his piano. Honsinger worked with the great pianist in Europe, with Steve Lacy, Lol Coxhill, and Louis Moholo among them in the European free jazz community -- which, in the '70s, was thriving as far away as Florence, Italy. Honsinger found a home there in 1978 for a number of years. Working with the more extreme experimental Gruppo Du Improvisazione Nuovo Consonanza (Improvisational Group for New Consonance) members Giancarlo Schiaffini and Gianluigi Trovesi. Having worked with many groups and ad hoc improvisation setting through the years, interests in theatre, dance, and opera influenced his performances considerably. - Sylvie Harrison/All Music Guide

    Dan Blacksberg/Heru Shabaka-ra/Connor Przybyszewski (Philadelphia) :

    Debut of a new trio that formed in the aftermath of this summer's improvisational music festival The Spectrum this double trombone and trumpet trio is sure to delight and astound given the vast and varied backgrounds of the performers (who have performed in Sun Ra Arkestra, Deveykus, Space Whale Orchestra and so much more!)

    links at http://www.museumfire/

    Admission is FREE; donations encouraged.

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  • 6:00 PM"Heroes Real & Imagined" Comic Arts Workshop - Week 2 of 4
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    COMIC ARTS CLASS (HEROES/ REAL AND IMAGINED) A FOUR WEEK CLASS FOR TEENS (18 AND UP) & ADULTS 

    SEPTEMBER 29TH, OCT 6, 13, & 20  3015 (6:00-9:00)

    "Heroes Real & Imagined" Comic Arts Workshop

    In this workshop, you will learn the basic history of the role of comic artists through history with a focus on LGBT, minority, and female artists. Text for the class is "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud. You will also learn the basic skills to create a comic/graphic novel. This class if for ages 16 through adult. The class will culminate in an art show at Locust Moon in which each member will present a panel. 

    The comic-production part of the class will be limited to 20 students. Each class will have a lecture which is open to anyone (no limit) who wishes to join. Suggested donation for each class is $0-15 (or $0-60 for all 4 classes) and it goes to supporting Project Arts and the teachers/lecturers.  

    Tuesdays September 29, October 6, 13, 20; 6-9pm

    At The Rotunda

    Week One 

    History of Comics - by Steve Teare Part one of instruction of comic production by Steve Teare 

    Week Two 

    Box Brown will present how to create a comic/graphic novel as biography or documentary. As well as talk about his work as a comic artist and the production of his "Andre The Giant: Life and Legend"  

    Part Two instruction of comic by Steve Teare

    Week Three 

    History of Women in comics and their roles as comic artists in our society by Meghan Turbitt  

    Part three instruction 

    Week Four 

    Part four instruction

    Art Show and presentation Locust Moon Comics, 34 South 40th Street. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/416148281918267/

    Sponsored by Project Arts Productions, Classes, and Workshops The Rotunda @locust moon

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  • 8:00 PMDC/Philly free jazz blowout! Aaron Martin-Nick Millevoi-Heru Shabaka Ra-Luke Stewart-Scott Verrastro, Hatchers
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Clavius Productions presents:

    Philly/DC new improv quintet comprised of:

    Aaron Martin (alto sax, flute)

    Nick Millevoi (electric guitar)

    Heru Shabaka-Ra (trumpet)

    Luke Stewart (bass)

    Scott Verrastro (drums, percussion)

    Hatchers

    Michael Roy Barker, electronics

    Brian Osborne, drums + percussion + tape loops

    Hatchers is the electronics and drums duo of Michael Roy Barker and Brian Osborne. These two have developed a strong vocabulary after ten years of collaborating in George Steeltoe Ensemble and Sharks With Wings. Thier music explores influences from noise to post rock to free jazz to improvised music. Barker uses modified and homemade electronic instruments, drum machines, and modular synth, with Osborne playing a stripped down hybrid drum kit augmented by tapes, contact mics, bells and gongs. They are currently working on a full length LP that will be out in the fall of 2015. Osborne has studied with percussion master Milford Graves, and performs in the doom/free jazz duo The Gate. He has performed with Robert Beatty, Tom Blancarte, Daniel Carter, Tim Dahl, Peter Evans, Paul Flaherty, Frode Gjerstad, Michael Thomas Jackson, Oliver Lake, Joe McPhee, Dan Peck, Kevin Shea, Tamio Shiraishi, Panagiotis Spoulos, Nate Wooley, Spencer Yeh, Wretched Worst, Blastocyst, Paper Legs, Reverse Mouth, Dosdedos and more. In 2003 he founded his own record label, Heat Retention Records.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMThe Innocents (1961) and The Seventh Victim (1943)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault at the Rotunda 2015

     FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!

    This program is made possible through the generous support of theCinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania.  

    October 8THE INNOCENTS (1961 / 100 minutes) Perhaps the most beautifully photographed black & white horror film ever made, this suspenseful masterwork of Gothic atmosphere is an exquisite adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw featuring gripping performances by adult and child actors alike. An unforgettable tour-de-force of supernatural terror and psychological repression.THE SEVENTH VICTIM (1943 / 71 minutes) The sense of dread is palpable in this moody and nightmarish tale of urban devil worship from producer Val Lewton. Kim Hunter stars (in her debut performance) as a young woman searching for her missing sister on the menacing streets of 1940′s New York City, with plenty of striking chiaroscuro lighting.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski November 12MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937 / 91 minutes) Heart-rending in its truth and emotional beauty, Leo McCarey’s masterpiece and most personal film was created both as a love letter to his recently deceased father and as an exposé of what can happen to elderly Americans without the support of Social Security (or their children). Orson Welles said of the film: “It would make a stone cry.”EVERYBODY’S FINE [STANNO TUTTI BENE] (1990 / 118 minutes) Marcello Mastroianni gives one of his best performances as an elderly widower who traverses Italy to visit his distant offspring, each of whom had given him an impression of their life which turns out to be very different from the actuality. A powerful and beautiful rumination on the relationship between elderly parents and their adult children.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski December 10PERMISSIVE (1970 / 90 min) At the end of the hippie era, a broke young woman arrives in London and is initiated into the counter-culture and the seedy sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll lifestyle of a groupie. Psychedelic soundtrack by Comus and Forever More.

    DUFFER (1971 / 75 minutes) Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq’s off-beat and lyrical character study of a British teenage boy shuttlecocking between a sadistic old man and motherly prostitute.

     FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!

    This program is made possible through the generous support of theCinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • 7:00 PMSojo Groove Night - Fundraiser for Camp Sojourner
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    Philly musicians perform to benefit CAMP SOJOURNER, GIRLS’ LEADERSHIP CAMP, a nonprofit leadership program for Philly girls ages 8-16, offering affordable summer camp and year-round activities.

    Featuring:

    MONICA MCINTYRE, cellist and vocalist, blending the genres of jazz, blues, soul, reggae, and middle-eastern music.

    BETHLEHEM ROBERSON, acapella vocalist blending her voice with powerful rhythms.

    SILVERTON, an indie folk-rock band with lots of heart.

    MIXED PEOPLE, a funky, soul fusion band with hints of rock and world music.

    UNIDOS DA FILADELFIA SAMBA GROUP, a community-based samba school whose mission is to spread the joy and excitement of Brazilian percussion.

    Sojo Groove Night is happening at THE ROTUNDA (4014 Walnut Street) in Philadelphia, a community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change.

    SUGGESTED DONATION $20, with additional donation and discounted tickets available--if you can pay more, please do! Our goal is to raise $3,000 to help launch our year-round programs for Philly girls at no cost to families, including our Teen Leadership Institute, Bartram's Garden farm days, self-defense classes, college tours, creative arts, social justice action projects, and more. If you need to pay less than the suggested donation, please do--we want all of our community to be able to attend.

    FOOD AND RAFFLE will be available at the event.

    We hope you can join us on October 9 to enjoy great music and help provide much needed programs for Philly girls!

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  • 11:00 AMPunk Rope Class
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    Punk Rope is like the gym class you wish you'd had as a kid. 

    Sweat with a smile to 14 kick-butt tracks about our furry (and some not so furry) friends. Named one of the best workouts by Gothamist and Greatist.

    All fitness levels welcome. No rope jumping skill necessary. Ropes are supplied. Free rope jumping instructional DVD for all participants. Followed by a delicious vegan brunch for purchase.  

    FREE! 

    Space is limited. RSVP is REQUIRED. People who have not RSVPed will not be able to take the class. 

    RSVP here: http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/punk-rope/

  • 12:00 PMPunk Rope - 2nd class added!
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Punk Rope is like the gym class you wish you'd had as a kid. 

    Sweat with a smile to 14 kick-butt tracks about our furry (and some not so furry) friends. Named one of the best workouts by Gothamist and Greatist.

    All fitness levels welcome.No rope jumping skill necessary.Ropes are supplied. Free rope jumping instructional DVD for all participants.Followed by a delicious vegan brunch for purchase.  

    FREE! 

    Space is limited. RSVP is REQUIRED. People who have not RSVPed will not be able to take the class. 

    RSVP here: http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/punk-rope/

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  • 6:00 PM"Heroes Real & Imagined" Comic Arts Workshop - Week 3 of 4
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    COMIC ARTS CLASS (HEROES/ REAL AND IMAGINED) A FOUR WEEK CLASS FOR TEENS (18 AND UP) & ADULTS 

    SEPTEMBER 29TH, OCT 6, 13, & 20  3015 (6:00-9:00)

    "Heroes Real & Imagined" Comic Arts Workshop

    In this workshop, you will learn the basic history of the role of comic artists through history with a focus on LGBT, minority, and female artists. Text for the class is "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud. You will also learn the basic skills to create a comic/graphic novel. This class if for ages 16 through adult. The class will culminate in an art show at Locust Moon in which each member will present a panel. 

    The comic-production part of the class will be limited to 20 students. Each class will have a lecture which is open to anyone (no limit) who wishes to join. Suggested donation for each class is $0-15 (or $0-60 for all 4 classes) and it goes to supporting Project Arts and the teachers/lecturers.  

    Tuesdays September 29, October 6, 13, 20; 6-9pm

    At The Rotunda

    Week One 

    History of Comics - by Steve Teare Part one of instruction of comic production by Steve Teare 

    Week Two 

    Box Brown will present how to create a comic/graphic novel as biography or documentary. As well as talk about his work as a comic artist and the production of his "Andre The Giant: Life and Legend"  

    Part Two instruction of comic by Steve Teare

    Week Three 

    History of Women in comics and their roles as comic artists in our society by Meghan Turbitt  

    Part three instruction 

    Week Four 

    Part four instruction

    Art Show and presentation Locust Moon Comics, 34 South 40th Street. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/416148281918267/

    Sponsored by Project Arts Productions, Classes, and Workshops The Rotunda @locust moon

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  • 7:00 PMOne Love Philly Guns Down Concert - National Night Out
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    ONE LOVE PHILLY GUNS DOWN 

    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 

    SAFE COMMUNITY EVENT 

    ART ACTIVISM 

    MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES

    STRENGTHENING FAMILY BONDS

    REBUILDING COMMUNITIES

    PHENOMENAL TALENTS

    FOOD FUN FESTIVITIES

    WE REMEMBER EACH OTHER

    WE SHARE WE CARE

    7:00 PM TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!

    $10.00 IN KIND DONATION

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  • 8:00 PMJulius Eastman's █████ ██████
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    Julius Eastman's █████ ██████ 

    for 4 grand pianos

    performed by performed by Joe Kubera, Adam Tendler, Michelle Cann, and Dynasty Battles 

    and a special performance by sound artist Tracie Morris.

    ABOUT THE EVENT <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    Pulsating textures, unyielding and relentless, Eastman's compositions for multiple pianos are in a world all their own. Joseph Kubera, who performed the work with Eastman in 1980, will lead this rare performance. Beginning the concert will be a recording of Eastman describing his intentionally provocative titles, discussing his aim to reclaim derogatory language. Sound artist and poet Tracie Morris will provide a reflection on Eastman's work, re-contextualizing it for our current times. 

    ABOUT EASTMAN <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    Julius Eastman was born in New York City in 1940 and spent his youth in Ithaca, NY. Eastman studied piano and composition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, graduating in 1963. Eastman moved to Buffalo, eventually joining the Creative Associates (1968 - 1975), a prestigious new music center noted for its leadership under Morton Feldman. Eastman was a highly regarded performer and was especially note for his performances of Peter Maxwell Davies' "Eight Songs for a Mad King". His recording of the work was nominated for a Grammy in 1973. In 1975, he moved to New York City, where he continued to compose and perform regularly. A series of misfortunes and personal struggles left Eastman homeless in the mid 1980s, with much of his music confiscated when he was evicted from his home. Eastman died in Buffalo in 1990 at age 49.

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    In 1980, while a composer in residence at Northwestern University, the title of Eastman's works were censored - stricken from programs and concert advertisements. █████ ██████ is an avatar representing this censorship. Mirroring the flat, black pen strokes of a redacted text, ██████ reminds us of the dehumanizing effect of silencing voices, the power of language, and the importance of artistic expression to engage with challenging topics. Ultimately, we ask - "Who is this type of censorship for?"

    Admission is FREE

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  • 2:30 PMHansel and Gretel
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    For Immediate Release

    Contact Dorothy Cardella or James R. LongacreTouch of Classics! Vocal EntertainmentPhone: 215-432-3362 or 215-868-9988Fax: 215-465-0753Email: info@touchofclassics.comWeb site: touchofclassics.com/

    FIND OUR SHOW ON PHILLY FUNSAVERS FOR 50% OFF ON THE OCT 17 PERFORMANCE! Visit http://phillyfunguide.com/funsavers

    Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel at The Rotunda. Touch of Classics! Presents

    Opera Masterpiece for Halloween!

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 9/15/2015 - Touch of Classics! is bringing Humperdinck’s opera masterpiece Hansel &  Gretel for two performances at The Rotunda on the campus of The University of Pennsylvania. Touch of Classics!'s  James R. Longacre and Dorothy Cardella bring this fully staged and costumed opera for the enjoyment of young and old during the Halloween season.

    Everyone knows the story of the two children’s adventure after their Mother sends them into the dark and eerie woods in search of strawberries. Hansel and Gretel get lost in the deepest part of the wood until they discover the magical gingerbread house of the evil Witch, who quickly captures them and prepares to make them the latest batch of gingerbread children to add to her collection. Gretel outsmarts her and pushes the Witch into the oven freeing all the other children from her magical spell and ending her reign of terror.

     In the cast are: Teri Seri as Hansel, Dorothy Cardella as Gretel, Sharon Derstine as The Mother, Edward Bogusz as The Father, Sandra Hartman as The Dew Fairy & The Sandman, and James R. Longacre as The Witch. 

    Directing the opera is Michael Tunney and Music Director is Joseph Krupa, with Choreography by Dorothy Cardella. The opera will feature dancers and “ginger bread” children and is slated for two Matinee Performances 

    Saturday and Sunday, the 17TH & 18TH of October, at 2:30PM. 

    Cost of the opera is $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children, cash at the door, and all the family is encouraged to join us for the performances! Refreshments will also be available.

    FIND OUR SHOW ON PHILLY FUNSAVERS FOR 50% OFF ON THE OCT 17 PERFORMANCE! Visit http://phillyfunguide.com/funsavers

    Touch of Classics! looks forward to seeing children of all ages at the Rotunda for these two fully staged and costumed performances October 17TH & 18TH at 2:30PM, so bring the family and join us for a “spookily-musical” good time with Hansel and Gretel this Halloween!_____________________________________________________________________________________________

    For a quarter of a century, Philadelphia's own Touch of Classics! Vocal Entertainment has been bringing to audiences the finest in vocal musical entertainment in the Tri-State area. Dorothy Cardella and James R. Longacre, husband and wife duo have performed together in a variety of musical performances throughout the United States. Their specialties range from Opera to Operetta and Musical Theater, along with cabaret and ethnic music. Individually, they have performed in productions with companies such as Opera Delaware, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Arden Theater and Bristol Riverside Theater, each having made a solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York premieres. Dorothy has been soprano soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and James has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, along with making a solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall. Graduates of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, they are recognized together by their company name, Touch of Classics! Vocal Entertainment. They are available for concerts, parties and holiday events.

  • 6:00 PMYouth Night: Open Mic and PYPM Slam
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Youth Night

    Youth Night: Open Mic and PYPM Slam Season:

     Every third Saturday of the month, PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their work in a safe, uncensored environment.

    Youth must be between the ages of 13-19 in order to participate in the slam. Points accrued throughout the season go towards semis/finals, which determine the six youth who will represent Philadelphia at Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival. All who wish to participate in the slam must register and sign up each month the Monday prior to the slam.  Sign up is posted at 7:00 p.m. All youth must register for the season:  Click here to register for the 2015 – 2016 season  All wishing to participate in the open mic may sign up upon arrival. The slam is held at the Rotunda on 40th and Walnut. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Vision here.

    To get an idea of how awesome Youth Night really is, check out our highlights from October’s poetry slam in the video here. 

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  • 2:30 PMHansel and Gretel
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    For Immediate Release

    Contact Dorothy Cardella or James R. LongacreTouch of Classics! Vocal EntertainmentPhone: 215-432-3362 or 215-868-9988Fax: 215-465-0753Email: info@touchofclassics.comWeb site: touchofclassics.com/

    Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel at The Rotunda. Touch of Classics! Presents

    Opera Masterpiece for Halloween!

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 9/15/2015 - Touch of Classics! is bringing Humperdinck’s opera masterpiece Hansel &  Gretel for two performances at The Rotunda on the campus of The University of Pennsylvania. Touch of Classics!'s  James R. Longacre and Dorothy Cardella bring this fully staged and costumed opera for the enjoyment of young and old during the Halloween season.

    Everyone knows the story of the two children’s adventure after their Mother sends them into the dark and eerie woods in search of strawberries. Hansel and Gretel get lost in the deepest part of the wood until they discover the magical gingerbread house of the evil Witch, who quickly captures them and prepares to make them the latest batch of gingerbread children to add to her collection. Gretel outsmarts her and pushes the Witch into the oven freeing all the other children from her magical spell and ending her reign of terror.

     In the cast are: Teri Seri as Hansel, Dorothy Cardella as Gretel, Sharon Derstine as The Mother, Edward Bogusz as The Father, Sandra Hartman as The Dew Fairy & The Sandman, and James R. Longacre as The Witch. 

    Directing the opera is Michael Tunney and Music Director is Joseph Krupa, with Choreography by Dorothy Cardella. The opera will feature dancers and “ginger bread” children and is slated for two Matinee Performances 

    Saturday and Sunday, the 17TH & 18TH of October, at 2:30PM. 

    Cost of the opera is $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children, cash at the door, and all the family is encouraged to join us for the performances! Refreshments will also be available.

    Touch of Classics! looks forward to seeing children of all ages at the Rotunda for these two fully staged and costumed performances October 17TH & 18TH at 2:30PM, so bring the family and join us for a “spookily-musical” good time with Hansel and Gretel this Halloween!_____________________________________________________________________________________________

    For a quarter of a century, Philadelphia's own Touch of Classics! Vocal Entertainment has been bringing to audiences the finest in vocal musical entertainment in the Tri-State area. Dorothy Cardella and James R. Longacre, husband and wife duo have performed together in a variety of musical performances throughout the United States. Their specialties range from Opera to Operetta and Musical Theater, along with cabaret and ethnic music. Individually, they have performed in productions with companies such as Opera Delaware, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Arden Theater and Bristol Riverside Theater, each having made a solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York premieres. Dorothy has been soprano soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and James has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, along with making a solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall. Graduates of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, they are recognized together by their company name, Touch of Classics! Vocal Entertainment. They are available for concerts, parties and holiday events.

  • 6:00 PMMelanation
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Melanation is a monthly entertainment and music based touring event bringing together some of the best Black up and coming performers from all over the world. We are proud to bring to you a music tour that will benefit the general public, businesses, institutions and other communities that want to attend, support and be apart of The Nation that is looking to bring our power and resources of all types back into our global and national community. Come out and enjoy the music, the entertainment, the vendors, the words, power and sound of the nation. Melanation.

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  • 6:00 PM"Heroes Real & Imagined" Comic Arts Workshop - Week 4 of 4
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    COMIC ARTS CLASS (HEROES/ REAL AND IMAGINED) A FOUR WEEK CLASS FOR TEENS (18 AND UP) & ADULTS 

    SEPTEMBER 29TH, OCT 6, 13, & 20  3015 (6:00-9:00)

    "Heroes Real & Imagined" Comic Arts Workshop

    In this workshop, you will learn the basic history of the role of comic artists through history with a focus on LGBT, minority, and female artists. Text for the class is "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud. You will also learn the basic skills to create a comic/graphic novel. This class if for ages 16 through adult. The class will culminate in an art show at Locust Moon in which each member will present a panel. 

    The comic-production part of the class will be limited to 20 students. Each class will have a lecture which is open to anyone (no limit) who wishes to join. Suggested donation for each class is $0-15 (or $0-60 for all 4 classes) and it goes to supporting Project Arts and the teachers/lecturers.  

    Tuesdays September 29, October 6, 13, 20; 6-9pm

    At The Rotunda

    Week One 

    History of Comics - by Steve Teare Part one of instruction of comic production by Steve Teare 

    Week Two 

    Box Brown will present how to create a comic/graphic novel as biography or documentary. As well as talk about his work as a comic artist and the production of his "Andre The Giant: Life and Legend"  

    Part Two instruction of comic by Steve Teare

    Week Three 

    History of Women in comics and their roles as comic artists in our society by Meghan Turbitt  

    Part three instruction 

    Week Four 

    Part four instruction

    Art Show and presentation Locust Moon Comics, 34 South 40th Street. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/416148281918267/

    Sponsored by Project Arts Productions, Classes, and Workshops The Rotunda @locust moon

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  • 7:00 PMNat
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  • 9:00 AMGATHERING: Making Home in the City - University-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Culture, and Humanities
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    GATHERING: Making Home in the CityUniversity-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Culture, and Humanities

    Join participants from around Philadelphia who are engaged in university-community partnerships through the arts, culture, and humanities. Learn more about the work, share promising practices, consider the value and impact of this work, strategize about how to create and sustain partnerships,and enjoy vibrant performances throughout the day.

    Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

    Time: 9am-6pm

    Location: University of Pennsylvania

    The Rotunda – 4014 Walnut Street (The portion at this venue ends at 4pm)

    Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – 3680 Walnut Street

    *Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and evening reception* 

    8pm evening performance by Urban Bush Women dance company at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts tickets available at group rate. Reservation Code TBA.

    Please forward widely so that we can convene a diverse group of faculty, students, artists, community members and organizations, that reflects the many different partners coming together to grow the work.

    Share this event on Facebook and Twitter Co Sponsored by: Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania; Arts Administration Department, Drexel University; Social & Studio Practices Department, Moore College of Art & Design

  • 8:00 PMTwyndyllyngs, Boreal Taiga and Dave Luxton pres. by Event Horizon
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    Event Horizon SeriespresentsTwyndyllyngs, Boreal Taiga and Dave Luxton

    Twyndyllyngs - Before forming Xeroid Entity with Greg Waltzer,Howard Moscovitz and Bill Fox were already playing together under the name Subspace. In 2010, they realized that they had made a resurgence as a duo and became Twyndyllyngs, performing weekly internet broadcasts (Chez Mosc) on electro-music radio.

     Boreal Taiga was formed by ambient musician JimDe more than a decade ago. Originally from Seattle, Washington area, JimDe has explored Northern Alaska and North Western Canada and now resides in Norway, 350 miles above the Artic Circle. He has 20 yeras of experience in electronic music production and he masterfully uses samplers, binaural field recordings  and synthesizers in his sonic creations. With Boreal Taiga, JimDe creates beautiful and lush ambient electronic atmospheres that are influenced by the Northern Hemisphere and Artic environments.

    Dave Luxton is a producer, electronic musician, composer and guitarist based in Olympia, WA, USA. He is a classically trained musician whose diverse compositions span multiple genres to include guitar oriented compositions, cinematic filmscores, and Electronica. As a recording artist, he is internationally known for his work in the Ambient Spacemusic genre. His albums have been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows such as Hearts of Space, Musical Starstreams, and Star’s End. He is also the founder of the Pacific Northwest based Wayfarer Records label and has produced albums for numerous artists including Boreal Taiga and Daren Keck. Dave is also a Professor, author, and clinical psychologist.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 12:00 PMThe 9th Black Women's Arts Festival - times TBA
  • 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The 9th Black Women's Arts FestivalSaturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th, 2015FREE and open to the public (All respectful persuns welcome!) Times tba

    ARTIST LINEUP: (And much more to come!)

    China White: Host/Lecturer Rorie Still: Book author and vendor Utausha Elie Laster: Lecture/ Workshop Presenter Tamara Xavier - Dance Amor La Luna - Visual Art Monica McIntyre - Music Atiya Ola - Food Vendor Nassuni - Visual Art Angela Watson - Dance Stella Whiteman - Author/Lecturer/Workshop Cassendre Xavier - Music/Poetry/Lecture/Workshop

    Admission is FREE

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  • 12:00 PMThe 9th Black Women's Arts Festival - times TBA
  • 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The 9th Black Women's Arts FestivalSaturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th, 2015FREE and open to the public (All respectful persuns welcome!) Times tba

    ARTIST LINEUP:(And much more to come!)

    China White: Host/LecturerRorie Still: Book author and vendorUtausha Elie Laster: Lecture/ Workshop PresenterTamara Xavier - DanceAmor La Luna - Visual ArtMonica McIntyre - MusicAtiya Ola - Food VendorNassuni - Visual ArtAngela Watson - DanceStella Whiteman - Author/Lecturer/WorkshopCassendre Xavier - Music/Poetry/Lecture/Workshop

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMArs Nova Workshop pres. Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet

    Dave Rempis, alto + tenor + baritone saxophone

    Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass

    Frank Rosaly, drums

    Tim Daisy, drums

    Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet.

    The Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet is a free-improvising whirlwind that draws inspiration from a shared interest in West African and Latin American rhythms, coupled with American funk and free jazz. Using these influences, the band creates spontaneous music which nevertheless maintains a focus on ensemble motion and compositional structures. Led by saxophonist Dave Rempis (The Engines, Rempis/Rosaly Duo, Triage, Vandermark Five) the band originally formed for a house party in April 2004, and their performances maintain an unabashedly raucous energy based on relentless grooves and unrestrained blowing, tempered with occasional moments of quiet balladry. This quartet has toured regularly throughout the US and Europe since 2006. Their most recent record, Cash and Carry(2015) released this year on Rempis’ own Aerophonic Records imprint, documents a 2014 hometown concert that closed out that year’s Chicago Jazz Festival at the venerable Hungry Brain.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMUrs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre duo and Matt Weston
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Fire Museum Presents :

    Urs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre duo

    Matt Weston

    MADE POSSIBLE BY GRANTS FROM PRO HELVETIA & FONDATION-SUISA

    Urs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre/ (Switzerland) :

    Urs has been working for many years in the field of Contemporary Improvisation, Jazz and New Music. He has enriched and expanded for decades the saxophone sound with new playing techniques in solo concerts and many different acclaimed groups he was touring in Europe, Canada, U.S.A. and Cuba. Among his many concerts and recordings are those with Joelle Leandre, Marilyn Crispell, Fritz Hauser, Evan Parker, Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Dorothea Schurch, Roger Turner, Thomas Lehn, Gunter Muller. Together with Jacques Demierre he is leading the group 6ix. In the seventies, he was cofounder of the Electricjazz-Freemusic group OM. His music is to be found on CD on HatArt, Unit, FOR 4 EARS Victo and LEO.

    Jacques is a pianist, performer and composer, his musical and sound work develops itself in various directions : improvised music, contemporary music, sound poetry, sound installation. His compositions and sound realizations are concerned with the activity of listening and with sound space. On the piano, Jacques Demierre has developed a unique operating style, never ceasing to redraw new sound topographies, making us forget the physical weight of the instrument. He collaborates with many improvising musicians - Okkyung Lee, Thomas Lehn, Martial Solal, Radu Malfatti, Joelle Leandre, Axel Dorner, Fritz Hauser, Sainkho Namtchylak, Urs Blochlinger, Irene Schweizer, Hans Koch, Isabelle Duthoit, Brandon Labelle, Jason Kahn, Butch Morris, Carlos Zingaro, Gunter Muller, Jaap Blonk, Barry Guy, Lucas Niggli, Sylvie Courvoisier, Hann Bennink, Rhodri Davis, Martin Schutz, Paul Lovens, Dorothea Schurch, Phil Minton, regularly plays solo piano concerts, and works with Vincent Barras in the field of performance and language art.

    Matt Weston (Upstate NY) :

    A native of Chicago, and currently residing in upstate New York, Weston has collaborated with: Arthur Brooks, Century Plants, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O'Rourke, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Jack Wright, and many others. His live performances have set a new standard for solo percussion. He has performed at venues as varied as the 3000-seat Riviera Theater in Chicago, the School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and the Vision Festival in New York. He is a member of Barn Owl with Chris Cooper (Fat Worm Of Error) and Andy Crespo, and is also a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V. Of Weston's 2014 single "Kidnapping Denials" b/w "Put On a Good Face," critic Clifford Allen wrote, "A good single should leave one wanting a hell of a lot more and that's just what Weston has done here."

    Admission is FREE (donations appreciated)

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  • 7:00 PMNat
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Murder? Martyr? Pleasant Life ProductionspresentsNATOctober 21 and 28 at 7pm$10Jamill C. Jones, Writer and ProducerCostello Carey, DirectorMore info: 267-278-8819
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  • 9:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM (nearly every last Thursday)  9pm-1am Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The 
Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, 
DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, 
community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture 
of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are 
open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel 
each month. Admission is $3 before 10pm, $5 after 10pm. 
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  • 8:00 PMLive Music from Old Scratch, and Dead
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Kandy Kane Productions Presents: 

    PHILLY'S HALLOWEEN SHOWCASE

    with: 

    ///Ashes To Oranges\\\

    ///Dead\\\

    http://dead.bandcamp.com/

    ///Old Scratch\\\

    http://oldscratch.bandcamp.com/

    ///Bohemian Mule\\\

    Doors are at 7:30pm. Costumes are encouraged! 

    Show starts at 8pm. 

    ALL AGES

    $5

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  • 11:00 AM4th Annual Locust Moon Comics Festival
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    ENTER ON WALNUT STREET

    THIS HALLOWEEN! West Philly's 4th annual celebration of comics, zines, illustration, and the incredible artists who create them! 

    Returning to our usual spot just off UPenn's campus, in the gloriously historic Rotunda. And stick around afterwards at the Locust Moon shop for a Halloween-y after-party!

    This year's amazing guests include CRAIG THOMPSON, DAVID MACK, NOAH VAN SCIVER, CHRIS CLAREMONT, DEAN HASPIEL, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ALEXA KITCHEN, and DENIS KITCHEN - with more to be announced very soon!

    Pay at the door! No advance purchase. We are an optional-donation-based event.

    KIDS 13 AND UNDER ARE INVITED IN FOR FREE!

    And make sure to stop by for the COSTUME CONTEST!

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