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  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! COMPOSING THE TINNITUS SUITES: 2016 - a concert series about hearing damage pres. ELLEN FULLMAN with DANIEL FISHKIN DANIEL FISHKIN, CLEEK SCHREY, RON SHALOM
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    Daniel Fishkin and Bowerbird present

    COMPOSING THE TINNITUS SUITES: 2016 

    a concert series about hearing damage 

    September 23, September 30, October 2, October 16 in the Sanctuary of The Rotunda

    In 2008, composer Daniel Fishkin's ears started ringing, and they never stopped. Doctors offered no solace besides, "You get used to it." In the absence of a medical cure, Fishkin vowed to find a creative solution. "I do not want to get used to my hearing damage - I want to use it." 

    Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 is a concert series and sound installation that investigates the aesthetics of hearing damage. The series is anchored by the Lady's Harp - a system of 20-foot long piano wires activated by mixer feedback, using guitar pickups and pressure transducers to coax the strings into vibration. The Lady's Harp's buzzing strings create a forest of sound; as you walk around the room, the notes change along with your movements. The concerts are buoyed by conversations with neuroscientists and scholars who confront hearing loss or disability in their practice and personal lives. To make 'Tinnitus Music' is not just to compose sounds, but also to compose situations that can break the isolation of the experience of hearing damage. Composing the Tinnitus Suites is about listening to the way tinnitus makes one listen.

    THE CONCERT SERIES 

    PHILADELPHIA HEARING DAMAGE Friday, September 23, 2016, 8pm

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    ELLEN FULLMAN with DANIEL FISHKIN Friday, September 30, 2016, 8pm

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    DANIEL FISHKIN, CLEEK SCHREY, RON SHALOM Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8pm

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    ENSEMBLE MISE-EN Sunday, October 16, 2016, 8pm

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    Admission is FREE for all events in this series. 

    Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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  • 7:00 PMPoet-tree En Motion: Fall Harvest Flow & Fire Festivities!
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    FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION

    TO FEATURE FIRE AND FLOW ARTS

    Poet-tree En Motion’s Seasonal Arts Showcase is Free to the Community

    Flames will rage once again – the flames of creative inspiration and fire performance – as Poet-tree En Motion exhibits its 10th annual fall arts showcase to celebrate the harvest season Wednesday, Oct. 5 at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.

    Poet-tree En Motion has gained a reputation in the city for highlighting some of the best and brightest established and up-and-coming regional artists in a variety of disciplines while also giving the community a chance to shine on the open mike and open stage.

    Multi-award-winning artistic director Gabrielle de Burke weaves together performances by artists of many different styles to create a magical display of the arts that ends up flowing seamlessly.

    “Poetry in motion is a lot of different things,” de Burke says. “It’s not just stuck on a page. It’s not just stuck on a stage. It’s moving in time. All of the artists are expressing poetry but just in different forms. I want the event to be an expression of the many different ways in which poetry is present in our lives whether it’s music, dance, art or visual performance.”

    The “Fall Harvest Flow and Fire Festivities” event will kick off at 7 p.m. with spoken word and a yin-yang yoga flow and chi-kung workshop led by de Burke.  The practice will be accompanied by live electronic ambient soundscapes and visual projections by artist Bruce Leitch. 

    Every fall Poet-tree En Motion event features a fire and flow arts troupe performance. This year three members of the Burning Hearts Fire and Light Theater, a troupe that’s been making waves since 2010, most notably in the Lehigh Valley, Pa. and at regional “burner” events, will show off their skills. The trio – Sarah Fulton, bellydancer Lorenda and Ashley Riccaboni – will give two performances. Their first piece will feature flow artistry involving hooping, silk veils, swords, Isis wings and LED lights.  The last performance of the evening will be outside in front of the Rotunda with the trio dancing with a variety of exciting fire props.  

    In between Burning Hearts performances, legendary Philly DJ Jeff Omega will give a special tribal house set to get the audience grooving and moving.

    “Community showcases like Poet-tree En Motion are fantastic platforms for burgeoning performers and creators and I'm excited to be invited to share my craft at this venue,” says Fulton, manager of the Burning Hearts. “It's a great way to meet other performers and support one another.” 

    Poet-tree En Motion’s “Fall Harvest Flow and Fire Festivities” is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Rotunda, located at 4014 Walnut St., West Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5-$20 to support future performance projects by Plum Dragoness. There will also be a silent auction featuring gift certificates, artisan and antique vintage jewelry, accessories, handcrafted and wild-crafted pieces, art and more.  

    The next Poet-tree En Motion event is scheduled for March, and it will feature female artists for its annual Women’s History Month celebration.

    For information about Poet-tree En Motion, email de Burke at plumdragoness@gmail.com, and visit www.facebook.com/groups/116980678334215 and https://www.facebook.com/events/1669793370010003/. For information about The Rotunda, log on to www.TheRotunda.org.

    ABOUT POET-TREE EN MOTION: Poet-tree En Motion works to inspire both artist and audience to connect and work together toward cultivating the arts community in Philadelphia, welcoming artists of all kinds to experience performances local to the neighborhood, and offering the opportunity at each show for community participation to sign up in the all-genre open mike/stage and jam session component of the events.

    ARTIST BIOS:

    Gabrielle de Burke of Dragon Spirit Arts (aka The Plum Dragoness)The Poet-tree En Motion resident performance artist and event organizer is a West Philadelphia native known for her unique style of spoken word, dance choreography, fire and flow artistry, and skilled work as a martial artist and healing arts instructor. De Burke has performed throughout Philadelphia and abroad over the past 15 years as a solo artist, and a founding member, core performer and assistant artistic director of Archedream for HumanKind. She has released two albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness and the Elements, known for its fusion of multimedia, world beat music, spoken-word vocals and lyrical poetry. She has also helped bring together the all-female performance group trio The Femme-Mynistiques. She has been teaching in and around the Philadelphia area and abroad since 2000.  DragonSpiritArts.com facebook.com/dragonspiritarts  facebook.com/4plumdragoness  ThePlumDragoness.com soundcloud.com/plum-dragoness cdbaby.com/Artist/PlumDragonessandtheElements  http://www.tunecore.com/music/plumdragoness 

    Bellydance by LorendaLorenda is a fusion-style belly dancer from Atlantic City who enchants audiences with fire, LED lights, swirling swords, ethereal wings and silk veils. Her repertoire includes a mix of American cabaret, Egyptian Oriental, tribal fusion and hip-hop. She has danced professionally for the past seven years as a solo artist, with the Burning Hearts Fire and Light Theater, the Daughters of Terpsichore, and internationally acclaimed Soraya’s Mid-East Dance and Music Productions. An eclectic performer, Lorenda is just as likely to bellydance to Arabic music as she is to trance or heavy metal. She is skilled in fire eating, head balancing with a candle tray and fire sword, and wields palm torches, fire fingers, fire fans and a fire belt. While acknowledging that bellydance is a form of entertainment, Lorenda always dances in the spirit of the many thousands of years of honoring and invoking the divine feminine. www.bellydancebylorenda.com www.facebook.com/BellydancebyLorenda www.instagram.com/BellydancebyLorenda www.snapchat.com/add/firebellydancer www.youtube.com/user/BellydancebyLorenda https://twitter.com/BellydanceFire Sarah Fulton and Ashley Riccaboni of the Burning Hearts Fire and Light TheaterSarah Fulton has performed as a fire hooper and fan dancer with the Burning Hearts Fire and Light Theater since 2010 and is the current manager of the Lehigh Valley troupe. She is the co-founder of the Allentown Freak Out Fringe Festival and is a bellydancer. Ashley Riccaboni is a fire dancer who has performed with the Burning Hearts Fire and Light Theater since 2010. She served as choreographer for the Burning Hearts’ performance of “Follow the Flame,” their 11th annual show at Joseph S. Daddonna Lake and Terrace in Allentown, Pa. Ashley performs with fire and LED hoops, and a fire parasol. She is skilled in fire fleshing and fire eating. She teaches Hoops and Hops on Mondays at the Allentown Brew Works, does kids parties and events as Hoop Hoop Hooray, and teaches Hoop Sweat at Sweat Like A Girl gym. For a list of The Burning Hearts' upcoming fire or LED performances, visit www.theburninghearts.com.  https://www.facebook.com/theburninghearts https://www.instagram.com/the_burning_hearts/Burning Hearts Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFvzGUNK4Eo Burning Hearts Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejz35Yf1rCU DJ Jeff OmegaHouse music producer, turntablist and DJ, Jeff Omega has earned a reputation as one of the hottest electronic music makers in the Philadelphia scene. He has stayed busy planning events and releasing original music on multiple labels over the past few years. He is one of the few truly adaptable performers, capable of reading the crowd and tailoring his sets to fit the mood. When booking Jeff, you can expect clean mixing and excellent track selection to get the floor packed and dancing. His sound is varied and adaptable, covering various house categories including deep, techy, bassline and jackin’, while occasionally dipping into other genres like drum 'n' bass, twerk, hip-hop, and funk. Jeff says: “I play all types of house music, just depends on whose house I'm in." https://soundcloud.com/jeffomega215 https://www.facebook.com/Jeff-Omega-102092803174525/

    Bruce LeitchHopalong Horus Heisenberg is Bruce Leitch. He's been experimenting with electronic music since 2010. Before that he played bass and guitar in various bands. Most of his music is recorded with virtual instruments with iPad apps and occasional live guitar and bass. His music ranges from ambient and spacey to droning noise, and sometimes psychedelic or noise guitars. https://www.facebook.com/Hopalong-horus-heisenberg-298548760197691 https://soundcloud.com/bruce-leitch https://bruceleitch.bandcamp.com/

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Gabrielle de Burke (artist Plum Dragoness)

    Founder/Event Organizer Poet-tree En Motion

    484-557-9605

    plumdragoness@gmail.com

    Gina Renzi

    Director of The Rotunda

    gina@therotunda.org

    www.therotunda.org

    PHOTO CAPTIONS:

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    Ashley Riccaboni spins fire hoops with the Burning Hearts Fire and Light Theater. She will be a featured fire and flow arts performer in the Poet-tree En Motion arts showcase Wednesday, Oct. 5 at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.

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    Lorenda is a bellydancer who will perform with fire, swirling swords, LED wings and silk veils during the Poet-tree En Motion arts showcase Wednesday, Oct. 5 at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.

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    Bruce Leitch (aka Hopalong Horus Heisenberg) is an electronic music producer who will play his surreal ambient soundscapes live and create visual projections while Gabrielle de Burke leads a yoga and chi-kung workshop during the Wednesday, Oct. 5 arts showcase at The Rotunda in West Philly.

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    Gabrielle de Burke (aka Plum Dragoness) will give a spoken-word performance and lead a yin-yang yoga flow and chi-gung workshop set to live music during her seasonal artists showcase Poet-tree En Motion on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at The Rotunda in West Philly.

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    Legendary Philly house music DJ Jeff Omega will deliver a special tribal house music set for the Wednesday, Oct. 5 Poet-tree En Motion event at The Rotunda in West Philly.

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    Sarah Fulton, manager of the Burning Hearts Fire and Light Theater, will share her fire and flow arts talents at the Wednesday, Oct. 5 edition of Poet-tree En Motion at The Rotunda in West Philly.

    FOR EVENT LISTINGS:

    Poet-tree En Motion “Fall Harvest Flow and Fire Festivities” 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at The Rotunda, located at 4014 Walnut St. in West Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The free event will feature spoken word, fire and flow performers, live and DJ’ed music, visual projections, bellydance, yoga, chi-gung an open mike and more. For information, email plumdragoness@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/groups/116980678334215.

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  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
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    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    AngelPirate Productions and Naked Feet Theatrical Productions 

    present:

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    Featuring New Works by:

    AngelPirate Productions

    Courtney Mitchell

    Danni Morinich

    Gabrielle Corsaro

    Fresh Visions Youth Theatre

    and The Naked Feet Theatre Ensemble

    October 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

    October 8, 9 at 2pm

    facebook.com/thebridgephl

    thebridgephl@gmail.com

    Instagram @thebridgephl

    Twitter @Bridgephl

    Tickets  $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598495

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  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
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    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    AngelPirate Productions and Naked Feet Theatrical Productions 

    present:

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    Featuring New Works by:

    AngelPirate Productions

    Courtney Mitchell

    Danni Morinich

    Gabrielle Corsaro

    Fresh Visions Youth Theatre

    and The Naked Feet Theatre Ensemble

    October 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

    October 8, 9 at 2pm

    facebook.com/thebridgephl

    thebridgephl@gmail.com

    Instagram @thebridgephl

    Twitter @Bridgephl

    Tickets  $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598495

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  • 2:00 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
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    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    AngelPirate Productions and Naked Feet Theatrical Productions 

    present:

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    Featuring New Works by:

    AngelPirate Productions

    Courtney Mitchell

    Danni Morinich

    Gabrielle Corsaro

    Fresh Visions Youth Theatre

    and The Naked Feet Theatre Ensemble

    October 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

    October 8, 9 at 2pm

    facebook.com/thebridgephl

    thebridgephl@gmail.com

    Instagram @thebridgephl

    Twitter @Bridgephl

    Tickets  $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598495

  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
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    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    AngelPirate Productions and Naked Feet Theatrical Productions 

    present:

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    Featuring New Works by:

    AngelPirate Productions

    Courtney Mitchell

    Danni Morinich

    Gabrielle Corsaro

    Fresh Visions Youth Theatre

    and The Naked Feet Theatre Ensemble

    October 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

    October 8, 9 at 2pm

    facebook.com/thebridgephl

    thebridgephl@gmail.com

    Instagram @thebridgephl

    Twitter @Bridgephl

    Tickets  $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598495

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  • 2:00 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    AngelPirate Productions and Naked Feet Theatrical Productions 

    present:

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    Featuring New Works by:

    AngelPirate Productions

    Courtney Mitchell

    Danni Morinich

    Gabrielle Corsaro

    Fresh Visions Youth Theatre

    and The Naked Feet Theatre Ensemble

    October 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

    October 8, 9 at 2pm

    facebook.com/thebridgephl

    thebridgephl@gmail.com

    Instagram @thebridgephl

    Twitter @Bridgephl

    Tickets  $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598495

  • 7:30 PMThe Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
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    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    AngelPirate Productions and Naked Feet Theatrical Productions 

    present:

    The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival

    Featuring New Works by:

    AngelPirate Productions

    Courtney Mitchell

    Danni Morinich

    Gabrielle Corsaro

    Fresh Visions Youth Theatre

    and The Naked Feet Theatre Ensemble

    October 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

    October 8, 9 at 2pm

    facebook.com/thebridgephl

    thebridgephl@gmail.com

    Instagram @thebridgephl

    Twitter @Bridgephl

    Tickets  $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598495

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  • 6:00 PMVision Driven Artists Series Monthly Workshops
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     The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops are held: 2nd Monday of each month

    6:00 – 8:00pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia)

    All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public! Refreshments provided. 

    Special guest presenters and facilitators will be announced each month.

    If you want to receive workshop reminders, join Vision Driven Artists - Philadelphia, a closed Facebook group for Philadelphia-based artist/arts organizations.

    http://www.visiondrivenconsulting.com/artists.html

    2016 - 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Developing Campus/Community Collaborations (September 12th)

    • Hear stories of successful campus and community collaborations

    • Learn how to find campus and community partners

    • Avoid common problems and learn how to build mutually beneficial partnerships

    Goal Identification & Measurement (October 10th)

    • Identify what you want to achieve in your projects

    • Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice

    • Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

    Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship (November 14th)

    • Discuss the pros and cons of various structures – pool experiences and get new ideas

    • Craft your mission statement to determine the structure that best suits your practice

    • Sole-proprietor, LLC, 501(c)3: understand the structures and how your projects fit into them

    2017 Planning (December 12th)

    • Plan your upcoming year of work 

    • Identify your goals and break them into achievable tasks

    • Plot your tasks on a timeline for 2016

    Fundraising Basics (January 9th)

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

     

    Taxes for Artists (January 23rd)

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

    Grant Writing – Beginner (February 13th) 

    • Demystify the language and process behind grant writing

    • Receive tools for finding grants 

    • Read actual grant proposals to learn common mistakes and important proposal components 

    Grant Writing – Intermediate (March 13th)

    • Review aspects of a strong grant proposal

    • Practice writing an actual grant 

    • Receive feedback on your draft proposal 

    Real Budgeting for Real Work (April 10th)

    • Look at sample budgets and learn how to interpret the story behind the numbers 

    • Create a budget tailored to your goals for 2016

    • Learn how to assemble a project budget for potential funders

     

    Getting People to Show Up (May 8th) 

    • Learn new techniques for building an audience and your ideal project participant

    • Troubleshoot issues with audience development that you may have had in the past

    • Identify marketing techniques to keep people showing up to your future events

     

    Getting New Projects off the Ground (June 12th)

    • Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and potential threats of a new project 

    • Think through the components of your project and its goals 

    • Hone in on the details of your program or project and begin a draft project plan

    Crowdfunding 101 (September 11th)

    • Learn how to tell if crowdfunding is right for your project

    • Discover the pros and cons of  crowdfunding platforms

    • Hear from a panel of artists who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns

     

    Speaking Tech (September 25th)

    • Learn what event curators and sound engineers wish you knew when arriving to a performance

    • Receive sample templates of contracts, tech riders, and advance sheets

    • Practice using templates with real-life examples

    Setting & Measuring Goals (October 9th)

    • Identify what you want to achieve in your projects

    • Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice

    • Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

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  • 7:00 PMJazz and Grooves pres. Kevin Abstract, Kweku Collins, Anik Khan, Sands
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Kevin Abstract - https://soundcloud.com/kevinabstract

    Kweku Collins - https://soundcloud.com/kwekucollins

    Anik Khan - https://soundcloud.com/anikkhanmusic

    Sands - https://soundcloud.com/whoissands/mishegas-x-sands-x-trails/s-Chl9f + https://soundcloud.com/blindprism

    Kevin Abstract [BROCKHAMPTON] is a 20 year old rapper and singer from Corpus Christi, Texas. He released the free album “MTV1987” off the hype of the popular Internet single “Drugs," landing him a Billboard premiere at 17 years of age. He's opened for The Neighborhood, and his sophomore project titled "American Boyfriend" is slated for release in 2017

    Website: jazzandgrooves.com

    SC, Twitter, Insta, and Facebook: @jazzandgrooves

    Tickets are $5-10 and can be purchased at upennspec.ticketleap.com/jazz-and-grooves-kevin-abstract/

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  • 8:00 PMJeffrey Lionel Dahmer True Crime Double Feature screened by Andrew's Video Vault
  • 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

    Andrew's Video Vault at The Rotunda

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

    Since 2004, Andrew’s Video Vault is a free, once-a-month screening series at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia. Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercially unavailable video media. It connects the West Philly neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania community and fosters a multicultural examination of motion pictures in a relaxed, educational setting.

    This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. This  project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided by PECO. This program is administered regionally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

      

    OCTOBER 13

    Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer True Crime Double Feature

    DAHMER (2002/101 minutes) Jeremy Renner gives an unforgettable performance (the highlight of his career, thus far) in David Jacobson’s engrossing, stylish, and solidly executed story of one of America’s most infamous serial killers.

    JEFF – THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES (2012/76 minutes) Chris James Thompson’s fascinating experimental documentary combines extensive interviews with one of Dahmer’s neighbors, the chief medical examiner on the case, and the case’s lead detective with re-enactments of some of the more mundane aspects of Dahmer’s life and crimes.

    Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski

     

    NOVEMBER 10

    Don Siegel Double Feature

    CHARLEY VARRICK (1973/111 minutes) Gripping crime film starring Walter Matthau, in one of his best performances, as a bank robber whose life goes through a series of twists and turns when it turns out his last payload was mafia money. Also stars Felicia Farr, Joe Don Baker and John Vernon.

    THE BEGUILED (1971 /105 minutes) Bizarre Southern Gothic drama stars Clint Eastwood as an injured Yankee soldier taken in by an all-girls boarding school in Louisiana where things quickly get hot, heavy, humid, and twisted. Also stars Geraldine Page.

    Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski

     

    DECEMBER 8

    TOO MUCH JOHNSON (1938/67 minutes) Newly discovered Orson Welles footage—silent, unedited camera rolls from 1938. Originally filmed to accompany the Mercury Theatre’s production of William Gillette’s 1894 comedy Too Much Johnson, but never used. Footage features frequent Welles collaborator, Joseph Cotten.

    FÅRÖ DOCUMENT 1979 (1979/100 minutes) Documentary by Ingmar Bergman about his adopted home, the island of Fårö, where he filmed many of his best works and lived until the end of his life.

    GLITTERBUG (1994/60 minutes) Montage of Super 8 footage shot by filmmaker Derek Jarman from 1970 to 1986 — part home-movie, part formal experimentation and part social documentary. Music by Brian Eno.

    Admission to all Andrew's Video Vault screenings is FREE

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  • 7:00 PMSojo Groove Night, benefiting Camp Sojourner Girls' Leadership Camp
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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:

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

    JOY IKE, singer/songwriter, pianist and vocalist blending elements of pop, soul, and folk in her music; her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

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

    ...and other special guests

    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 14 to enjoy great music and help provide much needed programs for Philly girls!

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  • 9:30 AMPunk Rope Live Certification Day-long training
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Punk Rope Live Certification

    9:30am-4:30pm

    REGISTRATION FEE $175. Register HERE

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE No deadline; you can register on site if space is available

    INCLUDES • CECs (ACE .7) • Custom-sized Punk Rope Jump Rope • Punk Rope Instructor Manual (E-book) • Video analysis of your jumping technique • Punk Rope Master Class • Ongoing marketing support for active instructors • Discounts on jump ropes • No licensing, recertification, or maintenance fees

    YOU’LL LEARN… • Punk Rope’s 4-step method • How to properly size a jump rope • How to diagnose & solve common jumping challenges • How to improve your mechanics and timing • How to jump more consistently and efficiently • How to jump with less effort and impact • More than 20 jumps to improve agility, coordination, speed, strength, and power • Partner jumping and long rope • Fun solo, partner, and group conditioning drills

    TO LAUNCH A PUNK ROPE CLASS • You’ll need to submit a brief audition video and sign the Punk Rope Instructor Agreement

    REFUND POLICY No refunds, but in the event that you’re unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to another party.

    MORE INFORMATION tim@timhaft.com 646-654-0668

  • 6:00 PMPhilly Youth Poetry Slam and open mic
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) Youth Night

    Youth Night: Open Mic and PYPM Slam Season:

    (almost) 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. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Vision here.

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  • 3:00 PMAlonely with Jenny Hill: a one won wo(e)man sh(ow) ab(ow)t crying to create (be)auty in a weirld oof distraction
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    Five Minute Follies proudly present Alonely with Jenny Hill: a one won wo(e)man sh(ow) ab(ow)t crying to create (be)auty in a weirld oof distraction.

    Tickets at http://alonely.bpt.me/

    You have been added to the group Alonely. Strangely enough, or perhaps not, privacy is set to public. Lets connect through disconnection.

    Humor. Coffee. Poetry. Popcorn. Movement. Pathos. Pings. Emails.

    Describe something you saw recently that was beautiful. Use your senses. Be ready to create something beautiful.

    You have one friend request: Jenny Hill.

  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! COMPOSING THE TINNITUS SUITES: 2016 - a concert series about hearing damage pres. ENSEMBLE MISE-EN
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    Daniel Fishkin and Bowerbird present

    COMPOSING THE TINNITUS SUITES: 2016 

    a concert series about hearing damage 

    September 23, September 30, October 2, October 16 in the Sanctuary of The Rotunda

    In 2008, composer Daniel Fishkin's ears started ringing, and they never stopped. Doctors offered no solace besides, "You get used to it." In the absence of a medical cure, Fishkin vowed to find a creative solution. "I do not want to get used to my hearing damage - I want to use it." 

    Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 is a concert series and sound installation that investigates the aesthetics of hearing damage. The series is anchored by the Lady's Harp - a system of 20-foot long piano wires activated by mixer feedback, using guitar pickups and pressure transducers to coax the strings into vibration. The Lady's Harp's buzzing strings create a forest of sound; as you walk around the room, the notes change along with your movements. The concerts are buoyed by conversations with neuroscientists and scholars who confront hearing loss or disability in their practice and personal lives. To make 'Tinnitus Music' is not just to compose sounds, but also to compose situations that can break the isolation of the experience of hearing damage. Composing the Tinnitus Suites is about listening to the way tinnitus makes one listen.

    THE CONCERT SERIES 

    PHILADELPHIA HEARING DAMAGE Friday, September 23, 2016, 8pm

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    ELLEN FULLMAN with DANIEL FISHKIN Friday, September 30, 2016, 8pm

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    DANIEL FISHKIN, CLEEK SCHREY, RON SHALOM Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8pm

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    ENSEMBLE MISE-EN Sunday, October 16, 2016, 8pm

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    Admission is FREE for all events in this series. 

    Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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  • 7:00 PMA Night of Crankies and Songs w/ Liz Downing and Joshua Marcus
  • Thumb 14195297 10209690071276008 2827479247570023660 o 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM A special evening of crankies (moving panorama puppetshows) & music with traveling friends Liz Downing from Baltimore performing her crankie show "Piggly Wiggly" (a standout from this year's Cranky Fest), her musical duo Lurch & Holler, and Joshua Marcus (from Providence). Joined by local acts Geb the Great Cackler and a triptych of ballad-crankies from the trio of Shaina Kapuleck, Erik Ruin and Julius Masri.Doors at 7. Sliding scale donation of $5-10 requested.Liz Downing- Joshua & I were wowed by Liz's crankie "Piggly-Wiggly" at the Crankie Festival last year in Baltimore. Witty narrative, beautiful music and fantastic drawings- one of the finest in the medium!Lurch & Holler- For more than 20 years, [Baltimore] luminaries Liz Downing and Michael Willis have been making beautiful music together in Lambs Eat Ivy, Radiant Pig, and now, Lurch & Holler. A unique blend of down-home twang and highbrow art song colors their work, and these 10 songs add a bit of lo-fi experimentalism and ambient field recordings to the mix. Bolstered by sturdy banjo and Willis's sonorous baritone, Downing's voice swoops wistfully through scenarios gleaned from kitchenettes, parlors, and motels before soaring into an ether of radio waves, literary ghosts, and prayer. In the Cabin Below channels the gospel of Flannery O'Connor and the maverick meditations of Pauline Oliveros. It feels, at times, like sacred music by sonic adventurers swigging from a Mason jar. ”— John Lewis, Baltimore Magazinehttps://soundcloud.com/lurch-and-hollerJoshua Marcus- the prodigal hometown hero returns! Joshua Marcus loves cooking, all things musical, and to both orchestrate & be part of tangibly authentic experiences in the actual world. Joshua's current musical interests are writing and performing our perceived shared truths, as well as syllabic syncopation and off time rhyming à la rap, r&b, hip hop, math rock. JM has been writing & performing for two decades. http://joshuamarcus.bandcamp.com/Geb the Great Cackler- is Mandy Katz on fiddle and percussion, and Justin Duerr on guitar and percussion. Both sing, and are visual artists. Their music draws on various strands of folk music and punk rock are woven into their pattern, but the result is something other than the sum of its parts. Their goal is to cultivate and harness their own special garden of music/poem/picture power.https://gebthegreatcackler.bandcamp.com/Three Ballads from a World Turned Upside Down- sung by Shaina Kapuleck, illustrated by Erik Ruin and accompanied by Julius Masri.Erik Ruin is a Michigan-raised, Philadelphia-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer, paper-cut artist, etc. His work oscillates between the poles of apocalyptic anxieties and utopian yearnings, with an emphasis on empathy, transcendence and obsessive detail. He frequently works collaboratively with musicians, theater performers, other artists and activist campaigns. He is a founding member of the international Justseeds Artists' Cooperative, and co-author of the book Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (w/ Cindy Milstein, PM Press, 2012). He was recently lauded by the New York Times for his "spell-binding cut-paper animations."Shaina Kapeluck is a fiddler and vocalist originally from Ashokan, NY who has been collecting ballads from early American, Irish, Scottish and English traditions all her life. Formerly of The New Heaven And The New Earth, Br'er and other bands closely related to the Edible Onion label.Julius Masri is a Philadelphia based multi instrumentalist, and a performer/composer for the city's dance community at large. Born in Tripoli, Lebanon, he moved to the States in 1990 and picked up drumming a year later. He studied with Philadelphia instructors Carl Mottola and Elaine Hoffman-Watts. As an undergraduate at Bard College, he studied with AACM's Thurman Barker, Richard Teitelbaum, and Joan Tower. Julius plays drums, circuit modified Casio keyboards, Oud, Kamancheh (aka Rabab, Spike Fiddle), and various other instruments. He is currently working with Graffito Works dance collective, as well as countless music situations.Doors at 7. Sliding scale donation of $5-10 requested.
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  • 8:00 PMCAGE, TUDOR, RAUSCHENBERG: 9 EVENINGS, 50th anniversary documentary screening
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    CAGE, TUDOR, RAUSCHENBERG: 9 EVENINGS

    50th anniversary documentary film screening of 

    JOHN CAGE "Variations VII" (41 mins) 

    DAVID TUDOR "Bandoneon ! [a combine]" (39 mins) 

    ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG "Open Score" (33 mins)

    Bowerbird is pleased to screen three documentary films marking the 50th anniversary of "9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering". 

    In 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative dance, music and theater performances, "9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering", held in October at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. The artists were John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman. 

    For these films, archival material has been combined with interviews with the artists, engineers and performers to illuminate the artistic, technical and historical aspects of the work. 

    Variations VII, performed at 9 Evenings, was the next to last in John Cage''s series of indeterminate works that he had begun in 1958, which made increasing use of electronic equipment and systems. This DVD documents the only complete performance of Variations VII and also presents a stereo audio recording of the full 85 minutes of the performance. 

    Bandoneon ! (a combine) is David Tudor's first full concert work as a composer. Tudor played the bandoneon as the input into a complex sound and visual modification system that moved sound from speaker to speaker and controlled lights and video images, creating a work that animated the entire Armory space. This DVD documents the performance with film and vintage photographs as well as interviews with the performers, engineers and Tudor's fellow composers. 

    is the first film to be released in a series that will bring to life a historic moment in contemporary art history. In Open Score , Robert Rauschenberg derived the content of his performance from the characteristics of the performance venue. The tennis racquet suggested both the idea of the ready-made (at other times tennis was played at the Armory) and that of a dance improvised in accordance with specific rules.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 2:30 PMFun in the 18th Century with An Opera Folly and Benjamin Franklin and Friends
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    For Immediate ReleaseDorothy 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

    Touch of Classics! Presents “Fun in the 18TH Century” on October 22nd & 23rd!Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 10/01/2016 - Touch of Classics! Is offering two “revolutionary” musical presentations at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia. Touch of Classics! James R. Longacre and Dorothy Cardella bring this fully staged and costumed musical entertainment for the enjoyment of young and old alike.The two shows are entertaining as well as instructional: An Opera Folly is a short, comic introduction to opera and the four singing voices which make up the musical form: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass and weaves, through singing, a story of love lost and found, jealousy, revenge, female fireworks, mistaken identity and, of course, a happy ending for all! The music is fun and easily accessible for all ages. The second musical offering is Ben Franklin & Friends, which involves the great Benjamin Franklin’s time in London and France during the founding of America and told through reminisces and music. This is an original work by Touch of Classics!‘s Dorothy Cardella and James R. Longacre and presented for the first time. The piano accompanist for both shows is the talented Hannah Salmon.

    The production features a talented cast of performers within the intimate atmosphere of The Rotunda. In the cast are sopranos Dorothy Cardella and Rachel Daly, alto Sharon Derstine, tenor James R. Longacre and basses Edward Bogusz and Steven Raytek. Cost of the opera is $15.00 per Adults and $10.00 for Children 12 & under (cash only at the door). All the family is encouraged to join us for the performances! FunSavers will be offered for Saturday’s Performance. Check www.phillyfunguide.com/funsavers for information.

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    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, 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, Walnut Street Theater, 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 and are available for concerts, parties and holiday events.

  • 6:00 PMSoul 2 Sole Street Dance Competition
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    JustSole x FunkySoleFundamentals presents SOUL 2 SOLE

    Street Dance Competition&BOOK OF STYLES Qualifier Concept for SOUL 2 SOLE

    The mission for this upcoming Soul 2 Sole competiton is UNITY. We are all passionate about Hip Hop Dance and Culture. There is no culture without ALL of us. There is no better way of displaying that then having a MULTITUDE OF OPINIONS (I say opinion because ART is in the eye of the Beholder, its personal) from different areas/styles that represent the diversity we so often see in our travels and social media within the USA. We can not grow as a community or culture without a concensus on what a style is or is not fundamentally as well as having the opinion of different generations. Without futher ado your line up of QUALIFIED & BATTLE TESTED Judges for the competition. To sign up, simply put your alias and style you want to enter on a post right here in the event page. 

    PRICE: $20 

    1x1 HOUSE Prize $200

    Judges: Toyin (DC), Sekou (NYC), JustSole (PHL)

    1. Trizzy Stacks

    2. Aaron Windz Z

    3. Sam Goody

    4. PVT

    5. Mad Hatter

    6. Kinese

    7. Danzel

    8. SC-One

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    1x1 ALL STYLES Prize $200

    Judges: Dinita (PHL), Rashaad (DC), Gate da Monsta (PHL), 

    Sammy Soto(NYC) , Marcus aka Epic(NJ/PHL)

    1. Trizzy Stacks

    2. Aaron Windz Z

    3. Misfit

    4. Lockadyle

    5. Networkz

    6. Sam Goody

    7. PVT

    8. Mad Hatter

    9. Kinese

    10. Danzel

    11. SC-One

    12. Kamikaze

    13. Master Juice

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    1x1 BREAKING Prize $200

    Judges: Brian aka Hannibal (PHL), Shafeek aka Mouse Bombeii (PHL),Sammy aka SamO (NYC)

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    Concept for BOOK OF STYLES - QUALIFIER

    DJ: Baronhawk Portier

    What is The Book Of Styles?

    The Book Of Styles Popping Competition concept is about celebrating the traditions and many schools of thought of Funk dances from California. From the mid 60's til date, this Funk Culture has spread globally and taken different shapes, molding it's self to each cities culture. 

    How does it work?

    The spirit of the battle and exchange is the primary focus, in a healthy and educational environment. With so many resources available, why not take advantage. We will give a list of styles and moves from different regions for you to study. You will then have to incorporate these styles and or moves into your training on top of what you already are comfortable with. Train smart guys.

    The Book Of Styles will have a Wheel of Funk.

    On this Wheel of Funk will be a list of the various styles and moves from different regions. In each round we will spin the Wheel of Funk and whichever style or move it lands on the dancer will have to incorporate it into their own styles.

    What is the Goal?

    The Book Of Styles goal is to encourage the dancers to come outside of their comfort zones. Becoming well versed in the History, Battle and Movement. We look forward to celebrating the music and dance art forms with you all.

    What will be on the Wheel Of Funk?

    *Twisto Flex

    *Glides/Floats

    *King Tut

    *Waving 

    *Posing/Hitting/Popping 

    *Animation 

    *Robot

    *Fillmore

    *Cobra

    ***Monkey Wrench (DJ's choice of music) (New to the Wheel)

    1x1 Popping

    1. Trizzy Stacks

    2. Tony Teknik

    3. LockAdyle

    4. Networkz

    5. Sam Goody

    6. PVT

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  • 2:30 PMFun in the 18th Century with An Opera Folly and Benjamin Franklin and Friends
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    For Immediate ReleaseDorothy 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

    Touch of Classics! Presents “Fun in the 18TH Century” on October 22nd & 23rd!Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 10/01/2016 - Touch of Classics! Is offering two “revolutionary” musical presentations at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia. Touch of Classics! James R. Longacre and Dorothy Cardella bring this fully staged and costumed musical entertainment for the enjoyment of young and old alike.The two shows are entertaining as well as instructional: An Opera Folly is a short, comic introduction to opera and the four singing voices which make up the musical form: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass and weaves, through singing, a story of love lost and found, jealousy, revenge, female fireworks, mistaken identity and, of course, a happy ending for all! The music is fun and easily accessible for all ages. The second musical offering is Ben Franklin & Friends, which involves the great Benjamin Franklin’s time in London and France during the founding of America and told through reminisces and music. This is an original work by Touch of Classics!‘s Dorothy Cardella and James R. Longacre and presented for the first time. The piano accompanist for both shows is the talented Hannah Salmon.

    The production features a talented cast of performers within the intimate atmosphere of The Rotunda. In the cast are sopranos Dorothy Cardella and Rachel Daly, alto Sharon Derstine, tenor James R. Longacre and basses Edward Bogusz and Steven Raytek. Cost of the opera is $15.00 per Adults and $10.00 for Children 12 & under (cash only at the door). All the family is encouraged to join us for the performances! FunSavers will be offered for Saturday’s Performance. Check www.phillyfunguide.com/funsavers for information.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    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, 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, Walnut Street Theater, 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 and are available for concerts, parties and holiday events.

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  • 8:00 PMCactus Truck with Brandon Lopez, Matt Hollenberg /Julius Masri, Kevin Diehl/David Hotep pres. by Fire Museum
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    Fire Museum Presents :

    Cactus Truck with Brandon LopezMatt Hollenberg /Julius MasriKevin Diehl/David Hotep

    Cactus Truck (Amsterdam) w/ Brandon Lopez (NYC): John Dikeman - saxophone & Onno Govaert - drums will be joined by Brandon Lopez on bass. Cactus Truck creates startlingly intense music, not merely in terms of volume or velocity but through complete physical/psychological surrender. One can find hints of delta blues, early free jazz, Japanese noise, and no wave in the music. The collaborated with Terrie Ex, Colin McLean, Ab Baars, Han Bennink, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Peter Jacquemyn and many others

    Brandon Lopez is a composer and bassist committed to the exploration and cultivation of improvised, not so improvised, and strange musics. Since moving to NYC in 2013, his idiosyncratic approach has become an object of interest for the left of center music world. With past and ongoing collaborations including the likes of Peter Evans, Nate Wooley, Tony Malaby, Joe Morris, Tyshawn Sorey, Jaimie Branch, Brandon Seabrook, Gerald Cleaver, Tatsuya Nakatani, Ben Gerstein, Man Forever, Weasel Walter, Mike Pride, Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones, and many others. He currently leads the trio, Xivaros (Carlo Costa and Alejandro Florez)which obliquely draws from his musical and non-musical experiences as a member of the diaspora of Puerto Rico. He is also sought after as a soloist, with his first solo album, Vitriol, to be released in 2016.

    Matt Hollenberg /Julius Masri (Philadelphia): A new duo of Matt Hollenberg (Cleric, Simulacrum et al) on bulbul tarang, oud & guitar and drummer/percussionist Julius Masri (Van Sutra, Night Raids etc).

    Kevin Diehl/David Hotep (Philadelphia): Kevin Diehl and D.Hotep initially met, during the mid 1990s, as participants in vibraphonist Khan Jamal's avant-garde music project, the Phila. Jazz Composers' Forum. From that point, Kevin has gone on to found and produce several albums of his ongoing Lukumi-percussion/avant-garde jazz hybrid project Sonic Liberation Front, while Hotep co-ran the ensemble JazGuardian, performed & produced music with Rogi Kenyatta's La Tumba, and has toured & recorded with Sun Ra's Arkestra, under the direction of Marshall Allen for 15 years.

    links at http://www.museumfire.com/events

    $7-10 sliding scale

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  • 7:00 PMSPEC-TRUM pres. Princess Nokia, Rob $tone, D.R.A.M.
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    The Social Planning and Events Committee to Represent Undergraduate Minorities (SPEC-TRUM) is proud to present its Fall Concert on October 26, 2016.

    Lineup:

    Princess Nokia

    Rob $tone

    D.R.A.M.

    Online tickets here: https://upennspec.ticketleap.com/spectrumfall2016

    Tickets also sold on Locust Walk starting Tuesday, Oct 18th

    $10 with PennCard

    $15 for Public

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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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  • 6:00 PMBlack Synergy
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    Do you have an idea you want to manifest? Join us for BLACK SYNERGY, a space for Black activists, organizers and radical educators, artists and entrepreneurs to get feedback and support each other in their goals.

    We know that often times, we just need the right conversation or a different ear to affirm some of our biggest dreams and wildest ideas! All in the name of collective liberation.

    Come prepared to talk for 5 minutes about an idea or goal. Participants will work in small groups to get targeted feedback through a series of structured questions. Let's build each other up and take the movement to the next level!

    SYNERGY RULE: Provide your comments from a place of LOVE AND RESPECT - that will move us ALL FORWARD! :)

    We will also have a networking mixer to meet other people doing similar work and share social space to continue these conversations, including light refreshments, music and good vibes!

    Come through and spread the word!

    Presented by Sankofa Community Empowerment - Philadelphia

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMEvent Horizon pres. Harrison McKay,The Great Quentini and Hotel Neon; fundraiser for Chef Geoff
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    Event Horizon Series

    October 29th Harrison McKay,The Great Quentini and Hotel Neon

    The Great Quentini - Playfulness, Respect, Honesty and Hope - My art is about instinct. Whatever disciplinary boundaries I cross are irrelevant to me. I know what I like and I go there trusting that what fascinates me is, in fact, fascinating.

    My art springs from that same playful part of myself that compels me to build sand castles on a beach. Art world angst, which I've always found alienating, is neither my approach nor my goal. Ephemeral art made from readily available materials, improvised music on homemade instruments, and spectacles of buffoonery in the service of magical transformation are my goals.

    I am constructing an alternate reality the way a small boy builds a model train layout.  I reuse cast-off  wood, plastic, metal and rubber junk and glue it all together using instructions from inner sources, a reflection of natural form, and a homage to tribal art.

    I don't seek to replicate reality but rather to create a real emotional sense through gesture.

    I observe the human condition and report back my findings. These reports take the form of expressive vignettes and autobiographical stories from my life.  For convenience I have come to call what I do, Performance Art.  A ten year old boy viewing my performance put it this way, "Don't be afraid, he's just a sacred clown"

    Clowning, theater, poetic writing, animal noises, techno-primitive costumes, and improvised music, are elements that I use --but I blur the boundaries and exist across boundaries. My work is an opportunity to expand the possibility of what is possible rather than a continuation of a venerable tradition. I make good-natured art based on my varied interests: philosophy, science, religion, myth, culture, how the brain works, film, primitive art, evolution, drugs, sex, and technological change.  The world is full to the brim with greed, fear, hatred and avarice - I don't want to add to that.  My message is, "Do what you love to the fullest , trust yourself, honor life and Laugh, its good for you." -- Quentin Davisv- a.k.a. The Great Quentini

    Hotel Neon is the Philadelphia-based trio of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer & Steven Kemner. Together they create immersive and soul-stirring soundscapes, focusing intently on a restrained, minimal aesthetic aided by film, images, and live projections.

    Hotel Neon’s debut self-titled album was crafted in 2013 with little more than a personal computer in a home studio, then self-released on limited cassette tape. The music eventually caught the ear of Ian Hawgood, founder of eclectic Tokyo-based label Home Normal (Christopher Bissonette, Celer, Library Tapes), and was subsequently remastered in January 2015 by Hawgood himself, lending even greater dynamic range to the music. The grainy textures, mechanized rhythms, and subterranean bass pulses that permeate the album were made clearer and more focused, leading to positive critical review and "Best Of 2015" status in outlets like Headphone Commute, Textura, and Arctic Drones.Hotel Neon then released its newest work, “Remnants,” through acclaimed U.K. experimental imprint Fluid Audio in March 2016, followed by extensive touring throughout the U.S.A. with fellow ambient artists Lowercase Noises (NM) and Slow Meadow (TX, Hammock Music).

    Call for support! Your help is needed...

    Friend of The Event Horizon Series (and the Rotunda at large) and the Electro-Music Community, Chef Geoff, is in dire need of our help.

    Chef Geoff ahs kindly provided, over the years, food for those attending the Event Horizon Concert Series as well as many other events held at the Rotunda...for no cost to anyone...

    The cost and the effort was a gift to the world...out of the kindness of his big heart.

    Perhaps you might consider paying that kindess back with a little kindness of your own.

    "My recent diagnosis of stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma is a bit unnerving. I'm going to need intensive radiation and chemotherapy. Hopefully , after they shrink my tumor , the doctors can cut out what is left. I'm looking at a 3 month hospital stay and 2 months bed rest at home. All that time, unfortunately won't be able to work. I could sure use some financial, emotional,and physical help. I've fed 1000's of people over the years. Now I need help to be fed. Most sincerely, Chef"

    Please visit Chef Geoff's GoFundMe site and consider a generous donation.

     

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    November 11th Michael Rabito, Rosie Langabeer and It's Not Night...It's Space

    Michael Rabito is a musician that has been discovering his propensity for the fusion of opposites for many years now. He started taking the electric guitar seriously when he was eleven and was playing out professionally by the time he left for college with his band in Vermont.  After a move to Boston the bringing together of the free flow of improvisation and the rigidity of structure increased as he played with a group of Berklee College of Music musicians for about five years. During this time his interest in loops, synthesizers and keyboards began to grow and helped to fuse space, harmony, action and dissonance. This has all culminated with his latest project back in the Princeton area called Manifested; A progressive fusion of funk, rock, dance and ambient music that has brought the group to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and many points between within their first year. They can be heard here with more information at their facebook page. Michael also performs interactive ambient space music with local visual artist Ted Klett. They will be preforming at Art All Night on June 15th -16th and can be heard at on the AutonomicDrone soundcloud page.

    Rosie Langabeer - Hailed by the New York Times for her ability to time bend, Rosie Langabeer’s sound is more like a transnational emporium of amusements, than music. Using electronic and acoustic instruments ingredients of exotica, science fiction, free jazz and an evolving cast of superfluities combine, resulting in something elusively familiar “…a suspended, surreal condition.” NY Times. A regular composer for theatre and dance companies, Langabeer has performed throughout New Zealand and the US and also in Sri Lanka, Japan, Mexico, France and Great Britain, recent festival appearances include Baltimore’s High Zero Festival (2016), Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, (MA, 2016), Borderline Festival, (Auckland, 2016), Joyce Theater Ballet Festival (NY, 2015). Collaborators include Neil Feather, BalletX, Maiko Matsushima, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Andrew Mars/Settled Arrows, Kate Porter, Jeff Henderson and Chris O’Connor.

    It’s Not Night: It’s Space - United as though at the behest of the cosmos itself, the members of It’s Not Night: It’s Space came together with immediate chemistry early in 2011. By October at that year, their first self-released EP, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, had been released, and the band – founded by guitarist Kevin Halcott and drummer Michael Lutomski, but by then also including bassist Tommy Guerrero – set about honing their interstellar craft over the course of regional gigs around their native quadrant of New Paltz while conducting research with the SETI for what would become their debut long-player, Bowing Not Knowing to What. It was this album that set It’s Not Night: It’s Space on the path of anti-gravity exploration, the trio of Halcott, Guerrero and Lutomski honing in on natural jams thickened and given orbital pull by dense tones and an ever-expanding wall of fuzz. Feeling that language could only limit the universal nature of their message, INNIS kept their game centered around the guitar, bass and drums, and made first contact with Small Stone Records early in 2013, who immediately offered support for their ongoing investigations. The debut cooperative effort between the two parties is scheduled for launch in the yet-undetermined future known as 2014.

     

    November 15th Chuck van Zyl, Nocturne Blue and Centrozoon

    December 3rd Brian John McBrearty, Inception and The Time Merchant 

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