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Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announces its 2015 grants

Pablo Batista | Photo by Bruce Turner
Pablo Batista | Photo by Bruce Turner

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced its 2015 grants in support of Philadelphia region cultural organizations and artists. Electronic musician and composer Chris Madak, percussionist Pablo Batista, the Curtis Institue, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, People’s Light, klezmer musician Susan Lankin-Watts, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, a chamber opera from composer Lembitt Beecher, and Bowerbird’s investigation of composer Julius Eastman, are just a small representation of the various organizations and individuals who were awarded grants. Continue reading →

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502 South accepting submissions for Philly Rock Comp Vol 3

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502 South’s Philly Rock Comp | via 502south.bandcamp.com

DIY culture is an integral aspect of any music scene. In fact, most cities would not have worthwhile music without it. Show space 502 South is doing their part to promote the best of Philly’s DIY with their Philly Rock Compilations. Each year they take submissions from punk rock and indie acts in the greater Philadelphia area to release a free record that highlights the scene. Last year’s compilation featured songs from Honah Lee, Pulling Punches, and pop-punks Welter. Continue reading →