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Chance the Rapper, David Bowie top nomination list for 59th annual Grammy Awards

Chance to Rapper at Made In America | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN
Chance the Rapper at Made In America | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning, ramping up excitement for the February 12th ceremony.

As expected Adele has received several nominations including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Hello,” while her third LP 25 is up for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Chance the Rapper and Anderson.Paak will vie for Best New Artist, with the former appearing again on both the Best Rap Performance shortlist for “No Problem” and the Best Rap Album shortlist for Coloring Book, while the latter’s Malibu appears in the Best Urban Contemporary group against Firefly Music Festival stand out Gallant and his Ology.

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Celebrate the life of the Thin White Duke with Philly Loves Bowie week in January

Philly Loves Bowie Flyer by Sean E. Brown | made with Tootsie Pops, Mamba, Starburst and Dum Dum wrappers along with Hershey's Bliss foils, acrylic and ink on wood with glitter
Philly Loves Bowie Flyer by Sean E. Brown | made with Tootsie Pops, Mamba, Starburst and Dum Dum wrappers along with Hershey’s Bliss foils, acrylic and ink on wood with glitter

Almost a year after his death, fans of David Bowie are still feeling the pain of losing their idol so suddenly. Here in Philadelphia, the loss is especially heavy. This is the place, after all, where Bowie recorded three records, including Young Americans and David Live at the Tower Theter. The place where the Sigma Kids ruled the streets outside of the eponymous studio, welcoming anyone who had been inspired by Bowie’s confident and vibrant individuality to join their ranks.

Now, channeling their sadness into creative celebration, a group of those super-fans have curated a week-long David Bowie fest called Philly Loves Bowie. There will be karaoke. There will be a birthday brunch. There will be quizzo. And everything, of course, will be in honor of The Thin White Duke.

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Celebrate Star Wars and David Bowie at Tattooed Mom’s Rebel Rebel party

flyer via Facebook

Two of the many defining moments of 2016 are getting their own honorary night next month. The late David Bowie, who passed away on January 10th, and Rogue One, a Star Wars universe film that sees a theatrical release on December 16th, are the inspiration for Atomic City Comics and Tattooed Mom’s “Rebel Rebel” costume dance party, happening at the latter’s South Street bar on Friday, December 9th.

Along with the costume contest, participants will enjoy Stars Wars soundtrack mixes from DJ Foxx Boogie, Death Star pinatas, and themed photobooths. More information can be found on the Facebook event page here. Watch David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” below, along with the new trailer for Rogue One.

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