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PW contributing writer Julie Gerstein is the East Coast editor of Anthem, a music, art and culture magazine.
Skip Heller is an L.A.-based jazz guitarist who maintains strong ties to his hometown. His latest album, Fakebook, pays tribute to the great Philly organ jazz tradition.
Harvey Holiday spent 15 years at WDAS-FM. He's now in his 16th year at WOGL (Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm) and is the host of Street Corner Sunday (9am-midnight). He's a past winner of PW's Best Oldie Show Award and is an expert on '60s soul music, early rock 'n' roll, Bob Dylan and the 76ers.
Grammy-nominated producer David Ivory has worked with the Roots, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Common and Zap Mama. His Ivory Productions' featured artists include Patti LaBelle, Kindred and others.
Collin Keefe is a dedicated man of leisure who occasionally writes about the arts, pop culture and technology for a variety of publications, mostly to support his beer habit.
J. Edward Keyes has been writing about music for PW since '99. He contributes to several other publications, including Magnet, the Chicago Reader and Creative Loafing Atlanta.
Helen Leicht is assistant program director/midday host at 88.5 WXPN-FM, where she hosts the Leicht Lunch at Noon and showcases local artists weekdays at 1 p.m. as the Philly Local Pick of the Day. She's also on the board of directors for the Philadelphia Songwriters Project.
Craig D. Lindsey writes mostly about black music for PW. He lives in Raleigh, N.C., and is the film critic/reporter for The News & Observer.
Johnny Loftus writes about rock music for All Music Guide and Pitchfork Media. He's a regular contributor to various websites and alt-weeklies, including Glorious Noise and PW.
Y-100 program director Jim McGuinn often answers emails from people complaining that Y-100 doesn't play enough _____. He plays bass in Cordalene, lap steel in Wayward Wind and Strat-o-Matic baseball on his computer.
George Manney of Geo Sound (www.geosound.org) is a producer, musician, composer, filmmaker and music archivist.
Ramon Martinez, aka djelrock, was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Since moving to Philly in '83, he's been spreading the word about rock en espa�ol--and has been promoting shows since 1990.
Ken Micallef is a part-time butcher and jewel merchant in midtown Manhattan. "Barbie Man," as he's known, contributes to Downbeat, Jazziz, Mojo and the Holy Roller Roundup.
Ben Morgan is head of booking and production for the Millcreek Tavern in West Philadelphia. He plays bass in the Sand Family's production of Broken Hipsters.
Once known as Frank Blank, guitarist and author Frank Moriarty has contributed music writing to many national and area publications over the last two decades. Brian May of Queen wrote the foreword for his latest book, Seventies Rock: The Decade of Creative Chaos (Taylor Trade).
Artist and musician Amy Morrissey is a producer, engineer and studio manager at Miner Street/Cycle Sound Recordings.
Ramsay Pennypacker is a longtime area music critic who writes for, among other publications, Philadelphia magazine, Bucks magazine and PW.
Bob Perkins is a former broadcast and print media newsman and editorial writer. For the last seven years he's hosted a successful jazz program on Temple University's WRTI-FM.
Dave Pianka is the promoter of the legendary Making Time and Click parties. He does marketing, branding and promotions work for a number of clothing and music companies.
Mark Reynolds reviews hip-hop and R&B for Hear/Say, a monthly magazine found on major college campuses, and also dissects everything from neo-soul to country blues for the Cleve-land Free Times, Urbandialect. net and other publications.
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