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By Michael A. Gonzales | photos by Kyle Cassidy

Forever badass: Melvin Van Peebles on his Philly funk gig and Sweetback memories

The 81-year-old godfather of blaxploitation cinema brings his indomitable cool — and his fusion band, Laxative — to Johnny Brenda's this weekend.

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Posted Feb. 5, 2014 | Comments: 3

Mix together heartfelt rock ballads, OCD, unicorns and Twitter, and you've got singer-songwriter Jordan White

Meet the ambitious musician from the suburbs who's built an online audience 200,000 strong.

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Posted Jan. 29, 2014 | Comments: 15

This vs. That: Which Philadelphia music act do you prefer?

Do you go old-school or new? Check out the choices of these random artists and local music lovers.

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Posted Aug. 14, 2013 | Comments: 0

PW's Music Issue 2013

Concerts in the Park; Ardmore Music Hall, 20 Feet From Stardom; tryouts at the Apollo and more!

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Posted Aug. 14, 2013 | Comments: 0

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Tonight’s Franklin Institute Awards continue a legacy of science, innovation
By Kennedy Allen

It’s safe to say that Benjamin Franklin is Philadelphia’s most renowned adopted son. While born in Boston, good ol’ BF has done more for this city than he’s given crdit. Sure, the discovery of electricity and the invention of bifocals were important in their own right. But it is the driving force of curiosity that [...]