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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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“Cambodian Son” tells of imprisoned, exiled immigrant
By Bill Chenevert

Kosal Khiev’s story is both devastatingly sad and a triumph of the spoken word. Director Masahiro Sugano met him in Cambodia and the story he tells with his stark documentary, “Cambodian Son,” is almost too bizarre to believe. Honestly, the best way to clearly communicate the heft of Khiev’s first 30 years is to show [...]