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April 11, 2014

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

One of the top party DJs, Cosmo Baker brings hip-hop, disco, soul, rock, reggae, and electronic music together in a cohesive and funky way. This Philadelphia native cut his teeth alongside contemporaries Questlove of The Roots and Rich Medina, and helped found the DJ/remix collective The Rub in Brooklyn.
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Hailed by Downbeat magazine as the "Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist" (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Shah incorporates elements of Indian, Brazilian, and Malian music into her jazz-based repertoire.
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Yeahwon Shin’s journey began in the suburbs of Seoul, South Korea, where her musical talents began to emerge at age five. Shin uses her deep affinity for Brazilian music and graceful, fluid vocal range to make boundary-crossing music in a program inspired by the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.
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The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and singers from Opera Philadelphia present an evening devoted to the life and legacy of Andy Warhol, using human-size pop-up books, operatic performances, and a rock band. This performance will offer a sneak peek into this brand-new Bearded Ladies piece, set to premiere in July at the Wilma Theater. Bring your own T-shirt for hands-on silk screening and you too can be a Pop artist.
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Devoted to interpreting classic rock in a contemporary jazz format, the Jōst Project creates an exciting new connection between the many listeners of the music of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Donovan, and Simon and Garfunkel.
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Named Jordan's "Musical Ambassadress,” Farah Siraj balances a career that spans several continents, performing at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations and Stockholm Concert Hall, which hosts the Nobel Prize award ceremony. She is dedicated to spreading the message of peace and unity through her music. Siraj will perform from what Rolling Stone magazine calls her "vivacious Arabian Flamenco jazz" repertoire.
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Art After 5 is taken over by teens as break dancers, hip-hop music, and a tricked-out photo booth enliven the Museum.
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New York City–based Eleanor Dubinsky writes soulful, heartfelt songs that express her passion for a diversity of people and cultures. Drawing on her talents as a singer-songwriter, her music has a mellow groove that samples French pop, new American soul, and Latin rhythms.
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During a prolific career that spans more than four decades, tenor saxophone master Michael Pedicin has toured with such jazz greats as Dave Brubeck, Stanley Clarke, and Pat Martino, as well as R & B, rock, and pop icons Stevie Wonder, the O’Jays, David Bowie, and Frank Sinatra.
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Bakithi Kumalo is a Grammy Award–winning bassist, composer, and vocalist who came to the attention of the American public following the release of Paul Simon's Graceland album in 1986. Keep the Beat! is his project for families, a multilingual world music concert featuring folk songs from around the globe. Bring the entire family for a dance party, and keep the beat!
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Nominated by the Clef Club in 2013 for Best Male Jazz Vocalist, Kevin Valentine possesses an easy, effortless style that can caress a ballad while swinging hard and fast on the uptempo. Using standards from today and “back in the day”, Kevin loves to rearrange these pieces to paint fresh images of the music defined as America’s Original Art Form.
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“...tangy, exotic flavor …eclectic fusion of Jazz, Latin and Middle East sounds” - Downbeat
Based in New York, Itai Kriss is vital member of the City’s Jazz scene as well as the Latin Jazz and Salsa music scenes playing regularly at The Blue Note, Birdland, S.O.B.’s, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and The Copa Cabana. He can be heard performing, touring and recording with his own ensemble and some of the most important Jazz and Latin musicians, such as Edmar Castañeda, Yemen Blues, Los Hacheros, Pedrito Martinez, Omer Avital, Grupo Latin Vibe, and Avishai Cohen. With the release of his CD The Shark, All about Jazz said “it marks his arrival as a flute force to be reckoned with."
In partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region
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The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and vocalists Roy Richardson and Patricia Scott will groove audiences down memory lane with an evening of music featuring the captivating hits of the Motown sound. Yup, we're talking about Heat Wave, My Girl, Ooo Baby Baby, What’s Going On, and all of your classic old school favorites in one night of sophisticated jazz and soul.
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DisCanto is a group of Italian conservatory-trained musicians who reinterpret traditional Abruzzese and ethnic southern Italian songs through contemporary and traditional instrumentation. Sung in dialect, the songs evoke the Apennine Mountains, which have defined Abruzzo's culture, and cover historical themes of celebration, mourning, and struggle. They also reflect the diverse influences that have played a role in Abruzzo's history.
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“Wildly imaginative and virtuosic . . . a provocative brew that straddles the heavy metal-bebop divide” –Jazz Times. Reut Regev’s started her musical career in high school, performing at Israel’s top jazz festivals with some of the county’s leading improvisational musicians. She now lives in New York, and her musical world covers a wide range of genres such as klezmer, rock, blues, contemporary classical, and improvised music. She has collaborated, recorded, and toured with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Frank London, Butch Morris, Joe Bataan, Firewater, Elliott Sharp, and Hazmat Modine. The band includes Brad Jones, Igal Foni, and special guest Burton Green.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region.
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Born in Cuba composer and drummer Francois Zayas brings to his original compositions images from all the musical worlds that he has explored, creating an artwork that manifests itself as singular and innovative. Everything that inspires him unite in harmony in this material that represents the current status of jazz as a global form of expression.
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Peter Gaudioso, Vocalist and Percussionist, has transformed his career from drummer to frontman after being diagnosed with tendonitis. He maintains a rhythmic approach to singing and often uses "beat box" technique to vocalize his drum parts. Peter has studied with internationally recognized Musician Bobby McFerrin and performs regularly throughout Philadelphia.
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Olde City Sideshow is a fully scalable immersion performance that encompasses the "Olde City" stylings of Vaudeville, dance, and the Historical Sideshow atmosphere mixed with Philadelphia's counter-culture influences. Come, watch and be wowed!
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The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration returns with another round of outstanding Philly jazz this fall. Catch a sneak preview at Art After 5!
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Join us for the return of Grammy® Award-winning pianist Fred Hersch and his trio. Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” five-time Grammy nominee Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well as remaining an in-demand collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists. This performance is part of OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival presented by the William Way Community Center.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Dance Cartel presents OntheFloor, a new brand dance experience. Fusing a rigorous artistic approach with the vibrant social nature of dance, OntheFloor premiered in summer 2012 to sold-out crowds at Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel New York. Driven by pumping bass, glitter, and dance theory in equal parts (almost), this energy-busting experience is unlike anything else.
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Friday, October 3Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The company is committed to bringing the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivating in audiences a collective appetite for bold, new dance.

Special opening act: 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Murmuration is a Philadelphia-based chamber ensemble that primarily improvises its work. Their repertoire is 21st century classical music for fans of Handel and Hole. Murmuration includes Andrew Marsh (voice), Russell Kotcher (violin) and Eric Coyne (cello).
BalletX performance: 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
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Friday, October 10Grid ViewRows View

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Skilled trombonist, talented composer, and impressive vocalist Natalie Cressman melds the sophistication of modern jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies. Reminiscent of indie rock’s most distinctive songwriters, Cressman’s original compositions are a blend of jazz, funk, and world music.
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Journey into the musical soul of Africa. DJ Rahsaan kicks off the evening spinning the latest Afropop music—including hits from Ghana, where photographer Paul Strand spent time in the 1960s. During the second set, multi-instrumentalist Kinobe—the new voice of Ugandan music—takes the stage.
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Friday, November 14Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Ted Rosenthal Trio presents a fresh, creative take on George Gershwin’s classic composition, “Rhapsody in Blue.” Rosenthal has shared the stage with Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody, and is currently a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.
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Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and other Stax Records recording artists. Enjoy all your favorite classics with a unique jazz-infused spin!
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Journey through Toyland in our Nutcracker-themed winter program, featuring classical holiday compositions, chamber music, and beloved old carols performed by The Divine Hand, led by renowned concert thereminist Mano Divina.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Can you dig it? Art After 5 takes audiences back to the golden age of disco, soul, and Motown with a special holiday program featuring The Elements, from Élan Artists.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get your festive groove on with DeLeon, a New York-based band that transforms Sephardic folk music into a sound that is both brand new and centuries old.

Co-presented in partnership with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the “Sounds Jewish” series. Promotional support provided by Tribe 12.
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Friday, December 26Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Barbara Montgomery sings a program of holiday songs, many that she recorded with master jazz pianist Tom Lawton, with a reflection on giving, sharing, and for being there when our loved ones need us. Her soulful interpretations will leave you with humble tidings that enhance the holiday spirit.
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Friday, January 9Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia magazine’s Best Band of 2014, Northern Arms combines “dark Americana” with evocative melodies and epic arrangements.
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5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Inspired by Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Sound Reformation, led by Darryl Yokley, presents Pictures at an African American Exhibition. At 8:45 p.m., the vibe switches to a dance party with celebrity guest DJ Rob Base. Admission reduced to $10 after 8:00 p.m.
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Friday, January 23Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Ingram is a young jazz pianist on the New York scene who is critically acclaimed for his finesse, thoughtfulness, and passion.
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Friday, February 6Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Brian Sanders’ JUNK uses found objects and a talent for invention to bridge dance and physical theater.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The romance and passion of tango come to Art After 5. Dance lessons are included.
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Peñas pays homage to jazz masters with intricate harmonies that are cool, contemplative, and infectiously upbeat.
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Living legend Jamaaladeen Tacuma is known for collaborations with performers that range from orchestras at Carnegie Hall to fellow Philadelphia musicians, The Roots.
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Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is a rising star in the modern jazz-funk scene. Kuroda signed with Blue Note Records in 2013.

Inspired by Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, on view in the Dorrance Galleries through May 10.
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Celebrate 1920s Japanese art deco with the pre-war stylings of the Kuni Mikami Jazz Quintet and a fashion demonstration by performing artist Masae Satouchi.

Inspired by Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, on view in Dorrance Galleries through May 10.

Supported by the Japan American Society of Greater Philadelphia.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Secret Trio defy musical tradition by fusing the sounds of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, elements of jazz, rock, classical, and world music.
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Equal parts modern jazz, jazz-funk, and Caribbean styles, Chris Aschman leads an exciting sextet of some of Philadelphia's most well-versed muscians, featuring trombonist John Swana.
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Philadelphia's most beloved drag queen kicks off her ten-year anniversary tour with a night of music, stories, and fun. Bring the kids; this performance is family friendly.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, presents a blend of pop and traditional Mexican music.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Japanese-born Manami Morita is an award-winning jazz pianist, entertaining audiences around the world with her energetic, impressive technique.
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Opera Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Clef Club pay tribute to bebop virtuoso Charlie Parker and preview the World Premiere of the new opera Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a free-form expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of a musical genius. This Art After 5 presentation combines a jazz ensemble performing some of Bird’s greatest hits, along with opera singers who will provide a first listen to the music of YARDBIRD by composer Daniel Schnyder and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly. Set after-hours in the famed New York City jazz club Birdland, Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD will be staged from June 5-14 in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
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Guitarist Rick Lowenberg is a veteran of the Philly jazz scene. World-class local musicians join him for unique interpretations of jazz standards.
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Legendary bassist Lee Smith leads an all-star group of musicians.
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Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents a night of high-octane, genre-defying performance and live music. Never-before seen excerpts from Leaps of Faith accompany repertory favorites Communitas, a “mythical wonder machine”, and The Chase, a vaudevillian romp that takes place on a SEPTA train.
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Matthew Piazzi and the Debonairs bring you the best in 1950's & 1960's, Doo Wop, 50's pop, Rhythm & Blues and Soul. Hailing from New York City, the Doo Wop capital of the world, The Debonairs are comprised of a versatile, experienced group that commands the stage. Memories will come flooding back as you listen to the sounds of Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and many more.
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Hailing from New York City, Audio Via from Elan Artists is a dynamic eight-piece dance band performing all the hits from modern hip hop to disco, funk and traditional jazz in their signature, sophisticated style.
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See the Museum transformed into a bustling Parisian nightclub. Live, hot jazz and a variety show of dance and circus-like performances provide a taste of the “City of Light.” This program is inspired by the exhibition Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.
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Tony Miceli leads a trio featuring guitarist Chico Huff renowned for his Latin jazz sounds.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Johnny Cruz Latin Ensemble, a North Philadelphia band from El Centro de Oro (Golden Block District), provides live music for this salsa party. Instructors will help get everyone moving to the rhythm.
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Renowned Puerto Rican singer/songwriter/producer (Menudo, Danny Rivera) performs and sings heartfelt, organic love songs with lush Latin American melodies. His trademark ‘rock-n-rumba’ sound always captivates music lovers of all genres.
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Conjunto Philadelphia performs the music of 1950s Cuba. Conjunto pays homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history with selections celebrating Son cubano, Cha-cha-chá, Bolero, and Danzón.
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For Over four years Jarana Beat has been offering us a journey through Afro-Amerindian culture by fusing Mexican music and dance with international rhythms. With its beginnings at NYU’S Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro in Argentina in 2007, Jarana Beat’s music has been offering an interesting mix, thanks to its solid foundation and deep roots. Add to that contagious charm and good vibes, and there is no way you’ll be able to resist getting up and dancing to their tunes. Together with director Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, the band is composed of professional immigrant musicians from Mexico, and they interact with performers from all over the world, including dancers dressed in traditional costumes who interweave percussive footwork with the music of regional rhythms such as son jarocho, son guerrerense, son huasteco, mexika, and norteña, among others. As a family, they have become masters at blending Mexican and Latin American folk instruments and rhythmic elements that create an environment for expressing the unique music of their homelands.
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Franco Olivo y Alto Voltaje entertain with a mix of traditional bachata and merengue with modern rock and electronic music.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Local ensemble Natural Selection, —featuring Chris Aschman on steel drums bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the Great Stair Hall.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Dendê & Band’s sizzling showmanship combines rhythmic Brazilian music with the grooves of afrobeat, reggae, and merengue in a dance party atmosphere.
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Avalon Jazz Band represents the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit in New York City, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: old classics with a hot twist celebrating France, love and music. Inspired by Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.
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The city’s top jazz performers come together for their annual festival to celebrate Jazz in Philadelphia.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Mozaic flow fuses jazz, hip hop and soul to create their own unique sound. Based in Philly, they have opened for the Roots and Wu-Tang Clan.
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Witness the premiere of a multi-movement jazz suite by pianist Tom Lawton and his sextet inspired by the work of eclectic artist, Man Ray. The centerpiece of the suite is a movement based on Fair Weather, which is housed in the Museum's Modern art collection. Other inspirations come from Man Ray's use of found objects, his own love of jazz, his mixture of traditional discipline with rebellious departures from the same, and his penchant for changing course in his artistic preferences - all attributes shared by Lawton. Tom has been a fixture on the Philadelphia jazz scene for about forty years, often appearing with Larry McKenna and Bobby Zankel. Supported by Philadelphia Jazz Project, a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.
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Tenor saxophonist Dahi Divine's impressive credentials include sharing the stage with the Dave Matthews Band at the Grammys.
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Celebrate Halloween at the museum with a dance party and spooky cocktail bar! Transforming her childhood affinity for music into a mainstream career, DJ Diamond Kuts is pioneering her way through the music industry. Not only is she the first and only female mixer to have a slot on Philadelphia radio, but she continues to create immense professional success through television shows, print and digital advertisement, and touring with headlining artists such as Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. Fashion students from Philadelphia University will also grace the Great Stair Hall with their original Halloween costume designs inspired by the collection.
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In Bitter Homes and Gardens, The Bearded Ladies go back to their roots in an intimate cabaret that asks: if plants had voices what would they sing? In a protest cabaret emceed by a cantankerous Fern, plants finally get to tell us how they really feel about how we treat them. From lambasting vegetarians to pining after careless caretakers, flowers, weeds, and vegetables make their case for plants rights. Using country and folk music, the Beards use scientific principles and methodology to create this homegrown cabaret. Inspired by Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life.
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Temple Bhangra dance company, a Temple University student-led Indian Bhangra dance company, perform their award-winning dance routines showcasing the finest movements of festive Bhangra dance styles. Also performing is Temple Agni- an all-female company performing mesmerizing dances with the exciting flair of Bollywood cinematic choreography. Dj Rahsaan will spin the best bhangra to get everyone on the floor!

Supported by the Main Line Indian Association and NETIP.
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Violinist Arun Ramamurthy's Trio discovers new aspects of millennia-old pieces and moments of organic conversation between two traditions, both based on a balance of rigor and freedom. They stay true to the raga, the modes which form the melodic foundation for Indian classical composition, while finding the full sonic identity of a skilled ensemble.
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Kick off the holiday season with George Burton’s Christmas Yule Log. This holiday show features a genre-defying rhythm section, complemented by a string trio featuring virtuosic violinist Diane Monroe, and sultry melodies from jazz vocalist Nancy Harms. The harmonic and rhythmic exchange between this stellar lineup will find listeners singing and swinging right along.
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The Shining Stars Orchestra entertain with klezmer and Yiddish music.

Co-presented with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Ring in the new year with the elegant sound of Philadelphia-native T.C. Carney III. Growing up in one of the most notable jazz families in Philadelphia, this vocalist is no stranger to the stage. Carney has performed all over the east coast and with other artists such as Wynton Marsalis and Duane Eubanks. Count-down the clock with the smooth sounds of jazz.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Great Stair Hall will serve as the backdrop to hard-hitting marches and eloquent duets created by Israeli-American Artistic Director Roni Koresh. Koresh offers audiences a deep emotional charge, a bitter tang of human experience, salty strength, and hints of nutty humor in their savory collection of short repertory works.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Jōst Project brings new generations to jazz by playing music of the 60s and 70s. This group takes rock classics like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles and translates them into swinging jazz renditions for a sound that is undeniably unique.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A powerhouse newcomer and the winner of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland, Alita Moses, enchants us with an evening of jazz, R&B, and pop standards.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, this South Philly-based group celebrates dance as the ultimate integration of body, spirit, and mind. Described as “deeply spiritual”, this performance group has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get ready for a romantic weekend with classic love songs courtesy of the Calabash Quartet and a French prix fixe menu at Granite Hill.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Arooj Aftab, originally from Lahore, is now based in New York making music that beautifully blends neo-Sufi melodies from her homeland with dark post pop, soul, and laid-back jazz.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Ches Smith Trio is a new group that has a focus on rhythm and in turn offers a mix of jazz, modern classical music, and rock.

Co-presented with Ars Nova Workshop.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Middle East meets the West in this flawless interchange of contemporary soul melodies and hypnotizing beats.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Expect a pitch perfect evening when local students face-off in a battle of powerful vocals, unique arrangements, and dynamic precision.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Valray Sturgis and friends play homage to greats including Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia-born Denise King's warm tone and impeccable phrasing recall some of jazz's legendary chanteuses. Tonight she performs her favorite love songs in her signature spontaneous style.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bossa nova classics are shaken but not stirred by the top Brazilian artist Carlos Almeida. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition International Pop.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Legendary jazz chanteuses of times past will be brought to life by this talented young vocalist.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Jazz bassist Buster Williams will step back in time by paying tribute to the sounds of the sixties. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition International Pop.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Music and science fiction will come together when pianist and composer Cédric Hanriot presents an homage to the work of sci-fi writer Dan Simmons.

A French-American Jazz Exchange Project in association with the French-American Cultural Exchange and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get a sneak peek of the city's most exciting jazz festival.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

In celebration of International Pop, Philadelphia’s own Martha Graham Cracker invades the Great Stair Hall with a cabaret performance featuring the sounds of the 1960s. Saks Fifth Avenue joins in the fun with a fashion show inspired by the pop era beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Photo © Chris Crisman Photography
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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
$10 admission after 8:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate Creative Africa. Enjoy the “golden voice of Liberia,” Fatu Gayflor, who opens the night at 5:45 p.m. with African pop sounds. Then, stick around for a performance featuring the joyful music of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band that has toured extensively to raise awareness for humanitarian causes. The party continues until 11:00 p.m. and all Creative Africa exhibitions are on view at the Perelman Building from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This distinctive and inventive pianist is at the forefront of the jazz scene.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Chris Coyle will share new music inspired by artwork by adults with disabilities.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Joliet Harris brings her signature mix of jazz standards, musical theater, gospel, and pop to the Museum. Presented with the Arden Theatre Company.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

East African vocalist Somi takes inspiration from her travels through Nigeria to straddle the worlds of African jazz, soul, and pop. 900 WURD will broadcast live from the Great Stair Hall from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This Brazilian star melds samba with bossa nova, reggae, and R&B to create a unique and fresh sound.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly-based saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel performs virtuoso bop with an emotional core.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Experience the sounds of Uganda with this composer and multi-instrumentalist.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed bassist and composer—who was featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland album—presents an evening of South African–inflected jazz.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Nationally-renowned pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly premieres his ensemble of local jazz talent.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This Dutch pianist shows off his impeccable technique and sense of swing.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Revel in the powerful sounds of Afro-rock band Jabali Afrika.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Discover the talents of this rising star on the modern vocal jazz scene.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Renowned Israeli jazz composer Oran Etkin is joined by West African guitarist Lionel Loueke.

Supported by The Consulate of Israel in Philadelphia.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Back from a year of touring with John Legend, this Philly-based sax player wows with a smooth mix of neo-soul, R&B, gospel, and hip hop.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This legendary Philadelphia vocalist assembles the city’s best talent to pay tribute to the likes of Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed trumpet player combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of adventurous lyricism.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The influences of this Philadelphia-born singer span traditional jazz to 70s rock and country music.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Gyandoh’s voice recalls the dramatic highs of Mariah Carey and the subtle shadings of Norah Jones.
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Friday, September 30Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A Brooklyn-based ensemble that combines mambo and salsa in the style of musicians such as Celia Cruz, Buena Vista Social Club, Tito Puente, and more.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The bright, clear voice of this Chilean-born singer and guitarist combines thoughtful lyrics with a virtuoso command of composition.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Alexander Claffy’s debut album documents his own story of love and heartbreak.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Former back-up singer for Roberta Flack whose soulful sound has become a staple of the city’s rich jazz scene.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Move to the vigorous percussion driving the sounds of Jarana Beat with their new interpretation of Mexican music.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A dynamic vocalist who combines impeccable phrasing with powerful emotional resonance.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This tenor sax legend is a favorite of jazz fans throughout the region.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night showcasing students from the Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Eight-piece party band Red Baraat combines hard driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of go-go, rock, and jazz.
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5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get the season started right with a night of card making, spiked hot chocolate, and performances by The Debonairs. Wear your ugliest sweater for a memorable night and use our photo booth to snap a memento.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Mexican guitarist Paco Renteria presents his take on the joyful sounds of the season.

This program is generously supported by PECO. The Museum recognizes community outreach partners the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center.

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night of holiday cheer featuring jazz vocalist Denise King and The Waverly Alston Choir.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Lively Klezmer music by the West Philadelphia Orchestra.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Reflect on the past year and center yourself in preparation for 2017 with soothing sitar music in the great stair hall, yoga in the galleries, and drop-in mindfulness workshops.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

​Jazz standards and spirited originals by this Honduran-born composer and vocalist.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

​Accompanied by his band Sound Reformation, this saxophonist presents an unforgettable fusion of music and visual arts celebrating African music and culture.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Broadway star (Jersey Boys) and former member of Under the Streetlamp, Michael Cunio dazzles audiences with a unique sound and soulful reportoire.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly’s best gender benders take over the Museum. The Bearded Ladies Cabaret take a stab at queering our collection inspired by the one and only Barbra Streisand. Participate in a detour with Kate Nyx, an opinionated showgirl, seamstress, and songwriter whose passion for burlesque fantasy and sex-positive feminism fuels her daily. Red 40 and the Last Groovement kick off the evening and cap off the night with their funkadelic, one of a kind sound.

5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Red 40 & The Last Groovement
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: “Detour” Kate Nyx
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A jazz cabaret legend known for her powerful voice and unique interpretations of standards and classics.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This composer/pianist and Kimmel Center Jazz Resident merges jazz and faith to create “sacred jazz.”
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An evening of playful jazz improvisations by this native New Orleanian pianist and 2015 recipient of the Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Love is a battlefield. Music, art, and theater help soothe your soul.

Art Making: Love Notes
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Book artist Colette Fu shows you how to create your own pop-up cards. Make some love—or anti-love—themed cards to give your friends, partner, an ex, or yourself. She’ll have patterns available for all ages and levels, just come with an open heart.

Silent Disco with Silent Philly
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Silent Philly is in the house-grab some headphones and fill the galleries with song and dance.

Detour: Timaree Schmit
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sexologist Timaree Schmit believes that rational, empirically based sex-ed is the basis for social justice. View three selected works of Duchamp through the lens of sex positive feminism and sexology.
The Museum offers free, daily guided tours on a number of topics. Pick up a Today handout for more information.

Musical Act: Eliza Hardy Jones
5:45 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
Hardy is a classically trained pianist who’s recently made the leap to the electric landscape. This Philadelphia native has played with Buried Beds, Nightlands, Strand of Oaks, and Grace Potter, and has just debuted her solo album, Because Become. Tonight she plays two sets: the first one as an acoustic solo and the second one with her full band.

In-Gallery performance: Revolution Shakespeare presents “Love Hurts”
6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
What’s the only thing worse than not being in love? Being in love. Many of Shakespeare’s characters grapple with the thorniest emotion of them all and lead us to ask the eternal question: Is having a date on Saturday night really worth all the drama?
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This postmodern Charlie Parker is joined by special guests Najwa Parkins on vocals and John Swana on trumpet.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Conjunto Philadelphia pays homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Donohue and his all-star assembly of traditional Irish musicians.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed jazz pianist, who’s played with Lionel Hampton and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, leads his quintet for a night of sultry jazz favorites.
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A night to celebrate art world renegades.

In-Gallery Artist Intervention
5:00-8:00 p.m.
DUDUFALALA
In the spirit of art history’s creative pranksters and the 100th anniversary of Duchamp’s infamous submission of a urinal to the 1917 armory exhibition, the Dufala brothers poke fun at the status enjoyed by collected art and artists by hiding contemporary objects, personal belongings and small sculpture in the museums galleries. A dada inspired scavenger hunt in and among the works of art throughout the museum, this intervention juxtaposes the pedestrian and the rare, intention and accident and comments on the public use of cultural space.

DJ lil’dave
5:30 p.m.
As a member of the Illvibe Collective, Lil Dave has been pushing the boundaries of hip hop turntablism for over 15 years. By mixing genres like funk, broken beat, house, bossa nova, electro, and soul, this maverick DJ is dedicated to creating the freshest sounds around.

Poetry Workshop: Text & Context
 Free ticket required after Museum admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets
5:30-7:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161
Let Emilia Phillips of Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead you in a daring exercise in crafting literary art. You’ll use works in the galleries as inspiration for your writing. Come willing to try new approaches to writing as homage to the rule breakers of the written word.

Detour: Chickabiddy
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 119
Unconventional gallery tours with unique points of view. Through folksy harmonies, original music, and covers, acoustic duo Chickabiddy shed new light on the American artists who shook up the art world.

In-Gallery Curatorial Talk: The Fountain Scandal
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182
Seating is limited; first come, first served
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp turned the art world upside down. Learn all about the Fountain scandal with curators Matthew Affron (Berman Curator of Modern Art) and John Vick as they talk about one of the most notorious works of modern art

Brian Sanders’ JUNK
7:30 p.m.
MY FUNNY BONE
Brian Sanders isn’t your grandmother’s choreographer. Tonight they’ll perform excerpts from MY FUNNY BONE: an irreverent look at life, love, the pursuit of happiness—and all the humor and pain that come with it.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

NYC–based saxophonist and composer praised for his savvy and creative compositions.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Delight in the music of Brazil with this six-piece ensemble.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

One of the premier East Coast jazz vocalists performs with pianist Orrin Evans.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Since the NFL Draft is in the house, we invite you to hold your own draft (of beer) and try your hand at sketching in the galleries.
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