Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia music history’

Remembering the Downbeat: 1940s Progressive Philly Jazz Club

Remembering the Downbeat: 1940s Progressive Philly Jazz Club

April 7, 2014  |  Vantage

A show at the Society Hill Playhouse and a series of weekly happy hours at the Gershwin Y bring Dizzy Gillespie back into the spotlight. Jack McCarthy profiles Dizzy's years in Philadelphia and the Downbeat club that laid the foundations for his stardom > more

February 8-9, 1964: When the Music Died in Philly

February 8-9, 1964: When the Music Died in Philly

February 7, 2014  |  Vantage

Fifty years ago, Philadelphia was at the heart of the American pop music scene. And then, almost overnight, it wasn't. Local music historian Jack McCarthy brings us the story > more

309 South Broad Street: Endangered House Of Hits

309 South Broad Street: Endangered House Of Hits

November 25, 2013  |  Vantage

Dranoff Properties' plans for a hotel-condo tower mean the former home of the "Philadelphia Sound" and Cameo-Parkway Records will likely be torn down. Jack McCarthy turns up the volume on not just one, but two major record labels who've passed through the doors at 301-309 South Broad Street > more

Philadelphia Int'l Records Out, 40-Story Hotel-Condo In At Broad & Spruce

Philadelphia Int’l Records Out, 40-Story Hotel-Condo In At Broad & Spruce

November 20, 2013  |  News

After a series of South Broad Street developments which have drawn mixed reviews—Symphony House, 777 South Broad, SouthStar Lofts—Dranoff Properties is raising its game by bringing a pedigree architect and a hot hotelier to Broad & Spruce. But for it to happen, Brad Maule reports, a major piece of Philly music history must first be cleared > more

<em>Philadelphia</em> In 1993: Bruised And Battered

Philadelphia In 1993: Bruised And Battered

October 18, 2013  |  Vantage

The 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival will host a screening of Jonathan Demme's seminal film starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington on Tuesday at the Prince. It took home two Academy Awards in 1993, one for Hanks' leading role and one for Bruce Springsteen's theme song. Brad Maule watches the song's video and marvels at how far we've come on the streets of Philadelphia, with farther still to go > more