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2008, TV Show

A performance and interview series that showcases the music scene in the Philadelphia region.


Free | PBS Aired: 11/30/2012

Van der Graaf Generator is an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriter Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith. Unique among prog rock bands, they became considerably popular in Italy during the 1970s. Their distinctive and dynamic vocals combined with electronically treated saxophones, thick chordal keyboard parts and jazz-like drumming, compels this band to

Free | PBS Aired: 10/26/2012

Anoushka Shankar, world renowned sitar player and composer, daughter of the famous sitar guru Ravi Shankar, and half sister to musical artist Norah Jones, brings her international collection of players to Longwood Gardens. The blend of flamenco guitar, sitar and a varied selection of unique instrumentation make this performance culturally enhancing and a delight.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Aaron Neville has enjoyed a long, storied career, breaking out in 1967 with 'Tell It Like It Is.' He experienced massive success with the 1989 record 'Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind' Neville's I Know I've Been Changed, a collection of gospel songs released last fall, marks his 50th year in recorded music. Aaron Neville performs at the Scottish Rite Auditorium.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Cold War Kids' road to success has been a gradual but rewarding one. Through years of grueling recording and non-stop global touring with indie rock icons like Death Cab for Cutie, evolving their sound as each of their albums is created. In the span of their relatively short career, the band has been described as mixing genres from soul to pop punk.

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Premiered: May 28, 2008
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Premise: A performance and interview series that showcases the music scene in the Philadelphia region.

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