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Eagles beat writers Les Bowen of the Daily News and Jeff McLane of the Inquirer feud on Twitter, then throw punches in person. It ends with Bowen lopping off McLane’s hand and suggesting they rule Philadelphia’s print media coverage of the 1-and-3 football team together as father and son.

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A Glenside man is charged with extortion after threatening to post sex tapes of his girlfriend on the Web if she doesn’t pay him $3,000. “I almost went along with it,” she says. “But then I thought: Who pays for porn anymore?”

WHO KNEW: Lucille Fletcher provided the break in the case of the mysterious newsletter.

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TRUTH BE TOLD? Chasing down rumor, reality and political power in Southwest Philly. By Daniel Denvir t started with mysterious newsletters signed only “N.T.” arriving at the front doors of the small and tidy rowhouses lining the narrow streets of West Shore, a neighborhood in Southwest Philly. “Article 100 B” is dated July 29, 2011. 11 o’clock. This edition of the newsletter purports to offer a “solution to the new tax increase that’s going to hit the seniors in the community in a bad way.” The author, however, mainly deals with local real estate. “A young friend of mine was telling me that he was going to buy a building from Billy V,” it reads. “I replied, back to him, he is not going to sell you the building because the building is purchased with the secret funds. They buy the building just to let it sit and fall. If he sells it to you they will kill him. No bet!!” “Article 100 C” is dated Sept. 5, 2011, 2 p.m. Its ruminations are more wide-ranging. One assertion is that the neighborhood association is involved in shady business “connected to the Councilwoman.” The “feds have now took over the investigation” of some missing funds, alleging that “they charged the taxpayer $350.00 to have a baby shower in the playground.” The community will have to meet somewhere secure to discuss the matter. The playground might be “Bugged and the Phone is probably Tapped.”

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Mommas, sitting on her friend’s front porch. “Lets you know what’s going on.” Mommas doesn’t know who writes the newsletters, but said she saw two young children deliver them. “Some of the stuff, I don’t understand what he’s talking about,” said neighbor Gloria Rahim, suggesting I visit a nearby block captain. When I walked up to her porch brandishing the newsletter, the block captain, Lucille Fletcher, immediately identified its author: “That’s my brother.” Lucille Feltcher, 76, is a fixture here and beyond. A 1983 Sports Illustrated profile described her life as a licensed boxing judge and the mother of two local boxing champions. She answers the phone with a message that varies only by time of day: “Praise the Lord, good morning.” One person she does not sing the praises of is longtime City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, explaining the fervor behind her brother’s cryptic newsletters: “We’re getting sold out.” Blackwell’s late husband, former Congressman and City Councilman Lucien Blackwell, “would have never done anything like that.” Done anything like what? Neighbors are struggling to comprehend and control violence and poverty on the one hand, and rising property values in an expanding “University City” on the other. In such a context, the newsletters, like the social bonds that make up any neighborhood, take time to unravel and read clearly.

The newsletter “lets you know what’s going on.”

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he wants to talk about is Narie Grayson, who directs the 48th and Woodland Recreation Center and who Brown alleges stole money. Bank records show that checks were cashed, including some made out for cash, signed by a man named John Ross, dated up until March 18 — the day before Ross died. Ross’ obituary says the former City Commissioner employee and Democratic committeeperson had a “very special relationship” with Blackwell. A checkbook full of blank checks with Ross’ signature were found in the playground office. The City Inspector General conducted a full report, said Parks and Recreation Commissioner Susan Slawson, and while it found “financial discrepancies,” it didn’t uncover theft. “The woman is a minister,” said Blackwell about Grayson. “I’ve known her for years.” “Everyone in this neighborhood who has a city job knows Jannie Blackwell,” said Brown, who accuses Blackwell of working for the University of Pennsylvania’s interests and against locals. “This is what goes on. This is ghetto politics.” ➤ “DON’T FORGET ABOUT us, Jannie,” a protester yelled as City Council met last week to discuss a proposed overhaul of the zoning code, a process usually described as a good-government effort to streamline woefully out-of-date rules that stymie development. At least in one case, however, activists say the zoning code update has been hijacked by special interests — and by Blackwell. Fletcher and her neighbors are concerned about what is, depending on your perspective, either a re-entry facility or private prison slated for 5213 Grays Ave.: 400 beds for prisoners, 100 beds for exoffenders, and a day reporting center for parolees. Community activists are trying to convince a judge to overturn the facility’s zoning

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variance, and thus keep it from opening. But the developers have a Plan B: Blackwell has proposed guidelines to add “re-entry facility” as a new use category in the zoning code, thereby making one easier to open. The developers say that language is part of the problem: Neighbors misinterpret the project since documents must list the site as a “private prison.” The other problem, according to Blackwell, is political. “They were misled intentionally by [state Sen.] Anthony Williams,” said Blackwell, regarding the purpose of the center. “It’s a re-entry program. The people are frightened, and I feel sorry for them.” Blackwell and Williams, who have a long-running distaste for one another, form the two centers of gravity around which the constellations of West and Southwest Philadelphia politics orbit. Both are scions of legendary politicians: Jannie’s late husband Lucien, and Anthony’s father Hardy, a pioneering state senator. There’s a lot of history between them: U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah ousted Lucien Blackwell in 1994 with Hardy Williams’ support, and Hardy Williams broke with other black politicians to support Ed Rendell’s successful 1991 campaign for mayor, where Rendell beat Lucien Blackwell and another black candidate. The current struggle over the re-entry facility is “about power and who has power in the area,” Blackwell said. “[Williams] says he’s not gonna fight, but he fights me any way he can.” So what gives Vision-Nary Community Re-Entry Centers (VCRC), the company that plans to open the facility, power? A call to the company’s listed number was answered at Dr. David

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“Ain’t nobody trying to disrespect her. I voted for her.” Watt’s Vineland, N.J., medical office. The company includes former Delaware Prison Commissioner Stan Taylor and former wardens. Records show that a lawyer named Darwin Beauvais, who up until March sat on the Zoning Code Commission that is rewriting the zoning code, represents VCRC. Blackwell appointed Beauvais, her former lawyer, to the commission. Political connections, however, are how things get done, and there is a clear need to help former prisoners reintegrate: Ex-offenders with stable employment are less likely to commit another crime. “It’s about creating something positive,” Blackwell said. But neighbors don’t want it. “If these prisons are so great, why isn’t there one in the Bala Cynwyd area?” asked resident Lilliana Davis. ➤ Last Thursday, Fletcher invited me to a meeting of block captains. They discussed the assault of a neighbor, a blanket drive, a campaign to get young people to pull up their pants, and Blackwell’s support for the re-entry center/prison. “This neighborhood has become a dumping ground,” said Gregory Benjamin, the group’s presi-

dent. “Ain’t nobody trying to disrespect her. Because I voted for her. We can disagree.” I came to track down Fletcher’s brother, newsletter author Nathaniel Turner, a bespectacled man who talks in the same cadence in which he writes. Whenever Turner spoke, people got angry — once when he called for civil disobedience, once when he suggested that white communities had similar problems, and once when he dropped the fbomb. All at the same meeting. “Nate, you say some things that you shouldn’t,” said Benjamin. During the meeting, Fletcher told the crowd that she had heard that Penn was planning to take over the Kingsessing Rec Center, while the University of the Sciences had its sights on the 48th Street playground. Though it sounded implausible, the room nodded in assent. It’s hard to separate fact from fiction when you can’t control what’s happening on your block. (daniel.denvir@citypaper.net)


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THE CCD’S PROGRAMS HAVE EXPANDED PAST ITS OWN BORDERS. — more than a stone’s throw from the CCD, though not so far, as a few critics pointed out to City Paper, from his own Society Hill home. “Families love it,” Levy explains. Levy’s been able to skip past the ostensible boundaries of his organization thanks to the surprisingly complex and brilliantly powerful construction of his organization. The CCD is, effectively, three organizations operating as one, each with Levy at its head. It’s a legal municipality, periodically reauthorized by City Council. It’s also, effectively, a nonprofit: Technically, it “partners” with the nonprofit organization the Central Philadelphia Development Corp., which shares the CCD’s office, staff and leader (Levy). Unlike the CCD, it’s a 501(c)3 corporation, eligible to receive tax-free donations from foundations. It’s also a foundation: Levy is the executive director and CEO of the Center City District Foundation. Levy’s salary as

head of all three organizations is just over $350,000, with benefits. The CCD is, effectively, whatever it wants to be, an arrangement that affords Levy tremendous authority over an enormous budget — not always a bad thing in a city that has to hold fundraisers to keep swimming pools open. “This is what’s going to happen all over the city in the near future,” says Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development Alan Greenberger. “You’re going to see these quasi-public and quasi-private partnerships … all in the mix to make things happen.” Others see a worrisome concentration of power. More than one former staffer interviewed by CP described the CCD’s processes as being highly internal and largely unaccountable, driven almost entirely by Levy himself. “You can call up and say, ‘My street is dirty,’ and they’ll come clean it,” >>> continued on page 12

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INCREASINGLY, PAUL LEVY is everywhere. As Center City has become cleaner and wealthier, the CCD has taken on a broader role — not always welcome by all. His support of a stadium and casino in Chinatown earned him that neighborhood’s wrath. His drive to reduce the homeless presence in Center City provoked the ire of social services advocates — though CCD, he’s proud to point out, has hired the formerly homeless as street cleaners. Levy’s even taken up the cause of public education, recently addressing a Society Hill crowd on the need to get involved in the city’s public and charter schools. “I couldn’t possibly disagree with him more about the casino,” acknowledges schools activist Helen Gym, “but he genuinely cares about quality education for Philadelphia kids. It’s not something you often find in the business community.” The CCD has expanded geographically, as well — past its own borders, in fact. In June 2010, the CCD began to engage in a series of public improvements on the Parkway, which lies outside its assessment district. Levy has authorized street cleaning in Chinatown, even though that neighborhood, too, lies outside his district. He even presided over the building of a fountain in Headhouse Square

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OF HIS VARIOUS radical ideas, perhaps the most radical idea Paul Levy ever had — and, it would turn out, the smartest — was to believe that the filthy, neglected, crime-ridden Center City of the 1980s was Philly’s ticket to success. He had already abandoned one city, coming to Philly after getting laid off from teaching public schools during a 1972 budget crisis in New York. He worked at a toy store on South Street, and then in a series of political jobs centered around housing, including a stint at the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development and in an organization called the Central Philadelphia Development Corp. In 1991, City Council authorized a new entity: the Center City District (CCD), a “business improvement district,” legally its own quasi-municipality, with Levy in charge. Its mission was to improve life in Center City, and it had the power to impose an extra surcharge from property owners in the district to do it. The early days of the CCD seem rather quaint. One of its earliest initiatives, called “Make It a Night,” was to persuade businesses, most of which closed as soon as offices did, to stay open to the wee hours of 8 p.m.: “A lot of change comes from gradual improvements,” Levy explains. The program expanded to advertising, street cleaning, tree planting — and then to bigger goals. As the housing market bubbled upward, Levy and his organization tried to persuade owners of vacant office space to convert to condos. It proved a smart decision: Businesses might not have moved en masse to Center City throughout the ’90s and ’00s, but people did. In 2005, as condos boomed, the district began to tax them, as well. And there seem to be few voices of dissent, aside from an ongoing lawsuit by Center City resident (and millionaire) Tom Knox and former Pa. Supreme Court justice Russell Nigro, who allege that Levy’s decision to grandfather pre-2005 condo owners out of the tax is illegal. Center City, everyone agrees, looks the best it has in decades. And Levy, almost everyone agrees, deserves some credit for it. In 2006, he received the prestigious Philadelphia Award for his work in Center City. In the past decade, a handful of copycat improvement districts have sprung up, such as the Old City District, which credited Levy’s work as its inspiration. The CCD, though, remains the foremost example; when Old City decided to do its own street cleaning, it simply rented his workers and machines. “Paul is almost singularly effective in terms of taking an idea and showing how it can happen,” summarizes Sam Little, president of the Logan Square Civic Association. “That’s one of the reasons he’s everywhere.”

PARK PLACE: Levy has gotten behind the proposed park on the Reading viaduct, a plan opposed by a group of Chinatown residents. PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK STEHLE

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says one former staffer. “But when it comes to how the money’s spent, there’s maybe 20 people with a direct line to Paul.” “Here you have a private group within a subgroup of private people who make all the decisions. … One of the things that makes CCD so effective is it has a strong leader. He wants to get stuff done, and he gets stuff done.” THE CENTER CITY District’s upcoming renovation of Dilworth Plaza, the “front yard” of City Hall, is without doubt the most ambitious and grandiose project Levy has taken on yet. And some call it his biggest coup. Created in the mid-’70s, along with the two adjacent public plazas “as pedestals for buildings, rather than parks for people,” as Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron has opined, the plaza has long been criticized for its bleak surface, fortresslike walls and general unpopularity. Levy has been kicking around the idea for a large-scale renovation for Dilworth Plaza for some time. The details have evolved, but the gist involves covering over the plaza’s large holes that access the lower level and creating a wide, traversable space — part of which could become an ice rink — with new subway entrances that lead to a renovated, public-art-imbued transit access area below. The design has earned a great amount of praise. In August 2010, the CCD submitted an application for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, part of the 2008 National Recovery Act. The move surprised some city insiders: According to several sources, SEPTA, which also submitted a TIGER grant proposal for its long-awaited New Payment Technology (aka “smart cards”), had expected that the powers-thatbe would support it. TIGER grants, after all, were for transportation. Instead, that October, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the CCD had been awarded $15 million in capital funding for Levy’s Dilworth project. Suddenly, the CCD was in charge of arguably the most visible public project in years. City insiders say the planning community was caught off guard. “SEPTA had New Payment Technology, the City Hall station is crumbling, the streets department had put in for bridgework,” explains one source. “We knew CCD had submitted, but no one took it seriously.” With the grant money in CCD’s hands, SEPTA now faced the prospect of possibly having to undertake the renovation of the City Hall station — a feat of enormous engineering complexity — ahead of its own plans. Still, SEPTA has apparently gotten on board since. “Make no mistake,” says Byron Comate, director of strategic planning and analysis for SEPTA. “There’s a strong partnership here.” Levy pooh-poohs the idea that he stepped on any toes. “Three grant proposals went to the federal authorities, and Mayor Nutter had signed off on all three,” he says. But also of concern to some was the speed with which the Dilworth plan was moving. There was the issue, suddenly, of leasing a major, prominent public property to the privately run CCD. On Dec. 8, Council’s Committee on Public Property and Public Works held a hearing on a bill that would lease the plaza to Levy’s organization for 30 years. The bill, introduced only six days prior, was surprisingly sparse: Just over two pages, it contained virtually no detail regarding how authority over the public space would be handled in its transfer from public to private hands — a point that bothered a few Council members. “I mean, we have minimal influence over what you do,” Councilman Darrell Clarke pointed out at the hearing, asking for reassurance that the city would retain substantial control over public events. Later in the hearing, Clarke noted, “The whole district prerogative thing works most times, but, you know, this is City Hall.” “We understand that our authority is derived from this City Council,” Levy responded. “You have our word.” There was also the issue of public input and buy-in. Only one person appeared at that hearing in opposition: John Gallery, executive director of the city’s Preservation Alliance, who charged, “I have been involved in every public meeting on Dilworth Plaza in the last two years. I have not seen anything whatsoever in a year.” The idea that Levy sometimes left the public out of his planning process is one that

ON THE REMAKE: A large-scale renovation of Dilworth Plaza would include covering over the current submerged levels. PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK STEHLE

PUBLIC BUY-IN IS ”THE EXACT ANTITHESIS OF HOW CCD OPERATES.” clearly irks him, and which he hotly disputes. Asked about public involvement in the design for Dilworth Plaza, Levy provided CP with a list of some 59 presentations he’d given between spring 2008 and July 2011. But Gallery isn’t the only one to have brought up this point. In February, the Inquirer’s Saffron, noting that the project was moving with “unusual speed,” wrote that some people were “upset that the project hasn’t had the same level of public back-and-forth as a city-run project” and that Levy had promised to present the newest plans “just days before hearings at the city’s Art and Historical Commissions.” Levy responded with a sarcastic letter to the Inquirer — “If a project is publicly presented 43 times but a reporter is not there, did the presentations occur?” — but also a blitz of new presentations. Several people interviewed by CP contrasted that experience with the

planning process for the city’s waterfront redevelopment plan, which included public sessions, workshops, citizen feedback periods and other opportunities for broad public involvement. While Levy’s presentations have tended to be held before small groups of important people, such as boards of directors, city department heads and residents of Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Penn Praxis presented the waterfront plans to a dizzying number of community groups — “the exact antithesis of how CCD operates,” as another former CCD staffer puts it. “Enormous public engagement, multiple meetings with all of the stakeholders … Paul just doesn’t operate that way. “He’s a very brilliant guy, and I don’t throw that word around. He’s honest, he’s a straight-shooter, and he totally believes in what he’s doing. He just doesn’t give a shit what other people think.” >>> continued on page 14


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“I’m a total fan. It’s so un-Philadelphian to have somebody stake out a plan and pursue it,” counters attorney Steven Huntington, former president of the Center City Residents’ Association. “He’s gone from ‘A’ to ‘B’ — that’s something to be admired.” “He does have a lot of power, but he made it all himself. Nobody gave this to him,” says another longtime fan of Levy’s work. “A lot of people would like to have done what he’s done, and are jealous that they didn’t.” ABOUT A WEEK ago, I was invited to a presentation by Levy on the Reading viaduct project — the ambitious dream, festering for a decade, to turn a piece of Philadelphia blight, a neighborhood problem no administration has solved thus far, into a remarkable elevated park. I had assumed the presentation was being held in response to the uproar over the creation of a Callowhill Neighborhood Improvement District a few weeks before — in other words, that Levy’s intent was to assuage disgruntled neighborhood residents and sell them on his idea. Then I realized it had been scheduled for 4 p.m. The presentation, it turned out, was for a small handful of reporters, including the head of the Inquirer’s editorial board. Within a week two editorials appeared in the Inquirer, one backing the park, and the other saying the NID was a good idea. It had been, to be fair, a heck of a presentation. In person, Levy is hardly regal: He’s affable, excited, infectiously optimistic. In PowerPoint slide after slide, a garbage-strewn track became a walking path; a rusty trestle became a vine-covered urban sculpture. A disaster became a dreamscape. For years, the idea of the viaduct park had been the decidedly underdog cause

of a few passionate neighborhood residents, notably John Struble and Sarah McEneaney. Since Levy’s coming on board, that’s changed. To Levy, the benefits are obvious: Such a park would spur investment and revitalize an area so tantalizingly close to downtown it could become Philly’s next neighborhood success story. It is, for Levy and his organization, a Center City vision. But it’s located at the epicenter of another vision, that of Philadelphia’s century-old Chinatown community to survive in the face of a slew of other Center City visions that have threatened to destroy it: Market East, the expanded Convention Center, a proposed stadium, the Vine Street Expressway, the proposed relocation of Foxwoods Casino. Chinatown residents unapologetically fought each, sometimes losing but often winning. As Levy strays farther from his Center City kingdom, he’ll have to become less the monarch and

more the statesman. So far, despite the acrimony over the proposed NID, Chinatown’s leadership still seems open to the viaduct park idea, provided it includes affordable housing. Levy’s laid out some ideas already, and Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. executive director John Chin tells CP he finds them intriguing. Last weekend, I climbed (illegally) onto the viaduct to see it for myself. Looking across the city skyline from that lonely, elevated track, it’s hard not to start dreaming. “Any landscaper, any landscape architect we take up there, they just drool,” agreed Struble, the longtime viaduct proponent, later on the phone. “Look, here’s what I think about Paul,” Struble suddenly volunteered. “If he was in Boston or New York or Chicago instead of Philly, they’d all be saying, ‘How come we don’t have someone like him here in Philadelphia?’” (isaiah.thompson@citypaper.net)


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➤ LONG BEFORE I started packing Ice for your reading pleasure, I did Billboard singles chart reports — essentially filling jukeboxes around the world from a little old record biz one-stop just doors away from J&J Trestle Inn up north on 11th Street. The former shot-beer-and-strip joint for ladies willing to peel down to their bikinis was the weirdest post-work happy hour spot a boy like me could’ve imagined. Kids. Fast forward to January 2010, when Icepack dropped the exclusive word that Mad Decent Mausoleum owner Wes “Diplo” Pentz had purchased the Trestle Inn. What a scoop! Except it was wrong. Now skip ahead to today, when there’s finally legit news to be had, thanks to actual owners Josette Bonafina and Ian Cross. Within the next week or so, Inn’s whiskey and go-go-girl vibe will be ret to rip, with peeps from Peek-A-Boo Revue and one-time Shampoo management in on the big peel and reveal. A soft opening should occur sometime between Oct. 7 and Oct. 10, with a DesignPhiladelphia burlesque hairstyle event on Oct. 13. ➤ Now that the Weiss brothers’ gloriously grimy Woody’s bar in the Gayborhood is shined up to new luster with designer beers and brilliant light systems galore, there’s a sad word going around that Tre Rios, longtime GM of the whole Weiss Philly operation (Voyeur, Woody’s), is leaving the bros. Say it ain’t so. ➤ For those who haven’t heard: Three-4-Tens’ psych-pop guitarist Jamie Mahon has gone the way of hard distorted soul and skuzzy Black Keys-ish blues with his new band, St. James & The Apostles. They’ll take part in a night of rockabilly, rap and R&B at Little Bar, Oct. 7, with Full Blown Cherry and members of Sgt. Sass in tow. Hallelujah. ➤ SugarHouse Casino is getting ready to build that additional garage it’s long been discussing, perhaps a little bit shorter than intended — yes — but with just enough room to leave your kids unattended to for loooong stretches of time far from the doors of the betting parlor. Yowzah. ➤ Don’t forget, Jake, it’s Chinatown that has your next big dark Night Market: Oct. 6, 7 p.m., 10th and Race. Look for non-neighbors like Say Cheese, Pitruco Pizza and Chewy’s to join with the banh mi salesmen from Vernalicious for a lion-roaring good time. ➤ Martin Hoeger from Philly’s power pop monster Illinois has been in the planning stages of a train-resembling South Hampton bar and American fusion-food-filled grill called Steam: A Pub Evolution. If you hear them looking for money or see something on Kickstarter, send a buck. ➤ Philly jazz-bo pianist Orrin Evans starts a Third Thursday monthly at Society Hill Playhouse starting Oct. 20 with future guests including Duane Eubanks and Wade Dean. Thankfully. ➤ Ice gets illustrated at citypaper.net/criticalmass. (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

CYMBAL OF STRENGTH: Irene Reinke, whose troupe performs this weekend in Headhouse Square, says belly dancing helps her feel as though she is “filled with the goddess spirit” — but only if she gets the postures just right. NEAL SANTOS

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HIPS DON’T LIE Belly dancers unveil the hidden power of an underappreciated art form. By A.D. Amorosi espite its modern associations with late-night entertainment at dimly lit Moroccan restaurants, belly dancing — from the chiffon costumes to the Arabic music to those sultry, sexy solos — is steeped in tradition. Without losing sight of the ancient movement genre’s rich history and customs, Philadelphia’s Barajagala Tribal Bellydance troupe sets the bar higher, or at least on a different plane: to be something freer, more modern, more uniquely theatrical. Weaving Egyptian, folkloric, flamenco and Rajasthani dance steps with San Francisco tribal stepper Carolena Nericcio’s genrebending Fat Chance Belly Dance moves, Barajagala prides itself on unchoreographed group motion. The improvisational parade is led by a dancer at stage left — decked out in a traditional costume embellished with textiles and jewelry, showcasing her individuality — who uses hand and head cues to introduce new movements. “In its purest form, it is totally improvised — the format, the moves, who will the leaders be — all are created on the spot,” says Barajagala founder Irene Reinke, who holds tribal stepping classes in West Chester and Narberth. She’s inspired by Nericcio, who created the form and often speaks about being “filled with the goddess spirit” — but only if the proper posturing is achieved. “You will see a similar carriage in Argentine tango dancers and flamenco danc-

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ers,” Reinke says. “Sometimes men are confused because they are expecting something else when they watch. I heard one man trying to explain it to a group of men by saying, ‘It’s sensual and sexy, but they’re not trying to seduce you.’” Indeed, belly dancing is alluring and undulating — but it’s not about sex, it’s about strength. Troupe member Pamela Hall feels deeply empowered by the art form. “It’s only danced with groups of women, and the energy, power and beauty of the dance can enrich your self-esteem — so much so,” Hall points out, “that psychotherapists have been known to use belly dance as part of their treatment to increase their patients’ self-confidence.” “I consider it to be the jazz of dance forms,” says fellow member Alicia Fisher, who describes feeling something click in her body when she began studying with Reinke and moving forward as a performer. “I got a certain feeling — like some maternal lineage was activated that led all the way back to ancient temple dancers. I could feel it in my mitochondria.” Fisher was drawn to the idea of learning a new movement vocabulary based entirely on subtle cues and transitions. “I also love that it’s all about women stepping up as leaders and then allowing space for other women to lead,” says Fisher. “This collaborative co-creation between dancers to me is a metaphor for how we live our lives — women together celebrating themselves and each other.” (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

“It’s sexy, but they’re not trying to seduce you.”

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He’s earned his rep as a sideman (for Birdie Busch, John Francis, etc.), but those who know Craig Hendrix’s songwriting have been waiting for him to take center stage. This week, his band Auctioneer celebrates the release of its self-titled debut EP, and it’s an engrossing set of tunes recalling the psych-theatrics of Grizzly Bear as readily as the intimate character-studies of Leonard Cohen. In his striking baritone Hendrix draws us into the lives of voyeurs (“The Loser”) and damaged spouses (“One Lover”), with an acute sense of introspection and sympathy. Auctioneer plays Johnny —John Vettese Brenda’s tonight (Oct. 6, johnnybrendas.com).

He’s given us one minor masterpiece already this year — Acid House Kings’ strummy, sunny Music Sounds Better With You — but that’s hardly stopped Swedish popsmith Johan Angergård from gearing his shy, whispery croon right back up and teaming with longtime pal Henrik Mårtensson for The Sea of Memories (Labrador), their full-length bow as Pallers. Atmospheric, autumnal electro-pop, brimming with —K. Ross Hoffman elegance and muted melancholy.

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Armenian-born piano prodigy Tigran

Oh so silent oh so long, Mr. Jens Lekman reminds us just what we’ve been missing with the delectably dense An Argument With Myself EP (Secretly Canadian). Over some of the sparkliest, most lovingly detailed grooves of his career — effervescent Afro-pop, plasticine twee-funk, soupy yacht-reggae — the gallant Göthenburger peruses and ponders the debatably ethical society of his hometown (and the world over) via personal anecdotes, romantic professions, driving directions, absentminded small talk, socio-political critique and, of course, plenty of jokes.

Hamasyan begins his first solo collection,

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A Fable (Verve), with the scratchy, musicbox-like sound of “Rain Shadow,” setting the stage for an album as much about pining nostalgia as it is about virtuosity. The distant whistling on “What the Waves Brought,” the silent-movie melodrama of “Mother, Where Are You?” the downcast harmonies in “Someday My Prince Will Come” — all make for rich, dark storytelling. Tigran Hamasyan Trio plays Chris’ —Shaun Brady Jazz Café tonight (Oct. 6, chrisjazzcafe.com).

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THE IDES OF MARCH

No one in the game can stay clean for long.

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affixed a telling subtitle to his new campaign-trail thriller — The Ides of March: Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game. The director and star asserts that even the most vigorous idealist will eventually get stuck by the dirty needle that is American political amorality, whether enterprise, avarice or pure necessity lead to the inoculation. Of course, Clooney also tests our jaded bounds by suggesting that altruism can still thrive in the rotted Petri dish of public office. Talking fast and spinning faster, Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) is a real up-and-comer, press secretary to Mike Morris (Clooney), the liberal governor vying for the Democratic presidential nomination. But he doesn’t just view the job as a career ladder with a built-in paycheck — he really believes that Morris will improve peoples’ lives once he moves into the White House. But that doesn’t mean he’s guileless — while Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Morris’ chain-smoking bulldog of a campaign manager, has trouble coaxing his steadfast candidate into fielding back-alley offers, Myers connects with his boss on an intellectual plane, unofficially serving as chief ethical navigator and straight-talk counsel. But since no one in the game can stay clean for long, Myers is soon painted into a nasty corner, stuck in a Mexican standoff involving rival campaign manager Tom Duffy (Paul Giamatti), nosy Times reporter Ida Horowicz (Marisa Tomei) and (duh) a comely Betty of an intern (Evan Rachel Wood). Clooney starts and ends The Ides of March with impressive precision, bottling the brawniest chunk of Myers’ trajectory without burning minutes on his rise or eventual fall. In this way, the film circumvents trite Shakespearean commentary on the travails of ambition, using its time on the dais to discuss a difficult vocation that all but requires you to screw yourself over. —Drew Lazor

gained international acclaim for its random acts of culture, including outbursts of Verdi in Macy’s and Reading Terminal Market, to the delight and astonishment of unsuspecting shoppers. On Friday night, OCP pulled something on an even grander scale, their first simulcast of a live Academy of Music production, on the lawn at Independence Mall. They picked an ideal opera, Bizet’s Carmen, with its comic book-like dramatic lines and familiar melodies. And the largely excellent performance featured bold, if unsubtle, characterizations, led off by the smoking hot Carmen of mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham. Up-and-coming Canadian tenor David Pomeroy played Don José, the victim of Carmen’s allures, as an even bigger blustering idiot than usual. Both were nearly upstaged by secondary roles. Philly favorite Ailyn Pérez, whose velvety tonality and wonderfully natural stage presence remind me more and more of the late great soprano Victoria de los Angeles, gave a glowing performance of the country girl Micaela, the yin to Carmen’s yang. And Jonathan Beyer portrayed Don José’s rival, the bullfighter Escamillo, with a strikingly handsome and vibrant baritone. The immense undertaking was extremely well executed, with only small tech glitches. The 17-by33-foot screen looked sharp, and the sound was punchy and well balanced across the lawn. Even the filler material was decent: cutesy interviews with the cast and production team, as well as the inevitable re-broadcasts of those random acts of culture. The typically corny Philly rah-rah promos were also unsurprising, pouncing on the remarkable happenstance that nearly the entire cast, including Shaham, trained in Philadelphia, either at Curtis or the Academy of Vocal Arts. One random act that could not be accounted for was the weather, and the drops began to fall at the downbeat of the overture. The thousands dwindled to hundreds by the time Don José plunged his knife into Carmen’s heart, with many, including your erstwhile correspondent, crowding under the eaves of the visitor center. Still, the response was impressive, with more than 5,000 pre-registering to attend the free event. Let’s hope this becomes a tradition here in this opera-loving city. (p _burwasser@citypaper.net)

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sculptures, paintings and mixed media by 28 artists. Pay close attention to Alice Whealin’s ink, beehive-like drawings, Marjorie Grigonis’ word art and Robert Aiosa’s wooden sculpture. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., free, through Oct. 29, Projects Gallery, 629 N. Second St., 267303-9652, projectsgallery.com.

➤ HIGHWIRE GALLERY In the press release for Ted Mosher’s exhibit “New Work,” his oil and watercolor paintings (pictured, left) are explained as “almost abstract.” Perhaps a better description would be “almost figurative.” Examining them is like admiring clouds — in one second, an image looks just like an elderly man with a big nose; in another, it’s a bouncy balloon. Mosher, a Highwire Gallery regular, also has a black belt in color. His hues are lush and delectably warm. As a bonus, the exhibit also includes Mosher’s ceramic pieces and works by BYO Print, a local print co-op. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 7, 6-10 p.m., free, through Oct. 31, Highwire Gallery, 2040 Frankford Ave., 215426-2685, highwiregallery.com.

➤ LGTRIPP GALLERY This eponymous duo exhibition by Catherine O’Connell and Stephen Blackburn is more lighthearted and genuinely thrilling than you might expect for a show about shapes. O’Connell’s paintings are all lines, colors and forms, and they’re all very pretty. Meanwhile, Blackburn’s gravity-defying sculptures — composed of found objects and welded steel — often appear as if they’re about to topple over. They’re also known to resemble humorous-looking animals. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 7, 6-8:30 p.m., free, through Oct. 15, LGTripp Gallery, 47-49 N. Second St., 215-923-3110, lgtrippgallery.

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“Girlfriend” (pictured, right) has a lot of

awkward moments. Which is apt, because Jake Dibeler’s funny-sad (and sometimes

is exhibiting her oil and watercolor paintings in “Color Conversations.” Where O’Connell’s work is subtly beautiful, Lachman’s abstracts are strikingly lovely. It’s no wonder Lachman has taught color theory at the University of Pennsylvania for years. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 7, 5-8 p.m., free, through Oct. 30, Muse Gallery, 52 N. Second St., 215-6275310, musegalleryphiladelphia.com.

➤ PROJECTS GALLERY “Abstraction” is the first of many Projects Gallery shows that will

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sad-funny) performance piece is about being a horny, unsure teenager in the 1990s. Such moments may include tighty whities, unexpected nudity and bad dancing — all of which are as hilarious as they are uncomfortable. Just as personal is Heather Bregman and Katie Dean’s “Experimental Massage.” The video and performance piece explores how self-examination “can be humiliating when witnessed by others, but also how it maintains the potential to lead us out of the darkness.” Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), free, 1524 Frankford Ave., 301-412-7547, eexxttrraa.com. (editorial@citypaper.net)


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Can we ever move beyond MOVE? In a sense, no: The day that will live in infamy cemented MOVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inclusion in our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. If you lived in Philadelphia back in 1985, as I did, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easily forget the images of a bomb being dropped on Osage Avenue, and the ensuing fire, which destroyed an entire block of homes and killed 11 people. That incident still instigates heated discussion, as can the very mention of the namesake revolutionary activist organization. Because Brotherly Love is inspired by MOVE, you might expect this show to have a sociopolitical bent. It does, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not heavy-handed. Instead, olive Dance Theatre (oDT) offers an abstract movement-based tone poem that metaphorically explores dimensions of struggles for personal and civil rights. The seating area at the Painted Bride is arranged so the performance happens in the center of the audience. This makes for an intimate experience: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re spectators, but not wholly separate from the action. Video is projected onto screens shaped like shards. These panels are set apart just enough that we can only partially discern whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening; our

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MARGARET|ATrapped in a six-year limbo by some combination of legal wrangling and editorial indecision, Kenneth Lonergan’s belated follow-up to 2000’s You Can Count on Me is a post9/11 movie stripped from its cultural context, and possibly stronger for it. The subject, as tipped by the titular Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, is the corrosive power of unfocused grief, which falls on Anna Paquin’s Manhattan high school student after she contributes to a fatal bus accident. Lonergan tracks the tragedy’s ripples over the course of the film’s two-and-a-half-hour sprawl (cut down to size by an uncredited Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker), filtered with occasionally infuriating accuracy through the prism of a bright and sullen teenager. Margaret is a mess, wandering down blind alleys, developing characters and abruptly forgetting them, but it feels as if it was always meant to be. The most viscerally potent confrontations, between Paquin and her frazzled single mother (J. Smith-Cameron) or the victim’s tetchy best friend (Jeannie Berlin), reach white-hot temperatures but illuminate only indirectly; the true cost is spread across lives rather than lanced in a single eruption. Perhaps the most eloquent and unnerving shots are of crowds tripping in slow motion along the city’s sidewalks, or of skyscrap-

ers looming overhead, silent monuments to the slim but ineradicable possibility of a sudden end. —Sam Adams (Ritz East)

REAL STEEL|CBy the year 2020, according to Real Steel, human boxers will be replaced by pugilistic robots engineered to provide fans with maxed-out levels of mechanized carnage. But Shawn Levy’s Super Bowl advertisement of a movie, a roughshod cocktail of father-son melodrama and sporting theatrics, also asserts that shameless commercialism will remain a huge part of the on-canvas experience in the future, if the film’s brazen handling of product placement is any indication. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), a once-promising boxer turned hapless robo-fight promoter, is always hunting for his next quick buck, which explains his apprehension toward spending a summer with his estranged Bieber-headed son, Max (Dakota Goyo). Conveniently, his precocious seed also has a deep love for the robo-fighting arts, and the two bond over the crunch of metal on metal, training a scrap-heap sparring machine called Atom to defeat bigger, stronger opponents with sweet-science speed and craft. It doesn’t take long for Levy (Night at the Museum, Date Night) to set Atom on course to clash with Zeus, the top dog of the fight game owned by Jerry Jones-esque Farra Lemkova (Olga Fonda) and walking, pouting Japanese tech-genius stereotype Tak Mashido (Karl Yune). The actual fight sequences, a mix of CGI, animatronics and real-life consulting from boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, are an honest blast, but it’s hard to get riled up for the theatrics with innumerable Hewlett-Packard, Budweiser and Microsoft brand drops sliming across the screen. —Drew Lazor (Pearl, UA Grant, UA Riverview)


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You may never have heard of the Kashmere Stage Band, but there’s a good chance you’d recognize their sound. My own revelation during this Jamie Foxx-produced doc came when I realized that the sample underlying Handsome Boy Modeling School’s DJ Shadow-produced “Holy Calamity” came not from some obscure ’60s soul great but from a high school concert band. At a time when more and more schools are seeing their arts budgets slashed, Thunder Soul serves as a reminder of the redemptive power of music — and of an inspirational teacher. As Conrad Johnson himself says of his students at an inner-city Houston high school, “I didn’t just teach music, I taught them how to be men.” The film recounts how the stage band scene in the 1970s was largely dominated by white bands playing square, neutered versions of big band charts. Johnson instead incorporated his students’ tastes into his own compositions and supplemented them with choreography that could have earned these teenagers the house band spot on Soul Train. Looking back, those students realize how the confidence they were given by their experiences reinforced the influence of the concurrent black power movement. Three decades later, many of those former band members, who all readily attest to their misspent youths, reunite for a concert despite the fact that many of them hadn’t touched their instruments since graduation. The resulting concert, with an ailing 93-year-old Johnson in the front row, would be a treacly moment of uplift if it hadn’t been so earned. —Shaun Brady (UA Riverview)

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rarely misses an opportunity to stop by the side of the road and indulge in platitudes and life lessons. The bulk of the journey is accompanied by montages scored by songs that have invariably seen better days in other films, including by-now-familiar tunes by Nick Drake and The Shins. The scenery is gorgeous, though, and serves better as a tourist ad for the Camino than as a motivational tract. —S.B. (AMC Neshaminy, AMC Plymouth Meeting)

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Dorothy, but son Emilio Estevez nonetheless turns the Camino de Santiago into a new-age yellow brick road in his latest directorial effort. Estevez appears briefly as a spiritual seeker suffering from a midlife crisis, who dies one day into his travels along the famed pilgrimage route in northern Spain. Meaning only to collect the body, Sheen instead is inspired to make the trek himself, spreading his son’s ashes along the way. Despite his gruff protests, he collects a mismatched band consisting of a hard-partying Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), an embittered woman trying to kick her smoking habit (Deborah Kara Unger) and a cynical Irish author with a bad case of writer’s block (James Nesbitt). There’s never much doubt that this unlikely group will bond and help one another through their respective crises, and Estevez


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isn’t a gay movie the way The Birdcage is, but a romantic drama about two polar opposites who fall into a relationship. Russell (Tom Cullen) is reserved and quiet, looking for that special someone, while Glen (Chris New) is more boisterous and friendwith-benefits-seeking. Yet after meeting one night in a bar, they fall for each other, and wind up spending the weekend together like any hardin-lust couple might: chatting, toking, having lots of sex. But when Glen lets it slip that he’s moving to Oregon, Russell must confront his feelings, quickly. Weekend is no race against the clock, but it raises the question: How much impact can someone have on your life in just two days? —Brian Wilensky (Ritz at the Bourse)

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The time is 689 A.D., and Empress Wu (Carina Lau), China’s first female ruler, is awaiting her coronation. While Detective Dee (Andy Lau) objected to a woman assuming power, he has since been released from prison to figure out why folks are spontaneously bursting into flames. Dee is a keen observer, following everyone’s motivations — even those of his plucky bleach-blond sidekick, Officer Pei (Deng Chao), who could be behind the “spooky pandemonium.” Detective Dee may rely too much on CGI, but it is so damn entertaining that viewers won’t mind. —Gary M. Kramer (Ritz Five)

Jonathan Levine’s new film is being touted as a “cancer comedy” from the Apatow camp that basically consists of Seth Rogen reacting to his best friend’s potentially fatal condition with hilarious one-liners. But that description is a false diagnosis. Will Reiser’s script, based on his own experience as a young cancer survivor, takes a more nuanced approach, perfectly willing to find comedy in a horrible situation but equally unafraid of venturing into downright sentimental territory. It lunges too far in each direction at times, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt evens out the film’s uneasiest tonal shifts, conveying a range of warring emotions from rage to frustration to incomprehension. —S.B. (UA Grant, UA Riverview)

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WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?|D Anna Faris is Ally, a recently fired woman deeply concerned about her “number” — that is, the number of people she’s slept with, which currently stands at 19. Faris is her usual bubbly, amiable self, but her presence isn’t nearly enough to rescue this flat, predictable comedy. For reasons that aren’t entirely convincing, Ally enlists the support of her neighbor (Chris Evans) to help her track down her exes, hoping to rekindle an old flame and find “the one” without hitting the big 2-0. Despite a handful of amusing moments, the humor is mostly unoriginal; one running joke appears to be straight out of Bridesmaids. The film is rich in stock characters and unfunny gross-outs, but as Ally rushes from man to man, it’s frightening to think what the movie teaches its young audience. —Matt Cantor (UA Grant, UA Riverview)

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BRANDYWINE PEACE COMMUNITY University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., 610-544-1818, brandywinepeace.com. The Battle of Algiers (1966, Italy, 121 min.): An account of the Algerian Revolution, the “bloodiest” uprising of the century. Sun., Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., free.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. The River (1951, India/France, 99 min.): Three Bengalese teenage girls learn a few life lessons when they each fall in love with an American soldier. Wed., Oct. 8, 7 p.m., $9. Sound on Film: Two by Luke Fowler: A screening of two experimental films by Scottish contemporary artist and musician Luke Fowler. Wed., Oct. 12, 7 p.m., $9.

MEDIUM RARE CINEMA 7141 Germantown Ave., regrettablesincerity.com. Paperhouse (1998, U.S., 92 min.): A bored little girl transports herself to a world inspired by her drawings. Thu., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., $7.

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✚ MALAJUBE Seems like Montreal pop foursome Malajube finally stabilized its mood. In 2006, the band’s breakout record, Trompel’œil, was a pitchy, ebullient, de-

✚ WOMYN OF COLOR CONFERENCE The Elements Organization and Temple University’s Women’s and LGBT Studies depart-

ments are sponsoring this three-day symposium designed to stoke the flames of conversation among LGBTQ women of color. Under the banner “Fertile Ground: Womyn Revealed, Revived, Renewed,” this year’s 21 workshops focus on the health and status of the modern LGBTQ black woman, and the keynote speaker is award-winning powerhouse poet Sonia Sanchez. Students, take note: A plethora of scholarships will be made available exclusively through the conference. —Brandon Baker Fri.-Sun., Oct. 7-9, various times, $25$45, Temple University Student Center, 1755 N. 13th St., ourelements.org.

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paintings and drawings that lay bare the artist’s passions. “My work reflects intimate moments, within a sexual relationship, where power is shifted, slightly or drastically, between partners,” says the artist, who will be in attendance at the First Friday reception. —Meg Augustin Fri., Oct. 7, 5-9:30 p.m., free, through Nov. 30, The Hex Factory, 2080 E. Cumberland St., 917-375-4982, zaubereigarten.com.

the compositional end of the collaboration. The material for this trio performance, however, will likely harken back to his own 2010 album, Home, on which he unleashes his prodigious skills on rhythmically driven originals and tubes by Thelonious Monk and Stevie Wonder. He’ll be joined by drummer Greg Hutchinson, whose deeply etched grooves for trumpeter Roy Hargrove bode well for drawing out Goldberg’s percussive inclinations. —Shaun Brady

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The Hex Factory is breaking a gentleman’s agreement — they’re about to kiss and tell. The Kensington gallery space will be hosting the carnal works of O. Henrietta Fisher,

Pianist Aaron Goldberg’s virtuosic chops fall under the spotlight on his latest CD, Bienestan, a collaborative effort with fellow modern keyboard master Guillermo Klein, who handles

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Sat., Oct. 8, 8 and 10 p.m., $20, Chris’ Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom St., 215-5683131, chrisjazzcafe.com.

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✚ JAMES BLAKE After a series of hype-honing, increasingly abstract and unorthodox EPs last year, this preternaturally boyish, blurry-faced Briton dropped a game-changing self-titled debut — ostensibly helping to make the world safe for dub-

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lightful mess of jangling guitar, sing-along verses (for those who can sing in French, that is) and doubletime refrains. By 2009 the high had crashed and the follow-up, Labyrinthes, explored dark, moody corners of the soul with nervy synthesizers guiding the way. This year’s La Caverne splits the difference — again we find the players happy, but not overly so. We hear more keyboards than guitars, but they have a positive new wave bounce to them. It’s as though Malajube — older, optimistic, more learned — is leading us out of darkness as we listen.

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show shines a spotlight on the obscenity trials the star underwent, and explores themes like indecency, capitalism and feminism along the way. “My background is comedy and cabaret work, so in that way Mae and I are very similar,” says lead actress Jess Conda. “We both have a brassy boldness.”


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n retrospect, it’s clear the bartender was just trying to help. Looking for missing lunch menus, he shuffled and bumbled about like Lurch on a leisurely scavenger hunt. Behind the bar, at the host desk, in the kitchen, he paged through the Twisted Tail, the handsome new bourbon hall and “juke joint” in the old Headhouse Square More on: Kildare’s, as one might a magazine in a doctor’s office. “Fuck are they?” he murmured, half to himself, half to us. I now assume that this aloof bro’s unpreparedness and subsequent inattentiveness was a careful ploy aimed to get us to leave before being subjected to some awful eats. It had to be. Surely no server at a restaurant of this one’s ambition and polish could be so mind-bogglingly inept with only two customers to wait on in the middle of a weekly lunch shift. It’s hard to say which was worse during this initial visit to the Twisted Tail: the service or the food. I’d have to give the edge to the former, but only barely. Roasted on coals and served with sprightly

watermelon-rind chow-chow and habañero cocktail sauce, the “primal” Blue Point oysters were like shriveled gray prunes. The buttermilk-fried chicken sandwich lacked flavor. While the “fire-roasted” burger, mined with poblano chilies and topped with pepper jack and chipotle ketchup, had plenty, it was way overcooked. “Dueling ribs” (tough barbecue-glazed St. Louis, dry Japanese-style boneless beef, slimy pacu) dueled only for worst in show. I’ve got to think chef Michael Stevenson, a South Philly native who worked in New York and D.C. before coming home to cook at the Moshulu, can do better. And I’ve got to think owner George Reilly, a Brit who’s labored 15 years behind the bar before opening the Twisted Tail, has trained his staff better. A follow-up visit steered by an affable, attentive and knowledgeable server proved at least one of the two true. The cooking, though markedly better on the whole, still suffered from inconsistency. MORE FOOD AND Dinner began promisingly, with succulent, DRINK COVERAGE smoky lamb sliders licked with tangy, calenAT C I T Y P A P E R . N E T / dar-correct cranberry aioli. With the briocheM E A LT I C K E T. hatted baby burgers and a slender pint of Dock Street pumpkin ale within arm’s reach, it was easier to drink in the details woven into these charcoal-gray surroundings: the oval portraits of music legends hanging on the wood-paneled walls, the luxurious grain in the Shaker-style chairs, the checks presented in old CD cases. Upstairs, a lounge wallpapered in sheet music hosts live blues five nights a week, opposite a room furnished with a shuffleboard, a fireplace and its own Tuesday-night dart league. The Twisted Tail is an entire entertainment complex in one sartorially resplendent package. Back downstairs, my server arrived with “primal” chili, way more

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reminds you of the dingy watering hole where Homer and his buddies like to get loose. Unfortunately, this moniker has a much more negative connotation in Philadelphia, as a Fishtown nuisance bar that was connected to the 2009 beating death of a baseball fan outside Citizens Bank Park. But Moe’s shut down for good in early 2011, and the stained-glass sign bearing that ill-famed name has been replaced with the logo of a brand-new establishment. The Interstate Draft House, which opened last week, is the utter opposite of what once was. The names behind the new concept are recognizable to anyone familiar with the north-of-OldCity restaurant scene: Bob Bitros, former owner of Azure (now Cantina Dos Segundos), and his son, Brandon. Bitros cites the recent boom in area openings (Kraftwork, Frankford Hall, Fathom, Loco Pez, Barcade) as a motivator for putting down roots.“This part of town is changing,” says Bitros, who’s been in the industry long enough to witness similar business shifts occur in Old City and Northern Liberties. The Draft House seems tiny on the outside, but opens up to a surprisingly large space, including a 13-stool bar, an 11-table dining room and a secluded back patio. Moe’s old “game room” — and by that I’m talking about an area with a billiards table, a flat-top Donkey Kong game and a few video poker machines that might or might not pay out depending on how cool you were with the bartender — is now a brand-new kitchen, churning out duck carnitas tacos, brown butter scallops, Sabrett’s hot dogs and coriander-roasted salmon. Former Azure chef Julio Rivera, who’s worked with Jose Garces and Guillermo Pernot, is running the show, putting out a well-priced, sharing-friendly menu that features well-loved Azure dishes like his grilled filet tips. The multi-ethnic food approach pairs with Interstate Draft House’s 16-tap craft beer selection, which is Brandon’s specialty. They have a local focus, with lines dedicated to Yards, Weyerbacher, Dogfish Head and Philadelphia Brewing Co., but also branch out into respected American breweries like Allagash, Ommegang and Rogue (the “Interstate” part of the name). Interstate Draft House is just off the main drag of East Girard Avenue, which Bitros believes has the potential to become the next Second Street. “I think we will have a great impact,” says Bitros. “All the places that have opened are very positive.” (editorial@citypaper.net)

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Manayunk has seen before,” Lucky’s Last Chance is a new Main Street bar offering a heavily crafty beer selection and a clever burger-forward menu. Mike Gartner and Chris Barnes are doing six beers on tap and 28 in bottles to complement chef Pat Brady’s menu, which features options like a PB&J bacon burger and the cheese-stuffed “Jucy Lucy” style famous in Minneapolis. Upstairs is a dancefloor where the focus is on electronic and house music. 4421 Main St., 215-509-6005, luckyslastchance.com. ➤ LITTLE VITTLES

New chef at Zinc (246 S. 11th St.) — Nanina Scriber, a veteran of NYC’s Benoit. ➤ Mike Stollenwerk has sold Little Fish and Fathom to concentrate on Fish, which he is currently relocating from 1708 Lombard to 1234 Locust. ➤ Bistrot La Minette (623 S. Sixth St.) launches weekend lunch service this Saturday, Oct. 8. It will run Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Got A Tip? Please send restaurant news to drew.lazor@citypaper.net

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Pez, a Mexican-themed taproom from Joe Beckham, owner of Alfa. The cash-only joint dispenses craft beer (six on tap), tequila (25 labels), specialty cocktails and a Mexi street-food-influenced menu (tacos, burritos, burgers, etc.). Keep an eye out for all the Easter eggs — fluorescent-lit fish tank, Family Guy pinball machine and, of course, a Pez dispenser collection — that ramp up the kitsch factor of the interior. 2401 E. Norris St., 267-886-8061, locopez.com.


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[ i love you, i hate you ] CUT THE STRINGS You wrote me a letter telling me that your mom came to visit you in prison! I am happy to know that she did that. You requested me that I come there to see you and I am telling you once again. I am not the prison chick, I am not going to some prison to see you. Sorry but our relationship is over we are just friends and even though it is hard to deal with that is life! I think that you and I aren’t on the same path anymore and it is time to cut the strings..I will always love and care for you but us being together is better if we are apart!

the neighborhood shame on you and the family that raised such an inscect with the lowest of morrals if your not stay the fuck out this is not your shopping mall stay on your side of the tracks and steal an already stolen bike and you fishtown residents if you hear a noise look out your window if you see something that’s not right call the fuckin twenty six district give them a reason to patrol the other half of where they are supposed to be and if you ever stole anything from fishtown weather it been a bike a scooter a fuckin neighbors newspaper fuck you burn in hell eat shit die and may you be burried in it it’s where you belong.

any door first. Unless your extremely desperate and its just about getting some sex I apologize, I’m sure that’s why he didn’t get out the car. He doesn’t give a damn about what he looks like to you either.

LONG TIME BITCH I know that you are waiting for me to call you but bitch don’t hold your fucking breath! I am not going to call nor do I miss talking to your ass! I am actually good without hearing from you! You complain over and over about getting older but listen dummy, there is nothing that you can do about it! There is no makeup or surgery that can hold back the hands

DEAR LIAR I find myself sitting on your floor staring at a picture I drew for you a couple months back. You lay behind me comfortably on your bed, snoring like a beast. I couldn’t help but to start crying. My eyes soaked in your lies. In my hand laid your phone, and in my ears played loud music from the iPod that I have given you. I read the messages nearly a thousands times. It was clear that the last seven months of my life were a lie. “I love you babe, we should totally finish fucking, now show me what you got.” it was also clear that I was being cheated on. The funny part was, this woman...excuse me girl, wasn’t even from Philadelphia. My boyfriend has been cheating on me with a woman in east bubble fuck somewhere. I love you. You should know that. I mean, I have never done so much for someone in my life. I was your servant... You are throwing me away for someone in bubble fuck?! REALLY?! You need to think about what you are doing mister? You know what men do for a woman like me?! Dear Liar, Guess what...? You’ll find out.

STUPID LOUD BITCH Picture it I am in my house minding my own business and all I hear is my stupid ass neighbor talking all loud. I could hear this stupid bitch through my headset. What kind of shit is that. Just because you speak doesn’t mean you have to talk loud! The the bitch slams the fucking front door! You dumb bitch! I can’t believe that you slam that door without any fucking regard of who is around you! If I was to slam my door you would have a fit and probably come over banging on my fucking from door with your baldheaded self, you supposed to be a woman and you look like a old man! I hate you. I wished you never moved into my neighborhood.

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THIS WEEKEND I planned something really nice for us, for us to get together and relax and talk crap and laugh. I don’t know what happened. If someone was occupying your telephone are they even giving you the messages. I wonder sometimes because I am at my wits end calling and calling. Did you even fucking care? When you texted me and asked was I alright was that all a lie? If so what really did you think that you were accomplishing? I know that things happen for a reason and I shouldn’t be too mad! But, still gets at me why the fuck do people play so many games!

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Enough is enough two things not one of you newsy mother fuckers in this neighborhood seen anybody walking around with a set of four foot fucking bolt cutters come on now! and two you junkie piece of shit that’s been stealing these bikes someone is gonna catch your ass and i hope it’s someone that had a bike stolen and your forced to walk home with sed bolt cutters lodged deeply up your ass if your from

I have came to a big conclusion that you are not worth my time! I am not going to keep pursuing you over and over like a fool! I am done when I get home I am going to erase your face from my fucking screen saver! Honestly I don’t know why you sent it to me if you knew that you weren’t going to be sticking around for anything! The sooner I erase your texts and stuff the better off I will be! I am too sexy of a person, to good of a person to deal with these childish games! Have fun and you’ll never see Atlantic City on my dime...believe that!

Something has to be wrong if a person like me is not attached with anyone! I am really tired of the laziness of these men! The bullshit the lies and the absolute disrespect with everything! If you are in a relationship and you are happy then I send my congratulations, but if you are searching over and over! Just be careful! There are so many men out there that are full of shit and they come in all shades and sizes!

Insane/Sane. I’ve been on the left side of the slash for some time now. No reality for us. Just dreams. I tried to be your friend. I did do all I could until one day I couldn’t no more. If a person has a take it or leave it attitude then so do I. I don’t have much time anymore. Here Here to the fucking Alphabet. Or it may come down to math. Shove hundreds and hundreds of people together and you are bound to be attracted to someone. I really don’t know why this is happening to me. I chose my life. And still living it. And here it is! A work of art that is a peice of work that’s a lot of work! Should I embrace the fact that I am treated like a disease? Some days I could just love it to fucking death. And other days I just want to die. Sometimes on a good day I am the slash.

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WHATEVER! LADIES ARE YOU SERIOUS? I sat in my car to observe a beautiful well dress woman in her short and skirt and stilettos get out of her car, walk inside the gas station, pay for the gas and return to her vehicle, remove her gas cap and nozzle while her man or an ignorant, lazy man sat in the front seat texting on his cell phone. Really!! Ladies, unless a male is under age or handicap you should not be pumping your own gas. it doesn’t matter if its your car!! And if this is the man you are dating, kick his ass to the curb because he’s showing you now what he will be as time goes by. I see this all to often. Women what the hell is your problem? If you don’t seek respect his disgusting, trifling ass won’t give it a second thought. I won’t even address these guys opening a car door or allowing you to walk thru

of time for you! I think that you might know it but you wanna keep hearing yourself complain over and over! Why do you think that I haven’t called...not interested. I haven’t spoken to you in over a month or so! Feels so fucking good to go through my own shit alone!

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BRAZILIAN FLOORING 3/4", beautiful, $2.50 sf (215)365-5826 CABINETS GLAZED CHERRY Brand new, solid wood/dovetail. Crown molding. Can add or subtract to fit kitchen Cost $6400. Sell $1595. 610-952-0033

10 piece dining room set, black lacquer, $500. Call (215)968-2428 BDRM SET: Solid Cherry Sleigh Bed, Dresser, Mirror, Chest, & 2 Nite Stands. High Quality. One month old, Must sell. Cost $6000 ask. $1500. 610-952-0033 BED A brand new Queen pillow top mattress set w/warr. $229; Full $220; King $299. Memory Foam $295. 215-752-0911

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BOXERS, ACA, 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed. Must see! Call 717-392-3436 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, M&F, AKC Reg., (610)547-6681 Cavalier Spaniel Cavalier King Charles happpy pups in 4 color akc reg, ch. peds health. cert. 610 857 0165 CAVANESE - CAVALIER K C S crossed with Havanese. Adorable little furballs. $900 and up. Havanese Pup pies waiting list. Call 215-538-2179 CHIHUAHUA PUPS - M, shots & wormed, chocolate & white, $400, 215-938-7656 COCKER SPANIEL Pups, Home Raised, Champion bloodlines. 856-299-0451

HAVANESE pups: ACA, shots & wormed, M & F, parents on premises, 5 AKC champions in pedigree. $800. 610-932-3110 Irish Setter Pups, AKC Ch line, home raise, exc temp,full coats, POP 717.786.8290 Labrador Retriever Beautiful AKC Family raised. Champ blood. $950 570-547-6362 Maltese Puppy $500 Vet Checked & is up-to-date with all shots 856-873-1360.

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Persian Kittens, beautiful pure breds $450/ea. Call (215)765-8434

AMERICAN BULLDOG Pups: 7 left, NKC/UKC, Parents on site, $1000. Taking deposits, call to reserve: 610-551-2673 Beagle Pups AKC, hunting/field trial lines, vet checked, all current vaccinations, started scent training 215-547-6314 BEAGLE PUPS AKC, s/w, health guar, $150-$200. 856-228-7877 Boxer Boxer Puppies: AKC, Whelped 8/9/11 $750 856-996-5593 B O XE R PUPPIES AKC $700 5m/4f Call Eddie @ 856-534-9010 avail 10/05 BOXER PUPS - AKC, fawn, vet checked, s/w, family raised, $750, 610-286-7610

Mini Schnauzer 10wks, shots, wormed, salt & pepper M & F, $375. 610-446-3211 NORWEGIAN ELK HOUND PUPS AKC, shots & wormed, family farm raised, No Sunday calls, $200, 717-278-8444 Olde English Bulldogge pups: $800 & English Mastiff pups $900. Family raised, vet checked, ready 717-445-5086 Old English Bulldog pups: IOEBA reg, M/F, S/W, 10 wks, $600. 267-259-0187 Pek-a-Poos, furball, love muffins, cream color,12 wks, 3F, 3M, $400, 215.747.3636 Pit Bull Pups, s/w, registered, black, 3M, 3F, 10 weeks, $450. 215-834-1247 Pitbulls, 8 wks, $150. Chocolate rednose Fem, also black male, shots 215.254.0562 POODLE PUPPIES: Standard, 3 cream sisters, 7 & 1/2 mos. Home raised, must go! $400/OBO. Call 610.489.3781 Poodle & Shih-Tzu Fem. mix, white & gray, 9lbs, 13 months, $300. (215)254-0562 POODLES Std, AKC, blk, M/F, champ parents, shots, ready now. 856-304-7487 Poodle Standard Puppies. Chocolates & blacks with parti gene. Home raised with both parents. Akc registered with shots and health certificate. Ready to go. Happy and Smart! 900.00 firm. 610-757-1021 Poodle toy, pups, choc. 2M, CKC, $400. treasuredpoodles.com 610.845.3652 Pug Pups, ACA very friendly & playful, all shots, ready, 2F, $400. (717)341-8865 Rottweiler Puppies: AKC, German, tails clipped, shots, $500. 267-270-5529 Rottweiler Pups - AKC, shots and wormed, family raised, health guarantee. Ready 10/5. Call (717) 768-8157 SHIH TZU Pups - ACA, shots, wormed, vet checked. $250. 717-813-1580 WHOODLE PUPS - Wheaten Terrier Hybrids, M/F, $475-$600, 610-248-3241 YORKIE PUPPIES: home raised, AKC reg. Starting at $650, 215-490-2243 YORKIE PUPS: ACA, cute, friendly, ready now, $395. Call 717-283-6783 Yorkie Pup, sm. male, AKC, vet chkd, beaut. doll face, $875/OBO, 856.218.8883

Bella Vista: 8xx S 8th St 3br/2ba $2400 + utils. Fabulous 3 BR w/ jacuzzi tub. Call 215-247-5555 ext. 208

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Coins, Currency, Gold, Toys, COLLIES - good w/ kids, vet exams, AKC beauties. SW, Blue, Tri, 856-825-4856 DACHSHUND pups, mini long hairs, AKC, vet checked, 1st shot. 856-785-2441 Doberman Pinscher Pups, champ blood lines AKC reg. ready now. 717-629-3726 DOBERMAN PUPS: AKC Great temperament, extra large, M & F, shots, wormed, tails, dews & ears done robinswoodkennels.com (609)296-3627 Doberman Pups AKC, s/w, M & F, tails done, fawn, red, blk & tan 717-808-3632 English Bulldog & Bulldoggie Mix, M, 16 wks, wht, shots, $300 215-254-0562 ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups - ACA, Both parents on property. Ready for new home. $1500. Call 717-336-0510 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS, AKC, Females, white and brindle, raised with TLC, $1,400. Call (717)445-6089 ENGLISH Bulldog pups FCI/AKC, Champ bloodlines 1yr health guar, 610-533-0589 English Bulldog Pups, parents on premises, papers, shots, de-wormed, vet certified, Call 215-696-5832 (Bensalem) F rench Bulldog Pups 4 females & 2 males, shots, wormed, micro-chipped, family raised. $1700 check us out at ourfrenchbulldogs.com 856-629-7881 German Shepherd Pups, AKC, 3F., ready 10/4, parents on site. $400. 215.338.2617 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS - AKC, 6 Male, 1 Female, $2000, 856-834-6578 Great Dane puppies , Harliquen and Merles, Parents on Premises, Health Guaran $1200 484-678-6696

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CALL 215-669-1924 EAGLES TIX FOR SALE - Below Cost 2nd level. All games available. Call 267-975-4379

BED: Brand New Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set w/warr, In plastic. $175; Twin $140; 3 pc King $265; Full set $155. Memory foams avl. Del. avl 215-355-3878 Bedroom Set brand new queen 5 pc esp. brown $489. Del Avail 215-355-3878

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2020 Walnut St. 1BR/1BA $1,530 Wanamaker House . Exercise Spa & rooftop pool included. Avail 11/1 215-545-1865

15xx 9th St. 2BR Heat incl new w/w crpt, no pets. (856)858-4830 16th & McKean 1br/1ba $600+elec 1 mo+2 sec, refs, no pets. (267)230-0171

Trains, Hummels, Sports Cards. Call the Local Higher Buyer, 7 Dys/Wk

Dr. Sonnheim, 856-981-3397 Diabetic Test Strips! $$ Cash Paid $$ Local pick-up, Call Martin 856-882-9015 Diabetic Test Strips needed pay up to $10/box. Most brands. Call 610-453-2525 I Buy Anything Old...Except People! antiques-collectables, Al 215-698-0787 JUNK CARS WANTED Up to $250 for Junk Cars 215-888-8662

1100 S 58th St. Studio, 1br & 2br apts newly renov, lic #362013 267-767-6959 1900 S. 65th St. 2BR Apt Newly renov, Lic #400451, 267.767.6959 63xx Elmwood Ave 1Br $525 3rd flr, nice & clean. 267-716-8090 64th & Woodland 2 BR 1st flr $700 1st, last & sec., basement 267-882-5999 72XX Lindbergh Blvd 2br $750 +utils newly renovated, 215-651-0057 9xx S 58th St lg 2 BR $600+ utils fresh paint, section 8 ok, 215-416-5862

Lionel/Am Flyer/Trains/Hot Whls $$$$ Aurora TJet/AFX Toy Cars 215-396-1903

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Caregiver/Companion 35 yrs+ exp. Caring woman desires position. 215.386.0360 Gentleman w/Truck Desires Work Moving & Junk Removal. 215-878-7055

1420 N 52nd St. 2 BR $700+utils triplex, very clean, private entry, security doors, 2 blocks from mall, 267-588-1777 38xx Fairmount Ave. 1BR $500 $50 non refund. app. fee. 215-964-8157 4122-24 Ogden 1br & effic $400-550+, 1st fl, new renov, tile kit/ba 215-519-7336 48xx Walnut St. 3 BR $695 fully renov, hrdwd flrs, 866-832-6319 x3 4xx N 52nd St Efficiency $435+utils freshly remodeled, 3rd flr, 267-582-8841 5100 Spruce St 2br $700+ hrdwd flrs, elec ht Move in 267-255-8372 540 N. 52nd St. 1 BR Newly renov. 267-767-6959 lic# 333911 5530 Jefferson St. 2br $625 2nd floor. 2 months rent. 215-921-2769 5818 Vine St. Efficiency $500+util spacious, elec heat, (215)688-1363 58xx Cedarhurst 1BR $550+ utils LR, kit, bath,$1100 move in, 267.210.3899

58xx Chestnut St. 2BR $850+utils. EIK, ceramic tile, kitchen, bath, laminite floors, close to D52 bus and Market St. L. Call 215-694-4001 60th & Market 2br section 8 ok Must See. Call 215-885-1700

Golf View Apts nw carpets 1br/1ba $695 www.perutoproperties.com 215.740.4900 Various 1, 2 & 3 BR Apts $595-$850 www.perutoproperties.com 215.740.4900

Balwynne Park 2 BR $840+ W/D, C/A, W/W, Garage. 484-351-8633

52xx Montgomery studio $550+elec renov, grd. level, XL upgraded ba., den, drivwy ent. should have car, 610.331.4064

22nd & Somerset 2 BR bi-lvl $700+util w/w $2100 move in req., (215)237-4737

31xx Ridge Ave. 2BR $700 incl. elec. ceramic tile kitchen, bath, close to tranporation. Call 215-694-4001 32xx W Huntingdon 2 BR $700 +utils large 2nd floor, hardwood, 1st/last & 1 month sec. 215-463-2403

1,2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY-PARKING 215-223-7000 1735 W. Oxford St. lrg 1BR $600 heat incl., 1st flr, renov., new kitch & bath. Open House Sat. 3-5pm. 215-932-8500 20xx W Oxford Studio $425+ utils 1st, last, sec, student discount 215.483.4344 23xx N 17th St 1br Efficiency $475+elec $1425 move in, Eat in kitch. 215.651.6564 35xx N Bouvier 3br all brand new, fully renovated, spacious, pet friendly, great block, open house Saturday at 2pm. Call 732-993-3634

50xx N 10th St. 2br $585+elec large apt, 1st, last & security 215.791.2125

6021 N. Park Ave 1 BR $595+ 2 months & security. (215)480-6460 Front & Olney clean 2BR newly renov,W/D,must see 267.254.8446 Residential Life: Studio, 1Br & 2Br apts Spacious & Bright Apts near LaSalle Univ. Regional Leasing Office-5600 Ogontz Ave Call or Come in M-F 9a-5p 215.276.5600 Section 8, Students & Seniors Welcome.

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homes for rent Broad & Allegheney rms, kitchen use $90/wk. $330 move in. (267)338-9345

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301 W Byberry 2br/2 full ba condo $998 open flr plan, patio w/storage, lg bkyd, w/d, d/w,pool,tennis court, 973.876.9645 4647 Adams Ave Studio, 1br & 2br apts Newly renov. 267-767-6959 lic#433314 6812 Ditman St. 1 BR prkg,lndry fac.Lic# 212751 267-767-6959 Academy & Grant 2BR $760+ 2nd flr,w/w, c/a,off st prkg 856.346.0747 Bustleton/Bowler 2br/1.5ba $850+utils 2nd flr, central air, w/w, d/w, garage, back yd, avail 10/1, 215-429-9310, lv msg Philmont 2BR duplex, 2nd flr $820+ C/A, bsmnt, yard, garage, (215)752-1091 Rhawnhurst 3br/2ba $950+ Large 2nd floor duplex, dish washer, garbage disp, a/c, new paint, 215-354-0069 TACONY 1BR $450+utils Call 215-355-3548

$1,200 Upper Darby: Clinton Rd. 1br $600+utils 2nd flr duplex, newly renov (484)461.1828

Broad & Hunting Park, lg furn room, newly renov, must see, $100/wk, 215-552-5200 Broad & Hunting Pk, 60th & Market, fully furn., $200 security, $85-$105/wk. SSI OK. 215.954.3864 or 267.784.9284

Broad & Olney deluxe furn rms priv ent. $110 & $145/wk Sec $200. 215-572-8833 Broad & Somerville clean, furn, newly decorated, near transp. 215-455-7488 Frankford, room in apt, furn, no drugs, near El, $85/wk+ $300 sec. 215-526-1455 Germantown Area: NICE, Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs (215)548-6083 Germantown Ave, rm prv BA, $140/wk paid bi-wkly & 2 week dep. 267.338.9870

20xx Simpson 3 BR $725/mo renov, hdwd flr, Sec. 8 ok, 215-424-2785 26xx S. Carroll St. 3br/1ba $825 $2475 move in, fin bsmt 215-365-4567

Germantown,furn rms, renovated, share kitch & BA, $125/wk. 215-514-3960

65XX Allman 3br, 1.5 ba NICE, hdwd flrs, air 1st flr, sect 8. (610)212-1947.

Germantown newly renov rms, special $250 down, $90-$100wk 267.339.1122 Germantown Rms, $120/wk utils inc, shared kit/ba, $500 move in 215.849.5861 • Hunting Park • 55th & Girard Share Kitchen & Bath, $350 & up No sec dep, SSI OK. 215-758-7572

Hunting Park: Fully Furn Luxury Rms. Free utils/cable, Call 267-331-5382 DOMINO LN 1 & 2 BR $745-$875 Renov, prkng, DW, near shopping & dining, mve-in special, 1st mo free. 215-966-9371

7XX N. 63rd St. 1BR $600 Beautiful studio apt close to public trans. Cer. tile, clg fan, modern appliances 609-315-1259 83xx Forest Ave 2Br $725+utils spacious, 1st floor duplex. 215-782-8007 Rex & Crefield 2 Br $1995+utils Full Furn. $2500. Architecturally dramatic bi-lvl, palladian window, 2500 sq. ft., hdwd flrs, 2 car parking. 215-869-8015

Monmouth St. 1BR $525 Remodeled, section 8 ok, 267-984-8522

42xx Frankford Ave studio $425+utils large, newly renovated, 215-559-9289 46xx Penn St Efficiency $400 Newly remod, good cond. 215-436-5072 4840 Oxford Ave Studio, 1br & 2br apts Ldry,24/7 cam lic# 214340 267.767.6959 4900 Oxford Ave. 1BR $550 1st floor, you pay elec. & gas, free washer for use, available now. Call 215-744-8990 50xx Penn St. 4BR $1250 renovated, section 8 ok 267-230-2600 5741 Charles St. 1br $600+utils 6624 Jackson St. 1br $600+utils renovated, Call 215-259-8666 Ditman St. 1 BR apt $700+utils w/d, fridge, yard, Sec 8 ok, 215-632-5763 Frankford & Oxford 1 BR $580 Also Efficiency, $500, Utilities included We speak Spanish, 215-620-6261

22nd & Allegheny , $85/week, share kitchen & bath, SSI OK, 267-973-0397 22nd & Hunting Park, renov, lrg rm, furn $85-$95 wk 2nd week free 215.960.1600 23xx N. 17th & 21xx N. 28th - rooms, use of kitch/ba, $95/wk, 215-651-6564 2500 W Lehigh, Studio, pvt BA, Ent & Kit $135/wk, $405 mv in, 267.250.0761 28xx N 27th St: Furnished rooms, utils included, $100/wk, SSI ok, 267-819-5683 30th & Allegheny Large, beautiful, newly renov., starting $300/mo 267-997-0907 30th & Wharton, newly renovated rms, SS accepted, $80/wk 215-888-2476

34xx N 18th clean rm, quiet house, $450 /mo. use of entire house 267.670.2662 42xx Frankford, $450/mo 2nd Flr rm, private entr, kit & Ba, clean 267-979-0413 4521 N. Broad, large rm, $450/mo. $500 move-in. 267.595.5089 or 856.553.2094 4900 MARVINE ST: $110/wk, kitchen priv., no smoking/drugs. 215-436-2060 50th & Girard Newly renovated house clean rooms $100-$120wk (267)784.5671 53xx N. Broad, 1 BR, furn, AC, 2 TVs,etc. Also single room avl, 267.496.6448 55th/Thompson furn $115/$135 wk frig micro priv ent $200 sec. 215-572-8833 56xx Wyalusing large clean rooms, $90-$110/wk. Call (215)917-1091 61st/Race St. Private entrance, use of kitchen, w/w carpet, great loc! $440/mo. $490 move in. 267-997-5212

LaSalle Univ. Area Renov ROOM FOR RENT, hw flrs, 1.5 Shared ba, full shared kitc, Patio $500mo inc utils 215-850-6618

Logan $110/week, $350 sec dep furn room, no drugs. 215-313-9462 MT. AIRY (Best Area) $135/week. SSI ok, 215-730-8956 NE/Oxford Cir Fresh Clean Share Bath & Kitchen. Laundry onsite & cable. $550 per month Unfurnished 150sqft medium room with New paint & carpet. $340 to move-in. SSI or SSD Ok. ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS 215-605-0056

Near Airport 2 BR $800 newly renovated kitchen, granite tops, microwave, new ceramic tile bath & windows, hardwood floors, 215-694-4001

2xx N. Wilton St. 4BA $800 plus Utils New kit & bath HW Flrs, lrg yd, Sec Sys. $2400 req. 215-919-8700 5121 Springfield Ave. 1 BR $550 2nd floor, rear. Call 215-765-5008 58th & Arch 3 BR $850+ utils porch, area rugs, Sec 8 ok, 610-649-9009 59th & Market 3br/1.1ba $750+util credit check, renovated. 215-464-9371

N. Phila: 22xx Lehigh Ave., Shared kitchen & Bath, $100-$10/wk. 267-816-3058 N Phila furnished room, $100/wk. $400 to move in. Call (215)221-4737 N. Phila: Furnished rooms, $100/wk. Call 267-499-7056 N Phila Furn, Priv Ent $75 & up . near transp, no drugs or alcohol 215-763-5565 N. Phila: Newly renovated, private entry use of kitch $90-$125/wk 267.702.8688

3xx N 64th St 3 BR $1000 $3000 mve in,1 & 2 BR avl, 267.972.9693 910 Kenmore Rd. 3BR $1,200+utils beautiful hdwd flrs throughout, garage, new kitchen, back deck w/ grill & patio furniture incl., avail. immed 610-896-5152 Rhoads St. 3BR/2.5BA $1250+utils a must see, fin. bsmnt, 215-253-9447

N Phila/W Phila/Logan,pvt ent,$75-$110 wk, pvt BA/kit, $140 wk 609-877-0375 OLNEY: Fisher & Franklin. MT. AIRY: Montana & Chew. S. PHILA: 21st & Sigel. $100/wk. Call 267-736-8375

S. Phila: vicinity of 29th & Gerritt, Large NEW room for rent $125+ deposit, washer/dryer 215-647-2467 ID needed

SW and West Philadelphia $125-$150 priv rm & ba, clean & new. 215-939-5854 SW Phila: Buist Ave. Germantown & Oaklane: Wister St. $400/mo, 215-908-7810 or 267-586-8592

61st & Walnut - New Rooms To Rent $350 to move in, Call (267)-586-8404

SW Phila, Rooms for Rent, share 1 ba, kit &w/d,$250/mv-in,$115/wk, 267.934.7426

61xx Chew Ave, Mt. Airy, 2xx Melville, Univ City, $85-$100/wk. 215-242-9124 63rd & Market; 21st & Mckean.; 13th & York, C & Allegheny. SSI/disability ok, washer/dryer avl, call 215-290-8702 652 Brooklyn, $125 week. $375 to move in. Furn w/refrige, no kitch 215-781-8049 6th & Erie vicinity $400/mo +$100 security deposit. Call (215)207-8151 7xx W. Ruscomb, nice room, quiet block, shared kit/ba, $100/wk. 267-259-4477 9th/Erie: $80/wk. 25th/Oxford, N Phila. no smoking or drugs, 267-629-0255 AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE - Large rms for rent in the Strawberry Mansion area, fully furn w/priv ba, & everything new. Ranging from $125-$150 weekly, Only those that want the best need call owner, Bobby (267)471.0501 (Drug free environment)

SW, W & N Phila, large room for rent, utils incl, newly renovated (215)768-7059

Temple area, lg furn, shared kit/ba, cable, priv ent $100-$130/wk. 215.852.3915 Temple Hospital Area 3rd flr $95 week $250 move in. Weekly only. Income verification, 215-225-0852 between 5pm-7pm

W. PHILADELPHIA ROOM FOR RENT 215-747-2522 W. Phila Furn Rms, SS & Vets welcome, No drugs, $100/wk & up 267-586-6502 W Phila & G-town: newly ren lg, lux rms /apts., ALL utils incl, SSI ok 267.577.6665 Wynnefield: 21xx Wanamaker St. $100/week. (215)879-0248

12xx N. 30th St. 2br/1ba $725+utils (Brewerytown) newly renov, washer/ dryer, fridge, stove, backyard (267)228.4538 19xx Stanley St 3br $700 5 min to Temple, newly ren 267-549-1586 24th & Lehigh Area Sect. 8 ok new paint, near transp, (610)337-2244 25xx N Gratz St 3br/1ba $699+utils washer, lrg kitch, sec 8 ok (215)425-3696 28xx Ringgold 3br $725+utils renov, w/w crpt, Sec 8 OK (215)424-2785 32xx N Marston St. 3br/1ba $750+utils nwly ren., 1st, last, 1 mo sec. 267.255.1895

Town Car Signature Series 2003 $9905 76k mi., exc. cond, loaded (215)293-9655

15xx Foulkrod St. 2 BR $650 newly updated, back deck, 215-869-2283 2037 Granite St 2BR/1BA $650+ basement, backyard. Call 215-917-0020

11xx Sanger 3br/1.5ba $900+utils updated, off st pkg, fin bsmt 215.601.5182 21xx Scattergood St. 3BR 50xx Ditman St. 4BR Section 8 approved. Call 215-205-9910 4742 Loring St. 3 BR $900/mo. completely renov, Sec 8 ok, 917-667-4101 5xx E. Godfrey Ave 3br single $1300 new kitchen, pool, lrg yrd (215)742.5822

Gulf Stream Yellowstone 2007 $28,000 White 29,999 mi, gas, 3 slds, 1awning, 239-244-2535

Mustang 1965 $25,000/obo Conv, New int. must see! 484-571-1988

$300 & Up For Junk Cars Call 215-722-2111 5xx Vankirk 3 BR $800+ utils 14xx Higbee 3 BR $800+ utils 59xx Castor Ave 3 BR $900+ utils Call 215-725-7079 Frankford & Cottman 3 BR $975 new garage, great shape, 215-579-1773 Parkwood 3br/1.5ba $1150 c/a, w/d, no pets, garage 267-984-1412

JUNK CARS & TRUCKS $200 Cash & Up (267)241-3041

JUNK CARS WANTED 24/7 REMOVAL. Call 267-377-3088

ANDALUSIA 3br/2ba $2650/mo Unique opportunity to live on 100 acre historic estate, late 19th century ranch sytle bungalow, short commute to Phila & NY. Please Call (215)639-2078 ANDALUSIA 4 br/2.5 ba $2500/mo Delaware Riverfront, Unique opportunity to live on 100 acre historic estate, late 19th century reconverted stable, short commute to Phila. & NY. (215)639-2078

1985 MCI Diesel 47 passenger Bus $25k inspected, Payment plan available, 2 yrs groceries for free. 917-216-8379

2511 Madison Ave. 4BR $1,100/mo. Newly renovated, front porch, deck, large side yard. Sec. 8 ok. Call 610-656-6840 Exton 4BR/3.5BA $1750 108 Neyland Ct. Newly upgraded. Close to Mall, highways & Turnpike 610-308-4488

Accord EX 1998 $3900 exc cnd, all rec. 119k mi. 516-643-1990

DARBY 3Br/1BA $940 39 N. 10 St., Section 8 ok 856-816-3884

Chevy Cavalier 1999 $2,600 4 cylinder, 55k, auto, white 610.825.3533

low cost cars & trucks BUICK LeSABRE 1997 $2,500 VGC, 79K, PA Inspected. 610.203.6561 Cadillac 1999 Sedan Deville $3675 Lux 4 dr, cold a/c, full pwr, orig pampered mi, woman driver, Carol 215-922-5342

Chevy Cavalier LS 1999 $2250 4 dr, loaded, 82k, good car 215-847-7346 Cinnaminson 4Br/2Ba $1500 $2000/sec., available NOW, small clean house w/ garage, A/C. 609-504-3355

Chrysler LHS 1995 $995 all pwr, 3.5, 106k, insp., 215-620-9383 Ford Explorer 4WD 1996 $1950 5spd,119k,new ins,runs new 215.620.9383

Camden 22xx Baird Blvd 3br 1.5ba $1200 garage, renov, sec 8 ok. (609)868-3023 Cherry Hill: Garden State Dr. 3br $3000 furn., family rm & dance rm 609.868.3023

North Cape May 3br/2ba $1300+utils 1.5 mo. sec. dep, no pets (610)353-3804

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7xx W Rockland 4br/1.5ba $1100 fully renov, sec 8 ok. 267-467-0140

FORD F-150 PICK-UP 2002 $3,800 V-8, 1 owner. Call (215) 840-4860 Ford Focus 2003 $5000 firm 2 door, loaded, 80k miles, garage kept, excellent cond, 2nd owner (215)370-1197 FORD Freestar 2004 $4000 obo 120k, newly ins, new brakes & battery, exc cond, for info call Musa, 267-515-9229

FORD TAURUS SE 1999 Asking $1,650 4 door, loaded, clean, 215-518-8808 GMC JIMMY 1998 $2,250 Auto, 4x4, loaded, inspctd, 215-722-1599 INFINITI I-30 2000 $4,400/OBO 93k, exc cond, new insp, (610)918-7301

Park Avenue 2003 $8300 only 51k mi., very gd cond. (215)293-9655 48xx N. Fairhill 4BR $1,400 + utils newly rehabbed, Sec. 8 ok, 215-264-2340 533 W. OLNEY AV. 2br apt 1st flr $650 2 mo. sec, 1 mo. rent (215) 888-2025 59xx 4th St. 3BR 1B HW Rehab, yrd, deck. $875/mo.+ 215-880-9238

CORVETTE 1966 $38,000 Mosport green, 300/327 4 speed convertible, nice driver. Call 610-637-2763

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Ram 1500 Big Horn p.u. 2008 $12,500 crew cab, cap, Hemi, 1 owner, loaded, as new, 100k, must see! 215-601-6665

14xx E Weaver St. 3BR $1200 +utils w/w, A/C, mod kit/BA, gar, clean bsmnt, quiet block,$3600 move in, 215-758-7129

FORD 2001 Luxury Hightop Conversion Van, original mi., very nice, senior citizen, Must sacrifice today $5,975. 215.922.2165

8xx N. 50th St. 3br Sec 8 OK. 215-848-5072

S40 TURBO T5 2006 $11,995 98k mi., AWD, leather int., sunroof, heated seats, exc cond, black (215)886-9740

Jaguar S Type 2004 $6975 Economy 3.0, 4 door, sunroof, simply Exquisite, few original miles, 215.928.9632

Mercedes 420 SEL 1987 $3,900 Doctor kept, maroon, 115K. 856-357-4324 Oldsmobile Alero 2003 $4700/obo 4 dr, 4 cyl., insp, 96k mi., 215-301-6187 Plymouth Grand Voyager 1999 $1,850 loaded, insp., AC, exc. cond. 215-722-1599 PONTIAC VIBE wagon 2003 $4800 auto, mint, new tires/insp, (215)806-9721 Toyota Carolla DX 1995 $2600 CD, 114K, insp., black, alarm 215.900.6299 VW Jetta Wagon 2002 $5000 diesel,45 mpg,loaded,125k, 856.453.5955

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Margaret St. 1 BR $595+ utils beautiful, newly remodeled, 215-526-1455

18xx N 27th St Rooms $500- $600+dep, Lg clean, furn’d room, comm. kit, all utils incl, easy access to trans, 267-809-3809

Hunting Park, Kensington, Germantown, Olney, W. Phila, S. Phila, Mt. Airy. $85$125/wk. Great loc. SSI ok. 215-668-4812

65xx Regent St. 3 BR $725+ utils backyard, washer, Call 215-964-4113 69th & Buist 3br $750+utils open porch, $2250 needed,215-821-8858 71xx Guyer 3BR $825+utils open front porch, nice backyard, terrific st "The Landlord That Cares" Tasha 267.584.5964, Mark 610.764.9739 Elmwood Area 3/4br modern, sec 8 approved, (215)726-8817

19xx E Monmouth 4br $1000+utils w/w cpt, sec. 8 ok, no pets 215-778-6011 35xx Braddock St, 19134 PHA SEC 8 OK 2 br, 1 ba, 1 blk from public transp, front porch, back yard, washer, dryer, refrig. $700/month, plus util. 215-946-6000

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12xx Champlost Ave 2br $750 nw w/w, gar, updated kitch 267.297.9983 14xx W. 71st Ave 1 BR $625 utilities included, close to transporation and shopping. Call 215-574-2111 17xx Conlyn St. 1br $625+utils 2nd flr, priv. entry, 2mo sec 267.968.3447 19xx W. 65th Ave. 2br $799 recent remod., Sec 8 ok (215)500-0134 2xx W. Grange 3br/1.5ba $745+utils 1xx W. Grange 1br/1ba $565+utils beautiful apt, yard, 215-805-6455 67xx Woolston Ave 1br $525+utils w/w crpt, private entry, move in cond, avail now, $1050 move in 215-758-7129 68xx 13th St. 1Br $650+ elec/gas, quiet location, 215-924-0648 75xx Thouron St. 1 BR $525 Eat-In-Kitchen, fresh paint, Available now. Call 215-464-9966

Manayunk: house share, $650/mo. includes utils. Call (215)303-9573

12xx S Bonsall St 3br $750 Newly renov 1st, last, sec 215-483-4344 1744 S Ringgold St. 3br $725+utils w/w carpet, section 8 ok, (610)202-9833 19xx Wilder St. 2br $900 newly renov, sec 8 ok. 267-467-0140 2055 Mercy St 3 BR/1 BA $775+utils renovated row house, yard, 856.803.6369 21xx S. 21st 4br/1ba $900+ newly renovated, full bsmt, 215-275-7477

LEXUS ES350 2008 $23,400 Black, cashmere int. 33K, 302-584-0631

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233 W. Queen Ln 1BR $500 3 month’s rent to move in, 215-223-7547 4617 Wayne Ave 1br $450 incl. heat & hot water, large renovated eat-in kitchen. Call 215-303-3605 or 215-416-2757 5220 Wayne Ave. Studio, 1 BR & 2 BR newly rehab, 267.767.6959, Lic# 507568 5321 Wayne Ave. Effic. $550 1br $600 1 mo. + sec, avail now (215) 776-6277 607 E. Church Lane 1BR & 2BR apts. nr LaSalle Univ,267.767.6959 lic# 494336 Germantown 1Br $750+elec tile bath w/ jacuzzi, modern kit, walk-in closet, deck. 215-848-5513 Germantown 2BR (4 rooms) Close to SEPTA. Call (267) 577-2502 Greene St. 2 BR $700+ 2 mo dep, 1 mo rent. 267-338-9870 The Fieldview Apts: 705-15 Church Ln Comfortable Living- Historic Germantown 1br $750, 2br $850 Gas,Water,Heat Free Close to Septa,Grocery,Eatery & LaSalle U. Call for appt. 215-276-5600 M-F 9-5

Large Victorian 4br/2ba $1800+utils kitch w/all appl’s, great rm. 215-321-0395

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