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According to police data, the number of accidents is up 12 percent at intersections that have had red light cameras for a year or more. But the city’s Flickr page has never been more fun.

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The Parking Authority, which runs the red light camera program, says accidents are down at most of those intersections. “Also, check out our secret YouTube channel,” says the PPA. “We set all the hilarious crashes to Yakety Sax.”

[ + 1] An Occupy Philly organizer praises the

peaceable way the police handled the arrests during a sit-in against police brutality. Begrudgingly.

[ + 4] UPenn scientist Ralph L. Brinster is awar-

ded the National Medal of Science by President Obama for his work on “fundamental contribution to the development and use of transgenic mice.” “Thank you, Mr. President, but I’m actually developing photogenic mice. Gluing little hats on them and such,” says Brinster. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go make tiny medals.”

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor cancels a planned speech at Wharton Business School as rumors swirl that Occupy Philly protesters were planning on attending. More like Eric Won’tor. Pussy.

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vately owned large exotic animals like tigers, wolves and alligators. “Even ones with dapper little derbies hot-glue-gunned to their heads?” asks a local scientist.

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With Occupy Philly currently occupying Dilworth Plaza, Christmas Village announces it will set up its shops and displays in Love Park this year. “Mommy, which smelly little dome tent is Santa’s?”

[ + 2] Philly signs a deal to turn an unused railroad bridge in Manayunk into a park that connects the city to the Main Line. And #balacynwyd is born.

[ + 1] Some fans are calling for the Sixers’ new

owners to ditch the rabbit mascot, Hip-Hop. “I’m about to go Donnie Darko on all you motherfuckers. Maybe jump off a trampoline and slam dunk your heads,” responds Hip-Hop. “That’s right: I can talk.”

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n June, City Council passed a law introduced by Councilman Frank DiCicco — to the rejoicing of one developer and the grousing of many nearby neighbors — to repeal, for one city block, a zoning overlay that had been put in place in 2002 to protect Fishtown and Port Richmond from the northward spread of the rowdy Delaware Avenue nightclub scene. On Oct. 6, DiCicco quietly introduced a second bill to repeal the repeal, reinstating the zoning protections that neighbors had fought for a decade ago. What’s up with the revolving-door legislation? It turns out, the developer’s plans — for a massive music venue (capacity: 2,700) on Richmond Street — have hit a roadblock. “We’re redesigning: We have to move the venue to a different location on the site because of technical issues, and that means some delays,” explains David Grasso, the developer behind the venue, in partnership with concert promoter Live Nation. “[DiCicco] didn’t want to leave the community with the zoning in place if we didn’t do our project. He told us that he was not going to move forward with the bill … but he wanted to be careful.” This may be business as usual in the Philadelphia development world, but there’s also another name for zoning a specific area to benefit a specific property owner: spot zoning. And that’s illegal. “Spot zoning is where you take a parcel of land and enact condi-

tions on it without regard to the community around it; it’s unrelated to the uses that are adjacent to it,” explains Stephanie Kindt, staff attorney at SCRUB: Public Voice for Public Space, a local anti-blight group. “There’s no rhyme or reason to it, and it’s specifically for the benefit of one property owner. Clearly, creating a law that would allow a nightclub at this area to benefit this one property owner is spot zoning.” DiCicco disagrees. “The bill was introduced to spur some development for that particular piece of property, which may or may not at this point happen, so the councilman wanted to revert the zoning back to its original classification in case it does not happen,” says Sean McMonagle, the councilman’s legislative aide. Even though the proposed repeal seems to make clearer than ever that the rezoning was designed not just for any developer, but specifically for Grasso, McMonagle discounts any legal qualms: “I don’t believe it’s spot zoning. I know several people have indicated that they believe it is, but I guess that’s a matter of opinion. But it’s not a specific address; it’s an entire block of properties.” Actually, that distinction wasn’t drawn until the bill’s second draft. The first draft, says David Fecteau, a city planner with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), rezoned just the one parcel. That, says Fecteau, “was blatantly spot zoning.” Eventually, he says, “[DiCicco] said, ‘Fine, I’ll avoid the legal hassles and take it to the whole block.’”

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While that block of Richmond Street could certainly use an injection of life (and PCPC did eventually approve the proposal), some neighbors are more concerned with the injections of capital both Grasso and the firm that represented him at zoning meetings — Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg — provided to DiCicco’s campaign fund. (Grasso gave $2,000 in June 2010; he contributed $1,000 more on Nov. 8, 2010, the same day Klehr ponied up $500.) It’s not the first time development watchdogs have cried foul in regard to legislation sponsored by DiCicco. SCRUB is currently pursuing legal action against the city over a billboard — legalized by a law introduced by the councilman — that sits at 73 Moore St., advertising a Risque Cabaret directly above a daycare. They’re equally fired up over a new zoning proposal to allow 7,000-squarefoot (minimum) digital billboards on a single square block in the Callowhill neighborhood — a proposal that, once again, would likely impact only one building on the block. “The problem is when you don’t go through the process — and there is a process: You have a hearing, you have meetings with the neighborhood, you go before the zoning board,” Kindt says. “When there’s legislation, all of that is circumvented. A lot of these laws do make it through because of councilmanic privilege” — in which Council members allow each other to manage their respective districts as they please — “and it’s really inappropriate. It’s not good planning, it’s not good for the city and it’s not following our laws.” DiCicco has introduced or co-sponsored an impressive 75 bills in this, his final year in office. (He ended his re-election bid in March after facing criticism for his participation in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan, or DROP.) On Richmond Street, Grasso won approval despite neighbors’

worries over traffic, which were exacerbated by the I-95 expansion, says Neil Brecher, president of the Fishtown Neighbors Association. “This project doesn’t exist in a vacuum. There will be effects beyond the four walls of the club. There’s traffic, there’s noise, there could be ancillary businesses — and that could be good or bad,” he adds. But in this case, an outcry from constituents wasn’t enough. “It helps that this is not a re-election year for Frank DiCicco. I think he’s just trying to tie up loose ends before he leaves office, and I’m definitely one of them,” says a businessman on whose behalf DiCicco is shepherding legislation through committee hearings. He didn’t want to give his name because his bill is still in process, but says his experience dealing with the city changed drastically once he hired a prominent lawyer with Council connections. “I’ve had a very bittersweet time dealing with the city. I ended up obtaining a lawyer at one of the city’s very large, very powerful and very expensive zoning firms,” he says. “I could not have resolved [my current issues] without this particular attorney and the clout of his firm.” As for Grasso, he remains confident. He says plans could be finalized and presented to DiCicco within a week; he hopes to break ground in first quarter of 2012 and open by October. In which case, the legal issues will be moot. “It’s very difficult to say that zoning passed for a single block isn’t spot zoning,” muses one local zoning attorney. “On the other hand, if nobody challenges it, then what difference does it make? It’s purely academic.” (samantha@citypaper.net)

“It helps that this is not a re-election year.”

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reporter Daniel Denvir’s column on public policy and social issues. What the hell, pundits frequently ask, do these people want? It turns out Occupy Wall Street’s message is not that complicated: Regulate Wall Street, tax the rich and create jobs. Yet confusion remains, on the part of the public, protesters and pundits alike. It can be hard for ordinary people to figure out who exactly is screwing them. In recent years, villains in the form of Wall Street and George W. Bush wrecked our economy; superhero Barack Obama appeared, then stacked his team with Wall Street insiders; and the Tea Party arose to blame the poor. Occupy Wall Street is the first clear moment in this sad storyline where the bad guys take the heat. But if you visit the growing tent encampment surrounding City Hall and talk to Occupy Philly’s protesters, you hear debate over how exactly to apportion the rest of the blame: Obama, Bush, Congress, Gov. Tom Corbett or Mayor Michael Nutter? Nutter has smothered the protesters with kindness, a strategic masterstroke. This bothers some activists: They point to his plan to close libraries, the stop-and-frisks targeting young black men, and his vetoing of paid sick day legislation. Across America, local officials have cut services, rolled back pensions and fired teachers. But these people we elect and hold accountable are, unfortunately, not in charge. Harrisburg and Washington have sharply cut funding to cities like ours, continuing a painful trend of abandonment as, over the past half-century, wealthier residents have followed corporate jobs to the suburbs. The result is a democratic crisis: The CEOs and politicians who make decisions that affect our city don’t live here. Big business and government have created a metropolitan apartheid that insulates the well-off from the crumbling row homes surrounding shuttered urban factories. Last year, a controversy erupted in Lower Merion schools over administrators spying on students via their school-issued laptops. Meanwhile, Philly is laying off more than 1,000 teachers. Nutter has the unenviable job of meting out the table scraps the rich and powerful toss our way. Whether or not you find Occupy Wall Street’s message to be murky, their big-picture thinking is refreshing: Don’t let Nutter off the hook, but remember, the purse strings and power lie elsewhere. ✚ Send tips and feedback to daniel.denvir@citypaper.net.

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death, wasn’t no shooting. But when Scarfo became a boss, he was a serial killer.” Scarfo’s sadism makes it tempting to romanticize Bruno’s mob, and makes it easy to imagine that Bruno would not have allowed George to fall through the cracks. Regardless, George’s sentence is as difficult to explain as it is harsh. And the reason for the sentence, much like the shadowy underworld that George was born into, has long since passed into history. The violent, bloody mob of that time is gone. Consider alleged mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, who was indicted this May alongside a dozen associates. The charges? Gambling and loan sharking. Not a single murder charge. The storefront at Camac and Moore where Scarfo’s soldiers carried out an 18-month war against Harry “The Hunchback” Riccobene abuts a nowgentrifying Passyunk Avenue corridor, profiled in the The New York Times travel section, that features artisan gelato and a Doggy Style pet boutique. Big Ralph’s Saloon, owned by mob associate Big Ralph Costobile, is now the craft-beer bar Pub on Passyunk East, or POPE. The corner of Ninth and Christian, where Salvatore Testa, the assassinated son of assassinated mob boss Phil Testa, had a clubhouse, is squarely in the middle of an evermore Mexicanized Italian Market. Aggressive federal prosecution has decimated the mob, which lives on more as a marketing device than criminal threat, although sports bookmaking, video poker machines and loan sharking continue. Meanwhile, gangs from Russia, Mexico, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America — and terrorists — control the lucrative global black market in drugs and weapons. American consumers, however, are eager to make the mysterious la cosa nostra (“that thing of ours”) a thing of theirs. George’s cousin, celebrity chef Steve Martorano, is one of the country’s most successful promoters of kitsch Italian-American culture. Steve owns Café Martoranos in Florida and Vegas and recently released a book of recipes and old neighborhood reminiscences titled Yo Cuz!. In his book, Steve describes himself as “the son of a part-time loan shark [who] took one of Philadelphia’s most notorious names and made it into its most delicious.” He deejays music while screening mob classics for celebrities like Luducris and Mo’Nique — both of whom wrote introductions to his book. “The Mafia has almost become like a brand now, like Versace or Dolce & Gabbana,”says Anastasia, a few weeks before I see a press release announcing “Mob Wives Star Karen Gravano to Grace Cover of Mob Candy Magazine.”

PERIOD PIECE: George in 1980, in a photo supplied by his family.

“It’s almost a shell of what it used to be,” Anastasia continues. “Part of it is that the best and the brightest are lawyers and doctors. So you’re really scraping the bottom of the barrels with these guys. It’s really part of the assimilation story. Two Supreme Court justices are Italian-Americans. There are no more barriers.” That drive to be seen as American can take on a sharp edge, as with Joey Vento, the conservative and recently deceased founder of Geno’s cheesesteaks who sparked a national uproar over his “This is America, when ordering, ‘Speak English’”sign. His father was James “Jimmy Steaks” Vento, a mob associate convicted of murder, and his brother, a drug dealer who Scarfo tried to force to pay a “street tax,” got locked up, too. Joey encouraged his brother to pay Scarfo. But more than anything, he wanted him out of the game. “Get out, and get a fuckin’ job,” Joey Vento told his brother, according to

PROSECUTION HAS DECIMATED THE MOB, WHICH LIVES ON MORE AS A MARKETING DEVICE. a recorded conversation over a prison phone reported by the Inquirer in 1987. “And stop all this bullshit. That’s the proper move. But evidently you don’t want to hear that. … But I say, don’t put me in the middle of it. I’m just trying to sell fuckin’ steaks.” When I met George’s brother-in-law for a beer, he suggested we drink not at some old Italian South Philly haunt, but at a new German beer hall, where he gushed over the business acumen of the venue’s owners. At the fundraiser, he had told me that one day Americans will have interbred to the extent that our offspring will be racially indistinguishable — and that, he said, would be fine. “If you move to Argentina, you’re not an Italian-Argentinean. You’re Argentinean. Only in America are you Italian-American.” So much for the tight-knit, Italians-only creed depicted in The Sopranos — the world that still follows George and tethers him to a cell in Florida.

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eorge last saw Philly earlier this year, when he was transported for his trial. “I looked at it out the window for seven months, but never got to set foot in my city,” he tells me, now looking forward to his appeal later this fall. “I hadn’t been in Philly since the ’80s, and the city changed. All I could see was the skyline.” But the old neighborhood days refuse to disappear completely. Back in 1998, 15 years after George’s arrest, his 23-year-old son, Raymond, was arrested trying to unload more than 400 pounds of marijuana from a truck into a South Philly garage. According to an Inquirer report at the time, the assistant U.S. attorney asked the judge to hold Raymond without bail, in part because of his family history. A judge dismissed the case, but Raymond was later killed in a 2001 motorcycle wreck, soon after George’s wife died of cancer. In 2002, just a little over two years after his release from prison, Raymond “Long John” Martorano was shot to death in his Lincoln Town Car. “I don’t know,” muses Anastasia. “Things are so fractured down there in South Philly. There isn’t anybody prominent. There aren’t any names. When Long John was shot and killed, there were rumblings that he was trying to put something together. But I don’t think there’s anything there. It is the end of an era. He’s from that period of Angelo Bruno and Nicky Scarfo. >>> continued on page 16


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Those guys are either in the their 80s or dead.” He continues, “That way of life is over for most of them. There’s no upside. You end up dead or in jail. You look at the Martorano family, it underscores that. Dead or in jail. Was it worth it?” For his part, George busies himself with ambitions of joining a literary world he never knew but hopes to find upon his release. “On this day September, 20, 2011, I have been in prison 15,242,400 minutes. I have been in 254,040 hours,” George writes in an email. “I know now I must believe I have been chosen to endure, change and carve out some of my own history upon the grey stone of prisons. Yet as it looks me in the face the facts of it, the fact that the cell door still will not open. I have let the steel door witness all of the good I can bring, all of the words I can write, all of the tears I can cry.”

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eorge initially suggested a story of old world intrigue and omertà. But as we spoke over the past months, our conversation drifted to questions having more to do with the boarded-up row homes of black North Philly than with the changing South Philly neighborhood where he grew up: Why does America lock up so many people, for such a long time, over drugs? “What I’ve seen in Philly is the federalization of the poor and minorities,” George says.“These kids from North Philly, Southwest Philly, with 9, 10 grams of crack. What about the rich kids in Malibu? Why don’t they lock them up?” That George’s concerns transcend his personal injustice is remarkable, hav-

ing come from a city divided into neighborhoods where racial difference was the key to both identity and political outlook. After all, the mural of former Police Commissioner and Mayor Frank Rizzo, hated by poor blacks and lionized by working-class whites, now overlooks an Italian Market that’s half Mexican. George, like South Philly, has changed. A closed neighborhood tied to the old

“YOU END UP DEAD OR IN JAIL. THE MARTORANO FAMILY UNDERSCORES THAT.” world is increasingly scattered, along with its loyalties. During his early days behind bars, George shared a cell with John Gotti. By 2003, he was keeping different company, and was elected community connections chairman, and later vice president, of his prison’s NAACP chapter. “Yes, I was the only white member,” says George, who did not seem to understand my curiosity. Within the prison, he explains, “I see the same suffering of all.” (daniel.denvir@citypaper.net)


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sexy Halloween parties this weekend. I’m all for ’em. Funny noses. Bare asses. Have at it. The most essential one, though, is the big mamoo, the weird grandmother you visit because you should who winds up getting you drunk and telling you filthy stories.That’s what the 43-years-and-runningHenri David Halloween Ball at the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel at 16th and Vine is: your most eccentric smart-aleck relative dolled in oddball finery. “Every year is about outdoing myself,” says David, the MC/host-with-the-most who never, never reveals what exactly his dozen-plus costume changes will be. “I’m doing a lot with intricate head gear this time out. My costume aisle is located at Home Depot.” (Dancer Paul Struck,David’s partner, prefers Lowe’s.) Both gentlemen are psyched that Halloween is on a Monday as it weeds out the diehards from the novices. “This isn’t the weekend Halloweenies buying costumes at the drug store. If you’re partying hard on a Monday night, you’re going all out when it comes to your outfit.” ³And they say nothing’s happening on South Broad. First Avram Hornik’s Boot & Saddle and now the Dolphin. You know the Dolphin Tavern, the cool creepy punk-strip bar de rigueur amongst tattooed love children? William Bruzek is bringing live music there on Thursdays. “Our goal is to have live music every week,” says the near-novice booker who did stuff with The Cobbs,along with some Beatles/Stones shows with DJ Deejay,whom he’s inviting to participate. “I wouldn’t be in this situation without my man Dominic Riveraof the Dolphin who gave birth to the idea. I’m like a kid in a candy store.” Bruzek’s first booking is Oct. 27’s Study Electricity and Route 611 — with Gavilán/Richie Allen/Midvale 9 (Nov. 17) and Midnight Bottle Club (Dec. 1) to follow. With a lousy note from Sara Sherr — about Tritone closing by January 2012 to become part of the Fetfatzes family food/boozy empire (Hawthornes Café,Bella Vista Beer Distributors) and therefore ceasing the pigpen of punk rock lovingly created by my pal, the late Rick Dombrowolski, and Dave Rogers — it’s nice to see a few new rooms opening down south. As for Tritone’s demise, I can’t pretend that I continued to frequent the joint once Rick D passed. Yet I couldn’t help but admire the fact that every time I walked by, the windows were sweating like a cop in a whorehouse from the all the crazy-ass activity inside. I better go have a fried Snickers bar and a special before New Year’s Eve. ³ We’re hearing that the noisy squawking guitar heroes of Many Arms just inked a deal to release its next monster album on John Zorn’s Tzadik at the top of the year. Yay, you. ³ Ice gets illustrated at citypaper.net/criticalmass. (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

LESSONS LEARNED: The Wilma Theater’s Our Class invents the shared circumstances of students who grow up to be involved in the 1941 Jedwabne massacre. ALEXANDER IZILIAEV

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t’s fair to ask, after seeing the Wilma Theater’s American première of Tadeusz Slobodzianek’s Our Class, if we’re responding more to the historical event than the play based on it. Simply recounting the 1941 massacre of 1,600 Jews in Jedwabne, Poland — blamed on Nazis, but eventually proven to be the work of their Catholic neighbors — produces a visceral reaction of dismay, despair and disgust. Poles still argue about the number murdered (as if killing More on: only 200 was somehow less heinous), and antiSemitism persists. Crafting all this into a play spanning 80 years is no easy task. Slobodzianek’s script, translated by Ryan Craig, bases some characters on historical figures, but invents their shared circumstances: Five Jewish, five Catholic, they begin as congenial classmates in 1926, gradually fractured by ingrained prejudices and outside pressures. Director Blanka Zizka assembles a strong cast whose subtle aging is superbly realized without makeup or costume changes. Marsha Ginsberg’s set seals the action on a dirty plain scattered with chairs and dead tree stalks, surrounded by imposing black walls. A large translucent structure morphs from a quaint schoolhouse to the barn where Jews are burned alive, and later a glowing purgatory where

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the dead wander restlessly. Thom Weaver’s eerie lighting sculpts with stark fluorescents and audience-illuminating floods. The characters’ rich stories weave together to reveal contrary perspectives simultaneously. When Dora (Emilie Krause) is raped by three former classmates in the frenzy preceding the mass killing, we hear all four’s inner thoughts and feelings, amplifying the horror by making us identify with all sides. Our Class’ first act ends with 1941, leaving 60 years to cover after intermission. Nothing later is as harrowing as the massacre, of course, but Zizka’s production shapes a different sort of suspense, as we learn how both survivors and perpetrators cope. Wladek (Ed Swidey) marries Jewish heiress Rachelka (Kate Czajkowski), forcing her conversion. Zocha (Krista Apple) CARDINAL SINS: hides Menachem (Ross Beschler) through READ A RANT ON the war, but is persecuted years later in R E D AT C I T Y P A P E R . America when other Poles learn that NET/ARTS. she helped Jews. One classmate, Abram (Michael Rubenfeld), escapes to America in 1937 and becomes a rabbi. He recites a long list of relatives lost to the Holocaust, but is nevertheless stricken when he learns of his classmates’ horrific ends; near his own finale, however, his long list of descendants proves inspiring. Life is bleak, hard, raw — yet, much like this production, ultimately triumphs. Through Nov. 13, $46-$56, Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., 215-546-7824, wilmatheater.org. —Mark Cofta ³ FEW NAMES STOP a conversation like Anne Frank, whose tragic

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Philly psych-pop troupe Circadian Rhythms put out its last album on a CD slipped into a silk-screened lunch bag. Its latest, A Dream or Something Else, is being released on Saturday at PhilaMOCA (Oct. 29, philamoca.org) on bright-colored vinyl. As it stepped up its game in the packaging arena, the five-piece band also delivered an improved musical experience, bringing the scattershot excitement of last year’s self-titled debut into sharp focus. Gone are the pots-and-pans freak-rock excursions of yore, leaving more space for pop songs and instrumentals that are jaunty, whimsical, possibly vaudevillian and absolutely timeless. —John Vettese

Saying someone sounds like Tom Waits has become a lazy rock critic cliché trotted out for any growly or guttural singer. Bad As Me (ANTI-), the man’s 17th album, besides being an all-around marvelous return after the longest recording gap of his career, is a spectacular reminder that, in actuality, nobody sings like Ol’ Tom, whose larynx unleashes everything from weary, warbled moans to feral yowls to an eerily husky falsetto croon across a tight set of juke-joint rumbles, junk—K. Ross Hoffman yard blues and bleary, beery ballads.

³ jazz The lineup — trombone, woodwinds, accordion and guitar — sounds like a novelty, but The Four Bags have been making diverse, intriguing music out of that oddball mix for more than a decade. Their latest, Forth (NCM), finds the quartet speaking with accents of avant-garde minimalism, electronic pop, Klezmer, funk, Middle Eastern dance music and death metal. Not to mention, they score hands-down the year’s best song title, jazz or otherwise, with the album’s opener, “Wayne Shorter’s Tune With All Different Notes.” —Shaun Brady

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³ pop Metals (Interscope) is Leslie Feist’s calmest record yet; despite the occasional string-laden swelling of sound, groupchanted refrain or Colin Stetson sax murmuration, it basically never deviates from her mossy-soft luxe pop métier, and it will serve comfortably as more-than-adequate background music for just about any demographic. Listen closer, though, and it’s rarely if ever dull: Feist may have grown complacent but she’s still a thoughtful songcrafter whose subtle way with mood and melody are as meticulous as they come. —K. Ross Hoffman

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Their bonds are anything but benign.

BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Elizabeth Olsen brings spellbinding control to her debut role as Martha — aka Marcy May, aka Marlene — a member of a cult run by a manipulative rapist.

STOP NOW GO ³ BY ITS VERY nature, Jane’s Addiction is a band of fits and starts: Their initial run lasted years and yielded just two albums — 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking and 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual — before drugs and personality clashes tore them apart. For their 1997 reunion (or relapse, as the group called it at the time), guitarist Dave Navarro recruited his Red Hot Chili Peppers pal Flea to replace original bassist Eric Avery, but that union produced only two songs and a two-month tour. The group’s next makeup attempt, in 2001, lasted three years, two bassists (singer Perry Farrell’s Porno for Pyros bandmate Martyn LeNoble and Alanis Morissette’s sideman Chris Chaney) and one record, 2003’s Strays. In 2008, Farrell, Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins reunited for the third time, and they’ve remained fairly stable since — but with still more bassist shuffling. Avery was in and out again, replaced first by Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, then by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek and now Chaney’s taking another go at it. Which brings us to The Great Escape Artist. So what does the fourth Jane’s Addiction album sound like? U2, mostly, and bands that want to be U2. “Broken People” is a dead ringer for “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” and “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” while you might catch a whiff of Coldplay or Muse on “Curiosity Kills” and “Irresistible Force (Met the Immovable Object).” Musically, it’s not bad, just derivative. Farrell’s as effective as any secondtier arena-rock vocalist, but you’d have a hard time distinguishing him from any of his peers. Not so with Jane’s Addiction’s early records, which freely mix the metal and hard rock that then dominated the L.A. scene with the band’s reggae, prog and more esoteric influences. Ritual de lo Habitual pleases, fittingly enough, in fits and starts; not every song’s a keeper, but those that are — energetic opener “Stop,” shoplifters’ credo “Been Caught Stealing,” 10-minute sex-and-spirituality fantasia “Three Days,” dreamy “Classic Girl” — showcase a tight rhythm section, a guitar savant of many moods and a mercurial singer who sounded like no one else. (m_fine@citypaper.net)

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and Ashley, Elizabeth makes a striking debut in Sean Durkin’s movie about a young woman decompressing from her time in a nebulously defined cult. Martha Marcy May Marlene, put together like shards of a broken mirror, is almost opaque in its refusal to reveal its characters’ inner lives. But Olsen’s quiet, controlled performance is spellbinding even as it resists easy explanations. Martha, as she’s sometimes known, takes refuge with her estranged sister (Sarah Paulson) and her husband (Hugh Dancy), who’s vaguely sympathetic but soon bristles at the intrusion, especially as it becomes clear how far Martha has drifted from the norms of polite society. The details of the group to which she belonged are left vague, as are her reasons for joining, but whatever beliefs they might espouse are less important than the sense of belonging. The community’s bonds are anything but benign, cemented by the ritual rape of new female inductees by its leader (John Hawkes), who also instructs them in the use of firearms and the techniques of home invasion. Even when group members murder a man who stumbles onto them mid-burglary, it’s accomplished with an eerie soundlessness, as if their physical presence had been stripped away along with their identities. (Marcy May, incidentally, is Olsen’s given cult moniker; Marlene is what the women use when a caller asks for their name.) Her sister is only marginally more welcoming. It’s been years since they’ve had any contact — here again, the history is blurred — and her polite but standoffish welcome wears thin once Martha curls up in the couple’s bed while they’re having sex. Whatever’s happened to her, she’s damaged beyond all but extensive repair, and it’s not clear what it will take her to mend. Durkin’s assured if somewhat over-arty approach can make for frustrating watching, but Olsen grounds the film with the assurance of a far more seasoned pro. —Sam Adams

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PLAN A BACHELOR PARTY AS YOUR WEDDING DAY draws near, will your thoughts turn to your upcoming lifetime of love and mutual support? No, you’re thinking about the four or five hours that’ll make it all worthwhile … your bachelor party! Do it right and you’ll remember it for the rest of your marriage. Here’s how to make your bachelor party memorable yet mayhem-free.

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have good food and drink, an area

including women in the party. If some

specifically reserved for your group,

of your hard-partying friends are

a spectacular stage and, of course,

ladies, count them in … but be sure

the hottest exotic dancers in town.

that everyone attending knows it’s a

Check websites, and especially

mixed crowd.

Find the right club. The perfect location for your party will have

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bachelor party packages. It’ll also

look for major industry awards. In Philadelphia, the only club to be named “Best Overall Gentlemen’s Club in the County ” by the Association of Gentlemen’s Club Owners is Delilah’s, a two-time winner.

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Don’t be a sexist pig. The classic bachelor party is made up

of all males, but more and more are

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Warm up before exercising. The tummy-coating ritual of pre-party snacking makes an excellent start for your evening. Greasy chicken

wings are the perfect preamble for a night of excess. And it’ll give members of your party who haven’t yet met time to shake hands before the bout.

Assemble the party. Bachelor parties can be as small as a half-dozen guys and as large as 20 or more, but the ideal size is around 10 to 15.

Let each partier know what they’ll be contributing to your selected package of food, drink and other amenities, and that they’re 100 percent responsible

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Don’t forget pre-authorization. Don’t hide the bachelor party from your fiancée. Lay it out as though it’s just another wedding obligation, and

don’t be surprised if she jumps in to help with the planning. However, it

for tipping the entertainers. Dress code: business casual. Have a designated

should be understood that she will not be attending … just as you won’t be

driver or two on hand; Delilah’s lets designated drivers party free of charge.

attending her bachelorette party, right?


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BUY A BRIDAL GOWN HE’S POPPED THE question. You’ve picked the date. Now it’s time to choose the perfect gown. There are so many stores and dresses to choose from — how will you ever find the one that’s just right?

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Start off by doing a little research on stores:

afraid to ask about upcoming trunk shows or promo-

How long have they been in business? What

tional pricing. Jay West offers 10 percent off if you pay

do the reviews say? How convenient is the loca-

in full at the time of purchase — and remember, New

tion? Next, call ahead to set up an appointment to

Jersey charges no sales tax on bridal gowns.

ensure you get the attention you deserve. Bring a

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select few friends or family members who know you best, because sometimes too many opinions can be

items so they will be accessible for your first fitting.

open-minded and willing to try on your consultant’s ding venue, the time of year and your personality to help guide you in your selection (most gowns are categorized by moods — romantic, modern, traditional, classic.) Selecting a bridal gown should be fun and not stressful; for most people it’s a process of trying and re-trying on gowns until you find “the one.”

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Leave yourself plenty of time to order your gown, as some designers take up to six months to deliver. But if you’re short on time, you’re not out of

ing the gown. It’s best to have your gown on when

choosing your accessories; leave time to order these

overwhelming. Bring photos of styles you like, but be suggestions, too. Take into consideration your wed-

Accessories should get as much attention as select-

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Once your gown arrives, try it on. If alterations are needed, set them up six to eight weeks before your wedding. Most gowns require minor

adjustments, hemming and bustling.

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After your special day, don’t forget about that gorgeous gown hanging in the bag. Jay West offers cleaning and preservation, which usually takes

about six weeks, and the gown can be shipped directly back to you for conve-

luck — many dresses don’t require alterations, or you can purchase a sample

nience. Preserving your gown means preserving the memories of the best day

gown. Most bridal stores require a 50 percent deposit on gowns, but don’t be

of your life.


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PROTECT YOUR BODY AND YOUR RIGHTS HERE ARE SOME super easy steps you can take to stay safe in the sack this fall. And speaking of leaves falling, as voting season approaches, exercise your rights to ensure you’re getting safe, accessible and affordable care. Because you’re worth it.

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Be sexy, be safe. Keep those private parts in good

Educate yourself and your partner! Ask lots of questions

shape! Protect yourself from nasty diseases like HIV,

at your Planned Parenthood visit. The more you know, the

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chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Get tested regularly

safer you are.

for STDs. Talk about what birth control method is right for

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you and your partner. Staying healthy is a lot easier if you are direct about what you need both inside and outside the

to protect your access to quality, confidential and affordable

services. You can help Planned Parenthood fight dangerous bills

bedroom. And if you have kids, have the conversation early.

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Join our action network to stay on top of what we’re doing

aimed at restricting your access to family planning and abortion services. Visit ppsp.org and click “Take Action.”

Make an appointment at Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA, which provides more services than

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you think! Come to Planned Parenthood for reproductive health services for men, women and the LGBT community.

Call your Pennsylvania state senator and state representative. Tell them Planned Parenthood is important to you!

Urge them to oppose any legislation like Senate Bill 732 that

We offer STD testing and treatment; many methods of birth control, including over-the-counter emergency contraception

hurts women, could close down abortion providers, and cut women off from

for those ages 17 and older; annual gynecological exams, including

lifesaving care. Tell them you deserve and demand access to birth control,

cervical cancer screening and breast exams; the HPV vaccine; services for

STD testing and treatment, preventive care and abortion services.

postmenopausal women, and more. We also provide in-clinic abortions and abortion by pill, as well as female sterilization. Visit our website at ppsp.org for a full list of services.

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Do the social media thing. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @ PPSPTweets. Connect with us on LinkedIN. Spread the word!


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PUSS IN BOOTS

Read Drew Lazor’s review at citypaper.net/movies. (UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Riverview)

A haiku: This movie is a … how you say? Ah yes: It’s a prequel to Shrek 2. (Not reviewed) (UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Riverview)

ANONYMOUS|D+

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE|B+ Read Sam Adams’ review on p. 21. (Ritz Five)

THE RUM DIARY|AORANGES & SUNSHINE|B+

Jack Sparrow has flown from the nest and landed in a bottle of rum. The opening scene says it all: Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) is stumbling across his hotel room with bloodshot eyes, a bloodied face and a pill-popping habit that

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Pairing the director of 2012 with the bard of StratfordUpon-Avon hardly seems like a snug fit, and sure enough, this Shakespearean conspiracy theory is a misbegotten mess. The nut of John Orloff’s story is that Shakespeare’s plays were written not by poor Will, but by Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans), a nobleman unwilling to sacrifice his station to the lowly profession of playwriting. Shakespeare himself (Rafe Spall) is a dissolute actor, a mere front, unwittingly doing the Earl of Oxford’s dirty work as he used his plays to buttress support for dotty Queen Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) and stem the tide of political rebellion. Crackpot theories aside, it seems as if there’s an intelligent core to Orloff’s script, at least insofar as its textual analysis of individual plays goes, but Emmerich is hopelessly out of his depth attempting to keep the plot strands from snarling. He can keep track of hurtling cars and crumbling buildings, but distinguishing between one scruffy Elizabethan and another is apparently beyond him. —Sam Adams (Ritz at the Bourse)

for truth isn’t a philosophical one. Oranges & Sunshine, a drama based on a true story, never loses focus on sympathizing with the young victims sent from their homes in the U.K. to work in Australia. Selfless social worker Margaret Humphreys (played by Emily Watson with Carey Mulliganesque sadness) researches family histories and arranges emotional reunions between English parents and their long-estranged children. In doing so, the whistleblower exposes the migration scheme wave of the ’50s and ’60s, which she suspects was organized by the British government. Hundreds enlist Humphreys’ help, though none know their true names or parentage. Soon, the case explodes in the media, and Humphreys suffers from a sort of PTSD: Her hair falls out, she has trouble breathing and she sacrifices time away from her own family to compensate for hundreds who can’t find their own. In the end, her determination pays off: Twenty-three years after Humphreys’ investigation begins, the prime minister makes a public apology for a program that went awry. But in a case of too little, too late, Oranges & Sunshine proves that the wounds of 130,000 families can’t be healed with a political Band-Aid. —Anna Pan (Ritz at the Bourse)


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A BRAVE, THRILLING PERFORMANCE BY ELIZABETH OLSEN IN A FILM THAT IS FAR AND AWAY

ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST.”

“A THRILLER THAT SHIFTS NEARLY IMPERCEPTIBLY BETWEEN DREAM, MEMORYAND REALITY.”

“ELIZABETH OLSEN GIVES AN ELECTRIFYING, STAR-IS-BORN PERFORMANCE.” ELIZABETH OLSEN ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE ®

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would shame Dr. House. It’s 1970, and New York journalist Kemp has come to Puerto Rico to work for the San Juan Star, whose collapse is imminent. He quickly subscribes to an alcoholic world, his first day at work shaded by his hangover-hiding sunglasses. No matter, though, since his job is a joke; he’s forced to cover local bowling alley championships. Kemp languishes, itching to write on the utter poverty of the neighborhood away from the tourist areas — but his editor quickly dispels that hope, mandating that Kemp write only about the winners, those who are achieving the American Dream (the same dream Kemp refers to as a “piss puddle of greed”). In comes Hal Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), the charismatic, sketchy, fabulously wealthy businessman whose lavish lifestyle makes Kemp both envious and furious. Sanderson courts Kemp with gifts and glamour, begging him to write favorably of Sanderson’s plan to (unethically) industrialize an untamed island. What Sanderson doesn’t realize is that the only gift Kemp really wants is Sanderson’s fiancée, the sensual Chenault (Amber Heard). The Rum Diary is packed with smart sexual innuendos and ridiculous situations; voodoo, hallucinogenic drugs, a turtle with a bejeweled shell and a constantly intoxicated Nazi lover named Moburg (brilliantly played by Giovanni Ribisi) make for a ’70s Hangover. But despite his bad decisions with illegal substances, Kemp remains bent on his dream to publish one last important story before the Star goes under— a problem which, quite frankly, feels quite timely. —A.P. (UA Grant, UA Riverview)

✚ CONTINUING 50/50|B 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. —Shaun Brady (UA Riverview)

FOOTLOOSE|C+ Craig Brewer’s unnecessary but harmless Footloose remake features

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new faces and a touch more grit, but it’s essentially the same old song. Kenny Wormald’s Ren McCormack pumps Quiet Riot out of his yellow VW Bug via iPod, which feels more like a concession to the modern day than any original intent. Brewer does bring a sweatier, sultrier Southern-fried feel to the film, and doesn’t condescend to the hokey storyline or its ’80s origins. So if you want to see a film about funloving kids fighting the powers that want to stop them from dancing, you’ll get what you’re looking for here. —S.B. (UA Grant, UA Riverview)

THE IDES OF MARCH|B Talking fast and spinning faster, Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) is real up-and-comer, press secretary to Mike Morris (George Clooney), the liberal Pennsylvania 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 Morris will truly improve peoples’ lives once he moves into the White House. But that doesn’t mean he’s guileless — since no one in the game can stay clean for long, Myers is soon painted into a nasty corner. As director, 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. (Because everyone falls.) —Drew Lazor (Ritz Five, UA Grant) MARGIN CALL|C First-time writer/director J.C. Chandor’s long, dark night of the soulless is set on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis, as one Wall Street firm comes to grips with the toxic mess it’s gotten itself into. The never-quite-defined ugliness in the numbers travels up the corporate ladder through a smart cast, all well-versed in dead-eyed charm; while it’s wise on Chandor’s part to avoid the seductive glamour that turned Gordon Gekko into an antihero a generation ago, his alternative is a ponderously staged morality play that clumsily frames the fine performances. —S.B. (Ritz at the Bourse) 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 fatherson melodrama and sporting theatrics, also asserts that shameless commercialism will remain a huge part


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1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc. com. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Never Too Late To Be What U Might Have Been (2011, U.S.): FILTER magazine hosts the screening of this documentary about the making of Noel Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming album. Tue., Nov. 1, 8 p.m., free with required RSVP at filtermagazine. com/noelgallagher.

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of the on-canvas experience in the future, if the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brazen handling of product placement is any indication. The actual fight sequences, a mix of CGI, animatronics and real-life consulting from boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, are an honest blast, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to get riled up for the theatrics with innumerable Hewlett-Packard and Budweiser brand drops sliming across the screen. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;D.L. (UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Riverview)

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cheSTnuT hill film group Free Library, Chestnut Hill Branch, 8711 Germantown Ave., 215-248-0977, armcinema25.com. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, U.S., 64 min.): After testifying at a murder trial, a reporter finds himself accused of a similar crime. Tue., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., free.

inTernaTional houSe 3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. Full Exposure: An Evening with Pawel Wojtasik:

Cinema Studies at UPenn co-presents this screening of shorts by the Polish-

born movie maker, whose films offer a â&#x20AC;&#x153;visionary and poetic reflection on our environment and culture.â&#x20AC;? Wed., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., $9.

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medium rare cinema 7141 Germantown Ave., regrettablesincerity.com. Parade (2009, Japan, 118 min.): The lives of four people sharing a flat in Tokyo change when they allow an 18-year-old male prostitute to move in. Thu., Oct. 27, 7 p.m., $7.

of Austerity (2011, U.S., 99 min.):

This thoughtful doc offers revolutionary tactics to remedy the worldwide financial crisis. Sun., Oct. 30, 7 p.m., free.

Temple Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tyler School of Art, 12th and Norris streets, 215-7779139, thesecretcinema.com. Haunted House Horrors: This four-hour marathon includes three rarely screened horror features and a bunch of shorts and cartoons that depict â&#x20AC;&#x153;the scary aspects of homes.â&#x20AC;? Creeeeeaaak. Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., free..

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Take ShelTer|ASamanthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Jessica Chastain) morning routine is cemented in Jeff Nicholsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; film. Regardless of whether her contractor husband, Curtis (Michael Shannon), has time to eat, the pattern is familiar and comforting; when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disrupted, the morning ritual is missed. The disruption begins just as the movie does, as viewers are invited into what seem to be Curtisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nightmares. Fearing that he may be losing his mind, Curtis visits a counselor and his doctor prescribes a sedative. But talking doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help: He believes the storm is coming. Samantha worries, tries to keep focused on their daughter and on their routine. Meanwhile audiences begin to wonder, along with Curtis, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the routines or the nightmares that are real. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Cindy Fuchs (Ritz at the Bourse)

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824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Dead Man (1995, U.S., 121 min.): An Indian named Nobody helps a murderer prepare for a journey into the spiritual world. Tue., Nov. 1, 7 p.m., $10.

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out the radios. The running, the screaming, the elaborate but meaningless deaths, the mood-killingly well-lit shots of CGI monsters. Worst of all is all the egregious lapses of load-bearing logic. An utterly frustrating cinematic experience. These people probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deserve to live, and neither do the characters in their movie. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Patrick Rapa (UA 69th St., UA Riverview)


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LASH DANCE: Martha Graham Cracker (Dito Van Reigersberg) plays MilkBoy Philly on Saturday. AMY HARTRANFT

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to music written by composers and songwriters just before they left this good earth. The dearly departed include Nick Drake, Franz Schubert, Tupac Shakur, Richard Strauss and Amy Winehouse, all choreographed by a trio of top local talent: Mathew Neenan, Kate Watson-Wallace and Meredith Rainey. We’ll pardon their wordplay if they’ll pardon ours: It’s to die for. —Deni Kasrel

THURSDAY

10.27 [ dance ]

✚ CARBON DANCE THEATRE It’s a rare feat to officially debut as a new company while also announcing your own swan song. OK, so “Swan Song” is actually the name of Carbon Dance Theatre’s first program, composed of three dance works performed

Thu.-Sun., Oct. 27-30, various times, $25, Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St., 215-803-3384, carbondancetheatre.com.

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✚ DRACULA Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was released in 1897, the character’s been hawking everything from cereal to teaching kids how to count. Letting the fang-toothed protagonist bring his creepy back, the Rosenbach hosts a live reading of the novel as part of its monthlong Dracula Festival. It’s super ambitious, too: In addition to crafting the

adaptation for the stage, local actor Josh Hitchens will take on 14 of the novel’s characters. If for no other reason, come to see him attempt to bite his own neck. —Chris Brown Thu., Oct., 27, 6 p.m., $10, Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2010 Delancey Place, 215-732-1600, rosenbach.org.

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✚ VENETIAN REPERTORY Simplicity and clarity define Quintessence Theatre Group’s Venetian Repertory, which rotates two Venice-set classics with the same strong cast. Artistic director Alexander Burns’ The Merchant of Venice focuses more on Shakespeare’s rom-com plot than the wronged Jew Shylock, with terrific performances by Josh Carpenter, Sean Bradley, Jessica Dal Canton and Benim Foster. Carpenter doubles in Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins as both title characters — identical twins unaware of each other. Jane

Casanave beautifully costumes both plays in modern dress and David Sexton skillfully lights Quintessence’s bare stage, but Burns’ adroit staging and the actors’ charms make The Venetian Repertory worth two visits. —Mark Cofta Through Nov. 20, $14-$30, Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., 215240-6055, quintessencetheatre.org.

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10.28

Liz Filios. Along with Gross, the performers will perform a unique, spontaneous effort that Horner likens to Chex Mix: “You don’t know what kind of entertainment is going to come up next,” he says. “A pretzel or a Cheeto? No, it’s a jellybean!” Proceeds from Black Cat (which is inspired by the French cabaret Le Chat Noir and Gross’ black rescue cat, Vinnie) will benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. —Francesca Crozier-Fitzgerald Fri., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., $15, Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St., 215-928-0770, tinangel.com.

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✚ BLACK CAT CABARET To put together the next episode of her long-standing Black Cat Cabaret, founder and director Karen Gross pulled from a cross-section of Philly’s performance-art talent, including comedian Doogie Horner, musician Jeremy Dyen and actress

SATURDAY

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✚ BREAK IT UP They’ve got earworm pop hooks

and aggressive buzz-saw guitars. Their thick-yet-minimal sound recalls classic U.K. postpunks Magazine, Canadian contemporaries Land of Talk, the spectral catharsis of Throwing Muses, the gritty catchiness of Mission of Burma. We could draw band comparisons all day, but the point is this: New Philly trio Break it Up writes solid, inspiring songs in a variety of modes, and slays in performance. Their only release to date is the infectious single “Excavate,” so download it at their Bandcamp and learn the words so you can sing along. —John Vettese Sat., Oct. 29, 9 p.m., $5 (in costume) to $7, with The Shondes, Rainbow Destroyer and Betty Iron Thumbs, Sugar Town at Tritone, 1508 South St., 215-545-0475, tritonebar.com.

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✚ MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER Needing no excuse to dress like a wild woman, Philly drag goddess Martha Graham Cracker


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You don’t need us to tell you the splendors of shopping locally. You, wise shopper, are already well aware that supporting local artists helps build a stronger community and creates jobs where there weren’t any. But for those who need a little direction, we’re offering a peek at what two of our favorite shops are carrying right now.

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VIX Emporium 5009 Baltimore Ave., 215-471-7700, vixemporium.com. ³ This West Philly gift boutique is the neighborhood’s go-to spot for handmade jewelry, soaps and accessories, not to mention all the handpicked artwork. They just received a ridiculously fancy supply of lace jewelry from tree & kimball. The lace and locket necklaces exude high-end femme without breaking the bank, while the earrings are a subtler touch. Though the jewelry may be in every way dainty, the bold marriage of lace and metal is not for the faint of heart. Square Peg Artery 108 S. 20th St., 215-360-5548, squarepegartery.com. ³ Square Peg is a community-boosting corner shop that has its proverbial fingers in all sorts of crafty pies. Not only is it a one-stop shop for the best in locally made artisan crafts, but it also serves as a haven for Stitch ’N Bitch circles and various other arts-friendly shindigs. When you stop in, be sure to get a good look at the latest hand-painted silk scarves from Crystal J. Silk (pictured). They’re laden with quirky, cutesy images of robots, skulls, bows, skulls with bows and anatomical hearts. It’s campy, yes, but designer Crystal J. Robinson has a distinct style in her illustrations that’s irresistible. To own one of her scarves is to invest in a piece of artwork. If all that silk seems too rich, Robinson’s Etsy shop sells $5 iron-on patches with her designs. (julia.west@citypaper.net) Have an upcoming shopping event? Give it here. E-mail listings@citypaper.net.

—Meg Augustin Sat., Oct. 29, 10 p.m., $12, MilkBoy Philadelphia, 1100 Chestnut St., 877435-9849, milkboyphilly.com.

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—Meg Augustin Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m., free, Free Library, Central Branch, 1901 Vine St., 215567-4341, freelibrary.org.

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✚ PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA The music of Edward Elgar is the soundtrack of Edwardian England, when that kingdom was at the center of the universe over a century ago, and the magnificently massive Enigma Variations is his masterpiece. It will be a superb test

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The cult writer who made a name for himself with Choke and Fight Club is back — and this time he’s batting for the other team. Typically a boys-

club author, Chuck Palahniuk has finally tapped into his feminine side: Damned (Doubleday, Oct. 18) features a tweenage girl in hell. Says the author of his new novel: “[It’s as] if The Shawshank Redemption had a baby by The Lovely Bones and it was raised by Judy Blume.”

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piece for Verizon Hall’s newly doctored up acoustics; Philadelphia Orchestra organist Michael Stairs assures us that when his part comes in, “it will knock you out of your seat.”

maybe her name, but you can blame that on her parents.) She’s got a big voice, raspy

Anna and her boys. —M.J. Fine Sun., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $10, with Couples Only and JaE, The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 267-671-9298, iourecords.com/ thefire.

—Peter Burwasser Fri.-Sat., Oct. 28-29, 8 p.m., $24-$124, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215893-1999, philorch.org.

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but with surprising dexterity, and sad, steely songs that’ll hold you while you catch your breath and figure out how to move on. The quintet’s latest album, Alone in This Together (Local 638), has an appealing mix of guitar-driven classic rock (“Time”) and piano-led country tunes (“Gold and Silver”) that are perfectly polished and only occasionally too slick. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready makes an appearance, but don’t hold that against Star

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✚ NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD It’s only fitting that Colson Whitehead is celebrating Halloween by hosting a screening of Night of the Living Dead. Not just because George A. Romero’s classic spawned the entire zombie subgenre of which Whitehead’s new novel, Zone

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Swedish stalwarts The Sounds, now into their second decade, have always achieved a particular sort of thrillingly trashy, unashamedly retro yet foreverimmediate pop perfection: all blunt, blistering, crunchy new wave guitars, built-to-kill dance beats, and strobing synth hooks topped by the piercingly insistent pipes of Maja Ivarsson. Smartly enough, they haven’t tweaked the formula much since 2006’s milestone Dying to Say This to You, but characteristically strong self-produced 2011 effort Something to Die For (Side One Dummy) ups the synth quotient and puts down its stakes in full-on disco mode, delivering on Maja’s vow to “conquer our planet with dance.” —K. Ross Hoffman Tue., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., $18-$20, with Natalia Kills, The Limousines and Kids at the Bar, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 877-435-9849, utphilly.com.

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✚ ST. VINCENT Annie Clark is so emphatically her own woman — as a writer, musician, vocalist, conceptualist and all-around capital-A Artist — that merely stringing her as a node in a web of reference points is clearly a disservice. At the same time it’s hard to hear her work without recognizing her kinship with

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similar iconoclasts: Kate Bush, Brian Eno, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, David Bowie, Björk. Strange Mercy (4AD), at once St. Vincent’s darkest, poppiest, least overlabored and most human outing yet, is no exception, bearing everything from syrupy orchestrations to terse, jagged electronics; thick, sludgy pop; spectral, wounded soul, brittle art-funk, and plenty of Clark’s fierce, hypercharged six-string histrionics. —K. Ross Hoffman Wed., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m., $16-$18, all ages, with Cate Le Bon, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 877-435-9849, utphilly.com.

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✚ SEED The fabulous Cousineaus — Barrymore-winning light/ performance designer and composer Jorge, choreographer/ dancer Niki — are such a talented duo. With his nocturnal light specialties and her spare (e)motion, it’s no shock that since 1998, the couple have made their Subcircle collaboration more about the space they inhabit than the arc of a narrative or the arch of a limb. In step with its site-specific nature, Subcircle’s newest work, SEED, started in New Zealand, traveled to Prague and now hits their Philadelphia home base. Billed as a work about “lost habitat, dissection and civility by two bird women in search of home,” the quiet work is also the centerpiece of the company’s autumn fundraiser. Bring your own noisemakers. —A.D. Amorosi Wed.-Sat., Nov. 2-5, 8 p.m., $20-$40, Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St., 215-922-1695, subcircle.org.

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✚ LE BUTCHERETTES “Your man thinks he’s bigger than my law,” Teri Gender Bender snarls on “Henry Don’t Got Love,” from Le Butcherettes’ Sin Sin Sin, the smartest, angriest debut in ages. Pity the schmuck who crossed her. The singer-guitarist — née Teresa Suaréz — grew up in Denver and lives in Los Angeles, but her fury was cultivated during


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seen in mainstream America.” Standouts include Dirty Hands, a banned-in-Japan doc that follows tortured artist David Choe as he attempts to remedy his self-destructive lifestyle of theft and violence; bloody vengeance flick The Girl from the Naked Eye; and Wedding Palace, a comedy about a man who prefers online dating to physical interaction that features Alister Margaret Cho. Check the festival’s website for a lineup of post-movie Q&A sessions with stars and filmmakers.

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an adolescence in Mexico. Marginalized by her weak Spanish skills and her rejection of machismo, she found strength in rock and literature. Her songs seethe with references to Fitzgerald, Rousseau and Tolstoy, then snap with accusatory choruses; the punky “Bang!” calls out domestic violence, U.S. foreign policy and school shootings in under two minutes. The Mars Volta’s Omar RodríguezLópez, who produced Sin Sin Sin, is on board as The Butcherettes’ bassist this tour. Should be explosive.

—Anna Pan Nov. 2-8, $8, various times and locations, phillyasianfilmfest.org.

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✚ ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL The fourth annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is bigger than ever, with a personal-best seven days of feature films, shorts and documentaries that organizer Joe Kim calls “a multifaceted view of AsianAmericans that is not typically

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ineyards producing alcohol from fruit is an act as ancient as the roads of Rome, but out in Bucks County, Fratelli Desiato Vineyards is going beyond the grape — they’re using Delaware Valley apples to make a dry double hard apple cider. “We are trying to get as close to world-class as we can get, but make it accessible to any old guy,” says Rich Smithson III, cider maestro at Pipersville’s Desiato, which combines bar/restaurant More on: Mamma D’s with a small-batch winery producing Italian-inspired vino. Smithson, 41, began brewing his own beer years ago, experimenting with techniques like using apple wood in lieu of smoked malt in a rauchbier recipe. He plans on introducing similar techniques to future batches, flirting with herbs and spices, but for now he’s concerned with cider in its most unadulterated form. While English-style hard cider is characteristically tart, Desiato’s 7 percent ABV rendition is fashioned after the old-world French version. It’s made from a combination of apples — including Granny Smiths, Galas and heirloom and cider varieties — pressed off-site, fermented and aged in oak applejack barrels. When poured, it bubbles like a soda, resembling a Chardonnay in tint and aura. Upon first whiff you can detect a hint of whiskey generated from those

barrels, which Smithson landed courtesy of Laird & Company, the still-operational Jersey distillery founded in 1780. The taste is light but substantial, like apple juice spiked by something strong, with a tang subtle enough to drink a few. Smithson thinks his cider, made from apple pulp subjected to a four- to six-month fermentation/aging period, should appeal to those who prefer lighter beers. In fact, Smithson’s aim is a flavor profile that pairs well with foods complemented by white wine. Before last year, Smithson, who runs a printing press by day, was a regular at Mamma D’s. There, he and owner Luigi Desiato would talk, and Smithson would get ideas. At first, he tried to sell the Italian-born Desiato on becoming a microbrewery, but that would have required licensing, paperwork and MORE FOOD AND other legal hurdles. The vineyard’s winery DRINK COVERAGE status, however, enabled them by law to AT C I T Y P A P E R . N E T / produce booze from apples. Desiato Hard M E A LT I C K E T. Cider was born in late 2010. Initially, the cider was available only at Collegeville’s Gravel Pike Inn and at various Northeast Philly bars. But this past weekend, the first firkin was tapped at Fairmount’s London Grill. The relationship developed via Twitter after a Grey Lodge Pub patron tweeted to the Fairmount restaurant that they might enjoy Desiato. For now, Smithson is taking the distribution process slowly, hunting for the right niche for his singular cider. “It’s for people who know what they like,” he says. (restaurants@citypaper.net)

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³ YOU WON’T FIND the word “pitruco” in any Italian dictionary. As the name of the mobile pizza operation patrolling Drexel, LOVE Park and various fall festivals, “It’s a portmanteau of Pizza Truck and Company,” according to partner Nathan WinklerRhoades, who put his MIT post-doc on hold to launch this slice-slinging cart with friends Jonah Fligelman and Eric Hilkowitz. “We liked it because it sounded vaguely Italian, and our cooking is vaguely Italian. Or at least not staunchly traditional.” After a lovely lunch from Pitruco, I’m not so sure these self-styled mavericks are that untraditional. Sure, their dough’s blend of flours (AP, pastry and a dash of whole wheat) eschews the traditional doppio zero d’Italiano. And yeah, the wood-burning oven in which their pizzas crisp and inflate is entombed in a trailer hitched to Fligelman’s brand-wrapped F-150. But Pitruco’s blistered, misshapen pies possess an honest sensibility that can only be described as staunchly Italian, in a very good way. Winkler-Rhoades is a pizza obsesser, and the fanatical attention to details shows in the toppings, like zesty sausage rolled into mini meatballs and studded to a béchamel base with mushrooms, sweet caramelized onions and grated grana padano and pecorino. Blobs of whipped ricotta, smooth and milky sweet, join the eggplant pie to provide a refreshing temperature contrast. Gently warmed by the piping-hot pizza, the fresh cheese spreads like Cool Whip on warm toast. Even an on-the-fly twist on the Margherita seemed smart and instinctual, sliced tomato overlapping petals of Claudio’s sopresatta and bufala mozzarella. Pitruco impresses not only for its puffy-rimmed pies, but also for where those pies are made: outside. Mother Nature fucks with dough like a catty older sister, putting it on par with a temperamental 2year-old when it comes to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. It’s hard enough to turn out good pizza in a climate-controlled restaurant, let alone in a truck parked in full force of the elements. Currently, Pitruco bakes six styles, augmented here and there by specials and one-offs, but the Center City work force and Drexel student body can expect antipasti and salads soon, plus truckbaked loaves of sourdough. Pizza, apparently, isn’t the only thing the Pitruco boys can bake. Mother Nature, consider yourself warned. (adam.erace@citypaper.net)

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merchandise market Awesome Memorabilia, New York City. Michael Jackson , free copy of slide show on disc. 88+ new items, Best Offer! Contact Isaiah 646-421-1775

Desktops/Laptops & Repairs/ Upgrades net ready. Incl MS Ofc, $199 215.292.4145

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

Pinball machines, shuffle bowling alleys. Will trade for home generator system tntquality@aol.com 215.783.0823

BD Mattress memory foam w/box sprIng Brand New Queen cost $1400, sell $299; King cost $1700 sell $399. 610-952-0033

BDRM SET: Solid Cherry Sleigh Bed, Dresser, Mirror, Chest & Night Stand High Quality. Brand new. Must sell. Cost $6000 Ask. $1200. 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

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 BED: Qn. (4 Post) off white wood, exc cond, $675/bo. 215.567.3322 ex 10 lv msg

everything pets pets/livestock

Kittens: Cute, Adorable, $50 each. Regular Housecats. (267)977-3793 Ragdoll Kittens: Beautiful, guaranteed, home raised. Call 610-731-0907 Siamese kittens, reg., shots, health guar., 610.944.3609 or 610.506.7109

Akita AKC puppies $850 OBO. Beautiful. Call 410-348-9917 or 410-708-7884 American Bulldog Puppies NKC, vet checked, S/W, farm raised, ready 10/28. No Sunday Sales 717-306-8615 AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS: 1 F, 3 M left, NKC/UKC, Parents on site, beautiful & healthy, $1,000. Call 610-551-2673 Basset Hound AKC Pups $550 856-451-5920 BEAGLE pups, AKC, cute, vet checked, M: $250, F: $295, (717)442-9493

English Bulldog Puppies: AKC, S/W, white and brindle, $1600-$2000. Broad and Oregon. Call (267)240-8154 English Bulldog Pups, ACA, white and brindle, S/W, $1100. (717)687-6239 English Bulldog Pups, parents on premises, papers, shots, de-wormed, vet certified, Call 215-696-5832 (Bensalem) ENGLISH BULLDOGS - Parents on premises, $1200 & up. Call 267-981-0136 German Shepherd Puppies, Black & Tan, S/W, family raised, $450, 717-295-4844 German Shepherd Puppies mom and dad on premises registered (215)989-3712 German Shepherd Pups Male $650 609-858-1807

Golden-doodles, F1 & F1B, parents on prem, health guar., $700. 484.678.6696 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS - AKC, 6 Male, 1 Female, $2000, 856-834-6578 GOLDEN RETRIEVERS - AKC, 5 females, 3 males, Mom & Dad on site. 610-306-0624 GREAT DANE PUPPIES - Harliquen and Merles, parents on premises, health guarantee, $800/ea. Call 484-678-6696

Hot Tub 2011 6 person, 7ft. w/lounger Factory warranty & cover. Still in wrapper. Cost $6000; Sell $2500. 610-952-0033

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apartment marketplace 4xx N 52nd St Efficiency $450+utils 3rd flr. Also 2nd flr $595. 267-582-8841

SAXOPHONES, WWII, SWORDS, related items, Lenny3619@aol 609.581.8290

Annapolis Sailboat 26’ good cond. Delaware Ave., $3000/obo 215.833.8260

Searching for decendants of Mary Murray Kelly from Roose, Inver 609.922.7841

540 N. 52nd St. 1 BR Newly renov. 215.744.9077 lic# 333911 54xx Market 3BR $700+utils Available Now. Call 215-471-0100 60xx Catharine sparious 2br $675/mo hdwd flrs, close to transport, freshly painted, new kit, $2025 to move in. Call 610-623-2191 9xx Belmont Ave 1 BR $600 Also Studio available. 215-284-7944 W. Phila 3 & 4 br Bi-Levels Avail Now 1st Mo. Rent Special 215.386.4791 or 4792

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W. Phila. 3BR/1BA $825/mo Newly renovated. Section 8 ok. 215-313-3322

22nd & Aspen vic. 1br $675+utils deck, no pets, w/w carpets 215-355-3548

129 N 50th St 1Br $550+utils newly renov, 2nd floor, 267-255-1895

W. Phila. 3BR. $725 mo. Newly renovated. 215-669-3722

NHL Winter Classic tickets WANTED: TOP DOLLAR PAID. 800-735-3288

Havanese Puppies Available. $850 609-346-6571 Lab pups AKC. English, all colors, blocky /stocky build. big blocky heads, ready now. 570-549-6800. Emlabradors.com Labradoodle pups, 4M, no shed, vet exam, dew claws, 10/28, $1500. 410-757-2726 MALTESE Puppies, family raised, 267-228-8323 Pit Bulls Blue 1st shots, wormed papers. Parent on prem $350/ea 609-254-7213 Pitt & Sheperd Mix, Fem., 5 mo, $49.99 Pure Pitts, 11 wks, $89.99. Pure Rotweiller fem., 12 wks, $300. shots. 215-254-0562 POO-CHON Pups, males, ready to go, real cuties. $350. 267-242-9234 Poodle (Standard) Puppies 12 weeks, home raised with both parents, chocolate & blacks, sweet & smart, housebroken, great X-mas presents $700 610-757-1021 PUG PUPPIES - Males, fawn colored, ACA registered, family raised, S/W, $450/ea. Call 717-625-2595 or 278-3239. Rottweiler Puppies shots, large boned, great tempermate $795. (717)656-6284 Rottweiler Pups - AKC, shots and wormed, family raised, health guarantee. Ready 10/5. Call (717) 768-8157 SHIH TZU POO PUPS M. $250 & F. $300 Get pups before xmas prices 267.344.9429 Shih Tzu Pups $350/$400 AKC. Rdy Oct 29. Vet chkd, 1st shts/wrm 814-577-5973 STANDARD POODLES, red or silver, health guar, M/F, gorgeous 864-592-0005 Wire Hair Fox Terrier Pups, AKC, smart, non-shed,shots,vet check’d 434.349.3328 Yorkie mix, Malshi & Maltipoo pups, 2 year health guar., $375+ (610)913-0393 YORKIE PUPPIES: home raised, AKC reg. Starting $550. Call 215-490-2243 Yorkie pups, ACA, ready to go! M $900, F $1000. Call (215)669-3359 Yorkie Pup, sm. male, AKC, beautiful, home raised $600/obo. 856-218-8883 Yorkie Teacup Female! UKC Shots, champ lines, $800. Call 609-893-3409

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Books -Trains -Magazines -Toys Dolls - Model Kits 610-689-8476 Coins, MACHINIST TOOLS, Militaria, Swords, Watches, Jewelry 215-742-6438 Costume Jewelry, Old Clocks & Old Stuff. $CASH PAID$ (302)764-1666

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1615 Snyder Ave 3BR $800+util 2nd floor, BA, KIT., LR. Call 215-397-8625

20xx Federal St Small 1BR Efficiency, nice, modern, call 9a-5p (267)516-0977 26xx Chadwick 2 BR $650 incl udes water. Call 215-397-8625 Broad St. 1br/1ba $595 nice, lrg kitch, tile ba, yard, 215.465.5449

Grad. Hosp. area 1br efficiency $650 all new, a/c, hdwd flrs 215-292-2176

10xx S. 52nd St. 3 BR Large 3br, section 8 ok 215-727-0431 1100 S 58th St. Studio, 1br & 2br apts newly renov, lic #362013 215.744.9077 1900 S. 65th St. 2BR Apt Newly renov, Lic #400451, 215.744.9077 22xx S. 67th St. 2Br $600+utils 2nd floor, modern. Call (610)623-1136 57xx ASHLAND ST lg 1 BR, 1st fl, hw flrs, new paint, refrig. $575 +. 267-645-9421

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47xx Cedar Ave Lg 1 BR/2 BR $750 Gorgeous tree-lined street, tastefully renov, W/W, lg EIK, micro, oak cabs, tile BA, 3 closets, lndry, ceiling fans. Beautiful! Call 215-242-1204, 267-250-9822129

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

50th & City Ave lrg 2Br $915/month furnished, $915 move-in. (267)230-5875 5654 Diamond St. 1br $625+utils nwly renov., very nice street 215.485.9019

16th St. Furnished room, Efficiency & 2br. $550-$650+electric. (267)339-1662 19xx W. 65th Ave. 1, 2 or 3br recent remod., SEC 8 OK (215)500-0134

20xx Ontario 1BR $485+ clean apt, fresh paint 215-836-7711

22nd & Somerset 2 BR bi-lvl $700+util w/w $2100 move in req., (215)237-4737 23xx N 17th St Efficiency $445+elec large, 1 mo rent, 1 mo sec. 215-681-6967

6030 Larchwood efficiency +electric & gas. 215-747-9429

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62xx Wheeler St. 2br $650+utils newly painted, hdwd flrs, 267-255-8030 6581 Windsor Ave 2 BR $650 + utils. 1st floor, 1st/last & sec, 215.820.4288

35xx N. 15th St. 1BR $500+ elec. & gas, 2nd floor. (267) 632-3302 Temple/Tioga area 2br $650+utils large 1st floor, (215)498-7886

1,2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY-PARKING 215-223-7000 Caregiver young/old position wanted 8-3pm Phila/NJ 267-265-6840 great ref’s Gentleman w/Truck Desires Work Moving & Junk Removal. 215-878-7055

12xx N. 54th St. 1br $550+utils renovated, 2nd flr, nice blk 267.644.8982 4122-24 Ogden 1br & effic $400-550+, 1st fl, new renov, tile kit/ba 215-519-7336

12xx W Allegheny Effic. $450, 2br $625 Newly renovated, 215-221-6542 12xx W. Westmoreland 1 BR $500 3rd flr,incl heat,water,fridge 215.327.2292

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BEAGLES - AKC, 13in. tri-colored Call 215-547-6314 BLUE PITBULLS - Razors Edge Pups 2M/2F. Contact Sham at 856-449-5721 Bouvier des Flanders Puppies $1500 302-544-1004; 302-328-3866 BOXER AKC PUPPIES $600 3m2f Call Lee & Eddie at 856-307-0246 ready now Boxer Puppy AKC reg., 1 fawn male left, family raised, S/W, $575. 610-334-1312 BOXER PUPS - Championship Bloodlines AKC. Call 609-392-1433 Bull Terrier Pups AKC, current shots & dewormed, $375. Call 717-445-0606

CHIHUAHUA PUPS - ACA, Vet checked, health guaran., M/F, $500. 215-203-8115 Doberman pup, AKC, 10 wks, male, well bred, crate trained. $650. (717)235-0305 DOBERMAN PUPS: AKC registered, great temperament, extra large, M & F, shots, wormed, tails, dews & ears done robinswoodkennels.com (609)296-3627

I Buy Anything Old...Except People! antiques-collectables, Al 215-698-0787 JUNK CARS WANTED Up to $250 for Junk Cars 215-888-8662 Lionel/Am Flyer/Trains/Hot Whls $$$$ Aurora TJet/AFX Toy Cars 215-396-1903

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CANE CORSO Pups, ACA registered, parents on premises, hip certs., health guarantee. $900. Call 484-678-6696 Yorkie Poo Pup, S/W, vet checked, very playful, $400-$600. Call (717)687-6239 CAVAPOO Pups 6 tri-colored, 9 weeks old, $650. 717-406-8737

Bedroom Set brand new queen 5 pc esp. brown $489. Del Avail 215-355-3878 New Mattress Sets: $99, Twin, Full or Queen. Delivery Avail, 215-307-1950

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apartment marketplace 52xx Jackson 1 BR $650 lg 2nd floor, balcony, 267-230-2600

15xx Thompson St 2BR $750 Cozy on award winning block of home owners, tastefully renovated, convenient transportation, close to main campus, secure, w/w, modern open kitchen. Call 215-242-1204 or 267-250-9822

10xx Duncannon 2 BR $660+ utils LR, kitch, BA, sec + 1st mo, 267-205-3238 17xx Wingohocking 2br $630+electric 1st floor, $1890 Move-in, 267-879-7452 5000 N. 8th St. 1 BR 1 BA $700+ elec Basement apartment. Call 267-816-6907.

1 BR & 2 BR Apts $715-$835 spacious, great loc., upgraded, heat incl, PHA vouchers accepted 215-966-9371 46xx Wayne Ave. 3br $730 fresh paint, w/d, crptd flrs 267-230-2600

5201 Wayne Ave. Studio & 1Br apts On site Lndry 215.744.9077 Lic# 311890 5321 Wayne Ave. Effic. $550 1 mo. + sec, avail now (215) 776-6277 Germantown Studio & 1 BR $650-$725 utils incl, modern, quiet neighborhood, close to transporation. (215)740-0309 KNOX ST 2br $700+utils 2 mo dep, 1 mo rent. 267-338-9870 SW Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;town 1BR & 2BR units $560-$720 Good transportation. Call 610-287-9857 Beautiful area School House Lane 2BR, 1BR and rooms avail 215-843-4481

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Blvd & Pratt 1BR $590 2nd flr, clean, no pets, 215-289-2973

63xx Ross St. 2br $850 New appls, w/d, d/w, fridge, micro, stove. Newly renov, den, patio. 215-205-8631 Dorset & Mansifeld 2br $825+utils new kitchen, bath, w/w & ceiling fans, garage, laundry facilities (215)836-4943

63xx N. 10th St. 2 BR $650+ utils near Fernrock Sta. 215-927-0595 Lv Msg 68xx 13th St. 1BR $600+ elec/gas, quiet location, 215-924-0648 68xx Forrest 2BR $675+ utils 1st floor, in nice area, section 8 welcome, available now, Call 215-779-0871 East Oak Ln 1115 69th Ave 1BR/1BA $850 All utilities included! 215-884-4006 West Oak Lane Efficiencies, 1br & 2br $550-$850+elec Newly renovated, hdwd floors. 215-549-1000 or 215-694-4373

46xx Mulberry 2BR $500 +2mo. sec., 1st floor, yard, (215) 779-1512 4700 Frankford 1br $560 incl heat & water, nr transp, 215-947-8036 5741 Charles St. 1br $600+utils 6624 Jackson St. 1br $600+utils renovated, Call 215-259-8666 FRANKFORD AREA 4BR/1BA $1000 Located next to Frankford Trans. Cntr 215-313-3322 Frankford & Oxford 1 BR $580 Also Efficiency, $500, Utilities included We speak Spanish, 215-620-6261

Riverside: 10xx Palmer 2br/2ba $1000 +utils, laundry room in unit, renovated, bi-level apt., yard, 267-266-2514

10xx Fanshawe St. 2Br $700-$800 kitch, Liv rm, 2 car gar, credit check, new paint and carpet. Call 215-605-5608

Rhawn & Blvd 2BR/1BA $800 c/a & ht, w/d, d/w, w/w, (267)972-8411 Tacony: 66xx Vandike St. 1Br $575 newly renovated. Call 215-684-2626

WARMINSTER Lg 1-2-3 BR Sect. 8 OK $99 Move-In Special on 1&2 BR Pets & smoking ok. We work with credit problems. Call for Details: 215-443-9500

Drexel Hill 1br $725+utils sunny lrg 1br apt, Liv Rm - 14x20, many closets, galley kitch, sep dining area, new windows throughout saves energy, w/d in bldg, bus/train nearby. (610)457-7073 Drexel Hill 2BR Duplex $900 e/i kitch, yard, wash/dry, storage, off-st parking, near trans. 610-585-4649 UPPER DARBY 1st floor 1BR $675 New appliances, new carpet, quiet street 1 Block from 69th St. Call 609-289-9143 Upper Darby 2BR Apt $950 Dabry 2Br House $850 free month by 10/28. Call (267)275-7891

Fort Washington 2BR/1BA $985+utils 1st floor with patio, close to train & bus, near turnpike. Call 215-887-1945

DREXEL HILL: Furnished room includes bed, TV, A/C, utilities. $450/mo. Available Nov. 1st. Call John at 610-259-7039

16th/Hunting Park. Furn. rms, share kit &BA $125/wk $375 move in 215.669.3143 20th & Allegheney: Furn. Luxury Rooms. Free utils, cable, internet. 267-331-5382 22nd & Hunting Park, renov, lrg rm, furn $85-$95 wk 2nd week free 215.960.1600 26th/C.B.Moore Newly remod furn rms utils inc $400-$450/mo 267-978-1487 28xx N 27th St: Furnished rooms, utils included, $100/wk, SSI ok, 267-819-5683 29xx N. Bonsall Room $450/mo. Furnished. Call 267-249-6645 3130 N. 22nd St. mid sized room, kitch & utils inc., $100/wk, 267-235-1166 33rd & Ridge Ave $100-125/week. Large renovated furnished rooms near Fairmount Park & bus depot. 215-317-2708

34th & Baring: Room with DirecTV Use of kitchen. Call 215-620-3846 42xx Frankford, $450/mo 2nd Flr rm, private entr, kit & Ba, clean 267-979-0413

4xx E Walnut Ln, nice lrg rms w/wood floors, $100/wk & up (267) 912-9644 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 6255 Limekiln Pike Rooms for Rent Call 215-549-2111, between 9-9 Broad & Erie: Rooms, $85/wk, 2 wk security, no drugs/smoking. (215)221-0533 Broad & Hunting Park, furn rooms, newly renov, must see, $75/wk, 215-552-5200 Broad & Olney deluxe furn rms priv ent. $115/wk Sec $200. 215-572-8833

3xx N. Salford 3BR/1BA $750 newly renov., Sec 8 OK. 267-574-6591 51xx Ogden 3BR/1BA $700+utils pergo flooring, avail. now. 215-601-5182 Broad & Rt. 1 Vicinity 1ST MONTH FREE! Vets Welcomed! Our ROOMS ($530$560) are fully furnished within a quiet home setting. To qualify: Must be for 1 person, PROOF OF INCOME. info: www.safehavenhomesllc.net T: 267.235.6555/856.723.6811 Broad & Somerville clean, furn, newly decorated, near transp. 215-455-7488 C & Roosevelt Blvd. rm priv house, conv to shops, trans. & Temple Univ. $100/wk, $400 move-in. Call 856-217-2477 Erie & 8th: $400/mo utils inc. furnished, vets ok, conv. to buses, (215)225-3018 Frankford, furnished, no drugs, near El, $85/wk & up + $300 sec. 215-526-1455 Germantown: Apsley St. rooms $125/wk shared kitchen & bath, 267-338-9870 Germantown Area: NICE, Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs (215)548-6083 Hunting Park, Kensington, Germantown, Olney, W. & S. Phila, Mt. Airy, W. Oaklane $85-$125/wk. SSI ok. 215-602-2252 LaSalle Univ. Area Renov ROOM FOR RENT, hw flrs, 1.5 Shared ba, full shared kitc, Patio $500mo inc utils 215-850-6618 NE PHILADELPHIA kitchen & utils incld, $125/wk. + $125 deposit. 215-501-0771 N Phila/W Phila/Logan,pvt ent,$75-$110 wk, pvt BA/kit, $140 wk 609-877-0375 Oak Lane Room - $75/wk 2 weeks sec. No drugs. (215) 927-4434 Phila. 19121 Rooms for rent in completely renovated house. $100-125 per week. Call 267-973-2284 Richmond room, use of kitch, nr transp. Seniors welcome/SSI ok 215-634-1139 Sharon Hill: room for rent, $600/mo, no smoking, private entrance. 484-469-0753 SW 19xx Cecil St. $100-$125/wk. Use of kit. & bath. Near trans. 267-439-0007 SW Phila., $110-$125/wk, $300 move-in special, all utilities incl. (484)598-3414 SW Philadelphia Room for rent. $250 move in, share kit & bath. 267-251-2749 SW PHILA Newly remod rooms, $375/mo, $400 move-in. 267-591-6058 SW, W & N Phila, large room for rent, utils incl, newly renovated (215)768-7059 Temple Univ Area, Clean, furnd Rooms $85-$120/wk. 3 week dep. 215-869-1203 WEST PHILADELPHIA $100/wk incl all utils 59th & Irving. clean furn rooms. Kitchen & bath. Call Tom 215-718-7199 W. Oaklane/Germantown big rooms, $125/wk, bed, fridge &micro267.625.6189 W Phila-1BR apt avail & medium clean rm, priv entr, nr gd trans 215-494-8794

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55th & Girard vic. 3BR $960 newly renov. row home (new windows, kitch, bathrm & cabinets) 267-394-0414

61st & Lansdowne 3br/1ba $800+utils newly renovated. Call (215)747-1703

20xx Simpson 3 BR $725/mo hdwd flr, renov., Sect 8 ok 215-424-2785 25xx Bonaffon (68th & Elmwood) 3BR 1BA, $795+utils. Open frnt porch, big bkyd "The Landlord That Cares" Tasha 267.584.5964, Mark 610.764.9739 26xx Carroll St. 3br $800 25xx Gross St. 2br $700 64xx Grays Ave. 3br $800 Call Tom, 610-724-2196

56th & Baltimore 3Br/1Ba $900 newly refurbished townhouse, new appliances, W/D, AC, (215)292-2176 6004 Upland St. 3BR/1BA $775 New carpet, new bath. Call 215-397-5217 62nd & Woodland Av 3BR/1BA $775mo Nice. LR, DR, EIK, front porch, rear yard. Utilities xtra. Avail immed. 215 877-3142 70th & Buist 2br $625+utils avail 11/1, 3 months needed 215-821-8858 Elmwood Area 3BR modern, Section 8 approved 215.726.8817

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2009 37 ft, self contained, sleeps 6. 2 slides, deluxe, must sell! Too many extras to list $18,900. (267)221-9709

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between Master & Media 3br $625+util basement, large yard, 484-463-8063

3xx N 64th St. 2BR & 3BR $1,000 $3000movein. Newly renov.267.972.9693 59th & Jefferson 3br/1ba $975+utils garage, basement Call (484) 574-4239

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X5 2002 $12,500 Great car. New A/C, radiator, water pump, 2 yr warr on parts. 267-408-9925

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

25XX N. 15th St 5br $900 Sec. 8 ok. near trans. 215-910-9549 28xx Ringgold 3br $700+utils Renovated. Section 8 ok. 215-424-2785

Odyssey 2004 $7,300 new tires, loaded, 1 owner. 215-237-0109

North Phila. 5Br $1,700 sec.8 ok, newly remod. 215-888-8246

54xx Sycamore St 2br $700+utils section 8 approved, 215-688-3689

6x E. Clapier 4br/1.5ba $895+utils lrg row, sec 8 4br vouch. ok 215-680-1413 BEECHWOOD ST 3BR W/D Students Welcome 215-424-5870

Crittenden St. 3BR/1Ba $700 Comp. renov, avail immed. 267.808.9792

84xx Williams Ave. 3br/1.5ba $1200 +utils. Renovated, w/d, bsmt, attached garage, front & rear yard. (267)885-6082

30xx Memphis St. 2br/1ba $775+utils newly renov., hdwd flrs, (610)960-0175

18xx E. Westmoreland 3 BR/1 BA $750 new paint, newer carpet, 215-833-6673 28xx Agate 2BR $650+utils 8xx E. Hilton 2BR $650+utils Section 8 OK. Call 215.688.3689

2037 Granite St. 2BR/1BA $650+ Basement, backyard. Call 215-917-0020

11xx Sanger 3BR/1Ba $900+utils fin bsmt, rear deck & yard 215-601-5182 14xx S. Etting (28th/Reed) 3 BR $675+ $1,025 move in. Avail 11/15 215-365-4567 2055 Mercy St 3 BR/1 BA $750+utils renovated row house, yard, 267-671-6737 21xx Earp 2BR $700 freshly painted, crpt floor 267-230-2600

Ocean City, NJ 4BR/2BA $650,000 827 Second Street in Beach Block. 717-792-2646

Toyota Luxury Solara convertible 2002 a/c, full power, orig miles, gas saving 6 cyl, exceptionally well maint, priced for immediate sale. $6950 Tina 215.922.2165

21xx Scattergood St. 2BR Section 8 approved. Call 215-205-9910 66xx Walker St. 3BR $750/mo Total Rehab Exit Benchmark Rlty 215-668-3990 MAYFAIR 3br/2.5ba/1 car gar. $1300+ full-walk out bsmt, w/d, close to shops & trans, no smkg/pets 215.694.4089 til 8pm

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

LEVITTOWN 2br/1ba $1275+utils single home w/basement. (215)750-3144

Broomall 2BR/1BA $1,295. Single Family Rancher. Newly remodeled, grt schools, 1 mile from 476. call Mike 302-420-1125

Upper Darby 4BR Row Homes Starting at only $800/mo. Call 484-270-8639 Upper Darby Lg. 3BR $1050 + utils. Excel. cond. sec 8 ok, 610-284-5631

COUPE GT 2004 $39,900/obo 6 speed, 14k miles, mint cond, all options + extras, no BS. (215)681-1621

FRONTIER XE 2005 $8900 114k miles, runs gd, black 609-226-0623

Corolla 2003 $6,600/obo 99K, 1 owner, clean, auto. 215-676-3607 Corolla CE 2006 $8230 98k, gd cond, auto. Mike (610)451-2324

ALL CA$H Today All Cycles & ATVs 215-639-3100 www.eastcoastcycle.com Custom Street Bobber 2007 $7,000 1800 miles, S&S motor. (215)397-8625

Chevy Mobile Kitchen 1994 very good condition, fully equiped. $58,000/obo. Call (856)764-8356 8am-5pm. FORD F-350 2000 Deluxe 18 passenger mini bus with handicapped lift, every extra, mag wheels, duel AC, unbelievable miles, garage kept. $6,985. 215-922-5342 GMC 2000 Savana G1500 Luxury hightop conversion van. Positively breathtaking, every possible extra. New body style. Sr. Citizen, must sac. $7950. 215.627.1814

low cost cars & trucks BMW 540 1997 $3800/obo runs great, new black paint. 215-917-2262 Cadillac 1999 Sedan Deville $3975 Lux 4 dr, a/c, full pwr, 69k orig pampered mi, woman driver, Carol 215-922-5342 Cadillac Catera 2001 $3000/neg 3.0 V6. Call 267-784-6182. Chevy Corsica 1996 $995 Auto., A/C, insp., runs excel. 215.620.9383 Chevy Malibu Classic 2004 $2700 4cyl, auto, 4 door, like new 267-582-9961 Chrysler Concorde 2000 $2,950 x-clean,PW,PL, 77K, like new215.237.0109 FORD CONTOUR 2000 $990 Runs grt, clean, nds inspec 267-602-4091 Ford Explorer 1996 $1300 176k miles, fair cond., 215-385-1840 Ford Explorer 1998 $500 125k, runs good, no reverse 215-385-1840 FORD TAURUS SE 1999 Asking $1,650 4 dr, V6, loaded, clean. 215-518-8808 FORD WINDSTAR LX 2002 $3990 78k original mi, xx clean, 215-432-4580

Grand Marquis Broughm 2001, 4 door with formal roof, custom wheels, original miles, special car for particular buyer $4675, Call Mary, 215-922-5342 HYUNDAI ACCENT 2004 $2,750 4dr, auto, loaded, good car 215.847.7346 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2000 asking $1,500 4 dr, 5 spd, loaded, clean. 215-518-8808 HYUNDAI Sonata 2001 $3650 PW, PL, like new, 100K. 215-237-0109 Jeep Gr. Cherokee Laredo 1996 $2600 4x4, auto, loaded, insp. 215-722-1599 MERCURY SABLE 2003 $4,500 Must Sell! 267-333-6253 / 819-4291 Nissan Maxima GL 1998 $2,000/obo runs great, auto, loaded. 267-441-4612 Olds Alero/Grand AM 2002 $2250 4 dr, loaded, moonroof, nice 215.847.7346 Pontiac Grand AM GT 2002 $3800 4 door, 67K miles, sunroof. 215-850-5702 Saturn SL1 2002 $2,495 auto, sunroof, gorgeous. (610)524-8835


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