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[ + 1 ] More than 3,000 members of the firefight-

ers union plan to march down Broad Street to City Hall to influence Mayor Nutter on his upcoming decision regarding retroactive pay raises. “Oh, well, now this is new information,” says Nutter, addressing the crowd. “I had been under the impression that you were on the fence about the raises. Well, this changes everything.”

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A maintenance worker reports hearing an explosion while mowing the grass at Citizen’s Bank Park, but the bomb squad finds only unexploded fireworks. Meanwhile, beneath home plate, there is much laughing and licking, for the League of Veterans Stadium Cats remains undetected, and their doomsday device performed purrfectly in the test. Soon. Soon. Meow. Attorney General Eric Holder and Mayor Nutter announce an ongoing partnership between federal law-enforcement officials and the Philly PD. You knuckleheads just realized you’re on the same team? Peter Nero wins his legal battle to remain as conductor of the cash-strapped Philly Pops next season. “I’ve got one more year to cement my legacy,” Nero says. “I’m thinking the Maude theme and the Police Academy soundtrack.” The state will soon offer voter photo-ID cards that won’t require applicants to present a birth certificate and Social Security card. To get one, just submit an essay on why America rules and a taint print.

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ing for gun control because of his “First Amendment right not to be shot.” Which seems pretty badass, but he still has that emasculated Kermit voice, so.

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few days after upstart Republican al schmidt clobbered incumbent Joseph Duda and wrenched away the tightly held (by the gOP establishment) position of City Commissioner in last November’s general election, one source said to this reporter something like this: People think al schmidt’s some kind of progressive. But just you wait: He’s a snake in the grass. something about the quotation stuck. schmidt, after all, is a kind of political enigma here in Philadelphia: a Republican who’s managed to capture the attention, imagination and even votes of both restless Philly Republicans and local progressives, many of whom noticed over the last year that schmidt had the habit — unusual among the entrenched political establishment of both parties — of answering questions, returning phone calls and engaging in intelligent, nuanced debate about his ideas. still, he was (and remains) a Republican. and that raised an important question during his campaign, since the three City Commissioners have the incredibly sensitive job of running local elections: What did schmidt think of laws requiring photo ID at polling places, being pushed by members of his own party in Harrisburg? schmidt said at the time that he opposed the voter-ID law “as it was written,” noting that it was an “unfunded mandate.” Which

meant, if you thought about it, that he didn’t necessarily oppose it because its obvious intent — here and in every state considering such legislation — was to squelch Democratic votes. since he defeated Duda, schmidt has kept a relatively low profile — until last Wednesday, that is, when he held a sudden press conference to introduce a report compiled by his office alleging to have uncovered “hundreds” of cases of “voting irregularities” and “voter fraud.” the response from state Republicans was predictable and virtually immediate. schmidt’s report, declared state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the primary sponsor of a recently passed photo-ID law, “finally confirms what leading Democrat opponents of voter ID and those in the mainstream media have been denying all along” — that is, that fraud isn’t a problem worthy of addressing with restrictive voting requirements. “Philadelphia,” Metcalfe added, “is without question one of our nation’s most infested epicenters for rampant election fraud and corruption.” It is the specter of voter fraud that has become the gOP’s justification for laws all over the country requiring photo ID at the polls — “specter” because, while spooky in the abstract, its existence is largely a fiction of imagination. actual voter fraud — in which a person pretends to be someone else in order to steal their vote, votes more than once or votes without being legally registered — has been proven and documented so few times nationally that it’s not clear it’s even statistically significant, let alone a problem in need of legislative action.

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waste-deep water “It’s very inviting,” says the 5th Police District’s sgt. Mike Vassallo. “you’ve got boulders and stone steps. the water looks clean.” Vassallo is talking about Devil’s Pool, the not-legal-to-swimin swimming hole hidden away on the east side of Wissahickon Creek, south of Valley green Road. Vassallo and three other officers have recently begun an increased effort to enforce the rules there. Swimming isn’t allowed — and you wouldn’t want to if you knew the quality of the Wissahickon’s water. at the creek’s low flow, more than 90 percent of the stream water is actually treated wastewater, which can cause a variety of nasty-sounding diseases. Vassallo encounters majority-Hispanic groups who are “unaware the creek is so polluted — I’ve seen them bathing babies.” Besides swimming, people jump off the boulders into the water. also unwise. “a number of people get seriously injured each year,” says Maura McCarthy, executive director of Friends of the Wissahickon. When creek flow is low, the water at Devil’s Pool is only five or six feet deep. Members of her staff alone have come upon two serious accidents that required carrying people out strapped to stretchers. and still the revelers come, often leaving trash behind. On a recent sunday, Vassallo talked to about 100 people in the afternoon, explaining the rules and warning they’d get citations if caught there in the future. When he returned at 7 p.m., “there were probably 100 people again.” McCarthy sees “a more concerted [enforcement] effort” than in past summers, when patrols mostly happened just on high-profile holidays. But even Vassallo admits that, despite the stepped-up presence of his team, it’s going to take a long time to

charting the ’way “On the south side of the Parkway, there’s nothing there. nothing.” that was just one observation made at Monday night’s community meeting to create an “action plan” for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Held in Francisville, this first of four meetings — run by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Penn Project for Civic Engagement and PennPraxis — posed the question: Now that the infrastructure has been upgraded (bike lanes, wider sidewalks, new benches), how can connections to surrounding neighborhoods be created so people see it as a destination and not a barrier? the caveat? as PennPraxis’ Harris steinberg noted during his introduction, “this is about quick hits,” things that can be done in the next three years — in other words, while Mayor Michael Nutter is still in office. Before the 50 or so community members broke into four groups, steinberg offered examples: playgrounds, art installations, elegantly designed toilets, moveable chairs. all four groups had some version of this complaint: the institutions along the Parkway are “insular,” “not extending themselves” beyond their walls. as the Penn Project’s Harris sokoloff summed it up, “One of the things we heard was the desire for institutions to have more of a programmatic presence on the Parkway.” good ideas all, but none addresses the foremost problem voiced by nearly everyone: it’s awful to be a pedestrian on the Parkway. What about, say, closing sections to traffic? New york Mayor Michael Bloomberg did it on Broadway near times square, announcing the plan in February 2009 and enacting it three months —t.e. later, to much praise. there’s a quick hit for you.

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the right to a second chance. Perpetrators of homicide, assault, you name it — they’re all eligible for expungement. The one exception, beginning this December: Those who were 14 and older when adjudicated guilty of rape, aggravated indecent assault or involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Juvenile advocates say the policy, signed into law this month as Act 91, could be devastating. They say the bulk of cases are kids who acted out sexually within their families; some are themselves victims of abuse, and many pled guilty with the promise of a chance for expungement. “Parents may have encouraged kids to plead guilty because it was intra-family; they were entitled to expungement. Now, they can never get their records expunged,” says Jennifer Lutz, juvenile-justice policy analyst at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Typically, juveniles are eligible for expungement five years after discharge from supervision, or at age 18. Without expungement, juvenile records may prove a barrier to employment, education and, for sex offenders, access to public housing. Robert Listenbee, chief of the Defender Association’s Juvenile Unit, says his office’s expungement project (for offenses of all types) has handled 600 to 800 cases a year since 2007. The DA is often cooperative. “They believe children should receive a second chance, the same way we do,” he says. Now, for those seeking expungements of sex offenses, the clock is winding down. Act 91 is designed to comply with the state’s new Sexual Offenders Registration and Notification Act, which will require juvenile sex offenders to register for the first time ever in Pennsylvania. But even juveniles who wouldn’t have to register will be blocked from expungement, notes Riya Shah, staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center. Nicole Pittman of Human Rights Watch says “a lot of these laws made in Harrisburg are meant to catch Philadelphia children.” Expungement efforts like the Defender Association’s, she says, caused “alarm for a lot of people, thinking that children that committed sex offenses were going to be hidden.” Yet she says there’s no benefit to exposing them, because juvenile sex offenders are unlikely to reoffend as adults. The recidivism rate is estimated at between 3 percent and 7 percent. “Juvenile sex offending is very different from adult sex offending, and this movement toward public notification … is trying to fit the solution that has been created for adults to juveniles,” says Shah. “It’s not a good fit.”  Send feedback to samantha@citypaper.net

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that hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopped several state legislatures, led by Republicans coordinating with the conservative american legislative Exchange Council (alEC), itself funded in part by the ultra-conservative and fabulously wealthy Koch brothers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; get the picture? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from passing laws requiring government-issued photo identification at polling places. studies have found that such laws disproportionately affect the elderly, the poor and minorities. In Pennsylvania alone, nearly 760,000 voters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or 9 percent of the entire voting population â&#x20AC;&#x201D; donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have PennDOt IDs, and that percentage doubles in heavily Democratic Philadelphia. Meanwhile, requiring voter ID doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily address the concerns about purported voter fraud the requirement is purportedly aimed at stopping: should a person manage to register in two locations, for example, he or she could vote twice, with ID. the only thing voter ID might stop is voter impersonation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but schmidt found no new evidence of that (though, to be fair, he says he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looking for it). schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report contained no â&#x20AC;&#x153;findingsâ&#x20AC;? of voter impersonation other than a case originating in 2007, which had already been uncovered. Other than that, it cited seven cases â&#x20AC;&#x201D; over 10 years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in which noncitizens voted, and one case in which someone voted in two divisions. schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reference to â&#x20AC;&#x153;hundredsâ&#x20AC;? of voting irregularities comes from his and Democratic City Commissioner stephanie singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s findings earlier this year that hundreds of polling places had registered more votes cast than signatures collected in poll books. thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a disturbing finding, but the meaning of it is unclear. schmidt himself acknowledges that many of these extra votes (or missing poll-book signatures) might be attributed to simple error. Making things murkier still, schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report gives no numerical breakdown of what his team found as they assessed these â&#x20AC;&#x153;over-votes.â&#x20AC;? some seemed to be errors, schmidt says, but he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say what proportion, claiming that doing so would be irresponsible, leading readers to extrapolate from his sample to the entire city. But, of course, readers who happen to be Republican lawmakers are already doing that. On Monday, WHyyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dave Davies pointed out a fundraising appeal from state Republican chairman Robert gleason, claiming that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philadelphia officials released an alarming report showing hundreds of cases of fraud had occurred during the last election.â&#x20AC;? this, as Davies pointed out, is simply not true. Meanwhile, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high time, perhaps, to revisit an old question: Is al schmidt a snake in the grass after all? schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report has obviously given the proponents of voting requirements in Pennsylvania cover â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sloppy and inconclusive as that cover may be â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for their positions. But schmidt denies that was his intent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My job as an elected City Commissioner is to implement election law,â&#x20AC;? he told City Paper a couple of days ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;the law is the law.â&#x20AC;? He added that election integrity isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a partisan issue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially in municipal elections here in Philadelphia, where there are primaries between good-government and progressive

candidates and establishment candidates, I guarantee you everyone cares about voter fraud and voting irregularities.â&#x20AC;? and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a point: allegations of voting irregularities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; machine manipulation, voter misdirection and, yes, even voter impersonation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have dogged Philly elections for decades. Julie Welker, a Fairmount real - estate broker who ran for the 5th District City Council seat first against John street and later against Darrell Clarke, claimed in a 1999 federal lawsuit that Clarke had won, in part, thanks to more than 100 votes registered to abandoned houses. (a judge dismissed the case in 2000.) accusations of voter fraud, intimidation and other muckery in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 180th legislative district, currently represented by state Rep. angel

These issues have dogged elections for decades. Cruz, have surfaced frequently. and, the City Commissioners Office, under the decades-long control of chairwoman Marge tartaglione, rarely pursued those claims in a meaningful and transparent way. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a coincidence that the problem of â&#x20AC;&#x153;over-votesâ&#x20AC;? turned up shortly after two insurgent candidates took over the City Commissioners Office; and while schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s findings do not, by any stretch of the imagination, constitute the rampant fraud foamy-mouthed legislators want us to envision, schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prove the opposite, either. the truth is that for decades no one has examined Philly elections closely â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not before schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report, not since. and whatever the political context, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to imagine anyone making the case that they shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be. Even if schmidt is looking to offer up that cursed apple, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plant the tree. (isaiah.thompson@citypaper.net)


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oseph Artmont Sr. is among the last standardbearers of Millbourne’s old guard. Sixty-nine years old, the volunteer fire chief moved here as a child from West Philadelphia, where white middle-class families like his were moving out and lower-income blacks were moving in. He’s been here long enough to observe sweeping changes in tiny Millbourne — a less-thanone-tenth-square-mile Delaware County borough wedged between West Philly’s Cobbs Creek Park and Upper Darby — and long enough to know he’s unhappy with them. Two decades of large-scale immigration are transforming the region. Philadelphia, after losing a quarter of its population in a post-industrial free fall, in 2010 grew for the first time in 50 years thanks to new arrivals from Latin America, Africa, Europe and especially Asia. Across greater Philadelphia, there are 59,987 Indian immigrants, more than any other national group. But the immigrant population has

ballooned even faster in the suburbs — and nowhere more so than Millbourne. Today, 56 percent of Millbourne’s 1,159 residents are Asian, and fully 30 percent are Indian. “Sometimes, very big difficulties with that,” says Artmont of his borough’s newfound diversity. “People don’t talk your language. It’s hard communicating.” Alongside the old bowling alley and the auto-parts store, Indian-owned businesses now line the side of Market Street that belongs to the micro-borough (where infamously scrupulous meter maids are on seemingly constant patrol). There’s also a Korean restaurant, but no prepared Indian food for curious visitors, unless someone invites you to dinner. Indians, I was told twice, don’t much see the point in eating out. The Sikh temple is on the borough’s western border, and a neon-orange cloth reading “Philadelphia Sikh Society” is available if you, like me, arrive without your own head covering. “All that food?” says Harbhejan Singh, surveying the

rows of people sitting on long mats, a crowd gathered for Sunday’s communal meal. “I’m paying for it.” Singh — and, as a statement of equality, most Sikh men have the last name Singh, meaning lion (women take the name Kaur, which translates to princess) — pays for the daily meal, or langar, once each year. Men who are not lounging mop the floor and scrub pots and pans. Sikh temples, or gurdwaras, are famously spotless. As to how a hub of Sikh and South Asian culture landed in this dense pocket of small-town development, cab driver Iqbal Singh explains what many others will tell me: He came to Philadelphia because he already had family here. And anyhow, New York is too expensive. Paramjit Singh, a soft-spoken priest who wears an equanimous smile, a crisp white tunic and a long black beard below a neatly coiled turban, guides me to the adjacent >>> continued on page 12 P H I L A D E L P H I A C I T Y PA P E R | J U L Y 2 6 - A U G U S T 1 , 2 0 1 2 | C I T Y PA P E R . N E T |

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RIGHT: Liberty Lanes, established in 1950, has long been a Millbourne mainstay. BOTTOM LEFT: Liberal Republican Mayor Tom Kramer in his backyard. BOTTOM RIGHT: Eight blocks of Market Street make up Millbourne’s downtown.

room.This Sunday is the Sikh summer-camp finale, and children march to a podium to deliver historical lessons in front of a few hundred community members. They alternate between Punjabi and English, standing before a PowerPoint backdrop. A teenage girl explains that Sikhs frown on divorce and that, though Sikh men are beginning to marry non-Sikh women, they should not. Then Paramjit takes the stage behind the tabla while two young girls play harmoniums. “The guru, the perfect, true guru, has blessed me with peace and tranquility,” the chorus sings in Punjabi. An elderly man waves a wand with a yellow frond before an altar swaddled in brightpink cloth. Congregants approach and place dollar bills on a growing pile. Ann Alto, 48, grew up Catholic in Yeadon but has been a Sikh for one year. “It’s focused on God and prayer and common meals,” she says. “But I still haven’t abandoned Catholicism. Trying this out. Catholicism is beautiful, too.” The transformation here isn’t just cultural. In recent years, Millbourne has joined the growing number of municipalities that — thanks to new arrivals: immigrants from overseas and African-Americans from Philadelphia — are challenging the Delaware County Republican Party machine. Over the last few elections, Artmont Sr. and his white Republican allies, including son Joseph Artmont Jr., were ousted from the five-member Borough Council, which is now controlled by two Bangladeshis, one Punjabi Sikh, one Keralite Indian and one white Democrat named Jeannette MacNeille. “Most of the immigrants are brought up

being Democrats,” Artmont Sr. laments. “That’s basically what the problem is. Now, do they understand what really, really goes on, and what they’re voting for? They can’t talk and understand what they’re reading when they get here. But they tell them,‘Here’s what to vote,’ and that’s what they do.” Mayor Tom Kramer, the last Republican standing, is a liberal who ran on the immigrant-heavy Democratic ticket. First, Kramer defeated Kurian Mathai — a local landlord and tax delinquent who owes more than $130,000 in property taxes — in the Democratic primary. By September 2009, just two months before the general election, the atmosphere was tense. Minutes from a Borough Council meeting record Republican incumbent Mayor William Donovan Jr. accusing Council candidate Khiet Luong, who had brought a digital recorder to the meetings, of using “some sort of listening device, which he should show Council.” The diverse Democratic slate, however, gradually took over the board. These days, says Kramer — who wears sandals, shorts and a shirt unbuttoned to mid-chest as he leads me on a tour down the borough’s few streets during a heat wave — the issue is really immigrants leaving. “When people buy into the American dream of a two-car garage and a swimming pool,” they see Millbourne “as just a way station before they move to Broomall.” Koreans moved out over the past decades, just as Greeks and Italians had before. Councilman Alauddin Patwary, a Bangladeshi who has lived in Millbourne for 23 years and owns a shop in Kensington, says >>> continued on page 14


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he plans to stay. He is involved,he says, because “sometimes people are complaining, they don’t like this, ‘Blah blah blah.’ So I set my mind: I am interested in running for Council.” The borough’s most pressing issue is a long-standing one: How to fill the vast empty lot abutting the borough’s MarketFrankford El stop. It’s a blight on what Kramer estimates is one-third of Millbourne’s land, where Sears shut down in 1988 to relocate to Upper Darby (where it ended up closing this year). Kramer wants someone to build a multi-ethnic Little India food mart there. Delaware County Democrats predict that Upper Darby, Millbourne’s 82,795-person next-door neighbor, will also fall to the demographic tide. Councilwoman Marah Manners, a Dominican immigrant, was in 2011 elected as Upper Darby’s only Democrat. Her district is incomparably heterogenous: Vietnamese, Korean, Jamaican, Indian, Bangladeshi, Irish, Greek, Mexican,

South American and African. Mayor Thomas Micozzie says Upper Darby Republicans will win immigrant votes as long as they can deliver voters a high quality of life.“I respect their religion, they respect mine. … I’ve been at the Sikh temple. I eat oxtail with Haitians. I think they’ve learned enough in the voter process here that, if you take care of the people that take care of you, then you have a good culture.” Sheikh Siddique, a Bangladeshi who owns an Exxon station in Lansdowne, is a leader in the Upper Darby Democratic Party and narrowly lost the primary to Manners. “We are working shoulder-to-shoulder with the other Democrats, the whites and African-Americans,” he tells me while selling lottery tickets and gas from his bulletproof dais. “We’re working together to get control of Upper Darby Township. We’re talking about another five years. We’re very close.”

Back across the border in Millbourne, Artmont is, again, not happy about all of this. But he does seem somewhat resigned. He is even a little enthusiastic about two IndianAmerican teenage girls who now volunteer at the Fire Department. “They came in, and I was very surprised to see them. … They’re doing a very good job.” But Artmont keeps the world just as he likes it tucked away in his basement, where a complex set of intersecting train tracks pass through an expansive diorama of smalltown Americana. “Something different,” he explains. “You know what I mean?” (daniel.denvir@citypaper.net) This project was made possible by a fellowship from the FrenchAmerican Foundation-United States. The views expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of the FrenchAmerican Foundation or its directors, employees or representatives. TOP LEFT: A white Millbourne resident with an Italy tattoo lives across the street from the Sikh gurdwara. TOP RIGHT: Women watch an assembly at the Sikh Society. LEFT: Borough Councilman Alauddin Patwary is a Bangladeshi immigrant who owns a variety store in Kensington.


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³ I CAN’T SAY I knew the late local-music-scene stalwart Dan Krawiec well, but before he passed away this April at a tragically young age, the ultimate Philly fan annually threw himself one hell of a loud, punk-rock birthday bash — and that alone would move him to the tippy-top of the Icepack Pantheon of Local Dudes to Toast. This week’s Anchor Fest (at Union Transfer July 27, a day before Krawiec would have turned 33) is dedicated to his memory. Like Dan K. shows of yore, it features the crème of Philly’s indie wonks like The Great Northern and Women, the latter being a band Krawiec played in. Oh, and The Dead Milkmen will be there to pay tribute, too. ³ Grand Circus Paper & Toy is so Philly it hurts. This Etsy shop, run by Fleisher Art Memorial instructor Ronnie Ribant, sells fold-it-yourself papercraft kits that, when assembled, turn into tiny, card-stock models of Tastykake and Kenzinger delivery trucks, Mambo moving vans, South Philly rowhomes and watering holes like Monk’s Café (complete with an embedded, smoking SEPTA bus from that one time in 2010) and Memphis Taproom. ³ Here’s a name you haven’t seen in Icepack in a minute: Dirty Diamond. The filthier alter ego of film editor Michael Hans screams lyrics that would make your mom wash your mouth out with soap, then punch you in the face.With the guys of Scareho taking time off from hanging in front of Anthony’s Coffee House in the Italian Market (I’m looking at you, Fran) to actually play a gig, Diamond and Pretty Poison Burlesque hit up North Star Bar July 28. ³ At 15andwalnut.com, you can watch tiny, computer-generated shadow-people creepily strolling around a model of the impending four-story, 90,000-square-foot quasi-mall space planned for the southeast corner of 15th and Walnut streets. If the rumors are right, they’ll soon be able to walk into a Cheesecake Factory (ugh) and a Uniqlo. Uniqlo has also been discussed as a renter for the (don’t get me crying) Daffy’s space on Chestnut Street when that Quonset hut closes this autumn. ³ The ’70s- and ’80s-themed Boogie Nights dance club at Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino and Hotel comes to life in a televised weekly four-part reality series starting July 28 on WMGM-TV NBC 40. During Curtain Call: The Boogie Nights Edition, viewers will see how the Tropicana turned an underperforming slot-machine area of the casino, the old Penny Pavilion, into a thriving hot spot. Revel execs, take note. ³ South Philly jazz legend and longtime Cameo-Parkway label session man Joe Sgro (who passed July 15 at the age of 94) will be memorialized at noon on July 28 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1237 Federal St. Don’t bring flowers. Bring your respect. ³ More ice at citypaper.net/criticalmass. (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

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sure the mailman didn’t expect the volume that came in. But it was exciting, because I could see where he had been, since people mailed them from places he’d recently visited. It’s interesting to see the age groups and the artistic talents of the people — it’s always amazed me. I’m always disappointed when I get one with just a handprint.

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ince 2009, Matt Ross Smith has had more than 2400 postcards delivered to the house of his mother, Chris Smith. It’s not separation anxiety — it’s art. His community-based “Spaces Between Your Fingers Project,” which is the subject of a talk he’s giving Saturday afternoon at the Free Library, was inspired by his beloved grandfather, Chris’ father, a prolific storyteller who was affected by Alzheimer’s near the end of his life. For the project, Matt drives all over the country in a car he describes as “held together by duct tape” doing Alzheimer’s outreach work, talking to strangers and leaving a trail of self-addressed, stamped postcards, which the people he meets can use to mail back outlines of their hands along with the advice and memories they’ve accumulated through their lives. The thousands of respondents range in age from 3 (advice: “Don’t lick sand”) to 113 (advice: “Do something for other people without being told to do it. That’s what you’re here for”). Until a few weeks ago, when the project finally acquired a P.O. box, the flood of mail was going to Chris Smith’s house in Havertown. We asked her about it. City Paper: Did you expect this many postcards when you agreed

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CP: Are you relieved that the project now has a P.O. box? CS: No! It would have been fine if he wanted to keep sending

them here. Actually, I sort of looked forward to it when I was getting home from work — I always loved reading what people wrote, especially women of my age, who are in my profession [Smith is a former nurse]. It’s always interesting to see people’s perspectives, especially as you go across the country.

I’m sure the mailman didn’t expect this volume.

CP: Are there any that stand out? CS: I think the ones from the children — their drawings may not be as sophisticated, but they always come up with good advice. Some of them are very bizarre — like, tied to religious messages or about something that’s totally unrelated. Some people have their own agenda. For the most part, though, people’s advice is very much related to their own lives. CP: Do you think you’d ever mail in a postcard yourself? >>> continued on page 22


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The trans-Atlantic team-up of two semi-reformed São Paolo altrockers — singer/poet Arnaldo Antunes and guitar-slinger Edgard Scandurra — and pre-eminent Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté, recorded in Mali with several other local players, A Curva Da Cintura (Mais Um Discos), is a vividly colorful intermingling of East and West, pop and folk. It’s largely laid back and organically lush, with Antunes’ lulling monotone bringing that Brazilian poignance and placidity, but things get surprisingly peppery too, with doses of electrified blues-rock and the folk-psych inflections of Tropicália, while Diabaté’s scintillating kora work pro—K. Ross Hoffman vides a sublime textural counterpoint.

Right at the intersection where rock ’n’ roll T-boned the blues stands Albert Castiglia and his new Living the Dream (Blues Leaf). He focuses his ire with some righteous, swampy, current-events blues: “Handful of suits … held up the country, didn’t do no time, got a whole lot of bail. It’s a doggone shame.” The ’60s are revisited, acoustic guitar urging slices of life-at-the-bottom through the sausage grinder on “Sometimes You Win.” If it’s related to the blues, sooner or later Castiglia will have at it. —Mary Armstrong

³ dvd/reissue ³ electronic/pop Montreal’s Purity Ring may not have the biggest bag of tricks, but what they fashion from their sparse means — Corin Roddick’s glitch-hop syncopations and caroming pinprick synths; Megan James’ etheric vocal melodies — is nothing short of dazzling, rich enough to fill their debut album with R&B-flecked three-minute curiosities. Theirs is the most exciting and fully-formed electro-pop aesthetic to emerge since The Knife (their fellow Northerly and otherworldly duo), and Shrines (4AD) is worthy of veneration. —K. Ross Hoffman

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In a recent online survey asking critics to swap in a favorite movie for one of Sight & Sound magazine’s top 10, Singin’ in the Rain came out the loser, with several (younger) writers evidently finding it less essential than the ponderous 2001: A Space Odyssey. But Warner Bros.’ Blu-ray gloriously reaffirms its status as a high-water mark not just of the American studio musical, but of movies, period. It’s not quite the mind-blowing experience of seeing a fresh print on the big screen, but —Sam Adams it’s as close to mandatory as home viewing gets.

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A naïve but tortured inner life.

“My thumb, index and middle finger were all essentially amputated.” ³ DESPITE DROPPING A stunning new album over the winter, Philly folk-rockers Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells haven’t played a show in six months. They’ve got a good excuse. “My right hand got stuck in a table saw for about a second,” says guitarist Yuri Gohen. The one slip while making a shelf had devastating consequences for him as a guitar player, as a carpenter, as a person. “My thumb, index, and middle finger were all essentially amputated.” Let’s skip the gory details (and, as you might imagine, there are plenty) and get right to recovery: Despite losing his index finger outright, getting the middle finger shortened by one knuckle and having a whole thumb with only limited function, Gohen has been teaching himself a new way to play guitar. “My pinky was the only finger I could use at first, so I started playing in open tunings with a slide. After a few months, I was able to use my remaining fingers with claw picks on, like a bluegrass player, and that’s how I play everything now,” he says. “I can’t hold a regular pick, and I don’t have enough sensation to play with my naked fingers.” So far, this new style spawned a “crusty country blues” side project called Bread & Honey with his brother Caleb, Meddlesome’s bassist. “Getting back into playing with Meddlesome Bells took some extra adjustment, but it’s going well now,” he says. That’s good news. Meddlesome’s most recent record, the self-released Worried Land,is an ambitious and beautiful piece of work. Singer Kerrin Pantelakis relies on a woozy sort of swagger, sometimes getting low and smoky, other times belting it out like her life is on the line. Meanwhile, waves of moody Sabbath/Led Zep crash into sweet Appalachia, with an undertow of psych and blues. Worried Land and lots more music is available for free download at somebells.com, but if you like it, pick up the vinyl version at the Sugar Town show on Saturday. Or, hell, just slip the band some money, for pain and suffering. (pat@citypaper.net) ✚ Sugar Town, Sat., July 28, 11 p.m., $5, with Blonde Sabbath and White Summer, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com.

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OH VEIL: Director Michael Winterbottom goes to great lengths to offer his cinematic impressions of life in India, but his efforts leave a void in the shape of Freida Pinto’s central performance.

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lish his wide-ranging eclecticism, though lately each new project seems increasingly like the puzzling out of a dare he made to himself. Trishna transposes Thomas Hardy’s 19th-century novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles to modern-day India, and while that central conceit sounds like arch cleverness for cleverness’ sake, the execution works surprisingly well. In India, Winterbottom finds a society that still echoes the clash of preserved tradition and rapid-onset modernity that set the stage for Hardy’s original tale. And while the novel’s “fallen woman” narrative initially seems quaint for the 21st century, Winterbottom finds modern-day parallels in the stories told and retold in Bollywood movies, which his lower-caste characters watch incessantly and on which his wealthy characters strive to cash in. The director obviously relishes the opportunity to peek behind the curtain of the country’s booming film industry, and while the gulf between a milkmaid and a Bollywood dancer may seem immense, Winterbottom and Hardy share a fascination with the details of work. His restless, observant camera follows Trishna from rural farms in her native Rajasthan to lavish upscale hotels in Mumbai, dwelling on tiny details like an old woman’s foot as she straddles a piece of farm machinery. Winterbottom’s adaptation combines Hardy’s two male characters, the caddish Alec and the moralistic Angel, into the British-born hotel heir Jay.The change ultimately seems like a shortcut to dispensing with more of the storytelling, which feels like a necessary peg on which to hang the filmmaker’s impressions of life in India. Those priorities ultimately leave a void in the shape of Freida Pinto’s central performance — the Slumdog Millionaire actress is a blank. But where Tess’ passivity hid a naïve but tortured inner life, Pinto’s empty stare reveals none at all. —Shaun Brady

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yourself, it hardly matters whether you lie or speak the gospel truth,â&#x20AC;? explains a minor, marginal character in one of the corners of Tabish Khairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overstuffed The Thing About Thugs (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July 24). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every word rips a bit of you out of yourself and strews it where anyone can trample it.â&#x20AC;? The line comes from an Irish sailor choosing to avoid the police; as an opium addict married to a Punjabi woman in 1837 London, he is acutely aware of the danger of being noticed by the straight world. And his justifiable fear of arbitrary authority is at the heart of the wrong-man plot, which drives both Thugsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; historical romance and Dorothy B. Hughesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mid-century noir The Expendable Man (NYRB Classics, July 3). Both books begin with men who, because of circumstance and especially because of who they are, find themselves cornered and under suspicion for someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime. The well-used outlines of the wrong-man plot are obscured in Thugs by the weight of history and race. Set among immigrant Indians in Victorian London and framed not only by fictionalized 19th-century ethnography and pseudoscience but by a modern-day found-document story, Khairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slim book is crammed full of historical oddments. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ritual murder cult of Thuggee set alongside corpse-stealing British â&#x20AC;&#x153;resurrection men;â&#x20AC;? a pair of mixed-race romances competing with a detective story, bits of postcolonial theory rubbing up against period gutter slang and multiple narrators expressing themselves, often through multiple typefaces. The effect is both erudite and hyperactive, a breathlessly passionate muddle. First published in 1963 and just reissued very nicely by the New York Review of Booksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Classics imprint, The Expendable Man uses the outline of its wrong-man plot much more deliberately and singlemindedly, despite the fact that the late crime-fiction writer H.R.F. Keating called the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the great trick novels.â&#x20AC;? The new jacket copy highlights this quote, though for fear of spoiling the punch of Hughesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first-act twist NYRB eschews their usual introductory essay in favor of an afterword by Walter Mosley. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wise move: Even though the

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NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS|B+ Halfway through his performance of “Hitchhiker” at Toronto’s Massey Hall last May, Neil Young unleashes a glob of saliva onto the ultra-close-up camera mounted just under his microphone. Most filmmakers would steer clear of showing their subject through a coating of his own spittle, but Jonathan Demme understands the iconoclastic rocker and his fans well enough to know that to love Neil Young

is to appreciate every wart, every strange warble of voice and, yes, every hocked loogie. Demme’s third concert film with Young takes the legendary singer-songwriter back to his hometown and intersperses live footage with a leisurely tour of his old stomping grounds. Young’s reminiscences of his childhood days and eccentric neighbors are charming, but the core of the film is the concert, which Demme films with equally revealing intimacy. As has been his wont since Stop Making Sense, Demme neglects the audience in favor of a face-to-face conversation between musician and camera, which suits Young’s raw-edged passion especially well. The solo show includes several songs from Young’s 2010 album Le Noise alongside classics performed as though they were penned yesterday. The singer’s bile is still evident on “Ohio,” which is accompanied by photos of the Kent State Four as Young growls the bitter anthem; the regret of “Down by the River” is amplified by the screen-hogging close-up of Young’s grizzled chin as his mouth warps around the words. —Shaun Brady (Ritz at the Bourse)

PINK RIBBONS, INC.|C+ To the millions of viewers sporting pink ribbons on their lapels, the never-ending line of pink-garbed marchers stretching across the Golden Gate Bridge looks like positive action in support of a noble cause. Through the lens of filmmaker Léa Pool, they’re more like hordes of garishly colored zombies controlled by corporate interests. Shooting her movie before the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s recent tussle with Planned Parenthood, Pool nevertheless summons plenty of evidence to indict Komen and the myriad corporate sponsors generating profits from the marketing of breast cancer in the guise of good citizenship. A companion piece to Samantha King’s book of the same name, the film takes aim from multiple angles — from the prettification of a horrible


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STEP UP REVOLUTION|C+ It’s easy to dismiss a franchise seemingly built on softcore club scenes and cringe-worthy dialogue, but the solid foundation that supports Step Up Revolution is, as it always has been, dancing. Writer Duane Adler combines the stage and street elements of his previous three films in the romance of aspiring dancer Emily (Kathryn McCormick) and beach-waiter-cum-dancer Sean (Ryan Guzman). The latter is a member of guerrilla dance troupe the MOB. The plot thickens when real-estate mogul Mr. Anderson (Peter Gallagher), who happens to be Emily’s father, wants to tear down the beachside homes of the MOB and their friends. Whether or not the hot young beach patrol is able to save their strip, however, is negligible, and how the rogue dance crew manages to pull together into an Ocean’s Elevenstyle crew of specialists is just another detail in the fray. More than anything, Step Up Revolution is a 97-minute music video for remixes of Travis Barker, M.I.A, Fergie, Diplo and Jennifer Lopez. Director Scott Speer’s background in music videos ensures that the dancing is the glue that holds the whole thing together. Viewers may not leave with a single new thought in their brains, but toes are guaranteed to tap. —Jodi Bosin (Franklin Mills, UA Riverview)

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THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES|B In Lauren Greenfield’s documentary The Queen of Versailles, the lending crisis’ fallout trickles up as well as down, showering ruin on time-share mogul David Siegel and his wife, Jacqueline. No less constructed than any of her husband’s complexes, which offer people of modest means a fleeting taste of the good life, working-class beauty queen Jackie is a cosmetic monstrosity, as plasticized and overinflated as her buddy Donatella Versace, but Greenfield bores through her Botox-hardened skin, finding a subject whose lack of self-awareness makes her alternately endearing and repellent. Like so many Americans, including those who’ve made no-money-down investments in Siegel’s resorts, the couple is leveraged to the hilt; so when the economic crisis hits, they’re totally unprepared for the credit freeze. The Vegas skyscraper planned as the crown jewel of Siegel’s empire is shuttered before it’s open, and the 90,000-square-foot house — the one that gives the film its title — that was to be the world’s largest private dwelling stalls out as a half-built

shell. By focusing on Jackie rather than her prickly, short-tempered husband, Greenfield elicits surprising sympathy for her 1-percent protagonists, although at the price of severely limiting the film’s scope. Siegel talks about the crushing decision to lay off 5,000 workers, but they remain numbers on a balance sheet. Greenfield and her film fall prey to a serious case of Stockholm Syndrome, glossing over those whom her subjects have themselves held hostage. —Sam Adams (Ritz Five)

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✚ SHAKESPEARE IN CLARK PARK The Merry Wives of Windsor excites director Rebecca Wright because of “its strong — and central! and active! — roles for women, and its focus on characters who work, folks with jobs who labor for a living.” She

and set and lighting designer Maria Shaplin set the rollicking comedy about lascivious Falstaff (Robert DaPonte) pursuing two married women (Jess Conda and Mary Tuomanen) in “a kind of mythical American West,” sort of “Shakespeare on the Prairie” or “My Antonia Does Shakespeare,” which fits naturally with Clark Park’s rolling hills and majestic trees. The play ends with a scene in the woods, right at dusk, so “we’ll be poised for exactly the kind of magic that happens when people hang out together outside, among the trees, in the summer.”

when they were relatively unknown. These days, he claims, they “have gone viral.” Most people are probably familiar with ambigrams by way of Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons, the protagonist of which is a Harvard professor named, not coincidentally, Robert Langdon. In addition to ambigrams, the real (Drexel) professor Langdon has created hundreds of logos and, since the mid-’90s, has taken his work to canvas. An exhibition of some of his paintings, logos and printed materials can be seen at AIGA Philadelphia through Monday.

—Mark Cofta

—Jodi Bosin

Through July 29, 7 p.m., free, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, 215-764-5345, shakespeareinclarkpark.org.

Through July 30, free, American Institute of Graphic Arts, 72 N. Second St., aigaphilly.org.

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✚ WORDPLAY

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Philadelphia artist John Langdon began working with ambigrams — a word-based art form that can be read from two vantage points — in the 1970s

Auteurs of edgy inscrutability, Liars have made a career of unwieldy conceptual gestures, art-punk abstraction and nearconstant reinvention. Not one

of their six albums has really resembled any other, but with WIXIW (Mute) — the bewildering-seeming title turns out to be an idiosyncratic rendering of “wish you” — they’ve undertaken maybe their most dramatic transformation yet: a surprise shift toward palatability. A predominantly electronic affair (leading many to dub it the band’s Kid A, though it may be more like their King of Limbs), WIXIW finds the L.A.-via-Berlin-via-NYC trio as adventurous as ever, but focused mainly on exploration of textures — most of them warmly immersive, vaguely aqueous and uncharacteristically gentle — while the bleakness and aggression of previous efforts are subsumed into occasional, muffled undercurrents of alienation and foreboding. Don’t expect it to last — but it is nice to know that they can do pretty. —K. Ross Hoffman Thu., July 26, 9 p.m., $15, with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 215232-2100, utphilly.com.

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✚ THEESATISFACTION Seattle soul sisters Stasia Irons and Catherine HarrisWhite are pretty much as fresh as it gets: whip-smart, effortlessly funky and hip, and also really, really funny — never too cool (which is to say devastatingly cool enough) to get downright goofy when the moment calls for it. awE naturalE (Sub Pop) plays like a friendlier, less amorphously floaty take on the artily abstract collage-hop of their top-left associates Shabazz Palaces (with whom they’ve memorably guested), and it shows the duo to be just as adept at making quirky, juicy mincemeat of jazz breaks and scat-singing samples (the album’s entirely self-produced) as they are at politically minded but playful rhyme-saying and knowing, mellifluous neo-soul crooning. And you can’t even see their sweet synchronized stage moves (or their killer Afros) on

the record. —K. Ross Hoffman Thu., July 26, 9 p.m., $10-$12, with Lushlife and Mast, MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St., 215-925-MILK, milkboyphilly.com.

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✚ #FAYMEPROBLEMS In his short drag career, Alexander Kacala (aka Tammy Faymous) has already earned a place as one of Philly’s favorite crossover queens, whipping up just as much adulation in hetero-saturated venues like MilkBoy Philly as he does when performing for “family” in the Gayb. This week, he’s inviting a few of his sleaziest friends to NoLibs for a new dance party featuring music by DJs Xavier B. and J++ and drag performances by Serena Starr, se7en, Ginger Alley and Chaz Cas. The bash is inspired by some of pop culture’s hot-messiest celebutards, like has-been YouTube phenom Chris Crocker and


—Josh Middleton Thu., July 26, 10 p.m., free, PYT, 1050 N. Hancock St., 215-964-9009, pytphilly.com.

—Shaun Brady

hand-sewn by Healy and visitors and based on a series of conversations the artist had with South Philly residents about their childhood homes. The softsculpture scenes contain all the quiet longing of memory and the precision of her craft. Philadelphia residents should take the time to see this lovely exhibition (or help produce it) before it is installed behind a glass panel.

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Closing reception Fri., July 27, 6-10 p.m., Paradigm Gallery, 803 S. Fourth St., 267266-0073, paradigm-gallery.com.

One look at the roster of bandleaders that Wayne Smith Jr. has played with is enough to realize that this must be a drummer with the ability to summon a propulsive swing. Fellow Philadelphians like Orrin Evans, Duane Eubanks and the late, great Sid Simmons, as well as heavy hitters like funk-bop trumpeter Donald Byrd and prolific modern saxman John Ellis have all anchored their bands with Smith’s talents. He’s also a part

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Your chance to sew life-size fabric rooms has arrived. Local artist Kay Healy invites visitors to come to open community hours at Paradigm Gallery as she works on Starter Home, which is destined for display at the Philadelphia International Airport this August. Her exhibition comprises four three-dimensional rooms replicated in cloth sculpture-tapestries,

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of the roof-raising, blues/gospeltinged organ trio Three Blind Mice and has recordings in the pipeline with saxophonist Darryl Yokley and his local trio with saxophonist Mike Pracher and bassist Micah Jones. He’ll lead a newly formed New York-based quintet at his regular haunt, Chris’, this weekend featuring pianist George Burton, hardcharging saxophonist Stacy Dillard, guitarist Craig Magnano and bassist Ryan Berg.

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We don’t care what a sale’s theme is as long as there are bargains. We’re not heartless, we appreciate the charming muse behind the discounts, but when percentages start coming off we get a bad case of tunnel vision. Can you blame us? NoLibs is a hotbed of sales right now, right in the thick of the hood’s first annual Christmas in July. And just like on Dec. 25, there are ample opportunities to give and receive. The giving part is easy: Donate to Philabundance by dropping off canned and dry food to any of the event’s participating shops. Who’s on that roster, you ask? Curated Goods, Once Worn Consignment, Swag and Arcadia are just a few of the boutiques offering sales of up to 75 percent off. Merry Christmas, indeed. In those shops alone, you’ll get gorgeous vintage furniture, jewelry and a selection of eco-friendly fashions. If you need to refuel during your buying spree, PYT, Gunners Run and Soy Café will also be serving up some jolly-making deals. After you’ve had your fill of holiday perks, sprint over to Queen Village’s BUS STOP Friday for its Olympic-themed savings. This is one our favorite haunts for shoes, and owner Elena Brennan never skimps on sales. Just the other week there were Bastille Day markdowns, and now this: Come in wearing gold jewelry and get 15 percent off your shoe purchases. And can we just talk about the shop’s Volley trainers (pictured) that are straight from the Down Under? The company designed marvelous, gold-detailed sneaks exclusively for the Australian Olympic team, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your paws on a pair of the brand’s regular kicks. Insider tip: BUS STOP is the only place in the city you’ll find them. (julia.west@citypaper.net)

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“How would he handle this?” Even after the passing of Dukes of Destiny’s founder Steve Brown, his presence is still felt. Under Colgan-Davis, the Dukes are still a rollicking big blues band — “We have seven voices all capable of singing lead and laying on harmonies,” he notes — but their repertoire is evolving. Where they once specialized in semi-obscure covers, they are now doing originals. And the covers, well, “They are the obvious ones, like ‘Temptation’ — but we have Dukified them.”

Maybe there’s something to Sun Ra’s cosmic philosophy after all. At a remarkable 88 years old, saxophonist Marshall Allen is still going strong leading the Arkestra, which he inherited when band heir apparent John Gilmore died just two years after Sun Ra. Maybe it’s the cardio benefits of scaling the stairs in the Germantown rowhouse that the Arkestra has used as its HQ for more than 40 years, or maybe there is some healing aspect to the merciless squall that Allen unleashes through his alto. Whatever the secret behind his longevity, the Maestro continues to usher new cadets into the sequined robes and Saturnian din as his compatriots head off to the Other Planes of There (most recently, 36-year member Art Jenkins, a vocalist and percussionist who


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Country grammar An Alabama boy gives Rex 1516 a (fairly) proper drawl. By Adam Erace reX 1516 | 1516 South St., 267-319-1366, rex1516.com. Lunch served

Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner served daily, 5-11 p.m.; brunch served Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Appetizers, $6-$13; entrees, $11-$21; desserts, $7.

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elcome to 1516 south st., location of the restaurant that almost never was. annexed by the folks behind Philly Kitchen share, the space was this close to becoming a modern deli in 2010, but after the partners disbanded, the project fizzled and the address went into the business of growing cobwebs. Perhaps that’s what inspired Jill Weber, of More on: across-the-street wine bar Jet, and partner Evan Malone to turn 1516 into a restaurant with a “faded mansion” aesthetic. When she hired alabama native Regis Jansen as the chef, that look earned an extra adjective: southern faded mansion. What does this look like, you ask? think distressed-wood floors and exposed brick, marble and mahogany. think frosted-glass pendants large as ripe cantaloupes, dripping smoky light. think a louis XIV sofa that begs for Vampire Jessica or an equally lithe young creature to drape across it. Faded southern mansion? as a Penn anthropologist, Weber should know.

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the dreamlike ambience of this four-month-old restaurant is convincing, but it’s Jansen’s bayou breeding that imparts a truer sense of the south. the lanky 29-year-old is a life-sized licorice whip; it’s hard to imagine him growing up in Fairhope, outside Mobile, on a steady diet of his mom’s home cooking. When Jansen adapted her crawfish pot pie recipe for Rex 1516, “I had to cut the amount of cheese by three-quarters!” the panko should probably be cut as well. I chiseled a hole in the flaky, golden pastry cover of that very pot pie, savoring the cartoonish plume of aromatic, seafood-scented steam. Were I Pepé le Pew, a smoky heart would have encircled my head. When my fork resurfaced, instead of crawfish tails enrobed in silky gravy, a clump of papier-mâché mix clung to its tines. this is the way Mama Jansen has made this pot pie for decades, thickened with bread crumbs and a blend of pepper Jack, mozzarella and cheddar in lieu of roux, so who am I to question decades of culinary tradition? someone who needed to chug down his fizzy lime more food and rickey just to wash the paste from his drink coverage gums, that’s who. at c i t y p a p e r . n e t / the pot pie’s texture was unfortunate, m e a lt i c k e t. because the flavors came over honest and pure: the mellow sweetness of a slowly sweated vegetable, the tingle of jalapeño, the richness of the seafood. and the pie crust, fashioned by dessert prodigy shamus Moriarty, ranked among the flakiest I’ve had. In Moriarty, Jansen has no truer culinary ally. “My take on southern food is to try to take it away from a caricature of itself,” Jansen explains, “the ‘we got collards and ham hocks and we fry everything’ mentality.” that’s an admirable >>> continued on page 36

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white noise and blankets of humidity are a given, cocktail choices get rough. Smoky Scotches tend to lose their appeal, and even the chilliest martini doesn’t hold the allure of an icy, fruit-forward long drink. Here’s a handpicked menu of porch-sippers from a few of our favorite barkeeps. Jennifer Conley of Stateside (1536 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-551-2500, statesidephilly.com) has crafted a South Philly sangria with backbone using Rittenhouse Rye shaken with lemon juice and simple syrup, finished off with a pinot-noir float and seasonal fruit (this week: apricots). Dan Carr’s Rye Lemonade at Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard St., 215-545-0350, thepubandkitchen. com) is “the cocktail equivalent to a Philadelphia fire hydrant on full blast.” Rye meets herbs by way of a housemade tarragon-caraway syrup. Bitter-orange Torani Amer rounds out rye pepperiness. The Industry’s (1401 E Moyamensing Ave., 215-271-9500, theindustrybar.com) Bob Achilles’ cocktail list would be just as much at home poolside as in Pennsport. The Lucky Loser is a riff on the Pimm’s Cup and a nod to his British roots: Pimm’s No. 1, Bluecoat, lemon, ginger beer and cucumber simple syrup. Cristina Tessaro has done a bang-up job with her exotic-infusions cocktail program at London Grill (2301 Fairmount Ave., 215-978-4545, londongrill. com). After a pilgrimage to Portland’s Thai-food and vinegar-based-cocktails mecca, Pok Pok, peachinfused mild coconut vinegar serves as the base of her Persian Tart, a puckery mix of Rhuby, rhubarb bitters, served over ice with club soda. With a menu subheader that reads “I asked her for water but she brought me gasoline,” you might not think to venture into Franklin Mortgage (112 S. 18th St., 267-467-3277, thefranklinbar. com) for heat relief. Here are liquid-AC picks from Franklineers Colin Shearn and Al Sotack. Shearn’s Psycho Cupid, named for a dark track from post-punkers The Mekons, blends Genever with lemon, raspberry syrup and Peychaud’s; then it's shaken and served tall over crushed ice with a few raspberries. Banking on the Collins’ refreshment factor, Sotack hands over The Poison Ivy: Beefeater, lime and honey, with dandelion-burdock bitters and quinine duo of tonic and Bonal Gentiane-Quina. Steer clear of watery light beer and poorly muddled mojitos and into the hands of these thoughtful bartenders who ensure coolness for the rest of the summer. (caroline@citypaper.net)

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Were I Pepé Le Pew, a smoky heart would have encircled my head. approach, one that dovetails with the smart philosophies of so-called New Southern cuisine and its patron saint, Charleston’s Sean Brock. But in the case of the crawfish pot pie, Jansen did exactly the opposite. Other, less egregious misfires occurred along the way to dessert, but they didn’t interfere with Jansen’s ability to convey his style of Southern cooking. An arugula salad furnished with candied pecans and brown-sugarand-thyme-roasted pears made a fine starter, but lacked enough of the sweet-and-tangy maple-and-cider vinegar dressing. The same candied pecans and sliced apples felt too generic for the cheese-and-charcuterie board. It’s 2012, not 2002. We expect more. Japanese bread crumbs browned in Jansen’s “ham butter” is the best thing to happen to mac ’n’ cheese since … well, ever. Keep your lobster mac, your crabmeat, your chopped black truffle; ham is where it’s at. Too bad the cheese sauce was runny and broken. I loved the spicy cornbread-and-andouille stuffing in the roulade of pork loin, but the dry meat was pounded too thin and cooked too long. I soaked the pork in the juices of braised collards, cooked up to five hours with ham hocks. It’s ironic that Jansen, a chef trying to unchain the South’s collards collar, makes some of the tenderest greens I’ve had. Ditto for the potatoes (sweets mashed with cream, brown sugar and Bourbon; whites mashed with buttermilk), okra (with bacon!) and chicken gravy. Then again, the best dish at Rex 1516 was probably the least typically Southern. The serious burger, starring an inch-thick patty of ground brisket and filet, spoke to Jansen’s tenures at 1601 and Royal Tavern. Bookended by house-baked buns, the beef was topped with bacon, Gorgonzola and red-onion jam. The skillet-roasted chicken breast and hanger steak (glistening with whiskeyspiked shallot butter) also made respectable mains. Moriarty’s Southern-inspired desserts, meanwhile, are more worth reverence than respect. The sweets feature intricate, intuitive details: vanilla beans pressed into a strawberry-rhubarb pie’s pâte-sucrée crust, a sticky toffee bread pudding based on house-baked honey brioche. Many feature boozy elements (Bourbon marshmallow, SoCo toffee) too, if you haven’t already gotten your fill from the neat cocktail list curated by manager Heather Rodkey. The Deep South was a chance to try elusive Bartram’s Bitters, here anchoring the sweetness of the drink’s rooibosinfused vodka laced with honey syrup. The beer list, like any forgotten mansion, is also full of treasures. The best way to end a meal at Rex, though, is the king’s gateau, a column of flourless chocolate cake cloaked in waves of airy peanut-butter mousse and garnished with peanut brittle and banana ice cream. The king to which this confection refers is, of course, Elvis Presley, he of the proclivity for peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches. But it’s hard to imagine any monarch, past or present, turning this dessert away. (adam.erace@citypaper.net)


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eginning at the intersection of Ninth and Passyunk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; i.e., Cheesesteak Vegas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and climbing north to Christian Street, there is a microcosm of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sandwich possibilities: late-night steaks from glowing Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (1237 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-468-1546, patskingofsteaks.com) and Genoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (1219 S. Ninth St., 215-389-0659, genosteaks.com), veal and tripe with chiles from the window of Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (900 S. Ninth St., 215-5928363), the new-school Italian-American imaginings of Paesanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (1017 S. Ninth St., 215-440-0371, paesanosphillystyle.com). But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the Mexican-accented corridor of Ninth between Federal and Washington where a magical sandwich synergy is happening. On a stroll past Fiesta Acapulco (1122 S. Ninth St., 215-551-0850, open daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.), a window sign advertised an only-in-the-Italian-Market, Philexican mashup cheesesteak burrito. Given the possibilities for greatness (see: the cheesesteak spring rolls at Circles Thai or Sammy Chonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bulgogi hoagie), this was something that needed to be sampled. Six dollars gets you an oversized flour tortilla filled with juicy-beefy, thin-sliced rib eye, threads of griddled onion and the right ratio of oozy American. Cooked frozen fries are on board with plastic ramekins of tart crema and smooth guac, a duo of condiments that help out the nothingspecial fries. Complementary fresh fried tortilla chips serve as an app with a bowl of salsa verde that does double duty as both dip and a bright drizzle of heat for your steak. Cheesesteak talk has the tendency to spark controversy around these parts, and this one is sure to cause eye-rolling, but the combo is kind of perfect. California-to-Philly expats will be pleasantly reminded of the California burrito, a snugly wrapped specimen of carne asada, salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream and French fries. In other words, bicoastal late-night eating at its finest. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to hoping that this is only the first of MexicanItalian Market hybrids to imerge. Roast pork and broccoli rabe-stuffed tamales. slices of pizza topped with cojita and chorizo, grilled mortadella tortas and porky carnitas hoagies topped with long hots all seem like viable Ninth Street crossover candidates. (caroline@citypaper.net)

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[ i love you, i hate you ] ARGUEMENT OVER TEXT Hey Boyfriend...you and I both are silly...I am still thinking about the fact that you and I were arguing over the text. you made me feel like shit because you just never realize I guess that your words hurt...they really do and I am so in love with you! You know this already...I miss you like crazy...I can’t wait until you make love to me! I can’t wait to just touch and feel you again! You are my world! And I don’t want to fight with you! I can’t wait until we are one again! I love you!

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$2.00 buys you. Seats are complementary, not obligatory. Nowhere is it written SEPTA or the “person taking up two places” owes you a seat. You open your mouth here instead of on the trolley which smacks of cowardice. Your sense of self entitlement, the same as your mindless hatred towards someone you don’t know for the simple minded reason they are fat is immature, self centered, purile behaviour and I’m calling you and every other asshole who thinks he/she is better than everyone else for whatever asanine reason out on it. If you are thin and in good shape then it shouldn’t present a problem for you to stand

an “I hate you”. I realize it must be difficult to adore such an arrogant asshole such as myself, yet for some restlessly romantic reason you keep finding yourself drawn to me. I recognize the bs you’ve gotten from others/given yourself for sticking it out. And I want you to know, now, in print, irrevocably, that I appreciate your love and your loyalty. I even admire you for both. I also want you to know, I wouldn’t change a thing about us, because baby, I’d much rather our peculiar passion and carnal chemistry over bland every day affairs I see walking around and regurgitated on facebook. Even though we

You stupid bitch...you are sitting up there giving your pussy up for nothing...how much sense does that make...then you sit there and complain that you don’t have shit...you aren’t going to have shit because your aren’t shit...I hate the fact that you keep saying all your men that you fucked look like some kind of superstar or something...do you think that anyone desires you... nobody fucking desires you nor do they want you...I hate seeing your face and your reactions to things because you make such a big deal out of nothing...you can eat a big dick or a little dick it really doesn’t matter to me...but I hate you..stop fucking whining about dumb stuff...

STUPID ASS GRAFFITI BASTARDS I know you idiots aren’t the brightest of sorts, but if you see a wall or an area of the city that is graffiti-free, why tag it? It’s obviously a place where no one wants to see that shit and it’ll be removed in a day or two, sometimes sooner. Use your head and save your supplies for areas of the city that are graffiti-friendly. Use this as a frame of reference: If there’s no graffiti around, that means the people who live there don’t accept it, won’t tolerate it and will have it removed rapidly. You should save your time, supplies and energy. If you see an area with a lot of graffiti, that’s where you should tag, the people who live there accept it. Stop being stupid. Kev

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Laughing together is the best moment for a good feeling. Somebody told me at the bars, there are several guys getting a red thick dildo penetrated in the ass by beautiful sexy lesbians, some received ejaculations on their boobs, whores get every hole stuffed repeatedly! It’s a rock hard, really hot and sloppy in a condo. Barely believable! Somewhere in downtown at night but not sure where if you enjoy the pleasure what you’re doing then go for it. Whatever make you feel happy and satisfy your desire. Oops! I don’t need to know this is none of my business. At this point, it’s time to go privately,discreet, RESPECT and keep it that way.

Hey Dude you stinking ass bitch...why the fuck would you stand at the fucking door with your arm up and smelling like hell! Then you acidentially hit me and said excuse me like it was my fault that you stunk the only thing that was good with you was your hair length you piece of shit! I don’t like the fact you knew that you were in the fucking way...please don’t let me see you again! I would love to smack the shit out of you!

Pierced Girl in Walgreen at 11th and locust who stood up for a transgender person who coindentally had just gone into the store as you were telling the scumbug guys who were making fun of this person how fucked up it was and you definitely left and took your money elsewhere. Thank you so much for being so courageous and for not being afraid to stand up. The world can be a really weary place sometimes where you are on this journey. You are a hero. Much love.

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I am so fucking tired of you calling and not saying shit...who the fuck do you think that you are...I am going to play on your phone with my cousin! Yes I do have time to do that shit and you are nothing to me you are a fucking loser! I know that you and your wife are having isues and she wants to fuck someone else. I will be that person she fucks on a daily basis. I can’t wait to bend that bitch over my knee and give it to her! She wants it really bad I can see it is her face! Don’t be surprised when you come home and I have her bent over your kitchen sink! LOL!

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RAIN JACKET OUTFIT Lady on the bus the other morning...you stupid bitch...why are you wearing that rain jacket but you have maryjane shoes on...who the fuck does shit like that...I don’t understand...if you are wearing the shoes you minus well wear rain shoes..wouldn’t that make sense..then you are going to stand in the fucking way when it was time to get off the bus...you stupid bitch why don’t you sit the fuck down! It doesn’t make any sense to me that you are dressed like that and you are standing in the fucking way! Dumb bitch!

during the ride or to walk unless you’re lazy and an overpriveleged princess. You know who should have a seat every single ride- disabled and elderly people. Do you know how many times I have seen young and fit people occuping seats up front while those whom the seats were designated for must move to the middle or the back of the bus because those inconsiderate jackasses refuse to get up? If you want a real reason to bitch dumb ass pick that one.

constantly capsize and recollect each other, WE. ARE. WORTH. IT. We are loaded while they are only lukewarm. You’re emerald eyes reel me in and the soft sincerity in your kisses keep me just as close as I am crazy about you. Thank you, for resisting the easy way out, and the antagonizing advice from drones and dopes alike.Thank you for going with your heart, which in this case belongs to me. Oh and happy 26th birthday, hot sex. - your arrogant asshole

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I know you oft straddle the love/loathe line when it comes to me... Come to think of it, one of the last times we had sex, your out of breath “i love you” was promptly followed with a smirk and

I wish that I can mention you company but I know that C.P is not going to print it so here it goes...you piece of shit dude that answers the phone! I wish that I could beat the shit out of you

Hey dumbass, you didn’t pay for a seat on the trolley. You paid for the ride. That’s what your

and get away with it! I don’t like how you talk to me and I don’t like your attitude you act like you don’t hear me over the phone when I call and tell you what I want then you have a attitude...I hate you...the other guy rocks! You can eat shit!

Seems like yesterday that you were speaking acting normal...now it is that you are back to your sneaky ways again...I just want to punch your two-faced self in the dam face! You make me sick and you just want to do all the evil shit to everyone including your old co-worker he feels so alone that you are ignoring him...he wants to flip burgers but is unsure if you will still like him or not! I say fuck you...if you don’t like me...I don’t like you...get over yourselves...cause I hate your french fry crew!

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Labrador Retriever Pups, AKC, OFA hips, CERF eyes, Ylw, Top Quality English CH lines, Family raised, Ready 8/9, Reserve, 607-329-9798, sassys-labs.com, $800

MALTIPOO PUPS, 9 wks, vet check, S/W $400. 215-292-6352 no texts, call only PITBULL 9 Blue pups, $650-$800, 267-688-6450 Pit Bull Pups, Red Nose, $200 each Call 267-528-7489 or 215-617-4608

BED: New Queen Pillow Top Set $150 . twin, full, king avail. Del avl 215-355-3878 Bedroom Set 5 pc. brand new $399 All sizes, Del. Avail. 215-355-3878

BRAZILIAN FLOORING 3/4", beautiful, $2.75 sf (215) 365-5826 CABINETS SOLID MAPLE Brand new soft close/dovetail. Fits 10’x10’ kitchen. More cabinets if needed. Cost $6,400. Sell $1,595. 610-952-0033 Ladder: Wooden, 40ft. $45. Fire Escape Chains 2nd-1st flr, $30. (3) A/C units $45$60. Window gaurds $10ea 215.219.9191

RARE & VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC & Books for list of items email: kcmd104@ptd.net

ASHLEY Living rm & Dining rm set, leather, sofa/loveseat. 267-650-2548 Maltese Pups - 2M, 1F, AKC registered, ready now. Call 267-992-4252

Bd a Queen Pillow top matt set $169; King $269 mem foam $249. 215-752-0911

BD a Memory Foam Mattress/BoxsprIng Brand New Queen cost $1400, sell $299; King cost $1700 sell $399. 610-952-0033

2012 Hot Tub/Spa. Brand New! 6 person w/lounger, Cover. Factory warranty. Never installed! Beautiful. Cost $6,000. Ask $2,500. Will deliver. 610-952-0033

jobs F/T Housekper/nanny for SJ (Voorhees) home, must drive. Mashy 609-977-9054 Housekeeper needed, P/T, F/T 5 yrs exp, car, bkgd check, Overbrook,215-290-2100

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Pug Puppies AKC, Shots, and wormed, black and fawn $600. 717-278-7057 Rottweiler 8wks Docked tails call/text Jamal 215-921-1079

Rottweiler mix pups, cute, ready 7/23, shots & wormed, $240. (610)273-2593 SHELTIE AKC tri-females, 4 months, 6 months, going to be small, shots, vet checked, great parents! 610-838-7221

Sheltie Pups - champ parents on site, ready now, $500. 856-696-1828 Snorkie pups, Yorkie/ Schnauzer Mix, vet checked, etc. $500. (717)951-9582, happyheartshappyhomes.yolasite.com

Whippet Pup, AKC reg. male, 7 months, champ lines, breeder. (609)882-0436 Yorkie pups, AKC, very small, Doll faced, 3-5 lbs., ready now, Call 717-278-0932

LOST Congo African Grey Parrot, gray body, red tail, last seen 16th/Lindley. Reward. 215-687-2999 or 480-5122

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Per Diem coverage in our busy o/p chemo infusion clinic. Onc. exp. pref. Comp sal. Call 610-527-2999 or fax resume to 610-527-0334 attn: BK

Burman’s Specialty Pharmacy a leader in the Philly region for patient care related to HCV, hemophilia and IVIG is looking for a sales professional to sell IVIG services. You must have sale experience calling on physicians within at least one of the following disciplines: Immunology or Neurology. The ideal candidate will have IVIG sales with a proven track record. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Please send resumes to hr@burmansglobal.com or by mail to P.O. Box 355, Unionville, PA 19375

Loan Documentation / Operations Specialist Philadelphia, PA

Valley Green Bank, a Community Bank in the Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy sections of Philadelphia, has opening in its loan documentation/operations department. Candidates must be detail oriented, with strong computer skills, and have the ability to multitask in a fast growing environment. Loan documentation experience and knowledge of Laser Pro a plus. College graduates with related business skills looking to establish a banking career are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send resume with salary requirements to: 7226 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119, Attn: VP Loan Operations.

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10th & Snyder 2BR 1st flr $1150+ C/A, W/D, marble bth, jacuzzi, bsmnt, hdwd flrs, garden patio. (215)463-7374

29th St. 1BR $750+utils beautiful, large victorian parlor, kitch w/ all appl’s, patio, off st prkg 215-321-0395

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4xx Moore St. 1BR newly renov., yard, Eat-in-kitch, seperate bsmnt, Sec 8 OK, no pets 267-296-9298

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3 Great Eagles SBL seats, 8 reg. season tix, Sec 116, row 24, seats 1, 2 & 3, priced for quick sale $4,950. (570)735-4760

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Broad St. near Jackson 2br $800+utils 2nd floor, sec dep req. 215-468-5334

20xx S. 68th St. 1br $550 2nd floor of triplex 610-534-4521

1406 N 52nd St. 2BR $600 kitch & ba, $1800 move-in 610-454-0292 1BR Apt Available $600/month $1800 move in, nwly renov,215-284-7944 39xx Pennsgrove St 1 BR $625+ 1st floor, w/d, newly renov 267-625-0066 $625+utils 5133 Irving St 1 & 1/2 br newly renov., 1st floor, 610-869-3663 52nd & Master 1br $575+utils newly renovated, Call (215) 747-8150 52nd & Master effic. part furn., avail. immed.

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57th & Thomas 1BR $550 Furn. Avail. immed. Call 267-266-3661 60xx Market St. 2BR $700 Avail immed. Plenty of windows, 2nd flr. Section 8 OK. No pets. 267-296-9298 P arksid e A re a 2BR starting @ $900. Newly renov, new kit & bath, hdwd flrs, Section 8 OK. 267-324-3197

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Various Studio, 1 & 2br Apts $650-$895 www.perutoproperties.com 215.740.4900

Balwynne Park 2br $820+ 1st flr, w/d, garage, C/A. 610-649-3836

18xx Venango 2br $650+utils 2nd flr, near Temp Hosp. 267-339-1662 21xx W. Ontario 2BR $650 newly renov, avail immed. 267-625-0066


apartment marketplace 22xx Lambert St. 1br $550 & efficiency apt. $500. same location both + utilities Please Call 610-716-3233 2600 block N 18th St 2br $600 +utilities 3 months move in, 267-934-1643 2747 Germantown Ave 1 BR $525 Like new. Call Henry at 267-974-9721 36xx N 13th St 1br $575+utils 1st flr, carpet throughout. (215)828-1530 37xx N 18th St. 1BR $500+utils $1,500 move in req, 3rd flr 267-632-3302

64xx N. 16th St 2 BR $650+utils 2nd floor, updated, no pets, Call 215-765-1611 or 215-593-5479 66 S t-1BR $785 + elec & 2BR $900 + elec.Ht/wtr/gas inc Sec8ok 215-768-8243 68xx Forrest Ave. 1BR $610+utils big rooms, good area, 215-779-0871

13th/Erie furn rms $85 & up/week Priv. ent, single occupancy 215-514-7143 1547 S. 30th St. furn, fridge, $125 week; $375 move in. no kitchen. 215-781-8049 20th & Allegheny: Furn. Luxury Rooms. Free utils, cable, A/C. Call 267-331-5382 21st & Erie, large room, new renov., wall/wall, furn. $100/wk. 215-570-0301 2435 W. Jefferson St. Rooms: $375/mo, Move in fee: $565. Call 215-913-8659

1,2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY-PARKING 215-223-7000 6118 N Broad St 2br $750 Fireplace, freshly painted, large rooms, balcony. 3mo. sec. dep. 718-213-8890

48xx Carlisle 1br/1ba $575+utils beautiful, renov, $1725 req. 267-591-0021

11xx Grange Ave 1br $650 includes heat spacious, newly renov., ceil. fans, hwd flrs, ldry rm, a/c, 1st, last, sec 215-356-3282 59xx Old York Rd 1BR $625+utils 2nd flr, w/w, g/d, tile kitch 215-224-1010 60XX Warnock 1 BR $595+ near Fernrock Train Station,215-276-8534

44xx North 7th St. 3BR/1.5BA $775 Work history & ref. req. 570-234-6728

1 BR & 2 BR Apts $725-$835 spacious, great loc., upgraded, heat incl, PHA vouchers accepted 215-966-9371 3xx Berkley $750 2xx Seymour $485 large or small units. Call 610-287-9857 53xx Greene St. 1BR/2BR $675/mo. (Greene St. and Penn St.) Conv. transp., tastefully renov., mirrored closet in MBR, hdwd flrs., bonus rm., oak cabs in kitch., micro., ceiling fans, tile BA with claw foot tub. Call 215-242-1204 or 267-250-9822 6035 GERMANTOWN AVE 1BR $625 Open House Sat. 10-12 215-571-9314 HaveANewHome.com

1315 E. Duval 2BR $750/mo 1st flr, 3 mo mv in, Sec 8 ok 215.886.1074 21xx Chelten Ave. 1BR $550+elec all newly renov., 2nd flr, yrd 215.284.5394

6621 Blakemore St. 2Br $700 hdwd floors & carpet, newly renovated, with spiral stairs, Call 215-843-8387 W. Cheltenham 3Br/1Ba $925+utils 1800 sq. ft., din rm, liv rm, no basement, 2 car off st. parking. 215-345-1385

1201 W. Chelten Ave. 1BR $625+utils. Large, 2mo. sec., avail. now. 215.287.1303 1414 W. 71st Ave 1BR $600 2BR $800 Utilities included. Close to transportation & shopping. Call 215-574-2111 1522 Champlost 2br/1ba $675+utils heat incld, Please call 215-779-6914

41xx Paul Studio $450 includes heat BR, kitch, ba, $1350 move in 215.743.0503 45xx Frankford Ave. Studio $500 2nd floor. No pets. Call 215-289-2973 Frankford & Oxford 1BR $600 Also Efficiency, $500, Utilities included We speak Spanish, 215-620-6261

19xx Ripley 2BR $775 1st & 2nd flr, newly remodeled, hardwood floors, ceiling fans. Call 302-339-0726 3rd & Godfrey 1br +bonus rm $695+util 1.5 ba, wall to wall 267-251-5675 64XX LEVICK & MARSDEN 2BR $725+utls, credit check 215-869-2402 72xx Torresdale Ave. 2BR $725 wall to wall, nr transps. 215.280.9200 Academy & Grant 2BR $795+ 1st floor, renovated, C/A, off street parking. Please call 856-346-0747 ACADEMY/KNIGHTS 2br $850 + utils 1st flr, garage, bsmt, air. 267-342-1993 Bustleton & Haldeman 2br Condo $925 prvt balcony w/garden view 215.943.0370 Fox Chase 1br $700 ht/hot water incl 2nd floor, w/d, near train 215-901-6934 Oxford Circle 1br $629+utils 2nd flr, fridge, carpets, call (215)681-7760 OXFORD CIRCLE 1BR on 3rd fl. $550 + utils. 267-312-7100 Rhawn 1br $695 Beautiful 1 BR apt, call 215-820-5788. TACONY ST. 1br $650 Remodeled kit, Sect 8 OK. 215-518-6631

4508 N. Broad St. Rooms: $375/mo. Move in fee: $565. Call 215-913-8659 50th St. - UNIVERSITY CITY $125/wk Room for rent, newly renov. wall to wall carpet. Private entry, call 267-596-9283

DARBY 1 BR $525 spacious, w/w, new a/c, very clean, conv. to trans/shopping. 610-358-2438 Drexel Hill 2br $1000/mo. lrg apt w/bsmt, sec 8 ok, 610-888-7492 Glenolden 1br $650+utils close to train, bsmnt, (610)202-1366 Lansdowne 2br $700+utils 167 Houston Rd., Call 267-276-3680

53xx N. Broad St. Room & Efficiency fridge, 27" TV, AC. Call 267-496-6448 55th/Thompson furn lg room $125wk, priv ent, $200 sec 215-572- 8833

61st & Chester Ave., newly renovated room, $125/wk. $350/dep. 267.456.2808

A1 Nice, well maintained rms, N. & W. Phila. Starting @ $125/wk 610.667.9675

ALLEGHENY $90/wk. $270 sec dep Nr EL train, furn, quiet. 609-703-4266 Broad & Olney deluxe furn room priv ent $145 wk. Sec $200. 215-572-8833 Delaware Co. New renov, close to trans. $100/wk 1st wk FREE, 267-628-7454 Frankford area -$115 week per person conv to transp. sec dep req 215-432-5637 Frankford, nice rm in apt, near bus & El, $300 sec, $90/wk & up. 215-526-1455 Frankford / Northeast, Newly renov, nicely furnished, A/C, W/D, cable, clean, safe & secure. Call (267) 253-7764

Germantown Area: NICE, Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs (267)988-5890

Hunt. Pk. 4xx N Broad: priv. rm, priv ba, newly ren $400/mo 215-747-9429 NE 1st wk free. $130/wk. all utils incld. Large, furn, Call 267-600-2887 North Phila clean, quiet bldng, A/C proof of income, $135/wk. 267-702-7914 North & SW Phila. Medium & Large Rooms, clean, kitchen. Call 610-348-0121 or 267-207-8129

N Phila Furn, Priv Ent $75 & up . No drugs, SSI ok. available now 215.763.5565 Olney and N Phila. $85 and up furn, kit privs, coin-op, crpt. 516-527-0186

Roslyn 2br/1.5 ba $900+util. Living room, eat in kitchen, wall to wall carpet, dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal, w/d, central air, gas heat, small patio, private parking, no pets. Available 9/1/12. Call 215-643-0325.

SW,N, W Move-in Special! $90-$125/wk Clean furn. rooms. SSI ok. 215-220-8877 SW Phila room for rent, $100/wk, $300 move in, (215)729-4855 $35 app. fee. West Philly 58th & Chesnut Rooms for Rent. $75 & $90. Call 267-439-0582

RIVERTON 1br-2br apts $950-$1,000 some include heat, 1 block to Riverline & 2 blocks to Delaware River. 856-952-2333

2648 Wilder St. 3br/1ba $725+ utils Call Erik 215.744.5750 or 215.510.0034

53xx Girard Ave: Large clean rooms $100-$110/week. Call (215) 917-1091

Germantown & The Blvd. Rms: $100/up & 1br, 215-669-4530, 484-886-0112 WARMINSTER Lg 1-2-3 BR Sect. 8 OK 1 MONTHS FREE RENT!!! HURRY!! Pets & smoking ok. We work with credit problems. Call for Details: 215-443-9500

14xx S. Marston St. 3br/1ba $750 sec 8 ok, nw carpets, bsmt 267-997-7376 19xx S. Norwood St. 2/3BR modern kitchen & bath, just remodeled, section 8 ok, Call 215-432-3040 2117 Pierce St. 3BR/1BA TOTALLY RENOVATED! All electric! P.H.A voucher accepted. 267-701-7845 21xx Manton St 3br/1ba $825+utils newly remod., hwd flrs, new kit w/granite countertops, new bathroom (215)917.1091

W & SW Phila Newly renov rooms, share kitchen & bath, all utils incl. 215.768.7059

1854 S. 65th St. 3br/1ba $785+ utils Call Erik 215.744.5750 or 215.510.0034 25xx S. Gross Ave 2br $650 53xx Lindberg 3br $790. 610-534-4521 52nd & Kingsessing 3br/1.5ba $1200 renov, fin bsmt, hw flr, deck 267.319.6272

6737 Dorel St. 3BR/1BA $875+ utils. Call Erik 215.744.5750 or 215.510.0034 70th & Elmwood 2BR $625+utils avail now, 3 mos. needed 215-821-8858 Elmwood area 3BR $850+utils modern, Sec. 8 approved. 215-726-8817

7xxx Forrest Ave. 3br $895+utils first 2 months +_security. 215-635-3069

45xx Bermuda St. 3BR/2BA $1,200 Just rehabbed, C/A, hardwood flrs on 1st flr, finished bsmnt. Call (215) 399-6164

32xx Potter St. 4Br/1Ba newly renovated, Sec 8 OK 267-243-0308

51xx Worth St. 2br/1ba $850+ Side and rear fenced yard, W/D, fridge, hdwd flrs., full bsmnt, 3 mo. req’d. Sec. 8 ok. Call (610) 587-2400

1325 N. Robinson St 3br/1ba $825+ utils. Call Erik 215.744.5750 or 215.510.0034

24xx Turner St. 5BR/2BA $800/mo. 3 story, w/d hook-up 215-519-5437 34th & Allegheny 2BR/1BA $595 good condition. Call (215) 758-5855 North Phila 2BR house $650 3 months rent needed 267-414-7442 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 3BR/1BA Renv, c/air, h/d flr, sec 8 ok 215.704.6967

2xx W Alabanus 3br/1ba $775+utils fresh paint, hardwood floors, shows well, available immediately, (215)514-7778

2xx Berkley 2BR $750 +utils. Sec. 8 ok. Call 215-713-9002

325 E. Cliveden St. 3br/1ba $1200+util Call Erik 215.744.5750 or 215.510.0034 62xx N Lambert St 3BR $850 includes porch, big yard, newly renovated, Section 8 ok. 609-486-6261

E320 CDI 2005 $29,500 BLACK BEAUTY, FLAWLESS GEM! One of a Kind w/ 11,600 mi, 1 owner, garage kept, non smoker, Carfax cert, all service work done at dealership. Nicest one in the Country. A Rare Find! 267-907-3536

VOLVO V70 2002 Luxury economy 4 door station wagon, original miles, GAS MISER, quick private sale $5975. 215-922-5342

Oceanview, NJ (Shore) 2006, 39 ft Park Model, 3 season rm. many extras, must see, $40k/obo. for pics (267)784-5933

Wilmot St 3br/1ba $1050 w/d, fridge, yard, sec. 8 ok, 215-632-5763 Chevy Cutaway Box 2007 $7,950 Full power, A/C, original miles, lite commercial, well maintained, garage kept, corporate disposal. Call 215-629-0630 9xx Carver St. 3BR $850+utils move in special, avail now, 215-783-0175 9xx Scattergood Philadelphia 2br $795 Newly reno, Sec. 8 ok. 215-464-6559 Wissonoming 3br/1ba freshly painted, sec 8 ok, 215-740-4629

Darby 3br/1ba $950+utils prch,yd,close shop & transp 610.696.2022 14xx Felton St 3BR off 62nd & Media. Sec 8 ok 215-848-5072 14xx N. 53rd 6br/3ba modern, section 8 ok. 215-868-0481 2Br & 3Br Houses Sec. 8 welcome beautifully renovated, (267)981-2718 49XX Hoop St. 3BR $775 renovated. $1,550 move in. 610-772-4373 50th and Market 4BR $1000 house, ready to move in, 609-634-2765 55xx Elliott St. 4Br/1.5Ba newly renovated, Sec 8 OK 267-243-0308 55xx Larchwood 4BR $1,200/mo section 8 4br voucher ok, (215)492-5987 55xx Walton 3br $750 nice block, newfly renov, 267-249-6645 57xx Commerce St. 3br/1ba front porch, quiet block, ceiling fans, ceramic tile, sec 8 ok. 1-877-371-7368 59xx Locust St. 3BR/1.5BA beautiful, renov., Sec 8 OK 215-609-5207

Ram 3500 Van 1999 $6,500 102K, good cond, seats 15. 267-312-5663

FORD F-350 XL Super Duty ’04 $18,000 62k miles, white, power stroke, V8 turbo diesel, good cond., loaded (215)788-3383 VOLVO 2006 Day Cab V12: 435 HP Volvo Eng., Mod. #VNL64T300. 10spd Eaton Trans, 166 inch W.B., Avg. 500k miles, $30k/obo Levittown, PA (515)266-6745

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Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted,

King of Prussia 2br/2.5ba TH $1350+ut 278 Stone Ridge Dr. nwly renov., full bsmnt., deck, all amens. 267-374-8574

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

Buick Roadmaster ’96 Classic collectors edition 9 pass. station wagon, extremely rare, like new $6950. Call 215-922-6113

A1 PRICES FOR JUNK CARS FREE TOW ING , Call (215) 726-9053

low cost cars & trucks Buick LeSabre 1998 $2250 Inspected, new radials, 610-667-4829 Buick LeSabre Custom 2005 $3,450 Loaded, CD, runs great. 267-592-0448 Cadillac 1998 Sedan Deville $2,985 Luxury 4 door, a/c, full pwr, original miles, Senior driver. quick sale 215-627-1814 Chevy Express Van 3500 2001 $3,500 workhorse,very dependable856.296.4484 Chevy Impala 2004 $3,999 runs good, silver, exc cond. 610-348-3228 Chevy Impala LS 2005 $3850 3.8 V6, tan, CD, 5 stars. 267-592-0448

Chrysler Concorde (Intrepid) 1999 $1650 4 door, loaded, CD, clean, 215-518-8808 Dodge Spirit 1993 $1850 91k, insp., excellent, 610-667-4829 Ford Crown Victoria 2001 $4800 1 owner, great cond, 46k, 856-366-0160 Lincoln TownCar 2000 $3,695 Cartier, sunroof, gorgeous. 610-524-8835 Mercury Grand Marquis 1995 $1250 87k mi., cold AC, new insp. 215-620-9383

Chevy Silverado ext cab 1992 $4900 truck with bed encloser, well maintained, runs good, Call 484-412-8636

Subaru Forester 1999 $4,500 73K, new tires, inspec., 215-830-8881

Chevy Silverado LS 2003 $3,500 Pick-up, 8 ft. bed, auto., inspec., looks and runs good, 173,000 miles. 215-704-1933

Volvo GLT 1993 $1,450 All pwr, cold AC, new insp. 215-620-9383

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19xx Conlyn St. 1br $600+ utils Newly renovated, hdwd flrs 215.843.8387 61xx Old York Rd 2BR $750 nwly renovated, large BR’s, 610-613-4497

25xx Frankford Ave 2br $625 + 1st flr, yard, Avail 8/1. 267-968-7043

16xx W 67th Ave. 4br $995+utils newly renovated, Call 610-675-7586

Town & Country Lmtd. 2008 $20k/obo loaded, DVD, 37k mi. Call 484-557-9857

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Germantown Studios, 1&2 bdrms starting at $550 Lg windows, c/a, d/w, balconies, laundry, on site maint. and close to all trans. Call 215-843-5344.

24xx Duncan 2BR/1BA $800+utils Newly remodeled, hardwood flrs, C/A, W/D, avail. immed. Call (215) 399-6164

1xx W. Weaver 4BR Newly renov, C/A, sec. 8 ok. 215.669.1304

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WIN, WIN, WIN!! All proceeds benefit AIDS FUND!

NEW AT THE EL BAR!!!

WEEKDAYS 5-7PM

HAPPY HOUR AT THE DIVE

SEMEN DONORS NEEDED

KENSINGTON HAPPY MEAL! EVERY DAY UNTIL 7PM 2 ALL BEEF HOT DOGS A PBR POUNDER A BAG OF CHIPS AND A TOY ALL FOR $5

½ PRICED DRAFTS

PHILADELPHIA EDDIES 621 South 4th St. Tattoo Haven (MIDDLE of Tattoo Row) 215-922-7384 open 7 DAYS

Healthy, College Educated Men 18-39 ~ $150/Sample WWW.123DONATE.COM

DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDED

525 West Girard Ave VINYL AND CD SPECIALISTS CLASSIC & MODERN GLOBAL SOUNDS HOUSE TECHNO DUBSTEP DUB DISCO FUNK SOUL JAZZ DIY PUNK LSD ROCK AND LIGHT HARMONY ROOTS BLUES NOISE AVANT AND MORE TUESDAY-SUNDAY 12-6PM 01-215-965-9616

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON DRAFT AT WATKINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DRINKERY?

HEAVY SEAS BLACK PILSNER, ROY PITZ WATERMELON LAGER, SOUTHAMPTON BIERE DE MARS, LANCASTER PILSNER, ARCADIA WHITE IPA, BRECKIN RIDGE SUMMER BRIGHT Corner of 10th & Watkins! 215-339-0175

Happy hour everyday - even weekends - from 5-7. 1/2 price on all 6 taps! Check out our upstairs game room with pool, darts, and some classic arcade games. On the corner of 10th & Watkins Streets in South Philly.

HAPPY HOUR AT THE ABBAYE $2 OFF ALL DRAFTS $3 WELL DRINKS $5 HAPPY HOUR MENU Only at the Abbaye 637 N. 3rd Street (215) 627-6711 www.THEABBAYE.net

HIGHTAIL IT

HAPPY HOUR!

EVERY MON THRU FRI

5 to 7

at PM

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Philadelphia City Paper, July 26th, 2012