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A man surrenders to police after climbing the partially submerged roller coaster in Seaside Heights and planting anAmerican flag on it.Springsteen gets two verses and a bridge out of it.

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Fifty-six tires are slashed in one night in West Philly. And then Tire Santa returns to the North Pole, an off-the-grid squat at 50th and Kingsessing that sometimes does house shows, for a long winter’s nap.

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Camden City Council approves a plan to lay off the city’s police force, replacing it with a county-run force. All legal disputes will be settled in Campbell’s Thunderdome.


The state Superior Court rules that home sellers are not required to divulge whether any murders or suicides occurred there. “Unless,of course,there’s a ghost infestation, but, c’mon, that usually turns up in the home inspection.”


Penn professor Guthrie Ramsey denounces Ferko String Band’s “Minstrel Days” Mummersperformance,saying,“Ignorance is no reason to allow them to do those kinds of things.” “What’s that supposed to mean?”rebutsAlbert Glitterpants of the Shunk Street Glitterpantses.

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Pro wrestlerThe Iron Sheik challenges Gov. Corbett to get“in the ring”if he wants to be “the big time jabroni.”Corbett is confident he can thwart the Camel Clutch by poisoning the Sheik’s drinking water slowly with industrial chemicals and profiting from it. BuzzBissingerquitshisradioshowon1210 WPHT, calling talk radio “trivial” and saying,“This is not how I should be spending my life.” His bosses were understanding about the whole thing,having fired him five minutes earlier.

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SEEING LIGHT: Carmen Delgado meets with Utility Emergency Services Fund’s Sharlim Ortiz, who was able to help Delgado’s family take care of their past-due electric bills and move out of a homeless shelter. samantha melamed

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Cold Comfort For some homeless families, past-due utility bills are the main barrier to housing. A pilot program offers hope. By Samantha Melamed


,700.88. For months, that number has been ingrained in Carmen Delgado’s memory, right down to the penny. It represents the seemingly insurmountable overdue balance on her utility bills, an arrearage that kept her, her husband and their daughter homeless for six months while they fretted over how they could pay it off, whether there were any monthly installments they could afford. Over the course of the couple’s first-ever encounter with the city’s shelter system (a motorcycle accident and a series of ailments had left them both broke and unable to work) they quickly learned that — because of their overdue utility bills — getting out of the shelter and into subsidized housing would be no simple matter. It’s not an unusual situation, says John rowe, executive director of the nonprofit utility Emergency Services Fund (uESF), which offers last-resort grants to people facing utility shut-offs. “There’s families that are in the shelter system for whom there’s a lot of reasons why they got there, but the thing that’s keeping them there right now is utility arrearages,” rowe says. “The nonpayment of utilities, or the termination, sets off a chain reaction.” Once that chain reaction begins — because arrearages show up on credit reports, because many landlords require tenants to put utilities in their own name and because people with such issues are ineligible even to apply


for many subsidized housing programs — it can be difficult to reverse. now, uESF and the city’s Office of Supportive Housing (OSH), which oversees homeless shelters, have launched a new collaborative effort to identify and assist those homeless families being held back by utility debts. For Delgado, one of the first to benefit from the pilot initiative, the impact was immediate and life-changing. Just over a month after she first visited uESF’s office this past november, she and her husband were finally able to move into a two-bedroom apartment in northeast Philadelphia. “It’s better than being in a shelter, believe me. no one wants to be in that position, no one,” she says. “This [program] had a big impact on my life.” Despite government initiatives like the Low-Income Heating assistance Program, which provides cash assistance as well as crisis grants of up to $400, and utility companies’ often-lenient customer-assistance programs, each year thousands of low-income Philadelphians still end up choosing between paying for rent, utilities or food. The results of that trade-off can be disastrous. In Pennsylvania, a winter moratorium on utility shut-offs means that the lowest-income residents won’t lose access to heat from Dec. 1 to March 31 (though that moratorium was rolled back by act 201 of 2004, which allows Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) to shut off customers with incomes as low as 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or $33,000 a year for a family of four.) But those whose utility service was already terminated before the morato-

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rium began aren’t protected. according to the Pennsylvania Public utility Commission’s cold-weather survey, published in December, 7,742 PGW customers and 2,673 PECO customers are going without a central heating source this winter. The uESF pilot program isn’t the city’s first attempt to chip away at those utility-shutoff figures, which are down slightly from last year but still represent a 13 percent increase over the average from 2007 to 2010. Philly nearly tripled its contributions to uESF starting in 2008, setting aside $1.525 million annually from its federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to serve as last-resort grants to people facing termination. The utility providers match those grants, so the money stretches twice as far. But over the past couple years, as Philly’s CDBG grant dwindled, so did utility assistance. In the city budget effective last July, uESF received $1.07 million, about two-thirds of which is dedicated to assisting PGW customers. Within a few months of releasing the grant money last fall, uESF’s PECO grant funds were entirely depleted. By november, rowe says, uESF was turning away an average of 300 applicants per week, either due to a lack of funds or because the applicant got help last year (uESF helps people only every two years). Others are turned away because their arrearages are so high that uESF can’t cover them. Katrina roebuck, director of Housing Prevention and rapid rehousing Programs at OSH, says moving people with utility arrearages out of shelters and into permanent housing has become a regular challenge. The city is trying to pick up where federal stimulus dollars targeted at rapid rehousing left off. The stimulus funding, which was sometimes used to square away utility arrearages, ran out last September. Since then, the city has attempted to address

the issue by partnering with PGW and PECO to negotiate reducing clients’ debt and putting them on affordable payment plans. rowe notes that utility shut-offs have broad impacts: Lack of utilities is one reason that children are removed from households by the Department of Human Services. He’s trying to build partnerships with social-service agencies, to help parents caught up in the utilitytermination cycle get the lights turned back on. right now, though, even the partnerhip with OSH is still a learning process. On a recent morning, yasmine Grady stepped into uESF’s office wearing an expression of cautious optimism and clutching a sheaf of files pertaining to her monumental utility bills: $9,564 owed to PGW and $596 to PECO. Grady and two of her children had been staying in a city shelter since March. “The utility bills, that’s what’s been holding us back,” she says. She escaped a long-term abusive relationship and drug addiction when she went into the shelter system. She didn’t imagine it would be this difficult to get back out. Grady has been trying to make payments to PGW out of her $400 monthly welfare checks, but about half that income goes to shelter fees and the rest doesn’t last long. “Especially when I first entered the shelter, I didn’t think we’d be there that long — until we found out the gas bill was stopping us.” rowe isn’t sure whether he can help Grady. uESF has money earmarked for the pilot program with the Office of Supportive Housing, but it is meant to help 75 to 100 families move out of homelessness in its first year. To meet that goal, it will need its funds to stretch: “Do we want to help one client for $10,000, or 10 clients for $1,000 each?” he says. “I don’t know the answer to that.” (

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collateral damage ➤ PEOPLE THROUGHOUT WEST Philly were devastated to watch Elena’s Soul

Lounge, a local institution, burn down on Christmas Eve. What happened two days later, however, was confounding: a demolition crew sent parts of Elena’s three-story walls crashing through the roofs of the two low-slung businesses on either side of it: Gary’s nails and Cedar Park Café. Then, on Dec. 28, the Department of Licenses & Inspections gave the owners 30 days to repair or demolish the buildings — even though L&I hired the firm that demolished Elena’s and damaged their roofs. L&I spokesperson Maura Kennedy refused to say which demolition company had been hired or whether it acted recklessly. Elena’s owner says JPC Group Inc. performed the demolition, and the excavator in use bore a JPC logo. But JPC said the job was handled by an outfit called Gama Wrecking. Two workers at the site on Tuesday identified themselves as Gama employees, but said JPC orchestrated the demolition. “I don’t think they knew what they was doing,” one Gama worker told me. an excavator gutted the building but left the side walls standing, then repeatedly knocked against the walls, sending debris tumbling. The problem, Kennedy says, was the fire left “load-bearing walls that were standing, but … in pretty serious risk of collapse.” yet, Cedar Park Café was open on Dec. 25 and 26, apparently without complaint from the city. L&I’s story smells funny: If Elena’s walls posed an inherent danger and were not carelessly knocked down, why were customers allowed inside the cafe? If L&I is correct, those diners could have been crushed. —daniel denvir

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mourning call ➤ SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Jaymire Rustin, shot

once in the chest at 12:31 a.m. New Year’s Day in what community members say was a dispute over a cell phone, was Philly’s first murder victim of 2013. The funeral was Monday, and mourners packed Abiding Truth Ministries, one block west of the 4600 block of Carpenter Street, where Rustin was slain. Friends wore tributes to “J-Money” on hoodies and jackets: “Rest in paradise Jeezy, My lil bro forever. Sunrise: 02/20/96 Sunset: 01/01/13” and “Jaymire: The good die young.” Memorials poured onto Facebook and Twitter. On Jan. 4, Rev. Michael White of Good Samaritan Baptist Church convened a vigil at 57th Street and Baltimore Avenue. “You can be out here tonight with Jaymire tatted on your arm and pasted on the back of your jacket, but if your mind-set does not change about how you live … you put yourself into a predicament to fall as a victim to the same kind of crime,” White told the crowd that night. “Young black men — there’s too many of us in the ground and not enough of us in college. There’s too many of us in the ground and in prison.” Kamonne Jordan, 18, was charged with the murder. His house, two doors from the site of the crime, caught fire on Jan. 3 and now sits blackened, windows and door boarded up with plywood. At the vigil, I asked a young woman who grew up with Rustin what she thought was behind such shootings. “I guess rage. People not thinking … not knowing that it’s not worth it.And it’s stupid. Because of one emotion — you rode off of one single emotion and shoot … and then did something permanent to somebody’s family.” When asked what fueled the rage, she sobbed too hard to answer. I won’t speculate as to the mind-set of Rustin’s killer, but it’s not hard to guess at what’s wrong with this city: The black unemployment rate is 14.6 percent, 31 percent of black Philadelphians live in poverty and only 44 percent of students graduate in four years at Rustin’s underfunded West Philadelphia High School, an essentially segregated school at which 96.5 percent of students are black. Our state prisons, where Rustin’s alleged killer may soon reside, boast 51,184 inmates, who are disproportionately non-white and from Philadelphia. In 2012, 331 Philadelphians were murdered, the most since 2008. And there are stories — and grieving mothers, girlfriends and communities — behind each data point. Take a moment to remember Jaymire, a beloved young man whom his West Philadelphia community will not soon forget.  Send feedback to

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Birdie Busch and friends will host the third annual Philly Opry at Johnny Brenda’s Jan. 18.

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Though she’s been heralded for the earnestness and intelligence that exemplifies the best of the local singer-songwriter crowd, Birdie Busch has never quite fit in there. She’s noisy when she might’ve hushed up, nervy when most are relaxed, funny when others stay forlorn and dressy when she could be buttoned-up. This is her third year putting on the garish Nashville-themed Philly Opry show, and her new album, Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, is similarly both opulent and genuinely odd. She’s a little bit country, and rock ’n’ roll, and folk, and whatever she feels like. “I’m everything, really. I find that I’m happiest when I’m just, to quote Zappa, ‘digging it while it’s happening.’ If this is all done with by tomorrow, I sure as heck-fire want to be doing the things I love,” Busch, 33, says with conviction.

“Can you imagine if Bill Withers, at 32, was like, ‘You know, I can’t take this risk?’ Can you imagine not ever hearing all those Bill Withers songs?” Busch encourages fellow artists and travelers to be brave and think audaciously. “This is my tribe, a strange band of modern pirates, and apparently I’m one of them,” she says. On her first album, The Ways We Try, now seven years old, she sang about her then-neighborhood on the warmly humorous “South Philly.” Since then, this restless soul with the quietly quirky arrangements, honey-colored locks and syrupy voice has moved on. “I remember when I was considering moving to West Philly, I saw Kenn Kweder, who jumped in with that kind of Doc-fromBack to the Future urgency and said, ‘Birdie! West Philly has a creative lodestone under the ground beneath it!’” recalls Busch. “Then I went home and had to look up what ‘lodestone’ meant. Clark Park has a ton of mica everywhere that glints, and you pick it up, and it feels magical.” When shiny, magical things become a topic of conversation, Busch has to talk up her annual Philly Opry event — one that this year doubles as a release party for The

Greatest Night. The players — and the Johnny Brenda’s stage — will be dressed for the occasion, though Busch won’t spoil the surprise with specifics. It’s a sure thing that the music will be something you can dance to. Busch created the event with Brandy Hartley (now living in San Fran) to be something loud and flashy. “We wanted to put together a show that was more than just the regular three-band bill, more curated and intentional, involving visuals and an overall aesthetic,” says Busch. They wound up with something as much Grand and Ole (think Nudie suits and fringe) as ’70s-era variety show (a la Carol Burnett and Sonny & Cher). “The first year, we made a life-size barn out of chicken wire and cardboard,” she explains. “It’s one of my parents’ favorite shows that I’ve done.All year long they ask when the next Opry is. If you come, my dad will probably include you in a round.” Don’t let the talk of Oprys, hillbilly hollering and boozing with Birdie’s paw fool you when it comes to her newest work. She followed up her 2006 debut with two elegantly atmospheric albums: 2007’s Penny >>> continued on adjacent page


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Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, Fri., Jan. 18, doors at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. sharp, $12-$15, with Joy Kills Sorrow and Jason Loughlin, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215-739-9684,,

THE ICING ON TOP: Jennifer Childs conducted two years of research for her play It’s My Party. NEAL SANTOS



When Jennifer Childs, artistic director of all-comedy theater company 1812 Productions, watched her daughter turn 7 and her mother turn 70 in the same year, the idea for her newest play was born. Or, rather, conceived — and, as she says, “It’s been a long time gestating.” So long, in fact, that the play would have to be an elephant for the metaphor to hold. It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project is the product of nearly two years of exhaustive research. Comprising three acts, each being its own party, the play functions like a symphony with a number of distinct movements: part storytelling, part musical, part choreography. It’s My Party opens at the Mandell Theater in April, but it all began with those birthdays and the observation that the two people being celebrated were incredibly funny in ways as different as their 63-year age gap would suggest. Childs was struck by her mother’s newfound self-assuredness and her daughter’s willingness to experiment with new comic personas, even the outrageous slapstick of the Three Stooges. This all connected to a pre-existing interest in the function of comedy in women’s lives — which isn’t surprising, considering Childs has been referred to as “the funniest woman in Philadelphia.” This isn’t her first play on the subject of funny women. Eight years ago, she co-created and co-starred in (with the late Jilline Ringle) Always a Lady,which charted the journey of groundbreaking female comedians like Phyllis Diller, Gilda Radner, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and Ruth Draper. Inspired by a quote from Diller, the play examined what it meant to be a lady — particularly a lady comic. “The first act was all women who made us laugh because they broke every rule of ladylike behavior,” Childs explains, “and the second act was all women who commented on it from the inside, who ridiculed ladylike behavior by playing a lady.” After its run, Childs couldn’t shake the feeling that there was another show in this material, a story at once more personal and universal. Always a Lady was about women in comedy; It’s My Party

is about women and comedy. The difference, Childs says, is crucial. With It’s My Party, Childs hopes to document the influence of comedy in women’s daily lives. To capture this honestly, she has conducted more than four dozen interviews. While a handful of her interviewees had impressive comedy pedigrees — one example being Lucie Arnaz, scion of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz — most were just ordinary women. Childs found that the best way to discover the information she’s looking for was not by asking people directly about how they use comedy in their day-to-day lives, but by a simpler strategy. “I just ask people to tell me stories,” Childs says — stories about the time they first felt like an adult, about a time they were embarrassed, about a time they did something they never thought they could do. “The way that they use humor is evident in the telling of the story,” she explains. Though only bits and pieces of these interviews will end up in the final version, their energy allowed her to create a work that feels communal: “a collage of all these different voices.” This collaborative feeling is further buttressed by the blog ( she’s kept, inviting visitors not only to read about her process but to provide feedback and personal experiences relating to women and comedy. The title might refer to “my” party, but it’s no work of narcissism. Rather, it expresses how she hopes all women will feel about her show — that it belongs as much to them as it does to her. “When people come to see it, I don’t want them to say, ‘Oh, I know the girl who made that,’” Childs explains. “I want them to look at it and go, ‘I helped to make that.’” ( ✚ April 25-May 19, $22-$38, Mandell Theater, 3201

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Arcade and 2009’s Pattern of Saturn. Last year, she collaborated with Charlie Hall of Philly rockers War on Drugs in the Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society, covering classic Fleetwood Mack tunes from Tusk and Mirage. She also worked with Fred Knittel of Folkadelphia and Be Frank Records, tackling three originals and a cover of “City of Brotherly Love” by the Soul Survivors on her Everyone Will Take You In EP. Busch loved the stretch. Yet nothing is as far from her mellow start than the absolutely weird and claustrophobic The Greatest Night,with its prog-rock breaks, creepy psychedelic trips and odd-and-lovely vocal frippery. Part of it comes down to the new album’s crowd-funding through PledgeMusic and the consistency of its recording. “My other albums were pieced together like a fledgling construction site over longer spans of time, tracking instruments separately and returning to things after weeks and months,” notes Busch. “This time, by being able to raise funds at once, we were able to isolate a week and cut all the instrumental tracks live. Very reactionary.” The bigger band sound of The Greatest Night still has that Birdie spaciousness and warmth, but there’s a noisy cold front approaching. The overall tone of the new album — the clattering, Yes-like “Part of Apart,” the cut-and-pasted “Wilderness,” the grouchy girl-group tone of “Body Body” — is stormy and sexy and frenzied. “Frenzied is apt,” she says with a laugh. “I’m a wildly excited person. As a musician, you aspire to get free enough on your instrument so that you play and improvise without even thinking about it. It’s the same for your voice and lyrics: It starts to go places and reacts to the music. Just as I’ve had to find new routes from here to Fishtown to keep it fresh this past decade, I need that as much as a musician, lyricist and singer.” (





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IT JUST GLOWS TO SHOW: Temple Contemporary’s entrance features neon signs from design firm The Heads of State. CARA LONG

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Around 9 a.m. on a recent Monday, there was coffee out on a table near the entrance to the place at 13th and Norris streets formerly known as Temple Gallery. The first-floor space calls out to passersby with both the free coffee and a front-window display of eye-catching neon signs from Philly design firm The Heads of State: “Music,” “TALK TALK TALK,” “Food,” WORKSHOP,” “ART” and the new name, “TEMPLE CONTEMPORARY.” Since Temple’s Tyler School of Art moved to the main campus from Elkins Park in 2009, this place has been in transition, but in the fall it solidified itself with a new mission statement: “to creatively reimagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance.” This focus manifests in a steady calendar of community lectures and events, and in installations that are constantly changing in response. Following the changing face of Temple Contemporary can be a bit dizzying, but is ultimately rewarding if you’re willing to put in the effort — and City Paper did, recently stopping by every day for a week and finding something different each time — including the free caffeine on “Coffee Monday.” The gallery behind the coffee is an in-flux wunderkammerof strange artworks, many remnants of past events. (Each one is carefully labeled with calligraphy on Post-It notes, giving the installation an air of being both well-loved and highly temporary.) Some pieces are traditional, like prints by Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, left up after the Native American artist’s recent lecture. Others are more obscure: A gadget with several blinking lights turns out to be Hive76’s interactive display of accents originally put there to augment a fall talk by renowned linguist William Labov called “The Changing Patterns of Philadelphia English: White, Black and Latino.” Even more mysterious were the remnants from a balloon drop tacked to the ceiling, its net

still entangling one or two balloons. Robert Blackson, Temple Contemporary’s director, explained that this was part of an inquiry into what makes people happy. With the help of the Monell Science Foundation in West Philadelphia,Temple Contemporary has been struggling with the answer. Monell’s researchers have been studying odor for decades, and having found that the smell of sweat from an anxious person makes others feel anxiety, they wondered if happy sweat could create a happy contagion. The balloon drop was one of several activities, including watching Internet cat videos, during which the body odor of happy people was collected. Some projects and objects remain on longer-term display, like Publication Studio. One of eight outlets for a project by Matthew Stadler (formerly the literary editor of Nest magazine) and Patricia No, Publication Studio is literally the means to self-publish anything you want for free — as long as you’ve taken the training course (also free). Other objects result from the running investigation of a theme that changes monthly. For instance, Maximilian Goldfarb’s Observer Reactor Loop consists of a tangle of hanging lightbulbs that are turned on by noise, part of an ongoing series about silence. Tuesday night was “Potluck with a Purpose,” a monthly discussion series sponsored by Temple’s Green Council that brings in experts and free food — the week I was there, the topic was composting. By Wednesday, the gallery had metamorphosed into a lecture hall with rows of folding chairs in anticipation of the next day’s all-day conference, “Mass Incarceration in America: Advocacy, Art and the Academy.” By Thursday, many of the objects on view earlier in the week had disappeared in favor of incarceration-themed ones. This included “Photo Requests from Solitary,” a collection

FINDING SOMETHING DIFFERENT EACH DAY. gathered from inmates at Illinois’ Tamms Correctional Center, a supermax prison built around the idea that gang affiliations can be broken via long-term isolation — inmates spend 23 hours a day alone in their cells. The inmates were asked by mail to request a photo of anything, “real or imagined,” and frames contain some of their slightly crumpled, handwritten requests. Gene “Free Bird” Arnett wrote: “I would have a photograph of a woman sitting by a lake fishing, with an empty chair next to her, with a cooler of beer. And in the empty chair have a sign with Free Bird on it! And have a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the background.” Around 2:30 p.m., a recorded speech by Mumia Abu-Jamal playing at the conference set the lightbulbs of Observer Reactor Loop to flashing. It cast a strange, oddly poetic pattern — the jumble of topics sharing the same space interacting and forming a cohesive whole. Temple Contemporary’s regular programming will continue through February, with a unique event scheduled for the week of Jan. 21: At some point during those days the odor collected during the happy experiments will be pumped into the gallery and unwitting visitors will help to discover if it makes people happy. (They’re not saying exactly when, since this is a real scientific experiement.) From March through May, the graduate exhibitions from Tyler’s MFA candidates will be on display. Summer will bring a show pairing a recent Tyler grad with one of the program’s distinguished alumni. It’s an intriguing concept — just another example of what’s happening at Temple Contemporary every day. ( ✚ Temple Contemporary, open Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (and other days/times for events), free, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2001 N. 13th St., first floor, 215-777-9144,

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TITANIUM BLONDE: Emeli Sandé plays the TLA Jan. 19. SIMON EMMETT




EMELI SANDE Last year was a big one for the

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British pop-soul singer. Not only did her heavenly debut, Our Version of Events, top the charts back home, but her performance at the London Olympics made the world take note. ³ Jan. 19, TLA, THE A’S: THE LAST DANCE This is it, the final

DJANGO DJANGO The Scottish electro-

opening for Dave Matthews and scoring a couple Grammy noms, they’re marching back to headline the Tower. ³ Jan. 31, Tower, TORO Y MOI Geeky, cheeky chillwave star

Chazwick Bundick returns in support of his latest,


recent off- and on-Broadway cult-hit musical

March 8, Union Transfer,

gets its Philly premiere, featuring a talented

³ March 19, Trocadero, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS Nice to see that the

Johns have rededicated themselves to making

April 5, TLA,

sic film. So who could resist the chance to see

Big Enough? This is your chance to play catch-up. ³ April 7, World Café Live,

winning Weight Watchers spokesmodel also sings sometimes, and she’s pretty good. ³ April

the early ’80s. ³ Jan. 26, Underground Arts,

8, Susquehanna Bank Center, KILLING JOKE Voted Best Band Name to

Anything in Return.Everybody must dance in tight

Carve into an Eighth-Grade Desk (1981-1987),

pants. ³ Feb. 11, Union Transfer,

Killing Joke returns to celebrate 35 years of

CAT POWER Poorness and illness caused

Chan Marshall to cancel a European tour last

WHY? Will your sweetheart appreciate Val-

year, but she recently declared herself healthy

entine’s Day in a room full of sweaty, indie/hip-hop

and wealthy enough to play again. We win. The

fans? Yeah? Could be a keeper. ³ Feb. 14, Union

Old World can suck it. ³ Jan. 30, Electric Factory,

Transfer, THE BAD SEED Maxwell Anderson’s 1950s

ie put out the criminally overlooked Is Your Love

LINDSEY STIRLING A dubstep violinist.Yep: Dub.

have to endure Bloody Bloody Mitt Romney. ³ Jan. 17-Feb. 10, Plays & Players Theatre, play-

nature-or-nurture creepfest is a camp-clas-

LIANNE LA HAVAS The young British soul-folk-

Step. Violinist. ³ Feb. 12, Trocadero,

Student. Go see it, and be grateful we’ll never

The new one, Nanobots, comes out in March. ³

— look up “C.I.A.” and “Teenage Jerk Off ” — in

young cast in the capable hands of director Daniel

weirdly morbid and witty music for grownups.

The A’s, who put out some memorable music

put on a show. ³ Jan. 30, World Café Live, world-

St. Stephen’s Theater,

relation to Djangos Reinhart or Unchained.) ³

JENNIFER HUDSON The Academy Award-

KINDRED Always a good time when neo-soul

team up as mother and daughter. ³ Jan. 10-Feb. 10,

last year’s fun-as-hell eponymous debut. (No

performance by Philly rock/new-wave knights

Black Lily alums Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon

Philly favorites Mary Martello and Megan Bellwoar

psych-pop rockers finally come around to support

KMFDM Doin’ it again. (Repeat 100 times.)



angry. ³ Feb. 23, Union Transfer,

Goth-rock drama. ³ April 21, Union Transfer,

Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s staged reading of the original play, starring the brilliant Amanda Schoonover as Rhoda, the 8-year-old girl with cleats on her shoes and mayhem in her heart? ³ Jan. 25-27, Off-Broad Street Theater, THE DIARY OF A MADMAN There are few

loftier goals for a theater than the creation of a genuine repertory company devoted to the classics. That’s the aspiration at Quintessence, where they’ve already scored some genuine triumphs. This is their adaptation of Gogol’s brilliantly strange short story. ³ Feb.13-March 10, Sedgwick Theater, HURLYBURLY David Rabe’s 1984 study in



existential angst among Hollywood wannabes is made to order for a lively ensemble … so it should be made to order for the New City group, which grows in stature with every season. ³ Feb. 28March 24, New City Stage,

DESAPARECIDOS Read Music/Speak Spanish


LUMINEERS Last year, the arcadian Denver

is still the best thing Conor Oberst ever did. Here’s

est of family comedies was Irish playwright Mar-

A RAISIN IN THE SUN One of the greatest

folk-pop band rode their stellar self-titled debut

hoping Desaparecidos’ long-awaited follow-up, Mari-

tin McDonagh’s first hit, so it’s a fitting closer for

American plays of the 1950s gets a rare and wel-

to Johnny Brenda’s and the Electric Factory. After

KKKopa/Backsell, is every bit as loud, mean and

Lantern’s stellar tribute survey. Can’t wait to see

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ALL-SINGING, ALL-DANCING: Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits perform at the Painted Bride on Saturday. come revival — and an especially timely one, since

ant dancers. His shows are the sight and sound of

it follows on the heels of Arden’s exceptionally

joy. ³ Jan. 12, Painted Bride,

strong Clybourne Park, a play that is itself a tribute to Raisin. ³ March 7-April 21, Arden Theatre,

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RED BARAAT Do you like samba and Balkan

brass bands? Red Baraat is neither. Or both. It’s a mash-up of those two feelings, with dhol


drumming and MC rhymes. Consider their alias,

EgoPo director Lane Savadove’s concept of theme

“Brooklyn Bhangra,” and sprinkle on everything

seasons has always yielded something interest-

stimulating in the air there, plus some go-go,

ing. This time around, the theme is vaudeville

funk and jazz. TV viewers may already know

— who knows what Savadove has up his sleeve

one of RB’s tunes from the promo for It’s Always

with this tale of the famous magician, but I’m

Sunny.Should be fun to watch a live audience try-

betting it’s worth finding out. ³ March 20-April

ing to stay seated. ³ Jan. 26, Annenberg Center,

7, EgoPo Theatre Co.,


LINDI ORTEGA A supple soprano with a country

rocked it last fall with The English Bride, and

warble recalling Dolly or Nancy Griffith, Lindi Orte-

this show — a premiere by Philly playwright

ga has enough grit to rock sassily when her originals

Bruce Graham, starring a stellar group of local

call for it. ³ Feb. 1, Tin Angel,

actors (Scott Greer, Brian McCann, Bill Rahill) — is sure to be another hit. ³ April 25-May 19, Theatre Exile, VENUS IN FUR More than a decade ago, Phil-

adelphia Theatre Company scored a couple of major hits with David Ives’ plays. Now they’ll be the first to bring this twisty, sexy, keeps-youguessing two-hander — a favorite on Broadway last season — to Philadelphia. Expect the sparks to fly. ³ May 24-June 23, Suzanne Roberts Theatre,



JAMES HUNTER Did James Brown ever get

to hear this guy? Hunter’s new CD, Minute by Minute, goes beyond powerful to potentially dangerous soul-shrieking. ³ Feb. 28, World Café Live,


fans rejoice at this combination: Shimabukuro, the man who made us take the ukulele seriously, with one of the guitar’s more playful improvisers, Leo Kottke. There’s no telling where this will lead. ³ April 21, Keswick, LILA DOWNS Describing a Lila Downs show

is a crapshoot. Knowing what she did before is no guarantee she won’t pull another rabbit out of her mystical, musical hat. Givens are her astonish-

swinging band.Trumpeter/organizer David Weiss has corralled Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, George Cables, Cecil McBee and next-generation altoist Craig Handy into a supergroup that 1960s-era Blue Note wishes it had. Philly’s own Orrin Evans slides onto the piano bench for this date. ³ Feb. 16, Painted Bride, MIGUEL ZENÓN Since his controversial

MacArthur Genius grant win a few years back, Zenón has quieted his detractors by using the

ing vocal range, more languages than you can identify and a theme of some kind. The core of her band has been with her for years and never blinks no matter how folk or how urban Downs chooses to take them. ³ April 28, Annenberg Center,


BY SHAUN BRADY fellowship to explore the ties between jazz and MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 55TH ANN I-

the music of his native Puerto Rico in novel and

VERSARY TOUR The left-coast fest celebrates RAGA SAMAY Ragas are composed for a

innovative fashion. ³ Feb. 16, Annenberg Center,

its longevity with an all-star band, including

specific time of day. Crossroads, in collaboration

Christian McBride, Benny Green, rising-star

with myriad Indian organizations, is presenting

trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and singer Dee

CHRIS POTTER One of the leading tenor men of

one entire 24-hour cycle of Hindustani classical

Dee Bridgewater. ³ Feb. 2, Merriam Theater,

his generation, Potter spent 2012 touring with Pat

music — singers, sitars, sarods. The temptation

Metheny’s Unity Band, and started this year with

to attend in the middle of the night, and nod off to Hindi song is irresistible. ³ April 6-7, Drexel Main Campus,

the Monterey Jazz Festival’s touring supergroup. WALLACE RONEY While he’s never really

He’ll return leading his own acoustic quartet, a

shaken his rep as a Miles Davis disciple, Roney

break from his long-standing group Underground.

has taken his rightful place as a leading hard-bop

³ Feb. 22, Chris’ Jazz Café,


standard-bearer with a taste for electric eclecti-

young man from Texas with Louisiana roots

cism, and remains the sole horn player mentored

reclaimed his heritage and made a down-home

by the famously belligerent legend. ³ Feb. 15-16, Chris’ Jazz Café,


party of it. We’re talking fiddle and accordion

Mtukudzi’s Afro-pop legend status was earned

and the country side of Black French Louisi-

honestly, with complex guitar conversations that

ana, perfect dance music. ³ April 12, TK Club,

underscore open-hearted lyrics sung by exuber-


and young drummer leads his newly expanded quintet, with avant alto great Tim Berne locking horns with tenor powerhouse Tony Malaby along

THE COOKERS An aptly named septet of

with guitarist Mary Halvorson and accordionist

undersung legends that has evolved into a fiercely

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ARTS Andrea Parkins. ³ March 1, Rotunda, PAPO VAZQUEZ The Philly trombonist/

composer leads his Afro-Caribbean ensemble, the Mighty Pirates Troubadours, at the Bride’s annual dance-party fundraiser. ³ March 16, Painted Bride, BILLY HART The drum great, whose extensive

resume includes stints with Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz and Herbie Hancock, brings his quartet — with Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Ben Street and saxophonist Mark Turner — to

Fiuczynski, enabling all sorts of mind- and boundary-bending sounds. ³ April 6, Montgomery County Community College,

“jazz nerds.” ³ April 13, Chris’ Jazz Café, HUGH MASEKELA The South African liv-

ing legend has spent more than four decades fusing African sounds with pop-oriented jazz in his uniquely warm, engaging style. ³ April 14, Annenberg Center,


MOTIONHOUSE England’s Motionhouse

crosses the pond for its American debut. Dynamic and cinematic in approach, the troupe intricately blends live performance and film and goes full tilt on the wow factor. ³ Feb. 7-9, Annenberg Center,


ICP ORCHESTRA The Danish big band, an

art of bodily entanglement, the Pilobolus crew con-

anarchic band of era-leaping jazz avant-vaudevil-

torts their super-flexible bodies into delightfully


lians, returns. ³ April 11, International House,

inventive formations. These wily shape-shifters

ANY It will be a real treat to catch an outfit so

have a serious side, but are best known for their

accustomed to bigger venues in the intimate

ability to amuse. ³ Jan. 17-20, Annenberg Center,

setting of the Painted Bride. This program ven-

tures back to the company’s avant-garde roots.

MICHELE ROSEWOMAN AND NEW YORUBA Renowned percussionist Pedrito Martinez

joins pianist Rosewoman’s long-running Afro-

Art Alliance,

Cuban ensemble, which sings the jazz praises

ist/composer premieres a new set of pieces inspired

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pairs him with microtonal guitarist David “Fuze”

Philly for the first time. ³ March 20, Philadelphia

ALEXIS CUADRADO The Spanish-born bass-

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³ Feb. 21-23, Painted Bride Art Center,

When in Philly, this company always presents

of Yoruban deities. ³ April 13, Painted Bride,

Revelations, a signature work by its namesake

PARSONS DANCE The high-spirited and ever-

founder-choreographer. We’ll get fresh material,

charming David Parsons draws from his newest

too, including pieces by homegrown hip-hop master

repertoire of creative dance works. ³ Feb. 27March 2, Annenberg Center,

by the poems of Federico García Lorca. ³ March 29,

JASON MARSALIS For those who can’t keep

Philadelphia Museum of Art,

the family separate: Jason is the youngest of the

Rennie Harris. ³ Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Merriam Theater,

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for being intellectual and detail-oriented while also having a sense of wit — Seattle’s The Real Shannon Stewart and Philadelphia’s Green Chair Dance Group — perform recent work. ³ March 22-23, Conwell Dance Theater, KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS KYL’s East-

meets-West aesthetic deftly balances spiritual and humanist qualities. We may look forward to more of the same from this program’s world premiere, One. ³ March 22-23, Mandell Theater, PASIÓN Y ARTE FLAMENCO COMPANY/

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of Music, BALLETX BalletX continues to introduce us to

noteworthy contemporary choreographers, this time with a world premier by Nicolo Fonte, who’s known for poetic, beautiful, visually captivating movement. ³ July 10-14, Wilma Theater,

the First Gynecologist. ³ April 5-7, Fleisher Art Memorial, PHILADANCO Locally based, internationally

renowned ’Danco opens its spring season at the Kimmel Center with a program that will no doubt cement the company’s rep as a home for some of our most technically adept and crowd-pleasing performers. ³ April 19-21, Kimmel Center, DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Following

a multi-year hiatus, contemporary ballet’s esteemed DTH is once again out and about, this



ra is dominated by the Italian repertoire, but Tchaikovsky’s treatment of the Pushkin novel Eugene Onegin is as tuneful and dramatic as

BORODIN QUARTET This foursome has

always been the Shostakovich string quartet (they premiered most of them for the composer). Borodin’s intense program includes the Russian composer’s Quartets Nos. 3 and 5, plus the everknotty “Great Fugue” of Beethoven. ³ March 28, Kimmel Center, ORCHESTRA 2001/PIFFARO One of the most

anything from Puccini or Verdi. ³ Jan. 15, 17, 19 and 22, Helen Corning Warden Theater,

delightful collaborations of recent years has been

Kile Smith. They’re at it again, but this time

between Renaissance band Piffaro and composer Smith is joined by another local composer of note,

time touring new material and classics by George


Arne Running, plus the forces of Orchestra 2001.

Balanchine. ³ May 16-18, Annenberg Center,

the glowing zeal of the cream of the crop of the

There will also be more-traditional fare, with

world’s best young musicians, Curtis Orchestra con-

the much-admired soprano Julianne Baird as a

certs are always a highlight of the season.This high-

guest. ³ Feb. 22-24, Trinity Center, Presbyterian

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voltage program includes the music of Beethoven,

sylvania Ballet has been leaning heavily on

Church of Chestnut Hill, Lang Hall Swarthmore,

details are scarce, the show’s title is certainly

Mahler and superb contemporary composer Steven

an attention-grabber: May 05, 1096 — Birth of

the tried and true, but here they take a big leap

Stucky. ³ Feb. 17, Kimmel Center,

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ful and engaging music, often inspired by pop-culture references such as comic books. His Reflections on the Mississippi for Tuba and Orchestra gets its world premiere here, with terrific Philadelphia Orchestra principal Carol Jantsch as soloist. ³ March 24, Kimmel Center, PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Bach’s enor-

mous masterpiece The Saint Matthew Passion

of Western art, and too-rarely performed here. This will be a true test of Yannick’s mettle. ³ March 28-30, Kimmel Center,

ARTS This program will include world premieres of music

own eponymous exhibition. Curated by Fionn

by Wagner and Brodhead, as well as works by

Meade (she did the clever “Bivouac” show at Vox

when it moved to NYC’S MoMA. Now this gorgeous,

Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven. ³ April 7, Amer-

Populi in 2009), “Catch as Catch Can” features

monumental piece returns to Philly to inaugurate

ican Philosophical Society,

works that grapple with, then slyly undermine,

contemporary programming at the Barnes and

their own medium or subject. Besides Picabia,

mark the one-year anniversary of the collection’s


multimedia work by Nick Mauss and a 1993 pain-

relocation. ³ May 4-Sept. 2, Barnes Foundation,

ish composer Thomas Adès is something of the

ting by Jutta Koether are also of interest. ³ Feb.

“it” kid in new music, with the recent success-

13-March 30, Locks Gallery,

ful premiere of his opera Tempest at New York’s Met. Here is an early work, Powder Her Face, in a rather cheekier style. ³ June 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16, Kimmel Center,


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Stephens conceived and planned the works in this show as he gradually lost his sense of sight. Drawing on William Blake’s Auguries, these four scale-shifted installations feature Braille-like bumps to give participants a multi-sensory art


Percy assembles a show of nearly 200 works from 27 self-taught artists using unconventional materials for “Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection.” ³ March 9-June 9, Philadelphia Museum of Art,

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³ I DON’T KNOW if the all rooms were reserved or if every stage got booked and busy, but January — not December — has become the best time for musical homecomings and reunions. Newschool Philly MVPs Sun Airway packed Johnny Brenda’s last Saturday with more old friends than a funeral. K&A’s first hit-makers The A’s will cap off a long career with a last-ever show Jan. 26 at Underground Arts.Then there’s Johnny’s Dance Band, who’ll reunite at Dobbs on Jan. 15 in collaboration with George Manney’s Last Minute Jam residency. Throughout the ’70s, JDB and its three old-school members, Tony Juliano, Bobby LentiandCourtney Colletti,played a brand of hardballing party music with Springsteen-ian heft. How hefty? Bruce checked them out in 1975 at ye old South Street institution Grendel’s Lair.³ Speaking of past pals:At Sun Airway, we ran into Philly’s Daniel “Gravy” Thomas — poet, promoter and one-time good-abs-having frontman of the long-heralded (mostly by me) avant-black-rawk act Phil Moore Browne. PMB ended and Thomas ran away from town for a sec, but now he’s back, married and involved in Shark Graphics design company. Also, he claims he’s got lots of musical and lyrical goodies planned for our area in 2013. So be it. ³Word has been going around that Silk City and North Third owner Mark Bee was ready to take on Center City after look-sees into two spaces in which he might open a restaurant: Key West, on Juniper between Walnut and Locust, and The Lincoln at 12th and Locust across from Vedge. He was even seen fiddling with plumbing at the former. Bee claims he was merely doing just that — checking the pipes. “I’m looking to do something downtown, but nothing is happening at those spaces,” he says. We’ve been hearing that Key West doesn’t have all of its for-sale ducks in a row, but that they’re anxious. We’ll be watching. ³ Electro-clubfucks, you say you want another union of Seclusiasis,Actual Records and Slit Jockey Records after that “Let Your Body Take Control” single Elijah Butterz dropped last year? You’re in luck:The trembling triumvirate joins House of Hearts for the Street Bass jam at Soundgarden Hall Jan. 11. ³ I love great corner restaurants, and missMéméandAdsum(andTapestry,in that same spot) like hell. But while we’ve known for a sec that Mémé was taken over by Pub & Kitchen folk and that exec chef Robert Marzinsky will turn 2201 Spruce into Fitler Dining Room shortly, we’ve been worried about the closed-up Fifth and Bainbridge spot since its September shuttering. Worry no more: Rob Nydick and Rich Rivera (Belvedere Restaurant Group) posted a liquor application in an attempt to re-open Tapestry. Watch for late Feb. ³ More Ice at (

I’M IN THE ARCHIPELAGO: Teitur’s sound is starkly beautiful and orchestral.

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CP: What was it like growing up in the Faroes?


T: Good and intense. The weather is in charge, really. You get life

Talking blood and beauty with Teitur, king of the Faroes. By Patrick Rapa

CP: What are your thoughts on the grindadráp?

up close and personal. You are part of nature.

T: It’s very misunderstood and the campaign [against it] is basi-

Teitur: Yes, I rewrite and rearrange a million times before I commit. But great songs are usually easy to write. When you have a really clear idea — those write themselves.

cally a lot of misinformation. Grindadráp is a gold mine if you want to raise money for your rogue environmental organization and get the attention of worried Westerners who would all rather buy their food in the supermarket. There are a lot of things wrong with food consumption and food production in the world today, especially in big countries like the United States and in Europe. I actually think there is something to learn from small societies who are in contact with nature and the food that they eat. Needless to say, grindadráp looks horrible on the outside and I get it that people find it disgusting when they see it on a website. I don’t really participate, but it’s my opinion. Life is more complex than grindadráp or no grindadráp.

CP: I enjoyed your 2007 album Kata Hornid, even though that one

CP: If you weren’t a singer, what would be doing back home?


ere’s what I know about the Faroe Islands: (1) They’re a sorta-Danish archipelago between Iceland, Norway and the U.K., with a population of 50,000. (2) They’re where residents do the traditional/controversial grindadráp — beaching and killing pilot whales until the water is bright red with blood. (3) The biggest star in the Faroes is Teitur, the gentle-voiced singer-songwriter whose classic folk-rock sound — hints of Paul Simon and Belle and Sebastian, but windswept, stark and orchestral — has taken him all over the world. City Paper: Do you agonize over your songwriting?

was sung entirely in Faroese. Were there things you just couldn’t express in English? T: Yes, it’s a very particular Faroese story about someone who moves back to the Islands after travelling the world. … When I made it, I thought only Faroe Islanders and maybe folks from Iceland would listen to it.

“The weather is in charge, really.”

T: That’s a funny thought. I would probably have been teaching

music or … Maybe I’d have a small farm with vegetables, chickens and sheep; teach English in the day and write music at night. ( ✚ Tue., Jan. 15, 8 p.m., $15, with Zachary Du Pont, Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.,


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When a director tweets that his film’s new Blu-ray release is “About as close as we’re going to get to seeing it again in 3-strip Technicolor,” further encouragement seems superfluous. But here’s some anyway: 1971’s TwoLane Blacktop (the Criterion release of which was just so hailed by director Monte Hellman) is the greatest movie ever made about the existential solitude of the open road, the lure of freedom that both liberates and destroys. Cast as taciturn gearheads who enter a cross-country race against Warren Oates’ voluble dandy, James Taylor and the Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson offer performances as soulful as any music they ever made.

The forthcoming doc West of Memphis adds fascinating details to the tale of the West Memphis Three, who spent nearly two decades in jail for a horrific triple murder despite the fact that the evidence was a mix of circumstance and superstition. No one who’s followed the case can skip the new movie, but it wilts next to Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s epic Paradise Lost

—Sam Adams

Trilogy, which starts near the beginning and goes up to the Three’s 2011 release from prison. The second and third films play more like supplements, but the three together are an extended masterwork, and a testament to the power of dedicated documentary filmmaking. —Sam Adams

³ electronic James Ferraro, an absurdly productive producer/absurdist, doesn’t exactly do serious. But it’s neat to hear how he sounds minus the conceptual scaffolding of elaborate conversation pieces like last year’s consumer-electronics-inspired Far Side Virtual.The new Sushi (Hippos in Tanks) offers, as advertised, 11 individually wrapped morsels of raw, squishy IDM: cartoon glitch, chipmunk bounce and smirking revamps of 2012-style machine-soul R&B, all doused in Ferraro’s typical hyper-sheen digital glop. These could (and should) be scene-stealing springboards for any of your more outré cloudrappers, but they’re also plenty tasty a la carte. —K. Ross Hoffman


³ rock/pop Scaling back the stylistic hopscotch of their recent outings, Yo La Tengo’s 13th album, Fade (Matador), is their softest and most unified work since 2003’s Summer Sun, and shares that underdog’s low-key charms. (It’s also, notably, their shortest in more than two decades.) Nothing sounds like hall-of-fame material, but that’s not the point — these 10 tunes, as much mood pieces as songs, are as glowingly, cozily familiar as the sun on a bright winter day. And if the title can’t help recalling that chestnut about the fate of aging rockers, rest assured that Hoboken’s finest won’t be burning out any time soon. —K. Ross Hoffman

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A squarejawed, comic-book approach.

WHAT IN CARNATION: As the womanizing member of a band of LAPD officers hunting down a kingpin, Ryan Gosling has fun with the accents and the impeccably pressed suits.

Listen up: That fedora is not going to solve your problem. ³ HEY THERE, UPWARDLY mobile douchey Fishtown types, turn down that Frank Ocean vinyl, stop jerkin’ off to Girls and listen the fuck up! That fedora is not going to solve your problem. Neither is that fixed-gear bike or that ironic facial hair. Shit, Luther, you can spend all day sitting in the Rocket Cat Café planning your Kickstarter campaign, or spend all night leaning against a wall at Union Transfer during a Grizzly Bear show affecting a look of cool detachment. But when the swallows return to Capistrano, you’re still going to be a 26year-old unpaid intern and a disappointment to your parents. You have only one small hope of escaping the family-sized ass-kicking that Fate has been cooking up for you ever since you first uttered the phrase “Pitchfork said it was good,” and that hope lies in Hanzel und Gretyl’s Born to Be Heiled. “Batshit crazy” fails to properly convey the insanity of Teutonic stomper “More German Than German,” the bluesy 12-bar masterpiece that is “I’m Movin’ to Deutschland” and the flat-out rockin’ glory of “Understutzung 87.” A new phrase must coined to describe Born to Be Heiled. “Jäger-unhinged” is a good start.

Verdict: For the lyrics “More über than alles/ More sauer than kraut/ More wiener than schnitzel/ More Ramm than Stein” alone, Hanzel und Gretyl deserve a Grammy. Get on the train, hipster. We’re movin’ to Deutschland. (

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Fleischer’s Gangster Squad is heavy on the fireworks and light on the consequences, its association with real-life lowlifes and the white hats who want them cuffed more incidental than historical. Though racketeer-run 1949 Los Angeles is a gift-bowed setting for a director as visually minded as Fleischer (Zombieland), this tale of an off-the-books police force tasked with taking down snarling kingpin Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) is shaded more like Sin City than L.A. Confidential, with aesthetically perfect sets that lurch off the screen and a square-jawed, comic-book approach to good and evil. Built atop muscly noir dialogue as thick as the neckties worn by the singleminded shooters on both sides, it’s a triumph of style that’s short on substance. One of a few LAPD officers not intimidated or bribed by criminals, war hero Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) is secretly recruited by police chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte) to piece together a band of can’t-be-bought brothers to get results however they can, no badges flashed. Recruiting a crew of skilled shooters (Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie) that also includes his womanizing buddy Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling, having fun with period haberdashery and noir accents), O’Mara begins ripping through L.A.’s underworld holdings with his squad, including Wooters’ work on Cohen’s best girl Grace (Emma Stone). There are fistfights and car chases and shootouts and wistful references to the ugliness of war galore as the team inches closer to toppling Cohen’s Left Coast empire, but the dynamic between the do-gooders always seems surface and flimsy. A hesitant undertone pervades both the players (Peña, misplaced; Stone, miscast) and the game. All the suits are impeccably pressed, but it’s tough to tell if any of the bodies inside are warm. —Drew Lazor


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While playwright Tom Stoppard does provide an effective winnowing of Tolstoy’s 1,000-page tome into a two-hour film, it’s director Joe Wright who’s responsible for the cleverly irreverent decision to play the whole thing in an abandoned theater, emphasizing the artificiality of the period drama through the use of stage props, painted backdrops and choreography. The approach is surprisingly less stagy than the typical costume drama, as Wright uses the theatrical world as a doorway into a heightened reality, allowing the wings and the catwalks over the stage to become settings or using a model train for the story’s many journeys. —Shaun Brady (Ritz at the Bourse)

DJANGO UNCHAINED|C+ For half its (substantial) length, Django Unchained dithers and doodles, introducing Christoph Waltz as a roving bounty hunter and Jaime Foxx as the titular slave he frees to help him track down his prey. The farting around stops, by design, with the introduction of Leonardo DiCaprio’s daintily brutal slavemaster, but when he has

a runaway slave ripped into pieces, the movie splits, too. Although there’s plenty of gunplay, including the juiciest bullet hits in recent memory, Django’s highlight is a tense negotiation between Waltz and DiCaprio, with Foxx’s enslaved bride (Kerry Washington) as the object of sale. Quentin Tarantino doesn’t shirk from the ugliness of slavery, casting Samuel L. Jackson as a sadistic house negro who delights in doing his master’s work, but his confrontations are toothless. —Sam Adams (Pearl, UA Grant, UA Main Street, UA Riverview)

HITCHCOCK|C Director Sacha Gervasi falls into the typical biopic trap of allowing the most salacious details of Alfred Hitchcock’s life to eclipse those facets that made him worthy of attention in the first place. Here, it’s the great director’s marital strife, which leads to scenes of Sir Anthony Hopkins squirrelled away with a cache of 8-by-10 glossies of blonde starlets while his wife (Helen Mirren) is wooed by an ambitious screenwriter played by Danny Huston. John J. McLaughlin’s screenplay relies on the audience’s hindsight, striving for laughs from boorish studio executives and puritanical censors being proved wrong by future events. Liberties with its title character aside, Hitchcock can’t avoid reminding viewers that they could be watching a better film, one great enough to forgive its director his inadequacies. —SB (Ritz at the Bourse)

JACK REACHER A haiku: Uh, that’s slang for a handjob, right? As in: “Tom Cruise gives great Jack Reachers.” (Not reviewed) (Franklin Mills, UA Grant, UA Main Street, UA Riverview)

Daniel Day-Lewis’ Great Emancipator is not a stentorian orator but a sly, selfamusing raconteur, an expert horse trader who doles out patronage jobs in exchange for congressional yeas. Forced

A haiku: Children are too dumb to know that Billy Crystal is the real monster. (Not reviewed) (UA Riverview)


TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D|CIt’s taken nearly 40 years and seven slicey-dicey features for the minds behind the Texas Chainsaw franchinse to decide a seismic shift was in order. But most longtime fans of lumbering, crossdressing murderers fond of creative dismemberment will be flummoxed by the direction of this new chapter, which attempts to humanize a classic baddie no one wants humanized. Beginning with a recap of how the 1974 original went down, John Luessenhop’s loosely bounded 3-D riff begins with Heather (Alexandra Daddario), an extremely attractive supermarket butcher (aren’t

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s surrealist courtship, both on- and off-screen, rightly dominates Twilight discussion, but the final installment of the most weirdly fascinating franchise in a decade belongs to Michael Sheen. A talented actor with a taste for macabre cheese, the Englishman violates the boundaries of scientific reason with the amount of fun he has as Aro. It’s foolish to expect anything other than galumphing out of our two leads, a realization that puts performances both good (Sheen, Billy Burke) and godawful (everyone else, especially freaking Taylor Lautner) into clearest focus. Instead of exhausting yourself screaming about how much The Twilight Saga sucks — and it does suck, so, so much — tolerate it for what it is (junk food) and cherish it for what it isn’t (taken seriously). —DL (Franklin Mills, UA Riverview, Franklin Mills)

ZERO DARK THIRTY |B+ Stirring controversy before its release, much of it thanks to political commentators who had not seen the film, Zero Dark Thirty arrives prepackaged as a referendum on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques — or, as it’s known outside the down cocoon of bureaucratic doublespeak, torture. In fact, the scenes in which presumed Islamic terrorists are subjected to waterboarding and hung in stress positions occupy only a tiny fraction of the film, and information thus extracted is one small stone on the path that eventually leads the CIA “targeter” played by Jessica Chastain to Osama bin Laden. The question of whether the movie distorts the role coercion played in finding bin Laden — senators and journalists say yes, while the CIA’s acting chief is less

mirror, reflecting the concerns, or lack of them, that audiences bring. One moment peddling militaristic rah-rah, the next questioning it, Zero Dark Thirty works both sides of the razorwire fence, a gambit that places it at war with itself. As in life, the guys with the biggest guns come out ahead, but that’s not quite the same as winning. —SA (Franklin Mills, UA Riverview, UA Grant)

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Fleeing a bad relationship in Belgium, Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) crashes at the Antibes apartment of his mostly estranged sister Anna (Corinne Masiero). A bouncer gig at a local club puts him in front of Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard), a sullen killer-whale trainer who’s unhappy with her everyday. Looking to get back into the ring, trained kickboxer Ali begins taking on underground brawls, while Stéphanie, who’s grown

Director Sam Mendes goes for broke from minute one, initiating us into the chase as Bond (Daniel Craig) and babely agent Eve (Naomie Harris) pursue chaos-bringer Patrice (Ola Rapace) through the alleys of Istanbul. Patrice has gotten hold of a drive containing the identities of every undercover MI6 agent in the world, intel the ever-dissatisfied M (Judi Dench) would like to have back. While well-paced, Skyfall falters when it tries to convince us that the public has the clout to hold an agency like MI6 accountable for its sins. Such clandestine orgs will always be fueled by secrecy, which Mendes remembers in his overhauls of time-tested double-0 tropes. Craig’s job description hasn’t changed, but he’s been visibly invigorated by his new coworkers. —DL (UA Riverview)


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categorical — is critical, but it also points to a more amorphous and engaging question: Why? Like filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, who have answered questions about their sources and intent with cagey generalities, Zero Dark Thirty has a disturbing moral blankness at its core. Framed as a factual account, even if Chastain’s Maya is pseudonymous, the film climaxes with the raid on bin Laden’s compound, the longest sustained departure from its protagonist’s POV and a troubling sop to action-movie enthusiasts. The joyless intensity with which Maya (whose name means “illusion” in Sanskrit) pursues her goal, her resolve redoubled after a colleague falls prey to a suicide attack, echoes the country’s all-consuming fury, especially as it threatens to eclipse any other reason for her existence. With no life apparent outside of her job, Maya serves as a

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK|B On provisional release from a mental hospital after administering a beatdown to his estranged wife’s lover, Bradley Cooper moves back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert De Niro). Cooper’s jittery mannerisms quickly wear thin, but he’s balanced by a policeman’s widow (Jennifer Lawrence) whose no-nonsense bluntness brings him back to Earth. The movie settles into a well-worn rut once the two start training for a ballroom-dance contest, cruising toward a resolution it never earns, but it tries so hard to please it almost can’t help but succeed. It’s clever and cute and never lets you forget it, and winning in spite of how much it insists on it. —SA (Franklin Mills)

they all?), discovering that her grandmother has left her a Texas estate. Roadtripping there with perma-shirtless boyfriend Ryan (singer Trey Songz) and friends Nikki (Tania Raymonde) and Kenny (Keram Malicki-Sánchez), she’s excited about the inheritance, but that’s before good ol’ skin-wearin’ Leatherface (Dan Yeager) emerges from the wine cellar with his favorite gas-powered woodsman’s tool. You can probably already connect the dots as to the relationship between Heather and Leather, but the real crumminess comes in the cornball exposition. (Many of the kills are awesome.) Are we expected to care that one of the greatest slashers in American horror history is a grossly misunderstood family man with “the emotions of an 8-year-old”? Go to therapy and get back to buzzing pretty people in half, please. —DL (Frankln Mills, UA Grant, UA Main Street, UA Riverview)


to mollify his party’s ideological purists while dragging dissenters across the aisle, Lincoln employs every means at his disposal, including some that tarnish his copper-bright image. As always, director Steven Spielberg has a tendency to underline twice when once would do, but Day-Lewis runs with the movie’s pedantic bent, enhancing one argument with a Euclidean theorem. The painstaking detail that goes into tracking the 13th amendment’s path toward approval is at its core an impassioned defense of representative democracy, with all its flaws intact. It’s like the most eloquent episode of Schoolhouse Rock ever made. —SA (Ritz Five, UA Grant)

attached to her friend’s tender, sexual side, fights from the inside out. Schoenaerts and Cotillard turn in ingenious performances, with both characters’ emotional impenetrability made more stark by the paradisal French Riviera. Director Jacques Audiard lightly falters in his over-establishment of Cotillard as damaged, but it remains a beautiful movie with a beautiful message. —DL (Ritz Five)

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BOTTLED BLISS: Joan Verratti and her Point Breeze-brewed ’cellos NEAL SANTOS

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A COUPLE OF KINDRED SPIRITS Pollyodd, a South-Philly-distilled line of limoncellos, is a true labor of love. By Caroline Russock


ith checkered-tablecloth trattorias, cheese shops decorated with hanging globes of provolone and stores selling gilded statues of Saint Francis, Passyunk Avenue is a lovely hub of all things Italian-American. The latest addition to this intersection of the old and new worlds is Pollyodd, South Philly natives Joan Verratti and Tom Cavaliere’s newly opened shop for their eponymous limoncello. More on: Pollyodd hit the shelves of state stores just this past September and the shop has only been open a few weeks, but the story starts seven years ago — and, much like limoncello, it’s bittersweet. After losing her only son Thomas some 15 years ago, Verratti lost her way in life. She tried baking, making gift baskets and flea marketing, but nothing stuck until she began experimenting with an old Italian recipe for limoncello. “I needed something,” says Verratti, “and nothing was clicking until I did this.” With Cavaliere, a former union carpenter and Verratti’s part-

ner in life and business, she experimented with the ratios of sugar, fruit and booze until they found the balance they were looking for. Verratti did the tasting while Cavaliere focused on the mathematical end of things, together perfecting the formula. They were in the market for something a bit sweeter than traditional Italian limoncello. According to Verratti, “The European people, they like it tart, they like their little sourness — but I like sweet, and so do all the American people.” Cavaliere seconds the sweet sentiment: “Coca-Cola is the number-one product in America. Americans like sweet. That’s why there’s a bakery on every corner in South Philly. In Europe they like it a little bitter, a little brut. But that’s not what we like. Don’t get me wrong, we’re Italian — but we’re American.” The bottles of ’cellos that came out of Verratti’s home kitchen in flavors like blueberry and strawberry became gifts for friends and communion favors. It didn’t take long for the pair to realize they were onto a good thing. They incorMORE FOOD AND porated in 2008 and Verratti received her DRINK COVERAGE distiller’s license in 2009, the first awardAT C I T Y P A P E R . N E T / ed to a woman since Prohibition. M E A LT I C K E T. They rented a Point Breeze factory space and slogged their way through the never quick and hardly easy forms and processes of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The PLCB placed its first order in August, landing bottles of Pollyodd ’cellos in 32 liquor stores in the five counties closest to Philadelphia. And if you’re wondering about the odd-sounding name for Verratti and Cavaliere’s after-dinner drinks, well, it’s a good story. >>> continued on page 38

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³ STARE AT A head of Romanesco long enough and you’ll go cross-eyed like a kid studying a Magic Eye painting. This lime-green globe, an Italian member of the mustard family, consists of spiraling, pyramid-like florets made up of smaller spiraling, pyramid-like florets, made up of smaller spiraling, pyramid-like florets, so on and so forth to infinity. See what I mean? If and when I have children, staring at heads of psychedelic Romanesco is how I plan to keep them occupied when I want to go out for beers. “People will see it and be, like, ‘What is that?’” laughs Michael Santoro, who’s been working with Brassica oleracea for the past month at his Bella Vista cookery, The Mildred. “It’s cauliflower on crack.” As with many sturdy vegetables and cold-tolerant greens, Romanesco’s sweetness intensifies after the first frost, which is why Jersey and Lancaster farmers like Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm in Gap, Pa. — he supplies Santoro — are harvesting now, and why the heads are appearing on menus at local restaurants like The Mildred, where it’s used as an accent for the signature beef rib encircled by gratineed macaroni Mornay. Santoro halves heads of Romanesco and roasts them with butter until caramelized. “Then we hit them with veggie stock and a little star anise, just basting and roasting like you would with any braise.” The florets are broken down, then re-roasted with lemon confit and finished with salt and espelette pepper before joining the beef. Look for large, firm heads of Romanesco, Santoro says: “The big ones have a brackish, mustardy, turnip quality, a little more pungency than smaller ones.” That texture and flavor allows it to stand up to prolonged roasting, as well as pickling, the way Robert Halpern treats Romanesco at Marigold Kitchen, a crunchy accessory for headcheese terrine with braised mustard seeds. You can also typically find it on Rich Landau’s daily “Dirt List” of specials at Vedge. “We roast it then finish on the grill over wood chips,” says Landau. “I love how it’s like a creamier version of cauliflower, and the wood smoke gives it this really rustic and primal taste experience.” All that from a vegetable? Better recognize. Romanesco is total-package produce that tastes as good as it looks. Next time you’re having company, leave a few heads out on the kitchen counter, and let the staring contest begin. (



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“Pollyodd” is a transliteration of an Italian term for both a whack in the head and for getting whacked with one too many. As in, “If you don’t stop, I’m going to give you a pollyodd,” or, “Oh, did I get pollyodd last night!” Although the lemon, lime, orange and chocolate ’cellos are only 44 to 48 proof, considerably lower in alcohol than others on the market, Cavaliere refers to them as “liquid Valium,” and Verratti will have you know that after two or three shots, you’ll get all “nice and flushed.” Now that duo has jumped through all the necessary legal hoops, they’ve set up their storefront at 1908 E. Passyunk Ave. Verratti’s niece, a native of Costa Rica, is in the process of painting the shop’s walls with big, beautiful murals representing many of the 18 flavors that Pollyodd will have on rotation later in the season, like mango, cantaloupe and peach. Plans are in the works to launch a series of Saturday-afternoon tastings at which customers can sample Pollyodd’s roster of liqueurs with a different flavor highlighted each week. Beginning in February, they will be sampling the ’cellos straight up as well as shaking them into cocktails like margaritas made with lime-flavored ’cello and an Easter-egg-mixing chocolate-cream ’cello with coconut rum. They’re batting around ideas for boozy limoncello snow cones and vodka-spiked pineapple smoothies in the summer months. Bottles of Pollyodd retail for $23.99. Considering that Varretti and Cavaliere not only distill their product but hand-pour, -label and -cap each bottle (“Nothing is automated — it’s like we’re stuck in 1870,” says Cavaliere), it’s a bargain to say the least. The bottling and distilling happens early in the day before Varretti runs home to freshen up and man the counter at the shop. For Varretti, it’s all a labor of love. And Cavaliere will have you know that they’re “only looking to make a living. We’re not trying to be Jack Daniels.” Of course, with a second and third round of orders coming in from the PLCB within two days, this momand-pop operation is thriving. And while the pair is busy, turning out up to eight or nine cases a day to keep up with demand, Varretti says that “these are fabulous problems to have.” Inscribed on each bottle is “dalle mia mani al tou coure,” Italian for “from my hands to your heart.” A portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold go to a scholarship fund through Neumann Goretti High School that Varretti established in memory of her son. What began as a hobby or even a distraction has grown into something truly beautiful, a sweet product that embodies the warm and heartfelt nature of Varretti and Cavaliere, who will surely be on hand to share their story and their lovingly crafted spirits if you stop by Pollyodd. (

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merchandise market BRAZILIAN FLOORING 3/4", beautiful, $2.75 sf (215) 365-5826 CASH & CARRY Best Offer Misc. items or entire locker. Jan. 5 & 6 12-3pm. Mr. Storage, Front & Shunk. Joyce 340-344-9707

Diabetic Test Strips Needed pay up to $25/box. Most brands. 610-453-2525

PIANO - Kimball Spinet 38in. high, natural wood & bench $625bo 215.266.7273

33&45 RECORDS HIGHER $ Really Paid


33 & 45 Records Absolute Higher $


Books -Trains -Magazines -Toys Dolls - Model Kits 610-639-0563

Coins, Currency, Gold, Toys,

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

Dr. Sonnheim, 856-981-3397

I Buy Anything Old...Except People! antiques-collectables, Al 215-698-0787 I Buy Guitars & All Musical Instruments-609-457-5501 Rob

JUNK CARS WANTED We buy Junk Cars. Up to $300 215-888-8662 W ANTED: Ham radio equip, glass tubes, tube audio items, test equip. Any cond/qty. Ethan, 775-313-2823

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everything pets pets/livestock Please be aware Possession of exotic/wild animals may be restricted in some areas.

American Staffordshire Terrier 2 FREE Puppies! Full shots Edgar 267-716-0071 Bernese Mountain pups, adorable, purbred, born NOV. 9, noble parents, farm raised, $900. (717)933-4619

DACHSHUNDS PUPPIES - Males, Females, $350/ea. Call 267-506-4061 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS - AKC, home raised, 2 males, $1,800. 610- 287-9680 German Shepherd AKC West German Import Make Offer 267-738-27 44 Irish Setter pups, AKC, vet chkd, shots, parents our pets, $600+. (302)328-1720



Montgomery County

PrimeCare Medical is seeking a FT/PT Licensed Psychologist to work in the Medical Department in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Excellent Salary and Benefits. Contact Human Resources at 1-800-245-7277 or fax CV to 717-651-1865. EOE. Ref #678.

apartment marketplace 1100 S 58th St. 1BR & 2BR Apts heat/hw incl., lic #362013 215-525-5800

16XX W. Tioga St 2br/1ba $595/mo super large w/ den. 215-409-8383

1900 S. 65th St. 2BR Apt Newly renov, Lic #400451, 215.525.5800

C.B. Moore nr park 1br $450 Broad & Erie Bi-level Effic. $500 1mo. rent + 1mo. sec. Call evenings after 7:30pm and Sat., Sun., Mon. (267) 407-9927

20XX Salford 2br $590 fresh paint, W/D hookup. 267-230-2600 58xx Theodore St. 1br/1ba $525 + util modern duplex, w2w carp, 215-840-6018

1,2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY-PARKING 215-223-7000 200 N. 52nd St 1 & 2BR Nr new El transp. Call 484.358.0761

17th and Ontario 1br/1ba Call 215-290-8702

205 N 65th St. Efficiency $450+utils 3rd flr, 1mo rent, 2mo sec. 215.805.3197

Temple Hosp area 1-2 br $560 water incl Broad & Allegheny. 215-336-4299

47th & Chestnut Effic. $470 + utils renov, 215-471-1365; 215-663-0128 5137 Irving St 2nd flr 1br $600+utils newly renov. Call 610-869-3663

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Plymouth Meeting, PA

Labradoodles pups for sale $700 3rd generation males and females avail. (717) 336 - 3902

Shih Tzu Male / Female Puppies ACA registered, shots. 267-797-0579 STANDARD Poodles, blk, 2mo. old, $300. Call 215-820-9066

F/T 4+ years of legal secretary exp. High level skills including typing, dictation, proofreading, e-filing systems, managing attorney calendars. Utmost attention to detail, highly accurate, professional manner. Ability to organize & prioritize workload. Resumes to Kathryn Drakeley, or fax to 610-834-8485

51st and Market 1br/1ba Call 215-290-8702


Parkside Area 1br- 6br $700-$1,600. Newly renov, new kitch. & bath, hdwd flrs, Section 8 OK. Call 267-324-3197

Walnut St 1BR $580 + utils Renov. 215-471-1365; 215-663-0128 W. Phila 2, 3 & 4br apts Avail Now Move in Special! 215-386-4791 or 4792

6239 Haverford Ave. 2br $750+utils 1st flr, 5 rooms, backyard, 215-747-9098 7xx N. 63rd St. Studio Apt. $550 1st, last & security. Call 609-315-1259

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LOST DOG, small black & white Male Shih tzu near 71st & City Line. Owner grieving. 215-477-7813

Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted, $400, Call 856-365-2021


Bristol, PA

Major Food Corp seeks reps to service new and existing accounts locally. µNo cold calling µAll appts furnished µExisting account base 75k+ + + first year Call Bill 800-772-7786 x 221

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Temple off campus fully furn. studio apt. Newly renova. Flat screen TV incl. $750mo all utils. Norman 267.240.6805

11xx Rockland St. 2br/1ba $650+utils backyard, basement. (215) 906-7574

5846 N. Marvine 2br $700+utils renovated, close to trans (215)480-6460 5853 Camac 1br $660 New renov. 267-407-6768 215-416-2757 Melrose Park 2BR/1BA $715+utils 1st floor, private parking, free washer/ dryer use. Call 215-290-4253

Apartment Homes $650-$925 215.740.4900 City Line Area 2br Apts beautiful, Holiday Special, 215.681.1723 Nr 63rd. 1br $750 inclds gas. Nice, 1st flr, 215-370-0967, 267-266-7078

36xx N. 19th St. Efficiency $450+util 36xx N. 19th St. 2BR $700+ util 3rd and 1st flr, 1st, last, sec 215-873-3542

Nicetown 1BR spacious $700 recently renov, must see (610)275-1184

Balwynne Park 2BR $850+utils W/D, C/A, W/W. Call 215-219-6409

4951 W. THOMPSON 4 Newly renov’d 1br apts $600 215-681-8000 56xx Arlington

2BR $725+utils 1BR $625+utils Renovated, updated kitchen, appliances, near transportation. Call 718-930-7388

1 BR & 2 BR Apts $725-$835 spacious, great loc., upgraded, heat incl, PHA vouchers accepted 215-966-9371

339 E Wister St 1BR $570/mo newly renov., near LaSalle. 267-228-7359 46xx Wayne Ave. 3br $690 Fresh paint, carpets. W/D. 267-230-2600 5220 Wayne Ave. Studio, 1Br on site lndry, 215-525-5800 Lic# 507568

16th & Lehigh Studio $525 All utils. incl. Call 215-416-6538

63xx Ross St. 2BR/1BA $750 newly renov., quiet block. 215-260-6511

66xx Blakemore St 1BR Euro style $525+utils, 1st/last/sec. 215.849.8581

69xx Ardleigh 2 BR $950 great loc, gar, w/d, d/w 215-514-3960 7500 GTN AV Garden type 1&2BR! New Year Special! Newly dec, d/w, g/d w/w, a/c, lndry/cable on prem, off st prkg. Pets! 215-275-1457/233-3322 Phila 1326 E. Weaver 1BR $625+utils 1st floor. Call 215-549-7762

1414 W. 71st Ave 1br $625 Utils incl. Close to trans & shopping. 215-574-2111 2xx W Grange Ave. 1BR $595+utils beautiful, priv. entrance, 215-805-6455

ALLEGHENY & ’F’ ST 2BR 1ST FLR $520+ utils. 267-312-7100

20XX Orthodox 1br $550/mo. spacious, painted, sec8 ok 267-230-2600 4500 Frankford Ave. Effic. $490 2nd floor, no pets. Call 215-289-2973 4711 Leiper St. Studio renovated, lic#493309 215-525-5800 4840 Oxford Ave Studio, 1Br, 2Br Ldry, 24/7 cam lic#214340 215.525.5800 Frankford Apt/Effic./Rooms, nr bus & El, $300 sec, $90 wk & up 215.526.1455

1320 Orthodox St. Studio (1 lg room), $500+utils 3rd flr call 908-656-0633

13xx Fanshawe St. 2BR $680+utils $35 credit check. Call 215-498-1807 53xx Akron 1 BR $650+ elec 2nd flr, 1st & last to move in, 215.651.1140 58xx Rising Sun Ave. 2BR $650+utils 54xx N. 5th St. 2BR $750+utils Call Tom at 215-459-3564

61xx Colgate St. 1BR $575 + utils 2nd flr., $35 crd chk. 215-498-1807 61xx Ditman 1 BR $650 incl water 2nd floor, clean. Call 267-574-4163

Bridesburg / Torresdale 2br/1.5ba Sec 8 welcome. Beautiful newly renovated 2nd flr loft apt, C/A, granite countertops, W/D, fridge, $900+ Call 215-399-6251

Logan 3BR/1BA $750 Sunrm, Lg kitch, patio 610-275-1184

2xx W. Fisher Ave. 4BR/1.5BA $950 plus utils. Reno, W/D, Sec 8 ok, hardwood floors. Call 609-851-0925

11xx N. 55TH ST. BRAND NEW BUILDING Single rms $400, with bath $500, with bath & kitchen $600. Fully furnished w/ full size beds, fridge, & dresser. Couples welcome! SSI/SSD/VA, Payee services, Public assistance ok. Also SW, S., W., N., & Frankford. Call 267-707-6129 1547 S. 30th St. furn, fridge, $125 week; $375 move in. no kitchen. 215-892-7198 15th & Lehigh/17th & Erie $100/wk, Furn rms, SSI ok 267-690-0204 25th & Clearfield, Hunting Park & Castor, 55th & Media, 15th & Federal. Share Kitch. & Bath, $350 & up, no securi ty deposit, SSI OK. Call 215-758-7572 29th & Lehigh $115/week Room for rent. 215-549-2111 3000 block of 9th St. - Rooms $375/mo. No sec dep! Cable rdy. Call 215-510-0928 33rd St. & Ridge Ave. $100-125/wk. Large renovated furnished rooms near Fairmount Park & bus depot. 215-317-2708

Broad & Allegheny RMs rent $400$450 & 26 CB Moore. Furn.267.978.1487 Erie & 6th - Deluxe prvt entrance, furn. rooms, $500/mo. Call 215-225-1077 Frankford rms $85-$135/wk, Everything incl. Sec dep req. 215-432-5637 Germantown $100 & 110/wk Newly renov. available. Call 215-205-2452 Germantown Area: NICE, Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs (267)988-5890

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

W. Germantown rooms for rent starting at $425/mo, $100 security fee, easy move-in. Theresa at (215) 740-0554 W. Phila Furn Rms, SS & Vets welcome, No drugs, $100/wk & up 267-586-6502

homes for rent 908 N. 29th St lrg 4BR close to Girard College 215-525-5800

Frankford & Allegheny vic. 3br large remod, call (215)570-2407


31xx Hartville 3br/1ba $625+utils nice size, new paint 215-327-2292

20xx E. Pacific 3br $750 Spacious, Sec. 8 ok. 267-230-2600 46xx Hawthorne St. 3br/1ba $695+util beautiful, yard, 215-805-6455

2043 Wakeling 2BR/1BA $650+ utils, Call 267-808-8432 21xx Fanshawe St. 3BR/1.5BA $1200 + utils., newly renov. Call 267-391-7419 73xx Torresdale Ave. 3BR $850+utils 66xx East Wood 3BR $850+utils 59xx A St. 3BR $800+utils Call Tom at 215-459-3564 TACONY 2br/1.5ba $950 All appliances. Sec 8 OK. 267-337-3923

19th and Mifflin 2br/1ba $650 All new Townhouse, granite, hardwood, al l new appli, rent Call 215-292-2176 22xx S. Beechwood St. 3BR $800+utils. W/D, fridge, near transp./shopping, schools, nice area. Call 856-535-0873 357 Gladstone St. 3BR/1BA $600 All new appliances All new townhouse, hardwood, granite, completely new, beautiful neighborhood, (215)292-2176

10xx Ithan 3br/1ba $800+utils Enclosed porch/bk yrd, great neighborhood, "The Landlord that Cares" Tasha 267.584.5964, Mark 610.764.9739 15xx S. Lindenwood St. 3Br/1Ba $700 + util. w/w crpt, w/d hookup pub tran 1st mo 2 mos sec. dep. Loretta 267-872-4067 60xx S. Trinity 3br/1ba $725 1st, last, and secuirty. Avail. Feb 1st. Call 215-365-4567 65xx Allman St. 3br $750/mo. New remod, come see! 215-463-2403 Elmwood Area 3BR/1BA $750+utils Modern house, sec. 8 ok. 215.266.7273

6700 Montgomery Ave. 2BR/1BA $800 267-257-6103

Darby: XX N. 3rd St. 3br/1ba $940+utils XXX Darby Terrace 3br/1ba $840+utils Security deposit required, gas heat, fresh paint, new carpets & floors 215.603.0688

980 N. 66th Street 3br/1.5ba $995 215.740.4900

Hyundai Sonata 2003 Economy 4 door, very nice condition, garaged, like new, $3,975. Call 215-928-9632

Mazda MX3 1994 $1195 5spd, 38mpg, runs new, 215.620.9383 Toyota Corolla (Prizm) 1997 $1550 5spd, 39mpg, new clutch 215.620.9383


automotive Buick Roadmaster ’96 Classic collectors edition 9 pass. station wagon, extremely rare, like new, best offer. 215-922-6113 Nissan Maxima 2001 Luxery 4 door w/ spoiler, full power, AC, original miles like new, $6,950. 215-922-2165

Ford F-150 2005 $14,500/OBO Super Cab 4x4, w/snow plow & salt spreader, 47K, good cond, snow/mud tire 609-425-0069

Mercury Cougar Eliminator ’70 $25k restored, matching #’s, nice 215.781.5940 58xx Rodman St. 3BR/1BA 1st, last, security deposit. Call 267-3355950 or 215-839-2283

Hyundai Elantra 2006 $4,000/neg. 118,500 mi., silver interior, leather, good condition. Call 267-808-9823

ALL CASH for JUNK CARS: $300 $3,000. Free towing. (302) 250-5096

GMC 2000 SAVANNA LUXURY HIGH TOP CONVERSION VAN, like new, senior sacrifice, $4975. 215-629-0630

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22xx First St. 2BR/1BA $700 Newly renov. Sec 8 ok. 215-492-9686 3219 N. Bambrey 3BR/1BA $650 2mo. sec. 1mo. rent. Close to shopping, transp., & schools. 215-924-3292 35xx N. Marvin St. 3BR/1.5BA New remod. Sec 8 ok. 215-228-1023

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

49xx N. Franklin. 3br $800/mo+all utils 1st mo + 2 mo sec. 215-324-6578

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Germantown - Large furnished and unfurnished rooms, $100-$150, close to train and XH Bus. Call 215-514-8173 Logan/WP/NP private entry, furnished, $85- $115/wk. also effic’y. 609-526-5411 Mt. Airy spacious rooms, $400/mo., kitch. use, $25 application (215)924-3292 N. 57th St. $125/wk. Very lrg, newly renov., furn. Call 267-581-1933 NearBroad & Roosevelt Blvd. FREE JAN 2013 ROOM RENT! $530, 1 person ONLY! Reduced RENT Avail. Call AL 267-235-6555 North Phila - Rooms for rent, SSI ok, utils. incl. Call 267-702-7927 North Philly - Furnished room, $380 to move-in. Call 215-289-1727

SW Phila: 65th & Lindbergh, 61st & Girard, private bath $550/month. Call 215-290-8702

64xx N. Lambert 3br $850 Spacious, Sec. 8 ok. 267-230-2600

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51xx Race St. - Furn. room, clean & quiet. Single occupancy, no drugs or smoking. $400/mo. & up. SSI ok. Call 267-847-0681 56xx Wyalusing Ave. $100 weekly Furn. Lg Clean Rms. 215-917-9091 61st & Chester Ave., newly renovated rm, $125/wk. $250/dep. 267.456.2808 Allegheny $90/wk. $270 sec dep. Nr EL train, furn, quiet. 609-703-4266

Orthodox & Torresdale - 52nd & Race Furnished room, cable ready, newly renovated. Call 215-290-8702

56xx N. Fairhill 3br/2ba $1,300+utils newly renova., deposit. (215) 416-0331

Cadillac 2001 Catera Gas Saver, 4 door, woman driver, like new, garage kept, $3,675 Call Carol 215-627-1814 Cadillac Coupe Deville 1990 $750 all powers, 126k, insp, 215.620.9383 Cadillac De Ville 2003 $3,475 Gold, low miles, chrome. 267-592-0448 Chrysler Sebring Convert. 2004 $4,895 39K, touring, gorgeous. 610-524-8835 FORD TAURUS 1999 $3,700 Excellent condition. 610-872-0236 Ford Taurus 2003 $4,200 48k mi., nice car, PW. 215-850-0061 Hyundai Elantra 2000 SW $2,850 New insp, radials. 610.667.4829


BUST & Haldeman 2BR Condo $850 plus utilities, new reno, C/A, GD, DW, no pets, call (215)570-0082 Fox Chase - Chandler 2BR $850 2nd flr w/d hkup,bsmt stor 215.785.0819 Philmont 2BR duplex 1st flr $850+ C/A bsmnt,w/w, garage 215-752-1091 PHILMONT HEIGHTS 2BR $825+utils 2nd floor, new kitch, fridge, W/D, w/w & paint, garage. Call 267-467-1596 Red Lion / Verree Rd. Vic. 1BR, Duplex $690/mo. + utils. 215-808-8863

N. Philadelphia & Germantown $350 single occupant, clean rms 267-276-2153 N. Phila Furn, Priv Ent $75 & up No drugs, SSI ok. 215-763-5565 N. Phila Furn Rms SS & vets welcome. No drugs, $100 & up, 267-595-4414 N Philly $110/wk. Nice, 1st floor, 215370-0967 or 267-266-7078 Olney and N Phila. $75 and up furn, kit privs, coin-op, crpt. 516-527-0186

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