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CHILL SEEKERS The city’s power players unleash a barrage of libel suits against Philly newspapers. By Daniel Denvir

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n the 1990s, the American Journalism Review dubbed Philadelphia “Libel City.” Plaintiffs, the journal noted, “included three state Supreme Court justices, a Superior Court judge, nine Court of Common Pleas (trial) judges, a Municipal Court judge, a U.S. attorney, Philadelphia’s district attorney … two City Council members and three mayors … not to mention state legislators, a state lottery official, the dean of a law school, a ranking state police official, a sheriff and a local union leader.” Most prominent was the 1990 victory by lawyer Richard Sprague, who had sued the Inquirer over a 1973 article accusing the former assistant district attorney of helping a man with state police connections beat a murder charge. Sprague won a $34 million judgment — reduced on appeal and later settled, but at the time the largest libel award in U.S. history. Today, the long, acrimonious relationship between Philadelphia’s newspapers and its power brokers continues. And Sprague is still leading that charge. The Inquirer and Daily News’ lawyers at Pepper Hamilton LLP are now fighting a deluge of libel actions filed by electrical workers’ union leader (IBEW Local 98) John Dougherty (aka Johnny Doc), U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, former Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) executive director Carl Greene and, last but not

least, Sprague himself. (Sprague is also representing Doc and Brady.) While shrinking investigative-reporting budgets may have reduced the overall number of suits in play, the fact that they continue speaks either to the survival of tenacious reporting and politicians’ desires to chill critical speech or, if you prefer, to Philadelphia journalists’ incompetence and power players’ desire to clear their names. Sprague has, as former DA Lynne Abraham put it in a deposition, a “reputation” that “he’ll sue you in a heartbeat” if he thinks you’ve libeled him — that is, asserted a fact in print while knowing it’s false. That, then, may explain this email exchange, now part of court records, between Dave Davies, then senior writer at the Daily News, and columnist Jill Porter. The emails followed a February 2009 column criticizing Sprague: “I liked that you led with a hard right to the jaw,” Davies wrote. Had there been, he asked, any reaction from “castle Sprague”? “Maybe,” Porter mused, “there will be a subpoena on my desk when I get in.” A letter from Sprague’s lawyer arrived two hours later. Porter’s column had compared Sprague to his former longtime client, state Sen. Vincent Fumo, saying Sprague was “something of a liar too.” In 2007, Sprague twice stated that Fumo had received bad legal advice (not from Sprague) that he did not have to retain certain emails that were later sought by federal investigators. After Fumo and Sprague parted ways, Sprague testified that he “doubted the truth of [Fumo’s story] very much from the beginning.” Sprague’s suit contends that he was not lying, just accurately rep-

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resenting Fumo’s position. “Anybody with an ounce of brains would realize” all he was doing “is relating what he is told by the client.” ³ AMAZINGLY, SPRAGUE’S ISN’T the only active libel suit over comparing a public figure to Fumo, who’s now serving time in federal prison. Doc is suing over two Inquirer editorials and a column by former staff writer Monica Yant Kinney, all dating to 2008 when he was running to succeed Fumo in the state Senate. At the time, Fumo was under federal investigation for corruption, while Doc was himself being investigated separately.The Inquirer, noting the federal allegations and various alleged conflicts of interests, editorialized that Doc “appears fully capable of matching the incumbent at his indictable worst.” Doc contends the columns were “the culmination of a continuous and systematic campaign to disparage” him, and crossed over into libel by accusing him of criminality. There is, the papers’ lawyers respond, a “clear right to offer an opinion that someone who is the subject of an active criminal investigation is not the best choice for elected office.” Indeed, the investigation was front-page news at the time: Donald J.“Gus” Dougherty Jr., a contractor of no relation to Doc, had among other things allegedly provided $115,000 in free renovations to Doc’s Pennsport home and sold him a Wildwood condo at a discount. Gus was in 2008 sentenced to two years in prison, pleading guilty to not paying his required share, $869,000, to IBEW Local 98’s pension plan. Doc spokesperson Frank Keel said Gus, who also received nearly $1 million from a program giving subsidies to contractors facing nonunion competition, delivered the freebies without Doc’s knowledge. And though federal agents searched Doc’s home in 2006 and alleged that he broke the law, no charges were ever filed.

Yet lawsuits, as the publication of Davies’ and Porter’s once-private email banter demonstrates, can unplug deep documentary rabbit holes — including for the plaintiffs. In Doc’s case, lawyers for the newspapers discovered a document probably more damaging than the allegedly libelous columns: a heretofore-secret FBI affidavit documenting probable cause for the 2006 search of his home. The affidavit — apparently placed accidentally in Gus Dougherty’s file — was attached as Exhibit A in a motion for the case’s immediate dismissal last December. It featured detailed allegations of Doc’s criminal wrongdoing, including an apparent “effort to conceal financial dealings,” related to $106,000 of allegedly unknown origin deposited into his bank account. For the Inquirer, this was fodder for yet another front-page story on Doc’s hijinks. Doc was not happy: He claims Pepper Hamilton, which represented him during the FBI search, conspired to leak the affidavit. He is suing the firm for breach of contract. Sprague, Brady, Doc and the newspaper were all contacted for this story. None of them responded.

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have declined in recent years, according to observers. Perhaps “newspapers and broadcasters have not been doing as much investigative reporting as they used to,” says media lawyer Carl Solano, of the Philly firm Schnader. “[Some] say that it’s just the economics of the times … that doing the type of reporting that provokes lawsuits is too expensive.” >>> continued on page 8

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³ THIS SUNDAY, a few dozen people gathered in LOVE Park, then simultaneously

crumpled to the ground. Minutes later, the scene was deserted, leaving as a grim afterimage dozens of chalk outlines on the concrete, each with a note or a label, such as “Jack, age 6, murdered.” Tourists and skateboarders gazed on with curiosity. A young girl looked up at her mom, explaining, “They are talking about gun violence.” Art=Ammo, or Artists Against Gun Violence, was started in February in New York by Lorin Latarro, a choreographer who was reacting to the Newtown, Conn., shooting. She coordinated a 200-person flash mob that silenced Times Square, and then started a campaign to bring the movement to other cities, including Philly. In each city, Latarro encourages onlookers to call their legislators and advocate for gun control. Of the Philly participants, the majority cited Sandy Hook and similar tragedies as their motivation. “I’m a mother of a second-grader,” said one participant, “so [Sandy Hook] really made me realize how large of an issue this is, and one without a major voting bloc.” Among passersby, reaction was mixed. One said to CP, “Wow, this is really needed.” But others were unimpressed, walking over the chalk outlines to get a photo op with Robert Indiana’s “LOVE.” Not one participant or onlooker remarked on Philly’s own massive gun-violence problem. While “3,000 this year” (the number of gun-related deaths in the U.S. so far this year) adorned many a chalk outline, the statistic “331 homicides in Philadelphia in 2012” was nowhere to be found. After so much gun violence, Philly may be numb to the epidemic. —Meg Augustin

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Institute — it feels bad to be opposed to the Franklin Institute,” says Stephanie Kindt, general counsel for Scenic Philadelphia, an anti-billboard group. Yet Kindt is in the position of providing pro bono representation for Parkway users who are against a digital display the Institute wants to install to replace the sign at the corner of 20th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway. The digital-display panels will fit inside the current sign’s frame. Stefanie Santo, the Institute’s public-relations director, says the sign won’t be overly obtrusive, featuring limited movement and “controlled brightness.” That hasn’t prevented neighborhood controversy, though. The words “digital signage” tend to spark images of Times Square — and, in the rarified vicinity of upscale Logan Square, that amounts to a zoning matter. David Brownlee, a Penn architectural historian and vice-chair of the Design Advocacy Group, believes such a sign will disrupt the Parkway’s “calm grandeur.” The Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), whose board minutes show evidence of opinions ranging from unease over setting precedents to fierce opposition, has been negotiating with the Institute since the fall regarding the sign’s brightness and image movement. Says Kindt simply, “It’s not congruent with the overall look and feel of the Parkway.” But she adds that there are safety issues as well. The city’s recent “More Park, Less Way” initiative to improve and enliven the northern end of the Parkway identifies that intersection as one of several with “difficult pedestrian crossing.” The brightness of the sign could be a “distracting beacon” for both drivers and walkers, notes Kindt. And then there’s a legal issue: “The current [zoning] code does not allow for digital signage within 200 feet of an intersection,” says Kindt. Thus, on April 17, the Institute will go before the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) to ask for a variance. Ultimately, though, it seems likely we’ll be seeing some sort of electronic sign outside the Franklin Institute in the future. If they can come to an agreement with the Institute on stipulations, the LSNA will issue a letter of non-opposition to the ZBA. “Obviously, there need to be design guidelines,” Paul Levy, chief executive of the Center City District, agreed via email. “But digital technology is part of modern life in the 21st century, and blanket opposition to it is the equivalent of opposing the electrification of street lighting at the end of the 19th century.” —Theresa Everline

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Filing a libel suit is also expensive, but the political payoff might be worth it for plaintiffs, says Zach Stalberg, president of the good-government group Committee of Seventy and a former Daily News editor. He worries that the newspaper industry’s economic crisis might further empower litigious public figures and chill newspapers. “Today, you’ve got to worry about what isn’t being published because of fear of a suit.” One person that both dailies have extensively covered is former PHA director Carl Greene: A libel suit claims the Inquirer and Daily News published 246 articles about Greene from September 2010 to September 2011 — a series of “abusive muckraking attacks” that depict Greene “mismanaging PHA and its budget, misusing federal money, and engaging in criminal misconduct.” Greene claims that the articles, at a time when the papers were in bankruptcy, were a “desperate attempt to make the newspapers relevant and attractive to auction bidders and to generate much needed readership and revenue.” Indeed, Greene’s lawsuit engages in elaborate media criticism, arguing that “in the 1970s … the Inquirer developed a style of reporting — socalled ‘investigative reporting’ — that became very popular because it generated a large number of industry awards.” That reporting, the lawsuit contends, “was a mix of fact, opinion and even judgment” that has “degenerated into a regular and repeated attempt to reach certain conclusions and work backwards from there.” The suit even suggests that the rise of “investigative reporting directly correlates to a decline in the overall role of print media in American culture.” The complaint cited a 2010 article, “Shaking their hips on the PHA’s tab,” that portrayed a 2006 “diversity event” as a boondoggle, “focus[ing] on belly dancers in a way that demeaned the art form” and using a photo of Greene and the dancers “to create the false impression that Mr. Greene had misused public money [and] engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior.” Greene was fired in 2010, after reports he was facing foreclosure were followed by allegations that PHA had settled multiple sexual-harassment claims against him, and that he spent lavishly on gifts and parties and required employees and contractors to donate to parties in his honor. Greene checked into a psychiatric hospital that August. ³ JOHN DOUGHERTY IS a controversial figure. But two articles, one about Dougherty and the second about Rep. Brady, also show the Inquirer accusing political leaders of bad behavior seemingly without doing their homework first. Whether those articles are libelous, it’s now up to the court to decide. Doc’s suit against the Inquirer and columnist Karen Heller, filed over a November 2009 column, is a case in point: Heller knocked Local 98 for Christmas-light brinksmanship. She wrote: “Consider the punitive nature of doing business in the city. Why does it cost $50,000 to string lights in Rittenhouse Square? Johnny Dougherty stepped in and magnanimously waived the exorbitant fees

his … union imposed in the first place. Now he’s Santa Doc. Next time, don’t charge so much and create the crisis in the first place.” Heller used her next column to apologize: Local 98 had nothing to do with the $50,000 bill. “I blew it,” she wrote. “Dougherty and his union generously donated their time … to repair, replace, and hang the lights.” Brady’s lawsuit reflects a similar error — weirdly enough, also about lighting. An April 3, 2008, Inquirer editorial recounted Republican allegations that Brady had abused his clout to steer a lighting-design contract to a Philly company, and accused Brady of “screwing” taxpayers. The problem, as a front-page Inquirer story explained the next day:There was “no evidence” that Brady steered the contract. The Heller suit is now on hold. Dougherty, wary of more nega-

“The focus on belly dancers demeaned the art form.” tive press, has asked that he not be forced to take a video deposition without a commitment that the Inquirer will keep the tape private. His lawyers say he risks “further devastating public harm by the misuse of select film clips or sound bits.” “Snippets,” they worry, “could be used to make him look ridiculous.” Greene is the one plaintiff here not represented by Sprague — perhaps because Sprague defended former Mayor John Street in a separate Greene defamation lawsuit. In that case, Sprague, who takes umbrage at being called a “liar,” argued that Street’s comment that Greene “lies about everything” was protected speech. Like Greene, Sprague believes the papers are out to get him, “permeated with the animus of past interactions.” The papers deny that. But it’s hard to imagine the unprofitable company enjoys paying these legal bills. (daniel.denvir@citypaper.net)


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³ LET’S DISCUSS LAST WEEK’S shuttering of Time Café’s jazzy Back in Time Sessions, due to what its operators supposedly called “thuggish” behavior (that’s according to the jam’s main man Luke Carlos O’Reilly, via Facebook). If Time’s GM equates thugs with African-American people, fuck him and fuck Time. If by “thugs” they meant troublemakers of all colors, there’s still a problem: Ever get a drink in under 10 minutes at Time, even on a quieter night? Doubtful. If Time wanted to stop a night that didn’t make enough bar revenue — and I’ve witnessed lots of great party nights, jazz and beyond, in all kinds of venues go down in flames from lack of support — that comes down to peeps not parting with their bucks. An age-old issue in this town. For the record, jazz guitarist Greg Davis’ Sunday-afternoon jams at Tavern on Broad just got canceled (“they pulled the plug on us,” says Davis), and he’s the whitest dude I know. ³ If Philly’s jazz community supported itself the way its culinary community does, every show would flourish. I mention this because the Philly Farm & Food Fest is back for a second go-round with the area’s artisanalfood folk, farmers and sustainable-business owners April 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s Annex. Last year was quietly promoted but wildly packed (phillyfarmfest.org). ³ Breaking Glass Pictures’ big Dicks — Richards Wolff and Ross — have been knee-deep in promotion for their Gus Van Sant-produced Laurence Anyways, which screened at MOMA last week, and K-11, directed by Jules Stewart (Kristin’s mom). In the middle of the hubbub, the Dicks have had to contend with the quick and rabid topicality of their 2009 documentary, Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement.That doc, focusing on the married lesbian couple Thea Spyer and Edie Windsor,got hot when Windsor became a plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act case argued in front of the Supreme Court two weeks ago. “I don’t think that any of us were prepared for this DOMA earthquake,” says Ross, who got hold of the film after seeing it during QFest Philly 2010. “I was blown away watching the crowds hanging on every word and [their] emotional connection. The struggle and determination of these two women in the face of adversity was completely overwhelming.” Ross and Wolff felt that this doc could ease the effects of homophobia and hatred while pushing for the legal rights of all marrieds. ³ The Shubin April Fest is in full swing at the Bainbridge Street theater. Events include Ed Shockley night (April 11), a Star in Your Own Play event (April 12) and a Philly Improv Theater party (April 18). More info at shubintheatre.com. ³ More photos, thugs and harmony when Icepack gets illustrated at citypaper. net/criticalmass. (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

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urt Vile’s looking sharp strumming a white guitar in his white jacket, white pants and white Chuck Taylors in the middle of a derelict lot in Northern Liberties. Well, the Chucks are mostly still white. What should’ve been a mild March day, ideal for a long musicvideo shoot on the streets of Philadelphia, has turned out to be winter’s last gasp. But several members of the shivering film crew point out that More on: the alternating curtains of rain and snow may just add a touch of serendipitous magic to the whole thing. The streets are glistening, the sky is milky, and sometimes you can’t see much further than a couple hundred feet before everything just softens and fades into white. So maybe they’re right. Or maybe that’s just the kind of stuff you tell yourself when you’re soaked and cold on hour seven of day two of a two-day shoot. The song is “Never Run Away,” one of the few short and therefore video-friendly tracks on Vile’s just-released album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador). The idea is to juxtapose the gleaming-white Vile with various scenes of urban decay and neglect. Directorial duo The Harrys — two young filmmakers from New York whom Vile affectionately calls “cute little go-getters” — are going for

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something classic and cinematic. They’ve opted for 35mm film instead of the standard digital format. Film is expensive, of course, so instead of shooting everything and sorting it out in the editing room, The Harrys have the song divided into location-specific snippets on a fairly tight schedule. Seven seconds of lip synching near a fence. Nine seconds of leaning against a beam under the El. That sort of thing. For the part with the white guitar, they lead the camera on an arcing, 270-degree shot trying to catch as much of the crumbling bricks and graffiti-strewn walls as they can fit in the frame. It’s hard to say what it’ll all look like in the end, but this certainly seems to fit both the song and the album’s lovely, rusty, gritty rock head trips. This is walking-through-the-city music. Headphone music. Says Vile: “I always think of my music as ‘walking through the city.’ This city.” CHECK OUT OUR “It’s just sort of the natural next step KURT VILE SLIDEfor me, to go a little big. To see what S H O W AT C I T Y P A P E R . happens,” Vile says. “The whole thing NET/CRITICALMASS. is to come out swinging. And it’s not all cocky, but I think to make music and to strive, to be influenced by the greats …” He lets the idea trail off. “Nobody’s 100 percent great. Some people are close. But, I don’t know, you learn from the greats and you strive to be like that. And put your own twist on it.” For a hot minute, he was hoping to get Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme to direct a video for the new album. The furthest that got was a conference call. “Unfortunately, we don’t live in the MTV age, so the amount of money it would cost would be, like, half of my record advance or something,” he laughs. “That would have been awesome, but — maybe we’ll see how this record sells.” >>> continued on page 25


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Flamenco, a centuries-old, highly structured dance form, is an odd pairing with postmodern dance technique, built on rule-breaking. Plus, the women’s-history piece 1096, put on by two all-female companies, is subtitled “The Birth of the First Female Gynecologist” — it seemed tough to pull off. But this worked on all fronts, a seamless postmodern take on flamenco’s emotional fervor and expressive arm movements in Fleischer Art Memorial’s historic cathedral-style sanctuary, complete with a live singer. —Deni Kasrel

The voice of Dizzy Gillespie is divided between two performers in Last Call at the Downbeat (through April 13): Energetic actor Erin Fleming portrays the legendary trumpeter as a gregarious 25year-old sharing his life story, while Duane Eubanks blows some pre-bop trumpet, fronting a quartet standing in for the one Gillespie led more than 70 years ago at Philly’s Downbeat Club. The monologue with extensive musical interludes is equal parts biographical sketch, history lesson and musical demonstration, and at times feels overstuffed with names and dates. But Fleming’s charisma tempers the show’s lecture-like tendencies, and Eubanks keeps the music center stage. —Shaun Brady

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Any expectations of stolid churchiness from A Boy Was Born (April 6), a program of sacred choral music by or related to Benjamin Britten, was dissolved by the Cambridge choir’s authoritative, unnerving low spectrum — enough to make the most confident atheist ponder the immortal soul. (“Rejoice in the Lamb,” in particular, showcased the force of the lower vocal ranges.) —Elizabeth Gunto

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The Athenaeum, a member-supported library built in the mid-19th century, is a perfect venue for the time-machine theme. The exhibition “From Seneca Falls to Philadelphia” (through April 27) features work by 10 contemporary book artists around themes of patriotism and the early women’s-rights movement. Several pieces are fictional journals and photo albums of Philadelphia women of the era; others are more experimental, like a piece juxtaposing text from the Declaration of the Rights of Women with a corset pamphlet. —Jess Bergman ✚ These are just a few excerpts from our ongoing, comprehensive festival coverage; find more reviews, photos and videos at citypaper.net/PIFA.

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films over four days, the XPN Music Film Festival encompasses Mexican drug lords and psychedelic troubadours, taking audiences from the Beatles’ Liverpool to the streets of Congo. For those who want to purchase their tickets wisely, here’s what we recommend. When it comes to Alabama’s FAME Studios, a list of the great music recorded there would run for pages:Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones and Wilson Pickett just scratch the surface. Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s Muscle Shoals nails down the elements of what Aretha fondly calls FAME’s “greazy” sound, a funky groove that came right out of the Alabama earth. Most assumed the studio’s house band, the Swampers, was black, but like FAME’s founder, Rick Hall, they were dirt-poor whites. Hall recalls Pickett grimacing as they drove past cotton fields on the way to the studio, but once he and the band locked into “Land of a Thousand Dances,” the skepticism dropped away, a tribute to the racial integration at the heart of ’60s soul. Across the border in Memphis, a quieter revolution was beginning, one that wouldn’t be noticed for years: As Robyn Hitchcock says, the music of Big Star “was like a letter that was posted in 1971 that didn’t arrive until 1985.” Drew DeNicola’s Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me sometimes gets bogged down in the distribution woes that kept Big Star from initially hitting it big, but wisely puts more emphasis on the music’s lasting legacy, without which bands like R.E.M. and the dBs would never have existed. On the fest’s final night, Morgan Neville’s Twenty Feet from Stardom,a documentary about the plight of the backing singer, goes light on bemoaning the vicissitudes of fame, focusing instead on the dynamic between those who hold the spotlight and those who stand just outside it. Subjects Darlene Love and Lisa Fischer are scheduled to attend the closing-night party following the screening. (s_adams@citypaper.net) ✚ Thu.-Sun., April 11-14, $12-$20 (individual tickets), $125 (all-access badge), various locations, xpn.org/ events/music-filmfest.

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[ B ] NO WORKING FILMMAKER conveys a more palpable sense of the transcendent than Terrence Malick. But To the Wonder is the first time he’s tried to make a movie that’s nothing but transcendence, a string of lyrical images held together by a common sense of ecstasy. Laden with voiceovers but nearly dialogue-free, To the Wonder is built on gesture rather than action. Malick is less interested in the face of Neil (Ben Affleck) than in his broad shoulders; he’s the meaty axis on which the film’s world turns. His lover Marina (played by Olga Kurylenko, who seems to have been picked less for her acting chops than her ballet background) presses herself against his body, sylphlike, then twirls away.The titular “wonder” is Mont Saint-Michel, to which Neil and Marina pay a visit in the opening sequence, but Malick finds less to marvel at in ancient landmarks than in the neatly aligned tract homes of exurban Oklahoma or the twilight glow of a Sonic drive-in. To Marina, who follows Neil home after he agrees to marriage, it’s a new world, but Neil knows of the rot beneath. Eventually, their love cools and cracks, leaving him to take up with Jane (Rachel McAdams), a childhood friend. Interwoven with their story, though rarely overlapping, is that of a wandering priest (Javier Bardem), whose love for the divine has also chilled. He seeks inspiration in the lined faces of the poor, but he’s looking outwardly for something he’s lost within. To the Wonder is a profoundly spiritual movie, but at times, Malick’s dewy voiceover (“Me in you. You in me.”) edges close to claptrap. He’s often shot wordless takes, but this is the first time he’s tried to make a movie of nothing, and at times it feels he’s less inviting a reaction than demanding one. With To the Wonder he doesn’t reach for the sublime so much as lunge, arms outstretched, face turned to the sky. He stumbles, but still, it’s a beautiful fall. —Sam Adams

A movie that’s nothing but transcendence.

SWEET NOTHING: After falling in love with a woman in Europe, Neil (Ben Affleck) brings her to Oklahoma only to take up with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) shortly after returning.

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Repertory expands theater’s possibilities, as the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s 16th season shows. The Tragedy of Othello and the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing prove more than their parts’ sum: together, they show their actors’ and designers’ versatility, and offer complementary ideas about love and jealousy. Both plays are presented with clarity, and would be superb introductions to Shakespeare. But they have some unusual shadings to offer the more experienced theatergoer who’s seen both many times. For instance, unlike many portrayals of the Moorish general, Forrest McClendon’s Othello (above) is soft-spoken and not physically imposing. Though he says “Rude am I in my speech,” he’s just affecting modesty: His strength lies in stillness. He’s also costumed by Vickie Esposito as a soldier, not an exotic African renegade; the gaudy robes are worn by Venice’s less adept, more insecure senators. All this makes Desdemona’s decision to marry Othello against her father’s wishes seem more mature than usual, particularly in Lauren Sowa’s smart performance. Her girlish Desdemona has a mature steadiness that complements this coolheaded Othello. Not every production makes their connection as plausible and pleasant as director Carmen Khan does here, and its dissolution is even more tragic because the two are so perfect together. J Hernandez’s Iago is appropriately cold and conniving as he weaves the lies that spark Othello’s jealousy, but the best Iagos revel in their machinations; Hernandez’s fiery Iago doesn’t reveal his hidden glee until late in the play, when he bows to us with a flourish in a funny, frightening exultation. In the strong supporting ensemble, Ralph Edmonds excels as Desdemona’s father, played not as a feeble old man, but as an outraged protector. Eleni Delopoulos also stands out, playing Iago’s wife Emilia as a flinching battered spouse.

It’s a remarkable contrast to Delopoulos’ Beatrice in Much Ado, particularly since most of her fellow actors play parallel roles in the two plays; her Emilia seems a foot shorter than Beatrice, a fiercely proud modern woman in Domenick Scudera’s spirited staging. Instead of breaking up couples, Hernandez’s Don Pedro and Edmonds’ Leonato guide shy, awkward Claudio (Isaiah Ellis, whose Roderigo in Othello is equally bumbling) to Sowa’s virginal Hero. Patrick Lamborn’s witty musical commentary and Maria Shaplin’s cheery lighting highlight the couple’s blossoming love, sabotaged by would-be Iagos Don John (Ian Sullivan) and Borachio (Alex Stewart). Meanwhile, less-malicious trickery matches up verbal duelists Beatrice and Chance Dean’s Benedick, a more self-doubting version of his noble Cassio. Scudera keeps events brisk and fun, with Eric Van Wie’s fumbling Constable Dogberry and Johnny Smith’s dim Verges appropriately broad and silly (though they’re strong in much more serious ensemble roles in Othello). Lisi Stoessel’s set neatly transforms from Othello’s starkness to Much Ado’s lush colors. Brian Strachan employs smart postWWII military uniforms for the men of Much Ado and an array of colorful dresses for its women, while Esposito’s Caravaggioinspired costumes place Othello in the Italian Renaissance. Seen separately, these are satisfying and refreshing productions, perhaps too “safe” for those who want their Shakespeare more outlandishly interpreted. Experiencing both, however, provides insight into the plays’ similarities — deceit is used to influence love in both, for ill or good — as well as the considerable talents of the cast, designers and directors. Through May 19, $30-$35, Adrienne Theater, 2111 Sansom St., 215-496-8001, phillyshakespeare.org. —Mark Cofta >>> continued on adjacent page


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“Who steals my purse steals trash,” says Iago in Othello. But if you doubt that Shakespeare knew the power of money — and its ability to corrupt — look no further than his Timon of Athens.The rarely performed work is often categorized as one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays.” In this earnest but uneven production, some problems remain unsolved. Much about Timon is a mystery — the precise dates involved, why it wasn’t completed, how much of it is even by Shakespeare. The plot, though, is straightforward: Timon is a wealthy Athenian whose reckless generosity wins him influential friends — but when the money goes, the friends go, too. Director Dan Hodge clearly sees Timon’s relevance today, but he and the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective lack the production resources to trace the play’s arc from conspicuous excess to destitution. Constraints sometimes give birth to imaginative rethinkings. But here Hodge chooses to present Timon in period, and relatively straightforwardly so; from the start, we can’t help but notice this Athens is on a tight budget. It doesn’t help that the acting is a befuddling mix

of styles. Chris Coucill goes for something close to naturalism in the lead role — he has touching moments late in the play, but lacks the bigger-than-life personality needed for the early scenes. Charlotte Northeast is boldly virtuosic as cynical philosopher Apemantus, but her idiosyncratic performance quickly starts to look like a misplaced star turn. Individually, both are interesting, as are several others, but they don’t seem to be in the same play. And while I understand the need for good women’s roles in an ensemble company like this one, it’s still a mistake to have Apemantus and several other key male characters played by women — Timon’s wretched world of greed and infighting is, in every sense, man-made. Through April 20, 8 p.m., $20, Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St., 215-551-1543, philartistscollective.org.

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But the point is clear: Vile likes to go big and bold, even if he’s only half-serious. See previous titles Childish Prodigy and Constant Hitmaker. The album art for Wakin on a Pretty Daze, you’ve probably heard, is a giant and possibly permanent mural painted by artist Steve “ESPO” Powers on the side of a building in Fishtown. The week after shooting with The Harrys, Vile shoots a video with some sort of parade theme, directed by Tom Scharpling, known for his humorous work with the New Pornographers and Aimee Mann. Wakin on a Pretty Daze is kind of a monster. At 69 minutes, it fits onto one CD but had to be split up for a double-vinyl release. Most of its 11 songs are longer than five minutes. The sorta-title track, “Wakin on

a Pretty Day,” is nine and a half minutes. “Was All Talk” is seven and a half. “Too Hard” is eight. To Vile’s credit, the long tracks often swerve and mutate instead of dragging and droning. Like the short ones, they’ve got hooks and bridges to keep things chugging along. Rock critics will probably settle on “hypnotic” rather than “jammy.” As Vile puts it, “Think of your favorite pop song that you play over and over again in your car. Except [with these] you don’t have to start over as much.” Vile’s schedule is packed right now. Shoot the two videos. Quick vacation in Puerto Rico with his wife and daughters. Practice with the band. Do publicity stuff. Play Coachella, then hit the road for months on end. It’s not easy to leave the family for so long, but he’s hoping they’ve got that aspect of the lifestyle worked out: “This is when the offers exist, you know. You gotta strike when the iron is hot, as they say. If it’s paying off now, it’ll pay off even more later.” (pat@citypaper.net)


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DISCONNECT | CAn overwrought ensemble piece raising alarms over the scariest implications of the digital age, Disconnect combines the “we’re all connected” social tsk-tsking of Crash with the out-of-touch cautionary panic of Reefer Madness and its ilk. In his first narrative film, documentary director Henry Alex Rubin intertwines storylines involving cyberbullying, chat-room predators, identity theft and

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THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES | B An ambitious drama that hits more than it misses, Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to Blue Valentine is to 1950s melodrama what Cloud Atlas was to 1950s sci-fi. Opening with an unbroken shot of the tattooed back of Luke (Ryan Gosling) as he moves through a circus and into a motorcycle cage, The Place Beyond the Pines announces itself as a death- or at least convention-defying feat, spanning decades without succumbing to sprawl. When Luke’s circus swings through Schenectady, he discovers the previous year’s fling with Romina (Eva Mendes) left him with a son. He turns to crime to support the child, which sets him on a collision course with rookie cop Avery (Bradley Cooper), resulting in an encounter with echoes that linger as their sons grow up together. Cianfrance’s in-the-moment style doesn’t entirely lend itself to a story that spans decades, but that’s part of what gives The Place Beyond the Pines its unique kick: Imagine Giant without the leaden portentousness, as if the cameras just happened to be hanging around as the characters grew older. It’s easy to roll your eyes at the film’s overreach, but every

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42 | BBrian Helgeland’s Jackie Robinson biopic is predicated on the baseball legend having, as Harrison Ford’s cartoonishly crusty character puts it, “the guts not to fight back.” That translates into lots of seething in noble silence while racial epithets are hurled in Robinson’s direction. Early in the film, the tense yet muted approach is refreshing in comparison to the constant insistence on inspiration endemic to most hagiographies. Cinematographer Don Burgess bathes the film in a warm autumnal glow, while relative unknown Chadwick Boseman avoids the temptation to play Robinson as a heroic monument. But as the Dodgers get closer to the pennant, the tension dissipates and Helgeland’s reserve settles into a tepid simmer. He seems unsure how much to trust his audience; the film opens with a wholly superfluous history lesson, but at times he lets the speechifying fall away and plays out all the racial and cultural friction of the story on the field as Robinson tries to steal bases under the glowering watch of a spiteful white pitcher. (The worst offenders, naturally, come in Phillies uniforms.) The orchestra ultimately swells and bases are run in ridiculously protracted slow motion, but there are a few unexpected diversions on the way to that inevitable destination. —Shaun Brady (Wide release)

exploitative porn sites with all the timeliness of an AOL startup disc. It’s not that any of the issues raised by the film aren’t plausible; it’s just that they’re depicted with a lack of subtlety more appropriate for a corporate training film. A decent cast is largely wasted on characters who are little more than stick figures wandering cluelessly through an extended PSA. Andrew Stern’s script, largely cribbed from exclamatory headlines, feels as tech-savvy as a panicked call from your grandparents; and beyond a vague alarmism about modern technology, it lacks a coherent theme. The film’s one unifying message is a vague call to connect, but it’s delivered with all the emotional heft of a Facebook friend request. —SB (Ritz at the Bourse)


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he thinks is happening. Essentially a riff on the post-Memento puzzle, the film hums along, buoyed by Dawson’s sultry intelligence and Cassel’s sleazy charisma. But eventually it runs out of switchbacks and double-bluffs, and calls in a third-act twist that’s both superfluous and offensive. To explain more would ruin it — and though that’s tempting, better to skip it, and Trance, altogether. —SA (Ritz Five)

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A cracking thriller built around art auctioneer Simon’s (James McAvoy) convenient amnesia, Danny Boyle’s Trance jumps the rails in the closing stretch. Till then, Boyle is in his element, exercising his showmanship as Simon struggles to recall his part in the heist of a Goya, while art thief Franck (Vincent Cassel) debates whether to let him live. Hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) is called in to help Simon navigate the depths of his own mind, and thence it’s never quite clear whether we’re watching what’s happening or what

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GIMME THE LOOT | B Adam Leon’s raggedly ingratiating Gimme the Loot follows teens Malcolm (Ty Hickson) and Sofia (Tashiana Washington) on a long-winded quest for graffiti glory. Their goal is to tag the apple that pops up out of its housing in center field whenever the Mets hit a home run at Shea Stadium, which, in turn, requires rounding up $500 so a security guard will sneak them in. The schemes that follow, some legal and some less so, force the constantly sparring friends to fan out across the city, calling in debts, selling off sneakers and, for Malcolm, trying to rip off a college student. —SA (Ritz at the Bourse) STARBUCK | B-

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French-speaking slacker David (Patrick Huard) has always made a buck through odd jobs. As a much younger man, that included innumerable donations to the sperm bank he lived next to. After being confronted by an attorney for the lab, he learns that he inexplicably created more than 500 children, 142 of whom have filed a class-action suit to force the man behind the alias “Starbuck” to reveal himself. As raunchy as it could’ve been, director Ken Scott’s approach is not far from the traditional American rom-


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INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. David Goodis and The Burglars (1971, France/Italy, 120 min.): Inspired by Philly native David Goodis’ crime novel, The Burglars will be shown on 35mm. Pre-screening discussion of Goodis’ life with Inquirer critic Steven Rea and others. Fri., April 12, 7:30 p.m., $9. For all Cinedelphia screenings, also check cinedelphia.com.

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ment of John the Baptist. Young Salome, her advances rebuffed by the prophet, seduces Herod with her “Dance of the Seven Veils” (a detail not in the Bible, but popularly accepted erotic mythology), and he promises her anything. She demands John’s head on a platter. The Rev. David Cregan directs Salome for Villanova Theatre, with Philly’s Give & Take Little Circus helping actress Lizzy Pecora make the iconic dance scene a three-dimensional spectacle with Cirque du Soleilstyle aerial silks, accompanied by authentic Hebrew chant and live drumming for a ritualistic exploration of death and desire. —Mark Cofta

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✚ SALOME Oscar Wilde, best known for The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband and his scandalous sodomy trial, also wrote the banned 1891 drama Salome. The seldom-seen play expands the Gospel of Mark’s story of King Herod’s imprison-

Through April 21, $21-$25, Vasey Hall, Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, 610-519-7474, theatre.villanova.edu.

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✚ BONOBO Electronic music has changed a lot since his first forays into playful lounge-jazz chill-out

back around the turn of the millennium, but British producer Simon Green — alias Bonobo — has somehow kept his sound fresh and relevant without dramatically altering his approach. The North Borders (Ninja Tune) continues down the moodier, more sophisticated path signaled by 2010’s excellent Black Sands, displaying an increasingly masterful ear for composition and intriguing, lushly organic sounds, but also well attuned to the recent rhythmic tendencies emanating from London, Los Angeles and beyond. While it’d still rest mostly comfortably within the well-worn, all-but-outmoded umbrella of trip-hop/downtempo, this is also Green’s most diverse, body-friendly work yet. “Know You” is a gorgeously sculpted dancefloor detonator, all stuttering, slowly cresting two-step syncopations; the kalimba-studded “Cirrus” is an idealized intersection of Pantha du Prince and Rounds-era Four Tet, while “Heaven for the Sinner” invites Erykah Badu along

for a deep nodding groover recalling her pal Flying Lotus — and yet, it’s all patently, undeniably Bonobo. —K. Ross Hoffman Thu., April 11, 9 p.m., $29, with Shigeto, TLA, 334 South St., 215-922-1011, livenation.com.

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✚ INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW Some fun facts to amuse exactly zero serious orchid fans at the International Orchid Show this weekend: The genus orchis gets its name from the Greek word for testicles, because the tuberous root looks sort of like a testicle if you squint and have not had sex for several months. (Admittedly, you don’t have

to squint hard when there’s double roots, as often happens.) Probably related: The Greek creation myth about orchids involves an attractive young guy getting drunk, trying to rape a priestess, and getting torn to pieces as punishment. When his dad prayed for the gods to put him back together, the gods instead turned the pieces into a bunch of flowers, because the gods are dicks. Also, vanilla: totally an orchid! And it’s especially tragic that you immediately killed those flowering phalaenopsis you impulse-bought from Ikea, because each blooming spike represents 3-4 years of proper care, including measurements done in foot-candles. The Academy of Natural Sciences will be shut down all this Thursday to allow the setup of displays from dozens of exhibitors from Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Philly and more for the third-biggest orchid show in the country — international vendors are an unusual occurrence, as orchids don’t take to travel

particularly well. —Emily Guendelsberger Fri.-Sun., April 12-14, $15, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy., 215-299-1000, ansp.org.

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✚ CADENCE FEST Both avant-garde jazz and print media are tough businesses to be in these days, so it wasn’t surprising when Cadence magazine, the long-running journal dedicated to “creative improvised music,” announced it would cease publication at the end of 2011. The magazine received a last-minute reprieve when Portland-based pianist and journalist David Haney took the reins from founding publisher Bob Rusch. Haney is celebrating the magazine’s rebirth as an online quarterly and annual print journal with a traveling festival, which touches down at Chris’ Jazz Café on Friday night. The show has an uncharacteristically out-leaning lineup for the club,


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✚ MICHELE ROSEWOMAN Pianist/composer Michele Rosewoman has been fusing modern jazz and folkloric Cuban traditions for three decades via her New YorUba ensemble, but thus far

their music has remained as evanescent as the Yoruban deities from which she draws inspiration. That’s about to change; while the Orishas will likely remain an elusive myth, Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba is set to finally record their Kickstarter-funded debut CD. Born in Oakland in 1953, Rosewoman settled in NYC in the late ’70s, where she studied with Orlando “Puntilla” Rios and other Cuban masters. The sounds she blends into her music stem from a much older and more distant source: centuries of Nigerian and Cuban cultural traditions, rhythms and chants. She’ll celebrate both her 60th birthday and New Yor-Uba’s 30th anniversary at the Bride this weekend with the ensemble’s current 11-piece lineup, featuring Havana-born percussionist Pedrito Martinez as well as jazz greats like Oliver Lake

and Freddie Hendrix. —Shaun Brady Sat., April 13, 8 p.m., $25-$30, Painted Bride, 230 Vine St., 215-925-9914, paintedbride.org.

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Ne Veut, Quadron and Little Dragon all owe him some debt), although he remains in high demand as a vocalist (this month alone he’s turned up on tracks by Atom™ and Brandt Brauer Frick.) Under his own auspices, Lidell’s self-titled fifth full-length (Warp) tightens up the Technicolor sprawl of 2010’s Compass

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✚ JAMIE LIDELL Jamie Lidell’s 2005 breakout LP, Multiply, was something of a eureka moment, unleashing his freaky, fearless falsetto against a backdrop of IDM-reared production chops and uncovering newfound possibilities for smooshing up old-school soul with mod-podge electronica. These days he’s hardly the only electro-soul game in town (Autre

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✚ PHILADELPHIA BOOK FESTIVAL The Free Library used to put all its eggs in one basket for its annual throwdown: a weekend of marathon readings and a giant outdoor book fair on the Parkway. It was fun, but hardly inclusive, and a rogue thunderstorm could turn the whole thing miserable really quick. This year, the Library is taking a divide-and-conquer approach with its mostly free, star-studded, seven-day Philadelphia Book Festival. The street fair is out. Instead, look for multiple readings all over the city in addition to major events every night at the Free Library. As usual, the lineup is pretty sweet. I’m not even going to talk to you about the Rachel Maddow event, because it’s way sold out. But don’t miss Onion veteran Baratunde Thurston when he reads from his semi-poignant, totally funny book How to Be Black (April 18, Central Library). Points if you ask him what he thinks of “Accidental Racist.” Apex librarian and Morning Edition regular Nancy Pearl will be talking about Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason (April 15, Central Library). There’s also a full roster of Philly authors: Ken Kalfus reading from his new comic novel Equilateral (April 16, Central Library), Karen Quinones Miller reading from her autobiographical novel An Angry-Ass Black Woman (April 17, Eastwick Branch; April 18, Frankford Branch), Solomon Jones reading from his new crime novel The Dead Man’s Wife (April 17, Charles L. Durham Branch; April 18, Overbrook Park Branch), plus the Mütter-Museum-inspired Kathleen R. Sands, Phillie Phanatic Tom Burgoyne, comic-book wiz Jamar Nicholas, City Paper favorite Elise Juska — it’s a pretty big list. You said you were going to try to read more this year. —Patrick Rapa April 14-20, various locations, freelibrary.org.

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✚ WILLIAM TYLER Solo guitar records can be engrossing, meditative, gorgeously textural — and, to be sure, Impossible Truth (Merge) is all of the above — but it’s rare to find one as exuberantly vivid and lush as the second full-length opus from Nashville-based virtuoso William Tyler, whose playing has previously supported Lambchop, Bonnie Billy and the Silver Jews. Strictly speaking, it’s not an entirely solo affair: pedal steel, trombone, vibraphone, bowed bass and even drums crop up in a few of these warmly expansive composiWILL HOLLAND

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tions, though they generally feel like subtle, nearly inconspicuous shadings against the foreground of Tyler’s rippling, luminescent picking. The album was inspired by a stack of weighty nonfiction texts on American symbolic geography, and you can hear reverberations of the vast, mythic West in pieces like “Cadillac Desert” and “Country of Illusion,” while the raga-like drones and pedals elsewhere gesture, equally evocatively, toward the imagined East. —K. Ross Hoffman Sun., April 14, 9 p.m., $7, with Liz and the Lost Boys, Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 267-324-3348, ortliebslounge.com.

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fruit artist.The Beirut native runs Bliss, the new juice bar, creperie and scoop shop connected to Manakeesh Cafe, where he constructs elaborate Lebanese-style fruit cocktails, kaleidoscopes of carefully cut produce and jewel-toned juice. “We drink cocktails as part of our daily life in Lebanon,” says Kammoun. “It’s like how people go out for coffee here.” Growing up in southern Beirut near the sea, Kammoun and his dad would head down to the beach for fruit cocktails. “I remember standing there, getting excited, my eyes wide open at the guy making the cocktail so carefully.” These confections take their tantalizing time, both in the old country and in West Philly. But have patience. You wouldn’t rush Cezanne, would you? “Every single cocktail I make is individually designed,” Kammoun cheerfully explains. “It is not a quick thing to make, this eatable art.” Kammoun came to the States and earned an engineering degree, but couldn’t resist returning to food, a love he learned in his dad’s bakery. At Bliss, Kammoun sets the Beirut Sunshine cocktail with a jeweler’s care, stacking avocado, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe and kiwi in a tall glass before pouring on a cascade of house-pressed, honey-sweetened berry nectar. Ashta, a thick Lebanese whipped cream, sits on the surface. Crushed pistachios gleam like gems buried in the snow, and honey crawls down the side of the glass. Wedges of pineapple and hearts of strawberry perch on the rim like preening sunbathers at a pool. It really is eatable art. As it dissolves, the ashta slowly creams the vivid, not-too-sweet cocktail. It comes with a spoon and a straw. You need both. Bliss also blends vibrant smoothies made from scratch — “nothing frozen or preprocessed” — in flavors like mango spiced with cardamom and turmeric. “Our smoothies are a reflection of our culture,” Kammoun says. “We use olive oil, cider vinegar, black pepper — it’s like we’re cooking!” There’s a banana split stacked with fresh fruit and pistachios, and spongy crepes filled with curried chicken or caramelized apples. But it’s the cocktails that shouldn’t be missed. I’ve never been so excited about one made without liquor. (adam.erace@citypaper.com)

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ara May’s path to the world of pastry started, as most do: with a love of sugar. The sparkly, redheaded pastry chef at Old City’s period-perfect Franklin Fountain recounts a story from her childhood: “When I was little, I was being denied dessert for something, and I said as a 5-yearold, ‘When I grow up, I’m going to make lots of money and use it to buy sugar.’ I am reminded More on: of that story quite often by my parents.” And while most pastry chefs tell similar tales, the reality of how May made her way into the sundrenched second-floor kitchen of Franklin Fountain ultimately wasn’t straightforward. A native of central New York, May completed a degree in stage management at SUNY Purchase before relocating to Philadelphia sight-unseen for a job at InterAct Theatre Company. From there she moved to a stage-management position at the Walnut Street Theater. “Stage management is very much a facilitation of other people’s creativity,” says May. “Which is a fabulous job [for someone who is] not an actor or a director or anything like that.”

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Her tools might not be the state-of-the-art equipment most pastry chefs use, but May embraces the situation. and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re great, but they lack that delicious freshness. Last summer we started with our two most popular syrups, which are raspberry and strawberry. We now make raspberry, strawberry, an orgeat syrup, lime, vanilla â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re adding a new phosphate to the menu called the Hemingwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream, which weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making an anisemint syrup for.â&#x20AC;? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had a phosphate (and chances are that you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to Franklin Fountain or were around in the 1870s), May explains that it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;an old-fashioned beverage, essentially the precursor to our modern soda. The basic elements are a flavored syrup and phosphoric and citric acid. Those two acids really make a phosphate, taking it over the top and giving it that tanginess that you expect from something like a Coca-Cola, which has phosphoric in it.â&#x20AC;? Speaking of which, May has big plans: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also trying to develop a cola syrup, which Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited about. That one is really tricky because people are very specific about their colas. Understandably so, you know?â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also deep in root-beer-recipe-making mode. The one on the menu right now is a top seller during the summer months, but May would like to switch it up soon, using all sorts of roots and barks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;infusing it from the ground up.â&#x20AC;? Other plans at Franklin Fountain include an expanded selection of nondairy ice creams. Currently May churns up batches of coconut-milk-based vanilla, chocolate and mint chocolate chip. The nondairy-ice-cream making kicked off at the end of September, when, she notes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pumpkin-crazy.â&#x20AC;? Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vegan pumpkin ice cream found its way into a nondairy sundae with vegan caramel syrup, pecans and nondairy whipped cream. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be rolling out a new dairy-free and vegan flavor each month, using locally grown strawberries in May and blueberries in July. She executes all these innovations in a decidedly unusual setup. Antique-dealing brothers Ryan and Eric Berley, owners of Franklin Fountain, have outfitted the kitchen with period-specific equipment. May rattles them off: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our candy stoves, our Vulcans from the 1920s, ... these amazing and beautiful copper pots that are just gigantic, our buttercream machine that we use for the buttercreams at Shaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is at least 100 years old.â&#x20AC;? While her tools might not be the state-of-the-art, modern equipment most pastry chefs use, May embraces the situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really cool experience to work with equipment that none of us were trained on in culinary school,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The equipment isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an albatross around my neck. I like it. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun challenge.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this sense of adventure that makes Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ice-cream-counter confections so captivating. (caroline@citypaper.net)


To place your FREE ad (100 word limit) ³ email lovehate@citypaper.net 13 YEARS RAJA, I LOVE YOU

pinch your cheeks! Summer wasn’t the same without you even though I was traveling around and such but it didn’t really make a difference because you weren’t there...all the shopping in the world can’t take the place of you not being here!!

I’M THE WRONG ONE

KEEP IT GOING

You and I aren’t a match...don’t you see that? What can I do to make your stupid ass go the fuck away... I don’t know why I have a straight up hatred towards you...sorry yes I do..it is because you just seem like you don’t give a fuck about nobody but yourself. You and your little friends hanging out selling fucking drugs. You are a fucking loser and

I hate the fact that you get on the bus and then you sit by me and then when it is time to get off you say “hi” fuck your “hi” you don’t have to speak to me... I don’t want to hear anything. I don’t even wanna see you face honestly. That is the truth. I remember one day I was asking you about your wife you looked at me like I was trying to sell you something

WERE YOU PLAYING I have to go with my reaction and how I feel about certain situations pretaning to our relationship... you told me you loved me...now I am questioning the whole thing and what you really stand for. I can’t stand you sometimes. I know that your are the father of my child but I can’t take it anymore with your stupid ass emotional tyrants. Trust me the only reason our child has your last name is because I wanted him to. Other than that...he is my child...you are a stupid piece of shit and aren’t worth me graying in my hair anymore...talk to whoever and text whoever you want...I don’t care anymore.

GOOD OR BAD You told me that you wanted me to keep in touch. I don’t have the nerve to do so and everytime I contact you I feel like I make this worse. So here goes, I’m doing the best I can to understand this, and I am ok. I haven’t quite moved on, but I am not bitter or angry. I want you to know I meant what I said and I want you to be happy, even if it isn’t with me. I want you to do what you need to and live the best life any man has ever lived. I just want you to know that I will always be here and that I pray one day we can be friends again. I know now that I will always love you. I am sorry you and I never got to that big house, and that I never had a million of your babies lol but I guess this just wasn’t meant to be. I can handle the fact that you left and I can move on. But I hate the fact that i can’t do nice things for you anymore, and that I can’t call you my friend. I miss you and I still love you. I wish you wouldve offered because although it wouldn’t be fair, and I wouldn’t dream of saying this, I wouldve waited for you. I wouldve stood by you no matter what happened.

WHAT IS NEXT

YOU NOT SLICK

I can’t wait until your shit catches up with you. I told you, that you were a loser...you think I didn’t mean that shit...try me...I sure did mean that shit...since you are a loser you need to get back with your fat ass baby’s mother...the both of you deserve each other.

JUST SO FAST

REAL LIFE I wonder who raised you all the time and what if any time did your folks spend with you...you are a leitch and a piece of trash...the one that you keep in contact with...I hope that the both of you find your way back to each other. You aren’t worth my time anymore. All those fake ass hugs and fake kisses you can keep them to yourself because me

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When you call me the time seems to go so fast on our time together on the phone call. It seems like time is passing me by twice as fast because you aren’t with me..I can’t wait to show you different things again and hold you in my arms and just

and cut my conversation real short. Well I just wanted to say fuck you. No worries, I will not even ask about her anymore, nor ask you anything. Stay away from me.

I don’t like you...I spit on the ground that you walk on...you know not to ask me for shit from here out. I can’t believe that you didn’t do what you said that you were going to do..then when the shoe is on the other foot you want me to break my fucking neck for you and kick out either some money or something else. I hate you and whatever morals that you stand for. Oh by the way...tell you bitch she can have you...I am not jealous anymore...you are nothing to be jealous about...I am just sick of you and I want out!

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Dude, you fucking owe me money...why are you avoiding me? I am not going to come to you until you litterly come to me. I think it is so weird how you want me to listen to your stories about this person and that person, but when it is time to pay a bill your are nowhere to be the fuck around. I am not going to call you...I still think you have some sort of mental issues. besides you need some sex in the worst way. Don’t feel like it isn’t you reading this because it is, you are a fucking loser just like your friend mentioned.

HEY BITCH

If you think that you are forgiven for fucking with my birthday plans, you’re drunker than anyone thought. Your infantile comments and behavior disgust me. Why not read a book or see a movie?

Hey lady getting on the train...are you fucking stupid or what...you see all those seats and you stand in the doorway looking around like a asshole like you don’t know where the fuck to sit at...is there a real big decision that has to be made about where you are going to sit. Sit down and stop looking around like you are up to something. I thought to myself look at this dumb ass bitch...why don’t she just sit the fuck down and get it together. I hope you don’t get on the train the following week because I am going to give you the dirtiest look ever.

They won’t let me write to you at home. They’re all weird on my fb. I had no other place to go. You asked if we could be friends. I said yes. Why couldn’t you make good on just that? I didn’t want anybody else but you. It really felt like love. xoxo, Stinky.

Why were you looking up at the fucking store ceiling when the cashier was ringing up your food? And then picking up more stuff as she was ringing it up. I don’t have time for dumb fat bitches like you to be holding up the line mind you...you already had 3 bags on the counter with groceries already in them! I could tell you just got your access on for the month...so next time I shouldn’t go to the store until the middle of the month.

HEY RICHARD

SIT THE FUCK DOWN

SWEETIE

DUMB IDIOT

You said I don’t love her, but do you prove you love her when you use my money for your restaurants, gambling and vodka? That’s convenient. You said I played soldier, but what are you? You are nothing. You don’t have bills because you live off other people. You talk about my fathers DNA, but your dies like a dog. If I’m a hypocrite, what are you? Enjoy your garbage and let her go. You can pretend you’re man, but nobody will believe it.

and old flame are getting back together. And to take it from his words...we are going to be a family.

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From the rooftops of Union Square to the concrete slabs of South Philly, we’ve wandered the east coast corridor as one. Summer love turned to 95 trips, time altering our not-so-sure-about-life perspectives, picking up each other’s pieces and putting it all back together again, and again...finding comfort in the the security of our 30 year old couch, I miss you in the mornings...when I leave you at Washington Ave to head west, I head north and think about the babies we’ll make. Rising from the ashes of missed opportunities we will find our way...we will rock back and forth to the rhythm of Nina’s song and grow old together...grow bald and saggy and embrace the imperfections as we always have. 13 and counting sweet thing, 13 and counting. - Sundance

Oh, because you’re too busy tipping back martinis at Woody’s at 10 a.m. Keep your cigarette stench and childish sex talk to yourself. Nobody needs to be subjected to all that shit. I’ll be expecting an apology and a gift, you motherfucker.

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

CABINETS KITCHEN SOLID WOOD Brand new soft close/dovetail drawers Crown Molding 25 Colors, Never Installed! Cost $5,300. Sell $1,590. 610-952-0033

I Buy Guitars & All Musical Instruments-609-457-5501 Rob

Pool Table Brunswick 7ft slate Like New $750/OBO 215-750-1829

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

BED: Brand New Queen Pillowtop Set $175; 5pc Bedrm Set $345 215-355-3878 Bed lthr Q$169 K$220 P-top matt set Q$175 K$275 exfurn.com 215-752-0911 BR Set/LR Set + More SMOKE FREE! starting at $200 Call: 267-239-3731.

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

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2013 Hot Tub/Spa. Brand New! 6 person w/lounger, color lights, 30 jets, stone cabinet. Cover. Never installed. Cost $7K. Ask $2,850. Will deliver. 610-952-0033.

JUNK CARS WANTED We buy Junk Cars. Up to $300 215-888-8662 VCR in good cond. Offering $100 if satisfied. Call 215-612-9021 We buy model trains. Any brand, scale or condition. Call our store 856-393-1770

apartment marketplace 220 Locust Str. Studio $1,100 includes utils. Spacious. Cable TV. First/last sec dep req. 267-767-4088.

15th & Snyder Ave. Studio Apt. Newly renov., must see. 215-885-1700 22XX S Hemberger St. 3BR $800 Plus Utilities. 1.5 bath. 267-476-0224

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

BOMBAY Females. Will deliver! $$ back guarantee! 315-378-5312

Goldendoodle Pups, intelligent, no shed, paper trained, home raised, first shot, call 610.799.0612 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS! AKC! $600 VET CHECKED! FAMILY RAISED! 717-575-0647

LAB PUPS - ACA reg., family raised, $500/ea. Call 717-278-3771 Mini Doberman Pinscher pups 8 weeks old, $300. 215-739-2160

Bichon Poodle Mix Pups - Ready March 15th. Vet checked, shots. (717)278-0932 Boston Terrier Pups - ACA, beautiful, S&W, $595. 610-286-9076. BOXER PUPPIES - 3M, 3F, Shots, Dewormed, T Cropped. 302-655-5957 DACHSHUND PUPS - Minis, vet checked, 1st shots, M $400, F $450. 908.692.7560 Doberman Pups - Euro working lines, cropped, docked, shots & wormed. Call 609-625-7772

Pekingese Pups 2M/1F 10 Wks Adorable Homeraised Babies! 215-579-1922 Pitbull Puppy 2M 1 F ready 4/21 $1500 1st & 2nd Shots Call 215-954-6362 Yorkshire Terrier Teacup Pups, AKC, Family raised. $975. 609-220-1760

Basset Hound M AKC cert. Seeks FM Basset for breeding 215-266-3626

apartment marketplace 73xx Wheeler St. 1BR $650/mo +utl. W/D included.267-738-0834

50xx Spruce LG Studio $575 + elec. Apt has hw fls w/sep renovated kit & bath only $1150 move in. 215.836.4607 lv msg. West Philadelphia 1br/1ba $425 300 blk of N. 61 St 215-678-7520 W. Phila 2, 3 & 4BR apts. Avail Now Move in Special! 215-386-4791 or 4792

Apartment Homes $650 -$875 www.perutoproperties.com 215.740.4900 City Line Area 2br Apts beautiful, Spring Special 215.681.1723

18xx W. Venango 2br & 1 Studio $500 + utils. Near Temple Call 267-339-1662 26th & Napa 2Br/1Ba $600/Mo + Utls 1st Fl 1st/last, 1 mo sec 267.275.5091 3428 N. 23rd St., 1BR $525 2047 W. Tioga St., 2BR $625 Call (302)559-6770 Broad & Alleghany apts for rent quiet secure bldg. 267-258-2635

1,2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY-PARKING 215-223-7000

11xx Wingohocking 2br $650 + utils new ren,$1795 move in req 267.784.9284 49xx N. 12th St 1br $675 Modern, Sect 8 ok. 215.842.0290 50xx 10th St. 2BR $650/mo + Utils renov, beaut. 3 mos req. 1st Fl No Smoking Drug free Serious calls 267-984-8522 Broad & Windrim 1BR Newly renov., must see. 215-885-1700

Church Lane Court-600 Church Lane Fieldview Apt-705 Church Lane Julien-5600 Ogontz/Eli Ct.1418 Conlyn Studio, 1bdr & 2bdr -From$450-$850 Move in specials-215-276-5600

37xx N 19th St. Large 3BR Apt. $750/mo As much space as a house. Beautiful, tastefully renovated, w/w carpet, modern kit, c-fans, additional front sunroom, Call 215-242-1204 or 267-250-9822

4xx W. Queen Ln. 3BR/1BA $750 + util 1st floor, nice. Call 215-783-4736 5211 Greene St. 1br $650+utils Great location. Call 610-287-9857 5220 Wayne Ave. Studio, 1 & 2 BR on site lndry, 215-525-5800 Lic# 507568

53xx Wayne Ave 1BR $600+ utils 2nd Fl, water incl, reno, spacious, 1 mo sec, 1 mo rent. no smoking 267-253-6532 LaSalle 607 E. Church Ln. 2BR nr Univ. 215.525.5800 LIC# 494338 6300 Gardenia St Nice 1BR/1BA $650 plus utilities. Close to Public Transportation. 267-250-6057 Ask for Tom. DO YOU HAVE A SECTION 8 VOUCHER? Apts in Germantown and Olney-SPECIALS 1bdr&2bdr- GAS, WATER, HEAT FREE! Quiet, New Renov, Safe Living Community Call to schedule appt- 215.276.5600 HIST. WEST GERMANTOWN Schoolhouse Ln. Lg. 1Br w/ deck, $850 Ex. Lg. 2Br, 1.5Ba, Deck, $1,175. 215-848-0682

1414 W. 71st Ave 1br $625, 2br $800 both incl utils. Close to trans & shopping. 215-574-2111 Broad Oaks 1BR & 2BR Lndry rm. Special Discount! 215-681-1723

20XX Orthodox 1br $550/mo. spacious, painted, sec8 ok 267-230-2600

600 Anchor St 1br $565/mo Water Incl avail immed 267-918-2766. 6806 Ditman St 1BR on site parking, laundry. 215-525-5800 Lic# 212704 81XX Ditman 1BR $500 plus utils 1 bath. 267-476-0224 Cottman Ave Vic 2br/1Ba $695+utils w/w carp. 2 XL Br Call 267-251-5675 NE 1BR sec. 8 ok, painted & new rugs $700 610-446-2124

YARDLEY/ HEATHCOTE MEADOWS 2BR/ 2 full BAs $1400/mo plus elec EIK, LR, DR, all appls., patio, att gar. Call 609-3975776 for appt. Clifton Heights beautiful 1 & 2 BR Spring Special, 215-681-1723 Drexel Hill 2Br, $795 + utils 2nd flr. Near Trans, 610-291-8560 East Lansdowne 1br/1ba $595, Newly Renov. w/d, 267-528-9275

3208 CECIL B. MOORE 2BR $600 Freshly painted, 1st mo rent & 1.5 mo sec. 215-828-6651

1017 Oaklane - Private entrance, clean kitchen, $440/mo. Call 215-287-2424 20th and Girard, 2 furn. rooms for rent $100/wk, $250 move in. 267-239-4197 33rd & Ridge Ave. $100-125/week. Large renovated furnished rooms near Fairmount Park & bus depot 215.317.2708 42xx Paul St. furn $120/week + 2 week deposit, 609-617-8639, 856-464-0933 55/Thompson deluxe quiet furn $115$145wk priv ent $200 sec 215-572- 8833 61st/Race St. Priv ent use of kit w/w $120/wk $290/mv in 267-997-5212 Allegheny $90/wk. $270 sec dep. Near EL train, furn, quiet. Call 609-703-4266 Broad/Olney furn refrig micro priv ent $115/$145wk sec $200 215.572.8833 Broad & Wyoming, 60th & Market Fully furn., $200 sec.,$90-$125/wk SSI/VA/DIS ok CLEAN Drug Free. Call 267-784-9284 Caster and Winghocken, 54th and Lancaster, 15th and Federal 55th and Media 1BR apt 60th and Kingsessing Ave. Share Kitch. & Bath, $350 & up, no security deposit, SSI OK. 267-888-1754

Frankford, nice rm in apt, near bus & El, $300 sec, $90/wk & up. 215-526-1455 Frankford rooms $90-$105/wk Everything incl. Sec dep req. 215-432-5637 Germantown Area: NICE, Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs (267)988-5890 GERMANTOWN room $110/wk. Furn rm, Lg Rm, SSI ok 215-205-2452 NEW N. Philly Rooms for Rent BRAND NEW RENOV rooms with neutral colored walls & floors. Beautifully done! $85/wk. First/Last/Sec to move in. 267-973-2284 N Phila. - Furnished rooms w/ prvt. entrance, $85/wk. No cooking, 55 + community, SSI ok. Call 215-236-8518 OAK LANE $100-$125/week. Furnished rooms incl use of house. 267-266-1156 Olney and N Phila. $85 and up furn, kit privs, coin-op, crpt. 516-527-0186 Philadelphia $300-$400/mo, North & West Rooms. Call 267-602-6128 Philadelphia $425 1 BR Spacious, cable ready room. 50th W. Girard Ave 215-609-6741 Richmond 2 Rms $500/mo, 1 rm $390. 267.970.4553 S. 59th St. near El, furn. room, a/c, fridge, $100/wk, $100 sec. 215-472-8119

South West Phila $125/wk, Bed’s Avail. SSI/SSD. Males & Females. Sober Living Envnmt. 215-471-6500 SW,N,W Movein Special! $90- $125/wk Clean furn rms SSI ok 215-220-8877 SW Phila - Newly renov, close to trans. $100/wk 1st wk FREE, 267-628-7454 WEST OAKLANE Effec $110/wk. Furn, a/c,pvt entrance. Call 215-205-2437 West Philadelphia Room For rent 215-747-2522 West Phila & North Phila furn rooms avail 267-228-1143 or 215-416-2075 West Phila - Room for rent, $125 /wk. Call 267-269-4490 ask for Hakim W. Phila. $100 rms for rent, new kit/ba. 267-348-7708

homes for rent 1022 Pine St Effec condo $695/Mo + utils Rent to own 609-510-9746 49xx Gerritt 2br/1 ba $690/mo +utils Fresh Paint, Sec 8, 267-230-2600

727 Tree St 2Br/1Ba $750/Mo + Utils New ba,New kit, MUST SEE 610-348-6717

56xx Thomas Ave. 3BR House. $925 W/D included. Call 267-600-9569 65xx Gefner 4 Br/1 Ba 925/Mo + utils fresh paint sec 8 267-230-2600

13xx N. Wanamaker St. 3BR/1BA $825 1st, last, 1mo. sec. req’d. 267-255-1895 16xx S. 52nd St. 3Br/2Ba $825+utils W/D, ref ,newly rehabbed. 215-651-8757 1x Hirst 3br House Newly renov, Nr El. 484-358-0761 52XX Irving Street 4BR/1.5BA Completely rehabbed. Living room, dining room, full kitchen, hardwood floors throughout. Half bath on main level. Full bath on 2nd level. Full basement, front porch and rear yard. Sec 8 OK. Call Arnez 215-317-5131 West Phila 1br- 6br $800+ Sec. 8 housing. w/w, h/w, w/d, Call 267-773-8265 XX74 Ludlow 2BR house. $825 +2 mo sec. Newly remod, w/d, c/a 215-805-1145 75xx Sherwood Rd. 3br $1100 +utils. C/A, bsmnt, garage. 610-284-5631 Overbrook Park 3BR $1175 Call 610-642-5655


24xx N 33rd 4BR/1BA $850+ Newly renov, 1 blk to park, 215-421-4849 25xx Newkirk St 2br $600 backyd, near transportation 215.421.4849 2764 N Hemberger Room for rent 350+/Mo,No sec, Call 267-257-3610 North Philly 3BR/1BA $1,100 Section 8 ok. 215-771-2068

BUICK PARK AVENUE 1976 $7,800/OBO 56k, silver w/ red, PW/PS. 610-544-9292 HONDA CIVIC 2010 $12,995 34k miles, excel. condition. Please contact John at 610-357-1342 TOYOTA COROLLA 2003 $7500 66k mi, good cond, 215-639-4223

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KEYSTONE COUGAR 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2005, $18,000 slide out, sleeps 10, prvt BR & bunk rms. Great cond. 717-315-8594 .

Airstream Tradewind â&#x20AC;&#x2122;61 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Project Trailer, many new parts, towable, out side shell in great shape. $3000 (609)432-3290 Jayco Jay Flight 25RKS 28 ft 2006 $10,000 sleeps 6, LR slide out, exec cond 15 Ft Awning, Smoke free 856-351-0748

40xx N. Reese St. 3BR/1BA $750 1st, last & sec dep W/D 267-253-6970 41xx N. Franklin 3br/1ba Renov, sec. 8 267-230-2600

71xx Stenton Ave 2BR/1.5BA $950+utils Ranch style hse Call 267-595-3466

5xx 66th Ave. 4BR House. $1000/mo+ all util., garage. Call Tan at 267-287-3175 67XX N Broad St 5BR/2BA $1575 plus utils. Sect 8 ok. 215-224-6566 West Oak Lane Hse 3BR/1BA $1,200 Beautiful. Bsmt Garage call Mrs. Brown @ 267-972-8787. No pets.

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

Suzuki C - 50 Blvd 2006 $4500 420 Mi, Mint cond,Gar kept 215-533-5213

low cost cars & trucks Buick LeSabre 1996 $3450 gar kept must see 610-420-8954 Buick Park Avenue 2002 $4000 Loaded Excel Cond 215-389-4310

7xx E Allegheney 3BR/1BA $795 section 8 ok, no pets. Call 215-539-7866 Ontario St. 3BR $775+utils. Renovated, large. Call 201-321-0543

Cadillac Seville 1984 $5000/OBO 21k mi, Continental front 215-226-1095

MAYFAIR 3BR/2.5BA $1250+utils Close to transp. / shops, full bsmt. 215694-4089 or 215-947-2805 8am-8pm

Cadillac Sev SLS 1994 $1,250/obo May trade, 82K mi., Very Clean Inside/out needs minor work. Call 267-975-4483

Chevy Impala LT 2006 $4,675 White, 3.5 V6, CD, clean. 267-592-0448 Monte Carlo LS 1996 $995 All Pwr 4/14 insp Runs Exc 215-620-9383 Chrysler Sebring Conv. 2004 $3800 44K miles. Loaded Call 215-850-0061 Ford Contour LX 1997 $1450 4door, loaded, clean. 215-947-9840 Ford Escort SW 1998 $1350 Auto, nu insp nds no work 215-620-9383

DARBY 2&3br row starting at $850+util close to transp, Sec 8 ok. 610-529-3531

MT. LAUREL 3BR/2.5BA TH $1700 In Stonegate Dev. Newly renov., frsh paint, new appls., no pets/smoking, avail. April 15th. Call Days 856-234-0064 or Evenings 215-579-8868

Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas, 2000 $2700 OBO. May trade. Sun Roof, Excellent cond. 145k. No damg. 267-975-4483

JEEP Grand Cherokee 2000 $2800 runs great 4x4 267-441-4612 Lincoln LS 2004 $4,400 Silver, V8, leather, roof. 267-592-0448 Lincoln Town Car 1991 $1500/obo Gar Kept, Excel Cond 215-673-9530 Mercedes Benz E320 2000 $3,995 lthr, sunroof, gorgeous. 610-524-8835

Cape May 2Br/Queen Sofa, Eat in kit Room air, Fence, Sun porch, Quiet Block July - Sept $850 Wkly 610-299-0101

Marlton Condo 2BR/2BA $1200+utils. Lrg, W/D, clean, grt loca. 609-238-2355

Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified-Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-834-9715.

Mercedes Benz Luxry 300 SE 1994 $4975 4 dr w sun roof, positivly flawless, exceptionally well cared for senior citzen, must sac substantially less than book value, deluxe sound sys 215-922-5342

Mercury Mountaineer 4x4 1998. $1395. Mint, all pwrs, new insp, 215-620-9383 Pontiac Montana 2003. $2500 obo. Cold air, runs exc, V6, 484-363-9311 RECESSION SPECIALS! Nissan Maxima 1999 100% $1799 Chevy Malibu 2002 Flawless $2499 Ford Windstar 2003 100K $2222 Pontiac Grand am 2005 100% $2222 Call (215) 520-7890

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Health Services DRUG & ALCOHOL PROBLEMS?

TLC Outpatient Clinic. Individual & Group Therapy, Substance Abuse. Yoga, Art & more. 480-577-1172 for information. Private Insurance or Reasonable Self-Pay/Personalized Treatment Plans. GET A MASSAGE TODAY

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Apartments for Rent SOUTH PHILADELPHIA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT

South Philadelphia. All new. Three bedrooms, beautiful hardwood floors, granite kitchen and bath. $850/ month. 215-292-2176 SPACIOUS-BRIGHT 1 BEDROOM

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Homes HISTORICAL GERMANTOWN $1500

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GORDON TRUCKING, INC.. CDL-A Drivers Needed! Up to $3,000 SIGN ON BONUS...Refrigerated Fleet & Great Miles! Up to .46 cpm w/10 years experience. Full Benefits, 401k, EOE. No N.E. Runs! TeamGTI.com EOE 866-554-7856.

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Driver-Two raises in first year. Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. 3 months OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com

Resort/ Vacation Property for Sale

NEW YORK STATE LAND SALE-Former Scout Camp Was: $69,900 NOW: $39,900. 7 Acres on Rive r Wa s : $ 4 9 , 9 0 0 N OW : $39,900. Adirondacks-8 Acres Was $21,900 NOW: $17,900. Direct Financing w/Low Payments. Call: 1-

3 BR full BA, newly renovated, HW floors, enclosed porch & yard, W/ D, central air, basement, walking distance to Main St. $1,300/mo+util. 267446-7600.

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BUSINESS OWNERS / INVESTORS

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PHILA 4BR/ 2BA Section 8 ok. 215-322-6086

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Buick Skylark 1985. $1950 31k orig mi, run/looks new 215-620-9383

Kensington & Frankford. 3BR houses Sec 8 ok. $795-$900 +util 215-633-0830

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AIRLINE CAREERS

4 New (1500 Mi) 19in Cadillac 2013 XTS Chrome wheels w mounted goodyear eagle tires 856-227-5880 $1200/obo

59 E. Garfield 3BR/1BA $850 + utils Lg., remod, twin, sec 8 ok 215-499-2364 60xx Magnolia 4br/1ba $950 + Utils Newly Remod,H-wood Flrs 215-280-9200

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1935 N. Mytlewood. 3BR house. $875 + 2 mo sec. Newly remod, (215)805-1145

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APRIL 11 - APRIL 17, 2013 CALL 215-735-8444

Village Belle Restaurant and Bar

As the season changes, stop in to see our spring selections and menu. Drop in an sample all our beers on tap and new menu selections. 757 South Front St Corner of Fitzwater Street in Queens Village 215-551-2200 www.thevillagebelle.com

USA Cheesesteak Expess

LATE NIGHT FOOD DELIVERY 11 p.m. - 4 a.m. 7 nights (267) 237-1292 Looking For Good Clients Federal To Vine - Front To 20th

HAPPY HOUR AT THE ABBAYE

Cultural Cool-lectibles, Curios, Fun Junk! 720 South 5th St, Philly See our TATTOO history display!

757 south front street, at fitzwater. 215-551-2200 www.thevillagebelle.com

Vendor Space Available

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

SEMEN DONORS NEEDED

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

HAPPY HOUR AT THE DIVE FREE PIZZA! $2 BEER OF THE WEEK! $2 WELL DRINKS! ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AMAZING! PASSYUNK AVE (7th & CARPENTER) 215-465-5505 myspace.com/thedivebar

WEIRD HOT WEDNESDAY

April 24th at Kung Fu Necktie Live sets by Weird Hot at 9 & 11pm Special guest: New Beard from NYC $3 cover buys your first Narraganset Drink specials all night WH DJs all night long Come get your groove on

PHILLY PAWS BENEFIT SHOW!

Jackie O. presents the 2nd Annual PhillyPAWS Benefit Show SAT 6/8 at Rebel Rock Bar: Outlaw Pandas, Clashing Plaid, Supreem & The New Experience, Welter; awesome raffle & prizes! Cover: $10 donation

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Size 14 and above also accepting Vendor Applications, Sponsorships & Advertising Available. For Tickets & Info Call: 215-222-7127 www.wilkesproductions.com

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BIG BEAUTIFUL WOMEN PAGEANT 8/11 Looking for Contestants

LUNCH SAT 11-4,

Consignment Marketplace 4001 Main St., Manayunk 215-298-9534 Good traffic - Good parking Low rent Great opportunity for small creative retailers

All Styles All Levels. Former Berklee faculty member. Masters Degree with 27 yrs. teaching experience. 215.831.8640 www.myphillyguitarlessons.com

TOP PRICES PAID. No collection too small or large! We buy everything! Call Jon at 215-805-8001 or e-mail dingo15@hotmail.com

DINNER TUES-THURS 5-10, FRI-SAT 5-11,

$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

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200+ steel boned corsets in stock size S-8XL. Rubber-Leather-KiltsMore by 26 designers. PASSIONAL Boutique 704 S. 5th St. Noon-10PM, 7 days a week www.passionalboutique.com

LE BUS Sandwiches & MOSHEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Vegan Burritos, Wraps and Salads Now Available at the EL BAR! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true! Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here and delivered daily! 1356 North Front Street 215-634-6430

ACHTUNG BABY, BGIERSTUBE B ERMAN IERGARTEN BURGERS, BRATS AND 200+ BEERS FO SHIZZLE MA SCHNITZEL! 206 Market St. 215-922-2958

A HOUSE OF LAGERS

Mon-Wed 5pm-2am, Thurs-Sun 11am-2am

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Philadelphia City Paper, April 11th, 2013