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Mayor Madness Vote in PW’s first-round March brackets! Also: What’s up with the cover story? by Stephen H. Segal

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scant year from now, a host of Philly mayoral hopefuls will be declaring their intentions to battle over Mayor Nutter’s seat in 2015. Here at PW, we suspect that those candidates may prove to be—well, a little less inspiring than we think the city could use. So we decided to get ahead of the curve and ask: Never mind the same old politicians; who do you really wish would run for mayor? You posted, tweeted and emailed us a bunch of ideas; we added a few more of our own, and now it’s time to get to business. Simply put, it’s Mayor Madness—a tournament-style elimination bracket to determine, now, while there’s still plenty of time, what iconic Philadelphian is truly best suited to lead us into the future. For the next four weeks, it’s up to you: Vote! The Week 1 ballot, seen at right, is online for you to vote at: ph.ly/PW-MayorMadness2013. On another topic: There’s been a lot of

CONTENTS hullaballoo over the past week and a half about Philadelphia magazine’s latest cover story, “Being White in Philly,” a rambling mess of poorly connected thoughts from writer Robert Huber that purports to unveil previously unspoken truths about how white city residents feel about race. That ar-

ticle, in short, is a joke; the idea that we don’t know some white people have racist things to say when black people aren’t around is not only ludicrous, it’s disproven daily in the Philly.com comments sections. So we decided that a joke was the only response it really deserved. Hence our cover story. Enjoy. ■

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END OF AN ERA

In response to Tara Murtha’s feature story on the closing of Fluid nightclub: NOOO!!! First of all, this was definitely a good piece of writing, paying homage to both one of the very best nightclubs to alight upon the Philadelphia scene in years, as well as one of the brightest club owners around. I am more upset than normal to hear about its closing because I am unable to get there to feel that floor move under my feet to say goodbye properly. NAPOLEON LUTHER MEANAS via philadelphiaweekly.com

Tracy K. Smith Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry. Her most recent collection,  Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Duende (2007) won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question (2003) was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Princeton University.

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I will forever have the fondest and funniest memories of Sex Dwarf. I’ll be on my death bed smiling of those awesome dancing drunk happy nights. Drake and Thomas, thank you for an outrageous, passionate, unique, strange and memorable run. FEEBO via philadelphiaweekly.com Fluid one was of the first venues I ever played in America after being born and raised in London, England. I later moved to Philly and stayed, and I think Fluid had a lot to do with that! Gonna miss everything about it! DYLAN via philadelphiaweekly.com Great piece, but let’s not forget the female DJs that have helped keep the party alive at Fluid for so long. Most specifically, my partner in crime, DJ Marilyn Thomas, who has been with Sex Dwarf from the start. Sure, the dudes ran the place, but don’t be fooled, the ladies drove the dance floor just as well. DJ ROBERT DRAKE via philadelphiaweekly.com So many amazing memories of Fluid. Started going to Ovum nights back in 1996. Listened to countless world-class and local DJs perform there over the years. Too many to type. Also had the pleasure of DJing and hosting Playloop parties there several years later. One FOLLOW US

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of the best clubs in America for dance music. Sorry to see it end. JUSTIN PAUL via philadelphiaweekly.com I made the move from serving coffee (The Bean cafe) to beer (Fluid/Latest Dish) in 1999, my first bar job. I’ll never forget when Fast Cheap made the move to Fluid, I haven’t served that much Jäger since. So many great memories. BILLY SLAVIN via philadelphiaweekly.com

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In response to Sean Burns’ review of A Place At the Table: I am reading this article (and heard the filmmakers on NPR) as the Dow Jones has reached a new record level, increasing the wealth of the wealthy while millions of people—especially children—go hungry or suffer from food insecurity. The inane “sequester”—symbol of the bankrupt political system in this country—further reduces aid to hungry seniors and children, housing assistance, community health grants and other programs that make up our flimsy social safety net. Where is the outrage? How can this continue? I know that there are many organizations that try to help, but without systemic changes, all those initiatives only plaster over one of the great scandals of our time: that our elected officials work tirelessly to keep the game rigged for the haves against the have-nots. ANONYMOUS via philadelphiaweekly.com EMAIL US! All editorial mail should include your name, address & phone number. Letters may be edited for space and/or clarity. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: FEEDBACK@PHILADELPHIAWEEKLY.COM CALENDAR LISTINGS: LISTINGS @PHILADELPHIAWEEKLY.COM


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Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child joins the national touring cast of Fela!

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Fela!

When Bill T. Jones signed on to direct and choreograph Fela!, the 2010 Broadway production of the life and essence of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, it was unlikely that anything but brilliance would result. Kuti’s story is one of the greatest in music, right alongside Bob Marley’s—personified proof that music has political power and can band together a people or a nation to fight injustice or stand up for deserved rights. Born in 1938 in Nigeria, Kuti rightfully earned the mantle of father of Afrobeat—he created it, and it became an extremely powerful sound, both for purposes of sheer aural pleasure and for uniting Africans of a certain mindset. He played the sax like any jazz great, but he turned concerts into services about injustice and revolution. See, over Kuti’s truly unbelievable life, he’s come to stand for, among other things, a uniquely informed sense of politics and the concept of a true Africa. He was deeply suspicious of European and colonial influence and shunned Christianity and Islam: These were foreign influences, and he and his Kalakuta Republic worshipped different gods. The Nigerian government hated him. He was jailed, he ran for president, and he was at the epicenter of his own Shrine (to Africa, naturally). He fought a militia-protected, two-party militaristic regime and, to a certain extent, was defeated. They hated his radicalism, his revolutionary calls to action and, not insignficantly, his polygamist and compound-like lifestyle. Nearly 100 armed men stormed his community in Nigeria and destroyed it, beating children and pregnant women, burning everything and throwing his monumentally revered mother, Funmilayo, out of a window, killing her. She was 84. In this national tour of Fela!, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child joins the cast as activist Sandra Isadore, Kuti’s American lover, who turned him on to Malcolm X, Eldridge Cleaver and other black nationalist groups that would come to influence his own ideologies. Expect Williams and the other queens of Fela!—about a dozen wives who are also backup singers and dancers—to turn you out with Yoruba mysticism, African dance and vibrant humanity. It’ll be a challenge to stay seated at the Merriam, if not to sway your hips, to raise your fists to the sky and pray to whomever for your salvation. / BILL CHENEVERT Through March 17. $20-$85. Merriam Theater, 300 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999. kimmelcenter.org

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Dov Davidoff

Davidoff ’s schtick is a cross between the mannerisms of a particularly inebriated, yet energetic Keith Richards and your loud friend from New York who feels compelled to tell everyone what he’s thinking all the time. He’s appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chappelle’s Show and is a regular on Chelsea Lately. 8pm. $12-$19. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. heliumcomedy.com G AM E S

P.M. @ Penn Museum: Quizzo

Head inside the Penn Museum to assert your dominance in the dangerous sport of drinking alcoholic beverages and answering odd trivia questions. 6pm. Free. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. penn.museum

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Science Cafe

The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter will hold court at World Cafe, flexing the frames of their nigh-indestructible glasses, schooling the populace on a form of matter they probably have not considered: liquid crystals. 6:30pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com DRINK

Illuminator Bock

Like a butterfly recently freed from its biogenic prison, Dock Street’s newest doppelbock just wants to fly. Head to the brewery to imbibe this fine beverage along with a specially designed pizza made to commemorate its emergence. 3pm. Pay as you go. Dock Street Brewing Co., 707 S. 50th St. 215.726.2337. dockstreetbeer.com


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Amiri Baraka + Guthrie Ramsey Jr. Anyone looking for a little culture tonight—free, controversial culture, at that—should head over to World Cafe Live, for a night of poetry and jazz courtesy of artist-in-residence Amiri Baraka and UPenn professor Guthrie Ramsey Jr. Baraka is the fiery civil rights activist, teacher and noted author who came to prominence during the 1960s (as LeRoi Jones) alongside several other beat and black nationalist scribes, writing from a perspective of violent, armed revolution. He quickly became known for attempting to use his poetry as a weapon and went so far as to condemn the pacifism of the civil rights movement in “Black Art,” written in 1965, which encouraged the establishment of “a black world.” Baraka’s continued lecturing and writing since then, and has remained just as controversial. In Sept. 2002, he read his 2001 poem “Somebody Blew Up America” at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, a screed with passages pushing the conspiracy theory that Jewish employees of the World Trade Center were given a heads up to stay home on 9/11, and that five Israelis were “filming the explosion/And cracking they sides at the notion.” In response, then-New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey tried to remove him from the state’s poet laureate post after the Newark-born Baraka refused to resign. When McGreevey was unsuccessful, the New Jersey Senate eliminated the position altogether. Baraka will be performing his poetry alongside Ramsey, Jr., a professor, musician and author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Be-Bop to Hip-Hop. Ramsey’s writing has appeared in several publications around the U.S., including The New York Times and The Village Voice. / RANDY LOBASSO 5pm. Free. World Café Live. 3025 Walnut St. 215.898.4965. africana.sas.upenn.edu

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While their moniker came from a joke, the music is no laughing matter. Duo Hezekiah Davis and Tony Whitfield make up Johnny Popcorn, a rockhip-hop mashup with plenty of soul. 8pm. $8-$10. With Zuzi Anablogue, The Divine Lorraines, Raga De Messenga, Poin Dexter. Trocodero, 1004 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com F I LM

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Featuring an intimate duo performance by blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland and a set from singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur, this concert benefits a nonprofit initiative that brings musicians to local hospitals to perform at patients’ bedsides. 7pm. $25-$100. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com FILM

Eco Film Festival

Chestnut Hill College presents an earth-friendly fest featuring five ecorelated films, each followed by a brief discussion connected to an issue in

the film. Part of the school’s Sustainability Week, the series addresses topics such as deforestation, evolution and energy solutions. 8:30am-5:30pm. Free. East Parlor of Saint Joseph Hall, 9601 Germantown Ave. 215.248.7289. chc.edu M U SIC

Tim Williams

The popular local singer-songwriter’s stellar second LP, Blue Ribbon, could win a prize or two on its own. Lush melodies, haunting lyrical verses—yep, it’s all there. 8pm. $10. With Ayla Brown and Jenn Bostic. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. 215.928.0770. tinangel.com THE ATE R

Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them Explore the lives of three teens growing up on an isolated farm in middle America. Director Aaron Cromie weaves a vivid modern tale about growing up, falling in love and the end of innocence. Through March 24. $15-$30. The Power Plant Basement, 233 N. Bread St. 215.592.8775. theatreconfetti.com

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On a world tour in support of her seventh album, Unapologetic, Rihanna delivers a crowd-pleasing affair for the teeny-bopper set. Opening act A$AP Rocky gives hip-hop aficionados a legitimate excuse to attend without embarrassing themselves completely. 7:30pm. $32-$122. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800.298.4200. wellsfargocenterphilly.com

with the crises faced by aging starlets. Applause (2009) features Paprika Steen as an actress on a journey to recover from alcoholism and divorce. Applause (1973) is a musical starring Lauren Bacall as an established actress who takes a younger girl under her wing, unaware that she plans to sabotage her career and love life. 8pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. therotunda.org


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PHILLYNOW Friday, March 15 TE CHN O LO G Y

2013 Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST® District Competition It’s the battle of the robots this week in Philadelphia, as 800 students from 33 area schools battle head-to-head in live challenges for the Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST® District Competition. The annual tournament helps students discover the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math and the rewards to be found in STEM careers. Participating teams receive a standard kit of parts with no instructions. In six weeks, they must design, build and program life-sized robots ready for the Ultimate Ascent live challenge. The flying-disc and pyramidscaling nature of this year’s challenge was revealed in January, when nearly 51,000 high-school students in 81 cities around the world joined the 2013 kickoff via a live NASA-TV broadcast and webcast. “This competition will also be similar in many ways to how we designed, built and tested the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover now exploring on the red planet,” explained NASA’s science chief John Grunsfeld at the launch ceremony. “NASA looks forward to seeing the innovative solutions you develop and seeing how your creativity might help inspire development of our future spacecraft systems.” Not only does the day give would-be engineers the opportunity to show off their talents, it also showcases the sharp young minds that will help solve important problems and ensure a brighter future. / LINDSAY KENNEY Through Sat., March 16. 8am. Free. Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave. 215.247.4700. midatlanticrobotics.com

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United Nations Teachers Conference Chestnut Hill College brings educators from all over the world together to discuss new methods of disseminating human rights education to schools worldwide. 9:30am. $25. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave. 215.248.1150. gem-ngo.org/UN_Teachers__Conference.html DANC E

Immortal: Strictly Funk’s Anniversary Show UPenn’s hip-hip and jazz dance troupe celebrates its 15th show in 16 years with a spring production based on Greek mythology. Each dance tells a different story with the help of sophis-

ticated lighting and video. 8pm. $12. Iron Gate Theater, 3700 Chestnut St. 215.898.5552. facebook.com/ strictlyfunk FILM

All Aboard For Horror!

Remember the days of drive-in theaters and low-budget horror flicks? Exhumed Films does. Join them tonight for screenings of Terror Train and Honor Express. 8pm $12-$15. The Ibrahim Theater at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org T H EAT ER

Good People

This Walnut’s newest play takes place in Boston’s Southie neighborhood, offering the audience a smart, funny

and suspenseful story about people who succeed and the good people who help them do it. 8pm. $10-$95. Through April 28. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215.574.3550. walnutstreettheatre.org M U SIC

The John Byrne Band and Guests play Shane MacGowan and the Pogues John Byrne will look to inherit the influential past by squeezing songs by the Pogues into his band’s itinerary, seeking to start St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a drunken, politically charged middle finger to the empire of old. 7pm. $11. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

With more than 250 of the country’s best artisans, there’s something for everyone: pottery, jewelry, sculpture, fashion and home accessories. And if you’re interested in fine-tuning your own craft, there will be demonstrations by the artists themselves. March 15-17, 10am. $8-$10. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Rd., Oaks. 800.210.9900. sugarloafcrafts.com COMEDY

Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller

Television’s favorite conservatives are coming around in true form on their “Bolder and Fresher Tour.” Now’s your chance to hear the pair shit-talk liberals without the commercial breaks. Fri., March 15, 8pm. $55-$500. The Borgata Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.317.1000. theborgata.com/entertain SPOK EN WORD

SuiteFranchon Presents: Peace, Love & Poetry

For theater, poetry, and song enthusiasts, this popular show tells the stories of love and life through a unique blend of mediums and the help of a live band and DJ. Thurs., March 14, 8pm. $18. World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. 302.994.1400. worldfafelive.com

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Rap pioneers Run-DMC slip their Adidas back on to perform together in their first headlining concert since losing Jam Master Jay in 2002. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are taking Jay’s sons along with them when they perform their old-school classics this week. Sat., March 16, 8pm. $55-$145. The Borgata Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.317.1000. theborgata.com/entertain SCIENCE

Physics for Non-Scientists

Thomas E. Tauber, Ph.D., has been on a mission ever since he retired from the aerospace industry to make physics relatable to the masses. Come out and see if he succeeds tonight. Tues., March 19, 6:30pm. Free. Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford. mainlinemufon.com


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The Musehouse All But True Fiction Series

Doug Gordon will host a discussion and readings on the topic of young men and women coping with postmodern America. Authors Kevin Grauke and Shaun Haurin read from their respective books, Shadows of Men and Public Displays of Affection. 7pm. Free. Musehouse, 7924 Germantown Ave. 267.331.9552. musehousecenter.com

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Giza 3D: Old Pyramids, New Archaeological Research Tools

Dr. Peter Der Manuelian, director of Harvard University’s Giza Project, talks about the significance of the expeditions to the tombs and temples surrounding the Giza pyramids. He will also discuss new technologies that can bring old dig sites back to life for further, more in-depth study. 3:30pm. $5-$8. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 215.898.2680. penn.museum

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Judy Wicks: Good Morning Beautiful Business

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Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret At this point, Martha Graham Cracker needs very little introduction: She’s one of the most talented and entertaining humans in Philadelphia. When not busy making Pig Iron Theatre one of the most dynamic and successful theater companies in the city, Dito van Reigersberg is getting his groove on in pumps and typically a dress or something that bears his hairy chest. With near-clownish makeup and minimal wig game, Dito becomes Martha—but in his performance of Martha Graham Cracker, it’s way, way beyond tits and ass. Martha’s a lady who likes to sing and vamp. Simple as that. And frankly, Martha can sing like Steven Tyler mixed with Robert Plant plus, ya know, Cher or Carly Simon or Karen Carpenter. That ladyboy’s a real presence. She towers over most men, but with a wistful innocence that says “I’m just here to sing a few songs and entertain” and then, just as quickly, “Will you buy me a drink?” She’ll bat her long, fake lashes and then rip into a jazzy, lounge-style version of a pop standard from any era. That’s one of the best things about her; she knows good tunes. Ms. Cracker isn’t a pop-obsessed drag queen of the moment. You won’t hear much Britney or Azealia at her shows—tonight’s is hosted by Juliet Hope Wayne—but you’ll almost certainly hear some Liza, Judy or a show tune. Whereas most queens vogue, pose and lip-sync, Martha flirts, enchants, makes you laugh your ass off and then belts out a montage of perfectly-worked-over lounge-friendly classics. Better get there right when the doors open. / B.C. 9:30pm. $15. With Johnny Showcase. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com

Judy Wicks’ newly published memoir Good Morning Beautiful Business deals with the founding of her own restaurant, the White Dog Cafe, one of the first to serve local organic food and a national model for socially responsible businesses. 2pm. Free. Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th St. 215.222.7600. pennbookcenter.com

B E N E FIT

”Be Brave N’ Fly” for Pediatric Cancer This national cycling event benefits the Max Cure Foundation and is open to all indoor cycle enthusiasts. Ten studios across the United States will host “Be Brave N’ Fly,” but all participants will start and finish the class together, unified as one national team riding for a cure. 2pm. $75. Flywheel Sports, 1521 Locust St. 215.600.1281. eventbrite.com/ event/5442526744/goersville DR IN K

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Behind the Lenz Acting Seminar

Clifton Powell, known for his roles in Friday, Menace II Society, Norbit and many other notable films, hosts a seminar on marketing yourself in the acting world. He’ll teach you to brand yourself, obtain agents, get more auditions, use social media to your advantage—and make a smart checklist before moving to Hollywood. 11am. $65. Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N. 13th St. 877.935.3666. cliftonpowells actingworkshop.eventbrite.com

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Black Love Lives

This conference features interactive workshops designed to help sharpen relationship skills, heal from emotional wounds and improve physical health, vitality and sexuality. There will also be a screening of the documentary Black Love Lives, which is the film that inspired both the name and focus of this gathering, and an awards reception honoring inspirational area couples. 9am. $25-$49. University of Pennsylvania Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. 215.898.5552. http://blacklovelives.com

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The After School Activities Partnerships presents a Scrabble competition for children and adults rounded out with Bananagrams, Boggle and general arts and crafts. There will be a professional Scrabble player in attendance offering tricks and tips; listen up, and you can finally beat your pals in Words With Friends! 1pm. Free. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. 215.545.2727. phillyasap.org

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These New Jersey bluegrass-rockers mix things up by adding drums and amps to craft a unique sound. 8:30pm. $20-$24. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com


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M U SIC

P!nk One of our most commercially successful local heroes has come so damn far, from bouncing around clubs in Philadelphia in her mid-teens to a stuttering but ultimately legit solo deal with L.A. Reid to opening for N’Sync to No. 1 hits. And yet she’s still not a hugely famous pop star when compared to the divas she is so often compared to—Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Of the three, she’s certainly the most unique, punk and emotionally intuitive. With last year’s outstanding The Truth About Love, she confirmed what most fans knew all along: She’s better than everyone else, amassing new followers with each record. She’s multi-faceted and deeper than most pop musicians would even attempt. The erstwhile Alecia Beth Moore’s been doing us right since 2000’s slightly hood Can’t Take Me Home, featuring the singles “There You Go” and “Most Girls,” songs that are still as tight as ever 13 years later. In 2001 she exploded, due in large part to her appearance on that hilarious time capsule of a moment, “Lady Marmalade,” featuring Mya, Lil’ Kim and XTina. But Missundaztood is so excellent, an underrated pop masterpiece that’s as durable as ever more than a decade later. She’s toured the daylights out of pretty much every record and turns in breathtaking performances at each music-awards ceremony where she’s invited to perform. That intoxicating blend of punk Philly chick, gymnast-trained athleticism, killer pipes and snarling sense of humor is enough to make Pink the now-and-forever Queen of PA Pop. / B.C. 7:30pm. $39.50-$99.50. With City and Colour. Wells Fargo Center, 1301 S. Broad St. 800.298.4200. wellsfargocenterphilly.com EVENT

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Gershman Y gathers up locally-based talent to celebrate the sprit of Passover. This year features performances by master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, magician Ran D Shine, singer/songwriter Ross Levy and nationally acclaimed dance company Ballet X. 5pm. $60-$80. Hyatt at the Bellvue, 200 S. Broad St. 215.545.4400. gershmany.org

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Kitchen Science The Franklin Institute’s Kitchen Science team explores myths and facts surrounding our taste buds, and perhaps most interestingly, how we can change the way we experience flavor. 11am. Free with admission. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. 215.448.1200. fi.edu THEATER

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The Bends

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn brings their show, Missionary in Manhattan, to town. This musical comedy deals with the fundamentals of big hair, blind faith and just how plural a marriage can be. 3pm. $20. Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 215.567.2848. greatuke.com

Kathryn MacMillan directs Megan MostynBrown’s play about a girl returning home for the first time in several years to visit her college pals. Past, present and alcohol collide, proving that you can always go home, but it may not always be a good idea. Through March 31. 2pm. $20-$22. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 1636 Sansom St. flashpointtheatre.org

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PHILLYNOW Monday, March 18 L EC T U R E

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How to Become an Information Sherpa

Demonstration with Rima Khcheich

Apparently Dr. Joseph Nadan has invented a ton of stuff you and I either use every day or have at some point in our lives. That includes the EZ Pass, CD-ROM, and 16:9 HDTV, among other things. He’s giving a talk on World Cafe’s downstairs stage tonight called “How to Become an Innovation Sherpa”—or, in layman’s terms, how to use technology and synergy to your advantage in the business world. The theory he’ll be presenting is about how innovation plus science programs equal success, but technical success isn’t possible without using six Ps: passion, preparation, people, process, practice and performance. So, while technology is a part of our everyday lives, so are actual humans and all the things that made industry successful before we were all using our iPads to upload funny cat pictures. Sometimes we need a reminder. And Dr. Nadan knows of which he speaks. In addition to his ability to invent, Nadan has worked at companies all over the spectrum, from AIG Technologies to Reuters, and he’s currently a professor at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, as well as the senior editor of the International Journal of Innovation Science, a publication we’re still getting around to reading. He currently teaches classes like Information Technology Strategy and Leadership, and his resume puts just about everyone you know to shame. Dr. Nadan’s free presentation is presented by two.one.five. magazine, the NYU Polytechnic MS-MOT Program and Technically Philly. / R.L. 6:30pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com

Do You Dream in Color?

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano who is no stranger to adversity. Blind from birth, the list of things that people told her she couldn’t do could fill a book. Her memoir focuses on the determination that helped her build a career in opera. 7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org M USI C

KMFDM

KMFDM began as founding member Sascha Konietzko’s dada-esque industrial audio performance intended to compliment an installation. Sascha gave the band their name after cutting out random words from a newspaper, placing them in a hat, and selecting words at random: “Kein Mehrheit Fur Die Mitleid.” After 29 years, their moniker’s meaning still holds true to their doctrine: No pity for the majority. 8pm. $26-$28. Trocadero, 1004 Arch St. thetroc.com

Bad Monster

Al-Bustan’s Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble invites you to spend a hour with resident featured artist Rima Khcheich, a Lebanese singer of classical Arabic music. Rima has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center. Tonight she performs for you, and the best part is you get to jump on stage with her and ask her questions. 6:30pm. Free. Benjamin Franklin Room, 3417 Spruce St. 267.809.3668. albustanseeds.org R E ADIN G

Ben Yagoda: How To Not Write Bad

Jeremy Gable was born in Lakenheath, England, but luckily his parents opted to cross the pond and raise him in Idaho, so he could eventually land in Philadelphia as a prolific playwright whose plays have debuted on Twitter. Yes, Twitter. His new three-character play Bad Monster, the first of three plays read as Theatre Exile’s Studio X-hibition, takes place in a shack in remote northern Idaho, where a mysterious stranger knocks on the door, warning of a monster outside. 7:30pm. $10. Theatre Exile Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St. 215.218.4022. theatreexile.org

COMEDY

In 2005, freelance writer Ben Yagoda decided to stop writing for Rolling Stone, The New York Times and Newsweek, instead devoting his time to writing books and teaching English at the University of Delaware. His newest book is the culmination of the 20 years Yagoda spent wielding the dreaded red pen. Tonight, he’ll choose three sample essays to critique on grammar, cadence and tone. Send submissions to authorevents@ freelibrary.org. Chosen essayists will receive a free copy of How To Not Write Bad. 7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322. freelibrary.org

Dan St. Germain

Eight comics hailing from Philadelphia, New York and Boston were chosen to throw down their own brands of funny on the Meathook comedy stage tonight. Funnymen Alex Pearlman, Alex Pezzotta and Ryan Shaner are repping the City of Brotherly Love. Headlining the shebang is the hilarious Dan St. Germain, who’s made appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever and has written for the Onion Sports and News Networks. 8pm. $10. Connie Ric Rac’s, 1132 S. Ninth St. 215.279.7587. meathookcomedy.com

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Option 1: Turn on NBC 10 and watch 13 of Philadelphia’s most accomplished female chefs and bakers compete for the coveted Purple Dish and Purple Cupcake Award. Option 2: See the competition unfold in the WHYY Studios live. Fashion correspondent Jen Abrams hosts alongside NBC 10’s Bill Henley. Proceeds benefit survivors of domestic violence. 5:30pm. $95. WHYY Studios, 150 N. Sixth St. 215.386.1280. womenagainstabuse.org

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Plato’s Porno Cave presents the final installment of films inspired by the French New Wave of the 1950’s and 1960’s. First up is The Phantom of Liberty, a film that will make think twice the next time you sit down to dinner or on a toilet. Aria is a compilation of 10 short films directed by 10 different directors, including Jean-Luc Godard and Robert Altman. Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels shifts the gaze to Hong Kong to close out the night. 8pm. $5. Little Berlin, 2430 Coral St.

The Walking Fish Theater presents Canadian playwright George C. Walker’s six-play cycle of one-acts titled Suburban Motel. The third installment follows a father-and-son crime team tasked with burning down a restaurant. Through March 24. Walking Fish Theater, 2509 Frankford Ave. thewalkingfish. blogspot.com

Warning: The Clash of the Titans screening tonight is not the 1981 cult-classic version but the 2010 remake loaded with CGI. But don’t worry. Professor Ralph Rosen, a specialist in Greek satire, will be there for the sole purpose of getting Mystery Science Theater on its ass. 5:30pm. $10-$12. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. penn.museum Compiled by Michael Brady, Jessica Foley, Caroline Newton, Drew O’Meara and Anthony Trivelli


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cent of Republicans polled said they’d prefer “someone else”—though not Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor, the only Republican who’s so far suggested he could challenge Corbett from the right. Corbett leads Castor by 20 points in a potential match-up. Still, though, gubernatorial candidate John Hanger isn’t sure the Democratic nominee will face Corbett come November 2014. “I wish the election was yesterday,” Hanger tells PW. “It’s a long way to go, and Democrats should focus carefully on who will be the best governor—and if we pick the best governor, we’ll also pick the candidate who is most electable. This race is very winnable, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Democratic nominee faces someone other than Tom Corbett.” Hanger additionally notes that Corbett has “trashed [former Pennsylvania] Gov. Thornburgh’s code of conduct that every other governor has followed since 1980,” referring to the recent Philadelphia Daily News report that Corbett accepted gifts from Pennsylvania business interests and lobbyists. Of the potential Democratic challengers, only Hanger has been overt about his wanting to challenge Corbett. He retweeted PPP’s favorable findings on Tuesday. Schwartz’s communications people have noted she is “seriously” considering running for governor, and at the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit two weeks back, she took first place in a straw poll of liberal Pennsylvanians, over Sestak, McCord and others. Locally, the numbers were met with some optimism, most notably from a community organizing group who’ve been fighting back against Corbett’s privatization efforts since his being sworn into office. “I’m overwhelmingly happy about [the poll],” notes Peppi Davidson, a volunteer at community organizing group Fight for Philly. “When you’re an elected politician, you’re supposed to be for your citizens, but Corbett is definitely a corporate man.” Davidson, 52, of Overbook, got involved with Fight for Philly a year-and-a-half-ago, she says, partially because of Corbett’s dealings in the state. “The people that I’ve spoken to, not just as a volunteer with Fight for Philly, but just talking to people on the bus, everybody is angry with him,” she continues. “He’s gone too far and affected too many people’s lives.” 


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Go bowling: The spices are plentiful at Han Dynasty. (Photo by J.R. Blackwell)

end, a hint sweet. Shredded tofu skin glistening with chili oil shimmered with a more searing heat. Diced fish, each cube cocooned in its crisp-fried shell, hit the back of the tongue with its accompanying dry peppers. “Stir fry triple threads,” crisp laces of flash-fried beef tangled atop the plate, sang with the vegetal heat of green peppers and the more sizzling throb of white pepper and Sichuan peppercorn. Ma la noodle, which Han described to our table as “numbing,” accomplished just that: The spice numbed the tongue, a sort of Novocaine-like deadening that somehow heightened the other flavors. “Weird taste chicken,” on the other hand, was more subtly spicy, and joined by sweet, sour and nutty notes lifted up with ginger and garlic. Not everything here leaned heavily on spice heat. That’s the thing with the food at Han Dynasty: The flavors are beautifully pure on their own; that heat often serves to amplify them, but rarely does it overwhelm to the point of covering them up. Baby shrimp in scallion sauce, in hindsight, was almost soothing compared to what came after. Tien Jing style dumplings, slippery inside, crisped up and deep golden outside, were anchored by a tender blend of pork and scallion. Even the dumpling skins are made in-house for this one. The only dish that caused some pushback at our table was the sweet mushroom soup dessert, a somewhat gelatinous, decidedly earthy bowlful that, as Han explained, he was not surprised was

a tough sell for the American palate. (The red bean cakes went over much better.) But that’s the other thing about Han Dynasty in general and these dinners in particular: There’s the element of eating out of your comfort zone, of putting yourself in the hands of someone who has a distinct vision, and whose reputation is largely built on its success and consistency. The menu, in fact, also serves as a comment card, and the instructions on it are as straightforward as you’ll ever see: “Please rate each dish on a 1-10 scale. 10 is very good, 1 is shitty.” That takes guts. And it takes real talent to create an experience for which that lower end of the spectrum is never an issue. Han plans to continually change half the menu for the spice dinners, keeping the highest-scoring dishes and jettisoning the rest. He also has something grander in his sights for later this year: “I want to do a 50-course tasting, like an allday kind of event,” he told me during a phone interview. “Like a big food orgy or something like that... I want to do a pairing with beer and wine... breakfast, lunch and dinner.” I’ll be back for it. 

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Pop Goes the Bubble Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love has a visual intelligence and thoughtfulness we seldom see onscreen. By Sean Burns // sburns@philadelphiaweekly.com

Childhood’s Officially Over Lore never bothers to say what it can instead show.

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om and Dad are burning evidence. He’s trying to keep his S.S. uniform on straight while she’s sobbing because Der Furher is dead. Adolescence is rough on all of us, but May 1945 was a terrible time to be growing up as a Hitler Youth when the Allies came marching in. That’s what exactly happens to young Hannalore (Lore for short, hence the title), suddenly charged with dragging her gaggle of Aryan siblings – including a newborn baby-500 kilometers through the lawless remains of immediate postwar Germany and the Black Forest to seek refuge at their grandma’s house in Hamburg. Cate Shortland’s visceral, often remarkable second feature finds our 14-year-old protagonist—played without a trace of ingratiation by Saskia Rosendahl—on the cusp of both a moral and sexual awakening, and the movie is sly enough to suggest the two might be slightly intertwined. Shot in overly emphatic hand-held close-ups in deliberately dingy settings, Lore recalls the films of Andrea Arnold after a few too many hours in a hothouse. The weather is so shitty and damp, you might need a blanket while you’re watching, but Lore’s gaze is overheated, alive for maybe the first time. It’s a long way over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house they go, in treacherous terrain overrun by bandits and scoundrels as a country collapses. Some much-needed help comes from a hunky, streetwise—or at least forest-wise—Jewish lad (Kai Malina), and Lore’s torn between her dutiful, inbred anti-Semitism and a more curious yearning from somewhere down below. Lore is raw, disorienting and never bothers to tell you what it can instead show. The screenplay, based on a portion of Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room and adapted by Shortland and co-writer Robin Mukherjee, is short on dialogue and long on oppressive, fully loaded silences. The grit and squalor of the filmmaking (with exceptional work by cinematographer Adam Arkapaw) push the survivalist angle into strictly visceral territory. And as young Lore begins to comprehend the pictures from Auschwitz, a horrible guilt obscures any semblance of sunlight. Of course, it’s all internalized. Shortland is too savvy to hammer home the questions any citizen should ask – mainly “What was done in my name during wartime?” But it’s all there in Lore, and a final sequence showcasing a handful of deliberately smashed playthings tells us all we need to know: Childhood’s over. (Sean Burns)

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hat word like might be the skeleton key here. I have been marinating for a day or so in Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami’s latest, deliberately confounding head-scratcher—another purposefully oblique, open-ended conversation piece executed with consummate formal control—and I can at least get on board with the complaints from my betters that this is not one of his major works. (So we’re all supposed to hit a home run every time we step up to the plate?) Like Someone in Love is indeed a minor-key riff on a lot of the same themes he explored in his last picture, the towering Certified Copy. But it’s also one hell of a riff. Only his second international fiction feature, Like Someone in Love transplants the typical Kiarostami obsessions to Tokyo, but longtime fans need not be worried about anything being lost in translation. We’ve still got all the exquisitely composed, locked-down frames, sidewinding semiotically loaded conversations, and, of course, that old constant of the automobile as a hermetic bubble wherein his characters can remain trapped within themselves while still ostensibly moving through the world. We begin with Akiko (Rin Takanashi), a flighty undergraduate call-girl dodging constant phone calls from her hectoring, possibly-abusive boyfriend and trying to shrug off another assignment from her weary-eyed, weirdly paternal pimp. The opening sequence is a marvel of judicious blocking, layering Akiko’s friends and co-workers in the shifting tableau of a bustling nightclub, each taking their turns sitting down and almost directly addressing the camera when it’s their turn to talk to her. The reverse shot finds Akiko alone, pinned near a maddeningly out-of-reach exit door in smushed, telephoto perspective. It’s a good 15 minutes of dialogue that sets up the entire picture, brought off with such bravura showmanship, I wanted to stop the movie and watch it again before anybody went on any further. Blowing off her visiting grandmother—whose increasingly sad voice-mail messages we are privy to on the soundtrack—Akiko takes a dreamy, sleepy cab

Working girl: Rin Takanashi (above) stars as Akiko, a call girl with a hectoring boyfriend and an elder admirer, in Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami’s latest film.

ride out to a job about an hour from the city. The appointment—doddering, exceedingly courtly old man of letters Takashi (Tadashi Okuno)—takes a break from his latest translation gig and treats her with doting, grandfatherly affection. She wants to get it over with already, but he would like to have a glass of wine and a chat and, as it happens, just cooked up some soup. He’s not a dirty old man, just a lonely one. Akiko’s attempts at seduction are framed quite extraordinarily as a blurred reflection within a turned-off TV screen, as Takashi politely averts his eyes in the corner of the frame. He wants to take care of somebody, and as their conversations continue, it becomes more and more clear that she could use the help. In typical Kiarostami fashion, not a word here is wasted. A tacky painting on the writer’s wall becomes subject to dozens of interpretations: It’s a young girl teaching a parrot, or was that the other way around? Like Someone in Love’s characters eventually find a convenient fiction and start sticking to it. Akiko is typically mistaken for Takashi’s estranged granddaughter, so the two figure, what the hell? They roll with the fiction for a day or so, play acting for the neighbors and that hopped-up, crazy-jealous boyfriend of hers (Ryo Kase). Lies mount, coincidences become unfortunate, and the more this movie goes on, the more you will notice Kiarostami seems to be shrinking his actors, pushing them into

tighter and tighter corners of the screen as their little game goes on past the point of diminishing returns. I was enraptured by Like Someone in Love, taken with a visual intelligence and thoughtfulness we seldom see onscreen. The deliberate pace will perhaps not be for everybody, but the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald soundtrack lulls you into the movie’s languor. I could have watched it all day, until Kiarostami eventually realizes that he has to come up with an ending. To his credit, it is swift, half-hearted, and the whole movie is over before you can even really register what just happened. I get the (screamingly) obvious symbolic digs here—real life comes abruptly crashing from the sky into a shared fantasy. But it also feels cheap, abrupt and far too literal-minded compared to the sumptuousness and mystery of the film’s previous 108 minutes. Mulling it over afterwards, part of me thinks that might have been Like Someone in Love’s point all along; why else concoct such a woozy, delicate little bubble if you aren’t going to pop it? As with most Kiarostami pictures, this will require some additional consideration. 

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Hardcore No More Blackbird Blackbird’s Mikey Maramag flies from vindictive punk to vivid pop hues. By Reyan Ali // feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com

Mega Men Close to Good covers the songs of their favorite video game.

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ega Man, Capcom’s famous blue robot, was first introduced to gamers in 1987 and has since spawned a franchise that spans over four dozen games across several video game systems, from the original Nintendo Entertainment System to modern consoles, television shows, comic books and manga. There are action figures, novels and even energy drinks centered around the little guy. Search on Etsy, and you’ll find handmade swag galore. He’s inspired a lot of merchandise and a lot of people. He’s also inspired some talented local musicians. After growing up together and playing in their high school jazz band, best friends Carl Stokking, Dave Radolovic, Rob Palmay and Kevin Ragone reconvened in Philadelphia and have used their musical talents to do the only sensible thing they could: Start Close to Good, a band that covers Mega Man music. Actually, Close to Good performs way more than just the tunes that accompany everyone’s favorite Capcom hero. Though their recent release, Volume III, covers the entire soundtrack to Mega Man III, Close to Good has created 8-bit inspired music inspired by Dracula and Slender Man, while covering game soundtrack classics like Target Test (Super Smash Bros. Melee), Song of Storms (Zelda 64) and Burning Heat (Gradius III). When they aren’t busy playing them, the video-game-loving band spends a lot of time deconstructing programmed music so it can be performed live. But how do four young video-game obsessed dudes get into playing videogame music on actual instruments, and why release an album of Mega Man III songs? After they saw the famous video-game music group Bit Brigade perform an entire live cover of the Mega Man II soundtrack at the Music and Gaming Festival in Washington D.C., the Close to Good guys had their eyes opened. “At that point, we were surprised it was not only possible, but socially acceptable to have such a high level of nerd-dom on an entire musical performance,” said Ragone, the band’s drummer. Inspired from the MAGFest concert, the foursome worked nonstop to prepare a live performance of the Mega Man III soundtrack and performed it live for the first time at The Blockley in University City last Halloween. They sped through 20 songs in about 20 minutes, to a positive response from a surprised audience, and it helped Ragone realize a childhood dream. “The Mega Man III cover had been a personal aspiration of mine for years. I grew up playing Mega Man II, III and IV as the holy trinity of Nintendo games. Every single day after grade school, I’d boot one of those up and (attempt to) take it all the way to completion before dinner time.” Still, performing the music live wasn’t enough for Ragone and his band mates. They wanted to record a full album to share with the world and create an equally-unique experience around it. On ClosetoGood.com, there’s an interactive page for Volume III, the Mega Man III cover album, done up in glorious 8-bit. Their first LP is also available for download at closetogood.bandcamp.com. (Eric Smith) Tk date, 9pm. $10-$12. With Jimkata + Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com

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he two stylistically opposed Mikey Maramags you can research in the gossamer of the Internet are indeed one and the same. On one hand is the Maramag who drummed for Murder Practice, a pummeling, rancorous hardcore unit that lasted from 2003 to 2009. On the other is the Maramag now guiding Blackbird Blackbird, a polychromatic electronic pop project whose output is usually chilled out and fantastically fantastical. That said, if life had unfolded differently, the latter Maramag might have never materialized. “I really liked being in a band and playing shows,” the Hawaiiand Bay Area-bred, Oakland-located 25-year-old says. “That was really fun. It was a very DIY venture, and the only reason I stopped doing it was because I had to go to Santa Cruz.” If he hadn’t attended the University of California in that city, Maramag figures, he’d likely still be a hardcore drummer. Away at school, Maramag began consuming electronic music: Apparat’s Walls, Aphex Twin, Modeselektor. This led him to fiddle with the audio-building programs Reason, Fruity Loops and Ableton Live before starting his own electronic endeavor in mid-2010 with Bye Bye Blackbird. After a run-in with a band called the Bye Bye Blackbirds led to the risk of legal action, Maramag tweaked his moniker into its present form. He’s been prolific under his aliases, assembling three EPs—2012’s Boracay Planet being the most recent, one album heavy on previous EP content and a B-sides collection. A proper fulllength is en route, which is what Maramag hypes as “the milestone of this whole project.” The band has long consisted of Maramag on his lonesome, but current shows have featured Blackbird Blackbird in three-piece form, with bass player Adam Lowdermilk and drummer Theo Ballew. Maramag takes inspiration for Blackbird Blackbird from sources that speak to both his aggressive and mild sides. Trash Talk—a Sacramento hardcore band he really digs—focuses on no-time-to-spare blasts of music with short, sharpened song lengths. For his early work, Maramag used this tactic of abbreviated run times; 2010’s Summer Heart’s songs range from about a minute to almost three. Boracay Planet, meanwhile, features tracks that run between three minutes and around seven. Boracay’s title originated in a dream Maramag had that reimagined Boracay—a gorgeous, beachy island in the Philippines—as its own floating orb, and he figures that his songwriting fundamentally grows out of his subconscious. “A lot of times when I write a song, I don’t even try to think about the song. I just kind of play instruments. I’m either just plugging my guitar directly into my interface and playing guitar over a beat,” he says. “It’s very experimental, like [it’s] naturally what I would make if I was asleep.” Maramag mentions missing his time performing

Mikey likes it: Blackbird Blackbird’s Mikey Maramag began consuming electronic music while attending UC Santa Cruz.

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DEVENDRA BANHART Mala (Nonesuch) Sounds like: The relentlessly productive Venezuelan-raised hippie rock Pied Piper’s got another one, and it’s a beautiful, thoughtful, quiet statement of purpose. Free association: Thought it’d suck didn’t you? Nope, totally solid folksy rock. For fans of: Donovan/Joanna Newsom x Ariel Pink/Will Oldham, men in skirts. (B.C.)

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HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS Welcome Oblivion (Columbia) Sounds like: The hypnotic spawn of Trent Reznor and his singing wife, Mariqueen Maandig, plus Atticus Ross; trippy electronic dirges and grooves. Free association: The band’s named after a Coil single, but it’s a terrible name. For fans of: NIN, Sneaker Pimps + Poe, The Social Network/Dragon Tattoo soundtracks. (B.C.)

THE CAVE SINGERS Naomi (Jagjaguwar) Sounds like: Another gem to cherish throughout the spring and summer, Pretty Girls Make Graves’ remnants’ jangly, folksy and eclectic rock is just so good. Free association: After No Witch, we were pumped for this one. and it’s excellent. For fans of: Fleet Foxes + Wye Oak x M. Ward, Black Mountain, stoney hippie beards. (B.C.)

JIMI HENDRIX People, Hell and Angels (Legacy) Sounds like: An exceptional posthumous collection of fading-Experience Jimi with the help of Billy Cox and Buddy Miles that’ll stun even Hendrix superfans. Free association: One of the biggest talents ever proves it (again) from the grave. For fans of: The Who/Zep/Animals/Jefferson Airplane/Jeff Beck, blues explosions. (B.C.)

AUTECHRE Exai (Warp Records) Sounds like: The pioneers of experimental techno ride again with 120 minutes of glitchy, trippy electronic music for those two hours you need to waste. Free association: Seriously, don’t try to listen to the whole thing in one sitting. For fans of: Aphex Twin, Boom Bip x Plaid + Mouse on Mars, wordless trips. (B.C.)

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TOP OF THE LAKE Mondays, 9pm, Sundance Channel Captive audience: The Killing watchers; Jane Campion fans; people who can’t wait for Mad Men to drop next month and need their Peggy Olson fix now! Moment of truth: Filmmaker Jane Campion (The Piano) comes to TV with this seven-part miniseries, which won raves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival when it was shown all at once. Elisabeth Moss drops the sheepish act she perfected on Mad Men and stars as a New Zealand detective who investigates the disappearance of a pregnant teen in her old, misogynyriddled hometown. With a tone that’s intense one minute and quirky the next (Holly Hunter shows up as the blunt, spacey founder of a female commune), the show may leave you with mixed feelings. At least in this, Peggy Olson is a badass. Emmy or phlegmmy: Phlegmmy. (C.D.L.)

RED WIDOW Sundays, 10pm, ABC Captive audience: People who loved that Catherine Zeta-Jones subplot in Traffic. Moment of truth: Here’s a new primetime drama I was surprised to find is actually good. Based on the Dutch drama series Penoza, this show stars Radha Mitchell as a wife and mother who gets involved in her husband’s drug-smuggling business after he gets mysteriously gunned down due to a drug deal gone wrong. With its intriguing pace and well-written characters (including ER’s Goran Visnjic as a sinister businessman), this could have the potential of becoming a female version of Breaking Bad, with Mitchell’s soccer mom eventually turning into a MILF-ier Walter White. Emmy or phlegmmy: Emmy. (C.D.L.)

Through March 24, Adrienne Theatre. newcitystage.org Overall vibe: Burnt out. In 1984, while Nancy Reagan was campaigning around the country just saying no to drugs, this David Rabe play about Hollywood executives—i.e. self-professed cocaine-snorting, Jim Beamswilling, joint-toking misogynists—premiered at Chicago’s Goodman Theater. New City Stage Company’s three-hour production makes one feel like the original 1984 production never stopped running, the gloss of Hollywood worn off the head shots on the center-stage coffee table, the lines of cocaine next to them no longer injecting Dopamine-charged urgency into the dialogue. The immediate-gratification party of the 1980s is over; its actors are addicts maintaining to stand upright. What this production desperately needs is a speed-through, no pun intended. Most memorable moment: Self-medicated Eddie, played by Russ Widdal, is numb and so lost in the sad self-absorption of addiction that all the other characters are extensions of himself, one-dimensional cardboard cutouts orbiting in the background of his life. This play could be boiled down to a one-man show for Widdal. Eddie is at his most venerable when he is alone in his big house in Hollywood Hills. In an attempt to blot out the loneliness, he turns on The Tonight Show and reads the obits to Johnny Carson by the glare of the television. Scene stealer: Or the largest problem: Director James J. Christy didn’t allow the women of the play to be real people. Yes, when they walk through the front door of Eddie’s two-story house, they may be sexually objectified, but this doesn’t mean Rabe wrote them as dim-witted. (Jessica Foley)

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STUDIO/ EFFICIENCY 1 0 t h S P R U C E : N E W K I TC H E N , M O D E R N A P P L S, H R D/ W D F L S, OV E R LO O KS P R I V. CO URTYAR D WD/bldg. $1075 INCLD Ht/Ht-Wtr. Avl. March/April. 215-733-0480 www. centraassociates.com 22ND & SPRUCE- Studio in Brownstone, HW flrs, High ceilings, Great loc. AVAIL NOW! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $1055. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com BROAD & RITNER 2ND Flr. Lg.BR w/closet. Kitchen, tile bath. $625/ mo.incl.heat 856-468-0075 GRAD HOSPITAL 1930 Bainbridge ST. Studio, Hw/Flrs $795/Mo. 215883-0542

LOFTS OLD CITY (108 Market/4th fl) Open Lof t space, Approx 900SF walk-up, exposed brick, wood floor, gas heat, WD. $100/mo+. Avail midApril. 215-627-4414

ONE BEDROOM 1238 CALLOWHILL, 605: $1,700/ MO 1BA/1BA loft, wide open space, soaring factory ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, new granite and stainless kitchen, w/d, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 15TH and SPRUCE: Large 1BD in sought af ter location! Beautiful art-deco details, Renov. Kitchen, H W F l rs, Fro n t D e s k Atte n d a n t , O n s i te L au n d r y, Won d erfu l Ci ty Views. $1250/mo. Avail May. 215735-8030. 23RD & POPLAR Huge 1BR w/Very cool kitchen, Yard. $925. PMG 215545-7007 x303 ART MUSEUM: VICTORIAN BROWNSTONE, OLD WORLD CHARM, SMALL C O M F O R TA B L E , H I /C E I L I N G S , CEILING/FANS THROUGHOUT. TILE UNIQUE BATHROOM, VICTORIAN TUB/SHOWER. HRDWD/fls, ample closet and cabinent space, cable internet ready. Perfect for one. $795. 610-367-9310 BROAD & PORTER 3rd flr. Cozy 1BR w/New Eat-in kit (Granite c-tops), HW/ flrs. $650/mo+. 215-465-4565 HUNTINGDON PARK: Spacious 1BR w/Bsmt. $555/mo, Water incl. Nate, 215-715-0878 NORTHERN LIBERTIES: Great 1BR, HW flrs, WD, DW, 2 PARKING SPACES. $1150+. PMG 215-5457007 x110 THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street) - Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. STUDIO’S starting at only $765/mo. and ONE BEDROOMS starting at only $965/mo. Call 215-640-8880 for an appointment.

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11TH & SPRUCE- Newly renvtd 2BR, Euro-Style kitchen, D/W, C/A, Ceiling fans, HW floors, Laundry. AVAIL NOW! $1685. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com

332 DALY ST 1.5bdrms.,Recently renovated entire house. New Stove/ Refrg. $850/mo.+utils. Good credit ONLY!. 410-818-7271.

1 5 X X S O . B R O A D S T. L G . 2BDRM.,CARPET/HDWD.FLRS., BRIGHT, GREAT LOC.NEAR TRANS. $1050/MO.+. 610-304-0087/ 1 30 DA LY: $ 1 ,1 25/ M O 2BD/1BA, lots of space, full size w/d, rear ya rd , g re a t l o c a t i o n , C A L L J I M ONESTI PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-440-2052 1 8 2 G AY S T, 3 0 1 : $ 1 , 8 5 0/ M O 2BD/2BA, 1-car garage, gas fireplace, granite & stainless kitchen, private patio with stone wall, c/a, CALL JIM ONESTI PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-440-2052 9TH & SPRING GARDEN 2BDRM. APTS.$1100/Mo.+utils. & $1200/ MO.UTILS. CALL 610-304-0087. 19TH & KATER- 2BR Townhouse, W/W, C/A, Basement, WD, Yard, Dog friendly. AVAIL NOW! $1825. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com 21ST & PINE Spec 2BR, 2BA, Fab kitchen, HW flrs, Solarium, High ceilings, and More. MUST SEE TO BE BELIEVED! $2995/mo+. PMG 215545-7007 x110 24 20 S. WO O DSTO C K : $ 1 , 375/ MO 2BD/1.5BA, hardwood floors, newer granite tile kitchen, finished basement, charming yard, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 7TH & FITZWATER- Adorable 2BR House, HW flrs, WD in bsmnt, Outdoor patio, Dog friendly. AVAIL APRIL! $1600. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com ART MUSEUM: VICTORIAN, SUNNY SPACIOUS 2BDRMS+STUDIO: MEDITERRANEAN TILE KIT & BATH, Ample closets, W/W. $1050 (610)367-9310

20TH & PORTER-4BEDRMS.,2FULL BATHS, FIN.BSMT. EVERYTHING NEW! $1600/MO.+. 215-850-9350. RITTENHOUSE SQ: 1941 WAVERLY ST 2BR house w/Great yard. WD, DW. Quiet Street. $1750. mcolaizzo@ comcast.net 215-922-3910 SOUTH PHILA.TOWNHOUSE, ALL BRAND NEW! HDWD, NEW APPLS. BEAUTIFUL. $995/MO. 215-2922176.

ROOM FOR RENT 124 LOMBARD the HEART OF CENTER CITY, SOCIETY HILL, HEAD HOUSE SQ. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. TOURIST ALSO WELCOME! WALK to HISTORIC LOCATIONS, RESTAURANTS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. REASONABLE DAILY rates STARTING at $65. SPECIAL WEEKLY Rates $300$500. SPECIAL MONTHLY Rates $8 0 0 - $ 1 5 0 0. We b s i te h tt p : / / sushi.madamesaito.com MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300.

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B E L L A V I S TA- B E A U T I F U L 2BR,APT.,2.5BATH, LR,KIT.,DR, SIT.RM.,F/P, C/A, G/H, WASHER/ DRYER, D/W, OFF-ST.PARKING. NO PETS. CALL KARLA 215-9893237 OR email dl762@verizon for Appt/info.

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RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 Walnut St.) 2BRs or 1 lg bedroom/Office, 1 bath, WD, DW, CA, Gas heat, Carpeted. $1349/mo+. 215-627-4414

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OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Re a l E s ta te. 1 - 8 0 0 - 638 -2 1 02 Online reservations: www.holidayoc.com

ARTISTS STUDIO SPACE ARTIST STUDIOS FOR RENT- $65$325 for 100-500sf. Open & private studios in beautiful 5 story warehouse in Kensington. Exposed beams & bricks with lots of natural light. Utilities & wifi included. Info at: www.papermillar ts.com Contact Karyn 215.687.8391

PARKING SPACE 9Th & SPRUCE: Secur ed parking space available. $195. PMG, 215545-7007 x110

in renting

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$770-995 $1395 $575-1000 $975-$895 $850-950 $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. $750-1100 & 23rd &2Bd, yd, bi-level, A/C Laundry WalnUt Lombard & 23rD Fab 1BR,1 Court HW floors, $950 Chestnut 20th 1BR, UltraNew mod 1Bd's, C/A,Heat greatincl. location $875-1000 CHestnUt & 21st&Nice kit, W/W, $1100 $770-995 Walnut & 23rd 1 &12Bd's, hardwood, laundry $875-1700 19th HW Newly renov, mod studio, & 2Bd's WalnUt Lombard & 23rD &Studio, floors, Closets $775 $575-1000 Locust & 21stgalore. Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A,1Bd's, heat hardwood, incl. $850-950 Pine kit, & 21st heat incl., yard DelanCey & 18tH Sunny 1BR, New HW floors $1100 $850-995 Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. loCUst &Pine 21st Fab 2BR bi-level,Lombard HW floors $1400 $750-1100 A/C & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, $995-1100 $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2Lombard bath, bi-level, laundry $875-1700 & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $995-1350 & 16th 1C/A & 2Bd's, hardwood $800-850 Broad &W/D Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $975-$1100 broaD &Spruce sprUCe Mod Old 1BR,World, W/W, $850-995 Lombard 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $950-1750 Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D,&Deck, Parking $995-1100 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 &Spruce 2Bd's,&deck $995 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry bainbriDGe & 5tHCity New3Bd, Studio &Spruce Lgtotally 1BR, HWOld floors, CA hardwood $1950 $695-$1300 University 2 bath, renovated $995-1350 & 16th World,WD, 1 & 2Bd's, $950-1750 Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking $700 CHristian & 2nD Fab 1BR bilevel, Pvt entrance, Yard $875 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck $600-675 Q.V.& 3rD 3rd &Fab Bambridge 1University &Fireplace, 2Bd's, W/W, C/A2 bath, totally renovated CHristian 2BR house, $1200 $1950 CityAC 3Bd, Spring Garden & 19th Studio, Heat incl. $700 Springhardwood, Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice$375 Studio $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D $375 SpringHW Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl.$695-$790 aspen &Mt. 26tH Great Studio & 1BR’s, floors, Laundry $600 Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard,& Laundry $625 Fairmount 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D FairMoUnt & 18tH Great1Bd, Studio w/Patio. $600 $700 Wallace & 20th parquet floors, &yard $600 Mt. Vernon 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard sprinG GarDen & 19tH HW floors, Yard $600 $825-$1100 Aspen & 26th 1Bd,Great W/W,1BR, laundry

Walnut & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry bainbriDGe & 12tH New Sunny 2BR, HW floors, WD. Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. sprUCe &Pine 13tH Fab 1BR’s, HW floors, Laundry & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard

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ONE BEDROOM AbbottS Sq. (2nd & LombARd StS)1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Balcony, new w/w carpets, c/a, w&d 1,400.00

TOWNHOUSE 222 montRoSe St 2 Brs.,den,2 Baths,hrd.flrs.,Gourmet kitchen,w&d,deck, c/a,patio,Gas flp. $1,675.00 425 n. preston st (west phila) Bi- level, lG 4 Brs, 1 Bath call ellen 215-922-3600 ext. 211 $2,200.00 125 e. ALLen (FIShtown-RIveRSIde) 2 Brs., den, new kitchen,parkinG, w&d, a/c’s.full Bst. $1,450.00 772 S. FRont ##102 (CLymeR CouRt) 2 Brs., 2 Bath, c/a, w&d, hrd.flrs., Bast. avail. 5-5-13 $1,300.00

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COMMERCIAL 25th & whARton StS. G-2 warehouses, GaraGes, offices, 800sq. ft to 16,000 sq. ft availaBle $7-$9 sq.ft.+413 s. Broad st newly renovated 1st flr.retail space 1600 sq.ft, symphony hse. condo area $2,500.00 1331-35 RACe St 2nd flr. 2000 sq.ft commercial/office space, elevator, hi-visiBility $2,500.00

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12:00-4:00PM Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #D $339,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #a $399,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #B $350,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

washington sq. west 908 waverly st $379,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

graDUate hosPital 608 s. 16th st $550,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

art MUseUM 936 n. 30th st $350,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

northern liBerties 1011 n. orkney st $295,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

PennsPort 122 Pierce st $400,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

art MUseUM 3031 Cambridge st $224,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

art MUseUM area 917 n. 29th st $499,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

graDUate hosPital 714 s. Colorado st #a $410,000 PlUMer & assoCiates

12:00-1:30PM

PassyUnk sqUare 732 annin st $314,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

the resiDenCes at the ritz-Carlton 1414 s. Penn square Penthouse 41BC $2,800,000 Bryant & wilDe realty

qUeen Village 1026 s. 5th st $599,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #C $399,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

graDUate hosPital 2538 webster st $299,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

fishtown 623 e. thompson st $259,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

SUNDAY 03/17/13 11:00-1:00PM UniVersity City 600 s. 49th st #2B $275,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

soCiety hill 419 spruce st C $325,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

olD City 309-13 arch st. 605 $239,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

12:00-1:00PM Bella Vista 730 Montrose st D $430,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

12:00-2:00PM

washington sq. west 1110 lombard st #21 $419,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

graDUate hosPital 2125 Clymer st $294,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #C $399,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

12:00-5:00PM

washington sqUare 1012 spruce st $239,900 elfant wissahiCkon fairMont 883 n. Pennock st $395,000 elfant wissahiCkon qUeen Village 104-106 fitzwater st $799,000 PlUMer & assoCiates

aVenUe of the arts 400-440 s. Broad st #1202 $820,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

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northern liBerties 974 n. leithgow st $650,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #a $399,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

qUeen Village 506 Clymer st $215,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

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northern liBerties 613 and 615 Poplar st $575,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

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logan sqUare 2301 Cherry st 4C $250,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh PassyUnk sqUare 710 Medina st $349,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh olD City 112 n. 2nd st 6B $975,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh washington sq. west 838 lombard st $1,695,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh olD City 309-13 arch st 606 $239,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh fishtown 1117 e. Berks st $410,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh graDUate hosPital 2229 Pemberton st $555,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh graDUate hosPital 2027 Pemberton st $575,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

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MARLTON/PRECHERRY HILL/ SERVE AT LITCHARLESTON TLE MILL 5BR, 5 RIDING Beautiful full bath, 4 car 4 bed 3.5 bath gar. on 3 acres. home w/3 car American Cherry garage & finished floors t/o 1st flr. basement situatGour-met Kitchen ed on a quiet w/commercial street in a park applianc-es & like setting. Large custom cabi-netry.1st Floor Master w/French drs to a LR & DR w/Crown Molding. Gourmet kitchen w/island, pvt patio, Master Bath w/heated Travertine flrs, steam granite tops, Commercial GE Monogram appliances & shower & Jacuzzi tub. 2 Jack-n-Jill baths & ea. BR has sun filled breakfast room. Family Room with 10’ ceiling, its own vanity/sink. Lg In-law suite. Finished Lower level stone wood burning FP. HW Flooring in most of 1st w/ Media Room w/wet bar, Exer-cise Room, 2nd launfloor. Master Suite w/ 2 Lg walk in closets, huge marble dry rm. & full bath. Central vac, sep sound systems & 5 bath. Hardwood flooring & surround sound on most of zone heat/AC. ….Realistically priced at $1,249,900 main level. …..Realistically priced at $719,900 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JOSH, NICOLE & STEVEN Now more than ever, EXPERIENCE c ounts… that is why you need to call our Aunt Anne, because she has the EXPERIENCE, COMM ITMENT, PASSIO N & KNOWLEDGE to help you in selling or buying a home. For all your Real Estate Needs, give our Aunt Anne a call today at 856-795-4709

PassyUnk sqUare 1111 Mercy st $249,995 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

olD City 317 Vine st 201 $799,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

fox Chase 711 arnold st $249,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD

fishtown 1724 Memphis st $229,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh Bella Vista 764 s. warnock st $499,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

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graDUate hosPital 2229 Pemberton st $555,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

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soCiety hill 211-25 s. 4th st 104 $805,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

3:00-4:00PM art MUseUM area 2601 Pennsylvania ave 247 $185,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

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Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. - Center City Living! 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;MAINLINE RenovatedTownhome, The William Penn• Rooftop House $525,000 CENTER CITY Rittenhouse Square $525,000 - Center Living! Pool • FitnessCity Center • Valet 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. • Parking • 24 Hr Security 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 24 Hr Maintenance $525,000 $525,000 $525,000Pool • Fitness Center • Valet • 24 to Hr $150,000 Security • OPEN SUN 2PM-4PM: Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios Parking $115,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St.St. Rittenhouse 2305 Hartranft Packer Park-Sq. 5 Allens Lane, Bryn Mawr Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Addison24 St.Hr Rittenhouse Sq. Maintenance 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6BD/6.3BA; 4 Yrs. Young 2-Story Colonial; Sienna Place 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; Estate RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Manor home $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 3BD/Addison 1.5 BA, 2,961 ft., 2 years young,Sq. $525,000 1830 St.sq.Rittenhouse Studios $115,000 to $150,000 $525,000 8,060 Sq. Ft;St. 1 acre; $2,224,900 Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse $525,000 3 Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 2-car garage, townhouse $445,000; Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 336 David Dr., Paddock Farms, Havertown 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 863 N. Uber St. # A Includes real estate • Noto transfer 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. tax Rittenhouse Sq.tax $525,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2 Bedrooms $250,000 $400,000 4Bd/2.1Ba; Split; 2346 Sq. Ft. $325K Sq. 1Bd/1Ba Condo $234,900 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/241Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Overlook Circle, Berwyn $525,000 3 Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St.3Bd; Rittenhouse 863 N. St. Uber St. # B $525,000 Daylesford Lake 2/1Ba Twnhse Sq. $525,000 $525,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real 9-6pm estate tax • No12-3pm transfer tax Tues-Fri | Sat 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2Bd/2Ba Condo - $279,000 3 Bd/2 Ba;garage; RenovatedTownhome, 1-car updated; $449,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;Grandview RenovatedTownhome, 2 Leverington Ave., #39 1110 Terrace, Wayne 264 Abrahams Lane, Villanova Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm $525,000 The Watermill $525,000 4BD/3.1BA Contemporary at “The Enclave” 4BD/3BA; 2,900 Sq.Ft. Cape $3,000/month 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 18304,249 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Sq. Ft.; Updated $699,000 3BD/3BA; 1,658 Sq. Ft. Condo 200 Ford St., West Conshohocken 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Updated w/ private Balcony $275K 1st Floor - 3 Bed/2Bath; 2005 County Line Rd., Villanova 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 5Bd/2.2Ba Colonial For Rent $3,450/month 3-carBa; parking; w/d, Updated $1700/month 519-21st Street, Phila, Rittenhouse Square $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 2nd Floor - 2Bd/1Ba, bi-level; w/d, $1200/month 1830 St. Rittenhouse Multi-Addison Unit; Corner Property $1,000,000Sq. 10814 ValleySt. Forge Circle, KOP Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 219 Trent Rd., Wynnewood 3BD/2BA; 1,510 Sq.Ft. Condo $ 190K 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 1333 South Street -St. Washington Square West 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St.For Rittenhouse Sq. 3Bd/1 Full Ba; Twin Rent $1,950/month Fairview Rd., Penn Valley PA 19072 Duplex Parking; Separate Utilities $449K 3$525,000 Bd/2w/ Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3110 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, “Oakhill” 5Bd/3.1Ba; 4,654 Sq. Ft.: 2.20 Acres $525,000 $525,000 1600 Hagys Ford Rd. #5V $525,000 268 Ripka St., Manayunk, Phila 19127 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2-Story Contemporary $939,500 Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St.Ft.Rittenhouse Sq. 2Bd/2.1Ba; 1318 Sq. Condo in “The Tower” 3 Bd/2Addison Ba;3bd/2.1ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 St.2,000Sq.Ft. Rittenhouse Sq. 1245 Penn Valley Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba;Hollow RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St.Rd., Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 W/DAddison inBa; unit;RenovatedTownhome, C/A; St. private balcony; $215,000 1830 Rittenhouse Sq. Twnhse w/ garage $2,175/mo or $350K 4BD/4.1Ba Contemporary $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Oakwood Drive #S123 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/21637 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1216 South St., West Wash Sq. 5,620 Sq.Ft. $1,450,000 2BD/2BA; Updated Corner Unit $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St.$2200/month Rittenhouse Sq. Retail Space 1,512Addison Sq.Ft. Rent St. $2,300/month or $249K 1830 Addison St.Run, Rittenhouse 1409 Wesley’s Gladwyne Sq. 1830 Rittenhouse Sq. CENTER CITY / PHILADELPHIA -3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 1200Ba; South St., Commercial Space 5BD/4.1BA French Colonial; 5,478 Sq.Ft. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2--Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3508 Hamilton Street - Powelton Village $525,000 Available for lease $2,700/month $525,000Northwoods $1,150,000 $525,000 6BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. Ft. REDUCED $613,000 111 Righters Mill Rd, Penn Valley PA 19072 5-6 bedroom/5 1/2 bath; 2-story stone colonial, 5,411 sq. ft., 1.16 acres, 3-car garage, central air, 4+ fireplaces, $1,495,000.

500 S. Front Street, Society Hill

1501 S. 12th Street - Passyunk Square

4BD/3BA; 2,031 Sq.Ft. Garage Parking!! $975,000

Commercial Space and 4 Apartments REDUCED $475K

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PHILADELPHIA/ SOCIETY HILL TOWERS Breathtaking views of the Delaware River from this 2/3 BR 4.5 bath condo. Full front & 1/2 each side of South tower. Great open floor plan. Siematic Kitchen w/granite countertops & lg island. Marble flooring & baths, custom built-ins and walls of windows t/o this almost 3,000 sqft space. Large family room, office and laundry room with plenty of room for storage. Security building with a beautiful lobby & assigned parking. …...Realistically priced at $1,150,000

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PassyUnk sqUare 1923 s. alder st $265,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh

“Specializing in MainLine & Center City”

610.688.4310 Anne E. Koons

soCiety hill 121-35 walnut st 304 $650,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCh


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826 S. The Swanson Streetat Philadelphia, PA 19147 Residences The Ritz-Carlton BEAUTIFUL QUEEN VILLAGE CORNER TOWNHOME 1414 S. Penn Square Philadelphia., PA 19102 1 Car Garage Penthouse 41BC,Attached 3Bd., 4 1/2 Bath - 3005 sq. ft., Balcony 3 Bedrooms, 3-1/2$2,800,000 Baths, 3,097 Sq. Ft. For Sale: $689,000 IncludesPrice: Deeded Parking Space

CALL 215.440.8345 BELLA VISTA

$379,900

Wonderful 3BD/2.5BA home with immaculate hardwood floors, wide open layout, and quaint yard, all beautifully designed with an amazing rooftop terrace with 360 degrees views of Center City from sunrise to sunset.

NEW LISTINGS FISHTOWN

PENNS LANDING $259,900

Bold character and charm lie in this 3BD/1BA home featuring original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and wood burning stove in the dining room, expertly designed with new bathroom, new roof, and wooded backyard with private patio!

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

$259,900

Pet friendly and picturesque 1BD/1BA home with gleaming Brazilian cherry floors, gorgeous granite & stainless kitchen, extra-large windows, and wonderful layout, also complete with fitness center, club room 24hr doorman, building insurance, and common area maintenance.

ART MUSEUM AREA

$289,900

Beautiful and spacious 2BD/1.5BA home with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, wood beam ceiling, and decorative pillars, also boasting expanded granite and stainless marble kitchen and immaculate master bedroom suite.

GRADUATE HOSPITAL

$349,500

Ultra spacious and incredible 2BD/1.5BA home featuring hardwood floors, finished basement, and charming yard, also boasting a gorgeous granite and stainless tile kitchen with an open bar counter!

ART MUSEUM AREA

$439,900

Spectacular newly constructed 3BD/2BA home with finished basement, huge yard, tax abatement, and luxury amenities throughout, including Travertine stone tile baths, floating vanities, European stone shower area, and more!

OLD CITY

$550,000

Rare opportunity to restore historic property! Extra wide and deep 6BD/2.5BA home offering fantastic red brick yard, pine floors, 11 fireplaces (nonworking), all perfect for someone looking to restore a piece of history.

QUEEN VILLAGE

$599,900

Spacious and newly constructed 4BD/2.5BA home featuring 2-car parking, beautiful rear yard, and finished basement, all exquisitely designed with wide plank hardwood floors, granite & stainless tile kitchen, and picturesque baths!

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

$725,000

Impeccable 3BD/3BA home with entertaining deck, 2 fireplaces, beautiful wood floors, designed with custom kitchen, custom window treatments, and contemporary baths, all on a prime tree-lined block.

3 N. Columbus 272

$229,900

Rarely offered 1BD/1BA condo located in Pier 3, Philly’s best known water front property, featuring high ceilings, wood floors, big windows, and oversized patio doors.

WASHINGTON SQ. WEST $419,900 Picture perfect 2-level 2BD/1.5BA condo unit with wide open patio/ yard, fireplace, and 8 large closets, beautifully designed with wide plank hardwood floors, granite and stainless kitchen, and all new windows!

NORTHERN LIBERTIES 131-133 E. Allen

$169,900

Extraordinary opportunity to build 3 new homes, 2 new homes, or 1 home complete with enormous yard! 3 R10 lots for sale in a terrific location, featuring 1 lot with trinity home on it, all for sale in a thriving location!

PORT RICHMOND 3059 Richmond

$124,500

Fabulous and completely rehabbed 3BA/1BA home is like new and features a wide open first floor living area with central dining room, spacious and new rear kitchen, and charming rear yard! LOFT DICTRICT

1228-32 Arch 2A

$425,000

Alluring and stunning 2BD/2BA home in a great dog friendly building featuring gorgeous walnut floors, custom blinds throughout, and an immaculate master bedroom suite boasting a huge walk-in closet.

QUEEN VILLAGE

$509,900

Breathtaking new construction 4BD/2BA home featuring over 3,800sqft of exquisite details, including finished basement, granite and stainless kitchen, hardwood floors, located on a wonderful block!

GRADUATE HOSPITAL

$635,000

Brand new and contemporary 3BD/3BA home boasting a garage, 2 decks, cozy den, and wide open yard, also featuring Brazilian cheery hardwood floors, fantastic light, and incredible space.

GRADUATE HOSPITAL 750 S. 18th

$539,900

Spacious and in a prime location, this 3BD/2.5BA home features a finished basement, wide open yard, 2-level roof deck, and gas fireplace, impeccably designed with beautiful brick façade, soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, and custom open rise stairs and spindle system.

BELLA VISTA 811 Montrose

$645,000

Exquisite 3BD/3BA new construction home with garage parking, finished basement, courtyard, and deck off the living space, beautifully designed dramatic vestibule entry, soaring ceilings, and 7’ windows.

ART MUSEUM AREA 720 Shirley

$225,000

Handsome and wonderful 3-story, 3BD/1BA home with original brick façade, charming yard, and pretty basement, all in shell condition with amazing possibilities.

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art mUseUm/loGan sQUare 3031 Cambridge st reDUCeD! Totally rehabbed 3BR/1.5BA home in Art Museum Area. Perfect for first-time Home buyers oPen HoUse 3/17 From 12-2:00 $224,900 $250,000 1721 Wallace st #204 Stunning Unit on Tree Lined Block! $275,000 1908 Cambridge st #B Beautiful Bi-Level Condo with Parking! $299,000 2003 Girard ave 3 Story, Recently Renovated, Open Living Area, HW Flrs, C/A, Granite Counter, SS Appl 2008 spring Garden st #1r extraordinary ornate original details include Stain glass embellished Ceiling, Wainscoting and $325,000 Mantels, 3BR/1.2BA, Parking and Garden $349,900 1712 Green st #4 Beautiful Bi-Level 2BR/2BA Condo in the heart of the Art Museum Area oPen HoUse 3/17 From 12-2:00 $350,000 936 n 30th st Large 3BR/2.5BA Rehabbed home, Large decked rear city Garden 1904-8 spring Garden st Units 2,11,12 Stunning Luxury Bi-Level home with Gourmet Kitchen, enormous Living spaces with vaulted from $529,900-579,900 ceiling

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Kensington – 2810 D st Investment Opportunity! Huge 3 Story Commercial property for Sale! temple – 1401 n 17th st (lot) Large Deep Corner Lot Near Temple University – Zoned C2 18x97 (1752 Square Ft) temple – 2123 n 22nd st Great Investment/income opportunity! 4 Residential rental units, 1-3 bedroom unit, 1 one BR unit 2 Studios! All units have recently updated Wash sq/Jewelers row- 126 s 7th st recentlyRenovated Store, Prime Location Between Walnut and Sansom. Operated as Jewelry Store for Many Years Point Breeze - 2429-39 Wharton PriCe reDUCeD $300,000 Warehouse on Entire square city block w/ frontage on 4 sides (1.24 acres)

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rittenHoUse sQUare / Fitler sQUare / avenUe oF tHe arts 400-440 s Broad st # 1202 Symphony House Luxury 2BR/2BA condo with Lux. Resort amenities, 5 Yr Tax Abate & 1 Yr developer Warranty oPen HoUse Fri-sUn 12-5:00Pm

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sUrroUnDinG areas West Phila - 5842 Windsor Investment Property: REDUCED, Short Sale $18,500 Feltonville – 198 W thelma st Large Corner Property on a nice block in Feltonville, Has Existing Tenant, Motivated Seller, 2BR/1BA $61,900 $67,000 northwood – 1517 rosalie st 3BR/1BA row home on small street in NE Phila $67,000 northeast Phila – 4980 Whitaker ave 3BR/1.5BA Move in Ready and Spacious Row home with Rear Yard $69,900 Kensington – 2124 e somerset Huge 3BR/1.5BA $76,500 overbrook – 1660 n Felton st Well Maintained property in Overbrook with original details and Charm $79,000 e mt airy – 8123 Williams ave Investment Opportunity awaits, This 3BR Straight thru design home is Being Sold AS IS West mayfair – 6204 Crafton st Well Maintained, Eat in Kitchen with wood cabinets, 2 good size bedrooms, $85,900 Plenty of Closets, Expanded basement $87,000 north Phila – 2109 W master st Large 6BR/2BA house with Updated Kitchen , W/W Carpet $95,000 mayfair – 4769 Bleigh ave Nice 3BR/1BA home with Front Patio overlooking a Park, Ready for move in $99,000 Delaware Co – 1223 lawrence ave Cozy 3BR/1BA perfect for first time home buyers Yeadon Boro – 958 Duncan ave Tastefully Renovated Twin with 3BR/1.5BA, Deck, Garage, Driveway, full finished Basement $99,900 $108,800 overbrook Park – 1370 Kimberly Dr 3BR/1BA Home lawndale – 6111 Bingham st Well Maintained 3BR Twin Home, Move In Condition, Updated Kitchen, Newer Carpets, $114,500 Big Backyard, Full Basement $109,000 Holmesberg – 8020 erdrick st 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,900 West Phila –1418 n edgewood Renovated 3BR/1.5BA, HW Flrs, Granite Countertops, SS Appl, Yard and more! $135,000 Frankford – 2175 Haworth st Unique Property, Nice Room with Garage, Lots of Land $135,000 olney – 5515 n lawrence st Duplex, Each Unit has 1BR/BA $139,000 northwood – 1457 alcott st 3 Bedroom and One Bath Holmesburg – 8045 moro st Over 1800 Sq Ft of room on a double sized lot on a nice block, 4BR, Enclosed porch, Rear deck $139,900 $159,900 northeast Phila – 2936 arlan st Four Bedroom 2.5 Bath $160,000 Fishtown – 618 miller st Cute 3BR/1BA with good bones, Needs a little TLC, Make this home your own $175,000 Frankford – 1539 adams ave Cash Cow, Immaculate Condition! $175,000 Point Breeze – 1821 s 20th st Delightful Home in Bustling Community $177,000 Bridgeburg – 2537 Casimir st 3 BR/1.5BA, Finished Basement, Large Rear Deck elkins Park – 7824 spring ave Move In Ready! Commuter’s Dream! Plenty of Storage and a rear deck! Stops from Regional Rail Station $180,000 sandyford Park – 3116 teesdale st 3BR/3BA, 3 Car Driveway, Yard, Patio, finished Carpeted Basement, Home Warranty provided $184,900 northeast Phila – 3432 Fitler st wonderful Twin 3R/1.5BA, Light filled Home, Well Kept, Updated design with the Wow Factor $189,000 $199,900 mt airy – 224 idell st Original 3BR/1BA row home situated on a quiet tree lined St, Garage! Also for Rent $199,900 north Phila – 1541 n Franklin st Huge 3 Story, 8BR/3BA, Close to Temple olde Kensington – 2048 n Hancock st Spacious, Well Maintained 4BR/1.5BA home featuring Updated/Granite eat- in Kitchen $195,000 east mt airy – 6833 musgrove st Newly Renovated 4BR/2.5BA with Bamboo Floors, SS Appl, backyard, 2 Blocks from Train $214,900 Fox Chase – 711 arnold st 4BR/2.5BA Home with Custom Details throughout! Deck and Patio for Entertaining oPen HoUse 3/17 From 1:30-2:30 $249,000 $325,000 West Phila – 447 s 51st st Fantastic Twin Home W/ an open Porch directly across from a lovely Park Fishtown – 1227 oxford st 3BR/1BA, Stand alone, Deck, Yard, Eat in Kitchen, Master Suite, 13 Month Home Warranty Provide $237,000 overbrook station – 2024 Upland Way #311 2BR Corner Unit at Overbrook Station Lofts, An innovative condo, Parking and Elevator $235,000 $239,900 Fishtown – 1208 Day st charming 2BR/1.5BA Steps from Girard Ave, H/W Flrs throughout, Roof Deck, SS Appliances $260,000 Frankford – 4720 oakland st 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, Completely Renovated $299,999 Drexel Hill – 539 Hampshire rd Beautiful 5BR/2.5BA home Havertown – 1732 Green valley rd Bright & Sunny 3BR/2.5BA home in convenient Location! Updated Baths, oPen HoUse 3/17 From 2-4:00 $339,900 HW Flrs, Yard and More! $399,900 Fishtown – 1124 e oxford st Custom Built 4BR/3BA, Large Yard, Great Layout $399,900 Fishtown – 1309 e Berks st Large home, 3BR/2.5BA Deck, C/A, HW Flrs, Master Suite $399,000 Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper st Huge Warehouse Germantown – 4821 Germantown ave This Historic Property was a wonderful sight in its prime, Includes rear barn $405,000 (Converted Theatre) Fishtown – 159-61 richmond st 4 Car Garage complement all the unique characteristics of this Awesome Fishtown home $599,000

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-546-2700 114 Quarry st #1D 1BR Condo in Boutique Bldg, Perfect for 1st Time Home Buyer looking for a Stylish Old City Home 429 n 13th st #2a Urban Industrial Open Plan, Spacious bi-level loft space with contemporary kitchen and bath 314-22 n 12th st #503 NY Style Loft, Refinished Hardwood floors, Modern Kitchen and Updated Bath, Huge windows and soaring ceilings 114 Quarry st #3e Fantastic Bi-Level Condo in the Heart of Old City! 113 n Bread st #3B8 Pristine Unit in the National Building

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soCietY Hill / WasHinGton sQUare West 126 s 7th st recentlyRenovated Store, Prime Location Between Walnut and Sansom. Operated as Jewelry Store for Many Years $199,900 $278,500 1229 south st Unit a Bright & Modern Condo with New Bathroom and Deeded Parking $474,900 629 s 11th st Duplex – Each 2BR/1BA, Great Condition 226 Gaskill st reDUCeD! Amazing 3BR/3.5BA Society Hill Townhome with Elevator, Garage, Tax Abatement and More! $1,119,000 $1,249,000 520 Delancey st Society Hill Mansion Built in 1862 with 3BR/2BA and Garden QUeen villaGe/ Bella vista / GraDUate HosPital / soUtH PHila. 525 Fitzwater #11 2BR/1.5BA, Gated Townhome Community 1201-15 e Fitzwater #408 One Bedroom/One Bath furnished Optional, gym community Room, Huge Roof Deck 2109 Catharine st #a Contemporary 2BR Bi-Level Condo on sought after tree lined St in the Heart of Grad Hospital 845 s american st Beautiful 2BR/1.5BA with 1 Car Covered Parking, Rear Parking, Rear Patio & 2nd Fl Balcony 1728 Kater st Lovely Rehabbed Home in the Heart of Graduate Hospital 1013 Carpenter st 3BR/2BA, Rear Private Parking, Full Finished Basement 704 s leithgow st 3BR/2BA, 1990 Sq Ft home with Garage, Roof Deck, 2nd Deck off Study 1813 Bainbridge st Stylish, Contemporary Townhome in an Excellent Location!

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nortHern liBerties / nortH PHilaDelPHia 114 W Wildey st Best Deal in Northern Libs, New Construction, 2BR/2.5BA, HW Flrs, Granite Counters! 1203-15 n 3rd st #212 New 2BR/2BA Modern industrial style loft with Garage parking! Exposed Brick, 15 Ft Ceilings, concrete Floors

$249,900 $375,000

UniversitY CitY/ West PHilaDelPHia 5108 malcolm st Brand New, Nicely renovated 2BR/1BA, Steps from Baltimore Ave, C/A, Open floor plans, Patio $105,000 $219,500 5123 locust st 4BR/1.5BA, Turn of the century twin on nice residential block in Univ City, Much Original Detail 600 s 49thst #2B Attractive,Well designed 2nd floor 2BR/2BA condo in the Cedar Park Area of Univ City oPen HoUse 3/17 From 11:30-1:00 $275,000 4944 Walton ave 3BR/1BA home W/ all the right Upgrades, New Kitchen, bath, Roof & Windows, along with charm Orig details $284,900 5021 Walton ave 3BR/2.5BA Reno, New Plumbing, Electric, HVAC, Roof, Windows, Façade, HW Flrs, Gorgeous Kitchen & Baths $295,000 neW ConstrUCtion Fishtown – 2021 e Dauphin st New Construction, 3BR/3BA, Full Finished basement, Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counters and SS $249,000 Appliances Bella vista – 1233-35 Bainbridge st #C 2BR/2BA, New construction, Heated Indoor Garage, Elevator, Atrium oPen HoUse 3/16 anD 3/17 From 12-4:00 $399,900 northern liberties -1121 shackamaxon st Nice 3BR/2.5BA home with parking and a Roof deck $449,900 $449,900 northern liberties -1123 shackamaxon st Nice 3BR/2.5BA home with parking and a Roof deck art museum – 916 n 30th st New Construction – 3BR – Art Museum Area! Garage! Gourmet Kitchen, Rear Yard, Tax Abatement! $474,900 $479,900 northern liberties- 1127 shackamaxon st Nice 3BR/2.5BA home with parking and a Roof deck Bella vista – 1233-35 Bainbridge st Units a, B,D, Brand New Construction – Indoor Heated Garage, Atrium, Elevator, oPen HoUse 3/16 anD 3/17 From 12 –4:00 $350K-$649K 2 Bedrooms Start at

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CENTER CITY LUXURY SALES EAST SIdE 220 W. Washington square Entire floor home with 3 bedrooms and 3

baths, 360 degree views including Washington Square, chef’s kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, lavish master suite, 3720 sf

$1,995,000

abbott square 530 S 2nd Street 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, bi-level, great

closetspace, balcony, excellent condition, 989 sf $289,900 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, balcony, large kitchen,separate dining area, 842 sf $249,900

the ayer 210 WeSt WaShington Sq. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, balcony, open

Bulthaup kitchen, designer bathrooms, wood floors, 270 degree city views, valet parking for one car, 1662 sf $1,095,000

the bank building 421 CheStnut Street Raw space with high ceilings and exposed

brick that can be built into a custom homes, 2017 sf $575,000 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, wood floors, custom open kitchen, designer baths, 2117 sf $799,000 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, brand new and furnished, high barrel ceilings, exposed brick and ductwork, generous entertaining space, custom finsihes throughout, 2101 sf $895,000 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, overlooks Independence Mall, custom finishes throughout, 2025 sf Open Sun. 3/17 • 12:45-1:15 pm $1,100,000 Incredible opportunity to build your dream home in 3,068 sf of unfinished space overlooking Independence Hall, hotel amenities from the adjoining Omni Hotel available $1,150,000

2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully renovated with high

end finishes, south and east views, terrace, 1200 sf $550,000

220 W. rittenhouse square

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, magnificent views, lots of natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows, $775,000 balcony, 1387 sf Custom 3 bedroom, 2 bath, high floor, high end finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, marble floor, breathtaking views of Washington $995,000 Square, 2045 sf 3 bedrooms Penthouse, 2.5 baths, wrap around balcony, panoramic river and city views, newly renovated kitchen, open floor plan with generous entertaining space, 2575 sf

designer kitchen and bath, wood floors, 975 sf

$1,595,000 Bi-level penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, two kitchens, impeccably finished

1 bedroom, completely renovated with $395,000

1830 rittenhouse square 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, lots of natural light, eat-in kitchen, marble bath, beautiful original building details, 1136 sf $639,900

2031 delancey place Five story townhome with magnificent updates while remaining true to its original details, chef’s kitchen, lavish master suite, garage, elevator, outdoor deck, 6160 sf $3,600,000

throughout, amazing river and city views, $1,800,000 4403 sf

2601 parkWay condominiums 2601 PennSylvania avenue

the lippincott 227 S 6th Street

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood floors, museum $204,900 and river views, 910 sf

3 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, dramatic

academy house 1420 loCuSt Street

Washington Square views, chef’s kitchen, open floor plan, high end finishes and details throughout, 2716 sf Open Sun. 3/17 • 1:30-2:00 pm $1,750,000 2 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, custom home atop Washington Square, Joanne Hudson kitchen, extravagant master suite, $3,500,000 3510 sf

updated kitchen and baths, built-in bar, generous closet space, hardwood floors, $750,000 terrace, 1590 sf

pier 5 7 n. ColumbuS blvd

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wood floors,

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Ben Franklin Bridge views, large entertaining space with separate $325,000 dining area, deck, 2229 sf

society hill toWers 200-220 loCuSt St. 1 bedroom, wood floors, floor to ceiling

windows with bridge and city views, 700 sf

$269,900

Corner 1 bedroom, completely renovated

with chefs kitchen and designer bath, 803 sf Open Sun. 3/17 12:00-12:30 pm $329,900 2 bedrooms, 1 bath wood floors, river views, $399,000 W/D, 1133 sf

Custom 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths home,

the barclay 237 S. 18th St.

parc rittenhouse 225 S. 18th St. Studio, generous living/sleeping space, open

kitchen, large bathroom appointed in marble, $345,000 578 sf 1 bedroom, wood floors, balcony, marble bath, excellent closet space, 765 sf $389,900 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, pristine condition, wood floors, city skyline and pool club views, $539,900 829 sf Brand new, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, luxurious master suite, two sets ofJuliet balconies, 1709 sf

$1,695,000

rittenhouse plaza 1901 Walnut Street 1 bedroom plus den, 1.5 baths, can easily

be converted to 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, generous living space, 270 $550,000 degree city views

rittenhouse savoy 1810 rittenhouSe Square 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated kitchen, new baths, wood floors, penthouse $489,900 floor, 1146 sf

Wanamaker house 2020 Walnut Street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in-kitchen, large bay windows with city views, 1198 sf

open kitchen, corner unit with lots of light, $610,000 1050 sf Custom 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with high ceilings, original 1929 herringbone hardwood floors, 10ft ceilings, city views, renovated kitchen, washer/dryer, 1840 sf

$1,795,000

lanesborough 1601 loCuSt St. Entire floor custom home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, chef’s kitchen, amazing entertaining space, high end finishes $2,575,000 throughout, 3422 sf

$595,000

250 s 17th st Custom 2 bedroom with family room/den

and office, 2.5 baths, high ceilings, wood floors, southern exposure, excellent storage, $975,000 w/d, 2,057 sf

the WarWick 1701 loCuSt Street 1 bedroom, 1 bath home with wood floors,

marble bath and kitchen with wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and granite $419,900 countertops, 712 sf 2 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, wood floors, open gourmet kitchen, marble bathrooms, $895,000 great closets, 1614 sf

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the WarWick

Brand new, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, luxurious master suite, two sets ofJuliet balconies, 1709 sf

2 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, wood floors, open gourmet kitchen, marble bathrooms, great closets, 1614 sf

$1,595,000

Condo Fees: $1167 Taxes: $500

$895,000

Condo Fees: $982 Taxes: $347

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Philadelphia Weekly 3-13-2013