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hiladelphians, by and large, celebrate the Fourth of July by escaping to the shore while history-loving tourists take our places on the streets. Here at PW, we thought we’d help both contingents get in the mood with a special historical issue celebrating the city’s Revolutionary days-complete with 18th-century typefaces, though we didn’t give up our desktop publishing software, thanks for asking. You’ll note that this week’s PhillyNow calendar has been juiced up with daily excerpts from local newspapers of the colonial era, offering tantalizing glimpses into the lives of our forebears. For instance, in from the July 7, 1773, issue of the Pennsylvania Journal, we see that some things never change: “To be sold by WILLIAM SMITH, At his Medicinal Store, at the Rising Sun in Second Street, between Market and Chestnut-Streets, and next door below Jonathan Zanes, a new invented WORM

SYRUP, Prepared from the Bark of a West India Tree. It has long been a complaint among the faculty that nothing was more wanting in physic, than a medicine which would be gentle and certain in its operation, at the same time agreeable in its form, to expel worms from the human body, especially from the children laboring with disorders from this cause, who are so difficultly prevailed upon to take anything disagreeable to them. The above syrup effectually answers each of these intentions. The first and second doses sometimes puke a little, and seldom fail of gently purging; after this, it has little or no sensible operation upon the body. It is so pleasant, that nothing but the sweet taste can be perceived. Upon this account, it is very agreeable to children...” Thanks to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, who dug up the items you’ll read on pages 6-14. A nationally renowned library and archive, the Society has lots more such goodness to offer-both at 1300 Locust St. and at

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( Special Retro Edition, featuring the Historical Society of Pennsylvania archive )

) Wednesday, July 3 _ Ben Franklin’s Philadelphia

TOUR! There aren’t many 300-year-olds held as dear to both city and nation as our fellow newsman Ben. Honor our forefather and follow his footsteps through colonial Philadelphia with a tour that begins at his home and print shop, Franklin Court, and continues on to many significant sites of the birthplace of our nation. 6pm. $8-10. Franklin Court, 322 Market St. 215.546.1146.

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MUSIC! This pop punk band out of Arizona has morphed from a predictable, by-the-numbers troupe to a forward-thinking and independent crowd-pleaser. Their latest LP, Forever Halloween, shows an active and welcome urge to grow outward. 5:30pm. $20. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011.

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Wawa’s Welcome America

CONCERT! “We will not provide exact numbers of deployment for the July 4 event or any other event held within the city,” a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police responded when questioned about security at this year’s July 4 Wawa “Welcome America” Parkway party. “We have been coordinating with the Mayor’s Office, as well as other city agencies, to strategically plan for the upcoming event. Our officers will be out in force and very visible in our efforts to maintain a safe and enjoyable holiday for all.” We asked because, in recent years, there’s been trouble downtown on the nation’s birthday. In 2011, a stampede began following unsubstantiated reports of gunfire after the Goo Goo Dolls played. Last year, there actually was a shooting at 17th and JFK that left three teenagers injured. Here’s hoping for a bloodless holiday! This year’s celebration is set to go on all week; it’s actually already begun, and it features multiple activities at locations all over the city. Remaining events include a photo exhibit, movies, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and multiple food soirees, naturally. If you’re interested in the full state of goings-on, check out for details. The weather had originally promised rain-and it probably still will, but as of now, Accuweather says it’s going to be “warm and humid on the 4th,” then hot and humid the rest of the week. So, while you may be uncomfortable outside, at least you won’t be getting rained on. Maybe. Thursday night’s main stage promises comedian Kevin Hart hosting, Philly homegirl Jill Scott, David Duke-dick sporting John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato and probably-knowing producing band the Roots—a surprise act or two. The city also promises interactive entertainment on the Parkway, hopefully free of National Security Agency surveillance. But, like the weather, one can never be sure. (Randy LoBasso) July 1-7. Various locations.

just turn on the TV and consult the Bowtie-they work for their forecast. They go out and rustle up snakes—some of ‘em poisonous, because why not—and carry them (alive!) in their mouths while performing a watersummoning ritual. See the dance yourself at the Penn Museum, along with other Native American traditions. 11am. Free. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 215.898.4000.

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DANCE! Enjoy geek chic with a nerdy martini or a C++ cocktail and local performing legend Reggie Bügmüncher. Miss Gypsy of Karnevil will be the second mistress of pain, and Nikki Malicious, Mary Wanna and Mika Romantic will be on hand to talk nerdy to you, too. 8:30pm. $10. Raven Lounge, 1718 Samson St. 215.840.3577.

THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Evening Post, July 3, 1777: “Tomorrow, being the anniversary of the declaration of INDEPENDENCE, will, it is hoped, be observed by all true Whigs as a day of rejoicing. Every mark of joy and festivity will be shewn by those who have a proper sense of its importance. We hear that the troops are to be paraded at four o’clock in the afternoon on the Commons of this city, and a feu de joie to be fired. The navy will also join in the celebration of this happy day, which all friends to America have so much reason to commemorate as the period on which they began to be free, having then escaped from the worse than Egyptian bondage of Great-Britain.”






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• PHILLY NOW • ) Friday, July 5 _

) Thursday, July 4 _

Toy Soldiers’ Vinyl BBQ

MUSIC! Ron Gallo’s a solid dude, and his band, Toy Soldiers, is one of the best Philadelphia’s got to offer. Sure, we’ve got our share of Kurt Vile-ish groups, and then, you know, we’ve got our R&B heroes. But Gallo & Co. feed this outstanding niche of roots, Americana and old-timey classic rock ’n’ roll that simply needs to be filled. They haven’t reinvented anything. They use the instruments you tend to expect a rock band to use: guitars, drums and some keys, maybe a little harmonica and tambourine. But it’s their song-making skills and undeniably infectious energy that makes them as outstanding as they are. Essentially, if you come to a Toy Soldiers show, you’ve allowed yourself to be converted by the service delivered unto the masses by Gallo and his able mates. Supporting the excellent documentary they recently debuted at Johnny Brenda’s, The Maybe Trails, TS are about to embark on a humble domestic tour, and before they leave their hometown, they’ll get sent off by local lovers down to groove, shake, dance and lose self-control. They specialize in loud, head-bobbing and guitar-shredding soul that recalls an era that doesn’t get celebrated nearly as often as it should, when radios blared searing solos and dude rock was authentic. With support from excellent peer bands the Lawsuits and Levee Drivers, Philadelphia’s certain to send ’em off properly to share their sound with the rest of the nation. (Bill Chenevert) Noon, $10-$20. Jamaican Jerk Hut, 1436 South St. 215.545.8644.

The 1968 Exhibit EXHIBIT! The National Constitution Center celebrates the ’60s with an exhibit bringing one of America’s most colorful, chaotic and culture-shifting years to life. Highlights of the 12 exciting exhibitions areas that encourage “playful” interaction include awe-inspiring artifacts such as an actual Bell “Huey” helicopter used by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and a vibrant Music Trip Lounge with rock-star memorabilia. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. Visibility Project

ART! The Visibility Project combines art, media and social justice to document the personal experiences of queer Asians and Asian-Americans. The exhibit features more than 30 photographs and videos of and by queer Asian-Americans, put together by the project’s director, Mia Nakano. Through Oct. 4. The Leeway Foundation, 1315 Walnut St.

THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Evening Post, July 4, 1776: “Dr. L. Butte, Surgeon-Dentist, begs leave to inform the public, that he intends to follow the said art, and undertake to set artificial teeth in so neat a manner that it is impossible to distinguish them from those which are natural. He also cleans teeth, however bad, and has tooth drops which cureth the toothach in a few minutes. Also a planter which cures corns in the toes in twenty-four hours, price two shillings and sixpence. He keeps lip pomatum, and the American oil, which takes freckles out of the face in three days, price seven shillings and sixpence. He will wait on any lady or gentleman that shall honor him with their commands. He is removed from the New-market, and lives now in ChestnutStreet, opposite of the Sign of the Grand Turk, in Mr. Wallace’s house.”

THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Packet, July 5, 1773: “The flying machine kept by CHARLES BESSONETT, at Bristol, sets out on Mondays and Thursdays, from the house of William Dibley, at the Cross Keys, corner of Chestnut and Third Street, Philadelphia, and proceeds to Princeton the same days, where it meets the New-York Stage, exchanges passengers, and returns on Tuesdays and Fridays. All gentlemen and ladies, that please to favour me with their custom, may depend on the best usage, from the public’s humble servant, CHARLES BESSONETT. N.B. Goods and passengers carried as usual.”


MUSIC! DMX is one fascinating creature, don’t you think? It was May of ’98 when “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” was released as a single from It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. He wasn’t quite yet 27, and his past was barely his past. Then, he put out Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, with that creepy-ass blood-covered album art, and it went triple platinum. He showed a little bit more humanity with a very solid single, “Slippin’,” right before his 28th birthday. In the video, he shows his mother-who’s playing cards-his report card, and she waves him away like she’s busy. Earl Simmons, it reads, with a row of A’s, but mama’s not playin’-not with any tired-ass grades anyway. Young X goes into his bedroom and rips it into shreds, packs a bag and escapes through the window. Fast forward 15 years later, and he’s making headlines for his behavior on Iyanla, Fix My Life, disrespecting former Philly-ite Iyanla Vanzant for trying to help him mend things with his own son. X is a fireball of energy, his speaking so packed with volatility and anger, it’s no surprise he’s made a career out of explosive, raw power. You’d never guess that he’d performed an off-the-cuff a capella rendition of “Merry Christmas Song (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)” prior to that, nor that it ripped around the Internet nabbing the acclaim it deserved. For this rare opportunity to catch DMX in the act, brace yourself. It won’t be a light-hearted experience. (B.C.) 9pm. $40-$45. With Chase Allen, Tiani Victoria, I-Know Brasco + DJ Aktive. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234.

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MUSIC! Proto-metal from the fifth dimension comes flying out of the vortex, looking for a place to party. All they need now is your love of scrums and scuffed-up kicks. 9:15pm. $10. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.

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ART! A display of offbeat visuals and themes from artists Sean Robert FitzGerald and Alex Da Corte will plague the walls with color in this boundless display of abstract art. 6pm. Free. The gallery at FJORD, 2419 Frankford Ave. 215.837.2980.

The Sounds of Tarantino

MUSIC! Foot fetishists, dialog hounds and B-movie addicts can come together to celebrate the director most in touch with their cinematic needs—through the music used in his films. Themed cocktails, live music and fun movie montages abound! 8pm. $5. Ortlieb’s Lounge, 847 N. Third St. 267.324.3348.

CHF First Friday: Sensing Change Exhibit ART! The Chemical Heritage Foundation premieres a new exhibit on environmental change, tackling the familiar topic afresh through a series of thought-provoking and peculiar visuals. 5pm. Free. Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St. 215.925.2222. Taste of Philadelphia FOOD! Food lovers unite for a three-day collaboration of culinary vendors and music that will send your taste buds ablaze. Food trucks will open their windows, and all sorts of little nibblers will be offered to the public for this savory celebration. Noon. Free. Penn’s Landing, 301 S. Columbus Blvd.

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• PHILLY NOW • ) Saturday, July 6 _ Seventh Annual Philly Phyzz Fest

FESTIVAL! A day of fun, treats and activities for the whole family to enjoy in celebration of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, Philly native, soda brewer, and the “father of American surgery.” This posthumous birthday party takes place in the Physick House, which happens to be the only free standing federal-style mansion left in Society Hill. 1pm. Party Free, House Tour $5. Physick House, 321 S. Fourth St. 215.925.7866.

Fireworks Dinner Cruise FOOD! We know it’s two days late, but true American enthusiasts like to keep the celebration going longer than 48 hours anyway. Spend the evening on the largest outdoor deck in Philadelphia, enjoying a dinner buffet, an illuminated skyline and, of course, the Penn’s Landing fireworks display. 7pm. $84.90. Spirit of Philadelphia, 401 S. Columbus Blvd. 866.455.3866. Brother JT, The Photon Band

MUSIC! Brother JT has defined the underground aesthetic for more than three decades, and his latest, The Svelteness of Boogietude, sees him expanding his psychedelic sound to include jazz, ballads and the ever glammy stylings of T. Rex. 9:15pm. $10. With JJL, Jeremy Grites, and Mike Kennedy. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.

Diane Lachman: Color Chords

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COMEDY! Call me crazy, but having witnessed decent amounts of standup comedy over the past year, my conclusion is that B-list comics are always funnier than their A-list counterparts, and usually for obvious reasons: The former’s lustre faded early (if it ever really arrived), so they hone their chops on the road. Kevin Nealon’s never really achieved leading-man status-other than Weeds and the short-lived animated series Glenn Martin, DDS, he’s mostly appeared in Adam Sandler-friend flicks over the years. But his mastery of deadpan, sardonic standup stands near unsurpassed. His seven-season role as Doug Wilson on Weeds provided its sociopathic comic relief, sealing his small-screen legacy after nine years on Saturday Night Live, where he served as “Weekend Update” newsman for three. But did you know Nealon’s a rabid animal-rights activist? He’s hosted fundraisers for animal protection agency Farm Sanctuary after becoming “aware of what some situations these animals were going through and what went into factory farming and into our foods,” he told Headline News’ Jane Velez-Mitchell earlier this year, “and I also realized how easy it was not to eat meat.” He suggested, while on the show, that companies using confined crates to store their animals “need to change their attitude and how they do things.” Pretty serious stuff for such a funny guy. Speaking of funny, Nealon admitted during a standup routine that despite his Weeds character, he doesn’t smoke pot. Call me crazy, but I don’t believe that. (R.L.) 7:30pm and 10pm. $30$37. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 215.496.9001.

ART! Muse Gallery’s July exhibition features Diane Lachman’s exploration of the expressive nature of color. A teacher of color theory, Lachman blends hues in the same way disparate tones are harmonized in musical chords. Through July 28. Muse Gallery, 52 N. 2nd St. 215.627.5310.

Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches OUTDOOR! Ten one-of-a-kind “storytelling

benches” have been scattered throughout the Independence Hall area, with each telling riveting tales of our nation’s history in the places where they actually happened. Uniformed storytellers will be on hand at each site to tell free five-minute stories and hand out stars to children who can then place them in their story flag. Blank story flags are available at any bench, and once filled with stars can be redeemed for a History Hero Certificate and a free carousel ride! 11am. Free. Various locations around Independence Hall. 215.629.4026.

) Happenings This Week Within a Day’s Journey _ Sports Card, Toy, Comic & Collectible Expo

CONVENTION! With more than 125 tables of sports cards both vintage and new, comics, coins and more to rummage through, this convention is the perfect place to pick up your hoarder’s starter kit. Hasn’t your bathtub been looking lonely lately? Fri, July 5. Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, N.J.

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MUSIC! Get your fix of Top 40 music without anyone knowing. Camouflaged by a crowd of teens, your sunglasses and baseball hat, and the jungle that is Six Flags Great Adventure, you can dance like no one’s watching. Free with park admission. Sat., July 6, 7pm. Free with admission. Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, N.J.

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COMEDY! Her sitcom, Whitney, and her talk show, Love You, Mean It, may have gotten canceled, but Whitney Cummings is still a funny lady. The brutally honest comedian stops by A.C. for a night of laughs. Sat., July 6, 9pm. $35. Borgata Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.

I Love Lucy Live THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Evening Post, July 6, 1775: “Whereas, agreeable to an Act of Assembly of this province, four pence per gallon duty is laid on spirituous liquors, for the support of the government of the same, the retailers whereof, and likewise those that are indebted for the duty on the liquors aforesaid for their private use, are hereby desired speedily to discharge the same.”

STAGE! Relive two familiar episodes of one of the most popular shows to ever grace the small screen. Act as a member of a live studio audience as the cast recreates the environment of the Desilu Playhouse. Learn about the “new” technology used to produce television in the 1950s. Through Aug. 4. $29-$59. Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J.

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• PHILLY NOW • ) Sunday, July 7 _

The Underground Chic Pop-Up Shop SHOPPING! It’s hard to admit, but there comes a time in every cheap, usually-studded Forever 21 bag’s life when it’s simply far too tattered to carry on-usually after just a few months. Instead of replacing it with another fastfashion find that will inevitably disintegrate as quickly as its predecessor, stop by the JAG Modern Gallery for the pop-up debut of the Underground Chic’s handbag collection for a more lasting option that’s not only easy on your wallet, but easy on the environment, too. The sophisticated purses, reminiscent of the iconic Birkin bag sans the exuberant designer price tag, come in a variety of sizes and timeless brights that will go with nearly any getup, whether you’re in the market for an all-in-one bag to stash away everything you need for a night out, a daytime or work-appropriate bag or a clutch. Though the bags appear to be authentic leather at first glance, they’re actually made of a durable, 100 percent RPET (polyester made from recycled plastic bottles) with a crisp, photo-printed image, a much more ecofriendly material than the former. Ranging from $32 to $125 depending on size, these things would make just as good a gift as they would a personal splurge. No matter your style or age, a bag by the Underground Chic has major potential to be your new go-to. (Lauren Arute) 5pm. Free. JAG Modern Gallery, 1538 Pine St. 215.840.8591.

THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Journal, July 7, 1773: “To be lett, The CITY TAVERN, Situate in one of the principal Streets, near the Center of the Town. It has been build, at a great expence, by a number of gentlemen, and it is the most convenient and elegant structure of its kind in America: The front is fifty-one feet and forty-six feet in depth; the rooms are spacious, and the ceilings lofty. As the Proprietors have built this tavern without any view of profit, but merely for the convenience and credit of the city, the terms will, of consequence, be made easy to the tenant: The extensiveness of the undertaking, in superintending so capital a tavern as this is proposed to be, requires some stock before-hand, as well as an active, obliging disposition: A person so qualified, it is imagined, will find it his interest to engage in it. The house is nearly finished, and may be entered into the Fifth of September. For further particulars apply to HUGH JAMES, Waiter, at the London Coffee-House. July 7.”

Bootylicious: Beyoncè Hip-Hop Workshop

DANCE! Good news for local Beyoncè fans who missed out on Philly Dance Fitness’s sold-out class devoted to the cheeky (pun intended) gyrations of the pop diva and her Destiny’s Child cohorts back in May: the Arts Parlor will play host to another workshop with “all-star trio” Angela, Maya and Deborah at the helm. Participants probably won’t be able to hold a candle to her Super Bowl performance, but at least they’ll have more reason to be excited for B’s headlining slot at the Made In America festival in August. 2pm. $15-$20. Arts Parlor, 1170 S. Broad St. 215.645.2717.

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PARTY! Leave it to the folks at Eris Temple to organize an entire day of artistic indulgence in West Philly. Visitors will be treated to a sale of assorted trinkets, live music and a barbeque during the first half, followed by a party celebrating the release of Lora Bloom’s Poking Through the Fabric of the Light that Formed Us, the winner of this year’s Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest. Noon-10pm. Free. Eris Temple, 602 S. 52nd St.

) Monday, July 8 _

Doug Jerolmack: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Mississippi Delta

LECTURE! The region surrounding the Mississippi Delta, the distinctive coastal wetland section of the state of Louisiana, was one of the richest cotton-growing areas in the U.S. before the Civil War. Today, it remains financially valuable, supporting the economy of New Orleans with significant shipping traffic, oil production and commercial fishing operations. The BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina catastrophes are just the latest blows to this area, one that has been dying a slow death from decades of mismanagement. To hear more about this important geographic section of the southern U.S. (over a couple of beers), clear your schedule for tonight when Penn professor Doug Jerolmack will discuss the origin, current state and future of the Mississippi Delta. This event is part of the monthly “Science on Tap” gatherings, which, on the second Monday of every month, feature a brief and informal presentation by an expert, followed by a lively conversation in a relaxed bar setting. Jerolmack’s research focuses on the spatial and temporal evolution of patterns that emerge at the interface of fluid and sediment on Earth and planetary surfaces-which, translated, means what happens over time when water hits rocks. He’ll also discuss the forces that allowed the Mississippi Delta to form, the causes and consequences of modern wetland loss in coastal Louisiana and, most importantly, introduce possible solutions for the region’s long-term sustainability. (Drew O’Meara) 6pm. Free. National Mechanics, 22 S. Third St. 215.701.4883.

Cirque Zuma Zuma

MUSIC! Bet you didn’t know there was such a thing as a limbo artist. Egyptian limbo artists, African dancers, traditional gumboot performers, South African contortionists, comedy acts, percussionists and vocalists will come together in the Cirque Zuma Zuma, described as an African-infused Cirque du Soleil. 11am. Free. Mann Center. 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.546.7900.

First Person Arts Story Slam: Criminal

STAGE! Recount some of your best criminal-themed memories in five minutes—like that time you ended up lodged in a fence outside a house party due to a botched escape plan when the cops showed up-to a room full of eager ears, or sit back and listen to the escapades of others. 8:30pm. $8-$10. World Cafe Live. 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400.

THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Evening Post, July 8, 1783: “ANECDOTE of an advocate at Strasbourg, lately deceased. The advocate being taken suddenly ill, he sent for a brother lawyer to make his will, by which he bequeathed seventy two thousand florins to the hospital of idiots at Strasbourg. His brother advocate expressing surprise at his bequest, “Why not (said the dying man) bestow that sum upon them? You know I got my money by fools, and therefore to fools it ought to return.”

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THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Gazette, July 9, 1772: “Last night the dwelling house of John Hyder, at the Old Ferry, was broke open and Goods and Cash stolen as follows, viz. One blue surtout coat of good broadcloth faced with blue shaloon, and black horn buttons, a beaver hat, about half worn, 3 pair of stockings, one pair of garters, and one silk and check handkerchief. The money not exactly known, but supposed to be about Four Pounds, among which there was one counterfeit Dollar, besides other things not discovered, as goods are constantly left to be sent to different persons. Whoever apprehends the perpetrators of the above mentioned robbery, so that they are brought to justice and the goods restored, shall receive Forty Shillings reward, paid by me. JOHN HYDER.”

She & Him MUSIC! Doe-eyed Zooey Deschanel, New Girl starlet and princess of twee, joined forces with producer and guitarist M. Ward to form duo She & Him. The pair, recently featured on Conan, will perform with Scottish pop group Camera Obscura for a night of indie-pop goodness. 7:30pm. $29.50-$47.50. Mann Center. 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.546.7900.

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FOOD! Please your palate with fellow foodies as you venture to four of Rittenhouse Square’s best off-the-beaten path spots for a tasting. The restaurants and starting point won’t be revealed to ticketholders until 48 hours before the gastronomic adventure. $45. Various locations.

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LGBT! Transpass, a short documentary about the negative effects that the gender sticker on every SEPTA transportation pass has on LGBTQ riders, will be screened, along with quick clips regarding trans rights and queer identity produced by youth at the Attic. 4pm. Free. Attic Youth Center. 255 S. 16th St. 215.545.4331.

Belle and Sebastian

MUSIC! Making a long-awaited return to Philadelphia is seven-piece band Belle and Sebastian, known for their soundtracks to films like Juno, The Devil Wears Prada and High Fidelity. Indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo will join the group as part of a North American tour. 8pm. $39.50-$42. Mann Center Skyline Stage. 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.878.0400.

THIS DAY IN PHILLY HISTORY _ From the Pennsylvania Packet, July 10, 1775: “Philadelphia made RIFLES, For getting an edge to Scythes; A large quantity of which are not made ready for sale, and to be had, wholesale and retail, at JOHN FOX’S, Cutler, in Fourth-Street, near MarketStreet. It is beyond a doubt that they are proved to be superior to any thing used for that purpose, they being more durable than any kind of stones, and as cheap in proportion. Much might be said in favour of them, but the increasing demand for them within these three years sufficiently proves their value for the purpose of sharpening scythes, and they are warranted as good and cheap as any imported. Good allowance will be made to those who take them to fell again. If any of said rifles should be found to cut too fast, they may be brought to any degree of fineness by rubbing a little grease over them.”


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Red, White, Blue & Pink How colonial Philly’s same-sex secrets pointed toward the future of gay rights as we know it. by NATALIE HOPE MCDONALD


t was practically bacchanalian on the streets of Philadelphia in the 18th century. Men drifted from tavern to tavern, soaking up strong harvest ales, while loose women walked the streets looking for action by last call-or at least enough to pay the “room for let” in Old City for the eveningas the smell of horses pinched the air, mingling with the pungent fresh fish being pulled from the river and lugged across cobblestone streets in wobbly carts. While there was no shortage of big-city sexuality in colonial days, that didn’t hold true for all. To be gay or lesbian in this heady era of early independence would have been akin to being a shadow on the wall. “Would have,” that is, because those terms didn’t exist yet, and there was certainly no organized culture. With “buggery” and “sodomy” designated as serious criminal offenses under English law, same-sex love existed in a secretive world of knowing glances, careful rendezvous and heartfelt letters. For instance: “He seemed to be stark naked,” one 27-year-old man wrote to another in a letter that survives today, “and as we were running along hand in hand to the place where his clothes were-I awakenedgreatly agitated by the danger from which we seemed to have escaped. I will give myself up to you, I will go wherever you go and one shall not go without the other. I love you very much. Yours for ever-and ever and ever.” (Reprinted from The Overflowing of Friendship: Love Between Men and the Creation of the American Republic by Richard Godbeer). While such correspondence was rare, tucked farther underground than Washington’s slave quarters, this early acknowledgement of colonial gay life would eventually blossom into what we now know as the city’s modern LGBT rights movement. To read a timeline of gay life in Philly is to watch people come out of the shadows of Old City and Camac Street and into the light-quite literally. This year, of course, LGBT rights have just taken a few more steps forward with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)-arguably one of the biggest stumbling blocks toward full equality for gay people-was uncon-

stitutional. At the same time, while Philadelphia passed one of the strongest LGBT civil rights laws of any American city this year-take that, New York-giving same-sex couples many of the same rights as straight ones, including domestic partner benefits, relationship recognition and transgender-inclusive healthcare, Pennsylvania nonetheless lags far behind states like New York and Delaware that already sanction marriage equality. Even our neighbors in the Garden State have civil unions, imperfect though they may be, while Pennsylvania still operates under a kind of statewide version of DOMA with restrictions that are similar to what the Supreme Court just struck down on the federal level. The good news? The recent ruling could make way for marriage equality legislation to be introduced even in states like this one, and even if it is governed by an old crone like Tom Corbett. A mere day after DOMA fell, Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia), the state’s first elected openly gay legislator, announced he’d be introducing a bill that would give same-sex couples the same rights as straight married ones in Pennsylvania. Time will tell. But we needn’t look too far in this city to realize that, right from the start, American freedom-or at least the ongoing quest for it-has always been inextricably entwined with what happens in the daily lives of all Philadelphians. It’s as true of LGBT rights today (or during the first gay and lesbian protests in the late 1960s) as it is of abolitionism, civil rights and the Declaration of Independence itself. And how we’ve come to today’s historic tipping point in LGBT equality-in Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, in America-has been a long and winding road peppered with enough lavender skeletons in the colonial closet to make even bawdy old Ben Franklin blush.


iguring out what life was really like for LGBT folks at the dawn of American Independence is tricky. It’s not like there was an 18th-century equivalent of Woody’s or the Philadelphia Gay News. That’s because, in 1776, gay men in the original 13 colonies, and anyone else dubbed a “sodomite” or “bugger,” were legally sentenced to the death penalty. The first English statute against homosexuality was actually

created earlier, in 1533, under Henry VIII-yep, the same king who had a nasty habit of putting his own wives to death-making buggery (pretty much anything other than vanilla married-couple sex) a crime. “In the 18th century, homosexuality was not seen as a lifestyle, but as a sin or crime that anyone was capable of committing,” says Bob Skiba, archivist for the William Way LGBT Community Center and co-author of Lost Philadelphia. “Even the term ‘sodomy’ included any act, even between married people, that was outside vaginal penetration by a penis.” Yet while any sort of erotic variation from simple baby-making was officially outlawed in colonial Pennsylvania, the sexual culture of Philadelphia was far more permissive than the laws would suggest. “Overall, Philadelphia was wide open with streetwalkers and brothels,” says Thom Nickels, a longtime writer and author of the upcoming Legendary Philadelphians. And though there were plenty of laws governing sexual behavior on the books, he says, enforcement was a different story: “A prosecution for sex of any kind was rare.” In fact, it was common for sailors at sea to engage in same-sex relations for years at a time. And our first president, George Washington, opted to court-marshal a soldier caught with another man rather than send him to the gallows. “He was certainly a gay-friendly general,” Nickels says. “He had a rather benevolent attitude about it all.” In 1786, three years after the Revolutionary War ended, Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish the death penalty for sodomy conviction. The reasons are foggy-though, interestingly, the change came just one year after the only known sentence of execution the state actually passed against a citizen (one Joseph Ross of Westmoreland County), suggesting a possible backlash against the draconian punishment. Still, engaging in nonprocreative relations was seen as a social threat to a colony eager to build up its population after the war. The protest signs we see at anti-gay rallies even now, claiming that being gay is somehow “un-American” or a “threat to national security” are the same arguments early opponents of sodomy shouted from the courthouse rooftop. (continued next page)

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Fortunately for Philly, while being gay could still land a person at Eastern State Penitentiary, the Quakers-and numerous founding fathers-were much more openminded about these things than, say, the Puritans. Biographies of such notable men as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, General Lafayette and John Laurens (believed to be one of Hamilton’s boy toys) say each are suspected of having same-sex trysts. The relationships were often described on friendly terms, but the men regularly shared beds with other men and “bonded” on the battlefield. Lafayette waxed poetic about Washington in one surviving letter: “My dear general-From those happy ties of friendship by which you were pleased to unite yourself with me, from the promises you so tenderly made me when we parted at Fishkill, gave me such expectations of hearing often from you, that complaints ought to be permitted to my affectionate heart.” It makes you wonder what was really going on under the blankets that cold winter in Valley Forge. And while lesbian and trans life was just as secretive, there was one woman named Deborah Sampson Gannett who dressed like a man and went by the name Robert Shurtliff just so she could fight in the military. (Native Americans were much more enlightened than the settlers in this regard, with gender nonconforming tribal leaders who shocked early immigrants. These berdaches, also known as “two spirits,” were documented in more than 130 tribes in the U.S. Considered a third gender, they wore costumes associated with both men and women.) Another major figure in American military history of the time was Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, often called simply “The Baron.” He was also a wellknown “sodomite” who single-handedly helped create a militia of farmers to fight the British and gain American independence. “He helped turn the ragtag American army into a disciplined fighting force,” says Skiba. “When he died, he left his estate to his beloved young aidesde-camp.” No one blinked an eye. In later years, gay men sported red ties to signal their attractions to other men. Being gay was very much like an underground society-and only the members knew the secret handshake. It would be the unspoken credo of gay life for more than a century, up until Stonewall marked what many consider to be the Rubicon of the modern LGBT rights movement.


arly notions of civil liberty, which prompted the American Revolution, had more to do with freedoms of religion and the pursuit of prosperity than anything having to do with minority rights. Much like gays, women would still toil for a century

“George Washington was certainly a gayfriendly general; he had a rather benevolent attitude about it all.” before achieving voting rights, and nonwhites would face a pervasive uphill struggle to overcome slavery. Ironically, for some gay and lesbian Philadelphians, achieving the sort of freedom promised by our founding fathers has meant having to leave not only the state, but America itself-even in this day and age. “I am a love exile,” says Matty Hart, a former Philadelphia resident who moved to Paris just last year to be with his partner, a French national. “There was no way to stay in Philadelphia with DOMA firmly in place. The only way we could stay together was if one of us had a complete and radical change to both our professional and public lives.” That’s because marriage discrimination has tremendous ramifications for cross-national same-sex couples; even as the immigration debate rages on Capitol Hill, it does nothing to acknowledge the thousands of same-sex couples who are torn between borders. That DOMA is gone offers hope*-but until marriage equality is recognized as an American value, not simply a patchwork of states’ laws, couples like Hart and his partner are left unable to build secure American families. For Hart, the decision to become an expat was bittersweet-not unlike what it must have been for early American settlers who left Europe behind, looking for their own integral freedoms. Even in the age of Facebook and frequent-flyer miles, moving to another continent is no easy decision. But while starting a new life in France would entail risk, Hart says, “we knew that with France’s [national civil union laws] and the potential for national gay marriage and adoption, which recently passed, France was a safer bet.” Americans going to Europe to achieve independence? Wonder what the founding fathers would have to say about that? n Natalie Hope McDonald is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. * See last week’s PW blog about a couple freed from the constant threat of deportation:

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utraloaf: It sounds like a snack you’d find in a health-food store’s gluten-free aisle, probably on a shelf between the flax-seed biscuits and vegan laxatives. Or a processed-food product with vaguely psychedelic properties that’s cooked up and marketed to the unsuspecting masses by the controlling, invisible cabal in a Thomas Pynchon novel. Only, not so much. Nutraloaf, perhaps the most feared food in America outside of KFC’s misbegotten Double Down from a few years back (the bacon-andcheese monstrosity sandwiched between two slabs of fried chicken; no bread involved), is actually part of a punitive food program at penitentiaries around the country. According to Lt. Robert Eastlund of the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, posting on a forum on the website of the National Institute of Corrections, Nutraloaf is used “as part of our disciplinary process. The Alternative Meal Program is a separate sanction from disciplinary segregation. This product is served twice daily. It is imposed for major infractions including assault, criminal damage, throwing bodily fluids, etc.” So, to recap: If an inmate flings his poo at a corrections officer, Nutraloaf is part of his punishment. Of course, my editors strongly suggested that I should try it. And people tell me my job is easy. But here’s the thing: It really wasn’t all that bad. Bland, sure. But evil-tasting? Worthy of being considered a punishment in and of itself? Not so much. Context is everything, of course. This was a four-bite portion served as part of Eastern State Penitentiary’s Prison Food Weekend, an event that sought to educate visitors about the various meals served to inmates over the years. This all went down on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon last month—appropriate for giving an idea of what Nutraloaf is like, but nowhere near enough to provide an

Bland ambition: In the prison system, Nutraloaf is “imposed for major infractions.” (Photo by J.R. Blackwell) inkling of what it must be like to eat for every meal. If I had to do that, I, too, might have thought about flinging my feces at a corrections officer. Every state has its own Nutraloaf recipe, and Pennsylvania’s leads to a product whose definitive characteristic is its overwhelming blandness. It’s composed of mashed garbanzos, rice, potatoes, dry oatmeal, carrots and margarine, and its flavor profile is the gustatory equivalent of white noise. Dull, but far from deadly. Other states use recipes that seem to have been written by someone with either no functioning taste buds or a Ted Bundy-esque sense of empathy for his or her fellow human beings. Or both. Vermont, for example, crafts its Nutraloaf from dairyless cheese, spinach, tomato paste, whole wheat bread, raisins, potato flakes, beans, powdered milk and, ostensibly, saliva from the glands of Satan. In fact, Nutraloaf has been at the cen-

) PHILLY HISTORY _ “The second Bible Christian Church, at Third Street above Girard, was erected in 1845. Once a center of vegetarian activism, this property was eventually sold and, ironically, the site was cleared to make way for a slaughterhouse.” (From The Larder Invaded: Reflections on Three Centuries of Philadelphia Food & Drink, by Mary Anne Hines, Gordon M. Marshall & William Woys Weaver).

ter of numerous lawsuits brought about by inmates who claimed that consuming it multiple times a day was tantamount to cruel and unusual punishment. So, having the chance to taste it was instructive, to say the least. This event, however—which will likely be repeated next year—was about more than Nutraloaf. It also afforded guests the opportunity to experience prison food from a number of specific eras, including “Indian mush” and salted beef from the 1830s and hamburger steak and “Harvard beets” from the mid-20th century. The so-called mush was a classic case of truth in advertising, a paste-like pile of cornmeal in desperate need of seasoning but certainly no teeth to consume. Verdict: Not guilty by reason of innocuousness. The salted beef, on the other hand, was actually rather nice, not unlike heavily salted corned beef. Perhaps in special Jewish sections of prison, they serve it on rye bread with sauerkraut and a pickle and pump in recordings of prisoners’ mothers making them feel guilty for their crimes as a means of punishment. Even on its own, however, I’d have been happy to nosh on it. Verdict: Not guilty by reason of tastiness.

Harvard beets, although I’d imagine they would grow a bit cloying after a while, were lovely—yes: prison food, lovely!—and found a delicate balance between sweetness and a vinegary bite. Verdict: Not guilty by reason of good flavor. Hamburger steak, all hearty and wellaccompanied by brown gravy, was like a better version of the cafeteria food so many of us grew up on at school. The sauce could have been less grainy, but aside from that, it was a pretty decent salisbury steak-like dish. Verdict: Not guilty by reason of its straightforward pleasantness. All of this was prepared by the friendly John Freeman, a corrections officer and owner of Freestyle BBQ catering, who worked hard to create the food as accurately as possible. He worked with Sean Kelley, Eastern State’s senior vice president and director of public programming, on the recipe development and research. Their collaboration and passion for this event was clear throughout. My only real complaint is that the Nutraloaf wasn’t worse. Can I blame Pennsylvania for that? Eastern State? Mr. Kelley or Mr. Freeman? In that regard, then, I find them all guilty for serving some pretty good food. n

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ell, folks, the time has come for me to hit the pause button on my culinary evolution and step away from the plate so that I can properly digest all the food I’ve eaten and lessons I’ve learned. Over the past nine months, I’ve cooked (or at least made an effort to cook) a total of 20 different dishes, all with the help of 16 of the finest chefs in town. I’d learned the proper way to handle a knife and how not to crack an egg. I was introduced to far more vegetables than I ever cared to meet. I ate things I previously wouldn’t have dared bring anywhere near my lips. I left every kitchen I walked into a mess. Obviously, it’s the delicious free food that I’ll miss the most. But having a photographer lurk over my shoulder as I cook and then pose awkwardly with said dish (often mid-bite)? Yeah, I won’t miss that. It’ll be nice to eat food like a normal human again. To ease the sting, I do have two parting gifts to leave you with. First, my most cheished family recipe, which prior to this column, was actually my only recipe: Mamma Finkbiner’s Black Eyed Peas and Rice (find it on forkingstupid. com). Second, the most valuable nuggets of wisdom bestowed—and sometimes forced—upon me in the hopes that they will benefit anyone out there as culinary challenged and confused as I. 1. You’re not an iron chef. Just accept it and try again. Looking back, I almost feel silly having honestly thought that I could quickly master the recipes of a professional. I stressed over every single measurement, ingredient and direction, only to wind up producing mediocre zucchini pasta and chicken enchiladas. It took me a little while to accept the concept of an exceptional dish being something you work to craft over time. The next time you feel like a complete failure in the kitchen, just know that somewhere in this city, at that very moment, there’s probably a renowned chef sitting around in his underwear shoveling massive spoonfuls of Lucky Charms into his mouth. Given that even the slightest alteration can wind up making or breaking a dish, a recipe sometimes can only take get you so far.

Life lesson: Ice cream is always good. 2. Quality ingredients should always be your utmost concern! It’s not always a guarantee that you’re getting what you pay for, but in the end, either your wallet or taste buds will pay. Given the cruel irony that writing about food doesn’t necessarily yield the means for me to afford premium, organic products, I’ve been trying to make a habit of splurging a little extra on key ingredients like tomato sauce, cheese and bread while sticking to cheapy generic brands when it comes to the more inconsequential stuff. 3. Salt is a cook’s best friend. Being generous with salt ensures that the flavors develop to their fullest potential. 4. Your brain and your taste buds aren’t always on the same page. It’s been a constant struggle for me to really make sense of why I’ve unfairly rejected certain foods over the years, or why I think certain ingredients don’t go with another. For a self-proclaimed “picky eater,” it speaks volumes that I enjoyed all but one of the 20 dishes I’ve made. I may still be totally forking stupid, but there’s hope for me yet. n Find all the recipes Nicole has learned from Philly chefs so far as


The Truth as Fiction

In which Grid editor Jon McGoran explores the danger of GMOs in his new thriller, Drift. by Randy LoBasso,

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on McGoran, editor-in-chief of Grid magazine, is the author of the new thriller, Drift, the story of a Philadelphia narcotics detective who heads out to the suburbs to “get his head on straight.” While there, he falls for someone, beats back a few drug dealers and discovers a dangerous secret about genetically modified organisms and what could happen if the technology behind these Franken-foods falls into the wrong hands. It’s a topical piece of fiction that’s made its way to bookshelves just in time for the growing debate throughout America and the rest of the genetically modified world. McGoran spoke to PW this week about his newest work. (Read the full interview at What made you want to go the fiction-thriller route? I’ve been writing fiction for years-since I was a kid, really. I had a series of forensic thrillers with Penguin Books a few years back under a pen name, D.H. Dublin. I also have several short stories in anthologies, so writing fiction was nothing new for me.

What kind of research went into it? Do you expect it to have the Da Vinci Code effect, in which people feel like they’ve just read a nonfiction expose? A lot of research went into the book, and frankly, the deeper I dug into

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Jon McGoran, author of Drift it, the more alarmed I became. Much of what is in the book is based on fact, and I hope people do become more aware of the issues involved. There is a long and important history of fiction [serving] as an important tool in exploring social issues-and specifically food issues. Drift is a thriller, and some of the ideas in the book are extrapolated, taken to the next logical level. But the majority of what is in the book is real, and bizarre as it may seem, much of it an everyday part of our food system. Clearly it is fiction, but it is definitely inspired by and reflective of some unsettling truths about our current food system. Was Philadelphia prominently featured due to a “you write what you know” sort of thing, or was it something else? I do think it is easier to write well about a location that you know well, because you’re aware of all the nuances as well as the locations, but also I think Philadelphia is just a great setting for a book. Even from a purely nuts-and-bolts level, you can have scenes of great wealth, abject poverty, urban grit and verdant splendor all within a few minutes of each other. Drift takes place mostly outside of the city, in the area around Hawk Mountain. That’s also where I proposed to my wife, so it has even stronger meaning for me. n

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One True Vine (ANTI Records) Sounds like: Heaven! This daughter of Chicago is soon-to-be 74, and her rebirth in the 2000s has been awe-inspiring. This second one, with Jeff Tweedy, is no different. Free association: The best tracks are the happier ones up front. For fans of: Dionne x Aretha + Etta, Jack White with Loretta Lynn, graceful old soul.

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SongVersation (Island/Def-Jam) Sounds like: The neo-soul revelation of the early aughts is damn near 40 now, and her fifth, while peppered with Turkish instruments, is bland and uninspired. Free association: It’s hard to hate on her inoffensive, uplifting ways. Someone has to be the counterpoint. For fans of: Me’Shell Ndegeocello x Roberta Flack + Angie Stone, headdress mystics.

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Talk a Good Game (Republic Records) Sounds like: The 32-year-old Houston-via-Atlanta R&B princess is one of her genre’s brightest stars. Her inspired, sultry and brutally honest fourth is killer. Free association: Some real gems are here; the track with Bey and Michelle is supa-tight. For fans of: D’s Child x Whitney, The-Dream/Pharrell/Pusha T.


Palms (Ipecac Recordings) Sounds like: The perfect midpoint between the two bands it was born from, Deftones and ISIS, merge for a debut of not-that-heavy droney prog metal. Free association: You could even dislike either band’s sound yet love this one. For fans of: Mastodon x QOTSA/ Rob Zombie/Primus/Lamb of God.

There’s No Stopping GoGo Philly girl GoGo Morrow’s got her eyes on the prize: pop stardom. by Bill Chenevert,


n a spring TLA performance, GoGo Morrow wore a tight, white, midriff-bearing skort set, giving the effect of something akin to a pop gladiator. Her hair’s cut short from the top down, but she whips a dramatically long bang back and forth, looking like an Emeli Sande vocal powerhouse with Rihanna swag. This fireball could be one of the next big talents to make a name for Philadelphia, and this summer is hers for the taking. We’ve heard one single thus far: “HD,” a nasty little hip-hop flavored R&B jam, and the video’s forthcoming. She’s set to show her mettle at a brand new annual July 4 celebration jam this week called The City Festival, hosted by Quincy “Q Deezy” Harris, easily one of her biggest headlining gigs to date. Morrow filled up the TLA on her own in April and has already held down some impressive opening spots, including at JayZ’s Made in America fest, last year’s Wawa Welcome America and Powerhouse 30. Her debut LP will hit streets later this year, but tonight, she drops a new single, “Potion.” Here’s hoping it catapults her into the stratosphere. Born and raised in Philly, Morrow started singing at an early age, thanks to her talented father Reginald. (He used to sing in a group called the Golden Chandeliers; they mainly covered songs by the Four Tops and the Temptations, but performed some of their own material.) Daddy and daughter did calland-responses all the time; he’d sing a note or lyric, then coach and tweak her reply. Morrow sang in her church’s choir, Evelyn Graves, at 55th and Chester, and worked her way into their musical and theatrical performances. She found herself not only a part of the now-defunct Prince Theater Rainbow Company, but walked over from school at 22nd and Chestnut every day and found the company’s legendary founder and director, Ricardo Martin, there to coach and encourage her. After earning a degree in the music business from Millersville University—seriously, Millersville offers a Bachelor of Arts in music with an emphasis in music business and technology—Morrow started working to put herself through Drexel’s entertainment law program. “I got a job [at Drexel] to get the discount straight out of college,” she told PW. But there was something telling her that school, not singing, would be “something that would take years away from my life.” She got an audition to sing backup for Kelly Rowland, didn’t get it, but got a call soon after asking her to sing background vocals for Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball tour. So she traveled the world and sang GaGa songs for months on end. Not bad practice for becoming a pop star. And Morrow’s got heat aplenty of her own. With only a handful of songs, she puts everything into each one of them. Proudly performing alongside

GoGo Morrow headlines the inaugural City Festival. and in front of her Gogettes, a team of dancers made up of sisters and best friends from her performing arts high school days, they tear up the stage with spot-on choreography and sex appeal. “They’re pretty much always with me,” she assures. Good. They are a super-tight troupe, executing sensual Beyonce-esque moves and coordination. Morrow’s “HD” has total mass appeal, a track she and her producers like because it’s sassy. “It’s just me talkin’ smack about myself, [like] you don’t know about me but you can find me on TV on HD,” she says. “We thought it was cool, and as we wrote more, we thought it’d be a first song, a good introduction.” It’s got some Rowland vibes, a little Toni Braxton, but also a touch of game a la Chill Moody, a friend with whom she’s performed. Earlier this year, she and her sister were riding in her car, and when Morrow flipped on the radio, “HD” came blaring through the speakers. Just like when the GaGa call came through, she was pumped. “I’m always surprised and shocked. And you never get used to it,” she says, always a humble Philly girl striving for the opportunity to shine. “I’m just happy I get to do this every day.” n Wed., July 3, 2pm. Free. The Piazza at Schmidt’s, N. Second St. and Germantown Ave.

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he most preposterously entertaining summer blockbuster arrives under a cloud of box-office ignominy. Yeah, so I guess nobody was interested in seeing another Die Hard knock-off set at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue hot on the heels of Olympus Has Fallen, which just burned audiences badly a few months ago with all those grisly, violent scenes of innocent bystanders getting shot and stabbed in the head. But as that miserable No Strings Attached gave way to the delightful Friends with Benefits a couple years back, White House Down is the same movie done right for a change. Loveable lunk Channing Tatum stars as a fumbling, wannabe Secret Service agent brushed off at a job interview the very minute right-wing extremists blow up the Capitol Building and try to take over the White House. Jamie Foxx is the smooth-talking, Abe Lincoln-obsessed president with a secret stash of Air Jordans and a Nicorette habit. (Any resemblance to a certain current commander-in-chief is entirely unintentional.) Tatum pulls him out of the fray to hide in elevator shafts while everybody else re-enacts their favorite scenes from Die Hard, complete with Beethoven music cues and wife-beater undershirts. Derivative as it is, this is a terrific entertainment. Even leaving aside the grand joke that it’s all a bunch of Fox News yahoos looking for an excuse to kill the peacenik president so they can finally nuke Iran, White House Down has a classically patient structure. Gags are set up in the first act and then pay off in the third. This should be par for the course, but so many movies are written on the fly these days, such foresight feels like a novelty. Unlike Olympus, the action isn’t limited to dimly lit hallways. Tatum is always battling it out in famous locations like the Oval Office—or at least replicas thereof; much of the movie was shot in Montreal, and the terrible green-screen effects prove it. It’s a mini-D.C. walking tour leaving destruction in the wake. There’s a lightness to White House Down that’s missing from all those other glum blockbusters this summer. Tatum and Foxx are two ridiculously charming bastards, and I am relieved to report that director Roland Emmerich eschews the hand-held shaky-cam. Not a snap-zoom in sight. This is old-school, meat-and-potatoes action filmmaking, sharply crafted and gloriously silly. It’s the best Die Hard movie since Speed. (Sean Burns)


omedy is always about the underdog, and there is nobody better at losing right now than Kevin Hart. Diminutive and sputteringly brilliant, he’s mad as hell about becoming the butt of his own jokes. The genius of the act is that he just can’t help it. Hart curses and swears up and down while jumping and jiving, always almost getting the upper hand, but in the end, he’s the punchline. I love the man for this. He’s vulnerable. He’s fallible. He sucks. He’s one of us. Philly’s pride spent a distasteful amount of his last standup movie, 2011’s Laugh at My Pain, buying his devoted fans cheesesteaks for the cameras. See, that’s the strange thing with Hart: He’s only the seventh standup comic ever to sell out Madison Square Garden. Among the others are Carlin, Eddie, Dice, Rock—all on a single-name-recognition basis with the public. But Hart is still a fairly well-kept secret. Pop culture has become so stratified and segregated, the financial success of Think Like a Man by all rights should have put him on the cover of every magazine in town, but instead, I had to waste half an hour before this week’s screening explaining to my elderly betters who the hell Kevin Hart even is, as none of his movies have ever screened for us critics before. I get the feeling he’d prefer it that way. Hart’s working his own thing, with his own self-financed projects doing so well, he doesn’t need us establishment motherfuckers chiming in. But at the same time, there’s something weirdly defensive about Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain way before we get to the MSG standup show. As I learned from Katy Perry: Part of Me, every concert film now must begin with a 30-minute infomercial selling you on the movie you already paid to see in the first place. Hart handles this better than most, with a Tim Story-directed prologue in which his guests turn on him at his own house party. (The moral is that Kevin Hart can never win. So it’s nothing new.) But Let Me Explain continues onward for a bit with an awkward, off-putting slapdash documentary collection of man-on-the-street interviews letting us know that Hart is a huge deal in Oslo. (“Soul Plane?” a bystander bellows.) Do we really need a graphic of your Twitter feed? Richard Pryor just walked onstage and didn’t have all this bullshit warmup; that’s just where the movies started—Rich told jokes. Why we gotta go through Twitter? It gets better. Once Hart finally takes the stage, the movie kicks over to a whole different time signature, and now, he’s in charge. Laughingly declaring that he stole his whole set design

from Kanye and Jay-Z, there are pillars of fire positioned all over the stage, belching flames as an openly-admitted last resort whenever a gag doesn’t work. It’s a huge setup, and he is a tiny little man. It’s impossible not to love Hart for this very reason. He’s a dwarf who hangs out with professional basketball players—the class clown made good who still can’t keep up with the jocks. But Hart’s Laugh at My Pain was so searingly, darkly personal—dealing with a dad on drugs and his mother’s funeral—there probably was nowhere else to go. Let Me Explain is much easier to take, riffing on being divorced and famous. You won’t see any of the stock characters again, but I think his dumb best friend, Harry, who always answers wrong, just passed the audition for future bits. Hart still has an edge, talking about how he’s taking martial arts classes because “my daughter has a stepdad now, and I know I’ll probably have to go fuck him up someday.” Lines are crossed, particularly when he gives a lesson on how to react when you get caught cheating. (“Are you finished?”) This is the kind of stuff that will probably show up in court, eventually. But there’s something once-removed about the material in Let Me Explain. It feels safe in ways his routines haven’t before. A final blowout about his daughter’s horseback riding lessons ends with Hart playing the fool again, accidentally dry-humping her trainer. But the show hasn’t built properly to this grand humiliation; it’s kind of just one thing after another. Still, this film is funny as hell—and, again, let me stump for the theatrical experience. I wish more standup comedy specials played in theaters because there’s nothing more gratifying than laughing out loud with an audience, cackling and applauding together in full thrall of the moment. I had a great night out. Unfortunately, I know Kevin Hart can do better. Maybe you don’t? That’s a point Explain wants to correct. n

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In the Matter of the Adoption Petition of: Baby Lopez a.k.a. Parker Rand (Name of Adoptee)


This notice is directed to Any known or unknown birth fathers (putative father’s name and address) that Hiralis Lopez (name of birth mother) wishes to consent to the adoption of her child named Baby Lopez aka Parker Rand who was born on May 26, 2013 , or to execute a surrender and release of her rights to the child which will allow the child to be adopted. She has named you as the father of said child. You have not consented to the adoption according to the records of this Court. The adoption, consent or the surrender and release has been filed and is pending in the Probate Court in Knox County. IF YOU WISH TO ESTABLISH YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD, YOU MUST, WITHIN 20 DAYS FROM THE DATE THIS NOTICE WAS SERVED, FILE A PETITION WITH THE JUDGE OF THE PROBATE COURT IN Knox COUNTY REQUESTING THAT THE JUDGE GRANT TO YOU PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. You must file your petition with the Court in Knox County Probate Court at 62 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841 (address of Court) and send a copy of the petition to the mother at Christopher Berry, Esq., 28 State Street, Gorham, ME 04038 (address of mother or her attorney) If you file a petition within 20 days you must include an allegation that you are in fact the birth father of the child and the Judge will set a date for hearing to determine whether you shall have parental rights to this child. If you do not petition within 20 days, the Judge shall rule that you have no parental rights and that only the birth mother of the child need consent to the adoption or execute a surrender and release. Upon such a ruling, you lose all rights to prove that you are the child’s father or that you have any legal relationship with this child. A TRUE COPY ATTEST REGISTER


June 12, 2013




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250 S.13TH, 3G: $1,000/MO Studio, hardwood floors, plenty of light, good closet space, granite and stainless kitchen, CALL ANDREA BOELTER PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/267-975-9402 THE CHATHAM - Open House from 12n-4pm on Saturdays - 135 S. 20th St Spacious Studios in High rise, Drmn bldg w/Mag Western & Southern exp, View of Rittenhouse Square, HW flrs, Laundry on site, Prof managed. AVAIL N O W ! A L L U T I L S I N C L . F R O M $ 1 28 5/ mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.


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20XX S. 18TH ST. Lg. 5BDRMS, HDWD FLRS., REAR PATIO, W/D, $1300/mo.+. 215-432-6222. 234 W. RITNER: $950/MO 3BD/1BA, wide open living room with floor to ceiling mirror and large window, nice rear yard, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118

13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300.

6TH LOCUST, INDEPENDENCE PLACE: A MUST SEE! SPACIOUS, HI/FL, PARK VIEW, BALCONY, WALK-IN CLOSETS, 928sqf t. AC, WD, FREE INTERNET. $1650. 215-635-6253 OLD CITY (28 Strawberry/2nd fl 1BR, 1BA, approx 900SF, carpeted, exposed brick, WD, DW, GD, Gas heat. $1100/mo+. 215-627-4414 RITTENHOUSE SQ: 1Bdrm in Beautiful Victorian Brownstone. HW Flrs, A/C, Onsite Laundry, Intercom Entry, Short Walk to Park & Shops! All Utilities Incl! $1390/ Mo. Avail Sept. 215-735-8030. THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street) - B e a u t i f u l l y re n o v a t e d a p t s . i n the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. STUDIO’S starting at only $765/mo. and ONE BEDROOMS starting at only $965/mo. Call 215640-8880 for an appointment.

TWO BEDROOM 1 2TH & WALNUT- Mod & Beautiful 2BR, HW flrs, DW, WD, CA, High ceilings. AVAIL SEPT! $1485/mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), 15TH & SPRUCE: Rare opp for 2 Bdrm Apt in Unique Art Deco High-Rise. Renov. Kitch, Amazing Views, Central Location, HW Flrs, Front Desk Attendant. From $1565/ Mo. Available Sept. 215-735-8030.

A R T M U S E U M A R E A 2 B R, B i - l e v e l , 1600SF, W/D, D/W, C/A, Avail 8/1 $1450+ 305-582-9709

16TH & LOMBARD- Trinity Townhome in great loc, High ceilings, HW flrs, WD, Dog friendly, Yard & Bsmnt. AVAIL NOW! $1235/mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.

18TH & SIGEL. 4BDRMS., NEWLY RENOVAT ED, R EFR I G.,W/D, R EAR PAT I O. $1150/MO.+. 215-432-6222.

315 ARCH, 306: $1,650/MO 1BD/1BA, hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, granite and stainless kitchen, washer/dryer, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118

1326 SPRUCE ST, 2508: $1,575 (Avenue of the Arts) Sun filled 1BR in Center City One. Fabulous views. Laundry in unit. John Brown, Prudential Fox & Roach Direct: 215-440-8173

13TH & PINE- Studio in Great loc w/HW flrs, Full kitch, Laundry on premises. AVAIL NOW! GAS HEAT/HOT WTR INCL. $785/mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.

HOUSE FOR RENT 1 7 t h & Fe d e ra l Brand New Home. 2 Bedrooms. Finished Basement. $1350/ mo+ (215) 850-9350


11XX 12th. St 1st Fl, Lrg Yard, G/H $625/ mo.+util&escro. (267) 973-1680


1 23 3 S . B R O A D S T, 3 F: $ 220 0/m o (AVENUE OF THE ARTS) Renovated 3BR w/ 2 B A , g o u r m e t k i tc h e n , l a u n d r y, hardwood floors, tall ceilings & more. John Brown, Prudential Fox & Roach Direct: 215-440-8173

2301 S. BANCROFT, 2W: $695/MO 2nd and third floor bi-level 1BD/1BA, hardwood floors, exposed brick wall, high ceilings, recessed lighting, plenty of storage space, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118

2441 S. 7TH, 2: $850/MO 2nd floor 2BD/1BA, wood floors, updated kitchen, ready for move in, CALL PAUL CHIN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-2049

15TH & SPRUCE: Lrg 1 Bdrm in sought after location! Renov. Kitch, Beautiful art-deco details, HW Flrs, Front Desk Attendant, Onsite Laundry, Wonderful City Views. $1250/Mo. Avail Oct. 215-735-8030.

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to federal, state and localfair housing laws, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discriminationbased on race; color; religion;sex; disability; familial; (presence of children);national origin; age (Pennsylvania and New Jersey); martial status or sexual orientation(Pennsylvania and New Jersey), or source of Income (Philadelphia only) in the sale, rentalor financing or insuring of housing. This paper will not knowingly accept any advertisingfor real estate which violates these laws. The law requires that all dwellings advertised beavailable on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe you have been discriminated againstin connection with the sale, rent, financing or insuring of housing or commercial property,call HUD at 1-888-799-2085


BROAD & PORTER All New 2BR, 2nd Flr., hw/fls, w/d, $950/Mo 215-465-4565 OLD CITY (6 S.Front St) 2BR or Lg 1BR/ Office. Overlooks BF Bridge & Del. River. High Ceilings, WD, DW, GD, CA, Gas heat, tiled bath & kit. $1175/mo+. Avail Sept. 215-627-4414 RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 Walnut St.) 2BRs or 1 lg bedroom/Office, 1 bath, WD, DW, CA, Gas heat, Carpeted. $1295/ mo+. 215-627-4414


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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: Contact Karyn 215.687.8391


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226 South St. // 215.922.4200 & Associates, Inc. Realtors ONE BEDROOM 315 New St (Old CIty) Beautiful, 1 Br., 1 Bth., c/a,w&d, Garage prkg. Inc.,


AbbOttS Sq. (2Nd & lOmbARd StS) Large 1 Br. 1.5 Bths. ., c/a, w&d, balcony


SOCIety HIll tOweRS 1 Br., 1 Bth, upgraded corner unit, c/a, hrd.flrs.,hi-floor, all,


1628 S. 9th 1 Bedroom, den, w/w carpet, w&d in bldg


LOFT 8 S. FRONt St 4tH flr. NY-Style loft, hrd. Flrs, c/a,x-posed brick, w&d, large deck


STUDIO 1010 RACe St Lg. Studio elevator bldg.,central air, w&d, convenient to Temple U.


TOWNHOUSE 425 N. PReStON St (weSt PHIlA) Bi- level, Lg 4 Brs., 2 Baths call Ellen 215-922-3600 ext. 211


1027 CARPeNteR SRt 3 Brs., 2 Bths, parking, hrd.flrs., c/a, w&d on 2nd flr.,patio 07/08/13


2623 SwAIN St (ARt muSeum) Corner house 2Brs., 1 Bth., wod flrs., full bst, sm. yard


704 S. PHIlIP (2Nd & bAINbRIdge) 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Deck,c/a,w&d 8-7-13


523 S. 2Nd St 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, deck, central ait, hrd.flrs, no pets or smokers 803/13


TWO BEDROOMS 2623 SwAIN St 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath beautiful Art Museum corner townhouse .EZ parking


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11:00-1:00pm Graduate Hospital 1905 leaGue st. $489,000 Coldwell Banker preferred


loGan square 119 n. Van pelt st. $750,000 prudential, fox, & roaCH Bella Vista 1022 s. 6tH st. $429,000 prudential, fox, & roaCH


west Mount airy 7209 wissaHiCkon aVe. $995,000 prudential, fox, & roaCH


Bella Vista/HawtHorne 1213 weBster st. $429,900 Coldwell Banker preferred


Bella Vista 1233-35 BainBridGe st #H $409,900 Coldwell Banker preferred Bella Vista 1233-35 BainBridGe st #B $350,000 Coldwell Banker preferred


aVenue of tHe arts 400-440 s Broad st. #1207 $950,000 Coldwell Banker preferred


uniVersity City 4217 reGent sq. $448,500 Coldwell Banker preferred


art MuseuM area 845 n. BaMBrey st. $350,000 prudential, fox, & roaCH nortHern liBerties 553 n. lawrenCe st. $349,900 prudential, fox, & roaCH wasHinGton square west 838-40 loMBard st. $1,595,000 prudential, fox, & roaCH

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Over 50 years in the real estate business

Saturday Appointments Available RITTENHOUSE SQUARE/FITLER SQUARE THE CHATHAM – Open House from 12n-4pm on Saturdays - 135 S. 20th St Spacious Studios in High rise, Doorman bldg w/Magnificent Western & Southern exposure, View of Rittenhouse Square, HW floors, Laundry on site, Professionally managed. AVAILABLE NOW ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1,285 16TH & LOMBARD – Trinity Townhome in great location, High ceilings, HW floors, W/D, Dog friendly, Yard & Basement. AVAILABLE NOW! $1,235 21ST & LOCUST – Adorable Studio in Brownstone bldg. HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $775 21ST & WALNUT – Junior One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, Carpets, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT & HOT WATER INCL. $985 21ST & WALNUT – Spacious One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, HW floors, High ceilings, Laundry in bldg. AVAILABLE AUGUST! HEAT & HOT WATER INCL. $1,585

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST/OLD CITY THE IMPERIAL: BROAD & SPRUCE – Studios in High rise, Elevator bldg, HW floors, A/C, Laundry. AVAILABLE NOW! GAS/HOT WATER INCL. FROM $745 13TH & PINE – Studio in Great location w/HW floors, Full kitchen, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE NOW! GAS HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $785 12TH & WALNUT – Modern & Beautiful Two Bedroom, HW floors, D/W, W/D, C/A, High ceilings. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER! $1,485

1117 Spruce Street

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5 bedrooms - 3.5 baths – Extra Long DrivEway, Lovely, Large & Loaded with Upgrades, Plus approx 2.5 years remaining on tax abatement! - $499,000 3320 South 20th Street - Philadelphia, PA 19145 WWW.CAPOZZIREALESTATE.COM TEL 215.551.5100 • FAX 215.551.5230


Educational and MEEting cEntEr- SalE/lEaSE 2501-2515 S. Marshall Street 15,000 sq. ft on 3 floors. Elevator. Large Auditorium. Classrooms. Dining Area. $495,000 sale/$5500 Month Lease.

triplEx – rEducEd pricE 1701 S 19th Street

Large Corner. Live in one. Rent Two. $146,900.

powElton 3500 Spring Garden Street

Church building plus renovated 3 Floor Home. $750,000.

Building lot – Zip 19146 2225-27-29 Wilder Street 42 x 50. $79,000.

South philadElphia 2750 Wharton Street

Restaurant. Fully Equipped. Plus 2 Apts. $229,000. 2129 Sigel Street - 3 Bedrooms. $44,000.

grayS FErry 1272 S Newkirk Street

Just renovated. 2 Bedroom. Hardwoods. 1 ½ Baths. Finished Basement. $145,000.

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Property Management Group, Ltd 13th & Spruce

5th & Spruce (Society Hill)

Adorable Studio apt, w/AC and Laundry.

Adorable 1BR apt, Incl Heat.



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17th & Pine

Very Cool Studio apt, Includes Heat.

Fabulous 2BR apt w/All amenities.



Corner with Garage. 3 Floors. $145,000.

wynnEFiEld – rEnoVatEd hoME 5477 W. Montgomery Avenue – Hardwood pEnnSport – 10 yEar tax aBatEMEnt 1322 S. American Street – Large new Home.


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Floors. Finished Basement. 3 Bedrooms. $110,000.

10 ft. Ceilings. Floating Stairs. $449,000.


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11TH & SPRUCE – Bright Studio above charming coffee shop, HW floors, High ceilings, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE MID-JULY! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $785


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the Wellington 135 S. 19th Street

· 24 hour doorman · Prestigious rittenhouse square address · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · all utilities included

Studio, Completely renovated, 396 sf $1,550 Brand new 1 bedroom with hardwood floors, custom kitchen, designer bath and western city views, 572 sf $1,950 1 bedroom, lots of natural light from two exposures, generous living space, kitchen has excellent cabinet and counter space, 812 sf $1,975 Washington square hoPKinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Studio, excellent closet space, Washington Squre views, 460 sf $1,195 Studio, high floor, southern views, 413 sf $1,275 1 bedroom, panoramic southern views, 778 sf $1,575

2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment on a high floor with wonderful city views to the south, newly renovated kitchen and bath, balcony, 1200 sf $2,850

stricKland roW 1014 Spruce STreeT Spacious studio, with separate kitchen area, 480 sf $1,050

old city/society hill society hill toWers 200-220 LOcuST STreeT Studio, on a high floor with dramatic river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling windows, 540 sf $1,400 Corner 1 bedroom, with threetop views of Society Hill, floor-to-ceiling windows, 750 sf $1,700

BanK Building 421 cHeSTNuT STreeT Brand new 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bathroom with wood floors, chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms and unique finishes such as exposed brick and ductwork, 2025 sf $7,500

aBBotts square 530 S. 2Nd STreeT 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, fireplace, study nook, private terrace, excellent stoage space, 989 sf $1,750

Waterfront Pier 5 7 N. cOLuMBuS BLvd. 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths, updated kitchen, fireplace, 1 car parking,1658 sf $2,150 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths, trilevel, fireplace, balcony, master suite, jetted tub, 2229 sf $2,550

aVenue of the arts center city one 1326 Spruce STreeT Studio, seperate area for kitchen, balcony, lots of closet space, 494 sf $1,275 2 bedroom, 2 baths, split floor plan, balcony, skyline view, washer/dryer, 1209 sf $2,150

2031 LocuSt Street

· 24 hour doorman · state-of-the-art fitness center · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · Washers and dryers in many of the apartments · all utilities included except for electric

1 bedroom, city views to the north, 514 sf $1,390 1 bedroom plus den, 270 degree city views, 2 baths, 763 sf $1,790 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, generous entertaining space, lots of closets, 1022 sf $2,500

acadeMy house 1420 LOcuST STreeT 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, high floor, generous living/dining space, great closets, 1524 sf $2,850

rittenhouse square the lanesBorough 1601 LOcuST STreeT Custom entire floor home with 360 degree city views, chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms, incredible building details throughout, 3422 sf $10,500

1830 rittenhouse sq. Brand new 1 bedroom plus den, with high end finishes and appointments and beautifully restored original building details, overlooks Rittenhouse Square, 778 sf $2,950

the dorchester 226 W. rITTeNHOuSe SQ. $1,395 Studio, 573 sf 1 bedroom, private terrace, partial Rittenhouse Square views, 609 sf $1,675 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private terrace, washer/dryer, city views, 1119 sf $2,800

267 south 19th street 3 bedroom walk-up half a block from Rittenhouse Square $1,950

258 south 18th st. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom custom home one half block from Rittenhouse Square, lots of natural light, hardwood floors, fireplace, designer $2,395 kitchen and baths

313 south 18th st. Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, new kitchen and bath, 335 sf $1,350

220 W. rittenhouse sq. 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, Washington Square views, designer bathroom, 975 sf $2,800

the WarWicK 1701 LOcuST STreeT Studio, wood floors, marble bathroom, open kitchen, 346 sf $1,460

1955 locust street Brand new studio half a block from Rittenhouse Square with wood floors and high end kitchen and bath, 404 sf $1,600 Brand new 1 bedroom half a block from Rittenhouse Square with wood floors and high end kitchen and bath, 510 sf $1,890

Parc rittenhouse 225 S. 18TH STreeT Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, marble bathroom, washer/dryer, 528 sf $1,975 1 bedroom, marble bathroom, wood floors, excellent closet space, 661 sf $2,100

WanaMaKer house 2020 WALNuT STreeT Studio, large bay window, open kitchen, high floor, 549 sf $1,525

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, spacious kitchen, large living/ dining space, 1209 sf


3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome with private street entrance, entire floor master suite and direct garage access, 1900 sf


the rittenhouse saVoy 1810 S. rITTeNHOuSe SQ. Studio, overlooks Rittenhouse Square, 415 sf


1 bedroom, 2 bathroom on penthouse floor, wood floors, open kitchen, brand new bathrooms, 1146 sf


art MuseuM the PhiladelPhian 2401 peNNSyLvANIA Ave 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on a high floor with large balcony and beautiful city views, 2017 sf

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Newly renovated 2BD/1BA home with brand new kitchen and bath, wood floors, wide open space, and intimate yard, located on a fantastic block in an exciting area!



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Stylish 2BD/1BD home offering original pine floors, adorable living room with gas fireplace, and a charming patio garden, perfect for eating outdoors or impromptu parties, all located on a quiet, low traffic block!


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Breathtaking 2-story, 2BD/1BA home featuring re-finished pine flooring, huge windows, and many original details that have been restored to its original charm, including paneled doors and molding, all found on a quiet, tree-lined block!






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Lovely 2BD/1BA home with a beautiful brick façade, open interior, and wide open backyard, all located in a nice, walkable neighborhood filled with lovely homes and classic Philadelphia architecture!


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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE $495,000 Adorable 2BD/2BA corner home boasting den, finished basement, fantastic yard with planting area and wood fence, and a lovely fireplace, also offering an exquisite master bedroom suite with 3 closets, walk-ins with built-ins, and linen closet.



Warm and handsome 2BD/2BA home offering den, wood burning fireplace, and sun deck, also boasting newer stainless and Corian kitchen and lovely master bedroom suite!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH 1PM Property Previews: Thursday, 6/27 & 7/11, Noon-3pm Preview Land Parcels: Drive by at your convenience Multi-family Redevelopment Opportunity •13,560+/- SF stone building • RSA-3 Zoning 5500 Harbison Ave. Potential Apartment Conversion • 3,200+/- SF 2-story building • Additional building lot 1504-1506 N. Second Street Montgomery County- Rydal • 1+/- Acre Residential Building Lot • Old stone home neighborhood Mill Road Circle Redevelopment Opportunity • 3 Townhome Units sold as one parcel • 7,952+/- SF 3531-3535 N. 19th St

2 Buildings – Residential Development Opportunity! Former All Saints School & Covent • 26,511+/- SF Former School • 6,362+/- SF Former Covent • RSA-5 Zoning 4623 & 4629-4635 E. Thomspon St. Development Opportunity in Bucks County - Plumstead • 47.97+/- Acres • Build your homes or preserve this land 5800 Wismer Rd. Potential Subdivision in Montgomery County - Harleysville • 29.55+/- Acres • Commercial Zoning 570 Shelly Road

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2810 Cambridge St Best Price on the Block… 2BR/1BA with Large rear Yard 2731 Cambridge St REDUCED! 3 Story 4BR row home, Orig Hardwood Floors, Private Parking 936 N 30th St Large 3BR/2.5BA Rehabbed home, Large decked rear city Garden 888 N Beechwood St 3BR/1BA Beautiful home with gorgeous original details + tasteful upgrades and attached Garage 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #812 Gracious Corner Unit Overlooking Kelly Drive with Parking

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Bella Vista 543 Washington Ave - 541 Washington Ave- 1043 S 6th St 3 Continuous Properties Great Opportunity for Development $788,000 Kensington – 2223 N Front St 2 Blocks from York/Dauphin El Stop, Retail Store, BYO Banquet Hall, Commercial Garage for 6-10 Cars $850,000 Fishtown – 1451-53 E Columbia Ave Pizza Shop Long Established business with Residential property next door being offered in a package $979,000 Point Breeze – 2429-39 Wharton PRICE REDUCED $300,000, Warehouse on Entire square city block with frontage on 4 sides (1.24 acres) $2,200,000

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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE / FITLER SQUARE / AVENUE OF THE ARTS 2721 South St Well Maintained 2BR/1BA home in a Superb location and a private Deck! $269,000 400-440 S Broad St #1207 Symphony House Luxury 2BR/2BA NE Corner Condo with Lux. Resort Amenities, Includes Parking, OPEN HOUSE SAT &SUN 12:00-5:00 $950,000 OLD CITY / LOFT DISTRICT / CHINATOWN 309-13 Arch St #601 Lovely Loft-Style condo in the Heart of Old City with both Vintage features & Modern Amenites 126 Market St #4 Beautiful 2BR Unit in the Heart of Old City

$327,500 $419,900

SOCIETY HILL / WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 1028-30 Pine St #4 Bright & Spacious 1BR, HW Flrs, C/A Granite, SS, Washer Dryer Large Courtyard, Low Condo fees 520 Delancey St 1820 Confectioners Mansion with 3 Fireplaces, Original Pine floors, 3BR/3BA, Garden

$309,000 $1,224,999

SURROUNDING AREAS Southwest – 5656 Windsor Ave Great Investment Opportunity $31,900 West Phila – 5936 Cedar Ave Well Maintained 3BR home W/Front Porch, HW Flrs, Large Eat in Kitch, nice size BR and large backyard $49,999 North Phila – 1345 W Sedgley Ave Near public Transportation, Priced to Sell, tenant occupied, Renovated in recent years, Decent size rooms and E I Kitchen, Small yard $60,000 Point Breeze – 2118 McClellan St Recently Renovated home with All New systems, Appliances and windows! $60,000 West Phila – 3220 N Etting St 3BR/1BA home Totally Rehabbed, 1.5 Years ago $67,500 Mayfair – 4769 Bleigh Ave REDUCED! 3BR/1BA home in E Mayfair area W/ front patio overlooking a park, Ready for Move In $89,000 Fishtown - 2522 Tilton St 2BR/2BA in Fishtown $89,900 Elmwood Park – 7130 Guyer Ave Renovated Property on Desirable St in SW Phila, Near Public transportation and park $72,500 Folcroft – 1511 Glen Avenue Great Opportunity! Located on a nice and quiet block, Back yardm wood floors, Handicap accessible $90,000 Holmesberg – 8020 Erdrick St 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,000 Mill Creek – 923 N 48th St 5BR/2BA Unique Home with 2 Car Driveway Parking, Great Value $109,900 Germantown – 140 W Abottsford Ave Lovely 4BR/1.5BA 1800 + Sq Ft Twin, Ready for you to move In $119,900 Cobbs Creek – 5811 Washington Ave Gracious 4BR/1.5BA W Original Detail and Character $125,000 Overbrook – 921 Marlyn Rd Classic 3BR/1BA rowhome W/Garage, Charming Orig Details and tasteful upgrades on beautiful block $139,900 Mayfair – 3137 Longshore Ave gem in Mayfair, Tree Lined St $144,900 Cheltenham – 1717 W Cheltenham 19027 $160,000 Harrowgate – 3659 Frankford Ave Corner Property kept in Great Shape and situated for great Exposure right on Frankford Ave $169,900 Bridgeburg – 2537 Casimir St Unique Opportunity, 3BR/1.5BA, Finished Basement, Large Rear Deck REDUCED! $169,500 Fox Chase – 7855 Lorna Dr Well Kept home in expansive lot ready for Modern updates, Main floor Master Suite, finished basement $170,000 Overbrook Park – 7467 Rhodes St Rehabbed 3BR/2BA home with Family Room and 2 Parking Spaces $165,000 Point Breeze – 1321 S 18th St Sunny & Spacious Point Breeze home with custom Mural by Philly Artist NoseGo $199,000 North Phila – 1541 N Franklin St Huge 3 Story, 8BR/3BA, Close to Temple $225,000 Manayunk – 107 Vassar St Don’t miss this Charming 3BR/1.5BA home ina super location, huge yard, Great layout, H/W floors tons of Closet space! $218,000 Fishtown – 1815 Memphis St 3BR/2BA home in the Heart of Fishtown $239,900 Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, High End marble and granite throughout, Completely Renovated $260,000 Kensington – 1520 N 2nd St 3BR/2.5BA home with 2 Car Driveway Parking! Bargain – Below Comps $287,943 Manayunk – 4635 Mansion St Beautiful Victorian 3BR/1BA row home, Lots of Architectural details, Large landscaped Garden $269,000 West Mt Airy – 118 W Sharpnack St 4BR/2/5BAContemporary New construction home, Full Finished Basement, Roof top Deck $298,900 Temple University – 2040 N Franklin St Great Investment Property Live in one unit and collect rent from the other fully rehabbed 4BR upper unit 1BR plus Partially Fin Basement in lower unit $299,000 Fishtown - 2315 Coral St New Construction, 3BER/2.5BA Modern homes Hardwood Floors, Kitchen with granite counter tops and SS Appliances, Finished Basement $314,900 Fishtown – 1505 Frankford Ave Spacious 2600 Sq Ft Gorgeous 3Br/3.5BA with Giant master Suite, 3rd Fl Deck, Bamboo floors $329,950 Center City Area – 1027-31 Arch St #409 Beautiful 2BR/2BA Bi-Level in the heart of Center City $349,900 Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper St Huge Warehouse $375,000 North Phila – 5205 N Broad St One of a Kind, Cash Cow right on Broad St Semi Detached Twin offering 5 Separate units, All rehabbed with 2 Car Parking $379,900 Passyunk East – 1202 Reed St custom Renovation 4BR/4.5BA, In-Law Suite, 2 Decks, HUGE! $699,900 Overbrook Farms – 6396 Overbrook Unique Arts & Crafts Style home in Lovely Overbrook Farms $750,000

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1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated move in Condition, close to Graduate Hospital, Shopping, Supermarket, public transit $139,900 636 Earp St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home in Italian Market area $164,900 226 Monroe St #A Stunning & Modern Fully Renovated 1BR/1BA Condo in Queen Village, Low Condo Fees and Storage space in the basement $217,500 603 Montrose St REDUCED! Unique and well Maintained 2BR/1BA house bordering Queen Village & Bella Vista $295,000 1233-35 Bainbridge St #B Brand New Construction, Atrium, elevator 2 Bedroom OPEN HOUSE JULY 6TH AND 7TH FROM 12-4:00 $350,000 2516 S 18th St Girard Estates 4BR/2.5BA, Sun Room, yard, Porch, Near Girard Park $379,900 Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge St H Brand New Construction, Atrium, elevator, Indoor Heated Garage, Last 2 BR with Parking Left! OPEN HOUSE JULY 6TH AND 7TH FROM 12-4:00 $409,900 1213 Webster St New 3BR/2BA, New Construction, Exp Brick throughout, roof Deck with CC Skyline Views OPEN HOUSE JULY 7TH 12-2:30 $429,900 1716 Bainbridge St #B Totally upgraded like-new 2BR/2BA home in Grad Hospital W Garage! $469,900 1905 League St Gorgeous New Townhome in Graduate Hospital OPEN HOUSE 7/7 FROM 11-1:00 $489,000 810 6th St #A Gorgeous QV Condo, Amazing 360 Degree Views from your spacious and private roof deck $500,000 1325 Christian St 4BR/2.5BA, Large Semi done basement, Outdoor spacing perfect for BBQ’S $524,999 1518 Bainbridge St This 4 Story home boasts approximately 2800 Sq Ft, Parking, Amenities and lots of Outdoor space $739,000 144 Carpenter St 3000+ SF Single Family Home, Corner Property, 2 Car Garage, 3BR/3.5BA,Den, Family room, Finished basement built in 2004/5 $789,000 NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1710 Waterloo St Priced To Sell 1019-25 N 4th St #D Spac 900+ condo, Granite, Stainless Kitch, New Bath, hi Ceilings, Wood Fl, Loft W/D Courtyard 705 Brown St A 2BR/2BA Condo in a gated community 5 years young new construction finished basement

$94,900 $239,900 $375,000

UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA 5748 Hunter St 3BR home located on well maintained block, Ready for you to Move In, Front Porch and back yard $64,900 600 S 49th St #2B Attractive, Well designed 2nd floor 2BR/2BA condo in the Cedar Park Area of Univ City $265,000 4900 Cedar Ave Reduced: Lovely updated, Well-Designed 2nd floor 2BR/2BA Condo in the Cedar Pk. University City $265,000 500 Admirals Way #427 Top Floor 1BR/1BA W/Den at Navel Sq! Kitchen W/Island, HW Flrs, French doors, Walkin Closet, Parking & Many More Amenitites $330,750 4217 Regent Square Charming, Updated 4BR/2BA townhome with garden on favorite street near Clark Park, In PAS OPEN HOUSE JULY 7TH FROM 1-3:00 $448,500 NEW CONSTRUCTION Fairmount – 1719-25 Cambridge St 3BR/2.5BA new Construction Townhome With Parking, 2 decks, Finished Basement Manayunk – 4213 Houghton St Brand New Single W/Over 2750 Sq Ft, 3BR/2.5BA, Deck, yard, 10 Yr Tax Abatement Fishtown – 2119 E Norris St Beautiful New Construction in the heart of Vibrant Fishtown

$369,900 $375,000 $385,000

COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT Temple University – 1207 W Susquehanna Ave Ideal for Developers and Investors! This lot is zoned for and has approved plans to build a Duplex $75,000 Temple University – 2210 N Bancroft St Investment Opportunity Recently constructed, 5BR/2.5BA, Fully rented with Landlord only paying water, Property Priced to sell Easily Achieve 10% Cap. Much more! $169,999 South Phila – 1612 W Moyamensing Ave Commercial space with 2BR Apartment above located in South Phila near Marconi Park $215,000 2835-37 W Girard Ave Investor Special! 2 Bldgs Mixed use over 7000 Sq feet. (4) 2BR/2BA Apts, (2) Commercial $450,000 Temple University – 1223 W Susquehanna Ave Awesome investment opportunity at Campus, Newly constructed triplex built in 2012, High Upgrades $495,000 Temple University Area – 2211 N Camac St Investment Opportunity at Temple University, Popular Student rental block, Building was constructed from ground up 2011 $465,000 Fishtown – 2666-72 Coral St REDUCED! Restaurant with Lot and Apartment Building $699,000


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Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, completely

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

customized, dramatic southern views, Bulthaup kitchen with high end applainces, private terrace, master suite w/excellent closet space, washer/dryer, 1118 sf $525,000

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center city one 1326 SPruCe Street

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lent closet space, juliet balcony, washer/dryer, $329,900 1209 sf

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, bi-level, great clos$289,900

Raw space with high ceilings and exposed brick that can be built into a custom homes, 2017 sf $575,000

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Bi-level 2 bedrooms with den, 2 baths, fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms, fireplace, built-ins, roof top deck, washer/dryer, 1 car parking included, 1630 sf $650,000

Pier 5 7 n. ColumbuS blvd

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Ben Franklin Bridge

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society hill towers 200-220 loCuSt St.

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1830 rittenhouse square

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