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As we all know, there’s a big old deposit of natural gas sitting under a large portion of Pennsylvania, mostly in the west, center and north, with a little shale crossing the Delaware River headwaters that flow down to our fair city and gush from our taps. The natural-gas industry, largely based in the Midwest, learned of all this and decided that it was a good idea to get that gas, for a number of reasons: Because it burns more cleanly than gasoline and coal; because it’s from our backyard and not an Iraqi’s; and because American workers would do the work (maybe) to get the gas out, refine it and sell to Americans to use. So they brought their equipment and drills and skilled workers to the Keystone State, and in three years there have been increasingly voluminous protestations of dumping, of people getting sick, of spills, and complaints of tainted water. That’s because the process, colloquially known as fracking, involves using lubed-up drill bits the size of a man’s head to bore very deep holes, which then turn and drill horizontally. Then sand, water and “proprietary fluids” (as the industry calls them) get pumped into the shale to break it up and release the gas. Yesterday, in an effort to (responsibly?) deal with this mess, a couple state representatives announced the formation of the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission, which will tour the state compiling citizen testimony about the natural-gas industry in Pennsylvania. The open hearings start today and will hit Philly on Sept. 6 (and coincides with the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Gas Insight Conference downtown next week). Former state representatives Dan Surra (D-Clearfield and Elk Counties) and Carole Rubley (R-Chester and Montgomery Coun-

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ties) will head the volunteer-run commission, which is comprised of members from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, the Clean Water Coalition and others. “We’re going to try to bring some balance to the debate,” says Surra, a veteran pol who’s quick to commend Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission on its work, and who agrees that economic development from the gas industry is vital. But “on the other hand,” Rubley says, “there are possibilities of widespread problems from an environmental point of view, so we want to ensure the rights of citizens to clean air and clean water; and also the protection of public health will be part of the discussion as we move forward with this.” Surra says the citizens’ commission will supplement the work of the governor’s Shale Advisory Committee. “This is a very big deal in Pennsylvania,” he says. “It’s something that we have to get right.” The citizens’ commission was formed in response to the governor’s advisory commission report, which had some good recommendations in it, Rubley says. But the citizens’ commission’s investigation will be broader, covering the social impacts of drilling, the impact of a tax for possible environmental mishaps (since there is no drilling tax in Pennsylvania), public health, and habitat—things that weren’t covered by the governor’s commission. “Much of the Marcellus Shale plays are taking place in some of the most pristine and beautiful and somewhat protected parts of Pennsylvania—that is, our state forests and gamelands,” Surra says. “We have to be careful about the incremental industrialization of our public lands. I mean, I’ve heard stories already of hikers and hunters and fisherman, they’re all walking on our public lands and they’re being met by armed security guards.” Hunting and fishing are sustainable, as well as tourism, but industrialization will threaten those industries, he says. Harrisburg will begin drafting legislation that will impact all these key sectors, as well as potentially impact people’s lives. It’s vital to conduct a formal fact-finding mission “to try to educate our lawmakers so they can do a better job,” he says. “This is really a group of concerned citizens hearing from other citizens, and this is what democracy should be all about, and much of what we have lost, the best of what our government is,” says Barb Jarmoska, a commissioner from Responsible Drilling Alliance. The open hearing on Sept. 6 will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine St.). Testimony will be compiled in a report that will be submitted to the state Legislature and governor so they’ll have something to chew on when they get back to work in the fall—“when they’re deliberating on future laws and regulations,” Rubley says. Those wishing to testify must register before the hearing by calling 717.255.7181 or visiting citizensmarcellusshale.com n


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The Joneses are the first clients of Red

“A Red Cross for animals”: A new organization saved the Jones family’s brood.

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daycare winds past an indoor playground to a room in the back. When she opens the door, six dogs—pit bulls—go bananas, barking and jumping with joy inside their crates at the sight of Eva. She introduces her brood. “This is Boi Boi, Phat Phat, Bishop, Kilo, and that little one is A.J. and the other puppy is Taz,” says Eva. As she points out each dog, her face lights up. That big smile’s been hard to come by lately. After the fire, the Joneses spent the three-week maximum at the Red Cross House in West Philly. The family’s been struggling to find new housing ever since. Even with the help of the Red Cross, the couple say it seems almost impossible to find a house that will accept the dogs. “A lot of people were going to give us the opportunity, but … they say pits are bad dogs,” says Eva. “They’re not bad dogs. It depends how your raise them.”

Two of the Jones’ six dogs were outside, another two were on the second floor, but the puppies were still upstairs. Jones ran up the stairs to the third floor to get them. “I couldn’t see them [through the smoke] so I had to reach around. I finally got a hold of them,” he recalls. “I was trying to get out, but I couldn’t see anything.” He considered the window, then dashed down the steps and got the whole family out of the house.

The Fire Department arrived within minutes, but the damage was done. The fire had crawled up the stairs, burning the couple’s bedroom and the nursery. “The baby’s room is all black,” Jones says. Though Eva remains stoic while describing the flames, it’s when talking about how a new organization called Red Paw Emergency Relief Team saved her dogs that she breaks down. “Without them I don’t know where our dogs would be,” she says, crying.

Though putting the puppies up for adoption is upsetting for the Joneses, it’s not nearly as traumatic as other possibilities. Back in June, a dog named Lizzy was euthanized when her owner went to jail after a fire. The same thing happened to cats that survived a fire out on Haverford Avenue the same month. These are the stories that lead animal activists to call Philly a disgrace. Red Paw’s filling in a huge gap in disaster management. With Red Paw on the scene, hopefully these stories will become exceptions. Not only were the Jones’ dogs’ lives saved, but they were also spayed and neutered while in their care. Meanwhile, as their search for a new house stretches into the fifth week, the Joneses are staying with a friend. They took the four adult dogs back. “They’re doing fine,” says Eva. “They’re healthy and having fun. They’re just happy that they’re back with us. They’re just happy to see me.” The two puppies, A.J. and Taz, stayed behind at Central Bark, where staff is putting in extra hours taking care of them as they await adoption. “This is definitely a pilot program for Philadelphia,” says Leary. “But we’re trying to expand it soon. I’ve already had people in New Jersey ask for us to do it there. This could have national effect.” n

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Andrew Jones risked his life for the two puppies that he’s reluctantly giving up for adoption. While sleeping in their North Philly home one night in late July, Jones’ wife, 23-year-old Eva, woke up to the chaos of her six dogs barking. Eva, three months pregnant, shook her husband. “Something’s burning,” she said. Jones ran down the stairs from the third floor to the second, to his brother Lawrence’s bedroom. A candle left burning in a plastic bottle set the radio on fire. The men panicked. A bucket of water thrown on the nowelectrical fire made it worse. Flames leapt to the couch and roared toward the staircase.

Paw, a volunteer organization that launched July 25. If the Jones’ house burned just a day earlier—their house went up the first night Red Paw was active—they probably would have had to give up all the dogs. And the dogs likely would have shared the fate of most pit bulls that end up at the local shelter—euthanization. Wendy Marano, spokesperson for the PSPCA, confirms that the Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT), Philly’s animal shelter, can only hold temporarily homeless animals five days. “There’s a little bit of flexibility if we have room, [but] that’s a big if because so many animals come in to the shelter,” says Marano. Red Paw works in conjunction with the Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania and bills themselves as “Red Cross for Animals.” Jen Leary, founder of Red Paw, is a Philadelphia firefighter, Red Cross emergency responder and coordinator of the local chapter of County Animal Response Team (CART), a statewide program established and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina. Red Paw aims to do what most local activists thought CART was supposed to do: assist in recovering pets after disasters. But after the fiasco following the five-alarm blaze that destroyed Windermere Court, a 90-unit apartment complex at 48th and Walnut streets back in January, CART’s limitations became clear. CART could not, for example, have helped the Joneses. Except for surreptitious action taken by renegade cat activists, Windermere residents’ cats were left to starve, die and disappear in the condemned building. “[The idea for Red Paw] has been in my head for years, but after the Windermere situation, I went to … the Red Cross and was like, ‘Look, this is getting ridiculous.’” An analysis of the aftermath of Windermere reported by PW at the time revealed that though CARTs were successful in surrounding counties, Philly’s program, tethered to the Office of Emergency Management, was still really only operating on paper. Later, Samantha Phillips, assistant management director of OEM and overseer of Philadelphia CART, clarified that (unlike CARTs in surrounding counties), even if it were up and running, Philly’s CART would only deploy in the event of a disaster the level of Hurricane Katrina, or a disaster resulting in 50 or more pets needing assistance. So CART can assist in rare and severe circumstances, but not in situations that endanger pets’ lives in Philly nearly every single week. (This past weekend, under threat of Hurricane Irene, was the first time

OEM activated Philly CART.) Portia Scott Palko, owner of Central Bark, former CART volunteer and outspoken local animal activist who was key in assisting Leary establish Red Paw, was surprised to find out that the organization she was volunteering for wasn’t designed to do what she thought it was designed to do. “Windermere really opened my eyes,” Scott Palko says. Fed up with the “politics” of CART, Scott Palko was happy to “switch energies” toward helping Leary get Red Paw’s list of cooperative organizations together, which includes PAWS, Society Hill Vet Hospital and City Kitties, among other organizations as well as individual foster parents. “I really can’t say enough about Jen’s drive and her refusal to take no for an answer,” says Scott Palko. “She saw this need and fought for it.” For Leary, battling bureaucracy is nothing compared to watching pets and their owners suffer. During her work with the Fire Department and Red Cross, Leary’s seen it all: There was the time she rushed fire survivors to the vet in her own car as they administered oxygen to their dogs in her backseat—and the dogs died. She’s had to call medics for people suffering near-anxiety attacks after failing to save their pet before escaping a burning building. She’s seen owners tie dogs to trees and leave them in backyards for lack of anywhere for them to go while they get on their feet.

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In the last few days, feeling defeated, they reluctantly decided to put the two puppies up for adoption. “We got attached to them. So it’s kind of hard for me,” says Andrew Jones. “But I know I can’t really take all these dogs.”


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Acts of Love It’s a lot easier than you might think to put on a show in the Philly Fringe.

By Jeffrey Barg jbarg@philadelphiaweekly.com

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But thanks to Producing Director Nick Stuccio, the Philly Fringe did reclaim the mantle of a noncommercial festival with virtually zero barriers to entry. The festival’s roots actually lie in the hallowed Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a three-week performance extravaganza that wrapped this week, and this year featured some 2,500 actors, musicians, artists and outside-the-box creative types raring to put on a show. Back in 1947, when eight uninvited groups showed up to perform at a particular festival in the Scottish capital, they were denied entry but decided to perform anyway, giving birth to the idea that anyone who wanted to could put on a show—they didn’t have to be “presented” by anyone but themselves. While that renegade spirit still exists in Edinburgh, “it’s a much more commercial venture now,” says Stuccio, who this year went back to Scotland for the fest. “There are producers roaming around looking for that next Blue Man Group.” But when he went there 16 years ago to produce a show, it occurred to him that Philly had the perfect environment for a similar kind of impromptu collection of works. “It started out small—it was confined to Old City for a couple of years,” says Craig Peterson, now the director of the Philly Fringe. “As it grew in size, it started to spread out across the city.” Then in 2004, what was then simply called the Philadelphia Fringe Festival split intentionally into two different showcases: the Live Arts Festival, a curated handful of acts drawn mostly from national and international stages, and the Philly Fringe, which is the open-ended madcappery that welcomes any and all. Though Philly’s a much larger, more diverse city than Edinburgh, with more than three times the population, the nature of the performing arts here lent itself to a similar kind of festival vibe. “Philly audiences are really supportive of artists, and that makes a big difference,” says Peterson. “I’m from New York, and the Fringe there is great, but it doesn’t take over the city because the city’s so big. But

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t started on a dare. A totally absurd-sounding dare. “Henry IV : The Musical,” he said to me. “Uh, sure,” I replied, assuming that the idea would disappear within minutes. I’d heard a lot of Ben Kamine’s harebrained schemes years earlier when we were undergrads together at Penn—the kind related from a college freshman at 3 in the morning, the hour when college freshmen believe they have all their most brilliant ideas. “I’ll direct it,” Kamine said. “You’ll write the music. We’ll do it in the Philly Fringe. It’ll be amazing.” The idea was preposterous for any number of reasons: I’d barely ever written any music, let alone a musical. He lived in New York, I in Philly. And the Philly Fringe was just eight months away. But Philly’s isn’t just any fringe fest. As long as you find yourself a venue and pay the very nominal entry fees, you can put on a show in the festival. Got a hankering to do a dramatic reading of the 1929 Philadelphia White Pages while dressed up like Angela Lansbury? Perfect. Think someone will come see you dance the hucklebuck in the Waterworks fountain behind the Art Museum? Start sloshing. Feel a need to strip naked and pantomime the collected congressional testimonies of Bob Brady? Great— shows with nudity tend to do especially well in the festival. All of which is to say that most Philadelphians—yourself included—are much, much closer to being able to put on a Fringe show than they think. I certainly was. And now the Philly Fringe starts this week, with hundreds of shows on tap—including one by my friends and me called Wars & Whores, a musical version of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part I. As I got to learn firsthand, getting a show up in the Fringe isn’t just doable—it’s almost too easy.

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Church music: The author (from left), Jim Jordan and Byron Kho rehearse Wars & Whores: The Henry IV Musical in the Rotunda sanctuary.

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Philly’s small enough that it can overwhelm the city. Everybody knows at least a couple people involved in a Fringe show, so it creates this buzz. In a larger city, it flies under the radar of a lot of people. Here you can’t avoid it.” It’s grown by welcoming all comers who are willing to pay the very nominal fees—all told, after marketing fees and insurance requirements and things, entry is as little as a couple hundred bucks (which can easily be made up at the box office). They’ll put you in the festival guide and even sell your tickets for you (collecting only a minimal commission on seats sold through the Philly Fringe box office). You just have to find a venue to perform in. In many cases, securing that space is the toughest part of putting on a show.

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When we started looking for a venue, we thought we had it on lock. Kamine and I had met at Penn in a Shakespeare troupe that always performed in the rooftop lounge of a high-rise dorm there, a blank-slate space with floor-toceiling windows 25 stories above West Philadelphia. So we figured we’d use that room for Wars & Whores, and avoid incurring the space rental fees that are often the costliest hurdle for Fringe performers. But long after most Fringe performers had already secured the plum spots all around the city, the Penn powers that be informed us that letting a Fringe’s worth of audi-

ence members into a dorm would be too great a security risk. So we started scrambling. We had friends with coffee shops and with large West Philadelphia living rooms, but all seemed too tight for what we had in mind. We toured countless church basements and attics and rec rooms, sheepishly telling them that the title of our otherwise family-friendly show included the word “whores.” (“Hey, they’re in the Bible,” responded one.) As an almost last-ditch effort, I emailed Gina Renzi, who runs the Rotunda at 40th and Walnut. With some of the most diverse, original programming in the city, the Rotunda is one of the most coveted buildings in the entire festival, and I figured it had long ago been booked up. But I knew Renzi from an old PW story I’d written about the Rotunda back in 2005, so I figured it was worth a long shot. I wasn’t totally wrong: The back room where the Rotunda weekly hosts bands, artists, actors and performers of every stripe was booked solid. But by some miracle, the Rotunda’s front sanctuary—which is typically closed to the public, but has hosted Live Arts and Fringe shows every year since 2004—wasn’t yet claimed. I knew the room well. A 5,000-square-foot behemoth, this sanctuary of the former First Church of Christ Scientist was the focus of that 2005 PW story. In writing about a radically ambitious art/architecture installation that was planned for the space (but which never came to pass), I’d

fallen in love with this building and its majestic domed roof, its grand organ pipes, its peeling white paint and its rough hardwood floors—all classic urban decay, a disused relic hidden in plain sight. Renzi and I talked about the space’s challenges: It has troublesome acoustics, and if you don’t fill the room up, it can look pretty empty. But the opportunity seemed too good to pass up.

Driven in equal parts by creative vision and a general shortage of viable theater spaces, the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe have always included out-of-the-way, out-of-the-box performance spaces as part of their draw. First the local stages get snatched up, then the bars, then the churches … and then artists start getting creative. “There are some big machines that cut granite with water underneath us right now,” says Director Rebecca Wright, walking through the Machine Shop, a loft space above a warehouse on the corner of 21st Street and Washington Avenue. The set for her show Overseers is a work in progress, with random storage ephemera scattered around the room and a few makeshift furniture pieces taking shape in the weeks before the Fringe begins. “When we first came in here, there was dust 2 inches thick,” she says. “There was a bunch of old rejected carpeting, window dressings and kitchen remodeling equipment.


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This shelf was piled high with rubber siding and venetian blind samples. It might not look like it, but we’ve probably swept and mopped it seven or eight times now.” As with so many Fringe shows, Overseers demands a different kind of theatrical experience. The structure is what Wright calls “parallel narrative,” in which both actors and audience are constantly moving around the space. Actors are never offstage—they follow their own storylines from place to place around the room, and audience members can choose to follow one person through the play, to stay in one spot to see what happens there, or to do some combination of the two. Each character is the star of their own story. “This work couldn’t happen on a regular stage,” says Wright. “We’re interested in playing with the audience relationship in a way that allows them to participate in that relationship in a way that’s more than they could or would or should if they were sitting in a dark room looking at a lit stage. A lot of people find that there’s a lot of payoff for that, and as artists, you find that you’re communicating with someone as opposed to to someone, and that’s exciting and rich.” “People are more willing to go outside their comfort zone during the Fringe,” says Miriam White, whose show Longing With Language: A Performance Smorgasbord is also using the Machine Shop in the 2011 Fringe. “When you’re in an alternative space, the whole experience is so much more rewarding for the audience.” But it’s not just artistic vision that drives these alternative spaces in the Fringe—it’s also economics. “The off-the-beaten-path thing works for us, but we’re really poor,” says Wright. “We don’t have to worry about filling a 200-seat house every night in order to keep the lights on. We’re poor in this liberating way—we’ve got nothing to lose and we can do anything we want, and spaces like this let you do anything you want.”

covered, and that would be about 50 minutes’ worth of the show. But uncut, Henry IV Part I is a nearly three-and-ahalf-hour show. We were aiming for 90 minutes. So she took first a hatchet, then a scalpel, combining characters, condensing plot points, eliminating wars (no need for the king and his men to go fight in Scotland and Wales now, is there?). Everyone who does Shakespeare cuts him up. But the task of making sure that storylines still flow, and that characters don’t end up giving birth to themselves or delivering messages that they never could have possibly received in the first place, provides a unique challenge to each book adapter. Kamine and Ollove both work in theater—Kamine in New York, where his credits include the Brick Theater and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and Ollove in Philly, where she’s worked with Philadelphia Theatre Company, Theater Exile and the Arden, among others. But I’ve got a day job. Although I was supported by pros, I worried I was way out of my depth. Turns out that the Philly Fringe is the one time each year when lots of closet artists unleash the beast … or at least they try to.

“When she came in to sign up, she said, ‘I’ve never done a show before! I’m terrified! I’m gonna do it!’ That was the epitome of the Fringe to me.”

For many artists, the mundane challenges of finding

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a space and selling tickets and securing insurance are too much to bear. Despite the ample assistance offered by the Fringe, “I know many artists who aren’t great producers,” says Producing Director Nick Stuccio. Then there are those of us who have never written a show before and have to start from scratch. Well, not entirely from scratch—Wars & Whores is an adaptation of Shakespeare, and the man provides an admittedly solid foundation. But there was still a show’s worth of songs to write. For inspiration, Kamine cited the “Talkin’ William Shakespeare Time Travelin’ Blues,” an absurd number I’d written eight years ago solely for the amusement of my friends and myself. Follow that model, he said, and we could have an entire folk musical. He gave me the first three song titles—“Make Love From a Horse,” “I Know You All” and the “Talkin’ Richard Two Two-Timin’ Blues,” along with a description of each song’s purpose in the show—and told me to get to work. When you have a song title like “Make Love From a Horse,” the lyrics write themselves. “I Know You All” adhered verbatim to Shakespeare’s text, so that one came pretty easily as well. But then I went to write another Talkin’ Blues, and the well was dry. I called Kamine to tell him I was bailing on the project. The Fringe was way too ambitious a goal, right? He raced over and coached me through the block until I was up and writing again. The rest of the songs followed over the next few months, and stall-outs were blessedly few. In the meantime, we enlisted local dramaturgy maven Sally Ollove, another college friend from the same old Shakespeare company, to adapt the script. I had the songs

Show Stoppers Wars & Whores: The Henry IV Musical

Fri., Sept. 9, 7pm; Sat., Sept. 10, 2pm and 7pm; Sun., Sept. 11, 2pm. $5-$10. Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Overseers

Sat., Sept. 3, 9pm; Sun., Sept. 4, 8pm; Mon., Sept. 5, 10pm; Sun., Sept. 11, 9pm; Mon., Sept. 12-Tues., Sept. 13, 8pm. $15. Machine Shop, 2037 Washington Ave.

Longing With Language: A Performance Smorgasbord

Tues., Sept. 13, 5pm; Wed., Sept. 14-Fri., Sept. 16, 8pm; Sat., Sept. 17, 2pm and 8pm. $10. Machine Shop, 2037 Washington Ave.

My Dad Is Now Ready for His Sponge Bath

Thurs., Sept. 8-Sat., Sept. 10 and Fri., Sept. 16-Sat., Sept. 17, 8pm. $15. Grasso’s Magic Theater, 103 Callowhill St.

My Name Is Sam Johnson

Fri., Sept. 2-Sat., Sept. 3, 7pm. $15. Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Ave. All shows: 215.413.1318 or livearts-fringe.org; See Page 24 for more Live Arts & Philly Fringe picks.

Cymande Lewis, whose one-woman show My Name

Is Sam Johnson is appearing at the Arts Garage, has a day job. Fringe Director Craig Peterson clearly remembers first meeting her. “When she came in to sign up, she said, ‘I’ve never done a show before! I’m terrified! I’m gonna do it!’” he recounts breathlessly. “That was the epitome of the Fringe to me.” Her story—and mine, it turns out—is not uncommon. “A lot of people who put on shows are people who have a love for the performing arts, but have no context for doing so,” says Peterson. “They have a day job, but they love doing comedy or theater. It becomes a time when people who maybe did college theater can finally pursue it. Or that band or musician who doesn’t perform regularly can rent out a bar. It sounds a little hokey, but it’s kind of a makemy-dream-come-true kind of thing. There are a substantial number of people who really just want to tell a story.” Jay Nachman fits the bill perfectly. By day he works PR for the National Museum of American Jewish History on Independence Mall. In the Philly Fringe, he gets to let a different side out. “I’ve always done creative things—writing, taking acting classes—and the Fringe provides a venue where I can put these creative talents out there in a way I can’t do at my job,” Nachman says. “It’s a desire to express myself. It’s a little more engaging than just writing about it. I like getting the immediacy of an audience response.” His one-man show My Dad Is Now Ready for His Sponge Bath is taking advantage of another of the city’s unique venues—Grasso’s Magic Theater at Front and Callowhill. The show, which sprung from Nachman’s father’s battle with lung cancer, takes a surprisingly humorous look at an otherwise very unfunny topic. He has performed previously in the D.C. and Wilmington, Del., fringes, along with New York’s Emerging Artists Theatre. But the performance side of Nachman remains a side project—at least until it isn’t anymore. “Does everybody dream of being a rock star? Yeah. Do I dream of doing this on Broadway? Yeah, sure,” he says. “But it is what it is. I’m just happy about any audience that comes to see it. For me, it’s rewarding enough when people tell me that they get something out of the show.” It’s a sentiment that Fringe organizers see time and again in their artists. “I think people are really committed to the understanding that this is an endeavor they’re taking on for whatever reason is important to them,” says Peterson. “Doing shows in the framework of a festival makes people feel a little less isolated. They aren’t producing their work in a bubble.” Stuccio sums it up even more succinctly: “There are all kinds of people in this world,” he says. “Some just look at their circumstances and say, ‘I can do this.’”

It wasn’t until two-thirds of the songs were written that

I actually told myself, “I can do this.” By the time we had 13 songs in the bag, and a band to play them and a cast to sing them, the show started to feel real. Before we knew it, rehearsals had commenced, we were fundraising to cover expenses, we were blitzing local media in the grand scramble for air amid a crush of shows all happening in the same few-week span, and as we started to publicize the show, people actually started buying tickets. Now we’re just over a week away from a four-show run in the Rotunda sanctuary. As much as we were told about the hurdles—it’s tough to find space, you have to really promote yourself, how the hell are you going to write a musical—very little of it has felt like a heavy lift. Maybe it’s deceptively easy work. Maybe we got really lucky. Or maybe, when it’s not a job, but a passion, even the most difficult pieces feel like a hell of a lot of fun. ■


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IND TV, the nonprofit media channel dedicated to airing independent-minded content and innovative programming screens their new show Food Revolution at Triumph Brewery tonight. The documentary-style show highlighting everything local and edible, aims to teach its viewers all about where their local food is coming from, the back-stories of Philly farms and farmers markets and the many initiatives set up around the city to teach our youth about healthy eating. The screening will be accompanied by plenty of Philly brews and food from Triumph’s ‘home-grown’ menu. The We Bee brothers will also be on hand to discuss the connection between diet and health and give out samples of their superpowered raw honey. AbiGAil bruley Wed., Aug. 31, 6pm. Free. Triumph Brewing, 117 Chestnut St. 215.625.0855. mindtv.org

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Cranes Are Flying If anything, upstart West Philly foursome Cranes Are Flying—originally from North Jersey—have too many musical ideas and perhaps not quite enough self-editing acumen. On their new EP, Somnambulist, the band stitches together indie-tropicalia, meandering postrock, moody indie-folk and noisy, shoegazery outbursts (and some proudly off-key vocals), though the results sometimes feel jumbled and forced. Still, there’s enough promise in their melodies and sonic textures to make them an outfit worth watching, particularly if they can boil all those ideas down to something focused and engaging. Maybe that’s how they do live. You’ve got nothing to lose (except time) by dropping by tonight and finding out, since the gig is free. MichAel AlAn GoldberG 8pm. Free. With Lamagier + With Our Teeth. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com

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Nigerian born writer and five-time Def Jam Poetry poet Bassey Ikpi brings her one-woman show to Philly once again and this time she’s teaming up with the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) for an unforgettable evening of spoken word. With DJ Williams Ellis spinning all night, Ikpi will open the show with a mix of fan favorites and some of her new work then pass the mic over to the members of PYPM who just took the top honors back in July at the Brave New Voices poetry slam— the longest running spoken word event in the world. The restaurant’s offering food and drink specials with 10 percent of the event’s ticket sales going to helping PYPM match their 2011 Knights Arts Grant. Since 2006, the nonprofit has been empowering at-risk youth, providing them the opportunity to discover and express their voices through free weekly poetry workshops, monthly slams and community service events. nicole FinKbiner 7pm. $10-$15. TIME Restaurant, 1315 Sansom St. 215.985.4800. timerestaurant.net

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As Sub Pop imprint Hardly Art says of their recently inked Bay Area foursome behind the new album Too Young to Be in Love: “Hunx and His Punx might be the first ever ‘girl

group’ fronted by a flamboyant gay male whose dream in life is to sound like a girl.” Indeed, the leopard-print-speedo-wearing Hunx (a.k.a. Seth Bogart) is super-duper (and then even more super) gay. And along with his three lady cohorts that form the Punx, he leads the campy quartet as they emulate the Ronettes and Shangri-Las, occasionally scuffing up their sugary pop with Richard Hell, biker-jacket trash-punk and often reshaping that oldfashioned girl-group lyrical romance and drama with Hunx’ proudly queer twist. M.A.G. 9pm, $10. With K-Holes. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. johnnybrendas.com

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Fall Arts Preview Not ready to commit to a feature-length film? Squirming at the prospect of sitting through a long performance? For those of us who like choices, and many of them, International House offers us a smorgasboard of cultural snippets as part of their Fall Arts Preview. In addition to a sneak peek at the upcoming season, the evening features a performance by N.Y.C.-based musician Steve Moore. Layering pop and ambient elements, Moore’s synthesizer-rich music cocoons listeners in a steadily spun web of cinematic electronica. With a short musical performance, a mini movie premiere and regular-sized libations, the Fall Arts Preview piques palettes for a season of music, film and visual art, served with a side of complimentary food and drink. KAtherine rochester 7pm. Free. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org.

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surprisingly soothing; panic arrives with the gavotte. elliott shArp 7pm. Free. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org

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The Absolution Lab Butch Cordora may be a bona fide Philly celebrity best known for gay chat show In Bed With Butch and “Straight and Butch,” a pinup calendar featuring his meticulously sculpted and groomed body artfully draped around naked bodies of other hot, albeit cock-teasingly straight, men, but with his latest project he wants you to know: As a visual artist, he is about much more than engorge-ous peen. “It’s good people doing bad things, bad people doing food things and how at the end of the day, all any of us are looking for is some sort of absolution that never seems to come,” says Cordora of his second solo show. The new work is Warholian familiar, featuring reappropriated iconic pop culture images such as the wreckage of JFK Jr.’s plane being hoisted out of the water alongside wonk-eyed Hilton heiresses. Bonus material includes rarely seen photos of a young, buck-naked David Beckham, arms akimbo, cock dangling, telegraphing raunchyhot sexts with his beautiful eyeballs. Strongly recommended for “art enthusiasts” of all persuasions. See page 25 for more First Friday picks. tArA MurthA 6-9pm. Free. Ven & Vaida Gallery, 18 S. Third St. 215.592.4099. venandvaida.com

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Baroque Suite “Listen to image” and “see sound” demands Baroque Suite, a short film by Philadelphians Alex Tyson and Troy Herion. The 15-minute trip’s modeled on five movements of a classical baroque suite—overture, courante, minuet, sarabande, and gavotte—and references baroque’s compositional style and themes. Traditional acoustic instrumentation, though, is modified with electronic glitches, drones and white noise, and it’s all smoothly spliced with images such that any aural-visual hierarchy vanishes. During the minuet, a delicate piano lingers and twinkles while a cat strolls atop a table contemplating the chicken and rabbit corpses hanging by their feet just inches above its curious paws. It’s moderately morose, but

Anybody remember Screw Your Roommate, that twisted, age-old college tradition of fixing your roommate up on a painfully awkward blind-ish date? Well, its finished its degree, broken up with its college sweetheart, gotten all grown up and come back in the form of ScrewSmart, a Philadelphia-based sex-education collaborative founded in 2009 by J.D. Ackerman, Rebecca Alvarez and Kira Manser. The ladies conduct workshops that create sex-positive dialogue, with topics such as open relationships and queer history to 101 courses on strap-on-sex and anal play. Tonight they offer us a taste of what they do best, performing with the Liberty City Drag Kings, those kings and queens of kinky drag and burlesque. Featuring a tittie tassel twirling contest and Emcee the Notorious OMG as usual, but with fresh LICK meat never before seen in public. DJ Evil spins after the show, so stick around if you see someone you like. eMMA eisenberG 9pm. $8-$10. Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 200 S. 12th St. 215.964.9675. libertycitykings.com


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he WHYY Connections Festival kicks off with a free preview screening of renowned documentarian Ken Burn’s latest project, Prohibition. Burns has earned seven Emmys and two Academy Award nominations for his previous work, Civil War, Baseball and Jazz. Prohibition illuminates a period when religion first took center stage in politics. Although the dry movement occurred in the 1920s, the documentary draws subtle comparisons with today’s debates about the legalization of marijuana and same sex marriage. Prior to the screening, Hot Club of Philadelphia will perform prohibition era jazz. The festival continues on Saturday with a concert featuring alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle and Philly faves Dr. Dog. Laura GoLDman Fri., Sept. 2, 6:30pm. Free. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Chestnut Street and Columbus Blvd. whyy.org/connectionsfestival

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The Polar Bear Club You survived Irene, now get back out there to celebrate the long weekend with the Polar Bear Club, a Rochester, N.Y., five-piece that blends post-hardcore/indie rock that’s equal measures catchy, gritty and poetic. Their anticipated third album Clash Battle Guilt Pride sees them continue to write tunes in the key of bands like the Gaslight Anthem (with whom they’ve toured), Rise Against and Against Me! This time through town fellow punkers Fireworks, Balance and Composure, and Make Do and Mend round out the bill, so you’ll want to get there early. Fine acts, all of them. CriStina PeraChio 6pm. $12-$14. With Fireworks, Balance and Composure + Make Do and Mend. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. 215.821.7575. r5productions.com

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Twin Shadow “I picture you waiting at the end of a bridge/ But it’s hard for me to render all the things that we did,” sings Twin Shadow on “When We’re Dancing” from his debut, Forget (4AD, 2010). That’s how memory often works: We remember places, but not the meaty details, and so our histories are mostly fictional. “I can’t come up with any reason/ Why a ghost is following me,” he exasperatedly admits on “At My Heels,” articulating how unrecognizable forms can return to haunt us. “They’ll give us so much to forget,” he concludes on the titletrack. Luckily, this haunting’s wrapped in ’80s

pop sonics so, just like the disco era, it’s all about dancing, celebrating and forgetting the facts. eLLiott SharP 6pm. $15. With Diamond Rings. Bamboo Bar, 927 Delaware Ave. bamboobarphilly.com

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Ozomatli’s infectious grooves fill the room like the smell of backyard BBQ, imploring listeners to shift their ass out of neutral. For 16 years, the L.A. crew’s blended Latin, dance, funk, hiphop and rock into lively confections balancing head-bobbing melodies and hip-shaking rhythms. Their indefatigable energy’s hypnotic and the party’s never-ending. They’re the band you’re most likely to find playing at 4 a.m. some Jazzfest weekend, conga line winding past you as you enter the bar. After the overlypolished R&B/dance of 2007’s Don’t Mess With the Dragon they returned to the rock with arguably their finest album to date, last year’s eclectic Fire Away. Here, they’re the highlight of a three-day Labor Day weekend blow-out featuring more than 50 acts. ChriS Parker 8:30pm. $30-$35. Steel Jam Festival, ArtsQuest Center, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, 789 E. First St., Bethlehem. 610.332.1300. levittpavilions.org

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Take a break from the hot coals of your grill this Labor Day and enjoy a free night of Philadelphia’s best dancers. The Rocky Awards celebrate the work of Philadelphia’s

best dancers by having industry peers select the winners each year. Unlike many awards, The Rockys take a more “generational” approach to distributing honors: The previous year’s winners have the privilege of selecting the recipients of the next year’s awards. This year’s ceremony will include performances by alternative-performance troupe anonymous bodies, the wonderfully campy cabaret singer Martha Graham Cracker, 2010 Rocky-winner Gabrielle Revlock, and others. If you’re inspired to move after an evening of great performances, a dance party will follow the award ceremony. Get down and break a sweat. Darren White 8pm. Free. Ruba Club, 414 Green St. 215.922.5970. danceusaphiladelphia.org

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Vivian Girls Brooklyn’s Vivian Girls are a spinning top with a whirling blur of lo-fi guitar distortion shrouding twee melodies and girl group harmonies. Inspired by early ’90s Slumberland Records artists Velocity Girl, Small Factory and Black Tambourine, their sound’s roughhewn and noisy but bubblegum sweet. What warmth exists resides mostly with frontwoman Cassie Ramone’s thin, reedy vocals, buffeted by the maelstrom surrounding her. On its own Ramone’s keening tone might pucker your face like a sourball, but against their grimy squall it shines like a beacon. After slumping badly on sophomore effort Everything Goes Wrong, they bounced back with Share The Joy, showcasing better writing, more texture and a little more musical diversity. C.P. 9pm. $10-$12. With Widowspeak + Ninjessa. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com

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Chicken Fried steak at Honey’s, you are quite the southern dish! Aw, jeez—you know I came to Philadelphia all the way from sleepy Sherman, Texas, with owner Jeb Woody. When he moved to Philadelphia and craved the CFS of his childhood, all he got was processed, freezer-to-fryer imitations. It was his duty to bring real, southern Chicken Fried Steak to the North if only so he could enjoy his own breakfast. so what makes you the best CFs in these parts? Simplicity. My only ingredients are flour, salt, pepper, egg and, of course, steak. Jeb uses a strip steak run through a machine that punctures and pulverizes to tenderize. I’m then flattened out pancake-size with a mallet before I’m dipped in batter. CFS is the London Broil of the South, so it needs a bit more care.

Made to order every time? Oh yes, honey. Every single time. Even at noon on a Sunday, at our busiest, I’m hand battered. You can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which do you prefer? Well, Jeb likes me served as breakfast but not necessarily for breakfast: any time of day with two eggs over easy, gravy and Honey’s biscuits, which are dense, not flaky, and a bit sweet. What do you have to say to northerners who aren’t partial to the taste of Chicken Fried steak? If it comes from IHOP, it ain’t Chicken Fried Steak. Do yourself a favor and try the real thing before you make up your mind. n

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Crisp-crusted rails of flaky haddock crowned with a uniquely It would be easy to think of Monkey Bar & Restaurant as an cabbage-y slaw and a side of sour cream, all of it dusted generexercise distinctly lacking in ambition. In Philadelphia right ously with paprika. Simple, confident and stellar with a beer. now, in this era of foie gras on our fries, marrow in our burgSo it also goes with the oddly named “Zulu quesadillas.” The ers and pedigree attached to everything, Monkey Bar’s goals promise on the menu is of “Jamaican jerk chicken,” but don’t appear relatively low. expect it. These mildly spiced cubes of poultry are to Jamaican But to make that conclusion is to miss the point entirely, and jerk as Bud Lite is to beer. Still, just as a freezing-cold Bud is to engage in a particularly unappealing sort of culinary and sometimes exactly what you need, this chicken manages to do cultural snobbishness in the process. Sure, the Monkey’s ambithe trick. It’s an unexpectedly sweet affair, from the cheese to tions include no discernible “gastritude.” Admittedly, the beer the chicken to the unexpectedly mild seasoning itself, but it program is appealing without demanding attention. And, yes, works nonetheless. the service is amenable, yet not terribly noteworthy. Much of the food here plays in the same snacky sandbox. These are all good things in their own way. Sometimes all you Burgers are generous and straightforward, if sandwiched on really want is a decent neighborhood bar, a bite to eat, and to bread a touch too thick and floury. Still, the Yucatan, with get on with your day. its jack cheese and fried jalapeños and onions, is drunk-food Any visit to Monkey—especially in the warmer months when embodied. the tables are scattered outside and the out-of-town foot-traffic Of course, just because on Chestnut and Third streets represents the the Monkey’s goals are so effective opposite of the catwalk outside Rittenhouse’s totemic cafes—has to start MonkeY Bar & restaurant seemingly modest doesn’t mean that certain probwith a margarita. The old Society Hill Hotel 301 Chestnut St. 215.925.9400 lems should be excused. here has been snapped up by the good Cuisine type: Basic and pubby. Spanish fly French fries folks behind the Copabanana, and they’ve could have used more salt, brought along their addictive margarita. Hours: Mon.-Sun., noon-midnight. Bar open till 2am. as well as another minute Suck it down with abandon: Its fresh-juice Price range: $8.95-$24.95. or two in the fryer. The brightness wraps around even the tequila beer list is perfectly nice, from the well, and a serving is the equivaAtmosphere: Convivial and comfortable, even if the but that’s damning with lent of three-and-a-half full drinks. Stand whole old-school Havana thing seems kind of halffaint praise in this sudsy up carefully afterward. hearted. Still, great place to watch the game. city. Also, the entree list The mojito is also an oversized affair, and Food: Hits its goals well. reads like it could have what it lacks in minty freshness it makes come from a country club up for in boozy generosity. If the rule is real Service: Helpful and pleasant. menu circa 1993: Lobster men don’t slurp cocktails through a straw, ravioli, Linguine pescathen this may be its exception. It’s served in tore, pepper-crusted tuna. a pint glass, and the rum sinks to the bottom. Glancing over these selections causes a big, sighing meh to well Show it the respect it deserves and suck it up from beneath the up in my soul. They’re expensive, too, topping out at $24.95 for Everest of cubes, manliness be damned. the pasta. Either of these tropical-y cocktails was a necessity alongside But that doesn’t seem to be this Monkey’s bread and butter a recent order of grilled shrimp grown slightly too bitter and anyway. Rather, it finds its surest footing in the realm of the carbon-tinged from the heat of the flame. The citrus in the neighborhood bar, and it does that job very well. Pull up a seat, drinks cut it, and livened up the remoulade. down a drink or three, snack away a few hours. Comfort and Fish tacos fared better. And though they could have used familiarity are often exactly what you need. n a bit more salt, the presentation was simple and appealing:

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There are many reasons why Live Arts & Fringe has developed into the behemoth success it is today. One of those reasons is Thaddeus Phillips, performer/director/designer/ playwright. This year, Phillips’ company Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental is presenting the world premiere of Whale Optics, an epic work that connects such seemingly disparate topics as whale songs, Carl Sagan, telecommunications systems and Applebee’s. The story follows two characters who never meet; a New Jersey resident who works with optics and a composer who Phillips says “may or may not be an epic adventurer.” If you are a fan of Phillips, Whale promises to be one of his most unique and intellectually invigorating works. (J. Cooper Robb) Sept. 1-10. $20-$30. Prince Music Theatre, 1412 Chestnut St.

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Though it may be difficult, imagine for a moment a circus without the elaborate costumes, bizarre characters and special effects. Could watching real people mastering very unreal physical fetes be even more enthralling? With Traces, the Montreal-based circus company, 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) removes all the unnecessary extravagance you’d expect from Cirque du Soleil or Ringling Brothers, offering a high-energy, yet equally thoughtful and humorous show. The story begins with a catastrophe and continues through what they believe are their last moments on earth. As their stunts become more daring, the seemingly inhuman element of it all grows more intensely personal. (Nicole Finkbiner) Sept. 15-18. Various times. $15-$55. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.

true stories—stories that they normally wouldn’t dare tell in public. Today, RISK! is a live show held monthly in both Hollywood and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in N.Y.C. as well as a popular weekly podcast. Past guests have included Nick Swardson, Sarah Silverman, Adam McKay, Lisa Lampanelli and Michael Showalter. Their awardwinning, one-night only show and live taping here in Philly will feature several brave local storytellers and even few surprise guests from the Big Apple. Some of the stories may be hilarious, others horrific. Yet, nothing is off limits. (N.F.) Sat., Sept. 10, 8 and 10pm. $20. The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.

This year, the enterprising company Swim Pony presents Lady M, which director Adrienne Mackey (who along with actor Catharine Slusar conceived the project) describes as a reaction to Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. Mackey (who confides that she usually finds Shakespeare’s plays “boring to watch”) says she was attracted to the idea of seeing the plot of Macbeth from Lady Macbeth’s perspective. In Swim Pony’s play, Lady M is the one who summons the witches to in Mackey’s words “help her become more than she is.” Featuring an all-star, all-female Philly cast, Mackey says the work is like “watching an athlete on the verge of collapse—visceral, dirty, and so intense you almost feel yourself standing up to scream back at what’s happening.” Theatergoers with acute anxiety disorder may be excused from attending. (J.C.R.) Sept. 1-9, 7pm. $20-$25. Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St.

Heavy Metal Dance Fag Philly Fringe favorites Tribe of Fools returns with a satire exploring identity, sexuality and gender roles. Fag is the story of South Philly dock worker and dance fiend Timmy Bagley (played by Fools’ artistic director Terry Brennan, who also directs) whose love of dancing causes some consternation among his macho buddies. Brennan says the show was inspired by a moment when he let loose with a “Michael Jackson style spin and kick” while lifting weights at a South Philly Gym. The move drew hostile stares from his fellow gym rats. The incident led to the creation of Fag, which uses dance and the hair-metal music of the 1980s to explore the impact people’s perceptions about us have on our own sense of self. (J.C.R.) Sept. 1-11. $20. St. Stephen’s Theater, 923 Ludlow St.

RISK! True Tales Boldly Told Creator and host Kevin Allison began his comedy career on the MTV sketch series The State. It was while he was doing a solo show in 2009 that fellow cast mate Michael Ian Black recommended he start telling his own stories on stage. Quickly discovering how cathartic this was, he decided to invite other people on stage to share their own

While shows like American Idol claim to be discovering the greatest unknown voices of this generation and Kanye West actually claims to be said voice, there’s two Penn grad students who beg to differ. Composition doctoral students Tony Solitro and Scott Ordway have put together a free concert featuring seven up-and-coming local composers under the age of 35. In hopes of redefining contemporary vocal music—or at least how it’s perceived by younger audiences— they’re inviting people to come dressed as casually as they please, booze of choice in tow. Following the theme “Love Lost,” the concert’s eclectic mix of music includes Solitro’s award-winning piece War Wedding, which portrays a sensuous wedding night during a savage war, and Telsa’s Pigeon, fellow Penn doctoral student Melissa Dunphy’s song cycle about a girl’s bizarre relationship with a pigeon. (N.F.) Sept. 17-18. Various times. Free. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St.

Wawapalooza 5: Under Destruction After four straight sold-out Fringe shows, the comedy film and theater production company IdRatherBeHere is returning to unleash its fifth Wawapalooza installment. Described by director Bonnie Quick as “the Portlandia of Philadelphia,” the 75-minute show includes 10 short sketches and three short films. As always, the comedy team will highlight everyday things folks here in the Philly region can relate to, then proceed to poke fun at them. On the long list of inane topics they’ll be tacking this year: weird old men in laundromats, atheism, lame bachelor parties, the Apple store and crazy, new-age parents. IdRatherBeHere was formed by a group of childhood friends near a Wawa in South Jersey back in 2006. Now nine members strong, the group of writers, actors and filmmakers has performed at venues across the city to rave reviews. For those of you dying to know just how bad “Philly Fan Tourrette’s Syndrome” can get, they’re going to show you. (N.F.) Sept. 2-4, 9-10, 16-17, 8pm. $15. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.

Fresh Laughs The Philly Improv Theater will be unveiling its two newest house teams to Fringe audiences: Hey Rube and ZaoGao. Directed by improv vets Kristen Schier and Matt Holmes, the nine-member teams include some new faces in the local scene as well as a few familiar ones like Aaron Hertzog, host of the monthly stand-up show Hey Everybody! and last year’s runner-up in Helium’s Philly’s Phunniest Person Competition and Bob Thompson, one-half of the sketch duo The Feeko Brothers, the sick minds behind Philly’s 2010 ‘Dirtiest Sketch.’ All four will be performing throughout the festival, each guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind, pissyour-pants performance. (N.F.) n Sept. 2-3, 8, 11, 17. Various times. $15. The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.


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Hadassa Goldvicht at Marginal Utility Taking the Lord’s name in vein, using religious metaphors, saying, “Bless you” after someone sneezes—this is the stuff of stealth ceremony and the subject of Jerusalem- and New York-based Israeli artist Hadassa Goldvicht’s second show at Marginal Utility. “Rights of Passage” is a multi-channel video composition exploring Ultra Orthodox and Hassidic lingual rites of passage as they crop up in daily routines. Traditionally, rights of passage stand as markers for progress. Rejecting such linear, universal benchmarks, Goldvicht’s installation reveals simultaneity in ritual, regression as well as progression. Inherited from a tradition of bodily effacement in the name of a cleaner, purer religious subject, “Rights of Passage” reveals the body as the site of compulsive ritual. In Goldvicht’s work, rights of passage sanctioned by religious ceremonies dissolve into infinitesimal, behavioral ticks enacted in the continuous moment of being alive.

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Miss Rockaway Armada at the Philadelphia Art Alliance It hatched by the river, and has since burst forth in a multilayered, multipurpose sculpture cum sea-faring vessel. As a wondrous armada of rafts fashioned from junk of all varieties, “Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had” is Miss Rockaway Armada’s newest campaign to model sustainable living with a punk-rock crust. Commissioned by the Philadelphia Art Alliance as part of the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, the project is conceived as a procession of parades, picnics and performances throughout the summer, coming to rest in the form of a static exhibition at the Art Alliance galleries on Sept. 30. Self-described as “a small group of people with extensive experience making big insane projects,” the Miss Rockaway Armada knows how to carve up castaways to create raucous performances with an off-the-grid ethos. Like any summer blockbuster, their rafts are transformers, morphing from river raft to parade float depending on the situation at hand. Best known for sailing down the Mississippi river while performing a multitude of variety shows in cities along the way, the ecofriendly flotilla has pitched their anchor in the Schuylkill. “Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had” is a site-specific project native to Philadelphia—a city with enough interesting trash and can-do creativity to catch the attention of even the most advanced gleaners. n

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Philadelphia-based Neya Grassi’s paintings from 2001–2011 are like slow food—carefully belabored to fortifying effect. In her solo exhibition, Rose Gatherer, hieroglyphics emerge from highly gessoed ground; faint shapes peek out from veils of gloaming color; delicate washes swirl into grave vortices. The effect is contemplative and cumulative, a mirror, perhaps, of the time spent creating each painting (up to a year). Looking at a Grassi is akin to pondering a rose beneath a storm cloud as you craft a haiku. Hard to visualize? Just go see it. Swerving sharply away from abstraction, Rob Wynne’s exhibition, In Cog Nito, is studded with language. Spanning works from the 1970s to present day, In Cog Nito explores the relationship between text and representation via embroidery, collage, sculpture and print. With a distinct resemblance to gilt puffy paint, a recent suite of poured glass

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By Matt Prigge mprigge@philadelphiaweekly.com Harry Beaumont, The Broadway Melody (1929): Best Picture winners tend to be safe choices, which is why you likely know who directed them. But you’ve probably never heard of Harry Beaumont. A workhorse who made nearly 100 films, he enjoyed his biggest successes during the silent era, including vehicles for John Barrymore (Beau Brummel, 1924) and Joan Crawford (Our Dancing Daughters, 1928). He also directed The Broadway Melody, the first sound film to win Best Picture. But though he worked until 1948, most of his films have, like his name, been forgotten.

Jerome Robbins, West Side Story (1961): Unlike others on this list, Robbins never petered out; he literally never directed again. Having staged the Broadway version of Leonard Bernstein’s Romeo and Juliet riff, he was brought on as co-director with Robert Wise. The two clashed, Robbins proved difficult and he was quickly fired. However, Wise insisted he retain a co-director’s credit. And that’s why Jerome Robbins is an Oscarwinning director and Alfred Hitchcock is not.

Carol Reed, Oliver! (1968): By the time he mounted this frivolous Dickens musical, Reed’s reputation was secure: He was the masterful artisttechnician of Odd Man Out, The Fallen Idol and The Third Man. But after belatedly receiving his Oscar, he stumbled through two disliked films— Flap and Follow Me!—then, spent, simply retired. Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter (1978):

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With The Deer Hunter, Cimino had the world at his feet. Then he made Heaven’s Gate. (For the record, Gate isn’t at all terrible. Unwieldy, sure, but sometimes able to actually live up to its wild ambitions. Still, it would be hard for anyone to emerge underneath such an apocalyptic production; read Steven Bach’s The Final Cut for more.)

Kevin Costner, Dances With Wolves (1990): Whoops!

John Madden, Shakespeare in Love (1998):

This Miramax production may have stolen Saving Private Ryan’s Best Picture Oscar, but Steven Spielberg still got his for directing. Shakepeare’s director, meanwhile, proceeded Shakespeare in Love to one indifferentlyreceived project after another: Captain Correli’s Mandolin, Proof and the long shelved and barely released Killshot. The Debt was also long delayed, but is, for the record, basically competent.

Lake Bell’s Allison is a therapist who’s more high-strung and neurotic than her patients, a tired trope that’s emblematic of Gregory’s and Huyck’s one-note, lame gag approach to character construction. The first thing you’ll notice is that these folks all seem a bit long in the tooth to spend every weekend whooping it up like teenagers at a party spot owned by somebody’s dad. There are signs of encroaching maturity on the outskirts of the clique, with too-brief turns by Will Forte and Lucy Punch as a newlywed couple trying to juggle parenthood with all these party obligations. The bomb finally drops when Eric’s old man (a lovingly sleazy cameo by Don Johnson) decides to put his summer house on the market. The stage is set for a coming-of-middleage story, as it’s almost impossible to find a comedy these days that isn’t about overgrown Bodies in motion: A group of friends decides to throw an orgy to bid adieu adolescents slowly learning how to grow up. to their Hamptons party house. Following a logic that exists only in Hollywood pitch sessions and screenwriting manuals, Eric decides that the gang should bid adieu to the HampFor starters, there’s nothing good about it. tons house with … you guessed it, an orgy. The third and worst of SNL star Jason Sudekis’ trio There’s a bit of lip service as to how this generation of 2011 crappy raunch comedies, A Good Old Fashioned missed those heady days of sexual experimentation, as Orgy, follows Hall Pass and Horrible Bosses as Exhibit C the terrifying specter of AIDS hit right about the same in the case that a certain performer should probably just time as puberty. Aghast at these teenagers today and their stick to television. freewheeling ways, our crew decides that they should Same goes for some folks behind the camera. Emmy nominated TV writers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, who loosen up and break a few boundaries. No points for guessing this is easier said than done. penned episodes of The Larry Sanders Show and King of Complicating matters even further is that Eric finds the Hill, make their writing and directing debut with this himself falling for the Realtor who’s trying to sell his flat farce that can’t seem to decide if it wants to be the father’s house. Played by Leslie Bibb, a nondescript beauty Farrelly Brothers or The Big Chill. in an equally nondescript role, she’s another contrivance Sudekis stars as Eric, an ambitionless 30-something cubicle drone who lives for the weekends, where he throws who gets lost on the movie’s already overcrowded stage. Like everybody else in the picture, ridiculously expensive-looking theme Eric isn’t offered much in the way of parties at his father’s swanky sumA Good Old Fashioned Orgy characterization, and Sudekis keeps mer house in the Hamptons. We meet Grade: D proving over and over again this year Eric and pals in the midst of a “White that his smug smirk isn’t enough to Trash Bash,” where everybody wears Directors: Alex Gregory, carry a movie. That glib, self-satisfake mullet wigs, eats bean dip out of Peter Huyck fied quality extends to A Good Old toilets and generally misbehaves in Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Fashioned Orgy ’s filmmaking. Shot in ways that presumably seemed amusLeslie Bibb and Tyler Labine adequate TV style reliant on medium ing on paper. shots and close-ups, the movie is Eric is constantly surrounded by nonetheless disastrously edited. Every his old high school friends, who in one liner is followed by at least 10 seconds of dead air, the interest of screenwriting efficiency have each been granted exactly one personality trait. There’s party animal as if the filmmakers were afraid the audiences’ laughter would drown out whatever followed. This means even the McCrudden, played by Tyler Labine as a fat guy who falls few halfway decent jokes are left hanging in the air like down a lot. (Labine comes off as a poor man’s Jack Black, stale farts. which is a very poor thing indeed.) Michelle Borth’s Sue I guess you can give Gregory and Huyck credit for not has had a thing for Eric since high school, so she spends chickening out on the orgy itself. Too bad every coupling every waking moment staring at Sudekis with puppy dog results in a neat, tidy resolution to an underdeveloped eyes, yet the numbskull never notices. Laura (Lindsey subplot. Forget all the messiness of sex or complicated Sloane) is shy, and that’s about it for her. emotions, and don’t even think about anything vaguely Nick Kroll’s nerdy Adam is usually glued to his Blackerotic or transgressive. This is group sex as a series of Berry, and even though he loses his job halfway through happy sitcom endings. It’s like a group hug, only stickier. n the picture he’s still always emailing … somebody?

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slow. We spent a lot of time waiting around and shooting BB guns and not getting done what we could have.

Dr. Dog’s Toby Leaman

Is there an album title? We were gonna call it “Mysteries,” but decided that wasn’t indicative of what was going on while we were making the record, which isn’t very mysterious. Now we’re kicking around “These Days,” so you’ll get the record and it will say “Dr. Dog These Days.” Because it’s what Dr. Dog is doing these days, you know? It’s pretty self-explanatory, actually. [Laughs.]

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How many songs did you start with? We had a ton of stuff going in. We recorded about 25 songs and will mix about 21. We’re in a conundrum right now trying to figure out which songs to keep. I don’t know what to do.

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Philly’s Dr. Dog headline this weekend’s WHYY Connections Festival, and head out for a short tour in November. They’re currently working in their Kensington studio on a follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed Shame Shame, and this seventh album—tentatively titled These Days—is scheduled for a mid-January release on ANTI-. We caught up with bassist Toby Leaman to get a progress report.

I heard you were considering working with producer Ben Allen. That happen? No. We did a few songs with him that turned out great, but the logistics didn’t work out: It would’ve meant going to Atlanta for the summer. We tried recording away from home last time and it didn’t go very well. Since we’re touring already, we didn’t want to record on the road. Also, it’s our first record with two new members [sixth man Dimitri Manos and drummer Eric Slick], so we wanted to see what we could do on our own with the new lineup. We didn’t want to work within somebody else’s idea of what the band is since it has changed. So we’re working in our studio in Kensington, which we didn’t think we’d do again.

You’ve been writing with Scott McMicken for 20 years now. How have you both changed as songwriters? He’s grown exponentially. He has a level of introspection most people may experience but are incapable of verbalizing. He can connect words to emotional experiences that, for most of us, remain vague and unreachable. My words are less jagged and inaccessible. I’ve learned how to cut the fat, and my songs are more structurally sound and friendlier to the ear. There’s much less angst now. I heard the record’s more upbeat than usual. Yeah. The making of Shame was such a drag, so the songs we gravitated to were in the mood of, “Oh, I’m fucked.” That was the attitude then, but now I wanna write songs that make me feel good. There’s nothing to gain from singing songs every night that are like, “Oh my god, I’m so confused!” and, “Oh, my life is a mess!” I’d rather play affirming songs. We’ve always written about the ether or the miasma or whatever the fuck you wanna call it, but this one’s certainly sonically more upbeat. There are still some downers that people might not notice until they read the lyrics, and then they’ll be like, “Oh, this guy’s a fucking mess!” [Laughs.] What’s led to this happier place? We’re all getting along, and with the addition of Dimitri and Eric, it’s all very exciting. Dr. Dog’s a slow-burner. We’ve never had any hype, or push, or a hit song. It’s been a gradual burn, slowly playing for more and more people and continuing to make records. We’ve always had an underdog attitude—like we’re sorta just hanging around—but we’ve always been really confident in our abilities. We think we’re capable of being the best band in the world. n

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Dr. Dog play Sat., Sept. 3, 7pm. Free. With Birdie Busch, Kuf Knotz, Toy Soldiers, the Baseball Project + Justin Townes Earle. Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Chestnut St. and Columbus Blvd. 215.351. 1200. whyy.org/connectionsfestival

So the Shame experience also led to the decision to do it yourselves? Definitely. We realized we’re much more comfortable working by ourselves. There’s such a learning curve for even the vocabulary of what you want something to sound like. We all know what we mean when we say “woody” or “cloudy,” but it’s hard to explain that to someone. Also, when we were in Woodstock working on Shame, things were moving too

What’s one of your favorite songs? There’s one called “Lonesome” that’s a deconstruction of Hank Williams Sr.’s “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” But the character in our song’s totally fine. The chorus is like “What does it take to be lonesome?/ Nothing at all,” and each verse is a deconstruction of the Hank’s original words. The third verse is, “The moon can do what he pleases/ He can cry so much he sneezes/ And if a falling star falls from the sky/ I’ll pick up the pieces.”

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My Morning Jacket played the Mann last week. Jim James was a guest on Shame. Did he stop by to drop something on your new album? [Laughs.] No, but we were joking about having him come in. Last time it was the exact same situation, though, where we were mixing and he was in town.

Double LP! [Laughs.] We were told multiple times “NO DOUBLE LP!” I’m also a firm believer of keeping albums under 40 minutes, but I don’t know what we’re gonna do with this one. They’re all album material. It’s gonna be tough.


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I f Che Guevara is a  symbol of a rebellious life all about  independence, cross  cultural learning and  political revolution,  Manu Chao is that  life’s soundtrack.  Spanish-born/ French-bred Manu  Chao emerged in the  French alternative  scene with the explosive Afro-Latino-rock band Mano Negra. Heavily invested  in music that belonged to people in the streets, Chao went  solo in 1995 and released his first solo album Clandestino in 1998, recording it with only a tiny portable studio while  he roamed the streets of Latin America. He’s gone on to  record five full-length albums, including the Latin Grammy  award-winning La Radiolina. He sings in more than  seven languages, enacting unlikely cross-genre marriages  from traditions as diverse as punk, rock, French chanson,  Iberoamerican salsa, reggae, ska, and Algerian raï. His newest work, Baionarena, is a 33-track live album recorded in  Bayonne, France. PW caught up with Manu Chao before he  left Barcelona for his American tour. 

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Itsbeenawhilesinceyou’vevisitedusintheUnited States.AreyouexcitedfortheAmericantour? Last year, we toured the West Coast, so of course we need  to come and visit the East Coast now. It was way too much  overdue. It’s been a long time without playing in the area,  so there are lots of friends around and good remembering to be had ... And [my touring band] has been traveling 

together for such a long time now, it’s kind of a family affair.  The relations between us [band members] are really strong.  Traveling, playing around, it’s a big pleasure for all of us to  be together ... And it’s a great opportunity to be able to come  back now to Philadelphia. It means a lot to come back, for  sure.   Yournewalbumwasrecordedlive.Doesthatchangeits natureormakeitdifferentfromyourotherrecords? We recorded it at the end of my European tour [in 2008]. There is something different about it, recording live. The  most important thing is the energy. But for the show [in  Philadelphia] we’ll play songs from all my albums, some  from the times of Mano Negra, and some very new songs  that have never been released in the U.S.  Whatinspirationsorinfluenceswereyouworkingwith inwritingthesenewsongs? The inspirations are very diversified. I spent lots of time in  South America and Brazil over the last two or three years,  so there are lots of new songs in Portuguese. I have also  been living in Barcelona which has influenced me a lot. And  Rumba music! But I take inspiration from lots of different  countries. My new sound is a mix between hardcore reggae  and rock ’n’ roll. 

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Andy Butler return with new personnel  (sadly, no Antony Hegarty) and house  tracks with heavy-handed late-’80s club  vibes. Free Association: OK, it’s not the selftitled gem from 2008, but we needed somethin’. For Fans Of: Chicago house, Liquid Liquid x Chic,  parachute pants, vogue raves.

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Ray, the 35-year-old Alabaman’s a sage,  matured and sophisticated voice on this  band-supported excellent fourth solo LP. Free Association: A Saddle Creek LP  sounding NOTHING like Conor Oberst— success! For Fans Of: Orenda Fink, Beth Orton x Liz Phair, country girls,  aging tastefully.

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Whatotherprojectsdoyouhaveonyourhorizon? I’ve been doing recordings with a Catholic [psychiatric]  hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Colifata. We did an  album together, Viva La Colifata, which is available for free  download. I got to be with so many great people there, I’m  sure we will do more recordings. 

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Whatmusicdoyoulistentowhileyou’reontour? I always go back to the roots, maybe from Africa, maybe  from Europe, maybe from South America ... I take my lessons from the roots and traditional music. I like music that  doesn’t sound so produced. I like to listen to something from  the old times to put my attention on something completely  different from touring.  n

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Manu Chao performs Fri., Sept. 2, 8pm. $35. Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St. 215.629.3200. livenation.com

Wavepool Abortion (DZ Tapes) Sounds Like: Two Russian teens’ debut, 

singing in English because they love the  Beatles (and the Ramones); a solid effort  of sludgy, charmingly poppy proto-punk. Free Association: Kids putting out  great records before hitting 18 is only a  lil’ depressing. For Fans Of: Iceage x Buddy Holly, No Age/Liars, Putin’s pecks,  Sputnik.

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Family of Love [EP] (Astralwerks) Sounds Like: Worcester, Mass., wayfar-

Critic's Pick The Weepies The Weepies are American counterparts to the Swell Season. Like the European stars of Once, Deb Tallen and  Steve Tannen had launched solo careers before meeting at a Boston bar a decade ago and uniting in a supple folkpop duo. The shared craft sparked romance and, unlike the Swell Season, they remain a couple. Their songs are  generally driven by major chord acoustic melodies with tender boy/girl harmonies and  surprising texture that differentiates them from your typical folk outfit. (They make  subtle but effective use of backing instrumentation across their four albums.) Indeed  at times they’ll even rock out, as on slinky garage rave-up “How Do You Get High?”  off their latest, Be My Thrill. It demonstrates their continued musical evolution while  retaining the homey, affectless intimacy and the gosh-darn sweetness of those initial  efforts. For this special performance they’ve eschewed the band, paring down to a trio  with acoustic guitars, dulcet vocals and upright bass. (Chris Parker) Fri., Sept. 2, 8pm. $17. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com

ers’ second EP (no LP yet) isn’t quite the  brilliance of their debut, but it’s lively,  poppy and intoxicating garage rock  nonetheless. Free Association: Pitchfork perfect!  Quirky story, lazy/hazy aesthetic, lo-fi and ironic. For Fans Of: MGMT x Girls, Cults + Passion Pit, bands who love  weed and ecstasy.

Lotus

Lotus (Sci Fidelity) Sounds Like: The Indiana-bred Philly-

settled foursome specialize in inoffensive,  adult-tempered jammy electro-jazz with  grooves, instrumentals and samples. Free Association: Imagine the disappointment upon realizing this is NOT  Flying Lotus. For Fans Of: Tortoise x the Orb + Phish, Trans Am,  working-from-home soundtracks.  

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I’m in a bad place. I have been in a monogamous marriage for 19 years and have two kids. At least I think we’re still monogamous. My husband is an avid reader of your column and loves to bring up the idea that it is perfectly normal to have outside sexual relationships with other people as long as you stay committed to your spouse. Here’s the thing: We started our marriage saying that we would always be truthful and faithful to each other. He has changed and I haven’t. I’m GGG, he probably gets more blowjobs than most married men, and I love having sex with him. He is far less likely to initiate sex than I am (which makes me think he is spending time with someone else). If one partner decides that they need outside activity, regardless of how much sex they get at home, is it OK to go ahead and do that without informing the partner who they had previously made a monogamous commitment to? He thinks if my needs are being met, then I have nothing to complain about. My main need is for honesty, and it doesn’t feel like that need is being met. When I ask him if he is having affairs, he gets angry and accuses me of being insecure and immature. (I would like to know if I’m at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection.) He says you agree with him that it is OK to lie if the other person has their needs met and doesn’t find out. I am at my wit’s end and am deeply unhappy and think about leaving him, but I don’t want to end a relationship that works in so many other ways. Lonely At Home Before I can answer your question, LAH, give me a second to spit out all the words your husband has stuffed into my mouth. Haaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhcckk—p’toooo. OK, LAH, here’s a little something I recently wrote that sums up my position on outside sexual relationships: “Cheating is permissible when it amounts to the least worst option, i.e., it is allowed for someone who has made a monogamous commitment and isn’t getting any at home (sick or disabled spouse, or withholding-withoutcause spouse) and divorce isn’t an option (sick or disabled spouse, or withholding-without-causespouse-who-can’t-be-divorced-for-some-karmaimperiling-reason-or-other) and the sex on the side makes it possible for the cheater to stay married and stay sane. (An exception can be made for a married person with a kink that his or her spouse can’t/won’t accommodate, so long as the kink can be taken care of safely and discreetly.)” As you are not sick, disabled or withholding without cause, LAH, and as your husband doesn’t have a kink that he’s outsourcing to spare you, please tell your husband on my behalf that I think he’s a cheating piece of shit, a word-stuffing douchebag and an emotionally abusive asshole. Mr. LAH may read my column avidly, but his behavior and lame rationalizations indicate that he’s also reading it selectively. If your husband walked into my office, LAH, I would be tempted to slap him with my laptop. It is, of course, perfectly normal for people who’ve made monogamous commitments to want to have outside sexual relationships. It’s perfectly normal to daydream about fucking other people, to masturbate to thoughts of fucking other people, to check out other people who you would be fucking if (1) you weren’t in a monogamous relationship, and (2) they wanted to fuck you. And it’s perfectly ridiculous the way people make themselves miserable scrutinizing their partners for evidence that they want to fuck other people. (Jealous types, please note: Your partner sometimes thinks about fucking other people, just like you sometimes think about fucking other people.

Going ballistic over a little discreet and considerate porn use or meaningless flirting is an idiotic waste of your time, it’s unfair to your partner, and I consider it grounds for DTMFA’ing your ass.) That said, LAH, it is perfectly obnoxious to go ahead and fuck other people in violation of a monogamous commitment unless you have grounds. And while it doesn’t sound like your husband has grounds, it certainly sounds like he’s fucking other people. I suspect that your husband is fucking someone you know—a coworker, a neighbor, a friend, a relative (shudder)—and, realizing that it’s only a matter of time before you find out, he’s bullying you into retroactively giving him permission to fuck other people and unfairly dragging me into it. In your shoes, LAH, I’d be thinking about DTMFA. Not because of the cheating—monogamy isn’t important to me—but because of the lying and the bullying.

I grew up masturbating in the digital age. So in any given week, I get off on “Wincest,” hypnosis porn, and erotic literature involving cat people. I’m also a young husband who’s gone a few years past your recommended date for laying down his kink cards. I’ve been deliberating whether to out myself to my wife, but there’s a rub: The last time she found out I had masturbated to someone other than her, she hit me. I cried and swore I would never look at porn again. Of course I just became more careful about hiding it. Is there a limit on the necessitated disclosure of my wet dreams? I don’t have to tell her the one where I’m having sex with her best friend while she, having been turned into a dog, looks on stupidly, right? Can I settle for “I masturbate to women who aren’t you”? Wife Abusive, Not Kinky Fuck full disclosure, WANK. Your wife can’t deal with you masturbating about others and she hits you? DTMFA.

I’m a 50-year-old married man with adult children. My wife and I live under the same roof but sleep in separate bedrooms. We have become roommates. Perhaps we will stay together, or perhaps we’ll divorce once the housing market improves and we have a slightly bigger pie to cut in half. But we hardly talk and never have sex. Where does a man in my situation find women to have sex with and spend time with? I don’t mean an escort or a hooker. It’s not all about the sex act for me. I tried some websites like AshleyMadison.com and SugarDaddy.com with no luck. Do you think there are women out there who are single or divorced and would enjoy being treated like a queen by a healthy, respectful, decent-looking man who is technically married? Please Help Me I know there are women out there who would be up for what you have to offer, PHM, because I get letters from them all the time. Some of these women are in the same boat you are—married in name only and looking for some companionship and intimacy. If you didn’t find one during your first Internet search, my advice is to keep looking. And Mr. and Mrs. LAH? PHM’s situation is a good example of a circumstance under which cheating is not only permissible, it’s not even cheating. He may be married, technically and legally, but the sexual dimension of his marriage is over. He is in no way betraying his wife, or putting her at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, when he seeks outside sexual relationships. Can you see the difference between what you’re doing, Mr. LAH, and what PHM is doing? n


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SERVERS/FOOD RUNNER NEEDED FT For Italian Fine Dining Restaurant. Must have at least 5yrs. exp. and knowledge of Italian Cuisine. Call Karla Tues.-Fri. 9am-5pm. 215-922-9501, or send resume to: DL762@Verizon.net

DRINKING TO COPE? The Treatment Research Center is currently conducting a clinical research study in which participants will receive naltrexone (an FDA-approved medication) or placebo (inactive medication). For further information or an eligibility screening, call 215-222-3200, ext. 170. UPenn.

S T R E E T T E A M : B e co m e a m e m b e r of t h e PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY’s Marketing Team! We’re seeking energetic, self-motivated and out-going individuals to attend events to promote the newspaper. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours at night; work well with others; have good verbal and communication skills. Photography experience is a plus! Please email a resume to spearl@reviewpublishing.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! STYLIST WANTED WITH BOOK. IN HIGHLY RATED PASSYUNK SQ. COMPETEIVE SPLIT NEGOTIABLE. Call 215-462-0147.

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Northern Liberties Area, 1 Large Room available in 4BR House, 2 Bath, no pets, Large basement for storage, see www.gasheart.com 1605 N. 6th St., 215-485-1015, $450/month Includes All Utilities, Free WIFI South Philly - 1900 S 20th Street - 2 story house, full use of house. 10 minutes from Center City. Perfect for college students. Share utilities. Call 267- 879-8373 leave message

vacaTion renTal OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800-638-2102 Online reservations: www.holidayoc.com

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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 Vagainstin connection with the sale, rent, financing or insuring of housing or commercial property,call HUD at 1-888-799-2085

condos for sale BANK FORECLOSURE! FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDOS! SW Coast! Brand new upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Only $179,900! (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Prime downtown location on the water! Buy before 9/23/11 & get $8,000 in flex money! Call now 1-877-888-7571, x54

real esTaTe for sale/renT BROOMALL PA-BEAUTIFUL STONE T U D O R , L G . D R I V E W AY, 2 C A R GARAGE,4BDRMS.,3.5BATH, 2FIREPLACES,HDW/FLRS/CARPETS. C/A, ON 2ACRES. $3,500/ MO.+. 610-304-0087. 2817 CANTRELL ST: 2BR 1BA single family fixer upper. Owner Finance or Cash discount. $750 down, $225/mo. 803-403-9555, 803-929-1117 COZY CABIN on 5 Acres $19,995. Beautiful woodlands. Our best deal ever! Call 800-229-7843 or visit www.landandcamps.com FREE LIST OF HUNTING LAND BARGAINS in WEST VIRGINIA. 100 acres & up. Loaded with wildlife. Lots of timber. Great investment. www.timberbargains.com

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LAND FOR SALE, FREE LIST of hunting land bargains in West Virginia 100 acres & up. Loaded with wildlife. Lots of timber. Great investment. www.timerbargains.com P OT T E R C O U N T Y: 1 7 w o o d e d acres bordering state forest near Keating Summit Electric, perc, direct access to snowmobile trails. $72,900. Owner financing. 800-668-8679

sTudio/efficiency GRAD HOSPITAL AREA 1930 Bainbridge ST Studio Avail Now $700/ MO 215-917-8835

one bedroom 1 0 T H P I N E : 3 R D F LO O R, N E W WINDOWS, DW, GD Great Closets. Now. $950. 215-938-0964 12TH LOMBARD, BRIGHT, SPACIOUS, UPDATED KIT. HRDWD, GOOD CLOSETS, WD $1200+. Oct. 215-733-0480 www. CentraAssociates.com 1309-11 N.Lawrence: $1600/mo Large 1BD/1.5BA unit w/ loft den, garage pkng, exposed brick, hwf, storage CALL AME GOLDMAN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215440-8348 15TH & SPRUCE: Beautiful Art Deco High-rise 1Bdrm Apt, Desk Attendant, HW Flrs, Updated Kitch, Onsite Laundry, Intercom Entry, Amazing Location! From $1120/Mo. 215-735-8030. Lic #219789. 16TH & BIGLER 1st flr., small apt., new carpets. $650/mo.+utils. Call 267-278-0824. 17XX SNYDER AVE 1bedrm.,A/C, W/D, D/W, Frig.,Yard, Bsmt. $750/mo+utils. Call Dr.K 215-336-4151. 28TH & POPLAR Gorg 1BR, w/Exposed brick, HWflrs. Avail 09/10. $895+. PMG 215-545-7007 x303 39 Strawberry #3F: $1250/mo. Old City, bi-level 1BD/1BA, spacious. CALL JIM ONESTI PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-8345 5TH & PINE Great 1BR in the heart of Society Hill. Avail 9/9. $1025+. PMG 215-545-7007x302 9TH & BAINBRIDGE nice 1Bedrm.+den,$975/mo.+utils. 3rd. flr.,No Pets. Call 215-687-5629. 9TH & FITZWATER, 2ND FLR., W/D, STORAGE/BSMT. NO PETS. ALSO 1 BEDRM. 215-915-5347.

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office Space ImmedIate occupancy 404 to 6,152 square feet in the boutique PSFS bank building on the corner of 7th and Walnut Streets. Views of Washington Square or the private courtyard. Secure access to the building as well as elevator service.

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Apt for Rent/first floor, modern one bedroom, enclosd front porch, private entrance, w/w carpets. full basement, seperate utilities. $680 month plus utilities. First and security deposit required. Call Frank 267-879-8373 leave message.

Queens Village 2B/R, Split Level, h/w flrs, 1 baths, a/c, kit, d/w, g/d, W/d on site. $1295.00 plus. Avail, October 1st. Albert (215) 205-7900

BROAD & PINE Gorg 1BR w/HW flrs, Close to all. Incl heat. $1050+. PMG 215-545-7007 x302

SOCIETY HILL: Nice 2BR, AC, GD, Cath ceiling. Fam atmosphere, Quiet area. Heat/Water incl. $1200/mo+. Sept. 610-299-5920

BROAD & JACKSON 1st.Flr.,Priv. Ent. Lrg. Modern Apt.,Safe & Secure.C/A, W/D, Yard, Transp. Close. 1st/last/sec. Good Cr. $925+elec.215-432-8810 EAST FALLS: 1BD+Den/sunroom available NOW! Hardwood, new appliances, deck, free parking! Convenient to Center City/Manayunk. Call Dana: 267-994-0804. FISHTOWN 1BR, WW/CARPET, WD in bldg Pet friendly. $700+. Tanya 215-922-6088 OL D CIT Y ( 1 04 Ch estn u t/2 nd Fl) Lg. 1 Bedrm, 1 Bath, Approx. 1300 s/f, tall windows, view of BF Bridge, high ceiling, carpeted, c/a, gas heat, d/w, g/d, w/d. $1160+/Mo. Avail. October. 215-627-4414. THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street) - Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. Studio’s starting at only $765/mo. and one bedrooms starting at only $965/mo. Call 215-640-8880 for an appointment.

Two bedroom 1225 Panama: $2000/mo 2BD/1.5BA, custom kit, garden, fireplace, s/s appl, CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-8345 12th and South Street Area - 2BR Apt., Center City Area, No Pets, Washer/Dryer, Available Anytime, Great Location, Great Deal, See Video/Pics www.gasheart.com 769 S. 12th St. 215-485-1015, $1250/ month, INCLUDES HEAT!!! 156 Sigel $1075/mo 2BD/1BA, newly renovated, s/s appliances, w/d, hwf. CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-8345 9 T H & S P R U C E Ver y Cool apt, HWF, CA, Parking Avail. $1300+. PMG 215-545-7007x302 EAST FALLS: BIG 2BD apts available! Hardwood or carpet, new appliances, private deck, free parking! Quick ride to Center City/Manayunk. Call Dana 267-994-0804. OLD CITY (6 S.Front St.) 2BR or Office combo. Overlooks BF Bridge & Del River. High ceiling, WD, DW, GD, CA, Gas heat, Tiled bath & Kit. $1195/mo+. 215-627-4414

S.PHILLY: 19xx Pierce 2BR TH, CA, WD, DW & More. $1000/mo+. 215-9223910. mcolaizzo@comcast.net

SOUTH AND AMERICAN TWO Large 2BR bilevels. W/W, WD, CA. Lrg LR/ DR. FROM $1050/mo+. 215-432-4695 Call between 9am-11pm.

Three + bedrooms 19TH & MT.VERNON Huge REN 3BR bilev, Refin HW flrs, 2F.BA (1w/Jac), LR,DR, Kit w/tile flrs, DW, Lnrdy rm. $1800+ Utils. 215-828-5283 Art Museum Area, 3BR, Newly Renovated, Granite Countertops, Central Air, Oak Floors, Near 17th and Fairmount, Washer/Dryer, No Pets, See Gasheart.com, 215485-1015, $1200/month BELLA VISTA, 3BDRM BI-LEVEL, 2BATHS PORCH, HW Flrs, CA, DW, G D. W D. Ava i l 9/ 1 . $ 1 820 + . S &S Properties, 267-402-8017

house for renT 1932 S 15th: $1800/mo 4BD w/ 1 full & 2 half baths, hwf, rear yard, laundry. CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215440-8345 BELLA VISTA TRINITY, 2BDRMS KIT, BATH, DECK, HRDWD, GAS/ht. No pets. NOW! 215-681-4481 BROAD & OREGON VIC. 3 Bedroom House. Nice Street. Available Immediately. Call 215-467-8612

THE PAPERMILL- Community of Artist. 2825 Ormes St. Affordable Artist Studios staring at $100 for 130 sf. Four large floors of open or private studio space for Painters, Sculptors, D a n ce, Th ea t re, o r C rea t i ve co m p a n i es. A community of artist practicing their talents in custom sized studio workspaces. Short term, inexpensive rental of theatre and gallery spaces. Join our group on Facebaook for updates on our events and gallery spaces. Contact Wulfhart Management Group: Karyn 215-687-8391 or karyn@ wulfhartmanagementgroup.com

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passyunk square Vicinity 727 Dudley Street –Total Rehab. 3 Beds. Deck. Jacuzzi. Hardwoods. $129,900.

soutH pHiladelpHia 1519 S. 19th Street – Open Floor Plan. $80,000. 2223-2229 Wilder Street – 4 Lots. $104,000. 622 Wilder Street – 3 bedrooms. Good Potential. $110,000. 2600 S 8th Street – Building Lot. 16 x 57. $38,000.

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apts. – temple uniVersity Vicinity 2407 N. 5th Street – 3 Apartments. $95,000.

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1760 N Hope Street - 11 x 46. $10,000.

pennsport – larGe new Home 1321 E. Moyamensing Avenue –18ft Wide – 10 Foot Ceilings. Large Deck. Possible Owner Financing. 10 year tax abatement. $449,000.

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EAST FALLS: Office space available! Lease large office space with full kitchen/bath! Available NOW. Call Dana 267-994-0804 WASHINGTON SQ Office Space - Immediate occupancy of 404 to 6,152 square feet in the boutique PSFS bank building on the corner of 7th and Walnut Streets, with views of Washington Square or the private courtyard. Secure access to the building as well as elevator service. Offered by Stonehenge Advisors, LLC at 215-320-3777.

EARLY DEADLINES FOR SEPT 7TH ISSUE. DEaDlinEs Real Estate Display ad deadline Thursday Sept 1st, 5pm Classified and Line ad deadline Friday Sept 2nd, 3pm. Office Closed Monday, Sept 5th.

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5tH and olney 525 West Olney Avenue – Renovated store and 2 Bedroom Apartment - $198,000.

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13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel C C . Fu l l y Fu r n’d R m s , n o s e c . d e p o s i t . U t i l s & h o u s e ke e p i n g incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300.

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9TH & SPRING GARDEN-1800SQ.FT., BATHROOM, CARPETING, C/A/H. VERY CLEAN. GREAT LOCATION! $1900/mo. 610-304-0087.

W.PHILLY: 58xx Rodman- Spacious, Rec Rehabbed 3BR house. Beautiful HW flrs, Semi fin basement w/WD, Sm Patio. Well maintained home. Great Block. $775/mo+ Utils. Jim 215-901-2556

1 24 L O M B A R D, H E A D H O U S E SQUARE, SOCIETY HILL. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. ($55-$100) DAILY rates. ($300-$500) WEEKLY rates. We also have MONTHLY rates AVA I L . We bs i te h tt p : / /s u s h i . madamesaito.com Call MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515

Graduate Hospital Vicinity 2025 Kimball Street – Custom Rehab. 3 Floors plus finished Basement. 3 ½ Baths. Possible Owner Financing. $329,000.

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locust & 21st Cute Studio, W/W $775 Chestnut & 21st Cozy Studio, HW flrs $700 Walnut & 20th Studio & 1BD, HW flrs $775-$1000 sansom & 21st 1BD, W/D, C/A $950 Walnut & 23rd Fab 2BD w/Den, HW flrs $1700 st James & 22nd Studio/Loft w/Parking $1100 bainbridge & 12th Mod Studio’s, C/A, W/D $775 lombard & 9th Great Studio,Walnut HW&flrs, $895 $770-995 23rd 1C/A & 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry $575-1000 & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. spruce & 16th 1BD, HW flrs,Locust Laundry $925 $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard $770-995 hardwood, laundry $700-1000 Pine &Laundry 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. spruce &Walnut 10th& 23rd 1 & 2Bd's,Studio, HW flrs, $750 $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard Chestnut$850-950 & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's Pine & $875-1700 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry $850-995 Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood $995-1100 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry Old City Fab$995 ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, ParkingSpring $950-1750 Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $1950 University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio Fairmount &$700 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry $375 1Bd, parquet floors, yard Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. Wallace & 20th $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry $600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry

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Newly renovated duplex's 1BR., New Mod Kit/Ba., W/W, Ceiling Fans, A/C, New Frost Free Fridge, New Window Treatments, Off Street Park Close to Transportation $760+

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19th & Spring Garden - Gorgeous 1BR apt, CA, DW, GD, Avail 9/15. ...............................................................$1025+ 23rd & Christian – Great 3BR, 2BA, All amenities ..................................................................................$1350+ 22nd & Spruce – Very Cool Studio Apt, Incl Heat. Avail Now. ......................................................................... $850+ 13th & Spruce – Great Studio apt in Very Cool Building, Incl Hot water. ..........................................................$675+

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  17TH & DELANCEY Beautiful One Bedroom, HW floors, High ceilings, Heat included, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE OCTOBER! $1,045   21ST & LOCUST Charming Studios in Brownstone with HW floors, Heat/Hot water included, Laundry on  premise. AVAILABLE NOW! $735

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11TH & PINE One Bedroom with Private entrance, HW floors, New kitchen, Heat/Hot water included,  Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! $865   10TH & CLINTON Studio on tree-lined street, HW floors, All utilities included, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE OCTOBER! $675   BROAD & SPRUCE Bright Studios in high rise, Great city views, HW floors, A/C, Gas included, Laundry on  premises. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER! $685-$725   2ND & MARKET Modern One Bedroom in Historic Old City, HW floors, W/D, D/W, C/A. AVAILABLE OCTOBER! $1,045   11TH & FITZWATER Four Bedroom house in Bella Vista neighborhood, HW floors, Basement,  Yard, Pet Friendly. AVAILABLE MID-SEPTEMBER! $1,450

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16TH & NAUDAIN Charming Two Bedroom Trinity home, HW floors, C/A, Shared Courtyard, W/D,  Basement. AVAILABLE NOW! $1,275                                                             


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CENTER CITY LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

art museum philadelphian 2401 pennsylvania avenue 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Fairmount views, excellent closet space, 1166sf $1,500

paRC RiTTenhouse 225 s. 18Th sTReeT 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, high floor with south facing view, open chef’s kitchen, marble baths, wood floors, custom upgrades throughout, 1019 sf $4,995

rittenhouse square The CaRlyle 2031 loCusT sTReeT 2 bedrooms plus den, 1 bath, brand new renovation, open floor plan, 958sf $2,200 Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, brand new kitchen, 270 degree city views, 1079 sf $2,400 2 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, brand new kitchen, formal dining room, 1367sf $2,650

258 s. 18Th sTReeT 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, custom home with beautifully appointed open kitchen, designer baths, lots of natural light $2,600

The lanesBoRouGh 1601 loCusT sTReeT 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, chefs kitchen, magnificent entertaining space, luxurious master suite, 3467 sf $9,750 The WaRWiCK 1701 loCusT sTReeT 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 270 degree city views, wood floord, designer kitchen, marble baths, 2,000sf $5,200 2 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, custom upgrades throughout, excellent natural light, 2421 sf $5,500

aCademy house 1420 loCusT sTReeT 1 bedroom, high floor, city views, brand new kit. and bath, new carpet and freshly painted, 860 sf $1,800 WanamaKeR house Townhome on Chancellor Street, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, magnificent bathrooms, direct access to building garage, 1300sf $2,550 old City/soCiety hill soCieTy hill ToWeRs 200-220 loCusT sTReeT units include all utilities Studio, treetop views of Society Hill, floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closet, 540 sf $1,150 Studio, high floor, panoramic southern views, lots of light $1,250

washington square hopKinson house 604 s. WashinGTon sqauRe 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, balcony atop Washington Square, excellent closet space, 1200sf $2,590 sTRiCKland RoW 1020 spRuCe sTReeT Spacious 1 bedroom unit, overlooking Spruce Street, high ceilings, lots of light, 956 sf $1,425 water front pieR 5 7 n. ColumBus BoulevaRd tri level, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, firpeplace, excellent closet space, large balcony, 2229 sf $2,750 CommerCial sPaCe 2031 Locust Street Professional Office Space in secure apartment building, 1058 sf $1,350 250 S. 18th Street – Prime ground floor corner retail/office space on Rittenhouse Square, 1857 sf $3,000 NNN 127 S. 18th - Prime ground floor retail space on one of the city’s hottest blocks, less than one block from Rittenhouse Square, 710sf $7,500 NNN 1601 Locust Street - 1st floor and lower level of prestigious Lanesborough condo, ideal for restaurant or offices, 4700 sf

2031 locust street 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, new kitchen, 1367 sf

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The Lanesborough 1601 Locust street

Brand new entire floor home with extravagant millwork and other custom details, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3467 sf

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1xx dudley - Original h/w fls, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, great block $174,900 3xx WhArtOn - large 3 story in need of renovation $160,000 2xx WAtKins st - Tree lined block, two large bedrooms e/closets, needs renovation $142,500 1xx mOrris - large three story, three working fireplaces, master suite with deck/ four bedrooms total, two full one powder room. large yard. Finished basement. $275,000 14xx e. mOyAmensing AVe - Three story, two bedrooms, skylights, ultra modern large yard. $219,000

23xx e. Albert st - 3Bed, Brick Front. Available Immediately $89,000

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16xx s. beAulAh st. - Newer front, 3 brs, 1 bath, complete renovation $184,900

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800-514-3235 Washington square West 830 Pine - two bedroom one bath with a new kitchen. Heat & hot water, incl. Laundry on Premises. Available 10/1 $1,300 834 Pine Street - Studio available 10/1. Hardwood floors. All utilities included. Laundry on Premises $825

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4xx CrOss st. - New construction, three story home with master suite /deck. Three bedrooms total and two full baths, all new... Must see. $244,900

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4xx WOlF - large main st home three bedrooms 1.5 Baths needs TlC. $115,000

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1xx dAly - Brick front, 2 bedrooms, one bath, cute street $119,0000 9xx CrOss - newer front, 3 bed, 1.5 bath, immediate possession $174,900 16xx PACKer AVe - corner house, three bedrooms, two full baths $249,900 1xx tree - two bedroom $135,000.

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25xx s. PhiliP st. - total rehab, new front, three bed.1.5 baths $195,000

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23xx s. 11th - well maintained 3 BR home, newer front $164,900 31xx WhArtOn - 16x36 garage, 17’ ceilings perfect for contractor or car storage commissary carts l4 17xx jACKsOn - large corner property, 3 bedrooms, Needs TlC $175,000

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BELLA VISTA 13xx Annin st. - Total renovation, three bedroom, 1.5 baths, modern kitchen, finished basement. ReDUCeD. $234,900 10xx tAsKer st. - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, large yard, Near Passyunk Ave., Needs Updating $229,000

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3xx gerritt st. - Fully restored and rehabbed, original wide blank floors, period windows, fin. basement, c/a wonderful newe kitchen, one beddroom, extra large bath, w/lg closet, great yard/slate. Move in Condition. ReDUCeD TO $192,000

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14xx e. mOymensing AVe. - POrCh FrOnt hOme on main street w/, front garden.Three bedrooms. $229,000

Suite with Skylight, Center City View,

18xx s. 2nd st. - Vacant land, corner lot 16x69, $105,900.

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extra roomy, master suite with views of c.c. three bedrooms, 2.5 baths. large rear patio. a must see $324,900.

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TWO BEDROOMS 617 Reed St 2 Brs., 2.5 Baths, 1600 sq.ft.,c/a,, w&d, deck, parking 609 S. 48th (UPENN area) 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath coin-operated washer & dryer in basement 2020 Walnut (Wanamaker Hse) 2 Brs., 2 Bths, / central air, w&d, gym, pool 111 S.15th St #2208 Large upgraded 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, c/a, w & d

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COMMERCIAL 25th & Wharton Sts. G-2 warehouses, garages, offices, 800sq. ft to 16,000 sq. ft avail. $7-$9 sq.ft. 1429 S. 23 rd St 2nd floor, 4500 sq.ft,C-3, bathroom, gas heat, c/a, ramp access $1,500 341 W. Girard Ave (NE Corner 4th & Girard) Retail store, C-2, 800 sq.ft.,bath, c/a, $900 404 South St 1200 sq.ft, retail store, bath, c/a, high traffic great block NNN $4,000 135B South St 1800 Sq.ft. C-2, tri-level retail corner or office former bank NNN $6,400 413 S. Broad St across from Symphony Hse. Approx 2500 sq.ft. bi-level offices, c/a.1.5 bths $2,500

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425-31 E. Wildey St Nothing can compare to this 4600 sq. ft gated estate 1923-1925-2021-2023 w/ garage, 3 bdrms, 2 bths, hrdwd flrs, & N/C 3 to$649,900 4 BR Parrish incredible deck.

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2200 Pine Street • Unit #109 Beaut. restored hist. corner building. Top flr studio unit stunning & bright w/ hrdwd flrs, C.A. & Tax Abat. $219,900 753-757 S. Marshall St

Between 6th & 7th off of Fitzwater 3 Lots $350,000

753-55-57 S. Marshall Street Terrific Investment Opportunity or build your dream home. 3 lots, 45x32. $359,000

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2449 S. Garnet Street Sunlit corner property, 3 bdrms, 2.5 bths, hrdwd flrs, balcony, garage & tx abt. $499,000

110 Watkins Street - Recently rehbbed gorgeous hm w/3bdrms, 2.5 bths, hrdwd flrs,, fp, finished bsmt & landscaped garden. $309,900

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2014 S. 3rd Street Beautifull corner property. 3 bdrms, 2 bths, hrdwd flrs, high ceilings & private dck. $259,900

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148 Fitzgerald Street - Beautiful completely renovated 2 bdrm, 1.5 bth hw w/hrdwd flrs t/o, fin. bsmt & exp. brick & lovely garden. $199,900

1101 S. 2nd Street Coming Soon Phase 3. Beautiful N/C w/ 3 bdrms, 2.5 bths, hrdwd flrs, deck & garage. $499,000

333 Reed Street Prime Development opportunity, lot size 28.9 x 140, 3 story building & huge rear yard behind. Shell condition. $187,800.

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cENtER citY lUXURY coNDoMiNiUMs FoR sAlE! Location

ART MUSEUM

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

tHe PHilaDelPHian

Combined home with 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 baths, large balcony with Art Museum view, upgr. kit. and baths

3,904

$599,000* $170,517 $227,956

$6,369

$858

$5,511

tHe PHilaDelPHian

2 bedrooms, 2 baths with views of the Art Museum and Center City skyline, upd. kit., large private balcony

1876

$439,900

$68,377

$167,041

$3,898

$1,919

$3,360

tHe PHilaDelPHian

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, new wood floors, balcony, Art Museum view, upgraded kitchen and baths

1876

$399,900

$63,582

$159,688

$3,726

$508

$3,219

tHe PHilaDelPHian

1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, upgraded kitchen, ample living space

1258

$164,900

$17,990

$29,284

$1,890

$209

$1,680

Location

AVENUE OF THE ARTS

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

acaDeMy House

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split plan on a high floor, excellent lving and closet spaces, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath & walk-in closet

1314

$379,900

$58,710

$135,098

$3,152

$442

$2,710

acaDeMy House

One bedroom, one bath, upgraded kitchen and bath, Juliet balcony, W/D

705

$289,000

$43,147

$91,067

$2,125

$315

$1,810

Location

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

barclay

3bedroom+den, 3.5 baths, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces

3,293

$2,900,000* $666,174 $609,602

$14,224

$2,906

tHe rittenHouse

Penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, high end finishes and appointments throughout, balcony with city views

3,952

$2,675,000* $837,195 $885,553

$20,663

$4,195

$16,467

lanesborougH

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, very high ceilings, his and hers master baths, custom kitchen, exquisite detail throughout.

3,467

$2,395,000* $557,550 $544,753

$12,711

$2,508

$10,203

220 w. rittenHouse sq.

Magnificent custom home with 3BR’s, 2.5BAs, balcony over Rittenhouse Square, chef’s kit., wonderful enter. space, lavish master suite

3,682

$1,975,000* $477,935 $540,403

$12,609

$2,388

$10,222

tHe warwick

1 bedroom plus den, magnificent city views to the north and south, open kitchen, custom details and finishes throughout, one-of-a kind

2,421

$1,475,000* $349,089 $346,065

$8,075

$1,598

$6,477

tHe warwick

3BR, 3BA, Bamboo flrs., spac. Kit w/custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, marble baths, 3 exposures, gym and hotel services

1,978

$1,350,000* $318,496 $308,302

$7,194

$1,444

$5,750

barclay

3 brs, 3 bas, most rooms have views of Rittenhouse Square, beautifully restored original details throughout

2,338

$1,250,000* $326,409 $350,002

$8,167

$1,584

$6,582

tHe warwick

3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, open floor plan, chef’s kitchen, marble baths, north and south city views

2421

$1,195,000* $285,860 $296,707

$6,923

$1,332

$5,591

1830 rittenHouse square

2 brs + den, 2.5 ba home, lots of nat. light, beautifully maintained original details, great ent. space, lrg. kit.

2,431

$1,185,000* $293,626 $356,745

$8,324

$1,483

$6,841

tHe warwick

2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, marble baths, walk-in-closets, hardwood floors

1,614

$829,000* $198,723 $203,519

$4,749

$830

$3,919

tHe warwick

2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, sun-soaked, wood floors, open kitchen, marble baths

1,614

$799,000* $191,918 $198,231

$4,625

$804

$3,821

Parc rittenHouse

Rarely available south side 2 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood floors, marble bathroom, custom upgr. throughout

1019

$799,900* $190,168 $186,175

$4,344

$777

$3,567

Parc rittenHouse

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, terrace on pool club deck, open custom kitchen, marble baths, wood floors

1,272

$775,000* $185,892 $192,114

$4,483

$772

$3,711

2009 sPruce street

3 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, tri-level condominium, large private deck, luxurious master suite

2,844

$750,000* $180,974 $168,764

$3,938

$803

$3,135

tHe warwick

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, luxurious master suite, marble baths, wood floors, lots of light

1,199

$599,900* $143,842 $128,634

$2,134

$598

$2,404

barclay

Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse Square

1,075

$539,000* $131,596 $143,484

$3,348

$562

$2,786

1900 rittenHouse

1 bedroom, 1 bath, Juliet balcony, upgraded kitchen and bath, lots of light, separate dining room, hardwood floors

1,085

$479,900* $119,104 $132,166

$3,084

$537

$2,547 $2,127

Monthly After Tax Cost

$11,318

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tHe warwick

One bedroom, one bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, custom kitchen

712

$399,900

$56,530

$109,074

$2,545

$418

Parc rittenHouse

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, open kitchen, hardwood floors, marble bath

765

$389,900

$55,466

$112,662

$2,629

$406

$2,223

Parc rittenHouse

1 bedroom, large galley kitchen, open living and dining room, excellent closet space

661

$375,000

$53,518

$106,729

$2,490

$394

$2,096

Parc rittenHouse

Studio with wood floors, marble bath, open kitchen and city view

516

$269,900

$36,571

$74,303

$1,734

$268

$1,465

Location

SOCIETY HILL

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

bank builDing

Brand new 2 BR + den, 2.5 BA home, lots of natural light, wood flrs, open chef’s kitchen, designer baths, services available from adjoining OMNI Hotel

2,025

$1,100,000* $258,737 $256,947

$5,995

$1,127

$4,868

bank builDing

Raw space that can be designed and built into a custom home overlooking Independence Mall

3,068

$950,000* $227,682 $255,277

$5,956

$1,016

$4,940

bank builDing

2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, high-end open kitchen, designer bathrooms

2,117

$799,000* $190,281 $201,402

$4,699

$757

$3,943

bank builDing

Opportunity to create a custom home in a luxury, boutique condominium building on Independence Mall

2017

$575,000* $139,141 $159,045

$3,711

$561

$3,150

society Hill towers

Two bedrooms, one bath, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows

1,200

$399,000

$59,221

$130,914

$3,055

$450

$2,605

society Hill towers

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, unobstructed river views, beautifully upgraded kitchen and bath, wood floors throughout

1,200

$365,000

$56,802

$127,341

$2,971

$432

$2,539

society Hill towers

1 bedroom, 1 bath, bridge and city views, wood floors, upgraded kitchen, potential investment opportunity

700

$279,900

$41,282

$88,346

2,061

$304

$1,757

society Hill towers

One bedroom, high floor, river view, investment opportunity

700

$269,900

$40,459

$88,265

$2,060

$303

$1,756

Location

WASHINGTON SQUARE

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

inDePenDence Place

Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms. 2.5 baths, 2 kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views

4,500

$2,295,000* $553,618 $565,869

$13,204

$2,871

$10,333

inDePenDence Place

Magnificent penthouse with 1 br plus den, 3.5 ba, completely renovated w/ custom finishes throughout, balcony over Wash. Sq, a must see!

3,153

$1,900,000* $458,112 $464,097

$10,829

$2,285

$8,544

tHe liPPincott

Custom 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with high celing, lots of light, open chefs kitchen, luxurious master suite, direct view of Washington Square

1,775

$1,075,000* $254,330 $256,397

$5,983

$1,131

$4,852

inDePenDence Place

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautifully ren. kit. and baths, balc. with city and river views, hdwd. flrs. in living areas

1,977

$825,000* $201,544 $209,714

$4,893

$909

$3,984

inDePenDence Place

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, completely renovated with gourmet kitchen, designer bath, amazing closets

1,118

$479,900* $116,244 $117,081

$2,732

$491

$2,241

HoPkinson House

Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony with views of Washington Square and the river, renovated kitchen and bat

1,063

$329,900

$2,517

$372

$2,145

inDePenDence Place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition

928

$299,900

$44,603

$90,607

$2,114

$345

$1,769

inDePenDence Place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen and bath, custom closets, balcony

928

$269,900

$40,873

$84,279

$1,967

$321

$1,646

$49,186

$107,865

Monthly After Tax Cost

Monthly After Tax Cost

inDePenDence Place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, upgraded kitchen, new fixtures throughout

860

$259,900

$39,486

$78,771

$1,838

$295

$1,543

stricklanD row

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, excellent natural light, wood floors, open kitchen,

1,188

$250,000

$39,541

$103,209

$2,408

$292

$2,116

stricklanD row

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, open kitchen, wood floors

857

$234,000

$36,512

$90,471

$2,111

$270

$1,841

Location

WATERFRONT

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

Pier 3

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, fireplace, terrace off mastersuite, potential investment opportunity

1,300

$259,900

$41,044

$1,985

$99,922

$2,332

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$347

* Based on 20% Down Mortgage

Mortgage Financing available

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Parc riTTenhouse 225 s. 18Th sTreeT

The riTTenhouse • 210 W. riTTenhouse square 2 bedrooms plus den, 2 full and 2 half baths, dramatic sunset view, custom finishes and features throughout, 3952 sf $2,675,000

The WarWick 1701 locusT sTreeT 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split floor plan, open kitchen, wood floors, marble baths, 1199 sf

$599,900

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, brand new home with views of Rittenhouse Square from all rooms, 2 Juliet balconies, custom finishes throughout, 1709 sf

W W W. P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY. C O M

Center City Luxury Condominiums For saLe

$1,475,000

socieTy hill ToWers 210 locusT sTreeT 2 bedrooms, pristine condition, updated kitchen and bath, unobstructed river views, 1200 sf

$365,000

The PhiladelPhian 2401 Pennsylvania ave

1 bedroom, updated hardware and fixtures throughout, balcony, open kitchen, 860 sf

$164,900

1 bedroom, wood floors, renovated kitchen, W/D, 1258 sf

$259,900

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“wE coopERAtE with All REAltoRs®”

P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY August 31 - September 6, 2011

indePendence Place 233 s. 6Th sTreeT

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Philadelphia Weekly 8-31-2011