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  1. Philadelphia Folk Festival: 10 highlights for this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 17 | The Morning Call

    TajMo, the Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band led by Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, performs at the Philadelphia Folk Festival Aug. 20. TajMo, the Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band led by Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, performs at the Philadelphia Folk Festival Aug. 20. Legendary artists, up-and-coming stars, "super-groups," tribute acts and dozens of singer-songwriters that call eastern Pennsylvania home are all performing in one place this weekend. The Philadelphia Folk Festival features more than 100 acts on eight stages erected at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township near Schwenksville in Montgomery County.

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  2. No joke: Musikfest adds comedians and a ComedyPlatzRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | The Morning Call

    Lehigh Valley-raised, New York-based comedian Tyler Rothrock woke up one morning last year with a dream of more standup comedy at Musikfest . "So a lot of my New York friends, I wanted them to come and hang out during Musikfest.

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  3. Review: 'Sister Act' feels good at Pennsylvania PlayhouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | The Morning Call

    Krystle Tate as Deloris and Vicki Montesano as Mother Superior star in 'Sister Act,' the musical comedy at the Pennsylvania Playhouse. Krystle Tate as Deloris and Vicki Montesano as Mother Superior star in 'Sister Act,' the musical comedy at the Pennsylvania Playhouse.

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  4. Allentown planners OK shuttered Croc Rock proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | The Morning Call

    It's the final countdown for downtown Allentown's Crocodile Rock, a shuttered concert venue that once ranked among the world's top 100 similar-sized clubs. The city Planning Commission on Tuesday approved City Center Investment Corp. plans to replace the facility at 520 Hamilton St. with a six-story, mixed-use building.

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  5. Father John Misty, playing Musikfest, wants to go beyond impressions to get to his messageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | The Morning Call

    Released in April, the disc addresses what Misty - real name Josh Tillman - says are "ecclesiastical themes. Like, 'What do we know?' 'Do we really know anything?' 'Is this all a joke?' " "Nothing new, you know?" Misty says in a phone call from his home in Los Angeles.

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  6. Top 5 Concerts of the Coming WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | The Morning Call

    Talk about starting with a bang. When Bethlehem's Musikfest opens its 34th year Friday, it starts with a huge headline concert by a bona fide music legend.

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  7. Theater: Pennsylvania Playhouse presents 'Sister Act'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | The Morning Call

    Krystle Tate as Delores and Vicki Montesano as Mother Superior star in 'Sister Act,' the musical comedy, opening Friday at Pennsylvania Playhouse. Krystle Tate as Delores and Vicki Montesano as Mother Superior star in 'Sister Act,' the musical comedy, opening Friday at Pennsylvania Playhouse.

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  8. Latest: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski indictment expected to be unsealed Wednesday a.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | The Morning Call

    The U.S. Attorney's office has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. news conference and Pawlowski said he plans to have his own news conference once the charges are made public. Pawlowski, who has sworn to remain in office and continue his re-election campaign, was charged Tuesday after being implicated by nine city officials and others who earlier pleaded guilty in the political corruption case that alleges city contracts were awarded in exchange for campaign contributions.

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  9. Pennsylania Shakespeare Festival presents 'As You Like It'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | The Morning Call

    Marnie Schulenburg as Rosalind and Zack Robidas as Orlando star in Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It' at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival through Aug. 6. The show is running in repertory, meaning with the same cast and set, as 'The Three Musketeers.' Marnie Schulenburg as Rosalind and Zack Robidas as Orlando star in Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It' at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival through Aug. 6. The show is running in repertory, meaning with the same cast and set, as 'The Three Musketeers.'

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  10. World-class performers in Lenape seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | The Morning Call

    The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the John Williams score to Jurassic Park while the movie screens July 22 at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. PHOTO COURTESY OF / Philadelphia Orchestra ////FEATURES//// The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the John Williams score to Jurassic Park while the movie screens July 22 at the Mann Center in Philadelphia.

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  11. Top 5 Concerts of the Coming WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Morning Call

    When John Mellencamp wrote the song "Jack & Diane" 35 years ago, with its lyrics "Oh yeah, life goes on/ Long after the thrill of living is gone," he probably didn't envision being twice the age he was then and still performing it. That was when, as he sang in 1987's "Cherry Bomb" just five years later, "we were young and we were improving."

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  12. Top 5 Concerts of the Coming WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | The Morning Call

    Forty years ago, a bunch of Florida upstarts released its debut album to little fanfare, despite great songs such as "Breakdown" and "American Girl" . The disc would go on to be included on Rolling Stone's Top 500 Greatest Albums.

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  13. Insider's Guide: Aquariums within a day trip of Lehigh ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 | The Morning Call

    If DaVinci Science Center builds a 500,000-gallon saltwater tank at its proposed Science City in Easton, it would be the biggest public aquarium in Pennsylvania, far eclipsing the only other major aquarium in the state - Pittsburgh Zoo's 100,000-gallon PPG Aquarium. The $130 million project, an expansion of the Da Vinci Science Center in west Allentown, however will not be as big as regional aquariums such as Adventure Aquarium in Camden and the National Aquarium in Baltimore , both of which feature more than 2 million gallons of tanks. 1 comment

  14. Classical: Philadelphia Orchestra presents 'Lord of the Rings' at the MannRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Morning Call

    The Philadelphia Orchestra will play Howard Shore's score to 'Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,' during a screening of the film June 24 at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Boys Choir will sing.

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  15. Eagles still have reason to believe in Nelson AgholorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | The Morning Call

    SEPTEMBER 11: Nelson Agholor #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles makes a catch for a 35 yard touchdown as Joe Haden #23 of the Cleveland Browns defends during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10.

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  16. Analysis: Cosby facing retrial after jury deadlocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | The Morning Call

    Bill Cosby looks on as Andrew Wyatt, his spokesperson celebrates as they exit the courthouse after a mistrial on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 17, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A US judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after the jury announced that they remained deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict against the fallen television star.

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  17. Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sexual assault trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | The Morning Call

    A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday in the case against Bill Cosby after a jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision, an inconclusive finale to one of the most high-profile sexual assault cases in years. Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in an incident involving former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004.

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  18. Theater: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Fest offers comic spin on Sherlock HolmesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | The Morning Call

    Greg Wood as Sherlock Holmes, Carl N. Wallnau as Dr. Watson and Jacob Dresch as Sir Charles Baskerville in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University. SHOT ON 6/8/17 Greg Wood as Sherlock Holmes, Carl N. Wallnau as Dr. Watson and Jacob Dresch as Sir Charles Baskerville in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University.

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  19. Lehigh Valley directors, stories featured in SouthSide Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Morning Call

    'The Billboard Boys' is a documentary feature about the three men who sat on a billboard in Whitehall Township to win a mobile home. It screens June 16 and June 17 at the festival.

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  20. Top 5 Concerts of the Coming WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Morning Call

    When Mumford and Sons released its third album, "Wilder Mind," in 2015, it was criticized for changing its winning Americana style to indie rock. With the perspective of two years, and the benefit of hearing the old and new songs juxtaposed on the new album "Live From South Africa: Dust & Thunder," you can see how well the new disc fits into Mumford and Sons' catalog.

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