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Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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  • Amanda Palmer "Drowning In The Sound" Bailen "Something Tells Me" Better Oblivion Community Center "Dylan Thomas" David Gray "The Sapling" Gregory Alan Isakov "Dark Dark Dark" Guster "Look Alive" Jenny Lewis "Wasted Youth" Josh Ritter "Ground Don't Want Me" Phosphorescent "New Birth In New England" Sharon Van Etten "Seventeen" Yola "Ride Out In The Country” Adia Victoria “Different Kind Of Love” Foals “Exits” The Head And The Heart “Missed Connection” J.s. Ondara “Saying Goodbye” Leyla Mccalla “The Capitalist Blues” Robert Ellis “When You’re Away”


  • Hozier “Nina Cried Power”
  • Neko Case “Bad Luck”
  • Belly “Super-Connected”
  • Dawes “Living In The Future”
  • Low Cut Connie “Beverly”
  • The Record Company “I’m Getting Better (And I’m Feeling It Right Now)”
  • Amos Lee “No More Darkness, No More Light”
  • John Prine “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)”
  • The War And Treaty “Healing Tide”
  • Angelique Kidjo “Crosseyed And Painless”
  • The Suffers “Do Whatever”
  • Dr. Dog “Go Out Fighting”
  • Dessa “Fire Drills”
  • Rayland Baxter “Casanova”
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan “The Rest Is Yet To Come”
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise “Fever Pitch”
  • Ry Cooder with The Hamiltones “Straight Street”

Join us for Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia as Jealous of the Birds perform a live midday concert on Friday, September 20.

Showtime: 12 noon | Doors: 11:30 am

The show is free with advance registration.

Maximum of two (2) free tickets per registrant email address.

Jealous of the Birds will be performing at Dawson Street Pub on September 26, October 3, 10, and 17. Visit the XPN Concert Calendar for more details.

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Release Date: February 1, 2019
Release Label: Atlantic Records

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The Met
Sunday, October 13

Fill out the form to enter to win a pair
(2) tickets!

Only one entry per person. Entry Deadline: 09/19/2019 at 11:59pm.

Contest Rules

Listen to the first show on Fri Sept 20 at 7pm

John Morrison is a Philadelphia based DJ, Producer, and writer. Born and raised in Philly, John began writing for local Hip Hop publications and Punk zines as a teenager.

John currently works as a freelance journalist. His work has appeared in WXPN/The Key, The Grammys/Recording Academy, The City Paper, Red Bull Music Academy, Jazz Right Now, Jazz Tokyo, Bandcamp Daily, and more.

As a musician, John primarily creates dusty, sample-based Hip Hop beats, recently crafting remixes for Record Breakin' Ensemble, Career Crooks and King Britt's Fhloston Paradigm. In 2016, John released his debut Instrumental Hip Hop album Southwest Psychedelphia, a cosmic, trip through a day in the life in Southwest Philadelphia. John's music has appeared in films such as Resistance: The Battle of Philadelphia, Marie Alarcon's 2018 experimental documentary Witness and radio play from WPRB, WKDU, WFMU, and BBC Radio.

Check out John's last 5 posts on The Key

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September's Artist To Watch is Tyler Childers.
September 2019 CD of the Month
University Overview
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Institutional Giving Coordinator

Job Profile Title
Grants Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
The Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to identify, prepare, write, submit and manage grant proposals to government, corporate, individual, and foundation funding sources.

This is a part-time role. Please note that the posted pay range for this role reflects a full-time pay instead of part-time pay range; again, this is a part-time role.

The pay range reflects a 40 hour a week full time equivalent salary.

Job Description
WXPN, a public media service of the University of Pennsylvania, is seeking a creative, results-oriented professional with a passion for arts and culture to be the Institutional Giving Coordinator; this position plays a key role in realizing WXPN’s mission to connect artists and audiences. The Coordinator will work closely with the WXPN executive team and membership colleagues to raise funds from foundations and corporations to support WXPN’s nonprofit, public service. This is a 20 hour a week part-time position with University benefits. The Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to identify, prepare, write, submit and manage grant proposals to government, corporate, individual, and foundation funding sources. In addition, the IG Coordinator serves as the WXPN liaison with the Office of Research Services at Penn, formalizes relations with family foundations currently managed by the MGO, and helps identify new funding opportunities.

Minimum 1 to 2 years grant writing experience. Minimum 2 to 3 account/project management experience at a nonprofit. Excellent writing, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to maintain a fine attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment.

Preferred Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as English, marketing, communications, organizational development, writing, etc. Experience working at an arts & culture focused nonprofit. Experience working within a college or university infrastructure. Proven track record in donor cultivation and securing support from Institutional Giving sources. Salesforce proficiency. Passion for music.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
President's Center

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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How To Apply
Formal application for this position MUST be made through the University of Pennsylvania Online Employment System on the https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/careers-at-penn website.

Deadline for Applications: September 27, 2019
No phone calls, please.

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this week, WXPN will present the ancestor of all music festivals as it all went down — a radio exclusive that includes all of the festival’s archived audio, from the music to the stage announcements to the rain delays.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15th at 5:07 p.m., #XPNStock will showcase newly reconstructed audio archives of each of Woodstock’s 32 performances over four days, from Richie Havens’ opening set to Jimi Hendrix’s closing one and everything in between, in as close to real time as possible. Tune in to hear the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more — just as they sounded in 1969 during the weekend that would shape a generation.

During this time, portions of our specialty programming will be preempted including Funky Friday, the Blues Show, and Sleepy Hollow. Additionally, The Geator’s Rock & Roll Rhythm and Blues Express, Star’s End, and the Indie Rock Hit Parade will be preempted for Woodstock sets. Thursday evening’s Echoes will be aired at 2 a.m. on Friday. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. David Dye will host a special 1969 edition of the #XPN5050. Full schedule details can be found below.

Woodstock — As It Happened — 50 Years On is possible thanks to Rhino Entertainment’s Back to the Garden, a new Woodstock 50th anniversary collection that attempts to take the event that defined a generation back to its roots.

Schedule (all listed times are in EST)

Thursday, August 15
5:07 p.m. — Richie Havens
7:10 p.m. — Swami Satchidanadna
7:30 p.m. — Sweetwater
8:30 p.m. — Bert Sommer
9:20 p.m. — Tim Hardin
10:20 p.m. — Ravi Shankar
(Echoes is airing at 2AM on Friday)
11:20 p.m. — Melanie
11:55 p.m. — Arlo Guthrie

Friday, August 16
12:55 a.m. — Joan Baez
12:30 p.m. — Quill
1:20 p.m. — Country Joe McDonald
2 p.m. — Santana
3:30 p.m. — John B. Sebastian
(portions of Funky Friday will be preempted
4:45 p.m. — The Keef Hartley Band
6 p.m. — The Incredible String Band
7:30 p.m. — Canned Heat
9 p.m. — Mountain
10:30 p.m. — Grateful Dead
(The Indie Rock Hit Parade is preempted)

Saturday, August 17
12:30 a.m. — Creedence Clearwater Revival
2 a.m. — Janis Joplin
3:30 a.m. — Sly & The Family Stone
5 a.m. — The Who
(Portions of Sleepy Hollow with Chuck Elliot will be preempted)
8 a.m. — Jefferson Airplane
(Please note: David Dye will host a special 1969 XPN 5050 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m)
2 p.m. — Joe Cocker
(The Geator’s Rock and Roll Rhythm & Blues Express is preempted)
6:30 p.m. — Country Joe & The Fish
(Portions of The Blues Show with Jonny Meister will be preempted)
8:15 p.m. — Ten Years After
10 p.m. — The Band

Sunday, August 18
12 a.m. — Johnny Winter
(Star’s End with Chuck Van Zyl is preempted)
1:30 a.m. — Blood, Sweat & Tears
3 a.m. — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
(Portions of Sleepy Hollow with Keith Kelleher and Julian Booker will be preempted)
6 a.m. — The Butterfield Blues Band
7:30 a.m. — Sha Na Na
9 a.m. — Jimi Hendrix

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