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  • Steve Martin & Martin Short

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  • Lewis Black

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Sigur Ros

October 8, 2016

Known for their capacity to create expansive otherworldly soundscapes, Iceland's adventurous post-rock vanguards Sigur Ross are true originals, shaping their musical vision into an incandescent career that has garnered them worldwide acclaim and a legion of like-minded fans.

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Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter

October 9, 2016

A woman who needs no introduction, Joan Baez shaped the face of modern folk music with her powerful songs of protest. With a penchant for poetic lyricism and a soprano voice akin to that of an angel, her legacy spans 55 years and 30 albums, also covering a range of genres and styles. Perhaps best known as one of the most familiar faces of the folk movement of the early sixties, her collaborators include Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohan and Ryan Adams.

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Anthony Bourdain

October 26, 2016

To help celebrate the launch of his new cookbook Appetites, globe-trotting, action-hunting chef Anthony Bourdain is heading out on a new tour. Bourdain has promised his shows will be "an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world."

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Steve Martin & Martin Short

October 28 - 29, 2016

Martin meets Martin in this extraordinary meeting of two of modern comedy's greatest entertainers. Steve Martin and Martin Short present 'A Very Stupid Conversation', a Q&A style conversation between the two comedians and the audience with a musical twist. Featuring special guests 'The Steep Canyon Rangers', expect an evening of banjo-tinged interludes and singing punctuated by the side-splitting humour and charisma of these comedy greats.

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Lewis Black

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November 5, 2016

The twice Grammy-winning Lewis Black is the perfect demonstration of that rare comic, who can cause you to laugh while making compelling points about the absurdity of the world around you. He brings this talent to his latest show.

Academy of Music

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Year opened: 1857
  • Capacity: 2500
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Built in 1857, the Academy of Music is one of Philadelphia's oldest arts venues and the country's oldest continually-used opera house! Once the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, today the Academy hosts touring Broadway shows each year as well as classical and pop concerts, and live comedy.

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Estia - Philadelphia
0.02 mi away at 1405 Locust Street

Bliss
0.05 mi away at 220 South Broad Street

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Patriot Parking
0.12 mi away at 220 S. Sydenham St.

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0.15 mi away at 1305 Walnut St.

The Convention Center Parking Facility - Self Park
0.44 mi away at 1324 Arch St.

Love Park Garage
0.45 mi away at 1590 Arch St.

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0.04 mi away at 237 South Broad Street
3 Star, Prices from $89


0.07 mi away at 200 South Broad Street
4 Star, Prices from $149

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