Arts & Culture

For more than 30 years, rock band King’s X has been performing, recording and touring with its unique brand of soulful, Beatle-esque, prog-leaning, psychedelic and infectious hard rock. Loved by its small legion of adoring fans and revered by musicians across all rock genres, the criminally underrated power trio never really broke huge like it should have, even when the group was in rotation on MTV and rock radio or performing on massive stages like Woodstock ’94 or opening for the likes of AC/DC.

We know a lot of you adore summer, and we get it. Picnics, sidewalk dining, outdoor concerts, beaches, sun and warm weather are a lot of people’s jam — one that they spend nine months of the year pining for.

THE BEAT GOES ON: E Street band member, drummer and tireless bandleader Max Weinberg is bringing his four-piece band, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, to Philly, where he invites the audience to create the night’s set list — which could be anything and everything from the Beatles and the Stones to Springsteen classics and deep cuts, 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-222-1400.

 Bisexual filmmaker Desiree Akhavan’s sophomore feature, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” is a sensitive adaptation of Emily M. Danforth’s celebrated novel about the title character (Chloë Grace Moretz) being sent to a gay conversion-therapy program called God’s Promise. After Cameron is caught making out with Coley (Quinn Shephard), her best friend from Bible study, her aunt Ruth (Kerry Butler) sends her away to “straighten” her out.

I had a few relatives visit me last week and when the conversation turned to gay stuff — I don’t even recall what — one of my cousins laughed and said, “Can you ask the community to stop adding letters to the alphabet? It’s hard to keep up!”


Whether as a playwright, a performer-actor or a producer with the recently late, great Orbiter 3 company, South Philadelphia’s James Ijames seems incapable of making bad decisions or wrong-headed moves.

STILL PUSHING IT REAL GOOD: Pioneering female hip-hop group Salt N’ Pepa is headlining “I Love the ‘90s” alongside classic rap acts like Coolio, 2 Live Crew, Rob Base and Biz Markie, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 609-365-1300.

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