Staff Picks: The Best Events This October

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Mark Knopfler

Oct. 17 at the Academy of Music

Recommended by J.F. Pirro

The former Dire Straits frontman arrives in Center City this month, still touring behind Tracker, released this past spring. Knopfler’s eighth solo album further defines his singular sound and catalog of insightful yet down-home, bluesy working-class folk narratives delivered with precise, poetic lyrics. His incomparable guitar picking often makes it sound like the instrument is crying for his subjects. Visit

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