"Onward and upward," said Stein.
Also in the radio world: Sports-talk station 97.5 The Fanatic has announced that it has picked up Rutgers football, joining WOR in New York City and WCTC in New Brunswick. The station previously had carried a few games here and there.
Papadakis honored in Greece Constantine Papadakis
, the Drexel president who died in April 2009, has been remembered in his birthplace, Meskla, on the Greek island of Crete. Philly sculptor Zenos Frudakis
, who shares Papadakis' Cretan heritage, created a life-size bronze bust of the educator, and it was dedicated on Saturday in a ceremony attended by his widow, Eliana
, and their daughter, Maria
. The town square has been dedicated in his name.
" 'Taki' posed in his home for the bust up until about three weeks before he passed away," Frudakis says. "He in fact handed me a suit and said, 'Put me in this suit, and make sure you include the Drexel pin on my lapel.' "
And so it is.
Philadelphia Improv Theater's three resident companies (Activity Book, Fletcher, and King Friday) all have prime-time bookings at this weekend's Del Close Marathon in New York, billed as the largest improv-comedy festival in the world. Executive director Greg Maughan
will do a middle-of-the-night show (as the main venue runs 24 hours a day for the weekend) at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
Center City's Sylvia Kauders
turns up at 11 p.m. Tuesday on the FX comedy Louie
. Kauders, an actress of a certain age, uses a deadly weapon - her pocketbook - to chase two thugs seeking to rob a grocery.
Local sports bar Chickie's & Pete's is known to exercise legal diligence in protecting its trademark on the term Crab Fries. The Northern Liberties bar P.Y.T. serves spiced fries billed as Totally Not Crab Fries™, so there can be no confusion.
The Alliance Française de Philadelphie is not prejudiced when it comes to its fall classes on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. They're held in English House.
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