The WIN Awards honor people who promote and present positive images of women and girls in film and the media.
Tops in Chinese food Michael Wei's
Bryn Mawr institution Yangming was named the top U.S. Chinese restaurant last week in San Francisco at the Top 100 Chinese Restaurant Awards, given out by the trade pub Chinese Restaurant News. Other locals on the overall list: Concerto Fusion Cuisine (2 S. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville, at No. 5), Joy Tsin Lau (1026 Race St., at No. 16), Wok (1613 Walnut St., at No. 28), and HK Golden Phoenix (911 Race St., at No. 79.) Wei and Susanna Foo were also cited as celebrity restaurateurs.
opening Tuesday at the Walnut Street Theatre, director Malcolm Black
, assistant director Ashley Kerns
, and actors Rob McClure
and Dan Olmstead
went to the Kimmel Center to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin
perform Mozart's Requiem
. This was an eye-opener - rather, an ear-opener - for McClure, who plays Mozart. He called it "the closest to being inside of Mozart's mind that I'll ever be." The upshot: A Walnut rep says Black noticed a new intensity in McClure's portrayal.
CBS Radio's Philly management - Marc Rayfield
, Jim Loftus
, Andy Bloom
, and Steve Butler
- got a surprise last week during corporate meetings in San Diego. Network brass awarded them the inaugural CBS Market of the Year, over the company's 130 markets.
Some Southeastern Pennsylvania companies are contributing to Tuesday's inauguration of Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. Based on information provided by the inauguration committee, Cafe Excellence of Audubon will provide coffee; Select Event Rentals of King of Prussia will handle tables, chairs, dance floor, and some catering supplies; Phillips Mushrooms of Kennett Square will send mushrooms; Asher's Chocolates of Souderton will send candy; and Chadds Ford Winery is donating red, white, and blush wines.
Fire trucks visited Bradley Cooper's
parents' house on Rydal Road in Rydal late Sunday. The news site TMZ reported that a small fire had spread from the fireplace. The actor, his mother, and his girlfriend Renée Zellweger
were reportedly uninjured. Cooper and Zellweger are in town while he finishes work on Limitless
Monday brought the retinkered lineup on talk station WPHT (1210), which now has Michael Smerconish
on his new 3-to-7 p.m. shift and is missing Glenn Beck
and Sean Hannity
. Neither has a local radio outlet yet, though Hannity can be heard on New York's WABC (770).
Gospel hero Marvin Sapp will perform after the Sixers-Suns game Jan. 24 at the Wells Fargo Center.
That was actor David Morse (Hack, The Green Mile) joining the burger nostalgists in line last week at the revived Gino's Burgers on Route 202 in King
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