August 6, 2016 |
Just because his father is Waylon Jennings and his mother is Jessi Colter doesn't mean you should call Shooter Jennings an outlaw. The genre-jumping musician, loping vocalist, and provocative lyricist is barely even country, what with his leaps into dystopian hard rock ( Black Ribbons ), sleek arena blues ( Electric Rodeo ), and smoked-hammy Euro disco (the recently released Countach (For Giorgio) , a tribute to Giorgio Moroder). Still, he knows that you're out there, digging on his EP of George Jones covers, Don't Wait Up (For George)
June 30, 2016 |
Michael L. Pedicine, 98, of Ardmore, a popular local musician who placed his family above his career, died of pneumonia Sunday, June 26, at his home. In the 1950s, his version of "Shake a Hand" became a national hit, but Mr. Pedicine chose to remain where he felt most at home: the Philadelphia area. Mr. Pedicine started playing the saxophone at age 9, and by 10 was a regular on the local radio show The Horn & Hardart Children's Hou r, playing live every Sunday for eight years, granddaughter Christine Gatta said.
May 27, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for developer Carl Dranoff to build a luxury apartment and retail complex on the Main Line, ending a challenge by residents to stop the decade-old Ardmore project. In an order that consisted of a single sentence, the state's highest court affirmed a Commonwealth Court ruling late last year allowing state grant money to be used to help build Dranoff's One Ardmore Place. Residents in the Save Ardmore Coalition had argued that the $60 million, eight-story complex of high-end apartments, a parking garage, and street-level shops and restaurants was a misappropriation of state tax dollars.
April 28, 2016
ISSUE | DEVELOPMENT Ardmore no longer needs Dranoff project Downtown Ardmore is a very different place than it was in 2008, when Lower Merion Township joined forces with developer Carl Dranoff to spur revitalization ("In Ardmore, a fight over funding for development," April 17). Since 2012, when Dranoff's proposed Ardmore station project was shifted from the train station to the Cricket Avenue parking lot, 267 residences have been built or planned within a half-mile of the SEPTA station - all without public subsidies.
April 18, 2016 |
Things should have been easy after Lower Merion Township announced plans a decade ago for a redevelopment of downtown Ardmore, a Main Line town with its own Amtrak and SEPTA train stop. The township picked a private developer. He planned to spend millions to rebuild a puny, aging train station and surround it with a multistory complex of luxury residences, parking, and shops. The state agreed to kick in up to $15 million. But what transpired instead is a big-money saga now before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that focuses on a highly political grant pool controlled by the governor and state lawmakers.
March 17, 2016
When the little Japanese grocery called Maido! closed its original location in Narberth, cooks seeking a local store for kombu, hand-pounded mochi rice cakes, or a wide range of imported furikake rice seasonings went into withdrawal. More important, Maido's lunch counter, known for homey rice bowls topped with chicken katsu in thick curry gravy and for tender gyu don beef stewed in sweet soy broth, was missed. Well, Maido! reemerged in the fall in a bright new space in Ardmore.
March 13, 2016 |
Seven Philadelphia-area "hipster" zip codes - five in the city, and Ardmore and Upper Darby - are among the top 30 nationally for profitable home flipping, says RealtyTrac, the Irvine, Calif., foreclosure search engine. RealtyTrac analyzed single-family homes and condos flipped (sold twice within a 12-month period) in 2015 in more than 15,000 zip codes nationwide and identified the top 30 so-called "hipster" zip codes for flipping. Flips in most of these local zip codes account for relatively few of the total home sales in 2015 - 3.3 percent in Upper Darby to 12.9 percent in 19146, comprising Southwest Center City and Point Breeze.
March 1, 2016 |
Anders Osborne may have been born in Sweden, but since arriving in New Orleans in 1985 - where he's now part of Louisiana's firmament - he's become one of the sturdiest, much-loved voices of rough-and-tumble Americana, buoyant blues and MOR rock. Recording plucky albums like 2013's Peace , being a pal-participant to Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, playing Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday with Amy Helm - herself, a scion and patron saint of Nu-Americana as the daughter of the late, legendary Levon Helm - all show what Osborne has become since landing in the United States.
February 19, 2016 |
Don't you wonder sometimes 'Bout sound and vision? David Bowie asked that question. So did Kaki King, and it inspired her solo multimedia show The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body , which she will perform at the Ardmore Music Hall on Sunday night. Philly harpist Mary Lattimore will open. King, 36, is a much-lauded guitarist known for her virtuosic skills and diverse, unpredictable albums. She has released records of precise acoustic guitar instrumentals ( Everybody Loves You )
February 14, 2016
Now you see PUNGE. Now you don't. That's because this amazingly fresh double IPA was one of the latest issues in the weekly spontaneous can series from Tired Hands' Fermentaria. And it was gone in a blink. Owner and brewchief Jean Broillet IV has always stoked long lines for special releases at the original Tired Hands Brew Cafe. At his larger Fermentaria in Ardmore, the arrival of an in-house canning line has given Broillet the flexibility to can two special hop-centric beers at will each week and announce their sale with just a day's notice via social media (@tiredhandsbeer)