September 5, 2016 |
Ron Howard's new Beatles movie, Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years , is being advertised with a trailer that begins with a familiar voice saying: "This is the greatest phenomenon in the century thus far. " That 1964 assessment came from a 21-year-old radio reporter at Miami's top-40 WFUN. Fifty-two years later, Philadelphians will instantly recognize the unmistakable voice of a young Larry Kane. The legendary local newsman has a significant on-screen presence in the movie due to his unique, front-row seat to the Beatles' invasion of America.
August 28, 2016 |
The name of this Tupelo, Miss., hip-hop brother act of Khalif and Aaquil Brown is "drummer's ear" spelled backward. This Mike WiLL Made-It -produced infectious Lennon and McCartney boast is from the new Sremmlife 2.
August 19, 2016
Olympian White accused Olympic snowboarder and bajillion-time X Games medalist Shaun White has been accused of sexual harassment by his former Bad Things bandmate Lena Zawaideh . In a lawsuit, Zawaideh claims White sexually harassed her, forced her to watch pornography, and did not pay her after she was fired from the band. To illustrate her case, she also included text messages White allegedly sent her. "Many years ago, I exchanged texts with a friend who is now using them to craft a bogus lawsuit," White said in a statement.
July 14, 2016 |
In times of trouble, you could find yourself in far more unpleasant places than South Philadelphia on a breezy summer evening listening to Paul McCartney sing Beatles songs. Which is what a privileged-to-be-there sold-out Citizens Bank Park crowd got to do Tuesday evening, finding refuge from the 24-hour bad-news cycle with the master of the cheerily melodic pop song just three nights after Billy Joel had filled the Phillies-stadium-turned-senior-citizen-rocker showplace, which will also host Bruce Springsteen later this summer.
July 2, 2016 |
July is upon us! Big-name concerts hit the city and, as you may have heard, likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her buddies will hang out in South Philly. Here are some can't-miss events in July: Billy Joel Bucks County native Christina Perri ("Jar of Hearts") will open up for Long Island's favorite son. Billy Joel has made it a habit of playing Citizens Bank Park every summer - this is his third year in a row playing the Phillies' home turf. As of press time, tickets were still available.
March 2, 2016 |
For its 39th season, the Philly Pops continues its successful formula, presenting highlights from pop, rock, jazz, and Broadway. The roster includes tributes to the Beatles, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fleetwood Mac, and Les Misérables . Designing a season from the vast pop genre represents a juggling act for Michael Krajewski, in his third season as music director. (He has just signed on for three more years.) Five shows must offer familiar fare to an audience that relates to music from previous generations.
February 7, 2016
Death of a Salesman (Curio Theatre Company). Arthur Miller's depiction of the American family and the American dream, troubled, smeary, and tragic. Friday through March 5. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (Kimmel Center at the Merriam Theater). We never heard of these guys, but we're told they're pretty good - especially in a multimedia spectacular like this one. Thursday through Feb. 14. Sense and Sensibility (People's Light). Jane Austen's tale of women and men, singlehood and marriage, comes to the stage in a new adaptation.
December 25, 2015 |
The Beatles - or at least the folks who publish the hallowed band's music - are giving a big holiday gift to the universe. It's all too much. On Wednesday, the official TheBeatles.com website announced that as of 12:01 a.m. Philadelphia time on Christmas Eve, the band's entire catalog will be available for streaming on nine of the major streaming service providers, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and Amazon's Prime Music....
December 20, 2015
Beatles, "1+" (Capitol). Gift-giving season could not arrive without an enticing option for that Fab Four fan in your family, now could it? This set pairs the 27 No. 1 hits on the 2001 greatest-hits package titled, simply, 1 - the biggest-selling album of the '00s, by the way - with 27 short promotional films that went along with them, correctly casting the Liverpool lads as innovators in the realm of video, along with everything else....
October 23, 2015 |
NO ONE BROKE into the Haddon Township apartment to snatch Brendan Creato, police said, and the boy wasn't sexually assaulted before he died. That's the first new information released in the death of the 3-year-old since last week when the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said an autopsy could not determine a cause and manner of death. The boy was found dead on Oct. 13 in a wooded area near the Cooper River about a half-mile from the apartment where his father, DJ Creato, lived. Authorities have released little information on the case and have not said whether there were any suspects or whether neighbors had reason to be afraid.