September 7, 2015 |
Meghan Harrington left Boston with three friends at 5 a.m. Saturday for Philadelphia. Music, beer, and revelry beckoned. By 6 p.m., the four women rested on a park bench at the edge of Made in America on the Ben Franklin Parkway, drinking cans of Bud Light acquired for $12 each and a 30-minute wait in line. Tired? Yeah, right. "Beyoncé could keep me going for days without sleep," said Harrington, 29, a teacher. The four women joined a crowd of nearly 70,000 - making this two-day Made in America festival, the fourth annual Jay Z-created and Budweiser-backed spectacle, the largest yet. Three weeks before Pope Francis will draw hundreds of thousands to the Parkway, the swelling crowd generated some problems.
June 26, 2015 |
SEPTEMBER in Philadelphia just got a little crazier. Three weeks before Pope Francis , we're getting the queen. Queen Bey that is. Beyonce is returning to her hubby, Jay Z 's (and Budweiser's), Made in America festival Sept. 5 and 6 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Gosh, it helps to marry well when you need to book talent. Last year Kanye West played Philadelphia, when the festival had a second stage in Los Angeles. This year the L.A. component is gone, so it's all Philly.
February 5, 2015 |
Queen Bey kicks off vegan biz Cavort in delighted bliss, oh, ye healthy eaters! Beyoncé has come to your rescue - including here in Philly! With her trainer and biz partner Marco Borges , Bey has just started 22 Days Nutrition, a home-delivery vegan food service. And they deliver to Philly, yo! Meals run between $9 and $15, and they tell us they're pure, good stuff, fresh, never frozen, much like Bey her lovely self. Bey and hub Jay Z went famously vegan for a time in 2013, Instagramming their food, even (but what filters did they use?
September 18, 2013 |
THERE'S it-barely-qualifies-as-news about four of our biggest music stars: * Beyonce had another run-in with a fan the other night, at her concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Denmark, earlier this year, a male fan slapped her million-dollar behind. At another show her hair got caught in a fan of the electric kind. This time, while performing "Irreplaceable" on a small stage surrounded by those who adore her, a burly dude who'd forgotten his shirt grabbed Queen Bey and almost pulled her offstage.
August 19, 2013 |
Aisha Bey, 70, owner of Aisha's Herbals, a maker and distributor of herbal teas and remedies, died of heart failure Monday, July 29, at her home in Orinda, Calif. The former Jennifer Baker Fleming was born in New York City, graduated from Collingswood High School in 1961, and earned a bachelor's degree in social work at the Philadelphia campus of Antioch College in 1975. She was the author of Stopping Wife Abuse: A Guide to the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Implications, published by Anchor Press in 1979.
April 10, 2013 |
TATTLE WONDERED if Beyonce and Jay-Z would get any pushback regarding their anniversary trip to Cuba, and sure enough . . . U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart , of Florida, have written to the U.S. Department of Treasury expressing concern about the trip. In the letter, both said that they represent a community that has been "deeply and personally harmed by the Castro regime's atrocities. " "The restrictions on tourism travel are commonsense measures meant to prevent U.S. dollars from supporting a murderous regime that opposes U.S. security interests at every turn and which ruthlessly suppresses the most basic liberties of speech, assembly and belief," the Republican lawmakers wrote.
December 7, 2012 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - Peyton Manning threw his 30th touchdown pass of the season on the game's opening drive, and the Denver Broncos rolled to their eighth straight victory, beating the Oakland Raiders, 26-13, on Thursday night. Knowshon Moreno ran for 119 yards and a score on a career-high 32 carries, and Matt Prater kicked four field goals for the Broncos (10-3), who moved a half-game ahead of New England and Baltimore for the second-best record in the AFC. Denver visits Baltimore next week in a game that will help decide who gets a first-round playoff bye. Carson Palmer threw one interception that thwarted a possible scoring chance for the Raiders (3-10)
October 14, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, Austria, has died. Marita Ruiter, who exhibited Mr. Bey's photos in her Luxembourg gallery, told the Austria Press Agency on Tuesday that he had died in Vienna on Sept. 30 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease and was cremated Monday. Born in Austria as Gilbert Selahettin Schultavey, the son of a Turkish diplomat, Mr. Bey assumed his stage name shortly after moving to the United States with his Jewish Czech mother from Vienna to escape the Nazis and being discovered by talent scouts from Warner Bros.
January 13, 2012 |
AFTER COMPLAINANT Anthony Bey accused police of conducting an illegal search of his Frankford home and physically assaulting his brother in 2010, an Internal Affairs investigation exonerated the officers, and allegations of abuse were not sustained. On Tuesday, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey backed a number of recommendations made by a civilian Police Advisory Commission panel, whose investigation of the case found evidence of abuse. It is the first panel opinion since 2007. The commission suggested that the officers involved "review the police directive concerning warrants and the constitutional requirements for warrantless searches; that additional training on searches be incorporated into training for all officers; and that the complainant be compensated for the property damage caused by the police officers.
October 2, 2008 |
A Philadelphia jury yesterday spared Hakeem Bey death by lethal injection for the 2000 murder of a neighborhood rival who had ignited a street war by disrespecting Bey's brother. The 12 jurors deliberated about two hours in Common Pleas Court before deciding that Bey, 26, should spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole. Bey showed no reaction. His parents and the mothers of his three children, ages 6, 2 and 1, seemed quietly relieved, though some were also plainly angry.