February 28, 2013 |
Make your summer entertainment plans now. Tickets go on sale this weekend for Philadelphia area shows of some of the pop world's biggest acts. Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z swing through town on August 13 for a double header Citizen's Bank Park. Get your tix on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. Bruno Mars hits the Wells Fargo Center on June 24 with Fitz & the Tantrums . Tix on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Also coming to the region (with tickets on sale Friday)
February 28, 2012 |
MOSCOW - Security forces have foiled a Chechen-linked plot to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state television reported Monday in a broadcast likely to boost support for Putin's bid to regain the presidency. Other candidates immediately questioned the timing of the report, which comes days before Sunday's presidential election and as Putin and his United Russia party face unprecedented protests after a scandal-marred parliamentary election in December. The Communist Party candidate called the assassination report a "cheap trick.
September 12, 2011 |
If you're not sold on the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies by the time Bernadette Peters walks onto a lonely, red-lit stage on Broadway and gives desperate life to the torch song "Losing My Mind" - if that remarkable rendition doesn't seal the deal, well, there's nothing else to be done. But then, you've probably already bought into this polished, eye-poppingly designed production of the 1971 classic about aging stars of the old follies who come to their first and last reunion at the theater where they triumphed.
July 8, 2011
CASEY ANTHONY is a monster. And everyone knows it except 12 confused citizens of Florida and a few criminal-defense attorneys looking to get on CNN - even if the justice system has denied her the official title of child killer. As surely as O.J. Simpson plunged a knife into his ex-wife, Caylee Marie's mother guaranteed she wasn't going to see her 3rd birthday. The evidence, though circumstantial, was powerful. The fact that the jury failed to connect the logical dots is an indictment of our system.
May 6, 2011
Bally's Atlantic City, Boardwalk at Park Place, 609-340-2000, ballysac.com. The Trammps/Harold Melvin's Bluenotes, 9 tonight and tomorrow (Grand Ballroom), $30. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, 609-317-1000, theborgata.com. Caesars Atlantic City, Boardwalk at Arkansas Avenue, 609-348-4411, caesarsac.com. Usher, with Akon, 8 tonight (Boardwalk Hall), $127-$29.50. Eric Benet, 8 p.m. Sunday, $65, $50 and $45. Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, 777 Harrah's Blvd., 800-342-7724, harrahsresort.com.
March 2, 2011 |
C HRISTINA AGUILERA 's boyfriend, Matthew Rutler , was released from jail yesterday, hours after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Christina was in the car with him and reportedly was bombed out of her mind. Los Angeles County sheriff's 24/7 spokesman Steve Whitmore said Rutler, 25, was stopped near the Sunset Strip after he burned rubber and fishtailed - a/k/a where the Rutler meets the road. Rutler's blood-alcohol content was 0.09 - slightly above the legal limit.
September 19, 2010 |
If any rising Philadelphia rock band would seem to have it made in today's topsy-turvy music business, it would be Free Energy. Led by singer Paul Sprangers and guitarist Scott Wells, the band was a breakout hit this year at the influential South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The Fishtown quintet's fresh take on the clean, classic-rock crunch of 1970s acts such as Cheap Trick and T-Rex has drawn deserved attention both nationally and at home. Six weeks before its first album, Stuck on Nothing , came out on CD, the band made its TV debut on Late Show With David Letterman . This summer, Free Energy toured the United States and played giant festivals in England and Japan.
July 18, 2010 |
For artists who work in clay, creativity can involve as much muscle power as Eureka!-style inspiration. Rarely has this been more effectively demonstrated than in a video about Jun Kaneko called The Fremont Project. The video is an especially compelling element of a traveling exhibition of Kaneko's art now at the Reading Public Museum. In fact, there are two 20-minute videos in this show of 39 sculptures, paintings, and drawings. In one of them, Kaneko speaks. In the other, no one does, yet the creation story is so artfully revealed that words are superfluous.
July 31, 2009 |
When word broke earlier this year that Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger had formed a power-pop supergroup with Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos, former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, and Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, the reactions ranged from incredulity to downright disbelief. But Tinted Windows' self-titled debut provides proof that, no matter how unlikely the grouping might seem, there's method to its madness. "We kind of expected that reaction," says Schlesinger, while cooking dinner for his family on Martha's Vineyard.
June 25, 2009 |
At the end of Def Leppard's show Tuesday night, lead singer Joe Elliott offered the audience at the Susquehanna Bank Center a deal: "Don't forget about us, and we won't forget about you. " It was a moment of unusual vulnerability for a band whose most fervent pronouncements generally involve the word rock. But gratitude was the order of the night. Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick, who opened a seven-week tour in Camden, don't have much in common except paunches and power ballads.