October 26, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA David Herman, who launched a prolific radio career at WMMR-FM in the 1960s, arrived at the St. Croix airport Thursday expecting to meet a 7-year-old girl he wanted to sexually assault at his Virgin Islands home, according to prosecutors. Instead, Herman, 77, who had unknowingly been chatting online with an undercover officer for nearly a year, was arrested by Homeland Security and customs agents and charged with attempting to transport a minor for sex. That was the case made Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in a complaint released after Herman's arrest.
December 10, 2012 |
The range of music made by Philadelphia pop acts is so richly varied that the idea of picking five noteworthies to collectively represent all that's going on seems absurd. But with due respect to the likes of rapper Chill Moody, prog-metal band Baroness, and rising pop-rock combo Shark Tape, here are five 2012 standouts. Dr. Dog , Be the Void (Anti-). Though they're road warriors who are rarely actually in town, the hard-to-categorize Dr. Dog have become a dependable Philadelphia institution, unashamed of their classic rock influences without ever sounding quite like a classic rock band.
October 25, 2012 |
On recordings it's not entirely clear why Spoon singer and guitarist Britt Daniel needs a second creative outlet. But in concert, as at Union Transfer on Monday, the differences between Spoon and his new project, Divine Fits, are legion. Spoon re-creates its studious minimalism so faithfully onstage that fans must be foaming at the mouth for a broken string, a monkey wrench, some jarring element to provoke a response from the unit they love. But Divine Fits is a rock band - Sam Brown metronomically swings at his kit like he's backing Warren Zevon, while co-leader Dan Boeckner writhes on the floor during "My Love Is Real" ("until it stops," ouch)
July 18, 2012 |
Darien Seidman, aka "DJ D-Seid," is spinning, mixing, and beat-matching in his father's footsteps. The Shawnee Regional High School senior plays records professionally, like his dad, Daryle, did when he was a student - and still does. And Darien's paternal grandfather, the late Don "DJ Duke" Seidman, kept South Philly school dances hopping. "To be a DJ, you have to feel the music and really be a part of it," explains Darien, 17, who regularly spins at the H2O Beach Club in Berlin Township as well as at Coffee Talk, a java joint in Stone Harbor.
September 8, 2011
ATLANTIC CITY'S regional monopoly on A-list casino entertainment appears to have a May 2012 expiration date thanks to a planned addition at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Tuesday, the Lehigh Valley gambling complex announced construction of the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, a multipurpose facility seating up to 3,000 that is scheduled to open by Memorial Day of next year. In a Tuesday afternoon phone interview, Sands President Robert DeSalvio described the venue as accommodating 3,000 show-goers with standing-room-only admission and 2,000 for fully seated events on the 50,000-square-foot main floor (another 12,000 square feet of space will be used for, among other things, VIP seating)
April 24, 2011
10 for the Road You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia. 1. Picklefest. May 14. Dillsburg, Pa. Celebrate the heritage of this uniquely named town with a pickle-eating contest, live entertainment, and costumed craft-making demonstrations. 717-432-2211; www.carrollcitizens.com . 2. Wine N Bloom. May 6-7 and 13-14. Geneva, Ohio. Tour the northeast Ohio countryside as you sample wines and appetizers.
April 10, 2011
Sunday For all ages Rich, Scott, Dave, and Smitty of the Louisiana band Imagination Movers are equally inspired by Captain Kangaroo and classic rock, enough to thrill the kid and the pop-music- lover in any of us. The jumpsuited TV guys who like to figure things out bring their infectious beats - and Nina , Warehouse Mouse , and Choo-Choo Soul - to live shows at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Tower Theater , 69th and Ludlow Streets, Upper...
January 7, 2011 |
Live music and more, tonight through Thursday, compiled by Shaun Brady, Tom Di Nardo, James Johnson, Sara Sherr and Jonathan Takiff. POP . . . plus Stringfever: Classically trained musicians taking on classic rock is nothing new, but the Broadbents - three brothers and a cousin - really bring the nasty on their spiffy Violectra instruments. And they don't just rock. Movie themes, classical tunes - they do it all in vastly entertaining fashion. They're funny, too. Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, 8 tonight, $25 and $40 (kids and string students, $15)
October 6, 2010
8 tonight CHANNEL 12 Kicking off the 4th season of this local performance show with Philly classic-rock and alt-flavored Dr. Dog (right), performing at WXPN's XPoNential Music Festival in Camden.
July 29, 2010 |
Anthony Riley is not that guy - he promises you. He is not the wide-eyed crooner out to share his message - hope, change, and all that - with the world, not one of the talentless masses harboring little but a passion, a prayer, and a voice that breaks glass. He is, first and last, a Philadelphian, he says - and, by extension, a realist. "I may not win American Idol ," he acknowledges between sets at - well, near - the Convention Center. "Just top 12, and I'll be cool.