September 3, 2013 |
You didn't have to be inside the fenced-in compound of the Budweiser Made in America festival this hot and steamy weekend to know the music event was making some noise in the world. With the main acts both audible and visible on the outer edges of Eakins Oval, an alternative concert venue sprang up near Paine's skateboard park. After nearly every performance, the Twittersphere lit up with ecstatic mini-reviews, as well as groans from people who failed to acquire one of the 60,000 daily tickets.
September 3, 2013 |
The man arrested in one of two alleged sexual assaults of women who attended Day One of the Budweiser Made in America festival in Philadelphia has been identified as Ankara Demir, police said. Demir was arrested in connection with an attack police said took place in his home on the 2400 block of Arch Street at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, a short walk from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where the concert continues until 11 p.m. Sunday. According to police, a 22-year-old woman met Demir, 26, at the concert and asked to use his cellphone.
August 31, 2013 |
The only music that floated across the grounds of the Budweiser Made in America venue Thursday was the metal-on-metal clank of hammers. That and the squawk of radios directing work crews to different locations, as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway rapidly transformed into a fenced site for the big Labor Day weekend concert. "It's pretty amazing," said Maryellen Moorehead, who stood and watched as workers moved through and around the giant stage at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In town from Pittsburgh to visit her daughter, a sophomore at Drexel University, Moorehead thought she just might get a ticket and stay to see the two-day show.
August 30, 2013 |
EVEN IF you aren't a love-struck 14-year-old girl, and don't know Harry from Liam from Niall from Louis from Zayn, you soon will - after taking in the documentary/concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" (most likely dragged to the cinema by your kids). More interestingly, you'll probably come to like the vocally talented guys in this globally colossal, billion-dollar boy band enterprise, put together by music Svengali Simon Cowell on the British talent contest "X Factor," but really made important by social-media connected fans.
August 8, 2013 |
THERE ARE good drunks and there are bad drunks. There are people who drink and their personality doesn't change. Or they become quiet and withdrawn. And then there are people who drink and become loud and aggressive and belligerent. They develop beer muscles and say and do stupid things and want to fight anybody who looks at them the wrong way. Which brings us to Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper is a bad drunk. If we didn't know it before, we know it now, after his disgraceful behavior at that Kenny Chesney concert in June.
August 4, 2013
A review of Wednesday evening's Philadelphia Orchestra concert at the Mann Center understated the size of the audience - 4,000 people were present - as well as the number of rehearsals for the concert; there were two.
July 27, 2013
Miranda Lambert The quality of Miranda Lambert's songwriting hasn't quite kept up with the former Nashville Star contestant's rise in the country music power rankings. But while the best albums by Blake Shelton's better half are still the all-fired-up Kerosene (2005) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), the tough-talking twangy Texan still outclasses the vast majority of her Music City competition. And her Pistol Annies side project, with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, has produced one pretty great CD (2011's Hell on Heels )
July 27, 2013
In Concert N. Walnut St., Kennett Square; 610-444-1416. ansonbnixonpark.org. Toy Soldiers. 7/31. 7 pm. 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-348-7000. www.boardwalkhall.com . Beyonce. $69.50-$250. 7/26. 8 pm. 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-864-4303. www.brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com . Christine Havrilla. $12; free 16 and under. 7/27. 7-10 pm. 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577. www.TheGrandWilmington.org . Old Crow Medicine Show. $36-$44. 7/27. 8 pm. 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-236-2543.