August 12, 2016 |
You can never get enough Chuck D, mouthpiece and lyricist behind hip-hop's legendarily incendiary (and now 34-year-old) Public Enemy, as well as one-sixth of the new rap-rock super group Prophets of Rage, where he flows alongside members of Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill. Philly gets two doses of D this month: Public Enemy performs as part of local rap maven Lady B's 35th annual Basement Party at the Dell Music Center on Sunday, followed by the local debut of Prophets of Rage on the Make America Rage Again Tour on Aug. 20 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden.
February 16, 2013 |
Light snow is a possibility in the forecast tonight, all of Saturday and early Sunday morning, with an accumulation of an inch or two possible in areas northwest of I-95, according to the National Weather Service. "It looks like more of a nuisance event than anything else," said meteorologist Joe Miketta of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly. But not a false alarm. "We think we're going to get something out of it," he said. Light rain could fall first, starting this evening, as a cold front moves in, dropping the temperature in Philadelphia - which could reach 50 this afternoon - into the 30s overnight.
May 30, 2012 |
MIAMI - A big early Miami lead was wasted. Once the Heat took control again, it simply ran away from the Boston Celtics. And the NBA Finals are now three wins away for LeBron James and the Heat. James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat beat the Celtics, 93-79, on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Shane Battier, playing in the conference finals for the first time, scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds for the Heat, who wasted an early 11-point first-half lead before running away to break a halftime tie. Miami outrebounded the Celtics, 48-33, and blocked 11 Boston shots.
May 19, 2012 |
Mike Demontigny, 28, drove 6? hours from Boston with his girlfriend to watch the Celtics, he hoped, take the Sixers to the brink of elimination. Was he fired up by the Sixers-Celtics rivalry? "I really don't think it's a rivalry," Demontigny said as he sat parked near the Wells Fargo Center with Paige Rawlins, 26. Maybe there was a rivalry in the 1980s, when Julius Erving punched Larry Bird, but there hasn't been a true one since, he said. Fans on both sides might react differently depending on the outcome of the game and the amount of alcohol imbibed.
December 27, 2010 |
Senior Amy Stelmaszyk has helped the Cherry Hill West girls' swimming team to a 3-0 record as the Lions prepare for the Jan. 4 showdown with crosstown rival Cherry Hill East. A versatile swimmer who also competes for the high-level Jersey Wahoos swim club, Stelmaszyk usually focuses on the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly for the Lions. She also swims in both freestyle relays. Stelmaszyk has not decided on college but hopes to swim at the Division I level. Question: What is your weekly schedule like with the Jersey Wahoos?
November 5, 2010 |
The starting point guard was the youngest player in the league last season and really hadn't run a team from that position since his high school days, which weren't all that long ago. The second overall pick struggled mightily in the position the team drafted him to play and showed more signs of being better at the spot where the team was already satisfied with who was there. The inside game was suspect, at best, on the defensive end with no real shot blocker or consistent rebounder.
May 27, 2010 |
Assuming that e-mails, letters and voice-mail messages have some value, it's fair to surmise that Ed Snider isn't Mr. Popularity in these parts. If his dismissive ways don't turn you off, perhaps it's the way he saunters around, appearing as if he has all the answers - with absolutely no championship hardware since the days when his hair was still brown. But if these Flyers pull off the unthinkable, recapturing a Stanley Cup once given to Philadelphia in a double dose 35 years ago, the fans can feel free to scream "We did it" all summer long.
February 2, 2010 |
Though she's been dead for 32 years, Maria Callas is once again among us, not in the opera house, where her legend was made, but in the theater, where one of her most literate admirers, playwright Terrence McNally, is again enlisting her to do for him what the gods of Greek antiquity did for writers in centuries past. Though Callas is always worth eulogizing (decades after her retirement in the early 1960s, she's among EMI's best-selling operatic artists), in McNally's new Golden Age, now at the Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre, and his Master Class at the Media Theatre (previews begin tomorrow)
November 10, 2009 |
Pfizer Inc., which bought rival Wyeth last month, said yesterday that it would move "a number of functions" from Wyeth's Collegeville, Montgomery County, location as Pfizer consolidated research and development at five "hub" sites. Separately yesterday, Johnson & Johnson told Pennsylvania state officials that it would lay off 174 people at its Spring House facility as it pushed forward with 8,000 global job cuts the company announced last week. Pfizer would not immediately say how many jobs would be eliminated at Collegeville - Wyeth's long-term pharmaceutical headquarters - where it employs 3,600.
October 17, 2008 |
Pop-culture princesses can unite with the DVD releases of two reality shows - Kimora Lee Simmons' Life in the Fab Lane and Kim Kardashian's Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Simmons says, "I'm a fashion girl, that's my life. " That she certainly is, and she isn't afraid to show it on her Style Network Show. She moves about her business and lifestyle filled with fabulosity, a word she coined herself and used for a book title. If that wasn't fabulous enough, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane: Season 1 has been released on DVD. It offers a disc on the inner workings of her Baby Phat and KLS signature fashion brands complete with her couture children, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee Simmons.