May 22, 2016 |
I'm Ariana, hear me roar! Ariana Grande has been lauded as a true feminist heroine by E!Online after coming out strong in defense of women's right to be women. For one thing, she's angry she's constantly asked whom she's dating. "I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy," she told the media recently. She later tweeted, "I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION. " Value her as an individual, she said.
May 13, 2016 |
On the title song of his new album, Joe Grushecky explains, in his typically plainspoken but eloquent fashion, just what keeps him out there rocking as he pushes 70: There is a place where I stand strong There is a place I know right from wrong . . . There is a place, and it's in my song. His album It's in My Song (Schoolhouse ) is one of the highlights among new releases by aging but unbowed rock-and-roll lifers that we'll survey here. (Peter Wolf and Willie Nile, also in this group, have already been covered recently in these pages.)
February 15, 2016 |
From a distance of 35 years, Bruce Springsteen revisited The River in South Philadelphia on Friday night. With his E Street Band behind him, the 66-year-old Springsteen took the stage at the sold-out Wells Fargo Center just past 8 p.m. and, after proclaiming his delight at being back in the City of Brotherly Love, began the marathon communal gathering with "Meet Me in the City," the rousing rocker that was an outtake from the 1980 release and...
February 13, 2016 |
Get down on your knees and praise the Lord - it's Bruce time! Springsteen and his E Street Band are coming back to Philadelphia for a show at the Wells Fargo Center. On Friday morning, the band's notoriously zealous fans will congregate in South Philadelphia, preparing to see the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking E Street Band. They won't leave until hearts have been stopped, pants have been dropped, and houses have been rocked. This is The River tour, so, for the first half of the show, Bruce and boys (and ladies)
February 13, 2016 |
This city is always full of characters, but when Bruce Springsteen plays Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center, little pretties from the coastline to the city will raise their hands. Here, a primer on some of the tramps like us you're bound to run into on the streets of Philadelphia. 1. Someone who has seen more performances of the E Street Band than you have. Springsteen fans are notorious for seeing multiple shows on every tour, so it's likely you'll meet people who have seen the band 40 or 50 times, especially at Philadelphia shows, where some fans saw Springsteen in the 1970s at local gigs.
February 8, 2016
The arrival of The River in October 1980 came at a momentous time in Bruce Springsteen's career. It was his fifth album and first double LP, and also the first music he released after turning 30 the previous year. With Born to Run in 1975, he had built a Wall of Sound monument to rock-and-roll escape - and survived the hype of being on the cover of Time and Newsweek. The world closed in on 1978's brooding Darkness on the Edge of Town , which fought back with a raised-fist declaration on "Badlands": "It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive!"
February 7, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - Having lived in Australia for many years and coached in International championships and Olympics, there are few places around the globe that Brett Brown hasn't seen. Still, it's the city that sits only a couple of hours' south of Philadelphia that gets Brown's always running motor even more revved. An avid runner, Brown say running along the Potomac River in Washington is one of his favorite spots, and acknowledges that, now he is older and wiser, everything about our nation's capital piques his interest.
December 16, 2015 |
She'll be home for Christmas Dec. 23 is the day Teresa Giudice ( Real Housewives of New Jersey ) gets out of the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., done with her 15-month sentence for fraud. Bravo won't film the release. She, hubby Joe , and their four daughters will be together for the holiday. But in March, Joe goes in for his own scheduled 41-month stint - at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, the same one now holding Apollo Nida of Real Housewives of Atlanta . Adele, AC/DC to hit Philly!
December 11, 2015 |
At the start of Thom Zinny's making-of documentary included in The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (Columbia****) (4 CDs, 2 DVDs or Blu-Rays; $92.19 on Amazon), Bruce Springsteen illustrates a point with an acoustic performance of "Two Hearts," a crucial song on The River , the 1980 album into which the new six-disc box does a deep dive. "Once I spent my time playing tough-guy scenes," the Boss sings. "But I was living in a world of childish dreams / Some day these childish dreams must end, to become a man and grow up to dream again.
December 6, 2015 |
The Boss is coming to Philadelphia once again. Perennial rock favorite Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band announced Friday that the River Tour, a nine-week U.S. jaunt kicking off Jan. 19 in Pittsburgh, will come Feb. 12 to the Wells Fargo Center. Also Friday, the band released The Ties That Bind: The River Collection , a 4-CD, 52-track archival collection documenting the creation of the seminal 1980 album The River . Ahead of the tour, the band will appear Dec. 19 on Saturday Night Live (Springsteen's third appearance on the show)