March 26, 2004 |
The Wizard has granted our wish: Danny Howells is coming to Philly. The England-born DJ/remixer/producer will get Emerald City funky tonight, establishing that he is legitimate both in the studio and live. But "the clubbers' DJ" will not be alone at the next installment of the EC Kings of Late Night Series - homegrown DJ Matt Kling has also been imparted with the responsibility of getting it crunk. With his "dirty" style of electronica, Kling continues to make a name for himself leading clubbers to the floor.
January 6, 1999 |
The big man met two little guys at City Hall yesterday when Mayor Rendell greeted cast members from "The Wizard of Oz. " Eugene Pidgeon (left), the mayor of Munchkinland in the Forrest Theatre production, and Mickey Rooney, the Wizard, gave Rendell a key to Emerald City; Rendell proclaimed Philadelphia the Land of Oz.
March 29, 1993 |
Services were held Wednesday for Charles Gerson, a nightclub operator in New Jersey and South Florida, whose showplaces included the Latin Casino and Emerald City disco in Cherry Hill. Gerson, 57, of Palm Beach, Fla., and formerly of Penn Valley, Montgomery County, died March 22 of natural causes. "He certainly enjoyed everyone and was a friend to everyone. He was a great host and really was just a good person," said Philadelphia attorney Richard Gerson, his cousin and close friend.
April 25, 2007 |
Michele Masterfano lives and writes in Philadelphia When I drive across the Schuylkill on 34th Street, coming out of University City, I always think that the Center City towers, with the sunlight reflecting off them, looks like the Emerald City. It looks prosperous, bustling, and happy, even though you are just looking at buildings. But I've also come to realize that there really is a wizard behind the curtain pulling the levers that run the city. That wizard is not a man speaking into a booming microphone but the machine politics of this city.
April 23, 2004 |
A miner's job is a dirty one, and the work of Da Beatminerz is no exception. The team - members Evil Dee, Mr. Walt and Butta L will be at Fluid Saturday - has a signature sound that booms with bass bombastic enough to shake the house, blow out the speakers, or snap the neck. Like its predecessors and contemporaries, the crew not only contributes to other artists - Dilated Peoples, the Roots, Black Moon - but the members also release solo projects. Following Da Beatminerz' group debut, Brace 4 Impak, will be Fully Loaded With Static, later this summer.
October 15, 2004 |
Looking for the new sound of Philadelphia? The Kandy Whales are it - a brand of electronica you'd get if Marilyn Manson hijacked the B-52s' tour bus. It's industrial-strength party music. The Whales do a pretty good job of representing Philly, considering none of them grew up within a thousand miles of this gritty city. In fact the foursome met at a Christian college in Seattle. At school, Clark Roth, a singer from Nebraska, considered himself a solo act. Paul Haidle, Aron Dunlap and Joshua Delpech-Ramey, all from the West Coast, formed a band called Sidney.
January 13, 2006 |
You know who Sean Paul is but are clueless about Gregory Isaacs. Luckily for you, you don't know have to be versed in roots, rock, reggae to gain entrance to the "Reggae District" on Thursdays at Emerald City. In fact, you might be the type of person the promoters want. We are seeking the "borderline reggae fan," said single-monikered Kerwin of Caribbeanbeatz.com, which is hosting the weekly event that began last week. And those fans are "the 19- to 25-year-olds looking at MTV who have seen a couple of the commercial videos and can name one song they really like.
June 9, 1994 |
Few movies are as universally loved as The Wizard of Oz, marking its 55th anniversary this year. Its sublime combination of childhood fantasy, enduring songs and poignant star power in the person of Judy Garland can never be repeated. Perhaps this is why Oz enthusiasts pay thousands of dollars at auction for posters, costumes and other memorabilia. But there's an Oz collectible that's much more affordable, the made-for- video program We're Off to See the Munchkins (76 minutes, $44.95)
September 7, 1989 |
As a child, she fell in love with a magical land somewhere over the rainbow. Each Christmas, Barbara Koelle recalls, her parents gave her an Oz storybook written by L. Frank Baum and filled with the adventures of the Tin Woodsman and the Scare-crow. Over the years, the collection of Oz materials grew to include dolls, games, records, figures, posters and even a paper replica of the Emerald City - enough Oz memorabilia tofill a room of her Swarthmorehome. Today, Koelle, 65, a Walling-ford-Swarthmore School District psychologist, is president of the International Wizard of Oz fanclub.
November 28, 2008 |
The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing opens its 15th season at noon today with a Philly Sports Fan Pep Rally and its first skating session. Rinky, the center's mascot, will be drum major for a high school marching band performance. Team mascots, sportscasters and radio personalities will cut a ribbon to mark the season, and guests may skate and participate in sports-themed activities. The rally will feature logo face painting, a football toss, video game sports, and an appearance and autographs by Quintin Mikell of the Eagles from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants will include the Phillies, the Phantoms with mascot Phlex, the Soul with mascot Soulman, the 76ers with giveaways, and the Kixx with mascot SocceRoo.