July 12, 2015 |
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co., which operates the popular HersheyPark attraction, said on Friday that its on-site card-payment system was hacked and consumers should be vigilant about unauthorized charges on their bills. The company warned that people who used credit cards at HersheyPark and its other properties between Feb. 14 and June 2 should monitor statements. Many of the credit cards used after May 9 "were likely not affected," a Hershey Entertainment spokeswoman said on Friday.
July 10, 2015 |
Lloyd Cole is a richly cultured British singer-songwriter who broke out of the jagged post-punk movement of the 1980s with a peculiar brand of wry, erudite guitar pop with more literary references than The New York Review of Books. Cole formed the Commotions in 1982. They released their first album in 1984 and by 1987, he'd busted up the band and gone solo. If that story, and Cole's bookish gestalt sound eerily similar to that of The Smiths and Morrissey, well, there you go. At the very least, Cole is still an emotional yet cool highbrow, and his fans still love him for it, evidenced by Tuesday's acoustic show at World Café Live.
July 10, 2015 |
WOODY JOHNSTON made it in the music-management business at a time when very few African-Americans were in the field. Woody set out to do something about that. While he was handling concert tours for some of the biggest stars in the music business, he also took the time to find jobs for blacks interested in the field, helping them make contacts and giving them the encouragement they needed. "He was a very caring, loving, outgoing guy," said his brother, Kenneth Johnston. "He was an extrovert.
July 7, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Orchestra, which knows the way to London and Vienna, could use a little help these days finding the neighborhoods of the city in which it lives. In 15 years, the orchestra's wonderful free neighborhood concert series has brought it to North Philadelphia, the Navy Yard, Drexel Hill, and elsewhere. This year, the series consists of two concerts, and you might notice that the next one, July 30, has the intrepid Philadelphians venturing all the way to, well, their usual perch in Verizon Hall.
June 22, 2015 |
After the Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election with a hard-line policy on immigration and a multimillionaire investment banker as their nominee, party leaders concluded in an "autopsy" that survival required, among other things, winning over Latino voters and erasing the perception they are the party of the rich. They did not reckon on Donald Trump. The reality TV star and real estate developer boasted about his wealth and insulted Mexican migrants as he announced last week he was entering the 2016 GOP race for president.
June 3, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - As ominous clouds continue to swirl over this seaside resort's finances and its 37-year monopoly on gaming in the state under direct threat, developer Bart Blatstein on Monday unveiled the entertainment, food, and beverage providers supporting the Playground, the ambitious shopping, dining, and music emporium set to open July 4. Bonfire Entertainment out of Philadelphia, which books the Electric Factory, among others, will provide...
May 7, 2015 |
NICK BARRUCCI runs Dynamite Entertainment, one of the world's largest and most respected comic-book companies. He has attracted top talent and compelling licensed and original material. He just launched "Swords of Sorrow," the biggest, most ambitious crossover of iconic female characters ever, told mostly by female creators, led by superstar scribe Gail Simone. But all that is not what has Nick Barrucci the most excited as Wizard Philly Con begins. It's that the spotlight of the pop-culture world is shining once again in his back yard.
April 28, 2015 |
When Tempesta di Mare explores music's past, it reminds listeners that the future has a lot to learn from it. This time, the baroque music ensemble uncovered Parisian favorites Saturday at Friends Meeting in Old City. In that unadorned setting, the five instrumentalists and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux offered elegantly ornamented singing and dances and a glimpse into the serious musical bases for aristocratic entertainment. Is it art or is it entertainment? Paris had no problem with that question.
April 27, 2015
Sunday Sound and vision Composer and pianist Leonardo Le San and the dance troupe Ballet 180 teamed up to create Hybrid , a meditation on technological production and the body. The program goes on at the Painted Bride Art Center , 230 Vine St., at 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30; $15 students. Call 215-925-9914. Go for baroque The baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare , with soprano Rosa Lamoreaux as guest, plays works by Nicolas Bernier, François Couperin, Jacques Morel, Jean-Féry Rebel, and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois at 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill , 8855 Germantown Ave. Tickets are $24 and $34. Call 215-755-8776.
March 28, 2015 |
Kids can party Mardi Gras-style Saturday with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards. Enjoy sounds from the Crescent City with this New Orleans jazz band. The musicians' high-energy show, blending different sounds, ranging from zydeco to bebop to swing will keep youngsters and their caretakers dancing. Jazzy Ash infuses some of her Trinidadian background in her grooves, so get ready to boogie. WXPN's Kids Corner, the Fids and Kamily Awards, and Metro Kids magazine all honored Jazzy Ash's 2014 album, Home , in year-end lists.