September 2, 2016 |
About 31/2 months after he underwent surgeries to repair his right hip and an abdominal tear, Flyers captain Claude Giroux said he is back at full strength and ready for the 2016-17 season. "I feel 100 percent," Giroux said Wednesday after a news conference to unveil the Flyers' 50th anniversary jerseys at One Liberty Observation Deck in Center City. "It's been a long road, but I was in good hands with the trainers in Philly, and I also got a lot of help [during rehabilitation] in Ottawa and right now I feel really good.
August 24, 2016 |
TAYYIB SMITH didn't grow up in a house where Forbes magazine landed on the doorstep every month or where marketing plans and contract negotiations were topics of discussion at the dinner table. Instead, Smith - chief operating officer and founder of the Little Giant creative agency, founder and publisher of two.one.five magazine, and partner in the Center City coworking space Pipeline Philly - found inspiration for his business acumen in more unconventional figures: Sean "Puffy" Combs, Jay Z, Dr. Dre. "I'm a serial entrepreneur from an undercapitalized community in a city with one-third poverty who has a GED," Smith said.
August 13, 2016
"The Get Down" Baz Luhrmann's talent as a director is creating worlds that feel so close to our own yet are so far away. Take Romeo + Juliet , a movie that made Shakespeare feel like he was at home in 1990s Miami, but that also allowed us to live in Luhrmann's candy-colored fantasia for a few hours. They pop with color and light and energy. The drama is felt that much deeper, and there is wonder all around. That extends to The Get Down , Luhrmann's new messy but still fascinating take on the birth of hip-hop.
August 7, 2016
Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis. It's not all Olympics. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a final, three-episode season as Oxford police inspectors Lewis and Hathaway. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates. Fifty years ago this month, a student at the University of Texas at Austin shot 49 people, killing 16. Now Hall - NBC/MSNBC correspondent and anchor and a Temple grad - looks at the challenges college officials in Texas face with a new state law that allows students to carry concealed weapons on campus.
July 13, 2016 |
Lee Mazin never thought she'd be on a reality show, but on Tuesday night, she's going prime time. The South Philadelphia native (and 2015 Daily News Sexy Single) will join the cast of Oxygen's Sisterhood of Hip Hop , a show that follows five women making their mark on the male-dominant rap game. Each of the women has her own distinct musical style, but they work together to get past personal and professional obstacles. The ladies also receive guidance from renowned mentors like MC Lyte, Irv Gotti, and Trina.
July 12, 2016 |
_ VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: ALL HAIL THE QUEENS. 9 p.m. Monday, VH1. Awards show returns after a six-year absence, with an emphasis this year on rap's female players. Philadelphia's Eve (above) hosts and honorees include Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and Salt-N-Pepa. _ MAYA & MARTY. 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC10. Maya & Marty. 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. South Jersey's Kelly Ripa will be interviewed by Martin Short's Jiminy Glick in the season finale of the summer variety show. Other guests include Steve Martin, Emma Stone and Sean Hayes.
July 2, 2016 |
Joseph "DJ Too Tuff" Hicks was spinning records under I-95 during a graffiti party at South Philadelphia's FDR Park in 2013, when he met the man who allegedly killed his own wife with a crossbow Sunday night. "The first thing he said to me was, 'I see something familiar when I look at you. It looks like you may be going through a bit of pain,' " Hicks recalled. "He said, 'If you want to learn a different way to live, I have something to offer you.' " Hicks, of the Philly hip-hop act Tuff Crew, said in an interview Thursday that Paul 'Ku Ku' Kuzan offered him a life of sobriety and a room to rent in his house on the 3100 block of Willits Road.
June 12, 2016
Name: Where is Williamsburg. What it does: Helps urban travelers find the hippest locations around the globe - the destinations that are most like Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Cost: Free. What's hot: If you want to find pour-over coffee, brunch, American Apparel or a brew similar to Pabst Blue Ribbon anywhere in the world, this is your app. It's quick, it's spot-on, and if you disagree with its choices, it allows you to drag the map to wherever you think "Williamsburg" is for its consideration.
May 21, 2016 |
The Roots won't play the free July Fourth concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this year, but the lineup will be decidedly rooted in Philadelphia. The performers may lack the star power of prior years, but most have city ties and aim to create a more patriotic, family-friendly atmosphere, organizers said Friday. Leslie Odom Jr., a star of the Broadway musical Hamilton and a native of East Oak Lane, will emcee the featured concert on July 4. Bucks County native Christina Perri will perform, as will Yazz the Greatest, a star of the TV show Empire ; the Philly Pops; and the rhythm-and-blues band Brotherly Love.