September 2, 2012 |
An end-of-summer street party featuring megastar Jay-Z, Kanye West, and others drew tens of thousands of day-to-night revelers to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday. Playing from three huge stages erected near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, musicians entertained a well-behaved, racially mixed, largely millennial-generation audience (ages 18 to 34) of about 40,000 for Part One of the "Made in America" concert. Part Two of the Labor Day weekend festival, headlined by Pearl Jam, is Sunday.
September 1, 2012 |
And so, it is finally upon us. The inaugural Budweiser Made in America festival, headlined and "curated" - the most overused word in pop culture these days - by Jay-Z will take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend. It'll be the first-ever paid event on the city's museum-lined grand boulevard where free fireworks and music celebrations are held annually. With the most respected rapper in the game and grunge survivors Pearl Jam divvying up headliner duties, plus significant electronic dance music (EDM)
August 29, 2012 |
If this was the day you were planning to loose your inner Rocky and charge up the steps of the Art Museum, forget it. The steps are blocked by a massive stage being built for the two-day Made in America concert, while work crews across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are pounding out their own preshow soundtrack of clanks and bonks. Eakins Oval parking has disappeared under a fleet of flatbed trucks and forklifts carrying tons of staging materials, and the baseball fields at Von Colln Memorial Park have vanished beneath a giant tentlike structure.
August 3, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Chick-fil-A fans were met Wednesday with long lines and an overflow of cars in drive-thrus as thousands packed the chain in what has been billed "Appreciation Day. " The Atlanta-based chain, which has come under fire in the last few weeks because of remarks on gay marriage by company president Dan Cathy, was inundated with diners who wanted to demonstrate that they support Cathy's stance on same-sex unions or support his right to free speech....
July 26, 2012 |
Phillies fans and a vice presidential motorcade could make for tie-ups on I-76 and I-95 around lunch hour and later in the afternoon. At 1 p.m., Vice President Biden is scheduled to speak to International Association of Fire Fighters at the Philadelphia Convention Center. At 1:05, the Phillies are scheduled to take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. If Biden flies into the airport or drives up from Wilmington, where he has a home, expect his motorcade to stall traffic on I-95 North as fans are flocking to the game.
July 22, 2012 |
Organizers of Camden's Peace on the Street Jam have found the power to put on the antiviolence event Thursday night as scheduled. Plans were in jeopardy last week when organizers discovered that the event site, Robert Johnson Park in the city's Liberty Park section, had been stripped of copper wire - and therefore electricity. "We're all set," city public works director Pat Keating said Friday. The city, county, and school board came together on a solution. School district maintenance workers found two working portable generators that will be used to light up the concession stand and bathrooms, school officials said.
July 11, 2012 |
What about Cipher Prime's business operation seems normal? Is it normal to do what the video game company's cofounders did on a recent Wednesday when they invited their competitors to their office, plied them with rum and then collaborated on product development? (Would financiers get together and show off their cool credit swaps?) Would Campbell Soup Co. find it normal to describe a new curried cauliflower soup online and then ask for donations to underwrite its recipe testing?
June 28, 2012
8 to 10 shiitake mushrooms 2 tablespoons sesame oil ¼ cup Banyuls vinegar (balsamic or sherry can substitute) ¼ cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon togarashi pepper 1. Julienne the shiitake mushrooms, and heat the oil in a medium sauté pan over a medium flame. 2. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally (while keeping an eye on the flame to prevent them from browning) until they have lost some of their moisture and begin to feel spongy, 7 to 10 minutes.