March 27, 2014 |
Face it. Beards are everywhere - and we're not talking about a little stubble. More guys are wearing full-out fuzzy beards and mustaches - scruffy and dense like bracken, or elegantly coiffed and pointed like topiary - and the evidence of facial fawning grows. Manhattan's International Beauty Show this month hosted as many bearded models and clipper demonstrations as it did colorists and tall coifs. Cosmetic surgeons such as Ardmore's Rumer Cosmetic Surgery offer facial hair transplants (for $3,000)
March 2, 2014
Yankees newcomer Brian McCann knocked a solo homer against Detroit in Lakeland, Fla., on Friday, while Joba Chamberlain watched his former team beat up on his new club. "I don't know if I've ever hit a home run this early in camp," said McCann, who left the Atlanta Braves for an $85 million, five-year deal with New York. "I don't know if it's a good sign or a bad sign. " McCann's blast was the only hit Detroit starter Max Scherzer allowed in two innings, but three more home runs led to a 7-4 Yankees win. Chamberlain did not pitch, but he noticed some changes that have come with switching teams.
December 30, 2013 |
Terk Gindville is a Mummer out of step with tradition. And for him, that's just fine. Born on Second Street in the heart of Mummers territory 40 years ago, Gindville was automatically a member of the Bryson Comic Brigade, run by his grandfather Joe Bryson. But when Gindville was around 20, he approached Bryson and uttered the unthinkable. "I want to be a Fancy," he said. Wow , everyone thought. That's a Bloods or Crips, Eagles or Cowboys, Apple or Microsoft kind of dichotomy, isn't it?
December 7, 2013 |
Ninth grader Natalie Nieves has known for a few years that she wants to join the military, like her cousin and uncle. In middle school, she looked forward to joining Coatesville Area High School's Air Force Junior ROTC. Then, she heard the 36-year-old program, the only one in Chester County, was in trouble. In the summer of 2012, parents and students had raised $157,000 that the district said it needed to save Junior ROTC for the coming school year. The national program wanted the school district to commit to funding the group in the future, but the district said it couldn't, so the program folded.
March 1, 2013 |
SALES OF PHILLIES tickets are lagging well behind the pace of the last few seasons. But nobody's panicking at Citizens Bank Park, according to John Weber, vice president for sales and ticket operations. And fans should see this as an opportunity - with seats available for every game, he said. Last year, five games - the Red Sox games, two bobblehead giveaway dates, and the game where kids can run the bases - were gone by mid-February, less than a week after the Phillies put single-game tickets on sale.
August 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - He has been with the Union for only about 48 hours, but when speaking, he already refers to his new team as "we," "us" and "ours. " Danny Cruz, the latest Union signing in the deal that sent Lionard Pajoy to D.C. United, made an emotional return to RFK Stadium to start Sunday night's match for his new club - against his former. He played 57 minutes in his debut for the Union, before succumbing to leg cramps. "I think emotions were running high from the beginning," Cruz said.
September 11, 2011
'Don't wanna spend another fall in Philadelphia," Hall & Oates sang on their first album, way back in 1972. This fall - when Daryl Hall is releasing a solo album, Laughing Down Crying , on Sept. 27 - there are abundant musical reasons to do exactly that. Among them: the opening of Union Transfer, a spiffy rock club in the old Spaghetti Warehouse space on Spring Garden Street, whose shows start with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on Sept. 21. And the madness during the weekend of Sept.
July 26, 2011
When the headline "Amy Winehouse found dead at 27" came barging into our Saturday afternoon, the word dead felt like a long-promised punch to the gut. It may not have surprised anyone, but it still hurt like hell. And then there was the "27" - rock-and-roll's most dangerous number. It's the age that took Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and now a singer whose battles with drugs, drink, and depression were nightmarishly publicized in a mediascape her forebears never could have imagined.
July 12, 2011 |
The coolest thing about Union Transfer, the Spring Garden Street music venue set to open Sept. 21 with a show by Philadelphia indie-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, might be that the club will actually be cool. That's cool as in temperature. The club, booked by Sean Agnew of R5 Productions in partnership with New York promoter Bowery Presents, will be the polar opposite of the three-digit thermometer readings frequently registered at the First Unitarian Church, the wood-paneled sweatbox that's the centerpiece of Agnew's indie empire.
May 25, 2011 |
Ever wonder if this town is big enough to support another big concert venue, let alone two? Pretty soon, we'll know the answer. The Bowery Presents, a New York-based concert promoter and club operator run by (among others) former Live Nation exec Jim Glancy, has taken a long-term lease on the big building at 1026 Spring Garden St., the former Spaghetti Warehouse. If all goes well with their Liquor Control Board application, BP will open a new rock club on the site in the fall. There's also a huge, 3,000-capacity House of Blues entertainment venue coming to the waterfront area, near the SugarHouse Casino.