January 31, 2015 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (***) People seem to stay home this weekend, and that includes you. Should you have a real desire to visit and have a fun get-together, have it at your pad. Whatever the reason, do not take another person's behavior personally. Use this weekend for you, to clear out your taxes or just catch up on whatever needs to be done. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (****) Honor a change in pace. Stop and no longer let pressure get to you, except maybe to join friends tonight.
February 6, 2013 |
Question: My parents are wonderful people, and have been kind to allow my sister and me to move home due to the recession/higher education. However, my mother has shifted her overprotective nature from "good intentions" to "overbearing," wherein she feels she can dictate whom I associate with. I can understand this for a teenager, but now that I am in my late 20s, I think I am more than capable of deciding whom I associate with. I have always been a good student, have an accomplished resumé and a pristine record, have never been into the party scene, and have well-mannered and mature friends.
April 14, 2006 |
One of Philadelphia's most celebrated and longest-running parties is back. "Back to Basics" was one of the hippest underground parties this city has ever encountered. Known for its eclectic mix of hip-hop grooves, soulful house classics, acid jazz, and funky abstract beats and breaks, "Back to Basics" offered club dancers a buffet of delightful flavors. The long-awaited 15-year reunion will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at World Cafe Live. The party started at Silk City in 1991 and built a big, devoted following before ending in the late '90s.
December 6, 2001 |
Since every genre has a DJ party in town, fans of soft rock won't feel neglected at a new event called Windy (10 tonight at Tritone, 1508 South St., 215-545-0475), which promises to mix everything from Bread to Sigur Ros, and offer billowing clouds and free Robitussin. Rumor has it that DJs and Philadelphia Weekly scribes Joey Sweeney and J. Gabriel Boylan will wear doctor's outfits. The Sam Jaye-led Love As Laughter rocks the Khyber on Thursday in support of the very Stones-y "Sea to Shining Sea" (Sub Pop)
February 23, 2001 |
The weekend is upon all you Philly hip-hop heads, and if you're looking to shake off the wear and tear of a full workweek or school week (or both), check out the Wiggles Production Crew as they spin hip-hop, house, reggae and yes, even trance during their after-hours jams. This mixing crew also boasts DMC-style scratching, and those coming out should be prepared to choose their style of dance - be it break dancing or house - and exhibit their skills on the floor. You can catch Wiggle Productions and a slew of guest DJs every Friday and Saturday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wiggles holds it down at Club RIDM, 3583 Aramingo Ave. There's no cover, but it turns into a 21-and-older venue after 2 p.m. Call 215-535-2050.
December 29, 2000 |
Dana Bruccoliere spared no expense at her last New Year's Eve party. She decorated a room at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza in silver and gold and had her guests dress in tuxedos and evening gowns. Her paper supplies had "2000" on them, the cake had "2000" on it, and even the butter pats were shaped in little "2000" molds. By the time it was over, Bruccoliere had overdosed big time on the millennium thing. She's still so over it that she doesn't even plan to mention it at her New Year's Eve party this year - even though the much-ballyhooed new century officially begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
December 8, 1998 |
It's so hard to get good help these days. Buried in that bromide is the charm of Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker, which opened Saturday at the Academy of Music and runs through Jan. 2. I counted 76 performers in the first act, and the production as a whole seems to have nearly 120, including the 32-member troupe, four apprentices, and dozens of dance students from the company's Rock School. With such numbers, you need expert crowd control, which the party scene got from Jessica Boelts and Scheherezade Madan, two students playing maids who hovered about the edges of the action, collecting coats from arriving guests, clearing boxes as the children tore into their presents, and otherwise freeing corps member Valerie Amiss and student Tamara Allison - playing hostess Frau Stahlbaum and her daughter Marie - to greet and steer their guests.
February 26, 1996 |
I can still hear the music and picture the long, rectangular living room of the West Harlem apartment. I'm one of a small group of teen-age girls and boys gathered for a house party to the beats of the Treacherous Three and a new sound called hip-hop. This kind of scene would be repeated over and over during my adolescence and early adulthood at house parties, fraternity parties, nightclubs and after-hours joints. I was lucky enough to grow up in New York City, club capital of the world, and some of my fondest memories are of legendary clubs that no longer exist - Paradise Garage, Broadway International, Latin Quarter and the Red Parrot.
March 10, 1995 |
Police yesterday returned to the scene of Valerie Sheridan's hot tub death to question Harry Jay Katz a second time, as more details surfaced about his dead date's sad slide into destructive relationships, depression and drink. Two investigators from North Detectives visited Katz's posh pad in East Falls and spent 2 1/2 hours interviewing him, Katz said. He said they also called later with questions they had forgotten to ask during their visit. North Detectives Capt. Bill Colarulo said his squad was conducting a follow-up investigation to their interviews with Katz right after the discovery of Sheridan's nude corpse early Saturday.
May 27, 1994 |
A dainty young woman in shorts and sandals approached Ron, the friendly doorman at Fred's in Stone Harbor. "Who's playing tonight?" she asked, speaking for her group of dainty friends. Ron told her it was a new band that played modern rock. The freshly sun-baked collegians forked over a few bucks and bopped inside. Minutes later, they were in the mix on the dance floor, singing along with the band, their Rolling Rocks raised high in honor of the warm weather. It's obvious fans are ready to rock out, and the Shore club scene is, too. With only a handful of new spots, the stalwarts are gearing up for a hot summer of cool sounds.