May 20, 2010 |
Nancy Glass and Ray Murray, the tent-poles of Philadelphia's thriving reality-show production industry, are competitors. But many people in this region will always remember them as partners, breezy coanchors of KYW's Evening Magazine in the '80s. That was fluff. Now they're rooted in reality. "Over time, we've done more than 1,000 hours of programming," says Glass, 54, at her bustling facility in Bala Cynwyd, where she employs 60 people. "Right now we have eight titles either on the air or in production," she says.
August 12, 2015 |
Philadelphia is about to celebrate a very different Rocky. Forget the boxing ring and the Art Museum steps, and get ready to do the "Time Warp. " South Street's historic Theatre of Living Arts will host a bash Saturday to commemorate four decades of Richard O'Brien's wacky, racy cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show . The film, based on O'Brien's Rocky Horror stage musical, was released in the UK 40 years ago Friday. It premiered the following month in the United States.
January 31, 1992 |
Just about everything you need to decorate or spruce up your humble abode may be found under one roof at the Philadelphia Home Show, moving into the Civic Center for 10 days beginning Feb. 7. Hundreds of exhibitors will display their wares, offer remodeling and decorating tips, tell you how to balance your home energy system and lots more. You can judge for yourself the decorating tastes of television personalities Jane Robelot and Ray Murray in two rooms designed especially for the duo, meet the hosts of WHYY-TV's Furniture on the Mend and see a full- scale model of a home with furnishings courtesy of Ikea, the It's-a-big-country-someone's-got-to-furnish-it folks.
July 13, 2013 |
Last year, more than 25,000 people attended Philadelphia QFest. That's impressive for an event that supposedly caters to a small minority. Now in its 19th year, the festival gets underway this weekend with screenings of 79 feature-length films and 39 shorts at the Ritz East and the Ritz at the Bourse in Center City, winding down 10 days later on July 22 with Hot Guys With Guns , a neo-noir mystery about two gay would-be sleuths who team up...
January 27, 2010
LAST WEEK we told you how excited was to be debuting as a Wingette in the Wing Bowl on Feb. 5 at the Wachovia Center. But Chris Weinerman , a co-owner of the World Famous Gold Club (1416 Chancellor), where Carey dances Feb. 3-6, says 610 WIP has since told him Carey cannot be a Wingette because she's been in hardcore porn films. Really? Because Katie Morgan , a hardcore-porn actress who hosts HBO's "Sex Tips" and who is at Cheerleaders (Front & Oregon) next week, is slated to be a Wingette, as are Alektra Blue and Kaylani Lei , both porn stars, who will be there for Delilah's (100 Spring Garden)
May 8, 2001 |
The new and improved Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema sure felt that way to audiences - attendance was up more than 40 percent from last year. The festival, which concluded last night, drew more than 30,000 people, compared with 17,000 in 2000. Audiences apparently responded to the hipper, edgier mix of films, said festival director Ray Murray, who said the Center City hub of the three Ritz theaters created the kind of exciting atmosphere organizers were looking for. "You saw people running from one theater to another," Murray said.
November 16, 1987 |
Ionce thought the most ephemeral of all the products of the solemn, self- absorbed '70s would be "Evening Magazine. " I once thought the day-to-day parade of trends and counter-trends couldn't possibly hold people's interest into another decade - especially when the trends being documented could flame out within minutes of being sighted. I thought wrong. "Evening Magazine" (7:30 p.m. on Channel 3) is still with us after 10 years. So, for that matter, are 29 other "Evening Magazines" in markets big and small nationwide.
September 8, 2000 |
The Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema announced yesterday that Ray Murray, the force behind the highly successful Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, would take over as its artistic director. The move is part of a new partnership between TLA Video Entertainment Group, of which Murray is president, and International House, parent organization of the PFWC. It should yield a significantly expanded slate of as many as 150 movies, Murray said. Murray, who has guided the gay/lesbian festival to a central spot on the city's summer cultural calendar, succeeds Phyllis Kaufman, the New York lawyer who resigned in early May, just after the ninth annual edition of the PFWC ended.
June 24, 1986 |
Everyone loves a good party, and "Evening Magazine" co-hosts Nancy Glass and Ray Murray are no different. In fact, they like to party so much that "Evening Magazine" will broadcast live July 4 from a local backyard barbeque. If you'd like to give your Fourth of July party that little something extra (cameras, lights, microphones, wires and celebrities), then send a postcard with your name, address and telephone number to 4th of July, "Evening Magazine," KYW-TV, Independence Mall East, Philadelphia 19106.