August 28, 2015 |
D AVID LETTERMAN is doing some soul-searching these days, but it's not due to his retirement from the "Late Show. " It's due to his racing team - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. And it's due to the recent racing death of Justin Wilson . In a phone interview with the Associated Press, the retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number of similar deaths - Dan Wheldon , Paul Dana , Dale Earnhardt , Ayrton Senna , sprint-car driver Kevin Ward Jr. - and wondered if "maybe we've reached diminishing returns at making this sport safer.
July 1, 2015 |
FINALLY, after seeking to have their relationship recognized by the masses, they achieved the goal for which they fought so valiantly. After sneaking around in the darkness, hiding a love they should've been free to express, these star-crossed lovers have emerged victorious. And I, for one, am happy for them. No longer do they have to keep their love secret. No longer do they have to feel that their feelings are forbidden. Their bond to each other is now official, and it's a good thing, too. If they'd been forced to wait even one more minute, their passion would've exploded in an all-out rebellion against those who'd forced them to the margins.
July 22, 2014 |
STYX is milking their Philly tour-stop hiccup. Earlier this month, two of the classic rockers' tour buses caught fire while they were parked in Northern Liberties on the day of their concert with Foreigner at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But why not turn some classic-rock lemons into classic-rock lemonade? I hear that the band is now incorporating the incident into a cover of the Doors ' "Light My Fire," including at a recent tour stop in Minneapolis.
July 4, 2014 |
Two tour buses, one for the crew of the rock band Styx and the other for the band Foreigner's crew, caught fire Wednesday afternoon in a Philadelphia bus lot. No injuries were reported in the blaze on the 100 block of Callowhill Street. The cause was under investigation. The Styx bus caught fire first, which in turn caused the Foreigner bus to catch fire, Styx publicist Amanda Cagan said in an e-mail. Chief Peter Crespo of the Philadelphia Fire Department said the blaze was reported at 12:24 p.m. and fire trucks arrived on the scene five minutes later.
July 3, 2014 |
IN A Q&A on the website Reddit, the Who 's Roger Daltrey complained that he was having trouble getting American artists to pitch in when it came to his upcoming Philly benefit concert with Joan Jett for Teen Cancer America. All proceeds from the concert, at the Kimmel Center on July 28, go to building a center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for teens with cancer. "One of the things we're struggling with is getting more Americans involved, more American entertainers like myself, the backbone of the music industry was this age group, and I feel like if you've been successful and you've made it, just by donating a bit of your time, a bit of your energy, even if it's just talking about what we are trying to achieve now," Daltrey wrote.
July 10, 2013
STYX THE CAT is starting to grow on me, but it wasn't always that way. Before I relented and allowed her to come in off the streets, I was engaged in a battle of wits with the former stray. Styx understood that I didn't want her in front of my house, and I understood that LaVeta and the kids would sneakily feed her as soon as I left for work. Styx and I played our roles in our cheeky little war dance, and, like a professional coach on "Dancing With the Cats," I took the lead. "Get off my lawn!"
July 2, 2011
Music Yes/Styx. When classic rock bands from the '70s hit the road, die-hard fans are often quick to question which of the original members are in or out. Not that it really matters when it comes to Yes and Styx, the two prog-rock stalwarts headlining Monday's Let Freedom Rock Fest in Camden. The two bands' July Fourth show marks the start of their joint 22-date tour. Fans can expect to hear all the bombastic biggies - from Yes' "Roundabout" to Styx's "Come Sail Away" - along with newer material from Yes' soon-to-be released Fly From Here album and Styx's still-in-production Regeneration, Volume 2, a collection of rerecordings of hits including "Renegade" and "Blue Collar Man. " - Nicole Pensiero With guest Them Bones at the WMGK Let Freedom Rock Fest, 7 p.m. Monday, at the Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
July 1, 2011
Yes/Styx When classic rock bands from the '70s hit the road, die-hard fans are often quick to question which of the original members are in or out. Not that it really matters when it comes to Yes and Styx, the two prog-rock stalwarts headlining Monday's Let Freedom Rock Fest in Camden. Jon Anderson sound-alike Benoit David has earned a rep as a fine vocalist (the French Canadian worked for years in a Yes tribute band before being recruited by Yes bassist Chris Squire for what was planned as temporary fill-in gig back in '08)
August 23, 2010 |
Former Styx front man Dennis DeYoung is an attention-grabber, acting as a pied piper drawing spectators Friday night to CelebrateErie. As the Music of Styx blasted 15 minutes of warm-up tunes, festivalgoers descended. Edinboro, Pa., resident Shelly Klinek, 47, and her two children were three blocks away when she heard the unmistakable sounds. "I pushed my 2-year-old son in this stroller real fast to get here," Klinek said. "They were warming up, but it was just neat to see the band and all the equipment.
May 1, 2009
IHAVE BEEN at the Spectrum for my share of great moments - Doc's first game, a couple of Final Fours, Christian Laettner, more Dave Schultz fights than I care to remember, the Boss, the Dead, the Styx (as my father used to call them). I was there the night Billy Joel recorded the live version of "Captain Jack" that you hear on FM radio about once a week. But none of those moments will I remember as well as this one from Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday night, just before the second song of his encore: "We're gonna dedicate this next one to Harry Kalas, Phillies announcer for 38 years, who passed away . . . . Hard to believe, Harry, hard to believe.