August 25, 2015 |
The Chris Brown: One Hell of a Nite Tour on Friday night was club meets college house party. Before the show began, Michael Jackson played between each set, making it clear who Brown's primary influence is. In the pitch-black Susquehanna Bank Center, before a screaming crowd of thousands, the main screen began with a countdown, then a tour documentary with clips of Brown's year-old daughter, Royalty. He then launched with the bang that started it all, "Run It" from his 2005 debut album Chris Brown , as the visuals behind him burst with gold.
August 4, 2015 |
The J. Cole crowd skews young. Jeremih, YG, and Big Sean didn't bring Cole's Forest Hills Drive tour audience's median age any higher Friday. The Susquehanna Bank Center overflowed with fans as the headliner performed pretty much all his December-released Forest Hills Drive , splicing sermons on determination, materialism and gratitude with hits like "Wet Dreamz" and "No Role Modelz. " Those are two Zs, yes. Cole, 30, is a hip-hop scholar in addition to being an up-and-coming name.
May 3, 2015 |
Susquehanna Bank rates tops among 31 mid-Atlantic banks for retail customer satisfaction, says McGraw-Hill Financial's JD Power market-research agency, in a survey of 80,000 U.S. consumers. At the other end of the scale, Bank of America ranks at or near the bottom, here and in every part of the country. Is customer-friendliness profitable? After posting disappointing sales and earnings, Susquehanna agreed last fall to be acquired by North Carolina-based BB&T Corp., one of the largest U.S. banks.
March 15, 2015 |
READING, Pa. - Imhotep Charter and Susquehanna Township were each whistled for a mind-numbing 28 fouls in Friday night's PIAA Class AAA boys' basketball quarterfinal. "That was pretty crazy," Panthers coach Andre Noble said. "I haven't seen anything like that in a while. It's hard to get a rhythm going when it's like that. " Because of its overall depth, Imhotep handled its foul issues better, had eight players find the scoring column, and advanced with a 58-49 triumph over outmanned Susquehanna at Reading's Geigle Complex.
November 13, 2014 |
North Carolina bank BB&T Corp. has agreed to pay $2.5 billion for Lancaster County's Susquehanna Bancshares , which has 245 branches in southern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia area, and nearby states. BB&T (it stands for Branch Banking & Trust) plans to cut $160 million from Susquehanna's $500 million in yearly expenses, including staff at Susquehanna headquarters and back offices in Lititz. BB&T currently employs around 3,000. BB&T also plans to rename the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden and call it the BB&T Center, BB&T president Ricky K. Brown told me. BB&T is buying its way north in search of diversification, Brown said.
March 9, 2014 |
When Robin Thicke hit the summer of 2013 with his sexy smash "Blurred Lines," the world turned on to the blue-eyed-soul-boy shtick he'd been working since the early 2000s. As songwriter for R&B queens (Mya, Brandy) and as a burgeoning solo artist, Alan Thicke's kid has proved he has the goods. His songs have an aching sensuality, and his voice is commanding yet subtle, topped with a creamy falsetto. The buying public just needed to catch up. Which brings us to "Blurred," his lover-man persona (which evidently hasn't pleased his wife, Paula Patton, lately)
December 4, 2013 |
STREETBALL legend Aaron "AO" Owens honed his basketball skills on the playground at 16th and Susquehanna. The North Philly court is gone, but Owens fondly remembers the games, players, fans and, most of all, the atmosphere. "I remember the energy. I was a young guy [in the early-1990s] and I got to play with college and pro players. It was like a carnival," Owens told the Daily News yesterday. "There were food carts and people selling clothes. There were [hundreds of]
August 31, 2013 |
Delaware County police spent Wednesday and Thursday searching the Susquehanna River for the body of a missing baby after cadaver dogs "hit on something" near the riverbank, police said. "We did not find the baby," said Michael J. Chitwood, Superintendent of Upper Darby police. The continued search for 7-month-old Hamza Ali came about after detectives decided to visit the area again based on a comment made by the York County man who has been charged with the child's murder, said Chitwood.
August 20, 2013 |
When the Backstreet Boys' new album, In a World Like This, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top 200, not only did it mark the band's eighth consecutive album to hit the Top 10 upon release, it also did one crucial thing. It reminded naysayers who thought the quintessential boy band had disappeared that the slick '90s teenyboppers had stuck it out and, along the way, become men. In a World Like This proved too that the 20-year-old quintet could write their own hits and make them as emotionally connected as they were softly spun and rhythmic.
July 31, 2013 |
The freewheelin' Bob Dylan is always good for a surprise on stage. The songwriting sage, now 72, has perplexed concertgoers by garbling his treasured lyrics and murkily arranging his hits into unrecognizable entities for better and worse. His never-ending tour, too, has had its share of left turns, like its summer of concerts at baseball fields. This season, Dylan's touring twist came by inviting his spiritual indie-rocking children, Wilco and My Morning Jacket, to his Americanarama Festival, which made a much-anticipated stop Sunday at Camden's Susquehanna Center.