January 13, 2016 |
No charges for Lamar Odom Lamar Odom won't have to swap his rehab bed for a jail cell: Nye County, Nevada, prosecutors say the former NBA player will not be charged with any crimes in relation to the drug binge. Odom was hospitalized Oct. 13 in "extremely critical condition," according to the Associated Press. He had cocaine in his system but did not have it in his possession. There had been some reports Odom might be charged with "unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence of a controlled substance.
September 16, 2015 |
Girl power reigned at the third annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Sunday at Susquehanna Bank Center. It's a tradition. Sarah Silverman and Whitney Cummings stole last year's show. Bridget Everett and Amy Schumer, who are, not surprisingly, close pals, stole it on Sunday. Opener Nikki Glaser had her moments, particularly when talking about her sex life. MC Big Jay Oakerson, born and raised in Philadelphia, talked sex, sex, and more sex, nothing new, but Oakerson was charismatic and a natural host.
June 1, 2015 |
YOU CAN ALMOST feel it – the sun beating down onto your summer hat, the fluorescent band strapped across your wrist, perhaps even the grass beneath your feet as you wait to start grooving to your favorite tunes. Philadelphia's peak music season has arrived. Every month this summer brings an opportunity to catch an outdoor festival, and there are plenty of solid indoor options, too. Some highlights: Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa, June 10 . While blatantly different in terms of their musical styles, these two do share the experience of having produced multiplatinum albums.
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.
August 24, 2014 |
Master and student. Mentor and pupil. Young Money founder and MC Lil Wayne, 31, and Canadian actor/singer/rapper Drake, 27, have long had such a relationship. But Drake has had a hot time on the charts since 2010, so he's certainly caught up, maybe even surpassed Weezy. That's the set-up, anyway. And, to play along, their Street Fighter video-game-themed Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour, which sold out Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center on Thursday, was meant to settle the score for world supremacy - at least for that night.
June 2, 2014 |
READY FOR some musical "Hot Fun in the Summertime"? How much can you take? Afford? Festival-mania heats up, fowl-weather-phobic acts come out of hibernation and large-capacity, lawn-enhanced "sheds" like the Mann (now solidly booked with good acts) and the Susquehanna Bank Center reopen for the season. Hardly a day or night will go by this summer without several interesting options. These 14 have larger-than-life (you'll be talking about this for weeks) potential: 7th Annual Roots Picnic, May 31. Will the Roots shizzle with Snoop Dogg?
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)
June 12, 2013 |
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com : Check out a full photo gallery of the boy bands coming to Philly this summer, reaction from social media, plus a Spotify playlist. LOOK WHO'S BACK on tour this summer! New Kids on the Block. The Backstreet Boys. 98 Degrees. Boyz II Men. Even the Monkees. All started as well-scrubbed, adorable and energetic, young, pop-harmony groups - a/k/a/ boy bands - expected to last only a lunchtime. But, oh, nostalgia lovers, look at them now! Historically, most of these cutie-pies were packaged by corporate entities at casting calls.
May 20, 2013 |
"I'm from a map dot," Tim McGraw sang shortly after taking the stage at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday night, "a stop sign on a blacktop. " But McGraw, who took the stage to the decidedly un-countryish sounds of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," is defined as much by big-tent showmanship as small-town sentiment, sometimes to the latter's detriment. Two Lanes of Freedom, McGraw's 12th studio album, is his first since extricating himself from a contract with Nashville's Curb Records, his home for the previous two decades.
May 10, 2013 |
Festivals, concerts, movie screenings and more will be plentiful and better coordinated on both sides of the Delaware River this summer, officials said yesterday. One sign of cooperation: Camden's Adventure Aquarium is springing for the America's Birthday weekend fireworks that go along with the Wawa Taste of Philadelphia Concert (July 6). And no Philly complaints that Cirque du Soleil will set up its tents on the Jersey side (adjacent to the Susquehanna Bank Center) for the first time, for the premiere run of "Totem" May 30-June 23. The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing is mostly about freebie fun this year - including this weekend's Art Star Craft Bazaar, the 10-event strong Peco Multicultural Series on Saturdays and Sundays through August, and "Screenings Under the Stars" series of recent hit flicks on Thursdays in July and August (including "The Hunger Games" and "Silver Linings Playbook")