October 22, 2013 |
Louis Maiuro and Helen Anderson met in kindergarten in an elementary school in Elm Township in the 1920s and were classmates until their eighth-grade graduation. Then they went their separate ways. But in 1994, after raising their families and seeing their spouses die, they happened to meet up again, wed, and had a second life together, Mrs. Maiuro said. Louis Maiuro, 91, a long-distance bus driver for four decades, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at his home in Winslow Township.
August 9, 2013
* They'll travel by minibus, not air, but however they go, you might want to tag along Sunday as Jet Wine Bar (1525 South St., 215-735-1116, jetwinebar.com) visits Blair Vineyards (known for its pinot gris and pinot noir) and Pinnacle Ridge (also notable for its pinot noir). The bus will depart for this Eastern Pennsylvania wine-country tour after an 11 a.m. champagne toast at Jet. Tix are $65; a picnic lunch is included. * Inspired by his recent trip to Thailand, Chef Alex Boonphaya, of Circles (812 N. 2nd St., 267-687-1309, circlesnorthernliberties.com)
July 12, 2013
Cat Circus So what if the Belieber Nation is taking over town? Everybody knows there's nothing like a guitar-playing cat, a skateboarding cat and a cat acrobat to showcase true talent. Samantha Martin's talented feline troupe is, amazingly, just your run-of-the-mill tabbies and such. Still, they've wowed the world via YouTube and are playing to sellout crowds in Old City. Note: Yesterday's planned visit to Philly was cancelled because of tour bus troubles. They should never have let the Siamese drive.
July 6, 2013 |
Brevity may well be the soul of wit, but that's small consolation when it's $12 a pop for movie tickets. The material in Kevin Hart's latest stand-up film, Let Me Explain , is riotous enough to stand with the comedian's career-making cable showcases, I'm a Grown Little Man and Seriously Funny . If you were to judge Let Me Explain purely on its performance portion, filmed at Madison Square Garden during Hart's 2012 tour, the film...
July 3, 2013 |
AN EMPHATIC cheer followed Mayor Nutter's proclamation declaring yesterday Hoagie Day in the city. "It's just wonderful to be able to say that," Nutter said while instructing the thousands in attendance to dig into the 4 1/2 tons of hoagies on hand. Wawa Hoagie Day served up free "shorti" Italian hoagies, drinks and chips from noon to 2 p.m. on Independence Mall as part of the Welcome America Festival, and to salute members of the military, fire and police. Included in the festivities, which is part of the weeklong festival, was the Hoagies for Heroes hoagie-building contest, in which the Police Department came out on top against the Fire Department, and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard bested the state's Army National Guard.
June 4, 2013 |
DILLSBURG, Pa. - Considering the circumstances, the first thought expressed by Mike Lyons was rather predictable. "It really stinks," he said, "to lose like that in your last game as a high school player. " OK, so he actually said another "s" word instead of stinks, but he'd appreciate a free pass for potty-mouthing in light of Prep Charter's 13-4 loss to Delone Catholic, at Northern York High, in the first round of the PIAA Class AA baseball playoffs. Plus, the negative vibrations lasted only an instant.
May 24, 2013 |
When the members of the alt-metal band Baroness woke up on their tour bus en route to Southampton, England, one day last August, they had plenty of reasons to feel good about themselves. The quartet, led by Philadelphian John Baizley, had just released its third album, Yellow & Green . The double LP, recorded at the band's rehearsal space in North Wales, had been praised lavishly in the media. With its melodic sound, the album was poised to help the band break through to a mainstream rock audience.
May 6, 2013 |
Credited to Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses), The Low Highway is the first album in 23 years on which Earle has shared billing with his backing ensemble, a measure of his affection for what he called "the best band I've ever had" on the stage of the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville Friday night. That band, featuring husband and wife multi-instrumentalists Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore - who played a brief opening set as the Mastersons - alongside longtime rhythm section Kelley Looney and Will Rigby, lived up to the compliment during a two-and-a-half-hour show that mixed the entirety of The Low Highway with songs from Earle's long and varied career.
April 26, 2013 |
AFTER ALL the police reports from shows like "Jersey Shore," "Buckwild" and "Teen Mom," MTV is putting a few more dollars into scripted television. The network that once played music - hard to believe, kids - is prepping a pilot for a summer 2014 series based on the movie "Scream. " The network says the series would reinvent the horror-comedy franchise that began with the original release in 1996 and spawned three sequels. The films' original director, Wes Craven , is in discussions to direct the one-hour pilot.
April 26, 2013 |
In this, our civilization's winter of discontent, art has become nothing but commerce and commerce the highest form of art. So it is. Just ask Beyoncé . The diva's PR machine has so hyped her upcoming album that fans are desperate for any crumbs of music. She has obliged by releasing a snippet of the new song "Standing on the Sun" in a 90-second video. Mind you, it's not a music video, but a TV ad for H&M. (Fact, it's a double advert: for the retail clothing company, and of course, for B's LP.)