April 17, 2014 |
PARIS - There's no such thing as a casual stroll through the streets of Paris with former Philly girl Karen Reb Rudel. Rudel, 45, is the proprietor of Sight Seeker's Delight, a company offering walking tours of Paris with a theatrical flair. She passes a brick building in her old neighborhood, Butte-aux-Cailles, renowned for its examples of art nouveau design, and explains that it holds three swimming pools fed by a thermal spring. A fountain across the street in Place Paul Verlaine, with graceful, arced silver spigots, is fed by the same spring and, she says, the water that runs beneath this part of the city is said to hold rejuvenating qualities.
April 13, 2014 |
Eddie Berner's tour bus was running late. Inside Durand Academy and Community Services headquarters in Mount Laurel, administrators milled about, waiting to meet their new fund-raising partner. They were happy to wait: Durand, which provides housing, schooling, and support services to people with autism in South Jersey, had never been visited by a rock star before. Fifteen minutes after Berner's publicist said his tour bus would arrive, a black RV, its sides plastered with red vinyl flames, squealed into the lot outside the headquarters on Gaither Drive.
March 20, 2014 |
Mick Jagger on Scott Mick Jagger said Tuesday that he had yet to absorb the shocking news that his gf of 10 years, L'Wren Scott , died Monday in an apparent suicide. "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," the rock superstar wrote on Facebook. "We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. " Scott, a fashion designer who also designed costumes for films such as Ocean's Thirteen and Eyes Wide Shut , began seeing Jagger in 2001.
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.