August 15, 2015 |
Much has happened to Billy Joel since his sell-out shows last summer at Citizens Bank Park, which was also Thursday night's venue. Once each month, in an amazing display of audience loyalty and personal dedication, Joel has been packing them in at Madison Square Garden. Then on Wednesday, at the age of 66, Billy became the father of a baby girl, Della Rose Joel, after recently having married (in April) his 33-year-old then-girlfriend Alexis. So there was much to celebrate on Thursday night, and Joel hit the CBP in kinetic, fired-up form from the start.
May 14, 2011
The Beaver Ambitious, and deeply odd, character study of a clinically depressed man (Mel Gibson) who reconnects with family and business by communicating through a hand puppet. Gibson is extraordinary. Directed by and costarring Jodie Foster. PG-13 Bridesmaids Kristen Wiig cowrote and stars in this knockabout and unapologetically vulgar comedy about a Milwaukee singleton whose best friend (Maya Rudolph) is getting married, pitting said singleton against the bride's new pal (Rose Byrne)
September 16, 1994 |
She moved out last November and her divorce was finalized last week. So everything is in order for this formal announcement: Christie Brinkley, model citizen and former No. 1 Uptown Girl in Billy Joel's life, is engaged. The lucky fella is Colorado real estate developer Rick Taubman. "He's a wonderful, honest, generous, great person," she told USA Today. "We've been engaged since a couple of weeks after we met. He's my kindred spirit. " No immediate reaction from Joel. In the Hamptons this summer, he was quite conspicuous with a 28-year-old Manhattan artist named Carolyn Beegan.
October 8, 1986 |
Billy Joel, who offered an exuberant and consummately professional performance last night at a Spectrum packed with his fans, is America's pre- eminent commercial-pop tunesmith. For 15 years - after stints in a couple of Long Island rock bands - the pug-faced singer/songwriter/keyboardist has been crafting melodically catchy hits - "Piano Man," "Just the Way You Are," "You May Be Right," "It's Still Rock-and-Roll to Me," "Uptown Girl" and his out-of-work working man's anthem, "Allentown," among them.
August 16, 2015 |
Much has happened to Billy Joel since his sellout shows last summer at Citizens Bank Park, which was also Thursday night's venue. Once each month, in an amazing display of audience loyalty and personal dedication, Joel has been packing them in at Madison Square Garden. Then Wednesday, at age 66, Billy became the father of another daughter, Della Rose Joel, after recently having married (in April) his 33-year-old then-girlfriend Alexis. So there was much to celebrate Thursday night, and Joel hit the stage in kinetic, fired-up form from the start.
November 15, 1995 |
Seems it was just a few months ago Phillie Darren Daulton was telling anyone who'd listen that he would never marry again. His nerves were raw from divorce proceedings that had raged on for more than a year. Ex-wife Lynne fought hard for her piece of his four-year, $18.5 million contract, the various family manses and custody of their young son, Zachary. So what a surprise to hear that Daulton's getting married again - in 10 days. A Phillies spokesman confirmed yesterday that the catcher will marry one Nicole Garcia on Saturday, Nov. 25, in his hometown of Arkansas City, Kansas.
August 1, 2009 |
Who could have guessed in advance that at Thursday night's Elton John/Billy Joel doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, Joel would emerge as the more flamboyant of the two? Sartorially speaking, Joel had nothing on his British counterpart, wearing an ill-fitting black T-shirt that somehow managed to clash with his slightly blacker pants. But what he lacked in fashion he made up in sweat. During his hour-long solo set, part of a three-hour-plus show that also saw him and John squaring off at dual concert grand pianos (along with individual backing bands)
January 29, 2003 |
The Uptown Girl has a problem with the Piano Man. Supermodel Christie Brinkley said yesterday that she's worried about ex-husband Billy Joel's driving, particularly when their teenage daughter is in the car. The concerns follow Saturday's car crash in the Hamptons, in which Joel plowed his Mercedes into a tree. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who was riding alone, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was treated then released the next morning. Brinkley expressed her concerns for their 17-year-old daughter in a statement released by her publicist.
August 24, 1997 |
Billy Joel is trying to reconstruct the moment a few months ago when he discovered, after 15 albums in 25 years, that he'd lost the desire to write pop songs. He's sitting at a stately grand piano in a cozy room at Steinway Hall, the museum-like shrine where people like Billy Joel go to test-drive really good pianos. He paws at the keys like a piano-bar veteran easing into a quiet introduction. Pretty soon, he feels comfortable. "It was totally out of the blue," he recalls in the blunt, declarative voice that powered hits like "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown.
July 13, 2006 |
In one of those announcements that's so big, it requires an advance announcement of its own, rock heroes The Who yesterday announced that today Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will make an announcement - beamed live via satellite from Berlin - that they are mounting their first world tour in 20 years. The big schmeal? Though the preannouncement had no specifics, word is the tour will start right here in Philly. Right here. Watch this space tomorrow for a post-announcement analysis of the announcement.