July 25, 2015 |
Shania Twain delivered a thrilling, career-spanning concert when her Rock This Country tour stopped Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center. It was a bittersweet night for her fans, though, because they knew they'd never see the "Queen of Country Pop" wrap her fingers around a microphone, throw her hair back, look up to the heavens, and belt out the big hits - or any songs - on stage again. This was the last time. Ever. If we believe the announcement Twain made on Good Morning America earlier this year - and it's reasonable to be skeptical, since many artists retire, and then come back for one last cash-grabbing hurrah - this is the 49-year-old Canadian's final tour.
July 23, 2015 |
Forget that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is expected to miss next season due to a bone in his right foot being broken - again. If you go to a game, you'll at least find a new player at the food concession: Lee's Hoagie House. The Southampton, Bucks County-based chain has reached a deal for the next year to operate two stands at the Wells Fargo Center for all events - sports, entertainment and other, including the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, said Jon Waxman, corporate vice president of Lee's Hoagie House Franchise Group.
June 30, 2015 |
For all their success - a Grammy and several other big music awards; chart-topping Billboard music - Imagine Dragons, like Rodney Dangerfield, get little respect. The band has been called "lite" so many times that it's getting stupid. The "other Las Vegas rock band" (they're certainly not the Killers) has been called Radiohead-lite, U2-lite, and Coldplay-lite, the last being the worst insult because Coldplay itself is U2-lite. The quartet's big show at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday occasionally showed why Imagine Dragons is held in flippant contempt, along with many reasons to give them props.
June 28, 2015 |
Two words best summarize the career-spanning performance the three Canadian dudes collectively known as Rush delivered Thursday evening at a sold-out Wells Fargo Center: extraordinary production . From the complex music (presented in reverse chronological order over two sets, plus an encore) to the lasers to the hilarious interstitial video elements, the band marked its 40 years (41, really) with a show that felt like a heartfelt thank-you to its fans. Those fans are even receptive to new stuff, a tricky area most classic rock bands fear to tread.
June 27, 2015 |
Union carpenters, embroiled in a long-standing dispute with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, have promised not to interfere with the 2016 Democratic national presidential convention in Philadelphia unless . . . . . . Unless the Democratic National Committee holds events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. "Our protests will not impact any DNC guests, affiliated groups, or visitors to Philadelphia that week in any venue where our union members are contracted to work," union leader Edward J. Coryell wrote in a letter sent Thursday to the Rev. Leah Daughtry, pastor of House of the Lord Church in Washington, and party-appointed chief executive of the convention.
June 26, 2015
SOUL AGENDA Who: Tampa Bay (6-6) at Soul (11-2) When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500). TV/Radio: None. On the web: ESPN3.com, Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess Line: Soul -7 1/2 About the Soul: Rolled Tampa, 71-27, on May 23. It was the worst loss in franchise history . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh leads the league with touchdown passes (86) and yards (3,711) and is second in completion percentage (66.7). He has thrown nine interceptions in 454 attempts.
June 26, 2015
FOR THOSE who live to boo Sidney Crosby, the announcement of the Flyers' 2015-16 schedule yesterday came with a message: patience. The Flyers and Penguins play four times, as per usual, but Crosby and the Pens will not be visiting the Wells Fargo Center until March 19. The first chance to boo him on television isn't until Jan. 21. As was announced on Wednesday, the Flyers open the season at Tampa Bay on Oct. 8, followed by a game at Florida on Oct...
June 24, 2015 |
With the exception of the cult favorite "Temporary Secretary" from 1980's McCartney II , the song least familiar to Paul McCartney's fans during his sold-out 2 hour, 45 minute show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday was called "Hope for the Future. " His baby boomer fans - on average a good three decades older than the youngsters who sang along at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Del., two nights before - may not know it, but Sir Paul has been writing music for video games. Specifically for Destiny , a sci-fi first-person shooter for which he penned "Hope," a song that (naturally)
May 8, 2015 |
ALMOST A WEEK later and Clint Dolezel is still fuming. A scuffle during Saturday's win over Portland was made even worse, the Soul's coach contends, by two undeserved ejections. One of the players tossed was Soul wide receiver Marco Thomas, who Dolezel said wasn't even part of the fight. The other player, Portland's Quincy Butler, was so irate over his ejection that he threw his helmet toward the padded sideline wall at Wells Fargo Center. Problem is, Butler missed the wall and hit a spectator sitting at field level.
May 3, 2015
A RIGHT ANKLE injury will keep Soul linebacker Beau Bell out of today's game against visiting Portland. Bell sprained his ankle during Sunday's win at New Orleans, and coach Clint Dolezel said Bell will miss at least two games. The Soul got a spell of good news, as leading receiver Marco Thomas was back to full practice on Thursday. Thomas, the league's receiver of the year last season with Iowa, missed last week's game with a hamstring injury. Tonight's game Who: Portland (2-3)