DJ Eric Bartello’s Friday Nights

by Kelley Bregenzer When Bob Pantano– legendary Philadelphia DJ celebrating 40 years as host of the venerated “Saturday Night Dance Party” on 98.1 WOGL FM—sees potential in you, you run with it. That’s exactly what DJ Eric Bartello is doing. His new radio show on 98.1’s sister station, Today’s 96.5 FM, debuted live at Adelphia Nightclub in South Jersey on Sept. 22. “All your favorite dance … Continue reading DJ Eric Bartello’s Friday Nights

Kinky Boots Reminds Us of What’s Really Important.

-Brenda Hillegas (photo by Matt Crockett) Lola, the drag queen from London, encourages these six steps to success and happiness: 1. Pursue the truth 2. Learn something new 3. Accept yourself and you’ll accept others too 4. Let love shine 5. Let pride be your guide 6. Change the world when you change your mind Lola says: Just be. Who you wanna be. Never let them … Continue reading Kinky Boots Reminds Us of What’s Really Important.

YES featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at the Kimmel Center

-Mark Casasanto Perfectly sound at the Kimmel Center. Rock and roll is a wonderful vehicle and it was on full display last night in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. Seriously, it was the perfect venue to showcase the brilliant musicianship of YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman who recently, along with their once, and who knows, maybe future bandmates, were inducted … Continue reading YES featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at the Kimmel Center

The First Annual Philly Music Fest

-Moriah Kelley My musical taste broadened this weekend when I attended the first annual Philly Music Fest at World Live Café.  Local musicians, breweries, artists, and food vendors came together to entertain festival goers both Friday and Saturday evening. Proceeds from the festival are being donated to Live Connections and other non-profit charities. Complimentary Federal Donuts and Insomnia Cookies were passed around as attendees sipped … Continue reading The First Annual Philly Music Fest

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins at the Walnut Street Theatre

by Marialena Rago I don’t think I have ever seen a show quite like Walnut Street Theatre’s Souvenir. Based on the life of eccentric opera singer, Florence Foster Jenkins, the majority of the show is sung…well badly.  This is the point, of course, since Foster Jenkins is known for being the worst singer to grace Carnegie Hall. The show, written by Stephen Temperley, is told … Continue reading Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins at the Walnut Street Theatre

Review: Brigsby Bear

-Brenda Hillegas We’ve all had a friend like Brigsby Bear, whether you want to admit it or not. You know you talked to your stuffed animals. You gave them depth, a background story. As a child, you looked up to a fictional character and you probably had conversations with that character in your head or imagined what it would be like to spend a day … Continue reading Review: Brigsby Bear

Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

by Mark Casasanto There was a homecoming of sorts last night just outside the Philadelphia city limits. Like so many times before, in what is now an almost fifty year career, Todd Rundgren returned, literally, to his home town of Upper Darby and the venerable Tower Theater. Sitting at the intersection of 69th and Market Streets, the legendary Tower was once a staple in the … Continue reading Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th

-Marialena Rago (photo by Joan Marcus) In every theater fan’s heart there is a place for Wicked. Whether you love it or loathe it, the story before Dorthy dropped into Oz is as entertaining as the story after. For this theater fan it has been about 12 years since my last trip to the Emerald City and this journey brought new discoveries and brought back … Continue reading Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th

A Golden Homecoming

Bandstand Legends Rock the Event Center at SugarHouse Casino by Mark Casasanto Local boys- or should I say the neighborhood guys- returned to a hometown sell-out crowd last night on the banks of the Delaware River at Philadelphia’s newest live performance venue. Around here, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian are more than just household names. Their past hit making hysteria harkens back to simpler times where … Continue reading A Golden Homecoming

What’s on at SugarHouse Casino

We’re excited to announce that the SugarHouse Casino’s Fishtown Hops beer garden graces the cover of our latest issue. Each summer, we compile a list of what’s happening in our city, near our city, and what to look forward to in the next few months. We call them our “hot spots”. You can find the entire list here. Along with Fishtown Hops where you can … Continue reading What’s on at SugarHouse Casino