Archive for February 19th, 2013

Rainy Day Special: Ed Sciaky And Billy Joel

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

It’s dark and dreary and nothing is going on (both in our heads and outside) so check out this Evening Magazine special report on Billy Joel (who we have … uh … history with) from 1978. In the video, Joel swings by WIOQ and chats with legendary radio host Ed Sciaky, but you can listen […]

Attn. Philly Film Friends: You Can Now Apply For The Derek Freese Documentary Finishing Fund

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Fund the rest of your Philly-connected documentary by applying over here. Make Tony Danza proud.

PIFA Started Installing A Time Machine In The Kimmel Center

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Holy Father Time! … and no, we’re not talking about Dennis M. Wint, President and CEO of the Franklin Institute who’s also getting a piece of PIFA action. This year’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, running from March 28 to April 27, will feature a “Time Machine” installation in the Kimmel Center’s Plaza, currently […]

The 2013 Cinedelphia Film Festival, Because Philly Film Is So Much More Than Whatever Bradley Cooper Is Filming

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

As springtime nears, and people are hitting their tolerance limits of the cold and the indoors, big spring events announcements are made (see: Firefly, Belle & Sebastian). But not every cool event in the fairer-weather months has to take place outdoors. Case in point, the 2013 Cinedelphia Film Festival. The Cindedelphia Fest takes place over […]

Musical Rumblings: Mirror, Mirror

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

>>> Light Heat, the most recent project from the wonderful Quentin Stoltzfus, will be releasing their debut LP on June 25th, and you can check out one of the tracks above. Light Heat plays Johnny Brenda’s on February 23rd, if you’re down with that. [SPIN] >>> This year’s edition of the Firefly Music Festival, the […]

Right Now In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: The “Future” Of “Awesome”

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

We know, we know: Some of your best friends are Comcast employees. In the Glass Dong alone, every day, there are a significant number of fingers in the dyke against Phily’s Brain Drain — there are people working up in that tower whose jobs, were Kabletown® not so invested in Philadelphia, simply would not exist […]

Readers Write: Let The AVI Neighbor-On-Neighbor Hatred Begin

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Oh dear: We had a feeling this might happen. Re: Auntie Anne’s on South Street: http://apps.axisphilly.org/avi-map/#/17/39.943/-75.150 Around the corner from us. 411-413 South Street. Their taxes are going down from ~$9,000 to ~$3,900. Maybe the bastards will use the windfall to pay for commercial trash collection instead of just throwing it on the sidewalk, but […]

Just Announced: Belle & Sebastian At The Mann This Summer!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Just announced: As part of their North American tour this summer, Glaswegian pop group Belle & Sebastian will be playing in Philadelphia on July 10th, at The Mann Music Center‘s newly installed Skyline Stage. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am, and Yo La Tengo is slated to open the show. As hosts of […]