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The Way We Were: Message Boards!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Ten years ago, if you were a young, switched-on person and you wanted to know what was going on in this town, you didn’t come here (Philebrity will celebrate its tenth birthday this October), and you didn’t go to any of the local print media websites (mainstream or alt-, this was in the deep funk […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: The Notebook Celebrates 20 Years Of Insanely Painful Philly Schools Headaches

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

It’s probably safe to say that Philadelphia’s schools system has been one kind of trouble or another longer than you or I have been alive. Even so, it’s incredible to think that The Notebook has been around since 1994 to chronicle the mess; the things they’ve seen, no doubt, would make the hair on the […]

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

As we speak, representatives from the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame are at the Sheraton Society Hill, announcing their Eleventh Class of Hall of Fame Inductees. They are: Bobby Walston Brian Propp By Saam – Legacy of Excellence Chief Bender Chet Walker Curt Schilling Ellie Daniel Eric Allen Frank Dolson – Legacy of Excellence Geoff […]

The Week Ahead In Music: Real Appeal

Monday, June 9th, 2014

As we survey the week ahead, it seems like this one is pretty loaded at the back end. Sure, there’s Damian Jr. Gong Marley at Electric Factory (as noted earlier) and German indie/electronic chameleons The Notwist at TLA — both on Tuesday night — but perhaps it’s better to start thinking about your Friday night […]

The Week Ahead In Comedy: Chock Full O’ DTF!

Monday, June 9th, 2014

DTF Hosts Darryl Charles and Timaree. Check them out Friday at the Adrienne Theater. Ever wonder where A Clockwork Orange meets improv comedy? Hey, me too! Fortunately, we can all find out on Tuesday night at L’Etage, at the maiden voyage of The HIVE Comedy Variety Show. The show features the debut of improv team […]

Rumblings: Where’d The Cheese Go? I Dunno!

Monday, June 9th, 2014

>>> AxisPhilly, where’d the cheese go? The public interest journalism website was funded with a 2.4 million, two-year grant from the William Penn Foundation in 2012, only to cease operations on Friday. This is a bummer, and not just because Axis had some decent reporting talent as well as its eye on a handful of […]

District N9NE SIgns Exclusive Deal With House Of Blues

Monday, June 9th, 2014

District N9NE, the 600-1,400 capacity EDM venue that opened up at 9th & Callowhill in 2013, just announced a long-term, exclusive booking arrangement with House of Blues. This is notable for a few reasons: One is that the House of Blues music brand has been looking for a home in Philly for the better part […]

Captain Freeshit Lightning Round: Win Tickets To See Damian Jr. Gong Marley Tomorrow Night!

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Since we lost Bob Marley, there have been so many Marleys, and they have all been pretty damned alright, if you ask me. (Marlright?) But Damian Jr. Gong Marley is a star, with his own sound and vibe and very possibly an agenda to push reggae forward. He’s in town on Tuesday night at the […]

Dept. Of Meaningless Lists: Philly’s Top 10 Dog Breeds

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Courtesy pet insurers Trupanion, here are the top 10 dog breeds in Philly: 1. Greyhound 2. Cane Corso 3. Scottish Terrier 4. English Bulldog 5. Rottweiler 6. Great Dane 7. English Springer Spaniel 8. American Staffordshire Terrier 9. Mastiff 10. Saint Bernard If you notice, many of these are big dogs, meaning that on the […]

Season Finale Of HBO’s Vice Will Include A Visit To Scenic Camden!

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Season 2 Episode 12 Preview … where authorities, so flustered by rampant crime, are in the process of turning the city into a surveillance state! See this wild story, set to an EDM soundtrack and hosted by some straight-talkin’ bros, this Friday night on Vice, that show that has all the really amazing information and […]

Read Michael Nutter’s Personal Pitch For Philly To Host The 2016 Democratic National Convention

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Philly Dnc 2016 As part of Philly’s increasingly full-court press to host DNC2016, above is the letter that Mayor Michael Nutter sent to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, making our desire officially known. His talking points? The Pope visit that may or not happen, the Forbes Under 30 confab that will […]

City Council To Hear Testimony On Potential Changes In Weed Policy

Monday, June 9th, 2014

City Councilman Jim Kenney, who introduced a proposal to decriminalize low-level weed possession in Philly back in January, sees his idea up for discussion today. Today at 1:00PM in Room 400 at City Hall, the Philadelphia City Council Law and Government Committee will hear testimony on the matter. Whether one is pro-weed or not, Kenney’s […]

Hundreds (Maybe) Gathering To Chant Down Corbett/Christie Babylon At Union League Today

Monday, June 9th, 2014

As we mentioned last week, the shitbird dream team duo of Chris Christie and Tom Corbett are hitting the road together this week — ostensibly in the name of fundraising (they both have sputtering, flustered mouths to feed) but also, we presume, as gift to the world of political commentary. This afternoon, Laurel & Hardy […]

This Weekend: Are You Alright?

Friday, June 6th, 2014

FRIDAY: >>> Happy First Friday! Get your gallery listings here or just go HAM and hit up Art After 5 at the Art Museum with Martha Graham Cracker. >>> Friends with kids, take note: The Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival kicks off at 6pm with a whole weekend of movies for kids at the Roxy. […]

Film Sweat: Please Attend The Elegant American Thinking Film Festival, Please

Friday, June 6th, 2014

RECOMMENDED: Elegant thinkers of America, are you out there? May I count myself among your number? I live in that hope. Not just for my own gratification (though, yes, that is a sizable part of the draw for me) but also because it seems like there are less and less of you all the time. […]

A Farewell: It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday, End Of The Road, And Other Sad Boyz II Men Songs

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Hello all. It’s me, former intern/First Mate/other guy Jim. I rarely break the royal “we” here at Philebrity, but today it seems fitting, as the royal we now becomes the royal “I” until someone else is hired: I am leaving Philebrity. I don’t really have anything special to say here, but I do want to […]

Noontime Nuggetz: O.G. Evening Magazine, We Loved You So

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Look at that! Now, that’s a CITY! They even had a “European Health Spa.”

Readers Cameraphone: Get Ready, It’s Time To Play FISHTOWN WHEEL OF FORTUNE!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Spotted at the Exxon at York and Aramingo. Still trying to figure out what those letters originally spelled out… This is a tough one, Pat, but I think I’m ready to solve this puzzle. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to: tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.

Saleka Night Shymalan Graduates High School, Reports Directly To Underground Arts

Friday, June 6th, 2014

It’s been a big week for Saleka Night Shymalan (pictured), whose last two names you may recognize from films such as, oh, no, wait, that’s her dad. Saleka Night Shymalan is the musician in the family. And fresh off of graduating from high school this week, she’ll be making her Philly debut this Sunday at […]

This Moment In Festadelphia: PIFA, The 15-Day Arts Fest You Neither Wanted Nor Asked For, Returns Next April

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Remember this thing? It’s back! Do you remember the theme song? No, you don’t remember the theme song? Because the song was kinda, wow. New worrrrrrrrlds, without warning! Embrace the worrrld that you’re… IN! Yeah, PIFA, go, PIFA, go ‘head, get it, PIFA!