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Archive: January, 2009

Local bassist humbled by shout-out from Metallica

Friday, January 23, 2009, 11:53 AM
“When one of your favorite bands tells you that you're one of their favorite bands, its pretty humbling,” says Fishtown’s Liam Wilson, who’s been freaking out since he learned that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said he loved Wilson’s prog-metal band Dillinger Escape Plan... Read more

Jamie Foxx, more, pictured on "Law Abiding Citizen" shoot yesterday

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 9:49 AM
Photographer Ray Skwire was kind enough to send in some pictures he took yesterday on the set on "Law Abiding Citizen," which was shooting outside City Hall. Jamie Foxx, actors Bruce McGill and Roger Bart and director F. Gary Gray are among those photographed in the slideshow posted here... Read more

Wally Kennedy returning to TV

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7:21 PM
After a five-year hiatus from television, veteran broadcaster Wally Kennedy returns to TV Feb. 1 to co-host alongside Comcast matriarch Suzanne Roberts on her weekly show “Seeking Solutions with Suzanne.” Kennedy, a longtime 6ABC host, now works nights and weekends as a news anchor on KYW... Read more

"Citizen" shooting at City Hall tomorrow

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 4:28 PM
Crew members from “Law Abiding Citizen” this afternoon are tricking out a City Hall conference room near Mayor Nutter’s office on the 2nd floor to prepare for a shoot scheduled there tomorrow. We're told Jamie Foxx, in Washington today for the inauguration of President Obama, will be... Read more

Q102 fires Diego Ramos

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 11:34 AM
Longtime Q102 personality Diego Ramos, who was recently part of the Elvis Duran and the Morning show, was fired today, as part of what we hear are Clear Channel budget cuts. "It's the business," Ramos said moments ago. "I'm happy to have worked at one radio station for 18 years."... Read more

Brasserie Perrier to become an Apple store?

Monday, January 19, 2009, 1:57 PM
You can no longer get a bite or a drink at Brasserie Perrier, but you may soon be able to buy an iPod or an iMac there. An Apple store may soon be opening at 1619 Walnut where Georges Perrier and Chris Scarduzio just closed their Brasserie Perrier restaurant. Apple has already signed a lease to take... Read more

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban parties hard Sunday

Monday, January 19, 2009, 1:23 PM
Pittsburgh native Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban cheered on the Steelers at the Public House (18th & Cherry) Sunday night. Cuban arrived alone but was soon having a great time singing, buying drinks for the crowd and doing SoCo and lime shots with loan consultant Dan McDade and his buddies. Cuban... Read more

Brian Hickey's back at home after accident

Monday, January 19, 2009, 8:37 AM
Congrats to former City Paper managing editor Brian Hickey, who is back in his East Falls home for the first time since the Nov. 28 hit-and-run accident in Collingswood that landed him in a medically induced coma. Surgeries and therapy kept him in Cooper Medical Center and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital... Read more

Donovan didn't leave town without his lucky sandwich

Friday, January 16, 2009, 4:31 PM
Good news. About 90 minutes ago, Donovan McNabb showed up at Talk of the Town (3020 S. Broad) to pick up his lucky chicken cheesesteak hoagie with American cheese, mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato. While D-Mac insists on picking up his own sandwich, the shop delivered a few more steaks to the Nova Care... Read more

Old City shopowner is descendent of "Defiance" subjects

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:22 PM
Barry Belsky has already seen "Defiance" twice, but the owner of Mr. Barstool (167 N. 2nd) will be among moviegoers who will catch the film, which opens today, over the weekend. The film, about three Jewish brothers who escape from Nazi-occupied Poland to join Russian resustance fighters, is... Read more
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