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Archive: November, 2008

Larry Mendte sentencing - LIVE

Monday, November 24, 2008, 2:07 PM
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Economy hits Home at Metrocorp

Monday, November 24, 2008, 1:19 PM
The "winter 2009" issue of Philadelphia Home magazine, which hit the street in November, will be the last till next spring. Metrocorp president David H. Lipson announced today that the company, which also produces Philadelphia Magazine, has trimmed it from a quarterly to a semiannual. Editor... Read more

'Vinnie the Crumb' to fill in on 950ESPN

Monday, November 24, 2008, 1:18 PM
Vinnie the Crumb, last heard on the air as part of Kidd Chris' former show on WYSP, has a guest stint planned for Friday on sports talk 950ESPN. He'll be joining Harry Mayes as he fills in for Jody Mac from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For now, it's a one-shot deal. Read more

The kid who impressed Norman Lear

Friday, November 21, 2008, 7:22 PM
Aiyana Tedi Braun, 11, of Wayne, went 3,000 miles to win a spot on Monday night's Marian Anderson Awards program -- without even trying. Here's how it happened: Aiyana, whose parents are dancer-choreographers Shimon and Meghan Braun, was on a two-week vacation this summer in California. Her mother... Read more

More troubled news anchors

Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:17 PM
Where Philly anchors (past and present) go, trouble seems to follow. Check out my colleague Bob Fernandez's story in today's Inquirer about an alleged fraud that set up dummy corporations and accounts to steal $41 million in settlement funds. The irony: The funds had been set up to resolve fraud cases... Read more

Brian McKnight to concertize at Macy's

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 3:12 PM
Macy's (13th and Market Streets) will unveil its holiday windows at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Santa will be there, as will Brian McKnight, performing with his teen sons, Brian Jr. and Nikolas, and the Philadelphia Boy's Choir. McKnight, who has a new album I'll Be Home for Christmas, will sign autographs... Read more

Zahav's Solomonov going back to Israel

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 11:48 AM
Before the opening of Zahav last spring, chef Michael Solomonov led a culinary trip to Israel for business partner Steve Cook and a few friends, and it ended up in the pages of Food & Wine. He's going back in March, and the trip is open to anyone who'll pony up $3,950 plus tax (double occupancy)... Read more

Radio fans! We're #8

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 6:52 AM
Philadelphia is now #8 in Arbitron's rankings of radio markets by population, as Atlanta nudges ahead. It's not by much. Only 25,200 people separate the two cities. The Philly area's estimated population (4,352,800) actually grew by 2,800 over last year, while Atlanta's grew by 110,500 to finish this... Read more

April White out at Philly Mag

Monday, November 17, 2008, 8:42 PM
After four years as food editor and seven-plus years on Philly Mag's staff, April White will leave next week. She'll become communications manager at The Food Trust. No successor has been named. White wrote Jose Garces' new cookbook, Latin Evolution, and contributed to the mag's Ultimate Restaurant... Read more

Audrina Patridge takes a dip in Atlantic City

Monday, November 17, 2008, 9:23 AM
Audrina Patridge, the star of MTV's "The Hills," visited The Pool at Harrah's Atlantic City Saturday night. Read more
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