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Archive: April, 2009

Behold! It's Charlamagne

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 5:26 PM
Charlamagne starts May 1 as morning host on The Beat (100.3). The station has been doing a music-intensive show called The Morning Beat since it dropped Miss Jones in the Morning in January. Charlamagne was billed as "Charlamagne Tha God" when heard as Wendy Williams' radio sidekick in New... Read more

Tiffany McElroy is engaged

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 10:35 AM
NBC10 alumna Tiffany McElroy, now co-hosting the morning news show at New York's WPIX, announced on the air that she's engaged to Jim Gibson, a Center City businessman who's a partner in a printing business. They met through friends, she told me. McElroy has a 5-year-old daughter with former fiance... Read more

Maia closes

Monday, April 20, 2009, 1:36 PM
Maia, the ambitious Villanova cafe/restaurant/marketplace that opened just off the Blue Route only last May, has shut down, acknowledges general manager Nicole Pizzi. The landlord is interested in putting in a new tenant in the upstairs and downstairs, says another manager. In March, Maia closed... Read more

Octo to do a job fair

Monday, April 20, 2009, 11:42 AM
Octo Waterfront Grille, due to open by Memorial Day weekend on the former Rock Lobster pier on Columbus Boulevard, will host a job fair at the Hyatt Penn’s Landing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Management seeks about 100 jobs for food servers, cocktail servers, hostesses, bartenders... Read more

Sal Pal to sub for Mike Miss

Sunday, April 19, 2009, 9:23 AM
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio will host Mike Missanelli's radio show with Harry Mayes on Monday (4/20), from 3 to 7 p.m. on ESPN950. Sal Pal ordinarily shows up on Tuesdays, talking NFL topics. Read more

Kalas buried after on-field ceremony

Sunday, April 19, 2009, 9:05 AM
Since Harry Kalas' death last Monday, news reports had said that his private burial would be "early next week." But the family, which had generously participated in the public tributes to the hall of famer, decided to hold the funeral immediately after the public memorial at Citizens Bank... Read more

Eddie Bruce to sing at Kalas memorial

Friday, April 17, 2009, 11:16 PM
Entertainer Eddie Bruce -- 'member him from the TV show Dancin' on Air? -- has been given the nod to lead "High Hopes" on Saturday at Harry Kalas' memorial at Citizens Bank Park. Bruce, who'd known Kalas since 1981 (both DOA and the Phils were on Channel 17), says: "I hope I can do... Read more

Luke Palladino to cook in Wash West

Friday, April 17, 2009, 1:14 PM
Chef Luke Palladino, who oversees Specchio and Ombra plus the casual Risi Bisi at the Borgata in Atlantic City, is leasing the space that last housed Les Bons Temps at 114 S. 12th St. for an Italian wine bar/restaurant. (This morning, posted what it described as a rumor that the place was... Read more

From the Boot opening an Ambler location

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:36 PM
From the Boot, the Italian BYOB in Lafayette Hill, is taking over the former Agave Grille/Ralph's space in downtown Ambler. The Ambler spot, which co-owner Bob Devine says he hopes to open midsummer, will have an 18- to 20-seat bar as well as private-party space that Lafayette Hill lacks. Both places... Read more

JD McGillicuddy's taking over for Whiskey Dix

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:08 PM
Expect an opening later this month for a branch of the sports bar JD McGillicuddy's at 421 N. Seventh St., next to the Electric Factory. The opening has been about a year in the making, mainly due to licensing issues. The spot was last Whiskey Dix Saloon, which neighbors and cops branded a nuisance... Read more
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