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Archive: November, 2009

"Rare new insight" delays Mumia documentary

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 10:32 AM
Filmmaker Tigre Hill says he has uncovered "rare new insight" concerning the 1981 killing of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner and the subsequent conviction of death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, and so he will delay the premiere of his documentary The Barrel of a Gun till February. As reported... Read more

Joey Brooks leaving Q102

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 5:00 AM
Q102's Joey Brooks hosted an appearance Tuesday at Cherry Hill Mall by actors Charlie Bewley and Daniel Cudmore of the movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon. What the thousand screaming fans didn't know is that Brooks had just given notice at the station. The afternoon DJ, who also serves as Q102's assistant... Read more

Alison at Blue Bell is closed

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:52 PM
Chef Alison Barshak is now telling customers that she's officially closed Alison at Blue Bell -- her six-year-old BYOB, which had been closed since Oct. 22 awaiting kitchen repairs. She vows to redouble her efforts at her newer restaurant, Alison two in Fort Washington. On Tuesday (11/10), her corporation... Read more

The rest of the Shank's story

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 4:58 PM
Let's recap the Shank's & Evelyn's story. The colorful luncheonette, on 10th Street near Montrose since 1962, closed April 30. (See Rick Nichols' take on the situation.) Under new ownership -- but still with Shank and Evelyn Perri's daughter Pamela Poppa out front -- Shank's reopened in late... Read more

Garces' progressive dinner: On the menu

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 1:00 PM
Chef Jose Garces got 42 people to put down $200 a head for a progressive dinner tomorrow (11/11) that will include Distrito, followed by Tinto (with a cocktail served from the adjacent Village Whiskey), then to Chifa and ending at Amada. It sold out in no time flat, and there are 50 people on the... Read more

Four Seasons' Fountain wins five stars

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:05 AM
Philadelphia has a five-star restaurant again. The Fountain at the Four Seasons last night was elevated on Forbes Travel Guide's 2010 list. (That's formerly the Mobil Guide.) The Fountain, where chef Rafael Gonzalez took over earlier this year, is one of only 22 such-honored restaurants in the United... Read more

"Always Sunny" gets a home in Philly

Monday, November 9, 2009, 6:04 PM
Variety weighs in with the news that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- now in its fifth season on Fx -- has signed a syndication deal -- thereby greatly enriching Rob McElhenney and the crew. And getting the show on broadcast TV here. Starting in fall 2011, the sitcom will air on CW57 in its late-night... Read more

U2 coming to the Linc

Monday, November 9, 2009, 10:45 AM
Just announced: The U2 360° Tour ended two weeks ago after having skipped Philly. It will play here after all, on Monday, July 12, 2010, at Lincoln Financial Field. Promoters get to use your money for a full eight months, as the show goes on sale Friday (11/13) at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available... Read more

WIP without Angelo Cataldi?

Sunday, November 8, 2009, 11:19 AM
TV and radio stations are cutting back everywhere, shedding and trimming salaries wherever they can. And no one is immune. News anchors are picking up additional work, which is why you see them at odd hours, filling in for vacationing colleagues -- often for no additional pay. TV news producers have... Read more

University City updates

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 4:20 PM
Here are updates on a few University City projects: Tom Drinker's West: That's the name of the pizzeria-pub by Avram Hornik and Mark Fichera (Drinker's Tavern, Drinker's Pub, Lucy's Hat Shop) in the former O'Hara's Fish House at 3900 Chestnut St. Hornik promises "two-fisted sandwiches,"... Read more
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