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Archive: October, 2009

Christmas music starts ... OCTOBER 15?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 7:59 PM
More than two months before Christmas, CBS Radio is starting the holiday music derby -- but it's doing it on the HD-2 station of WOGL (98.1) and on various CBS websites:,,,, and HD radios are required to hear the over-the-air signal... Read more

Jolly's keys up for an Oct. 30 opening

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 11:03 AM
Anthony “Tony T” DeCarolis and “Wildman Joe” Marchetti are keeping their fingers warm for Oct. 30 when Jolly Weldon throws the grand opening of Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar near Rittenhouse Square (2006 Chestnut St.). Weldon is promising a happy hour (6 to 8 p.m.), a small-plates... Read more

Todd Carmichael aborting Death Valley trek

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 8:41 PM
Gladwyne's Todd Carmichael, holder of a record for walking across Antarctica to the South Pole, says he is aborting his latest quest: walking more than 400 miles through Death Valley. According to his blog, maintained by brother in law Brian Hart, he has run into "a real slugfest in soft sand... Read more

Reading Terminal Market going Cajun

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 8:21 PM
Beck's Cajun Cafe is set for a Oct. 26 opening across from Di Nic's and Tootsie's Salad Express in Reading Terminal Market. Beck is Bill Beck, who from 1996 to 1999 owned Pompano Grille and Bohemian Bistro Lounge at what is now a bank building at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets. He's promising muffaletta... Read more

Moonstruck strikes deal for Blue Bell

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 3:56 PM
Toto and Claire Schiavone, who own Moonstruck on Oxford Avenue in Fox Chase, have inked a deal for a second restaurant, in Blue Bell's Village Square shopping center on Dekalb Pike just north of Township Line. Former occupant was Bourbon. They'll call it Beccofino -- an Italian concept that Toto Schiavone... Read more

Reese Witherspoon to shoot at Temple Ambler

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 2:50 PM
Temple University says Reese Witherspoon will film softball scenes for the James L. Brooks comedy at the Ambler campus' softball field on Monday (10/19), with a Tuesday rain date. The school advises that it's a closed set, so gawkers won't get very far. Security will be tight. More details here and... Read more

Jon (minus Kate) plus 43%

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 2:26 PM
Reality star Jon Gosselin, visiting the Main Line for a court date in Norristown about the finances of him and his estranged wife, Kate, ate at the bar at Radnor's 333 Belrose last night with a male friend. After eating beef sliders and Old Bay fries, and sucking down one Crown and ginger, he left... Read more

Alphabet Soup is c-l-o-s-e-d

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 9:51 AM
Jayson Grossberg -- who won raves hither and yon for Alphabet Soup, his BYOB in Audubon, Camden County -- says he's pulled the plug. He and wife Alix just had their second daughter, "and I didn't want my kids to be 16 years old and look back and say, 'I only saw them one night a week,' "... Read more

WWE body-slams Wine School

Monday, October 12, 2009, 2:36 PM
Lawyers for World Wrestling Entertainment are opposing a trademark application filed by the Wine School of Philadelphia for the term “Sommelier Smackdown.” By using "Sommelier Smackdown," the Wine School is accused of infringing on WWE's trademark of the word Smackdown, which... Read more

Springsteen fans: Meet the Big Man

Monday, October 12, 2009, 10:53 AM
Clarence Clemons, the saxman driving Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, is out with a memoir (Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales), and he'll sign copies at 1 p.m. Sunday (10/18) at Chester County Books & Music in West Goshen Center (975 Paoli Pike, West Chester). Clemons' Facebook page teases: •... Read more
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