Thanks to Christopher Walken and "Saturday Night Live," Blue Oyster Cult will always be remembered for two words they never uttered: "More cowbell." But the "thinking-man's metal band" from Long Island was much more than that in the mid-'70s through early '80s, with gothic, mythologically tinged songs such as (of course) '(Don't Fear) the Reaper," "Godzilla," "Burnin' for You," "Red and the Black," "Golden Age of Leather" and "Joan Crawford." And they're still playing venues across the country more than four decades later. Founding members Eric Bloom (lead vocals) and Buck Dharma (guitar) are joined these days by Richie Castellano (keyboards, backing guitars), former Todd Rundgren's Utopia bassist Kasim Sulton and drummer Jules Radino.
Celebrity Chef Maria Liberati will be appearing at the TASTE Philly wine, spirits and food event at the Valley Forge Casino. Maria will be signing copies of her Gourmand World Award Winning book series - The Basic Art of Italian Cooking and sampling recipes from her book series and award winning blog.
Big Shot is a Billy Joel tribute band, which creates a sound and stage presence as excitingly close to an actual Billy Joel performance as you will ever experience. Performing any and all of Joel's greatest hits, the band presents many obscure album classics to tantalize the die hard fans, and offers some new surprises every night out. At times they're joined on stage by some of Billy Joel's band members.They have the approval and endorsement of Mr. Joel. On any given night the band may astonish you with versions of other artists including the Beatles, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Journey and many others.
Carlos Mencia is a multiple award-winning comic, including a Cable ACE award for Best Stand-up Comedy Special. He made a name for himself with repeat appearances on Comedy Central and the award-winning special, which appeared on HBO in 2002. His Comedy Central series "Mind of Mencia" ran on Comedy Central from 2005 to 2008.
JB Smoove (Gerald Angelo Brooks), a gifted comedian and actor, has continued to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk. He has been part of the cast of 'Saturday Night Live' and 'The Chris Rock Show,' and also appeared in the feature films 'Pootie Tang,' 'Say Uncle' and 'Mr. Deeds.' He is perhaps best known as "Leon Black" on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' He has also had recurring roles on 'Everybody Hates Chris'.