Beach Reads: 10 Fabulous Books with Philadelphia Ties

2017-05-16T11:34:34+00:00 May 26th, 2016|

  After long last, it finally feels like summer is here! Temperatures will reach the high eighties this week and will continue to soar. Time to get out the sunscreen, the wine spritzers, and the stack of good books that will accompany you to the beach, the pool, or the back porch under a shady umbrella. [...]

DJ Perry Angelozzi to Play the Philly Happening List Bash

2016-04-29T13:35:45+00:00 April 29th, 2016|

DJ Perry Angelozzi Bring your dancing shoes to the 2016 Philly Happening List Red Carpet Bash, featuring one of the region's most popular DJs- DJ Perry Angelozzi. Throughout his accomplished career, which includes three consecutive Philly Happening List wins  as well as a 2015 Best of CBS Philly 2015 award, DJ Perry Angelozzi has entertained thousands – as the Resident [...]

A ‘Fortune’ate Experience: Manayunk Woman Competes on Wheel of Fortune

2016-04-01T12:39:53+00:00 April 1st, 2016|

  Emily Johnson got to spin the wheel of fortune yesterday. How she did, we can't reveal--yet--but the Manayunk resident and assistant dean of students at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, enjoyed her experience as a contestant at the taping of  Wheel of Fortune in Culver City, CA. Johnson, a life-long WOF fan, [...]

Celebrating Philly! The 2016 Philly Happening List Red Carpet Bash

2016-05-16T22:35:54+00:00 March 24th, 2016|

Hundreds of locals will walk the red carpet, chat with Philly Happening TV, and party the night away in honor of the amazing Philadelphia community. Since the beginning of the year, thousands of local people, places, events, and businesses have been nominated across thirteen comprehensive Happening List categories ranging from “Food & Drink” to “Home Improvement” to “Everything Philly.” [...]

Tina Fey Announces Scholarship Fund for Temple University

2016-03-05T12:57:21+00:00 March 5th, 2016|

If you've read her best-selling book, Bossypants, or watched her show "30 Rock" you probably know that Tina Fey, made famous by her writing and performing on Saturday Night Live, is a Philly Girl.  Born and raised in Upper Darby she got bit by the entertainment bug back when she was a kid attending the [...]

Crowning Achievement: A Conversation with Holly Harrar, the Newly-Crowned Miss Philadelphia

2016-03-05T10:14:59+00:00 March 5th, 2016|

Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown (center) was crowed Miss Philadelphia February 27 at Drexel University. Holly Harrar wants to be startin’ something. The 22-year-old Pottstown native and Shippensburg University senior took home the crown in the Miss Philadelphia pageant on Feb. 27 at Drexel University. For the talent portion of the competition, Harrar chose to [...]

Fun Facts about Rocky to Celebrate Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar Nomination

2016-02-17T09:07:58+00:00 February 17th, 2016|

The 2016 Oscars are right around the corner premiering on ABC Sunday February 28th at 7pmEST and Philadelphia's beloved "Rocky", Sylvester Stallone, is nominated for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for his work in the latest Rocky installment, Creed.  Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan, playing the son of Rocky's once sparring partner [...]

Grease and the Grammys: The Philadelphia Connection

2016-03-13T21:16:57+00:00 February 9th, 2016|

Philadelphia is not just about Rocky and Cheesesteaks.  Our city is filled with talent and many famous musicians got their start right here. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will premiere on CBS at 8pm on Monday February 15th, 2016 and in honor of that here are some famous artists, and their Grammy nods, who hail from [...]

10 Quick Facts about Benjamin Franklin on his 312th Birthday

2018-01-16T22:21:37+00:00 January 17th, 2016|

A giant geometric Benjamin Franklin head featured at the One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market Street.   Today marks Benjamin Franklin's 312th birthday. This Founding Father is not only an American icon, but had an indelible impact on the city of Philadelphia--and the world. Born on January 17, 1706, in Boston Massachusetts, Franklin [...]

After 34-Years We Say Goodbye to Philadelphia City Paper

2015-10-08T14:17:01+00:00 October 8th, 2015|

The Philadelphia City Paper, founded by Bruce Schimmel, will print its last issue next week. Check out the goodbye article by the alternative paper’s Editor-in-Chief Lillian Swanson. Our loss and Philly's, too The typewriter you saw on the cover was used at the beginning of City Paper's life, in November 1981, as Bruce Schimmel produced the first [...]