Lego-Like Short Captures Phillies’ 2008 World Series Win

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Cole Hamels about to strike out a batter.

OYO Sportstoys, a company that makes “building-block mini-figures featuring the likenesses of your favorite MLB, NFL, and NHL players,” just published a fun video where it uses its toys to re-create the big moments leading to the Phillies’ 2008 World Series Win. See how well it stacks up to your memory of the day below:

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New Paths Festival Connects Experimental Greats Under Many Roofs

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An impressive roster of experimental music greats come together in Philadelphia for the New Paths Festival, presented by Ars Nova Workshop. The festival aims to create a connectivity between the artists of varying genres — from caustic free jazz to drone-ish electronica to pedal-heavy noise — and to their performance spaces.

Iconic figures of experimental jazz (including legendary and prolific John Zorn, who rarely journeys to Philly) and plenty of other namedrop-worthy innovators are scheduled for the festival’s April 21st to May 30th run, operating from various venues around town. The unique concert venues housing the artists in the project include Bartram’s Garden, Barnes Foundation, American Swedish Historical Museum, German Society of Pennsylvania Library, and Girard College Chapel.

Check out the full schedule after the jump:

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Love Your Park Week Schedule: Mother’s Day Events, Clothing Swaps, an Edible Bugs Dinner and More

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Philly’s Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation just announced the jam-packed itinerary for the third-annual Love Your Park Week, taking place May 10-17. Besides a host of service projects, like cleanups and other eco-friendly haps, the schedule includes a nice range of activities, including everything from Mother’s Day gatherings to arts and crafts fairs to even an edible bugs dinner.

Find some of Love Your Park‘s highlights below. These are just some highlights, though. To see a full schedule of all 75-plus events, go here. To register and find out more about park cleanups, go here.

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WATCH: Philly’s Abbi Jacobson Takes Broad City to Cannes

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Philly Broad City star Abbi Jacobson — along with co-star Ilana Glazer, producer Amy Poehler, and other show creators — went to Cannes to lead a keynote at the annual MIPTV conference. The whole thing was captured in the video below, which features Jacobson and Glazer talking about how Broad City began, and eventually became one of Comedy Central’s most popular shows (according to Viacom it 1.2 million viewers per episode in the U.S.)

Viewers Wanted Tina Fey, Not Colbert, for Late Show

Last week CBS dropped a bomb on us when it announced out of the blue that Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman when he leaves the Late Show in 2015. Not a terrible choice (though we will miss our Colbert Report), but, if you believe a new set of stats from Keyhole, he wouldn’t have been the first choice of viewers. They wanted Tina Fey.

Stats after the jump

Questlove Announces 16th Roots Album Via Instagram

Questo just announced Roots next album, …..and then you shoot your cousin, via the above Instagram image. He captioned it, “Our 16th album will be available May 19th [2014]. It’s on Def Jam Recordings. This is a Romare Bearden collage called “Pittsburgh Memory,” done 50 years ago in 1964. Most people who have seen it tell me that it reminds them of our “Do You Want More?!!?!!!!” cover from ’94. There are similar elements but alas … night and day. 

To pre-order, go to okayplayer.com.

WATCH: Zach Galifianakis Interviews Bradley Cooper 7 Years Before Hangover

A few “vintage” Bradley Cooper videos have been coming out of the woodwork lately, starting with the one of him asking Sean Penn a question on Inside the Actors Studio. In this latest, Cooper is interviewed by a clean-shaven Zach Galifianakis on his VH1 show Late World With Zach — a whole seven years before they paired up on The Hangover.

Source: Huffington Post

Tina Fey Helps Jon Hamm Cope With the End of Mad Men

Oooh, Jon and Tina make a good couple, huh?

Oooh, Jon and Tina make a good couple, huh?

The first episode of the final season of Mad Men aired last night on AMC, a bittersweet moment for fans who are happy to welcome it back but leery about inching closer to a life sans Don and Peggy. For star Jon Hamm, though, the end has already come. How’s he coping with the loss? With a little help from hometown girl Tina Fey. Huffington Post reports:

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5 Things to Do in Philly This Week: Film and Book Festivals Out the Yang

We round up five of the week’s best to-dos, including our picks for the Philadelphia Book Festival, and Philly Film Society’s Spring Showcase



Looking for something else? We’re keeping a good list of local events now through June on our Philadelphia Event Listings page

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