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City Life

Live Aid in Philly: An Oral History

It was July 13, 1985. Two months earlier, Philadelphia had made international news when it dropped a bomb on its own citizens. But on this […]

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City Life

Jerry Blavat on Sinatra, the Mob, and the Music That Connects Us

Celebrating his 60th year in radio, and with his 80th birthday on the horizon, Jerry Blavat — a.k.a. the Geator with the Heater, the Big […]

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City Life

Joe Biden “Impersonator” Shows Up at Memories in Margate, Confuses Everyone, Says Jerry Blavat

Memories in Margate has long been one of the main see-and-be-seen destinations at the Jersey Shore, and occasionally, a bona fide celebrity sighting comes out […]

City Life

This Man Says Memories in Margate Wouldn’t Let Him In Because He’s Black

Like many of us, Northern Liberties resident Ron Boykin was at the Jersey Shore last weekend, hanging out with his friends. They decided to stop […]

City Life

Remembering Richie Ingui of the Soul Survivors

“Expressway to Your Heart” was the 1967 Soul Survivors song that proved to be the first big hit for Philly music producers Kenny Gamble and […]

Citified

PHOTOS: Jim Kenney’s Bizarro Block Party

Instead of holding an inaugural black-tie gala Monday night, Mayor Jim Kenney stayed true to his rowhome roots and threw a block party — that is, if you […]

Things to Do

Arts and Entertainment Selfies

Our mother publication, Philadelphia magazine, recently complied a collection of 75 selfies from notable faces around the region. Of course, there’s plenty of familiar folks in […]

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17 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: WWE Royal Rumble, Billy Idol and So Many Beer Festivals

The Scene

12th Annual Jefferson Gala

Paul Anka was a surprise guest last night at the 12th Annual Jefferson Gala at the Marriott Downtown, which honored Sidney Kimmel. At one point, […]

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PHOTOS: Chubby Checker, Jerry Blavat and Others Polish Their Plaques on Philly “Walk of Fame”

Tuesday volunteers from Philadelphia Music Alliance, Avenue of the Arts Inc., and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 8 polished all 121 […]

Foobooz

Paesano’s Is Heading to Margate

Paesano’s recently posted a job listing on Foobooz, looking for a counter/sandwich maker “for at least one more shop opening in the next couple weeks.” Paesano’s general […]

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Fishtown Pop-Up At Cook, In Pictures

  The Italians invented foie gras. The Italians taught the Chinese everything they know about cooking. Cooking is all about love, but if you don’t […]