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Joey Vento, Owner of Geno's Steaks, Dies of Heart Attack
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 7:59 pm | updated: 08/23/11 8:01 pm
 
Joey Vento, the colorful and sometimes controversial owner of the famous cheesesteak shop Geno's Steak at the equally famous corner of 9th and Passyunk in South Philly, has passed away tonight of a massive heart attack. He was 71.

Vento learned the cheeseteak business from his father, who started Jim's Steaks in the early 40s. Also, according to the Geno's website, Joey opened Geno's in 1966 "with $6 in his pocket, two boxes of steaks and some hot dogs." He choose to place his... Read More

 
 
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August 23 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/23/11 1:29 pm | updated: 08/23/11 1:29 pm
 
(1961) 50 Years Ago

Dean DeLeo, guitarist for Stone Temple Pilots, is born in Newark, New... Read More
 
 
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Rare Earthquake Felt in Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 10:07 am | updated: 08/23/11 10:30 am
 
At approximately 1:51 pm on August 23, 2011, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.8 at the epicenter shook the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Viginia about 9 miles from Mineral, VA according to the USGS earthquake monitoring... Read More
 
 
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Private Money for Ackerman Questioned
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 6:35 am | updated: 08/23/11 6:35 am
 
Arlene Ackerman is out, but the story is far from over. $405,000 of her $905,000 payoff came from anonymous private donations. The private donations are legal and they helped the city taxpayers who only footed $500,000 of the settlement. However transparency watchdogs want to know who made the donations. Zack Stalberg, President of the government watchdog group, The Committee of Seventy, has called on officials to release the donors' names.

According to Stalberg, "The public... Read More
 
 
Culture
Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson Dies
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 3:57 am | updated: 08/23/11 3:57 am
 
Motown songwriter Nick Ashford died on Monday of throat cancer in a New York hospital. Ashford, along with wife Valerie Simpson helped set the gold standard for R&B duets, both as songwriters and performers. Ashford & Simpson originally performed together in 1964 and wrote and produced almost all of Motown's biggest hits from the 1960's, for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, You're All I Need to Get By, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing and Your Precious... Read More
 
 
Culture
Philadelphia Orchestra Adds Performances; Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin Increases Involement
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/22/11 8:31 pm | updated: 08/22/11 8:31 pm
 
New Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, who begins with the Philadelphia Orchestra this season, has decided to increase his involvement and conduct more performances than previously scheduled.

The added 4th subscription week Nézet-Séguin is volunteering this season and 2 additional weeks next year, shows his dedication and confidence in supporting this Orchestra's future as an organization. His duty as music director here is in addition to his titled positions at the... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia City Hall Scaffolding Gone
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/22/11 12:08 pm | updated: 08/22/11 12:08 pm
 
Philadelphia City Hall's scaffolding is finally gone

The most recent phase of the monumental restoration project - the cleaning and sprucing up of City Hall's interior courtyard - has been going on for a couple of years.

The whole project, has cost about $83 million in capital funding for the facades. Cleaning the tower sculptures ran about $2 million in public and private funding.

The multi-decade project is thought to be the largest restoration of... Read More
 
 
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Arlene Ackerman: Out
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/22/11 12:06 pm | updated: 08/22/11 12:06 pm
 
Arlene Ackerman is out as Philly superintendent.
Her departure has been confirmed by the Philadelphia School District.

Acting Superintendent Leroy D. Nunery II said his immediate focus is very short term - on hiring teachers, preparing buildings and organizing buses to open schools successfully on Sept. 6.

On Thursday, Arlene Ackerman publicly challenged her bosses to release her at the annual principals' convocation.

She will be paid... Read More
 
 
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August 22 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/22/11 12:05 pm | updated: 08/22/11 12:05 pm
 
(1956) 55 Years Ago

Filming begins on Elvis Presley's movie debut, "The Reno Brothers." The film is later retitled "Love Me Tender" after one of the songs on the... Read More
 
 
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requests
 
  by: SQ2537 - West Conshohocken, PA
started: 01/11/11 10:38 am | updated: 08/20/11 8:54 pm
 
How do i get some tunes... Read More

 
 
 
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