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Robin Gibb, Bee Gees, passes away from cancer at 62
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/20/12 7:39 pm | updated: 05/20/12 7:39 pm
 
Robin Gibb, member of the Bee Gees, has passed away from his long battle with cancer according to a statement on his official website.

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," reads the statement. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

Gibb had been diagnosed colon and liver cancer 2 years ago and... Read More

 
 
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Maps and Atlases is Playing at the Union Transfer!
 
  by: acsquared - Lincoln University, PA
started: 05/20/12 5:14 pm | updated: 05/20/12 5:46 pm
 
You may not have heard of them yet, but Maps and Atlases is quickly gaining popularity. This indie rock band from Chicago is coming to Philadelphia this week and I would suggest checking them out!

The band has a history with Philadelphia. Front man Dave Davison was originally from the city. Davison also created a solo outlet called Cast Spells and collaborated on an EP with Philadelphia's Good Old War.

Maps and Atlases have toured with some of my favorite bands... Read More

 
 
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Mick Jagger Host Instant-Classic Saturday Night Live video, Ocean City Mansion Auctions $3.9 Million
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/20/12 1:10 am | updated: 05/20/12 1:10 am
 
Mick Jagger hosted the season finale of Saturday Night Live. He was terrific in all his skits, very funny, and a decent actor in his first time hosting SNL. He even played Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in one skit looking much like his large mouthed rock colleague. The highlights were definitely his two guest performances with Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters. Mick and Arcade Fire ripped through "The Last Time". Jagger joined Foo Fighters for a medley of "19th Nervous Breakdown" → "It's Only Rock... Read More
 
 
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Facebook IPO/Bono Gets Richer, Rail Worker Crushed by Newsprint, MLB Ump Suspended
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/18/12 5:57 pm | updated: 05/18/12 5:57 pm
 
Facebook Launched into the world of Public Ownership with it's debut on the NASDAQ today. It wasn't an impressive IPO, but it wasn't a bust either, gaining slightly on the day. However, many people still became ridiculously rich in the process. U2's Bono held a 2.3% investment stake in Facebook before the IPO through his Elevation Partners investment group. That is now worth about $1.5 billion dollars. He has pledged to use much of the money raised from his investments to aid charity work in... Read More
 
 
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Facebook Hits Wall Street, Fort Washington Apartment Condemned, Sundrop Music Festival
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/18/12 9:01 am | updated: 05/18/12 9:01 am
 
Facebook launched their Initial Public Offering on Wall Street's NASDAQ this morning. The biggest tech stock ever opened at $38 share valuing the company at $104 billion. Facebook is the hottest IPO since Google in 2004.

Residents of the Washington Tower Apartments in Fort Washington have been told that the building has been condemned by Washington Township. About 80 families were given 2 days notice of the eviction and have to move out by 1 pm today.

Memorial... Read More
 
 
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West Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Southwest Philadelphia Home Invasion Shooting
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 05/18/12 8:21 am | updated: 05/18/12 8:21 am
 
Police are investigating a triple shooting in West Philadelphia Thursday night. A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the forehead and in the leg. A second man is in stable condition after he was shot once in the arm and once in the thigh. The third victim is also in stable condition after he was shot in the arm and leg. The shootings are labeled as drug related.

A 79-year-old man was taken to an area hospital after he was shot during a home invasion... Read More
 
 
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Zimmerman/Martin Evidence, Donna Summer Passes, Facebook IPO Set, Man Arrested For Upskirts in KOP
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/17/12 8:46 pm | updated: 05/17/12 8:46 pm
 
Florida prosecutors released a massive package of evidence in the case against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. It contained documents, photos, and video. Most significant of that evidence is Trayvon Martin's autopsy report which found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in his urine and blood. Also in the report is a photo of Zimmerman with a bloody nose, and a paramedic report describing minor bleeding to injuries to the back of his head. The investigators told... Read More
 
 
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Punk?! Maybe in Bizarro World. Check out this 90's Commercial.
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/17/12 3:53 pm | updated: 05/17/12 3:53 pm
 
All the hairspray the genius marketing execs were using who came up with this compilation must have seeped well into their brains during the 80's, because this 90's infomercial for a 2 CD (or 2 cassette) collection of "tunes" called Punk misses the mark by about 1000 miles. Or maybe it's spot on because Huey Lewis, Crowd House, Men at Work, Human League, Culture Club really are synonymous with slam dance, working class, antiestablishment, against the mainstream, etc. Nope, they are all soft... Read More
 
 
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Barnes Foundation New Building Opening May 19
 
  by: Kibarra - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/17/12 2:35 pm | updated: 05/17/12 2:35 pm
 
Philadelphia's own Barnes Foundation has finally reached a finish point. After much controversy over whether to move the artwork to Center City or keep it in Lower Merion, it has been moved to a incredible new building, built especially for the collection. The new building, on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has been constructed with many of the influences of Albert C. Barnes including a central glass atrium to enhance the natural light... Read More
 
 
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Donna Summer "Queen of Disco" Passes Away at 63
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/17/12 11:55 am | updated: 05/17/12 11:55 am
 
Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, has passed away at the age of 63 this morning in Florida. She had been battling cancer. Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner. She was a superstar in the '70s with iconic disco hits like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "Heaven Knows"

"Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith," the singer's family said in a statement. "While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her... Read More

 
 
 
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