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Private Money for Ackerman Questioned
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 10:35 am | updated: 08/23/11 10:35 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
Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson Dies
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 7:57 am | updated: 08/23/11 7:57 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
Philadelphia Orchestra Adds Performances; Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin Increases Involement
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 12:31 am | updated: 08/23/11 12:31 am
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
Philadelphia City Hall Scaffolding Gone
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/22/11 4:08 pm | updated: 08/22/11 4:08 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
Arlene Ackerman: Out
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/22/11 4:06 pm | updated: 08/22/11 4:06 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
August 22 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/22/11 4:05 pm | updated: 08/22/11 4:05 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
  by: SQ2537 - West Conshohocken, PA
started: 01/11/11 2:38 pm | updated: 08/21/11 12:54 am
How do i get some tunes... Read More

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Bring On the Goodness 2 Day Music Festival In Folcroft, PA
  by: rickreinhart - West Conshohocken, PA
started: 08/20/11 10:59 pm | updated: 08/20/11 10:59 pm
Out In The Woods Productions Presents Bring On The Goodness 2 Day Music Festival And Camping. Bring On The Goodness is Friday September 23rd Till September 24th In Folcroft, PA (850 Henderson Blvd. Folcroft, PA). 35 bands (from philadelphia,dc,nj,ny and tennessee), Panadelphia Art Party, spiritual workshops, jewelery and food vendors.Tickets are only $20 for this amazing expierence. Purchase tickets right here by clicking this link. Read More

Arlene Ackerman Pushes For a Decision on Her Future
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/19/11 10:08 am | updated: 08/19/11 10:08 am
A defiant, emotional Arlene C. Ackerman has dared her bosses to make a decision about her future - now. "Sentence me. I dare you. Or set me free."

Ackerman was addressing hundreds of School District principals who gathered for a three-day professional-development meeting.

The embattled Philadelphia School Superintendent
Ackerman strode into the Lincoln High School auditorium to the Sade song "Is It a Crime" and embraced the song as the theme of her... Read More
Abercrombie and Fitch Pays Jersey Shore Cast to Not Wear its Clothing
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/19/11 8:34 am | updated: 08/19/11 8:34 am
Teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has offered to pay cast members from MTV's "Jersey Shore" to stop wearing its clothes. In a press release the company said it is "deeply concerned" that Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino "could cause significant damage" to the brand's "aspirational nature."

MTV released a statement in response that called Abercrombie's offer a clever PR stunt: "We'd love to work with them on other ways they can leverage Jersey Shore to reach the largest... Read More
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