The heart of the circle

Imagine a hundred drummers drumming. Head down to the plaza of the Kimmel Center at noon on Saturday, June 18, and imagination won’t be necessary. It’s going to be loud, and there’s no way the volume can be turned down, because it will be live. To kick off its annual Citibank Summer Solstice Celebration, the …

‘Hangover 2’: A sobering reason why sequels don’t always work

The extremely popular Hangover franchise (I call it a franchise because I fully expect a Part III in a couple years) is back with another wedding and more drug-induced male debauchery. Unfortunately, Part II is missing the unexpected and unpredictable elements that made the first movie so enjoyable. There was only one moment that really …

City of historical love

American history can be fun? Sure, and what better city than Philly, the birthplace of the nation, to make sure tourists — and Philadelphians — get the most out of visiting historic sites. There is plenty to see and do in and around the city. And some historically famous personalities will be hanging around, too. …

It's a new concert season

By Tom Waring Times Staff Writer Norm Jadczak, a Pennypack Park Music Festival board member, recalled a BStreetBand concert about six or seven years ago. The venerable Bruce Springsteen tribute band, formerly known as Backstreets, attracted a large crowd. “A light bulb went on,” he said. “People like tribute bands.” In the last few years, …

At the Movies: ‘Bridesmaids’ not the typical wedding flick

Bridesmaids is another entry in the “weddings make women act crazy” movie genre. However, unlike many of the others, it’s actually very entertaining and not filled with clichés. If you’ve seen any Judd Apatow movie (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, etc.) and thought it needed a female version, Bridesmaids is that movie (Apatow is listed …