Think film festival. Think Sundance surrounded by snow-covered mountains of Utah. Think Cannes on the beautiful French Riviera. Think glitz, glamour, red carpets, A-list celebrities and world premieres of soon to be Oscar winning films. Now think the Philadelphia Film Festival.
Barbara Sandonato was the founding and principal dancer of the Pennsylvania Ballet when it began in 1962, and became the first prima ballerina here in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Ballet, Sandonato was a long-time student of the legendary Russian choreographer George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet in New York.
"Minute to Win It" Casting Call NBC is giving Americans the chance to win millions on its hit primetime competition series "Minute to Win It" by holding a casting call for upcoming episodes. "Minute to Win It," hosted by All-American chef and television personality Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"), features competitors participating in a series of simple yet nerve-wracking games that can lead to a $1 million prize.
The Philadelphia Film Festival has been showing some of this year's much anticipated movies. At the forefront is "Hesher," a film directed and partly written by Spencer Susser. "Hesher" is a dark comedic movie about a loner anarchist who forces his way into the lives of a grieving family.
West Manhattan's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center was the site of New York Comic Con from Oct. 8-10. The event, which also included the New York Anime Con, was started in 2006 as the East Coast answer to the legendary San Diego Comic Con. Since 2006, attendance has steadily risen and this year's event hosted a record 96,000 attendees, myself included.
As Halloween grows closer and the markets are filled with produce, I decided it's time to review a pumpkin spice beer. I had a hard time deciding which one to drink, however, so I just bought four: Harvest Moon, Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Devious Imperial Pumpkin.
Last Friday, American rock band Blonde Redhead, made up of Kazu Makino and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace, put on a spectacular and diverse show at the Electric Factory. While most bands typically tour with openers with a similar sound, Blonde Redhead decided to do something different.
London is a real, bustling city with a real Baker Street and plenty of crime. It has just as much character as it did in its Victorian era. Writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss recognized that a modern London still has much to offer as a setting and felt compelled to bring Sherlock Holmes to the 21st century before someone else did.