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Inside 'Born to Run' With Little Steven Van Zandt

Tonight (1/4/17) at 9pm, Cyndy Drue fills in for Ray Koob & plays Side One of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's 'Born To Run' in it's entirety during Vinyl Siding. Little Steven Van Zandt, of The E Street Band, gave John DeBella an insider's view on a few tracks from this legendary album.

Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution

By Cyndy Drue When I was asked to be part of the upcoming Speakers That Rock Opening Symposium to tell stories about Bill Graham, the concert promoter and rock ‘n roll impresario, I quickly learned that a lot of people I know had their own Bill Graham stories. There was Bob, who enjoyed the Fillmore…

Sully starring Tom Hanks - Review

Everybody remembers the story of the pilot who landed the commercial airline on the Hudson River in New York and how all the passengers walked away unscathed. It was a modern day hero story starring Captain “Sully” Sullenberger whose likeness is played by Tom Hanks in this very exciting, compelling film called “Sully” that opens…

Fezstock Local Music Festival Returns

The Fezstock Music Festival is back. Thousands of local music fans remember it when it began in 1984 and happened every year for nine years. 23 years later, founder Jim Femino decided to do it again. Femino, a Royersford resident who also lives in Nashville has had a lot of success writing songs for (mostly)…

Embellished Olympics August 5-2, 2016

  The Olympics are coming to a TV or device near you August 5-21, 2016 from Rio, Brazil. NBC will broadcast all the exciting moments live and for the first time, every event will be live streamed. With one click, you will get a completely immersive experience using the 11 channels that will have coverage.…

New Rock Book by Philadelphia Author

Philadelphia writer James A. Cosby has just released his first book called “Devil’s Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies” with the subtitle:  How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll.  (McFarland & Co Publishers) The book focuses on the origins of rock music. Cosby spent much of his youth listening to rock and wondered how something…

Kenn Kweder Movie Premieres

If anyone in the Philly music scene deserves a film made about him it's Kenn Kweder, the musician who has entertained countless people over the past four decades in his dozen or so groups. Congratulations to Temple U film grad John Hutelmyer and his team including Rob Nicoliades on the completion of  “Adventures of a…

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical opens

The Broadway hit, “Beautiful - The Carole King Musical” made its Philadelphia premiere last night at the Academy of Music and runs through April 3, 2016. If you are one of the 25 million people who bought Tapestry, Carole King’s 1971 album, that’s enough reason to see the show. But there are so many more!…

One Liberty Observation Deck is now open

A very exciting addition to Philadelphia opened this weekend called One Liberty Observation Deck. You can now take the elevator at One Liberty Place all the way up to the top of the building – 57 floors - or more than 833 feet – to catch a spectacular view of our city and suburbs. The…

Songwriter Makes Film About Songwriters

Scot Sax has made a really good first film called “Platinum Rush.” He’s a singer songwriter from Philadelphia who has had a lot of experiences in the music business and wanted to find out how it’s been for others. He set out to interview other songwriters he admired from a distance. In this documentary, Scot…