Cyndy Drue grew up outside Philadelphia in Worcester, Pa listening to the "boss jocks" on WFIL. She had a radio show at Centenary College in New Jersey, her first job at WSAN in Allentown, and eventually landed at her dream station, WMMR from 1983-1996. One of her favorite perks of the job is getting to interview the artists. But if only she hadn't turned down Bono's dinner invitation back in 1981....She loves playing all the classic rock on WMGK Saturdays 3pm-7pm. Cyndy writes a blog on wmgk.com as Event Reporter. To find out more about her, check out her website www.cyndydrue.com.



Here comes Fall
Posted 9/18/2013 9:13:00 AM

Ah, fall. I love this season. It’s comin’ in with a bang this week with this stellar weather. There’s that nice crisp chill in the air, the pumpkins are starting to appear, the harvest days are gearing up. The fall concert schedule is lookin’ good, the film festival is taking shape and about to be announced; school is back in session and a new year has begun.

And what a week for some fun events.

Larry Kane’s got a new book out about the Beatles called When They Were Boys. He’s having a party to celebrate it Thursday night at Vie, a pretty cool space on Broad Street around Spring Garden, just a few blocks north of City Hall. Everything’s free but the book: food, drink, valet parking, entrance. But if you buy the book,  (and you don’t have to) it’s $50 for him to sign it, and proceeds go to three charities. Come hang with a television news legend, Larry Kane, who has attended no less than 77 Beatles concerts in his lifetime.  Rock Historian and producer, Denny Somach (former rock DJ in the 70s/early 80s) who has worked with Larry on his multi-media show will have some lithographs for sale too, so if you’re in the market for that, bring your credit card.

Larry Kane book release party
Thursday, Sept 19
Vie
600 North Broad Street,
6-8 pm
Free but RSVP to assure admission: 215-462-9777 (Carol) or email: info@gohomephilly.com

3rd Annual WMGK Brew Blast

Get on board the Battleship New Jersey on Saturday (Sept 21) from 1pm-5pm for an afternoon of sampling 50 craft beers, touring the historic ship, experiencing the brand new MGK Houseband Musician Impossible, meet the MGK DJs and have some Octoberfest Food from Dietz and Watson. The ship doesn’t leave the port, so no chance of getting seasick.

MGK Brew Blast
Saturday, Sept 21
Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103
1pm-5pm
Tickets $45 on wmgk.com

Ardmore Music Hall

If you spent any time in clubs in the 80s and 90s you found yourself at the 23 East in Ardmore. Then it became Brownies 23 East and now, the Ardmore Music Hall. Acts set to appear so far range from Filter to Casey James. There’s a state-of-the-art sound system, a dance space, 12 craft beers on draught, a low & intimate stage, flat screen TVs for show projections. The Billy Price Band with co-headliners The Holmes Brothers will officially open the new venue on Friday, September 20th and then The Hooters play Saturday (Sept 21).

An Evening with the Hooters
Ardmore Music Hall
Saturday, Sept 21
23 E Lancaster Ave  Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 649-8389
Doors open at 8:30 pm/ Show 9:30 pm
21 and over
$45 - $100

Other fall happenings include concerts and films

Whether it’s the Steve Miller Band, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, or John Fogerty of CCR, the fall concert season has something for everyone. Check the wmgk concert page for complete details and line-up.

The Oscar contenders are sprouting up fast and furious. The Butler, Prisoners, and Don Jon are all highly entertaining films that are sometimes hard to watch but are made so well, you can’t help but be riveted to the screen. The acting, the writing, the directing – it’s all the best you’ll see and those three films are sure to be strong on nominees and winners by the time Awards season rolls around. And that's just the beginning as the Philadelphia Film Festival runs Oct 17-27 with the line-up being announced on September 26.

 

 

Posted By: Cyndy Drue  

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