Mobile phone pictures worthy of being printed
12/2/2013 1:40:00 PM
The world of photography has changed so much in the last 10-15 years. With the advent of the camera in the mobile phone, more and more people take pictures but less are making them into prints.
It used to be, before digital cameras, that you bought film, loaded it in the camera and then in order to see your work, you had to process the film at a lab and they’d print out the pictures. Now, you see the pictures right on your phone or digital camera as soon as you take them.
Digital pictures erased the need to have the pictures printed, and as a result, there are very few photo labs left to do that. Jack’s Cameras and Ritz, both longtime photo labs and family owned have all but disappeared. Jack’s still has two locations open: in the Northeast on Lion Road and in Exton in the West ...
Elton John in Philadelphia Thanksgiving Eve
11/28/2013 6:35:00 PM
Elton John and his band played the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia to an enthusiastic and packed crowd as part of his “All the Hits” tour, giving the crowd their money’s worth with two and a half hours of a solid performance of songs from his vast repertoire.
The band entered a dark stage to the strains of Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, with a touch of fog for effect. Elton took his place at the Yamaha grand piano dressed in a long tuxedo jacket full of glitter over black slacks, a blue collared shirt, and a large sparkling diamond on his left ear. His trademark wild glasses were black rimmed with a touch of blue shades.
Elton John’s band includes longtime guitarist Davey Johnstone, who has logged over 2,000 concerts with Elton, and has played on most of his albums. Drummer and backing vocalist Nigel Olsson has ...
Elton John comes to Philadelphia Wednesday night
11/26/2013 5:05:00 PM
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with an Elton John concert at the Wells Fargo Center the night before Thanksgiving.
Tickets are still available! Will he be playing all of his hits? Well, it’s called “All the Hits Tour” so, I think we’re good!
Rolling Stone Magazine says - a state-of-the-art stage design, with a mesmerizing high-tech chandelier twinkling overhead. A digital display embedded in the semicircular, cantilevered back half of the stage changed from an image of a gently waving American flag during "Philadelphia Freedom" to somber rows of crosses on the new ode to fallen soldiers, "Oceans Away."
Debbi Calton wrote a good preview here.
Ray Koob broadcasts live at the show right here on WMGK.
Watch for my REVIEW posted here after the show. Photo of Elton John at Beacon Theater by Rebecca Taylor © 2013
Musical “Elf” delights at Walnut Street Theater
11/14/2013 12:49:00 PM
About halfway through the play “Elf” at the Walnut Street Theater Wednesday night, I realized I had a smile on my face that wouldn’t quit. The star of the show is such a delightful, happy person, it’s almost impossible not to be effected by his boyish charm. In fact, the elf’s happiness is so contagious, if you don’t come out of “Elf” feeling happy, then something is seriously wrong!
Christopher Sutton plays Buddy, an ophan who at a young age mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and ends up in the North Pole. He’s raised unaware that he’s a human, but thinks instead he’s an elf until his poor toy-making skills and his enormous size causes him to face the truth.
With Santa’s permission, he takes a journey to New York City to meet the father he never knew. Donning his Elf costume, Buddy finds him at work - ...
Award winners of 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival announced
10/26/2013 7:47:00 AM
The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival announced the Jury Award winners Friday night, in a ceremony at the Prince Music Theater, preceding the Closing Night film screening of Jason Reitman's Labor Day. The Amtrak Audience Award will be announced at the conclusion of the
Festival on Monday, October 28.
2013 Philadelphia Film Festival Jury Award Winners:
Narrative Feature Award
Best Narrative Feature - Ilo Ilo (dir. Arvin Chen)
Honorable Mention for Best Ensemble - We Are the Best! (starring Mira
Birkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne)
Honorable Mention for Best Director - Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (dir. Denis Côté)
Honorable Mention for Best Cinematography - Harmony Lessons
(cinematographer Aziz Zhambakiyev)
Documentary Feature Award
Best Documentary Feature - God Loves Uganda (dir. Roger Ross Williams)
Honorable Mention - 12 O'Clock Boys (dir. Lotfy Nathan)
Honorable Mention for Best Director - Caucus (dir. AJ Schnack)
Pinkenson Award for Best Local Feature