Entertainment

(Architect Paul Steelman, at lectern, describes his work on Blatstein's "Playground" project.  Blatstein is standing at right.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Developer Will Convert Upscale Atlantic City Shopping Mall Into Entertainment and Leisure Venue

As the first order of business, the struggling Pier Shops at Caesars Casino will be renamed the “Playground.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

Coachella (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

What You Need To Know In Entertainment – April 2015

April brings a few new movies and television premieres, but it’s a music festival that’s going to get the most attention this month. Take a look below and find out what’s happening when winter melts away.

04/01/2015

The Price Is Right (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS)

CBS Leads Daytime Emmys With 62 Nominations

It was a clean sweep for CBS on Tuesday as the the network received Emmy nominations for every show in its daytime lineup.

03/31/2015

Tig Notaro (Photo by Chris Wilcha/SHOWTIME)

Getting To Know Tig Notaro, Comedy’s Cancer Survivor

Once you’ve heard Tig Notaro’s stand-up comedy, your world will be completely different.

03/31/2015

(Helen Mirren, center, stars in "Woman in Gold.")

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Woman in Gold” is the true-story account of one woman’s struggle, aided by her lawyer, to restore her property and reclaim her past from the Austrian government.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

("Home" stars characters voiced by Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and others.)

Weekend Box Office Report: Moviegoers Welcome ‘Home’

‘Home,’ the animated science fiction comedy, earned an estimated, robust $54-million on its debut weekend.

03/30/2015

(Zainab Jah poses alongside a billboard promoting her starring role in the Wilma Theater's production of "Hamlet."  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Who’s That Playing Hamlet at The Wilma?

A new production of “Hamlet” has opened at the Wilma Theater, in center city, and director Blanka Zizka’s casting of the title role may be a historical first.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/29/2015

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‘Having Our Say’ From Philadanco At The Kimmel Center

Joan Myers Brown, the executive artistic director of Philadanco, spoke about the program, “Having Our Say,” at the Perelman Theater from April 17th – 19th.

03/28/2015

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Vin Diesel Says Oscars Weighted Against Action Films

Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest “Fast & Furious” film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it’s an action flick and it’s a sequel.

03/27/2015

(Members of the African Children's Choir perform at the Annenberg Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo byPat Loeb)

African Children’s Choir Visits Penn Campus

The choir was formed 30 years ago by a Canadian relief worker who found it hard to get people interested in the struggles of African children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

Zayne Malick (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

This Week: Zayn Malik Leave One Direction & Angelina Jolie’s Smart Move

This week, a boy band member is now heading in another direction and one of the queens of Hollywood made a smart move for her own health.

03/27/2015

Taylor Swift

Berks County Native Taylor Swift Tops Fortune’s List Of World’s Greatest Female Leaders

The publication released its second annual Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, and Swift is the first female on the list at number six.

03/27/2015

("Home" stars characters voiced by Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and others.)

Movie Review: ‘Home’

(2½ stars out of 4)Director Tim Johnson aims this one primarily at young children, keeping the peril from being intense, and including plenty of gentle humor, genial slapstick, and heartfelt emotion.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart co-star in "Get Hard.")

Movie Review: ‘Get Hard’

“Get Hard” tries so hard to push the political-incorrectness envelope that it becomes more offensive than funny far too often.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper co-star in "Serena.")

Movie Review: ‘Serena’

(2 stars out of 4)We remain very much aware that there’s a puppet master putting these characters through their sometimes arbitrary paces.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015