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Dancing off the beat

Scene 1: Lights up. Two men. Two women. Rigid dance moves. Whisper. Stretch. Female character likes male character. Male character lives with mother. She causes problems. Jealous. Jealous. Jealous. Did you understand that?…

Rocking the Rotunda

Music was in the air at The University of Pennsylvania’s campus this past Saturday as the PopNoise Festival made its way back to the Rotunda for the third year in a row.…

Brews and bruises for an MTV ‘Jackass’

MTV’s poster boy for inane pranks walks into a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Center City and immediately asks his assistant for a beer out of the mini-bar. He’s wearing tattered pants that are cut off at the ankles and an equally ragged cardigan emblazoned with the “Jackass” skull logo.…

A ‘Darling’ dessert stop

Everyone has had those nights when you need to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth, but can’t decide where to go. You could always go to a diner for a cup of coffee and doughnuts, one of the many Cosis in the city or maybe just settle for a simple Rita’s water ice.…

Take a step up from ordinary Italian

At Upstairs at Varalli, a classy Italian trattoria located at 1345 Locust St., you can’t help but be struck by dark lighting and the waterfall cascading down the wall, but what grabs your attention is the friendly hosts, who are excited about patrons’ arrivals.…

What’s Cookin’ With Bri

Happy New Year, my Jewish friends. The countdown to Rosh Hashana is on, as is my search for some of the city’s best kosher eateries. Creators of the South Beach and other fad diets, hop on a low-carb cruise out of here.…

Sing out loud

Karaoke, long a tradition in Japan, has finally clawed its way across the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, found its way to the Schuylkill River and died on the front step of the city we call home.…

Country music not just a sound of South

Country fans are standing loud and proud and the rest of the city is noticing. In recent years, country music has left Nashville and found its way to many major American cities.…

Danny Tanner no more

CAMDEN – Bob Saget was at the Tweeter Center Saturday night performing among nine other comedians on “Opie and Anthony’s Traveling Virus Tour.” The Temple News caught up with television’s most loveable dad and chatted about his career, his past, and his days at Temple – just don’t refer to him as Danny Tanner.…

Shinedown outshines main act

We all wonder how rare events happen, like miracles, underdogs overcoming the odds or President Bush not saying something stupid. One of these rare events took place on Feb. 24 at the Electric Factory: the opening act out shined the main act.When Shinedown, the opening band for the Snocore Tour, came on stage, it felt like the main act.…