<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Wed, 04 May 2016 09:54:09 -0400 Wed, 04 May 2016 09:54:09 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Come Out for South Street Spring Festival]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:20:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015113535_1200x675_678528067539.jpg Get ready for a full day of shopping, food, entertainment and more along South Street at the Headhouse District's South Street Spring Festival.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Street Theatre Let's 'The Music Play']]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:17:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015113408_1200x675_678520387572.jpg The historic Walnut Street Theatre will honor some longtime friends of the arts during its Come Hear the Music Play benefit gala.]]> <![CDATA[6 Best Buys for Mother's Day]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:13:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-129308937.jpg

It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money on classic Mother's Day gifts.

Flowers – Flowers are a popular Mother's Day present, but you don’t necessarily have to pay flower shop prices. Instead of paying for a vase and the extra arrangement costs, find your own simple vase and make your own arrangement. You can find inexpensive yet beautiful flower bundles at most supermarkets that you can turn into a lovely bouquet on your own. Take the time to find out what types of flowers she prefers and which property is the most important to her (color, appearance, fragrance, etc.) 

Plants/Landscaping – Mother's Day is the perfect time of year to put out most new plants. Farmer's markets and local gardening society meetings/sales can be great places to pick up plants without paying holiday markup at home improvement stores or nurseries. 

Handmade Gifts – A well-thought out handmade gift can be worth far more to your mother than the money you spent. For example, customize a picture frame with sentimental mementoes and insert her favorite family picture. If you are a knitter, make her an afghan or a scarf. An Internet search of "Mother's Day DIY gifts" should spur your imagination and help you find a project that your mother will love within your price range and skill set.

Refurbishing Projects – Does she have a favorite piece of furniture that is in need of repair or refinishing? If it's in your skill set to do so, consider tackling this project. It might be difficult, or unwise, to do this as a surprise, so you may want to make the offer first. 

Hobby Accessories – Does your mother have a favorite hobby such as knitting or gardening — or perhaps she likes to golf or rebuild vintage Chevys? Regardless of her hobby, find subtle ways to find out what accessories she needs. Take an interest in her hobby and you are likely to find a suitable choice. Shop well in advance so you can take advantage of any coupons or sales related to her hobby if you can. 

Gift Cards – Got a hard-to-please mom? Consider gift cards so she can redeem them whenever she wants for whatever she wants.

Mother's Day is chock full of sales, rebates, and coupon opportunities. Make sure you check your local stores, newspapers, and websites/social media for deals related to your choice. 

Whatever you decide to shop for or make, start early. You will generally have the best selection and avoid pre-holiday markups. If you are making a Mother's Day present, starting early gives you a little extra cushion in case you have a mishap. Mom probably won't mind if her homemade gift is a bit late, but why take the chance? 

The most important thing of all is to know your mother's likes and dislikes. It's a good idea to notice potential gift ideas throughout the year and stash them away for future reference. You are more likely to come through with a pleasant surprise that way (but make sure she hasn't already bought the item for herself). 

With a little time and effort, you can make Mother's Day even more special. However, don’t forget to give your mom the most important gift of all — your time and attention. Let her know that you love her and would do anything for her, not just on Mother's Day but throughout the year as well.

This story first appeared on Moneytips.com.

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<![CDATA[The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:20:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015095451_1200x675_677805123621.jpg Inis Nua Theatre Company brings you "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning" a play about infamous American soldier Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sharing classified documents about the Iraq War with Wiki-Leaks.]]> <![CDATA[Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:41:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MistyCopelandBarbie_3_361778.jpg

Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, now has her very own Barbie doll.

The doll is a part of the Barbie "Sheroes" program, which creates dolls in the likeness of women "who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere," according to Barbie manufacturer Mattel.

Copeland, who joined ABT in 2001 and was promoted to principal dancer in 2015, was intimately involved with the design of the doll.

"I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on," Copeland said in a statement. "It's an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll."

The fashions for the doll were inspired by Copeland's Firebird costume from her first ABT principal role. She will be reprising that role on May 18 and 19 as part of the company's spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

"Misty Copeland is at the center of a cultural conversation around how women continue to break boundaries," said Lisa McKnight, general manager and senior vice president at Barbie. "As a brand, we want to honor women, like Misty, who are inspiring women to live out their dreams."

Copeland joins other Barbie "Sheroes" like Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, and Trisha Yearwood, among others.

"The Accidental Feminist" author M.G. Lord has said the Barbie doll was "the most potent icon of American popular culture in the late twentieth century."

The dolls have gone through constant adjustments and iterations to keep up with contemporary views.

The Copeland doll will join an expanded Barbie offering that now includes tall, curvy and petite body types, 22 different eye colors and seven different skin tones. There are also versions of Barbie as an entrepreneur, reflecting the growing number of women in that role.

Mattel said the Copeland Barbie will retail for $29.95 and is available for purchase now.



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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 11:05:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg

Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of a bygone era.

Derby Fashion 

In 1875, Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. fashioned the Derby after glamorous European horse races. These races required full morning dress for all who attended. The high society women of the day came to the Derby to debut new spring fashions – especially hats. These women were invited to the race as part of Clark’s strategy to brand the Derby as an upscale event. In the 1960’s television gave women a reason to go all out with their hats, which deepened the “see and be seen” culture.

Unlike the Royal Ascot races, which restrict the size and type of hat for adult women (fascinators are not allowed!), there are no hat restrictions for the Derby. Hats bring good luck to the race, so let your imagination run wild when choosing or creating your hat.

Men also put on their Sunday best for race day, wearing bright, sunny colors, and donning a bow tie and fedora, bowler, or a natty straw Homburg or boater.

Hosting a Kentucky Derby Party 

Invitations reveal the color scheme for your Derby Party, as well as what kind of party it is – a brunch, backyard get-together or formal event. Send your invitations well in advance to give you and your guests plenty of time to plan for race day.

Atmosphere lies at the heart of the Kentucky Derby. In 1904, the red rose became the Derby’s official flower. Any red rose will work, but for authenticity, use red Freedom Roses, known for their rich, bright color in your décor. If you need inspiration for your party’s color scheme, look to colorful jockey silks.

  • Freeze rosebuds inside ice cubes, and use them to fill the champagne bucket. When the Derby winner is announced, pop open the bottle to celebrate!
  • Decorate the bases of wine glasses with miniature hats for the ladies and bow ties for the gents.
  • Fold napkins in the shape of a bow tie, using bright colors that coordinate with your party scheme.
  • Dress up your drink stirrers with miniature hats and bows of ribbon.
  • Use a lavishly decked-out hat as a table centerpiece.

Activities:

Photos — Rent a photo booth for your party, or create a picture perfect backdrop with playful props. Take photos of guests in their race day finery, adding trophies, riding crops, fascinators and clip-on bowties as photo booth accessories. Get some giggles out of your guests with a life-size horse and jockey cut-out for their faces. Make your party’s hashtag part of the display.

Crafts — Little Derby party guests and adults will have fun crafting hats out of paper plates, ribbons and flowers.

Games:

  • Corn Hole is an all-American way to bring guests outside for some competition. Customize your Corn Hole board for the Derby.
  • Put a twist on Pin the Tail on the Donkey with fun alternatives, like “Pin the Jockey on the Horse” or “Pin the Garland on the Horse.”
  • Play some rounds of Horseshoes to get in the Derby spirit!
  • Play some Derby trivia. 

Prizes — Trivia winners of all ages can receive a virgin “Mint Julep” – pour Junior Mints in a traditional silver mint julep cup, and top it with a sprig of mint.

Tradition  As the horses parade to the gate, sing along to “My Old Kentucky Home” with the band and audience on Television.

Lyrics below:

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home,

Tis summer, the people are gay;

The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom

While the birds make music all the day. The young folks roll on the little cabin floor

All merry, all happy and bright;

By'n by hard times comes a knocking at the door

Then my old Kentucky home, Good-night! Weep no more my lady.

Oh! Weep no more today!

We will sing one song for my old Kentucky home

For the old Kentucky home, far away.



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<![CDATA[Race Day Guide: Blue Cross Broad Street Run]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:14:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/192*120/Broad+Street+Run+Starting+Line+2.JPG

Running? Cheering on a runner? Watching from the comfort of your couch? We've got everything you could possibly need for Sunday's 10-miler, right here, in one place. 

Before we get to the race (if you're running or not), feel free to check out the 2016 Blue Cross Croad Street Run Health & Wellness Expo presented by Einstein Healthcare Network and get a chance to meet your favorite NBC10 personalities.

NBC10 and Telemundo62 will broadcast the Blue Cross Broad Street Run (so be sure to set your DVR for Sunday morning if you're running)! You can also watch it streamed live on the NBC10 app and on the NBC10 mobile site.

Here are some tips for people running the race or watching from home or the side of the road.

Race Day Forecast:

Tips for Running in the Rain:

SEPTA Detours:

Spectator Info:

Results:

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<![CDATA['Legends of Sitcom' Marc Price & Marsha Warfield Team Up]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:08:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015052930_1200x675_676361795732.jpg Actors Marc Price and Marsha Warfield sit down with Vai Sikahema to talk about their Legends of Sitcom Tour, which is stopping in Princeton, New Jersey this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Night at the Fights]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:57:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015048061_1200x675_676195395592.jpg NBC10's Pamela Osbourne gives us the details on "The Thrilla' in Phila, Night at the Fights," a charity boxing match to help Philadelphia youth.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Have Fun With Science]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:40:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/224*120/Philly+Science+Festival+Smoke.JPG Children can participate in a hands on experiment at several libraries, the Philadelphia Science Festival will end with a carnival at Penn's Landing where kids will have more than 200 activities to choose from.

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<![CDATA[Buckle-Up For Leroy's Uber Ride]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:38:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Uber+Leroy.jpg

It's a Friday night and you're ready to take on the town! Your Uber ride rolls up and you hop into the backseat of a GM Acadia beaming with bright blue neon lights, music bumping from the stereo, and a smiling Uber driver ready to feature your karaoke car ride on his Instagram page.

Does this traveling party sound too good to be true? For Newark residents this ride is a reality provided by Delaware's #1 Uber driver, Leroy.

Leroy’s unique personality and social media skills have driven him straight to the top of Uber's ranks. He averages 45 five-star rides per week, and makes twice as many trips as the average Delaware driver.

When you grab a ride with Leroy, expect to talk (or sing!) He's excited to chat with you and make your Uber experience enjoyable. "I have a really good relationship with my passengers,” Leroy told NBC10, “and like treating people the way I would want to be treated."

“People can't help but get excited when they request an Uber for a night out and see that their driver is Leroy because they know they're in for a very different driving experience,” said University of Delaware junior, Gwen Clarke.

Students love being featured taking selfies and singing karaoke on his Instagram: "It got popular really fast," Leroy said.

And it isn’t just about the party -- Leroy is just as concerned about safety as he is fun.

"It's all about getting the kids wherever they have to go safely and preventing DUIs and accidents," Leroy said. "Lots of accidents are fatal and having a designated driver at all times is something you can't beat."

Students couldn't agree more. “He never drives fast and knows the area really well. He genuinely really loves people and gets them where they need to go safely,” UDel senior Shawn Benesh told NBC10.

So the next time you're walking down Main Street and see those bright blue lights flashing from afar, be sure to request your Uber quick -- before someone else snatches him up!



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<![CDATA[Irish Pubs' 'Shortest Beer Run Ever']]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:13:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014994031_1200x675_673996867880.jpg This is the 7th Annual "Gathering of Heroes" celebration will feature a beer run between the two Center City locations of the Irish Pub. the event raises money for children of Marine and federal law enforcement personnel lost in the line of duty.]]> <![CDATA[Tips to Kick Asphalt: Blue Cross Broad Street Run]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:19:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/broad-street-run.jpg Tips that will surely help you reach your personal goal at the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run.]]> <![CDATA[Comcast NBCUniversal to Bring You Wawa Welcome America]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 10:29:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/wawa+Welcome+America.jpg

Big changes are in store for Philadelphia's annual July 4 celebration, Wawa Welcome America!, including Comcast NBCUniversal taking over as the event's new broadcast partner, event organizers announced.

NBC10, Telemundo62, Cozi TV and TeleXitos will be the regional broadcaster and events will also be live-streamed on the NBC10 and Telemundo62 websites, mobile apps and available via Xfinity On Demand on television.

The festival runs from June 27 through July 4.

Organizers also announced that Live Nation would have an expanded role in the musical production of the festival.

More than 500,000 people are expected at the eight-day event, which is the largest free festival in the country.

“We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of Philadelphia’s iconic celebration of America’s independence,” said David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president at Comcast Corporation.  “Through the combined assets of Comcast NBCUniversal, including multiple live broadcasts on NBC10 and Telemundo 62, plus extensive content available on Xfinity On Demand, Philadelphians across the region will be able to experience the festivities on television and online like never before.”

President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo 62 Ric Harris also touted the diversity of Comcast NBCUniversal's local brands in expanding the potential audience for the massive celebration of America's founding.

“NBC10 and Telemundo62 are proud to be part of this exciting new partnership between Wawa Welcome America and Comcast NBCUniversal," Harris said. "Our ability to reach and engage multicultural and multigenerational audiences will help make this event the most important celebration of our nation’s birthday.”

Comcast is the parent company of NBC10.



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<![CDATA[Pop-Up Garden Coming to Comcast Center's West Plaza]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:07:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014968459_1200x675_673016387641.jpg The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will create a pop-up garden at the Comcast Center's West Plaza on Monday, which will give Center City employees a place to eat and relax. The garden is part of Comcast Cares Day. Comcast is the parent company of NBC10.]]> <![CDATA[Thousands Attend Philly's March for Babies]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:40:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/MArch+for+Babie+Philly+Art+Museum.JPG Thousands attended the March for Babies at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday morning. The event is part of the March for Dimes effort to raise money for babies in Philadelphia. Organizers expected Sunday's 5K and 10K races and walk to raise more than $700,000.

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<![CDATA[Kenney Proposes Slashing Local Film Office Funding]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:29:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Creed+Stallone+Jordan.jpg

Maybe Mayor Kenney is holding a grudge against the film industry because the Rocky redux didn’t win an Oscar? 

His administration is proposing to cut city funding to the Greater Philadelphia Film Office by half, according to the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget currently being debated by City Council.

The budget, which would begin July 1 if approved, decreases funding from $164,000 to $84,000 for the small public relations agency, which is tasked with promoting Philadelphia as a destination for Hollywood to shoot films. 

A spokeswoman for Kenney said the decision is one of many  “tough choices about the budget,” but added that Kenney is confident the Film Office can make up the lost funding through private donations.

“It’s not 50% of their total budget. The Film Office gets funding from many different places other than the city,” Kenney spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said. “Unfortunately, we had to make many tough choices about the budget and this was one of them. We chose the film office because unlike some of the other organizations under consideration for cuts, the Film Office has shown they can likely make up this money through private fundraising – and the City is committed to helping them with those fundraising efforts in whatever way we can.” 

A report by Philadelphia magazine, which first reported the cut, noted that the Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess, an official in the mayor’s office who handles public relations and event planning for the administration, sits on the board of the Film Office.

Hitt told the magazine that Hess is "committed" to helping the small agency secure funding from other sources to make up for the $80,000 loss.



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<![CDATA[Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:02:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cracker+Jacks+Prize.jpg

It's the end of era.

The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday.

Cracker Jack, which is owned by the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, said the company is taking a new approach to their prizes with "baseball-inspired mobile digital experiences directly from the sticker inside."

"The new Prize Inside allows families to enjoy their favorite baseball moments through a new one-of-a-kind mobile experience, leveraging digital technology to bring the iconic Prize Inside to life," Cracker Jack said in a statement.

The new prizes will require fans of the caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts snack to down the Blippar app, available for iOS and Android, and will come in four themes: Dot Dash, Dance Cam, Get Carded and Baseball Star. Cracker Jack will also debut restyled logo and packaging.

The announcement comes as baseball season gets into full swing.



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<![CDATA[On Anniversary of Philly Prince Show, Locals Remember the Music Icon]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:49:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Prince+Memorial+-+23025322_19169061.jpg Prince played a show in Philadelphia 18 years ago Thursday, the same date he passed away. The singer's sudden death has shocked and saddened fans across the area and world. NBC10's Brandon Hudson spoke to music lovers about Prince's impact.]]> <![CDATA[How Questlove Threw a Philly Party for Prince on the Fly]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:52:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Questlove+Party+for+Prince.JPG

When Prince asks you to throw a party for him in your hometown, you don’t say no -- even if he asks you do it while you’re sitting in the audience during one of his concerts.

Philly musician, DJ and Roots member Questlove jumped into action a few years ago during Prince’s show in South Philly. He called in help from his business partner who had to find a pool table (at Prince’s request) and have it lugged up to a fourth floor lounge of a city club.

Last year, Questlove retold the experience, which oddly included playing Pixar’s "Finding Nemo," in an illustrated video for the musician’s website Okayplayer. You can watch it above.

The video recirculated online Thursday after Prince's sudden death at his Minneapolis home. The music legend was 57.



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<![CDATA[Rio 100: NBC10 Is in Brazil Ahead of Olympics]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:37:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/218*120/Rio+Jesus.JPG

Watch NBC10's Rio 100 special in the video above.


The Rio Olympic Games are fast approaching and in honor of the 100-day mark from the Opening Ceremony, NBC10 News anchor Jacqueline London went to Brazil to give viewers a sneak peek at what to expect this summer.

Jacqueline hosted Rio 100 on NBC10 and NBC10.com on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

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Watch the full special in the video embedded above.

During her journey, Jacqueline visited “The Arena of the Future,” a handball stadium that will be turned into four schools after the Olympics. She also gives you a look at Christ the Redeemer, Rio’s most iconic sight, Rio’s largest market and how Brazil is battling Zika ahead of the athletes arriving.

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And, what trip to Rio would be complete without a visit to Brazil’s beaches, a Samba dance and a look at the Brazilian martial art Capoeira.

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<![CDATA[Bucks County Civil War Re-Enactment]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:47:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/219*120/Civil+War+Re-Enactors1.JPG Civil War Re-enactors Chuck Gilson and William McGowan talk about this weekend's re-enactment of the Battle of Bull Run/First Manassas at Neshaminey State Park.

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<![CDATA[$1 Subs at Jimmy John's on Thursday]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:11:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jimmy+Johns.png

Jimmy John's is giving customers the chance to buy sandwiches for just a buck on Thursday for the company's first-ever "Customer Appreciation Day."

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jimmy John's locations will sell subs for $1, the company announced on Twitter.

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The $1 sub deal is limited to in-store only. All sandwiches No. 1 - No. 6, BLT, Unwich lettuce wraps and Slims are available for the deal. No delivery or online ordering. 

You can go through the line as many times as you would like for the $1 sub, according to Jimmy John's website.

Jimmy John's, which is based in Illinois, has sub shops in 44 states. Find a participating location near you here.

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<![CDATA[Franklin Institute Loves Science]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014894949_1200x675_669957187506.jpg The Franklin Institute is celebrating the 6th Annual Philadelphia Science Festival in style says museum vice president of science and education Dr. Frederic Bertley.]]> <![CDATA['Thrilla' in Phila.' to Feature Bernard Hopkins]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:21:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bernard_hopkins_722x406_2187930388.jpg Joe Hand Jr. and Rosalyn McPherson join NBC10 to talk about the Urban League of Philadelphia's first annual Night at the Fights at the Liacouras Center.

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<![CDATA[Antiques & Art Show Comes to the Philadelphia Navy Yard]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:54:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014816689_1200x675_666701379832.jpg More than 50 dealers and galleries will show off what they have at the Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show at the Philadelphia Navy Yard this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Honors Jackie Robinson's Life]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:57:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/jackGettyImages-3203656-%281%29.jpg Philadelphia' WURD Radio plans to honor Jackie Robinson on the day marking his breaking of baseball's color barrier.

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<![CDATA[Flyers Pep Rally Fun]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/csn+flyers+01182013.jpg

NBC10 reporter Matt DeLucia summed it up perfectly the morning after the Flyers dropped their Stanley Cup Playoff opener to the Washington Capitals.

“What we need now is a pep rally,” Matt said.

Ask, and you shall receive as the Flyers Ice Girls and some Orange and Black alumni take part in 97.5 The Fanatic’s Flyers Playoff Pep Rally at noon Friday at 1 Bala Plaza along St. Asaphs Road in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. [[375823151, C]]

The event will feature freebies and every fan that stops by will get a shot at winning a pair of Flyers playoff tickets, said the Fanatic.

The Flyers look to avenge their Game 1 2-0 loss to the Capitals when the teams skate again in D.C. Saturday night. The game will be aired live on CSNPhilly at 7 p.m.



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<![CDATA[Get a Free Cup of Wawa Coffee]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:41:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wawa+Coffee+Cup+Wawa+Generic.jpg

Wawa lovers, rejoice!

That cup o' Joe you grab at your favorite convenience store each morning is free Thursday in honor of Wawa Day.

The promotion, which honors the 52nd anniversary of the Philadelphia region's convenience store giant, will give every customer a free cup of coffee -- any size -- all day long.[[375686311, C]]

Wawa, which expands as far as Florida expects to give away 1.7 million free cups of coffee over its more than 720 stores Thursday.

"1.7 million is a pretty big number, but the number we are most proud of is the millions of lives impacted through the charitable efforts of The Wawa Foundation," said Wawa president and CEO Chris Gheysens. “Happy Wawa Day, everyone, we toast you all! [[255483001, C]]

Wawa opened its first store in Folsom, Pennsylvania in April 1964. The Delaware County-based business launched its charitable Wawa Foundation in honor of its 50th anniversary in 2014 and has since made $22 million in contributions to combat hunger and honor every day heroes, said the company.

"During the anniversary week of our entrance into retail, Wawa Day provides us with a chance to connect with and honor the millions of customers who have been so integral to Wawa’s growth over the past 52 years," said Gheysens. "At Wawa, we exist to go beyond filling customer orders to fulfilling the lives that we touch every day. Our core purpose is exemplified through the commitment of The Wawa Foundation to give back to the communities we serve, as well as through the dedication of our thousands of associates who make the Wawa experience so special. It’s always meaningful to celebrate our customers, associates and communities with one of our most beloved Wawa products."



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<![CDATA[Paul McCartney to Rock CBP This Summer]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482612824.jpg

A rock legend will be rocking the home of the Phillies this summer.

Beatles legend Paul McCartney will play Citizens Bank Park on July 12 as part of his "On the Run" tour, Live Nation announced Wednesday.

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Besides CBP, Macca also will play for the first-time at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

His Philly show comes on the heels of Billy Joel's return to the ballpark on July 9.



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<![CDATA['Welcome Home Phillies:' NBC10 Brings Fans Home Opener]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:07:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/CBP+Phillies+Opening+Day.JPG

UPDATE: The Phillies lost to the Padres in their home opener. FULL RECAP HERE

An afternoon full of activities is on tap as the Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia. And, NBC10 has you covered with a one-hour special "Welcome Home Phillies" live from the ballpark prior to the Phillies taking on the San Diego Padres.

The festivities at the ballpark begin at noon with a block party on Citizens Bank Park Way featuring live music and a Ferris wheel. The block party is open to the public and you won’t need a ticket to take part in it. [[375208531, C]]

For those who do have tickets to the game, gates open at 12:35 p.m. and each fan will receive a free Opening Day commemorative Phillies cap. The Phillies will then enter the park from center Field, giving fans the chance to see the players up close before they take the field. [[375232641, C]]

Before the baseball game begins, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, who was injured in an ambush, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch around 3 p.m.

Click here for full Opening Day festivities. And be part of it (even without a ticket) by tuning into NBC10.



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<![CDATA[Rock Band "KISS" Tour Date Set in Allentown]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:38:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014718477_1200x675_662015555997.jpg Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band "KISS" will perform at the Great Allentown Fair on Thursday, September 1st. Tickets for the concert will go on sale April 15th.]]> <![CDATA[Caribbean Food Week]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:00:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/199*120/Mussels+Pan+Caribbean+Food.JPG Blane Stoddart from the Young Caribbean Professionals Network talks Caribbean Cuisine Week and how its helping young athletes compete in the Penn Relays.]]> <![CDATA[Muggles Flock to Universal Studios Hollywood for 'Harry Potter' Opening]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:55:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NUP_163497_0029.JPG

A crowd of "Harry Potter" fans gathered early Thursday morning at Universal Studios Hollywood to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" attraction.

Excitement for the attraction's soared like a hippogriff this week, with park officials announcing Tuesday that advance online tickets were already sold out for Thursday, along with VIP and front-of-line passes for Friday and Saturday. It's the first time the park has had to cut off online ticket sales.

With a wave of their wands and a shout of "Revelio," a charm that reveals hidden objects, the sell-out crowd opened the gates to the attraction at 6:30 a.m. PT. Fireworks lit up the overcast sky and confetti rained down on fans, many dressed in Harry Potter-themed robes and other clothes.

Harry Potter's creator, author J.K. Rowling, issued a statement about the opening.

"I am delighted to see 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' brought to life in a way that is so close to what I imagined when writing the books," Rowling said. "I'm thrilled that Harry Potter fans can now experience the wonderful immersive experience created at Universal Studios Hollywood."

A limited number of admission tickets are expected to be available for purchase at the Universal Studios gates today. Lines at the park are expected to form early as Potter fanatics try to be among the first to explore the immersive land.

Traffic around Universal City could also be unusually heavy. Metro officials are encouraging people to take public transit, notably the Red Line subway, which has a stop in Universal City.

And just in time for the Harry Potter crowds, Metro today will debut a 400-foot, L-shaped pedestrian bridge that will take people from the Red Line stop across Lankershim Boulevard and Universal Hollywood Drive, where patrons can catch a free park shuttle up the hill to Universal Studios.

The much-anticipated attraction includes a meticulous recreation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with features such as Professor Dumbledore's office, the Portrait Gallery and the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom.

The surrounding Hogsmeade village includes shops such as Honeydukes, Owl Post, Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods.

Also included in the attraction are two rides -- the 3-D "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey'' and Universal Studios Hollywood's first outdoor roller coaster, "Flight of the Hippogriff.''

A virtual tour is available online at www.universalstudioshollywood.com/wizardingworld.

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<![CDATA[Manhattan, Chicago Are Priciest Places to Wed: Survey]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:10:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/wedding-dress.jpg

Manhattan and Chicago are the two most expensive places to get married in the United States, but the affair will likely cost a pretty penny no matter the location, according to a new survey. 

Couples preparing to say "I do" are spending an average of $32,641, according to wedding blog The Knot, which surveyed nearly 18,000 American brides and grooms in 2015 for its ninth annual report.

The average cost of a wedding is up by more than $5,500 in the past five years, though the overall price swings based on where couples wed, reported the Knot. The Knot surveyed members of TheKnot.com, which claims to represent nearly 80 percent of American brides, and used data exclusively from those who said they wed in 2015.

Four of the five most expensive areas to get married were in the New York Tri-State area, with the average price of a Manhattan wedding costing $82,299. Chicago was the No. 2 priciest at $61,265, followed by New York's Westchester and Hudson Valley region, Long Island and north and central New Jersey.

The most affordable places to get married were: Alaska ($17,361), South Dakota ($18,890) and West Texas ($19,261). 

Still, wedding spending has reached an all-time high, the survey found. Elements that increased the most in the past five years include the reception venue, location of the ceremony and reception band.

While the price of the affair may be on the uptick, couples are finding ways to express their individuality. Twenty-two percent of couples choose a theme for their wedding. Nineteen-percent
of couples also opted to include ethnic and religious rituals.

Couples seem to be spending more on their guests' experience, though the number of guests has shrunk. The average number of guests in 2015 was down 10 to 139, but the cost per guest increased from $194 to $237, as compared to 2009.

One category that has more than tripled is guest entertainment as couples have added unique events, like cigar rolling stations or wine and liquor tastings, to their nuptials.

Though costs and extravagance may be on the uptick, couples seeking a simpler affair may be the true winners. A study from Emory University found evidence that "marriage duration is inversely associated with spending on the engagement ring and wedding ceremony."

University researchers surveyed more than 3,000 individuals in the United States in 2014 who married the opposite sex and are not widowed.

Their conclusions revealed that both men and women associate less spending on the wedding with a longer marriage. Instead, the report suggests high wedding attendance and having a honeymoon, regardless of cost, are more promising indicators of a lasting marriage.



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<![CDATA[Wyclef Jean Visits New Jersey Students]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:46:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/176*120/wyclef+jean.jpg Musician Wyclef Jean will visit with student musicians at the Foundation Academy Charter School in Trenton, New Jersey on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[More Drunk Online-Shoppers]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:12:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Online+Shopping+Drunk.JPG Some companies are saying their online revenue is highest on Fridays or Saturdays past midnight. Why? Online shoppers are spending more after a few drinks. NBC's Kristen Dalghren tells you how to prevent a big hangover when you get that bill.

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<![CDATA[Former Flyers Reunite for Good Cause]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:51:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014615699_1200x675_656717891861.jpg Former Flyer Brad Marsh will be taking part in the 12th Annual Goals for Giving on Sunday at the Flyers skate zone in Northeast Philadelphia.]]> <![CDATA[Jersey Shore Beach Named Among Best for Families]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:04:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/wildwood-beach.jpg

New Jersey's Wildwoods' beaches are taking home a top spot in the list of 'Best Beaches for Families' in 2016.

Family Vacation Critic named the Wildwoods one of its 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2016.

The list was hand-picked to highlight beaches that were clean, safe, and offered nearby attractions and accommodations for traveling families. More than 9 million people visit the Wildwoods' every year, and stay to enjoy the island's many festivals, restaurants and shops, said the Family Vacation Critic.

The website, which claims to be a top source containing information on the best family-friendly destinations, is filled with testimony from family travel experts, vacation ideas and advice on how to travel with kids of all ages.

Other top family destinations include Lake George, New York; Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, Washington; and South Pares Land, Texas.

This is not the first time the Wildwoods were recognized for their excellence; Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named The Wildwoods one of the nation’s ‘Top 10 Beaches You Must Visit With Your Family’ along with ‘Most Beautiful Place’ in New Jersey by Thrillist.com.



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<![CDATA[Lululemon Backtracks on Beyonce 'Imitation' Tweet]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:33:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_459462916351.jpg

Beyonce's New Ivy Park athletic clothing collection won't hit stores until April 14 but has already generated plenty of buzz. 

Clothing brand Lululemon deleted a tweet Thursday after getting slammed by the singer's fans for suggesting that her new line copies its own sportswear brand.

"They do say imitation is the best form of flattery," the tweet said. "Maybe Beyonce is so Crazy In Love with our brand, she made her own," the company wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

The reaction from loyal fans was swift and Lululemon later apologized after "hearing everyone's feedback."



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