<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 15:23:24 -0400Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:23:24 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dad, Daughter Spoof Matthew McConaughey Commercial ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:08:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Moyer+Spoof.PNG

"I didn't do it to be cool. I didn't do it to make a statement. I just liked it." 

You've probably heard the uber suave Matthew McConaughey utter those lines effortlessly during one of his Lincoln car commercials.

Bucks County resident and filmmaker Eric Moyer imagined a different version, featuring his five year old daughter Michelle in her uber cool, pink Barbie car.

In his YouTube spoof, Moyer recreated the commercial word for word with Michelle behind the wheel, driving through a park.

"We practiced her lines driving to the store in her car seat and she’s pretty good at saying them. We watched the video numerous times and a lot of editing because some shots weren’t always feasible," Moyer said. 

Moyer is not new to the film industry; he has written two books and produced a video series called 'Wilber the Cat.'  

"I did a film called 'A Halfway House' with Robert Romanus and my YouTube show with Wilber was pretty successful. So, I’ve always been dabbling in film but I had never done a spoof before,” Moyer said.

"I got the idea one day because it was playing non-stop on the television. I just thought how funny it would be to have a kid in a Barbie car doing the same thing," Moyer said.

Moyer enjoyed recreating the ad but said it was time consuming because he wanted to mirror the original commercial.

"This video with my daughter is a shot for shot recreation of the original, down to the beats of the music and angles of the camera."

Moyer's video has been viewed over 58,000 times and he hopes to do more spoofs in the future.

"We're actually going to do another one. There is one with a bull in the middle of the street with Matthew McConaughey and he says 'that’s a big bull.' I picture that with Michelle and a Teddy Bear saying ‘that’s a big teddy bear.'"

Look out for more of Moyer’s movies on his YouTube channel.



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<![CDATA[Powerball Pandemonium Builds]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:13:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/buscan-boleto-powerball-un-millon-rosemead-california4.jpg The jackpot is at $390 million, just shy of the most recent winner’s $429.6 million jackpot; which was awarded to the Smith family of Trenton, New Jersey back in May.]]> <![CDATA[Jersey Shore Town Bans Loud Music on Beach]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:33:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/187*120/seaside+heights.jpg

Turn down those jams!

That’s what a Jersey Shore town is telling beachgoers with a new rule in effect.

Seaside Heights banned loud music on the beach starting Friday.

"Audio speakers, 'boom boxes,' and similar audio amplification equipment will not be permitted on the beach," said a post on the Seaside Heights tourism Facebook page. "If you wish to listen to music with a personal device such as an iPhone or smartphone, please use your ear buds. We want all of our guests to enjoy themselves on the beach!"

NJ.com reports the experimental ban will last 60 days.

Someone kicking out the jams on the beach will be asked to put the boom box back in their car, reported NJ.com.



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<![CDATA[Delaware State Fair Mixes Slices of Tradition, Technology]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016363963_1200x675_729400899589.jpg

Delaware State Fair organizers say this year's slice of summer fun caters to both traditional tastes and users of modern technology.

The fair opens Thursday and runs through July 30 in Harrington.

Spokesman Danny Aguilar says in a statement the event will include staples such as barbecue, baby animals, carnival rides and a homemade ice-cream contest.

For the first time this year, visitors can learn all about the attractions through a mobile app available on the state fair website.

The concert line-up includes Little Big Town on July 24, Alabama July 25 and George Thorogood July 29. Blues Traveler headlines July 30, when the fair also features a craft beer festival.

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<![CDATA[Get 1st Look at PoliticalFest Ahead of DNC]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:11:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/195*120/DNC+Donkey+Art.JPG

With the Democratic Convention just days away, NBC10 is getting a first-look at the PolitcialFest sites around Philadelphia.

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will host a tour of the sites -- that will be open to the public -- from the National Constitution center to the Union League to the National Liberty Museum Thursday morning.

Click here to get details on PoliticalFest and to pick up your tickets. The PoliticalFest promises to have something for everyone be you a Democrat, Republican or Independent.



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<![CDATA[Meet The Creators of The New Film, Equity]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:38:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016332193_1200x675_727850051973.jpg The new female-driven movie "Equity" was filmed right here in Philadelphia, Director Meera Menon and actresses/producers Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner are in the NBC10 studio to give you a sneak peak.]]> <![CDATA['Robot Restaurant' Opening in NYC]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_19724380454.jpg

Robots (and some hidden chefs) will serve quinoa to customers at a fast-food restaurant opening in midtown Manhattan later this year, according to reports.

There will be no cashiers at Eatsa’s midtown location, just lines of iPads and rows of cubby holes handing over quinoa.

Eatsa’s first New York City location opens at 285 Madison Avenue in the fall, Grub Street reported. Right now, the fast-food chain has two locations in San Francisco and one in the Los Angeles area.

There are a few stages to the Eatsa system. First, customers swipe their credit cards at an iPad. After that, a list of quinoa-based menu items pops up. Diners can customize their dishes before finishing their orders.

The all-vegetarian menu is inspired by different types of cuisine. There’s a Mexican burrito bowl, a Japanese bento bowl, an Indian spice market bowl and a Mediterranean Greek salad bowl, among others. A breakfast menu includes a southwestern scramble and a yogurt quinoa parfait.

While the system that prepares the food is mostly automated, there are still about five employees who prep, assemble and deliver meals to the cubbies, according to Fast Company. But they may not be around forever. Scott Drummond, a cofounder of Eatsa, said he sees a future where robots do it all.

After the food is assembled, it’s delivered to one of the cubbies. All of the cubbies have a transparent, LCD-screened door that displays each customer’s name. A customer taps the door and it flips open, revealing the packaged food and beverage.

"The food comes out in little cubby holes. It’s so neat to see your cubby go dark and then your food appear with your name on it," one user said of an Eatsa location in San Francisco.

Eatsa is a bit reminiscent of the now-defunct Bamn! on the Lower East Side. That automat-style eatery consisted of rows of vending machines serving up corn dogs and grilled cheese.



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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Announces New Ice Cream Flavor]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:01:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cookie-two-step.jpg

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell announced a new flavor of ice cream Friday.

The Brenham, Texas-based company announced the release of Cookie Two Step, vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate crème filled cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough pieces.

"Cookie Two Step combines ingredients from two of our top-selling flavors," Blue Bell spokesman Ricky Dickson said in a news release.

The new flavor will be available in stores beginning Friday, according to the company.

Dickson said the company will release more flavors within the next few months.

"Most will be returning favorites and we plan to have another new one soon," he said.



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<![CDATA[Here are the 68th Annual Emmy Nominees]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:47:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/emmys-3way-thrones-oj.jpg “Game of Thrones” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” dominated the list of nominations for the 2016 Emmys. But there were plenty of other nods for other shows. Here is a selection of nominees in top categories.

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<![CDATA[Nintendo Plans Retro 'Mario,' 'Zelda' Console]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NES_Classic_2.jpg

If you're of a certain age and miss the video games of the 1980s, Nintendo has a Christmas gift for you.

The video game company said Thursday it will release the "NES Classic Edition" on Nov. 11, a $59.99 system that comes loaded with 30 vintage Nintendo games.

Among the highlights are all three "Super Mario" games, two "Zelda" titles, two "Castlevania" entries and two installments from the "Donkey Kong" franchise. 

Nintendo described the new console as a "near-identical mini replica" of the original NES; this one, though, connects to TVs via a more-modern HDMI port.

While classic Nintendo games have been available on other platforms - either legally or via the download of illicit "ROM" files from the Internet - this is the first time Nintendo has stepped into the retro games market with a dedicated piece of hardware. 

The complete list of games:

  • Balloon Fight
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr. 
  • DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • FINAL FANTASY
  • Galaga
  • GHOSTS’N GOBLINS
  • GRADIUS
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros. 
  • MEGA MAN 2
  • Metroid
  • NINJA GAIDEN
  • PAC-MAN
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • SUPER C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.  2
  • Super Mario Bros.  3
  • TECMO BOWL
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link



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<![CDATA[The Devil Wears Tennis Shoes]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:34:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016264976_1200x675_725103683520.jpg "Devil Wears Prada" author Lauren Weisberger, who has ties to the Lehigh Valley, has transitioned into the tennis world with her latest novel "The Singles Game." Weisberger will be at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill Thursday night.]]> <![CDATA[7-Eleven Celebrates 7/11 With Free Slurpees]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:42:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Slurpee-GettyImages-106159890.jpg

There's no better way to enjoy a hot summer day than with a Slurpee, and on Monday it won't cost you a thing. 

To celebrate July 11 — or 7-Eleven Day — the convenience chain will be giving away their signature slushy drinks. Stop by your neighborhood 7-Eleven on Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to get a free small Slurpee drink.

Monday marks the company's 89th birthday, and the 50th anniversary of the creation of the slurpee. If you're feeling festive, you can check out the chain's new birthday cake flavor. 

But that's not all.

This year, 7-Eleven is also offering customers who download their app a chance to get 11 free slurpees when they purchase 7 slurpees between July 11 and July 18. 



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<![CDATA[Town Finally Gets Its July 4th Fireworks]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:50:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016199944_1200x675_722544195934.jpg Better late than never, Aston Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania got its fireworks show Sunday night after having to postpone it last week.]]> <![CDATA[Misty Copeland Talks Breaking Barriers]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:22:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527358950.jpg

It's been one year since Misty Copeland leaped over barriers to become American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.

In an interview with "Sunday Today" host Willie Geist, Copeland reflected on her history-making accomplishment and reveals the motivation behind her soon-to-be released dancewear line, Égal.

"I was aware that I was black, but I wasn't aware of the deep rooted history of the lack of diversity, the lack of African Americans in top companies," Copeland said. "It was like, it hasn't happened for 75 years. Why would it happen to me? And then, at the same time, it gave me even more of this fire that was like, 'I am carrying so many people with me and I can do this.'"

Copeland has been able to forge a career outside the dance world with her trailblazing accomplishments, a rare feat for someone from the dance world. In addition to various endorsement deals and TV appearances, the 33-year-old has published two New York Times best-selling books, was the subject of a documentary, appeared on Broadway, named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people and was recently honored with her own Barbie doll.

"I didn't expect it to be like that. It was really wild. I don't think anyone in the company or in the dance world — we were all kind of shocked," Copeland said. "But I am giving people hope that you don't have to fit into this mold of what society has cut out for you to be in order to succeed."

Having broken the ballet mold herself, Copeland is hoping to motivate dancers of all sizes with a new line of dancewear called Égal — French for equal.

"I was going through this time where I had gained a lot of weight," she said. "I went through puberty really late in life and my bust had grown and I was like, 'I'm going to create dancewear that people who aren't stick thin can wear, but also people who are thin can wear."

Copeland says she hopes to eventually expand Égal to include a plus-size collection.

"It's finally coming to fruition," she said.



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<![CDATA[Enjoy Free Music This Summer]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 23:43:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/222*120/11p+camden+free+music+festival.JPG Camden kicks off its free music festivals.

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<![CDATA['Sun Splashed' at The Barnes Foundation]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:25:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016120085_1200x675_719527491536.jpg Thom Collins, executive director & president of The Barnes Foundation, talks about the new "Sun Splashed" exhibit by artist Nari Ward.]]> <![CDATA[A Better Rodney Square in Wilmington]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:52:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Rodney+Square+Wilmington.JPG

Improvements are coming to Rodney Square.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the area across from the historic Hotel DuPont is getting new lighting, security cameras, and new bus shelters with electronic kiosks.

Officials hope the changes will make the area safer and allow buses to pass the park more quickly.

DART CEO John Sisson says the new bus stops should be ready by the end of the year. DART is proving up to $500,000 for the project.

Officials say they plan to expand bus service in the area after the project is completed. They say they hope to eventually build a cafe in the park.



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<![CDATA[Cuba Libre's Chef Giving Tours of Cuba]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:21:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/241*120/Chef+Guerillmo+Pernot+cuba.JPG With relaxed travel rules, Cuba Libre's chef, Guillermo Pernot, is leading Philadelphians on tours of Cuba.]]> <![CDATA[Wawa Welcome America! Festival Concert ]]> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:31:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/ParkwayConcert11copy.jpg

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<![CDATA[Fire Trucks & Patriotism at Montco July 4th Parade]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:29:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/McKinley+July+4+Parade+Elkins+Park+Nolan+Wagon+Float.jpg Fire trucks and patriotism were on display Monday morning for the McKinley 4th of July Parade in Elkins Park, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.]]> <![CDATA[Wawa Welcome America's Epic Music Finale]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:04:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/ParkwayConcert14copy.jpg

It rained and and right in the middle of the O'Jays energetic performance Give the People What They Want, it poured.

Fans who'd huddled under umbrellas and tents stuck it out.

"Ya'll don't feel the rain, do you?" Eddie Levert yelled out.

This year's Wawa Welcome America! 4th of July concert showcased The Sound of Philadelphia with a tribute to Philly music legends Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

The O'Jays, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes performed along with The Intruders.

The concert, which was billed this year as more family friendly, started with some younger talent with connections to Philadelphia -- Leslie Odom, Jr., Yazz the Greatest. The Philly group Brotherly Love joined Viva Mas to kicked off the night singing The Star Spangled Banner, a capella.

Yazz dedicated Chasing the Sky to Prince, gave a shout out to all the single ladies and ended his performance with an ask: "Do not vote for Donald Trump, okay?"

Leon Bridges, the 26-year-old "old soul" from Texas headlined the night with a raw and soulful performance of River.

Philly POPS canceled due to the rain.They were supposed to close out the night, performing with Allison Blackwell and Justin Hopkins.

Fireworks are set to go off as scheduled at 10 p.m. and will be broadcast live and livestreamed on NBC10 and NBC10.com



 

Recap of Past Events



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<![CDATA[Wawa Welcome America Bringing Lots of Fun to Philly]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 09:40:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016080921_1200x675_718160963558.jpg July 4th is here and that means a jam-packed day of fun for locals and visitors in Philadelphia.]]> <![CDATA[Hold the Burgers: Meatless July 4 Grilling Ideas]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:24:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/grilled-veggie-split-thumb.jpg

The Fourth of July barbecue doesn't always have to be about hot dogs and burgers. The holiday is a great excuse to fire up the grill and throw on some tasty veggies that will make you forget about the standard fair. 

Even if you're a meat lover, check out some greener grilling ideas below:

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For British celebrity chef and restaurateur, Jamie Oliver, the secret to delicious grilled vegetables is bare-bones simplicity. "Never, ever, ever, in my personal opinion, have I seen a good reason to brush any veg with oil before your grill it," Oliver said. All he recommends is to grill them over wood or charcoal for better flavor, get a good char on them, and to immediately "kiss them with quality extra virgin olive oil" after they're off the heat. Season the vegetables with some salt and pepper and from there they can be used for all types of dishes.

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Food blogger and "Today" food contributor, Siri Daly, adds grilled vegetables to whole wheat spaghetti to make a light, summertime main course. Her recipe uses corn and green beans but you can use any vegetable you like. The recipe also works with grilled squash, zucchini, asparagus, or broccoli, she said. The key to bringing it all together though is a ladle of starchy pasta water, which "creates its own sauce" for the dish.

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Cara Mangini, author of "The Vegetable Butcher" and the executive chef and owner of Little Eater in Ohio, uses eggplant as the foundation for her grilled eggplant stacks. As much building as it is cooking, the main course is simply stacked layers of grilled eggplant, heirloom tomato, and fresh mozzarella. A walnut basil pesto sauce and balsamic vinegar reduction bring the entire dish together. While on the "Today" show, Mangini offered a tip on how to cut the tomatoes for the dish. She recommends using a serrated knife which helps to keep the vegetable from tearing.

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Grilled corn on the cob is a summertime staple but chef Rick Bayless' favorite corn side dish is esquites, a lesser known Mexican street snack. "This is just the epitome of summer," Bayless said. Sweet corn kernels are simmered in a corn cob and corn husk broth along with serrano chiles and a Mexican herb called epazote. When done cooking, the Jame Beard award winner likes to serve the side in a little dessert dish with a dollop of mayo, some crumbled Mexican fresh cheese, and a lime wedge.

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Let's not forget about dessert! "Hell's Kitchen" host Gordon Ramsay has a grilled pineapple dish that should satisfy every sweet tooth. The British chef quickly grills some pineapple wedges to bring out the fruit's natural sugars. He then tops it off with a simple spiced vanilla caramel for an elegant finish.   

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<![CDATA[That's My Dress Event]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:15:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015917864_1200x675_711299139919.jpg The Liberty USO is giving Philadelphia area families the opportunity to find the perfect prom dress or ball gown.]]> <![CDATA[What to Expect From Wawa Welcome America Festival]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:12:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015917807_1200x675_711295555943.jpg Wawa Welcome America president and CEO Jeff Guaracino shares details about what makes this year's event bigger, better and more family-friendly.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Singers Make Splash on 'America's Got Talent']]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:41:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015897804_1200x675_710513731714.jpg Good Girl stopped by NBC10 to talk about their newfound fame and how the group made up of Philadelphians formed.]]> <![CDATA[Stars of 'If/Then' Talk About Philly Performances]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:30:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015898019_1200x675_710512707529.jpg "If/Then" stars Jackie Burns and Matthew Hydzik stop by NBC10 Studios to discuss their run of .]]> <![CDATA[Dive in! Free Philly Pools Open as Schools Close]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:26:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/pool_swimming_water.jpg

School's out for summer and that means students in Philadelphia will become simmers as a summer tradition returns to the city.

Mayor Jim Kenney will join Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation Department to mark the opening of pool season with a first swim at Max Myers Pool along Hellerman Street in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philly.

Myers is among the first of more than 70 outdoor city pools and spraygrounds to open this summer. By July 1 the rest will be open, according to Parks and Rec. (Click here for a full pool opening schedule)

The pools offer free fun for the entire family and serve as a way for people to cool off during hot summer days drawing more than 1 million visitors each summer.

Most public pools will be open seven days a week.

The first dive of summer comes as the Philadelphia School District wraps up the school year.

]]> <![CDATA[Dancing In Support of Mighty Mia]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:26:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015876388_1200x675_709741123755.jpg "Mighty Mia" Marchesani was diagnosed with Sarcoma in February but that didn't stop her from doing what she loves, this Friday you can see her and the girls at Chester Valley Dance Academy dancing in support of Mia.]]> <![CDATA[Wawa Reveals Secret New Hoagie]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wawa+Secret+Hoagie+Revealed.PNG

Wawa revealed the new hoagie it would be offering in stores to coincide with the start of Hoagiefest.

Wawa’s Snapchat announced the new addition to the family is a roasted chicken hoagie. The announcement comes right before the start of the ninth year of Hoagiefest. The company debuted the tradition in 2008 when it offered shorti hoagies for $2.99.

Wawa has not yet announced other details such as customization options.

The news comes in the wake of the company’s first store permanently closing which was located in Folsom, Delaware. A new “Super Wawa” has opened down the road.



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<![CDATA[Rihanna, Coldplay to Headline Made in America]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:16:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Rihanna-Coldplay.jpg

The Budweiser ‘Made In America’ music festival will return to Philadelphia for its fifth season this Labor Day weekend with a star-studded musical line up.

Curated by hip hop mogul Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, the two day concert line up will include headliners Rihanna and Coldplay joined by ColleGrove (2 Chainz and Lil Wayne) and more than 50 other musical acts to create the ultimate American musical experience.

The festival’s Rocky, Liberty, and Tidal stages will be live streamed entirely on the music app Tidal. The proceeds from the show will help benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and Berks County, PA for educational and health initiatives.

The festival will take over Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Saturday, September 3 to Sunday, September 4. Pre-sale Tidal and VIP ticket sales will start on June 22 at 10 a.m.

To learn more about the artist and to purchase tickets you can click here to visit the Made In America festival website. View the full list of performers below:

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<![CDATA[Taco Bell Giving Away Free Tacos Tuesday]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:44:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/1779076_10154087090319697_2553296908979305782_n.jpg

Although the Cleveland Cavaliers won the series, you can thank the Golden State Warriors for being able to score a free taco on Tuesday. 

Taco Bell teamed up with the NBA for a promotion called “Steal a Taco,” which gives fans free tacos if a team "steals" a win on the road. 

The Warriors won against Cleveland in Game 4, and now fans across the country can get a free Doritos Locos Taco from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at participating Taco Bell restaurants. 

To find a Taco Bell near you, visit tacobell.com/StealATaco.

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<![CDATA[Dinosaurs Roar on the Parkway]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:50:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Academy+of+Natural+Sciences+Dinosaur+Robot.JPG The Academy of Natural Sciences will install two large dinosaurs outside the museum in honor of a new exhibit.

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<![CDATA[Jump in! Philly Pool Season Arrives]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:26:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015853106_1200x675_708864067783.jpg Philadelphia's public pools will begin opening this week, all 70-plus city pools will be open by July.]]> <![CDATA[New Castle County's Only State Campground Sports New Look]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:49:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015820166_1200x675_707473987952.jpg New Castle County's only state-run campground is getting a makeover. Improvements include new hook-ups for water, sewer, and electricity as well as a new bath-house and walk-in tent sites at Lums Pond State Park.]]> <![CDATA[Memorial Service for 'Voice' Star Christina Grimmie]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:07:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ChristinaGrimmie-AP_628186003814.jpg

Hundreds of friends and fans stood in line and thousands more were expected Friday at a memorial service for "The Voice" singer Christina Grimmie. 

The 22-year-old was shot to death last week as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando, Florida. Her assailant fatally shot himself. 

Among those offering their condolences to Grimmie's family were Alissa and Joseph Canto. The husband and wife from outside Rochester, New York, said they drove 7 hours to come to the services at Fellowship Alliance Chapel. 

The couple, both 24, said they've been fans since Grimmie launched her YouTube channel as a high school student.[[383455861, C]]

"We have been fans for years but we didn't know how much we appreciated her until she passed," Alissa Canto said. 

A public memorial service was scheduled for later Friday night. 

Authorities said Grimmie was gunned down by Kevin Loibl the night of June 10 as she signed autographs after the Orlando show. A motive for the shooting has not been determined. Authorities said she had no personal connection to Loibl, who fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother.

Grimmie was a YouTube star who was widely known from her appearances on NBC's "The Voice" two years ago. She lived in Evesham, a small community about 20 miles from Philadelphia, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012. 

Pop star Adam Levine, who mentored Grimmie when she finished third on "The Voice," offered on Monday to pay for the funeral expenses. [[219318531, C]]

Grimmie was buried in a private ceremony Thursday. 

Inside the church on Friday, a large picture of her was displayed on an easel and her music was playing as people filed past to pay their respects. 

Grimmie often cited her mother's ongoing battle with breast cancer as her inspiration, including during her first appearance on "The Voice" in 2014, where her mother sobbed in the wings at her rendition of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball." [[383422911, C]]

Her killing was the first of three tragedies for Orlando in the last week. Early Sunday, a massacre at gay nightclub Pulse left 49 dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On Tuesday, a 2-year-old Nebraska boy was attacked by an alligator and killed at Walt Disney World.



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<![CDATA[Regatta Brings Road Closure Along Schuylkill River]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:54:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Stotesbury+Regatta+Rowers+Schuylkill+River+Crew.JPG

Amateur rowers will take to the Schuylkill River Saturday bringing a road closure to adjacent Kelly Drive.

The Kelly Drive through Fairmount Park will be detoured for the 2016 Schuylkill River Regatta Saturday. A 1-1/2 mile stretch of Kelly Drive from Strawberry Mansion Drive to Fountain Green Drive will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., said Philadelphia Police. 

Entrance to the regatta zone is by permit only so all other traffic will be detoured onto other routes including Strawberry Mansion, Fountain Green and Reservoir drives.

Click here to track the latest traffic on NBC10.com. 

The Navy Regatta is the oldest amateur regatta in the United States, dating back to 1858.



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