Friday, May 3, 2013
Media's hometown comedian tells philly.com she enjoys splitting her time between Media and L.A.
Media's resident comedian Wanda Sykes tells philly.com that she enjoys splitting her time between L.A. and Media. Media is so small of a town compared to L.A. that she even knows the Media Police officers. "I know most of the police officers in town," Sykes, tells philly.com, "Not because I've been arrested, but because it's a small town." Sykes is performing at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday and Saturday. Read more about her love for Everybody's Hometown here on philly.com.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Find out the schedule for the 11th Annual Media Americana Roots Ramble on April 20.
It's that time again—the 11th Annual Media Americana Roots Ramble will hit the town on April 20. From 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., various bands and artists will play live at local establishments for guests. Check the schedule above for more information. Will you be attending this year? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The 6th annual festival takes place on April 5 and 6 at the Media Borough Community Center.
Grab your popcorn for Media's own film festival this weekend. The 6th Annual Media Film Festival will take place April 5 and 6 at the Media Borough Community Center. The Media Film Festival, sponsored by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, is a juried presentation of narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films. Friday night's kick off will be hosted by Media resident and WMGK-FM personality, Debbi Calton and the showing of the short film Imagine created by local high school students as part of the Media Youth Film Initiative. The traditional Friday Night Horror Fest will follow the main showing at 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a 3:30 p.m. matinee with four local films of note. And on Saturday night, Media’s talented…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Crayola Experience in Easton will reopen in May with new features for kids to enjoy.
What will you get if you head to Easton, Northampton County to the new Crayola Experience? Ink that puffs up when you heat it. A 40-foot wall of crayon bins. An 85-foot water attraction. Those are all among the new features kids will be able to see and take part in when the Crayola Experience reopens in May. The children's tourist destination closed for renovations in mid-February, but on Tuesday, the company gave a tour of its soon-to-be-upgraded building to members of the media and local officials. "This really is going to be a reimagined facility," said Victoria Lozano, Crayola's VP of corporate strategy and development, who led the tour. Stops along the way included a look at a new two-story playground, and the Water Works, an 85-foot-…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Highway billboards will show the pieces and invite tipsters.
FBI officials announced Monday they know who committed one of the biggest art heists in history, but they still need the public's help to locate $500 million worth of missing artwork, some of which they believe is in the Philadelphia area. The heist, which happened at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, led to the theft of 13 works of art by by Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Govaert Flinck, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. Two thieves dressed as Boston Police officers infiltrated the museum, tied up the guards, and stole the artwork, according to the FBI. And for many years, that's where the case went cold. But thanks to a tip that came in in 2010, 20 years after the theft, FBI officials now believe the stolen artwork may be in …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Delaware County Symphony will host a free pre-concert conversation led by Dr. C. Michael Kelly titled, 'Lesser Lights Can Still Shine Brightly,' on Sunday, March 3 at Neumann University.
'Silver Linings Playbook' scored big in Delco Sunday night but not so much at the Oscars
The Llanerch Diner, where one famous scene of the film Silver Linings Playbook was shot was packed to capacity Sunday night. The legally allowed limit of 80 patrons at one time watched, waited and was prepared to celebrate eight Oscar wins with champagne toasts. In the end only one of the eight nominees took home a statue. Jennifer Lawrence took home the Academy Award for Best Actress, in part for the acting work she did at the Llanerch diner one fall evening back in 2011. In a night that saw Oscar gold spread among many of the nominees, no single film dominated. That includes Silver Linings Playbook. That didn't damp the enthusiasm at the Llanerch or down the street at Cawley's Irish Pub on West Chester Pike in Upper Darby. More Oscar …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Delaware County Council honored the Media Theatre recently, recognizing its achievements and its recent Broadway World Awards.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Media's resident comedian appeared on the Jay Leno Show Friday.
Media's resident comedian appeared on the Jay Leno Show Friday night. Wanda Sykes, who is often seen walking her dogs around Media, told Leno she travels with her dog too but he sometimes passes gas on the plane. She told Leno she was undecided on which team to root for in the Super Bowl but she was excited for Beyonce's halftime performance despite her lip syncing at the Presidential Inauguration. She also talked about her two children and the hot topics of Lance Armstrong and gun control. Here's the NBC clip of Part 1 of the Sykes interview and Part 2 here. And watch the full episode here. Sykes appears at the 18:30 minute mark.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Media Theatre’s February Gala will feature American Idol and Broadway star Justin Guarini in a special one-night-only concert.