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For as many times as I’d visited island destinations over the years, I’d always shied away from all-inclusive resorts, imagining long buffet lines, crowded swimming pools and watered-down drinks. Even when I heard rave reviews, I never seriously considered going the “full-package” route.
But after floating the idea of a mid-winter getaway to a group of longtime friends to celebrate/escape a “milestone” birthday – mine – I found myself surprised when my Google search ultimately led me to an al...
Feature on new Leonard Bernstein exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
Feature on international correspondent Brett Forrest
South Jersey Scene, weekend entertainment cover story, January 2018: Scottish Rite concert series with quotes from Genesis alum Steve Hackett, and Get the Led Out's Paul Sinclair.
Please note: This article is published as an archive copy from Philadelphia City Paper. My City Paper is not affiliated with Philadelphia City Paper. Philadelphia City Paper was an alternative weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The last edition was published on October 8, 2015.
Get Your Phil
The only place to hear Phil Roy these days is in his kitchen.
There wasn't one specific thing that led up to Phil Roy's "I'm Not Leaving the House" tour, there were plenty: a bitter bat...
She’s as dynamic as she is down-to-earth, a perfect blend of energy and organization. And for more than 23 years, SHARON PINKENSON’S nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic has worked in perfect harmony with her eyes-on-the-prize vision for Philadelphia to become a movie metropolis.
As Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO), Sharon Pinkenson has become the face, and the name, behind Philadelphia’s now-sturdy reputation as a “movie city.”
Dolores O'Riordan was the voice behind the mega-selling Irish pop band The Cranberries - a voice that sold millions of records without many fans' even knowing her name. Only 19 when she landed the plum role of lead singer and lyricist for the Limerick-based band (via an audition), O'Riordan's potent shades-of-Sinead vocals made international hits of songs like "Linger" and 1994's chart-topping "Zombie," about Northern Ireland's so-called troubles.
When the group quietly disbanded in 1999, O'R...
NJ.com, 9/2016: Travel feature on New York State's Hudson River Valley.
NJ.com/South Jersey Times: Alabama's Gulf Coast, January 4, 2015