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August 17, 2017


Gene Simmons headlines at Wizard World

By Alex Lloyd Gross Rock legend Gene Simmons is in Philadelphia today, June 3 2017 and you can meet him. At Wizard World,  which is at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Simmons co-founded the band KISS and it’s been one loud party ever since.  Many fans waiting for Gene were nervous, how would he treat them. 

Region gets ready for racing

By Alex Lloyd Gross Not even football can get fans as excited as NASCAR racing.  This weekend, racing starts at Dover International Speedway. in fact, to generate even more  enthusiasm, NASCAR officials brought in some race cars that were driven around center city streets of Philadelphia about two weeks ago.  Traffic was jammed, as roads

Chinese Lantern Festival is a photographers paradise

By Alex Lloyd Gross With so many events going on that restrict people from bringing in cameras with detachable lenses, like the NFL Draft and presidential visits,  it’s refreshing for everyday people to attend an event where they can bring photo equipment and be able to experiment with exposures and ISO ratings.  It makes  taking

Joe Lynn Turner gives Sellersville a Jolt of rock

By Alex Lloyd Gross This cannot be a fair review of the Joe Lynn Turner show last night, May 7 2017 at the Sellersville Theater.  Having personally known Joe for 31 years,  it was good to catch up on old times, and hear some great songs from back in the day.  Turner, is a true

Local bands wanted to open for Gene Simmons concert

By Alex Lloyd Gross Most bands today view KISS as their mentors and dream of playing in the band or maybe even opening for them.  In fact 1998’s Detroit Rock City featured a fictional band Mystery who wanted to open for KISS.  That movie was fantasy. The reality is that one local , lucky band

Dave Davies rocks New Hope

By Alex Lloyd Gross Classic rock fans will remember seeing The Kinks at the Tower Theater, the Spectrum and even at JFK Stadium  on June 19 1982. By that time, they were huge and playing for about 50,000 people with other acts. Most people were far away from the stage and baked in the afternoon

Rock legend to play show in New Hope

By Alex Lloyd Gross Dave Davies from the Kinks will be in town next week, on a Monday night. He’s on tour and he has his sights set at Havana New Hope. Monday, April 17, 2017.  “The tour, it’s going well, the show is well received. We play some new songs and some old songs,”

UFO lands in Times Square with Saxon

By Alex Lloyd Gross Was there ever a rock show you wanted to see no matter what?  This was one not to be missed. UFO with Saxon.The fact is , this tour is not coming anywhere near  the Philly area. That is the only thing that sucked about this tour.  One of the last shows

Local radio stations hold Be Beautiful Expo

By Alex Lloyd Gross Three local radio stations, that have the same ownership came together yesterday,  March 25 2017 to host  the 2017 Be Beautiful Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event was a ticketed event but otherwise open to the public.  And  the public showed up in force. With lines down the hall

Wilford Brimley headlines Monster Mania Convention

By Alex Lloyd Gross Do you have an affinity for horror movies?  Then you must get to the Crowne Pointe Hotel in Cherry Hill NJ for Monster Mania. It’s a convention where  horror fans will converge and meet each other, buy memorabilia and maybe meet a few actors that appeared in their favorite movies. The

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