A.D Amorosi

Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll spices things up with new Philly restaurant

Anyone who has met Philadelphia chef Jennifer Carroll and eaten the wares of her culinary training  knows that her dream gig was to have her own spot. Sure, we found her first at famed chef Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton, between 2008 and 2011, where she dazzled ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 10:32 AM

Theatre Exile in exile

So there Theatre Exile was, minding its own business, interacting with South Philadelphia and its East Passyunk Avenue district audiences, during this, the company’s 20th anniversary season. As South Philly’s only theater complex and resident company, Theater Exile isn’t only part...

Monday, July 24, 2017, 3:20 PM

Commonspace LIVE is where art and journalism collide

When the now-15-year-old First Person Arts —  Philly’s home of all things spoken word and imaginatively told memoir — hooked up with WHYY for the new concept of Commonspace as a radio show and podcast in January, its goal was to go beyond the personal, and focus on news and...

Monday, May 15, 2017, 10:43 AM

Emmanuelle Delpech is a 'Spinning Immigrant'

It's funny that French-born, local performance artist, clown and occasional Pig Iron Theatre Company collaborator Emmanuelle Delpech is basing her newest work, "Spinning Immigrant," on her experience (and that of 16 other immigrants) of naturalizing to become an American citizen. "I have my...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:35 PM

Assembly offers stunning views and $100 by-the-glass bubbly

Imagine happy hour with a view. You can find that plus luxe amenities at Assembly, the rooftop lounge nine stories above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and constructed atop the city's newest hotel, The Logan, that opens to the public on April 28.About that view: it's epic and it sweeps from the...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2:59 AM

Trevor Noah responds to 'Daily Show' fans who miss Jon Stewart

By the time summer ends, Philadelphia should be pretty sick of Trevor Noah. First there’s his stand-up comic gig at SugarHouse Casino on Sunday, April 23. Then, the South African comedian — who took over as host of late-night darling “The Daily Show” from Jon Stewart in 2015 — will camp out at...

Friday, April 22, 2016, 3:00 PM

Boldface June 11: A.D. Amorosi rounds up the local gossip

Rob Zombie scans through Philadelphia Flyers archives during visit to Wells Fargo Center in 2012. Credit:Courtesy of Ike RichmanIn 2012, rocker/film directorRob Zombietalked up his next movie, “The Broad Street Bullies,” about the 70s-era Philadelphia Flyers and their bloody skate to Stanley Cup...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 1:37 AM