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JENNIFER LOGUE

Philadelphia Features Editor

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Philadelphia’s top musicians compete for cash prizes at PHL Live Centerstage

On Thursday, Dec. 14, Councilman David Oh presents his fourth annual PHL Live Centerstage awards show at The Trocadero. The event concludes a multi-phase, city-wide music competition where local artists are given the opportunity to win cash prizes, recording time and more. “When I was...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:39 PM

Top Uber destinations in Philadelphia 2017

Uber is immensely popular in Philadelphia and before heading into 2018, the ride share company decided to pull data on the top uber destinations in the city of brotherly love for 2017. These destinations exclude airports, major transit stations and hotels but include entertainment venues, sporting...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10:55 AM

PHOTOS: Sleigh at Valanni featuring RHONJ Teresa Giudice

Valanni Restaurant, located at 1229 Spruce St., presented their Sleigh event to benefit Toys for Tots on Thursday, Dec. 7. Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Giudice was there for a special meet & greet with fans and guests were asked to bring an unwrapped toy for kids in...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:51 PM

Local Philly gifts for the fashionista in your life

Christmas is nearly here and if you are still stuck on what to buy your favorite fashionista, look no further than Philly’s many independent retailers. From Center City to South Philly, the city s chock full of fashion-forward finds that will make any style savvy person simply glow with...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:45 AM

Chill Moody dishes on the latest batch of his #nicethings IPA

Philadelphia Music Ambassador and hip hop artist, Chill Moody, is all about having “nice things,” especially when it comes to beer. The latest addition to his #nicethings empire (which already includes a digital distribution label and clothing line), is a collaboration between Chill...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:01 PM

Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar opens in Center City

Your holiday drinking escapades just got a whole lot merrier: Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar is coming to town! Taking over the former Simpson’s Jewelry space (located at 116 S. 12th St.), the twinkling cocktail spectacle is the brainchild of Teddy Sourias, whose long list of achievements...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 1:12 PM

PHOTOS: Yakitori Boy’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Yakitori Boy, located at 211 N. 11th St. in Chinatown celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a big party. Guests enjoyed drink specials, karaoke and live music by DJ Casper. FOX29’s Alex Holley paid tribute to Yakitori Boy’s Jimmy Shen, its dynamic owner and...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:52 PM

PHOTOS: House of Claus at Shops at Liberty Place

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, The Shops at Liberty Place hosted House of Claus: A Holiday Soiree to get the holiday season started in style. At the center of the rotunda, was a beautiful 40-foot Christmas Tree, which was surrounded by local restaurants giving out food samples like Ocean Prime, Davio’s...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:28 PM

12 days of Christmas in Philly (and beyond)

Christmas is nearly here, and if you’re not feeling the Christmas cheer just yet, maybe you just need to get out there and do some fun holiday activities. From ice skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest to seeing “The Nutcracker” to simply taking a stroll around Christmas...

Friday, December 8, 2017, 10:41 AM

When is XPoNential Music Festival 2018?

Mark your calendars now! It was just announced that the 2018 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru and radio station WXPN 88.5 FM, will be held on July 27, 28 and 29 in 2018. The three-day event provides attendees a great way to discover new music, with nationally touring acts sharing the...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:17 PM

Barcelona Wine Bar does brunch now

Word is starting to get out that Barcelona Wine Bar (1709 E. Passyunk) is now serving brunch on the weekends. But is it any good? The hispanophile in me was opposed to the concept at first. Tapas for brunch? Why can’t they do a menu del dia instead? (Menu del dia is an multi-course meal...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1:08 PM

3 reasons to check out Historic Holiday Nights

Through Dec. 28, Old City is getting into the Christmas spirit with Historic Holiday nights every Thursday. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., visitors can enjoy $5 specials from the area’s top restaurants as well as sweet shopping deals for local retailers. Is there a history buff in your group? A...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:37 PM

Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2017: Gift ideas for everyone on your list

Christmas is only a few weeks away and even if you haven’t gotten a start on your holiday shopping, you can get a ton of it done by paying a visit to Christmas Village in Philadelphia. For the tenth year in a row, it’s chock full with over 80 vendors selling yummy eats and of course...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11:18 AM

'Glass' filming is officially wrapped in Philly

The excitement of “Phillywood” is over for 2017, people. M. Night Shyamalan has officially wrapped filming for “Glass.” The sequel to “Unbreakable” and “Split” stars Hollywood heavy hitters like Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Sarah...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:20 PM

Dan Aykroyd is coming to Philly

Dan Aykroyd is a true renaissance man. Aside from starring in classic films like “Ghostbusters,” “Trading Places” and “My Girl” and co-founding the chain of music venues, House of Blues, the legendary Dan Aykroyd is a superstar when it comes to vodka, too....

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 11:43 AM

Morrissey fans in Philly may want this shirt for Christmas

To the dismay of Morrissey fans in Philadelphia, the 58-year-old singer cancelled his show last night at The Fillmore, citing “illness in the touring party.” It was not made clear if Morrissey himself was sick but the former frontman of The Smiths has quite the reputation for...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10:27 AM

This Philly band has been nominated for their first Grammy

Ed Sheeran may have been snubbed at the Grammy Awards this year but Philly’s own The War on Drugs has been nominated for the first time ever. The nomination is for their fourth studio album “A Deeper Understanding” in the Best Rock Album category and marks the second release...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 2:30 PM

East Passyunk Avenue lights up for the holidays

On Thursday, Nov. 30, over 1,000 people came out to East Passyunk Avenue for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa made an appearance to the delight of the crowd in a bucket truck and used his magic wand to light up the Christmas Tree at the Singing Fountain. CBS 3 Meteorologist Chelsea...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:25 PM

These wine and beer glasses are made entirely out of cheese

Today, Finlandia made the announcement that they’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of its native Finland with limited-edition, hand-crafted and completely edible wine and beer glasses that are made completely of cheese. Yes, that’s right. You can now sip your wine or your beer...

Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:26 PM

This celebrated meteorologist makes her return to NBC10

Beginning Jan. 8, meteorologist Brittney Shipp returns to NBC10, to work alongside Bill Henley on weekday mornings. Bilingual journalist, Miguel Martinez-Valle will also join the NBC10 team as a general assignment reporter beginning on Dec. 18. “We are thrilled to have Miguel join NBC10 and...

Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:56 PM