Josh Hart had 19 points, but had two costly turnovers in the final minute, as No. 8 seed Wisconsin upset No. 1 Villanova 65-62 on Saturday. Jay Wright's team got off to another sluggish start, and other than Hart and redshirt freshman Donte DiVincenzo, nobody did much to help the Wildcats win. Kris Jenkins? Yeah, there was no buzzer-beater for him this year. Here's what went wrong for Nova, and why they're home from the dance way too early.
The past year has brought the most drastic shakeup of the state booze monopoly to date: Pennsylvanians can now buy wine at the supermarket. But that could be just the start — hard liquor could soon join wine on grocery store shelves. A pair of matching bills up for consideration in the Pa. House and Senate would create a new "spirits expanded license," which legislators say would increase consumer convenience while also helping fill state coffers.
The LOVE Park renovation might be behind schedule, but the Rail Park project just east of Broad Street near Callowhill is moving along quite nicely. Demolition is about 80 percent complete in the transition from abandoned rail track to elevated park. The lead paint is gone, trees are ready for planting and things are looking pretty bare bones over there. Here's what comes next.
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There's dozens of events for Philly Wine Week on its first full day, but this Fishtown festival is the most intriguing. Two bars will pour various Lambruscos — fizzy red wine — to pair with bites from food stations run by Stargazy, Philly Style Bagels, Royal Izakaya, Balboa, Cake Life and more. Pay-as-you-go tix are $5 a pop, cash only.
Where: Kensington Quarters at 1310 Frankford Ave. 19125
When: March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Mural Arts is embracing the activist spirit sweeping Philadelphia with a new series of programs dedicated to looking at the role of art in political change. This kick-off event is a discussion between artists Olek, Michelle Angela Ortiz and Liza Goodell and is hosted by Conrad 'Streets Dept' Benner.
Where: Kimmel Center's Hamilton Garden at 300 S. Broad St.
When: March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
A panel of local and national urbanist experts will give practical pointers on how regular folks can bring change to their neighborhoods. Expect fresh ideas and insights on designing, crowdfunding, maintaining and building political support for citizen-driven public space design and activism.
Where: Johnny Brenda's at 1201 Frankford Ave. 19125
When: March 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston wanted to look into the fact that the average kid today spends 6.5 hours looking at screens. The result is "Screenagers," a documentary that explores the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time. Watch it followed by a panel discussion and refreshments. Ticket proceeds support scholarships for Girls on the Run participants.
Where: Community College of Philadelphia at 1700 Spring Garden St. 19130
When: March 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10
Blues guitarist and vocalist Lurrie Bell will be followed by The Campbell Brothers on pedal steel, lap steel and electric guitars in this combo concert. Billed as "Sin & Redemption," the show illuminates the undeniable connection between the blues and gospel with a rich variety of African American sound.
Where: Annenberg Center, Zellerbach Theatre at 3680 Walnut St. 19104
When: March 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25 and up