Newsletter for Thursday, Feb. 3
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Bill Cosby leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse yesterday; photo via @baslabbers on Instagram.
COSBY SEX ASSAULT CHARGES STAND, JUDGE RULES
Bill Cosby’s lawyers argued over a two-day status hearing that the criminal sexual assault charges the comedian was facing should be thrown out of court. They questioned Bruce Castor, the D.A. who declined to bring charges when the case was first investigated; they said current D.A. Kevin Steele was unfit to prosecute the case. Testimony took two days. Yesterday around 6 p.m., the judge in the case, Steven O’Neil, disagreed. Here’s why.
PENNSYLVANIA’S PRIMARY ELECTION MIGHT MATTER (AGAIN)
Normally, Pennsylvania’s primary happens so late in the electoral process — late April! — that it’s been irrelevant. But back in 2008, when Barack Obama was running against Hillary Clinton, it mattered. The pair campaigned hard here, and Clinton, with the help of pal Ed Rendell, pulled out a win (before losing the nomination to Obama). Well, according to FiveThirtyEight, the site of elections guru Nate Silver, we could see another year where the late Keystone State gets a say in the nominating process. In a new analysis, Silver says the crowded GOP field — and third-place Iowa finisher Marco Rubio in particular — could lengthen the race even past our primary and into June.
Cut down on your degrees of separation with tix to see Philly natives Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon rock out on stage. It's a benefit for the Reading Viaduct Rail Park, which will hopefully revitalize an abandoned Center City track and turn it into an above-street oasis of chill.
Where: Union Transfer at 1026 Spring Garden St. 19123
When: February 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $35
BILLY PENN LIKES
HELP US NOMINATE FOR WHO’S NEXT: BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS
Billy Penn has been showing off some of Philly’s best leaders for more than a year now, and this time around, we’re looking to highlight some of the up-and-coming leaders in the beer, wine and spirits industry. The intent of Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” series, presented by the Knight Foundation, is to highlight some of the most dynamic people working to shape our city every day. Now, we’re looking for some of our city’s best leaders under 40 who are shaping the beer, wine and spirits industry every day. To nominate someone for Billy Penn‘s Who’s Next: Beer, Wine & Spirits list, fill out this form — or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Who’s Next: Beer, Wine & Spirits” in the subject line.
BOWIE CHOREOGRAPHER EXPLAINS NEW MODERN DANCE SHOW IN PHILLY
Daniel Ezralow has choreographed David Bowie, worked on Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark for Broadway and earned an Emmy nom for Israel’s 50th Anniversary special. He famously choreographed the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. We caught up with him to talk about his latest project, Open, a no-intermission contemporary ballet piece of “15 to 18” continuous vignettes, which just began a week-long stay at the Prince theater.