When the Wawa Welcome America festival returns this July 4, Pitbull will be the headliner, NBC10 announced today. The world-famous Miami rapper will be joined by Heather Headley, a dual Tony- and Grammy-award winner, and the Philly POPS Big Band. This will mark the third year for the concert without The Roots, who used to curate the lineup. But the event still draws big crowds — although it's definitely not, as Wawa once claimed, "America's largest free concert."
A viral video captured during one of life coach Tony Robbins' paid seminars shows the self-help guru verbally and physically intimidating an audience member who questions his take on #metoo. In the video, Robbins dismisses the movement and says women are using it to gain “significance” through “victimhood.” Robbins has since issued an apology via Facebook. What does this have to do with Philly? Well, Robbins brings his "Wealth Achievement Summit" show to Philadelphia next month, and — as we wrote in early April — two of the city's current local heroes will be joining him on stage: Doug Pederson and Nick Foles.
After years of no movement on development at the intersection of Broad and Washington, the mixed-use complex known as Lincoln Square is rising quickly. Its 300,000 square feet of space will include more than 300 apartments, shared amenities (including a game room with a golf simulator?) and retail on the ground floor. The latest announced tenant is the area's first Sprouts Farmers Market, due to open before the end of the year. It will eventually join a Target, PetSmart, Starbucks and Sprint.
Even if you don't recognize the name Soom Foods, you might well recognize the taste. The Philly-based company makes the tahini that powers the famous hummus at Zahav and Dizengoff — and hundreds more restaurants around the country. After five years in business, the trio of sisters behind the Soom brand are coming out with their second product — Israeli date syrup. Called silan, it's incredibly versatile, good for use in both sweet and savory dishes. Here's why you can expect it to start appearing on more menus soon.
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- Tonight, Danya will be one of three speakers giving a flash talk about Billy Penn's PolitiFact work at a "Misinformation and the Media" event. It's a happy hour at MilkBoy, come out if you're around.
- Heyooo Billy Penn members — we've got a ticket giveaway for ya. Juniper Productions is putting on a totally original play called Splinter and Crack, and tickets include a post-performance reception at brand new Love City Brewing, which opens April 19. If you want a pair, email us with your full name and we'll hook you up. First come, first served.
Publican Tom Peters is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his world renowned beer emporium in Center City with a very special beer. Peters traveled to Belgium to collaborate with Brasserie de la Senne on a wild-fermented double saison. Dubbed "Major Tom," the beer will be available exclusively at Monk's now through June, and will then be distributed nationwide.
Where: Monk's Cafe at 264 S. 16th St., 19102
When: April 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go