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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sixers Outshine The Suns With 113-103 Win

Sixers Outshine The Suns With 113-103 Win

 PHILADELPHIA,PA - JANUARY 26: Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers grabs the rebound above the rim against the Phoenix Suns at Wells Fargo Center on January 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) 

PHILADELPHIA,PA - JANUARY 26: Nerlens Noel #4 of the 
Philadelphia 76ers grabs the rebound above the rim against the 
Phoenix Suns at Wells Fargo Center on January 26, 2015 in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ish Smith had 20 points and nine assists and Robert Covington scored 19 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 113-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

Once 1-30 on Dec. 23 and challenging for the worst record in NBA history, the Sixers have since gone 6-9 and might not even end up with the worst record in the league.

The Sixers led almost the entire game against the slumping Suns and built a 19-point advantage.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Ties Hot Rap Songs Chart Record

Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Ties Hot Rap Songs Chart Record

  

Drake matches the Hot Rap Songs record for most weeks at No. 1, as “Hotline Bling” remains persistent at the top for an 18th week (on the chart dated Feb. 6). It ties Missy Elliott’s “Hot Boyz,” featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip (which ruled at No. 1 for 18 straight weeks in 1999 and 2000) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX (18 consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2014).
 
“Hotline Bling” hit No. 1 in its eighth charting week (dated Oct. 10) and became Drake's 15th No. 1, furthering his lead for most chart-toppers on the nearly 27-year-old chart.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs:
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist (Year)
18, “Hotline Bling,” Drake (2015-16)
18, “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX (2014)
18, “Hot Boyz,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip (1999-2000)
15, “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (2015)
15, “Timber,” Pitbull featuring Ke$ha (2014)
15, “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz (2013)
15, “Best I Ever Had,” Drake (2009)
14, “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton (2013)
14, “The Motto,” Drake featuring Lil Wayne (2012)
14, “Lollipop,” Lil Wayne featuring Static Major (2008)
14, “Flava In Ya Ear,” Craig Mack (1994)
 
“Hotline Bling’s" trek to the top came a few weeks before its now infamous music video was released -- with streams from the clip aiding in its extended stay. To date, the video has over 400 million global views. It most recently gathered 5.6 million weekly U.S. views in the frame ending Jan. 21, on Vevo on YouTube (according to Nielsen Music).

Digital sales have similarly kept the song hot, with no less than 29,000 weekly downloads logged every single week since its release in August. At its height, the track sold 154,000 downloads on the chart dated Nov. 14, 2015. “Hotline” has been in the top 10 on Rap Digital Songs since its Aug. 22 entry, and currently stands at No. 2.

Radio has also been a big supporting factor in its triumph on the chart. The track spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, tying with Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You” for the second-longest crowning run (Miguel’s “Adorn” leads with 23 weeks). It falls 6-7 on its 21st charting week, dipping 6 percent in spins.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

City Officials Encourage Residents To Stay Home During Winter Storm

City Officials Encourage Residents To Stay Home During Winter Storm

 (Photo by: KYW's John McDevitt) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials are urging the public to stay off the roads, as plowing and clearing operation are in full force.

Samantha Phillips is the Director of Emergency Management for the city of Philadelphia and says people staying inside, helps them do their job more effectively.

“The EOC (Emergency Operations Center) has transitioned into a full activation,” Phillips said.  “They are focusing on public transit, transportation operations, working closely with the streets department and PennDOT on clearing,  and certainly focused first and foremost on public safety. We are really working to make sure that our emergency response vehicles, medics, and firetrucks can navigate through the snow. If you stay off the roads, that helps us get those crews in.”

Also, a snow emergency has been declared in  Philadelphia . That means, you can’t park on snow emergency routes.  Already, hundreds of vehicles have already been towed.  If you’re looking for yours, call  (215) 686 SNOW

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Wider change in Hollywood sought after Academy reforms

Wider change in Hollywood sought after Academy reforms
  
NEW YORK (AP) -- The widespread outrage over two straight years of largely white Oscar nominees coalesced behind three damning, viral words: "OscarsSoWhite." The hashtag, which activist April Reign is credited with creating, lent social-media unity to a tide of frustration that on Friday led to diversity reforms announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Like many others, Reign celebrated the announcement. But only for a moment.

"Although we are encouraged by today's news, change must still be made," says Reign, who still plans to rally viewers in boycotting the Feb. 28 broadcast. "The nominees are still the same as they were a week ago."

The actions announced Friday by academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs following a unanimous vote by the academy's 51-member Board of Governors were by some measure an uncommonly quick reaction to the crisis that had enveloped the Academy Awards since nominations were announced eight days earlier.

But to many of those who have lobbied for change, the academy's announcement was seen as just a beginning: a first step in a growing movement for equal opportunity, on movie sets and award-show stages, in an industry that lags far behind matching the racial, ethnic and gender makeup of its moviegoing public.

"I applaud their attempts to do something about it," said Don Cheadle, who was nominated for best actor in 2005 for his performance in "Hotel Rwanda." ''But, again, this is dealing with the symptom, not starting at the root cause of how we even get to results like this, which has to do with inclusion and access and the ability for people of color, women and minorities to get at entry-level positions where you can become someone who can green-light a movie."

To infuse an overwhelming white, male and older academy with more diverse members who might be drawn to more varied nominees, the academy's Board of Governors voted to require that member voting status (previously a lifetime honor) be reviewed every 10 years; that the board add three new seats to be filled by Boone Isaacs; and that traditional member recruitment be expanded in a global campaign to boost diversity. The academy's goal is to double the number of women and minorities by 2020, though it hasn't disclosed its current demographic makeup.

Those reforms - which the academy boasted were "sweeping" and "historic" - were received by many as necessary updates for an institution that the Los Angeles Times in 2012 found is 94 percent white and 77 percent male. But most who cheered the move emphasized a longer, ongoing struggle.

Ava DuVernay, director of last year's best-picture nominee "Selma," called the academy's announcement "one good step in a long complicated journey for people of color and women artists." Chaz Ebert, publisher of RogerEbert.com and wife of the late critic, said, "The academy took the first step. Now let's have the studios, the production companies, agencies, unions and financiers follow suit for diversity." Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival - where many Oscar campaigns are launched - praised the academy's "impressive, bold action," but added: "Studios, you're next."

Whether the academy can shift the focus onto the larger industry will be challenging. Thanks to the last two years of nominees, the Oscars have absorbed the lion's share of the spotlight on diversity.

Boone Isaacs, the academy's first African-American president, will also have to contend with the concerns of older members, whose academy membership will flip to "emeritus" status if they're no longer active in the industry at the time of their review. But "active" is an imprecise, potentially fraught term in a Hollywood where even the most successful players can go years without a project getting off the ground.

In an email to membership, Boone Isaacs sought to assure that even "emeritus" members will still receive annual for-your-consideration screeners from studios - usually seen as the most enviable perk of academy membership.

There is historical precedent for Boone Isaac's efforts to change the academy's membership. In the late 1960s, then-president Gregory Peck led a purge of older, inactive members in a bid to make the academy younger and more in touch with a changing culture.

This time, the academy is trying not just to reform itself, but to spur all of the movie industry to greater diversity. Boone Isaacs pointedly signaled that the academy's actions were not sufficient for Hollywood.

"The academy is going to lead," she said in a statement, "and not wait for the industry to catch up."


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Looking for diversity, Hollywood could turn on the TV

Looking for diversity, Hollywood could turn on the TV
  
NEW YORK (AP) -- As Hollywood continues to be battered by a backlash to the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations and in the film industry at large, it doesn't have to look far for inspiration: Just turn on the TV.

Where the movies have lagged, television has recently exploded with diversity across the dial. Now, the film industry will be playing catch-up to the small screen, where some of the most talented people of color have turned for greater artistic freedom and the chance to tell more varied stories that don't require capes or marketability in China.

Many previous Oscar nominees are already there.

Ava DuVernay, director of last year's best picture-nominee "Selma," is currently at work on "Queen Sugar," a drama series for Oprah Winfrey's OWN. John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave," is in the second season of his acclaimed ABC series, "American Crime." Forest Whitaker, who won best actor for 2016's "The Last King of Scotland," is part of a "Roots" remake for A&E. Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is on Shonda Rhimes' "How to Get Away With Murder" for ABC.

"TV cares about its audience," says Davis, who in September became the first African-American to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama. "TV wants to cater to the demographics of what is America."

Television is a faster, more nimble medium than film, where movies regularly take years to make; but it also has some structural advantages. Power in Hollywood is still largely held by the six major studios and a handful of other large production companies. In television, there's a veritable ocean of opportunity, including cable and streaming networks with deep pockets and a willingness for riskier material.

Though the television landscape was less diverse just a few years ago, it's - for now - flush with the likes of Lee Daniels' "Empire," Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" and Jill Soloway's "Transparent."

"How you fill up the volume is by writing more narratives," said Davis. "And the narratives have got to be varied. Everything can't be the same. And therefore, it gives people the opportunity to come in and show what they can do."

To compete in an increasingly crowded media landscape, studios now bankroll fewer films and instead focus on bigger blockbusters that can sell tickets around the globe. It's a strategy that has been largely working (2015 set a record of $11.1 billion at the box office), but it has put a stranglehold on distinct voices, of any color, who find little daylight between hulking franchises.

As a producer, Whitaker twice found rejection at the studios before raising money independently for 2013's "Fruitvale Station" (the breakout debut of director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan, who reteamed for the Oscar-overlooked "Creed") and Rick Famuyiwa's 2015 teen comedy "Dope."

"We're taking a leap on stories that maybe somebody else says they just don't get," Whitaker said when releasing "Dope."

New streaming platforms have provided new avenues for some filmmakers. Spike Lee, who has said he won't attend the Oscars, found a home for his latest film, the gang violence takedown "Chi-Raq," with Amazon. The child soldier drama "Beasts of No Nation," which provided the much-praised but un-nominated performance by Idris Elba, came from Netflix.

"We must do a better job of cultivating and recognizing diversity," Chris Dodd, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, said Wednesday. "The film community is better served when a wider array of voices is celebrated."

But in today's homogenous Hollywood, variety of any kind is hard to come by. Incremental change is often measured in the makeup of franchises.

Two of 2015's most popular films - "Furious 7" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - grossed more than $1 billion with casts that came closer to reflecting American society and moviegoers than blockbusters of the past did. After years of white superheroes, Marvel has enlisted Coogler to direct its "Black Panther" movie.
But Darnel Hunt, head of UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American studies, cautions against viewing gestures of diversity as representations of deeper progress.

"I don't think most of the public is aware of what goes on behind the scenes and how exclusionary the business really is - particularly if you see people of color on screen, which you do increasingly see on television," says Hunt. "But if you look behind the scenes, you don't see nearly as much diversity."

Hunt co-authors UCLA's annual Hollywood Diversity Report and year after year, the results have been damning. Though minorities make up nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population, they receive only 17 percent of the lead roles in theatrical films. Hollywood executives are 94 percent white and almost entirely male. 

Though TV has made some strides in front of the camera, its board rooms and writers' rooms (not to mention late-night TV hosts) remain largely white and male, too.

"We are light years away. The lack of nominations was, to me, almost a perfect reflection of what the industry looks like," says Hunt. "TV seems more open because they're making a lot more TV, so there are more opportunities for women and minorities. But not in the key decision-making positions."

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Madonna, Fleetwood Mac & Elton John Lead New Hot Tour Roundup

Madonna, Fleetwood Mac & Elton John Lead New Hot Tour Roundup

  

Madonna performs during her "Rebel Heart" tour at Bridgestone 
Arena on Jan. 18, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.
 
Madonna heads up the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below), ranking No. 1 based on grosses from the final four venues of her Rebel Heart tour’s European trek during November and December.

She wrapped the 16-city fall run in Scotland on Dec. 20 at Glasgow’s 13,000-seat arena, SSE Hydro. Concerts at two more U.K. venues, Manchester Arena and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena as well as the Swiss arena Hallenstadion in Zürich led up to the fall finale. Revenue from all four sold out performances totaled $7.5 million from 47,267 sold tickets.

The Rebel Heart tour’s opening jaunts through North America and Europe amassed sold ticket revenue totaling $88 million during its 15-week span.
 
From 49 sold out concerts at 36 venues on both continents, overall 2015 attendance reached 669,315.
The pop star kicked off her 2016 schedule early in the year, beginning with a two-night stand in Mexico City on Jan. 6 and 7. A string of U.S. dates began on Jan. 10 in San Antonio, Texas, and continues through the end of the month. Shows in Asian markets are booked in February, and the Rebel Heart tour will wrap in March with a final swing through Australia and New Zealand.

Two more veteran acts, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John, follow Madonna on the Hot Tours recap, earning Nos. 2 and 3 respectively with concert grosses reported from Brisbane Entertainment Center during their tour’s Australian legs late in 2015.

Fleetwood Mac’s On With the Show tour ended with an Oceania run, wrapping on Nov. 22 after stops in nine cities in New Zealand and Australia. The Brisbane date was a two-night sold out stint on Nov. 10 and 12 that grossed $3.1 million from 22,725 sold seats at the 13,500-seat arena.

Elton John took his 2015 All the Hits tour for a final stretch through Asia and Australia during November and December after jaunts through North American and Europe earlier in the year. His Brisbane show on Dec. 8 drew a crowd of 9,713 fans, generating $1.3 million in box office revenue. The tour’s Aussie trek ended on Dec. 19 in Sydney.

 HOT TOURS - JAN. 19, 2016
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 12-18
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1MADONNA
 $7,553,133
 Dec. 12-20
 Hallenstadion, Zurich (1/1)
 Manchester Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)
 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)
 47,267 (47,267)
  
2FLEETWOOD MAC
 $3,121,810
 Nov. 10-12
 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2/2)
 22,725 (22,725)
  
3ELTON JOHN
 $1,360,670
 Dec. 8
 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/0)
 9,713 (10,485)
  
4ROBERTO CARLOS
 $1,165,530
 Dec. 3-12
 Metropolitan, Rio de Janeiro (5/0)
 13,719 (25,155)
  
5MORRISSEY
 $1,019,837
 Dec. 9-19
 Teatro Opera Allianz, Buenos Aires (1/0)
 Luna Park, Buenos Aires (1/0)
 Parque de la Exposicion, Lima, Peru (1/0)
 12,062 (21,209)
  
6CELTIC WOMAN
 $739,119
 Nov. 7-23
 Fairfield Halls, Croydon, U.K. (1/0)
 Regent Theatre, Ipswich, U.K. (1/0)
 Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, U.K. (1/0)
 Sage, Gateshead, U.K. (1/0)
 Usher Hall, Edinburgh, U.K. (1/0)
 Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, U.K. (1/1)
 Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, U.K. (1/0)
 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, U.K. (1/0)
 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, U.K. (1/0)
 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)
 Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
 Eventim Apollo, London (1/0)
 16,775 (21,057)
  
7AMY SCHUMER
 $731,259
 Dec. 11
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
 15,658 (15,990)
  
8STEREOPHONICS
 $719,676
 Dec. 9
 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
 12,417 (12,436)
  
9JORGE E MATEUS
 $680,317
 Dec. 18-20
 Citibank Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil (4/0)
 19,664 (23,456)
  
10DEF LEPPARD & WHITESNAKE
 $653,778
 Dec. 10
 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
 9,641 (10,543)
  

Officials: Anonymous Threat Made Against Philadelphia, New York Police Departments

Officials: Anonymous Threat Made Against Philadelphia, New York Police Departments
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  An anonymous threat has been made against the Philadelphia Police Department, officials have confirmed.

The threat was also directed at the New York Police Department.
Philadelphia Police officials say they cannot confirm specific details, but they are working with the NYPD and the FBI to determine the credibility of the threat.
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A department-wide safety alert has also been issued as a precaution, officials said.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Van Stone Radio Stations Announce That There Will Be A Mini Radio Station In Music Studio & Steak Shop for New Music And Steaks Sandwich Discovery Audio Video Internet Broadcasting Platform And Plan



Van Stone Radio Stations Announce That There Will Be A Mini Radio Station In Music Studio & Steak Shop for New Music And Steaks Sandwich Discovery Audio Video Internet Broadcasting Platform And Plan




PHILADELPHIA — The Van Stone Productions (VSP) Foundation, Inc., WVSR 1360.1 and Power 88 The FM Corporation for Community Radio Broadcasting today announced an historic collaboration between two community groups, a music studio and a steak sandwich shop, to operate a new mini radio station where adults and students can learn and train.

Local, national and international online music, such as R & B, Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Latin, and World, and talk radio using audio video showcase featuring exclusive live and recorded news about neighborhoods in Philadelphia County and Delaware County will take place on-air. The Strawberry Mansion Philadelphia, West and Southwest Philadelphia, and Yeadon Borough areas will especially receive the benefit of the physical radio station for online education.   

Finer music instrument instruction and learning about eating better steak sandwiches will occur at two locations in Philadelphia. These locations will be sites in the city of Philadelphia established as working sites better referred to as “Huddling Centers" for computer technology information and education, computer radio station audio-video internet connections, music lessons and music therapy, as well as better steak sandwich meals business preparation, purchase, and production. 

VSP Foundation/WVSR 1360/POWER 88 The FM/Simply Music Studio/Snack Attack Steaks together seeks the support of the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, President of Philadelphia City Council, Philadelphia Department of Recreation and Parks, Mayor of Yeadon of Borough, Philadelphia School District, William Penn School District, School District Schools and Charter Schools to become the beneficiaries of the platform and plan.

VSP Foundation seeks some of the financial support for the platform and plan through the Philadelphia Mayor and Yeadon Mayor, Philadelphia President of City Council, Philadelphia Department of Recreation and Parks as well as the Yeadon Borough Management as both the Philadelphia and Yeadon regions may become a better city and borough receiving Radio/TV Audio-Video Internet Technology Working Computer Connections and Geography Education, Music Instrument Lessons Education, and Better Health and Local Food Culture Education making better citizens.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Doris J. Hall-James, owner/CEO of the Simply Music Incorporated music studio, located at 251 South 60th St., West Philadelphia, and partner Gilbert Franklin Lomax Jr., ensure musical instrument lessons (piano, flute, guitar, keyboard, drums) and other aspects of music training such as vocal coaching, songwriting, music theory, studio recording, and music software is learned. 

John A. Williams, is planning to open a steak restaurant called Snack Attack Steaks located at 1928 North 31st, North Philadelphia, as founder and owner to ensure steaks sandwiches and beverages plus steaks sandwich prep and meats workshops is learned.     

Media about radio, music and steak sandwiches in a better Philadelphia Region and Yeadon Region was launched at the beginning of 2016. 

Community radio stations are an empowering resource for education about classic and new artists and business owners. Van Stone, founder of West Philadelphia Van Stone Radio (WVSR) with the support of John A. Williams, Doris J. Hall-James and Gilbert Lomax, will provide both an educational platform with the community to help adults and students become better Philadelphia and Yeadon citizens.

Sharing music and food lessons using life science, digital technology, audio-video, computers and internet technology content in one place will be a better service for better school districts and better neighborhood management.
   
What is the Van Stone Mini Radio Station in Music Studio & Steak Shop?

Van Stone Mini Radio Station in Music Studio & Steak Shop is an internet radio station broadcasting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, live daily music, talk, news, programming designed to bring up-to-date activity about human affairs into homes, businesses, elementary, middle and high school classrooms.  The broadcast may be heard across city and borough regions providing written newspaper and magazine articles, radio news cast, web TV news cast, audio and video education and training cast in studio and on location.    

How will Van Stone Mini Radio Station in Music Studio & Steaks Restaurant work?

The live radio/web television music and video education source - featuring local, national and international music and steak sandwich food – is available in the local West Philadelphia and North Philadelphia residential and business area inside a studio and shop.   Having internet access, using computers and telephone to the website and blog, allows the listener and viewer to tune in. Participants will also have their own interviews seen and read, and music played, as well as experiences eating delicious steak sandwiches which can be shared with audiences over the internet, with broadcast.

Computer and Radio Station Patrons, Music Patrons, and Steaks Restaurant Patrons will have a safe place to huddle at a Huddle Center therein and eat as the WVSR 1360 Radio Station, Simply Music Studio, as well as the Snack Attack Steaks Steak Shop become a free resource for its community. A Huddle Center is a place where students and patrons can check on their school work or business work in reach of a computer and internet access.      
   
Adults and Students will visit the studio to understand how mastering the language of music happens.  At the studio adults and students will learn comprehensive concepts of composition projects develop aural skills through listening exercises, hands on piano lessons, studio recording techniques and analyze musical examples from various styles and genres. 

Adults and Students will visit the restaurant/shop to understand how providing quality steak sandwich food items fit into a balanced diet. At the restaurant/shop adults and students will learn comprehensive concepts of purchasing an extensive range of high quality steaks meats, cheeses, fruits & vegetables, production process; hot-food and cold-food preparation and tasty servings to the customer in a packaged form for takeout take-away or can be consumed at the shop or the restaurant, manufacturing plant; placing the necessary ingredients in the bread, adding the required condiments, and making sure the meal is properly wrapped before delivery and set on a serving container, nutrition calculating; create a range of meal combinations that fall within recommended guidelines for calories, fat and other nutrients, catering to different kinds of customers according to their taste and preferences, positioning reliable and delicious steak sandwich products/shop as value for money and quality fast food training how to help themselves in business, operating facilities and equipment to run the business.

Adults and students will stop in-studio and listen to performance videos and participate in on-air interviews that are exclusive to their station’s internet sites. The national radio station will be an interactive site showcasing the top local news stories, best videos, top fashion and beauty models from around the borough, city and county. The VSP Foundation WVSR 1360.1 AM and POWER 88 The FM have provided news story content and trained news anchors and hosts using computer internet technology for beginners and professionals. 

The organization of internet radio broadcasts will help Philadelphia and Yeadon become a leading supporter in strategic collaboration of radio and television news, music instrument instruction, and business steak sandwich operations to make a better region. WVSR 1360.1, Simply Music Studio, and Snack Attack Steaks together partner studio-stations will be made available 24 hours of music, 7 days a week of local and neighborhood news, weekdays, weeknights, and weekends of positive recreation, education, and nutritious lessons on a weekly basis, helping citizens and visitors discover local music artists and steak sandwich makers while attracting audiences to internet media development. 

To find out more about the Van Stone Mini Radio Station in Music Studio & Steaks Shop please visit www.powerwvsr1360.uswww.power88.uswww.fpnnews.us or www.52stadvancedtownwatch.blogspot.com 
 
About WVSR 1360.1 and POWER 88 THE FM

Van Stone Downing, news writer, radio broadcaster, educator, child services and children rights advocate, entrepreneur, is the owner/President of West Philadelphia Van Stone Radio Station “Philadelphia Internet Education Radio Station” WVSR 1360.1 AM and POWER 88 The FM.  Originally located at 5029 Walnut Street in Philadelphia in 2001 serving Philadelphia County and Delaware County, it expanded its physical station location to 509 Pembroke Avenue in East Lansdowne. It expanded once again from 2004 through 2016 located at 5037 Walnut Street Philadelphia. And it is making Black American history in Philadelphia collaborating the radio station physical base located at both 251 South 60th St at the (corner of 60th and Irving Street) and at the planned location 1928 North 31st..

WVSR 1360 was founded in 2001 as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s first located Internet education television station and radio station, a Black American programming that allows viewers to watch television and listen to the radio over the Internet, Telephone and Car Radio.  It was the first Black owned Philadelphia-licensed Internet radio/phone station since June 2004. Bearing the callsign WVSR1360.1 AM, (and POWER 88 The FM in 2015) it broadcast with significantly low power on the web than standard radio and television stations did.  

Philadelphia-based internet radio station WVSR 1360. 1 and POWER 88 The FM is one of the most empowered radio stations in the USA, featuring an online mix of urban, popular, Latin, and old school music, news, talk and visual arts programming. With deejays that are considered among the leading trendsetters, the station is an internationally-renowned source for breaking independent music, supporting school districts, schools, mental health educators, musicians, and civic leaders.







Plenty Of Changes For Eagles On Doug Pederson’s First Day

Plenty Of Changes For Eagles On Doug Pederson’s First Day

 PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 19: New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson speaks to the media with owner Jeffrey Lurie in the background on January 19, 2016 at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The formal announcement of Doug Pederson as head coach of the Eagles was the big news of the day in South Philadelphia.

But it was far from the only news on a frigid Tuesday.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King High School Commemorates MLK Day In Phila.

Martin Luther King High School Commemorates MLK Day In Phila.

 (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Martin Luther King holiday had special significance at the Philadelphia high school named for King.

The doors inside Martin Luther King High had been an institutional grey color. But on this day, student volunteers repainted them an inviting purple.

“They’re just so beautiful now. It’s just like, ‘Oh my goodness!'”

But the effort was more than cosmetic. King Day programs reflected the social justice climate — one workshop was entitled “What to do when stopped by police.”

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Friday, January 15, 2016

Pandora Predicts Grammy Winners: The Weeknd, Chris Stapleton Expected to Win Big

Pandora Predicts Grammy Winners: The Weeknd, Chris Stapleton Expected to Win Big

  

The Weeknd performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2015 at 
Madison Square Garden on Dec. 11, 2015 in New York City.

 
In anticipation of the 58th Grammy Awards on Feb. 15, Pandora has made predictions across 10 nomination categories based on user interactions and expects the Weeknd, Chris Stapleton and Wiz Khalifa to take home some top honors. 

Pandora's winner predictions were determined by comparing the amount of plays for the Grammy-nominated tunes over the last year to the number of thumbs up they received.
So, if Pandora listeners had its say, these are who they (might) choose to be this year's Grammy winners:
Record of the Year: The Weeknd - "Can’t Feel My Face"
Song of the Year: Wiz Khalifa - "See You Again"
Album of the Year: Chris Stapleton - "Traveller"
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Pop Solo Performance: The Weeknd - "Can’t Feel My Face"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Bad Blood"
Best Rap Song: Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown - "Only"
Best Country Song: Chris Stapleton - "Traveller"
Best Rock Song: Highly Suspect - "Lydia"