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    Lucy’s fantastic four come to the Merriam

    The foursome you’ve known and loved for years — Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel — come to life again at the Merriam Theater Dec. 26-29.


    See Kyle Lowder in Andrew Lloyd Weber classic

    Emmy-nominated daytime actor and stage star Kyle Lowder shows he’s more than just a handsome face as he brings his vocal talents and acting skills to The Media Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lowder appears in the title role through Jan. 5.


    Fishtown’s Eric Wilson lives his dream in Hollywood

    Fishtown native Eric Wilson's career in Hollywood gets rolling.


    A lifetime of laughter

    OK, so with his deadpan expression and seemingly lifeless delivery, Mr. Personality he’s not. But over the last three decades, dour comedian Steven Wright’s success has grown to include recurring TV roles, film appearances and even an Academy Award for a short film titled The Appointment of Dennis Jennings.


    Cheech and Chong to perform at Keswick Theatre

    More than four decades have passed since Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong appeared in a cloud of smoke on the national stage taking their irreverent, satirical, counterculture, marijuana-addled lifestyle to audiences everywhere.


    Comedian Chris Kattan to perform at Helium Comedy Club

    “The main things to remember if you want to become a standup comic is to have lots of confidence in yourself and believe in what you’re doing,” said comic actor and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan, set to appear Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 26-28, at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. in Center City. Of course, talent doesn’t hurt either, which is obvious in Kattan’s case. And for now, after decades of doing television and film, Kattan, 42, is concentrating on showing those talents as he does standup comedy in front of live audiences.


    Words of wisdom

    Porfirio Barrera tells a tale of triumph on the field and torment off it while chronicling the 1991 George Washington football season in his debut book When Winning Hurts. 


    A big hit

    Somerton's Greg Olenski is having a heck of a summer in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The former University of Maryland player and Holy Ghost Prep product will transfer to the University of Delaware in the fall.


    The girl next door

    A few months ago, Torresdale native Val Keil was tending bar in Northeast Philly. Now, she's Playboy's Miss August 2013.