Here are the best locations to help find the real deals in food and drink and fun in the PHILLY AND SOUTH JERSEY AREA... * These locations are in : BUCKS, CHESTER COUNTY, DELAWARE COUNTY, PHILA ( NE - Center City - Manayunk),MONTGOMERY COUNTY, SOUTH JERSEY, ATLANTIC CITY, WILDWOOD NJ, CAPE MAY NJ MAGGIE'S WATER FRONT CAFE NE PHILA THE PENTHOUSE - PHILA * UPSCALE GENTLEMENS CLUB THE RED ZONE - Burlington NJ Mc Noodles -Phila The RED STALLION - Warminster Pa RICHIE'S BAR - Warminster Pa CURRAN'S - Bensalem Pa THE WHISKEY TANGO -NE PHILA THE ARENA -Phila THE CANNONBALL -Phila Out Of Wack JACKS -Phila THE PENNY GARDENS -Phila BOOTLEGGER'S - WOODLYN PA DELCO SWEENEY'S SALOON - Somerton/ Phila RP MC MURPHY'S - HOLMES PA DELCO TOM & JERRY'S MILMONT PARK PA DELCO KILDARE'S - KING OF PRUSSIA, MANAYUNK, WEST CHESTER PA, PHILA PA and THE NEW LOCATION AT PENN STATE MICHAEL'S CAFE - BENSALEM PA * BEST DANCE CLUB DAVE & BUSTERS' - ( ALL LOCATIONS) PHILA FINNIGAN'S WAKE - NORTHERN LIBERTIES/ CENTER CITY PHILA HARRIGAN'S - WARMINSTER PA KAT MAN DU - TRENTON NJ THE FIRESIDE BEEF AND ALE - FEASTERVILLE PA TONY'S PLACE - IVYLAND PA & the original location IN NE PHILA CURRAN'S - TACONY - NE PHILA HAZY'S - FEASTERVILLE PA THE ASHBURNER INN - NE PHILA MC NOODLES' - NE PHILA HARRINGTON'S IRISH PUB NE PHILA MC STEW'S IRISH SPORTS BAR - LEVITTOWN PA PADDY WHACKS - NE PHILA PADDY WHACKS - SOUTH STREET HARRIGAN'S - WARMINSTER PA BIG HEADS' - WARMINSTER PA,.WILLOW GROVE, HOLLAND PA and PLUMSTEADVILLE PA., RICHBORO PA., REED'S - BLUE BELL PA Magirks - FT. WASHINGTON PA KEENAN'S - N. WILDWOOD NJ THE LIGHT HOUSE POINTE - WILDWOOD NJ THE TRUMP MARINA - ATLANTIC CITY NJ THE TRUMP PLAZA - ATLANTIC CITY.NJ THE TRUMP TAJ MAHAL - ATLANTIC CITY NJ RESORT'S CASINO - ATLANTIC CITY NJ CARNEYS- CAPE MAY NJ CHEERLEADERS - BOTH LOCATIONS PA AND NJ TOP DOG - CHERRY HILL NJ OTT's - ALL LOCATIONS KAMINSKI's - Cherry Hill NJ THE STADIUMS ( ALL LOCATIONS) LEVITTOWN PA, BRISTOL, BENSALEM/ ANDALUSIA/ LINDEN AVE/ FAIRLESS HILLS PA THE JUG HANDLE INN - Cinnaminson NJ THE TAVERN ON BROAD - PHILA THE RED STALLION - WARMINSTER PA KARMA - NE PHILA THE ROCK GARDEN /Inside KARMA THE ROAD HOUSE - NEWORTVILLE PA CAZZ's SPORTS BAR - LEVITTOWN PA TATTLETAILS - GENTLEMENS CLUB/LEVITTOWN PA THE HULMEVILLE INN - HULMEVILLE PA THE THREE MONKEYS - NE PHILA ALBERTS CAFE - NE PHILA LA CAS DI LUCIA - NE PHILA DEAN CASMIRRIS OLD COLONIAL INN - HULMEVILLE PA *CURRAN'S IRISH INN - PALMYRA NJ * New this year and best in South Jersey REALE'S - NE PHILA HAMMERHEADS' - NE PHILA CASPER'S - NE PHILA DOUBLE VISIONS - HORSHAM PA THE BALL PARK - GENTLEMENS CLUB-LEVITTOWN PA KENNY'S SOUTHAMPTON PA THE BUCK HOTEL - FEASTERVILLE PA THE E - HOUSE - BENSALEM PA CALLOWAYS - HUNTINGDON VALLEY PA THE COASTLINE - CHERRY HILL NJ THE SAVOY - PENNSAUKEN NJ SCRUPPPLES - NESHAMINY PA MANNY BROWNS - ALL LOCATIONS! CHICKIE'S AND PETE's ALL LOCATIONS - SOUTH PHILA, NE PHILA, BORDENTOWN NJ, MAYS LANDING NJ/ PARX CASINO BENSALEM PA LOCATION THE FINAL SCORE - BENSALEM PA SQUIRREL MURPHYS - WARMINSTER PA THE GENERAL DAVIS HOUSE - WARMINSTER PA JOE SANTUCCIS BAR AND GRILL - NE PHILA THE ROUTE ONE CAFE - NE PHILA THE PENNANT EAST - BELL MAWR NJ THE CHERRY WOOD - CLEMEMTON NJ THE ADELPHILA - DEPTFORD NJ SILK CITY - NOTHERN LIBIERTIES - PHILA THE TROCADERO - CHINA TOWN- PHILA NORTH STAR BAR - PHILA THE FIRE - PHILA THE MANAYUNK BREW PUB - PHILA THE CASTLE ROXX - PHILA MAD RIVER - BOTH LOCATIONS OLDE CITY and MANAYUNK CLUB 27 - ODLE CITY PHILA THE ROXXY - PHILA THE ROCKLEDGE PUB - ROCKLEDGE / FOX CHASE THE HOLLYWOOD TAVERN - ROCKLEDGE HUGH BREENS - ROCKLEDGE The Brickhouse - Phila The Grey Lodge -Phila CAVANAUGH'S RIVER DECK - PHILA PA BENNY THE BUMS - NE PHLA General Grants Saloon -NE PHILA REEDY'S -Phila CAPPY'S BAR & GRILL -Phila RAUCHETS TAVERN -Phila The Sheffield TAVERN -Phila THE COPA's ( ALL LOCATIONS) NE , CENTER CITY, UNIVERSITY CITY THE SOUTH PHILLY BAR AND GRILL - SOUTH PHILA THE WET WHISTLE -JENKINTOWN PA *THE UKIE CLUB - NOTHERN LIBIERTIES -PHILA MILLER'S ALE HOUSE - PHILA and LANGHORNE PA THE BLUE COMET - GLENSIDE PA THE HORSHAM INN - HORSHAM PA JT 's PHILA HOUSE - NE PHILA THE BOG SIDE IRISH PUB - NE PHILA THE RHAWNHURST CAFE - NE PHILA THE GREEN PARROT -NEWTOWN PA THE CLUB HOUSE - NEWTOWN PA BRADY'S IRISH PUBS - BENSALEM PA AND CROYDON PA THE RIVERBOAT CAFE - CROYDON PA NICK'S ROAST BEEF - NE PHILA PA & * 2nd street LOCATION E's IRISH PUB - WARMINSTER PA WALSH'S TAVERN - WARMINSTER PA BROWNIE'S 23 EAST ARDMORE PA PJ HENRY'S - Lancaster Ave TJ SMITHS- WARRINGTON PA TOMATOES DOYLESTOWN PA STEPHAINES - DOYLESTOWN PA CHAMBERS' 19 DOYLESTOWN PA THE AMBER INN DOYLESTOWNPA LOUIE D's MAMA D's RESTAURANT HARRAH's CHESTER PA SHENANIGANS - Levittown PA GLEASON'S BAR - Levittown PA FRANKS' SORTS BAR - Feasterville PA THE SRPINGFILED INN - Springfield PA CASEY'S - BROOMALL PA TAILGATORS - CLIFTON HEIGHTS PA THE WARF TAVERN - ASTON PA THE DECK at the HARBOR POINTE- Essington PA/*The old Lagoon Location PJ WHELIHAN's - ALL LOCATIONS - Blue Bell, Medford NJ, CHERRY HILL NJ, HADDON TWP., MAPLE SHADE NJ, WASHINGTON TWP., THE NOTE - WEST CHESTER THE LANDMARK AMERICANA - Gleassboro and West Chester THE STONE GRILLE - Clementon NJ SHADY KATIES - Somerdale NJ THE COURTYARD - West Chester Pa Elephant & Castel - Phila FRONTIER SALOON - DELCO J D Mc GILLICUDDYS - DREXEL HILL PA Locust Bar - Phila McNalleys, Phila Leneghans ( All Locations) Phila THE KNIGHT'S TAVERN -Phila TONY'S BAR AND GRILL- Collingdale DELCO PAULIE'S PLACE - PENDELL Pa RANDI's PLACE - Phila DIEGO'S BAR - Phila TOM FOOLERYS - Phila OWEN'S CAFE -Phila KILBANES - Phila TOM'S SPORTSMENS -Phila Mc Faddens Irish Sports Bars (Both locations) Ball Park and3rd Street. FLUKE'S BAR & GRILL -Phila BAILEYS - Levittown Pa Da Bar - Levittown Pa Gilligan's Bar & Grill - Levittown Pa Other bets: Haggertys Pub, Mc Closkeys, Nippers, Oscars Tavern , Queen Sheeba II, Red Hill Tavern, Salvis, Sandy Beef & Ale, Toll House, Tony G's Brownies Pub. Bud's Cafe, Cherry Street Tavern, Dacey's Pub, Drake Tavern- Jenkintown,Henry James Saloon, Hill Top Crab House, Jack Cassidy's/ Boothwyn, Jerzze Bar and Grill, Moriaritys, Nicks Roast Beef, Pier 1 Bar, Pogue Mahones, The Red Rooster, TD's, Shenanigans Irish Pub, The Office Bar & Grill, The Aloft in South Jersey & Connie Macks! HOOTERS - ALL LOCATIONS in PA., NJ AND DE., The Penguin Club - Warminster, The Funky Monkey- Wilmington DE, Dazzy O's Winslow Nj. RACKS - Atco NJ., My Brothers Pub -Levittown Pa., Bolero Wilwood NJ, Flip Flops N. Wildwood NJ. *These are some of the locations we service and also know about. Email "OOT" if your favorite location is not on our list...Send to> ootme2@aol.com - we will do all we can to get your favorite spot listed in our next NEWS AND ALERTS POST. In the mean time, have a great LABOR DAY WEEKEND and as always...grab the fun and DON"t DRINK AND DRIVE...USE A DESIGNATED DRIVER with you friends when going Out On The Town!
So where are you going this coming weekend? Need some ideas? Always make sure to check out the OOT ...We offer you some of the best locations in the region on food,drink and Entertainment ....and the best news of all OOT is a FREE SERVICE!   You can find OOT at selected area locations or just go online anytime. Have a great LABOR DAY WEEKEND -  Don't DRINK AND DRIVE...heck, you know that!
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TOM AND JERRY'S - TONIGHT LECOMPT BOOTLEGGER'S - WOODLYN PA - PROXIMITY EFFECT RP MC MURPHYS - DADDY SAYS SO THE DECK / HAROBORPOINT - STEVIE B. LIVE at the DECK!
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kodak1157 Jackie, a blond bartending bombshell, has worked her seven year bartending career at Shenanigan's Irish Pub.  When asked how she got into bartending, she replied, "I just woke up one morning and realized it was something I wanted to do." Jackie's favorite drink to make is a rootbeer float and her favorite shot is Jameson. Although Jackie has never served anyone famous she treats all of her customers famously. She enjoys drinking and having a good time, trips to the beach, and jammin' to 96.5.  The best thing about bartending is after her shift is over and she goes home feeling okay. You can find Jackie at Shenanigan's on Thursday night with free poker, Friday nights with free pool and dollar domestic bottles from 9-ll p.m.  Saturdays feature the area's hottest and upcoming bands. Shenanigans is located at 4021 New Rodgers Road in Levittown.  Stop in and meet Jackie soon. kodak1160
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By Patty-Pat Kozlowski HotDogCookerCONEY ISLAND-July 4, 2010, Number-one-ranked eater Joey Chestnut won his fourth straight title by winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, downing 54 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes in oppressive heat to retain possession of the Coveted Mustard Yellow Belt. 125 miles away in Philadelphia, I had quite a hot dogger event this past summer as I sampled my fair share of wieners over the lazy, crazy, hazy days. Now mind you, I didn’t eat anywhere near 54, but I think I covered enough hot dog places to issue a fair judging. My quest was to find the hot diggidity dogs worth your mustard since the majority of us could not make it to Coney Island. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans chomp over 7 billion hot dogs. The convinence store 7-11, boasts that it sells 100 million hot dogs a year in North America. I did my part at these places to give you a run down on the red hots. Citizens Bank Park, Section 111- I shelled out $3.75 for a Hatfield hot dog from a roving vendor. Wrapped in a tin foil pouch, it was accompanied by a packet of yellow mustard and ketchup and lets just say this diggity dog suffered from performance anxiety as it turned limp in my hand. Aramark, the company that has the food concession contract at the ballpark needs to grill these doggies longer. No grill marks and a lukewarm wiener makes me think you microwaved the franks and wrapping them in foil baggies just makes them sweat and the buns get soggy. However, the hot dogs you order up in the concession stands seem to be grilled and much better tasting to give you that ballgame feel. The only saving grace of the hot dogs at Citizen Bank Park are two instances. First, is if it’s Hatfield Dollar Dog Night and you can get em’ for a buck a piece (maximum 6 per person) or, if the Phillie Phanatic shoots the hot dog out of his air cannon and hits you square in the groin. Then you’ll be in hot dog heaven. Hot Dog Tommy’s, Cape May New Jersey- up until maybe 5 years ago, there used to be a place just steps away from the Cape May Beaches that sold fifty cent hot dogs. I kid you not. 50 cent hot dogs out of a side window with all the mustard, catsup, relish and onions you could pile on. I never knew fifty cent hot dogs existed until I found this place. Lunch for a dollar! There was always a line but nobody every minded the wait because we knew we were waiting for a fifty cent hot dog. Unfortunately, since you can not be that close to the Atlantic Ocean in the Victorian seaside town without costing over a million dollars in real estate, the fifty cent hot dog business went to the big wiener roast in the sky. Taking its place, at the same take-out window is a place called Hot Dog Tommy’s selling wieners at Jackson Street and the beach. Wearing a hot dog hat and fire engine red high top Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers, owner Tom Snyder doesn’t sell fifty cents hot dogs and the line that snakes around the corner doesn’t seem to mind. Tom grills his puppies from 10:31 a.m. until 5:17 p.m. and for those who just want a hot dog, you have two choices. The leaner Wiener is a mixed pork and beef puppy served on a soft steamed bun for $1.30. The B.A.D. Dog, which stands for Black Angus Dog is an all beef hound served on a firmer deli roll for $2.85. There is no charge for mustard, catsup, mayo, onions or relish. But I do not get just a hot dog. No, because I wanted to do permanent damage to Cape May County’s raw sewage system I order something called a Bad Thunder Dog ($4.00) which is the following: A Black Angus Dog topped with mashed potatoes (mixed with real butter!) baked beans, yellow mustard, chopped onions and shredded cheddar cheese on a deli roll. It was the Bull Mastiff of all hot dogs, Tom’s wife Mary gave me a fistful of napkins and a fork and I walked this dog right over to the Cape May promenade, sat on a bench and tried to eat it without being gawked at, photographed or suffered a heart attack. There was no dainty way to eat this, and it was a two handed project. With the first bite, mustard and beans got on my cheeks but I kept chewing. Maybe in 90 degree weather, mashed potatoes and baked beans aren’t the best choices to eat but I couldn’t stop this toilet clogger of a hot dog. I did not eat a hot dog that day on the Cape May beachfront. I ate a small child. And he was tasty. Aluminum street cart-Ben Franklin Parkway - My mother Carmella does not ask much from her daughters. She asks us not to do drugs. Don’t shave our arms and never eat a hot dog off a Center City hot dog cart. She fears salmonella or tapeworm and for 30 years I’ve obeyed her until now. Hawking $3 hot dogs, an aluminum buggy of a food stand served me my first hot dog cart wiener on 4th of July weekend. The dog was far from grilled, they were kept in a hothouse hell of a hole in the cart’s belly, in water murkier than the puddle the cart sat in. One of my dearest foodie advisors told me she yearns for the hot dogs of her elementary school days. “Floaters”, she calls them, because they floated in the serving trays as she waited in the lunch line. They were boiled to oblivion and for a 8 year old, it was good eatin’. But not from this cart-served on a bun that looked like it was a tire block for the cart, I squeezed on watery mustard and broke my mom’s heart as I bit into this dog that should have been euthanized at the pound. My only way to describe this hot dog is to remember the one-liner Dan Aykroyd made about hot dogs in the 1987 comedy “The Great Outdoors”. Fellow funnyman John Candy offers Aykroyd a hot dog and he replies, “Hot Dogs? Do you know what hot dogs are made out of? Lips and –well, since it’s a family paper, let’s just say, rear ends.” Port Richmond Lake-The Kozlowski Family backyard swimming pool – back at Homestead Park, burgers and dogs were grilled up. Momma Carm buys only all beef hot dogs and this holiday it was Dietz and Watson that did the honors. Grilled to a crisp and served on a Strohman potato roll hot dog bun, I was ready for some hot dog ecstasy when another dog ruined the moment. Porkroll the Dalmatian. This spotted moose was a malnourished skin and bones frightened pooch at the SPCA 3 months ago when we rescued him. Today, he’s 55 pounds of chicken parm and meatloaf and his job is to move from leather couch to leather couch to see which one is in the best position for the air conditioning to reach him. He watches 3 Stooges and the Weather Channel all day. Porkroll gazed at me and drooled over the kitchen floor. I saw in his eyes that if I gave him my hot dog, one day he would return the favor. Sort of like, “What’s that Porkroll? Patty-Pat fell down the well at the old, abandoned mine?” So as the responsible pet owner that I am, Porkroll ate my hot dog with one big sloppy gulp and didn’t even chew which if they freeloader job doesn’t work out, he could find work in the porn industry, I’m sure. Johnny’s Hots, Delaware Avenue at Columbia Avenue- I like to call this Fishtown’s only waterfront dining establishment and one of my favorites. About 10 years ago, Johnny’s Hots was literally a shack next to a lagoon on the Delaware River, so small, you could not stretch or sneeze. But all you had to do was follow the line of truckers that parked and waited for his hot sausages, breakfast sandwiches and hot dogs. Johnny’s moved to a triangular cinderblock newly built establishment about ¼ mile north and the truckers still followed. As did the cops, the plumbers, the carpenters and everybody else. His hot dog buns are baked just for him, not too soft, not too crusty and cradle his hot dogs just perfect with toppings like sauerkraut, brown mustard, chopped onions and melted American cheese or Cheese whiz. The Fishtown “surf and turf” (what I like to call it) is a hot dog with a fried fishcake wrapped around it-the best of land and sea. He opens at 4:30 a.m. for his loyal breakfast sandwich crowd and he even was awarded Best Cheesesteak from Philly Magazine. But another claim to fame and public safety is when a PennDot inspector stopped at Johnny’s Hots for lunch and while driving through the hood, spotted a girder on I-95 that was cracked and ready to crumbled back in April 2008. I-95 was shut down for days while it was repaired and hopefully with the detour, more people ate at Johnny’s Hots. Lenny’s Hot Dogs, Street Road near Buck Road, Feasterville-Ah Lenny’s, just on the outskirts of Philly past Route 1 when driving west on Street Road, one of the only few places left that serves Cherry Champ soda-bottled not on tap, but still, an A+ for effort. It was before my time, but other hot doggers tell me Lenny’s had a few shops in Philly, but his Feasterville location is all that is left. Lenny’s condiment of pepper hash is what puts him on the map-his followers swear by this topping instead of relish. His dogs have snap and you never just order one. He’s in a small strip mall shopping center called The Summit Center and sells Lucia’s water ice too, a treat to cool off your taste buds after a date with that pepper hash. Again, nobody can ever be crowned the best hot dog, in fact, isn’t one of the better one’s you ever ate, one you grilled yourself in your own backyard?
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Karma..The Rock Garden

Aug 24, 2010
rockgarden1Live music is blowing up in Philly!! A lot of clubs are doing original bands on 3-4 nights a week and the places are packed with fans. There’s a great deal of new talent who knows what it takes to bring people out to the clubs. All types of live acts are working hard at entertaining the people, it feels like there is new energy in the air, and starting Thursday September 16 Karma located at 9859 Bustleton Ave in Northeast Philadelphia will be adding to that energy by doing something new! Burnt Edge Productions will be presenting The Rock Garden, where will be all about rock and roll every Thursday inside Karma. They will have original bands, tribute bands, local & national talent, and much much more! If you have not been inside this club you got to check it out! Great lighting and a thunderous sound system! The atmosphere is that of a Las Vegas type lounge with VIP areas, bottle service, and some of the best and most competitive drink prices in Philly! If you’re in a band that would like to play this new rock and roll room please be ready to bring down the house and work hard to promote your band. This will lead to larger things for your band. The people involved in this room are in the music and talent industry and are looking for great bands who want to make it and be the next big thing to light up this rock and roll city. Karma is a venue that specializes in all events of all types ranging from nightlife to catered private events and community fundraisers. Karma also host a variety of entertainment that ranges from DJ’s, to track acts, bands, comedy shows, celebrity appearances, and professional dance showcases. For booking on Thursday nights call 215-852-0135 ask for Bill. www.karmaphilly.com releaseposter
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By Helene Dave_and_BustersDave & Busters brings out the kid in everybody! Bring the family, bring a date, bring your friends! A day or night at D&B has everything to make the ordinary into a special event! Did you know that there are over 55 locations? We have two in the Philadelphia area-Franklin Mills Mall in NE Philly and at 325 N. Columbus Blvd.-overlooking the river! This location has been HOT all summer long! Weather permitting, right on one of the coolest decks around you can check out some of the best Entertainment! Live bands, both cover and original, DJ and even karaoke. This location is open everyday from 11:30am, Sunday-Wednesday until Midnight, Thursdays until 1:00am and Friday & Saturdays until 2:00am! D&B has the Latest Interactive and Video Games which can only mean one thing FUN! Monday-Friday from 4:30 to 7:00pm its Power Hour, 60 minutes of video game play for just $10.00! And for the rest of the summer, every Wednesday you get ½ off all games from open to close! D&B has a great Restaurant too! You can order up anything from Chicken Wings to a New York Strip Steak! Now imagine this….something your mother always told you not to do…..Eat & Play! For just $15.99 you get a choice of 8 of their best selling entrees and a $10.00 game card. (Sun-Thurs Open to Close, Friday and Saturday until 5 pm). Here are the great 8 menu items: Build Your Own Soft Tacos, with a side of spicy rice and black beans, Double Stacked Chicken Parm Sandwich served with a Caesar salad and marinara sauce for dipping, Blackened Chicken Pasta with Cajun Alfredo sauce, Gold fingers (Chicken Tenders) with French fries and a side of country gravy, Black Jack BBQ Chicken served with mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans, Dave’s Double Cheeseburger served with French fries, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Caesar Salad, and of course the Philly Cheese Steak also served with French fries! A delicious combination! Another great thing about Dave & Busters is that they have a Late Night Happy Hour! You get ½ price Cocktails and other beer & wine specials from 9:00pm to 11:00pm, Sunday thru Thursday! Dave & Busters can also host your next event-big or small-you know it will always be a great time and there is plenty of parking too! For more information check out their website at www.Daveandbusters.com EAT, DRINK & PLAY at Dave & Busters....need I say more?!
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By: Krista Doran lorettaallen_promopic2I really love writing this segment for the Out On The Town. Over the last 2 years I have been writing this column, I have had the opportunity to meet some great musicians and I truly enjoy the wonderful friendships I have made. Some interviews are better than others of course, but they are all interesting to me. That being said, I am very proud of the fact that I am writing this month’s “In The Spotlight” about a young woman from our area that is a true musician in every sense of the word. She doesn’t just perform her own music, she writes from her soul, and is driven by her faith. Please let me present to you, Ms. Loretta Allen. Loretta actually started out as an actor. She enjoyed a happy and successful career performing on Murder Mystery Dinner Tours. This life was very lucrative for her and then one day she decided to trade in her playbill for a guitar. I asked Loretta what helped her make this decision and she explained “I walk by faith and not by sight. I received a sign from God, telling me that this is what I should be doing so it is my mission.” Because Loretta has always been so driven by her faith, early in her career she took to the road with a beat-up old Ovation that her Aunt found in the trash. In her even-more-beat-up Jetta, Loretta went from town to town playing at gas stations making just enough money for food and gas that would get her to the next town. Driving out as far as California, she realized she'd found her second home. The wild ocean and tall trees gave her the inspiration to write her songs on a whole new level. Her music is soulful and graceful with heavy influences of Folk and good ol’ Rock and Roll. Her voice is devastatingly haunting. Each of her songs are an eclectic mix of music that moves people, both in a happy and sad way. Loretta explained to me, “I like to take people on a journey with my music. I love people and I want to inspire them through the stories in my songs.”lorettaallen_promopic1 I asked Loretta what she used as inspiration for her music. She giggled and said “Anything! I don’t really think that people write songs, however. I think the songs are already out there; we just have to grab them and pull them into this world. Songs come from a very special place in the universe and we are just the interpreturs.” Loretta’s music has greatly evolved over the years. I asked her in what ways she felt things changed and she told me that she has put a lot of study into what she does. “I have lots of wonderful coaches who have graciously given their time to help me realize my potential, especially my vocal coach, Mardelle F. DeLancey. I have been amazed at the growth I have achieved because I really didn’t expect it.” With major influences of artists like Tori Amos, Jewel, Sarah McLachlan and The Beatles, Loretta has developed her own unique style that is innocent, yet wise, insightful and melodic. She is a highly sought after musician, playing many local upcoming events such as the Stirfry Music Festival at Snipes Farm in Newtown which will be taking place August 28 – August 30. She is also the Sponsorship Coordinator for the Montgomery/Bucks Music Awards, which are based on the very successful Lehigh Valley Music Awards. This alone is huge testament to her talent and validity as a musician. You can also catch Loretta performing every Sunday night at The Tullytown Pub on Main Street in Bristol. Loretta Allen has certainly made a name for herself in the area through her music. She explained to me that it was very hard at first because she was making great money pursuing her acting career. “It was tough being broke all the time and starting a brand new career,” but 10 years later and look at her – she is soaring like a bird and all of us here at The Out On The Town couldn’t be more proud of her. She has done all the right things, the right way, and continues to stay true to herself and her beliefs. Not many people can honestly say that. Loretta is a beautiful, yet old soul and her music will inspire you. Check her songs out and see her schedule right now on Myspace at www.myspace.com/loretta.allen or better yet, go see her live! You’ll be glad you did!
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