October 21, 2015 |
Pope Francis has long since departed from Philadelphia, but the concert organizations that stayed out of his way now have season events that seem to be all happening at once. Call it pope overspill. With staggered Sunday-afternoon start times, you could hit Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center (skipping two of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in the second half) and catch the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia with new artistic director Paul Rardin at Church of the Holy Trinity.
October 6, 2015 |
Well, that happened. And as an old friend once said, "We can all count. " Why were the Eagles suddenly able to throw the ball downfield? They hadn't been able to do it for 3 1/2 games, and then, suddenly, the Washington zone parted and the tide rushed in: Sam Bradford to Nelson Agholor, to Jordan Matthews, to Riley Cooper, to Miles Austin. They almost won the game for a lot of reasons, but it was this discovery of the deep ball that changed everything. So what took them so long? Injuries, as it turns out, are more about cyclicality and less about the magic of Sports Science.
April 21, 2015 |
Police are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl named Josephine Seda from North Philadelphia. The teen was last seen at her house on the 2500 block of Palethorpe Street on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. wearing a multicolored shirt and blue jeans, police said. She is described as 5-foot-0 and 100 lbs., with shoulder-length brown hair. Police are requesting that anyone with information contact East Detective Division at 215-686-3243/3244 or call 911. - Inquirer Staff Report
April 15, 2015 |
With the tardy arrival of spring, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society had to present a lot of indoor sunshine Sunday to lure people from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art inside to Van Pelt Auditorium. But the Dalí Quartet's Latin American program alternately glimmered and blazed. Longtime concertgoers might wonder whether Latino string quartets exist at all. Well, yes, though the beautifully prepared program was largely unfamiliar, except perhaps to jazz fans who know Paquito D'Rivera, represented by two short pieces.
September 22, 2014 |
PARX CASINO is always open. The racetrack across the parking lot will open early today - 10 a.m., probably even earlier if there is a long line. There might be lines outside then, and definitely inside all day. The Kentucky Derby winner is running at Parx. California Chrome, making his first start since finishing fourth in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, will be in post position No. 1 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, scheduled for 5:40 as the finale of a broadcast on The Comcast Network (4:30 to 6 p.m.)
June 6, 2014 |
They're from different parts of the city and had nothing in common - except for their predawn Wednesday wake-up call: court warrant officers arresting them for failing to appear for jury duty. Actually, it was more than that. Not only did they ignore at least two calls for jury duty, they ignored a summons telling them to appear in court May 21 or be held in contempt. Yes, we're talking about scofflaws in Philadelphia's new Juror Scofflaw Court. Two of the three - Timothy Shissler, 42, of Frankford, and John Sparks, 56, of Brewerytown - pleaded guilty before unsmiling Common Pleas Court Judges John W. Herron and Jeffrey P. Minehart.
May 19, 2014 |
The Stotesbury cup Regatta, the largest high school rowing event, canceled all semifinal races Saturday, with finals scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. with the boys' freshman eight. Organizers made the decision to cancel the seminfinal events early Saturday morning, after Friday's rainfall led to potentially dangerous rowing conditions on the Schuylkill River. At 11 a.m., they announced their decision to continue with the finals races only. Friday's storm led to high water levels, increased speed, and debris in the water.
February 26, 2014 |
The maverick mystic Arvo Pärt occupies an increasingly unassailable but strangely hermetic place in the classical music world. Though the relative simplicity of Pärt's Salve Regina and Adam's Lament might seem to go with anything, the Mendelssohn Club basically gave two different concerts Sunday at Church of the Holy Trinity, with Pärt in the first half and Haydn's Missa in Tempore Belli in the second. The surprise in this collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia under Alan Harler is that Haydn suffered by comparison, if only because Pärt is so much more earnest.
August 30, 2013 |
THERE WERE 45 college football games with a betting line this opening weekend. In only three of them was anyone favored by more than the 30 points that Notre Dame is laying against Temple. So you think the Owls would have been better off starting their season for the fifth straight time against FCS Villanova at the Linc? Locally, maybe. But from a national perspective, you know how many programs would want to be in South Bend and on NBC? Maybe the difference between playing Villanova and Notre Dame is the difference between Temple getting bowl eligible or not. Or perhaps it isn't.
June 21, 2013 |
Visitors to Center City can now get carriage rides to tour the historic area during rush hour under a pilot program in place until Labor Day. City ordinance previously banned carriages from taking passengers between 3:30 and 6 p.m. during the week, which some businesses said was a prime time for tourism. "In the summertime we've found the streets are not as busy, but the horse and carriages are forced back in the barn," said Michael Kates, vice president of operations for 76 Carriage Co. The pilot program will test whether lifting the ban will cause gridlock or other issues around Society Hill, Independence Mall, and Old City.