September 20, 2016 |
One of two police officers wounded during Friday's shooting rampage in West Philadelphia was discharged from the hospital Sunday, and family members of the other officer said they were hopeful she would be released soon. "They are both very lucky," said John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5. "I just can't understand the reckless disregard or disrespect for law enforcement. I've never seen it at such a level as it is today. " Eddie Miller, a University of Pennsylvania officer who is retired from the Philadelphia Police Department, was treated for gunshot wounds to his hip and ankle and was released Sunday from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, McNesby said.
September 11, 2016 |
Taj Mahal/Bettye LaVette. The 74-year-old bluesman born Henry Fredericks, who came to prominence way back in the counterculture 1960s, teamed with the great 70-year-old R&B song interpreter, who has earned her just acclaim only in the last decade. Sunday at Longwood Gardens. Cheetah Chrome. The Dead Boys and Rocket From the Tombs guitarist, playing on a packed bill with Crank County Daredevils, Jukebox Zeroes, and Seeing Snakes. Monday at Kung Fu Necktie. Julien Baker. The Memphis singer-songwriter with an uncanny ability to hush audiences into rapt, worshipful silence with her spare, emotionally raw, and spirit-filled original songs on her 2015 debut, Sprained Ankle . Call out for a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Badlands" or Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. " Tuesday at Underground Arts.
June 9, 2016 |
NEW YORK - As he mindlessly shagged balls in the vast Yankee Stadium outfield Monday afternoon, that recent rumor about Mike Trout didn't seem so crazy at all. Three weeks ago, a Boston newspaper suggested the scuffling Los Angeles Angels were considering moving their Roy Hobbs-ian centerfielder. If they did, it said, the Yankees would be the most logical destination. Now, on this blue-sky afternoon, as he stood where Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle had become Yankee legends - center field in the Bronx - Trout was framed by the magnitude of that pin-striped possibility.
May 13, 2016 |
On Monday, a new type of crowdfunding will become legal, and the public can begin buying shares or debt in private companies. But will Philadelphia start-ups and local entrepreneurs raise big money through crowdfunding? If this past week's Angel Capital Association convention is any indication, probably not right away. Sebastian Gomez Abero of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Small Business Policy addressed the angel-investor crowd Wednesday, and as one of the authors of regulation for crowdfunding, sought to clarify for investors and issuing entrepreneurs the rules on this new type of financing.
April 18, 2016 |
BABY ANGELICA Owens opened her eyes. The light that Sharon Hackney Robinson saw in them changed everything. "She's in there!'" Robinson said excitedly to Maria Trillana, a fellow nurse in the Infant Intensive Care Unit at Temple University Hospital, where Angel was fighting for her life. "She opened her eyes! I saw it! She's in there!" Trillana peered at Angelica, nicknamed Angel, who'd been born two weeks earlier, at three months premature. She weighed just 1.1 pounds and was the length of a Bic pen. Her lungs were a mess, and she was swollen with fluids that her underdeveloped kidneys couldn't process.
March 13, 2016 |
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to "Off the Wall. " The title of Spike Lee's MJ doc doesn't trip off the tongue, but with the help of talking heads - including Quincy Jones, Questlove, Kobe Bryant, and, yes, David Byrne - and a trove of fabulous performance footage, it digs most satisfyingly into the former child star's pre-Thriller coming-of-age period. On DVD and Showtime On Demand. Mary Lattimore. First, Philadelphia's own indie-rock harpist hosts a DJ night with the inspired name "Hey Stupid, I Quit.
February 29, 2016 |
What's Spanish about the Pennsylvania Ballet's new production of the full-length Don Quixote , premiering Thursday at the Academy of Music? Most obviously, Miguel de Cervantes' classic 17th-century novel of the same name, which has inspired myriad adaptations of this tale of a delusional knight-errant. (Cue Richard Kiley singing "The Impossible Dream. ") Ángel Corella, the company's artistic director, creator of this version of Don Quixote , is Spanish - born, raised, and trained in Madrid.
February 25, 2016 |
The deadline for application to this year's Angel Venture Fair has been extended by six days to midnight, Feb. 28, organizers said Tuesday. The AVF, the largest and oldest gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic region, will be held April 26 at the Union League in Philadelphia. This year's 34 presenting companies will be reviewed by a panel of 80 judges made up of angel investors and conduits to them. In its 18 years, AVF has worked with more than 500 companies.
February 21, 2016 |
Sally Johnston has been chaperoning - perhaps mother-henning is a better way to put it - Miss New Jerseys for 50 years. Some of the 50 or 60 young women she has taken under her wing have become like daughters to this 78-year-old mother of three daughters of her own. Many have become good friends. Only one, says Johnston, she hopes not to see again. But a special few, like Cara McCollum, Miss New Jersey 2013, have transcended all those boundaries to become "like an angel" in Johnston's life.
January 8, 2016 |
Two remarkable female performers roll out new shows this week: Jennifer Lopez in the gritty drama Shades of Blue and Jane Lynch in the celestially oddball sitcom Angel from Hell . Be bad to be good Dishevelled, covered in sweat, a nasty bruise on her right cheek. So appears Lopez in the first shot of NBC's new police procedural, Shades of Blue . It premieres at 10 p.m. Thursday. Shades of Blue is a smart, well-written star vehicle worthy of the actor-singer's talents as they have matured and been seasoned with experience.