December 2, 2015 |
Ebony Power list honors Central High School student Bobby Hill was selected as one of Ebony magazine's 2015 Power 100 honorees. The list spotlights "the heroes of the black community. " The 14-year-old breakout star, a soloist with the Keystone State Boychoir, rose to prominence during Pope Francis ' Philadelphia visit when he sang an a cappella version of "Pie Jesu. " Hill's once-in-a-lifetime performance was a last-minute decision, said Steve Fisher , founder and artistic director of the choir.
November 15, 2015 |
Claire Boucher, the Canadian indie electronic artist who records as Grimes, is a fabulously conflicted pop star. Boucher, who plays a sold-out late show Saturday at Union Transfer as part of her Rhinestone Cowgirl tour, has just released Art Angels , her fourth album and by far her most pop-targeted effort to date. It's also the first sign of evidence of her professed love for such Top 40 heroines as Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, and the Dixie Chicks. You might not know that by looking at the album cover.
September 14, 2015 |
It's hard to miss Stephen Stahl when he strolls down New Hope's Main Street. Ocean-blue shirt, blinding-white pants. Flip flops clacking beneath his feet, black shades resting atop his trimmed white hair. And, on Friday, quarters in his pockets. With wings on his back. "I'm going on a flight!" he joked to a friend driving by as they pointed at the feathery appendage strapped around his shoulders. Then he turned and chuckled: "People think I'm coming out of a gay bar or something.
June 18, 2015 |
THE MOST SHOCKING thing about flying with Capt. Katie Higgins isn't surviving three G's when she rockets her monster airplane into the sky at 375 mph. Or going weightless four times when she dives it, amped on the squeals and screams coming from the passengers behind her. Or watching veteran troops who swaggered onto her C-130 cargo plane lose it in their barf bags, one after another. The thing that makes your mouth drop is hearing Higgins tell you about the 1940s attitudes she slams into when she's on the ground.
June 12, 2015 |
Two Penn players who played major roles for the Quakers were selected Wednesday on the final day of the Major League Baseball draft. Catcher Austin Bossart, the Ivy League's co-player of the year, was drafted by the Phillies in the 14th round. Lefthander Ronnie Glenn was chosen by the Los Angeles Angels in the 22d round. "I was not expecting the Phillies to call," Bossart said. "They called in the morning to let me know they were considering me. They called later in the day, and I've been on cloud nine ever since.
June 2, 2015 |
JUST PRIOR to the fifth race at Parx Racing on May 12, Pennsylvania Racing commission employees conducted a search in the jockeys' room and discovered an illegal electrical device. After being questioned for several minutes, jockey Pierre Hernandez-Ortega was allowed to ride the race. Fellow rider Angel Castillo was taken off his mount and escorted from the grounds, clearly suggesting he was the culprit. "He's innocent," Castillo's attorney, Alan Pincus, said at the time. "It's a mistake.
May 30, 2015 |
As guests chatted over drinks and snacks, those who wanted to communicate with the dead added their cash to a pile in the kitchen of the South Jersey home. Each met privately with the medium, who held a crystal and said a prayer as the séances began. It was a weekend gathering of friends and coworkers. But on Thursday, the party became the focus of a report by federal investigators, because the host was the acting director of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office, the guests were her employees, and the medium - who calls herself "the Angel Whisperer" - was a VA manager's wife.
May 15, 2015
TWO DAYS after he was escorted out of Parx Racing on Tuesday following a jockeys' room search, jockey Angel Castillo was granted a stay by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission until he has a hearing in front of the Parx stewards and a ruling is made. It is unclear when the hearing will be. Castillo is scheduled to ride tomorrow at Parx. Castillo was in the paddock ready to ride the fifth race on Tuesday when commission representatives took him off his mount and removed him from the rest of the mounts on the card.
May 5, 2015 |
Angel is one active little boy. The 7-year-old loves spending time in the gym, whether he's in his therapy swing or his Tumble Forms mobile seat. But climbing is his favorite activity, and he frequently can be found clambering over chairs, up stairs, even over a gate. Born with a rare chromosomal abnormality that has required numerous surgeries, Angel has remained steadfastly affectionate and engaging. Although he does not speak, he conveys happiness through cooing, smiling, and giggling.
March 30, 2015 |
AFTER HER MOTHER died of lung cancer in 2006, Cathy McVey looked for a way to honor her and continue a legacy of compassion. So, she started Honey's Angels, a nonprofit that provides food and supermarket gift cards to families in need of extra help around the holidays. This week, the organization will provide grocery gift cards to 50 needy families for Easter. "My mom was caring and generous. She loved taking care of people," said McVey, who named the organization for her late mom, Helen "Honey" McVey.