August 18, 2013 |
Sometimes a unique voice - a boldly odd and enticing tone - comes along and yanks the most jaded listeners from their bubble of indifference. Think of the first time you heard Billie Holiday, Antony, Nina Simone, or Bob Dylan, voices that were/are captivating beyond the notion of being merely pleasurable. Count Tennessee-born Valerie June among those vocalists, with a creaking, emotive sound blending Dinah Washington's shushing jazz inflections and Dolly Parton's high nasal whine into an extravagantly funky chatter.
August 13, 2013 |
Angel has a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. He loves being around people. The 10-year-old is happiest when he is spoken and sung to. He loves having his face painted. Other favorite activities include art, music, being outdoors, and watching movies. Because of medical issues, he is dependent upon others for his care and uses a wheelchair. Although he is nonverbal, he clearly communicates his feelings. When he is happy his face glows with a dazzling smile and he purses his lips to blow a kiss.
July 8, 2013 |
From Inquirer 2009 South Jersey player of the year to starting in the All-Star Game in 2013. Not bad. Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named an AL starter in the final fan vote announced Saturday, his second straight all-star appearance. The Millville Meteor received 6,771,745 votes, second among AL outfielders to the Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones. Another Oriole, slugger Chris Davis got the most votes overall, with 8,272,243. With 33 dingers, Davis is tied for seventh-most homers before the all-star break and still has more than a week to play before the break.
June 24, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH CLOSER Jason Grilli and Los Angeles Angels counterpart Ernesto Frieri each gave up three runs yesterday. The final outcome came down to one pitch that Mike Trout missed. Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and the visiting Pirates added four more in the 10th to beat the Angels, 10-9, and complete their first interleague sweep on the road. Trailing 6-3 entering the ninth, the Pirates pulled even against Frieri - his second blown save in 19 chances.
June 22, 2013
Staring at a seven-run deficit with the Mariners' Felix Hernandez on the mound Thursday night, the Angels could have been excused for starting to think about the weekend. Instead, they chipped away at the lead and eventually eked out a stunning, 10-9 comeback win. "It's a great effort from our club," said manager Mike Scioscia. "You're very rarely going to get down that much to a pitcher of Felix's caliber and come back. " Just about everyone contributed. Mike Trout matched his season high with four hits for the Angels, who trailed, 8-1, after four innings.
May 26, 2013 |
EPHRATAH, N.Y. - Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in Upstate New York, killing two passengers. The plane's passengers were found dead Friday night near where the small plane crashed in Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany, Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said. The bulk of the plane was found submerged in a pond, he said. Angel Flight is a nonprofit group that, with volunteer pilots, arranges free air transportation for sick patients.
May 20, 2013
In Stores Tuesday Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Seesaw ; Audra McDonald, Go Back Home ; Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes, Baby Caught the Bus ; John Zorn and Pat Metheny, Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20
May 16, 2013
Before Wednesday night's home game against the Royals, the high-spending Angels were sporting the AL's worst record (15-24, second to the awful Astros). But that's not bothering owner Arte Moreno enough to want to dump manager Mike Scioscia. In an interview Wednesday with FoxSports.com, Moreno said his skipper was safe. "Mike has zero problems, OK?" he said. "This is his 14th year. . . . He's a good person in the community, a very good baseball guy. " The Angels' problems are about performance, Moreno said.
April 26, 2013 |
ABARREL of whisky would usually spell doom for the working-class blokes who always find their way into Ken Loach films. But it is redemption the director and his longtime creative collaborator, writer Paul Laverty, have in mind in the unexpectedly warm, hopeful and humorous brew of "The Angels' Share. " It is a mess of a life the filmmakers have given Robbie (excellent newcomer Paul Brannigan). He's a lad from Glasgow, Scotland well on his way to repeating the sins of his father.
April 22, 2013 |
"Several people have been killed on the lower Youghiogheny River," champion kayaker Eli Loiben told us. "But nobody's drowned on the middle Yough, where you want to paddle. " From a distance, the middle Youghiogheny looks innocent enough as it winds through wooded hills and deep valleys between the small towns of Confluence and Ohiopyle in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. At the Riversport School of Paddling in Confluence, where Eli works, several people assured us that the rapids are mostly Class I and II. "Even people new to paddling," they said, "have run its 11 miles with no trouble.