December 20, 2012 |
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - The sharp tang of varnish hangs in the air as a dozen women and a few men cut and scrape logs into bowls destined for U.S. department stores. In other Haitian workshops, vases sparkle with sequins of pink, green and blue, and dragonflies leap from picture frames cut from recycled steel drums. Three years after a devastating earthquake, there's still not much economic traction in this long impoverished Caribbean country, but one small niche has taken off: arts and crafts.
December 9, 2012
Film New this week: Starlet (*** out of four stars) A young actress working in the porn biz befriends an elderly, isolated woman in this low-key, low-budget indie - a small, nicely observed film with surprising depth. - Steven Rea Music The Who Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend took the band's most inspired rock opera, 1973's Quadrophenia, stripped away its chatty narrative, and let Townshend's most brutal, poignant songs of youth's wrongs and longings breathe with defiant, if aged, effervescence.
December 8, 2012 |
The Keystone State Boychoir returns to the Church of St. Monica in Berwyn this season to perform a free Sunday concert for the Music at Monica's series. The choir will be accompanied by local harpist Jordan Thomas. The singers will perform classical composer Benjamin Britten's Christmas choral piece Ceremony of Carols (Op. 28 ). Composed of boys 8 to 18, the group has performed in countries including Vietnam, Austria, and South Africa. Harpist Thomas, a native Philadelphian now a junior at Johns Hopkins University studying music, is also a founding member of the choir.
November 5, 2012 |
Jabril is an adorable 8-year-old with an endearing personality and a brilliant smile that draw people to him. He has a great sense of humor and delights in making you laugh. Jabril's favorite activities include playing a variety of sports and board games. His teachers say that Jabril does very well in his classes and takes pride in doing his homework. He likes learning new things and especially enjoys arts and crafts and other projects involving art. Jabril gets along well with his teachers and classmates.
September 29, 2012
Family Manayunk Food Festival. More than 20 food trucks will take over Main Street in Manayunk in the inaugural StrEAT Food Festival. Participating trucks also will compete for best entree or dessert made with fresh apples. Festivalgoers can stroll and hear live music and shop at two temporary outdoor farmer's markets. The StrEAT Food Festival kicks off Manayunk's first Restaurant Week, which runs Sunday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine www.manayunk.com . Go West!
September 28, 2012 |
Calling all kids to the dance floor on Sunday as the Baby Loves Disco monthly series returns to club Shampoo. From noon to 2:30 p.m., children and their caretakers can boogie to kid-friendly disco tunes spun by DJ Samson and DJ Scribe. While taking a break from the dance floors, children can also get mini manicures, and participate in arts and crafts and other activities. The party will feature a dance-off contest, and circus entertainers from the Philadelphia Experiment will wander and dance with the crowd, performing juggling and hoop tricks, puppeteering and more.
September 3, 2012 |
A 6-year-old Camden boy was stabbed to death early Sunday and his 12-year-old sister was seriously injured during an attack in their home, neighbors and police said. Dominick Andujor died in the house in the 900 block of Ware Street, authorities said. His sister, Amber, had run bleeding to a neighbor's house before being taken to Cooper University Hospital, neighbors said. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson issued a joint statement announcing the 2 a.m. double stabbing.
July 22, 2012
Connecticut. Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is Aug. 11-12 in downtown Mystic. More than 250 fine artists will exhibit oils, watercolors, photography, pastels, sculpture & acrylics. Sixty-one fine crafters will display their works. There will be children's art activities and food and beverages. Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. mysticchamber.org. Delaware. The Riverfront Blues Festival is Aug. 3-5 at Tubman–Garrett Riverfront Park, South French & Water Streets, Wilmington.