October 23, 2015 |
By singer Jon Anderson's own admission, he and jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty "have been around the block more than a few times. " But younger generations of musicians have nothing on them when it comes to embracing modern technology to create and support their art. Both artistically and financially, the duo's new CD, "Better Late Than Never," released under the banner of the Anderson Ponty Band, is a product of the digital universe. "Through the Internet, I'm able to make music with people everywhere, and I was working with a friend of mine, Michael Lewis, on a couple of songs a few years ago, and early on he said he knew Jon-Luc Ponty, and Jon-Luc was going to play on one of our songs, which was kind of cool," explained the gossamer-voiced Anderson, beloved in this neck of the woods for the decades he spent as the singer/co-composer of progressive-rock giant Yes. He was speaking from Stroudsburg, the Pocono Mountains town where the band rehearsed for its upcoming tour, which kicks off there tonight, and Tuesday hits Glenside's Keswick Theatre.
August 28, 2015 |
Alexander R. Greene, 23, a promising Curtis Institute of Music trumpet student who made an impression as both charmer and role model, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 24, in an auto accident about 11 miles northwest of Farson, Wyo., along with his traveling companion, tuba player Benjamin K. Darneille, 21. The two were on their way to Jackson, Wyo., after spending eight weeks at the Aspen Music Festival, where their brass quintet, formed at Curtis, had...
June 28, 2012 |
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March 13, 2012 |
MAGDALENE Mildred Pickett Brown, a Philadelphia public-school teacher, a 20-year federal employee and an active churchwoman, died March 4. She was 87 and lived in South Philadelphia. She was born in Philadelphia the second eldest of the six children of the Rev. Malachi Pickett, a Baptist minister, and Pearl Williams Pickett. She graduated from Girls High School and Saint Joseph's University, with a bachelor's degree in secondary education, with a major in English. She taught at various schools, mostly as a substitute for 11 years, before taking a job with the federal government.
November 24, 2010 |
MONDAY NIGHT, Charlie Sheen announced he was suing his $3,500 unpaid dinner date, Capri Anderson , for extortion. Yesterday, Capri rethought her own threatened suit against Charlie. According to the Charlie suit, Capri (a/k/a Christina Walsh) demanded "at least One Million Dollars" and if she didn't get the money she allegedly threatened to go to prosecutors in Aspen to get Charlie's probation revoked. Sheen pleaded guilty in August to assaulting his wife last Christmas Day in Aspen.
September 26, 2010 |
Look beyond the usual pathways for fall foliage. You'll find beautiful scenery and family fun in these places: 1. Empire State beauty See New York state's splendid foliage from the Esperanza Rose, a 65-foot wooden boat. It offers leaf-peepers dinner and lunch cruises on the waters of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region. Or consider viewing the colors while traveling through century-old canal locks and passing through historic towns aboard vintage watercraft. Take part in the nonprofit, educational Sam Patch and Mary Jemison cruises out of Rochester, and your family will learn about the historic Erie Canal and adjoining Genesee River.
December 28, 2009 |
IT'S NICE TO SEE that Charlie Sheen has grown up. The once-troubled actor spent the better part of Christmas Day in a Colorado jail cell and it doesn't seem to have been due to either drugs or hookers. Unfortunately, Charlie was in the klink because he was booked for investigation of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. The person he allegedly assaulted and menaced was his wife, Brooke Mueller, who called 9-1-1 from their house in Aspen.
November 6, 2009 |
Growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers in his community garden was therapy for Hayward T. Ford. "I come here so tired, I can hardly open the gate," he once told an Inquirer reporter, "but I can stay here all day and work, and think about the garden and nothing else. It's beautiful. " Mr. Ford, 70, of Wynnefield, past president of the award-winning Aspen Farms Community Garden Club in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia, died of an apparent heart attack Sunday at his home.
July 8, 2007 |
VAIL, Colo. - Having landed a prime spot in Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, possibly for the next three years, the Philadelphia Orchestra is now discovering what precisely is involved. Few if any classical music institutions west of the Mississippi have flourished as Bravo has: What began in 1987 with chamber music now hosts three symphony orchestras in five weeks. And this in Vail - a ski resort that didn't exist before 1962. Even orchestra president James Undercofler, who joined the organization after the Vail deal was signed last summer, admits to having Googled the town last Sunday to see where his orchestra will be ensconced for the coming week.
December 7, 2003 |
People vacationing here usually compile a checklist of runs to ski or snowboard on, and things to do during a week's visit, but it's a good bet they have not skied the Wall of Death, launched off Bear Jump, careered around a corner on a snow bike, or tackled the unforgiving grind rail of Voice Change. Not on your checklist? Obviously, you are not a teenager or a child. You haven't explored Buttermilk Mountain. And you don't have a copy of the latest kids' trail map, the official guide to the tree trails, SuperPipe, and the longest slopestyle terrain park in North America.