February 14, 2006
ONE OF the most-talked-about topics in barbershops around the city is gun violence. The streets are starting to look like a war zone. Our young males are killing themselves at an alarming rate. Just last year, we lost 380 people to violence. We've already lost a significant number in the first month of this year. Rev. Jesse Jackson tried to help by making our country aware of the need to keep the assault-weapon ban alive. But it was shot down by Congress in 2004. But guns don't kill - people do!
June 30, 2010
A barbershop quartet consists of a tenor, a lead, a baritone and a bass who sing a capella. The four-part harmonic troupe became popular in the 1890s. Although interest in the genre has spread across the world, singing in colloquial American English is a must. What sets barbershop quartets apart from other a capella groups is their intricate detail, said Eric Herr, public-relations chairman for the host committee of the convention here. "All four members are singing the exact same lyrics most of the time, whereas in a capella groups different sections sing different parts at the same time," he said.
March 12, 2001 |
Police said the man killed in a Wilmington barbershop, along with a 5-year-old boy, Friday night had been involved in a previous shooting with the man being sought for questioning in the killings. Police were searching for Bruce Stewart, 26, of Wilmington, who they said should be considered "armed and dangerous. " Cops said Stewart and the dead man, Darnell Evans, 28, of Newark, Del., were charged with attempted murder after a Dec. 26 shooting in Wilmington. Evans was free on bail.
May 11, 2007 |
The miraculous thing about The Salon - a distaff Barber Shop adapted from the Shelley Garrett play, Beauty Shop - is that customers actually emerge with new dos. That's because the amount of talking, fighting and fretting going on in this storefront shop is endless: debates about child rearing and corporal punishment, about homophobia and gay rights, about African American achievements in science and history, about marriage, adultery,...
April 19, 2001 |
Michigan Jake, an award-winning barbershop quartet, will harmonize at 8 p.m. tomorrow and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in "A Heritage of Harmony," a concert hosted by the North Pennsmen at Souderton Area High School, 41 School Lane, Souderton. The 70-member North Pennsmen also will perform. Both groups will sing barbershop favorites. Admission is $12; $10 tomorrow for seniors and students, $10 for matinee. For information, call 215-393-1940 or visit the Web site at www.harmonize.com/NorthPennsmen.
April 17, 2008
RE THE recently highlighted statements by the pastor of presidential candidate Barack Obama's longtime church: The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a black man who came up in the times of protesting for human and civil rights. The '60s helped change the world we live. In those days, even Martin Luther King Jr. was considered a troublemaker by many. Some of his sermons created bus boycotts, rallies and sit-ins at restaurants where blacks weren't allowed. For a black man in those days, just getting something to eat from a restaurant could cause serious problems that might lead to violence or death.
October 23, 2003
WE ARE TRYING to have a mayoral election in Philadelphia, so, outsiders, please back off! Please allow us the right to have an objective, honest and decent election that will be respected by all Philadelphians. I am proud to be a Philadelphian, but when you ruffle our feathers, we come out fighting. The FBI bug on the mayor's office has awakened a sleeping giant. The citizens of this city are ready to fight! Getting to the polls will be like putting on the boxing gloves. I am looking for a large turnout because of the seemingly unfair tactics that are being used by outsiders.
November 6, 1995 |
Jacob J. Cugliotta, 91, a Palmyra barbershop owner for 32 years who was known for his kind deeds, died Friday at Rancocas Hospital, Willingboro. A Palmyra resident, Mr. Cugliotta owned and operated his barbershop at three locations on Broad Street over the years. The shop was known as either Jake's Barber Shop or Superior Barber Shop. Mr. Cugliotta started his own business in 1928 and at one point had four barbers working for him. He retired in 1970 because of illness. While he was barbering, Mr. Cugliotta developed a reputation for his regular visits to Zurbrugg Hospital, where he would give free haircuts and shaves on his day off. "If he had a customer who was ill, he would go to the hospital and while there, he would clean up the whole floor," said his son, Jack P. Cugliotta of Palmyra.
October 1, 2001
IN BARBERSHOPS all around the world, people are talking about the current terrorist attacks on America. One of my customers, Kevin Bowser of Wynnefield, was on the 94th floor in Building 1 of the World Trade Center. He is among the missing. At my barbershop, we have discussed the pains that many Americans of every religious and ethnic group have suffered. People come from all over the world just to become Ameri- cans. Multiculturalism is on the rise. This country has a great opportunity to become the seed of a new beginning for the entire world.
November 1, 2002 |
UP TO NOW, the overblown controversy about the movie "Barbershop" was silly. But it just turned stupid. It was silly when civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton risked their reputations and moral authority on a threatened boycott of this lightweight but entertaining film. It was almost as silly as a "controversial" scene in which an aging loudmouth overplayed by Cedric the Entertainer made disparaging comments about civil rights icons Rev. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Jackson.