February 12, 2016 |
BOOGIE DROPPED 28 on the Sixers and his Kings won by four Wednesday night. Boogie Jr. dropped 26 on the Kings and gave Sixers fans a glimpse of the future. For better, or for worse. It was a thrilling exchange of time-warp basketball, balletic behemoths in elegant battle. The problem is, most behemoths are extinct. When the Sixers drafted Jahlil Okafor last summer they got the best post player since the Kings drafted DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins six years ago. Wednesday night, Boogie left Philadelphia impressed with his on-court doppelgänger.
November 25, 2015 |
A quick recap of Billy Elliot: The Musical: Brandon Ranalli, who played the title character on opening night (he alternates performances with Gunar Daniels), gives an exceptional performance in what is one of the best productions I have seen at the Media Theatre in more than two decades of attending shows there. That said, from a book perspective, Lee Hall's script offers a rather thin narrative retelling - strange, given that he wrote the 2000 film. The show's text simply assumes its own clichés, those of a working-class English boy anguishing over his dead Mum (Elisa Matthews, as lovely in voice as ever)
March 14, 2015 |
The Irish first marched through Philadelphia to honor St. Patrick in 1771, starting a local tradition that goes on to this day. The 245th edition of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade will step off at noon Sunday from 16th Street and JFK Boulevard, then head up the Ben Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The parade is a celebration of Irish identity, "a good time for all our people to come together through our faith, our...
November 20, 2014 |
As night fell on Abington Art Center, hundreds of guests celebrating the wedding of Shelby and Dan Stamm spread out on the grassy lawn - among the sculptures, on the stage, even in the restrooms - and danced for hours like no one was watching. At the very least, they knew no one was listening. This was a silent disco. Part of a growing phenomenon that started in the U.S. about 10 years ago, the Stamms were hosting a dance with several options of curated music - through headphones.
August 20, 2013 |
Spectators who went to the Middletown Grange Fair in Wrightstown, Bucks County, last week got a healthy dose of a classic American summer festival - apple pie contests, livestock shows, carnival rides, and funnel cake. But some of the most popular attractions were newcomers, including the "Dancing Diggers," a group of heavy-machinery operators who choreographed a dance to rock music. Observers called it "backhoe ballet. " For Doug Taylor, who led the crew, it was an opportunity to demonstrate the power and dexterity of the machines he sells at the family store, Earthborne Equipment in Warrington.
March 20, 2013
I LIKE Mayor Nutter. He's always been nice to me. Our kids go to the same school. We exchange pleasantries when we see each other. That's why I felt so bad watching city union members jeer him as he tried to deliver his budget address last week. Maybe if he'd reprised his inauguration performance of the Sugarhill Gang classic, "Rapper's Delight," things would've turned out differently. Because, frankly, it's hard to boo a brother when he's delivering lines like: "I said, a hip-hop the hippie to the hippie The hip hip a hop, a you don't stop The rock it to the bang, bang boogie Say up jumped the boogie To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
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.
May 7, 2012 |
It's a delicate art, celebrating a personal "Hell yeah!" moment in professional sports. Some athletes, like Chase Utley and Roy Halladay, react to their on-the-field accomplishments with the less-is-more approach of a seasoned tax attorney: a blank stare, a barely perceptible head nod, maybe a facial expression that looks like the start of indigestion. Others turn to theatrics to drive a crowd's energy to a fever pitch. Picture Jeremiah Trotter slamming an invisible ax into the turf after a big tackle, or Brian Dawkins doing his "Weapon X" thing after making a wide receiver seriously consider a career change.
May 31, 2011 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in nearly five years and Mark Teixeira homered in the first inning to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the eighth straight time, 5-0, on Monday. Robinson Cano added an RBI double in the three-run first against Trevor Cahill (6-3) and Derek Jeter recorded his 2,981st career hit and drove in a run for the Yankees, who have won 22 of 26 games against Oakland since the start of the 2008 season.
August 30, 2008 |
To some people, hell is fire and brimstone. To others it's - "burn, baby, burn" - line dancing in a white suit and platform shoes, a la Studio 54, circa 1978. Karen Getz, a Philadelphia choreographer, dancer and actor, opened the Live Arts Festival / Philly Fringe Thursday night at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre with the world premiere of Disco Descending, a groovy and often hilarious take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. It's the second part of Getz's trilogy about middle age that began with Suburban Love Songs, premiered at the 2006 festival.