May 28, 2014 |
The message Walter and Marie Trout have been waiting for since September finally arrived Sunday. We have a liver that looks to be a good match for Walter . By early Monday afternoon, Walter Trout - the international blues guitar star with South Jersey roots - was in an operating room at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. "The surgical nurse . . . let me know they're playing Walter's music" during the procedure, Marie wrote on her Facebook page, adding several hours later that the lead surgeon had told her: "Walter made it through the surgery with an A+. " She also wrote, "We are filled with thankfulness for this opportunity.
January 26, 2012
THE CONCEPT HAS been as unspoken these last few months as it is obvious: that the pressure will be on the 2012 Phillies in a way that it has never been before. Well, maybe not never. "One thing that I remember about our team was that we read how good we were," Larry Bowa was saying the other night, before the Reading Phillies' annual winter banquet.
April 25, 2011 |
As any number of NBA-stocked "Dream Teams" have demonstrated between the gold-medal-winning American Olympics squads in 1992 and 2008, winning championships is not just about having more superstars on your roster than the competition. Latest case in point: the Miami Heat, whose "Big Three" of Le-Bron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are discovering that superior talent might not necessarily lift the South Beach multimillionaires to the string of NBA titles that so many presumed would be the case when Wade convinced his buddies to join him in creating an instant dynasty.
August 14, 2009
Live music and more, tonight through Thursday, compiled by Shaun Brady, Tom Di Nardo, James Johnson, Sara Sherr and Jonathan Takiff. POP . . . plus Robben Ford: He was identified first as a jazz guitarist (working with Miles Davis helped), then moved over to the rockin' blues. Today, Ford has one foot in each camp and is the better for it. Sellersville Theater, Main and Temple streets, Sellersville, 8:30 tonight, $29.50-$39.50, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com . The Shondes: "You never had the backbone to decide," blasts Louisa Solomon to a wishy-washy romancer on "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," a song that sounds nothing like the Carole King ballad.
August 9, 2009 |
Everybody knows the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was the biggest, most zeitgeist-defining of 1960s music festivals. But how good was the music, really? The 40th anniversary offers a chance to listen in more detail than ever before. That's thanks largely to Rhino Records' six-CD boxed set, Woodstock 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm (. 1/2), which means to capture the countercultural gestalt with highlights from (almost) all of the performers, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Sly & the Family Stone, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, and Ravi Shankar.
July 14, 2009 |
SEVERAL OUTDOOR, multi-day music festivals were held in the summer of '69, including, in our own back yard, the Atlantic City Pop Festival at the shore town's racetrack. All were celebrating a seismic explosion in conscious rock - music spirited by the Beatles, Bob Dylan and "the movements" (anti-war, civil rights, feminist, ecological, psychedelic) and proffered by the likes of Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Janis Joplin, the Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker and the Band.
August 15, 2008 |
Flies are pests, gross, and they spread disease. And now, they're on a rocket heading for space - and heading right at you, if you're wearing the 3-D glasses supplied at theaters where Fly Me to the Moon is showing. A gimmicky tale of a trio of Florida insects who join Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins on their historic summer of '69 jaunt, Fly Me to the Moon claims to be the first-ever animated feature designed, created and produced entirely in 3-D. The script, however, appears to have been designed, created and produced entirely in 1-D: a mishmash of kidcentric antics, follow-your-dream cliches, and innocuously icky humor.
November 17, 2007 |
I'd like to get in a positive frame of mind for the holiday. So in my pre-Thanksgiving column, let me get a few things off my chest that have really been annoying me on television. Starting with Fox's top NFL announcing team, the insufferable tandem of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Buck, who is Fox's man-for-all-seasons, its locker-room Ryan Seacrest, is what you get when you grow up on a steady diet of Bob Costas and arrogance pills. Former Cowboys QB Aikman always reminds me of the old marionette Knucklehead Smiff.
February 10, 2005 |
The Richmond Spiders had everything going for them: a five-game winning streak, an undefeated home record against La Salle dating to 1957, and an arena that could have doubled as a sauna. "It was hot in here . . . and I thought that would be a real positive for us, to tell you the truth," Richmond coach Jerry Wainwright said. "They don't have a lot of people. " La Salle's seven-man rotation certainly broke a sweat, but did not wilt under a late Richmond surge and held off the Spiders, 76-68, in front of 4,333 at the Robins Center.
June 22, 2001 |
John Lee Hooker, 80, the blues giant whose career making primal music driven only by his electric guitar, stomping foot and dark-alley voice stretched over six decades, died yesterday. Mr. Hooker died of natural causes as he slept at his home in Los Altos, Calif., south of San Francisco, said his agent, Mike Kappus. Born in the Mississippi Delta, the cradle of the blues, he developed a distinctive, droning style that bears little resemblance to those of his contemporaries.