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May 16, 2002 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With her school tight for cash like most in the city, principal Ellen Savitz was faced with losing an instrumental-music teacher next year at the High School for Creative and Performing Arts. So in true CAPA fashion, she got creative and trolled for outside revenue, and to the rescue came the Electric Factory. The Philadelphia-based concert promoter donated $25,000 to help Savitz keep the position, and she drew the rest of the revenue from interest on two small CAPA endowments.
SPORTS
May 21, 2004 | By Chris Silva FOR THE INQUIRER
Rick Shields slowly walked back to the bench after a time-out yesterday during the Public League volleyball championship match, took a deep breath, ran his fingers through his graying hair, and sat down at the edge of his seat. The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, where Shields is the head coach, was one point away from the title against a gritty Central squad. In the match's fifth and final game at Community College of Philadelphia, Shields didn't know what would come next.
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April 27, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Money is so tight in the Philadelphia School District that the unthinkable has happened. For the first time in 17 years, CAPA - the High School for Creative and Performing Arts, the district's arts gem on South Broad Street - cannot afford to put on a musical. "I was shocked and upset," said Jack Schmieg, a freshman vocal major at Oberlin College in Ohio who starred as Jean Valjean in CAPA's production of Les Misérables last year. "I couldn't imagine not having a musical.
SPORTS
January 28, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
IT'S NOT OFTEN a basketball player nears the end of his high school career with a scoring average of 262.3. Say what?! First, say that you're sorry for Matt Powers, and that you understand all the pain and frustration he has faced - yes, even before we detail the depth and breadth - during a 4-year career at Creative and Performing Arts, a special-admit Public League school at Broad and Christian. Powers' 262.3 average does not represent points per game, of course. It refers to points per win. The heck with just Philly, or even Pennsylvania, or even the East Coast.
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November 24, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Jennifer Garrison lives in fear. When she arrives each morning at the High School for Creative and Performing Arts, on the southern edge of Center City, she calls home to tell her mother, "I'm here. I'm OK. " She also calls when classes conclude. "I'm leaving. Be there soon . . . I hope. " Since last month, Garrison, who played volleyball on her school team, can't help thinking something bad is in the offing. "Every person I see, I'm thinking, 'Is it going to happen again?
SPORTS
May 7, 2011 | By Mike Gibson, For The Inquirer
The long ball told the story of CAPA's 16-14, Public League softball win over visiting Mastbaum on Friday. Shannon Kanak's walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth and final inning was the winning blast, but teammate Courtney Godbolt put the Pegasus (9-1) in position to win with two three-run shots earlier in the game. In other league games: Cynthia Sao did just about everything for host Southern in a 19-9 win over Ben Franklin. Sao, a junior pitcher, had a complete game and hit for the cycle with six RBIs.
NEWS
February 1, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The show will go on. The same day an Inquirer story detailed the city's premier arts high school's bind - unable to put on its showpiece performance unless it received about $6,000 to cover costs - readers stepped in. People promptly contributed more than $10,000 to ensure that the High School for Creative and Performing Arts will put on its spring musical, the centerpiece performance of the acclaimed school's year. Until the cash infusion, CAPA was in a tough spot.
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March 3, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A 20-SOMETHING man was seated yesterday next to a teen girl at 30th Street Station, his arm around her small shoulders, working his charms to lure her to a party and so much more. But a film crew stationed a few feet away and a small number of adults standing nearby were a sign that all was not as creepy as it may have seemed. It was all in the service of "Keeping Our Children Safe: Online and IRL (In Real Life)," a volunteer, small-film production about human trafficking involving a couple of professional actors and five students from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
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January 31, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
THE LAST THING a basketball-playing percussionist wants to do is keep getting drummed. And then, in the final game of the season, better known as The Battle for 65th Place, Anthony Galdo got a chance to experience unabashed fun. Thanks to Ben Dubin, the Public League's new hoops chairman, there are now five divisions grouped by ability/recent results. E is the lowest, and Galdo's school, Benjamin Rush, Tuesday found itself hosting another, Creative and Performing Arts, which also had stumbled to an 0-11 league mark.
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March 12, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
JAMES GERARD BECKER III, whose friends called him Ray or Jib, would have gotten such a kick out of yesterday's Eagles quarterback trade, his family said last night. The Kensington CAPA High School senior "would have had a field day with that," said his uncle Tony Becker, standing in a small kitchen in his brother's house. The teen's father, James G. Becker Jr., chimed in: "He wanted to work in sports any way he could get into it. " But his son's career dream was dashed Thursday when he was accidentally shot by classmate Ivan Oberholtzer inside Oberholtzer's bedroom in Kensington, a police spokeswoman said last night.
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March 3, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A 20-SOMETHING man was seated yesterday next to a teen girl at 30th Street Station, his arm around her small shoulders, working his charms to lure her to a party and so much more. But a film crew stationed a few feet away and a small number of adults standing nearby were a sign that all was not as creepy as it may have seemed. It was all in the service of "Keeping Our Children Safe: Online and IRL (In Real Life)," a volunteer, small-film production about human trafficking involving a couple of professional actors and five students from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
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October 10, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
IN A SHOW OF solidarity, students at three high schools staged a walkout yesterday to protest the cancellation of the teachers union contract. Students from the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in South Philadelphia, Science Leadership Academy in Center City and Franklin Learning Center in North Philadelphia took part in the strike, which lasted until the noon dismissal (yesterday was a scheduled half-day). "The whole point of this was [Gov.] Tom Corbett basically wants [teachers]
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June 6, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
JOANNE BEAVER grew up in Northeast Philly, dreaming of attending the High School for Creative and Performing Arts in South Philly, where she could perform, perhaps, the lead in "The Sound of Music. " Alas, it didn't happen - her parents didn't want her to commute through Center City every day - but Beaver now knows her dreams can eventually come true. The musical theater enthusiast was named principal of CAPA after the Memorial Day weekend, she confirmed to the Daily News yesterday.
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April 18, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
JOHN J. DUNPHY JR. was named principal of the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts last July - a job that lasted until October when the district removed him for allegedly creating a phony world-history course and handing out fake grades to 18 CAPA juniors. It's unclear why Dunphy purportedly invented the class. However, the course is required for graduation and the students hadn't taken it. The debacle has fueled gossip at the school at Broad and Christian streets, which has a national reputation in arts education, and has heightened concerns that the allegations may taint the integrity of students' transcripts.
NEWS
February 1, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The show will go on. The same day an Inquirer story detailed the city's premier arts high school's bind - unable to put on its showpiece performance unless it received about $6,000 to cover costs - readers stepped in. People promptly contributed more than $10,000 to ensure that the High School for Creative and Performing Arts will put on its spring musical, the centerpiece performance of the acclaimed school's year. Until the cash infusion, CAPA was in a tough spot.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
SENIOR VOCAL student Iliana Taormina remembers her two years of performing in the High School for Creative and Performing Arts' spring musical as "just so magical. " Senior vocal student Zuri Reed describes the annual CAPA musical as "the big time of year for everyone to come together. " Last year, the 709-member student body didn't get the chance to bond because there weren't enough funds to produce a show. This week, CAPA's Home and School Association said it's $6,100 shy of attaining its short-term $20,000 goal, which would bring back the spring musical.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Time has almost run out for CAPA students' hopes of putting on a musical, the centerpiece of their school year. With just a few days left until the deadline to raise enough money to produce a show, the High School for Creative and Performing Arts' parents group is about $6,000 short. That the city's premier arts school will go a second year without its signature performance breaks senior Maya Bjornson's heart. "When we can't do the biggest performance of the year, what does that say?
NEWS
November 27, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT swiftly removed two principals from their positions as the heads of High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Bartram High School - just weeks into the school year - in what some observers say is an extremely rare move by officials, the Daily News has learned. John Dunphy Jr., a teacher who was promoted in September to become CAPA's principal, was removed Oct. 26 by the district, spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed yesterday. Ogo Okoye-Johnson, a children's-book author and an assistant principal from Los Angeles, was hired Sept.
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