April 14, 2016 |
CAPA's annual musical is in financial trouble. Again. The Music Man opens Wednesday night at CAPA - Philadelphia's High School for Creative and Performing Arts - on South Broad Street, but the home and school association is scrambling to cover the $60,000 production costs. "It's a dilemma we face every year," principal Joanne Beaver said Tuesday as students were preparing for a full dress rehearsal in the school's 350-seat auditorium. "It's not the typical high school musical," said Beaver, who is in her second year at the helm of the performing-arts magnet.
May 16, 2002 |
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.
May 21, 2004 |
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.
April 27, 2013 |
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.
January 28, 2011 |
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.
May 7, 2011 |
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.
November 24, 1999 |
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?
February 1, 2014 |
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.
March 3, 2015 |
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.
January 31, 2012 |
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.