March 26, 1992 |
It was "International Week" at the Brandywine-Wallace Elementary School in Guthriesville, Pa., and students learned about a different country and its culture each day. Last Thursday night, the youngsters culminated their project by taking to the stage with song and dance.
August 24, 1987 |
Last year, it was Republican leader Bill Meehan himself who attracted all the attention at the annual Bill Meehan Clambake. Everybody wanted to know, "Who's it gonna be, Boss? Who ya gonna pick for mayor?" And all Meehan did was smile his inscrutable smile and reply that all his suitors looked good to him. Yesterday, at the third annual Meehan clambake up at the Bavarian Club in the Northeast, everything had changed. Meehan was in the background. At center stage was Frank L. Rizzo, the ex-Democratic mayor whom Meehan and the party had chosen to lead them out of the wilderness in 1987.
June 26, 1998 |
You've come a long way, baby, but when was the last time you sawed a man in half on stage in front of hundreds of onlookers? We're talking magic here, the world of illusion. In this atmosphere - and there's no shortage of magic shows in Atlantic City - a woman's place is traditionally on the receiving end of the classic macho wizard's tricks. You know the drill: The cute, shapely young woman arrives on stage, climbs into a box and then, wrrrrr, just like that, the box is sawed in half.
January 24, 1988 |
Dressed in Fred Astaire-style black tie and tails, Bob Woolley waltzed on stage at Haddonfield High School last weekend. Dan Miller pantomimed the swimming strokes that had taken him to the Special Olympics. And on the same stage, Beth Feudtner sat down at a baby grand piano and played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow. " Woolley, 26, Miller, 15, and Feudtner, 17, all have Down's syndrome. So do the six other young adults who co-starred in Once Upon a Wish, a variety show that brought entertainment and a story of personal achievement and community cooperation to an audience of 195 at Haddonfield High last weekend.
May 12, 2000 |
So, there's this girl named Jody. She's a good dancer and knows she's a good dancer, but no one else thinks so. She has two roommates, Eva, who can dance but has the "wrong attitude," and Maureen, who has the best dance form in the academy, an overbearing mom and an eating disorder. There's also Cooper, a choreographer who recognizes Jody's talent and sleeps with Jody. His old girlfriend, by the way, left him for the head of the dance company. And then there's Charlie, who has a crush on Jody and is a really good dancer.
November 10, 2003 |
Demetrius is an affectionate, verbal, outgoing 9-year-old who thrives on being the center of attention. This aspect of his personality came in handy when he took an acting class, which he thoroughly enjoyed. His expressive brown eyes and his beaming smile charm those around him. Demetrius takes great pride in his appearance and grooming. He also is proud of learning to ride a bike and a scooter, and to roller-skate. He likes to read and keeps a daily journal where he records his private thoughts.
October 5, 1989 |
When you ask a Ukrainian-American to spell Ukraine, they might say, "There's rain in Ukraine. " But weather forecasters' predictions of rain in no way dampened spirits or attendance at the 13th annual Ukrainian Festival on Sunday, sponsored by Manor Junior College and the Ukrainian Heritage Study Center in Jenkintown. Philadelphia's Ukrainian community was out in force to celebrate its heritage with a day of song, dance, foods, master craft exhibits and activities for the entire family.
October 20, 1988 |
Dan Perna, whose theater career has included acting, teaching and directing in Main Line community, high school and college theater programs, likes to describe his 50-year career by listing some of his former students: Ron Richardson, who won a Tony award for his role in Big River; Charles Douglas, who played the title role in The Wiz on Broadway; Marisol Rodrigues, a television daytime series actress. But the name that comes up most often during conversations with Perna is that of his 3-month-old granddaughter, Julie Michelle Robinson.
July 4, 2003
Just a few years ago, the National Constitution Center was little more than an idea, a dream, a tiny staff crammed into a corner of the Bourse - and a wagonload of doubts. Today, the $137.5 million center will formally open on Independence Mall, with grins, applause, melodies and a speech by a bemedaled justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. For months, the center has been rising at the Mall's north end, a poem of democratic praise rendered in glass and stone, reaching out in tribute to the brick shrine at the Mall's opposite end, Independence Hall.