March 18, 1993 |
The Building a Scholastic Heritage (B.A.S.H.) cocktail party, canceled because of the blizzard last weekend, has been rescheduled for Sunday. The main B.A.S.H. event, the 19th annual "Passport to Progress: A Celebration of Our Cultural Diversity," will be held at 6 p.m. April 24 under a party tent at Malvern Preparatory School, 418 S. Warren Ave., Malvern. Proceeds will benefit the school. Heading the B.A.S.H. dinner and auction committee are MaryAnn Bursich of Phoenixville and Mary and Vincent Zurawski of Thornbury.
August 22, 2010 |
LAS VEGAS - It's the first time a woman naked from the waist up has ever initiated a conversation with me at a swimming pool - not counting my daughters when they were toddlers. "Hi," this fantastically caramel-tanned person said as she leaned over - and what I'm going to guess were a couple of 38DDs came within about a foot of my face. "I'm Sara. " We were sitting next to each other at the aptly named Bare, the adults-only pool at the Mirage Resort and Casino. Not only was Sara topless - oh, we're calling it "European style" now - but she was wearing a bathing suit bottom that can best be described as something you might tie around your finger to remind yourself you aren't wearing a top. It was time for a drink.
December 18, 1992 |
Mayor Rendell put out the call. He was holding a fund-raising event, and he wanted his major contributors to attend. So, last night, about 75 of them went to the City Hall cocktail party to sip wine and champagne, munch on shrimp and cheese and salmon and to give - $1,000 each. No surprise there. Except that the money went not to Rendell nor to another Philadelphian nor even to another Pennsylvania politician. It went to Gov. Florio. Why would Philadelphia residents shell out big bucks to the leader of another state, a state that, not long ago, tried to lure away the '76ers and the Flyers?
July 13, 1999 |
Contortionists Ekaterina Bogdonova (top) and Valentin Ganey of Cirque du Soleil perform for 2,000 international meeting planners at a cocktail party at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel yesterday.
April 26, 1992 |
After 20 years of Riccardo Muti, the audience couldn't stop cheering. The ovations and flowers kept coming at the Academy of Music Wednesday night for his farewell performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Muti is heading for Europe. The farewell included a cocktail party before the concert and a dinner party afterward. But Muti will be back, as guest conductor.
July 7, 2012 |
Ah, summer. There's something about these warm and languid days and nights that makes many of us want to throw together a little gathering. Picking a cocktail party theme makes planning the menu and decor more fun. Here are just a few to get your creative wheels turning. Invite your favorite people, add some fairy lights and lanterns, and get the party started. '60s South Beach Showtime's new Magic City TV series, set in mid-century Miami, is inspiration for party decor and music with a retro vibe, served with Cuban-influenced canapes.
October 12, 2011 |
Stylistas aren't quite sure what to call the haute hair they crave. A forehead-spanning pouf, maybe? That bump? You know, the big-hair thingy? Here's a little Fashion 101, folks: It's a pompadour. "I didn't quite know what to call it," said Jessica Lynch, 34, a fund-raiser for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "My stylist gave me a pompadour with a ponytail to frame my face. It was a very retro 1950s look. I loved it. " Whatever you call it, the pompadour is hot right now. In a retro-good-girl, modern-bad-girl kind of way. Some fashions catch on quickly, but others (like the pompadour)
January 17, 1986 |
Up to now, former District Attorney Edward G. Rendell has run softly for governor, albeit with a big schtick. He was saying things like, "As you know, I will soon complete my second term as district attorney. At that time, I plan to announce my candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania. " Next week, at no specific stroke of the clock, the Committee to Elect Ed Rendell will become Rendell for Governor - and Rendell will really, truly, finally be on the road to the Democratic primary.
February 4, 1987 |
City Councilman Francis Rafferty received a $1,000 campaign contribution from the local Roofers union the day before sponsoring a Council resolution to commend the union, according to campaign finance records filed this week. The $1,000 contribution from Composition Roofers Local Union 30 & 30B was made last June 18, the day before Rafferty asked Council to commend the roofers for their charitable work, specifically a new roof installed at no charge for a church in Rafferty's Grays Ferry neighborhood.
March 26, 1986 |
The plight of the homeless in this city is no laughing matter. However, a band of merry men and women will join together tomorrow night in The Comedy Benefit for Philadelphia's Homeless to raise money to help those with no place to live. It's a local version of Comic Relief, a three-hour performance to benefit the nation's homeless, airing Saturday at 9 p.m. on HBO. The Comedy Works, 126 Chestnut St., is the site for the local benefit, hosted by Harvey of WIOQ (102 FM) radio and featuring local comics the Legendary Wid, Keven Sullivan and Todd Glass.