April 20, 1995 |
A combined LuLu-Melrose team prevailed by a stroke in the season's opening tournament of the Golf Association of Philadelphia yesterday at Whitford Country Club. LuLu's James Barton and Rick Di Lanzo and Melrose's Joe Fox and Gerry Nelson shot a two-best-ball net 66-70-136 in the Chairmen's Meeting Tournament.
September 17, 2010 |
Shareholders at Continental Airlines Inc. and UAL Corp. approve a deal to form the world's biggest airline. Continental officials announced preliminary results of voting during a shareholder meeting Friday in Houston. United shareholders approved it at a meeting near Chicago. The votes clear the way for the $3 billion stock swap to close in about two weeks. It likely will be some time before passengers notice much difference when they fly Continental or United. The combined airline will be called United and based in United's hometown of Chicago, run by Continental's CEO.
June 10, 1995 |
Playwrights Horizons, the off-Broadway theater company, and Amblin Entertainment, Steven Spielberg's movie organization, have announced commissions for four plays and a musical - a unique stage and screen collaboration. The commissions are the first implementation of a 2-year-old association between the two organizations aimed at providing new material for both media. The partnership intends to encourage new plays, adaptations from stage to film, and original movie scripts from playwrights.
July 29, 1993 |
They came, they listened, and they caught some rays. More than 8,000 sun worshipers descended Sunday on West Chester's Everhart Park for the 11th annual Turk's Head Music Festival. Stretched out on beach towels and blankets, they basked in the sun while sampling tunes from 19 of the area's hottest bands. "You would have thought you were in the '60s there," said Kathleen McBratnie, director of the West Chester Recreation Department, which hosted the event. "It was just a real nice, laid-back day. " Along with the nine hours of music, the festival featured 75 booths with venders offering everything from beaded jewelry and incense to free health and stress screenings.
April 12, 1990 |
Zairian soukous star Kanda Bongo Man made his Philadelphia debut Tuesday at the North Star Bar by playing eight songs of roughly the same harmonic design, the same tempo and the same type of call and response between singers. There wasn't one dull moment. In other hands, such repetition would equal boredom. Kanda Bongo Man and his seven-piece outfit used the sameness to create an inescapable trance state in which the slightest rhythmic shift rippled with seismic significance, and dancing - or some kind of body movement - was mandatory.
October 9, 2015 |
Tea towel and trivet For a hostess gift that's a touch more thoughtful and lasting than a sixpack of beer, try this charming tea towel and trivet combo, personalized with your initial of choice. - Maureen Fitzgerald Tea towel $15, cork trivet, $10, at Home on Haddon, 417 North Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, 856-470-0813; www.homeonhaddon.com Great-grandma, beverage trendsetter When the kombucha trend began to bubble up a few years ago, Olga Sorzano realized this fermented wonderdrink, with all its purported probiotic health benefits, tasted very familiar.
March 12, 2004 |
ince moving to Los Angeles, guitarist and composer Skip Heller has made himself a cataloger of the eclectic. Without kitsch, the former Philadelphian has filled his jazz music with Mexican garage rock, oceanic exotica, klezmer, rockabilly, and cartoony film and TV soundtracks. "I'm not a big one for looking at other people's careers as a blueprint for my own," says Heller, 38, of his past music and collaborations. "You learn to trust your own taste. " No matter how his albums run - whether the creaky country of 1998's St. Christopher's Arms or 2002's blues-bouncing Homegoing - Heller, who will make a rare area visit Saturday at Ortlieb's, remains truest to one sound: the Philly jazz-organ combo he includes on each CD he records.
August 14, 2015 |
Let's assume for a moment the near-impossible: Out there, among youngish contemporary Philadelphia audiences, there may be someone who has yet to experience the guts and glamour of a Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. This year marks 10 years since Pig Iron Theatre Company cofounder Dito van Reigersberg donned a wig and an evening gown, put a clever spin on the name of his legendary former teacher at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and strutted onstage at L'Etage, the red-velvet-draped jewel box upstairs from Creperie Beau Monde, for the first of what would become his regular second-Thursday gigs.
December 29, 2011 |
We've all heard how Jacob and Isabella were the most popular names for babies in 2010, but what about twins? Thanks to the Social Security Administration, we now know that Ella and Emma was the favorite combo for girls; Jacob and Joshua for boys; and Madison and Mason for a mixed pair. But the list also reveals that there are 16 sets of twins named Heaven and Nevaeh; 14 pairs named London and Paris, and 12 named Mia and Mya, ranking the combos 18th, 21st and 23rd among top names for twin girls, respectively.