May 22, 1997 |
Too often, the adult perception of teen-agers is that they are lazy, irresponsible and unreliable. The media are quick to inform the public of atrocities committed by youth. I'd like to offer another view. Very early on a recent Friday morning, 98 Lower Merion High School students got themselves packed and on the road for a four-day trip to Toronto. People who normally have difficulty rousing themselves for a 7:30 a.m. class not only got to school on time, but did so with joy and a willingness to help in any way they could.
July 13, 1989 |
A balanced assessment of Neal Stulberg's conducting debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra must await his second and final concert tomorrow evening at the Mann Music Center. But judging from last night's program of Mozart (the Jupiter Symphony and Debussy's La Mer) the music director of the New Mexico Symphony, who has also garnered most of the right awards and connections, is greatly interested in fluency and expressivity. He has flair, too, as was pointed out in the concert bookends - Stravinsky's Fireworks, Op. 4 and Four Dance Episodes from Copland's Rodeo.
April 5, 1995 |
A wealth of new faces packed the Academy of Music last night for the first Daily News/Philadelphia Orchestra "People's Choice" concert, a triumph by any measure. More than 2,000 readers had mailed in ballots, published in the Daily News, and selected three American composers among the five winners. Flyers announcer Gene Hart acted as emcee, referring to the event as our Academy Awards. The winning envelopes even came in a valise handcuffed to an envoy. In each of the five categories, two orchestra musicians clowned before finally opening the gilded envelopes.
June 27, 1991 |
Nationally known author and performer Barry Louis Polisar will perform a concert for children of all ages at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Upper Merion Township Building Park, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd. in King of Prussia. Polisar performs on guitar and sings songs for anyone who has ever giggled behind a teacher's back or laughed at the mention of underwear. Admission is $3. Children under 9 are free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Reggae is on the bill at the 23 East Cabaret on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore tonight with psychedelic sounds following over the weekend.
January 21, 1992 |
Though the Dukes of Destiny have performed for many other causes, this will be their first reproductive-rights benefit. And the Philadelphia blues band didn't hesitate a second when asked to perform for free at the abortion-rights concert scheduled for tomorrow. This is, after all, a group that chose its very name eight years ago (off a matchbook cover), in part to show how strongly its members believe in keeping control of their lives. "That's why we manage ourselves," said singer Steve Brown, one of nine members of the group that is probably better known for its regular performances at the North Star Bar and the Ambler Cabaret.
September 21, 1989 |
No one needs to ask what the last names are for Frank, Liza & Sammy The Ultimate Event. Fans of these show-business headliners may not even ask the price in their rush to buy this tape from Kodak Video Programs, but it happens to be $29.95 for 105 minutes of rehearsal scenes, backstage fooling-around and limo rides that culminate in the concert tour that took the entertainers to 27 cities in 8 1/2 months, starting in late 1988. Although the show itself, taped at the grand Fox Theater in Detroit, is the natural high point, the behind-the-scenes footage sets the video apart.
August 16, 1995 |
The Youth Fellowship of Scottsville United Methodist Church will hold a concert by the Imperials, a contemporary Christian gospel group, on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Scottsville United Methodist Church, 2400 Brownsville Rd., Langhorne. Now in their 30th year, the Imperials have performed on television and held concerts around the world. All four members of the group are licensed ministers. There will be a $3 donation to attend the concert. For more information, call the Scottsville United Methodist Church at 215-355-2474.
September 15, 2000 |
They're calling it "A Night to Remember. " It will certainly be a star-studded night Sunday at the Academy of Music. Such luminaries as world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman and singers Vic Damone and Dianne Reeves will perform, with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of composer-conductor John Williams, laureate conductor of the Boston Pops. The one-night-only concert is a benefit for the Rena Rowan Foundation for the Homeless. Celebrated fashionista Rena Rowan, partner for 30 years with Sidney Kimmel in Jones New York, founded the philanthropy seven years ago to provide homes for homeless women and their children, and to give them the wherewithal to become self-supporting.
January 30, 1993 |
Piano virtuoso Andre Watts' recital, scheduled for Monday evening at the Academy of Music, has been postponed until April 26. Watts has been plagued by a back problem that flared up in December, forcing him to postpone concerts then and to cut his practice time, according to Steve Shaiman, booking director at IMG Artists, which represents him. Watts believed that he needed more time to prepare himself to perform at his best and reluctantly postponed...
November 1, 1987 |
The 30 women who stepped out on the stage of the Moorestown High School auditorium on the evening of Oct. 23 were "In the Mood" and ready to "Let the Rest of the World Go By" as they took the audience on a musical "Sentimental Journey" through the 1920s, '30s and '40s. The women, all members of the Moorestown Singers, were celebrating the group's 15th anniversary in the same way they have marked their last seven anniversaries - by presenting a concert to the public and donating the proceeds to a charity.