February 28, 2014 |
If we're judging strictly by box office numbers, Mamma Mia! marks a watershed for women in theater. Produced, written, and directed by women, since its 1999 London premiere the show has been everywhere, done everything, and raked in billions of dollars to the tunes of an Abba soundtrack. This still-surprisingly feminist plot set on a romantic Greek isle is the Aphrodite of all jukebox musicals: a work so pleasing to the eye and ear that none can resist its charms. Except we're not judging by numbers, we're judging this particular tour (the show's third U.S. tour, and seventh pass through Philadelphia)
August 26, 2013 |
He was browsing through a flea market in New Hope about 25 years ago when he first eyed the dark, varnish-covered document behind a cracked glass pane amid other old frames. Tom Lingenfelter felt drawn to the relic, though it was "filthy and disintegrating. " Was this a souvenir copy of the Declaration of Independence issued during the nation's 1876 Centennial? Lingenfelter spotted the words Anastatic Fac-simile printed on the document, decided to buy it for $100, then stored it for about 15 years, not realizing what he had. Not until 2006, when he learned about an ingenious but destructive early copying process and compared his Declaration with another rare anastatic copy, held by the National Park Service at Independence National Historical Park.
March 25, 2012
Whimsical time-waster or travel hero - you decide. Name: www.visastamper.com What it does: Creates a virtual representation of your passport. Back up your passport using the Visastamper website, or enter the dates and locations you've been to and Visastamper will create a passport for you. You can also stamp your current location while on the road, or use its iPhone or iPad app to help. What's hot: The graphics and stamps are cool. It really does look like a passport.
March 13, 1986 |
Discount diamond jeweler Ron Perlstein, in hot water for allegedly misrepresenting the weight and color of diamonds he sold to customers, says he's prepared to take a financial bath to make sure the district attorney's office doesn't sink him with his own records. Perlstein may have to hock some of his gems to pay for photocopying thousands of books and records seized by the district attorney's office in a raid on his Center City store. "That's right," said defense attorney Stanford Shmukler.
January 2, 1994 |
James C. Young, 52, a copy editor at The Inquirer and creator of a computer system that would give the blind increased access to newspapers, died Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Young, a self-described independent scholar, possessed a wide-ranging knowledge, and his incisive questioning of reporters' copy kept many an error out of the newspaper. "Jim was an editor with a lot of zest for his work," said Jeff Price, assistant managing editor/copy desks. "He loved talking to reporters about their stories.
May 18, 1989 |
The free-lance writer who wrote the Margo Adams story for Penthouse magazine said yesterday that he had acquired a copy of baseball's confidential report on Pete Rose's gambling, but rejected a deal to sell it. "Pete Rose can rest easy. It will not be sold, and that's the end of that," said David D. Shumacher, who declined to say how he got the report, who had bid for it or how much was offered. He confirmed that there had been a $20,000 offer. "I have been advised by my attorneys not to sell the report," Shumacher said from his California home.
June 11, 1989 |
Faced with a full house and a brief agenda, East Pikeland supervisors were caught by surprise at their Tuesday public session as a frustrated resident, Jim Whelan, presented them with a copy of a letter dated that day from the Chester County Health Department. The letter, written by an environmental health specialist to the supervisors, addressed neighbors' complaints to the county Health Department about serious sewage malfunctions at the eastern end of the township, where septic systems are in use. Supervisor John Doyle asked about the whereabouts of the original letter.
June 6, 2004 |
John Goodyear is on to something in his solo painting show at the Gallery of Fine Art in Newtown, Bucks County, 35 featured works on view in several media titled "The Socrates Series. " He realizes that it is the artistic fashion to copy the past instead of learning from it, but he is determined to derail mere copying. This Lambertville artist and longtime Rutgers University art professor, you might believe, parodies everybody. No. His featured works relate to two different and seemingly unrelated paintings, their significance woven together by him in fresh ways.
February 6, 2011 |
James Arthur O'Connor, 86, an editor at The Inquirer for 29 years, died Thursday, Jan. 27, of complications from a stroke at Granville House, an assisted-living facility in Burlington Township. Mr. O'Connor was a copy reader at the Toronto Telegram and a book reviewer at the Vancouver Sun before joining the Detroit News in 1951. The next year he married Henrietta Case, an artist. They had been introduced by her father and two brothers, who worked with Mr. O'Connor on the copy desk. In 1960, the Detroit News changed ownerships, and the staff was fired.
July 12, 1995 |
Township supervisors have adopted a five-page resolution that spells out new procedures for residents to get a look at township files. Want a copy? It'll cost you. Under the resolution adopted last week by the board, Limerick will charge $1 a page for copies of public records and $15 an hour - with a $7.50 minimum - for township staff members to watch patrons read and copy files. Township manager Ed Fink said the fees reflect the cost of township employees' answering requests for documents.