September 15, 2015 |
Luke Bryan has, with recent studio albums before 2015 (2011's Tailgates & Tanlines , 2013's Crash My Party ), moved from thoughtful, self-centered country cuddlers like "I'll Stay Me" to becoming the swaggering beau of the ball. The release of Kill the Lights , which debuted at No. 1 the week Dr. Dre's soundtrack to NWA's Straight Outta Compton bio-pic was released, is where Bryan realized his mission - he was a Nashvillian With Attitude. So his sold-out show at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday (Saturday, too)
August 18, 2014 |
The sold-out, four-act concert headlined by Luke Bryan on Friday at Lincoln Financial Field was likely the most definitive showcase of "Bro Country" that the City of Brotherly Love has yet seen. It was even more representative of the subgenre than the "Bro-C" fest powered by major stars Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line over at neighboring Citizens Bank Park two weeks prior. Friday's spectacle was altogether bigger, longer, and, yes, more Bro-loaded, in terms of numbers, execution, styles (less country, more pop/rock)
May 30, 2013
Country Girl A Memoir By Edna O'Brien Little, Brown. 356 pp. $27.99 Reviewed by Rita Giordano When the Irish writer Edna O'Brien started on her literary career, she didn't just make a fast break out of the gate. She crashed right through it. Her first novel The Country Girls and its frank portrayal of female sexuality were beyond shocking to rural Ireland of the 1960s. O'Brien was living in London by then, but back in her native land, she was vilified.
December 6, 2012 |
A 13-YEAR-OLD Radnor girl who went missing on Monday was found safe late Tuesday night at a bus station in Washington, D.C., with a 20-year-old man who police say the girl met via social media. Savanna Marie MacMullett was reported missing Tuesday. She had been last seen by her parents at 4 p.m. Monday, when she left their home after telling them that she was attending an after-school activity, said Radnor Lt. Chris Flanagan. The girl, Flanagan said, was found in Washington with Ashley Ryan Hareford, 20, with whom police and her parents she might be. Flanagan said that an anonymous tip led authorities to the bus station, where MacMullett and Hareford were found.
January 1, 2012
Sunday That girl The life of the stripper/novelist/producer Gypsy Rose Lee, a burlesque star who hobnobbed with W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten, is the stuff of legend, and Gypsy , the musical based on her 1957 memoir of growing up with her overbearing stage mother, is probably the ideal way to present it. If only the mother didn't steal the show. Broadway veteran Tovah Feldshuh as Mama powers the production when the show goes on at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bristol Riverside Theater , 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol, and continues on a Wednesday-through- Sunday schedule to Jan. 15. Tickets are $20 to $55. Call 215-785-0100.
August 29, 2011 |
IT'S THE REASON your attic is stuffed with your grandparents' old boxes. It's why you pay Public Storage 90 bucks a month to store your parents' old stuff, and why you brake for yard sales. Somewhere in all that mess, a treasure lurks - maybe. For Francesca Polli, 43, of North Jersey, a bunch of junk contained a jewel. Ten years ago Polli was the new owner of an old fixer-upper in quaint Campbell Hall, N.Y. The home, an old Cape cottage, once belonged to John Taylor, a retired super of a highfalutin Manhattan apartment building.
October 21, 2007 |
There's nothing shocking about Rissi Palmer's music. The 26-year-old singer from Sewickley, Pa., whose self-titled debut album comes out Tuesday, is a country artist whose songs about small-town values and broken hearts would fit seamlessly on radio playlists alongside Keith Urban and Faith Hill. But if the music doesn't catch you by surprise, the person singing it does. Palmer is black, and her single "Country Girl," which expresses its bona fides with pride ("I'm whatcha might call real corn-fed, I'm a country girl, born and bred")
July 14, 2003 |
Give Brooks & Dunn this much credit: When it comes to the patriotic fervor that's been a driving force on country airwaves for the last two years, they were leaders, not followers. The perennial Country Music Association vocal duo of the year released their shamelessly flag-waving hit single "Only in America" before the Sept. 11 attack even happened. On Saturday, they performed it as an encore at their Neon Circus tour at the Tweeter Center as red, white and blue confetti fell from the sky and four U.S. Marines stood at attention onstage.
July 3, 1998 |
Rose Edlyn Burton Patterson knew that education is the key to success. "She believed everybody should have the right to a good education," said Vija Robinson, her daughter. "She wanted to be a part of the whole process. " Patterson, who stood right at the beginning of that process for more than 25 years as a public school kindergarten teacher, died Saturday of complications of diabetes. She was 61 and lived in Trevose for 37 years. An avid mystery novel reader, Patterson taught at the Comly Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia for more than 25 years after spending the first two years of her career at Stanton Elementary in North Philadelphia.
June 19, 1998 |
When 93-year-old Helen Krook stands on the front porch of her farmhouse in northern Montgomery County and looks at the dense forest surrounding her, she can see what that piece of the earth will look like in 100 years. It likely won't be much different from the way it is today. Yesterday, Krook gave county officials title to 58 acres of her land in Upper Frederick and New Hanover Townships - with a small but notable provision that will guarantee the trees will never be cut down for ball fields, the animals will never be hunted, and the land will never be sold for development.