July 22, 2003 |
Almost 20,000 children attended last year's Mann Center concerts for young people, continuing the facility's long-standing tradition of free programs. This year's concerts focus on the artistic contributions of international cultures with a wide range of performing groups designed to captivate young imaginations. Three shows in this series are coming up, all on Mondays at 11 a.m., and all guaranteed to involve kids as well as parents. They're free (first-come, first-serve seating)
November 27, 2012
1. Franklin Square holiday kickoff Ben Franklin hosts, and Santa takes a whirl on the carousel, Tuesday at 5 p.m. Free cider, cookies and snowflake ornament craft project. Carousel rides, $2.50 (free for 2 and under). Franklin Square, 6th and Race streets, Tuesday at 5 p.m. Santa and the crafts return (minus free snacks) from noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23 and Christmas Eve. 2. Cinderella onstage Theatrical adaptation of the classic story, with magic and Mozart music.
March 24, 2012
The parents of Polina Kadiyska, the Bulgarian ballet dancer who was killed early Sunday in a hit-and-run, boarded a plane Friday with enough money to cover the cost of returning their daughter's body home for burial. A two-day fund-raising drive raised $11,350 for the family, said Valeria Gospodinov, owner of the Euro Market in Broomall, which organized the effort. "People were so generous and helpful, and I'm proud of what we did," said Gospodinov, who had known Kadiyska since she arrived in the United States three years ago on a scholarship to the Rock School for Dance Education.
March 23, 2012 |
The parents of Polina Kadiyska, the Bulgarian ballet dancer who was killed early Sunday in a hit-run, boarded a plane Friday with enough money to pay for the cost of returning their daughter's body home for burial. A two-day fundraising drive raised $11,350 for the family, said Valeria Gospodinov, owner of the Euro Market in Broomall, which organized the effort. "People were so generous and helpful and I'm proud of what we did," said Gospodinov, who had known Kadiyska since she came to the United States three years ago on a scholarship to the Rock School for Dance Education.
October 27, 2005 |
A pair of Philadelphia community organizations, seven neighborhood leaders, and five high school students have been awarded grants amounting to $450,000, part of a new neighborhood initiative launched by the Bank of America. Congreso de Latinos Unidos, the North Philadelphia community group serving the city's Hispanic population, and the Mural Arts Program, which works with communities across the city, will each receive $200,000. The two organizations will use the money to further development efforts.
May 20, 2016 |
Wright: Pay or I won't play Robin Wright is awesome as Kevin Spacey 's wife on the Netflix political thriller House of Cards . Yet, like most women in Hollywood, she gets paid less than her male costar. So she threatened to go to the media unless she got equal pay. Wright, 50, spoke Tuesday at a discussion of human rights and equality at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City. She said she found the situation especially ironic as she plays a woman who is every bit her husband's equal.
January 29, 2016 |
Where's a good place to dump tons of snow? The corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Which on Wednesday was a slushy South Philadelphia locale, though perhaps not the most stealthy setting for a city administration that's sought to stay silent about its stash. As city plows labored to clear miles of streets Monday, Clarena Tolson, the deputy managing director for infrastructure and transportation, spoke to reporters about what the city does with all the snow it collects: She wasn't telling - or at least not telling where it went.
December 16, 2008 |
Christopher Goodrich, 65, of Tinicum, an advertising agency owner and activist for the arts and other causes, died of heart failure Dec. 1 while deer hunting in the woods near his home. A native of Surrey, England, Mr. Goodrich moved to Australia in the late 1970s and worked in Melbourne and Adelaide for Ogilvy & Mather, an international advertising agency. He later was with the agency in Dallas and New York City before joining Earle Palmer Brown Advertising in Philadelphia in 1987.
November 2, 1996
Time was, kids collected baseball cards to read the backs, admire the photo amd play flipping games. Time was, a player's autograph was the memento of a treasured experience: meeting the player and having him focus on you, if only for an instant. But then sports cards became commodities in which to invest. Kids - and adults - cared not so much about a favorite player's card as wagering on which cards would appreciate in value. Forget about the bubblegum. As for autographs, it's hard to know which came first: the muscle-bound collector elbowing away 6-year-olds to get to the player or players demanding big bucks to pick up a felt-tip pen. And now comes word - from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, no less - that 70 percent or more of auto-graph-ed sports memorabilia is fraudulent.
December 5, 1989 |
Director-playwright Emily Mann will succeed Nagle Jackson as artistic director of the McCarter Theatre Co. of Princeton, effective in July. Mann's acceptance of a three-year contract was announced yesterday at a press conference in the theater lobby. The 37-year-old Mann not only will be solely responsible for the selection of plays and their personnel, but will set the artistic policy for the diverse programs (theater, music, dance, education) of the McCarter Center for the Performing Arts, of which the theater company is a part.