May 1, 2016
Before you go Buy a copy of the Milepost , a thick catalog that offers mile-by-mile descriptions of every road in Alaska, plus the Alaska-Canada Highway. This bible of Alaska road-tripping includes descriptions of every conceivable sight along the Dalton Highway and plenty of tips on where to fish and camp and which bad spots on the road to watch for. It's for sale everywhere in Alaska and can be ordered at themilepost.com. Car rental If you want to brave the Dalton Highway on your own (as many do)
September 3, 2012
An Eagle and a rock-and-roller While reading the stories devoted to the life and career of the late football Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren I couldn't help but notice that there was a missing chapter ("Steve Van Buren, Eagles great, dies," Aug. 24). Following his sports career, Van Buren had a hand in promoting the love of song and dance for the teeny boppers of the 1950s and '60s. My memory is a little cloudy as to the exact year, but I'm certain that it was sometime in the mid-1950s that Van Buren's Danceland opened its doors in the middle of the 1000 block of Wood Street in Bristol.
June 8, 2012 |
JOE FRAZIER got into a fight, growing up in Beaufort, S.C. Beat the bejabbers out of a guy of the white persuasion. Had ‘til sundown to get out of that hardscrabble town. Headed north. By car? Bus? Train? "He rode the dog," Martha Frazier-Rhodan said yesterday, confirming the story with a wistful smile and a head nod. The dog? "Greyhound bus," she said. "That's what Joe always called it. The dog. " Rode the dog to New York, where his brother Tommy lived. New York was too loud, too crowded, too cold.
August 24, 2011 |
A funeral for David Nelson Mitchell, 71, of Voorhees, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Sovereign Grace Church, 111 Greentree Rd., Marlton. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. that day as well as from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Ora L. Wooster Funeral Home, 51 Park Blvd., Clementon, N.J. Mr. Mitchell, president of David Mitchell Inc., a poultry processing firm in Voorhees, died Saturday, Aug. 20, when his Lancair IV-P plane collided with another single-engine plane near Hammonton (N.J.)
July 26, 2010
Nickname: Teefer. Age: 30-something. Job: Actor. Stats: 6 feet 3, 252 pounds of muscled flesh. Education: Bachelor's degree in human biology/biological anthropology from Temple University. Straight edge: Doesn't drink or smoke. Back in the day: Grew up with dreams of becoming a veterinarian, but two internships at the Philadelphia Zoo convinced him to go in a different direction. Revelation: "I was put into a church play and it went from there. I learned to respect acting.
July 12, 2010
Sugar Minott, 54, a smooth-voiced singer and producer who helped to popularize reggae music, died Saturday at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. His wife, Maxine Stowe, did not disclose the cause of death. Two months ago, Mr. Minott canceled performances in Canada after suffering chest pains. Born in Kingston, the singer, whose real name was Lincoln Barrington Minott, launched his musical career as a youngster in the late 1960s as a member of the African Brothers reggae trio.
July 7, 2009 |
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center. A place for chamber music, right? Small jazz gigs? Well, starting on Thursday night, and on three of the next four Thursday nights after that, Perelman will transform into a world-music dance hall, with dance floor, bar, and music to shake your multicultural assumptions to. Slavic soul. Sufi folk/funk. New York Latin fusion. Congolese rumba and soukous. It's called Global Grooves, and the Kimmel folks have been putting on the summer series since 2004.
June 21, 2007 |
There's no denying that the summer solstice - marked here at 2:06 p.m. today - is a big deal worldwide. Across the Atlantic, Stonehenge is the venue of choice for Druid wannabes. On the Mediterranean island of Malta, the solstice hot spots are the Temple of Hagar Qim and the Mnajdra temple complex. And in the Yucatan, a crowd is expected at the 90-foot pyramid of Kulkulkan, a.k.a. Quetzalcotl, the Feathered Serpent God. But Philadelphia knows how to party, too - and at more convenient times.
May 2, 2007 |
Choreographer Lisa Kraus isn't worried about selling lots of tickets for the next chapter of "The Partita Project. " Not because she doesn't want people to see it, but because only a lucky 15 or so can attend each of the six performances this weekend at the Mount Pleasant mansion in Fairmount Park, the latest venue of her two-year-old traveling dance-theater "installation. " Previously, "The Partita Project" has been performed, in various forms, at such locations as colleges and cultural centers.
November 22, 2004 |
With its Balkan punk rumble and manically somersaulting assaults, Gogol Bordello did something neither the TLA nor its audience on Saturday had ever witnessed - unless they'd been to a Russian wedding. By melding the drunken poetic hilarity of the Pogues with a gypsy blend of accordion-pumping, violin-sawing cabaret, the band's insistently moving fusion brought the audience to a folk/pogo-dancing froth. The East Village ensemble - with twirling female dancers dressed like extras from Oliver and a hyper fiddler (Sergei Riabtsev)