September 19, 2014 |
THAT BEAUTIFUL woman prowling around the junk yard, what could she be looking for? Or rooting in trash bins. Or just ransacking the urban environment for the castoffs of a reckless society. It would have been the artist Dina Wind, looking for discarded objects that she could fashion into the installations that made her one of Philadelphia's more interesting artists. She took old car fenders and other auto castoffs, as well as tools - hammers, saws, pliers, shears and the like - and welded them into shapes and contours that the motorists who once drove the cars and the workers who once wielded the tools wouldn't have recognized.
September 16, 2014 |
Dina Wind, 76, of Gladwyne, a sculptor and longtime patron of the arts in the United States and Israel, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, of ovarian cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mrs. Wind juggled roles as artist and art patron, board member and consumer of cultural offerings, advocate of education and lifelong student, matriarch, and business person, and citizen of Israel and the United States. She led a busy, productive life. As a sculptor, she worked primarily in scrap metal, welding items like car bumpers and old farm tools into what she saw as three-dimensional drawings in the air. Though Mrs. Wind was best known for her sculpture, she also did painting, paper creations, and installations that were shown in 14 shows at two venues - the Viridian Gallery in New York, and the Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia.
April 17, 2014 |
"SOUL TRAIN" may be making a comeback. On Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver , who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said yesterday that he's hoping to repeat his success by turning "Soul Train" into a show that attracts both die-hard Broadway fans and those who usually avoid Times Square. "I'm nervous and I'm humbled and I'm excited," said Weaver, who heads the production company MediaWeaver Entertainment.
October 25, 2013
Film goddess Sophia Loren , embodiment of all that is fine in womanhood and as tough-minded in real life as on the screen, has won her long-running tax battle with the Italian government, the Associated Press reports. A Roman court ruled Wednesday that la Loren was correct after all when she figured out her 1974 income tax. Turns out that because of a tax amnesty, she owed tax on 60 percent of her income, not the 70 percent that the tax officials claimed. In another tax tiff, Loren agreed in 1982 to a brief jail term for tax evasion.
October 12, 2012
THERE'S trouble once more in Lohan-dia. Cops were called to the Lohan family home in Mineola, N.Y., Wednesday morning after Lindsay and her mom, Dina , got into a verbal spat, apparently over money. The war of words led Lohan the younger to call her father and accuse her mom of some dastardly doings. It all started after a long night of partying that found the Lohan ladies leaving a New York City nightclub in the wee hours of the morning. Dina and Lindsay started fighting.
October 2, 2012 |
Lindsay Lohan in legal trouble again!? This time, though, she appears to be the victim. Christian LaBella , 25, an aide to GOP U.S. Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois, was arrested on misdemeanor assault and har–assment charges after he had a run-in with LiLo in her Manhattan hotel room. The New York Daily News says the duo, who met at a club, had a fight when LiLo discovered LaBella had been taking photos of her with his cellphone and e-mailing them to pals. She claims he choked her from behind and threw her to the floor.
July 29, 2012 |
Broken Harbor A Novel By Tana French Viking. 464 pp. $27.95 A triple homicide quickly becomes other than what it first seems in Tana French's fourth novel, scattering the lead detective's rigid beliefs like so much flotsam on the Irish Sea that forms the backdrop of the story. In Broken Harbor , we follow Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, Dublin's top murder squad detective, as he hunts for the suspect who killed a father and his two young children and gravely injured the mother.
March 14, 2012 |
No one, it seems, can escape the death of culture: Reality TV can't be stopped. No one. Not even Clint Eastwood . The film artist's wife, Dina , and two daughters, Morgan , 15, and Francesca , 18, will star in a new E! reality show called Mrs. Eastwood & Company . The show, set to premiere May 20, will feature Dina's labors to promote Overtone , a six-man a cappella group she plans to move from South Africa to the Eastwoods' California manse.
December 14, 2011 |
DINA MARIE TURCHI'S parents didn't always want to know what she was up to. Like jumping out of airplanes. Her mother, Marie, doesn't even know where her daughter did her skydiving. All she knows is that when Dina invited her mother and her little niece Briana to watch her parachute from the sky, her mother said, "No way. " In addition to not wanting to see her child risk her life for thrills, she didn't want Briana, then about 3, to witness the feat because "she might want to do it. " Dina Marie Turchi packed a lot of living into a tragically short life.
December 12, 2011 |
WE'RE COUNTING THE DAYS until Lindsay Lohan's appearance in Playboy , which Hugh Hefner is conveniently releasing early, just in time for the holidays. In the issue, out this week, cover girl Lohan admits having a few regrets for her behavior of the past five years or so. If she had it to do over, she tells the mag, "I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more. My stubborness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. " We assume people she admires do not include mom Dina or dad Michael . Lohan continues, "Because you only live once, you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable.