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March 13, 2016
On March 3, the Pennsylvania Ballet presented the world premiere of artistic director Angel Corella's Don Quixote . More than 100 attended a special Don Quixote -theme dinner at the Academy of Music. The evening, which raised $99,450, was a Spanish-inspired event featuring cocktails and dinner, followed by the the Pennsylvania Ballet's performance of the classic. The company performed the ballet for the first time in its 53-year history.  
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By John N. McGuire, Staff Writer
In all the years Gene Costill was an elected official in Clayton, including five terms as mayor in the 1960s and '70s, he had a model, he said - his grandfather Elwood Costill, the little Gloucester County borough's second mayor. Elwood Costill, a lawyer who was a Union soldier during the Civil War, helped found the borough in 1887. "All my life, I've looked back at what he did and how he was able to accomplish what he did, and I figured, 'Well, I've got to do something,' " he said.
FOOD
February 5, 2016
Although it's a good idea to take a break from the holiday overload of carbs, it's important not to lump all carbohydrates together. Veggies, whole fruits, beans, and whole grains are carb-rich foods we should resolve to eat more of. They are satisfying and packed with essential nutrients, health-protective antioxidants, and fiber. Orecchiette With Escarole, White Beans 4 servings   1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more for pasta water 12 ounces dried whole-grain orecchiette pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 medium head escarole, chopped (6 cups lightly packed; may sub kale, spinach, or arugula)
FOOD
January 29, 2016
I'm a sucker for a good can of tuna, and this recipe gives it a slightly sophisticated profile, with greens, eggs, and a bit of Parmesan cheese. It's quick to put together, and so pantry-friendly you might not even have to shop. You do need a jumbo-muffin pan. Tuna Spinach Tortas 4 to 6 servings   10 ounces frozen spinach, preferably in a bag rather than in a block Two 5-ounce cans tuna packed in olive oil 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1/2 cup plain panko (bread crumbs)
NEWS
January 24, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Ali stood in a crowded Old City bar when a tall, handsome guy caught her eye. She smiled at him, then turned her attention back to her friends. Later, Mr. Tall and Handsome walked up beside her. "Hi, I'm Matt," was all he said - and all he needed to. Within the swarm of young people gathered that night in December 2008, Matt, a software engineer at Orion Systems Inc. in Huntingdon Valley, and Ali, then in her senior year at Temple's Fox School of Business, managed to have a real conversation.
FOOD
January 22, 2016
Although this dish looks like something you've tasted before, the combination of Chinese five-spice powder and a garlicky ginger-scallion topping makes it altogether different. You'll need an instant-read thermometer and a good exhaust fan. Five-Spice Steak 4 to 6 servings 1 bone-in rib eye steak (about 1 pound, at least 1 inch thick) 11/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 1 small red Thai/bird's-eye chili pepper 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 clove garlic 1-inch piece fresh ginger root 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 2 teaspoons tamari (may sub low-sodium soy sauce)
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | Howard Gensler, Staff Writer
The four members of ABBA may not get together for a reunion concert - or even a cup of coffee - but they did get together for a new business venture in Stockholm. It's kind of a "Mamma Mia!" spin-off - a dining-entertainment venue, based on the Greek taverna featured in the movie. The BBC reports that venue is the idea of ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus , who was joined opening night by Benny Andersson , Anni-Frid Lyngstad , and Agnetha Faltskog . Fans and guests last night paid the Swedish equivalent of $157 to party with the mega-selling pop stars at the Tyrol restaurant.
NEWS
January 19, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
St. Paul School principal William Robbins has a new mantra these days: Keep the struggling parish school strong. A year ago, it was a different story at the school in Burlington City, where the chorus among students and teachers was to save the school. Last January, the school successfully pulled off a frantic six-week campaign that raised more than $250,000 to keep its doors open for the current school year. Robbins hailed it a miracle. "It was kind of scary," said Student Council president Erin Turpin, 13, of Burlington Township.
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