August 8, 2016
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June 14, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Before Hillary, there was Victoria Hillary Clinton is not the first female candidate for president ("Clinton: 'Milestone,' " Wednesday). That distinction belongs to Victoria Claflin Woodhull (later Martin), a leader of the suffrage movement who was a candidate on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872. |J. Schenk, Willingboro, email@example.com
January 10, 2016 |
Any Philadelphia Orchestra program of Russian chestnuts - the sort many classical music people have known since childhood - demands aggressively distinctive performances. And between guest conductor Fabio Luisi and violinist Christian Tetzlaff, such feats were accomplished Thursday at the Kimmel Center to varying degrees, sometimes brilliantly. Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila overture is often an entry-level classic: The piece's hectic velocity is great fun. Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto enshrines young, ardent emotions.
September 18, 2015 |
WHEN IT comes to staple condiments, some like it hot - and in the United States, the sum of that "some" is growing at a tongue-singeing pace. American hot-sauce sales now top $600 million annually, with the potential to crack $1 billion in the next four years, according to figures cited by Reuters earlier this year. Take it as a sign that our tastes and eating habits, as a nation, are de-wussifying at a fiery clip. (Happy, Ed Rendell?) And they're going global, too. Don't tell Donald Trump, who apparently eats his steaks well-done, but this chili-laden uptick might have something to do with America's burgeoning immigrant populations.
September 11, 2015 |
'I care about that stuff. There are people out there that care about that," rapper Ryshon Jones says, describing his near-obsession with perfecting interludes in his music. Sequences are vital to the 24-year-old Philadelphia native, who meticulously crafts the ebb and flow of his projects. He once spent two weeks trying to "find the right track two. " Agonizing over details brought Jones to this point. In the fall, he will release his third album, You're Safe Now , which boasts producer credit of critically acclaimed rapper/producer Mac Miller.
March 15, 2015 |
Beethoven and Falla. Only one conductor would dare to pair such radically dissimilar composers with the Philadelphia Orchestra: the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Planned by him before his death last year, the program on Thursday fell to the orchestra's conductor in residence, Cristian Macelaru. He is as strong-minded as anyone standing before the orchestra this season and, overall, made the evening work in a manner hugely different from Frühbeck de Burgos'. Beethoven was represented by his least severe orchestral work, the Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")
February 23, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. South Jersey has many sleepy little communities, sometimes barely distinguishable from the vast expanses of farmland of which they are part. Gloucester County's Swedesboro is definitely not one of them. With surrounding Woolwich Township - the boundaries between the two often are hard to distinguish for real estate purposes - the venerable borough - "aged to perfection," said the wording on its water tower - was, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, one of the country's fastest-growing areas.
February 15, 2015 |
It was 2010. The kids were grown and out of the house. Ron Ettinger was tired of cutting grass and shoveling snow - he wanted to downsize. At 60, he was ready to move to a new home in a 55-and-over community. His wife, Hope, then 50, was not keen on the idea. She was too young to live in such a place and had always wanted to restore an old house. Though he is a talented woodworker, Ron nixed that notion. "I know my limits," he says. "Restoring takes more than being handy. " A visit to Montebello, a 55-plus community in West Berlin near their Voorhees home, helped Hope grow more amenable to Ron's plan.
April 4, 2014 |
DALLAS - The favorites at this Final Four could not have been built any differently. Florida starts four seniors and a sophomore. Kentucky starts five freshmen. Therefore, Florida coach Billy Donovan must stand for truth, justice, the American way and, of course, academic integrity while Kentucky coach John Calipari must be gaming the system, having his school act as a station stop for players taking a few classes on the way to the NBA. To accept the narrative, you must also believe that the revenue-producing college sports are about something other than revenue.
January 25, 2014 |
You've never met anyone quite like Peter Serkin before. In his three-piece suit with white pocket square, he was a natty presence on the Perelman Theater stage Wednesday night. It was the playing that was rumpled. Not always. There were many moments of incredible polish, especially when it came to the pianist's approach to sound. He has that ability to conjure an instantly rounded tone without doing any violence to the start of the note. But all over - in Beethoven no less than in a contemporary score - Serkin, 66, occupied the space somewhere between an eccentric and outsider.