February 5, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Maurice White, 74, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, said his brother, Verdine White. A former session drummer, Mr. White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960s. The group went on to sell more than 90 million albums worldwide, displaying a flashy and eclectic musical style that incorporated his influences from growing up in Memphis, Tenn., and working at the influential Chicago music labels Chess and Okeh. The band's many hits included "September," "Shining Star," a cover of the Beatles' "Got to Get You into My Life" and "Boogie Wonderland.
January 9, 2016 |
On the afternoon of Jan. 3, 2011, Kacey Lynn Prim told her mother she was going out and left their home in Audubon, Camden County. Prim was 23, and it was normal for her to take walks. So her mother, Tina, didn't question where she was headed. The next day, Kacey still hadn't returned. Around 2:20 p.m., she called her mother and apologized for being out so long. "I'll be home in a little while," Kacey Prim said, according to her mother. Then the call disconnected. Tina Prim, now 63, never heard from her daughter again.
December 30, 2015 |
Week 16 was most notable for its upsets, from the screeching halt of Carolina's drive for perfection to the Patriots' bungled handling of the overtime coin toss. Somehow, the Ravens mustered their divisional-rival powers to ground Pittsburgh's passing attack while the Rams knocked the surging Seahawks offense off-stride for the first time since Week 10. And while the Cardinals' ninth consecutive victory wasn't a surprise, the way they humiliated the Packers' offense sure was. Each of these unexpected outcomes yielded disappointing fantasy results for many of the players who had propelled their owners to the championship round.
December 4, 2015 |
EMILY EGGLY, a senior at Moore College of Art & Design in Center City, said she is constantly surprised by the teenagers with exceptional intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs who she teaches in her "Special Populations" art class. Eggly, who plans to be an art therapist, said, "The first things that develop in our brains are images. We can look at a picture of a dog and know it's a dog before we learn the word 'dog.' So even if you're non-verbal, you can communicate through your images.
October 1, 2015
WILL POPE FRANCIS' urging that we all commit to helping the poor make a difference? I hope the pope's advocacy of the poor not only changes minds but also inspires people to become involved in helping the less fortunate. "Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility," the pope said during his address to a joint session of Congress. And don't just give your money. Give your time and talents. My husband, who stretches out his workday so that he can have a day off every other week, has decided to spend many of those days accompanying me to a prison in Maryland where we teach financial literacy to inmates.
September 12, 2015 |
Queen of Earth is not an easy movie to watch. Then again, easy to watch is certainly not Radnor-born-and-raised director Alex Ross Perry's modus operandi. In his short yet prolific career, Perry has made a point of serving up movies that don't go down easy. And we're the better for it. It has been a terrible year for Catherine (Elisabeth Moss, who seems to be somewhat of a muse for Perry, after also starring in 2014's Listen Up Philip - although her part here is considerably better)
September 1, 2015 |
Lunch time is less busy at Little Anthony's Pizza in Coatesville this month than it was in June. "Thirty percent of the lunch crowd lost," owner Mark Madanat said. Many of those lost customers worked at nearby Sikorsky Global Helicopter, which this summer began shedding 720 employees over 12 months from its Coatesville plant. Two doors down from the pizza parlor on Lincoln Highway, John Keesey has seen business for his shop, Keesey's Airport Automotive, dry up, too. "We used to get four cars a day from Sikorsky," he said.
August 8, 2015 |
EMMAUS, Pa. - It's crunch time at Rodale's Organic Life - and not the kind that involves granola or carrot sticks. The third issue of this new, bimonthly lifestyle magazine that taps into the growing popularity of all things organic is going to print. A dozen staffers have gathered to go over the final to-dos. But the editorial meeting doesn't get past item No. 2 - the table of contents - before editor-in-chief, author, and foodie James Oseland interjects. "I think we can give it a little more TLC. " His compact torso strains over the conference table as though he's in the last meter of a sprint, hands slicing the air. "I think we can make some of the language more robust, clearer, inviting.
July 11, 2015 |
New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders, who established himself in the 1970s and 1980s with a series of classic dramas such as The American Friend , The State of Things , and Paris, Texas , also has become one of Europe's premiere documentary filmmakers, with fascinating, no-nonsense pictures that profile other artists, including fashion designers ( Notebook on Cities and Clothes ), musicians ( Buena Vista Social Club ), and other filmmakers ( Lightning Over Water , Tokyo-Ga )
June 17, 2015 |
Though not inclined to look back, the Crossing choir and its founder/director, Donald Nally, have roughly 10 years of mutual history, which explains why Sunday's opening of the annual Month of Moderns festival at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill was often retrospective, if never tame. Some Crossing followers might have been shocked that two pieces dated to the 1990s, the more substantial being David Shapiro's A Century of Aprils , a Mass setting of sorts, that was written for one of Nally's previous choirs, the Bridge Ensemble.