September 5, 2015 |
The Fringe Festival is likely to be confusing for kids, with all the naughty sights and sounds and strange, late-night, avant-garde weirdness. After all, naughty stuff, staying up late, and being confused is purely for grown-ups, right? But the Fringe folks have something for the children (and adults who need a break from the deep thinking). Viscosity Theatre's Fish & Beauregard is an all-ages epic about a carnival-prize goldfish that outgrows his leaky tank. When his owner sets out to find a lake to set the finned pet free, the pair fall under the Cloud of Perpetual Rain, where a young woman finds them while on her quest to Discover the Unknown.
August 29, 2015 |
The Fringe Festival can be tough for families with young children. On the one hand, arts-loving parents are tempted by a Fringe guide bursting with internationally hailed performers; innovative, under-the-radar acts; and compelling homegrown options. On the other, Fringe lasts 16 days - and babysitting is expensive. So why not make it a family affair? Here are some of 2015's kid-friendliest shows. Fringe has two parts: FringeArts Curated and Neighborhood Fringe. The former events are invited, produced by FringeArts.
June 11, 2015
I HOPE BY praising Mayor Nutter and his team that selects the acts for the July Fourth celebration on the Ben Franklin Parkway will not come as a surprise. In past years, I've been criticizing the big signature event for a variety of reasons. Last year it was clear to any reasonable individual that this was not a family event, unless your family is the F-bomb family. Victor Fiorillo, in his column at PhillyMag.com, said Jennifer Hudson was a class act but the other acts could not stop themselves from dropping the F-bomb.
June 6, 2015 |
Duggars: To forgive divine The Puritans of yore had (often brutal!) public confessions. We've got therapy sessions disguised as news programs. Sex-scandal-scarred megastars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting on TLC, heroes to many conservative Christians across the nation, availed themselves of that service this week, taping a multi-part chat on the friendly Fox News Channel. Part one aired Wednesday night; part two will be on Friday. The couple spoke of how shocked they were by revelations that one of their 19 children, son Josh Duggar , molested young girls when he was a teen.
May 26, 2015 |
Logan V. DeAngelis, 17, of Green Bank, in Washington Township, Burlington County, died of brain cancer Wednesday, May 20, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma in August 2013, said his father, Vincent. But he had continued going to his junior-year classes, at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, part time until Christmas, his father said. Logan was a goalie and forward on the high school soccer team in his freshman year and, before that, for a team in a Mullica Township recreational league.
May 18, 2015 |
A MAN WHO was shot by police Tuesday after his car hit four cops has been charged with attempted murder, even though relatives and a woman who was in the car contend he was having a seizure. Rudolph Keitt Jr., 46, also faces charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief and related offenses for the afternoon incident in Olney. According to police, after officers responded to Keitt driving his car into a wall on Olney Avenue near Wagner around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, he became combative, got back into his car and hit two officers with his 2000 Chrysler.
April 18, 2015 |
For three agonizing days after the crash on Lehigh Avenue, 2-year-old David Aliea clung to life at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His mother, Josephine Rivera, had been hit, too - struck by a car that had been driven from the scene Monday night as mother and son lay critically injured in the street. Rivera recovered, only to spend the next several days at the bedside of her son. The child died Thursday morning. Whoever was behind the wheel of the car that killed him remains at large.
April 14, 2015 |
THE SERVICE began 20 minutes late because the line to pay respects to Stan Hochman's family was so long, stretching up an aisle between the rows of seats, out the door, around a corner and nearly out the entryway to the parking lot of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at the corner of Old York Road and Meetinghouse Road in Elkins Park. From the first words until the last person left the synagogue, it was 86 minutes, one for each year of the Daily News legend's life. Born Oct. 15, 1928, lived for his family, his friends and his work, died April 9, 2015, remembered for his conscience, the non-profits he supported that profited so much from his involvement, his words, his voice, his perspective.
April 3, 2015 |
IF ONLY IT were a police officer, a family friend or uncle, any adult in the world who could have found them instead, and spared a boy from a horror he'll never forget. The eldest son of Christopher and Nicole Peppelman was alone, though, when he found his parents dead Tuesday afternoon, a bloody chain saw beside them in the Lower Moreland, Montgomery County, house where they'd once been happy. He's 14 and has two little brothers. Now it's up to the adults who are still here to help get him through it, because it's probably too late to lie about it. "I'm not ever sure there's an adult explanation for this tragedy," said the Rev. Eric Carswell of the Bryn Athyn Church, where the two younger Peppelman boys attend school.
March 9, 2015 |
Amanda DeGenova renovated her house in Cape May Court House with the help of Phoebe Schuh of PS and Daughters, based in Northern Liberties. They were not just designer and client. DeGenova and Schuh are sisters. Natives of Wayne, they and their parents vacationed many summers in Avalon. When Amanda was 19, she met her future husband, Mark. Years later, the couple married and settled at the Shore. The DeGenovas were expecting a second child and felt space-constrained. Why not convert the garage into a family room.