November 27, 2014 |
When Malcolm Kenyatta was a child, his mother used to give him his vitamins with a spoonful of applesauce. That way, the young Kenyatta would be distracted by the sweetness and not notice he was being fed a pill. The stage play You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die is unapologetically applesauce - a mixture of entertainment with heavy themes. The play, which premieres Dec. 4 at the Adrienne Theater, is written by Temple University professor and poet Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon.
December 11, 2013 |
Baxter's 4th wedding Family Ties alum Meredith Baxter , 66, who has three ex-husbands and five children, showed her family values Sunday by tying the knot with her first female spouse, general contractor Nancy Locke . Baxter has been with Locke for seven years, but came out officially only in '09. Jennifer Aniston at nearly 45 Jennifer Aniston , who turns 45 in February, says...
January 27, 2012 |
Joseph Mattioli, 86, who gave up a successful dental practice in Northeast Philadelphia to found Pocono Raceway, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. Dr. Mattioli closed his dental practice at 34 to become an entrepreneur, investing in properties in Philadelphia and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Known to all as "Doc," he eventually founded Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., the only remaining family-owned and -run track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Pocono Raceway opened in July 1971 with a 500-mile Indy car race.
January 26, 2012 |
FAMILY. That will be his enduring legacy. Family. Family is all. Don't you hear them: We Are . . . We Are . . . Family is the cry that echoes through the rolling hills of the Valley of Happy, that spills out from the Fortress Nittany, out into the real world, there tethered to the blue-and-white umbilical cord of thousands upon thousands upon tens of thousands of alumni. Don't you hear them: We Are . . . We Are . . . Once a Penn Stater, always and forever a Penn Stater.
October 24, 2011
By Jacqueline White History is rarely made on reality television, but it is being made in this season of Dancing With the Stars . Chaz Bono, the first transgender contestant, has shown the world the importance of family values - broadly understood. "My whole family's here," he announced on the show earlier this month. For Bono to claim such support is particularly poignant, and not just because his mother is the pop goddess Cher. Most transgender people endure heartbreaking family rejection.
July 26, 2011 |
Philly jumps to the music forefront again with a striking album release today from Kindred The Family Soul , "Love Has No Recession" (Shanachie, B+ ). Kindred (Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler) and company's more old than new soul approach works well on the material at hand. As the title suggests, theirs are songs often steeped in protest and prophecy as well as family values, aiming to keep it real while raising spirits in today's hard times. Hear 'em moan (with help from homie Bilal)
May 19, 2011
By Steve Lopez Back in 2003, I witnessed a remarkable spectacle at a rally for then-gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger. As I talked to people about allegations that Schwarzenegger had crudely groped women against their will, using his celebrity and power to have his way, they were outraged - not at Schwarzenegger, but at the Los Angeles Times, for reporting the stories. Even after Schwarzenegger stepped to the stage and admitted that "where there's smoke, there's fire," women who espoused family values came to his defense.
April 20, 2011
Rena Burke, 78, of West Philadelphia, a retired Sears, Roebuck & Co. employee and church volunteer, died of lung cancer Wednesday, April 13, at Lankenau Hospital. When Mrs. Burke was 2, her father died in an automobile accident. She, her mother, and two siblings moved in with her maternal grandparents in South Philadelphia. She was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School. From 1960 to 1991, Mrs. Burke was a catalog order processor at the Sears merchandise building on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.
January 6, 2011 |
Thursday night's forecast of snow is a tad iffy, but I fearlessly predict Gov. Christie will not be on vacation. Instead, he'll be doing whatever a governor does in Trenton when a street in, say, Toms River needs a plow. Rest assured: Long before the next sighting of flakes over Freehold, the Big Guy will be out there. Shoveling. "This administration's always going to be about substance first," Christie boldly told Sean Hannity during a mini-blizzard of talk radio interviews this week.