January 27, 2015 |
Stella Ferrari Conaway, 92, of West Chester, a respected voice teacher and performer, died Thursday, Jan. 8, her 61st wedding anniversary, of Alzheimer's disease at Simpson Meadows, Downingtown. Mrs. Conaway was a trained soprano, and her husband, Wayne Elias Conaway, a trained tenor; the two performed classical music and opera duets up and down the East Coast. The venues were local auditoriums where they often sang to benefit music clubs, he said. She earned academic degrees in music from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music - now part of the University of the Arts - and joined the faculty of the music department at West Chester University.
October 25, 2013 |
"THE COUNSELOR" warns eloquently and at length about the threat posed by spreading drug violence, but the effect is surprising. After an uneventful hour of watching this windy gabfest, here's what you're thinking: "Shoot somebody, already. " I mean, there's not much doubt about what's to come. Among the first images? A couple of swells (Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem) mix Manhattans and watch their pet cheetahs chase down jackrabbits in the border country desert. It's foreshadowing to a fault, and in case you miss the implication, here comes a small army of prestigious actors to drop eloquent hints - via the language of screenwriter Cormac McCarthy - about the carnage to come.
May 20, 2013 |
The sound of bugles echoed across the grounds of the Radnor Hunt Club around 1:25 p.m. Saturday, and 12 horses trotted toward the starting line of the afternoon's first steeplechase run. Officially, the 83d annual Radnor Hunt Races were about to begin. But by then the festivities already were in full gallop. Thousands of patrons surrounding the track - many of whom had already spent hours eating, drinking, and socializing - swelled toward the fences to catch a glimpse of the race, and most sported their finest racetrack attire: bright sundresses and extravagant hats for the women, tweed blazers and ties for the men. The scene resembled a jubilant lawn party, a blend of sport, drink, dining, and mingling, and many attendees Saturday were quick to express their love of the festivities.
November 30, 2011
Sergio Scaglietti, 91, who used intuitive genius and a hammer - seldom blueprints or sketches - to sculpt elegant Ferraris that won Grand Prix races in the 1950s and '60s and that now sell for millions of dollars, died Nov. 20 at his home in Modena, Italy. Ferraris, with their hair-raising acceleration and sleek lines, bespoke postwar modernity in the manner of the Color Field paintings of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko or the architecture of Eero Saarinen. Mr. Scaglietti in the 1950s designed the bloodred skin of the 375mm sports car that film director Roberto Rossellini, the master of neorealist cinema, gave to his wife, Ingrid Bergman.
April 29, 2011 |
Charles M. Pierson, 58, of Schwenksville, a Ferrari restorer and jazz musician, died of lung cancer Thursday, April 21, at home. The son of a General Electric Co. engineer, Mr. Pierson began playing with cars when he was 12. At 16, he bought a 1959 Ford Galaxy 500 for $25, restored it, and sold it for $400. He graduated from Conestoga High School, where he played lacrosse. He was offered a college scholarship but declined. "I always knew I wanted to work with my hands," he told Inquirer reporter Art Carey this month.
September 13, 2010 |
TOLEDO, Ohio - Cherry Hill's Tom Hessert took the lead on the fourth circuit and led 133 laps at Toledo Speedway before a broken sway bar on his No. 77 Cherry Hill Classic Cars Dodge caused him to lose four laps on his way to a seventh-place finish Sunday in the Northwest Ohio Ford Dealers 200. Chris Buescher earned his second ARCA Racing Series victory of his career. The 17-year-old driver raced from the 23d starting position into contention, taking the lead for good on lap 173 of the 200-lap race when Joey Coulter, who was leading, was slowed by a flat.
August 26, 2010
9 tonight USA After hitting some potholes (and plot holes) in seasons two and three, this show has been humming like a finely tuned Ferrari in season four, with great stories and fine work by stars Jeffrey Donovan (right) and Gabrielle Anwar (left).
January 24, 2010 |
Dependability and predictability are great qualities for a baseball starting pitcher, and the way Ruben Amaro Jr. sees it, Joe Blanton is the roster equivalent of a washing machine that earns a solid "good" from Consumer Reports. Maybe there are models out there that look better on the showroom floor. Maybe some can deliver brighter colors and crisper whites. But throw the switch on the Blantonator and the clothes will get washed. "We know what we're going to get," Amaro said when the Phillies signed Blanton to a three-year, $24 million contract last week.
October 2, 2009 |
Oprah Winfrey, David Robinson, Nadia Comaneci and Michele Obama hobnobbed with International Olympic Committee members in Copenhagen on behalf of Chicago's bid to win the 2016 Summer Games. Chicago, which will get an added booster when President Obama arrives today, might be considered the favorite going into today's IOC vote, but plenty of cities that were sure things have ended up watching someone else celebrate. Another bidder, Rio de Janeiro, has a compelling argument, asking the IOC to take the games to South America for the first time, while Madrid has the backing of former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch.
October 1, 2009 |
The NBA is instituting a policy regarding Twitter and other social media sites, banning players from using them during games. The league sent a memo to teams yesterday telling them that cell phones and other communication devices can't be used from 45 minutes before game time until after players have finished their responsibilities after games. That includes halftime. The rule applies to "coaches, players and other team basketball operations personnel. " The memo does not specify penalties for violation of the rule, and says teams are free to create their own policies for practices and other team events.