January 26, 2014 |
In one of the more significant Philadelphia Orchestra debuts since Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tugan Sokhiev led fresh-minted performances in what could have felt like the ultimate rerun: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (which began the current season) and the Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures From an Exhibition Thursday at the Kimmel Center. The Tchaikovsky performance was safer, more conventional, and less consistently charismatic than Anne-Sophie Mutter's, which opened the current season.
November 14, 2012 |
A big lift is on the agenda for Penn State's football team, and strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald wants to make sure players are ready. So what does he do? Fitzgerald, a 40-year-old father of three, stands still. He waits as, one by one, the players charge at him with full force - headfirst. "These are guys in their prime, their necks are pretty strong," said Fitzgerald, a La Salle High School graduate. "Is it crazy to let them head-butt me? Yeah, probably.
October 12, 2012 |
NEW YORK - NHL arenas are dark, and now so are its negotiating rooms. Hockey's opening day came and went Thursday with no games and no reason to think players will be hitting the ice anytime soon. The league and the union were back at the bargaining table, hours before pucks were supposed to drop to open the regular season, but once again the sides didn't address the core economic differences at the center of the league's lockout that already has lasted 26 days. After discussing secondary topics for a second straight day, no plans were made to meet again.
May 26, 2012 |
It was the type of splitter too good not to be a passed ball. It was a swinging third strike with two outs, as the bottom dropped out of a baseball that zipped through the five-hole of Bishop Eustace catcher Sam Steele. The batter reached base safely, and the inning was extended. On the next pitch, Paul VI's Brian Almand crushed a belt-high fastball over the center-field fence, halting Keith Wallace's no-hit bid in the sixth inning. "His stuff moves a lot, and I just couldn't get to it," Steele said of the passed ball after his eighth-seeded Crusaders cruised to a 7-3 win over ninth-seeded Paul VI on Friday in the first round of the Non-Public South A tournament.
May 16, 2012 |
MANCHESTER, England - In a city that's more used to a sea of red during title celebrations, it was blue confetti that fell over the streets of Manchester on Monday. About 100,000 fans packed the streets as Manchester City paraded the Premier League trophy through the city to celebrate its first English title in 44 years. Blue and white ticker-tape and streamers rained down on the team bus as City players showed off the trophy they had wrestled away from crosstown rival Manchester United in nailbiting fashion a day earlier.
May 11, 2012 |
SHORT SHORTS, a/k/a daisy dukes, are back in full force now that spring is here, with ladies sporting them with tights, boots and sneakers. This style hearkens back — and looks forward — to days when the weather is good and legs come out. n Contact Reuben Harley at BIGRUBE@streetgazing.com , follow him on twitter @BigRubeHarley or read his blog at streetgazing.com .
April 19, 2012 |
The team was battling injuries to numerous starters. And all three losses were to quality teams. But 0-3 is 0-3. It stings. The Lenape boys' lacrosse team felt it. It's a feeling the Indians cite as a big reason they have won five straight, after Wednesday's 12-1 win over Absegami. Two of those wins were against key rivals. "It was rough for us in the beginning. Nobody wants to lose the first three games of the season," said senior attack James O'Donnell, a Widener recruit.
May 10, 2011 |
Taylor Donahue and Laura Lesky remember calling each other almost every afternoon when they were little. "Do you want to have a catch?" one of them inevitably would ask. The two Seneca girls' lacrosse players grew up right down the street from each other in Shamong. And the dream of playing Division I lacrosse was there even during those countless days spent playing catch in the back yard. The lifelong dream soon will be reality. The two seniors have played on the same team since starting organized lacrosse in middle school, including on the club team South Jersey Select.
April 20, 2011 |
If you're not paying attention to the City Council races, it's about time to start. With five members retiring and several more seats competitive, the next Council will have the most freshman members since 1991, when seven newcomers were elected. The Daily News is breaking down everything you need to know about the competitive contests: 6TH DISTRICT Open/contested: Councilwoman Joan Krajewski is retiring after eight terms in the district, which runs along the Delaware River from Port Richmond to Torresdale.
April 1, 2011
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're about as constant as a machine, but you put the full force of your spirited personality into your contribution like no machine ever could. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll balance your work and family with skill. Tomorrow this gets trickier, though. Stick with what's working for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some of your relationships have sustained over a long period of time. Your ties will stay strong through the mutual giving you do over the next 10 days.