July 10, 2015 |
SALT LAKE CITY - The foul shooter that Jahlil Okafor has been in the Utah Jazz Summer League is the opposite of the one he has been during practice. The rookie center has made just 3-of-10 foul shots for the 76ers through two summer league games. But Okafor made six in a row during practice Wednesday. The 6-foot-11, 270-pounder also made 12 of 14 last week at a workout in Philadelphia. His elbows remain in the right place. He gets good rotation on the ball. What's the problem in games?
January 25, 2015 |
Walter Emery Funk, 92, of Honey Brook, an educator, coach, and mentor for students in Chester County, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, of dementia at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Mr. Funk began his career as a basketball coach, teacher, and principal at Scott Senior High School in Coatesville. But the bulk of his professional life was spent at West Chester University as the men's basketball coach and chairman of the health department. He is credited with establishing the nursing and environmental health programs as well as providing expertise and guidance to hundreds of students.
January 17, 2015 |
Toward the end of a thoroughly enjoyable interview, saxophonist Maceo Parker, who brings his show to the Merriam Theater, wishes to say his mission is all about one thing: "Love, love, love, and love . You're in Philly, right? That's all about brotherly love, so you know what I'm talking about. " Parker first became famous as James Brown's most soulful and credited sideman (how many times have you heard the Godfather of Soul shout for "Maceo"?). The saxophonist got his start in his hometown of Kinston, N.C. "My older brother Kellis played trombone, the other, younger one - Melvin - drums.
December 23, 2014 |
JOHN MOSCO waited patiently as his point guard fielded questions just outside of Archbishop Wood's makeshift locker room. The second-year coach hadn't yet addressed his victorious Vikings, but his court marshal was snatched for an interview ahead of time. Eyeballing his affable coach, Tom Funk flashed a giant grin when Mosco was asked if he needed the 6-0 junior. "Nah, [I'm waiting on him]," Mosco joked as assistant coaches also laughed. "He's got to talk to the team, I'm not. It's his team.
December 13, 2014 |
Check out a dance theater duet as the worlds of hip-hop and butoh meet Friday and Saturday during Flash at Painted Bride Art Center. The performance features dancers Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto. In the interdisciplinary show the artists communicate through dance and find commonalities and shared cultural experiences between African American and Japanese cultures. The multimedia show takes the audience on a journey with doses of humor; it also has remakes of pop, funk and hip-hop songs from "back in the day. " "Flash" featuring Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show.
December 30, 2013 |
Donald Edwin Funk, 91, of Willow Grove, a lawyer and World War II veteran, died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 24, at home. Funk, who practiced law for more than 60 years, graduated from Temple Law School in 1951 and started a private practice specializing in wills, trusts, and estate administration in the late 1950s. He practiced on South Broad Street and in Montgomery County. He retired in 2012. Mr. Funk was born on a farm in Elk Creek, Va., and raised in Altoona, Pa. He was valedictorian of the Class of 1940 at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia.
December 24, 2013 |
For the Flyers, there has been a disturbing trend the last few weeks: They have gotten soft on the defensive side. Too many odd-man rushes. Too many scoring chances allowed. Too much traffic in front of their goalies. "Obviously we have to do a better job limiting chances," defenseman Luke Schenn said after Saturday's 6-3 loss in Columbus. "We're giving up some quality opportunities, but I don't think we're worried. We believe in the guys in the room. " The Flyers have allowed four or more goals in six of their last eight games as their goaltending - which had been the team's strong point - has struggled.
October 17, 2013 |
If Janelle Monáe is in a hurry, maybe it's because she has so much ground to cover. Opening her U.S. tour on Sunday in support of her dazzling, diverse new CD, The Electric Lady , at - where else? - the Electric Factory, the 27-year-old Kansas City native took an appreciative audience through a highly personalized survey of the history of genre-blending African American pop.lin During a nearly two-hour evening , Monáe tipped her cap to Cab Calloway and covered Michael Jackson and Prince.
March 2, 2013
Chris Paul scored 29 points and Jamal Crawford added 23 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the host Indiana Pacers, 99-91, Thursday night. David West's 22 points led five players in double figures for Indiana. The Clippers held a 49-47 lead at halftime, and extended the advantage to 76-69 after three quarters. The Clippers have now won three straight. Wall 'in a funk' Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton said John Wall is "in a funk right now. " The Wizards' franchise player hasn't been shooting well and has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate over the last few games.
February 16, 2013 |
There was a lot of love in the room at World Cafe Live on Wednesday, but not just because it was the eve of Valentine's Day. The sold-out crowd was in love with Germantown's Bilal Oliver - known singularly as Bilal - and his genre-jumping music and boldly audacious vocal capabilities. It is probably because of Bilal's turn-on-a-dime musicality - futuristic soul, avant-rock, fuzzy funk - that this crowd felt so close to their hometown hero, chatting with the singer between tunes as if he was on their corner.