April 3, 1989 |
Phil Collins has dominated Genesis the last five years, so it's no surprise that Mike Rutherford has his own group on the side to get a bigger share of the limelight. Yet Mike + the Mechanics, who appeared at the Tower Theater on Saturday night, still strongly shows the Genesis influence. With little between-song chatter, and only a minimum of freewheeling guitar solos, the six-piece band played a tight 16-song set, mixing selections culled from the group's two albums, 1985's Mike + the Mechanics and the current The Living Years.
June 1, 1992 |
Was it a rock concert, the high-tech equivalent of a drive-in, or a display of a stadium-sized home entertainment system on steroids? At Veterans Stadium last night, the English band Genesis unveiled a stunning multi-media spectacle - a two-hour-and-twenty-minute show meant to satisfy the eyes as much as the ears. Three immense television screens - Sony Jumbotrons that measured 21-by-42 feet each - dwarfed the five musicians on stage. Computer-generated animation, graphics and live images of the band were rendered on the screen with exceptionally crisp and clear resolution.
March 29, 1996 |
He'd already left his wife, moved to another country and hooked up with some 23-year-old babe. There was only one cliche missing from Phil Collins' mid-life crisis, and here it is: Yesterday, he quit his job. After 25 years as drummer and singer for the artsy-turned-easy-listenin' band Genesis, Collins is giving it up, he announced yesterday. The 45-year-old musician, who now lives in Switzerland with his new girlfriend, will work on movie scores, "some jazz projects and of course my solo career," Collins said.
May 28, 1987 |
In the beginning, which in this case goes back to 1969's From Genesis to Revelation, there was a cult band. Now, 15 albums later, and just nine months after playing four sold-out nights at the Spectrum, Genesis is back in Philadelphia tonight and tomorrow for sold-out outdoor shows before more than 50,000 fans at Veterans Stadium. And the cult of Genesis includes nearly everybody. "This is the biggest-grossing tour we've been tracking," says Gary Bongiovanni of the trade magazine Pollstar.
September 25, 1986 |
At one point this summer, tracks by Genesis, Phil Collins and Mike (Rutherford) and the Mechanics were lined up 1-2-3 on the singles chart. And you could hardly listen to the radio for 15 minutes without hearing either the core group or one of these Genesis spinoff projects coming atcha. On top of that Genesis super-saturated promotion and newfound following, let's not forget the sizable crop of Philadelphia fans who go way back, who were in Genesis' corner when the rest of the country couldn't be bothered.
May 29, 1987 |
Al Belch leaned against his wine-colored stretch limousine on Broad Street last night, eyeing his watch while the Flyers battled the Edmonton Oilers inside the Spectrum. Who were Belch's clients, wealthy VIPs here for the big game? Guess again. "Four kids, none of 'em over 21, here for the concert," Belch said, pointing toward Veterans Stadium, where Phil Collins and Genesis were rocking away. Belch was one of scores of limo drivers cashing in on the latest trend among young adults and teens: Riding to the rock show in a limousine.
February 9, 2012
Genesis HealthCare Corp. is closing a Sharon Hill program that allows elderly participants who would otherwise be in a nursing home to live at home but get medical care and social interaction through regular visits to a center in their community. The Genesis facility, opened in July 2007, is part of a federal- and state-backed program called Living Independently for Elderly, or LIFE. The facility serves 134 elderly residents, mostly from Delaware County, but including 10 from Chester County.
March 21, 1993 |
Hugh White of Haddonfield labors in the field of religion - not as a preacher, but as a teacher. White, professor of religion at Rutgers University in Camden, is the author of Narration and Discourse in the Book of Genesis, which explores the first book of the Bible as literature. The book is published by Cambridge University Press. White, a native of Columbia, Ga., earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky. "In those days, I was planning to study theology, to become a minister," said White, 56. After college, he taught religion while completing a bachelor's degree in divinity at Emory University in Atlanta.
September 25, 1986 |
Genesis, which began a four-night stand at the Spectrum last night, is in the enviable position of being all things to all people. This band made its fame in the 1970s for its lengthy, meticulously arranged, quasi-classical pop compositions that defined the genre that came to be called art-rock. But individual members of Genesis - particularly drummer-vocalist Phil Collins - have scored mainstream pop hits as solo performers. Thus Genesis, having recently commenced a 10-month world tour, manages the nearly impossible feat of being both popular and recondite at the same time.
December 3, 1998 |
Before the end of her junior year, said Cara Davis, she had convinced herself she would never graduate from Upper Merion High School. Feeling excluded by social cliques, Davis, 17, said she often skipped school or arrived at noon when she bothered to come at all. She felt alone, she said - until she enrolled in the Upper Merion alternative school called Genesis. "In Genesis, I got help from counselors who convinced me to do my work. If not for them, I know I would have dropped out," Davis said.