March 29, 1993 |
Edward I. Savitz, 51, the meek Center City actuary whose bizarre sexual fetishes made him front page news in Philadelphia and the nation last year, died Saturday of AIDS. Mr. Savitz died at a Philadelphia hospice, where he had been transferred about a week ago by court order. Previously, he had been held in the prison wing of Girard Medical Center. "He's finally at peace and he is no longer tormented by those who accused him of infecting thousands with AIDS," said Barnaby C. Wittels, his lawyer.
September 29, 2010
10 tonight BRAVO Sylvia Weinstock (right) is guest judge as the pastry chefs compete in a bake sale that's raising money for a high-school pep squad and glee club.
June 25, 2008 |
Bruce Eglinton Montgomery of Chestnut Hill, director of Gilbert & Sullivan Players of Philadelphia and director of musical studies at the University of Pennsylvania including the Penn Glee Club, the Mask & Wig Club, the University Band, and the Penn Singers, died Saturday of heart failure at his summer home in Spruce Head Island, Maine. Mr. Montgomery died one day after his 81st birthday. "When Monty was 5, he directed, wrote, produced, made costumes, starred and sang in his first opera for friends and neighbors at his family's summer home in Wildwood Crest," said his sister Elizabeth Thomas.
October 10, 2014 |
Anyone paying attention to recent anti-immigration furor in Europe and Britain will recognize the themes of David Greig's The Events , a disturbing, profound play being given a disarming and intense production by the Actors Touring Company, now at the Annenberg Center. Scottish playwright Greig based his 2013 play on the 2011 mass murder of 77 people by Anders Breivik in Norway. In The Events , a character called simply the Boy (Clifford Samuel) enters the rehearsal hall of a community choir, which he views as perpetrating "state-funded propaganda for multiculturalism.
May 7, 1986 |
Perhaps, for the squeamish, there ought to be a warning sign on the door to the frog-dissecting classroom, but otherwise everything will be "PG" rated today when Edgewater Park Township's Jacques and Magowan schools conduct their third biennial Learning Fair. The two-hour program kicks off tonight at 7 p.m., according to superintendent Walter Dold, when "all the students demonstrate activities they do during the normal year. " Designed to foster parent-student communication by encouraging parents to ask students about their activities, the program will include a first-grade operetta, physical-education dancing, a gym show, a fashion show by home economics students, art displays and projects, science studies (beware the frogs)
July 16, 2013 |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Cory Monteith, the handsome young actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee" but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, was found dead in a hotel room, police said. He was 31. The Canadian-born Monteith, who played star quarterback turned singer Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high-school glee club, was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver's waterfront about noon Saturday, according to police.
July 16, 2013 |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Cory Monteith, the handsome young actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series Glee but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, was found dead in a hotel room, police said. The Canadian-born Monteith, 31, who played star-quarterback-turned-singer Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high school glee club, was found dead about noon Saturday in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver's waterfront, according to police.
March 16, 1988 |
The Rev. William J. Sailer - a former member of the Vatican's famed Sistine Choir, who led the choir at St. John the Evangelist Church for 25 years - died Monday. He was 77 and lived at Little Flower Manor Nursing Home, Darby, Delaware County. Sailer also held what many consider to be the most important muscial post in the Philadelphia archdiocese - director of the choir of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. The choir performs for major functions at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral and influences musical trends throughout the archdiocese.
December 26, 2013 |
An ended ending Glee creator Ryan Murphy always had an ending in mind for his musical series. That is, until star Cory Monteith died. "I have never shared [it] with anyone, but I always knew it. I've always relied on it as a source of comfort," Murphy said at a private memorial in July for Monteith in comments published in the new Entertainment Weekly. "At the end of season 6, Lea [ Michele ]'s Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play.
June 15, 2008 |
As he stands before his students at La Salle University, Gerald Ballough, a well-groomed man with a mustache and glasses, fancies himself a "tour guide for something absolutely magnificent, like the Grand Canyon. " "I'm not the main attraction. I'm just a sideshow," Ballough, 50, says. But today the modest biology professor, a distinguished neuroscientist, will be the star - like it or not - when he receives this year's outstanding alumnus award from the Milton Hershey School.