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.
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)
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.
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.
February 2, 1995 |
Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures will be staged tomorrow through Feb. 18 by The Marple-Newtown Players Community Theater at the Robert C. Gauntlett Center in Newtown Square. This comedy tells the story of Herb Tucker, a writer reunited with his teenage daughter after a separation of 13 years. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children. Group rates are available. The Gauntlett Center is at West Chester Pike and Media Line Road.
June 12, 1986 |
More than 3,000 Philadelphia senior citizens gathered yesterday in an "Around the World" celebration of singing, dancing and arts and crafts in Fairmount Park. People from 43 recreation centers for the elderly dressed in international costumes and re-created arts and crafts from around the globe for the 33d annual Senior Citizens Rally in the Park, sponsored by the Department of Recreation's cultural and special events section. Tables were decorated in global themes; some followed schemes that were influenced by a specific country.
December 23, 2008 |
Concetta "Connie" DeRitis Cascarino, 86, of Havertown, a soprano who pursued a professional singing career despite a disapproving father, died of a heart attack Thursday at Bryn Mawr College after performing at the school's Wyndham Alumnae House. Mrs. Cascarino had just performed a solo of "So What" from Cabaret when she returned to her table amid the applause and sat down. Seconds later, Mrs. Cascarino quietly laid her head on the table. She apparently had suffered a heart attack.
March 21, 2002 |
Dance Celebration/Next Move's series is well into its seventh-inning stretch for this season. It loads the bases with Pucci: Sport - which, depending on your predilection, is either a sports-based evening of dance or a dance-based evening of sport. It's a short enough program to take preteens to on a school night. And whether they're named Jill or Jack, I think they'll be charmed by it. It opened Tuesday at the Annenberg Center and runs through Saturday night. A nine-year veteran of Pilobolus, Peter Pucci formed his own company, Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, in 1986.