July 11, 2015 |
Fred Siegel says he decided to become a magician when he saw "a girl turn into a gorilla at Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City when I was 8 years old. " That would do it for anybody. Siegel brings his show Fred's Magic World , a retro mix of prestidigitation, comedy, and - it says here - some "spooky parts" (maybe leave the littlest ones home), to Act II Playhouse. The show also stars mentalists the Rosen Sisters and Shakespearean escapologist Eric Van Wie, who plays everybody else necessary.
May 20, 2015 |
The long: The latest addition to the Philadelphia Zoo's 3,000-foot overhead trail system - already used by tigers, lions, lemurs and orangutans - gives five resident gorillas space to step out of the Primate Reserve and onto netted platforms overhead. The short: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a silverback! The deets: Twelve-foot-high platform, enclosed by "extremely strong" (according to Zoo COO Andy Baker), stainless-steel wire mesh, stretches 300 feet from the back of chez gorilla north to Bird Lake.
April 9, 2015 |
A CROCODILE made of bubblegum, a giant gorilla composed of car parts and tiny creatures carved from crayons are all trying to tell you something: Recycling is important, and our everyday actions have an effect on our friends in the animal kingdom. "Second Nature," opening Saturday, is the Philadelphia Zoo's latest feature experience. The exhibit's name holds a two-pronged meaning: Trash gets a second life in art pieces, and recycling can become "second nature" to humans. "Second Nature" is free with regular zoo admission.
August 11, 2013 |
A gorilla that the Philadelphia Zoo was trying to mate with a newly arrived female died suddenly Friday, zoo officials said. Jabari, a 28-year-old western lowland gorilla, had shown signs of mouth or throat discomfort and apparently lost his appetite Thursday. That led to a full examination under anesthesia Friday, officials said. While anesthetized, Jabari stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated, officials said. "As soon as he fell asleep, we knew there was something dramatically wrong," said Keith Hinshaw, the zoo's senior veterinarian.
April 20, 2013 |
Go down to the zoo, trainer Naazim Richardson tells his fighters, and study the silverback gorilla. The zoo's strongest animal will be locked away, Richardson said, while "some little old guy has the keys. " For all the gorilla's strength, the zookeeper has the smarts. "The strongest muscle in your body is that brain," Richardson said. "And the guy that can use that can find a way to manipulate almost any kind of person in the ring. " Richardson hopes his heavyweight fighter, West Philadelphia's Steve "U.S.S.
April 16, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - A gorilla at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has given birth for the second time in as many years. Zoo officials said Monday they did not know the gender of the baby because they had not gotten close enough to Moka, the mother, to find out. Officials are keeping their distance while the baby bonds with Moka, zoo spokeswoman Tracy Gray said. Moka will likely carry the baby on her chest for three months. The same gorilla gave birth to a male last year, but that baby died after four months.
January 27, 2012
STATE COLLEGE - One by one, they came to the podium to praise the late Joe Paterno. There was Paterno's son, Jay, and an assortment of former players, one from each decade of JoePa's remarkable 46-year run as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. There also was the dean of the College of Liberal Arts, a female Paterno Fellows recipient and a one-time "mayor" of Paternoville, the temporary tent city that would spring up on campus whenever single-game student tickets for the most appealing contests went on sale.
August 8, 2011 |
Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine is heading back to prison after pleading guilty Monday to aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the shooting and stabbing of Timothy "Casual" Flood, a rival leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, more than three years ago. Flood, who began cooperating with authorities in 2009, may also be providing information about other acts of violence in the biker underworld, including the January 2005 slaying of a leader...
February 4, 2009 |
Thomas Schuler is a man. Since October, he also has been without a job, a combination of characteristics that some say comes with distinct disadvantages. That's because unemployment affects men differently than women - research shows joblessness often is emotionally harder for men to bear. And with the economy hemorrhaging high numbers of jobs, disproportionately in male-dominated industries, those disparate emotions - shame, anger, fear, vulnerability - are on display more than ever.
December 14, 2005 |
All of the sudden Titanic looks puny. Peter Jackson has remade King Kong, the one about the 5-foot blonde and the 50-foot gorilla who fall for each other, literally and figuratively, and it's a doozy. Everything about the film is colossal: its ambitions, its hero and its scope. And, at three hours, it's an hour longer than necessary. Jackson and his Lord of the Rings collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens set themselves two goals: to pay tribute to Merian C. Cooper's 1933 original and to outdo it. The $200 million result is an irresistibly entertaining, if grandiose, saga of doomed love and directorial hubris.