July 19, 2000 |
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation rolled out its lime-green safety-service tow trucks on major highways in the area for the first time yesterday, one day after the Schuylkill Expressway was shut down for six hours by a monster traffic jam. But while the tow trucks were warmly received by those who were helped - and there was at least one glowing review - even partial solutions to problems as severe as Monday's 12-mile backup appear...
July 25, 2007 |
Through the vestibule, past a conspicuously armed guard, the unlikely sound of live jazz beckons. This is the Wednesday night jam at Reuben's Marc, a comfortable neighborhood bar at 8131 Stenton Ave. in East Mount Airy. As bassist Mike Boone and drummer Wayne Smith weave through a fast tune, the keyboardist, fingers racing, dissects every chord with the ruthlessness of a world-class virtusoso. No wonder: the player is Philadelphia's own Orrin Evans, an acclaimed pianist with nearly a dozen albums to his credit.
May 24, 1998 |
Enjoying the music at Penn's Landing are Patty Roberts (left) and her daughter, Channey, of Northeast Philadelphia, during Marva Wright & the BMWs' performance at the Jam on the River.
May 25, 1998 |
Payton Faries, 5, cools her feet in the water at Penn's Landing during the 13th annual Jam on the River. Tonight, blues singers Koko Taylor and Ruth Brown will be featured, along with the music of Buckwheat Zydeco to welcome summer to the city.
May 27, 1997 |
They danced. They ate. And most of all, they listened. The crowds at Penn's Landing were treated to assorted sights, sounds and tastes at the Jam on the River. Yesterday's weather was perfect for the annual holiday event, which featured music from blues to zydeco.
May 25, 1998 |
The 13th annual Jam on the River was in full swing over the weekend. Tonight, blues singers Koko Taylor and Ruth Brown will be featured, along with the New Orleans-bred music of Buckwheat Zydeco.
November 29, 2011 |
Owen Schmitt played tuba as a boy in small-town Wisconsin and loved it. But he also happened to be a football star. He couldn't score touchdowns and march with the band at halftime. So he chose touchdowns over tuba. He went to the West Virginia University, where he became a football superstar. In his last year, he didn't have many classes and began to skip the ones he had because he discovered Guitar Hero. He loved Guitar Hero. He thought to himself it would be really, really cool if he could actually play guitar.
February 15, 1988 |
Somewhere between a slowdown and a snarl and a swear - many S-words come to mind here on the Schuylkill Expressway - the day's commuters are, well, steaming. The Shadow, strapped in the cockpit of his Ford Bronco behind black Ray- Bans, is smiling as if he had just won the Lotto. He's stuck! In the daily life of a great metropolis, some folks get paid to catch crooks, others to catch dogs. Greg Saylor's job is to get caught in traffic. He drives a hundred miles a day around Philadelphia, digging up traffic-jam information firsthand for Shadow Traffic Network reports on 45 area radio stations.
December 17, 2008 |
As soon as I arrived here, I went to visit the neighborhood of Hay Salaam, my bellwether as to the city's condition and prospects. What I saw was tremendously heartening. But my visit also revealed the question marks that dog Iraq's future as U.S. combat troops prepare to pull back from cities no later than June 30. This middle-class enclave had a Shiite majority and a sizable Sunni minority who got along before Iraq sank into sectarian strife in early 2006. As al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)