April 9, 2012 |
The thrilling adventure of OR-7 has captivated the West Coast and Northwest. It's a saga of courage and the enduring resilience of the wild. It's also a saga that will never happen in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. OR-7 is the gray wolf who left his pack in northwest Oregon and trekked more than 1,000 miles into Stanislaus County, Calif. The first gray wolf in the state since 1924, he has become so famous they had a contest to name him. The winning name, chosen by two separate kids: Journey.
July 19, 2002 |
Somber, serious and absolutely gorgeous (Iranian desert vistas, Balkan tundra, nomads on camelback on the far side of Turkey), The Journey to Kafiristan is a moody road movie about two women in search of themselves as the world gets ready for war. Inspired by the memoirs of Annemarie Schwarzenbach, a Swiss socialite who ended up in a New York City mental ward, and her travels in 1939 with the amateur ethnologist Ella Maillart, the film is an...
September 14, 1999 |
Many years ago, in a time before chat rooms, malls and Mortal Kombat, boys and girls would get their parents, whom they called "Mom and Dad," to drive them to "the show" on Saturday afternoons. "The show" was held in something called a "movie theater," which was a little bit like a multiplex, except that it had only one screen, and actually served real melted butter on its popcorn, which was offered in modest portions and not the milk pails, mop buckets and garbage cans of today.
May 14, 2004 |
The Daums are united by love and Orthodox Judaism, yet firmly asunder in faith in their fellow man. Sons Tzvi Dovid and Akiva, Torah scholars and residents of Israel, distrust non-Jews and deal with them infrequently. To them, a Christian isn't their fellow man. Their father, New Yorker Menachem Daum, who made Hiding and Seeking with filmmaker Oren Rudavsky, struggles with Orthodoxy's tendency to sever ties with the larger world, as well as with trust. "Better no religion than a religion that doesn't see godliness in every human being," Menachem says, quoting his late teacher, composer Shlomo Carlebach, whose music orchestrates this moving cinematic memoir.
August 15, 1990 |
Kevin Hunt and Jeff Williams want to become brothers. The men seem to have little in common. Hunt, 25, who is from Ireland, is a construction worker. Williams, 31, from Maryland, is a former Navy man. But what both men share is a desire to dedicate their lives to God and to work with profoundly handicapped people. Together, they are on the brink of committing themselves to a Catholic religious order that is pledged to serve the mentally handicapped, the elderly and the physically disabled and to restore to them a personal dignity.
October 15, 1986 |
Journey, the San Francisco rock band that came to the Spectrum last night, was one of the most popular rock acts of the late '70s and early '80s. Its hard-rock instrumentation, combined with the thin, piercingly emotional vocals of lead singer Steve Perry, brought the band enormous success. Journey is on tour for the first time in three years, promoting its new album Raised on Radio (Columbia), which has sold more than a million copies. At the Spectrum, the band - Perry, guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Mike Baird - offered a wide- ranging selection of its successes, including "Any Way You Want It," "Don't Stop Believin' " and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'," as well as a substantial number of songs from Raised on Radio, including the band's current hit single, "Girl Can't Help It. " What most distinguished this performance from previous Journey tours was its refreshing liveliness and good humor.
May 4, 1986 |
My new favorite rock band in the world, Journey, has just released an album titled Raised on Radio (Columbia). With one exception, the music on the album isn't really all that good - it's Journey's usual combination of bombastic overstatement and florid melodrama. The exception is pretty neat though: The lyrics for "Raised on Radio" consist entirely of lines from classic rock songs, from Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" to Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel," stitched together as verses to this clever tune.
June 29, 2014 |
BROOKLYN - Among the half-dozen Philadelphia composers currently working on operas, the ultra-expressionistic Michael Hersch is the first to see his produced. On the Threshold of Winter was premiered Wednesday in a small-scale production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music by soprano Ah Young Hong and the Nunc contemporary music group - and emerged as something so uncompromising that any future presentation in a traditional opera house is unlikely. Based on Marin Sorescu's 1996 poems written in the weeks before his death from liver cancer, On the Threshold of Winter is a journey into fatal illness that, in Hersch's hands, acknowledges no distance, safe or otherwise, between a listener and the suffering protagonist.
June 16, 2007 |
'What song is that, Dad?" I was sitting under a tent last week with family members after my son's high school graduation when he asked about the classic rock tune that was playing during his class video. I listened to the chugging intro and pegged the band as Journey but misidentified the title as "On and On. " After a few bars I corrected myself, "It's called 'Don't Stop Believin'. " So it was eerie when, two nights later, the same vintage power ballad provided the final notes for The Sopranos . Pretty cheesy choice for a series that always has been canny in its use of music.
September 11, 1997 |
More than four decades later, I can still picture the four of us journeying by car from our home in northern New Jersey to Florida to visit relatives near Miami. The shock of seeing the often hand-scrawled signs along U.S. 301 as we entered the South for the first time: "No coloreds" in front of $9-a-night motels; "coloreds" and "whites only" signs looming above drinking fountains at run-down gas stations; "whites only, please" signs in the windows of restaurants. For two weeks this summer, I went on another journey, this time by telephone and e-mail, not by automobile.