June 11, 2010 |
While some Mexican immigrants may already have found their voices in their new Philadelphia community, others are still searching. Local artists Nora Litz and Michelle Ortiz are helping some of them speak out through their "El Viaje" project. "El Viaje" - "the journey" in Spanish - is six Mexican families' visual accounts of their experiences leaving their Mexican homeland and traveling to South Philadelphia, where they now live. The paintings and other objects convey the heartfelt emotions of leaving family members behind to embark on a difficult, sometimes dangerous journey to an unfamiliar land.
June 6, 1986 |
Gospel According to Al Green is a revelation. Philadelphia filmmaker Robert Mugge's portrait of the remarkable singer traces his journey from soul man of the '70s to the soulful preacher of today - pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, Tenn. Arkansas-born Green cut his teeth on gospel, touring the country with his brothers as part of an evangelical quartet. Almost from the beginning, Green swore a dual allegiance to the sacred and the profane, and, once into his 20s, his well-known blues ballad "Let's Stay Together" suggested that the sensual might be winning over the spiritual.
August 10, 1996 |
For Bonnie George and David Plon, yesterday's journey to the final round of the Philadelphia Mixed Foursomes Golf Championship was tougher than the trip for their opponents today, Green Valley's Bonnie Kay and Phil Siegel. Kay-Siegel did not have to journey to Philmont Country Club's South Course. Their opponents, Halaine Cohen of Philmont and Jerry Donofrio of Sandy Run, defaulted because Donofrio had back trouble. Paul Erhardt of Wilmington Country Club shot a 72 to finish first among four qualifiers for the U.S. Senior Amateur Golf Championship at Doylestown Country Club.
September 28, 2007 |
When he renounced possessions, friends and family in 1990, Chris McCandless, 23, was an intense and idealistic college grad fleeing the savage materialism of so-called civilization. He took his savings, gave it to OxFam, and hit the road. A self-styled monk whose hermitage was the American outdoors, McCandless sought serenity in rugged mountains where he mastered his fears, and on the sparkling rivers where he rode the rapids of self-reliance. On the basis of the exhilarating Into the Wild, Sean Penn's exceptional film inspired by Jon Krakauer's nonfiction best seller, McCandless (charismatic Emile Hirsch)
August 27, 2003 |
William Henley is carrying a cross for Camden. It is not a small cross. Made of two four-by-fours, it is big enough to hold a man and bound to draw attention. Henley, 36, shouldered the cross for the first time yesterday on a quest he hopes will take him to every street in the state's poorest city. That's a 300-mile journey. The nondenominational minister is doing it for several reasons, not the least of which is his conviction that a city seeking salvation needs a savior.
July 10, 2008 |
"Journey to the Center of the Earth" star Brendan Fraser says he loves watching kids at preview screenings reach out to touch the lifelike 3-D images. I report this as a heads-up to fathers who accompany their children to the 3-D "Earth," whose images are indeed convincingly close at hand, lest dad be caught reaching out to touch actress Anita Briem. That could make for a long car ride home. Remember, dad, every journey to the center of the earth has a dinosaur, and also a fox - here, it's Briem as the Icelandic climber who leads scientist Fraser and his surly nephew (Josh Hutcherson)
May 19, 1994 |
Vibrant artwork brings to life several stories and poems in four new children's books from Jacaranda Designs of Nairobi, Kenya. In three of the books, a team of Kenyan illustrators and writers takes American children into the daily life of a girl named Mcheshi (pronounced M- che-shee). She lives with her mother, father and younger brother in a rural town outside Nairobi. Mcheshi lives up to her name, which means "playful and fun-loving" in Swahili. While the storylines and full-page pictures on every page are enough to keep readers engrossed, there is a bonus with each book.
February 19, 2013 |
LONDON - A British couple's round-the-world cycling odyssey ended in tragedy when both of them were killed in a road accident in Thailand. Peter Root and Mary Thompson, who had been chronicling their journey in a blog, died Wednesday when they were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok, Thai police said Monday. The couple, both 34 and from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, left Britain in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and China.
July 1, 2015 |
Every immigrant's story begins with a journey. Some escape from harsh regimes; some leave for education or employment opportunities; others simply seek the promise of a new life in a new land. Silvana Cardell's Supper, People on the Move pays homage to these stories in a harrowing, captivating dance-theater piece. Filled with symbolism and metaphor, it forcefully conveys the emotional power of the psychological and physical perils that can plague an immigrant's passage. Supper , performed through last weekend at Crane Arts' Icebox space, opens on six performers seated at set of long folding tables, their hands and arms linked, then broken apart in waves, a series of slow gestures that embody the longing of farewell.