September 22, 2016 |
The second phase of renovation on LOVE Park - reconstruction of its iconic saucer-shaped welcome center - kicked off Tuesday. City officials announced that Saint-Gobain, a global building-materials manufacturer with offices in Malvern, will donate $700,000 in cash and construction resources to the new center. LOVE Park, officially known as JFK Plaza, is in the midst of a yearlong $19.7 million redesign. The LOVE statue has been moved to Dilworth Park during the construction. The newly refurbished park - with more green space, seating areas, and a new fountain - is slated to open in late spring.
September 16, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can't trust a crowd. Do not assume that the others standing in a long line for the exciting thing have any more information than you do. They may be in that line because everyone seems to be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Love will have some of the mysterious elements of a suspense drama. What's next? You'll find out when you become the active hero, ready to investigate, confront, and make things happen. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Could you finish the whole thing by yourself?
September 14, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Is it possible that people can just fall out of love with each other? We have been married for 21 years and have three kids who are older. Over the last five years, my wife and I have stopped communicating. We don't do anything together and have little desire to be with each other anymore. We are good parents, but as far as being husband and wife, we have pretty much neglected each other emotionally and physically. Neither of us has strayed. We haven't been to a marriage counselor because I just don't love my wife anymore, and I'm not saying this to be mean.
September 13, 2016 |
Across the street from Bartram's Garden in Southwest Philly, a former paint factory on Grays Avenue is serving as the venue for three shows in this year's Fringe Festival, including Albert Camus' The Just , presented by Übungsflugzeug Theatre Company. While the warehouse venue is decidedly nontraditional, The Just happens to be one of the few traditional plays in this year's Fringe line-up. Camus, a member of the French resistance during World War II, wrote the play in 1949, basing it on the stories of members of Russia's Socialist-Revolutionary Party who aimed a 1905 assassination plot at the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, uncle of Nicholas II, last emperor of Russia.
September 11, 2016 |
The clock can be heard ticking in the music of Adele, the British ballad singer, who names her emotionally autobiographical albums - the most recent of which, 2015's stupendously successful 25, has sold a mind-boggling nine million copies in the United States - after the years in her life that inspired them. And since the powerful-voiced songwriter didn't tour behind 21 , the 2011 Grammy-sweeping blockbuster that turned her into a superstar, the vast majority of her ardent fan base has been waiting more than a minute to see and hear the 28-year-old in the flesh.
September 10, 2016 |
Back in February, when Bruce Springsteen brought the River Tour to the Wells Fargo Center to perform that 1980 double LP from start to finish, it afforded the Jersey rocker the opportunity to reframe songs that were originally written about confronting the harsh realities of adulthood with the perspective and wisdom that comes with the passing of three and a half decades. The concert trek that brought Springsteen and his E Street Band back to Philadelphia for the first of two shows at Citizens Bank Park - a second show is scheduled for Friday - is still nominally known as the River Tour.
September 6, 2016 |
Bradley Dyer and his colleagues at All Star Pediatrics in Exton refuse to care for refusers. "If you should absolutely refuse to vaccinate your child despite all our efforts, we will ask you to find another health-care provider," reads the policy given to parents. "Please recognize that by not vaccinating, you are putting your child at unnecessary risk for life-threatening illness and disability, and even death. " Esther K. Chung's group, meanwhile, never gives up on refusers.
September 5, 2016 |
Labor Day inaugurates the political season for unions that muster their organizational power to campaign for pro-labor candidates. For Laurel Brennan, the highest-ranking female labor leader in New Jersey, this year's effort is especially meaningful. "I feel a deep sense of pride and satisfaction," said Brennan, 64, secretary- treasurer of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, talking about the possibility that the nation will elect its first female president. "A woman in the White House will be a positive role model and inspire women to realize their own value," Brennan said.
September 3, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Defer to others, and you'll be on the roller-coaster ride of the summer. You have developed partying into a fine art this summer. You will demonstrate your skills this weekend. The only downer will be saying goodbye, as the weekend ends, to some old summer friends. Remember there is next summer - smile. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You might have had a lot of fantasies about this weekend. Somehow, you got stuck in a role of helping others make the most out of this week- end. What did you do?
September 3, 2016 |
Updating 'Where Is the Love' The Black Eyed Peas wrote their hit "Where Is the Love" in response to the 9/11 attacks. Given the tragedies that have plagued the world of late, the band has updated the tune. "I remember when the attack in Paris happened, people would say, 'We need 'Where Is the Love?' again,' " BEP leader will.i.am says in a vid post. "And then Belgium happened, and then Turkey, and then Orlando, and then Philando [ Castile ], and then Alton [ Sterling ]