February 14, 1988 |
And I once observed in a fashionable Parisian restaurant, an elderly roue bring an innocent, skittish young woman completely to heel with raspberries, (squeezed) into her Champagne. - Judith Olney, Entertainments From the chapter, "Dinner for Seduction" It took me weeks to track down the source of that delicious quote for use on Valentine's Day. (It had been erroneously attributed to Colette by a friend who bears an uncanny resemblance to that marvelous French author.
August 12, 1998 |
Imagine a handsome young tenor, cruelly widowed, who finds new love on, of all places, the opera stage. Someone ought to make a movie of that. Well, they already have - in the telecast of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore to be seen at 9 tonight on Channel 12. The production, from the National Opera in Lyon, casts tenor Roberto Alagna as the rustic bumbler, Nemorino, and soprano Angela Gheorghiu as his haughty love, Adina. To make sure listeners are clued in, the two giggle through a quick interview before the curtain goes up. Alagna, a 1988 winner of the Opera Company of Philadelphia/Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, nudges his wife and says that they had drunk the elixir of love of the opera's title.
March 24, 1998 |
It costs about $9.50 per pill. But on a steamy Saturday night when the mood is right, its street value would be considerably higher. It's called Viagra, a potent cure-all for male impotence that has the potential to become one of the best-selling drugs on the market, according to pharmaceutical analysts. The small, blue prescription pill, which has been tested in Philadelphia and across the country, is expected to gain FDA approval within the next week. The pill stimulates the ability, for up to six hours, to have an erection in men who otherwise wouldn't be able to perform.
February 9, 2012
Company description: Delectable bite-sized versions of Baskin-Robbins ice cream cakes, wrapped up in icing with a simple accent finish. Chain: Baskin-Robbins. Calories: From 290 to 360, depending on flavor; 17 to 22 grams of fat. Location: 163 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. Price: $9.99 (Four flavors). Review: It's hard to combine ice cream and cake in a dessert and expect it to survive without freezer burn. B-R's Cake Bites almost get it right.
February 7, 1991 |
LOVE UNDER FIRE Touch, hug, talk - but don't try making love with your gas mask on. That advice to Israelis sweating out missile attacks in sealed rooms comes from sex therapist Ruth Westheimer, who traveled to Israel to show her support. Westheimer, whose parents died in Nazi gas chambers and who once fought for the Jewish underground, the Haganah, urged Israeli couples to put personal problems on hold. "An atmosphere of tension is not a good time to make decisions. I would say right now, 'Open the fridge.
September 17, 1996 |
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Through Sept. 29. Tickets: $29.50-$54.50. Info: 215-732-5446. Last year, Ashley Howard Wilkinson won the Luciano Pavarotti Vocal Competition. Earlier this season, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as bass soloist in Mozart's "Requiem. " Tonight, he'll be shakin' his groove thang and belting out rock 'n' roll as "Fred. " Wilkinson is one of nine cast members in "Smokey Joe's Cafe," a revue toasting the talents of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the songwriting team behind "On Broadway," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" and other golden oldies.
November 7, 1997 |
So many shows, so little time. If you're going to see the Chemical Brothers at the Electric Factory on Thursday night (7:30, 7th and Willow streets, 215-336-2000, $25), then check out their American equivalent, the Crystal Method, tonight at the Trocadero (9, 10th and Arch streets, 215-922-LIVE, $12; the first 75 PMC badges are free). The Las Vegas duo does a more subtle mix of techno and rock; it's the kind that talks to you and not at you. Their debut, "Vegas" (Outpost/City of Angels)
April 17, 1995 |
SOME VOTERS WOULD SAY SHE HAS PERFECT CREDENTIALS Once a witch, now a gubernatorial candidate. Former self-proclaimed witch Penny Hoeflinger is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of West Virginia. "I just want to stand up and say I am just an everyday woman that got caught up in all the abusiveness that happens in the United States, but I have turned my life around," Hoeflinger said from Morgantown. Some might say she has the credentials for a life of smoke and mirrors: She has spent much of her life casting spells.