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Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes will always be known as writer of the book for the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights and for her 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful . But the West Philadelphia native should also win plaudits for her passionate dedication to her roots. Like Woody Allen with Manhattan or Raymond Chandler with Los Angeles, Hudes works Philly like a rib, gnawing at its fleshy edges, rejoicing in the meat of the matter. Of Puerto Rican and Jewish heritage, she was raised near 49th and Baltimore, but a series of her plays (and a children's book, Welcome to My Neighborhood )
October 7, 2011
Women's Golf Association TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS At Lookaway. Kerry Rutan, Phila. Cricket. . . 70 Liz Haines, Merion. . . 77 Michele Gavaghan, Sandy Run. . . 79 Jill Talus Grossman, Meadowlands. . . 80 Luanne Funari, Medford Village. . . 83 Cheryl Seamans, Spring Mill. . . 83 Brynn Walker, St. Davids. . . 83 Bonnie George, Huntingdon Valley. . . 83 Christina Koerper, LuLu. . . 85 Terry Harbaugh, Plymouth. . . 85 Pamela Clark Brown, Wilmington.
September 9, 2011
Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets. It was (gulp) 30 years ago that bespectacled pop craftsman Marshall Crenshaw released his first single, "Something's Gonna Happen," and shortly thereafter it did, with the release of his sterling, supersmart, and equally infectious self-titled debut album. This fall, he'll celebrate by playing that album in full, with the raucous Missouri roots-rock foursome the Bottle Rockets as his opening act and backing band. (Thursday at the Sellersville Theater, Saturday at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington.)
October 18, 2010
This week's Adopt-a-Pet at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society is Lulu, a 5-year-old pit bull terrier mix. Lulu (right) is sweet and social with people and other dogs. She is best suited for a home without cats. To adopt Lulu, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901. When inquiring, please provide her tag identifier number, A11608190-PAC. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
June 26, 2010
By Janet Evanovich St. Martin's Press. 309 pp. $27.99 Reviewed by Paul Davis Variety.com recently reported that actress Katherine Heigl has landed a "plum" role. Heigl is set to portray Janet Evanovich's comic crime-fighting character, Stephanie Plum, in a film version of One for the Money , the first book in the popular series. Plum, for those who don't read chick-lit comic crime fiction, is a pretty bond-enforcement agent from Trenton - a modern-day bounty hunter.