November 25, 2015 |
There are few Philadelphia-area holiday traditions quite as inclusive as People's Light annual musical panto. It provides, without any grinchy implications, an alternative to seasonal religious celebrations. It's fun for all and all for fun, an entirely appropriate position, particularly considering the subject of this year's effort: The Three Musketeers (The Later Years) . Newcomers to the panto, primarily a British yuletide entertainment, will see some standard practice in this year's model.
April 21, 2015 |
What is it about The Three Musketeers that still captures our imagination? Quintessence Theatre Group's new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' sprawling adventure novel makes some excellent arguments for its continued longevity. The rallying cry, "All for one and one for all!" surely resonates at a time when our nation is nearly as fragmented as Dumas' prerevolutionary France. It also helps that the way Dumas depicts serious conflicts among church, monarchy, and citizens enables much swashbuckling and romance.
March 1, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - If it's a Saturday afternoon in the Big East, it must be sixth-ranked Villanova on the road in a hostile environment, the target of a packed arena full of loud fans and an opponent that can salvage a bad season or enhance its NCAA chances with a win over the Wildcats. Villanova had this scenario each of the last two Saturdays, picking up victories at Butler and at Marquette, and now heads into a matchup against Xavier at the Cintas Center, where the Musketeers are 202-29 (.874)
June 20, 2014 |
There are very few places left on the tube that offer well-made, old-fashioned swashbuckling fare fit for adults and tweens alike. It's a role BBC America has played well for some time with richly produced, wonderfully acted series such as Sinbad , Atlantis , and now, The Musketeers . Premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday with a 10-episode first season, The Musketeers is a lush, rousing iteration of the classic Alexandre Dumas story featuring...
March 8, 2014 |
CINCINNATI - No one said it would be easy for Villanova to come to Xavier and play in a venue where the host team had lost just one game all season and clinch the Big East Conference regular-season championship, even though the Musketeers were without their best inside player. Well, if you're attempting to win the outright crown for the first time since the 1981-82 season, it's not supposed to be easy. With a 12-point lead late, what looked like a 'Nova victory Thursday night turned into a scary experience in the final 1 minute, 11 seconds before free throws by Josh Hart and James Bell finally salted away the sixth-ranked Wildcats' 77-70 victory at the Cintas Center and the No. 1 seed in next week's conference tournament.
November 24, 2012 |
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Not even Damion Lee's return to the starting lineup Friday night could keep Drexel from another late collapse in the DirecTV Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center. Despite Lee's season-high 19 points, the Dragons endured a 69-65 loss to Xavier. They will play Drake or Rice in their final tournament game Sunday at 4 p.m. Lee, who missed the previous two games with an injured back and neck, added four rebounds in 32 minutes. Frantz Massenat matched his season high with 18 points.
March 24, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Quincy Acy, the only senior in Baylor's starting lineup, had a double-double to help the Bears hold off Xavier, 75-70, on Friday night and advance to their second regional final in three years. Baylor will face the Kentucky-Indiana winner in Sunday's South Regional final. Acy had 20 points and 15 rebounds. He sank two free throws with 31 seconds remaining after Xavier cut the Bears' lead to six points. Baylor coach Scott Drew said it never gets old watching Acy play.
March 11, 2012 |
Demitrius Conger had 22 points and 10 rebounds and St. Bonaventure advanced to the Atlantic Ten Conference championship game by holding off Massachusetts, 84-80, on Saturday afternoon in Atlantic City. Conference player of the year Andrew Nicholson added 19 points for the fourth-seeded Bonnies (19-11), who are now a win away from advancing to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2000. Massachusetts (22-11) rallied from a 16-point deficit with 7 minutes, 29 seconds to play and had a chance to take the lead in the closing seconds, only to see Raphiael Putney's high-arcing three-pointer hit off the side of the rim with less than two seconds to play.
February 12, 2012 |
It was an Atlantic Ten test that Temple aced. Going up against a conference power in a nationally televised game, the Owls handed Xavier an 85-72 loss in front of a "Whiteout" crowd of 9,370 at the Liacouras Center on Saturday night. Temple (19-5, 8-2 A-10) dominated from the start until a couple of garbage buckets made it look respectable. "This was just one of those games where we knew they were just trying to come in and beat us," Owls guard Ramone Moore said. "The excitement and everything about the game was hyped up and we just wanted to live up to it. " In doing just that, Temple maintained a half-game lead ahead of St. Louis atop the conference standings.
January 19, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - St. Joseph's had one thing going for it entering Wednesday night's game here. Still, having history on its side didn't exactly give the Hawks much of a reason to look on the bright side. St. Joseph's was the last Atlantic Ten Conference team to defeat Xavier at the Cintas Center, and that was almost six years ago. On this night, however, the game couldn't have gone much worse for the visitors, who learned just before tipoff that they would be without Carl Jones, their injured leading scorer.