October 29, 1988 |
The "Woof! Woof!" cheers that have been the rage at recent R&B concerts gave way to yelps of puppy love last night as winsome quintet New Edition topped a triple bill that included former group member Bobby Brown and snazzy newcomer Al B. Sure. From the pink billows of cotton candy sold in the aisles of the Spectrum to the Bugs Bunny cartoons shown before starting time, the program seemed perfectly designed to please the young, squeaky-clean teenage crowd. But then the music started.
October 14, 1990 |
A new edition, the first since the revision of 1965, has been published by Sanford Durst. It includes a supplement on the 12 new varieties discovered since 1965, an expanded bibliography and an introduction by Dennis Loring. The book deals exclusively with large cents and includes a year-by-year discussion of the coins struck between 1794 and 1814 and 51 full pages of photographs of the coins. The book is being sold in coin shops at $50, or may be ordered through Durst Publications, 29-28 41st Ave., Long Island City, N.Y. 11101.
January 21, 1997 |
New Edition turned the CoreStates Center inside out Sunday night. And the arena's near-capacity crowd didn't do too badly, either, with fans on their feet, matching the reunited R & B sextet lyric for lyric, for the length of its set. Following two cuts from their recent album Home Again, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell got nostalgic with "Count Me Out" and a routine that featured the classic...
May 29, 2005 |
After nearly two years, William "Pete" Dorwart, a retired clinical chemist turned music publisher, has completed his biggest project: a new edition of the full score of Gypsy Baron. The Main Line Opera Guild will try out the 375-page full score with the performance of Johann Strauss' work Friday and next Sunday at Haverford College. Dorwart's previous undertakings include 11 Gilbert and Sullivan shows and an edition of The Merry Widow, which has been used by the Metropolitan Opera for three seasons.
August 8, 1993 |
It was a long-awaited night for the township. Mayor William Park Jr., Commissioners Charles DiPietropolo and Nicho- las Laurito, and others gathered on MacArthur Boulevard for the opening of a new library. After Haddon Township commissioners cut the ribbon July 30 for the newest branch of the Camden County Library, residents were allowed to tour it. The $4 million facility was funded jointly by the township and the county. The library is named in honor of the late William G. Rohrer, the township's first mayor.
June 3, 1990 |
A local rider, Terry Rudd of Kennett Square, turned in a popular triumph last night when she reined P.S. Gazpacho over a jump-off course to win the $15,000 Open Jumper Stake in the finale to the 94th annual Devon Horse Show. The first prize in this competition was worth $4,000 to the horse's owners, Esther and Paul Gansky of Willistown. THE RESULTS $350 single roadster championship, amateur to drive: 1, Autobahn, Ken Wheeler; 2, Mr. Skye, John Sheridan; 3, The Black Horse, Phil Austin.
April 14, 2010 |
At a time when other newspapers are cutting back, the Philadelphia Daily News will launch an ambitious new weekend edition, it was announced Tuesday. The new edition, which will supplant the Saturday edition of the paper, will target a younger audience but retain the tabloid's emphasis on sports, features, and gossip, according to Daily News Editor Michael Days. "It will be sort of like the Daily News on steroids," Days said. "We want to keep it light, keep it fun, and keep it interesting.
May 23, 2011 |
Once modern performers and listeners progress beyond the Bach and Handel zone of the baroque period, they must decide how much to take the scores at their word. Composing was an everyday activity in the 18th century, much of the music written to be heard only once. So, is Tempesta di Mare's scholarly reevaluation of Georg Telemann's 1765 secular cantata Ino , premiered this weekend in its season-closing concerts, a significant event in the history of a significant piece? Yes, but not necessarily because listeners were closer to the notes Telemann put on paper.
August 14, 1991 |
So far, this has been a fine summer for Philadelphia's homegrown music. Not only has DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's "Summertime" become a radio (and MTV) staple, but Boyz II Men, a young Philadelphia group, has just seen its debut album hit No. 5 this week on Billboard's album chart. The title of the album, "Cooley High Harmony," was taken from the 1970s film "Cooley High" about the lives of black high school students. In addition to the movie tune, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," the album features the autobiographical hit (now No. 13 on the charts)
January 31, 1989 |
A new breed of post-rap rhythm and blues has exploded in the past six months. And no one represents the form more successfully than Bobby Brown, a nominee in last night's American Music Awards, proud possessor of the No. 1 album in America, and a very hot ticket at the Spectrum tonight. Dovetailing tough-nosed, snappy soul music with soft rap, this new-style R& B is described by urban music authority Vince Aletti as "part buppie funk, part-B boy urban contemporary. " Also riding this up-market sound to fame and fortune are artists like Johnny Kemp, Keith Sweat, Guy and Al B. Sure!