December 14, 2006
THE Daily News op-ed page welcomes a variety of voices and viewpoints from the city and beyond. The same standards for fairness and accuracy that inform the rest of our pages apply to these pages as well. We're very serious about our commitment to the public trust on every page of this paper. It was brought to our attention that there were similarities between an op-ed we ran this week from Vern Anastasio and a policy document by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. On further investigation, it turns out that the bulk of the op-ed appearing under Mr. Anastasio's name came from Mayor Newsom, without attribution.
April 18, 2007
An April 3 op-ed on former NFL player Pat Tillman caused some reader confusion. He enlisted for duty and served as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment (also known as the U.S. Army Rangers), first in Iraq, and later in Afghanistan, where he was killed in action. In the April 8 Currents, SaraKay Smullens wrote an op-ed on The Sopranos; her correct Web site address is http://www. sarakaysmullens.com. The April 15 Currents carried an op-ed by Sharmain Matlock-Turner of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition; her correct e-mail address is sharmain@gpuac.
April 25, 1990 |
The Guarneri Quartet has reached the Olympian level at which the dynamics of its performance sometimes compete with the music being performed. The fluidity of its inner responses, the quickness of the insights, the etched clarity of its articulation and the accumulation of power can be as tangible as the printed score. As the ensemble performed its Beethoven program last night at the Academy Recital Hall, the players seemed to be creating paired monuments of performance and interpretation.
April 21, 1986
I read with interest Dan Rottenberg's April 12 Op-ed Page column that Philadelphia should have a free mass-transit system. As I recall, it was also Mr. Rottenberg who sugested that the free public library system should be abandoned for an entrance-fee system (Op-ed Page, March 1, 1982). I guess if the poor and illiterate cannot afford to read, at least they can spend their day riding the buses. Cecelia M. Sheehan Philadelphia.
May 6, 2003 |
If, Sunday afternoon and evening at the Independence Seaport Museum, any member of the Beethoven sonata mini-marathon audience had been told that six pianists were up on stage, no ears would have doubted it. In fact, only two hands were at work, and it's a good thing they were attached to Anton Kuerti. The Canadian pianist delivered a feat: five late Beethoven piano sonatas in two Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concerts, taking the famously crazy "Hammerklavier" sonata last.
January 1, 2003
What co-op leaders should do to regain trust of members As a Weavers Way Co-op member, I find the statements and actions of the co-op board and senior management naive to the point of being negligent ("Money crisis at co-op shakes members' trust," Inquirer, Dec. 16). They didn't see the need to establish controls? Didn't read the bank statements? Allowed the staff to write 2,000 hot checks over two years? Didn't understand the difference between trust and blind faith? Most current co-op members are not the people who organized Weavers Way in 1973.
March 16, 2010 |
Among the many possible compliments one could give a chamber music group, the Artemis Quartet alone can persuade you not to long for the supposed golden past. As one who has puzzled over the legendary Budapest Quartet recordings - how could anybody make such heavy weather of Mozart that it sounds like Brahms? - I was particularly pleased to hear how the Artemis Quartet's all-Beethoven program Sunday at the Kimmel Center sounded as if three different composers were at hand. In Beethoven's case, there were.
October 4, 2004
I WAS GLAD to see an article on the skyrocketing oil prices in the Daily News. Homeowners need to be aware that oil prices are at an all-time high and show no signs of decreasing. I wanted to write about our program, PIRG Fuel Buyers, which provides a way for homeowners to save money on their heating oil bills. PIRG Fuel Buyers saves its members money through collective buying power. By negotiating oil prices with suppliers, our co-op can offer savings of up to $200 a winter to its members.
January 20, 2004 |
Craig Sheppard is the most perplexing of pianists. He is nervous and inconsistent, he struggles with Beethoven's difficult music as an unattainable Olympian peak, and somehow his process yields some fascinating - not to mention lovely - results. Nerves may have had something to do with it, since his homecoming Sunday afternoon on the Curtis Institute of Music's Alumni Recital Series drew some of his former teachers, including the estimable pedagogue Eleanor Sokoloff. Sheppard, who graduated from Curtis in 1968, chose nothing less than five Beethoven sonatas for his return to Curtis (now Field Concert)