September 18, 1996 |
Question: Do you know the Philadelphia Orchestra had an opening night without the Philadelphia Orchestra? Answer: No, but if you hum a few bars I can fake it. And faking it is exactly what the Philadelphia Orchestra Association did last night as it went ahead with opening-night festivities - without the guest of honor in attendance. The centerpiece of the glittering six-hour-plus celebration was to have been the Fabulous Philadelphians playing Barber and Dvorak under the sure baton of music director Wolfgang Sawallisch.
January 17, 1997 |
Put on a sleek, black ensemble and be ready to wait in line. Two nightclubs will open next weekend, one on each side of the Delaware River. It's like a game of nightlife musical chairs. Try to follow this: The Milkbar will begin operations in the remodeled second floor of Taylor's/Iguana Beach Club in Cherry Hill next Friday. And in the location that used to be the Milkbar, off North Eighth Street in Philadelphia, Shampoo will open the next night. Of the two nightspots, Shampoo is much larger in size and style.
November 8, 1995 |
As Delaware County folklore has it, Pulsations Nightclub is built on sacred Indian burial grounds. Given the history of the once-glitzy joint on Route 1, the spirits seem to have had their revenge. First, there was an accidental death on opening night in 1983. Later came court battles with the Liquor Control Board and the neighbors. And there are plenty of unmistakable signs that the party is over. Pulsations representatives did not return repeated telephone calls. The glass front doors are jammed shut with a broom and some wire.
April 3, 1996 |
They'd waited through the snowiest winter in Philadelphia history, a bleak spring training, and the unfurling of a 247-foot-long American flag, and now - just two batters into the 1996 season - was the moment that 25,000 Phillies fans had come to see. A routine fly ball to left field. Gammy-legged Darren Daulton didn't have to take a step - good thing - as he snagged the lazy line drive by Colorado's Ellis Burks, yet the upper deck at the Vet burst into a standing ovation.
September 26, 1991 |
When The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit opens the Cheltenham Center for the Arts' 1991-92 season of plays tonight, theatergoers will be treated to a newly refurbished and more comfortable Cheltenham Theater, plus the directing talents of its new artistic director, Ken Marini. With everything neat and new-looking, perfectly staged and rehearsed, many may be surprised to know that just one week ago, activities at the converted Victorian school house moved at a near frantic pace. Marini not only directed his actors in rehearsal, he was in the midst of overseeing renovation of the theater and construction of the play's set. "My day starts at 7 (a.m.
October 10, 2014 |
BOSTON - Forget trying to make a believer of the coaching staff. The toughest part about making a leap for the NHL from Europe well into your 20s is believing you belong. "It takes a while to believe that," said Austrian Michael Raffl, who made the jump last season. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare did not believe in himself 2 years ago, when he first contemplated coming over from Sweden at age 27. In fact, he said he didn't believe he was in the Flyers' Opening Night lineup last night until it was time to take the ice against the Bruins.
July 9, 1986 |
For many of the 10 area youths who will perform in the Glassboro Summer Theater production of Oliver! this month, it's the thrill of a lifetime. For one, it's a dream come true. Along with performers from Runnemede, Turnersville, Voorhees, Mantua, Pitman and Mount Laurel who will sing and dance their way through the 2 1/2- hour musical, Matthew Swank, 13, of Shiloh, is looking forward to tomorrow's opening night at Wilson Concert Hall at Glassboro State College. For him, it will be a night when he realizes something he has "always dreamed of doing.
March 1, 1993 |
Ridley's Joe Giltinan is becoming more and more comfortable with three- point shots. And it's not just because he's making a higher percentage of them with every game he plays. "I just think it's safer to make threes right now," Giltinan said. Giltinan was hurt for the second time this season while converting a first- quarter layup in the Green Raiders' 62-40 rout of Hatboro-Horsham Friday night in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round playoff game. "I don't know what it is, but I have gone down a couple times now on layups and it's a little scary," he said.
August 1, 2000 |
In 1992, when Republicans renominated George W. Bush's father as their presidential candidate, the star attraction on opening night was Patrick J. Buchanan, who painted the Democrats as morally decadent. And even former President Ronald Reagan told a joke about a certain Democrat who said he didn't inhale. But all knives have been sheathed in Philadelphia, on orders from the son. Viewers in search of blood and guts last night had to surf over to ABC for Dennis Miller's Monday Night Football debut.
June 16, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The scene would have been hard to imagine three months ago, when Julie Taymor was pushed aside as director of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," an unprecedentedly expensive play whose well-publicized troubles had already made it the butt of late-night jokes. But there was Taymor returning Tuesday for the long-postponed opening night. She got a huge ovation and chants of "Julie, Julie" as she was welcomed onstage to kisses and hugs from Bono and the Edge - collaborators who had brought her into the project years ago, but later played a role in her ouster from the $70 million production.