April 27, 1990 |
The Rough Riders from Washington, D.C., have the system down at the Penn Relays. They congregate under the bleachers at Franklin Field, put on their coolest looks, turn up the music, and ask pretty girls to dance. Then the girls tell them the secrets of the Penn Relay party scene. Yesterday was pretty good. They found out about parties at the Holiday Inn, at 18th and Market streets, and a two-day party at the Penn Tower Hotel. The Rough Riders are a group of students and alumni from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Washington.
February 26, 1996 |
I can still hear the music and picture the long, rectangular living room of the West Harlem apartment. I'm one of a small group of teen-age girls and boys gathered for a house party to the beats of the Treacherous Three and a new sound called hip-hop. This kind of scene would be repeated over and over during my adolescence and early adulthood at house parties, fraternity parties, nightclubs and after-hours joints. I was lucky enough to grow up in New York City, club capital of the world, and some of my fondest memories are of legendary clubs that no longer exist - Paradise Garage, Broadway International, Latin Quarter and the Red Parrot.
February 23, 2001 |
The weekend is upon all you Philly hip-hop heads, and if you're looking to shake off the wear and tear of a full workweek or school week (or both), check out the Wiggles Production Crew as they spin hip-hop, house, reggae and yes, even trance during their after-hours jams. This mixing crew also boasts DMC-style scratching, and those coming out should be prepared to choose their style of dance - be it break dancing or house - and exhibit their skills on the floor. You can catch Wiggle Productions and a slew of guest DJs every Friday and Saturday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wiggles holds it down at Club RIDM, 3583 Aramingo Ave. There's no cover, but it turns into a 21-and-older venue after 2 p.m. Call 215-535-2050.
April 4, 1986 |
Likable Parting Glances takes all the familiar elements of a love triangle and reinvents the geometry of the heart. In this first feature by Bill Sherwood, classical musician turned director, Michael (Richard Ganoung) despairs when his lover accepts an assignment abroad. In his amour's absence, will Michael be strong enough to resist the temptation of his ex, with whom he finds himself still emotionally involved? Because Michael's globe-trotting lover is Robert (John Bolger) and his ex- beau is Nick (Steve Buscemi)
April 14, 2006 |
One of Philadelphia's most celebrated and longest-running parties is back. "Back to Basics" was one of the hippest underground parties this city has ever encountered. Known for its eclectic mix of hip-hop grooves, soulful house classics, acid jazz, and funky abstract beats and breaks, "Back to Basics" offered club dancers a buffet of delightful flavors. The long-awaited 15-year reunion will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at World Cafe Live. The party started at Silk City in 1991 and built a big, devoted following before ending in the late '90s.
September 4, 1988 |
A birthday celebration ended in tragedy in Burlington County early yesterday when a youth pulled out a handgun and shot to death a 15-year-old boy and wounded a teenager who were watching an altercation as guests were leaving, authorities said. Police last night were searching for a suspect. The dead youth was identified as Shawn Lockley of the Northgate Village Apartments on Wedgewood Drive in Burlington Township, a spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said.
March 10, 1995 |
Police yesterday returned to the scene of Valerie Sheridan's hot tub death to question Harry Jay Katz a second time, as more details surfaced about his dead date's sad slide into destructive relationships, depression and drink. Two investigators from North Detectives visited Katz's posh pad in East Falls and spent 2 1/2 hours interviewing him, Katz said. He said they also called later with questions they had forgotten to ask during their visit. North Detectives Capt. Bill Colarulo said his squad was conducting a follow-up investigation to their interviews with Katz right after the discovery of Sheridan's nude corpse early Saturday.
February 6, 2013 |
Question: My parents are wonderful people, and have been kind to allow my sister and me to move home due to the recession/higher education. However, my mother has shifted her overprotective nature from "good intentions" to "overbearing," wherein she feels she can dictate whom I associate with. I can understand this for a teenager, but now that I am in my late 20s, I think I am more than capable of deciding whom I associate with. I have always been a good student, have an accomplished resumé and a pristine record, have never been into the party scene, and have well-mannered and mature friends.
December 14, 1990 |
"Now this is a ballet I know inside and out," says Christopher d'Amboise of George Balanchine's production of The Nutcracker, which the Pennsylvania Ballet will perform at the Academy of Music for three weeks beginning tonight. D'Amboise, artistic director of the company, could have added that he knows the ballet from the front, side and back, too. He's seen it from the front as a member of the audience. He's seen it from the side wings as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, while waiting to perform any number of roles during the ballet's marathon run. But he has mostly seen The Nutcracker from the rear, because as a child he played the Nutcracker Prince and saw all the divertissements of the second act while sitting on a throne at the back of the stage.
December 8, 1998 |
It's so hard to get good help these days. Buried in that bromide is the charm of Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker, which opened Saturday at the Academy of Music and runs through Jan. 2. I counted 76 performers in the first act, and the production as a whole seems to have nearly 120, including the 32-member troupe, four apprentices, and dozens of dance students from the company's Rock School. With such numbers, you need expert crowd control, which the party scene got from Jessica Boelts and Scheherezade Madan, two students playing maids who hovered about the edges of the action, collecting coats from arriving guests, clearing boxes as the children tore into their presents, and otherwise freeing corps member Valerie Amiss and student Tamara Allison - playing hostess Frau Stahlbaum and her daughter Marie - to greet and steer their guests.