April 20, 2015
Discounting mall plans By creating an outlet mall, Center City will be cursed for another 40 years as quality retailers continue to mark Philadelphia as off limits to quality retailing ("In-city outlets," April 16). Center City needs, and can afford, destination stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and a flagship version of Macy's - not discount stores. I hope the Gallery's owners consider the opinion of Center City residents and avoid another retail failure on Market Street.
August 12, 2014
Nancy Pokorny has been appointed director of nursing excellence at Einstein Healthcare Network . Pokorny joined Einstein in 1973 as a direct-care nurse in the emergency unit and subsequently held positions as assistant nurse manager, coordinator, and nurse recruiter. In 2011, she served as an interim co-director of nursing at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, and most recently served as nursing career specialist. LevLane Advertising/PR/Interactive , Philadelphia, has hired David Huehnergarth as senior vice president/director of client engagement, and Michael Wood as senior vice president/director of public relations.
June 6, 2014 |
William Cain could only look longingly out the window of his Willow Grove home. After brain surgery in January to remove a large blood clot, the 62-year-old band director was resigned to a two-month home recovery. During that time, he could not drive; help his wife, Debbie, shovel snow; or - most important for the enthusiastic musician - teach at Wissahickon Middle School. Five months later, as an elated Cain accepted the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Ovation Award, he thought back to those two empty months, in disbelief at how far he had come.
January 14, 2014
William DeVito and Paul Sloate have been elected to the board of trustees of regional nonprofit EducationWorks , Philadelphia. DeVito serves as executive assistant to the president and director of community and economic development at LaSalle University. Sloate is the chief executive officer of Green Drake Partners of Wayne. Alan W. Flenner , an associate at High Swartz L.L.P., Norristown, and a captain in the Navy Reserve, was assigned by the U.S. Navy as deputy chief of staff of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
December 1, 2012 |
For Delia Raab-Snyder, the process of learning and playing an instrument is about community. "We wanted to make music a social activity," said Raab-Snyder, "because it is. " The director of Tune Up Philly, an after-school music-enrichment program, said: "It shouldn't be something that you sit in your room all day and do by yourself. We want future students to see that their friends are playing and that those friends are playing for the entire school at the concert and then performing for the church next door, and say, 'If they can do it, then so can I.' " Tune Up Philly is one of five ensembles of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, an independent outreach program.
April 14, 2012 |
Music Pat Martino. Chris' Jazz Cafe offers one of our hometown's own black-and-blue soulful greats, South Philly guitarist Pat Martino, and his crew. It's been a banner year for the quiet, peaceful six-stringer. He's not only penned a new book, Here and Now! The Autobiography of Pat Martino (written with jazz scribe Bill Milkowski), but also released his first new album in five years, the live and vibrant Undeniable. Make it a (Jazz) day. — A.D. Amorosi Pat Martino & His Quartet Featuring Eric Alexander play at 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. Tickets: $35, $30. Information: 215-568-3131, www.chrisjazzcafe.com.
April 13, 2012 |
Dia del Niño, meaning "day of the child," will be an international celebration of children through Latin culture on Saturday at Please Touch Museum. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will themed music, dance, theater, and crafts offered at the museum. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., children's singer Louie Miranda will perform folk songs in English and Spanish. Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders and the football team's mascot, Swoop, will give a special presentation at noon. At 2 p.m., visitors can get their groove on while learning the art of stepping.
November 4, 2011 |
Bubble artist and performer Fan Yang will bring his Gazillion Bubble Show to the Merriam Theater on Saturday and Sunday. Families can watch Yang, the creator of the production who has also set 17 Guinness World Records, transform his bubble tricks and skills into a theatrical show with laser lights. The self-described bubble scientist, who has been performing more than 20 years, will fascinate with all kinds of bubbles - bouncing, floating, tiny, gigantic - and extract them from one another without bursting them.
October 10, 2010 |
Sister Mary McNulty is taking inventory of a sort, ticking off a list of frailty, desultory home life, and human ruin. One girl, a sixth grader, has a father who works in a deli until midnight, so it's her job to make sure her little sister finishes homework before putting her to bed. There's the boy who sits in the public library until closing every night because no one is at home, and another who wasn't doing homework because the electricity had...
October 19, 2006 |
Joseph Primavera, 80, music director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra for 51 years, died of lung cancer Saturday at home in Upper Darby. The son of a violin maker who grew up in South Philadelphia, he was exposed to great music early and by the age of 6 began formal studies under noted local violinists Guido and Joseph Terranova, and later with Sacha Jacobinoff. By the time he graduated from Central High School in 1943, he had earned enough college credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree in music.