February 21, 2016 |
1 p.m. Sunday on WRTI-FM (90.1): Violin virtuoso Hillary Hahn and the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, perform the Violin Concert No. 4 by Henri Vieuxtemps. Also: the Firebird Ballet by Igor Stravinsky, and an orchestral suite based on George Bizet's original score for Carmen .
February 19, 2016 |
AN INVESTMENT in young Hispanics today will mean a more prosperous future for all Philadelphians. Hispanics represent the fastest growing population in Philadelphia. And the Latino student population here is growing faster than any other group. Leadership across the city has been charged with confronting the nuances of this growth. But with growth comes growing pains . . . for Latinos, that is. The achievement gap between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white students is still hugely problematic, exacerbated by the fact that 44 percent of Latinos in Philadelphia live in poverty.
February 8, 2016
DANTE'S JOURNEY into the netherworld starts with these words "In the middle of our life's journey, I found myself in a dark wood. " And from that point on, with the wise guidance of Virgil, our hero plumbs the depths of hell, taking us on a journey through human sin, fallibility, sorrow and even love. I know how he felt. This Friday, I took my own journey into that dark forest, only it was a few blocks from the subway at Broad and Pattison, and my Virgil was my dear friend John (accompanied by his beautiful wife Masako.)
February 4, 2016
IN DISTRICT Attorney Seth Williams' letter to the Daily News, published Jan. 27, he wrote: "I want to make this clear: I . . . make decisions based on the merits and facts at my disposal. My number one job is to keep all Philadelphians . . . safe from crime, fraud and corruption and I take that role seriously. " That you felt the need to defend your person in such public way belies your words, makes your motives suspect and speaks volumes, which you kept silent. If you really do "make decisions based on the merits and facts at (your)