January 31, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Flower Show will "Celebrate the Movies" this year with displays that interpret themes and characters from Disney and Disney Pixar films. "We want to transport viewers and inspire them to dream big," Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president Drew Becher said at the show's kickoff event Thursday, at the Ritz East theater in Old City before an audience of enthusiastic supporters, exhibitors, and volunteers. PHS produces the annual show, which dates to 1829 and this year runs from Feb. 28 through March 9 at the Convention Center.
November 25, 2014 |
'TIS THE NEW era of the emancipated fairy-tale princess. The immensely popular "Frozen" has the queenly heroine Elsa going it alone, and her princess sister Anna wisely freezing out a bad suitor (before finally finding Mr. Right). And a fresh stage revamp of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" - on Broadway and opening here in a new touring version tomorrow - features a rags-to-riches heroine with lotsa backbone and ambition, as well as magic at her disposal. "She's not the typical doormat Cinderella, just suffering abuse from her wicked stepmother and stepsisters" said Douglas Carter Beane, the Reading-born script writer.
November 16, 2014 |
At 6:54 a.m., Brian Coffee, a vintage-car collector in Dayton, Ohio, e-mailed the transplant team at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary hospital. "We're sending you our thoughts and prayers. Give Princess and Charles a big kiss for us. " Princess, 8, whose coat is tortoiseshell, was in her cage "making muffins," as cat people like to say. Front paws padded up and down, as if kneading dough, a sign of calm. Princess is aptly named, for she was about to receive a rarest jewel: a lifesaving kidney transplant.
September 13, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - There are racks and racks of lollipop colored ball gowns, rows of glittery high heels, full displays of ballerina tutus encrusted with Swarovski crystals, and way more bling in the form of crowns and trophies than you can shake a bejeweled scepter at. This is where the beauty princesses - young women not quite beauty queens, but who really want to be - and their entourages converge at the Miss America Tradeshow, one of a variety of...
July 15, 2014 |
STANTON, Del. - How races are run often is more determinant in results than what horses are running in those races. How horses undergo subtle changes over time also matters every bit as much as the history of those horses. When 2014 began, the idea of Belle Gallantey beating Princess of Sylmar in any race, much less Saturday's Grade I $750,000 Delaware Handicap would have been laughable. In 2013, Belle Gallantey was 1-for-14 and was claimed for $35,000 from her final race of the year.
July 11, 2014 |
WHEN IT BECAME obvious early last year that Princess of Sylmar was going to be a special filly, Ed Stanco had one race he really wanted her to win - the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga, not far from where he grew up. Well, she won the Alabama in the midst of an historic four-race win streak that included the Kentucky Oaks, CCA Oaks and Beldame. This year, Stanco, along with his five partners, targeted one race they really want win - tomorrow's $750,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park.
July 8, 2014 |
She wasn't even born when her father was making history. But Princess Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, the daughter of legendary Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi, has faithfully spread the story of his work, sharing it this summer in New Jersey as part of a North American tour that also took her to schools and museums in Massachusetts and Canada. She visited the Infoage Science History Museum in the 2200 block of Marconi Road in Wall Township, N.J., to commemorate the 101st anniversary of her father's visit to the site on June 30, 1913.
June 9, 2014 |
ELMONT, N.Y. - Princess of Sylmar, the Kentucky Oaks-winning filly owned by West Chester's Ed Stanco, lost by a head in a stirring stretch duel that ended with Close Hatches winning the $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes on Saturday. Last after a quick half-mile of 45 seconds, Princess of Sylmar moved up and halfway through the long stretch was battling furiously with archrival Beholder, Antipathy, and the eventual winner. After a side-by-side duel through the final furlong of the 11/16-mile event, the 4-year-old lost by a head bob. Antipathy was third and the favored Beholder fourth.
May 16, 2014 |
CANNES, France - Eyebrows go up when a film like Grace of Monaco , which opened the 67th Cannes film festival Wednesday night, starts with the descriptor, "A fictional account inspired by real events. " It's an odd defensive crouch for a movie about an Irish German Catholic girl who ranks as the number-one Philadelphia blowout of all time, trading in life as the daughter of well-heeled contractor Jack Kelly for not one fairy tale, but two: Hollywood star, and princess of all she surveyed in the tiny principality of Monaco, wedged on a rock between France and Italy.