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NEWS
July 10, 2000
On behalf of the people of Greater Philadelphia, we extend sincerest condolences to the family of Cory Erving. It's probably presumptuous of us, but we're sure even those who believe the news media were overplaying the teen-ager's disappearance are sympathetic to Dr. J and Cory's other survivors. Many readers expressed concern about the comparative lack of attention paid to similar tragedies in families that are not rich and famous - an irrefutable fact of life, especially in this age of mass communications.
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* BLOODLINE. Today, Netflix.   WHEN I TALK to myself, as I too often do these days, it may be to ask: Is this TV voiceover really necessary? It's largely superfluous in Netflix's "Bloodline," a new series from the creators of "Damages," in which a prodigal son returns to his family's resort in the Florida Keys and things don't go so well. Kyle Chandler, who did so much with silences in "Friday Night Lights," retains his spare delivery as John Rayburn, whose efforts to keep his black-sheep brother, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* TYRANT. 10 tonight, FX. * PROOF. 10 tonight, TNT. WHAT IF Sonny, not Michael, had been the more interesting Corleone brother? We'll never know how that version of "The Godfather" might have turned out, but FX's "Tyrant" seems ready to explore the idea. The Mideast drama returns for a second season tonight with its Michael equivalent, Barry Al Fayeed (Adam Rayner), imprisoned and awaiting execution for trying to overthrow his older brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) in hopes of setting fictional Abbudin on a path to democracy.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
Excitement filled the Merriam Theater on Thursday night as the Pennsylvania Ballet presented a program featuring a world premiere by resident choreographer Matthew Neenan and a trio of rising stars. Mayara Pineiro, who joined the corps last fall, was outstanding in Neenan's Shift to Minor . Brand-new soloist Oksana Maslova distinguished herself - with the superb Ian Hussey as her partner - in Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia . And Alexander Peters, a Pennsylvania Ballet apprentice just three years ago, was a revelation in the title role of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son . Set to a piano score by György Ligeti played by the excellent Martha Koeneman, Polyphonia was an impressive opener.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2006 | By Nancy G. Heller FOR THE INQUIRER
In recent seasons, Pennsylvania Ballet's Philip Colucci has excelled at broadly comic roles, using his rock-solid technique and expressive face to great advantage. But on Wednesday's opening night, Colucci expanded his range as the star of Prodigal Son, a highly stylized and emotionally wrenching work created by George Balanchine for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1929. Prodigal Son is one-third of the all-Balanchine program that Pennsylvania Ballet is presenting at the Merriam Theater through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1989 | By Nancy Goldner, Inquirer Dance Critic
The all-Balanchine programs regularly presented by the Pennsylvania and Milwaukee Ballet have come to be a season highlight, not only because of the choreographer but also because of the authoritative readings the dancers give his ballets. You sense that the company loves doing the stuff. So it was for a program that opened Wednesday at the Shubert Theater, except that this bill is highly unusual as well. All the ballets - Bugaku, The Prodigal Son and Symphony in Three Movements - are dramatically charged, but not always in pleasant ways.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
ROME - On a day when they preached on the prodigal son who returns home after a life of sin, the American cardinals were in high spirits and good humor as they called on fallen-away Catholics to return. Their homilies took on added meaning as they prepared to enter the conclave Tuesday to vote on a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned on Feb. 28. Each cardinal is assigned a church in Rome because, historically, the cardinals were the clergy of Rome. Having a titular church - for which their chief responsibility is fund-raising - allows them to be clergy of Rome.
NEWS
June 30, 2009
AS A longtime Phillies' fan, I take umbrage at John P. Rossi's op-ed "If the Bucs had Signed Dick Allen. " I'm thrilled that the Fightin' Phils signed Richard Anthony Allen and that he made it to Philadelphia in the spring of 1964. I attended my first major league baseball game as a 5-year-old youngster when my father took me to Connie Mack Stadium to see the biggest rookie sensation to hit our area since another Richie (Ashburn), made his debut back in 1948. I'm sure playing ball in Little Rock was no picnic, and Richie, like all minority ballplayers of that era, faced many racial indignities.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2002 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Somebody at the White House may already be writing laugh lines for Laura Bush. Weeks after using a White House special to help promote its political drama The West Wing, NBC is getting another presidential boost with a debut appearance by the first lady on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Bush will join pop princess Britney Spears and the rock group Foo Fighters on Monday night (actually, 12:05 a.m. Tuesday) on Channel 10. It will be the second of 11 Jay Leno specials highlighting the Winter Olympics.
SPORTS
November 7, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Tony Gray is a prodigal son in two states. Pennsylvania is the one to which he has returned. Alabama is the one to which he did return, only to reverse his field. Confused? Hang with us. Back in late August, Gray worked out with John Bartram High's football team, then moved with his mother, Mary, to his native Greensboro, Ala. After being unable to enroll at the local high school because his paperwork was not in order, Gray returned to Southwest Philadelphia to live with his aunt, Hattie Britford.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* TYRANT. 10 tonight, FX. * PROOF. 10 tonight, TNT. WHAT IF Sonny, not Michael, had been the more interesting Corleone brother? We'll never know how that version of "The Godfather" might have turned out, but FX's "Tyrant" seems ready to explore the idea. The Mideast drama returns for a second season tonight with its Michael equivalent, Barry Al Fayeed (Adam Rayner), imprisoned and awaiting execution for trying to overthrow his older brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) in hopes of setting fictional Abbudin on a path to democracy.
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* BLOODLINE. Today, Netflix.   WHEN I TALK to myself, as I too often do these days, it may be to ask: Is this TV voiceover really necessary? It's largely superfluous in Netflix's "Bloodline," a new series from the creators of "Damages," in which a prodigal son returns to his family's resort in the Florida Keys and things don't go so well. Kyle Chandler, who did so much with silences in "Friday Night Lights," retains his spare delivery as John Rayburn, whose efforts to keep his black-sheep brother, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn)
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
Excitement filled the Merriam Theater on Thursday night as the Pennsylvania Ballet presented a program featuring a world premiere by resident choreographer Matthew Neenan and a trio of rising stars. Mayara Pineiro, who joined the corps last fall, was outstanding in Neenan's Shift to Minor . Brand-new soloist Oksana Maslova distinguished herself - with the superb Ian Hussey as her partner - in Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia . And Alexander Peters, a Pennsylvania Ballet apprentice just three years ago, was a revelation in the title role of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son . Set to a piano score by György Ligeti played by the excellent Martha Koeneman, Polyphonia was an impressive opener.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
ROME - On a day when they preached on the prodigal son who returns home after a life of sin, the American cardinals were in high spirits and good humor as they called on fallen-away Catholics to return. Their homilies took on added meaning as they prepared to enter the conclave Tuesday to vote on a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned on Feb. 28. Each cardinal is assigned a church in Rome because, historically, the cardinals were the clergy of Rome. Having a titular church - for which their chief responsibility is fund-raising - allows them to be clergy of Rome.
SPORTS
November 23, 2012 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer| pernerm@phillynews.com
The setup: After years of rumors, rhetoric and bickering, the 76ers, on Dec. 19, 2006, finally put their actions where their hearts were and sent Allen Iverson, one of the most beloved players, and the most exciting, in franchise history, and Ivan McFarlin to the Denver Nuggets for veteran point guard Andre Miller, former Sixer Joe Smith and two first-round draft picks. And on March 19, 2008, he came home. THE CITY of Philadelphia had a love affair with Allen Iverson.
SPORTS
August 13, 2010 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
A 55-loss season will surely bring about a plethora of changes for an NBA team. Case in point, this offseason for the 76ers. The head coach got axed the day after that 55th loss, a prodigal son was brought in as the new coach, a disgruntled veteran was traded, and yesterday an NBA lifer was brought in as president to help oversee those changes and provide thoughts of what more can be done to make this organization relevant again. Players win games, as Rod Thorn said yesterday at his press conference at the Wells Fargo Center when introduced as the team's new president, but it seems the thinking of chairman Ed Snider is to bring in another mind-set to get the right players for new coach Doug Collins.
NEWS
July 6, 2010
WHAT a shortage of sensitivity the Daily News showed on June 16. A fine state trooper, family man and friend, Officer John Quigg, was killed while driving impaired the wrong way. What prompted me to write is your lack of sensitivity. I'm talking about the photo on the front page of your June 17 issue: a state police patch, a set of keys and a glass of booze. This man had an illness and he was seeking treatment. If someone who has a heart condition and is taking medicine and he loses consciousness and has an accident, would you print a photo with a set of keys, a bottle of medicine and a burst, bloody heart?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2010 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
The fathers are aggravated. The sons are aggravating. But this is more than the old family drama: The throne of England is at stake. History and politics and family and manhood are the heady mix of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I, and Lantern Theater's production delivers it handsomely. Henry IV, having seized the crown from Richard II, is uneasy on the throne; challenged by powerful enemies, he is forced to go to war. The question is, where's Hal? The Prince of Wales, out carousing with his pals, represents, on one level, every son who ever rebelled against paternal expectations - and, ultimately, every son who finally mans up and accepts his responsibilities in the family business, which in this case is ruling England.
NEWS
June 30, 2009
AS A longtime Phillies' fan, I take umbrage at John P. Rossi's op-ed "If the Bucs had Signed Dick Allen. " I'm thrilled that the Fightin' Phils signed Richard Anthony Allen and that he made it to Philadelphia in the spring of 1964. I attended my first major league baseball game as a 5-year-old youngster when my father took me to Connie Mack Stadium to see the biggest rookie sensation to hit our area since another Richie (Ashburn), made his debut back in 1948. I'm sure playing ball in Little Rock was no picnic, and Richie, like all minority ballplayers of that era, faced many racial indignities.
SPORTS
February 13, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
His rookie season was cut short by injury, and now Kyle Lowry's second season in the NBA is marked by uncertainty. Still, coming home to Philadelphia as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies for tonight's game against the 76ers will be much better for Lowry than his return a year ago, when a broken left wrist had limiting him to 10 games all season. Lowry is a true Philadelphian, having starred at Cardinal Dougherty High School before attending Villanova for two seasons. He was a first-round draft pick in 2006, the 24th selection.
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