November 23, 2011
ALLENTOWN - A former high school teacher could face jail time after admitting she had sex with a student on the school's prom weekend. Gabrielle Marvelli, 39, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lehigh County Court to a charge of corruption of a minor. The former Allen High School teacher admitted having sex with the student, who was a week away from his 18th birthday at the time. Marvelli and the student had an early-morning encounter May 28, the day of the school's senior prom, authorities said.
September 8, 2011 |
LONDON - Some had been waiting since 8:30 Thursday morning. The less devoted had only been there since 3 p.m. But they all said they were there to score a prime spot on the main floor of Royal Albert Hall to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra play music that was written for it - Rachmanionoff's Symphonic Dances - and join star soloist Janine Jansen in the Violin Concerto of one of the orchestra's other specialties, Tchaikovsky. The Thursday BBC Proms concert had been completely sold out for weeks, except for the 5-pound day-of-show tickets to the main floor area, where listeners stand throughout the concert (except for the early birds, who claim the handful of seats around the side)
September 6, 2011 |
Here comes the big one. The BBC Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall, now in their 116th season and the largest classical music festival anywhere, have long been a significant platform for musicians, but never more than now - so much so that the Philadelphia Orchestra, a week after leaving the United Kingdom, will double back from Germany to perform there Thursday. It's worth the hopscotch. "You can't explain it to anybody who hasn't been to Royal Albert Hall," said the orchestra's concertmaster, David Kim. "It's like making it to the playoffs or the Super Bowl.
September 2, 2011 |
Two of this week's new releases might make you feel nostalgic. Top Gun, Grade B: The action film/romance starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis is being rereleased to mark its 25th anniversary. It's been a quarter of a century but Top Gun will still have you feeling "the need for speed. " The action part of the film has to do with an elite group of pilots who compete to be the best in their class and earn the title of Top Gun . Cruise and McGillis provide the romance as a hotshot test pilot and a civilian instructor who do their own form of flying.
July 21, 2011
DROP DEAD DIVA. 9 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime. IS THERE a greater buzz-kill than "the very special episode"? The raising of Serious Issues tends to swamp not-so-serious series, so when Lifetime started making a fuss about Sunday's episode of its dependably silly rom-com "Drop Dead Diva," I was worried. And worry is the last emotion anyone should feel about a show that is, after all, about a lawyer named Jane (Brooke Elliott) whose plus-sized body is possessed by the soul of a dead model wannabe.
May 26, 2011 |
State police are investigating how more than two dozen Methacton Area High School students showed up at their senior prom Saturday so drunk that they had to be sent home. Officials of the Montgomery County school booted as many as 32 students who arrived intoxicated to the event at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Some were so inebriated they allegedly could not stand, investigators said. Investigators from the Skippack state police barracks took on the case after reports emerged that many of the students involved had arrived at the dance on the same rented bus and had attended a pre-prom party in Worcester Township, about 10 miles away.
May 15, 2011 |
In the days before her body was found in the murky waters of Burlington Township's Sherman Pond, Sarah Townsend was getting ready for two proms. One was in Florence, where the 18-year-old high school senior lived, and the other was at Allentown High School in Monmouth County, which she attended and where her father, Roy, works in the maintenance department. "Before she drowned, she was happy and talking about what she would do with her hair to go to two different proms," said her aunt Coleen Makovicz.
May 15, 2011 |
When Vince Vinciguerra got into the formal-wear business 40 years ago, tuxedos came in what professionals called "a fruit cup" of vivid colors. These days most tuxedos are black, and it's the ties, vests, and pocket squares that display a rainbow of hues. "The boys get the accessories to match the girls' dresses," Vince says, manning a free hot dog cart, as he usually does during prom season at Tuxedo Junction. It's early on a Thursday evening, and the line outside the store, on the White Horse Pike in Haddon Township, is nearly a block long.
May 14, 2011 |
In the days before her body was found in the murky waters of Burlington Township's Sherman Pond, Sarah Townsend was getting ready for two proms. One was in Florence, where the 18-year-old high school senior lived, and the other was at Allentown High School in Monmouth County, which she attended and where her father, Roy, works in the maintenance department. "Before she drowned, she was happy and talking about what she would do with her hair to go to two different proms," said her aunt, Coleen Makovicz.
May 13, 2011
The prom was a sparkling spectacle of tiaras, tuxes, DJs, and dancing. No matter that many of the 100 pint-size attendees sported wheelchairs, intravenous poles, bandages, and bald heads. One prom-goer, Rachel Kovach, 11, of Highlands, N.J., has been chronicling her care for a rare bone tumor by blogging for The Inquirer at www.philly.com/OncoGirl . She had major surgery to salvage her right leg May 3 and resumed intravenous chemotherapy Thursday just hours before the prom.