February 24, 2006
RE THE MUSLIM shrine versus the cartoons: A large explosion heavily damaged the golden dome of one of Iraq's most famous Muslim Shiite religious shrines in Samarra on Feb. 22. So can someone from the Muslim society please explain how the destruction of such a famous house of worship is less of a concern to the Muslims than a cartoon of the prophet? I'm confused. Larry Lueder Mantua, N.J.
October 13, 1986 |
Sheila Audet would see the face in the window of the train as she traveled to New York City. The disembodied visage, with deep-set eyes and light mustache, was not the reflection of anyone seated nearby, and it resembled no one she knew. Audet had left a career as a theater director and choreographer for what she describes as "esoteric stuff - astrology and things. " And as it turned out, the mysterious face in the window was a harbinger of her return to theater, through involvement with a production to run tomorrow through Sunday at the Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theater.
October 15, 1986 |
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran is a book of preachments contained within the barest outline of a story. It would seem to be most unlikely material for a musical, and the show now at the Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theater proves that it is indeed not the stuff of musicals. That is if you define a musical as a show with a book, characters and song and dance numbers that move the action and story along. The musical The Prophet has no book, and it has no characters. It is, rather, a series of self-contained scenes based on the prophet's preachings.
October 16, 1986 |
"The Prophet" at the Harold Prince Theater at the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St. through Sunday. A number of recent musicals have succeeded by tugging on the fond memories that Baby Boomers have for their adolescent years. These walks down memory lane include "Grease," the off-Broadway show "Beehive" and, in a different vein, the current local hit, "Nunsense. " "The Prophet," the new musical that opened last night at the Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theater, reaches out to those same memories.
November 9, 2002 |
Prophet 21 Inc., a Yardley business-software company, said yesterday it agreed to be acquired by two private equity firms for about $70 million in cash. The deal will make Prophet 21, which became a publicly traded company in 1994, private again. "We feel that Prophet 21 will be a much stronger entity in today's environment," Chuck Boyle, the company's president and chief executive, said yesterday. As a company with a relatively few shares outstanding and a small stock-market value, he said, it has not been followed or appreciated by analysts and investors.
August 15, 1988 |
A boxer with "the potential to be the puncher Philadelphia has been looking for for years" was killed early Saturday morning, the result of a hit-and-run accident. Andre "Thee" Prophet, 20, and a female companion, Tres Kelly, 18, were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was struck by a hit-and-run driver at 22nd and York streets, in North Philadelphia, shortly after 5 a.m. Both Prophet and Kelly were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Prophet, who lived with his mother in the 2400 block of North Colorado Street, a few blocks from the scene of the accident, was considered by many to be a star on the rise.
August 9, 2012 |
MOSCOW - A self-proclaimed prophet had a vision from God: He would build an Islamic caliphate under the earth. The digging began about a decade ago, and 70 followers soon moved into an eight-level subterranean honeycomb of cramped cells with no light, heat, or ventilation. Children were born. They, too, lived in the cold underground cells for many years - until authorities raided the compound last week and freed the 27 sons and daughters of the sect. Ages 1 to 17, the children rarely saw the light of day and had never left the property, attended school, or been seen by a doctor, officials said Wednesday.
February 19, 2008 |
Jim Wallis is a prophet rapidly gaining honor in his own land. His new book, The Great Awakening, just hit the New York Times best-seller list. Jon Stewart fawns over him. On his book tour, Wallis speaks to large, rapt audiences, as he did last week at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill. Wallis, a founder of the Sojourners revival movement, seeks to be a prophet in the biblical sense - a man driven to proclaim the hard truths that God has branded on his heart to a skeptical people in a stubborn time.
August 18, 2005 |
Yardley software-maker Prophet 21 Inc. said yesterday it was being acquired by Activant Solutions Inc., an Austin, Texas-based business-to-business software firm, for $215 million. Prophet 21 makes e-commerce software for distributors in industries including ones dealing in fasteners, electrical, medical and plumbing. It employs about 530, two-thirds of them in Yardley. The firm is on pace to do $85 million in sales this year, Prophet 21 chief executive officer Chuck Boyle said.
March 16, 1988 |
Making his debut as a main-event fighter, Germantown cruiserweight Nate "Mr. " Miller escaped the clutch-and-grab tactics of Ricardo Spain long enough to score a fifth-round technical knockout in the co-featured bout last night at the Blue Horizon. In the other co-feature, light-heavyweight Andre "Thee" Prophet, a senior at Simon Gratz High, remained undefeated with a unanimous eight-round decision over fellow North Philadelphian William Morris. Miller (10-0, 9 knockouts), who is 28th in the latest World Boxing Council ratings, had met Spain before, and won a six-round decision in 1987 in the only fight of Miller's career to go the distance.