June 17, 2011 |
Taking a bold leap beyond the gallery's regular roster of twin-bill solo exhibitions is Gross McLeaf's far-reaching display "American Landscape: Coast to Coast. " Its nine featured painters cover the subject handily. Ann Lofquist has an especially commanding presence here, and not just because she works large; she seems at home painting whatever landscape moves her. And her work on view spans the continent - from ancient sycamore and oak trees in a California pasture and a fascinating, wide-angle dawn overview of a Ventura County valley to an equally awesome, understated Maine snow scene - and reveals the breadth of her talent.
April 9, 1992 |
Phoenixville's Administration, Policy and Police Committee unanimously voted last Thursday to order Borough Manager Bill McCauley to set salary ranges for the finance director and public-works director. The move was taken in an effort to prevent fights over salaries when candidates are considered for openings. The borough council approved a salary range of $30,000 to $40,000 for the code-enforcement director in February, after extensive heated debate. Haggling over how much to pay a code-enforcement director three days before the position was filled led Phoenixville council members last week to order McCauley to conduct a survey on how much all department heads should be paid.
August 16, 1990 |
All was quiet in the Horsham Council chambers Tuesday night, but such complacency before Saturday's public hearing on the proposed building of two firing ranges at the Naval Air Station has some council members worried. "If they (the public) have concerns, that is the time to express them, not three months from now at a council meeting," said Council President James F. Owens. Residents have spoken up at previous meetings. Councilman Eugene F. McGill, who will not be at the meeting because of a planned vacation, has some concerns about noise at the firing ranges based on those noted by the Montgomery County Planning Commission in a report issued July 5. He said he hoped that more citizens would attend the meeting Saturday than the six who attended the council meeting Tuesday.
June 14, 2004 |
English singer Dido apologized to the audience at the Tower Theater on Friday for bringing the wet and dreary weather of her home to Philadelphia. But based on the mood inside the venue, and the number of times "I love you" was shouted at the stage, fans were unfazed by the atypical early-June chill. Contrary to the mellow pop of Dido's hits, including "Thank You" - famously sampled by Eminem for the chorus of "Stan" - and the more recent "White Flag," much of the singer's material possesses a strong club aspect, ranging stylistically from mesmerizing trip-hop to flamboyant '80s-informed dance tracks.
June 18, 2016 |
Prices for direct cremation after death ranged from $700 to $3,535 at Philadelphia area funeral homes, according to a survey released Thursday by the tax-exempt Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. The survey of 125 funeral homes also found that prices for immediate burial, which does not require embalming, ranged from $900 to $7,138. The median price, which means that half were more and half were less, was $2,375. The goal of the survey, conducted by volunteers who sometimes had a hard time obtaining price lists from funeral homes, is to help consumers price-shop for funeral services.
July 5, 1990 |
The public has until next Friday to let the Air Force know how it feels about plans to build two firing ranges at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, but according to Horsham Township officials, there is little that can be done to stop the proposal from becoming a reality. The U.S. Air Force Reserve wants to build two firing ranges at the station. The ranges, one for small arms, the other for machine gun training, would be built on 3.5 acres near Horsham and Norristown Roads. Reservists now have to travel to Fort Dix in New Jersey for training.
April 30, 2007 |
Last week Live Nation/Electric Factory Concerts turned ye old TLA on South Street into the Fillmore Philadelphia at The TLA. They put up chandeliers, re-did floors. It looked good. Somebody mentioned they would give away apples at the door. Didn't see any. But it was dark, and an apple's not a thing you focus on. Fillmore? That was the name the late Bill Graham - concert promoter, manager, mensch - gave to legendary venues: first in San Francisco, then in New York City, between 1965 and 1968.
September 29, 2006 |
Regina Spektor calls herself a "commitment-phobe. " When it comes to music, that is. "Let's say that I get accepted into being a pop singer," says the 26-year-old pianist who plays the Electric Factory on Saturday, talking on the phone at her Manhattan apartment. "There are too many country, and gospel, and hip-hop, and funk, and classical tendencies that I tend to. There are too many limitations. So I can't just be a pop singer. " And on Begin to Hope, the Russian-born songwriter's stylistically wide-ranging fourth album, she's not. She's some sort of classically trained, indie-rock, cabaret troubadour, with a propensity to write lyrics about Guns N' Roses songs and finding human teeth on the streets of New York.
August 3, 2005 |
Foot traffic at the nation's malls has been declining. But a King of Prussia start-up is trying to help shopping centers bounce back with basketball shooting ranges. So far, Mall Ball L.P. has installed an enclosed basketball range in the Gallery at Market East mall in Center City and Prince Georges Mall outside Washington. Mall Ball's founder and chief executive officer, James Lesser, said his company had commitments to outfit 100 malls by the end of February. "Malls are looking at entertainment as a way to reinvigorate attendance and sales," Lesser said.
August 4, 1994 |
After listening to township residents lambaste the noise and safety policies of a local gun club, the West Marlborough Board of Supervisors has indicated it will adopt an ordinance restricting when people can shoot in the township. Handing the Southern Chester County Sportsmen's and Farmers' Association an apparent defeat, the three-member board voted unanimously Tuesday night to add two measures to the proposed West Marlborough Township Shooting Ordinance, which has been available to residents for a month, and to adopt the ordinance at its next meeting, on Sept.