September 5, 2006 |
The hardest-working musician on the Philadelphia Orchestra's European tour is also the least seen, and, to add irony upon irony, the most watchable. That's Marisol Montalvo, the visually alluring soprano whose star has ascended before the orchestra's eyes - first in late 2004 at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall, and now on the European tour. (Only Sunday was there a notable glitch: She and the orchestra were to be televised Sunday from Royal Albert Hall, but fire there canceled the concert.
August 20, 2012 |
If you didn't know who Sheena Parveen was before the Olympics, you undoubtedly do now. NBC10 ran so many promos for its weather team during the games that you saw more of the young meteorologist than you did of Bob Costas. Parveen, 26, was the one in front of fellow forecasters Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz and Bill Henley, the one always closest to the camera, the knockout who recalls Disney's Jasmine. On this muggy August afternoon, she's in the studio waiting to deliver her forecast on the 5 p.m. broadcast.
September 16, 1994 |
Latesha, 14, has a lot of thoughts about what life would be like once she's adopted. If she is adopted by a family with little ones, she would be happy to take them for walks. And then she would like to bring them home, which would also be her home. She would give them a snack and maybe turn on cartoons for them. Her fantasy includes possibly older sisters, around the age of 19 or 20. They might want to fix her hair different ways, like theirs, and paint her fingernails. One of them might have a red dress, and she could borrow it. Or she might get a red dress of her own!
June 16, 2001 |
Undone, New Action Theatre's multimedia look at voyeurism, has definitely developed since its residency performance last March at the Community Education Center. In the white-box space at Smoke, it's now more fluid and impressionistic, more open-ended and, in a good way, ambiguous. This time the lighting - neon-hot pinks, reds and greens designed by Erik Childs-Morra and Evan Fleischer - added an expressive, overall nightscape ambience. And now live music frames this dance-based piece, with soprano Kristen Purcell singing her own, Weimar-flavored song about being watched.
November 6, 2008 |
All hail Michelle Obama, the new first lady of fashion. I loved the red-and-black sheath dress that the future first spouse rocked on election night. No pastel skirt suit for this hot mom. The bold colors and clean sharp lines perfectly accented Obama's tall elegant frame. She looked stunning, modern and fresh. And of course, her two daughters were the perfect fashion accessories, Maliya in a red dress and Sasha in black frock with a bow. Not to mention her husband's clean-cut suit and red tie. Sure, I know people are already bashing on her pick.
March 14, 2014 |
Here's what Cirque-Éloize's Cirkopolis is not: it is not a Ringling Brothers three-ringer with animals. It is not a Cirque du Soleil clown-led marathon fantasia. It is not a stripped-down 7 Fingers celebration of muscle and raw magnetism. It is instead a crisp 90-minute high-concept theater-dance performance punctuated by circus acrobatics, featuring some very cool video, and backed by Stéfan Boucher's eclectic original music, which alternately evokes pop, swing, and alt-rock.
February 18, 2014 |
SOCHI - Julia Lipnitskaia could depart Sochi as the czarina of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Before this week is out, she could leap into her sport's starring role. And she could further captivate a Russian nation that already is mad about her. That's a full plate for a 15-year-old. "I know," said Tara Lipinski, the 1998 gold medalist who is here as an NBC analyst, "but she's really got a good shot to win the gold medal. " In 1998, Lipinski was also 15. The Nagano Olympics were supposed to be Michelle Kwan's, just as most people have assumed Sochi's would belong to defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea.
March 22, 2003 |
The bombing continues, but the show will go on. Well, at least the Oscars. Despite talk of a wave of defectors, most of the participants - presenters as well as nominees - have confirmed their attendance at tomorrow night's Academy Awards, Variety reports. They will be there under heavy security. California Gov. Gray Davis has assigned the National Guard to man the festivities. A mobile testing lab will be used to ferret out any chemical or biological threat. With no shock and awe on the red carpet (pre-show fashion strutting will be scaled way back this year)
February 6, 1993 |
J. Edgar Hoover was a homosexual who dressed in women's clothes and, to keep his secret, made a deal with the mob to look the other way at its activities and never admit there was such a thing as organized crime, says a new book excerpted in the March issue of Vanity Fair, out Wednesday. In Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, British author Anthony Summers said the Mafia used photos of the FBI founder engaged in sex acts with his longtime housemate, Clyde Tolson, as blackmail.
September 27, 1995 |
WAUKESHA, WISC. HE HIRED LOOK-ALIKE OF WIFE TO STAB LOVER? A teacher may have hired a look-alike of his estranged wife to stab his girlfriend outside a mall as part of an elaborate scheme to frame his wife, prosecutors charged yesterday. Assistant District Attorney William Roach said Eduardo Handal may have planned the frame-up so well that he knew his wife was wearing a red dress that day and allegedly had the look-alike dress accordingly. Roach also alleged the husband withdrew a vial of the girlfriend's blood under a false pretense five days before the stabbing, and then smeared blood on a knife that he planted or had planted in his wife's car. Handal and his girlfriend, Tricia Wietzel, 25, told authorities that Ana Handal, 39, of Waukesha, ran up and stabbed Wietzel in the abdomen June 20 as she walked with him outside Brookfield Square Mall.