September 20, 2016 |
The Phillies had intended to use this weekend as the beginning of a farewell for Ryan Howard, whose time with the only franchise he's ever known had dwindled to mere weeks. Instead, Howard had his bothersome left knee drained Sunday. The team believes Howard can play again this season, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, and they are hopeful he is healthy enough to return by Tuesday. The Phillies are off Monday; they have five remaining games at Citizens Bank Park that bookend a seven-game road trip.
September 19, 2016
* 68TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. 8 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. Jimmy Kimmel hosts the awards show, which kicks off the broadcast networks' premiere week. Among the big Emmy contenders: HBO's Game of Thrones and FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson. * THE GOOD PLACE. 10 p.m. Monday (hourlong preview), then 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, NBC10. Kristen Bell and Ted Danson star in a new comedy from Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation ) about an afterlife that's not as perfect as it looks.
September 16, 2016 |
Union midfielder Brian Carroll has been sidelined by plantar fasciitis since Aug. 6, when he was hurt in a 2-2 draw at D.C. United, but he is expected to return to the field for the stretch run. Carroll has been working out for the last few weeks and was available Saturday but did not play in a 1-1 draw with Montreal. The Union (11-10-8) begin the first of three consecutive road games Saturday in Portland against the defending Major League Soccer champion Timbers, who are 10-11-8.
September 14, 2016 |
Aaron Posner helped found the Arden Theatre Company here in 1988. He did so with Terrence J. Nolen (now producing artistic director) and Amy L. Murphy (managing director). Then, sensing it was time, he stepped away in 1998 to pursue a writing career. With Thursday's opening of Stupid F#*@king Bird - director Posner's sad and hilarious "sort of" adaptation of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov - he shows that his dramatic instincts are still much the same as when he and Nolen met at Northwestern University.
September 12, 2016 |
A Delaware County police officer who was shot seven times in June returned to work Friday. Folcroft Officer Christopher Dorman's injuries included a gunshot to the face as he responded to a report of an alleged drug deal about 10 a.m. June 24 on the 1500 block of Elmwood Avenue. The 25-year-old officer underwent multiple surgeries at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was released from the hospital after three days. "I'm not very good at sitting around, so sitting at my house watching TV was kind of boring," he told 6ABC on Friday.
September 10, 2016 |
After the immensity of last weekend's Made in America Festival, perhaps it's time to head to the suburbs' bucolic environs. This is not the reason that Haverford Civic Council, booking curator Al Fichera, and area native Barry Gutman is putting on this weekend's Sixth Annual Haverford Music Festival, but it's a start. "We wanted to showcase the talents of all genres cultivated in this area," says Fichera, a producer of jangle pop band Flight of Mavis and troubadour Kenn Kweder. Mavis' Frank Brown, who resides in Havertown along with Fichera and Gutman, has a new band, Travel Lanes.
September 10, 2016 |
Philadelphia City Council returned from its three-month summer recess Thursday, proceeding with business as usual despite the cloud of an FBI probe looming over the office of Majority Leader Bobby Henon. Council President Darrell L. Clarke, asked if he was concerned about the federal investigation, said he was always concerned "on a personal level" when one of his colleagues comes under scrutiny. "But again, I have no idea why the FBI did what they did," Clarke said. "And I'm not sure that anybody does other than that particular agency.
September 9, 2016
RICK MARIANO - you know, former city councilman, did about five years in the clink for bribery, tried his hand at stand-up comedy, learned Krav Maga, says whatever he damn well pleases these days - made a surprise visit to City Council's chambers on Thursday for its first session back from summer vacation. "Suit. Tie. Ponytail," political writer Chris Brennan reported from City Hall, capturing Mariano 's aesthetic with stunning efficiency. Mariano said he was looking for work.
September 8, 2016
Now that the fall school season is in full swing, the Inquirer's Saturday three-page Rally Extra section will return with game coverage, columns, features, statistics, photos and much more. Check it all out beginning this Saturday.
September 4, 2016 |
Sylk 130 reunion. In the mid-'90s, Philadelphia DJ-producer-songwriter King Britt brought an all-star cast of local talent together to form the soul-funk-jazz collective Sylk 130. The crew, which included poet Ursula Rucker, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and trumpeter Jafar Baron, made its recording debut on 1997's When the Funk Hits the Fan , and now the band is getting back together. Sunday at the TLA. "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain.