October 4, 2015 |
Two Bus Stop s dot the American cultural landscape: the flickeringly lit, windswept one William Inge placed onstage in 1955, and the bright, shiny, sheltered one Hollywood adapted for the screen in 1956. Bristol Riverside Theatre tries to split the distance between the two, but by doing so, it never quite reaches its destination. Bus Stop , the play, reads like an even more remote, lonelier inside view of Edward Hopper's painting Nighthawks . A bus filled with transients gets stuck in the snow somewhere between Topeka and Kansas City.
August 7, 2015 |
In the world of residential construction, underground parking isn't sexy. Prominent developer Carl Dranoff thinks it is the least intriguing piece of his glamorous $100 million high-rise One Riverside, at 25th and Locust Streets. Dranoff refers to One Riverside as a "supermodel," because Cecil Baker designed it tall and thin, with the smallest footprint to accommodate the most open space. As Baker tells it, he created the tower of concrete, glass, and steel from a Dranoff sketch on a napkin, with a smaller-than-average floor plate that allows flexible design options such as combining smaller units into larger ones without having to relocate the plumbing mechanicals.
August 3, 2015 |
MORE THAN 500 swing dancers and swing wannabes are expected today at the 19th-century Glen Foerd mansion in Torresdale for "Jazz Age on the Delaware" - a riverside festival of jitterbugging, Charleston lessons and picnics to live '20s, '30s and '40s tunes. The $45 admission benefits Philadelphia's last Gilded Age mansion and its 18-acre estate, open daily, free to the public, dawn to dusk, for nature walks, picnics and communing with "Little Ugly," the ancient dog statue overlooking the river.
June 22, 2015 |
A Mendelssohn Club concert? An edgy new work by the Leah Stein Dance Company? Or a guided meditation? With Turbine , the new site-specific dance/choral work premiering this weekend at the Fairmount Water Works, all three descriptions apply. Fifty-eight choristers and 18 dancers will perform among the trees, near the gazebo and other Water Works sites - while also (when possible) taking the audience with them. "Blend your voices into sounds within and beyond the trees," reads the first page of the score by Seattle composer Byron Au Yong.
May 5, 2015 |
William A. Slimm Jr., 82, of Riverside, owner of the Busy Bee Apiary in Riverside, died of complications from dementia on Sunday, April 26, at the Cinnaminson Center for Genesis HealthCare. Mr. Slimm ran the honey-making business from his home but kept his hives on farms in Cinnaminson, Cherry Hill and Delran, his wife, Laura, said. In his best years, she said, he had more than 200 hives, but because of a widespread mite infestation of recent years, he was down to 55 or 60 at the time of his death.
March 22, 2015 |
It's a fine time for Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Ragtime , the Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty/Terrence McNally musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's sprawling 1975 novel (which was followed by Milos Forman's 1981 film). The show premiered in 1996, and saw a Broadway revival in 2009. It takes place in the years between the turn of the 20th century and World War I. Why so many dates? Just to stress that though it is a turn-of-the-20th-century American story, it remains just as relevant at the turn of the 21st.
March 5, 2015 |
Six months after he announced the project and one month before its scheduled groundbreaking, developer Carl Dranoff begins taking reservations Wednesday for the 82 luxury condos he is building at One Riverside, at 25th and Locust Streets. Real estate agents will get their first look at what is being offered at the 22-story high-rise overlooking the Schuylkill, where prices will range from $685,000 for a one-bedroom unit to $6 million for the 4,200-square-foot bi-level penthouse with elevator.
December 18, 2014 |
Can the Schuylkill ever play a role like the Chicago River or Paris' Seine - a source of beauty and vitality that unites riverside neighborhoods like Center City and University City rather than dividing them? It's a decades-old dream, but key pieces are finally falling into place, according to civic leaders and developers who joined a panel discussion Tuesday at the Union League sponsored by the Central Philadelphia Development Corp. On both sides of the river, new projects such as Brandywine Realty Trust's 47-story FMC Tower at 30th and Walnut Streets and PMC Property Group's million-square-foot complex planned at 2400 Market St. are paying closer attention than their predecessors to the streetscape and river.
October 27, 2014 |
Palmyra football coach Jack Geisel has made defending the two-point play a point of focus this season. That focus proved to be the difference Saturday. The Panthers kept the Rams out of the end zone three times on two-point conversion attempts, as Palmyra won, 21-18, at Riverside in a West Jersey Football League Freedom Division game. "We've been out there giving up points," Geisel said of his defense on two-point attempts this season. "We came to play on the two-point play. " The defense also provided the winning score.
October 4, 2014 |
After outscoring its first five opponents by 21 goals, the Riverside girls' soccer team finally had to sweat one out Thursday afternoon. But goaltender Kayla Samero made sure Kasie Shively's first-half goal held up, and the Rams topped visiting Palmyra, 1-0, in a battle of Burlington County Freedom unbeatens. Shively knocked in a deflected pass from Kenzee Hudson nine minutes into the game. Riverside has outscored its opponents by 24-2 so far this season and has won 22 straight conference games.