August 19, 2016 |
Alon Goldstein is always searching for beauty, and he nearly always finds it in no fewer than a dozen varieties. The pianist played a recital Tuesday night at the Curtis Institute as a faculty member for this summer's Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy. The repertoire was choice. And though the program was constructed of familiar composers, it seemed to make several points all at once. Goldstein told the audience the theme was orchestral, and his playing certainly supported the claim.
August 10, 2016 |
A jury of six men and six women was selected Monday to decide the fate of Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, clearing the way for opening arguments Tuesday in Norristown. "We have our jury," Common Pleas Court Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy announced after a nine-hour selection process. She said Kane's trial on perjury, conspiracy, obstruction, and other charges would last a week. Earlier in the day, the judge read a list of people who will either be witnesses at the trial or whose names may come up in testimony.
July 31, 2016 |
Captain Fantastic. Viggo Mortensen stars, with an amazing group of young actors, as a radical hippie dad who has raised his kids way off the grid. When events force them to leave their rustic retreat and deal with modern-day America, the experience is jolting - and funny, moving, meaningful. R Jason Bourne. "I remember everything," says the formerly amnesiac spy guy played by Matt Damon in his return - along with director Paul Greengrass - to the Bourne series. The movie spans the globe and has the great action scenes you'd expect, but now that Bourne knows who he is, the existential underpinnings of the great franchise concept are MIA. PG-13 Our Little Sister.
June 11, 2016 |
The Chicago Cubs departed Citizens Bank Park late Wednesday afternoon with the best record in baseball, another bit of evidence that team president Theo Epstein's plan to reinvigorate a sad-sack franchise is working. When Epstein left Boston and arrived in Chicago in October 2011, the Cubs had failed to make the playoffs for three straight seasons and were nine years removed from winning a playoff game. Of course, we all know about that little World Series drought on Chicago's North Side, too. It remains to be seen if Epstein can work the same magic with the Cubs that he performed as a young general manager with the Boston Red Sox, but at the very least he is on the right track.
June 11, 2016 |
The longer-than-anticipated wait finally ended for Holy Ghost Prep's Nolan Jones, surrounded by family and friends at a Langhorne restaurant, at 11:08 p.m. Thursday. A steadily rising shortstop with natural hitting power and arm strength, Jones was selected in the second round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians. He was the No. 55 overall pick. Many publications had projected Jones to go in the first round. "I was confident it was eventually going to happen," the 18-year-old said.