November 18, 2015 |
Exhibit One in the case for Astral Artists as a wise talent-spotter is Alexandre Moutouzkine, the Russian-born pianist who has spent the last half-dozen years impressing local listeners in a variety of chamber music, solo-recital, and concerto appearances. His latest coup was Sunday at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, where he joined two other superb Astral "graduates" in piano-trio repertoire that stretched the genre a bit. In January, Moutouzkine will step into the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's solo spot (with Rachmaninoff's Thirteen Preludes and Schumann's Carnaval )
November 14, 2015 |
The Second City, Chicago's improv sketch comedy theater, surely has extended its Windy City reach with comic legends such as John Belushi, John Candy, Joan Rivers, Alan Arkin, Bob Odenkirk, Adam McKay, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray. Still, the moment someone mentions the troupe or its school, Chicago rears its ugly head. "I am a member of one of Second City's touring companies, three of them, all based out of Chicago," says comedian Andrew Knox, who managed to get out of town long enough to perform on a cruise ship for nearly five months - albeit a Second City-based excursion.
November 13, 2015 |
When the city last month shared the terms of its tentative franchise deal with Comcast Corp., officials said the cable company planned to open a new center to handle Philadelphia calls, expand its low-income discount program, and pay penalties if customer service goals weren't met. Unmentioned, though, was the fine print. Those crucial details - such as the eligibility requirements for that new discount program - could come to light at a Thursday hearing at which City Council will vet the agreement.
November 6, 2015 |
It's ironic that Jules Blank's last name is a synonym for shutout. The Temple-bound senior scored four goals Wednesday, including the 82d of her career, to become Archbishop Ryan's all-time leading scorer. The Ragdolls defeated Franklin Towne Charter, 5-0, to win the District 12 Class AAA girls' soccer final at Northeast. Public League Girls' Volleyball Final Sydney Lodge had 12 kills and 16 digs to lead Masterman to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 victory over Kensington at High School of the Future.
November 6, 2015 |
VILLANOVA FOOTBALL coach Andy Talley is 72 years young. He looks more like 52. Must be all that clean living. His coaching career started in 1979 at St. Lawrence (Canton, N.Y.). He was an assistant at three places before that. Four if you count two seasons at Simsbury (Conn.) High School. He's been here since the program was restored at the FCS level in 1985. And on Saturday, he'll coach his 400th game, as the Wildcats (4-4, 3-2 Colonial) travel to Rhode Island (1-7, 1-4). "That's a lot of games," Talley said, with a smile.
November 1, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Kansas City Royals righthander Edinson Volquez remains in line to start a potential World Series Game 5 on Sunday night, just five days after the death of his father in his native Dominican Republic. After pitching Game 1 on Tuesday, the same day as his father's passing, Volquez returned home to the Dominican. The veteran pitcher is expected to rejoin the Royals on Saturday in New York before Game 4 at Citi Field. "He texted [Kansas City pitching coach] Dave [Eiland]
October 31, 2015 |
Ridley senior defensive linemen Antonio Petril and Dom Pinto plan on a different result when they face Haverford High and record-setting quarterback Jack Donaghy for the third time. It will have to be for the Green Raiders to stay in the hunt for the Central League title and their first PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoff berth since 2012. Donaghy threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes in leading Haverford to a 17-8 victory over Ridley last season. The year before, he directed the Fords to 28-19 win against their Delaware County neighbor.
October 28, 2015 |
Before catching a flight to Boston on Tuesday, Nerlens Noel had a conversation with a guy the 76ers call "Jah. " As in Jahlil Okafor, the guy Noel will team up with in the Sixers' version of the Twin Towers. "I told him to definitely be at ease," Noel said, preparing Okafor for the 2015-16 season. "Never to get too frustrated, because there will be times that you hit a certain type of wall. You just have to stay confident, go to what you rely on and stay encouraged. " Noel wants his frontcourt mate to realize that the season opener Wednesday night is just the first in-game step toward their goal of developing into a dominant tandem for seasons to come.
October 28, 2015 |
PLAYING JUNIOR hockey in Canada doesn't usually provide the typical college experience during the ages of 18 to 20. That's not to say what Daniel Briere - who played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League - is doing now is any different, really. Consider Briere's new business school training more of an apprenticeship than a traditional college. He's getting a crash course in the business of hockey. After the Gatineau, Quebec, native retired from a 17-season NHL career over the summer, Briere, 38, was approached by Flyers president Paul Holmgren, who asked the six-year Flyers forward whether he wanted the opportunity to learn.
October 26, 2015 |
Junior Olivia Arizin of Cardinal O'Hara broke a 17-year-old meet record Saturday at the Catholic League Cross-Country Championships. Arizin finished the 3.1-mile Belmont Plateau course in 18 minutes, 32 seconds, breaking the mark of 18:36 set by Sheila Klick of Archbishop Prendergast in 1998. O'Hara's Grace Mancini, Elizabeth Mancini, and Sara Hayes finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, to help the Lions win the Catholic League championship. In the boys' race, Cardinal O'Hara's Rob Morro finished first in 16:22 to win the individual title.