May 10, 2014 |
Getting to be a habit What is this rage for singing priests and nuns who go viral? First, you had Irish tenor Father Ray Kelly , who sweetly sang Leonard Cohen 's "Hallelujah" at a wedding where he was officiating - and got 28 million views on YouTube. Now you have Sister Cristina Scuccia , whose great voice, and taste for Cyndi Lauper , Mariah Carey , and Alicia Keys tunes has gotten her on Italy's version of The Voice and garnered 47 million views on YouTube!! The judges better choose her, or there'll be hell to pay . . . . Simon sighting Paul Simon performed in N.Y.C.
July 13, 2013
Bernadette Nolan, 52, a member of singing sister act the Nolans, died of cancer July 4 in London, surrounded by her family, the singer's management agency, Urban Associates, said in a statement. Universally known as Bernie, Ms. Nolan was raised in Blackpool, in northwestern England, and began performing with her family when she was a child. The Nolans had a worldwide hit in 1979 with "I'm in the Mood for Dancing," and gained large followings from Britain to Japan. Ms. Nolan left the group in 1994 to focus on an acting career that included a role on the soap opera Brookside and parts in stage musicals including Blood Brothers and Chicago.
November 16, 1999 |
Georgia's twin sisters, Kelly and Coco Miller, are among college basketball's best-known siblings. Another sister act from Alabama-Birmingham was almost the undoing of the third-ranked Lady Bulldogs in the opening round of the Women's Preseason NIT. UAB's Deanna Jackson scored 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and older sister Felicia added 10 points as the visiting Blazers pushed Georgia to the limit before losing last night, 76-75. In the end, it was clutch free throws by the Millers - Kelly scored 22 points and Coco 17 - that helped Georgia advance to tomorrow night's quarterfinals at No. 18 Virginia Tech, a 60-45 winner over Liberty.
September 15, 1994 |
A year ago, Kim Rochon was a ninth grader playing for the Lionville Junior High field hockey team. Thus, she wasn't expecting to see much playing time this season with the Downingtown varsity, particularly this early in the season. She has to concede that she surprised herself and a few other people Tuesday when she scored the first two goals of her high school career as the Whippets thumped host Coatesville, 7-1, in the Ches-Mont League opener for both teams. She also showed that she had learned a few things from older sister Renee.
April 4, 2013 |
Only heaven and producer Whoopi Goldberg know why Sister Act - the 1992 film featuring Goldberg as Deloris Van Cartier, a soul singer who spies a murder committed by her gangster boyfriend and gets witness protection in a San Francisco convent - deserves its own musical in 2013. It was cute, sure, but not exactly the type of flick people walk around quoting. Maybe changing its setting to 1970s Philly and rooting its tunes among TSOP- and Philadelphia International Records-style slow jams is an appeal to the changing demographics of the Great White Way. Maybe Goldberg just really, really liked that movie; Broadway works in mysterious ways.
October 4, 1998 |
Approaching the stretch of yesterday's Cotillion Handicap at Philadelphia Park, it appeared that the heavily favored Lu Ravi would overrun her seven opponents with ease. Rated behind a contested pace, Lu Ravi, with Willie Martinez in the saddle, moved up four wide on the final turn and went to the lead without urging. But after Lu Ravi took a daylight advantage in midstretch, early pacesetter Sister Act changed course to the outside under Pat Day and came on again, just failing at the wire by a nose to Lu Ravi in a thrilling finish.
March 19, 1993 |
Look at the face, listen to the voice. There is something about the face that rings a bell. And that voice - the voice sounds so familiar. Could this really be Barbra Streisand? No, not at all. It's Roslyn Kind, Streisand's kid sister. Kind is concluding a two-weekend engagement tonight and Saturday as part of the American Music Theater Festival's cabaret series in the Barrymore Room at the Hotel Atop the Bellevue. The show is appropriately called One of a Kind.
June 7, 1992 |
Up on the screen, everything is hunky-dory. But Whoopi Goldberg's nun-on- the-run comedy, Sister Act, which opened last weekend to hefty business, was a production rife with turmoil. "It was very difficult," confirms Emile Ardolino, the director (Dirty Dancing, Three Men and a Little Lady) responsible for holding the whole thing together. "It was difficult because the script was originally written for Bette Midler, and when Whoopi came in, adjustments had to be made. " The cast switch wouldn't have presented that much of a problem, except that the folks at Disney's Touchstone Pictures were intent on sticking to the original shooting schedule and allowed only two weeks for the screenplay "adjustment.
April 24, 1998 |
It started with Terry Carroll. She began running competitively in fourth grade and three of her sisters - Megan, Lori and Maureen - followed her. It continued at Cardinal O'Hara where the Carroll sisters were all-Catholic performers in cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track and continued when the sisters, one by one, enrolled at La Salle University. The sister act is coming to an end, however. Terry, a fifth-year senior, is finishing a career at La Salle. She looks forward to today's Penn Relays, to a possible spot at nationals and to what she hopes will be a glorious end to a stellar college career.
September 7, 2002 |
They know they have more game, and these days, they know exactly when to use it. Yesterday, in similar fashion, Serena Williams and her older sister, Venus, earned the right to face each other again for the U.S. Open title. First up yesterday at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Venus Williams was far from her best. But the world's No. 2 player fought off a series of crunch-time breaks with big serves against formidable Amelie Mauresmo to win, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Next, top seed Serena Williams reserved her championship-caliber serving for the game when former Open champion Lindsay Davenport had three straight set points.