September 10, 2012
Few shows in this Philly Fringe will plumb the depths of the human psyche more than Witold Gombrowicz's Ivona, Princess of Burgundia . When courtiers in this fictional kingdom encounter the hideous Ivona (Heather Cole), they find her passive ugliness increasingly disturbing, an unbearable affront. She returns their teasing malice with rage-inspiring apathy. Prince Phillip (David Stanger) turns ridicule into a ruse; he decides to marry the girl, throwing the royal family into a murderous fury.
June 23, 2012 |
Brandon Formanes stood on the worn wood floor inside the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy at 12th and Vine Streets Thursday morning, his hands running back and forth across his new Fuji SST 2.0. Black and blue spandex hugged his body, and sweat still shone from his shaved, thick arms and legs. Formanes, a junior coach in the Cadence Cycling Foundation, rode five miles from his Upper Darby home to the school. He stood before three KIPP students, sometimes answering questions, sometimes trying to motivate.
March 4, 2012
The folks at Lysse Leggings are a bit controlling when they design their mix-and-match stretch leggings and tank tops. The cotton/spandex leggings, which come in a choice of lengths and leg styles, incorporate a sewn-in polyester/spandex front panel that tightens the belly and smooths hips, without feeling super-binding. Available in regular and plus sizes, they have a 5-inch, high-rise waistband that helps reduce the belly-roll effect common with waistbands that sit at waist level.
June 5, 2011
For many women, the little black dress is a versatile travel staple. Now, here comes the little black-and-white travel wardrobe. Actually, what you get are five rayon spandex garments - black wide-leg pants, a black slip dress, white long-sleeve shirt, white tank top, and black poncho, plus two long sashes (one black, one white) - that can be used as belts, scarves, or whatever. The pieces can be combined in various ways to create 25 looks, from casual to night on the town. The set comes pre-packed in its own travel bag. Available in five sizes, 2 to 14. Just add shoes and underwear.
June 4, 2011 |
A joint production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" by 11th Hour Theatre Company and Montgomery Theater, staged at Montgomery Theater in Souderton in February, reopened Friday at the Arden in Center City. This is an excerpt from a review published in February. If you have spandex, prepare to wear it now. You'll look fab as The Great American Trailer Park Musical - a little show with a wallop like a bin full of hissing trailer propane tanks - sprawls gleefully across the stage.
May 4, 2011
As usual, Philadelphia University students wowed the crowd with sartorial design Saturday night at their annual fashion show at the Academy of Music. The designs were creative and included Rachael Crawford's taffeta dress inspired by Philadelphia Museum of Art's larger-than-life Roberto Capucci exhibit; Nikky Enterline's four-ply, silk, Marilyn Monroe-inspired cuffed pant; and Marisa Silva's candy pants and skirt grouping, fashioned from cotton, spandex and acrylic. Hats off to these winners: Katherine Possage's strapless gown won the Frank Agostino award for evening wear; and Jolene Cassell's urban punk-inspired collection made of leather, denim, spandex, silk, and cotton, winner of best senior collection.
February 8, 2011 |
If you have spandex, prepare to wear it now. You'll look fab in your seat at Montgomery Theater in Souderton, where The Great American Trailer Park Musical - a little show with a big wallop, like a bin full of hissing trailer propane tanks - sprawls gleefully across the stage. It's an all-American hoot, as kitsch as a teased 'do on an '80s soap-opera heroine. And it brazenly dismisses social convention - in this trailer park's community garden, not a single stereotype goes untended.
December 28, 2010 |
"IT NEEDS a bigger horn and more eye makeup," Tip Flannery said, eyeing a 5-foot-tall pink My Little Pony on wheels. Flannery is the captain of the Vaudevillains NYB, a 4-year-old Comics Brigade that is headquartered out of the art collective Space 1026. The pony's name is Seymour. And, he will be ridden by the spirit of William Penn. Naturally. The Vaudevillains' theme this year is the Philly Phantasy Phorest and, along with Billy Penn and Seymour, their motley crew will include trees made of purple dip-dyed stretch velvet with neon-yellow leaves and a menagerie of real and imaginary animals.
August 10, 2010
A story July 12 misspelled the name of Jim Lesser, chief executive officer of Simple Brands, a Conshohocken company that makes wine kiosks. A review Monday of a concert by Kiss should have said that the band returned to wearing makeup, spandex, and platform boots in the mid-1990s to give its fans what they wanted to see. A story Saturday about a new trial being ordered for Guy A. Sileo Jr., convicted of killing his business partner at...
June 3, 2010 |
RACHEL VASS, 21, was hit with a wave of nausea and what she thought was the start of a heart attack when the Flyers'overtime "goal" was overturned by the referees. Her despair turned to joy moments later when the Flyers scored again - this time, there was no question - and pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night. "Now that felt good!" screamed Vass, of Haverford, as thousands of other Flyers fans erupted in cheers at the raucous Wachovia Center.