November 15, 2015 |
Spirit Airlines, which now flies from Philadelphia to five cities, will add a new daily nonstop route to Los Angeles from Philadelphia International Airport, starting April 14. The Miramar, Fla.,-based carrier, which offers lower base fares but charges extra for everything, including a carry-on bag and advance seat assignment, said the new service from Philadelphia and six other cities demonstrate the airline's "commitment to low fares in the...
November 13, 2015 |
Hannibal Lokumbe calls his new work, One Land, One River, One People , a "spiritatorio. " Commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, it's less a concert piece than a spiritual explosion - a gumbo of blues, jazz, spirituals, and joyful rhythm. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the work this weekend in a program that will begin with Copland's familiar Appalachian Spring and Sibelius' stirring Finlandia . One Land is scored for soprano Laquita Mitchell and tenor Rodrick Dixon, plus three choirs: the Delaware State University Choir, the Lincoln University Concert Choir, and the Morgan State University Choir.
November 8, 2015 |
Philadelphia, as seen through the price tag at the bottom of a whiskey glass, can seem like a disorienting place. Isn't it strange that the same two-ounce pour of Jefferson's Reserve bourbon can run you anywhere from $15 to $24? Or that a shot of Highland Park 12-year-old Scotch will range from $13 to $22? A tumbler of familiar Maker's Mark will cost $9. Or it might cost $13, depending on where you are drinking. Few things in the restaurant world fluctuate according to address prestige quite as drastically as a pour of booze.
November 2, 2015 |
Update: Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy played college football for the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss"). His college and position were incorrectly listed. THE STREETS of Philadelphia will experience plenty of spirit this Halloween, but not just of the spooky variety. That spirit peaked yesterday as hundreds of Temple students, alumni and fans donned cherry and white and cheered, on Market Street between 5th and 6th, in the background of the first of many "ESPN College GameDay" broadcasts leading up to tonight's game against Notre Dame.
October 1, 2015 |
To his Tacony neighbors, Ethan Shoemaker was known as "Dennis the Menace. " The 13-year-old blond boy looked like the cartoon character - and typically managed to wiggle his way out of trouble. He swam in the Delaware River. He caught catfish in Ohio. He once disappeared for two days to a friend's house, prompting a police search, only to return wondering about all the commotion. "No fear," said his father, George Shoemaker. "No-fear Ethan. " His last adventure came Sunday night.
September 27, 2015 |
PASTOR RICK WARREN, author of the The Purpose Driven Life , opened the final keynote session of the World Meeting of Families yesterday by quoting a song popularized by Rod Stewart. "Have I told you lately that I loved you?" he asked the audience. And, like aging women at a Rod Stewart concert, the crowd went wild for the rock-star pastor. Warren, whose 2002 book was a New York Times best-seller, joined Cardinal Sean O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, to give the final keynote of the eighth and largest World Meeting, which was held this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
September 25, 2015 |
SAM THOMAS, 13, and his sister, Adilynn, 12, spent hours at the World Meeting of Families yesterday, packing meals for West African orphanages. They came away energized and happy. "It was really cool because you are really helping other people," Adilynn said, smiling after emerging from the large area in the Pennsylvania Convention Center set aside for the Helping Hands meal-packaging program of Catholic Relief Services and Stop Hunger Now. "We put rice and dried vegetables in the packages, and vitamins," Sam said.
September 14, 2015 |
Nothing good comes in the aftermath of the death of a teenage soccer player. Except for the emails. And the texts. And the donations. And the hugs and handshakes and heartfelt condolences. And the sympathetic shout-outs on Twitter. And all those poignant photographs on Instagram and Facebook of other girls' teams from around the state wearing purple ribbons in their hair. "It's actually been incredible," Eastern senior captain Katie Beluch said of the outpouring of support for the Vikings since the death of one of their own on Sept.
August 24, 2015 |
Ever since reading John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley , I've wanted to take a road trip with a beloved dog and see some of our country from a new perspective. However, unlike the author, I'm no camper. Now, in the age of Airbnb's and pet-friendly hotels, it is much easier to take Fido - in this case, Oliver - on the road. So, after some intensive manners classes for Oliver and equally intensive discussions to convince my husband the trip would be interesting and fun, we made decisions about where to go and researched places to stay.
August 17, 2015 |
The quintessential Jersey tomato is the one you can taste even decades after its flavor first burst on your tongue. It's that indelible, summer-defining tomato you picked up at a farmstand on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton in 1960 and have been trying to buy, or grow, ever since. "We constantly hear the question, 'What happened to the Jersey tomato?' " says horticulturist Tom Orton, noting that aesthetics, shelf life, and sliceability long ago eclipsed flavor in importance among mass market vendors.