July 10, 2016 |
SOME PEOPLE travel far afield for their summer vacations. But when BalletX cofounder and choreographer Matthew Neenan went to New Zealand in August 2013, it wasn't for play. He and composer Rosie Langabeer were researching the pioneering Trans-Pacific aviator Edwin Musick, who died en route between Hawaii and New Zealand in 1938. Their ballet about Musick and the ill-fated flight, "Sunset, o639 Hours," debuted in 2014 at the Wilma Theater. BalletX will dance it again July 20 to 24 when the company makes its main-stage debut at the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires.
January 16, 2016 |
The skies yielded some pretty colors for sunset in the Philadelphia area Thursday, as predicted by a Pennsylvania State University group that developed a model for forecasting vivid sunsets and sunrises. Some viewers saw stunning tangerine and crimson red streaked across the horizon amid high, wispy clouds. Thursday night's event wasn't quite as good as Wednesday's, when the model predicted - and got - an especially vivid sunset, team member Ben Reppert said. But it was certainly "above average," he added.
January 15, 2016 |
Want to catch a colorful sunset? Thursday evening looks promising, says a team of Penn Staters that has designed a program to predict the most spectacular skies. The team - two recent graduates of Pennsylvania State University and a current student - can forecast 32 hours in advance, no longer leaving a beautiful sunset to chance. "It's nice to just go out once in a while and enjoy the beauty of nature around us," said Jacob DeFlitch, 22, a 2015 graduate and a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pa. Cirrus clouds - high, thin, wispy puffs - lead to some of the best celestial events, DeFlitch said.
August 30, 2015 |
When World War II Navy veteran Marvin Hume died in April at 94, people wondered whether his family would continue his 40-year tradition of sunset flag-lowering ceremonies that use the casket flag of a different veteran each day of summer. But to his son Larry and the rest of the family, there was never any question of continuing the moving, patriotic, and just a wee bit Jersey Shore kitschy (cue Kate Smith) ceremony near by the little empire of gift shops and a restaurant they own at the tip of the Cape May Peninsula.
August 2, 2015 |
HARVEY CEDARS, N.J. - If California's Venice Beach is known for its drum circles and stoner sunset gatherings, and Florida's Key West for its Mallory Square theatrics, then what is to be said about the sunset ritual in Harvey Cedars? That you can follow the sunset as it moves from right to left over the course of a summer, ending up almost over the bridge by Labor Day? That the wind tends to die down as the beach day settles into evening, and kids on bikes and dogs on leashes become silhouetted at every street end on the bay side?
April 15, 2015 |
Raylan Givens has the best lawman swagger since John Wayne. You can sense his Sig Sauer-strapped stride - tall, mythic - enter the room almost before he walks into a building. Created on the page by iconic crime novelist and raconteur Elmore Leonard, but only truly brought to life by Timothy Olyphant, the deputy United States marshal will take his last steps and draw his last semi-auto pistol 10 p.m. Tuesday on the series finale of FX's Justified after six seasons. Justified came out at just the right time.
October 24, 2013 |
JUST AFTER 6 o'clock on Monday night, about a dozen people were scattered around the meeting room at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, laying on their backs, staring at the ceiling. They stretched out on yoga mats and padded benches in the minimalist, white-walled room, waiting for sunset. The retractable roof opened, exposing the meetinghouse to the elements and providing its inhabitants an unobstructed view of the sky. Then the lights began, multicolored hues that circled the opening in the vaulted ceiling as part of an art installation titled "Greet the Light," which artist James Turrell calls a "skyspace.
July 28, 2013
Cambodia has joined hands with Australia in an effort to use the Internet to help preserve its fabled Angkor Wat temple complex, the Australian Embassy announced this month. Name: angkorsunsets.com How it works: As part of a master plan to limit damage to the complex, a recently opened website, Angkor Sunset Finder, will give tourists recommendations for where in the 400-square-kilometer (160-square-mile) complex one can watch spectacular sunsets. Why it's needed: A handful of well-publicized spots from which to watch the setting sun attract too many tourists, endangering the place's physical and aesthetic integrity.
May 22, 2013
By Sebastian Barajas Graduates are a lot like cicadas. For the first 17 years of life, they are parasites, neither capable nor deserving of doing anything but lying underground, sucking on a tree root. Then comes graduation. They emerge from the Earth, climb from their exoskeleton, and fly off into the sunset. This idea makes everyone happy. It makes graduates happy because they are tired of parents telling them no. It makes parents happy because they desperately want their child to make something of himself.
May 5, 2013 |
When Sandy and Chris Ross were in Portland, Ore., they lived in a house built for those who buy large suburban dwellings. "Our house was a McMansion, designed for most people who want a front and rear entrance, a dining room, and a recreation room," says Chris Ross, a software engineer. But the Rosses are not most people. When they moved to Bryn Mawr, they wanted a house built to accommodate their family's special needs, limited finances, and environmental awareness. "We didn't have a great amount of money to spend, so we shopped for a site we could afford," says Sandy Ross, a computer-company lawyer.