January 13, 2016 |
Individual charisma can be regarded suspiciously in chamber music, because the medium is so much about cooperation. Thus, the Orion Quartet concert Sunday with Philadelphia Orchestra oboist Richard Woodhams packed the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater with promises that the excitement would arise from integrity rather than superficialities. The program was as serious as they get: Leon Kirchner's String Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven's mighty String Quartet in E-flat Op. 127 . The one lighter spot positively glimmered: Mozart's Oboe Quartet K 370 , not the composer's most significant piece of chamber music, but who cares?
January 31, 2015 |
Jim Kenney and Kevin Dougherty grew up in the same South Philadelphia neighborhood, two kids from the block in Whitman who crafted careers in public service. The city councilman and Common Pleas Court judge are now aiming higher. And their ambitions align in a way that stands to benefit them both. Kenney, 56, resigned Thursday from his sixth term on Council and is now preparing a campaign for mayor. Dougherty, 52, is expected to announce in three weeks his bid for one of three openings on the state Supreme Court.
November 20, 2014 |
Here's the quick read on why the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chose Live! Hotel & Casino in South Philadelphia for Philadelphia's second casino, based on a document just posted on the board's website. The pitch by Live's backers - Cordish Cos. and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. - that they could tap into the millions of annual visitors to sporting events and concerts at the stadium complex was convincing. "The board finds the synergy between gambling and entertainment at a casino with the sports and concert enthusiast visiting the more than 400 stadium area events per year presents an opportunity for marketing the stadium/casino area into a 365-day-per-year attraction with minimal negative impact on the surrounding areas," the document, known as an adjudication, said.
May 2, 2014 |
Exelon Corp., the Chicago energy giant that owns Peco Energy Co., announced an expansion effort Wednesday that would create an unbroken chain of urban utilities stretching from Bucks County to Washington, D.C. Exelon agreed to buy Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.8 billion in cash, absorbing two million customers served by three operating companies: Atlantic City Electric Co. in South Jersey; Delmarva Power and Light in Delaware and Maryland; and Pepco,...
May 19, 2013 |
Las Vegas has casinos in a desert. Atlantic City has casinos by the ocean. But the operators of Maryland's spectacularly successful casino about 15 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland Live, knew where they wanted to put theirs - in a shopping mall parking lot. So far, the move has paid off huge for both the casino and the adjacent Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, Md., as the two have combined to form arguably Maryland's single biggest-drawing destination....
November 15, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - What tunes fit a postapocalyptic society? For NBC's freshman drama Revolution , the answer is Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You. " The songs will be featured in next week's episode of "Revolution," on the same day that Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day album and a companion documentary on DVD will be released. Corporate synergy led to the deal for the onetime rock band that rarely allows use of its music in Hollywood projects. Revolution is produced in association with Warner Bros.
July 1, 2008 |
Like all merging companies, health insurers Highmark Inc. and Independence Blue Cross talk a lot about synergy - combining elements of their businesses to create a stronger whole. And that's what worries businessman Harry Kovar. Kovar says he thinks the proposed merger, which would create Pennsylvania's largest health insurer, might well have the ability to "synergy" his pharmacy-benefits management business and others like it right to the sidelines. "What we are saying is that we want to compete," Kovar, chief executive officer of WellNet Healthcare Inc., said in an interview in his office in Southampton.
May 8, 2007 |
You'll hear the cheering for miles. Tens of thousands of spectators - young, old, male, female - will convene along Kelly Drive on the bank of the Schuylkill, starting Thursday, for the three-day run of the 69th version of the Dad Vail Regatta. Dad Vail, the largest collegiate rowing championships in North America, is a home-grown treasure. It's the nerve center of rowing in Philly. Long, sleek shells and sculls propelled by the pulling oars of efficiently fit male and female athletes from more than 140 collegiate crews will glide like machines over the water in beautiful harmony and rhythm.
October 8, 2004 |
We have a feeling youthful role model Justin Timberlake may be crying a river over an announcement that Destiny's Child is replacing him in McDonald's "I'm Loving It" marketing blitz. Mickey D is making the move to court them youngsters. "We believe this appeals to kids, and when kids are happy, Mom is happy," sayeth the company's global marketing chief, Larry Light. We hope that Beyonc?, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are as good at the acting thing as they are at singing. They'll have to scarf that stuff down in front of a camera - take, after take, after take - and cheerfully declare "I'm Lovin' It. " We salute their courage.
March 26, 2004 |
The Wizard has granted our wish: Danny Howells is coming to Philly. The England-born DJ/remixer/producer will get Emerald City funky tonight, establishing that he is legitimate both in the studio and live. But "the clubbers' DJ" will not be alone at the next installment of the EC Kings of Late Night Series - homegrown DJ Matt Kling has also been imparted with the responsibility of getting it crunk. With his "dirty" style of electronica, Kling continues to make a name for himself leading clubbers to the floor.