April 19, 2002 |
When the Band performed its "Last Waltz," its final live performance, on Thanksgiving 1976, Rolling Stone magazine groused at length on the ticket price - $25, which included a five-hour, all-star concert, an all-you-can-eat turkey meal and postshow ballroom dancing. Today, $25 is likely to get you two tickets to the rerelease of "The Last Waltz" and a small Coke. Which is not to say it's not worth it (though you might want to save your money for the impending, goody-filled DVD release)
November 12, 1998 |
Beck is on the phone from his home in Los Angeles' Silverlake section, describing the mood of the sessions that led to his new acoustic disc, Mutations (DGC). He's using words like relaxed and siesta, but every now and then he can't disguise his irritation. Seems there's a lawn jockey with a leaf blower cranked up to 11 next door. "That thing is obnoxious," he says finally, as he escapes to a different room. Seconds later, the wheezing motor returns. "He's following me! I can't get away from it. " Oh, the postmodern predicament: Beck Hansen, the whiz-kid of the attention-deficit generation, whose sonic trademarks include vacuum cleaners pumped through guitar amps and tracks cobbled from random noise and crunching clutter, rendered speechless by a little bitty leaf blower.
December 26, 1988 |
It is near the end of Nik Everett's first set at the Rusty Nail, an Ardmore bar notable for its home-handyman decor and utter lack of pretension. The place is crammed with young fans and middle-aged drinkers left over from happy hour, and the quintet has just finished the hard-charging original "Surrender Tonight. " Towering over an unelevated bandstand so tiny it makes a phone booth look luxurious, Everett dedicates the next song to his grandmother. She doesn't much like rock and roll, he says.
February 27, 2010 |
How does one capture the horrors of war? What medium is most felicitous? A poem, say, Wilfred Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth"? Or oils, brushes, and canvas - the ingredients of Picasso's Guernica? How about a cartoon? That's one of the questions raised by this year's One Film, One Philadelphia selection, Waltz With Bashir, a Golden Globe-winning 2008 animated war memoir by Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman. An annual visual literacy program copresented by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia, One Film offers more than a dozen screenings, discussion panels, and workshops at various venues across Philadelphia through March 17. One Film program assistant Sara Strickland said Waltz was a natural choice.
October 29, 2001 |
Every Sunday at Cinnaminson Baptist Church, the Rev. William Waltz welcomes his congregants before the service and says farewell with friendly words and handshakes as they leave. Yesterday's service, however, was different. Along with the regular congregants, Mr. Waltz welcomed more than 100 guests: uniformed police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel from Cinnaminson, Palmyra and Riverton. Red, White and Blue Sunday was a special service to honor men and women who risk their lives every day to help others.
January 15, 2013 |
FLYERS FORWARD Scott Hartnell and NBC 1O meteorologist Sheena Parveen had drinks together Wednesday night at the Irish Pub (20th & Walnut). Parveen also was seen hanging with Hartnell in the VIP area at Dusk at Caesars in November after the Operation Hat Trick charity game he organized at Boardwalk Hall to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Hartnell declined to comment through a Flyers spokesman on the Irish Pub outing or the nature of his relationship with Parveen, who did not return our email asking her about her connection to the hockey player.
November 24, 1992 |
Roy Acuff sold more than 25 million records during his country music career of more than 50 years. Here are some of his best-known hits: Great Speckled Bird, 1938. Wabash Cannonball, 1938. Earned a gold record. Wreck on the Highway, 1942. Fireball Mail, 1942. Night Train to Memphis, 1943. Low and Lonely, 1943. Pins and Needles, 1943. The Prodigal Son, 1944. I'll Forgive You, But I Can't Forget, 1944. Jole Blon, 1947. Waltz of the Wind, 1948.
April 17, 1998 |
Is Andre Rieu the pied piper of music or a shameless shlockmeister? The maestro of the waltz or the shmaltz king? The reincarnation of 1860s Vienna megastar Johann Strauss Jr. or the second coming of Liberace? The public has decided. While the critics cringe at his enormous popularity and flamboyant style, Rieu's shows light up the Channel 12 telephone lines during pledge breaks. He appears in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday with the Johann Strauss Orchestra at the CoreStates Center.
February 16, 1986 |
My husband is an avid fisherman and hunter, and has always expressed a desire to go out West or to Canada on a fishing excursion or big-game hunting trip. However, he doesn't know how to go about finding guides. There are probably thousands of guides and outfitters for fishing and hunting trips in the United States and Canada, so information on their location is scattered. A good place to start is with state travel and tourism offices (usually located in the state capital)
June 6, 2005 |
Can't dance? Blame mom. Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, wouldn't state it quite that way. But their new study shows an intriguing connection between the bouncy-bouncy knee thing that mothers do with their infants and babies' ability to respond to musical rhythm. In an experiment with a rather whimsical feel, McMaster doctoral candidate Jessica Phillips-Silver, who hails from Philadelphia, set seven-month-old infants on her lap, one by one. A recording of a flat six-beat pattern was played while Phillips-Silver bounced the 16 babies to one of two distinctive beats - either march (ONE two, ONE two)