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ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Though Lyric Fest often presents art song programs with contextual commentary (biographical or otherwise), the program dedicated to female poets performed twice over the weekend, at Bryn Mawr College and the Academy of Vocal Arts, featured only song texts read here and there. When poets are the subject, their work is their story. The perfect example is Emily Dickinson, who obviously had an honored place in the concert. Her outer life was minimal; her inner life, manifested in her poems, was everything.
NEWS
April 1, 2014
SAVVY political observers won't be shocked to learn that a greater percentage of women hold legislative office in Afghanistan than in Pennsylvania. Yes, Afghanistan. The Center for American Women in Politics, at Rutgers, ranks Pennsylvania 38th among states in the U.S., with women holding 17 percent of legislative seats in Harrisburg. Women make up 28 percent of parliament in Afghanistan. But change might be in the wind. Kathleen Kane was the first woman to win as attorney general in the state.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Unlike their mothers, the girls of the 1960s received a barrage of information preparing them for puberty. They were herded into darkened schoolrooms where they giggled through corny black-and-white movies about how their bodies were about to change. They pored over pamphlets with ram's-horn diagrams of fallopian tubes. They studied books filled with helpful advice about coping with body odor and "feminine protection. " And almost as important, through it all, they talked with their friends about everything, from the joys of training bras to the mystery of third base.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | BY KEN CASTRO, For the Daily News
STORRS, Conn. - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored the third triple-double in UConn history, leading the Huskies to a 91-52 win over Saint Joseph's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Gampel Pavilion last night in front of a crowd of 4,245. Hawks senior Erin Shields and sophomore Sarah Fairbanks finished with 12 points each in the defeat, while junior Natasha Cloud and senior Ilze Gotfrida contributed 10 points apiece. The defending national champion Huskies (36-0)
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Matt Stypulkoski, For The Inquirer
STORRS, Conn. - Four St. Joseph's players scored in double figures Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to get the ninth-seeded Hawks past mighty Connecticut. St. Joseph's fell, 91-52, to No. 1 UConn in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Gampel Pavilion. "We played really strong today," said Hawks coach Cindy Griffin, "and I can say that these kids left everything out on the floor. " Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley had 20 apiece for UConn, which improved to 36-0.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four business leaders with ties to the region have declared themselves "Champions of Change," willing to advocate to increase the number of women on corporate boards. "All of these people have records of being active proponents of gender diversity" in their individual organizations, said Vicki Kramer, president of the Thirty Percent Coalition, a national group organizing the champions initiative. "This brings them together in a public way to exercise their collective clout and influence their peers," she said.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
SENIOR ERIN SHIELDS scored 18 points on Sunday to power Saint Joseph's to its first NCAA Tournament win since 2000. While the win was sweet, there was something staring the Hawks in the face as they moved on to the second round - a matchup with the University of Connecticut tonight in Storrs, Conn. "We got back to the hotel [Sunday] night and we were happy about the win but then you wake up this morning and you move on," Shields said. "We have UConn to look forward to [tonight] so that's what we're doing.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the decades following the peak of the civil rights movement, the theaters that thrived on what was known as the Chitlin' Circuit went hungry. Performers whose careers were forged at the African American theaters that featured the best in black entertainment moved on to new opportunities and bigger venues as racial barriers eroded. Two of those theaters stand at different places in 2014. The Uptown in Philadelphia is closed and boarded up, precariously waiting to complete a transition from one-time R&B palace to multipurpose arts complex.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Danni Jackson scored 19 points as George Washington defeated Villanova, 76-66, in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Sunday at the Pavilion. The 23-10 Wildcats, who made just three field goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, got within five with a minute remaining, but the Colonials (23-9) hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final seconds. Katherine Coyer led Villanova with 15 points, while Devon Kane had 13 points and six assists. Seton Hall 75, Princeton 74 - Despite Michelle Miller's career-high 34 points, a three-point play with 10 seconds left lifted the 20-13 Pirates past the visiting Tigers (21-9)
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Considering that many of Penn's players weren't teenagers that last time the Quakers made the women's NCAA Tournament, history really had no bearing on their 79-61 loss to Texas yesterday, but it was part of the story line. In 2004, the Quakers' first-round opponent was eventual national champion Connecticut. The Quakers fell hard, 91-55. Yesterday, when freshman center Sydney Stipanovich sank a jump shot 20 seconds into the Quakers' 2014 first-round Louisville Regional game against Texas, Penn took a 2-0 lead.
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