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Philadelphia Daily NewsThere are many kinds of desperation, as many as the stars above and the souls beneath them. The death of a child, the disintegration of a marriage, homes lost to floodwaters and whirlwinds, all of these things can drive you to -- and beyond -- the point...
Tags: Prisons, Hanoi (Vietnam)
The international box office for "Epic" is anything but so far. The animated movie from 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky Productions unit -- which focuses on a transformed teenager who befriends a group of misfits and fights rot-causing creatures -- has...
The reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago helped transform a polluted, disease ridden city into a sprawling, modern metropolis. It also wiped out vegetation, sank land masses and triggered flooding along the Illinois River and beyond, as...
One of Santa's helpers, a man who tilts at windmills, and Toto, too, will be part of the 2013-2014 season of the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. One of the country's most distinguished dance companies, the Joffrey Ballet, is also scheduled....
Tags: Dance, Dave Koz, Music, Entertainment, Arts and Culture
"Epic," which features the voice of Allentown's Amanda Seyfried, began its journey to the big screen courtesy of director Chris Wedge, the filmmaker who directed "Ice Age" and co-founded Blue Sky animation. A few years ago, Wedge and author William Joyce...
Tags: Allentown, Chris O'Dowd, Arts, Epic (movie), Aziz Ansari
When Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died Monday, he left behind a musical legacy that included 15 singles that made Billboard's hot 100 list, including the songs "Light My Fire," "Waiting for the Sun," "Touch Me," "Riders on the Storm," and "People Are...
Lyric Opera Baltimore is wrapping up its comfort-food season with Verdi’s stirring drama of love, nastiness and misplaced loyalties, “Rigoletto.” The staging looked a little square and economical Friday night at the Modell Performing...
Tags: Arts and Culture
Five hundred middle schoolers recently packed an overheated Northwood School gymnasium in Highland Park for a poetry slam, an all-school competition of hip-hop style poetry readings emceed by a Puerto Rican spoken-word poet, Pinqy Ring. Eighth-grader...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Northwood, Students
Rock songwriters have long had love-hate relationships with their cities of origin. A browse through the lyrics of Paul Simon ("Nothing but the dead and dying back in my little town"), Bruce Springsteen ("Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant...
The hopeful title of "Epic" suggests big things in a way that a more accurate title, such as "How to Train Your Hummingbird," would not. The animated result isn't bad. It's an adequate baby sitter. But where's the allure in telling the truth? Twentieth...
No one dreams of being a book reviewer when he grows up. You might dream of writing poems or novels or essays or even, if you are perennially picked last for teams in gym class, literary criticism (“We don't want Robbins, you can have an extra...
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