17th and 18th century instruments sparkle at St. Martin’s

Note-Worthy April 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso I recently attended three concerts that reminded me of a long departed but still greatly missed concert series. The first was the Chestnut Hill performance of “The Ides of March,” featuring Camerata Ama Deus conducted by its music director, Valentin Radu. The second was a Philadelphia Orchestra concert led by guest conductor […]
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Jim’s low-tech brain cannot deal with high-tech banking

Life So Far April 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Jim Harris I woke up feeling peppy yesterday, and I had a couple of free hours, so I decided to start working on my essay, “The Flowers are Blooming and Life is Good,” but first I had to deposit a check at the ATM. The machine had previously asked me to discontinue getting paper […]
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My nightmare with healthcare.gov

Opinion April 2, 2014 3 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak As a journalist who has been writing about healthcare.gov since October, you might think I would not have waited until the last minute to apply for health insurance for my husband who is computer illiterate. But alas, I am a notorious procrastinator. And because my job gives me the option of […]
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A modest proposal for college athletes

From the Sidelines April 2, 2014 1 Comment

by Clark Groome The relationship between college athletes, their institutions and the NCAA has once again come under scrutiny. Last week a National Labor Relations Board’s regional director ruled that Northwestern University football players are employees of the school and as such should be allowed to form a union. While this ruling is limited to […]
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‘Arsenic’ and ‘Laughter’ not perfect but recommended

Curtain Call March 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome Two comedies – the classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” and Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” – made up last week’s theater openings. Both productions, while not perfect, had lots to recommend them. Here’s my take on both of them: Arsenic and Old Lace Joseph Kesselring’s venerable “Arsenic and Old Lace” […]
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Renaissance Band to celebrate Shakespeare on Hill Saturday

Note-Worthy March 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, will celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare with a concert woven around the musical moments in his plays. The world-acclaimed period instruments ensemble will give two performances of the program, the second one taking place in Chestnut Hill. That concert is set for 8 […]
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After Crimea, is Russia going to annex Chestnut Hill?

Life So Far March 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Jim Harris I was in the checkout line at the co-op when I looked out the front window and saw a young man with a clipboard. “Uh-oh,” I thought, “Those kids from Save The Earth are back. Make eye contact, and you’re dead.” “Hi!” they chirp. “Will you please sign our petition to Governor […]
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