All-male cast problematic at Quintessence in Mt. Airy

Local Life | October 16th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence Theater in Mt. Airy has opened its new season with Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” and I did like its high energy and constant rollicking humor. At the same time I found the decision to use an all-male cast problematic. In the story, Rosalind (Alexander Harvey) is exiled from a corrupt court. She runs off with her cousin Celia (Andrew […]

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Wyndmoor innovator a major figure in U.S. radio history

Local Life | October 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Lou Mancinelli “The radio revolution starts at 5: NPR.” That was the ad that ran in the New York Times before National Public Radio (NPR) launched “All Things Considered,” its first program, on May 3, 1971. “All Things Considered” and “Fresh Air” too, were largely modeled after radio programs Bill Siemering, a long-time Wyndmoor […]

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Only adult MOVE bombing survivor speaks at CH Library

Local Life | October 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Sabina Clarke The Chestnut Hill Library introduced its documentary film series on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with filmmaker Jason Osder’s “Let the Fire Burn,” chronicling the 1985 bombing of John Africa’s MOVE family. Following the screening, Ramona Africa, the only adult survivor of the bombing, took questions from the audience. MOVE was a primarily African-American […]

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