Mt. Airy’s Lyons roars with perfect pitch in ‘Eulogies’

Local Life | October 9th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio One of the four freshman music majors in the off-campus house where I lived decades ago had perfect pitch. I recalled her gift of nailing every note as I read “Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines,” a short story collection by Mark Lyons, 71, of Mt. Airy. Each character has a distinctive voice that brims […]

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Marking a living as an artist: ‘Impossible!’ – Ex-nurse’s only ‘patients’ now are her stunning paintings

Local Life | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Kathleen Shaver, 61, who has lived in Philadelphia since 1971 and in Chestnut Hill since 1981, is one of many local artists who will be opening their studios to the public on Oct. 11 and 12. A spectacularly talented abstract artist (who did representational work early in her career, like Picasso), Kathleen […]

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First of ‘Five Fridays’ brings Beethoven to St. Paul’s

Local Life, Note-Worthy | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted the first in its “Five Fridays” series of chamber music recitals Friday, Oct. 3. The series devotes all its proceeds to Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Face-to-Face Germantown, two charitable organizations that help people in need make the transition from homeless shelters to housing […]

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Exploring ‘geography of the human heart’ in Mt. Airy

Local Life | October 3rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Both her parents were professors, and today her siblings are also involved in academia, so when Sarah Labov moved to Powelton Village from Northern New Jersey, it was expected that she would be just like other family members. “In our home, academics and music were stressed,” Labov remembers. “When we moved here, […]

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