Three impressive concerts scheduled this weekend on Hill

Local Life, Note-Worthy | October 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia’s internationally acclaimed baroque instruments orchestra, will open its 2014-15 season with a program entitled “Tempesta Sings Bach, Rosenmuller & Praetorius” Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The orchestra will be joined by a vocal quartet comprised of Laura Heimes, Drew Minter, Aaron […]

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Two new short plays are both disappointments

Curtain Call, Local Life | October 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Two short plays made up what turned out to be a relatively disappointing theater week. Detroit The Philadelphia Theatre Company has opened its 40th anniversary season with Lisa D’Amour’s Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Detroit.” I’m mystified that it has received all those accolades. The play explores the lives and relationships between two […]

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Dealing with the truth

Out and Back | October 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Dante Zappala  I make the turn on the Falls Bridge from MLK Drive to Kelly Drive. And I’m rolling. I’m halfway into a seven-mile, steady state run. The goal is to run at target half-marathon pace. The workout is designed as a check-in with myself: I need to know what I’m capable of when […]

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The ‘Art of Fielding’ and other books

Enemies of Reading | October 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore Tens of thousands of ground balls have been hit to shortstops since I last wrote about books I’ve enjoyed reading. The shortstops scooted over to accept them into their gloves with easy graceful motions and tossed them to a baseman with practiced ease. While they’ve been reenacting that beautiful ritual, I’ve been […]

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Why the decline in World Series viewers?

From the Sidelines | October 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome “Where’s the beef?” “Romeo. Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo?” “Oh where oh where has my little dog gone?” Those questions all surged through my head as I tried, sometimes in vain, to follow the recently concluded Major League Baseball playoffs. With each passing year it has been harder and harder to find […]

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Targeting teachers continues to miss the mark

News, Opinion | October 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Targeting teachers continues to miLast Thursday, thousands of Philadelphia School District teachers and their supporters staged a demonstration on North Broad Street to protest the recent cancellation of teacher contracts by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. The SRC canceled the contracts a week before because, its members said, it planned on reworking […]

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Rave Reviews for Black & White Gala

Opinion | October 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Laura Lucas, B&W Chair and Celeste Hardester, Community Manager Oh, what a night! We’re still hearing rave reviews about the Black & White Gala & Auction. More than 200 people attended this fundraiser for the Chestnut Hill Community Association and Chestnut Hill Community Fund. Those who attended had much to coo over – from […]

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Period instruments at two Hill churches this weekend

Local Life, Note-Worthy | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill will be alive with the sounds of period instruments this weekend. Romanian-born Valentin Radu will conduct the Camerata Ama Deus in “Sempre Vivaldi” (Forever Vivaldi) Friday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. Then on the following evening, Saturday, Oct. 18, Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, will present […]

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