Concert on Hill to aid Paradise Lost victims

Arts | May 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Richard “Rick” Josiassen, 72, of Mt. Airy, grew up on his family’s farm, the Lofgren Brothers Farm, founded in 1912 by his forebears, Sam and Paul Lofgren, in Richvale, a minuscule town in north central California next to the town of Paradise, population 26,218, according to the 2010 census. Last November, Josiassen […]

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Hill chanteuse, a ‘volcano of talent,’ at Mermaid Inn

Arts | May 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Chestnut Hill’s multi-talented French-Canadian chanteuse Lucie Daigle, who will perform Friday, May 10, 8:30 p.m., at Mermaid Inn, is a virtual Eiffel Tower to her countless local fans, having performed about 25 mostly sold out shows over two and a half years at Paris Bistro and perhaps as many as 50 times […]

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‘The Rembrandt of Chestnut Hill’ also a fine musician

Arts | April 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear As I wrote once before in the Local, you might say that Henry Martin, 55, is the Rembrandt of Chestnut Hill. When you see his oil paintings of local landmarks like the trees in Pastorius Park and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, St. Martin’s Station, Bredenbeck’s and the Wissahickon covered bridge, you feel […]

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Daughter of Asian immigrants making impact as TV reporter

Arts | April 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear “Growing up, I saw very few Asian-Americans on television. Those I did see were journalists. They were confident, informed about the world and respected, things that even as a child, I aspired to be.” Trang Do, 34, who uttered those words in an interview last week, has certainly achieved her goal. The […]

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