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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg 


The Key to Philly's Musical Past? It's In George Manney's Basement

Things could have been better for George Manney as the spring of 1992 approached. Just shy of 41, he had already spent more than half his life eking out a living as a drummer for dozens of bands in the Philadelphia rock scene. But the number of gigs was dwindling; so was his dream of ever achieving stardom beyond city limits.


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Posted May. 25, 2011 | Comments: 26

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Megan's Flaw: When a Sexual Predator Isn't One in the Eyes of the Law

Two and a half years after Derrick Cook almost killed Katrina Mansfield, she sits quietly in a courtroom, alone, awaiting what the justice system considers fair trade for what she calls her life sentence.

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Posted May. 25, 2011 | Comments: 3

NEWS AND OPINION

By Ada Kulesza

Commission Weighs Gas Drilling in the Delaware—Philly’s Source of Drinking Water

The pressure is now on the Delaware River Basin Commission to decide whether to allow drilling in the area. Now, the Commission won’t let drills anywhere near the basin, which provides drinking water for more than 15 million people, including all of Philadelphia.

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MUSIC

By Craig D. Lindsey

Soul Singer Extraordinaire Raphael Saadiq Takes It All in Stride

The talented musician, former Tony! Toni! Toné! frontman and superstar producer should be punctuating his every statement with an exclamation point. He should be ecstatic. He’s working with legends. His new album, Stone Rollin’, is another critical smash, scoring raves from critics all over. It even debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart with its limited release in March.


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Posted May. 25, 2011 | Comments: 0