Since its launch, NewsWorks has been using ample video, photos and sound to tell the stories of the region. Here are four examples that stand out this week.
1. Not a Complainer: Reporter Elizabeth Fiedler and videographers Kim Paynter and Lindsay Lazarski team up to bring you the story of Gary Keller, a seemingly unstoppable Upper Perkiomen kid who refuses to whine even though he’s living with a rare, and very serious, form of cancer. To round out the package, you’ll find Lazarski’s still photographs.
2. Kinetic Kensington: Watching Lazarski’s video, you may feel like you’re part of the parade, as quirky local artists and residents get together for a day of artful fun: Bikes disguised as Amish carriages, land sharks, and a whole bunch more stuff that frankly defies words, which is why we have video.
3. Death of a Punk Rocker: Visit South Street with reporter Peter Crimmins to hear folks’ memories of Mikey Wild, a trailblazing punk rocker who died last week of lung cancer.
4. Long time coming: A national Cuban modern dance troupe is visiting America for the first time since the United States imposed an embargo on the island nation. Reporter Crimmins and videographer Paynter provide a healthy sampling of an intriguing dance form.