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August 14, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* LEGENDS. 9 tonight, TNT. THERE'S a small moment in the premiere of TNT's "Legends" in which undercover FBI agent Martin Odum is introduced to a new colleague, who tells him they have something in common. "I'm an Air Force brat, too," says the young analyst ( Tina Majorino, "Veronica Mars"). "Only my father was never stationed overseas, so I didn't get a cool accent out of the deal. " And just like that, Martin is free to spend at least part of every episode sounding like the man playing him, Yorkshire-born Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones," "Lord of the Rings")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
LIKE MANY from the region who left to attend college outside of the area, Sean Monahan had the "wooder" teased out of him. While attending the College of Wooster in Ohio, his newfound friends poked fun at his Philly accent. "I knew that the vocabulary was different. I say 'hoe-gies,' and not a lot of others say 'hoe-gies,' " said Monahan, who grew up in Bensalem and Langhorne and now resides in the Southwark section of Philadelphia. It's not that Monahan hadn't noticed his accent before.
NEWS
December 24, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
THE PHILLY ACCENT is having a moment - oops, a mew-mint. Exhibit A: In November, Penn's Linguistics Department received funds to document a distinctly Philadelphia "accent" seen in American Sign Language. It appears that Philly's deaf community signs some words differently - using unusual hand shapes or gestures - than deaf folks do in other regions of the country. Could even our sign language have attytood? Exhibit B: Last weekend, Tina Fey appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in a segment called "Bronx Beat," in which two New Yorkers - played by Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph - interviewed her for their TV show.
NEWS
March 23, 2012 | By Sarah Wolfe, Associated Press
Bold, dramatic, and invigorating, tangerine tango is dancing its way into home-decor trends in 2012 with a punch of reddish-orange panache. The hue is a vivacious alternative to last year's honeysuckle, and design experts say it's easy to incorporate. Pillows, bedspreads, and tabletop accessories in this high-impact color can add spice to any room. Or add tangerine appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute, the research arm of Pantone Inc. of Carlstadt, N.J., which sets color standards for the home and fashion industries.
NEWS
March 17, 1997 | By David E. Wilson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It took Henry Higgins repeated rounds of "the rain in Spain" to transform Eliza Doolittle's Cockney whine into a rounded, graceful elocution fit for a box seat at the Ascot. But if the patriarchal professor from My Fair Lady were to set up shop in New Jersey, he'd quickly learn a few things. For starters, the Garden State has a collection of regional accents, from the drawl of the Pine Barrens to the vowel-flattening sounds found from Newark to Cape May. The accents are influenced by a host of factors: neighborhood, education, race and heritage, place of birth and proximity to New York and Philadelphia.
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"A MOST Wanted Man" is based on a John le Carre novel, possibly titled "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy With a Really Bad German Accent. " I regret to say that the accent belongs to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, starring here as Gunther, a German spy working to snare a possible terrorist financier, all while bucking bureaucrats and his own come-and-go accent - the movie is mysteriously in English, though almost no character in the movie would...
NEWS
January 9, 1992 | By Diane Struzzi, Special to The Inquirer
The beginning was simple: a group of 10 getting together to sing at area churches. That was three years and many performances ago. During that time, Accent, the Christian musical drama group out of Chelten Baptist Church in Dresher, has grown to a 16-person ensemble that recently toured several cities on the East Coast. "I love the concept of music being something intended to be shared and given away," said Phil deVries, Accent's co-founder. "Out of that, I've just developed the sense that one of the greatest pleasures for performers and audiences is creating concerts and plays for repetition.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012
* MADE IN JERSEY. 9 p.m. Fridays starting Sept. 28, CBS 3.   BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - There's apparently never a Jersey girl around when you really need one. Which is how "Made in Jersey," CBS' new Friday night series about a Garden State-grown lawyer who goes to work in a Big Apple law firm, came to star as a former ballet dancer from a shore town nearly 3,500 miles east of Atlantic City. Dana Calvo didn't plan it this way. Calvo, who created "Made in Jersey" and as co-executive producer helped hire Bournemouth, England, native Janet Montgomery ("Black Swan")
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | Breaking News Desk
A man with a "South Philadelphia accent" was able to slip a Les Paul guitar down his pants at a Sam Ash store in Cherry Hill as a female accomplice distracted employees, police say. According to Cherry Hill Police, the man and woman entered the store on Dec. 19 and Jan. 8. Each time, police said, the woman distracted employees at the Route 38 store as the red top, distracted Sam Ash employees, while the male subject shoved a Les Paul Slim Neck...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Michael Ogborn is a serious man, a musical theater composer, lyricist, and librettist of intricate song and complex characterization who has touched on the dread and sensationalism of the Lindbergh kidnapping ( Baby Case ), darkly comic obsession ( Tulipomania ), the insanity of high school sports (Field Hockey Hot) , and ardent AIDS activism ( C'est la Guerre! ) with Sondheimian guile. "I like to write about whatever inspires me. An inspiration that can last until the play is completed," Ogborn says from his home in Manhattan.
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June 9, 2016
By Berwood A. Yost No candidate with negative personal popularity has won an election for U.S. Senate, governor, or president in Pennsylvania. Not one. That Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the most unpopular candidates ever to run for president is one more example of how unusual and unpredictable this campaign is and will be. When people who follow politics closely talk about a candidate's popularity, they are normally speaking about that candidate's favorability rating.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
New Jersey state police are seeking a man who spoke with a British accent during a gunpoint robbery in Burlington County. "Now, there aren't too many people here in Jersey who speak with a British accent, and even fewer who commit armed robberies," police wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. About 11:25 a.m. Monday, police said, two men in a dark-colored SUV pulled over on Route 9 at Ash Road in Bass River - a sparsely populated, rural township in the Pinelands - where another man was waiting at a bus stop.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Television Critic
As Downton Abbey prepared to air its sixth and final season in the U.S. beginning Sunday, a panel of cast members reminisced earlier this month at a PBS event in New York: "There was one line in the script for the first episode and it was a stage direction: 'Carson sits there, in his magnificence.' You want an actor to sit in magnificence? I'm sorry, I'm your boy. I'd have been mightily ticked off if they'd given it to anyone else. " - Jim Carter, who plays Mr. Carson, the butler   "At my audition, I came out afterward and Dan Stevens sat in the waiting area.
NEWS
December 24, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
THE PHILLY ACCENT is having a moment - oops, a mew-mint. Exhibit A: In November, Penn's Linguistics Department received funds to document a distinctly Philadelphia "accent" seen in American Sign Language. It appears that Philly's deaf community signs some words differently - using unusual hand shapes or gestures - than deaf folks do in other regions of the country. Could even our sign language have attytood? Exhibit B: Last weekend, Tina Fey appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in a segment called "Bronx Beat," in which two New Yorkers - played by Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph - interviewed her for their TV show.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Michael Ogborn is a serious man, a musical theater composer, lyricist, and librettist of intricate song and complex characterization who has touched on the dread and sensationalism of the Lindbergh kidnapping ( Baby Case ), darkly comic obsession ( Tulipomania ), the insanity of high school sports (Field Hockey Hot) , and ardent AIDS activism ( C'est la Guerre! ) with Sondheimian guile. "I like to write about whatever inspires me. An inspiration that can last until the play is completed," Ogborn says from his home in Manhattan.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I have lived in the United States for 40 years. My first 32 years were spent in Puerto Rico, so I speak with an accent. My problem is almost everyone I meet asks me where I'm from. I usually try to disguise my discomfort by jokingly asking them to guess. The truth is, I feel singled out as being different and not belonging. My friends and family tell me I'm being too sensitive, that people are just curious. I say it's rude to ask such a personal question of a total stranger.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* LEGENDS. 9 tonight, TNT. THERE'S a small moment in the premiere of TNT's "Legends" in which undercover FBI agent Martin Odum is introduced to a new colleague, who tells him they have something in common. "I'm an Air Force brat, too," says the young analyst ( Tina Majorino, "Veronica Mars"). "Only my father was never stationed overseas, so I didn't get a cool accent out of the deal. " And just like that, Martin is free to spend at least part of every episode sounding like the man playing him, Yorkshire-born Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones," "Lord of the Rings")
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"A MOST Wanted Man" is based on a John le Carre novel, possibly titled "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy With a Really Bad German Accent. " I regret to say that the accent belongs to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, starring here as Gunther, a German spy working to snare a possible terrorist financier, all while bucking bureaucrats and his own come-and-go accent - the movie is mysteriously in English, though almost no character in the movie would...
TRAVEL
July 14, 2014 | By Michael Schuman, For The Inquirer
The shoemaker explained what made his lasts last, and the tavern public room was set up for a congenial checkers match. But when we saw the tavern owner's wife sitting at a table practicing the art known as fraktur and when we spotted the ceramic tile stoves that heated 200-year-old buildings, we realized that Old Salem in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a living history town unlike Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, or...
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