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February 21, 1995 | By Miriam Seidel, FOR THE INQUIRER
It's a great idea once you hear it: teaching ballroom dancing to ballet choreographers, to make its graceful steps available to artists looking to expand their references. The dance forms have interesting affinities: Both rely on partnering and value elegance, grace and technical attainment. And their differences add spice to any transposition. The Carlisle Project, having invited eight young choreographers to a workshop with performing and teaching masters Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, invited the public to sample the brief ballet sketches they produced, each using a pair of dancers.
NEWS
February 14, 1986 | By M.G. Missanelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Bratz ballroom in Pennsauken, which was closed in December amid controversy, will reopen for a teen Valentine Day's dance tonight, but a spokesman for the owner said the event did not represent a revival of the club. Raymond Martz, consultant for Halloran Inc., owners of the Halloran Plaza hotel complex that is now known as the Betsy Ross Plaza, said the dance was part of a new marketing strategy to turn the 22,000-square-foot ballroom into an all-purpose entertainment facility.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2005 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Punxsutawney Phil forecast six additional weeks of winter back on Feb. 2, but don't let the groundhog deter you from being out and about. Walk out of the warmth of your home and into the night's nippiness as you travel to the Ballroom at the Ben tonight. In August, we told you that Men of Baca strive to improve with each of their monthlies; back then a comedy showcase was included. But tonight, the organization that parties with a purpose will be screening films at its "Soul Cinema" edition.
NEWS
February 15, 1986
The ballroom of the Bellevue Stratford is one of the most beautiful in the country and certainly the East Coast. It should be preserved at all cost. Any building of merit that has survived 70 years or more in our throw-away culture has a special claim on our sympathy and attention. We have no moral right to destroy good craftsmanship of past generations, but we do have a responsibility to future generations to pass along todays noteworthy buildings intact. The ballroom has its own entrance, stairs, elevator and therefore could be easily saved and happily used.
NEWS
February 28, 1997 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Laura Hall Sherman, 85, a Camden City ballroom dance instructor for much of four decades, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital-Marlton. A Cherry Hill resident for the last 25 years, she was previously a longtime North Camden resident and was born in Westmont. Mrs. Sherman ran a ballroom dancing studio - Daisey's Dancing Studio at Seventh and Market Streets in Camden - in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, and early '70s. After graduating from high school, she studied dance instructing for two years.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1993 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
Will the Pennsylvania Convention Center's ballroom open as scheduled in January 1994? That possibility appeared somewhat less certain yesterday. Ted Garrison, the center's director of construction, said that the convention center's ballroom, to be located inside the Reading Terminal train shed, would open next March or April because of a possible construction delay involving the room's ceiling. "It's going to be tight," Garrison said yesterday. But "buildings open all the time that aren't 100 percent finished.
NEWS
April 6, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Health and physical education teacher Bernadette Campoli was teaching country and western line dancing at Mercy Vocational High School in Philadelphia when a student suggested a different kind of dance. He wanted to go ballroom.   Turns out the idea didn't come from any Monday-night TV show featuring Paso Dobles from the D-list. Many of Campoli's students had waltzed and merengued before - at their middle school. They had participated in Dancing with the Students, a program that brings ballroom dancing to schools in Philadelphia and Chester.
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When the Dancette was demolished in the 1980s, it had been years since a disc jockey cued up the last record at the storied Oaklyn ballroom. But the East Beechwood Avenue hot spot lives on in the memories of South Jerseyans of a certain age. And they'll have a chance to remember when and Twist again during the borough's 110th birthday celebration Sunday. "After lunch at the Oaklyn Fire Company, we're going to move the tables aside and pay homage to the Dancette," Chuck Lehman, borough councilman and unofficial borough historian, says.
NEWS
April 25, 2002 | By Wendy Walker INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Sunnybrook Ballroom & Restaurant in Pottstown, which has hosted performers ranging from Duke Ellington to Kiss, will be undergoing a $250,000 face-lift this spring. The work will include improving the driveway, adding lighting and sprucing up the landscaping. "The parking lot is in a major state of disrepair," said Kirk Wycoff, president and chief executive officer of Progress Bank, which owns Sunnybrook. "A number of events have been scheduled throughout the spring and summer months, and the facility needs to be in the best possible condition," he said.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1989 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Center City real estate investor Samuel Rappaport, who made a fortune buying and selling seedy properties, is planning to restore the historic PSFS building at Seventh and Walnut Streets as his new headquarters. Rappaport, who in the last year has bought the block bounded by Walnut, St. James, Seventh and Eighth Streets, plans to move his offices into the second floor of the PSFS building and erect a glass-enclosed ballroom atop the building overlooking Washington Square. Rappaport also plans to keep an apartment on Walnut Street in one of three historic townhouses known as York Row. For years, Rappaport has had a reputation as a landlord whose tenants included X-rated movie houses and bookstores.
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May 5, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
WHO PRINTED up those fliers about Saints & Sinners? Was it a biddy with the Morals Police, clutching her pearls? A frisky dad who doesn't want his usual brand of sexual encounters going down in the neighborhood where he's raising his kids? A jealous rival of Saints & Sinners, eager to cause trouble? We'll probably never know who in Upper Holmesburg anonymously blew the horn. But we do know the deafening response it got. And that could turn out to be a very good thing, for reasons that have nothing to do with throwing ice water on the horny fun of consenting adults.
REAL_ESTATE
November 23, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
At East Lancaster Avenue and Clover Hill Road in Wynnewood, there is friendly competition between the Amish carpenters working on three new single houses and their Irish counterparts rehabbing the William Penn Inn as condominiums. On a recent overcast afternoon, the Amish appeared to have the edge with their rapid-fire sheathing of Rayer Builders' homes on their side of the 1.7-acre parcel at 527-533 E. Lancaster Ave. On the Irish side was County Armagh native Tony Bevin, making his way out of a window to a part of the rear roof above what developer D. Scott Brehman calls "the ballroom" on the second floor of the inn, which dates from 1799 (with an 1880 addition)
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When the Dancette was demolished in the 1980s, it had been years since a disc jockey cued up the last record at the storied Oaklyn ballroom. But the East Beechwood Avenue hot spot lives on in the memories of South Jerseyans of a certain age. And they'll have a chance to remember when and Twist again during the borough's 110th birthday celebration Sunday. "After lunch at the Oaklyn Fire Company, we're going to move the tables aside and pay homage to the Dancette," Chuck Lehman, borough councilman and unofficial borough historian, says.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 18 years performing at the tiny but storied Adrienne Theater on Sansom Street, InterAct Theatre Company will be picking up its props and sets and leading a group of four other theatrical organizations to a new, multistage home being carved out of the old Drake hotel ballroom behind the Kimmel Center. The move, scheduled to be announced Thursday, represents something of a sea change in the city's performing arts landscape, bringing smaller producing theater companies into closer proximity to the Avenue of the Arts.
NEWS
October 23, 2014 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Malala Yousafzai held a ballroom full of people rapt Tuesday as she spoke about her remarkable life. But do not think for a moment that the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner can catch a break at her high school. True, the Pakistani teenager accepted the Liberty Medal and was a headliner at the Forbes Under 30 Summit, both in Philadelphia on Tuesday. And she would then jet up to Canada to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday and receive honorary citizenship - an honor bestowed only on a handful of global humanitarians, including Nelson Mandela.
NEWS
April 6, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Health and physical education teacher Bernadette Campoli was teaching country and western line dancing at Mercy Vocational High School in Philadelphia when a student suggested a different kind of dance. He wanted to go ballroom.   Turns out the idea didn't come from any Monday-night TV show featuring Paso Dobles from the D-list. Many of Campoli's students had waltzed and merengued before - at their middle school. They had participated in Dancing with the Students, a program that brings ballroom dancing to schools in Philadelphia and Chester.
SPORTS
January 28, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Hotel ballroom, six podiums set up, one for each of the Seattle Seahawks scheduled to address reporters last night after the team's arrival for Super Bowl XLVIII. An hour beforehand, there is no activity in front of receiver Doug Baldwin's placard. Three tripods, one camera await quarterback Russell Wilson. Nobody is staking out defensive end Cliff Avril, safety Earl Thomas or center Max Unger. In the corner where Richard Sherman is scheduled to speak, a thicket of seven cameras bristles.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2011 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
WHILE Anna Trebunskaya enjoys her time on ABC's massively popular "Dancing with the Stars," most recently partnering with TV personality Carson Kressley, she's excited to take a break. "It's nice to go back to a partner who knows what they're doing," she said. Trebunskaya and her husband, Jonathan Roberts, another "Dancing with the Stars" alum, will pair up onstage at "Champions of Dance," coming to the Annenberg Center Thursday through Sunday. The show brings together 10 champion ballroom dancers in a performance directed and choreographed by Taliat Tarsinov, whom Trebunskaya has worked with on and off since she was 15. But her director isn't the only familiar face in the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2011 | BY NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, Associated Press
NEW YORK - With 16 Grammys, millions of records sold, several defining hits and a superstar husband, Beyoncé has nothing to prove. But sometimes even queens need to show what it means to be royalty. And on Sunday night, Beyoncé arrived at the Roseland Ballroom to give fans and critics alike a reminder that she remains the head diva in the music world. She made her case to a select group of fans one rump-shaking move at a time. "This show is going to be a little different," Beyoncé told the standing-room crowd at the show's outset.
NEWS
January 12, 2010 | By Mike Newall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Diane Alcavage could barely make out the distraught voice mail. The Dec. 10 phone call was from the wife of Cherry Hill resident Cesar Bonifacio, one of the top students at her Westville ballroom dance studio. "I'm calling to let you know Cesar will not make his dance class tonight," said Acelita Bonifacio. "He's in Cooper Hospital. He'd want me to tell you. Diane, he's not doing good. Please, please call. " When Alcavage finally got Acelita on the phone, the news was shocking.
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