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September 5, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Ron Howard's new Beatles movie, Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years , is being advertised with a trailer that begins with a familiar voice saying: "This is the greatest phenomenon in the century thus far. " That 1964 assessment came from a 21-year-old radio reporter at Miami's top-40 WFUN. Fifty-two years later, Philadelphians will instantly recognize the unmistakable voice of a young Larry Kane. The legendary local newsman has a significant on-screen presence in the movie due to his unique, front-row seat to the Beatles' invasion of America.
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April 4, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
When the Beatles' much-hyped "Anthology 1" was released last fall, it was fully expected not only to blow right onto the pop albums chart with a No. 1 debut, but also to break a flurry of sales records. It easily met all expectations. The recent release of the second installment in the Beatles' trilogy - the much-less-hyped "Anthology 2" - sparked just one question: How could it possibly compete with the phenomenal numbers racked up by "Anthology 1"? The answer: It couldn't - but its performance was still impressive.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2012 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Wonder upon wonders, "new" material from the Beatles is still springing forth — on Apple apps, videodiscs, CD, and soon at a movie theater near you. Material evidence George Harrison was the gearhead of the group — quite a good photographer and gadget lover — and also a media hoarder. Evidence comes to the fore Tuesday with the home-video release of Martin Scorsese's documentary film "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" and the simultaneous release of the Abrams Books multitouch iPad/iPhone/iPod e-book of the same name.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1997 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Yellow Submarine, an inspired piece of animation in more than one way, was the Beatles' last major collaboration for the screen before the band broke up in 1970. Because of the genre and its associations, the third Beatles feature doesn't command quite the popularity of those two exuberant and quintessentially '60s movies Help! and A Hard Day's Night. In many ways that hardly seems fair. And not just because the score for Yellow Submarine is mostly from the group's landmark album Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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October 5, 1993 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
THE BEATLES 1962-1966 The Beatles (Apple) THE BEATLES 1967-1970 Re-released today - exactly 20 years after their debut on vinyl - these two double-CD greatest-hits collections go a long way toward encapsulating the power that was The Beatles - the most creatively inspired, revolutionary and enduring pop/rock band in history. Even the Fab Four couldn't explain their chemistry - though high-toned musicologists such as conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein were quick to define their music as mathematically perfect constructs wedded to universal, utopian lyric themes - from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to "All You Need Is Love.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1989 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
With only three of the Fab Four left, there is no chance of a true Beatles reunion and about the same probability that Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison will ever make another movie. But if you can't have a new movie starring the Beatles, will you at least settle for one starring a Beatle? You certainly will when you find out who's going to direct it. Philadelphia's Richard Lester, who made A Hard Day's Night and Help! with the Beatles in the '60s, is planning a reunion of his own with McCartney.
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April 3, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
WRTI (90.1/FM), Temple University's mostly jazz station, is kicking off its spring fundraiser today and is asking listeners to groove with it by sending some serious scratch to the station. The fundraiser runs through April 12 and the station has set a goal of $87,000. There will be the usual gifts of coffee mugs, T-shirts, picnic blankets and other items for those pledging $30 or more. To make a pledge call 787-8900. THE ONE AND ONLY Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
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June 9, 1998 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things. If I was potato chips, I could go a lot more places, but I'm not. " - Singer Tori Amos, in Rolling Stone magazine Yeah, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were all there in the same room. And they did sing. From their respective pews. Accompanied by 700 other people. So you could say the hyped/hoped-for "Beatles reunion" occurred in one sense yesterday, but of course the Fab Three had gathered together for something much more serious: to pay respects to McCartney's late wife Linda, who died April 17. Her memorial service, held at London's landmark church of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, brought out the usual celebrity mourners, like Sir Elton John and Sting.
NEWS
May 11, 2011
David Mason, 85, a classical musician best known for his distinctive piccolo trumpet solo on the Beatles' recording of "Penny Lane," died April 29 after a brief battle with leukemia, according to the All Music online database. The Beatles' Paul McCartney was looking to embellish "Penny Lane" when he saw Mr. Mason on television playing the trumpet on Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major. The next morning, producer George Martin recruited Mr. Mason to record with the Fab Four.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
The best examples of the Beatles' ability to reflect the doubts and aspirations of the 1960s can be seen in the dozen or so videotapes starring the Fab Four. Watching the tapes reminds us just how neat John and Paul and George and Ringo were yesterday, and what life was like as we waited for their moment to arrive. "THE COMPLEAT BEATLES" (MGM/UA Home Video, $19.95) is a 6-year-old, two- hour compilation documentary. Unfortunately, there are no Ed Sullivan clips (just Ed's introduction)
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September 5, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Ron Howard's new Beatles movie, Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years , is being advertised with a trailer that begins with a familiar voice saying: "This is the greatest phenomenon in the century thus far. " That 1964 assessment came from a 21-year-old radio reporter at Miami's top-40 WFUN. Fifty-two years later, Philadelphians will instantly recognize the unmistakable voice of a young Larry Kane. The legendary local newsman has a significant on-screen presence in the movie due to his unique, front-row seat to the Beatles' invasion of America.
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August 28, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
The name of this Tupelo, Miss., hip-hop brother act of Khalif and Aaquil Brown is "drummer's ear" spelled backward. This Mike WiLL Made-It -produced infectious Lennon and McCartney boast is from the new Sremmlife 2.
NEWS
August 19, 2016
Olympian White accused Olympic snowboarder and bajillion-time X Games medalist Shaun White has been accused of sexual harassment by his former Bad Things bandmate Lena Zawaideh . In a lawsuit, Zawaideh claims White sexually harassed her, forced her to watch pornography, and did not pay her after she was fired from the band. To illustrate her case, she also included text messages White allegedly sent her. "Many years ago, I exchanged texts with a friend who is now using them to craft a bogus lawsuit," White said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, MUSIC CRITIC
In times of trouble, you could find yourself in far more unpleasant places than South Philadelphia on a breezy summer evening listening to Paul McCartney sing Beatles songs. Which is what a privileged-to-be-there sold-out Citizens Bank Park crowd got to do Tuesday evening, finding refuge from the 24-hour bad-news cycle with the master of the cheerily melodic pop song just three nights after Billy Joel had filled the Phillies-stadium-turned-senior-citizen-rocker showplace, which will also host Bruce Springsteen later this summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
July is upon us! Big-name concerts hit the city and, as you may have heard, likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her buddies will hang out in South Philly. Here are some can't-miss events in July: Billy Joel Bucks County native Christina Perri ("Jar of Hearts") will open up for Long Island's favorite son. Billy Joel has made it a habit of playing Citizens Bank Park every summer - this is his third year in a row playing the Phillies' home turf. As of press time, tickets were still available.
NEWS
March 2, 2016 | By Tom Di Nardo, For the Daily News
For its 39th season, the Philly Pops continues its successful formula, presenting highlights from pop, rock, jazz, and Broadway. The roster includes tributes to the Beatles, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fleetwood Mac, and Les Misérables . Designing a season from the vast pop genre represents a juggling act for Michael Krajewski, in his third season as music director. (He has just signed on for three more years.) Five shows must offer familiar fare to an audience that relates to music from previous generations.
NEWS
February 7, 2016
Death of a Salesman (Curio Theatre Company). Arthur Miller's depiction of the American family and the American dream, troubled, smeary, and tragic. Friday through March 5. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (Kimmel Center at the Merriam Theater). We never heard of these guys, but we're told they're pretty good - especially in a multimedia spectacular like this one. Thursday through Feb. 14. Sense and Sensibility (People's Light). Jane Austen's tale of women and men, singlehood and marriage, comes to the stage in a new adaptation.
NEWS
December 25, 2015 | By John Timpane, Staff Writer
The Beatles - or at least the folks who publish the hallowed band's music - are giving a big holiday gift to the universe. It's all too much. On Wednesday, the official TheBeatles.com website announced that as of 12:01 a.m. Philadelphia time on Christmas Eve, the band's entire catalog will be available for streaming on nine of the major streaming service providers, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and Amazon's Prime Music....
NEWS
December 20, 2015
Beatles, "1+" (Capitol). Gift-giving season could not arrive without an enticing option for that Fab Four fan in your family, now could it? This set pairs the 27 No. 1 hits on the 2001 greatest-hits package titled, simply, 1 - the biggest-selling album of the '00s, by the way - with 27 short promotional films that went along with them, correctly casting the Liverpool lads as innovators in the realm of video, along with everything else....
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October 23, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
NO ONE BROKE into the Haddon Township apartment to snatch Brendan Creato, police said, and the boy wasn't sexually assaulted before he died. That's the first new information released in the death of the 3-year-old since last week when the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said an autopsy could not determine a cause and manner of death. The boy was found dead on Oct. 13 in a wooded area near the Cooper River about a half-mile from the apartment where his father, DJ Creato, lived. Authorities have released little information on the case and have not said whether there were any suspects or whether neighbors had reason to be afraid.
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