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March 27, 1993 | By Sam Wood, FOR THE INQUIRER
From the rear of the jampacked Theater of Living Arts, she resembled Jean Harlow or Babydoll's Caroll Baker draped with an oversize guitar. Behind a thin gauze of white light, Tanya Donelly - former guitarist for the Throwing Muses and now leader of Belly, alternative-rock's band of the moment - swayed her hips broadly and purred in a childlike voice as she plucked apart the opening chords of "Low Red Moon. " Soon the room began to throb as the band lurched into the song's slow, grinding rhythm and Donelly's voice exploded into a yelping roar.
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November 4, 1998 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
"I sold my soul to the devil, the price was cheap," goes the voice-over in the edgy, whooshing opening moments of Belly - first-time filmmaker Hype Williams' crackling contemporary gangster movie. The voice belongs to Sincere, a young criminal (played by rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones), who, along with his childhood friend Tommy (Earl "DMX" Simmons), has a lucrative drug trade going out of their swank digs in Queens. As Belly plays out, Sincere and Tommy start to question their accomplishments - and their accoutrements: the gold-plated cars, the gold-chained women, the guns, the powder, the briefcases of cash.
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May 15, 1995 | By Sara Sherr, FOR THE INQUIRER
Boston quartet Belly took the stage of the sold-out Theatre of Living Arts on Saturday night to recorded music from Twin Peaks, with disco balls and a glittery curtain as a backdrop. When they stormed into "Dusted" from their 1992 debut, Star (Sire/ Reprise), on the surface it appeared to be this week's great big alternarock event. But frontwoman Tanya Donelly had something to offer both the bodysurfing boys in baseball caps and their dates in floral-print dresses, ducking for cover.
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October 12, 1993 | By Sam Wood, FOR THE INQUIRER
Tanya Donelly stepped alone into a gauzy haze of smoke on the Trocadero stage Sunday night. And with the guitar over her shoulder making her diminutive frame appear even smaller, she picked apart the intro to "Someone to Die For" and began the tune's singsong melody in a brittle, distant voice - an understated beginning to Belly's extraordinarily dynamic set. Since Belly appeared at the Theatre of Living Arts in March, Donelly and her band -...
NEWS
April 4, 1991 | BY LINDA WRIGHT MOORE
Last week, I came upon two news stories that left me with the desolate feeling we are approaching a time when the "haves" and "have nots" will be irrevocably separate, unequal and disconnected, no longer linked by even the basic commitment to the well-being of our children. A front-page feature by the Inquirer's Melissa Dribben was headlined "The coming of age of the kiddie party. " It suggested that childhood birthday parties are becoming an outlet for parental competitiveness, an opportunity to display one's success by putting on bashes for kids too young to notice all the hoopla.
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November 28, 1995 | By L. Stuart Ditzen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Common Pleas Court jury yesterday put a price of $128,000 on the Phillie Phanatic's overzealous antics at a 1991 church carnival. The jury awarded the money to Carl G. Seidel, 72, and his wife, Arlene, based on the couple's lawsuit contending that the Phanatic knocked down Carl Seidel at the Maternity Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church carnival in Northeast Philadelphia on May 15, 1991. After a three-day civil trial, a 10-member jury awarded $100,000 to Seidel, who hobbled to and from the witness stand using a cane, and $28,000 to his wife for loss of his companionship.
NEWS
August 17, 1998 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer
Are you a woman who sweats and strains and does hundreds of sit-ups a day but still can't bust that belly bulge? You're not alone. Nine out of 10 women have the same problem, said Yen Leese, a certified personal trainer and a nutrition counselor. "What we are put on earth for is to reproduce, so our fat cells tend to expand from the waist down," said Leese, who is also co-owner of Main Line Personal Health and Image, a Wynnewood gym that specializes in personal training at $50 per session.
LIVING
November 6, 1998 | By W. Speers This report contains material from the Associated Press, New York Daily News, Daily Mirror and Mr. Showbiz
Magic Johnson has decreed that the urban movie Belly, which opened Wednesday, will not be seen in his theater chain. In a statement, Magic Johnson Theaters, which operates screens in L.A., Houston and Atlanta, said: "The content and marketing of Belly has raised concerns about the film's overwhelmingly negative and violent depictions of African Americans, as well as its potential to create disruptive situations for our theaters' patrons and...
NEWS
April 12, 2001 | By Kathy Boccella INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Of all a woman's body parts, it's hard to imagine one that she is less likely to want to celebrate than . . . her belly. An ample bosom, shapely legs, tiny waist, yes. But a belly? Unless she has abs of steel - and really, who among us does? - there is little reason to exalt. Except, of course, when she is pregnant. Then, a swollen belly is not an ugly, embarrassing protrusion but a graceful, goddess-like monument. It is something to be admired, cherished, maybe even . . . preserved!
NEWS
May 11, 2003 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A stream of pencil-thin ballet dancers fluttered onto the stage of the Forrest Theatre to the tune of a Madonna song that opens with a baby's coo. Trailing behind was Valerie Amiss, who three months earlier had thrilled audiences with a dazzling portrayal of Dewdrop in The Nutcracker. But on this day, March 15, her claim to fame was that she somehow made a nimble, graceful entrance - belly, that is big belly, first. She was nearly seven months pregnant, and the audience burst into laughter at the surprise.
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February 20, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
TIMED to Black History Month, the Smithsonian Channel's new documentary "Legend of Lead Belly" (8 p.m. Monday) sheds lots of light on one of the least-known yet most colorful and influential musicians of the 20th century, an artist "who didn't limit himself to any genre," according to disciple Van Morrison in the show. "House of the Rising Sun" may have been popularized by the Animals, but Huddie Ledbetter (a/k/a Lead Belly) lived it as the "house" musician at a Shreveport, La., bordello.
TRAVEL
February 8, 2015 | By Chris Isaac, For The Inquirer
On my recent study abroad trip to Syracuse, Sicily, there were many incredible sights to see: the sparkling blue ocean that extended to the horizon, the picturesque Italian streets, and then there was me dancing shirtless with a belly dancer while my classmates cheered me on. It was our last night in Italy. We had bonded quite a bit throughout the week, and now we were forced to say goodbye to our tours of temples of Athena, puppet theaters, and the mime who cursed us out for being tourists.
NEWS
January 19, 2015 | By Dr. William C. Meyers, For The Inquirer
In his sixth year in the NBA, Kyle Lowry - the Villanova University standout who was drafted after his sophomore year, in 2006 - finally had the chance to play regularly. It was now March 2012, and he was a point guard with the Houston Rockets. He knew he could be a star. But that darn pain in his belly was such a distraction. For six months, the tormenting pain below his belly button had shifted from one side to the other. Like many professional athletes, he played through it. Somehow, he could no longer keep the nagging pain out his mind.
NEWS
December 27, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angel Saldana sat in front of a steaming Christmas dinner, feasting on roast beef, candied yams, and green beans. Behind him, a tall Christmas tree sparkled with colored lights and silver tinsel. A duo harmonized on carols. All around, many dug in to hot meals as volunteers bustled through the room, serving food to regulars and new faces, all of whom came for the holiday meal at St. Francis Inn in Kensington. Christmas drew more than 330 people to the Franciscan ministry, which has served a free meal daily since Dec. 16, 1979.
NEWS
August 18, 2014 | By Meeri Kim, For The Inquirer
Behind a glass wall in Drexel University's ExCITe Center, a fully pregnant mannequin stands tall with nothing on but a strip of knitted blue fabric around its bulging stomach. The garment, called a belly band, isn't the latest trend in maternity wear; it's an all-knit, wireless fetal monitor. Drexel's Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory creates smart garments with electronic circuitry knitted right in. So instead of a boxy device on your wrist or around your waist, the clothes themselves become a monitor that is flexible, comfortable, and soft.
NEWS
August 12, 2014
IT MIGHT surprise you to know that a few - not many, but a few - Pennsylvania lawmakers are not, well, pigs. Over the years, I've occasionally noted how members of our Legislature do pretty well, thanks to taxpayer generosity. Actually, thanks to their own greed and taxpayer apathy. But not all take everything they can. Using Right to Know requests, the Daily News got data from the State Employees' Retirement System and the Legislature on lawmakers not grabbing the biggest bennies: generous health-care coverage and/or pensions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014
SO, what, you didn't lose those 20 pounds, you made it to the gym only twice this month and you're still struggling with the portions. Does that sound familiar? If so, ditch the negativity and focus on what you did accomplish and vow to slam dunk those resolutions this spring. Don't sweat it, nearly everyone threw in the towel on those New Year's resolutions this year. The good news: Spring is here, and with spring comes renewal. Spring offers us yet another chance to slam dunk it, baby.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014
FINALLY, spring has sprung . . . well sort of. And, now, everyone's looking forward to shedding those winter coats and welcoming warmer weather and flirty fashions. One thing's for sure: This is the season when more people become concerned about their excess visceral fat, aka belly fat. While everybody probably knows that men with a 40-inch waist and women with a 35-inch waist are at increased risk of premature death from conditions such as heart disease, dementia, diabetes and some cancers, we also all know that in most cases it is vanity, and not health, behind the quest for a lean midsection.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | BY JOHN CORRIGAN, corrigj@phillynews.com
GNAWING on shreds of greasy meat, smearing barbecue sauce like tribal war paint, up to 31 competitors will vie on Friday at Wells Fargo Center for the 22nd annual Wing Bowl prize. Surrounded by more than 20,000 drunken spectators and bevies of barely covered women, these warriors - including Eagle Jason Kelce - will continue Philly's tradition of gluttonous revelry. But at what cost? Missouri native Jamie "The Bear" McDonald returns to defend his title, having scarfed down 287 wings in 30 minutes last year.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Art Carey, For the Inquirer
One of the cardinal principles of physiology - and axioms of weight loss - is that you can't spot-reduce. You can't shed fat in just one part of your body without shedding fat all over. Over the years, various gadgets have been developed and promoted that claim to perform the miracle of spot-reduction, targeting especially such common embarrassments as "muffin tops," "mommy paunches," and "love handles. " Most, if not all, are scams. So when Sandy Weston of Weston Fitness in Center City contacted me recently to tout the benefits of an exercise belt called Slim Belly that's supposed to accelerate fat reduction around the waist, I was more than a bit leery.
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