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December 20, 1990 | By Brigette ReDavid, Special to The Inquirer
Dynagroove will headline a Christmas Day benefit concert for the homeless at the 23 East Cabaret on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. The benefit will also feature members of The Daves, who are on their Farewell Tour. Tommy Conwell, the Hooters and Greg Davis, who was one of the guitarists in Beru Revue, will make a guest appearance as well. A colossal jam session - complete with Christmas carols - with all the musicians will wind up the evening, with Bob Beru serving as host of the seventh annual event, organized by 23 East owner Steve Mountain.
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February 15, 2005 | By TOM DI NARDO For the Daily News
Conductor Riccardo Muti's return after nearly seven years was a triumph, stirring the Kimmel Center audience to its feet Sunday as the Philadelphia Orchestra performed two Rossini overtures, Brahms' Second Symphony and three arias sung by soprano Barbara Frittoli. The over-the-top playing and gleaming interpretations recalled Muti's 1980-1992 tenure as music director and elicited the mystery of how a great conductor instantly achieves a unique musical signature. Many of the musicians, even younger ones who arrived after his last benefit concert in 1998, expressed hopes that he would return before another seven years passes.
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April 7, 1994 | By Cheryl Squadrito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Kamotion, a Philadelphia musical group that creates and performs songs about and for children, will perform at a benefit concert on Sunday in Wynnewood. Kamotion, which just returned from performing at the White House's annual Easter Egg Hunt, was founded by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Mona Goldman Zakheim. The group is rounded out with lead singer Roxanne Morgan; Stan Slotter on trumpet and fluegelhorn; actor Bob Stenton, and keyboardist Bill Ingraham. The concert will benefit a special-needs program at the Temple Beth Hillel Beth El. Kamotion will appear at the Temple Beth Hillel Beth El, Lancaster Avenue and Remington Road, Wynnewood, at 2 p.m. Sunday.
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July 16, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the greatest injustice to music fans since the breakup of the Beatles, boy band 'N Sync has not performed together since the 2003 Grammy Awards. But there's light at the end of the tunnel: According to the New York Daily News, the band, which helped launched the career of the incomparable Justin Timberlake, will play a July 25 show in Miami to benefit its Challenge for the Children Foundation. But they won't just be helping underprivileged kids. Joey Fatone says he and the other band members will have a sit-down after the show to discuss their plans to grant the world a priceless gift: a brand-new album.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 1991 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
Several musicians will be doing their part to fight AIDS this weekend, volunteering their talents in a benefit concert produced by a group of Center City parents and their children. Flutist Margaret Claudin, harpist Mary Ann Coppa, pianist John Koll, clarinetist James Kilik and soprano Anni Baker will perform works by Schubert, Vincent Persichetti and Lester Trimble at the Ethical Society tomorrow. Temple professor Jan Krzywicki's Starscape for harp is also on the program. All proceeds will benefit St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and its Circle of Care, a program for children and families affected by HIV. There are few better ways to spend your entertainment dollars this weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1995 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As a violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, Barbara Govatos remembers how, only a few years ago, homeless people would sleep on the steps of the Academy of Music. She and her husband, singer Julian Rodescu, would bring them food left over from concert receptions. But they were so troubled by the plight of the homeless that they decided to do something more: they started Home-Aid, a series of classical music concerts to raise money for homeless programs. The project has raised more than $100,000 since 1987.
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February 28, 1993 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Music students from the West Chester Area School District's three middle schools will participate in "Musicfest," a concert benefiting a treatment program for abused children. The program is operated by Community Mental Health Services of Chester County. The concert is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. today at Alumnae Hall on the campus of Immaculata College, Malvern. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Children under 12 will be admitted free. Featured will be the Chester County Middle Schools Festival String Orchestra, which includes students from public and private schools throughout the county, as well as students from Radnor Middle School, Delaware County.
SPORTS
June 27, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LEAVE IT TO Bill Cosby to turn a sad situation into a laughing matter. Cosby will hold a benefit concert for Temple's men's gymnastics program at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market streets, on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. In December, Temple head men's gymnastics coach Fred Turoff found out his sport was being demoted from varsity to club status. That means Turoff and his gymnasts have to raise money for the program to continue. Enter the Cos, a Philly native, who attended Temple and still bleeds Cherry & White.
NEWS
November 17, 2003 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Punk music blaring from speakers shoved into a corner. Teenagers milling around, talking and laughing. It was a scene Bret Wilson would have loved. But Wilson wasn't there, and that was the point. On Nov. 2, Wilson, then 17, was beaten with a hammer and stomped on by a large group of youths during a fight at Newton Lake Park in Collingswood. Charges have not been filed in the case, and authorities say they are interviewing about 40 teenagers. The altercation, between teenagers from Pennsauken and Haddon Township, left Wilson critically injured.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1991 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
A performance to benefit the homeless is always a good idea, as members of St. Mark's Church can attest. Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra have often played at the Locust Street church to benefit the needy; tonight the estimable Yale Russian Chorus performs. It is a male a cappella group that specializes in the dark harmonies of Rachmaninoff and the urgent, often humorous folk music of Russia. Yale Russian Chorus, St. Mark's Church, 1625 Locust St, 7:30 tonight. Phone: 988-9331.
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April 21, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
THERE IS SIMPLY no stopping the "Fast & Furious" franchise. Numero Siete topped the box office for the third weekend in a row with $29.1 million, bringing the film's domestic take to $294 million and global take to over a billion. "The film has set a new standard for the potential for box office in the presummer month of April and has truly become part of movie folklore with its record-setting numbers, strong reviews, spectacular word-of-mouth and, of course, the outpouring of support for late star Paul Walker ," Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said.
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June 27, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LEAVE IT TO Bill Cosby to turn a sad situation into a laughing matter. Cosby will hold a benefit concert for Temple's men's gymnastics program at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market streets, on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. In December, Temple head men's gymnastics coach Fred Turoff found out his sport was being demoted from varsity to club status. That means Turoff and his gymnasts have to raise money for the program to continue. Enter the Cos, a Philly native, who attended Temple and still bleeds Cherry & White.
SPORTS
June 26, 2014 | Staff Report
THE BENEFIT concert hosted by Connor Barwin last week was a big hit. What do you expect from an Eagles linebacker? The event netted $85,000 for the Ralph Brooks revitalization project, a South Philly park at 20th and Tasker. The sum will be matched by Barwin's Make The World Better Foundation, bringing the total to $170,000.
SPORTS
May 21, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
THE EAGLES now have four of their seven draftees under contract, after fourth-round cornerback Jaylen Watkins and fifth-round defensive lineman Taylor Hart signed their deals Monday. The Birds also signed corner Davon Morgan, who played indoor football last year and was with the Jets in their 2011 camp, after starring at Virginia Tech. The team released former Alabama corner John Fulton. As expected, the Eagles brought back wide receiver Arrelious Benn, who was released last week.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
IF YOU are going to Friday's concert by The Who at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, do yourself a favor and get their early enough to see show-opener Vintage Trouble, the youthful, Los Angeles-forged quartet supporting the legendary Brit rockers on their current U.S. tour. Although still flying under the radar here, the unit has made considerable noise in the United Kingdom by combining old-school R&B with an almost New Wave-y attitude, and having it all delivered by electrifying front- man Ty Taylor.
NEWS
February 15, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
THE ROOTS' Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter returns to Philly this weekend to support the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, bringing with him DJ extraordinaire King Britt , poet Ursula Rucker , singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius , rapper Chill Moody and singer Malene Younglao . Besides holding it down for the Roots, Trotter is chairman of GrassROOTS, the nonprofit hosting this weekend's "Let's Move It Philly!" benefit concert, featuring Trotter, Ambrosius, Moody and Malene.
NEWS
December 31, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helen Kardon Moss of Center City, a singer who performed on operatic stages, on Broadway, and in area clubs, died of a Parkinson's related illness at Penn Hospice Rittenhouse on Wednesday, Dec. 26, her 81st birthday. As a young woman, Mrs. Moss performed as a soprano with the New York City Opera Company and the San Francisco Opera Company. Her repertoire for most of her career, though, was the Great American Songbook. "I'm fortunate enough to have a background in many musical forms," she said in a 1994 Inquirer article.
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December 20, 2012
Army will seek death penalty SEATTLE - The Army said Wednesday it would seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a decision his attorney called "totally irresponsible. " The announcement followed a pretrial hearing last month for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 39, who faces premeditated murder and other charges in the attack on two villages in southern Afghanistan. Prosecutors said Bales left his remote base early March 11, attacked one village and returned to the base, then slipped away to attack another compound.
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December 14, 2012 | By David Bauder, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Music and comedy royalty, from Bruce Springsteen and Kanye West to Jon Stewart, struck a defiant tone in a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims Wednesday, asking for help to rebuild an area most of them know well. The sold-out Madison Square Garden show was televised, streamed online, and aired on radio all over the world. Producers said up to two billion people could experience the concert live. "When are you going to learn," New Jersey native Stewart said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2012 | Howard Gensler
The whole world is going Hollywood. But is this a good thing? Florida-based Digital Domain Media Group, the special-effects company that brought the "Transformers" movies and the Tupac Shakur hologram to life, is setting up a studio in oil-rich Abu Dhabi. The deal signed Monday between Digital Domain and Abu Dhabi's government-backed twofour54 deepens the Emirati capital's ties to Hollywood as it accelerates its efforts to become a media hub. Digital Domain plans to establish an animation, visual-effects and motion-capture studio and a media school in Abu Dhabi as part of the deal.
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