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May 31, 2002 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
"My favorite scenes were striptease and go-go scenes in groovy '60s nightclub settings," DJ Soulpusher said of the way he developed the motif for his "Vampyros Lesbos" parties. Soulpusher - who will be at Silk City tonight - said he was experimenting eight years ago and trying "to re-create the vibe of those movies" in a Berlin club. An admirer of Euro-sexploitation cinema (particularly that of director Jess Franco), Soulpusher, under the name DJ Franc O, spun parties of obscure funk, Latin soul and French '60s pop with go-go dancers shaking what their momma gave them.
SPORTS
May 13, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
France's Amelie Mauresmo upset top-ranked Martina Hingis, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4, yesterday to advance to the German Open final in Berlin against Jennifer Capriati. Mauresmo spoiled a showdown between Hingis and the fourth-ranked Capriati, who won when Belgium teenager Justine Henin sprained her ankle and retired in a dramatic end to a close match. Capriati was leading 6-2, 4-6, 2-1, 30-40 when Henin slipped while lunging for a shot. The injury spoiled the 18-year-old's chance to claim her second stunning upset after ousting second-ranked Venus Williams in the third round.
SPORTS
August 31, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Hurdler Colin Jackson and longjumper Mike Powell split a jackpot of 44 pounds of gold - worth about $288,000 - by winning their events at the ISTAF track and field meet in Berlin yesterday. Jackson ran the fastest 110-meter hurdles of the season, and Powell won the long jump by soaring 26 feet, 11 inches to claim the richest prize in track and field. Jackson, the world champion and world record holder from Britain, was clocked in 13.02 seconds, the fastest in the world this year after the 13.04 that he ran at the European Championships in Helsinki this month.
NEWS
July 4, 2011
Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky, 75, who stepped down as Berlin's archbishop this year, has died. The Berlin Archdiocese said Cardinal Sterzinsky died early Thursday. It did not give details, but the cardinal had long been ill. In February, Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation. Cardinal Sterzinsky was born in 1936 in what is now Poland and studied in communist East Germany. He became bishop of Berlin, then a divided city, in 1989 and was later promoted to archbishop and cardinal.
NEWS
July 21, 1998 | By Michelle Crouch, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
West Jersey Health System has begun building a 120-bed nursing home adjacent to the the hospital's Berlin branch on Townsend Avenue, hospital officials said yesterday. The $14 million nursing home will be the hospital system's first, said spokesman Ed Weirauch. It is designed for "people who may have no support system at home to help them, or cases too serious for them to go home," he said. Twenty of the beds will be sub-acute units where hospital patients can stay for eight days after they are discharged.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2011 | By Marc Savlov, THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Like the frantic characters in Fantastic Fest favorite Rammbock, we, the living, awake daily to find ourselves surrounded on all sides by evidence of the undead: shambling global economic collapse abroad, a positively moribund economy at home, and a partisan political quagmire in which our leaders appear to be dead to reality itself. Well, that would doubtless be zom-father George Romero's ever-politicized take on the pitiful current state of world affairs; Rammbock has no such overtly forthright message, and although it adds little to the already overflowing canon of zombie-genre tropes, its brief running time is chock-full o' guts.
NEWS
July 13, 1989 | By Cynthia Henry, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Silver Dollar Singers will salute the quintessential American composer this weekend with "An Irving Berlin Celebration" at the Bristol Riverside Theater. The singers - Susan Whitenack, Judith Welshons, Ed Stout and Fred Miller - will perform such Berlin classics as "Blue Skies," "How Deep is the Ocean" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," as well as selections from the musicals Call Me Madam and Annie Get Your Gun. Performances are at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2002 | REGINA MEDINA Daily News wire services contributed to this report
LOOKS AS IF photogenic wonder Tom Cruise has his "Eyes Wide Shut" concerning Germany's position toward his beloved religion, the Church of Scientology. Still, he tried lobbying the U.S. ambassador to fight for the group's rights in Deutschland, diplomats said yesterday. Mr. Smile, as we well know, is an outspoken advocate of the California-based church, which was founded on the teachings of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Cruise met with Ambassador Dan Coats, a former U.S. senator, in Berlin for more than an hour last week, making an appeal for Coats' support in improving the church's status, embassy officials said.
NEWS
September 26, 2010 | By John Austin, FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM
BERLIN - If you don't believe that Berlin has made the move from Cold War hot spot to coolsville, ask one of the estimated 14,000 Americans who have flocked there to study, work, and live in recent years. "The New York Times runs a story every month about how everybody should move to Berlin," says Charles Beasley, 26, an American graduate student whose Berlin digs come with hot water, shower, and monthly rent of just $230. "I want you to say it's really dirty and violent and dangerous.
NEWS
November 9, 2014 | By Rick Steves, For The Inquirer
When I visited Berlin recently to update my guidebook, I also scouted locations for a new TV show. I found the city as vibrant as ever - with massive infrastructure projects in progress all around town. The cranes speckling the horizon in every direction put an end to the idea of filming anytime soon - but the commotion is not a problem for visitors. If anything, seeing all the changes in the works made me eager to come back soon to see the Berlin of the future. But even as the city busily builds itself into the 21st century, Berlin has made a point of acknowledging and remembering its past.
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June 24, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Kirill Petrenko? Didn't the Berlin Philharmonic announcement Monday mean Vassily Petrenko? No, Europe's great orchestra has elected the lesser-known Petrenko to succeed Simon Rattle in 2018 - though he barely made the dark-horse lists in the months of heated speculation that often centered on the acclaimed, Dresden-based Christian Thielemann. Petrenko - no relation to the better-known Vassily (who leads orchestras in Liverpool and Oslo) - was named music director of the Bavarian State Opera in 2010 after years at the humbler Komische Oper Berlin.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Caroline Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
As authorities hunted the man charged in the fatal stabbing of a Berlin Township woman, friends of the victim and even a state gun rights group weighed in Friday, saying the system had failed to protect Carol Bowne. "In my opinion, the police failed her," said friend Colette Marino-Quinones, noting that the suspect, a boyfriend from whom Bowne was estranged, had not been effectively pursued after he violated a restraining order a month before Wednesday's attack. "Other people had spotted him but the police never did, and I find that interesting," she said.
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News
Antiques hunters and others who tire of baking on the beach or strolling the Ocean City (Md.) Boardwalk can head about nine miles west of town to the hamlet of Berlin, Md. This Victorian-era burg (population 4,500) has a main drag lined with redbrick buildings and bills itself as the antiques capital of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Quite a boast, considering the region's reputation in that department. But the quantity and quality of the antiques stores there certainly appear to back up that claim.
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
The sheer number of songs in I Love a Piano wouldn't surprise an Irving Berlin scholar - but their power and number astounded in Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley's musical tribute. More than 50 selections from Berlin's songbook fill the delightful 95-minute production at the Walnut Street Independence Studio on 3. With a cast led by Ellie Mooney and Owen Pelesh, these songs soared, charmed with their winsomeness, and reminded listeners - with a nostalgic sense of loss - of the age in which Berlin wrote the lyrics and music for most of his greatest hits.
REAL_ESTATE
February 15, 2015 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
It was 2010. The kids were grown and out of the house. Ron Ettinger was tired of cutting grass and shoveling snow - he wanted to downsize. At 60, he was ready to move to a new home in a 55-and-over community. His wife, Hope, then 50, was not keen on the idea. She was too young to live in such a place and had always wanted to restore an old house. Though he is a talented woodworker, Ron nixed that notion. "I know my limits," he says. "Restoring takes more than being handy. " A visit to Montebello, a 55-plus community in West Berlin near their Voorhees home, helped Hope grow more amenable to Ron's plan.
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | By Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
I was strolling along Bernauer Strasse during a foggy night typical of Berlin. The low-lying mist shrouded the streetlamps, casting sepia shadows on the neighborhood. The hues were reminiscent of old newsreels from August 1963, when this street became a last-gasp escape route for those seeking to flee over the Berlin Wall, a structure that was erected overnight in its initial crude form of concrete blocks and barbed wire. It encircled West Berlin to keep East Germans from escaping to the lone outpost of freedom behind the Iron Curtain.
NEWS
November 9, 2014 | By Rick Steves, For The Inquirer
When I visited Berlin recently to update my guidebook, I also scouted locations for a new TV show. I found the city as vibrant as ever - with massive infrastructure projects in progress all around town. The cranes speckling the horizon in every direction put an end to the idea of filming anytime soon - but the commotion is not a problem for visitors. If anything, seeing all the changes in the works made me eager to come back soon to see the Berlin of the future. But even as the city busily builds itself into the 21st century, Berlin has made a point of acknowledging and remembering its past.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sara "Sally" Berlin, 97, of Center City, a tiny public relations dynamo who pushed to expand and strengthen the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Oct. 25, at her home. Born Sara Shaltz, Mrs. Berlin renamed herself Sally. She stood only 4 feet, 10 inches tall, but what she lacked in height she more than made up for with energy and drive, her family said. "Someone called her the ageless dynamo, and she loved that," said son Andy. Mrs. Berlin was credited with encouraging the PAL to expand its reach so it could help more young people.
NEWS
June 11, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The developer of a proposed 472-unit apartment complex for Berlin Borough that would include affordable housing requirements was granted a postponement of a hearing for the project by the borough's nine-member Planning Board on Monday night. Richard J. Hoff Jr., attorney for Berlin Multifamily L.L.C., based in Berlin Borough, made the request on the grounds that the project and the interest it has generated required a bigger venue and that issues remained pertaining to the project's street lighting and storm water system.
NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in 16 days, fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles descended Friday on the ResinTech building on Cooper Road in West Berlin. But this time the flames were licking at hamburgers, and the blue-gray smoke wafting under a big white tent smelled of hot dogs and barbecued chicken. It was ResinTech's way of saying thanks to the emergency squads and employees who responded May 8 to an astonishingly fast-moving fire that consumed the manufacturing plant of its subsidiary, Aries Filterworks.
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