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March 23, 2001 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
The Oscar hoopla has us in a list-of-nominees frame of mind. So we figured we'd try our hand at nominating some possibilities in the category of club nights to check out. Rather than follow the motion picture academy's process, though, we'll let you, the people, decide the winners. Catch the dance fever at Poly Esther's tonight when Johnny Boom-Boom and Joe Chester turn out disco. Or choose the "Melting Pot" at Above the Nile, where DJ Jack from Zaire accompanies Terry Love in spinning worldly grooves and African mixes.
NEWS
November 30, 2001
EVERY DAY, I pick up the paper and read about the continuing story of City Councilman Angel Ortiz and his arrogant above-the-law attitude. Doesn't he realize he is an embarrassment to Philadelphia? Does he really think he has any credibility left with the voters? As an elected official, he should have been setting an example to the public. But he decided through his own ignorance - or arrogance - to make himself the joke of the city. Isn't it time to break camp and boogie, Mr. Ortiz?
NEWS
September 4, 1997 | By Marcia C. Smith and Sara Sherr, FOR THE INQUIRER
So, you want to go dancing and you're in a new city. You might want to know: Where can I wear my bell-bottoms and shake my lapels? Or maybe you're not into clubbing, so you're wondering: Where can I go instead? Here's a quick trip to some of Philly's top nightlife offerings. The club formerly known as The Bank spun alternative and industrial dance for a mostly newly-21 crowd until it closed in May. It reopens this month with a new name and look, and organizers are billing it "the next most legendary club in Philadelphia" - second to The Bank, of course.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1992 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
They are rare naked mole-rats, and no doubt the kids will love them. The African mammals will make their debut on Jan. 18 at the Philadelphia Zoo, their new permanent digs. The mole-rats will bow during "WCAU-TV Day at the Zoo," with appearances by Larry Kane, Diane Allen, Herb Clarke and John Bolaris, who will be signing autographs. Other 'CAU personalities will be on hand for the festivities, which also will include giveaways for visitors throughout the day. The naked critters will be holed up in the zoo's Rare Animal House.
NEWS
January 24, 2002 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
Less precious than Russell Crowe's odd grunts. Rowdier than Kevin Bacon's brother act. Smarter than Keanu Reeves' Dogstar. That's what Bruce Willis and his boogie ensemble, the Accelerators, were Tuesday night at the Trocadero. The jovial Willis has done the band thing before - most famously with the jivey, rhythm-and-blues Return of Bruno and in Seagram's wine cooler ads - and relied heavily on wisecracking machismo. But at the packed-tight Troc, before a crowd more like the tipsy mob at a strip-mall sports bar, Willis and his crack roots accompanists played it raw and straight.
NEWS
April 28, 1999 | ELIZABETH V. ROBERTSON / Inquirer Suburban Staff
It's an endless summer for Earl Paul, who has not missed a day at the beach since Christmas. In fact, he was out there boogie-boarding the day after the holiday. Paul, who is retired, has lived in Ocean City for four years. He was spotted there again yesterday.
NEWS
December 8, 1989 | Inquirer photographs by Vicki Valerio
The Moscow Circus, as part of a 25-city tour, is in town for the second time in two years. Among the attractions aimed at children of all ages at the Civic Center's Convention Hall through Sunday are jugglers, clowns, feats of daring by stunt riders and acrobats, and a 350-pound bear that dances ballet and the twist. (And the bear can boogie.)
NEWS
March 22, 1988 | Inquirer photos by Michael S. Wirtz
Dancing feet fill the David Neuman Center every Friday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. to rhumba, fox trot, tango, waltz and jitterbug. When Kathy Chernoff, 77, and Paul Cooper, also 77, organized the activity about 15 years ago, only 20 people showed up. Now, a hundred or more do. Romance has bloomed while the seniors boogie - couples have met at the dances, fallen in love and gone on to marry.
NEWS
August 22, 2000 | by Nicole Weisensee Egan, Daily News Staff Writer
It's a good thing Donna Sherwood took her boogie board to the shore Sunday. That's what helped her save the life of an Upper Darby man, who was swimming with his two sons about 6:45 p.m. Sunday and they got caught in a riptide. Sherwood, an off-duty Philadelphia cop, was one of several people who helped rescue the trio. All three victims, whose names authorities would not release, survived. The youngest, an 11-year-old boy, was released from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia yesterday, a hospital spokesman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013
I LIKE Mayor Nutter. He's always been nice to me. Our kids go to the same school. We exchange pleasantries when we see each other. That's why I felt so bad watching city union members jeer him as he tried to deliver his budget address last week. Maybe if he'd reprised his inauguration performance of the Sugarhill Gang classic, "Rapper's Delight," things would've turned out differently. Because, frankly, it's hard to boo a brother when he's delivering lines like: "I said, a hip-hop the hippie to the hippie The hip hip a hop, a you don't stop The rock it to the bang, bang boogie Say up jumped the boogie To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
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March 14, 2015 | By Michael D. Schaffer, For The Inquirer
The Irish first marched through Philadelphia to honor St. Patrick in 1771, starting a local tradition that goes on to this day. The 245th edition of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade will step off at noon Sunday from 16th Street and JFK Boulevard, then head up the Ben Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The parade is a celebration of Irish identity, "a good time for all our people to come together through our faith, our...
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November 20, 2014 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
As night fell on Abington Art Center, hundreds of guests celebrating the wedding of Shelby and Dan Stamm spread out on the grassy lawn - among the sculptures, on the stage, even in the restrooms - and danced for hours like no one was watching. At the very least, they knew no one was listening. This was a silent disco. Part of a growing phenomenon that started in the U.S. about 10 years ago, the Stamms were hosting a dance with several options of curated music - through headphones.
NEWS
August 20, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spectators who went to the Middletown Grange Fair in Wrightstown, Bucks County, last week got a healthy dose of a classic American summer festival - apple pie contests, livestock shows, carnival rides, and funnel cake. But some of the most popular attractions were newcomers, including the "Dancing Diggers," a group of heavy-machinery operators who choreographed a dance to rock music. Observers called it "backhoe ballet. " For Doug Taylor, who led the crew, it was an opportunity to demonstrate the power and dexterity of the machines he sells at the family store, Earthborne Equipment in Warrington.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013
I LIKE Mayor Nutter. He's always been nice to me. Our kids go to the same school. We exchange pleasantries when we see each other. That's why I felt so bad watching city union members jeer him as he tried to deliver his budget address last week. Maybe if he'd reprised his inauguration performance of the Sugarhill Gang classic, "Rapper's Delight," things would've turned out differently. Because, frankly, it's hard to boo a brother when he's delivering lines like: "I said, a hip-hop the hippie to the hippie The hip hip a hop, a you don't stop The rock it to the bang, bang boogie Say up jumped the boogie To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Calling all kids to the dance floor on Sunday as the Baby Loves Disco monthly series returns to club Shampoo. From noon to 2:30 p.m., children and their caretakers can boogie to kid-friendly disco tunes spun by DJ Samson and DJ Scribe. While taking a break from the dance floors, children can also get mini manicures, and participate in arts and crafts and other activities. The party will feature a dance-off contest, and circus entertainers from the Philadelphia Experiment will wander and dance with the crowd, performing juggling and hoop tricks, puppeteering and more.
SPORTS
May 7, 2012 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com
It's a delicate art, celebrating a personal "Hell yeah!" moment in professional sports. Some athletes, like Chase Utley and Roy Halladay, react to their on-the-field accomplishments with the less-is-more approach of a seasoned tax attorney: a blank stare, a barely perceptible head nod, maybe a facial expression that looks like the start of indigestion. Others turn to theatrics to drive a crowd's energy to a fever pitch. Picture Jeremiah Trotter slamming an invisible ax into the turf after a big tackle, or Brian Dawkins doing his "Weapon X" thing after making a wide receiver seriously consider a career change.
SPORTS
May 31, 2011 | Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. - Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in nearly five years and Mark Teixeira homered in the first inning to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the eighth straight time, 5-0, on Monday. Robinson Cano added an RBI double in the three-run first against Trevor Cahill (6-3) and Derek Jeter recorded his 2,981st career hit and drove in a run for the Yankees, who have won 22 of 26 games against Oakland since the start of the 2008 season.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2008 | By Ellen Dunkel FOR THE INQUIRER
To some people, hell is fire and brimstone. To others it's - "burn, baby, burn" - line dancing in a white suit and platform shoes, a la Studio 54, circa 1978. Karen Getz, a Philadelphia choreographer, dancer and actor, opened the Live Arts Festival / Philly Fringe Thursday night at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre with the world premiere of Disco Descending, a groovy and often hilarious take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. It's the second part of Getz's trilogy about middle age that began with Suburban Love Songs, premiered at the 2006 festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand FOR THE INQUIRER
People, people, what is it going to take to please you? Let's review the nascent and already disappointing TV season: You weren't crazy about children left to fend for themselves in the desert (Kid Nation) or post-Katrina cops in the Big Sleazy (K-Ville). You were notably ambivalent about catty Manhattan teens (Gossip Girl) and Cleveland newscasters (Back to You). Time-traveling reporters (Journeyman) and brain-altered nerds (Chuck) left you cold. OK, so you mustered a little enthusiasm for a Florida sugar dynasty (Cane)
NEWS
May 20, 2005 | By Mike Zebe FOR THE INQUIRER
While the Jersey Shore may evoke visions of tanning on sunny beaches, walking the boards, and frolicking in the surf, that's only half the fun. As night falls, it's time to decompress and kick back with the energy of the night: conversations, live music, dancing, and some drinking (in moderation, of course). There are a myriad of places to suit your mood, budget and style. Here's a look at some of the better deals: The two big entertainment stories out of Atlantic City this summer are the debuts of House of Blues and the Nikki Beach Entertainment Complex.
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