March 23, 2001 |
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.
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?
September 4, 1997 |
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.
January 10, 1992 |
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.
January 24, 2002 |
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.
April 28, 1999 |
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.
December 8, 1989 |
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.)
March 22, 1988 |
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.
August 22, 2000 |
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.
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.