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October 7, 2013 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
When Gary Graffman was director of the Curtis Institute of Music, he used to tell students that the recorded legacy was a distortion. The act of saving some recordings and discarding others - the natural selection of that business - means that all available evidence is not necessarily an accurate portrait of the artist. That might not apply in Graffman's own case. On his 85th birthday, he is getting a gift from Sony Classical: a 24-CD boxed set of recordings from the 1950s on. I can't say for sure, not having been alive during the late-mid-century shank of Graffman's career, but based on his performances during the last 25 years, it seems the pianist you hear in these testaments - Rachmaninoff from 1964, Schubert from 1956 - is unshakably true to form.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carolyn Stewart, a mother of five, has lived all of her life in rough neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. "This is what we live around - shootings every day," said Stewart, 32, as she stood outside the Sumo Steaks restaurant Wednesday afternoon. She joined neighbors who gathered in front of the steak house at 22d and Somerset Streets with music blasting as boxer-turned-promoter Damon Feldman and local boxing legend Meldrick Taylor called for an end to the city's crime and bloodshed.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Public WiFi hot spots. TVs that retrieve voice mail. Wireless-based home-alarm systems. Cloud-based channel guides. Streamed TV. Comcast Corp., which has lost millions of cable-TV subscribers in recent years, is seeking to grow revenue and subscriber loyalty in its core cable business with new products based on the convergence of services. Marcien Jenckes, a self-described "Internet guy," is the man now assigned with taking this new-product development to a higher level.
NEWS
September 19, 2013 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter has a program for giving out tickets to the city's luxury boxes at sports events to deserving schoolchildren, nonprofits, and charities. He also has a strict policy for how the rest of the tickets can be used, after his predecessor was criticized for using the tickets to the "mayor's box" to reward political allies and campaign donors. City Councilman James F. Kenney said Tuesday that the luxury boxes could be put to even better use: leased to raise money for school supplies.
NEWS
September 18, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Harrowgate Boxing Club on Monday afternoon, the seasoned amateur fighters went into their usual routines - one stretched, another jogged while throwing punches, a third boxed the air - and the new ones fussed with jump ropes. At the Rivera Rec Center, trainers spoke in Spanish about forthcoming fights. At nearby Freddy & Tony's Restaurant on West Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia, waitresses brought out pork, rice, and beans to Spanish-speaking customers. A routine day for all - except, that is, when asked about Danny Garcia.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. is seeking to expand licensing of the cutting-edge software that runs its new cloud-based X1 channel guide, which could be the future of cable TV. Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the nation's two largest cable-TV companies, formed a joint venture to license the X1 software to cable companies, computer-chip manufacturers, set-top box makers, software developers, and others. Comcast says about 100 companies have licensed the software, referred to as the Reference Design Kit (RDK)
NEWS
July 29, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
DURING LAST week's heat wave, the compact boxing gym in Roxborough's Kendrick Recreation Center was sweltering. Despite the heat, Aaron Traister, 35, Dianna Cute, 33, and a handful of other boxing devotees were still there shadowboxing and sparring. "There's no fresh air when people are working out. It disappears quickly," said Traister, a seven-year Roxborough resident who joined the boxing program at Kendrick, on Ridge Avenue near Rector Street, a few months ago. The issue, Traister and Cute said, is that the city promised the boxers that the gym would be in good condition by the time the summer heat hit. The gym had to be moved downstairs from a spacious auditorium upstairs in the rec center, city officials said, to utilize the space better.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks    Per    Rank/Title/Studio Last Week   Total    Out   Location    1. The Conjuring (Warner Bros.) $41.9   $41.9   1   $14,418    2. Despicable Me 2 (Universal) 24.9   276.0   3   6,520    3. Turbo (Fox) 21.3   31.0   1   5,600    4. Grown Ups 2 (Sony) 19.9   79.4   2   5,692    5. Red 2 (Summit) 18.0   18.0   1   5,984    6. Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.)
SPORTS
July 18, 2013
BIO BOX Name: Ed Pinckney Born: March 27, 1963 (age 50), in Bronx, N.Y. College: Villanova; was a member of the underdog Wildcats team that upset Georgetown to win the 1985 NCAA championship. He won the Most Outstanding Player award for the Final Four. Also won the Robert V. Geasey Award as the Big 5 player of the year in 1985. Pros: Drafted No. 10 overall by Phoenix in 1985. Played with the Suns until 1987. Also played for Sacramento Kings (1987–89), Boston Celtics (1989–94)
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