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March 26, 1992 | Special to The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
It was "International Week" at the Brandywine-Wallace Elementary School in Guthriesville, Pa., and students learned about a different country and its culture each day. Last Thursday night, the youngsters culminated their project by taking to the stage with song and dance.
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August 24, 1987 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last year, it was Republican leader Bill Meehan himself who attracted all the attention at the annual Bill Meehan Clambake. Everybody wanted to know, "Who's it gonna be, Boss? Who ya gonna pick for mayor?" And all Meehan did was smile his inscrutable smile and reply that all his suitors looked good to him. Yesterday, at the third annual Meehan clambake up at the Bavarian Club in the Northeast, everything had changed. Meehan was in the background. At center stage was Frank L. Rizzo, the ex-Democratic mayor whom Meehan and the party had chosen to lead them out of the wilderness in 1987.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1998 | By Jack Lloyd, FOR THE INQUIRER
You've come a long way, baby, but when was the last time you sawed a man in half on stage in front of hundreds of onlookers? We're talking magic here, the world of illusion. In this atmosphere - and there's no shortage of magic shows in Atlantic City - a woman's place is traditionally on the receiving end of the classic macho wizard's tricks. You know the drill: The cute, shapely young woman arrives on stage, climbs into a box and then, wrrrrr, just like that, the box is sawed in half.
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January 24, 1988 | By Sari Harrar, Special to The Inquirer
Dressed in Fred Astaire-style black tie and tails, Bob Woolley waltzed on stage at Haddonfield High School last weekend. Dan Miller pantomimed the swimming strokes that had taken him to the Special Olympics. And on the same stage, Beth Feudtner sat down at a baby grand piano and played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow. " Woolley, 26, Miller, 15, and Feudtner, 17, all have Down's syndrome. So do the six other young adults who co-starred in Once Upon a Wish, a variety show that brought entertainment and a story of personal achievement and community cooperation to an audience of 195 at Haddonfield High last weekend.
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May 12, 2000 | by Nolan Reese, For the Daily News
So, there's this girl named Jody. She's a good dancer and knows she's a good dancer, but no one else thinks so. She has two roommates, Eva, who can dance but has the "wrong attitude," and Maureen, who has the best dance form in the academy, an overbearing mom and an eating disorder. There's also Cooper, a choreographer who recognizes Jody's talent and sleeps with Jody. His old girlfriend, by the way, left him for the head of the dance company. And then there's Charlie, who has a crush on Jody and is a really good dancer.
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November 10, 2003 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
Demetrius is an affectionate, verbal, outgoing 9-year-old who thrives on being the center of attention. This aspect of his personality came in handy when he took an acting class, which he thoroughly enjoyed. His expressive brown eyes and his beaming smile charm those around him. Demetrius takes great pride in his appearance and grooming. He also is proud of learning to ride a bike and a scooter, and to roller-skate. He likes to read and keeps a daily journal where he records his private thoughts.
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October 5, 1989 | By Arlethia Perry, Special to The Inquirer
When you ask a Ukrainian-American to spell Ukraine, they might say, "There's rain in Ukraine. " But weather forecasters' predictions of rain in no way dampened spirits or attendance at the 13th annual Ukrainian Festival on Sunday, sponsored by Manor Junior College and the Ukrainian Heritage Study Center in Jenkintown. Philadelphia's Ukrainian community was out in force to celebrate its heritage with a day of song, dance, foods, master craft exhibits and activities for the entire family.
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October 20, 1988 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
Dan Perna, whose theater career has included acting, teaching and directing in Main Line community, high school and college theater programs, likes to describe his 50-year career by listing some of his former students: Ron Richardson, who won a Tony award for his role in Big River; Charles Douglas, who played the title role in The Wiz on Broadway; Marisol Rodrigues, a television daytime series actress. But the name that comes up most often during conversations with Perna is that of his 3-month-old granddaughter, Julie Michelle Robinson.
NEWS
July 4, 2003
Just a few years ago, the National Constitution Center was little more than an idea, a dream, a tiny staff crammed into a corner of the Bourse - and a wagonload of doubts. Today, the $137.5 million center will formally open on Independence Mall, with grins, applause, melodies and a speech by a bemedaled justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. For months, the center has been rising at the Mall's north end, a poem of democratic praise rendered in glass and stone, reaching out in tribute to the brick shrine at the Mall's opposite end, Independence Hall.
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July 24, 2016 | By T.J. Rooney and Alan Novak
T.J. Rooney and Alan Novak review the GOP convention and look ahead to this week's gathering of Democrats. T.J. Rooney is a former chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Alan Novak is a former chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania R ooney: I believe you are going to see a much, much, much different convention in virtually every way. The goal for Hillary Clinton will be to continue what has occurred since...
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June 20, 2016
Barry Edelstein is artistic director of the Old Globe in San Diego This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and institutions worldwide are pulling out the stops in commemoration. My home base, the Old Globe in San Diego, is at the center of a monthlong, citywide Shakespeare-palooza centered on the book Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, Published According to the True, Original Copies , a.k.a. the First Folio of 1623. Printed seven years after Shakespeare's death, the book is the first place where all 36 of his plays appear together.
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June 11, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas and Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITERS
A rather arcane element of the city's finances loomed large Thursday. The fund balance - the money available in the city's annual operating budget - first rose to prominence Wednesday when the Kenney administration acknowledged it would benefit from the 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened drinks and diet beverages passed out of a City Council committee that day. While some Council members said that concern for the health of the fund balance helped...
SPORTS
May 19, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - As ESPN went to a commercial break, representatives from the 76ers, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers were led to center stage inside a ballroom at a Manhattan hotel. The other 11 NBA teams at the draft lottery had been eliminated. Those of a certain age remember the Sixers, Celtics and Lakers as the Big Three. When ESPN was still in diapers and filled airtime with Australian Rules Football, they were the teams that dominated commissioner Larry O'Brien's NBA. Doc and Moses, Bird and Parrish, Magic and Kareem.
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March 31, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
Can you be too hot to be the First Lady? I'm thinking, of course, of Melania Trump, the 45-year-old, strikingly gorgeous wife of GOP front- runner Donald Trump. Although a lot of folks - especially men - might roar their approval of Melania's smoking hotness moving into the White House - I'm not sure America's ready for that much sizzle. Former models such as Melania come with baggage - and it's not always the leather variety. In her case, it's racy photos, such as the nude one that graced the cover of British GQ back in 2000.
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February 16, 2016
ISSUE | CLEAN ENERGY Electric car tease How long have we heard about the potential of electric cars without seeing that potential fulfilled? A commentary urged more federal and state support on top of the $7,500-per-car tax credit that helps the rich buy $75,000-plus Teslas ("Time, again, for electric cars to take center stage," Friday). That we need to pay people to buy electric cars speaks volumes. |Andrew Terhune, Philadelphia, asterhune@gmail.com
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February 13, 2016
By G. Wayne Miller All-electric cars were creating excitement as the 2016 car show season began with the Consumer Electronics Show and, more recently, the Philadelphia Auto Show. With shows to come in Chicago, Toronto, Geneva, Beijing, and New York City, plus many smaller regional exhibitions, battery-powered vehicles will stay in the news. It's an old story, though, dating to the automotive industry's infancy, when electrics competed with steam- and gas-powered vehicles for market share.
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June 15, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
In December, just as a grand jury decided not to indict the New York police officer who killed Eric Garner, Joanna Settle came across an excerpt from a collection of works by African American playwrights that perfectly captured her sentiments. "We had a videotape of him being choked to death, and the verdict still came in not guilty. I became unhinged," said Settle, who last year became director of the University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. All that frustration, anger, confusion, and despair will be channeled into the world premiere of Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments , presented by Flashpoint Theatre Company and directed by Settle.
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May 30, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writers
Rosanne Sulock wandered into the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair when she was a teenager. It was 1966, and her passion for everything equestrian took her to the grounds all by herself. This week, she was at the 119th show with her two daughters and 1-year-old grandson. "I come every year," said Sulock, 67, of North Wales. More than a century ago, Terry Losse's great-grandmother was a judge at the show. His family has attended it ever since, and this week Losse, 79, came from Delaware to see it for the sixth decade running.
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March 16, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOMERS POINT, N.J. - Instead of being lost forever to housing development along the waterfront of this gateway town to Ocean City, a little theater tucked along Bay Avenue will be sticking around for another encore. And the Gateway Playhouse - which has been sitting idle for nearly a decade - could become the centerpiece of an ongoing effort to redevelop the waterfront area along Great Bay as a dining and arts and entertainment district. Earlier this month, officials announced the city had received two state grants totaling about $500,000.
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