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May 20, 1999 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The most unlikely rock star in America is sitting in Miller's, a wood-paneled pub on this college town's pedestrian mall, where not so long ago he poured drinks for a living. It's lunch, and already he has lost his willpower. "When I woke up this morning, I told myself I wasn't going to smoke or have anything alcoholic," he says, dragging on a Camel Light, a beer nearby. He is trying to describe what happens when he and the other four members of his band, the Dave Matthews Band, hit their stride on stage.
NEWS
February 25, 1988 | By ROSE DeWOLF, Daily News Staff Writer
Naturally, the focus at the Olympics is on the athletes, but before it's all history, can we pause just a moment for a Cinderella story about a coach? This particular Cinderella - Linda Leaver - is unusual because she has two princes in her life: figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano, and her husband, David Leaver. Linda Leaver, 41, has been 24-year-old Brian Boitano's coach ever since he was 8 years old and his parents enrolled him in a group class Leaver was teaching at a neighborhood ice rink in Sunnyvale, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2004 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
A certain evergreen is losing its needles. Where Ever After was a terrific feminist re-imagining of Cinderella, and The Prince and Me at the very least allowed one to fantasize about the possibility of being both a doctor and Prince Charming's wife, A Cinderella Story is a mostly charmless affair. This, even though it boasts the bouncy Hilary Duff as the girl who wants her prince and early-decision admittance to Princeton. The good news is that Clueless and Ever After proved that there was an audience for a smart Cinderella rethink.
NEWS
June 20, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
It looks as though Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, who have never worked together, are preparing to do just that. Variety reports the two Hollywood heavyweights recently "shook hands" over a promise to make a movie next summer, their first mutual window of availability. Spielberg has already committed to his next project, an adaptation of Arthur Golden's novel "Memories of a Geisha," which is described as a Cinderella story set in World War II Japan. Cruise, meanwhile, is busy planning "Mission Impossible 2" with director John Woo. What project will the two heavyweights collaborate on?
NEWS
June 18, 1999 | by Mindy Kitei, For the Daily News
Continuing the Seinfeld-Reiser legacy of mediocre comedy books written by talented comedians comes "Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf," by Bill Murray; "Bootleg," by Damon Wayans; and "Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy and Sexual Satisfaction," by Janeane Garofalo and Ben Stiller. What's missing in all three books is the sizzling delivery that elevates their anecdotes from the mundane to the trenchantly funny. "Cinderella Story" (Doubleday, $29.95)
NEWS
December 13, 2010 | By TOM ROWAN JR., rowant@phillynews.com 215-854-5926
If the North Philadelphia Blackhawks, the 2010 Pop Warner National Champions, are a Cinderella story, then Mayor Nutter must be the team's Prince Charming. The week before the 120-pound Blackhawks - along with the 160-pound Frankford Chargers - were to leave for the Pee Wee tournament at Walt Disney World, there was a fear that financial woes would keep the two teams home. Nutter, getting wind of the teams' problems, reached out to six local companies and organizations, and gathered the $26,500 needed to cover the expenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The hardest-working girl in show business performed before a mostly tween-girls crowd at the sold-out Wachovia Center on Wednesday night. Hilary Duff's new film, A Cinderella Story, is in theaters, but she showed clips from her next one. She also promoted a music DVD due next month and a CD scheduled for September. Her brisk, purposeful program covered material from Duff's singing debut, Metamorphosis; the Cinderella soundtrack; and her coming CD, Fly. The best songs, such as the opener "Girl Can Rock" and "Rock This World," had a sinewy, Sheryl Crow-ish air. There was also a fair amount of paint-by-numbers pop that sounded like bad Josie and the Pussycats, including "Little Voice" and "Why Not. " The only covers were the encores.
SPORTS
March 11, 1987 | By LES BOWEN, Daily News Sports Writer
It was Thursday, April 4, 1985, and the Villanova Wildcats were standing in the White House Rose Garden, listening to the president of the United States pay homage to their NCAA basketball championship victory. As Ronald Reagan lauded them for overcoming such great odds and showing such great spirit, he recalled a quote from their point guard: ". . .As Gary McLain said, 'We worked hard for this. No one in America knows how hard we worked.' " Something else nobody in America knew right then was that Gary McLain, standing less than 10 feet from the president and wearing a three-piece suit and a wide grin, was "wired on cocaine," as McLain details in a first- person story in this week's Sports Illustrated.
NEWS
March 19, 1987 | By David M. Giles, Inquirer Staff Writer
What do Snow White, Pinocchio, China, a disgusting habit, and the old saying "Look before you leap" have in common? Nothing, unless you are master storyteller Ed Stivender and about 200 students from Ambler Catholic Elementary School. Stivender was at the school Friday telling tales for students in kindergarten through fourth grade in celebration of Catholic Schools Week Stivender, 40, of Germantown, who said he was one of about 200 professional storytellers in the country, used a banjo, a harmonica and a wealth of imagination to entertain the students.
SPORTS
June 3, 2010 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stuff of Hollywood Neil Walker lived the dream on Tuesday night. The rookie went to the plate for his hometown team, swatted a gigantic home run, and helped the team he had followed as a kid win a big-league game. Shades of Robert Redford and Kevin Costner, huh? Nope. It was a real-life event in the good city of Pittsburgh, which hasn't had a whole lot to cheer about lately. Walker was the Pirates' top draft choice in 2004, after he had starred for Pine-Richland High in Allegheny County.
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SPORTS
June 16, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They were one of the last qualifiers for the PIAA District 1 playoffs. And they were the district's fourth and final entry into the state tournament. Well, so much for the seedings. The North Penn Knights pulled off the highly improbable Friday night, ending their Cinderella story with a 6-5, nine-inning triumph over District 3's Lower Dauphin in the Class AAAA state final at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The difference was Bobby Scott's walk-off single to left field that drove home Eddie Posavec from second base and set off a wild celebration.
NEWS
March 25, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
By the time the buzzer sounded, the Philadelphia crowd was on its feet. It was a mix of awe and appreciation for what transpired during the previous two hours, when the best story - and most exciting show - of the NCAA tournament was on full display.   Florida Gulf Coast made history at the Wells Fargo Center, becoming the first 15th seed to advance to the Sweet 16. The 81-71 win over seventh-seeded San Diego State on Sunday night came two days after an upset of second-seeded Georgetown.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2013
GENERALLY, I don't think of anyone who engages in cat fighting on a reality-TV show as a success. But, for Sandra Woodley, who was raised by a teen mother, bounced from school to school and lost a brother to street violence, becoming the most-talked-about contestant on Oxygen's modeling reality show, "The Face," is a huge accomplishment. It could turn out to be the career break of a lifetime. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, one of three leading ladies on "The Face," has taken a personal interest in 21-year-old Woodley's modeling career.
SPORTS
November 28, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
Some of it, as Steve Jakubowski is quick to point out, is just good luck. After a storied playing career at Long Island University, where he was an All-American and one of the top 30 goal-scorers in the history of LIU men's soccer, Jakubowski knew he wanted to coach. "Obviously, a game you've been a part of your entire life, you don't just want to give it up and be done with it forever," said Jakubowski, 22. What he never could have imagined was, less than a year after his final college game, he would be named the head coach of his high school alma mater, West Deptford, and wind up at the helm of a sectional champion - this year's Cinderella story in South Jersey boys' soccer.
NEWS
August 5, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she has become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as though America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building. She is routinely referenced in store windows and on runways; her image graces such products as glossy magazine covers and wine bottles; her persona regularly flickers to new life on TV and movie screens. The Monroe legacy is larger than her 33 movies, short-lived, high-profile marriages, and messy personal life.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year, having sung and acted his way into the hearts of America as Kurt, the high-pitched, openly gay brunet who is unabashedly himself on the hit TV show Glee . Colfer's star had risen so fast in the year he'd starred on the Fox comedy that a literary agent asked him to pen his autobiography - an endeavor Colfer had the good sense to decline because it was so...
SPORTS
January 7, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - In early November, a curious foreshadowing of Sunday's NFC first-round playoff game took place here in a most improbable Midtown setting. During a late October bye week, the Eagles and Green Bay Packers intersected on Broadway when Andy Reid saw Eric Simonson's Lombardi, a dramatic rendering of a week in the life of the complex coach who became a football demigod in Green Bay. "It was very good," Reid said on Wednesday when asked about the play and the Packers' legend.
NEWS
December 13, 2010 | By TOM ROWAN JR., rowant@phillynews.com 215-854-5926
If the North Philadelphia Blackhawks, the 2010 Pop Warner National Champions, are a Cinderella story, then Mayor Nutter must be the team's Prince Charming. The week before the 120-pound Blackhawks - along with the 160-pound Frankford Chargers - were to leave for the Pee Wee tournament at Walt Disney World, there was a fear that financial woes would keep the two teams home. Nutter, getting wind of the teams' problems, reached out to six local companies and organizations, and gathered the $26,500 needed to cover the expenses.
SPORTS
June 5, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
One of the best things about sports is that the players and coaches for the Eastern High softball team can wake up one Saturday morning in June and compete in the state championship game. Against all odds. Despite all expectations. To their own amazement. "For our program to find itself in a state final is really unbelievable," Eastern coach Jamie McGroarty said. "It came from nowhere. " This stuff happens, just not very often. Most of the time, a team such as Eastern - a good team, not a great one - will win a tournament game or two, then pack up the bats and helmets and scatter for the summer.
SPORTS
June 3, 2010 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stuff of Hollywood Neil Walker lived the dream on Tuesday night. The rookie went to the plate for his hometown team, swatted a gigantic home run, and helped the team he had followed as a kid win a big-league game. Shades of Robert Redford and Kevin Costner, huh? Nope. It was a real-life event in the good city of Pittsburgh, which hasn't had a whole lot to cheer about lately. Walker was the Pirates' top draft choice in 2004, after he had starred for Pine-Richland High in Allegheny County.
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