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ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We don't ask much of sports movies. We'll put up with all manner of arrant nonsense as long as they deliver that formulaic moment of redemption in the end. But even graded on the steepest of jock curves, Crossover is a vast disappointment. It's You Got Served with backboards. Tech (Anthony Mackie) and Cruise (Wesley Jonathan) are lifelong friends who team up to take on Platinum, Detroit's reigning kings of streetball. Streetball is a form of razzle-dazzle basketball, where apparently palming and carrying the ball are legal.
NEWS
February 16, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Chevrolet's big eight-passenger crossover, the Traverse, enters its sixth year for 2014, having received some exterior styling tweaks, interior enhancements, and new technology just last year, all designed to make a great vehicle even better. Prices for 2014 begin at $30,795 for the base LS model with front-wheel drive, and run as high as $43,255 for the LTZ with all-wheel drive. Arguably one of the best of its class, the Traverse is an eight-passenger large crossover with lots of room for the family and their stuff.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2003 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Operatic tenors are taught to do many things while in conservatory, but interacting harmoniously with one another is not among them. Even the famous Three Tenors made millions of dollars singing at - rather than with - each other. No surprise, then, that when groomed-for-stardom tenors Salvatore Licitra and Marcelo ?lvarez met in the recording studio recently, the acts of preparation were described by Licitra as follows: "It was simple: Each of us wore a helmet. I carried a Kalashnikov.
SPORTS
July 21, 1994 | by Steve Weiser, Special to the Daily News
This past week, DC Comics started its big summer crossover. This year's major crossover is called Zero Hour. Many of DC's stories have a problem with their time line. Zero Hour should straighten out all the problems and set all of the superheroes in the DC universe right. Any mistakes or errors that took place happened, but everything should be straightened out. All the major DC books will have a Zero Book. This in most cases will be an explanation of the heroes' origin.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2001 | By Rashod D. Ollison INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a blustery evening in Manhattan and, inside Arista Records' West 57th Street headquarters, six men in baggy pants and cornrows are chilling in a mahogany-paneled conference room, laughing, talking, reviewing the day's itinerary. An insistent bass line pounds through the room's sound system, and rapid-fire rap lyrics cut through the air. Run-D.M.C.'s boisterous entourage is getting ready to call it a day. Joseph "Run" Simmons, decked out in a silver denim suit and a black wide-brimmed hat, announces to no one in particular that he's leaving in five minutes.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
The conventional wisdom is that there is a theater audience and there is a dance audience and there is a music audience and they exist in separate, compartmentalized worlds of taste. In this view, people who enjoy Hamlet are different from those who like Giselle, and neither set of consumers goes out with each other or with the crowd that grooves on Philip Glass. If you're a Drama Guild subscriber, the Pennsylvania Ballet can forget about you because you've budgeted yourself for theater, thus locking yourself into legitimate theater and out of dance.
SPORTS
October 10, 1996 | By Adam Gusdorff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Coaches in the Suburban One National Conference often point to the crossover games as pivotal points of the season. Division championships have been won and lost based on those games. This season, however, they have had little impact on the Patriot and Colonial Division standings. The top four teams in the Patriot - Neshaminy, North Penn, Pennsbury and Council Rock - have lost only one of 24 crossover games. The Colonial leader, Abington, was unbeaten before losing consecutive games to Council Rock, Neshaminy and Pennsbury.
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | By R. RICHARD BANKS
August Wilson's play The Piano Lesson recently opened on Broadway to rave reviews and won Wilson his second Pulitzer Prize for drama. His play Fences won the Pulitzer in 1987. Only two playwrights, Eugene O'Neil and Robert Sherwood, have won more Pulitzers for drama than Wilson, who has been hailed as a new force in American theater. Yet the character of the praise heaped upon Wilson reveals a skewed understanding of American art and, even deeper, of American culture and history.
NEWS
July 26, 1987 | By John Ward, Special to The Inquirer
The Pennsbury supervisors have come up with a traffic-flow plan for a small retail and office complex on Pond's Edge Drive. At a meeting Monday, the board ordered the excavation of a portion of the drive's median strip to allow the paving of a crossover allowing access to the rear of Briarcliffe Marketing, the yet-unfinished office and retail headquarters of a locally owned company that sells handmade American craft items. Briarcliffe owner Joan Fyk of Kennett Township said trucks need access to the rear entrance so they can enter the warehouse without crossing the front parking lot. In a 2-0 vote, with one member abstaining, the board agreed that the township road crew should remove four trees from the median strip and excavate the median at the crossover point.
NEWS
September 14, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Since all-wheel-drive crossover SUVs have become so popular in snow-prone places such as Philadelphia, I thought an AWD crossover variation on the Annual Inquirer Cheap Car Survey might be of service. As it turns out, you don't have to spend half of the gross national product of Uganda to get home in a snowstorm. I found five perfectly serviceable AWD crossovers for less than $22,500. Indeed, three of them are less than $21,500. These entry-level compact crossovers are base models with decent standard equipment litanies and reasonable room for folks and cargo.
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NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Al Haas, Staff Writer
As we stroll down the automotive midway, we encounter a particularly enticing tent. We are drawn inside by the magnetism of curiosity. After all, who could resist experiencing The Incredible Shrinking GMC Acadia? For years, the Acadia has been part of a triumvirate of General Motors full-size crossover SUVs built on the trusty Lambda platform. The others, the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, will remain as full-sizers. But while the Acadia will continue to be offered in its full-size, eight-passenger form until early next year, there is also a brand-new, midsize version for 2017 that is a whopping 740 pounds lighter, more economical, more agile, and more refined.
SPORTS
September 17, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
The West Jersey Football League's historic expansion to include every team in South Jersey didn't make for much change in terms of division alignments. Three divisions contain strictly teams from the Cape-Atlantic League. Two divisions contain strictly teams from the Colonial Conference. There was some movement among existing WJFL teams to different divisions - Kingsway and Hammonton to the American; Eastern, Paul VI, and Cherry Hill East to the National; Camden and Camden Catholic to the Constitution, among other changes - but nothing too dramatic.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Al Haas, Staff Writer
If the crossover SUV is taking autodom by storm, the compact crossover is a Class 4 sales hurricane. The reason for its popularity seems simple enough: A lot of people don't need a larger crossover, and don't need the larger vehicle's higher initial cost and greater thirst, either. Among the more popular partners on the crowded compact dance floor would be the Ford Escape, a reasonably priced, reasonably handsome, reasonably roomy critter that does everything reasonably well.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic
'Ready to rock?" Those words may not be that unusual at Choral Arts Philadelphia's regular J.S. Bach rehearsals, but this week, their meaning is literal. Artistic director Matthew Glandorf, who has been using the above words, is veering far from the basic choral repertoire with The Plague , an oratorio that singer/songwriter Andrew Lipke refashioned from his 2011 pop album of the same name. The chorus and Lipke's own stratospheric vocals will share the musical foreground at the Bach@7 series Wednesday at St. Clement's Church.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Al Haas, Staff Writer
For Subaru, what couldn't be helped has turned into a rendezvous with history - and a gift that keeps on giving. Back in the '90's, when truck-based SUVs had become all the rage, Subaru wanted to get into this lucrative act. But alas, while the little Japanese automaker had the yen to field an SUV, its R&D piggy bank didn't contain enough yen to develop one. The solution was brilliant. The designers took an existing all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy station wagon, jacked it up a bit, and adorned it with macho SUV styling cues, notably hefty bumpers.
NEWS
March 13, 2016
Small crossover sales are more molten than the cherry-red magma that has been flowing down the flanks of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Affordable, reasonably roomy, and particularly attractive to women, compact and subcompact crossovers accounted for over 20 percent of light vehicle sales in this country last year, beaten out only by midsize sedans, compact sedans, and big pickups. In the case of the compacts, 2015 sales rose 12 percent to over 1.5 million, the latest surge in a five-year growth spurt of 78 percent.
NEWS
February 28, 2016
Old-school hip-hop from the East Orange, N.J., outfit led by Treach that's still best known for their 1991 crossover hit, "O.P.P. " Sunday at the Theatre of Living Arts.
NEWS
February 1, 2016 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The Buick Envision isn't among the biggest, sexiest automotive actors making their East Coast debuts at the Philadelphia Auto Show, which plays through next Sunday at the Convention Center. But its arrival is historic. When it hits showrooms this summer, this compact crossover will become the first Chinese-made vehicle brought into the U.S. market by a domestic automaker. Good-looking and luxurious, it should boost Buick sales - down 2 percent in 2015 - by giving it an entry in the absolutely molten market for compact crossovers.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco FWD: A bare-bones Hyundai? I expected a long week. Price: $25,170 as tested; only carpeted floor mats for a $125 option. Marketer's pitch: "Its new design redefines the compact SUV. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine; adult-friendly backseat; advanced safety and infotainment features; refined ride," but not the "lackluster engine in SE trim; certain desirable items...
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vs. Kia Soul vs. Buick Encore: Small-crossover four-way. This week, the grand finale: 2015 Buick Encore AWD Premium Group. Price: $32,395 as tested (including $495 for audio system with navigation. More on that later.) A basic front-wheel drive could be had for as low as $24,065. Marketer's pitch: "Perfectly sized to suit your next adventure. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "quiet interior; good fuel economy; long list of tech and safety features," but not the "tepid performance; small size limits interior room and cargo space.
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