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December 28, 2001 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Quit smoking, cease excessive partying, be mindful of alcohol intake - all worthy resolutions for the new year, but remember that's the new year; you still have Monday evening to indulge those guilty pleasures, and here is where to do just that: This club - Bash - sounds like the place to be for your countdown to midnight. The roster will include Dozia, Rob Paine, Dennis Perez, Willyum, Chris Purtell, Reggie Carter and Kevin James. At 1616, there will be an orgy of musical styles with Cozmic Cat, Chris Cox, Reno, Christian James, Alexander Adrock, Peyote and Dean Chronic.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2004 | By Rob Watson FOR THE INQUIRER
The idea was a simple one: Film well-known turntablists DJ Babu, Cut Chemist and J-Rocc as they shoot the breeze with highly regarded studio-session drummers Paul Humphrey, James Gadson and Earl Palmer. The result was a spectacular short film called Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl, which received kudos at film festivals around the world. After two years of screenings and performances, the six reunited in December 2002 for a concert at L.A.?s El Rey Theatre, now being released as Keepintime: A Live Recording.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Philadelphia's nightclub scene may soon be rocked by a 24-year-old dance-music impresario from Connecticut. And his mother. James and Micheline DeBerardine are transforming an aged office building near 12th and Vine Streets into what they say will be the city's biggest and most technically sophisticated dance venue. The club, to be called NOTO - short for "Not of the Ordinary" - is part of the DeBerardines' plans for Vine Street just north of Chinatown, which also include 99 new apartments.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2001 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
To borrow a catchphrase from Tom Joyner, "we're partying with a purpose" this weekend. "Love" is in the air at Transit tonight. A $10 donation, all of which goes to the September 11th Fund, gets you three rooms of music - drum-and-bass, house, broken beats. Some of the DJs holding it down: Jo-S, Clayton the Chemist, Sine, Icon, John Schenk, Hollis P. Monroe, Summerjoy, Imri, Argo, and 99. On Saturday, the donating moves to Shampoo, where proceeds from the $15 admission will benefit the American Red Cross.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
WHAT DID MOM used to say when you were a child? "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. " Well, the fallout from the prank of two Australian radio DJs who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles has worsened. Nurse Jacintha Saldanha , who patched through the prank call, apparently, and tragically, committed suicide on Friday. Now the two DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian , are off the air, very "fragile" and forbidden from speaking by legal counsel, according to the International Herald Tribune . Meanwhile, Brits such as Kelly Osbourne are tweeting that they "should be put in prison for what they have done!"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2002 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
As Aerosmith and Run DMC showed that rock and hip-hop can be combined for a tasty treat, Z-Trip does the same. The Arizona DJ is respected for blending rock-and-roll breaks in his mixes. If you weren't in the audience at Linkin Park's "Projekt Revolution" tour, haven't seen Scratch, or haven't heard "Backyard Banger" on Constant Elevation, then you definitely want to get to Shampoo, where he will be on Saturday. And speaking of perfect combinations ... Koji, Mr. Chips and Jugo will help Cozmic Cat blow out the candles as she celebrates her birthday at SoMa on Sunday.
NEWS
June 23, 1994 | By Cheryl Squadrito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
So, you're holding a party and the band only covers Barry Manilow and Wayne Newton. Or, the DJ at your reception has a library that highlights "Muskrat Love" and "Feelings. " Next time, take control of your music; rent a jukebox and let your guests select their own playlist. Here are three area places that supply jukeboxes for rent: JukeBox John's Rentals, 586-C Concord Rd., Aston, 610-558-0300. For $169 per event, including delivery and pickup within Delaware County, the Main Line and Wilmington, you can select 80 singles from a catalogue of 1,000 tunes from the '30s to the '90s.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
THE SPIRIT OF Y100 - the once-beloved, now-defunct alternative-rock radio station - just won't die. Now called Y-Not, that spirit resides in Josh T. Landow's apartment. It's been a year since Landow, his stable of 25 DJs and cat mascots Hugo and Starla, started broadcasting Y-Not over the Internet from his West Philly home. "Or, the Bunker, as we call it," Landow said. His goal is to continue the legacy of Y100, playing similar music without the restraints of corporate playlists, allowing the DJs to play deep album cuts or indie bands, as long as they fit with the station's identity.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2005 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
It's going to be bananas . . . It's the hottest new . . . It's . . . OK, so you've become skeptical of the hype surrounding most parties lately. But a Saturday night series, "The Essence," at Suite450 may warrant your attention. "We thought we could give back by bringing great-caliber DJs," said Steve "Raze" Julien, president of www.allhiphop.com. And that does not translate into drafting the popular DJs of the moment. "Certain DJs might not fit in . . . [or]
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2001 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Besides flowers, April showers have rained in hoopla this May, and it all starts with First Friday. Tonight, the fingers of Baby DST and Dee Wiz spark nostaglia as they mix old school into their sets for DVFF's monthly event (call 215-465-5065 for location). And over at Motion, Dave Ralph gets the month started. On Sunday, a new series begins at the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum called "Doin' It in the Park: The Open Deck Sessions," which offers a sign-up to get on the turntables after guest DJs and resident PS 3 do their thing.
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August 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Philadelphia's nightclub scene may soon be rocked by a 24-year-old dance-music impresario from Connecticut. And his mother. James and Micheline DeBerardine are transforming an aged office building near 12th and Vine Streets into what they say will be the city's biggest and most technically sophisticated dance venue. The club, to be called NOTO - short for "Not of the Ordinary" - is part of the DeBerardines' plans for Vine Street just north of Chinatown, which also include 99 new apartments.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
  Taylor Swift 's DJ BF  Calvin Harris  has topped the  Forbes  list of the world's highest paid DJs. He earned an estimated $66 million for the 12 months ending June 1, 2015. Harris was followed by French DJ  David Guetta  ($37 million) and Dutch DJ  Tiesto  ($36 million). Two Americans,  Skrillex  and  Steve Aoki , tied for fourth with $24 million each. Speaking to  Forbes  about the huge growth in dance music, Harris said, "I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Aida, who loves to dance, spent many 1990s nights hopping from one Philadelphia club to another. In June 1995, she and friend Glenda landed at Tierra Colombiana on North Fifth Street. The night had barely begun when Glenda had news for Aida: "You have a secret admirer. " It was the DJ, El Bandido de Filadelfia - Mike. "He's short. He's small. I'm not interested," Aida said. Dancing to the tunes Mike spun and enjoying more than a few drinks led to a change of heart by midnight.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic City is the new home of the BeachGlow Festival. On June 27, the fourth annual EDM fest will debut in A.C. after previously taking place in Wildwood. "Atlantic City welcomed us with open arms," co-organizer Gerard Kunkel said about the switch. BeachGlow is a nonprofit and all-volunteer. Last year, the fest donated $40,000 to the Red Cross. This year's charity is Little Kids Rock, an organization that raises money for music programs in public schools. An extra $10 donation, in addition to the ticket, is suggested.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard R. Wisneski, 71, of Cape May, a disc jockey and promoter of musical events, died of kidney failure Sunday, Aug. 3, at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Wisneski graduated from Edison High School and served as an Army medic in Vietnam and in the New Jersey Army National Guard. "He started out in radio in Pottstown," Phil Pizzi, a friend and business colleague, said. At that time, "he was a DJ, a radio personality. " Mr. Wisneski soon became an entrepreneur.
NEWS
September 1, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
It's tough to be Tiësto. Back in 2012, the biggest electronic dance music (EDM) act at this weekend's Budweiser Made in America festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - he plays on Sunday, just before closing act Kings of Leon - pulled in $22 million. That put him atop Forbes magazine's inaugural list of Electronic Cash Kings, which ranks the highest-paid DJs in the world. This year, the Dutchman born Tijs Michiel Verwest has slipped to a tie for third, far behind top-earning Calvin Harris, who pulled in $66 million.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE BIG GUY with the imposing dreads and the fierce demeanor at the door of the nightclub could be intimidating - if you didn't know him. But as those regulars who got to know Oronde Gibson could tell you, he was a "lovable bear. " Oronde was the manager and guardian of the door at the former Club Fluid on South 4th Street, a nightclub popular with fans of hip-hop, soul and rap, delivered by exuberant DJs, who made the records shriek like bouncing banshees. The crowd loved it. By midnight, the small dance floor was jammed, you had to wait in line to get a drink and the noise level was just this side of unbearable.
NEWS
May 5, 2014 | BY ASHLEY KUHN, Daily News Staff Writer kuhna@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
JOE MOSER and Eric Pawlicki have one of the more unusual DJ gigs in the world: They were hired to drown out the preachings of the Black Israelites at 16th and Chestnut streets. For more than 20 years, the Upper Darby-based Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge has been protesting on the streets of Philadelphia. Loudly. And, to many people's ears, offensively. Now the First Amendment rights of the group popularly known as the Black Israelites are being challenged in a unique way since the demonstrations have moved from outside the Gallery at Market East to outside the Shops at Liberty Place, at 16th and Chestnut.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Philadelphia radio DJs Jerry Blavat and Bob Perkins consider what they do a calling. Each speaks of his passionate connection to the music as a priest might speak of his religion. On Saturday, Blavat, the 73-years-young king of rock-and-roll, doo-wop, and soul, commemorates last week's 54th anniversary of his first-ever radio show with "Jerry Blavat/Great Voices of the '60s" at the Kimmel, starring Gary U.S. Bonds and South Philly's Bobby Rydell. On Sunday, the Somers Point Jazz Society celebrates Perkins, dean of Philly jazz radio, as he observes his 80th birthday and 50th year in the biz. The tribute, at Clancy's by the Bay, will feature Tom Angello and his quartet.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - On a radio show they hosted called "The Pursuit of Happiness," John Littig and Lynne Rosen urged listeners to embrace spontaneity. "So much about life is about impulse," Littig said on a broadcast this year on an FM station in New York, WBAI. "It's about doing it right now. " A shocking decision the couple made together appeared more methodical: Police say they killed themselves side by side as part of a suicide pact. Autopsies found that both Littig, 47, and Rosen, 45, died from asphyxiation after inhaling helium, a spokeswoman for medical examiner's office said yesterday.
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