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March 26, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
The Wizard has granted our wish: Danny Howells is coming to Philly. The England-born DJ/remixer/producer will get Emerald City funky tonight, establishing that he is legitimate both in the studio and live. But "the clubbers' DJ" will not be alone at the next installment of the EC Kings of Late Night Series - homegrown DJ Matt Kling has also been imparted with the responsibility of getting it crunk. With his "dirty" style of electronica, Kling continues to make a name for himself leading clubbers to the floor.
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January 6, 1999 | MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Inquirer Staff Photographer
The big man met two little guys at City Hall yesterday when Mayor Rendell greeted cast members from "The Wizard of Oz. " Eugene Pidgeon (left), the mayor of Munchkinland in the Forrest Theatre production, and Mickey Rooney, the Wizard, gave Rendell a key to Emerald City; Rendell proclaimed Philadelphia the Land of Oz.
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March 29, 1993 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Services were held Wednesday for Charles Gerson, a nightclub operator in New Jersey and South Florida, whose showplaces included the Latin Casino and Emerald City disco in Cherry Hill. Gerson, 57, of Palm Beach, Fla., and formerly of Penn Valley, Montgomery County, died March 22 of natural causes. "He certainly enjoyed everyone and was a friend to everyone. He was a great host and really was just a good person," said Philadelphia attorney Richard Gerson, his cousin and close friend.
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April 25, 2007 | Michele Masterfano
Michele Masterfano lives and writes in Philadelphia When I drive across the Schuylkill on 34th Street, coming out of University City, I always think that the Center City towers, with the sunlight reflecting off them, looks like the Emerald City. It looks prosperous, bustling, and happy, even though you are just looking at buildings. But I've also come to realize that there really is a wizard behind the curtain pulling the levers that run the city. That wizard is not a man speaking into a booming microphone but the machine politics of this city.
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April 23, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
A miner's job is a dirty one, and the work of Da Beatminerz is no exception. The team - members Evil Dee, Mr. Walt and Butta L will be at Fluid Saturday - has a signature sound that booms with bass bombastic enough to shake the house, blow out the speakers, or snap the neck. Like its predecessors and contemporaries, the crew not only contributes to other artists - Dilated Peoples, the Roots, Black Moon - but the members also release solo projects. Following Da Beatminerz' group debut, Brace 4 Impak, will be Fully Loaded With Static, later this summer.
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October 15, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Looking for the new sound of Philadelphia? The Kandy Whales are it - a brand of electronica you'd get if Marilyn Manson hijacked the B-52s' tour bus. It's industrial-strength party music. The Whales do a pretty good job of representing Philly, considering none of them grew up within a thousand miles of this gritty city. In fact the foursome met at a Christian college in Seattle. At school, Clark Roth, a singer from Nebraska, considered himself a solo act. Paul Haidle, Aron Dunlap and Joshua Delpech-Ramey, all from the West Coast, formed a band called Sidney.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2006 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
You know who Sean Paul is but are clueless about Gregory Isaacs. Luckily for you, you don't know have to be versed in roots, rock, reggae to gain entrance to the "Reggae District" on Thursdays at Emerald City. In fact, you might be the type of person the promoters want. We are seeking the "borderline reggae fan," said single-monikered Kerwin of Caribbeanbeatz.com, which is hosting the weekly event that began last week. And those fans are "the 19- to 25-year-olds looking at MTV who have seen a couple of the commercial videos and can name one song they really like.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1994 | By Andy Wickstrom, FOR THE INQUIRER
Few movies are as universally loved as The Wizard of Oz, marking its 55th anniversary this year. Its sublime combination of childhood fantasy, enduring songs and poignant star power in the person of Judy Garland can never be repeated. Perhaps this is why Oz enthusiasts pay thousands of dollars at auction for posters, costumes and other memorabilia. But there's an Oz collectible that's much more affordable, the made-for- video program We're Off to See the Munchkins (76 minutes, $44.95)
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September 7, 1989 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
As a child, she fell in love with a magical land somewhere over the rainbow. Each Christmas, Barbara Koelle recalls, her parents gave her an Oz storybook written by L. Frank Baum and filled with the adventures of the Tin Woodsman and the Scare-crow. Over the years, the collection of Oz materials grew to include dolls, games, records, figures, posters and even a paper replica of the Emerald City - enough Oz memorabilia tofill a room of her Swarthmorehome. Today, Koelle, 65, a Walling-ford-Swarthmore School District psychologist, is president of the International Wizard of Oz fanclub.
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November 28, 2008 | By Kristin Granero FOR THE INQUIRER
The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing opens its 15th season at noon today with a Philly Sports Fan Pep Rally and its first skating session. Rinky, the center's mascot, will be drum major for a high school marching band performance. Team mascots, sportscasters and radio personalities will cut a ribbon to mark the season, and guests may skate and participate in sports-themed activities. The rally will feature logo face painting, a football toss, video game sports, and an appearance and autographs by Quintin Mikell of the Eagles from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants will include the Phillies, the Phantoms with mascot Phlex, the Soul with mascot Soulman, the 76ers with giveaways, and the Kixx with mascot SocceRoo.
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July 14, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
THIS RAIN has totally harshed our summer buzz. It delayed two Phillies games in the same week and postponed last night's. It made hog slop of the U.S. Open. It washed out the annual Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll in University City, leaving diners and revelers high and dry. And so many mosquitoes have started families in my puddled back yard, I get bitten everywhere but my gums when I let the dog out. How do folks in ever-wet climates put up with this crap? "We just get on with it," said "Mr. Paul, no last names, please," who answered the phone at the Palm Tree, a London watering hole described as a "proper East End boozer" on the Guardian 's top-10 list of city pubs.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2008 | By Kristin Granero FOR THE INQUIRER
The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing opens its 15th season at noon today with a Philly Sports Fan Pep Rally and its first skating session. Rinky, the center's mascot, will be drum major for a high school marching band performance. Team mascots, sportscasters and radio personalities will cut a ribbon to mark the season, and guests may skate and participate in sports-themed activities. The rally will feature logo face painting, a football toss, video game sports, and an appearance and autographs by Quintin Mikell of the Eagles from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants will include the Phillies, the Phantoms with mascot Phlex, the Soul with mascot Soulman, the 76ers with giveaways, and the Kixx with mascot SocceRoo.
NEWS
April 25, 2007 | Michele Masterfano
Michele Masterfano lives and writes in Philadelphia When I drive across the Schuylkill on 34th Street, coming out of University City, I always think that the Center City towers, with the sunlight reflecting off them, looks like the Emerald City. It looks prosperous, bustling, and happy, even though you are just looking at buildings. But I've also come to realize that there really is a wizard behind the curtain pulling the levers that run the city. That wizard is not a man speaking into a booming microphone but the machine politics of this city.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2006 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Remember that moment in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy steps into Oz and the world suddenly turns Technicolor? The theatrical equivalent of that cinematic magic happens when Dorothy steps into Oz and the world is suddenly full of puppets. But we begin, of course, in Kansas, represented by a white picket fence. The stage floor at the Mum Puppettheatre is covered with a huge patchwork of burlap and calico with KANSAS printed on it. There is a tiny house on the horizon. The opening "realistic" scenes on the farm get the show off to a deceptively slow start.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2006 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
You know who Sean Paul is but are clueless about Gregory Isaacs. Luckily for you, you don't know have to be versed in roots, rock, reggae to gain entrance to the "Reggae District" on Thursdays at Emerald City. In fact, you might be the type of person the promoters want. We are seeking the "borderline reggae fan," said single-monikered Kerwin of Caribbeanbeatz.com, which is hosting the weekly event that began last week. And those fans are "the 19- to 25-year-olds looking at MTV who have seen a couple of the commercial videos and can name one song they really like.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Looking for the new sound of Philadelphia? The Kandy Whales are it - a brand of electronica you'd get if Marilyn Manson hijacked the B-52s' tour bus. It's industrial-strength party music. The Whales do a pretty good job of representing Philly, considering none of them grew up within a thousand miles of this gritty city. In fact the foursome met at a Christian college in Seattle. At school, Clark Roth, a singer from Nebraska, considered himself a solo act. Paul Haidle, Aron Dunlap and Joshua Delpech-Ramey, all from the West Coast, formed a band called Sidney.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
A miner's job is a dirty one, and the work of Da Beatminerz is no exception. The team - members Evil Dee, Mr. Walt and Butta L will be at Fluid Saturday - has a signature sound that booms with bass bombastic enough to shake the house, blow out the speakers, or snap the neck. Like its predecessors and contemporaries, the crew not only contributes to other artists - Dilated Peoples, the Roots, Black Moon - but the members also release solo projects. Following Da Beatminerz' group debut, Brace 4 Impak, will be Fully Loaded With Static, later this summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
The Wizard has granted our wish: Danny Howells is coming to Philly. The England-born DJ/remixer/producer will get Emerald City funky tonight, establishing that he is legitimate both in the studio and live. But "the clubbers' DJ" will not be alone at the next installment of the EC Kings of Late Night Series - homegrown DJ Matt Kling has also been imparted with the responsibility of getting it crunk. With his "dirty" style of electronica, Kling continues to make a name for himself leading clubbers to the floor.
NEWS
March 17, 2004 | By Ann Dow
I grew up in Atlantic City, and it was pretty quiet during the winter in my hometown. By the time March rolled around, residents were ready for something to celebrate, and St. Patrick's Day provided a good excuse. Valentine's Day and Easter attracted a few visitors to Atlantic City, but nothing like the summer crowds. March 17 was a chance for the locals to kick up their heels among themselves. On that day, nearly everyone in town was Irish, and green was the color du jour. Arkansas Avenue (which was pronounced as it is spelled, not "Arkansaw")
NEWS
March 17, 2004 | By Thomas Belton
I find it interesting that on St. Patrick's Day, all the Irish American dilettantes wear green sweaters and buttons adorned with slogans like "Kiss me, I'm Irish" or "Erin go bragh. " As if most of them know what that quaint Gaelic saying really means ("Ireland forever"). There are three degrees of Irish American: the ones just off the boat; the second- or third-generation Americans, who still speak with a bit of the brogue; and the rest of us, who have only heard the legends and tall stories at family gatherings about the diaspora of the Potato Blight, the coffin ships, and the English absentee landowners who drove our ancestors out of Ireland for the land.
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