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February 18, 1986 | By William Ecenbarger
Let's declare a national moratorium for 100 years or so on the creation of halls of fame. In case you haven't noticed, the flame of fame is burning brightly - indeed, blindingly - across the land, and halls of fame are being opened at the rate of one per month. It's a veritable hailstorm of name- dropping. Just last month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held its inaugural ceremony in, of all places, the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. After inducting Elvis and Fats and Chuck, everybody joined in singing "Roll Over, Beethoven," and he probably did. But Ludwig will never be asked to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nor the Songwriters Hall of Fame (New York)
NEWS
March 26, 1986
I was insulted by Mark Randall's article on the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame ("Is rock-and-roll ready for a hall?" Op-ed Page, March 11). First he calls rock-and-roll trash and bad music, and then he claims that our generation spent the first half of our lives in adolescence. All this from a man who can only think of Fabian? Perhaps Mr. Randall is living the second half of his life under a rock. He was right about the trash situation, and his article helped to make it worse.
NEWS
March 10, 1988 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
The Marple Newtown School District is planning a Hall of Fame to honor distinguished graduates of Marple Newtown High School, said Naomi Zaslow, school district director of information. "Lots of different kinds of people will be included. Whatever milieu they find themselves in, if they are contributing, we'd like to recognize them," Zaslow said. The names of those elected to the Hall of Fame will be engraved on a plaque to be displayed in the high school. Honorees will also be recognized at a special assembly next fall.
NEWS
June 24, 1993 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
They've got all their marbles in Wildwood. The national Hall of Fame for marbles will be dedicated tonight in Wildwood, the site of annual marbles tournaments for the past 34 years. "There's a list of the national champions, photographs, trophies and tournament shirts," said Robert Scully of the Wildwood Historical Society. "One thing that surprised me was the handmade clay marbles from the late 1800s. Today, they're made of glass and manufactured by the millions. " The Marbles Hall of Fame will occupy a room in the George F. Boyer Museum at Spencer Avenue and Holly Beach station.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1987 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Seven years after the premiere of the movie, and four years after NBC's cancellation of the series, Fame continues to make good the promise of its theme song: "I'm gonna live forever. . . . I'm gonna learn how to fly. " Fame (Saturdays at 6 p.m. on Channel 29), now in its sixth season of production for television, is alive and well - very well - and living in syndication. People who haven't seen it since its NBC days have missed a lot. Janet Jackson, for example, was a series regular two years ago, and its latest cast is its strongest yet. Creatively, Fame is now a better program than ever before.
SPORTS
January 8, 2012
Between four and seven enshrinees will be announced Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl. Bill Parcells, coach Tim Brown, wide receiver Cris Carter, wide receiver Andre Reed, wide receiver Jerome Bettis, running back Curtis Martin, running back Will Shields, offensive lineman Aeneas Williams, defensive back ...
SPORTS
December 30, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Joe Ostroski, one of Philadelphia's most famous bowlers, may soon realize a dream of long standing - a berth in the American Bowling Congress National Hall of Fame. "There's a possibility I could be placed in the veterans' category," said Ostroski, a venerable pin toppler who was prominent in the match-game era. "I've been near induction, but as for now, the votes, especially in the East, are hard to come by. It seems the West and Midwest dominate the hall. " But Ostroski's hopes are rising.
SPORTS
October 21, 1993 | by Ted Taylor, Special to the Daily News
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a hobby-dealer gathering at the new NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. I was impressed with the facility, the scope of the collection and the enthusiasm with which this sports mecca is being greeted by visitors. Housed in a refurbished bank building, the Hockey Hall of Fame is located right off the lake front in the banking district of the city. Hall president David Taylor said the decision to locate the facility in the city has paid big dividends since it opened in early June of this year.
NEWS
December 7, 1986 | By Jerry W. Byrd, Inquirer Staff Writer
It happened this way: Don Lee Van Winkle, Don Ferris and Mickey Brook were rehearsing "under the grate" at J & R Parking on Sansom Street in Center City. This was in the late 1960s, when their band, the Great American Dream, spent eight to 12 hours a day honing its musical talents down there. Guitarist and songwriter Van Winkle was toying with a country melody one day when band members Nick Jameson and Nicky Indelicato came into the underground studio with lyrics they'd worked out as they rode into town.
NEWS
May 29, 2015
A GLAM HAIR-METAL band. The original "Annie. " The guys who lit a disco inferno. A literal giant in the music industry. These are among the seven new inductees whose names soon will be installed into the sidewalk along the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame along the Avenue of the Arts on South Broad Street. You've been waiting with bated breath, and now here they are: * We got a sneak peek with the announcement of Billie Holiday last month. She would've turned 100 years old April 7. Holiday is considered one of the best and most influential jazz singers of all time.
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June 19, 2015 | By Chuck Darrow, Daily News Columnist
AT THIS POINT, the idea of a bricks-and-mortar shrine to Philadelphia's rich, diverse and influential musical history seems almost as old as the city itself. But a group that includes some of Our Town's most revered musical monikers has started the ball rolling toward making the dream reality. According to George Pettignano, a New York-based CBS-TV executive who is spearheading the drive to create the facility, those behind what is being referred to as the Philadelphia Music Museum & Hall of Fame are eyeing the financially beleaguered Suzanne Roberts Theatre at Broad and Lombard streets.
SPORTS
June 16, 2015 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
CANASTOTA, N.Y. - Perhaps more than any other sport, boxing is about family, of bonds formed between fathers and sons. Those bonds are almost always born of love, but love can come in several forms. Sometimes it is tender, sometimes tough, still other times a curious mixture of each. But during the International Boxing Hall of Fame's 26th annual induction ceremony here yesterday afternoon, several of the inductees spoke of being introduced to boxing, at least indirectly, by mothers, siblings or dear friends who could just as well have been blood relatives.
SPORTS
June 11, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SAINT JOSEPH'S University track coach Kevin Quinn announced his retirement yesterday, ending a 49-year career at the school. When asked what he'll miss most, he answered faster than any of the runners he ever coached. "Saint Joseph's is an exceptional school and Saint Joseph's attracts exceptional people," Quinn said last night. "My fondest memories are the kids. I'm the youngest 74-year-old you'll ever see, and the reason is the great kids I've dealt with throughout the years.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer
CHEF BOBBY Flay 's initiation into the Hollywood Walk of Fame got an extra dose of salt Tuesday: Right after the Food Network star palmed his sidewalk star, a banner plane, like the ones that lap the beaches at the Jersey Shore, did a fly-by. The banner read "CHEATER. " It circled for about an hour. Everyone who noticed it wondered: Could Flay's soon-to-be ex-wife No. 3 have sent the message? The 10-year marriage between the big-time beef cook and "Law & Order: SUV" star Stephanie March began to dissolve in April amid rumors that the "Iron Chef" couldn't keep his paws off one of his assistants, January Jones and fellow Food Networker Giada De Laurentiis . March denies any signage involvement.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
From Broadway to disco to big-hair rock, from the Philly Sound to the Great American Songbook, the just-announced 2015 class for the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame covers much musical ground. The lineup, announced by the Philadelphia Music Alliance on Thursday, also fills a long-standing absence: that of singer Billie Holiday, born in Philly and a frequent performer at the Showboat at Broad and Lombard Streets and the Earle Theatre at 11th and Market Streets. Soon, she'll be on Broad Street along with the Trammps, famous throughout the galaxy for "Disco Inferno"; Andrea McArdle, who played the title role in the original Broadway production of Annie ; the all-Philly, all-world Roots (wait, the Roots weren't there already?
NEWS
May 29, 2015
A GLAM HAIR-METAL band. The original "Annie. " The guys who lit a disco inferno. A literal giant in the music industry. These are among the seven new inductees whose names soon will be installed into the sidewalk along the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame along the Avenue of the Arts on South Broad Street. You've been waiting with bated breath, and now here they are: * We got a sneak peek with the announcement of Billie Holiday last month. She would've turned 100 years old April 7. Holiday is considered one of the best and most influential jazz singers of all time.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The South Jersey high school senior whose repeated attempts to take a "selfie" Monday with President Obama in Camden captured the Internet's attention has a very simple explanation for her persistence. "I had to try to get a good one for Instagram," 18-year-old Julia Cappelli said Tuesday. How else to let friends know you'd met the leader of the free world? "I knew no one would believe me, so I was, like, 'I have to get a selfie, I need proof of this,' " she said, as video and GIFs of her attempts to grab the perfect photo bounced around the Internet.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
When Bob Mannino began his career as a high school soccer coach, enjoying a Hall of Fame career was the furthest thing from his mind. Like many of the coaches who took over in the late 1970s, Mannino didn't have a background in the sport, but he became a sponge when it came to absorbing soccer knowledge. He attended clinics and conventions, always picking the brains of fellow coaches. And as his career was winding down, it was Mannino who became the person that others went to for advice.
SPORTS
March 25, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryne Sandberg spent six seasons as a minor-league manager in destinations like Kodak, Tenn., and Des Moines, Iowa. The Hall of Fame player started his coaching career on baseball's ground floor. He worked his way through the minors - like a prospect does on his way to the big leagues - before taking the Phillies' reins during the 2013 season. Paul Molitor, also a Hall of Famer, followed a similar route before being named manager of his hometown Minnesota Twins last fall.
SPORTS
March 10, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MARK "FROG" Carfagno won't take no for an answer. The former Phillies groundskeeper continues to champion the effort to get Dick Allen, who turned 73 yesterday, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In December Carfagno and Allen supporters were dealt a blow when the ex-Phillies slugger came up one vote shy on the HOF's Golden Era Committee ballot. Carfagno has started a website petition - just Google "Dickallenbelongs" - in the hopes of getting his longtime friend in the Hall on the next go-round.
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