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October 21, 1993 | By Cheryl Squadrito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
To celebrate its "First Fabulous Year In Music," Borders Books & Music in Bryn Mawr presents two afternoons of music this weekend - along with prizes, birthday cake and a free brunch. Visitors can enjoy birthday cake and sign up to win Borders gift certificates, tapes, compact discs, or a pair of Philadelphia Orchestra tickets. The contest will continue throughout the weekend. Winners will be contacted during the following week. At 1 p.m. Saturday, the music will begin with a classical concert by the Virtuoso Artists, a musical trio consisting of flute, harp and viola.
NEWS
July 11, 1993 | By Jane M. Reynolds, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Young people who did not feel like spending a night in a crowded bar or shelling out $25 to go to a concert had another choice Friday night. It was the scheduled opening of the FireEscape, which organizers call the "coffeehouse of the '90s," at a catering hall in Westville. The FireEscape is sponsored by the Gateway Christian Church, a congregation that started last year and is based at the Gloucester County YMCA. Performances by Wilderness, the Ploys and Kevin LaMastra were slated for the three-hour event.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
1SERENDIP FREE MUSIC RADIO Really, this should be called free music a/v, as more videos than audio tracks came up after I entered some favorites . The content comes from YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud and BandCamp. Your social connections (Facebook/Twitter) also sway what gets play. 2H&M This freebie's not yet as good as the new Euro version, which lets visitors buy merch directly on a mobile phone or tablet. But at least you can see the new arrivals. 3STOW: THE MODERN PACKING LIST A $1.99 must for travelers who need reminding not to forget passport, pills, rain gear - whatever.
NEWS
June 26, 2003
IF YOU KNOW where to look, you can now download a copy of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," free of charge, off the Internet. Why wait in long lines when you can have a badly scanned and illegal version of the popular children's novel? The same can be said of the music you can find in illicit music-swapping sites on the Net. While the appeal of taking free music from the Internet is easy to understand, so is the morality of the issue: it's stealing, plain and simple.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
4-year-old dies in G'town fire Authorities said a weekend fire in an East Germantown rowhouse claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy and critically injured his teenage brother and sister. The blaze in the 500 block of East Herman Street was reported just after 2 p.m. Saturday. Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Hudgins said the 4-year-old's body was found in an upstairs bedroom. His name was not released. Hudgins said the teenagers managed to get out on their own but were taken to the Temple Burn Center, reportedly in critical condition.
NEWS
May 15, 1991 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
The tune being hummed at the Mummers Museum today isn't that one about golden slippers. Staffers at the only museum in the world devoted to Mummery are singing the one about pennies from heaven. "We need a financial miracle. We need all the pennies we can get our hands on to prevent opening night of our free concert series from becoming closing night," said Bill Kurzenberger, president, Mummers Museum board of directors. The museum last night opened its 16th annual free summer concert program in its parking lot on 2nd Street below Washington Avenue with a visit by the Uptown String Band.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1994 | By Cheryl Squadrito, FOR THE INQUIRER
If the Founding Fathers were here now they wouldn't know what to do first. Fireworks, concerts, a parade. . . . And that's just in Philadelphia. In the suburbs, there's a lot more, well . . . fireworks, concerts and parades. To top it off, just about everything is free. As part of its Welcome America! festivities, Philadelphia is celebrating the nation's 218th birthday with a two-day party at the Convention Center, free concerts with Smokey Robinson and Melissa Manchester, a parade and two sets of fireworks.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2000 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Music consumers heard lots this year about copyright lawsuits, the maneuvering of big labels, and tiny bands struggling for a secure digital foothold. They got breathless accounts of the revolutionary Internet file-sharing software called Napster, and watched as the promise - or threat - of free music shook up a fat-cat industry and incited feuds between anti-Napster Metallica and pro-Nap forces arrayed behind the mighty Limp Bizkit. By October, when former mortal enemies Napster and BMG, one of the "big five" labels, announced a partnership, even those who diligently tracked the legal tangles were puzzled: Who were the good guys?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER STAFF REPORTS
It would be absurd to expect a Brookings Institution-style seminar on global poverty and African debt relief at a daylong rock concert. Still, some of the hundreds of thousands who jammed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Live 8 yesterday were moved by the cause. Others were just curious, or wanted to be where "history" was being made, to experience a happening like the legendary Woodstock. Some wanted to make money - or break even. And of course, for many, it was all about the music.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
A LOT IS RIDING on Sony introductions like the new STR-DN1040 Multi-Channel Audio/Video Receiver. Some high-profile Wall Street analysts and investors are calling on Sony to split off (or worse, close) its unprofitable electronics business and focus on what's making the venerable brand big money - its music and movie/TV production businesses, based in the United States, and its lucrative insurance division in Japan. Clearly, these number-crunching jerks have no respect for Sony's tech expertise, the core foundation upon which all else was built.
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NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
The Camden Children's Garden is hosting two free concerts this month, beginning Thursday with a performance by professional singer and Camden native Vedra Chandler. The second concert, on Aug. 25, will feature the band Blues Junior, which plays a blend of soul, blues, R&B, funk, and rock. Doors open at 6 on both nights, and the shows start at 7:30. The "Music Feeds Me" concerts are hosted by Levi's and the New Jersey-born singer SZA. Sponsors include Camden County, the city, and the Camden City Parking Authority.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
FAMILY Philadelphia Triathlon "Tri"-ers from across the country converge on the Schuylkill to run and bike on both sides of the river and swim in it (downstream), too. The Please Touch Museum and the Falls Bridge are good spots to catch the (early-morning) action. Parking at 4231 Avenue of the Republic. Adult triathlons: 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (19.3 miles) and 6:30 a.m. Sunday (31.9 miles). Kids' fun run: 11:45 a.m. tomorrow (100 meters to 1 mile), phillytri.com. Manayunk Arts Festival Annual juried show takes over Main Street.
NEWS
June 17, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Any aspiring singer or videographer with a smartphone can post a video on YouTube or promote work on Facebook. But easy-to-use digital platforms and social media don't make it easy to break into music, or video. The only way to learn how to do that is to do it yourself - or with a little help from your friends. Listen to recent Rowan University grads William Lees, his wife Stefany Mayz, and their pal John Breitling: "It's harder to get noticed. There's so much content out there that you get lost at sea," says Lees, 24. He founded Lees Productions, a video and film production company, in January.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
A LOT IS RIDING on Sony introductions like the new STR-DN1040 Multi-Channel Audio/Video Receiver. Some high-profile Wall Street analysts and investors are calling on Sony to split off (or worse, close) its unprofitable electronics business and focus on what's making the venerable brand big money - its music and movie/TV production businesses, based in the United States, and its lucrative insurance division in Japan. Clearly, these number-crunching jerks have no respect for Sony's tech expertise, the core foundation upon which all else was built.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
1SERENDIP FREE MUSIC RADIO Really, this should be called free music a/v, as more videos than audio tracks came up after I entered some favorites . The content comes from YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud and BandCamp. Your social connections (Facebook/Twitter) also sway what gets play. 2H&M This freebie's not yet as good as the new Euro version, which lets visitors buy merch directly on a mobile phone or tablet. But at least you can see the new arrivals. 3STOW: THE MODERN PACKING LIST A $1.99 must for travelers who need reminding not to forget passport, pills, rain gear - whatever.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
4-year-old dies in G'town fire Authorities said a weekend fire in an East Germantown rowhouse claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy and critically injured his teenage brother and sister. The blaze in the 500 block of East Herman Street was reported just after 2 p.m. Saturday. Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Hudgins said the 4-year-old's body was found in an upstairs bedroom. His name was not released. Hudgins said the teenagers managed to get out on their own but were taken to the Temple Burn Center, reportedly in critical condition.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011 | By Dante Anthony Fuoco
Friday The science of Independence Day The Chemical Heritage Foundation will feature an Independence Day-inspired science fair with demonstrations and experiments plus people in period costumes. There will be a workshop to make tie-dye clothing items and to construct lava lamps. Two of the museum's exhibitions will be open for viewing during this free event, scheduled 1 to 8 p.m. at the foundation, 315 Chestnut St. Information: 215-925-2222; www.chemicalheritage.org . Saturday Bucks County fireworks The eighth Annual Peddler's Village "Celebration of Freedom" will have fireworks, entertainment, picnic-style food, and crafts and activities for children.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER STAFF REPORTS
It would be absurd to expect a Brookings Institution-style seminar on global poverty and African debt relief at a daylong rock concert. Still, some of the hundreds of thousands who jammed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Live 8 yesterday were moved by the cause. Others were just curious, or wanted to be where "history" was being made, to experience a happening like the legendary Woodstock. Some wanted to make money - or break even. And of course, for many, it was all about the music.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2005 | By Tony Gnoffo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Comcast Corp. will announce today a deal that will give its high-speed Internet customers a free subscription to RealNetworks' music service, Rhapsody RadioPlus. The arrangement continues Comcast's effort to add premium services to its high-speed, or broadband, Internet access service, which generally costs more than the broadband connections provided by phone companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. "It's not just about speed," said Greg Butz, senior vice president for marketing and systems development at Comcast Online.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2004 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Most people who love music have, at some time in their lives, been in love with radio. Scanning the dial and being slain by a song you didn't know existed - "Moondance," or "Smells Like Teen Spirit," or "Hey Ya!" - is a spine-tingling experience. Once, I couldn't get enough. But radio's endless repetition - and all those commercials - snuffed the spark. Frustration grew, and I started to look elsewhere for satisfaction. Elvis Costello was right: Radio had fallen into "the hands of such a lot of fools trying to anesthetize the way that you feel.
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