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February 23, 1997 | By Walter Rich, FOR THE INQUIRER
"Nice is a singular city, a combination of stimulant to the senses such as I have seen nowhere in the world. " - Paul Valery The first time I went to Nice, almost 50 years ago, I traveled on Le Train Bleu. Alas, the famed Blue Train has succumbed to the airplane, but I still remember the blinding sunshine and the astonishing colors I saw riding along the water's edge for the first time: The blue, blue sea, the terra-cotta coastline, and the white froth of breaking waves - much like the colors of the French flag.
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November 24, 1991 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
My wife and I have always wanted to visit the French Riviera. I'm retired, so we're looking for the least expensive way to get there. Any suggestions? W.L., Voorhees, N.J. The French Riviera offers 25 miles of Mediterranean beaches from Cannes to the Italian border, as well as nearly 200 museums and galleries, so there'll be plenty to keep you busy. Current consolidator ticket prices round-trip from New York to Paris are in the $400 to $500 range, and round-trip coach train fare to Cannes would be about $200.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2011
ERIC RIPERT Who: Legendary French chef, owner of New York's four-star restaurant Le Bernardin, frequent guest judge on Bravo's "Top Chef," star of PBS series "Avec Eric," founder of 10 Arts at Philly's Ritz-Carlton hotel, and silver fox. Age: 46 Where from: Antibes, on the French Riviera Where now: New York, but he's often here to check on his kitchen at 10 Arts, until recently helmed by former "Top Chef" competitor Jen Carroll....
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November 8, 1989 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Bernard Boston, 53, an actor who gave up his American citizenship to travel the world - studying at the Sorbonne, performing Shakespeare in London, directing the musical Hair in Germany, and singing on the French Riviera - died Monday night at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Boston, 53, was the great-great-grandson of the Rev. Daniel Peter Seaton, who was the first black minister to preach at Westminster Abbey in England. A native of Denton, Md., Mr. Boston was instrumental in establishing a black actors' guild in England during the early 1970s.
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July 9, 1995 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN WORK AND HOME Dutch bridge tender Piet van Schijndel loves his work so much, he plans to take it home with him - all 30 tons of it - when the bridge is taken out of service this week. The drawbridge - which Van Schijndel has winched up and down by hand for 20 years to allow river traffic through - is being replaced by one farther upstream. "I just think it's a beautiful bridge," Van Schijndel, 49, said Friday. "I've worked at this bridge for 20 years.
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February 11, 1997 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
The Mummers champion Ferko String Band will be strutting at Mardi Gras today - on the French Riviera. Ferko is participating in its first of four Carnivale de Nice parades over six days at Nice, according to president Anthony Celenza. He's one of about two dozen musicians on the Bridesburg band's first overseas trip since it went to Havana in the late 1950s. "This is the original Mardi Gras," Celenza said yesterday before departure. "The official invitation came from the city of Nice and we're one of three groups from the United States.
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February 22, 1991 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer Art Critic
Ron Klein describes himself as "an anonymous person collecting society's throwaways in an attempt to reorder them into a new invention. " During his residency at the La Napoule Art Foundation near Cannes last summer, Klein combed flea markets along the French Riviera for "throwaways" indigenous to the region - things such as perfume retorts and wine-making apparatus. He combined these and other less exotic objects into a series of assembled sculptures that he's showing at Jessica Berwind Gallery.
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July 31, 1986 | By JIM KNIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer
Do not believe for a moment that Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot will grace this film fest. The "Magic Cans Film Festival" is not to be confused with the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, even though it, too, is being held in a delightful water's-edge setting - the Penn's Landing Great Plaza, Delaware Avenue and Walnut Street. But the Philly fete has a much higher purpose. It's a WMGK-FM-sponsored benefit for the People's Emergency Center, a West Philadelphia shelter for needy women and kids.
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November 4, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seymour M. Guyer, 80, of Wyncote, a family physician in North Philadelphia for almost 50 years, died of heart failure Wednesday at Abington Memorial Hospital. In 2002 when he retired, Dr. Guyer was honored at a surprise luncheon by his patients. More than 150 people attended, and he received numerous cards and letters from well-wishers, said his wife, Charlene Sweet Guyer. Several generations of patients thanked him for his compassion, for making house calls, and for always comforting them with the words "don't worry, you'll be fine," his wife said.
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March 1, 2012 | BY MICHAEL KLEIN, Philly.com
THE GEORGES PERRIER era at Le Bec-Fin will end Saturday night. Amid the hushed white-tablecloth grandeur of the dining room of the Walnut Street institution, beneath enormous crystal chandeliers, Perrier addressed several dozen staff members before dinner service yesterday to introduce Le Bec-Fin's new owner, Nicolas Fanucci. "I never thought this day would happen," Perrier said, his voice breaking, his eyes welling with tears. "I'm 70 years old [actually, 68]. I just can't do this anymore.
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October 3, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's hard to dispute the status of William Friedkin's 1971 true-crime classic The French Connection as one of the greatest crime thrillers ever made. Yet, the events that inspired the film - the investigation into a multimillion-dollar heroin trade route that spanned Turkey, France, Canada, and America - continue to fascinate and have found their way into several other gangster pics, including the John Frankenheimer-helmed sequel, French Connection II and Ridley Scott's American Gangster . French filmmaker C├ędric Jimenez revisits the story in his brilliant thriller The Connection , which tells the story from the point of view of the French cops and prosecutors who were involved in the case.
TRAVEL
June 29, 2015 | By Tom Koppel, For The Inquirer
FINALE LIGURE, Italy - It was a perfect Sunday afternoon by the sea. Kids kicked soccer balls around or raced their bikes across the cobblestones of the compact piazza. Three sides of the square had centuries-old pastel houses with painted shutters and ironwork balconies. The fourth side opened onto the Mediterranean and was framed by an ornate triumphal arch. This is Finale Ligure, an overlooked jewel of the Italian Riviera an hour by train east of Monaco. The town has four villages linked along a rugged curved coastline of beaches and rocky headlands.
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September 16, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - So anyway, Miss America is ours again, back from her Vegas exile, which means you might have to pay attention. After two weeks of Boardwalk encampment, three nights of preliminaries, a breakout tattoo in a red swimsuit, a one-armed Miss overlooked in the land of one-armed bandits, Here She Is. At 9 p.m. Sunday on ABC. Prime time for the retro Miss A brand of scantily clad, wholesome beauties trying to transcend that scantily clad...
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March 1, 2012 | BY MICHAEL KLEIN, Philly.com
THE GEORGES PERRIER era at Le Bec-Fin will end Saturday night. Amid the hushed white-tablecloth grandeur of the dining room of the Walnut Street institution, beneath enormous crystal chandeliers, Perrier addressed several dozen staff members before dinner service yesterday to introduce Le Bec-Fin's new owner, Nicolas Fanucci. "I never thought this day would happen," Perrier said, his voice breaking, his eyes welling with tears. "I'm 70 years old [actually, 68]. I just can't do this anymore.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2011
ERIC RIPERT Who: Legendary French chef, owner of New York's four-star restaurant Le Bernardin, frequent guest judge on Bravo's "Top Chef," star of PBS series "Avec Eric," founder of 10 Arts at Philly's Ritz-Carlton hotel, and silver fox. Age: 46 Where from: Antibes, on the French Riviera Where now: New York, but he's often here to check on his kitchen at 10 Arts, until recently helmed by former "Top Chef" competitor Jen Carroll....
NEWS
May 21, 2010 | By John Shiffman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Who done it? The theft of five paintings worth $112 million from the Modern Art Museum in Paris on Thursday left experts on two continents studying clues to one of the largest heists in modern times. Signs of an inside job: A disabled alarm system. Three night watchmen claiming they didn't hear or see anything. Signs of amateurism: A smashed window. Paintings removed from their frames. Signs of impulsiveness: The theft of a Picasso, weeks after another Picasso sold for a record $104 million bid. The founder of the FBI Art Crime Team said the heist carried hallmarks of a ruthless and loosely knit French art-theft gang believed to be holding about 70 stolen paintings.
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May 21, 2010 | By John Shiffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who done it? The theft of five paintings worth $112 million from the Modern Art Museum in Paris on Thursday left experts on two continents studying clues to one of the largest heists in modern times. Signs of an inside job: A disabled alarm system. Three night watchmen claiming they didn't hear or see anything. Signs of amateurism: A smashed window. Paintings removed from their frames. Signs of impulsiveness: The theft of a Picasso, weeks after another Picasso sold for a record $104 million bid. The founder of the FBI Art Crime Team said the heist carried hallmarks of a ruthless and loosely knit French art-theft gang believed to be holding about 70 stolen paintings.
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November 4, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seymour M. Guyer, 80, of Wyncote, a family physician in North Philadelphia for almost 50 years, died of heart failure Wednesday at Abington Memorial Hospital. In 2002 when he retired, Dr. Guyer was honored at a surprise luncheon by his patients. More than 150 people attended, and he received numerous cards and letters from well-wishers, said his wife, Charlene Sweet Guyer. Several generations of patients thanked him for his compassion, for making house calls, and for always comforting them with the words "don't worry, you'll be fine," his wife said.
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September 30, 2003 | By Douglas J. Keating INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
With several big dance numbers executed by men dressed as women, there is often a lot happening on the stage during the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts production of La Cage aux Folles - much more than is going on within the show itself. The production, directed by Jesse Cline, is a largely tame, uninvolving and only mildly humorous presentation of a musical that should be somewhat outrageous (at least by Broadway standards), colorful, affecting and funny. The 1983 musical, based on the surprisingly popular 1978 French film, has not had a major revival since its long run on Broadway, and is too big a show to be produced very often by regional theaters (locally, the Walnut Street is the only other to have presented it)
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