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June 15, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / J. SCOTT LYONS
Shipley School graduation ceremonies at Bryn Mawr College on Friday featured the school choir (above), but the real star of the show was comedian and commencement speaker Chevy Chase (left). He told the 73 graduating seniors: "As you graduate you must learn to lead a constructive life and have compassionate participation in the world. "
NEWS
May 15, 1989 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
Glen Merzer is such a convivial guy that you forget about his being a vegetarian until it is too late. At Smart Alex in University City the other night, I had my knife and fork poised over a strip sirloin when my eye fell on the grapefruit in front of him and I realized I'd done something insensitive. "Sorry," I said. I felt I should say something. "It's quite all right," he replied with a little laugh. "Enjoy yourself. " Glen Merzer would hate to keep anyone from having a good time.
NEWS
November 16, 1987 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
So I'm gonna tell yez this here joke, see. These guys were riding their bikes along a road, you know. And they just were going along, you know, on the bikes. Just riding. Flyers bad boy Dave Brown made his comedic debut Friday night. It was not quite as funny as a slap shot. Brown decided to try scoring as a stand-up comic because he has some time on his hands these days. He is serving a 15-game suspension for whacking a New York Ranger across the face with his hockey stick.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2007 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a mere matter of weeks, after an incessant buzz of promotion, Jerry Seinfeld went from beloved icon to full-blown pest, a stinging pain in our collective sides, deserving of swatting and an industrial can of insecticide. In launching his itsy-bitsy Bee Movie, Seinfeld wore out his welcome at the picnic, joining the legion of obnoxious Jerrys - Springer, Lewis, Falwell and Bruckheimer. How does a celebrity erode more than a decade's worth of overwhelming goodwill in a little over a month?
NEWS
September 27, 1998 | By Jon Stenzler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was an unusual scene. A 72-year-old man, tap dancing and rapping in the aisle of a Cherry Hill diner, demonstrating his act to a person too young to have seen him and his contemporaries in their heyday. Unique, yes, but that is Thomas "Cozy" Morley, the legendary Jersey Shore entertainer who was inducted into the Haddon Township Cultural Hall of Fame on Sept. 18, joining Broadway and recording star Laurie Beechman, who was inducted as its inaugural member last year. The honor is bestowed on residents of Haddon Township or people who work in the town and who have contributed to the cultural environment of the region and beyond.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | Jenice Armstrong
CAN WE get a "whoo hoo!" for Pat Ciarrocchi ?  The Channel 3 anchor and midday "Talk Philly" co-host turns the big 6-0 today. She's graced local airwaves longer than any other female anchor in Philly, celebrating her 30th anniversary at the station this year. Popularity, self-confidence, balance at work and home — it's looking good as she starts another decade personally and professionally. Legendary DJ Jerry Blavat, a/k/a the Geator with the Heater, celebrates 72 Tuesday at his club, Memories Lounge in Margate, N.J.; the party continues here Wednesday at SugarHouse Casino from 5 to 7 p.m.  Upper Darby's own funny man Kevin Hart turns 32 the same day. — Jenice Armstrong
NEWS
May 29, 1987 | Edited by Kathleen Shea from the Associated Press, the New York Post and the New York Daily News
ONE COMEDIAN TO ANOTHER Bob Hope is 84 years old today. The greeting that "tickled him the most," his publicist says, was a limerick written by that funny, funny man, that wild and crazy Katzenjammer Kid, Henry Kissinger: On the day of his grand 84th May all our good wishes pour forth To a young man named Hope As beloved as the Pope And more active than Oliver North. REFRIED RICE To those who still have an interest in Donna Rice: Be advised that the June 12 "Miami Vice" will be a rerun of an episode in which Gary Hart's weekender has a bit part.
NEWS
August 21, 1998 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Writer
In a conference call with reporters this week to promote the launch of the new season of "The Chris Rock Show," which begins at 11:30 tonight on HBO, the Emmy-winning comedian defended his decision to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair dressed as a clown and dished about his first guest, O.J. Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran, the guests he'd like to land and about talk-show hosts who've come and gone: People have expectations that you're somehow representative...
NEWS
June 10, 1989 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, Special to The Inquirer
Looking quite solemn, comedian Chevy Chase and the faculty of the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr marched into the auditorium and took their places on stage. "Good morning, you little twerps," said Chase, opening his graduation day speech with a run of semi-intelligible words at 78 rpm. "It's good to be back at Shipley without fear of arrest. " Then the funny man - who used to "raid Shipley" when he was "a Haverford man" in the mid-1960s - became serious as he talked to the 73 graduates of the private, coeducational school, which has students in grades kindergarten through 12. "The most important quality in life, as taught to me by my father, was to have a sense of humor . . . to think in terms of fair play," Chase said.
NEWS
March 15, 1987 | By Connie O'Kane, Special to The Inquirer
The guest speaker at the Cambridge School in Delran had a question for members of the fifth-grade class: What had they been doing just before he came in? "Classwork," they said. "Was anyone daydreaming?" asked the speaker. A couple of hands went up, but most of the class kept silent. (These youngsters weren't born yesterday - more like 11 years ago.) "I'm glad some of you were daydreaming," said the speaker. "And now you can turn the switch - the daydream switch.
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June 25, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
ON JUNE 15, when Jimme Wallstreet's performance at an anti-violence rally in West Philadelphia was canceled, the up-and-coming rapper shrugged it off and stayed at the event. Family and friends said the situation exemplified the 34-year-old's calm nature. It was Wallstreet's even-keeled personality that made it difficult for his family and friends, in part, to understand why someone gunned him down Friday in front of his mother's house in East Germantown. "He wasn't even upset about [the rally]
NEWS
November 25, 2012
Sunday No man's land Nick Stafford's 2007 drama War Horse is an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, later made into an acclaimed film by Steven Spielberg. It's a moving story of a beloved plow horse taken for military duty in World War I and his travails on both sides of the trenches while his teenage English master searches for him. The show goes on at the Academy of Music , Broad and Locust streets, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. next Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | Jenice Armstrong
CAN WE get a "whoo hoo!" for Pat Ciarrocchi ?  The Channel 3 anchor and midday "Talk Philly" co-host turns the big 6-0 today. She's graced local airwaves longer than any other female anchor in Philly, celebrating her 30th anniversary at the station this year. Popularity, self-confidence, balance at work and home — it's looking good as she starts another decade personally and professionally. Legendary DJ Jerry Blavat, a/k/a the Geator with the Heater, celebrates 72 Tuesday at his club, Memories Lounge in Margate, N.J.; the party continues here Wednesday at SugarHouse Casino from 5 to 7 p.m.  Upper Darby's own funny man Kevin Hart turns 32 the same day. — Jenice Armstrong
BUSINESS
April 2, 2012 | Diane Mastrull
By way of introduction to his offices in Villanova, Edmond Dougherty stops at a desk cluttered with gadgets: various shapes of plastic, a model quadcopter, a linear induction motor, and squares of foam sandwiched by metal film. "It's almost like an island of broken toys," said the president of Ablaze Development Corp. Except that it's all for serious business - for clients ranging from the U.S. military to a variety of private companies. Well, as serious as a guy who wanted to be a stand-up comic is willing to let his workday be. "I figured the best moment in someone's life was when they laughed, so I wanted to make people happy," explained Dougherty, an Overbrook native.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2007 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a mere matter of weeks, after an incessant buzz of promotion, Jerry Seinfeld went from beloved icon to full-blown pest, a stinging pain in our collective sides, deserving of swatting and an industrial can of insecticide. In launching his itsy-bitsy Bee Movie, Seinfeld wore out his welcome at the picnic, joining the legion of obnoxious Jerrys - Springer, Lewis, Falwell and Bruckheimer. How does a celebrity erode more than a decade's worth of overwhelming goodwill in a little over a month?
NEWS
April 28, 2004 | By Natalie Pompilio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The son of a Philadelphia peace activist has been killed while serving in the National Guard in Iraq, friends and family of the dead soldier said yesterday. Details about the death of 30-year-old Sherwood Baker - a disc jockey, a Flyers fan, a husband and a father - have not been released by the U.S. Department of Defense, but his family was told he died Monday in an explosion outside Baghdad. Baker was the foster son of Celeste Zappala, executive director of the Mayor's Commission on Services to the Aging.
LIVING
June 27, 1999 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Whether entertaining nightclub patrons as a stand-up comic or readers as a sit-down novelist, Eric Jerome Dickey always seems to be having fun. And why not? He has a terrific sense of humor, as displayed in his latest book, Cheaters (Dutton, $24.95), which follows the loves and relationships of a group of young black professionals in Los Angeles. Dickey had been working as a software developer in the aerospace industry in Los Angeles. On the side, he was acting in student films, trying to get parts in plays, and doing stand-up comedy.
NEWS
December 29, 1998 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Herbert L. Olivieri, lawyer, businessman, former state deputy attorney general and a civic booster who launched the drive to clean the statue of William Penn atop City Hall, died Thursday of cardiac arrest. He was 64 and had lived in East Mount Airy. Herb Olivieri decided in 1987 to spearhead a drive to finance the cleasning of the 27-ton statue in time for the Constitutional Convention Bicentennial. He told Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky in a interview: "My dad, Pat Olivieri, originated and founded the Philadelphia steak sandwich, and I think it's about time one original helped out another original.
NEWS
September 27, 1998 | By Jon Stenzler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was an unusual scene. A 72-year-old man, tap dancing and rapping in the aisle of a Cherry Hill diner, demonstrating his act to a person too young to have seen him and his contemporaries in their heyday. Unique, yes, but that is Thomas "Cozy" Morley, the legendary Jersey Shore entertainer who was inducted into the Haddon Township Cultural Hall of Fame on Sept. 18, joining Broadway and recording star Laurie Beechman, who was inducted as its inaugural member last year. The honor is bestowed on residents of Haddon Township or people who work in the town and who have contributed to the cultural environment of the region and beyond.
NEWS
August 21, 1998 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Writer
In a conference call with reporters this week to promote the launch of the new season of "The Chris Rock Show," which begins at 11:30 tonight on HBO, the Emmy-winning comedian defended his decision to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair dressed as a clown and dished about his first guest, O.J. Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran, the guests he'd like to land and about talk-show hosts who've come and gone: People have expectations that you're somehow representative...
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