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May 23, 1990 | By Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Talk about a little traveling music . . . There's a newly formed group of SEPTA workers who have the sweetest sound track ever heard this side of Wayne Junction. The group - appropriately named The Junctionaires - is a cross-section of SEPTA employees, ranging from bus drivers to secretaries, clerks to supervisors. They're not just a bunch of street-corner crooners, either. The group's director, Rochelle Worden, a traffic controller, has a music degree and is an opera singer.
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April 11, 2002 | By Gloria A. Hoffner INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Selma Savitz began her musical career pushing a piano up and down the hallways of Nether Providence Elementary School, stopping in classrooms to teach students "The Old Gray Mare" and other American classics. A few years later, she gave individual piano lessons to children - even those who practiced only under parental duress. These days she's working with an older, more motivated crowd as director of the Lower Merion Senior Center Glee Club. "No one here has a mother who is making them take piano lessons," Savitz observed.
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December 7, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / LINDA JOHNSON
The Christmas season has arrived at Gwynedd-Mercy College in Gynedd Valley. The college put on its annual holiday show Friday. The college's glee club performed and was joined by the audience in a sing-along. The show also included a reading of the Christmas story about the birth of the baby Jesus.
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December 7, 1986 | By Barbara McCabe, Special to The Inquirer
Singing with the Lower Merion Senior Center Glee Club has changed the way the children in the Merion School Choir view senior citizens. "I learned that they're not all grumpy people," said Becky Schimmel, 11, of Bala Cynwyd. Danny Green, 10, of Merion, said he thought most senior citizens were "bossy" until he got a chance to meet the members of the glee club. "Most of the senior citizens I know are always telling you what to do, but the people in the glee club let you do what you want," he said.
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July 24, 1988 | By Yvette Ousley, Special to The Inquirer
Murky skies and signs of rain did not keep senior citizens from enjoying the entertainment and the picnic that followed at the 11th Annual Senior Jamboree at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ardmore last week. The jamboree - the biggest celebration of the year for senior citizens in Lower Merion Township - allows participants in programs at all 20 senior centers in the township to meet one another, said Bob Feller, director of the Lower Merion Recreation Department, which sponsors the event.
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June 24, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabriel S. Hardeman Jr., 68, of Philadelphia, a singer and songwriter known for his gospel group, the Gabriel Hardeman Delegation, died Saturday, June 16, at Presbyterian Hospital of interstitial fibrosis, a lung disease. Mr. Hardeman, a Philadelphia public schoolteacher and coach, who became a preacher in Georgia in recent years, was the son of the Rev. Gabriel S. Hardeman Sr., founder of the Hickman Temple A.M.E. Church in West Philadelphia. Though he led the gospel group, he and his wife, Annette, achieved renown by cowriting rhythm-and-blues hits.
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March 31, 2010 | By Art Carey, Inquirer Staf Writer
The couple of dozen residents of Kearsley, a nursing home in West Philadelphia, are in wheelchairs. Some are nodding off. Some seem bewildered and confused. But once the New Horizons Senior Glee Club begins singing and swaying, belting out big-band favorites and popular tunes from Broadway, eyes widen, knees jiggle, feet tap, faces smile. The lively "Bumble Boogie" impels Sarah Hart to wave her arms in the air. "I loved it," Hart, 89, says after the concert. "It done something to me, made my spirit rise.
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March 21, 1991 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Neal D. Ivey Jr., 68, a retired advertising executive who loved to sing in barbershop quartets, died Saturday after collapsing during a tennis match at the Merion Cricket Club. Mr. Ivey was president of Ivey Advertising Inc. in Philadelphia for 18 years before he retired about four years ago. During a 40-year advertising career, he was involved in direct marketing at National Liberty Corp., Leeds & Northrup Inc. and other Philadelphia-area advertising agencies. He was a graduate of the Haverford School and of Yale University, where he was a member of the Whiffenpoofs.
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June 30, 1989 | By Paddy Noyes, Special to The Inquirer
Tamika, 12, has her own library card, and although she reads all types of books with great interest, she prefers histories. Her sister, Janeiro, 10, likes quiet times, too, and lavishes attention on her dolls. With friends, she plays Uno and Connect Four. She also enjoys watching television and sitting at a computer, which helps her with math and spelling. Both girls are in good health and have average IQs. Janeiro has asthma, but medication keeps the condition under control.
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December 27, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Kenneth Headley, 89, of Paoli, a retired executive with Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., died of complications from Parkinson's disease Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Mr. Headley joined the accounting department at Provident MutualĀ in 1947. He became assistant controller in 1957 and eventually was appointed manager of electronic planning. He oversaw the installation of the company's first mainframe computers and helped design innovative business systems.
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December 14, 2012
HOLIDAZE Hanukkah done, artfully Members of the brassy, world-beat-minded West Philly Orchestra are in a klezmer state of mind for the "Art After 5" Hanukkah party, celebrating the Festival of Light's seventh crazy night. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Friday, free with museum admission, $23.50 adults, $17.50 students with ID, $21.50 seniors, 215-235-SHOW, philamuseum.org. Phestivities It might be a ploy to get you to shop at the Majestic Clubhouse Store, but when Charlie Manuel and the Phanatic (as "Phanta Claus")
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December 12, 2012 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael J. Izzo Jr., 68, of West Deptford, a senior partner in the Cozen O'Connor law firm whose melodious tenor filled courtrooms and concert halls for four decades, died Sunday, Dec. 9, of complications of leukemia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. When he joined Cozen O'Connor in 1973, he became only the sixth lawyer in the then-small Center City practice. The firm would grow to nearly 600 lawyers in 22 locations, and Mr. Izzo's reputation as a consummate practitioner would burgeon with it. He was known for pulling settlements of tens of millions of dollars from complex litigation, frequently involving product liability and catastrophic property damage.
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June 24, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabriel S. Hardeman Jr., 68, of Philadelphia, a singer and songwriter known for his gospel group, the Gabriel Hardeman Delegation, died Saturday, June 16, at Presbyterian Hospital of interstitial fibrosis, a lung disease. Mr. Hardeman, a Philadelphia public schoolteacher and coach, who became a preacher in Georgia in recent years, was the son of the Rev. Gabriel S. Hardeman Sr., founder of the Hickman Temple A.M.E. Church in West Philadelphia. Though he led the gospel group, he and his wife, Annette, achieved renown by cowriting rhythm-and-blues hits.
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December 27, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Kenneth Headley, 89, of Paoli, a retired executive with Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., died of complications from Parkinson's disease Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Mr. Headley joined the accounting department at Provident MutualĀ in 1947. He became assistant controller in 1957 and eventually was appointed manager of electronic planning. He oversaw the installation of the company's first mainframe computers and helped design innovative business systems.
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October 31, 2011 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Leonard Louis Lavender, the opera cabbie of the Main Line, wants to demonstrate how he got his idea of "service with a show," so he ushers me into the backseat. There's more legroom there, and it's the spot where his mystery passenger had ridden six years earlier. "I was to pick the client up at 4:30 in the morning at the Conshohocken Marriott," he says. "She had to go to the airport. " He nudges a CD into the dashboard player, and the music begins softly: a soulful Italian accordion, a bed of strings, a harp, then the unmistakable tenor of Luciano Pavarotti.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2011
THE GLEE PROJECT. 9 p.m. Sunday, Oxygen. THOSE KIDS ON "Glee" had better watch their backs. Because their boss has at least a dozen singers in the pipeline who could slip into New Directions without missing a note. The latest round of auditions for William McKinley High's glee club begin Sunday on Oxygen's "The Glee Project," which could be the summer's most entertaining "reality" competition. Featuring 12 singers culled from an estimated 40,000 submissions and auditions, it's ostensibly designed to find one for whom "Glee" executive producer Ryan Murphy and his writers will create a seven-episode guest role next season.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Jennifer Lopez; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Stevie Nicks. The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - The most talked-about weight-loss guest in 25 years. NCIS (8 p.m., CBS3) - Disturbing evidence surfaces that the Port-to-Port killer has infiltrated NCIS. Glee (8 p.m., Fox29) - When the scheduled entertainment for the school prom falls through, Figgins asks the glee club to perform. NCIS: Los Angeles (9 p.m., CBS3)
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