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August 11, 2010
A.J. Khubani's greatest TeleBrands hits include: Ped Egg (foot callus shaver): $300 million State Quarters Map: $180 million Pedi Paws (dog nail trimmer): $150 million Ambervision sunglasses: $150 million Smart Mop (shammy mop): $150 million Windshield Wonder: $50 million Shoes Under (shoe storage): $50 million
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2002 | By DAVID GORGOS & DAVID BLEILER For the Daily News
Long a superstar in Hong Kong, Jet Li made a splash in America in the otherwise forgettable "Lethal Weapon 4. " And now, Jet Li has seen a veritable flood of his earlier works get released in the United States, sating an appetite for his intense and often incredible kung-fu. This week sees two releases, both competently dubbed into English. The better of the two is "The Legend of the Red Dragon" (VHS: priced for rental; DVD: $24.99). After his wife is murdered but his 10-year-old son is spared, the two go on a mission of vengeance while also searching for a cache of hidden Shaolin treasure.
SPORTS
June 8, 1999 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Nick Italiano has always placed a high emphasis on winning, even as a youngster, when he was just beginning to get hooked on baseball. "He always had a lot of determination," said Cathy Italiano, his mother. "Even when he was little, he never liked losing. People would say, 'You went 3 for 3; you should be happy.' " When hearing that, young Nick would look sadly at his mother and say, "Yes, but we lost. What good is going 3 for 3 if you lost?" So for Italiano, winning was all that mattered, which is why he never gloated over personal statistics.
SPORTS
April 24, 2012 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
IN BRIAN DAWKINS' prime, the most rare part of his hybrid game might have been that amazing, shark-on-the-hunt deep-coverage skill, the way Dawk could adjust, arriving just in time to help a teammate, even if he'd been in another quadrant of the field when the ball left the quarterback's hands. But that isn't what Eagles fans will remember when they tell tales of No. 20 to their grandchildren on some far-off day, when Lincoln Financial Field is awaiting the wrecking ball and all the images from the Andy Reid era look impossibly dated and quaint.
NEWS
August 29, 1995 | by Anderson Jones, Daily News Staff Writer
Greatest hits used to mean greatest hits. But in these days of instant nostalgia, anyone who has had at least one hit song can somehow release an entire greatest hits album. Case in point: Expose has a greatest hits CD coming (excuse me?). And oddly, so does Stacey Q. ("Two of Hearts"). And then there are those who have earned a retrospective of their work, pop divas such as Janet Jackson. Jackson's bouncy single "Runaway," on sale today, is the first release on Miss Jackson's hits CD, "Decade 1985/1995," due in October on A&M. The album begins with her hit "Control" and spans her platinum-bricked career path from "Nasty" to "Rhythm Nation.
NEWS
June 11, 2004
Picture the God he pictures as he prays, that man who missed his flight and later learned it had gone down with all on board. He weighs their lack of luck (What if one had been turned away, having arrived too late, and he had made the trip instead?) against the chance that kept him grounded: some small casualty to his valise, a minor circumstance that altered all his days. And now he kneels, but how? Distraught? Elated? In despair, picturing them, wondering how it feels to pray while hurtling through indifferent air?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2004 | By Robert West FOR THE INQUIRER
Philly is great because of its neighborhood bars - and nothing reflects the personality of a spot more than the jukebox. At best, a jukebox is not just a collection of songs, but a reflection of of the people behind the place. A few good ones.... Hank's Bar & Grill 201 Market St., Camden, 856-541-6651 A sample: "Crazy, I'm crazy for feeling so lonely / I'm crazy, crazy for feeling so blue. " - "Crazy," from Patsy Cline's 12 Greatest Hits Hidden gems: Old country crooners Cline and Gene Autry.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2012 | By Dan Weiss, For The Inquirer
Married cuties Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel sounded dandy in 2003, looked Next-Big-Thing-ish, then never quite popped off, as countless "twee" and keyboard-based indie-pop acts swept in with increasing popularity, notably the similar duo Matt & Kim. But while Mates of State toiled under the radar, their albums got better and better, and their near-flawless set at the Union Transfer on Thursday played like the greatest hits of a band you've never heard....
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1986 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
I never thought I'd be saying this, but this is a good time for middle-of- the-road pop music. The number-one album in the country is Barbra Streisand's The Broadway Album, a release that even diehard rockers can appreciate for Streisand's artistic integrity and vocal power. Better she should be tearing through show tunes, says this rock fan, than laying waste to rock-and-roll songs, as she has done in the past. The number-one single in the country is "That's What Friends Are For," credited to "Dionne and Friends," which is actually Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Elton John.
NEWS
September 24, 1987 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
Compact-disc fans increasingly are faced by the expensive temptation of replacing their favorite old records with shiny new CDs. After months of hesitation, for instance, I broke down and bought Buddy Holly - From the Master Tapes (MCA), an essential collection of 20 greatest hits with sound as crisp as the chord changes to "That'll Be the Day. " The last track, "True Love Ways," underscores the irony of using state- of-the-art technology to present vintage recordings by including a few seconds of studio sounds.
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September 27, 2012 | BY MARK KRAM, Daily News Staff Writer
FROM HIS vantage point on the Eagles' sideline that Sunday at Three Rivers Stadium in 2000, Ike Reese could see the play unfold. A big hole opened up in the Pittsburgh offensive line and into it rumbled Jerome Bettis, the 5-11, 252-pound running back who was affectionately known as "The Bus. " Reese was certain Bettis would pick up 15 or 20 yards. But Brian Dawkins charged up from his safety position, launched into the air and stopped Bettis cold. Reese remembers that it was "one of the loudest hits I have ever heard.
SPORTS
April 24, 2012 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
IN BRIAN DAWKINS' prime, the most rare part of his hybrid game might have been that amazing, shark-on-the-hunt deep-coverage skill, the way Dawk could adjust, arriving just in time to help a teammate, even if he'd been in another quadrant of the field when the ball left the quarterback's hands. But that isn't what Eagles fans will remember when they tell tales of No. 20 to their grandchildren on some far-off day, when Lincoln Financial Field is awaiting the wrecking ball and all the images from the Andy Reid era look impossibly dated and quaint.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2012 | By Dan Weiss, For The Inquirer
Married cuties Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel sounded dandy in 2003, looked Next-Big-Thing-ish, then never quite popped off, as countless "twee" and keyboard-based indie-pop acts swept in with increasing popularity, notably the similar duo Matt & Kim. But while Mates of State toiled under the radar, their albums got better and better, and their near-flawless set at the Union Transfer on Thursday played like the greatest hits of a band you've never heard....
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2010
A.J. Khubani's greatest TeleBrands hits include: Ped Egg (foot callus shaver): $300 million State Quarters Map: $180 million Pedi Paws (dog nail trimmer): $150 million Ambervision sunglasses: $150 million Smart Mop (shammy mop): $150 million Windshield Wonder: $50 million Shoes Under (shoe storage): $50 million
NEWS
February 11, 2010 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Greatest-hits productions can go a couple of ways. One is the smorgasbord approach, providing songs that make you want to see the shows they're from, each number giving you a little musical drama, with character and plot implied. Another is the nostalgia route, the one taken by The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, currently at the Merriam Theater for a brief run. This approach depends on you already knowing - usually lyric by lyric - the songs and their shows; you enjoy the performance partly because you're remembering when you last saw Phantom of the Opera.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2008 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Though already the most overexposed villain in comics, what appears to be a transcendent performance by Heath Ledger as The Joker in "The Dark Knight" should result in more interest in the character - and more comics featuring him - than ever. Though Batman's arch-foe figures prominently in recent, classic Batman storylines, such as "Dark Victory," "Hush" and "No Man's Land," those fans who really want some great Joker stories should check out the following: 1. "Batman: The Killing Joke.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2007 | By TOM DI NARDO For the Daily News
Choosing the most memorable moments from 30 years of Metropolitan Opera telecasts presented an impossible task. So the Met asked their informed, and always highly opinionated, opera fans to vote online for the most revered 15 classic arias by the greatest singers. The countdown, "Great Moments at the Met - Viewers Choice," will be broadcast Sunday at 8 p.m. on Channel 12, and represents the most star-laden highlights in the operatic catalog. This 90-minute show represents the ultimate Hit Parade.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2007 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
All nine Beethoven symphonies in 90 minutes! Everything you ever wanted to know about Mozart's operas, chamber music, concertos and symphonies but were afraid to ask! Romance, canons, Tchaikovsky! No, it's not a cheesy late-night commercial for classical music's greatest hits, but a series of three highly unusual Philadelphia Orchestra concerts starting Wednesday night. The orchestra is taking single movements of various pieces and stringing them together on single programs.
SPORTS
October 26, 2006 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This is truly a homecoming for Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Donovin Darius. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, Darius will play in Philadelphia for the first time in his nine-year NFL career when the Jags visit the Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Darius also will be reunited with his former teammate at Syracuse, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. The Jaguars safety has staged a successful comeback after suffering a season-ending left knee injury in the second game of last season in Indianapolis.
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