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July 22, 2011
I'M SUPER-elated that QVC dropped "Hanoi Jane" Fonda last weekend. Fonda snuggled up with the VC during the Vietnam War. She was going to be boycotted if she was going to promote her book. I say hoorah! for QVC in kicking her off. George J. Walton, Upper Darby In two weeks, the National Association of Black Journalists will hold its annual convention in the City of Brotherly Love. And, by the grace of St. Katharine Drexel in Camden, N.J., love is in the air. Wayne E. Williams Camden
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1992 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
"If life and death did not both present themselves to us," Samuel Beckett told an interviewer in 1961, "there would be no inscrutability. . . . It is because there is not only darkness but also light that our situation becomes inexplicable. " Darkness and light battle to a virtual standoff in Happy Days, the spare, existential 1961 tragicomedy that was to become the last full-length play that Beckett would write. Their eternal struggle is brought to rich and satisfying life in the Philadelphia Area Repertory Theatre (PART)
SPORTS
January 5, 1996 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
The big question yesterday was not whether backup quarterback Randall Cunningham would return from Las Vegas in time for today's final practice session for Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys. It was, "What did they name the baby?" Gizmo? Richie? Buddy? Rodney McMahon Cunningham? Norman? Arsenio? Or Randall, Jr? It's a boy. The waiting and simmering frustration among many in the Eagles' organization is over. Cunningham phoned head coach Ray Rhodes yesterday to announce that his wife, Felicity, gave birth to their first child early in the morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2009 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We are up to our necks in it - whatever it is. That's what came to me after seeing the Lantern Theater production of Happy Days, the 1961 play by the absurdist Samuel Beckett. Until then, I'd only read Happy Days - which Beckett wrote with almost as much stage direction as dialogue, the former at times more absorbing. I was curious to see it unfold, if that is the word, on stage. And on balance, Lantern tackles the piece well. Happy Days asks: What does it mean when there's nothing to say, but we say it at length and repetitively?
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE OLD GHOUL sat in a wheelchair, an undertaker's long coat a little looser on his bones, and peered into the foggy past of his peculiar life. John Zacherle, 96, made several stops along his life's timeline on a recent weekday afternoon: how it began on Pulaski Avenue in Germantown and wound up in here in Manhattan, in a studio apartment crammed with the sort of stuff you'd see hanging in an amusement park's haunted house. "I never really had what you'd call a regular job, let's put it that way," he said.
NEWS
March 26, 2009 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you called the phone number listed for the Broadway Series at the Academy of Music on Tuesday night, when it opened the stunningly lame new musical called Happy Days , you got a taped message that the box office would be back in business sometime after New Year's. Is anybody minding the store over there? Apparently not, or someone would have changed the message by now - and also would have nixed the possibility of booking Happy Days , which runs through the weekend and appears to be a stage collaboration by Lackluster and Uninspired.
NEWS
November 1, 1996 | by Tonya Pendleton, Daily News Staff Writer
Garry Marshall was walking across the Paramount lot and was hailed by a young woman. When Marshall told her he was doing a movie, she said, "Great! Do you have a good part?" Marshall is amused by the story, and why not? The movie is "Dear God," and he's the director. At 62, Marshall is a television legend as the creative force behind such classics as "The Odd Couple," "Happy Days," "Mork and Mindy" and "Laverne and Shirley. " As a film director, he's done "Pretty Woman," "Beaches" and "Frankie and Johnny," among others.
NEWS
October 22, 2012
This year, "Forward" and "Believe in America" are among the competing political campaign slogans. Match up themes or slogans from previous years with the presidential candidate. 1. "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. " 2. "54-40 or fight. " 3. "Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men . . . " 4. "Happy days are here again. " 5. "He kept us out of war. " 6. "In your heart, you know he's right. " 7. "It's the economy, stupid.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1995 | By Sara Sherr, FOR THE INQUIRER
With the theme of Magnum, P.I. as its entrance music and an illuminated World Wrestling Federation "W" as part of its goofy stage show, Weezer gave new meaning to the phrase "sitcom rock" Wednesday night at the Tower Theater. Like a TV sitcom, the L.A. quartet packs pop culture references, laughs, and family entertainment into every three-minute song. Mixing Beach Boy harmonies and Cheap Trick hooks with the requisite wall-of-guitars, guitarist- vocalists Brian Bell and Rivers Cuomo, bassist Matt Sharp, and drummer Patrick Wilson pleased the largely junior-high-age crowd that body-surfed, screamed and sang along, as well as their parental chaperones.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1986 | By David Walstad, Special to The Inquirer
Relaxing on the front porch of the quaint Los Olivos Grand Hotel, Ron Howard has stepped back a quarter-century in time. The star of Happy Days and American Graffiti, the hot director of the hit movies Cocoon and Gung Ho, is once again Opie Taylor, reachable c/o Mayberry R.F.D. Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors and George Lindsey spent the better part of February in this tiny wine-country town shooting tomorrow's telemovie, Return to Mayberry (Channel 3 at 9). The two-hour film is a sweetly nostalgic trip into an era when gentle rural humor was the rage on TV, as shown by the extremely popular Andy Griffith Show.
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NEWS
May 29, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
YESTERDAY WAS a happy day for Kathy Pugh, who was dismissed from her civilian police-clerk job last year after she was arrested on charges in connection with a South Philly street fight. A judge acquitted her of all charges after a nonjury trial. Then, later in the day, Pugh, 53, learned that her co-defendant and boyfriend, Robert Reid Sr., 44, told a different judge that they would be getting married soon and going on a honeymoon. "He said that?" Pugh responded to a Daily News reporter, looking happily surprised.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE OLD GHOUL sat in a wheelchair, an undertaker's long coat a little looser on his bones, and peered into the foggy past of his peculiar life. John Zacherle, 96, made several stops along his life's timeline on a recent weekday afternoon: how it began on Pulaski Avenue in Germantown and wound up in here in Manhattan, in a studio apartment crammed with the sort of stuff you'd see hanging in an amusement park's haunted house. "I never really had what you'd call a regular job, let's put it that way," he said.
NEWS
May 28, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
WHAT a difference a year makes. Last Memorial Day weekend, the aftershocks of Superstorm Sandy and less-than-ideal weather conspired to launch the summer of 2013 rather inauspiciously. But visitors and locals alike down the Shore were singing a much happier tune yesterday - and it sounded a lot like "Happy Days Are Here Again. " "It was a good weekend," offered Carol Forrest, owner of three Wildwood, N.J., retail outlets - two Wild Ocean Surf Shops and Pegasus Earth Shop - as she stood behind the counter of her Wild Ocean store in the Boardwalk Mall in Wildwood.
NEWS
May 9, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
CBS's "48 Hours" tomorrow night will air parts of a haunting voice mail recorded during the last minutes of a young woman's life as she was murdered, although the victim's mother says she wishes the show wouldn't. Well, Happy Mother's Day to her. The crime series focuses on the 2012 slaying of Weight Watchers executive Danielle Thomas by her live-in boyfriend, lawyer Jason Bohn , in New York. During Bohn's trial, it was revealed that Thomas' phone recorded a four-minute message that includes her screams and pleas for her life.
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
DEAR PHILLY, Happy Valentine's, boo. Tomorrow, you're going to get all kinds of love through a #whyilovephilly Twitter campaign. Last year, so many people tweeted their affection for you that the hashtag trended nationally. A lot of the love is for some of your more obvious attributes, your sprawling Reading Terminal, your glowing Rittenhouse Square, your palatial 30th Street Station. But you also get plenty of love for your more subtle traits, cherished discoveries that only people who've spent time with you would even notice.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Samantha Melamed, For The Inquirer
Come September, most kids can count on one thing: the start of school. But many families make sure their students-to-be can rely on something else: a personal back-to-school tradition. From baked goods that serve as tokens of parental support to those first-day-of-class photo sessions, moms say it gives them and their kids something to look forward to each year, and helps just a little to ease the first-day jitters. Mimi Larkin has a great deal of experience with the subject: 14 years to be precise.
NEWS
June 28, 2013
THE PHRASE "jewel box" is overused to the point of cliché, but there is absolutely no other way to describe the 134-seat hidden treasure where the Cape May Stage folks serve up their brand of stagecraft. Located in a 110-year-old building that was a church before being converted into the town's Welcome Center (and then into a theater), Cape May Stage's home may be the biggest surprise the historic burg has to offer. "When people come from Philadelphia, for example . . . they are always amazed at the comfortable seats, the air conditioning, even the [Italian]
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
LOOKING TO HAVE a Marvel-ous time this weekend? Or to get "Charmed" while boldly going where no one has gone before? Good news. Wizard World Philly 2013 is here from Thursday through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch streets). The return of Marvel Comics to Philly after a multi-year absence is perhaps the biggest event at this year's show - though there are many huge headliners at this year's show (which runs an extra day). They would include legendary creator Stan Lee, co-creator of Iron Man as well as other wildly successful characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk and Thor.
NEWS
April 7, 2013 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
There wasn't anything that Roger Ebert tried that he wasn't stunningly successful at. After years of valiant resistance, he succumbed to cancer Thursday. He leaves behind a staggering body of multidimensional work. And here is where it all began, when we were young reporters . . . The editorial department of the News-Gazette, located then at 48 Main St. in Champaign, Ill., was on the second floor, and that floor was scarred and stained by a lifetime of snuffed butts. There was no air conditioning, so in the summer, all the windows would be thrown wide, and as darkness descended, squadrons of flying insects would answer the siren call of the lights, their bodies carpeting the desks.
NEWS
April 6, 2013 | By Bill Lyon, FOR THE INQUIRER
The editorial department of the News-Gazette, located then at 48 Main St. in Champaign, Ill., was on the second floor, and that floor was scarred and stained by a lifetime of snuffed butts. There was no air conditioning, so in the summer, all the windows would be thrown wide, and as darkness descended, squadrons of flying insects would answer the siren call of the lights, their bodies carpeting the desks. We hammered out our deathless prose on quaint machines called typewriters, and when there was a room full of them firing up, it sounded like machine-gun fire.
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