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August 15, 1995 | Inquirer photographs by Bonnie Weller
Participants in a workshop sponsored by the Clay Studio and the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank made flower pots for "Greening Day," part of Meridian Bank's 6th Annual Day of Hope Calendar Campaign to benefit the homeless.
SPORTS
September 9, 2008 | by Daily News
There have been few debuts by a Philadelphia athlete as memorable as DeSean Jackson's. A second-round pick, the wide receiver caught six passes for 106 yards and averaged 12.1 yards on eight punt returns. His over-the-top start brought to mind a few other first games in Philly by the following athletes: Eagles Reggie White, Sept. 29, 1985 Playing his first game for the Eagles after coming over from the United States Football League, White recorded 10 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in an overtime loss to the Giants.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1997 | By Jack Lloyd, FOR THE INQUIRER
There was a time when Bill Acosta was strictly a vocalist, singing jazz and pop tunes on the Playboy Club circuit and at clubs in Florida, New Orleans and Alabama. Back then, he was a singer who occasionally did impressions. Then, about 10 years ago, Acosta became an impressionist who occasionally sings. "I kept the impressions in my back pocket for the most part," said the 50-year-old entertainer, currently starring in a mini-revue called Lasting Impressions at Trump Plaza. "I'd occasionally bring one out if the crowd needed to be perked up. " Over time, Acosta noticed that he was getting more reaction from his impressions than from his straight singing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1990 | By Bill Kent, Special to The Inquirer
Remember Punchline? The sometimes grim and despairing movie, a tale of a housewife working in a comedy club and finally achieving stardom, could almost be the story of Louise DuArt's life. Almost, but not quite. DuArt, 39, an impressionist making her first headlining appearance, at the Bay Cabaret of Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, doesn't care for stand-up comedy. It's something she'd rather not do. "When I was a kid, watching The Ed Sullivan Show, I liked the dog acts, loved the jugglers and the singers and everything else, but every time a stand-up comic came on, I'd change the channel," she says.
SPORTS
September 3, 1986 | By Angelo Cataldi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Conwell's eyes danced across the clubhouse yesterday, past the lockers with QUICK and JAWORSKI and BYARS emblazoned above them, and came to rest in the snug, comfortable shelter of his own cubicle. A full day had passed since the extent of Conwell's extraordinary good fortune had become known, but an expression of joyful disbelief remained etched in his rugged face. "I'm really just tickled to death to be here," said the Eagles' newest offensive lineman. "This is, without question, a once-in-a-lifetime thing for an athlete.
NEWS
July 28, 1993 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
People keep telling Louise DuArt that she should just grow up and be herself. "When I was a kid and I'd be visiting my aunt or someone and the phone rang and I was pretty sure it was my mother I'd answer the phone as Jimmy Stewart," DuArt said. "She would say, 'Cut that out.' She kept telling me to be myself. Well, I'm glad I didn't listen to her. " Then when DuArt signed with the William Morris Agency not too long ago, she heard more of the same. They foresaw her in a Roseanne Barr TV sitcom situation.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1997 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
"It's a thrill to be in such a stunning place," says Jackie Mason at the outset of his new show, Much Ado About Everything, at the Theatre of Living Arts. He's not serious, of course; the seedy TLA is a far cry from the cozy, handsomely appointed Booth Theatre in New York, where his last show, Love Thy Neighbor, closed just 11 days ago. Doesn't this man ever take a vacation? Probably not, judging from what he has to say about vacations. Mason hasn't much use for all those Caribbean islands with the French names - or, come to that, for the French.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1995 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Holly Faris left her job as an Atlantic City casino-hotel waitress a few years ago, heading for Baltimore. She landed in Aruba, where she became an entertainment star. Now she's back in Atlantic City - somewhat better known this time. Faris is costarring in a new show that opened this week at Trump's Castle: Unforgettables. The performer has hit pay dirt as a stand-up comic with an arsenal of impressions that includes Tina Turner, Cher, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Carol Channing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2011 | By Victoria Donohoe, For The Inquirer
'Construct" at Crane Arts' Icebox Project space is a show to see and savor. It features 16 artists living within a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia, including several gifted New Yorkers. All are Career Development Program fellows of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) on Rittenhouse Square. The viewing experience of the show, curated by the center's Amie Potsic, is greatly enhanced by the Icebox's capacity to display both small and huge works. Arden Bendler Browning, drawn to urban imagery, paints fleeting, largely abstract impressions directly on Tyvek.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1995 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"What we're doing," said Bob Andre, "is bringing back real show business. None of that jive. Sure, we can be contemporary, but this is the real thing - real entertainment. What we try to do is fill people's bellies with entertainment. " Bob Andre is half of the team called Andre & Cirell, and they are starring in their own mini-revue featuring the Castle Dancers in the King's Court Showroom at Trump's Castle through March 19. The show is called Just Kidding. Bob Andre and Frank Cirell have been a team for the last 20 years, and, as Andre stressed, there aren't that many comedy teams left these days.
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March 31, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Cole knows only one way to play basketball. No matter what, he goes hard. It doesn't even matter if the 6-foot-4 forward from West Catholic Prep is playing in an all-star game. With Cole's City compatriots trailing by 10 with only seconds remaining at Sunday's 28th annual All-Star Labor Classic, the Suburbs attempted a cherry-on-top alley-oop. That's when Cole flew in and broke up Amir Hinton's dunk attempt with a foul from behind. The play didn't appear dirty or dangerous, but was certainly unexpected.
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March 27, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - Joel Embiid is checking things off his list, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. "He's ticking boxes in regards to increased time on the court and reduced weight," Brown said of the rookie center. "His weight is going down. " The Sixers, who won't disclose Embiid's weight, opted to sideline the 7-foot center this season after he had foot surgery in June. The 21-year-old has been participating in pregame workouts with Brown on the court. Embiid has been displaying a soft shooting touch and athleticism that are rare for a man of his stature.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
CALGARY, Alberta - The Flyers lost another road game Tuesday, but center Nick Cousins couldn't be blamed. Making his NHL debut, Cousins played a solid two-way game as the Flyers fell to Vancouver, 4-1, and suffered their seventh consecutive road defeat. In 10 minutes, 4 seconds of action, Cousins had one shot and won 5 of 6 faceoffs, and nearly gave the Flyers a 2-0 second-period lead, getting denied by goalie Eddie Lack's impressive glove save. "I thought he was very good," coach Craig Berube said of Cousins.
SPORTS
March 17, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cody Asche wanted to be like Ken Griffey Jr., mainly because that's the major league player his older brother idolized. Young Venezuelan infielder Cesar Hernandez looked up to Venezuelan major league infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. Ryan Howard's baseball heroes included Griffey, Barry Bonds and Tony Gwynn. Nearly every baseball-crazed kid has a player who inspires his own big-league dreams. Someone they can follow throughout the course of the summer, hoping they get to October.
SPORTS
March 7, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed two runs in two innings Thursday, a nondescript spring debut for the highest-ticketed international free agent in Phillies history. "My plan that I had all along was to show my work ethic today," the righthander said through a translator. "I don't look at the numbers. " Manager Ryne Sandberg said Gonzalez had his "best stuff since he's come over here. " Gonzalez, 28, pitched the third and fourth innings of a 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros.
SPORTS
February 26, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Moments after catching his first batting-practice session of the spring, Carlos Ruiz huddled with his pitcher by the third-base line for a chat. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez had just pitched to Ben Revere, Freddy Galvis, and nonroster invitee Xavier Paul, capping a session that elicited positive reviews early in the Cuban righthander's second big-league spring training. The Phillies' veteran catcher noted a considerable difference in fastball velocity from last spring.
SPORTS
February 23, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The quarterbacks took the field Saturday for testing and throwing at the NFL scouting combine, and both Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston drew positive reviews for their performances. Many top quarterbacks were reluctant to throw at the combine in past seasons. Neither Mariota nor Winston avoided the uncontrolled setting without familiar receivers, capping off a strong weekend in which Winston reportedly interviewed well with teams and Mariota ran one of the best 40-yard dashes by a quarterback in recent history.
SPORTS
February 6, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Talley has been the head football coach at Villanova since 1985, so when he says what he said Wednesday about the 2015 recruiting class, it's worth noting. "I think this is as talented a group as we've recruited since I've been here," Talley said. Sixteen players signed national letters of intent to attend Villanova on Wednesday. For the first time that Talley can remember, he has landed three players - 5-foot-9, 170-pound running back/receiver Jarrett McClenton (Archbishop Wood)
NEWS
January 30, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yet another cable station has entered the world of original productions. Pivot, launched in spring 2013, has maintained a low profile, with reality shows, talk shows (one hosted by Meghan McCain), a few dramas imported from Britain and Australia, and syndicated reruns including Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Farscape , and Friday Night Lights . On Thursday, it will premiere its first original drama, Fortitude , an impressive English-language murder mystery that takes place in a stunning, startling, and desolate Arctic community and that is illuminated by the eerie Northern Lights.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
YOU CAN call them cute utes. Or wee SUVs. Or soft-road crossovers. If you're being really specific (and boring), they're subcompact crossover sport utility vehicles. And - wowee zowee - there will be plenty of them at the Philadelphia Auto Show opening Saturday through Feb. 8 at the convention center. We're talking brand newbies from Honda (HR-V), Mazda (CX-3), Fiat (500X), Jeep (Renegade) and Chevrolet (Trax). Plus 2015 updates from Nissan (Juke), Kia (Soul), the trailblazing (since 2004!
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