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October 27, 2006 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While Angelina Jolie and Madonna have adopted orphans from impoverished countries, comedian/actor Joe Piscopo has adopted an entire city - Camden. This week, former Saturday Night Live comedian Piscopo arrived in the Whitman Park neighborhood in his black Hummer to discuss Camden, its problems, and ways to showcase one of his favorite organizations - the Unity Community Center. Because of the center's investment in young people, Piscopo said, the Unity Community Center - hidden in one of Camden's worst ghettos - is a model for other organizations to help revive ailing cities throughout the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011
DURING THE course of a close friendship and creative partnership of more than 20 years, entertainer Joe Piscopo and I have spent countless hours in conversations that have covered topics from "The Honeymooners" to Trenton and Washington politics to the joys and frustrations of fatherhood. But it's doubtful no subject of the past two decades has claimed our attention more than Joe's desire to have his own nightclub in an Atlantic City casino. "How cool would it be," he has rhetorically and repeatedly asked, "to have a home base down there, where I could play and hang out?"
NEWS
January 13, 1999 | By Russell J. Rickford, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When Maliki Durant, 18, was a grade-schooler, "causing mischief" meant lifting candy from corner stores and pelting rocks at abandoned buildings until the empty window frames gaped like eye sockets. Five years ago, the South Camden teenager found discipline in a military-style drill team. But he has since watched many of his boyhood pals graduate from mischief to misdemeanors to the sort of hustling that earns you a "rep" in neighborhoods that are crucibles of handguns and drugs.
SPORTS
April 5, 2013
The rundown for the Phillies home opener against the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Citizens Bank Park:   1:35 p.m.: All gates open. Fans will receive an opening-day rally towel. 3:15 p.m.: Fans are invited to line up on 10th Street and cheer on the 2013 Phillies as they make their "leadoff walk" into the ballpark, escorted by the Cardinal O'Hara High School marching band. 3:53 p.m.: A team of former Navy Leap Frogs will parachute onto the field, delivering the first balls.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2002 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Like its source material - the Herman Melville novella Bartleby the Scrivener - Bartleby suggests that it's not the laborer who is alienated, it's the management. This sentiment is quite explicit in the black comedy's art direction, but too implicit in its deadpan drama. Set in a records office of an unnamed California community (it was filmed in San Rafael), the film offers an eerie symbol for the isolated workplace, achieved through a special-effects shot. This office building is on a butte ringed by freeways, inaccessible to pedestrians.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1986 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
With their much-publicized penchant for dispatching their rivals somewhere between the linguine and dessert, our local crime factions will never be accused of subtlety. Nor, on the evidence of Wise Guys, will Brian De Palma. De Palma, better known for staging movie killings whose flamboyance must be the envy of Mafia members from coast to coast, has picked an inviting target in Wise Guys. But he has also made a couple of unwise choices for the leading roles. Whatever merits they have displayed elsewhere - and few come to mind - Danny De Vito and Joe Piscopo are not up to the demands of this movie.
NEWS
July 15, 1992 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frank Sinatra crooning to the tortured strains of a heavy metal band? No, no, no. Never. It has to be Joe Piscopo doing a slick impersonation of his hero. Hey, Piscopo and Sinatra - they're a couple of North Jersey guys, you know. The respect is there, but Piscopo is in the business of generating laughs, so he has to have some fun with the Ol'Blue Eyes image. Nothing personal, Frank. But there is more to Joe Piscopo than Sinatra. Consider his other impersonations: Joan Rivers, David Letterman, Ted Koppel, David Lee Roth, Phil Donahue, Robert De Niro, Andy Rooney, Jerry Lewis, Larry King, Axl Rose, even Ivana Trump.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2011 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
ATLANTIC CITY - See this pocket of summer, the end of August through September's Labor Day holiday? Well, Joe Piscopo owns it. There are comedians such as Chris Tucker and standard-bearing entertainers such as Donny Osmond coming to Atlantic City to perform in the coming weeks, but Piscopo rules this town and these weeks. And it's not just because the Passaic, N.J.-born comedian and instrumentalist has his own spot, Club Piscopo, inside Atlantic City's Resorts Casino Hotel that offers an old-school variety-show mix. Drift back to this time last year and you'll recall his ring-a-ding "That's Life" at Caesars casino, where the Jersey Boys' Michael Longoria sang like Frankie Valli and Piscopo did his highly acclaimed impersonations of fellow Jersey-ians Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2011
ACH, Boardwalk at Boston Avenue, 609-347-7111, hiltonac.com. The Guess Who, 8 p.m. tomorrow, $40. Bally's Atlantic City, Boardwalk at Park Place, 609-340-2000, ballysac.com. "Legends in Concert," 7 and 10 p.m. tomorrow, 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, $30. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, 609-317-1000, theborgata.com. Interpol, 9 tonight (Music Box), $39.50 and $34.50. Jay Leno, 8 p.m. tomorrow (Event Center), $85, $75 and $65. Adam Carolla, 9 p.m. tomorrow (Music Box)
NEWS
August 20, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Donald Trump's casino business may be in a bit of a crisis, but the indefatigably self-promoting developer and reality TV star has branched out some more. This time, the Donald is hawking a board game. The Parker Bros. product, narcissistically called Trump, the Game, has such an exciting premise, we nearly had a stroke when we first heard about it: Four players bid on real estate and make billion-dollar business deals. Yes, it's just like the Donald's real life. And who wouldn't want to emulate the man who's helped make naked greed and power-mongering a veritably sacred American duty?
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SPORTS
April 5, 2013
The rundown for the Phillies home opener against the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Citizens Bank Park:   1:35 p.m.: All gates open. Fans will receive an opening-day rally towel. 3:15 p.m.: Fans are invited to line up on 10th Street and cheer on the 2013 Phillies as they make their "leadoff walk" into the ballpark, escorted by the Cardinal O'Hara High School marching band. 3:53 p.m.: A team of former Navy Leap Frogs will parachute onto the field, delivering the first balls.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2012 | By Dan Gross
COLIN FARRELL has been hanging out around Rittenhouse Square while in preproduction on "Dead Man Down. " The mob drama, which begins shooting at month's end, co-stars Noomi Rapace , the Swedish actress who starred in the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and its sequels. Terrence Howard was also recently added to the cast of the film which is to be shot here but set in New York. Don't expect to see the reformed bad boy Farrell out partying. The Irishman, now a father of two, says he's been sober for nearly seven years and told Ellen DeGeneres recently about his fondness for yoga and spinning.
NEWS
October 28, 2011 | By Reity O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Correction: An article Saturday on a fund-raiser at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia gave incorrect information on the four original cast members of Jersey Boys, who perform as the Midtown Men. Christian Hoff, J. Robert Spencer, Daniel Reichard, and Michael Longoria - known as the Midtown Men - will appear at the Nov. 5 event at the high school. Entertainment producer was not a role that the Rev. Michael Marone, minister at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia, thought he would take on when he was ordained into the priesthood in 2007.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2011 | By Dan Gross
RYAN HOWARD walked with crutches as he shopped at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting yesterday, with his fiancee , Krystle Campbell. Howard, who tore his Achilles tendon during Friday's elimination game against the Cardinals, was wearing an old-school maroon Phillies warm-up suit and a brace or cast on his leg. On our blog, PhillyGossip.com, is a photo believed to be Howard riding a motorized scooter at the same Whole Foods. Film fest luminaria Filmmakers Jonathan Demme , Peter Berg and Alexander Payne , and boxing greats Joe Frazier and Larry Holmes are all guests at the Philadelphia Film Festival, Oct. 20 to Nov. 3. Payne's "The Descendants" is the closing-night film.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2011 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
ATLANTIC CITY - See this pocket of summer, the end of August through September's Labor Day holiday? Well, Joe Piscopo owns it. There are comedians such as Chris Tucker and standard-bearing entertainers such as Donny Osmond coming to Atlantic City to perform in the coming weeks, but Piscopo rules this town and these weeks. And it's not just because the Passaic, N.J.-born comedian and instrumentalist has his own spot, Club Piscopo, inside Atlantic City's Resorts Casino Hotel that offers an old-school variety-show mix. Drift back to this time last year and you'll recall his ring-a-ding "That's Life" at Caesars casino, where the Jersey Boys' Michael Longoria sang like Frankie Valli and Piscopo did his highly acclaimed impersonations of fellow Jersey-ians Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2011
ACH, Boardwalk at Boston Avenue, 609-347-7111, hiltonac.com. The Guess Who, 8 p.m. tomorrow, $40. Bally's Atlantic City, Boardwalk at Park Place, 609-340-2000, ballysac.com. "Legends in Concert," 7 and 10 p.m. tomorrow, 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, $30. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, 609-317-1000, theborgata.com. Interpol, 9 tonight (Music Box), $39.50 and $34.50. Jay Leno, 8 p.m. tomorrow (Event Center), $85, $75 and $65. Adam Carolla, 9 p.m. tomorrow (Music Box)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011
DURING THE course of a close friendship and creative partnership of more than 20 years, entertainer Joe Piscopo and I have spent countless hours in conversations that have covered topics from "The Honeymooners" to Trenton and Washington politics to the joys and frustrations of fatherhood. But it's doubtful no subject of the past two decades has claimed our attention more than Joe's desire to have his own nightclub in an Atlantic City casino. "How cool would it be," he has rhetorically and repeatedly asked, "to have a home base down there, where I could play and hang out?"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2010 | By Dan Gross
FUNNYMAN Joe Piscopo will perform publicly in his Frank Sinatra get-up for the first time since "Saturday Night Live. " On Aug. 28, the Jersey-born entertainer's show, "That's Life," comes to the Circus Maximus theater at Caesars Atlantic City, along with singer Michael Longoria , who played Frankie Valli in "Jersey Boys" on Broadway. Piscopo, a multi-instrumentalist, will play drums, guitar, piano, sax, flute and also appear as Bruce Springsteen . As far as his Sinatra garb, Piscopo told us yesterday that he had to dig around the basement of his home in Hunterdon County, N.J., to find the bow-tie and pinkie ring he wore as Sinatra, or "The Old Man," as he calls him, from his "SNL" days.
NEWS
October 27, 2006 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While Angelina Jolie and Madonna have adopted orphans from impoverished countries, comedian/actor Joe Piscopo has adopted an entire city - Camden. This week, former Saturday Night Live comedian Piscopo arrived in the Whitman Park neighborhood in his black Hummer to discuss Camden, its problems, and ways to showcase one of his favorite organizations - the Unity Community Center. Because of the center's investment in young people, Piscopo said, the Unity Community Center - hidden in one of Camden's worst ghettos - is a model for other organizations to help revive ailing cities throughout the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2004 | HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IF ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER can do it, why not . . . Joe Piscopo? According to Rush & Molloy in the New York Daily News, the former "Saturday Night Live" star is thinking about running to fill Jim McGreevey's shoes as governor of New Jersey. Piscopo told Rush & Molloy that "some prominent business guys" want him to throw his hat in the ring. "They've suggested I run as an independent," he said. "They have the financing, but they've assured me I wouldn't be beholden to them.
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