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August 29, 2008 | By Sam Adams FOR THE INQUIRER
From a distance, it sounded as if the Susquehanna Bank Center had been transformed into a giant roller coaster. The screaming rose and fell, mixing ecstasy, anticipation, and a touch of disbelief. OMG - the Jonas Brothers! Easily the biggest thing to happen to tween pop since their onetime tour mate Hannah Montana, the Wyckoff, N.J.-raised trio of Nick, 15, Joe, 19, and Kevin, 20, play caffeinated power-pop with squeaky-clean lyrics and a delivery that's less so. The homeschooled preacher's sons may wear rings on their fingers to symbolize a commitment to premarital abstinence, but the way they groaned the lyrics of "Burnin' Up" suggested they had at least given the matter some thought.
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August 28, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oh, the screaming! Nothing can prepare you for the screaming: Nearly 5,000 teenage girls shrieking, screeching, squealing, and squeaking in unison. No, we're not in a war zone. This is a Jonas Brothers zone. The boy-band trio - Nick, 17, Joe, 21, and Kevin, 22 - took over Campbell's Field in Camden on Friday afternoon to play a free softball game with the Road Dogs, their home-brewed team of roadies and pals, in support of Allstate's "X the TXT" campaign, a national effort encouraging kids not to text while driving.
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July 24, 2009 | By Sam Adams, FOR THE INQUIRER
Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas have built their career on seeming like the boys next door, but their show at the Wachovia Center on Thursday night made it clear that they've moved to a fancier neighborhood. Performing on a round stage lit by an overhead video array that looked like an upside-down wedding cake, and backed by as many as 10 musicians, the brothers seemed more like alpha dogs than eager pups, determined to mark every inch of their territory. Musically, at least, the concert was more coherent than their new album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, whose calculated attempts to touch on every genre of popular music give it a distinctly Frankenstnian air. With a few exceptions, their 90-minute set focused on the upbeat, lyrically lightweight power pop that is their stock in trade.
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September 3, 2010 | By RICK BENTLEY, McClatchy Newspapers
CAMP ROCK 2: THE FINAL JAM. 8 tonight, Disney Channel. LOS ANGELES - Demi Lovato didn't have her own TV show, "Sonny With a Chance," when she starred in the 2008 cable film "Camp Rock. " Her co-stars, the Jonas Brothers, were established musicians but had little acting experience. That changed with "Camp Rock," a summer-and-sun answer to "High School Musical. " The Disney Channel movie was the top-rated cable program in 2008 with more than 10 million total viewers. It was an even bigger hit with teens, tweens and kids.
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March 21, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WITH PATRICIA Clarkson joining us today on the Tattle page, it's all Tattbits. Madame Tussauds in New York unveiled a wax figure of Miley Cyrus yesterday. And girls wept. The Hollywood Reporter says Disney Channel has OK'd a series with the Jonas Brothers so-far titled "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream. " It's about their family and their tour. And girls wept some more. As for that Jonas Brothers tour, billboard.com says it will be "Burning Up" and begin July 4 in Toronto.
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July 22, 2010
Age: 40. Neighborhood: Divides his time between Center City and Los Angeles. "I'm on the road 250 days a year. " What he does: Partner in the Different Drummer marketing agency, specializing in online and traditional publicity. Clients include writer Mitch Albom, the Jonas Brothers, Chris Rock's "Good Hair," Disney, Universal Films and Lionsgate. Side gig: Owns a tech company that's building an online community network platform. Schooling: Howard University and Union Theological Seminary.
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January 11, 2010 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
How do you distinguish the new solo music of Nick Jonas from his body of work with his older siblings as the Jonas Brothers? It was hard to tell above the insane, incessant caterwauling of his young female fans at the first of two sold-out shows at the Tower Theater this weekend. The girls started screeching as soon as the prefatory theme from Rocky began blaring from the sound system. They did not let up until two minutes after Jonas' second encore, the title track from his debut solo album, Who I Am, scheduled for release Feb. 2. He delivered the entire album Saturday night, plus a sprinkling of Jonas Brothers songs and a few covers.
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October 31, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
In news likely to tip hundreds of borderline adolescents into full-on madness, the Jonas Brothers have announced they are . . . disbanding ! "It's over for now," Kevin Jonas tells People. In a desperate plea to keep some hope alive, Nick tells the mag the act isn't like, um, fully dead. "It's really hard to say 'forever,' " he says. "We're closing a chapter, for sure. " (It feels final: The Twitter account @JonasBrothers has been closed.) Reports this month indicated the band had experienced a deep rift, a packet of creative differences.
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February 28, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
According to Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, JonasWorld is a place where glowsticks wave to the beat of homogenized pop for milk-fed tween and teenage girls. The pop princes, successors to the Monkees and Boyz II Men - if less musically inventive - are ear candy for females of a certain age and demographic. Here's how to tell them apart: "Joe is the one with the caterpillar eyebrows and shiny dark hair," explains my daughter Cora, 12. "Kevin is the oldest one. He has curly hair and doesn't do much.
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July 17, 2009 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, takiffj@phillynews.com 215-854-5960
YES, THE YOUNG girls (ages 6 to 16) will be out in force, screaming their lungs out, when the Jonas Brothers land at the Wachovia Center Thursday for the first of two sold-out shows. One reviewer who caught their Chicago concert this week likened the din to airplane engines revving at O'Hare International Airport. Attending parents? Have your earplugs ready. But the Jonas Brothers are not the typical boy band they'd like us to believe. Their new, fourth album, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times," and their World Tour 2009, feature sophisticated horn charts and violins "adding things that haven't been heard in pop music," said middle brother, Joe Jonas, in a pre-tour interview.
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June 12, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
Just in time for her close-to-sold-out concerts tonight and tomorrow at the Linc, Taylor Swift has made her couplehood official via Instagram. Swift and DJ Calvin Harris are dating, as indicated by a romantically blurry photo of the couple riding an inflatable swan in a pool. In April, the laptop jockey posted a shot of the singer-songwriter's cats, a clear sign that the twosome was together - and serious. The days since have provided glimpses of romance, celebrity-style: A hug at the Billboard Awards, a trip to a Nashville Whole Foods, a meal out in L.A., rumors of a vegan barbecue hosted by the $1 million-a-gig Harris for the $1 million-a-glance-your-way Swift and friends.
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January 24, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leno backs Cosby accusers It's easy to understand why so many celebs have avoided taking sides in the Bill Cosby rape scandal - its scope and weight make it almost deadly. "People jump on the bandwagon, I'm going to wait," The View 's Whoopi Goldberg said. Late-night hosts are keeping their jokes descriptive, neutral. "Why did Bill Cosby cross the road?" Seth Meyers said. "To avoid a reporter who was asking about sexual assault allegations. " Not so Jay Leno . The Tonight Show alumnus says he's disturbed that so many fans refuse to believe the more than two dozen women who have accused Cosby.
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December 10, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When Q102's annual Jingle Ball blizzards its way into Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, so will some of the biggest names in teen rock, electro-pop, and hip-hop: Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, One Republic, Meghan Trainor, Jessie J, and Rita Ora. Of particular interest is Azalea, whose steamy singles "Beg for It" and "Black Widow" are part of Re-Classified , a new repackaging of her Def Jam debut The New Classic . And Smith...
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October 14, 2013
TATTLER Howard Gensler has the day off, so his DN Weekend sidekick Lauren McCutheon jumped over from the "PH Scale" part of the page to recap the week's celebrity do's and (mostly) don'ts. Yesterday Paris Hilton - remember her? - displayed enduring dim wits when she accidentally dissed a North Carolina DJ. Thinking she was off the air, Hilton called interviewer Bob Dumas an "f- adjective a- noun . " We're guessing Dumas took that as a compliment. Thursday Kris and Bruce Jenner copped to having separated after 22 years of marriage, six of which were on TV. Kris' three similarly televised daughters - Kim, Kourtney and Khloe - are, however, still in completely normal, stable relationships that will doubtless stand the test of time.
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October 11, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The Jonas Brothers ? Who's that? Weren't they a synchronized swimming team? That ugly (yet, some critics would say, just ) fate - obscurity - awaits siblings Kevin , 25, Joe , 24, and Nick Jonas , 21, whose bubblegum boyband seems on the verge of imploding. The Jonases on Wednesday announced they are scrapping their entire tour, which was to have its grand(iose) opening Friday at Tower Theater in Upper Darby. "There is a deep rift within the band," their rep, Jesse Derris , tells People.
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July 26, 2013
FAMILY Philadelphia Dance Day Twenty dance studios offer free lessons in hip-hop, modern dance, jazz, ballet, tango, salsa, bachata, etc. Check ahead to see if kids are welcome at the class you want to attend. The day's finale is - what else? - a dance party on Rittenhouse Square. Various locations, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. tomorrow, free; dance afterparty at Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq., 6-11:30 p.m. tomorrow, $5, philadelphiadanceday.com. Apollo auditions For the first time, judges from famed Harlem theater seek talent in Philly.
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June 28, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
  WHAT WOULD you call something that includes Beyoncé, Jerry Seinfeld, Steely Dan, the Roots, Don Rickles and Bill Maher ? How about, July in Atlantic City? As the summer heats up, so does the headliner action as a nonstop parade of top entertainers make their way to town. There's no doubt the biggest booking of the month is Beyoncé , who last year christened Revel with three still-talked-about concerts. This time, Queen Bey will be strutting her stuff at Boardwalk Hall, on July 26. But that gig is but the tip of an impressive iceberg.
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June 21, 2013 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
Want to know everything there is to know about the resident teenager? Walk into her room. "Three minutes of observation in my bedroom will tell you more about me than three hours of conversation," Valerie Lenzi, 18, a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School, wrote in her Common App college essay. "Walk through the heavy, metal kitchen door, up the mauve-carpeted staircase . . . and stop directly in front of the last door on the left. You have reached my tangible soul: my bedroom. " Covered in posters and art prints, Lenzi's room showcases her musical tastes (The Kooks, Jonas Brothers - a nod to her younger days, she allows)
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May 18, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The summer of 2013 pop-music schedule at the Jersey Shore is not quite so star-studded as last year. Atlantic City got a boost in 2012 with Beyoncé christening the then-brand-new Revel casino. Bader Field hosted Metallica's Orion music festival, which has moved on to Detroit, another town seeking revitalization via rock. Still, there will be plenty of marquee names playing down the Shore this season: Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige, Ke$ha, Sting, Pitbull, B.B. King, Steely Dan, and, yes, Beyoncé are all coming to Atlantic City between now and Labor Day. Outside the orbit of the gambling town, there's noteworthy action, ranging from farther up the Garden State Parkway in Asbury Park, to Dover, Del., where the second Firefly Music Festival will set up shop in June on the way to the beaches of Delaware Bay. Things start to kick into gear Memorial Day weekend in Atlantic City, with Southside Johnny at the House of Blues on May 24 and Mary J. Blige at Caesars on May 25-26.
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