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January 6, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just days after receiving the Commander of the British Empire honor from Queen Elizabeth II, Ray Davies has proven he's a true gentleman: The singer-songwriter was shot in the leg Sunday night chasing two men who snatched a purse from a woman he was with in New Orleans' French Quarter. The 59-year-old Kinks frontman, who was in town on vacation, was taken to the Medical Center of Louisiana and treated for a minor injury. "He's in hospital but it is not really serious. He should be up and about in a day or so," Davies' manager, Deke Arlon, told the BBC. "He is in good spirits.
NEWS
July 3, 1987 | By Robert Gordon, Special to The Inquirer
The Kinks brought nearly a quarter-century of rock-and-roll to the Mann Music Center on Wednesday night, and their music was none the worse for the wear. Led by Ray Davies and his brother Dave, the Kinks are one of the few surviving groups from the British Invasion of the mid-'60s. Their longevity is perhaps due to their stalwart devotion to simple rock-and-roll. Aside from a period of introspection that yielded several concept albums shortly after the band's initial success, the Kinks have chronicled the struggles of the working man. The Kinks' most recent album, Think Visual, finds Ray Davies writing about his own struggles with work.
NEWS
June 27, 2010
Pete Quaife, 66, a bassist who joined forces with two schoolmates to form the Kinks, one of the leading rock bands of the 1960s British Invasion, died Wednesday of kidney failure in Herlev, Denmark. Born Peter Alexander Greenlaw Quaife, he went to William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School in North London with Ray and Dave Davies, and the three began playing music together in 1961, with a succession of drummers. Ray was the front man, and Dave played lead guitar. They went through several names, including the Ravens, before settling on the Kinks in early 1964, with Mick Avory on drums.
NEWS
April 7, 2008 | By Jonathan Valania FOR THE INQUIRER
For anyone under 30, the best way to hear the Kinks' music is watching the films of Wes Anderson. Pretty much any one will do - they are all larded with choice cuts indelibly wedded to strikingly precious visual tableaux. Anyone over 30 should have gone to the Tower on Saturday to see Ray Davies, who wrote and sang all those classic, quintessentially English pop songs. The films lend the music a vitality and transgenerational reach that members of the Kinks are no longer capable of. The songs may transcend time, but the men who made them cannot.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 1987 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
The Kinks are a band that has always tottered on the edge of greatness - as well as on the edge of extinction. "Ever since we started, people have said the Kinks would never last," notes leader Ray Davies with amusement. "Well, we survived the silly '60s, the sordid '70s, and we're here in the hateful '80s. " Their quaint, music-hall-influenced ballads and rock anthems of working- class life have always won the Kinks critical approval and a diehard cult following - plus occasional Top 40 hits including "You Really Got Me," All Day and All of the Night," "Sunny Afternoon," "Lola," "Celluloid Heroes" and "Come Dancing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2011
Music documentary Do It Again On WHYY TV12 at 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday.      
SPORTS
March 7, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - As he jogged back to the Phillies' clubhouse in the middle of the fourth inning, Cliff Lee made a pit stop in leftfield to chat with Tampa Bay's Joe Inglett, Lee's teammate with the Indians in 2006 and at Triple A Buffalo in 2007. It was a scene you will only find in spring training, the starting pitcher standing in the field of play chatting with an opponent seconds before the action resumes. But Lee had a good reason for his high spirits: The veteran lefty had just completed a sparkling outing against the Rays, striking out five and allowing just two baserunners in four scoreless innings.
NEWS
September 11, 1989 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
At times, during his group's tour-opening concert at the Mann Music Center on Saturday, Ray Davies, the bouncy leader of the Kinks, led the band through fresh, explorative versions of their hits, some of which reach back 25 years. More often, the Kinks played the time-tested material as they always have played it; the formula has worked all this time, making the group one of the most enduring in the world. So why change now, Davies seemed to be saying to the packed outdoor arena.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1996 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"I think I'm slightly at odds with myself. " Ray Davies is talking about his habit of writing songs that are nostalgic for a rosy past, despite his sneaking suspicion that the good old days weren't really so good after all. "A lot of my songs are evocative of a time gone by," says the leader of the Kinks over "bloody good" Indian fare and Kingfisher beer at a Center City restaurant. "But I never thought the past was any good. Not really. "This is as good as it gets," the London native adds, flashing his gap-toothed grin.
SPORTS
August 29, 2010
1. Yes. He has yet to toss a TD pass. 2. No. He's just working out the kinks.
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October 10, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christian Hackenberg spent Penn State's bye week resting up a body that took too many hits through the first five games, watching film, and reflecting on a season that's been a bit of a struggle despite the Nittany Lions' 4-1 record. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound sophomore resumes action Saturday at Michigan ranked second in the Big Ten in passing yards per game (295.4) and total offense (302.2 yards per game). But he is 10th in passing efficiency and his six interceptions are the third-highest total among conference quarterbacks.
SPORTS
July 26, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE QUARTERBACKS were the highest-profile attendees of these 2 days of rookie and select vet practice at NovaCare. First-round rookie Lane Johnson, an offensive tackle, also was much in demand with reporters, Johnson being the highest-drafted Eagle since Donovan McNabb in 1999. After that? James Casey. Casey and his former Texans teammate, linebacker Connor Barwin, were the Eagles' highest-profile free-agent signings. Nobody better embodies the shift from Andy Reid's West Coast offense to Kelly's faster-paced style than Casey, a halfback/tight end known for his athleticism and his savvy.
NEWS
February 17, 2013
Bass player Rick Huxley, 72, one of the founding members of the Dave Clark Five, died in London on Monday. He had emphysema. Mr. Huxley played on the band's signature hits from the era when the group - part of the British invasion that included the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and other bands - briefly rivaled the Beatles in popularity. The Dave Clark Five's best-known songs included "Bits and Pieces" and "Glad All Over. " They enjoyed a large following in the United States after appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show . - AP
NEWS
December 16, 2011
A story Thursday about the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia misidentified the law firm Drinker Biddle. A story Thursday about a documentary on the Kinks misstated the names of reporter Geoff Edgers' daughter, Lila, and of the Dave Davies song "Strangers. " In a story Thursday about cuts in Medicaid enrollment, a quotation from Tricia Brooks of Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, saying "there is very little evidence of beneficiary fraud and abuse" in medical assistance, referred to Medicaid programs in general, not specifically those in Pennsylvania.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2011
Music documentary Do It Again On WHYY TV12 at 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday.      
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2011 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
It has been interesting to see soul's kinky king R. Kelly going for something more traditional with his recent recording, Love Letter . Packaged like a classic '60s album with musical nods to the past, Love Letter is the least salacious of all of Kelly's winning efforts. It's a showcase for his voice at its most silken and his songwriting at its catchiest. Sunday's sold-out Love Letter Tour gig at the Mann, with Marsha Ambrosius and Keyshia Cole, seemed to promise old-fashioned goodness.
SPORTS
March 7, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - As he jogged back to the Phillies' clubhouse in the middle of the fourth inning, Cliff Lee made a pit stop in leftfield to chat with Tampa Bay's Joe Inglett, Lee's teammate with the Indians in 2006 and at Triple A Buffalo in 2007. It was a scene you will only find in spring training, the starting pitcher standing in the field of play chatting with an opponent seconds before the action resumes. But Lee had a good reason for his high spirits: The veteran lefty had just completed a sparkling outing against the Rays, striking out five and allowing just two baserunners in four scoreless innings.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2011
GIZMO: Case controversies plague the Kindle (with M-Edge to the rescue!) and taunt Apple's iPad 2 "secrecy. " Also, a cautionary tale about tech magazine cover headlines. KINDLE KLUNK-UP: Just a month ago, Amazon.com was bragging about the huge success of its third-generation Kindle, the best-selling item in company history. Now, and only under duress, has the online giant come clean (kinda) about problems with this e-reader when it's installed in a $34.99, made-for-Kindle carrying case.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2010 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The twin highlights of the Sight and Soundtrack music-movie series at the Philadelphia Film Festival take divergent documentary approaches to the legacies of first-generation British Invasion rock deities. The conventional approach comes from LennonNYC , Michael Epstein's tale of John Lennon's final decade, from his early 1970s protests against the Vietnam War to his death on Dec. 8, 1980. The challenge for Epstein's documentary is to make fresh an overly familiar story. There's the ex-Beatle's fight against deportation, his split with Yoko Ono, and his dark and drunken period hanging with Harry Nilsson (in L.A., not New York)
SPORTS
August 29, 2010
1. Yes. He has yet to toss a TD pass. 2. No. He's just working out the kinks.
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