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April 16, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who needs a marketing degree when you've got Vince McMahon as a role model? Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, 38, has worked his way up from small clubs to commanding arena-sized audiences - he will play the Liacouras Center on Thursday - in part by taking cues from the WWE owner. As in professional wrestling, almost everything Iglesias does is a carefully coordinated marketing plan. He's become a merchandising machine. He has mall kiosks in markets where he's particularly popular. He sells T-shirts, hats, toys, anything you can think of bearing his cherubic face, or nickname: Fluffy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
This might not be a popular sentiment, but I'll take Best Coast over Green Day any day, even though, at the Liacouras Center on Wednesday, it's Billie Joe Armstrong's Berkeley-based punks who will headline and Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno's sun-soaked garage pop that will open the bill. "I can't compare myself to Billie Joe," says Best Coast's singer-songwriter Cosentino via e-mail. "I'm not even on that level. One of the first songs I learned on guitar was 'Time of Your Life.' Green Day was influential to me as a teenager, and later on, as a writer.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo and Friends is in town through Sunday at the Liacouras Center. The plot of the show begins with Sam delivering the mail to Sesame Street and sharing a secret that Elmo and his friends can go on an imaginary journey to visit their pen pals if they use their imagination. Ernie becomes captain of the Good Ship Rubber Duckie, and Elmo plays drums in an African rain forest. With the power of imagination, kids will learn from Elmo and his friends that they can fulfill their dreams by using their imagination.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
With the 2014 release of his debut full-length studio album People Keep Talking , University of Pennsylvania graduate Steven Markowitz - nom de rap , Hoodie Allen - fully realizes his dream of making pop-rap harder and sharper without losing its melodic sensibilities. "Don't waste time trying to convince everyone of your purpose, just know and focus on bettering yourself," Markowitz said from New York. He plays the Liacouras Center on Saturday. " People Keep Talking took a minute to drop, considering the mix-tapes and EPs like All American [I did]
SPORTS
March 20, 2004 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several years ago, when Temple assistant women's basketball coach Ervin Monier was on a summer recruiting jaunt at a national tournament in Washington for his boss, Dawn Staley, he was attracted to the play of 6-foot-2 forward-center Candice Dupree. "Everyone was busy watching someone at the other court, but I could see she could be something special for us," Monier said yesterday. If the sophomore from Tampa, Fla., wasn't attracting a crowd that day, she certainly is now. Dupree was the most valuable player of the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament two weeks ago in leading the 21-9 Owls to their second title in three seasons and an automatic berth into the NCAA 64-team field.
SPORTS
January 24, 2002 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The latest chapter in this doomed Temple season unfolded a little differently last night. This time, the Owls came from ahead and lost it at the end. They were nine points clear of Richmond, looking as if they would get to smile for a change. That was with 9 minutes, 42 seconds remaining in the game at the Liacouras Center. The clock might as well have said midnight. The Owls made only one more shot from the field, when Temple center Kevin Lyde picked up an air ball and banked it in. Some things had not changed.
SPORTS
January 22, 2009
Who: Temple (9-7, 1-1 Atlantic 10) vs. Saint Louis (11-6, 2-1) When: 8 o'clock Where: Liacouras Center TV/Radio: None/WPHT (1210-AM)
SPORTS
September 16, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
The NCAA has been told that the Palestra and the Liacouras Center would be available for 2017 NCAA tournaments games that need a home, several sources said Wednesday. The Wells Fargo Center had originally bid for the 2017 dates but now is booked for the March 17-19 period that is open because the NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina this week in reaction to a state law that the NCAA and other critics say is discriminatory toward LGBT people. The women's soccer final four, originally scheduled for Dec. 2 and 4 in Cary, N.C., also needs a home, and Philadelphia is looking into the possibility of offering to host that tournament.
SPORTS
February 15, 2014
The winter storm that crippled the region on Thursday forced the postponement of Temple's home game against 13th-ranked Louisville. The game will be played Friday at 6 p.m. at the Liacouras Center and will be telecast on ESPN2.
SPORTS
March 4, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The women's Atlantic 10 title game will be all Philly, with Temple and Saint Joseph's both advancing in yesterday's semifinals at the Liacouras Center. Stacey Smalls made five free throws in the final 20 seconds of overtime and Lisa Jakubowicz made a key offensive rebound as the Owls beat Massachusetts, 67-61. Temple advanced to the A-10 conference title game for the first time in 13 years. In the other game, Susan Moran had 32 points and Stephanie Graff added 18 as the Hawks defeated Xavier, 90-80.
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SPORTS
September 16, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
The NCAA has been told that the Palestra and the Liacouras Center would be available for 2017 NCAA tournaments games that need a home, several sources said Wednesday. The Wells Fargo Center had originally bid for the 2017 dates but now is booked for the March 17-19 period that is open because the NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina this week in reaction to a state law that the NCAA and other critics say is discriminatory toward LGBT people. The women's soccer final four, originally scheduled for Dec. 2 and 4 in Cary, N.C., also needs a home, and Philadelphia is looking into the possibility of offering to host that tournament.
SPORTS
May 16, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
Did it bother Bruce Arians, new to his job as Temple's head football coach in 1983, that Temple's president, Peter Liacouras, publicly expected Arians' Owls to make it to the Sugar Bowl in short order? It did not. "That's what I thought, too," Arians said over the phone Friday afternoon. "I wanted to work for someone who thought like that. It was fun to work for someone who dreamed the same way you did. " It took Arians three decades to achieve such heights, in his second head-coaching job - in the NFL, with the Arizona Cardinals - but he hasn't forgotten his first head-coaching stop, which is why Arians, just off a plane, returned a call back to Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2016 | By Michael Harrington, Staff Writer
Time to get down! How can you resist, when Elmo asks? Join the little guy and his furry and feathered (and felt) friends Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Ernie, and company for Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance! on North Broad Street to "Do the Robot" and "Shake Your Head One Time" in an interactive event. That's right - it's a dance party! 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St. Tickets: $15 and $32. Information: 1-800-298-4200 or www.liacourascenter.com . Rule the planet A tree grows in the Kimmel Center.
NEWS
April 12, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
Over the weekend, I saw a provocative new campaign ad produced by director Spike Lee in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders. It features a diverse group of supporters speaking out for the presidential hopeful. One of them is the legendary singer and civil-rights activist Harry Belafonte, who says, "People of color have a deeply vested interest in what Bernie Sanders brings to us in this election. " The ad also features the daughter of Eric Garner, a New Yorker who died in 2014 after police put him in a chokehold, and Shaun King, a writer and Black Lives Matter activist.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Julia Terruso and Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITERS
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rode the momentum of a string of recent primary and caucus victories into an arena packed with thousands of young supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. "We have a loud, large, raucous crowd tonight!" Sanders said. "This sounds to me like the sound of a political revolution. " His audience roared. The 10,200-seat arena hit capacity, sending an overflow of a few thousand people into the McGonigle Hall practice facility, a group Sanders addressed before the main event.
NEWS
March 15, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
A year after being the first team left out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Temple had a much different - and surprising - fate this year. Not only did the Owls earn their first NCAA berth since 2013, on the heels of their 77-62 American Athletic Conference semifinal loss to Connecticut on Saturday, they also avoided the dreaded play-in game in Dayton. Temple (21-11) is the No. 10 seed in the South Region and will play No. 7 Iowa (21-10) in the first round, Friday in Brooklyn.
SPORTS
March 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
ORLANDO - When top-seeded Temple meets No. 9 South Florida Friday afternoon in an American Athletic Conference quarterfinal, the Owls will be facing a much different Bulls team. Different in the fact that the Bulls biggest impact player in Thursday's opening 71-66 win over No. 8 East Carolina at the Amway Center, hasn't faced Temple this season. That would be Chris Perry, a 6-foot-8 junior who had 18 points, shooting 7 for 11 from the field and five rebounds in 24 effective minutes against ECU. Temple (20-10)
SPORTS
February 29, 2016
Saturday, noon, the Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: ESPNEWS; WPHT-AM (1210). Records: UCF, 11-15, 5-10 American Athletic Conference; Temple, 17-10, 11-4. On UCF: The Knights are on a six-game losing streak, which began with a 62-60 home loss to Temple on Feb. 6. On Temple: The Owls saw their six-game AAC winning streak snapped with Tuesday's 74-55 loss at Tulsa in a game Temple led by as many as 12 in the first half. Insights Temple seniors Jaylen Bond and Quenton DeCosey need to snap out of mini-slumps.
SPORTS
February 29, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple is facing a reeling Central Florida team on Saturday. But if the Owls are overconfident, all coach Fran Dunphy has to do is show them the tape of their first meeting. That was on Feb. 6, and Temple escaped with a 62-60 victory in Orlando. That began a six-game losing streak for the Knights. Temple, which is 17-10 overall and in first place with an 11-4 mark in the American Athletic Conference, will earn the top seed in the conference tournament by winning its final three regular-season games.
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