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June 25, 1988 | Special to the Daily News by Robert J. Gurecki
Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King performs last night at the Academy of Music, as the third annual Mellon Jazz Festival moves into its last two days, with performances scheduled at various sites today and tomorrow.
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March 31, 2000 | This is a shortened version of a piece by Bill Shefski that appeared in the Daily News Feb. 22, 1965
On the outside, it has all the charm of a Depression-era train station. Inside, it indeed seems like a quaint relic from another time. But 73 years after it opened, the Palestra still rocks. The old gym on the Penn campus has hosted more games, more visiting teams and more NCAA tournament games than any other facility. When the fans are roaring and the bands are playing, it still is the best place anywhere to see college hoops. No human being can honestly and emphatically say how he or she would react to a crisis.
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July 23, 1992 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Television Critic
There's no house band, no purple velvet drapes, and few of the other expected trappings of a late-night talk show. Instead, Comedy Central's "Night After Night" is a comedy-centered talk show in its simplest form, a low-key alternative for viewers drained by the hyperactivity of Jay Leno's and Arsenio Hall's nightly productions. Comedian Allan Havey, the tall, cynical and curious star of "Night After Night," hosts from what appears to be a small office tucked away in the cable channel's New York headquarters.
NEWS
March 1, 1988 | By David Porter, Special to The Inquirer
It is a cold Monday night in late January, and what had started out reluctantly as a blizzard has now turned into an icy rain, affording the cars traveling the back roads of Bristol about as much traction as loose change on a marble floor. The groups of teenagers who usually loiter around the front door at the Grundy Recreation Center skating rink on Jefferson Street have been driven inside by the squall. Even the parking lot at the Easy Pieces go-go lounge on Route 413 is half-empty tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 3 Luminaries such as Anna Wintour (right), editor-in-chief at Vogue , prepare for the event that celebrates fashion worldwide. The one-hour special also tracks the night itself as it unfolds around the globe.
NEWS
May 10, 1986 | By Jimmy Breslin
The actual time and date of the Soviet nuclear accident in Chernobyl has finally been revealed by the Soviet government and it might be the most useful information about the dangers of using nuclear power. It occurred on Saturday, April 26, at l:23 a.m. For in looking at 12 accidents in American plants, I find that eight of them occurred at night, including the most famous one at Three Mile Island, which erupted at 12:30 a.m. on a Wednesday night in 1979. Another three accidents occurred on Friday night and one on Saturday night.
NEWS
May 22, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
For 30 years, he sent a nation off to bed, and last night he made his final appearance with guests - in this case jousting with the machine-gun wit of Robin Williams and playing off the brassiness of onetime bathhouse singer Bette Midler. It took two minutes 15 seconds, and countless pleadings from Johnny Carson for the crowd in NBC's Studio One to sit down and stop cheering last night. Midler warbled a letter she had written titled "Dear Mr. Carson," and ended the show by lovingly singing "One More for My Baby" to a misty-eyed Carson.
NEWS
May 23, 2003
like the zombies in "Night of the Living Dead" - trek to the polls in lockstep to pull the necessary levers and push the necessary buttons to re-elect the usual suspects who are slowly but inevitably destroying the city. The voters are to the city what the carpenters union is to the Convention Center. The voters keep re-electing the very people who are putting their power-driven egos ahead of improving the city, while the carpenters union would rather destroy the Convention Center than give up their own power-driven ego trip.
NEWS
July 22, 2002 | By Nathaniel Friedman FOR THE INQUIRER
Alicia Keys is hardly the first artist to make rich, substantive music before age 21. It's only against the backdrop of today's pop wasteland that she comes as such a revelation. Friday night at the Tweeter Center, the multiple Grammy winner showed where her real gift lies. With the professionalism of a veteran, she was both ringmaster and leading lady, effortlessly guiding band and audience through her tapestry of moods and styles. In front of a sizable, rain-soaked crowd at the mostly open-air venue, Keys made live performance mean more than performing songs live.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1991 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Television Critic
Freeze Twin Peaks' three young lovelies at the Roadhouse under the evil eye of the murderous Windom Earle. Freeze the gorgeous John Justice Wheeler (those lips!, those lids!) in his room at the Great Northern, plotting his next move in the conquest of luscious Audrey "I'm only 18" Horne. Freeze Norma's sister, Annie, riding that bus back to Twin Peaks from the convent. ABC has sent Under Cover and Twin Peaks, its 9 and 10 o'clock Saturday- night dramas, off to indefinite hiatus, a place that can be more frightening in the minds of TV producers than any - in this dimension or another - that exists in the twisted town of Twin Peaks.
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August 22, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Singer/guitarist Mike Ness started his hard-core rock-roots ensemble Social Distortion in Fullerton, Calf., in 1978. It took a dozen years to forge its first classic, their namesake major-label debut of 1990. With its cranky mix of California punk, rockabilly, tough country, and taproom rock and roll telling rotted-out stories of addiction and salvation, Ness and company formed the template for many a Social Distortion (and solo Ness) album to follow. Celebrating 25 years of Charles Bukowski barfly-esque, sauced-up sound was worth a night out Wednesday on the Festival Pier at Penn's Landing.
NEWS
August 19, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE BASKETBALL courts at Connell Park in Southwest Philly were packed last night, the thwack of rubber on macadam filling the air. On another night, in another life, Corey Tunnell would have been there, popping off jump shots with his friends. But Tunnell, 16, is gone, claimed by an Aug. 9 shooting that his family describes as an "unfortunate accident" at his aunt's house, up the block from those courts. "I'm still in a cloud. I still can't believe it," Tunnell's paternal grandmother, Caroline Armstrong, told the Daily News last night in her home in Sharon Hill, Delaware County.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Willie Nelson is an extraordinary octogenarian. The 82-year-old Red Headed Stranger - still ponytailed, though now mostly gray - played outdoors Sunday at the Borgata Festival Park in Atlantic City, and he was frisky and inventive all night long. The tour stop with openers Old Crow Medicine Show was billed as a "Willie Nelson & Family" concert, but with Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah off backing up Neil Young this summer, the only family member on stage throughout the briskly paced 90-minute set was his piano-playing older sister Bobbie.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, For The Inquirer
Philly tried, but it couldn't stay mad at Erykah Badu for long. When fans from the postponed show Thursday - Badu was a no-show, reportedly because of plane problems - arrived at the Dell Music Center, they walked to their seats with various attitudes. There was the "I had this ticket and was still available" stance, the "I had to call the babysitter again " walk, and the "this is the same outfit from yesterday" strut. Near the 8 p.m. start time, many of the seats weren't filled, sending a clear message: Badu was now on Philly's time.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Murky Meek mess Things just keep getting more complicated-er for Meek Mill . Remember on Feb. 8, when Meek was involved in a post-Grammy party? That pretty much wrecked Justin Bieber 's rented glass house in the Hollyvoid Hills? Meek sublet it from Biebs and his posse for Grammy week. Things went kerblooey during the festivities (which his rental contract said Meek couldn't have!). OK, so the landlord is suing Meek for throwing an enormous, 1,000-person party there. But that's not all: Now said landlord is suing everybody and their grandma.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stretch of Lancaster Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets transformed Thursday night, as thousands of city residents came out to taste hard apple cider and corn on the cob at a semiannual block party that made the street bustle. A crowd of people made their way down the block, some dressed in business attire, sipping a beer at the end of the workday. Others grabbed a meal in T-shirts, their dogs and children in tow. The party was called Night Market, a project run by the nonprofit Food Trust and in its fifth season.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Made a meme and dissed by rappers, politicians, and Rosetta Stone, Meek Mill, Philly's own prodigal son, returns to the area Thursday night. But will it be to open arms? The Philly rapper, 28, is slated to perform at the Susquehanna Bank Center as part of Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint Tour. Or, as Canadian rapper Drake called it, "his girl's tour. " If you've been anywhere with WiFi connection, you know we're in the center of a beef between the Philadelphian and the Canadian.
SPORTS
July 31, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
Updated at 12:00 p.m. Friday:  The trade is now official. COLE HAMELS was nowhere to be found yesterday at Citizens Bank Park, but the other lefthander who is headed for a new team had to go through the awkward stage of suiting up for a team he didn't believe he'd ever be playing for the night before. Jake Diekman packed the Phillies travel bag next to his locker with his baseball equipment, shook the hands of the few players still meandering in the home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park and walked out the door at 10:32 p.m. last night.
NEWS
July 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I'm frustrated about how to connect with my young adult son's 18-year-old girlfriend. He told me she has a bad relationship with her divorced parents, so he's hoping we can bond. A problem that comes up frequently is, she's so anxious to show me how skilled and knowledgeable she is, she misses any tips and techniques I try to subtly teach her. They live together in another state, so our weekend visits at each other's homes seem to amplify the problem. I'll give you an example: When I removed ice cubes from an ice tray, I ran water over the bottom briefly before twisting the tray.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
GEORGE Bernard Shaw once wrote, in "Pygmalion": "What you are to do without me I cannot imagine. " I think I speak for Jenice Armstrong and myself when I say that that's about how we feel right now. Next month's annual Daily News ' Candidates' Comedy Night will be Stu Bykofsky 's last. That's right, folks. The dog man living in a cat's world is hanging up his hat as host of the much-beloved night of comedy featuring jokes told by those seeking public office in November - and (we hope)
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