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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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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)
SPORTS
June 28, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THREE HOURS and 20-plus minutes felt like an eternity. That's the amount of time that had lapsed between the Sixers' draft selections at No. 3 and 35 overall at Thursday night's draft. Where had Sam Hinkie gone? The 76ers general manager is usually very active on draft night. The Sixers were rumored multiple times to be trying to get back into the first round, perhaps to finally draft a point guard - whether it was Notre Dame's Jerian Grant or even Duke's Tyus Jones. But it was mere silence as the first round progressed and turned into the second round.
SPORTS
June 26, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Ohio State star D'Angelo Russell was bombarded with questions Wednesday on the eve of the NBA draft. "D'Angelo, what did Nerlens Noel tell you about 76ers coach Brett Brown?" "D'Angelo, how do you feel about Madison Square Garden?" "D'Angelo, do you think the triangle offense is easy?" "D'Angelo, did you enjoy the city [of Philadelphia] during the workout?" The standout guard never envisioned being in this situation after only one season with the Buckeyes. At the time, he was a self-proclaimed "overlooked player," expecting to remain in college beyond one year.
SPORTS
June 25, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There are two guards who, more than any other players, promise to shape the 76ers' future ahead of Thursday's NBA draft, and Doug Bibby has rare insight into both of them. The Sixers have the No. 3 pick, and the consensus presumption is that, if Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell is available, they'll take him, banking that Russell will both fill a need in their backcourt and prove to be the best player in the entire class. But at No. 2, the Los Angeles Lakers have stoked intrigue over their intentions for weeks - suggestions swirling that they'll bypass Duke big man Jahlil Okafor to draft Russell, published reports lingering since April that they'd love to sign free-agent Rajon Rondo and make a playoff push in what Kobe Bryant has promised will be his final NBA season.
SPORTS
June 24, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
There has been plenty to keep 76ers president Sam Hinkie occupied at the team's PCOM practice facility in the weeks leading up to Thursday's NBA draft. With the Sixers holding the third overall pick, as well as five second-round picks, the assembly line of players entering the building for workouts has been operating steadily. In keeping with Hinkie's tradition, here is what we know about how the team views its options with that third pick: nothing. "You have to be careful people don't know what you're going to do," Hinkie says frequently.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
HBO continues its ownership of Sunday nights. Game of Thrones has wrapped up a particularly gruesome fifth season, and Veep and Silicon Valley similarly said their goodbyes for the year. So HBO is introducing three shows to Sunday audiences. These shows - True Detective (9 p.m.), Ballers (10 p.m.) and The Brink (10:30 p.m.) - are not all that dissimilar from their Sunday time-slot predecessors. As was the case last week, these shows include an epic drama and two comedies - a political satire and one that looks at the daily grind of a much-publicized world.
NEWS
June 21, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Vine Street Expressway (I-676) will be closed late at night next week, as state Department of Transportation crews work on overhead bridges. All lanes will be closed between the I-76 and Broad Street interchanges from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday to Thursday. Similar overnight closures are expected to continue through early July, PennDot said Friday. Traffic will be detoured onto surface streets. The closures are part of the initial phase of a four-year, $64.8 million project to replace seven structurally deficient bridges over I-676 between 22d and 18th Streets, and to make landscaping and streetscape improvements above the expressway.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2015 | By Steve Klinge, For The Inquirer
From the start, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno have used their record collection as a source of inspiration, gleefully embracing the past with little anxiety of influence. The duo formed in Los Angeles in 2009 as a vehicle for Cosentino's yearning, soaring songs and love of girl-group pop, surf rock, and pop-punk. Crazy For You , their debut album, arrived in 2010. "The first record, there was a lot of influence from the '60s," says Cosentino, on the phone from Portland, Ore., early in a tour that comes Sunday to Union Transfer.
NEWS
June 5, 2015
LET'S BE clear: I am not retiring from the Daily News . Malcolm Forbes said, "Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did. " I am not suicidal. But this year's 25th edition of the Stu Bykofsky's Candidates Comedy Night will be the last. Since it has become (in the words of the Inquirer ) "a rite of city politics," its demise deserves an explanation, an epitaph. Let's start with the truism that all good things must come to an end. It is an immutable fact I cannot do it forever, and 25 years is a mark often used in retirements, not to discount the Forbes quote above.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
In terms of choosing a calling card to send out into the world, the Curtis Institute of Music could hardly do better than the Aizuri Quartet. Curtis' quartet-in-residence played a recital Tuesday night previewing a tour that begins Friday in Mexico City, continues to Costa Rica and Chile (including a stop at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago), and ends with a different program in Germany and Austria. Whatever else it does for diplomacy, the Aizuri Quartet planted a flag in rare artistic soil at its Field Concert Hall recital.
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