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September 18, 1996 | By Peter Dobrin, Daniel Webster and David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Question: Do you know the Philadelphia Orchestra had an opening night without the Philadelphia Orchestra? Answer: No, but if you hum a few bars I can fake it. And faking it is exactly what the Philadelphia Orchestra Association did last night as it went ahead with opening-night festivities - without the guest of honor in attendance. The centerpiece of the glittering six-hour-plus celebration was to have been the Fabulous Philadelphians playing Barber and Dvorak under the sure baton of music director Wolfgang Sawallisch.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1997 | By Cheryl Squadrito, For The Inquirer
Put on a sleek, black ensemble and be ready to wait in line. Two nightclubs will open next weekend, one on each side of the Delaware River. It's like a game of nightlife musical chairs. Try to follow this: The Milkbar will begin operations in the remodeled second floor of Taylor's/Iguana Beach Club in Cherry Hill next Friday. And in the location that used to be the Milkbar, off North Eighth Street in Philadelphia, Shampoo will open the next night. Of the two nightspots, Shampoo is much larger in size and style.
NEWS
November 8, 1995 | By Cheryl Squadrito and Clea Benson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
As Delaware County folklore has it, Pulsations Nightclub is built on sacred Indian burial grounds. Given the history of the once-glitzy joint on Route 1, the spirits seem to have had their revenge. First, there was an accidental death on opening night in 1983. Later came court battles with the Liquor Control Board and the neighbors. And there are plenty of unmistakable signs that the party is over. Pulsations representatives did not return repeated telephone calls. The glass front doors are jammed shut with a broom and some wire.
NEWS
April 3, 1996 | by William Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer
They'd waited through the snowiest winter in Philadelphia history, a bleak spring training, and the unfurling of a 247-foot-long American flag, and now - just two batters into the 1996 season - was the moment that 25,000 Phillies fans had come to see. A routine fly ball to left field. Gammy-legged Darren Daulton didn't have to take a step - good thing - as he snagged the lazy line drive by Colorado's Ellis Burks, yet the upper deck at the Vet burst into a standing ovation.
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September 26, 1991 | By Pheralyn Dove, Special to The Inquirer
When The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit opens the Cheltenham Center for the Arts' 1991-92 season of plays tonight, theatergoers will be treated to a newly refurbished and more comfortable Cheltenham Theater, plus the directing talents of its new artistic director, Ken Marini. With everything neat and new-looking, perfectly staged and rehearsed, many may be surprised to know that just one week ago, activities at the converted Victorian school house moved at a near frantic pace. Marini not only directed his actors in rehearsal, he was in the midst of overseeing renovation of the theater and construction of the play's set. "My day starts at 7 (a.m.
SPORTS
October 10, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BOSTON - Forget trying to make a believer of the coaching staff. The toughest part about making a leap for the NHL from Europe well into your 20s is believing you belong. "It takes a while to believe that," said Austrian Michael Raffl, who made the jump last season. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare did not believe in himself 2 years ago, when he first contemplated coming over from Sweden at age 27. In fact, he said he didn't believe he was in the Flyers' Opening Night lineup last night until it was time to take the ice against the Bruins.
NEWS
July 9, 1986 | By Marybeth Farrell, Special to The Inquirer
For many of the 10 area youths who will perform in the Glassboro Summer Theater production of Oliver! this month, it's the thrill of a lifetime. For one, it's a dream come true. Along with performers from Runnemede, Turnersville, Voorhees, Mantua, Pitman and Mount Laurel who will sing and dance their way through the 2 1/2- hour musical, Matthew Swank, 13, of Shiloh, is looking forward to tomorrow's opening night at Wilson Concert Hall at Glassboro State College. For him, it will be a night when he realizes something he has "always dreamed of doing.
NEWS
March 1, 1993 | By Jeremy Treatman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Ridley's Joe Giltinan is becoming more and more comfortable with three- point shots. And it's not just because he's making a higher percentage of them with every game he plays. "I just think it's safer to make threes right now," Giltinan said. Giltinan was hurt for the second time this season while converting a first- quarter layup in the Green Raiders' 62-40 rout of Hatboro-Horsham Friday night in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round playoff game. "I don't know what it is, but I have gone down a couple times now on layups and it's a little scary," he said.
NEWS
August 1, 2000 | By Dick Polman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In 1992, when Republicans renominated George W. Bush's father as their presidential candidate, the star attraction on opening night was Patrick J. Buchanan, who painted the Democrats as morally decadent. And even former President Ronald Reagan told a joke about a certain Democrat who said he didn't inhale. But all knives have been sheathed in Philadelphia, on orders from the son. Viewers in search of blood and guts last night had to surf over to ABC for Dennis Miller's Monday Night Football debut.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2011 | By JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The scene would have been hard to imagine three months ago, when Julie Taymor was pushed aside as director of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," an unprecedentedly expensive play whose well-publicized troubles had already made it the butt of late-night jokes. But there was Taymor returning Tuesday for the long-postponed opening night. She got a huge ovation and chants of "Julie, Julie" as she was welcomed onstage to kisses and hugs from Bono and the Edge - collaborators who had brought her into the project years ago, but later played a role in her ouster from the $70 million production.
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August 28, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Reece Udinski played a huge role as North Penn ended its six-year, season-opening losing streak to La Salle. The senior quarterback completed 12 of 20 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns as the quick-starting Knights downed the Explorers, 33-24, Friday night in a nonleague game at steamy Crawford Stadium. Due in large part to its strong beginnings against North Penn, La Salle arrived in Lansdale with a 7-1 advantage in the head-to-head series. This time, it was the Knights who came out of the gate with efficiency and purpose.
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Neshaminy quarterback Mason Jones provided steady scoring from the second quarter on to help the host Redskins hold off Roman Catholic, 28-20, on the opening night of football on Friday. After both teams failed to score in the first quarter, Jones found Will Dogba on a 22-yard touchdown pass and Zach Treadway from 47 yards out in the second quarter. He finished with 197 passing yards on 16 attempts in that span. In the final quarter, Jones ran for a 7-yard score to put the Redskins up for good.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2015 | By Chris Satullo, For The Inquirer
The Story So Far: Penn Comic Theatre scrambles to mount a holiday production it really needs to be a hit, while the company's founder, Gwendolyn Driver, copes with parenting struggles at home. Five days to opening night, four weeks to Christmas. . . .   'I dunno, it just seems like somewhere in the middle the funny drops out. " In the last week or so, as opening night neared, the new guy, Marshall Jefferson, had gotten less shy with his fellow cast members in Penn Comic Theatre's holiday show.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Once upon a time, long before Social Security and Medicare entered my life, I saw a pair of shoes that were so sexy and gorgeous that I, usually the most conservative of women, had to have them. Slick, shiny, black patent leather, they had sky-high heels by my standards, open toes, a little ruffle of black lace, and a scattering of rhinestones near the toes. Yes, ridiculously over the top. "Hideous!" proclaimed one imperious daughter. Her two sisters soon agreed. But again, this was not a rational moment; it was seduction.
SPORTS
October 17, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BY THE LOOK of yesterday's practice, it will take a last-minute setback to keep Braydon Coburn from returning to the Flyers' lineup tomorrow night in Dallas. If Coburn is indeed back, who will be on the blue line with him? Flyers coach Craig Berube has made no promises to his in-flux defense corps that veteran Nick Schultz will be the odd man out, as he was on Opening Night in Boston. Consider that both a nod toward Schultz's steadying influence and a message delivered to Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto to step up their game.
SPORTS
October 10, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BOSTON - Forget trying to make a believer of the coaching staff. The toughest part about making a leap for the NHL from Europe well into your 20s is believing you belong. "It takes a while to believe that," said Austrian Michael Raffl, who made the jump last season. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare did not believe in himself 2 years ago, when he first contemplated coming over from Sweden at age 27. In fact, he said he didn't believe he was in the Flyers' Opening Night lineup last night until it was time to take the ice against the Bruins.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
THE WALL has been reached, but instead of running into it, Michael Carter-Williams has run right through it and is finishing this season with as much promise with which he began it. (Remember that 22-point, 12-assist, nine-steal and seven-rebound effort against the Miami Heat on Opening Night). About 2 weeks ago, 76ers coach Brett Brown, his eyes ablaze and fists clenched and in perpetual motion, said he wanted his prized 6-6 rookie to "become a point guard in all phases of the game.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark Wechter liked what he saw before the start of overtime on Friday night, and the Washington Township coach wasn't looking at the field. "Our kids were going into overtime with smiles on their faces," Wechter said. "They were saying, 'This is fun.' " Washington Township (1-1) beat Winslow Township, 33-27, when junior Christian Maiden threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to junior Frank Kahana on the Minutemen's first play in the extra session. The win was big for the Minutemen, who bounced back from a 63-19 loss to Eastern on opening night.
SPORTS
September 11, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LANDOVER, Md. - The Eagles' inactives reflected Chip Kelly's strong emphasis on special teams, with five safeties and five inside linebackers suited up for the season opener against the host Washington Redskins. The only real surprise was that second-year defensive lineman Vinny Curry was not chosen. Curry, a second-round pick last year who was inactive for his first 10 games as a rookie, worked hard in the offseason and flashed in the preseason. But many observers seem to think Curry is still an archetypal 4-3 defensive end, trying to fit into what defensive coordinator Bill Davis wants to be a two-gap 3-4. Curry never seemed to move up on the depth chart in the preseason, even as he was making plays.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - It was more than two hours before game time, and the first player to emerge in the visitors dugout at Turner Field was Chase Utley. The Phillies' five-time all-star second baseman was not going to miss this opening day. Not after missing the last two. Not after starting his preparation for this season almost immediately after the end of last season. There was a look in Utley's eyes Monday as he leaned on the dugout railing and awaited the team's stretch exercises in preparation for his first opening day since 2010.
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