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September 23, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
Addressing a U.N. General Assembly that gave her a standing ovation, Philippines President Corazon Aquino compared the situation in South Africa with that in her own country before the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos. "In the end, human values cannot be held down," she said yesterday. "They couldn't be in Argentina; they couldn't be in the Philippines. They won't be in South Africa. " Aquino received a standing ovation and there were shouts of "Cory! Cory!" as she rose to address the 159-member international body.
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August 6, 2013
NINETEEN members of the 1993 Phillies took their respective positions prior to yesterday's game in a celebration of the 20th anniversary of their NL pennant as a part of Alumni weekend at Citizens Bank Park. The biggest ovation came for Darren Daulton, who is battling brain cancer. Mitch Williams also received hearty applause. Lenny Dykstra was not in attendance.   - RYAN LAWRENCE
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2010 | By MEG JAMES, Los Angeles Times
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Television may be a vast wasteland, but for the last four years a group of investors has been working to establish an oasis for Ovation, an independent channel devoted to art and contemporary culture. It's not easy being a little guy in a land of media giants, lacking leverage and deep pockets. But the Santa Monica-based Ovation has notched impressive gains and is attempting to prove that an arts channel can thrive on TV. Available in only 5 million homes in 2007, the channel now can be seen in about 42 million homes, or nearly half of all cable and satellite households in the country.
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June 26, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A crinkled 1989 Topps No. 570 is the lone item tacked to Tony Gwynn Jr.'s locker at Citizens Bank Park. A ballpark employee in right field handed Gwynn the baseball card about a month ago, and there is his young father, frozen in time with a Jheri curl as the game's best hitter, to watch over his only son. Gwynn returned to work Tuesday night after a week of mourning the death of his Hall of Fame father. He pinch-hit in the eighth inning of a 7-4 Phillies win over Miami. The Philadelphia fans greeted the 31-year-old outfielder with a standing ovation.
SPORTS
June 12, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Mark McGwire brought even the fans at Fenway Park to their feet. McGwire hit three home runs in consecutive at-bats yesterday, and also tied the major league record for homers in two straight games, leading the Oakland Athletics over Boston, 8-1. McGwire, who leads the majors with 17 homers, connected against Zane Smith for solo shots in his first three at-bats. All three cleared the Green Monster in leftfield, including a 463-foot shot and another drive that hit the light tower.
NEWS
July 15, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
"Standing Ovation" bills itself as a musical about and for tweens, the middle school version of "High School Musical. " I guess that leaves me out, though during the movie I found myself experiencing high-fructose flashbacks to an earlier era, to Saturday mornings in the thrall of the Monkees and Banana Splits, and under the influence of Cap'n Crunch. The drenched-in-music and slightly bonkers "Ovation" has the manic energy of those old free-form TV shows, most of it supplied by an appealing cast of performers from Philadelphia and South Jersey.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2010
WITH THE RELEASE of "The Last Airbender," and now "Standing Ovation," July is now officially made-in-Philadelphia month at the movies. And you don't get more locally made than "Ovation," a musical crammed with talent from the city and South Jersey, where the movie was filmed, and where producer Diane Kirman grew up before building a career for herself as a Hollywood producer, married to writer-director Stewart Raffill. She and Raffill worked on dozens of commercials, movies and programs featuring local talent - it's how they came to know vocal coach Sal Dupree, who's trained many young singers.
SPORTS
September 9, 1993 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
His record is safe for a week, probably more. That's what a road trip to Green Bay means to Eagles safety Wes Hopkins. Reggie White or no Reggie White, the unofficial Veterans Stadium record for loudest ovation for a defensive player will remain firmly in the hands of Hopkins, that rare Eagle who would rather be in Philadelphia. "Even if the game was here, I'd still have the team record," Hopkins said the other day. "Reggie would have the record for opposing player. " How strange does that sound?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1992 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Before he even sang a note Saturday at the sold-out Theater of Living Arts, Jimmy Scott got a standing ovation. It was the kind of welcome a saloon singer dreams about and a signal that after decades of near-obscurity, the phenomenally gifted Scott - whose All the Way was his first major-label record in 15 years - is at last reaching a more appreciative audience. The diminutive Scott rewarded his audience's affection with a presentation full of emotion and conviction and patient understatement - qualities many would-be crooners from the pop and jazz worlds (this week, Michael Bolton)
NEWS
February 20, 1994 | From Inquirer wire services
Michael Jackson drew a nearly five-minute standing ovation yesterday as the Jackson Family Honors show turned into a lovefest between the embattled entertainer and his fans. Jackson smiled broadly as the crowd of more than 12,000 at the MGM Grand Gardens in Las Vegas welcomed him. "I love you," he told the audience repeatedly before presenting a lifetime achievement award to record mogul Berry Gordy. The show honoring Gordy and Elizabeth Taylor opened with a Michael Jackson video of his song "Leave Me Alone," which mocks his treatment by the tabloid press.
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May 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Among the thousands of athletes who competed at the 122nd Penn Relays, none received the attention and adulation of 100-year-old Ida Keeling, all 4-feet, 6-inches of her. The crowd of 44,469 was on its feet Saturday during all 1 minute and 17.33 seconds that Keeling ran - or more accurately, power-walked - the 100 meters. All her fellow competitors stood just beyond the finish to watch her after they completed the race. And when it was over, the New York resident did a few push-ups and leg lifts to prove she is a fitness devotee.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Bill Lyon
Yes, he was blessed with blue-ribbon bloodlines. And yes, he was born a child of privilege, wanting for nothing. And yes, his DNA flows hot and heavy. But this is the difference, this is what set him apart: He hasn't squandered his gifts, he hasn't been content to skate his way through life, not content to being pretty good, and not just the star. Kobe Bryant leaves the stage now and he leaves, it says here, as one of the four best basketball players ever. Ever.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
LYON, France - Cheering audiences, rhythmic clapping, stamping feet, and other signs of adoration on its Europe 2015 tour don't excuse the Philadelphia Orchestra from the front lines of music outreach. The morning after the orchestra's raucously successful Lyon debut, players took to streets that, at least on Saturday, could be a bit mean. Three contingents set up shop to play chamber music, the most civilized setting being the courtyard of the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, which offered acoustics-enhancing walls and appreciative tour-group audiences who not only stopped to listen but, between movements, talked about family members who had attended Temple University.
SPORTS
April 8, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
BEFORE HIS FIRST at-bat back at Citizens Bank Park in a different uniform, Shane Victorino got a standing ovation. He tipped his helmet to the Philadelphia faithful, as his former teammates Cole Hamels and Carlos Ruiz purposely delayed the at-bat for their friend. Before his second at-bat, Victorino made a more meaningful gesture, one that speaks to both his personality and his popularity within the city of Philadelphia. Following the third inning of yesterday's home opener, the Phillies played tribute to late Police Officer Robert Wilson III. Wilson, mortally wounded by armed men attempting a robbery shortly after buying his oldest son a birthday gift, was shown on the video board at the ballpark.
SPORTS
July 17, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MINNEAPOLIS - When the American League's leadoff hitter came to the plate in the first inning, every National League fielder stashed his glove to take part in an extended standing ovation. Pitcher Adam Wainwright left his glove on the mound and didn't appear to be in any rush to get it, either. The applause continued for another minute. It was Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game, and, just as with Mariano Rivera last year, the game was going to celebrate the New York Yankees future Hall of Famer, who is retiring at season's end. Wainwright acknowledged later he grooved a couple of pitches for Jeter in the at-bat that followed.
SPORTS
June 26, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A crinkled 1989 Topps No. 570 is the lone item tacked to Tony Gwynn Jr.'s locker at Citizens Bank Park. A ballpark employee in right field handed Gwynn the baseball card about a month ago, and there is his young father, frozen in time with a Jheri curl as the game's best hitter, to watch over his only son. Gwynn returned to work Tuesday night after a week of mourning the death of his Hall of Fame father. He pinch-hit in the eighth inning of a 7-4 Phillies win over Miami. The Philadelphia fans greeted the 31-year-old outfielder with a standing ovation.
SPORTS
August 6, 2013
NINETEEN members of the 1993 Phillies took their respective positions prior to yesterday's game in a celebration of the 20th anniversary of their NL pennant as a part of Alumni weekend at Citizens Bank Park. The biggest ovation came for Darren Daulton, who is battling brain cancer. Mitch Williams also received hearty applause. Lenny Dykstra was not in attendance.   - RYAN LAWRENCE
SPORTS
October 5, 2012 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, and Lou Gehrig. Cabrera's milestone wasn't official until the Yankees pinch-hit for Curtis Granderson in their game against the Red Sox. Granderson had homered twice to reach 43 for the year, tied with the Rangers' Josh Hamilton and one shy of Cabrera. Cabrera went 0 for 2 against the Royals before leaving in the fourth inning to a standing ovation.
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Muhammad Ali, dressed in a black suit and wearing sunglasses, stood nearly motionless Thursday night as he stared down intently at the Liberty Medal that had just been presented to him. The 70-year-old Ali, fighting through his Parkinson's disease, briefly lifted his right hand to acknowledge the sustained standing ovation of the audience on the front lawn of the National Constitution Center. The crowd erupted in a rousing chant: "Ali! Ali! Ali!" The world champion boxer, antiwar hero, and cultural icon was awarded the 2012 medal for his life as a transformative figure personifying the struggle for liberty.
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