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May 27, 2010
I don't play video games, so any pre-awareness of "Prince of Persia" comes from my addiction to pop-culture Web sites. That puts me dead center in the wider audience that the studio needs to make "Prince of Persia" a movie blockbuster. To ensure that, they hire an over-serious A-list actor like Jake Gyllenhaal to elevate multi-platform pablum (what used to be called a B-movie) into mass-market gold. It's worked before, but putting Tobey Maguire (a nerd) in a superhero movie about a nerd ("Spider-Man")
BUSINESS
December 16, 1987 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
A share of Philadelphia blue blood was bought by European royalty yesterday. One-third of the venerable Philadelphia-based brokerage firm, Butcher & Singer, is now in the hands of Johannes Fuerst von Thurn und Taxis, one of the world's richest men and an honest-to-goodness prince whose family lineage and fortune can be traced back to medieval Europe. Nicknamed "Johnny TNT" since his youth, the 61-year-old West German Thurn und Taxis bought the interest in Butcher and Co., parent of Butcher & Singer, for $20 million.
SPORTS
May 7, 2014
Here is how the 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams stacked up against other top rookies in the NBA this season statistically:    TEAM   PPG.   RPG.   APG.   SPG.    Michael Carter-Williams   76ers   16.7   6.2   6.3   1.9 Victor Oladipo   Magic   13.8   4.1   4.1   1.6 Trey Burke   Jazz   12.8   3.0   5.7   0.6 Tim Hardaway Jr.   Knicks   10.2   1.5   0.8   0.5
NEWS
August 19, 1994 | by Chuck Arnold, Daily News Staff Writer
He came and he conquered. Now, on the macabre cover of the new album by the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, you'll find the tombstone dates for Pre-Symbol Prince (1958-1993). Well, don't give away all your purple to Goodwill just yet, because Prince lives! On "Come" (Warner Bros., 1/2), which is the last studio album he recorded as Prince (although tons more tunes remain locked in vaults), he takes U back 2 a time when his music and his nomenclature were much simpler.
NEWS
March 10, 1989 | By Paddy Noyes, Special to The Inquirer
After pushing the elevator button, Prince, 12, begins on his favorite subject: the weather. He feels that he's lucky today because it's raining and, besides, he has the day off from school. We get to the sixth floor at the Adoption Center and walk to the window to survey our kingdom. Prince is delighted to see a tree growing out of a crack in a tar roof. I wonder aloud how it got there, and he says, reasonably, that spring's here and it's magic. We sit at a long table and draw with crayons and felt pens.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
That Batman is incredible. In two-plus hours of lavish Hollywood fantasy, the Caped Crusader takes care of what ails Gotham City, blurs the distinction between good and evil, and gets the girl besides. Now Batman - or, more accurately, Batman, the film that has grossed more than $200 million - is credited for reviving Prince's career as well. Faster than you can say "comeback," Prince, the funk visionary whose popularity had waned in recent years - has been vindicated by the marketplace, his status as pop idol restored.
NEWS
October 7, 1991 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Is the sun setting on the Purple Empire of Prince? Or can the pandering popster rise again, like Phoenix from the ashes, with his most commercially attuned new album "Diamonds and Pearls"? The signs of a desperate man are impossible to miss. In recent weeks, the diminutive demigod of pop has been reduced to merciless pandering to the peons - baring his tush on MTV's Music Video Awards, performing for free with his surprising new group (The New Power Generation) at a bunch of radio industry conferences - just to grab attention for the album package.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Film Critic
"Under the Cherry Moon. " A comedy-drama with music starring and directed by Prince. Featuring Jerome Benton, Steven Berkoff, Alexandra Stewart, Francesca Annis. Introducing Kristin Scott-Thomas. Based on a screenplay by Becky Johnson. Photographed in black & white by Michael Ballhaus. Music by Prince and the Revolution. Running time: 98 minutes. Warner Bros. release. In area theaters. The difference between the superstar's first two films is that "Purple Rain" is a psychological/autobiographical glorified rock video starring Prince and the Revolution, while his new one, "Under the Cherry Moon," is a movie starring Prince, period.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
Prince is no stranger to raised eyebrows - it's no accident that his publishing company and fourth album bear the name Controversy. And now a bit of a furor has arisen over the portrait that adorns the cover of his new album, Lovesexy. The photo is a coy sideways shot of Prince, reclining in the nude on huge white lilies, with his hand spread across his chest and his left leg poised at an angle that hides his penis. One of the flower's pistils, however, serves as a fairly blatant approximation.
NEWS
April 2, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post and Washington Post contributed to this report
Imagine if Prince got this much publicity for his actual music! Then he'd really be on to something. But today's story, like the last dozen Prince stories, is just the latest installment in the wee artiste's hectic domestic life. Prince's new bride, Mayte, will have his baby in November. The flack who made yesterday's announcement - and volunteered the helpful information that conception took place after the couple's Feb. 14 wedding - stressed this was not an April Fool's joke.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Things to ponder Kelly Ripa should be smiling from your TV set as you read this. The star of Live! With Kelly and Michael took an impromptu week's vacation (is that what they call it?) after cohost Michael Strahan announced he's leaving the show. Anonymous Insider tells People that Ripa, 45, "is glad she had the time with [husband] Mark [ Consuelos ] to celebrate their anniversary and to think about things with the show. " Like what things? Ripa on Friday sent an email to the show's staff.
NEWS
April 26, 2016
ISSUE | PRINCE A lasting influence I was a fan of Prince in the 1980s, when I was growing up. I owned some of his albums, including Purple Rain , Around the World in a Day , and Parade . My favorite Prince songs are "I Wanna Be Your Lover," "Controversy," "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "I Would Die 4 U," "Raspberry Beret," "Pop Life," "Mountains," "Sign 'O' the Times," "Diamonds...
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
"D EARLY beloved; We are gathered here today; To get through this thing called life... . " - Prince Sadly, moving forward it will have to be without the artist who penned those words. Prince was a musical genius whose artistry spanned decades, and included classics such as " Little Red Corvette," "1999," and the afore-referenced hit "Let's Go Crazy. " Prince died unexpectedly on Thursday at the age of 57, causing the Internet to explode with shock and grief. Twitter recorded upward of six million tweets as of Thursday night.
NEWS
April 5, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Joan Howard Maurer celebrated her 89th birthday over the weekend at the Three Stooges Convention 2016 at the Radisson Philadelphia Northeast in Trevose. "I was one day off from being born an April Fool," she cracked to the "woo woos" of family members and devotees. Joan's father, Moe Howard, was by some estimations one of the biggest (and most successful) fools of all - dunce captain of the nitwit, slapstick Three Stooges, the longest-running comedy act in film history. The group still is enjoying staying power 86 years after its Hollywood debut in Soup to Nuts . Nearly 200 Stooges short films (16- to 18-minute "two reelers" from the 1930s to the 1950s)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
P RINCE TOLD a New York audience Friday night that he was working on his memoir. The working title is The Beautiful Ones and it will be released in the fall of 2017 by publishing house Spiegel & Grau (an imprint of Penguin/Random House). Prince said Spiegel & Grau made him "an offer I can't refuse. " "This is my first [book]. My brother Dan is helping me with it. He's a good critic and that's what I need. He's not a 'yes' man at all and he's really helping me get through this," Prince told the audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2016 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
One of my strongest early memories is of seeing the José Limón Dance Company perform his signature work, The Moor's Pavane , when I was 13. It was the original cast: Limón played Othello, with Lucas Hoving as Iago, plus Betty Jones and Pauline Koner as their wives, and I could hardly contain myself as these extraordinary artists embodied the all-too-human emotions of love, pride, betrayal, and murderous rage. On March 9-13, as part of the Prince Theater's Next Move series, Philadelphians will have the opportunity to see The Moor's Pavane , plus two other classic compositions by the master, danced by Limón's own troupe.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
How to remain objective when writing about a company you love, with a choreographer you adore, and a dancer you've admired since you first saw him? If you've got a pulse, it's not easy. Especially if the company is Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, which opened NextMove's 2016 spring season Wednesday night at the Prince Theater. BJM performed here in 2004 and 2012, and artistic director Louis Robitaille continues to fill his roster with impeccable dancers. They sizzled to Rodrigo Pederneiras' "Rouge," featuring the stellar company with Mark Francis Caserta, dancing to his hometown audience with a luxuriantly sensual vengeance.
NEWS
January 8, 2016 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Staff Writer
A COMMON PLEAS judge is expected tomorrow to hear a request by the Rev. Adolphus C. Prince for an injunction to block a second vote on his employment at Zion Baptist Church. The hearing comes one day before Saturday's scheduled revote. In a filing to stop the vote and be reinstated, Prince, also known as A. Carl Prince, alleged that the July 12, 2014, vote that dismissed him was illegal because members were not given three months' notice as called for by the church's bylaws. The complaint said Prince signed a contract or "covenant" when he was hired in January 2012 requiring that prior to a vote, "there must be full disclosure to the church of the facts on which the termination is based.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2015 | By Ed Condran, For The Inquirer
Richard Lewis' neurotic bits aren't just a persona. The comic, who once cracked that he was raised by wolves, is hilariously unbalanced. Before performing Friday and Saturday at Helium, he asked that I not review his show. No performer has ever made such a request of me - but who else is like the idiosyncratic Lewis? However, the quirky humorist changed his tune and said that he couldn't stop me. And he had nothing to worry about during Saturday night's late show, the last of four sold-out shows at Helium.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Life is a cabaret for Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull, a show biz-lovin' team who have just opened the Rrazz Room at the Prince, and who also run a full-time Rrazz Room in New Hope, plus the "Rrazz Room Presents" series at arts centers in Coral Springs and South Miami-Dade, Fla. Their Chestnut Street spot got off to a reasonable start two weekends ago with a near-sellout of the Prince's cozy 156-seat Black Box space for Broadway songstress Karen Mason....
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