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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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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....
TRAVEL
September 21, 2015 | By Brendan Lowe, For The Inquirer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Long ago, my mother told me about her former college roommate, who ate packets of butter. Whole packets. Not spread on bread, not in a series of nibbles, but all at once, like throwing back a piece of popcorn. I thought the tale was disgusting but also likely false, a story that grew legs over time. Until, that is, I ordered the Butter Tasting at Etch, a new restaurant in downtown Nashville. All at once, they arrived: malt vinegar butter, smoked Parmesan black pepper butter, ginger cashew butter - all made fresh in-house.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spielberg: It won't last Superhero movies may dominate the box office right now, but the genre will soon be as dead as a dodo, as extinct as the dino. So Hollywood's premiere filmmaker, Steven Spielberg , tells the Associated Press. "We were around when the western died and there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the western," says Spielberg, whose Cold War spy thriller, Bridge of Spies , starring Tom Hanks , opens Oct. 16. "These cycles have a finite time in popular culture.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mrs. Clooney makes the list According to an ancient prophecy, a sartorially advanced being will save the earth someday. That's why it's so important to keep up with Vanity Fair's annual International Best-Dressed List. The women's list is topped this year by one Samantha Cameron , described by the mag as "First Lady, U.K.; creative consultant for Smythson. " The top 10 includes popster Taylor Swift (No. 2), Prince Edward 's wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex (No. 4)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prince Harry: Invictus to the U.S.! Prince Harry raised many a cheer Tuesday after announcing via an online video that he plans to bring his Invictus Games for wounded warriors to America next year. The games, in which wounded veterans compete in Olympic sports, will have its inaugural American edition in Florida. "I have no doubt . . . the USA will put on a great show - no pressure!" Harry said. "What better place to host such a great family event than Orlando?" Held in London, last year's games featured 400 competitors from 13 nations.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Queen makes a knight of princely grandson We don't know the rules, exactly, but it appears that being a prince doesn't automatically make one a knight, which is this whole other thing that only, like, a king or queen can make you. That's why Prince Harry found himself being knighted by his granny, Queen Elizabeth II , who dubbed him Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in a private thing at Buckingham Palace. It recognizes Harry's decade as a real, honest-to-goodness soldier in the armed forces, with two tours in Afghanistan.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
I ALMOST bumbled it in a column last week - the identity of that tall, handsome, stationary, brown fella outside the Prince Music Theater on Chestnut Street near Broad. In a Twitter poll I did yesterday, I asked some DN gossip followers to answer this question to the best of their knowledge: Just who is that lanky bronze man who is clearly attempting to either a) hail you a cab or b) shield you from the rain and open the door of the theater for you? The answer may surprise you. It did, me. And not one responder to my poll got it right, either.
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