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December 9, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
The Media Theater, one of Delaware County's last independent movie houses, may have shown its last picture. A promotion group called Rolling Thunder Productions Inc. of Holmes has leased the 750-seat theater and plans to turn it into a concert hall to showcase rock bands. Laurie Gallagher, a concert promoter and principal in Rolling Thunder, said the theater would be renamed Palace East and opened for business in January. She said the hall also would be offered for use by organizations involved in the performing arts, including theater and ballet.
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August 20, 2008
RE THE NEWS that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has decided to open annexes throughout the U.S. and abroad: I hope Philadelphia will be at the top of the list. The rich musical traditions of Philadelphia certainly seemed adequate to have the hall itself built here in the first place. Philadelphia came in a razor-close second, so it seems logical that the first annex be located in a city that gave birth to the Twist, Hall & Oates, Teddy Pendergrass and "American Bandstand.
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September 23, 2008 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IT'S THAT special time of year again when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces its nominees and music fans the world over go . . . Huh? That's not rock and roll. Metallica we'll give you. Same as the Stooges. War combined a rock sound with some '70s funk so they qualify. Run-DMC had a big hit with Aerosmith so their nomination makes some sense. Jeff Beck? He's a near-legendary rock guitarist. But Wanda Jackson? Bobby Womack? Little Anthony and the Imperials?
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February 7, 1986 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a hastily called meeting at City Hall yesterday, local music-industry figures and radio-station programmers joined City Representative Dianne L. Semingson and other officials to map out a strategy to land the proposed Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Philadelphia. Semingson, Electric Factory Concerts promoter Larry Magid and Kenny Gamble, Philadelphia International Records chief, announced that eight of the 21 Hall of Fame Foundation board members would visit Philadelphia on Thursday.
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January 22, 1987 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer (Contributing to this article were the Associated Press, United Press International and USA Today.)
Living legends B. B. King and Aretha Franklin joined Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Bo Diddley, Smokey Robinson and the Coasters for induction into the Rock and Roll of Fame last night at a $300-a-person, black-tie dinner at Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria hotel. Deceased rock pioneers Bill Haley and Rick Nelson were inducted, as were Clyde McPhatter, Jackie Wilson, Eddie Cochran, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye and Joe Turner. They're the second wave of entrants to the hall, created in 1985 and in the process of establishing a permanent home in Cleveland.
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December 12, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
THE ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame's board has voted, and this year's inductees are prog-rock speaker-busters Rush , Ann and Nancy Wilson 's Heart , rappers Public Enemy , "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer , bluesman Albert King and quirky singer/songwriter Randy Newman . "I'm very happy," Newman, 69, said from his Los Angeles home. "I thought I'd have to die first, but I'm glad I'm around to see it. " Clearly not many short people are on the hall's voter list. Prolific producers Quincy Jones ( Michael Jackson 's "Thriller")
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February 13, 1986 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Can Philadelphia land the proposed Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame? Leaders in the business and civic communities give it the hard sell today as the city hosts a contingent of music-business executives on the prowl for a permanent site in which to house a rock-themed archive, video and record libraries, a museum and a theater. Eight industry heavyweights, including Atlantic Records chairman Ahmet Ertegun, Sire Records president Seymour Stein and Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, are scheduled to arrive at 30th Street Station from New York at 10:10 a.m. The contingent - four of the 21 Hall of Fame Foundation board members and representatives for four others - will be pitched by Mayor Goode, City Representative Dianne L. Semingson, Electric Factory Concerts chief Larry Magid, Philadelphia International Records head Kenny Gamble and members of concerned business groups.
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January 21, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
CLEVELAND - Greg Harris has been in his new job only since Jan. 1, so forgive him if his office is still a work in progress. Chuck Berry's "Carol" - a 45 he bought as a teenager, growing up in Bucks County - is pinned to a bulletin board, next to a picture of the late Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw. An image of Joe Strummer of the Clash in silhouette lies flat on his desk. Leaning against the wall is a poster for Rock Around the Clock , the 1956 movie staring Bill Haley & the Comets that promises to tell "The Whole Story of Rock and Roll!"
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December 5, 2012 | By Dan Gross
CONGRATULATIONS to Bucks County native Greg Harris , who was just named the next chief executive officer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland. Harris, 47, a Temple graduate, has been the hall's vice president of development since 1998 and takes over for longtime CEO Terry Stewart on Jan. 1. Philly record collectors may remember Harris as a co-founder and former owner of Philadelphia Record Exchange (618 S. 5th). Harris previously worked for 14 years at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., where he started out curating its library and broadcast collection, and ended up the vice president of development.
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June 1, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in April, will be shown on HBO in a three-hour version (edited from five) at 8 on Saturday night. This year's show makes for a far more entertainingly compelling exercise in self-congratulation than usual. That's partly due to the talent level. In its first year of eligibility, Nirvana, the greatest of grunge-era bands, was inducted. The HBO show comes to a climactic conclusion with surviving members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear joined by four female singers - Joan Jett, Lorde, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, and a particularly fabulous St. Vincent - filling in for the late Kurt Cobain.
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October 10, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S FALL when the leaves start to turn and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its new class of nominees. And Tattle goes, Huh? There's a little bit less of that this year as nominees include Velvet Underground founding member Lou Reed , Green Day and Nine Inch Nails (both in their first year of eligibility), the Smiths and Sting , all of whom have some legit rock cred. They're joined by repeat nominees the Paul Butterfield Blues Band , Chic , Joan Jett & the Blackhearts , Kraftwerk and N.W.A.
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July 11, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
  R   OSIE O'DONNELL will return to "The View" this September to team with Whoopi Goldberg and other gabbers yet to be announced. Rosie spent a combative eight months on "The View," ending in 2007, feuding with the likes of Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch , and the show's ratings went up. But after a nasty on-air argument with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck , Rosie asked out of her contract. Elisabeth is now a co-host of "Fox and Friends," on Fox News, and she was highly critical of ABC bringing Rosie back, basically calling her anti-military.
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June 1, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in April, will be shown on HBO in a three-hour version (edited from five) at 8 on Saturday night. This year's show makes for a far more entertainingly compelling exercise in self-congratulation than usual. That's partly due to the talent level. In its first year of eligibility, Nirvana, the greatest of grunge-era bands, was inducted. The HBO show comes to a climactic conclusion with surviving members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear joined by four female singers - Joan Jett, Lorde, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, and a particularly fabulous St. Vincent - filling in for the late Kurt Cobain.
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April 13, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
When Daryl Hall and John Oates took the mike at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Thursday night - in a gala at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. - Hall reflected on both the honor and the injustice of being the first "homegrown Philly act" inducted. He listed many deserving names, from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes to Todd Rundgren. It was part of a big night for the Cleveland-based Hall of Fame, as the E Street Band, Nirvana, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, and high-shoed rockers Kiss were inducted.
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April 12, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
NEW YORK - It was a big night in Brooklyn on Thursday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as Philadelphia pop-soul duo Hall & Oates joined Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, cartoon hard-rockers Kiss, and others in entering the Cleveland-based Hall as its 2014 class. Other inductees included '70s and '80s prog-rocker Peter Gabriel, singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, and country-rock hit maker Linda Ronstadt. She suffers from Parkinson's disease and did not attend the show but was paid tribute to in song by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and Carrie Underwood.
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March 18, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
RAPPER Tyler, the Creator (a/k/a Tyler Gregory Okonma) was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during a show at South By Southwest. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport. If convicted of inciting a riot, a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Police say Tyler, 23, incited a large crowd of fans at the annual music festival to push their way past venue employees controlling access to a Thursday show that was already full.
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December 19, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hall for Hall & Oates Philly-bred Temple University-educated pop-R&B duo Hall & Oates will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the org said Tuesday. The duo is one of six acts that will be honored at a ceremony April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As expected, first-ballot inductees Nirvana lead the way for 2014, the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain 's death. Like Hall & Oates, all the other inductees have broken through after being eligible for many years.
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October 31, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IT TURNS out that "Captain Phillips" didn't need the U.S. Navy to defeat a small band of Somali pirates. All he needed was Britney Spears . London's Daily Mirror reports that Britney's hits are being blasted at the seafaring Somalis because they can't stand her music. Or it's a clever lure to her upcoming Las Vegas show. "Baby One More Time" and "Oops! I Did It Again" appear to be the most effective sonic weapons. "These guys can't stand Western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect," said merchant naval officer Rachel Owens . Or maybe they just don't like old Britney.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The 16 nominees to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year have been announced, and one of them is absolutely, undoubtedly going to make it in the first year of eligibility. The no-brainer is Nirvana, the Kurt Cobain-led grunge trio that released its first single, "Love Buzz," 25 years ago, in 1988. That was three years before it turned the world on its ear with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album, Nevermind . But who among the other contenders are likely to be among the half-dozen who make the final cut?
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August 30, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Richard M. Anderman, 90, who retired in 1984 after 30 years as a mechanic for the Township of Long Beach, died Friday, Aug. 16, at the home of a niece, Sally Blomquist, in Rock Hall, Md. "He took care of all their fleet of trucks and police cars," Blomquist said in a Wednesday phone interview. Mr. Anderman lived for 60 years at the home in Beach Haven, on Long Beach Island, that his father built in 1925, Blomquist said. It was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and he had lived since then at her Rock Hall home.
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