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August 16, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The Cleveland Rockers picked a great time to play their best game. Rookie Ann Wauters scored 12 points as the Rockers eliminated the visiting Orlando Miracle, 72-43, last night to advance to the WNBA Eastern Conference finals. Cleveland held Orlando to 28 percent shooting from the field, the second-lowest total in WNBA playoff history. "That was the best basketball game we've played this year," coach Dan Hughes said of the Rockers, who finished second in the East this season after going 7-25 a year ago. "Our ability to sustain defense was very, very important," he said.
NEWS
March 31, 1986
I find Mark Randall's remarks ("Is rock-and-roll ready for a hall?", Op- ed Page, March 11) infinitely simple-minded. He feels that his "baby boomer" generation has the corner on rock-and-roll and that they alone are working for this project, not because they like the music (which evidently Mr. Randall does not) but some insatiable need for "general glorification. " Well Mr. Randall is ignorant of the true nature of rock music. It is forever progressing, encompassing generation after generation.
SPORTS
August 18, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Usually, it's New Yorkers who get accused of being rude and pushy. Rushia Brown scored 18 points and Cleveland's defense elbowed, grabbed, thumped and clamped down on New York from the outset last night, sending the Rockers to a 56-43 victory over the visiting Liberty in Game 1 of the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals. "We did play New York's game," said Cleveland's Merlakia Jones, who had 12 points. "They're used to bullying people around. " Brown and her Rockers teammates seemed to surprise favored New York, outhustling, outrebounding, outmuscling and outplaying the East's regular-season champion from the opening tip. Susie McConnell Serio, who will retire when the season ends, added 10 points and made two key three-pointers as Cleveland won its seventh consecutive home game, before 11,686 fans at Gund Arena.
NEWS
June 17, 2002 | By Patrick Berkery FOR THE INQUIRER
Canadian modern rock quartet Nickelback has one of the past year's most ubiquitous songs in the hot air power ballad "How You Remind Me. " But you'd have a devil of a time identifying the band in a police lineup. So goes the faceless state of modern rock these days. Nickelback did little to distinguish themselves from the Fuels and Creeds at Wilmington's outdoor venue Kahunaville Saturday night with a 75-minute set dominated by leaden mid-tempo rockers that grafted echoes of Pearl Jam's alternative rock hallmark Ten onto Led Zeppelin's riff-based machismo.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2001 | REGINA MEDINA The New York Daily News and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
ON SATURDAY NIGHT, rock legends turned Madison Square Garden into a giant party for New York's finest and bravest. Yesterday afternoon, a lineup geared more toward the MTV generation rocked the nation's capital. Tens of thousands of music fans gathered in Washington, D.C., yesterday to see Michael Jackson swivel, 'N Sync croon and Aerosmith rock as part of a pop star marathon concert to celebrate America and raise money for victims of September's terrorist attacks. "United We Stand: What More Can I Give?"
NEWS
March 17, 1995 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Philly's hottest export this year isn't the cream cheese but the rock band. Consider the huge crop of regionally based acts now or soon to be breaking out with major-label albums: The Trip (Ruffhouse/Sony) - Youngest band in Philly with a deal. (Playing at J.C. Dobbs tomorrow.) Matt Sevier (East/West) - Strong singer/songwriter gets a development deal too. (He's at John and Peter's in New Hope tonight, Sam Adams Brewhouse tomorrow.) Cinderella (Mercury) - Melodic hard rockers are going for broke with latest set. The Hooters (MCA)
NEWS
April 17, 2003 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
I DO TWO things when I take in a rock show. First, after the Rhode Island catastrophe, I scout the exits. Then I come up with a game plan in case the artist gets mouthy about the war. I had a close call when I went to see Joe Jackson last week at the TLA. It was a terrific celebration of "Look Sharp" 25 after the album's release, but he couldn't restrain himself from dedicating a song called "Real Men" to Donald Rumsfeld. Man makes a gun - man goes to war / Man can kill and man can drink / And man can take a whore Kill all the blacks - kill all the reds / And if there's war between the sexes / Then there'll be no people left And so it goes - go round again / But now and then we wonder / who the real men are. Pretty tame when compared to what other entertainers have said since the war began, but for a moment I was reviewing my options in case he continued.
NEWS
January 19, 1988 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
You won't get intergalactic rabies from Dogs in Space. It's not about canine cosmonauts, but rather about Australian punk rockers, circa 1978, scrapping in a Melbourne crash pad that doubles as a heroin shooting gallery. This film by the promising writer/director Richard Lowenstein - Down Under's answer to Alex Cox - owes its anarchistic style and pulse-pounding rhythms to Repo Man and Sid and Nancy. But unlike the truly gifted Cox, Lowenstein chooses not to see beneath the matted locks and blanked-out expressions and into the inner lives of his alienated characters.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 1992 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Guns N' Roses, U2, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Yes, 10,000 Maniacs, Genesis, Pearl Jam and - Elvis! OK, so we fooled you into thinking that these musical megastars were going to appear on stage together. Well, sort of. Items owned or donated by the music stars as well as objects belonging to - or donated by - other celebrities will go on the auction block Dec. 5 in the Philadelphia Music Alliance's Rock 'N Roll Auction and Sale at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2004 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
With finessed falsetto vocals and taut, glam-metal melodies, The Darkness - the flamboyant British quartet whose Permission to Land (Atlantic) is to '04 what Queen was to '74 - has become a sensation. Part of the acclaim comes from Justin Hawkins' voice, a thrill ride of highs and lows that has made the rhapsodic "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and the dramatic power ballad "Love Is Only a Feeling" memorable. "I was always aware that I - or my voice - was better than the rest of the people I was working with," Hawkins said of his pre-Darkness career making music for British ad campaigns.
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June 30, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
For all their success - a Grammy and several other big music awards; chart-topping Billboard music - Imagine Dragons, like Rodney Dangerfield, get little respect. The band has been called "lite" so many times that it's getting stupid. The "other Las Vegas rock band" (they're certainly not the Killers) has been called Radiohead-lite, U2-lite, and Coldplay-lite, the last being the worst insult because Coldplay itself is U2-lite. The quartet's big show at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday occasionally showed why Imagine Dragons is held in flippant contempt, along with many reasons to give them props.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennridge's Marissa Sheva won the 800 meters Saturday at the Lady Rocker Track Invitational, finishing in 2 minutes, 14.13 seconds at Council Rock North. In the 400 meters, Villa Joseph Marie freshman Kaela Jolibois won with a 59.13. Central Bucks West's Maddie Villalba followed up Friday's 800-meter victory with a win in the 1,600-meter run, finishing in 4:59.23.   Softball Emily Shellenberger stuck out 11 and had a pair of hits in Little Flower's 9-1 nonleague win over visiting Wildwood Catholic.
NEWS
January 13, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
LIKE SO MANY churches that have closed in recent years, South Philly's massive Shiloh Baptist Church, built in 1870, has a small congregation burdened with huge repair bills, which is not a recipe for survival. But the Victorian-era church on Christian Street near 21st, one of the city's oldest African-American Baptist congregations, found two unlikely Earth angels. Shiloh Baptist rents its soaring second-floor spaces to Brat Productions, an edgy rock 'n' roll cabaret troupe, and to Brian Sanders' JUNK Dance Company, which choreographs around stuff that Sanders trash-picks on Philadelphia streets.
NEWS
January 3, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Early last year, members of the popular 1990s band Live announced a new project in their hometown, York, Pa., with fanfare befitting rock stars. The trio said they would spend nearly $200 million on a fiber-optic network snaking through Pennsylvania on a 363-mile arc from New York City to Northern Virginia. The plan included putting data storage centers in Reading, York, Allentown, and Lancaster - struggling cities where the network could be used to attract high-tech businesses. But nearly two years later, the network has not yet reached Pennsylvania.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
IN A Q&A on the website Reddit, the Who 's Roger Daltrey complained that he was having trouble getting American artists to pitch in when it came to his upcoming Philly benefit concert with Joan Jett for Teen Cancer America. All proceeds from the concert, at the Kimmel Center on July 28, go to building a center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for teens with cancer. "One of the things we're struggling with is getting more Americans involved, more American entertainers like myself, the backbone of the music industry was this age group, and I feel like if you've been successful and you've made it, just by donating a bit of your time, a bit of your energy, even if it's just talking about what we are trying to achieve now," Daltrey wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Give Kings of Leon credit. The Nashville-based band of the Followhill family - brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared and cousin Matthew - started their Southern-boogie-revivalist reign in 2000 as long-haired beardos in flared denim. But with platinum-selling success came experimental shifts in the Kings' rhythmic textures and grand sonic atmospheres, to say nothing of haircuts (they're neatly groomed and tailored now). This may overstate their original Dixie qualities, as well as the weirdness that's followed, but try to imagine Lynyrd Skynyrd at their hitmaking height, turning toward avant-garde experimentalist Brian Eno. It's this sartorially sober, spookily ambient, and stately version of the Southern-rocking Kings of Leon that packed the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, with bluesman extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. as opening act. There was certainly still enough of the classic boogie and Nashville swoon that made the Kings famous.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, has died. He was 49. Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said Hanneman died yesterday morning of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital with his wife, Kathy, by his side. The guitarist had recently begun writing songs with the band in anticipation of recording a new album later this year. He had been recovering from what was believed to be a spider bite that nearly cost him his arm after he failed to seek immediate treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012
Loretta Lynn The Coal Miner's Daughter has come a long way from Butcher Hollow, Ky. At 80 years old, Loretta Lynn is still out touring. That seems fitting, since her legacy as one of country music's all-time greats has been built on a fiery spirit and deep independent streak. She takes guff from no one, whether it's her man ("Don't Come Home a-Drinkin' With Lovin' on Your Mind") or a female rival ("You Ain't Woman Enough [to Steal My Man"]), and she isn't afraid to court controversy ("The Pill")
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it comes to his career, Graham Parker says, he doesn't do a whole lot of planning. "I just sort of drift along, and things happen to me," the perpetually underappreciated British rocker says. So he had not originally intended to reunite his storied '70s band, the Rumour, with whom he made incendiary, R&B-laced rock as well as the 1979 classic Squeezing Out Sparks . Yet here they are, with an excellent new album, Three Chords Good , and a tour that brings them to the Theatre of Living Arts on Friday night.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By Emily Wax, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The elder stateswoman of the human-rights struggle sat on stage in pearls and a floor-length traditional skirt, pink roses pinned in her chignon. The shaggy performance artist whose punk-rocker wife sits in a Moscow jail rose with the couple's 4-year-old daughter, who placed a bouquet in Aung San Suu Kyi's lap. On Thursday, 400 young activists gathered in Washington at the Newseum and applauded. A generation and a continent apart, the understated Suu Kyi, one of the world's most famous political prisoners until her release in Myanmar in 2010, briefly shared the spotlight with friends and family of the feminist culture warriors known as Pussy Riot, three of whose members are serving two years in prison for an anti-Kremlin stunt in a Moscow cathedral.
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