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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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August 5, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Juliette Lewis has wanted to be a singer since she was a young girl in Los Angeles. Yes, she veered wildly and successfully into a late teen career in mainstream and independent film, with vividly mature roles for marquee directors Martin Scorsese (1991's Cape Fear ), Woody Allen (1992's Husbands and Wives ), Lasse Hallström (1993's What's Eating Gilbert Grape ), Oliver Stone (1994's Natural Born Killers ), Kathryn Bigelow (1995's Strange Days ), and Robert Rodriguez (1996's From Dusk Till Dawn )
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July 11, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Bryan Ferry has always cut a dashing figure, and when the 71-year-old Roxy Music founder answers the phone on a summer evening from his London home, the mind's eye pictures the elegant crooner with tie loosened, perhaps just back from a hard day of Pimm's Cups and strawberries and cream at Wimbledon . The last 1970s British art-rock gentleman standing after the death of David Bowie is on the line because on July 21, he and his band will...
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May 13, 2016 | By Nick Cristiano, Staff Writer
On the title song of his new album, Joe Grushecky explains, in his typically plainspoken but eloquent fashion, just what keeps him out there rocking as he pushes 70: There is a place where I stand strong There is a place I know right from wrong . . . There is a place, and it's in my song. His album It's in My Song (Schoolhouse ) is one of the highlights among new releases by aging but unbowed rock-and-roll lifers that we'll survey here. (Peter Wolf and Willie Nile, also in this group, have already been covered recently in these pages.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Carmine Appice started drumming with the neo-psychedelic Vanilla Fudge in 1966 and hasn't stopped pounding the skins since. Now 69, he's probably seen just as much - more, even - as you'd imagine. The drummer worked as Rod Stewart's kit-man in the '70s and '80s, cowriting Stewart hits "Young Turks" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy. " Appice played with Ozzy Osbourne and got thrown off tour by Ozzy's wife, Sharon, for overshadowing the star on stage. He's kept time for Bo Diddley, David Gilmour, Stanley Clarke, and dozens of other big names and super groups.
NEWS
February 28, 2016
Living Like a Runaway By Lita Ford Dey Street. 272 pp. $26.99 Reviewed by Tara Murtha When Lita Ford was 11, she told her parents the nylon-string classical guitar they bought for her birthday wasn't exactly what she had in mind. What the future "queen of heavy metal" wanted was something electric. So begins Living Like a Runaway , a mostly fun, often hilarious memoir of a rocker chick who can rip through serious lead guitar solos as well as - or usually better than - the next guy, a goal that snapped into focus after her first Black Sabbath concert.
NEWS
November 6, 2015
IT TOOK the better part of five decades, but Ian Anderson has finally made his peace with Jethro Tull. We're not talking about the eclectic British band that Anderson co-founded and led for 47 years as its sole composer and vocalist, as well as flutist and acoustic guitarist. The Jethro Tull in question is the band's namesake. The real Jethro Tull was a turn-of-the-18th-century British agriculturalist whose inventions included the seed drill, which helped modernize farming. Anderson, 68, has never hidden his dismay that his group, founded as a straight electric blues outfit, took Tull's name.
NEWS
August 30, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAPE MAY, N.J. - The feet are over the railing, the rocking chair tucked nicely into a corner. The book was taken serendipitously off a shelf, and, not for nothing, the husband was left on a different porch. None of it was deliberated, really, but come to think of it, Sarah "Sally" Gibson, 69, would have to acknowledge she did not take her Cape May porch routines lightly. "I tried all of them," said Gibson, a social worker from North Jersey. "They have three. The air is a little better on the side one, but not the shade.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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