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August 6, 2001 | By Jonathan Valania FOR THE INQUIRER
Always fancying himself an entertainer rather than an artiste, Rod Stewart has never taken himself too seriously - his career, to paraphrase one of his best lyrics, is one part rhapsody, one part comedy. Saturday night at the Tweeter Center, Stewart's concert started with a humorous, day-in-the-life video segment projected on the big screens on either side of the stage: See Rod kick soccer balls! See Rod blow-dry his hair! See Rod drink beer! Fun is Stewart's business, and at the two-thirds-full Tweeter Center, business was good.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1993 | By Sam Wood, FOR THE INQUIRER
We should expect more from Rod Stewart. And his adulatory audience deserves more than the self-obsessed show the 48-year-old Scot put on at the Spectrum Monday night. Early in his career, Stewart had the makings of one of the world's most affecting balladeers. With a little effort, he might have become the rock equivalent of Tony Bennett - a raspy song stylist with a gift for turning a song into a emotionally resonant event. Stewart displayed a few glimmers of that promise on Monday, the first of two nights in South Philadelphia.
LIVING
February 9, 1999 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rod Stewart is hoping for a reconciliation with his wife of eight years, Rachel Hunter. But "it's all too early to tell. I'm not holding my breath. I'm moving on with my life, and she is moving on with hers. We'll see what happens. " The couple separated in last month, but the 54-year-old rocker said in yesterday's USA Today: "There is no animosity. There are no bad feelings. There is definitely no third party. We just needed a bit of space from each other. And her, especially, from me. She's lived under my wing for the last 10 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1999 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
Rod Stewart has never been as good as he used to be, but he's always known how to please a crowd. As he sang the word experience during "You're in My Heart" Friday night at the First Union Center, he leaned over to retrieve a heart-shaped balloon proffered from the first row. He got the gift, but missed the note; it was, of course, the right call. Stewart served two hours of low-hanging fruit to the near-capacity, 40-something crowd. He ignored his latest single ("Faith of the Heart," from the Patch Adams soundtrack)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1998 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The most good-natured cad in rock-and-roll history stood beneath a 30-foot image of himself at Camden's Waterfront Entertainment Centre on Tuesday night, his blue silk shirt open, a gold cross dangling on his bronzed chest. The song: "Lost in You," a piece of pap from the once-great Scottish roue's dismal 1980s period. The lyric, which had the 53-year-old bottle-blond grinning (one hopes at his own ridiculousness): "When I get home I'm gonna make love to you like 15 men!" Who can blame Rod Stewart for only half-trying?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1989 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
"Spent some time feeling inferior," mused Rod Stewart, standing in front of his mirror. "But no more," he toasted, rapping a bottle of cognac against his smiling reflection. An hour earlier, making his New York debut with the Jeff Beck Group, the son of a Scottish shopkeeper had sung the opening song from behind the Fillmore East amplifiers, like a bashful commoner. How could he imagine the sweetness of the applause that would follow the song, and the squeals that would make him blush when he finally revealed his face?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1989 | By David Hinckley, New York Daily News
Whatever gave Rod Stewart's voice the raspy wail that made "Maggie May" an indelible rock 'n' roll memory, Stewart says he sure doesn't know how it got there. He's mostly just glad he never did anything to screw it up. "I don't smoke," he says. "That helps. I do have a bit of a taste for alcohol, though, and it would probably be better if I didn't. "The only training I've ever had was from Nate Lamb, a voice coach. He didn't even try to give me more range, just made my voice stronger.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
If people had just quit nagging him about it, Tommy Edward would never have started impersonating Rod Stewart. "People would come up to me and say, 'Well, you sound like Rod Stewart, and you look like Rod Stewart,' " Edward said from his studio in Ocean City, Md. "And I was like, 'Maybe I look a little bit like him, but I don't really look like Rod Stewart.' " Edward tried to dodge the comparisons. He grew a goatee. He let his hair grow long and dyed it jet black. It didn't help.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Jay Thomas; Darlene Love. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Terry Bradshaw; Elle Fanning; Chris Mann performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Hugh Jackman; Jenna Fischer; 2 Chainz performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Jamie Foxx; actress Bianca Kajlich. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Paul Rudd; chef Mario Batali; Rod Stewart. Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35 a.m., NBC10)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1989 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Rock concerts at the Mann Music Center are hardly ever an extraordinary aesthetic experience - given the summer amphitheater's "shed" acoustics. Just getting in and out of the West Fairmount Park facility by car can be an annoying experience. For that $4.50 parking fee now demanded at the Mann, there ought to be attendants directing traffic and guarding your vehicles. As it is, these clowns just take the money and run. Still, the pursuit of summer fun makes a little inconvenience tolerable - especially if the act's cool and your date is pleased and a nice breeze is blowing though the trees.
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December 20, 2015
Beatles, "1+" (Capitol). Gift-giving season could not arrive without an enticing option for that Fab Four fan in your family, now could it? This set pairs the 27 No. 1 hits on the 2001 greatest-hits package titled, simply, 1 - the biggest-selling album of the '00s, by the way - with 27 short promotional films that went along with them, correctly casting the Liverpool lads as innovators in the realm of video, along with everything else....
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September 27, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
PASTOR RICK WARREN, author of the The Purpose Driven Life , opened the final keynote session of the World Meeting of Families yesterday by quoting a song popularized by Rod Stewart. "Have I told you lately that I loved you?" he asked the audience. And, like aging women at a Rod Stewart concert, the crowd went wild for the rock-star pastor. Warren, whose 2002 book was a New York Times best-seller, joined Cardinal Sean O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, to give the final keynote of the eighth and largest World Meeting, which was held this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
If people had just quit nagging him about it, Tommy Edward would never have started impersonating Rod Stewart. "People would come up to me and say, 'Well, you sound like Rod Stewart, and you look like Rod Stewart,' " Edward said from his studio in Ocean City, Md. "And I was like, 'Maybe I look a little bit like him, but I don't really look like Rod Stewart.' " Edward tried to dodge the comparisons. He grew a goatee. He let his hair grow long and dyed it jet black. It didn't help.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
AT A Q&A SESSION recently for the movie "The Karate Kid," a pregnant woman stood up, looked at star Ralph Macchio and said, "This could have been yours," referring to her swelling baby bump while her disgruntled husband stood by her side. That's not even the weirdest thing that's happened to Macchio during one of these fan-engagement sessions. Sometimes he has to reassure fans that members of the rival Cobra Kai dojo in "The Karate Kid" were not the "jackasses" portrayed on screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood, two giants of British rock, revealed their similarities and differences - and the reasons their respective popularities have ebbed and flowed since the mid-'60s - on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center. Stewart made his name with a raspy voice, R&B covers, self-penned folk-inspired tunes, and a stylistic palette running from disco and good old-fashioned rock-and-roll to even older-fashioned Tin Pan Alley classics. Winwood has his own distinctive vocal style and has done everything from soul to progressive rock, weird jazz, blues, and middle-of-the-road pop. Though Stewart has made his life's music all about the show, Winwood has made his show all about the music.
NEWS
September 1, 2013 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
CLEARLY, music buffs will not be lacking for live musical entertainment this fall, from newbies to classic rockers like a double bill of Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood (Dec. 11 at the Wells Fargo Center). Helping heat the scene, the new Boot & Saddle club on South Broad Street (run by the R5/Union Transfer gang) and the Ardmore Music Hall (formerly 23 East) will make a play for talent and audiences that otherwise would flock to World Cafe Live. And both the newly revitalized Prince Music Theater and Kimmel Center properties (including the Academy of Music and Merriam)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
How do you go from Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Firefly , and the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers to Shakespeare ? Enthusiastically, says Joss Whedon , god of all sci-fi geeks. The Bard is the greatest teacher one could have, Whedon tells USA Today. "He speaks to you very personally," says the director of the critical hit Much Ado About Nothing , which stars Amy Acker , Alexis Denisof , and Nathan Fillion . "He says take the things you understand - the stories, the tropes, the characters - and look further.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Jay Thomas; Darlene Love. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Terry Bradshaw; Elle Fanning; Chris Mann performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Hugh Jackman; Jenna Fischer; 2 Chainz performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Jamie Foxx; actress Bianca Kajlich. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Paul Rudd; chef Mario Batali; Rod Stewart. Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35 a.m., NBC10)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Sufjan Stevens is this year's undisputed Christmas music champion. The indie polymath is represented in the annotated playlist below with "Christmas in the Room," one of 58 seasonal songs on his five-CD box set, Silver & Gold , out on his Asthmatic Kitty label. The baroque-folk songwriter's hand is also evident on the following CD-length playlist with a song from Chopped and Scrooged , a hip-hop mixtape Stevens assembled. And the Christmas-obsessed auteur is also responsible for "Sister Winter," a song on Tracey Thorn's excellent holiday album Tinsel and Lights . Along with Michael Bublé's Christmas , which came out in 2011, there are three new Christmas albums currently in the Billboard Top Ten. Those - by Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, and Lady Antebellum - are all represented on this year's list, which includes tunes either released or reissued in 2012.
NEWS
October 26, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
As you should know by now, the Calamari Sisters (I mean, what kind of last name is Squid ?) , Carmela and Delphine , are the fictive stars of the hit musical Cooking with the Calamari Sisters , which just got extended to Dec. 2 at the Society Hill Playhouse. So happy are the sisters, played in hilarious guise by Jay Falzone and Stephen Smith , that they're visiting all over Philly. Watch for them near you - and ask for a recipe. Do ya think I'm 60?, Part XLVII People and U.K.'s Daily Mail are running sections from Rod Stewart 's forthcoming autobio, Rod: The Autobiography . The always quotable Rod tells us that Janis Joplin was always chasing himself and bandmate Ronnie Wood around, seeking intense and immediate intimacies: "We were terrified of her and would hide behind the plant in the lobby.
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