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June 6, 1990 | By Ovetta Wiggins, Special to The Inquirer
The 20 students in Deb Vanneman's 11 a.m. show choir class at Rancocas Valley Regional High School share the same dream. They all want to be discovered. They want their names in lights. They want a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Just once, they'd like some producer or director to see them act in one of their community plays, or to hear them sing in one of their many regional teenage arts festivals. They want to hear the director say, "She oughta be in pictures. " They are all dreaming.
NEWS
May 14, 1995 | By Rebecca Goldsmith, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Let other schools have their star athletes, their future politicos, their quiz bowl winners. This middle school is rallying behind its show tune champs. They're talented and spunky, and they've just out-sung their peers for the 11th straight year in a nationwide competition. May 6, the Thomas O. Hopkins Middle School show choir returned to Burlington Township, greeted by congratulatory fire and police escorts. The students had spent the day in Dorney Park, Pa., where they competed in the morning and played in the afternoon.
NEWS
May 15, 1988 | By William H. Sokolic, Special to The Inquirer
Kenny Catanella has taken some good-natured razzing from some of his classmates over his membership in the choir at the Marlton Middle School in Evesham Township. But he just shrugs it off. "They're just jealous because of what I can do and what I have the chance to do," Catanella said. What the eighth grader is going to do, along with 27 of his choir mates, is fly to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and sing in a 30-minute concert at the Tomorrowland Theater on the afternoon of June 5. The choir will be performing several selections, including "If My Friends Can See Me Now," "Crazy Rhythm," and, of course, a Disney medley of "Small World," "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and "Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah. " The trip is the culmination of three years of hard work for members of the school's Show Choir, said Jeannette DiDonato, the choir director.
NEWS
February 14, 1997 | By Laura Barnhardt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's the kind of love drawn with a big red heart on a three-ring binder. Its passion is nurtured by hours on the telephone and slow dances. It's exciting, new and rarely, if ever, forgotten. At no other time is high school romance more celebrated than on Valentine's Day. Sometimes, it is done in more creative ways than the typical flower-and-candy combination. At Springfield High School in Montgomery County, for example, the show choir serenades young lovers. And at Central Bucks West High School, the Valentine's Day cards sold by the environmental club also purchases 250 square feet of rain forest for the recipient.
SPORTS
February 7, 2002 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Diving is a sport in which showmanship can be an advantage, and no one knows that better than Springfield, Montgomery County, star Stuart de la Rosa. De la Rosa has been a song-and-dance man on the school's show choir since the 10th grade, and a choir singer off and on since the third grade. He has learned how to combine knowledge of stage performance with diving technique to catapult himself into the upper echelon of divers in the state. As a junior last season, de la Rosa placed third in the state with 430.65 points, second in the district (466.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | By Rebecca Barnard, Special to The Inquirer
Todd D. Eaton, 19, a Rutgers University engineering student active with the American Legion's New Jersey Boys State program, died Saturday in a one-car accident in Hubert Heights, Ohio. Mr. Eaton, of Westmont, was a passenger in a car driven by a friend when the accident occurred on Interstate 70. The two were en route to visit the friend's parents, who live 30 miles from the accident site. The driver remains hospitalized. Mr. Eaton, a 1987 graduate of Haddon Township High School who received four nominations to the U.S. Military Academy but chose to attend Rutgers, was a 1986 delegate to Boys State, a model government run by high school students.
NEWS
December 6, 1998 | By Jennifer Farrell, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
'Tis the month before Christmas when all through the streets, the Double Dozen choir roams, serenading all it meets. But only if you placed an order for a poinsettia. The Pennsauken High School show choir is set to deliver the plants tomorrow as part of its annual fund-raising project, which this year will help pay for a spring trip to Virginia for a competition. The sale was advertised on Channel 18, a local cable channel, and by the Nov. 29 deadline, more than 300 orders had come in. About 45 of those were for singing deliveries.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2012 | Ellen Gray
SMASH. 10 p.m. Monday, NBC10. GLEE. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fox 29. IT'S NOT always easy to love the TV musical. I watch NBC's "Smash" with a heavy heart and half an eye on Twitter, the better to commiserate with friends who cannot believe someone hasn't yet killed Ellis the Evil Assistant (Jaime Cepero) or that a promising pilot about the making of a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe has descended so quickly into melodrama, with dueling Marilyns (Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty)
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | By Amy Westfeldt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Michael Wien of Burlington Township underwent several tests of character and leadership before becoming an Eagle Scout last month. He spent a night in the wilderness without food or shelter, cooked for his fellow scouts for a week and even prepared a three-month family budget. That experience taught him a lesson about finances he will carry into adulthood. "A lot of it (the money) went toward bills," Wien said. "Bills really nail you. Now I know how not to leave the lights on and everything.
NEWS
December 27, 1994 | By Suzette Hackney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They haven't received a lot of recognition or praise. They're often the butt of cruel jokes made by high school peers. They wear tuxedo bow ties and cummerbunds that are old, often too small, and always uncomfortable. They don't even have a name. But combine the qualities of 15 determined boys, a supportive school district, a pushy choral director and a piano, and the end result is sweet harmony. Besides a women's and show choir, Garnet Valley High School has formed an all-male choir this year.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Mainstage Center for the Arts presents its annual Holiday Concert & Family Festival this weekend at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre at Camden County College. The two-day festival will feature performances by the Harmony and Encore Show Choirs, members of the Mainstage Dance Company (and the School of Dance), and the Mainstage Hip Hop performance group. Featured vocalists will be opera soprano Robin Wilson, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera, and country recording artist Sherry Lynn, who has performed with Crystal Gayle.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2012 | Ellen Gray
SMASH. 10 p.m. Monday, NBC10. GLEE. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fox 29. IT'S NOT always easy to love the TV musical. I watch NBC's "Smash" with a heavy heart and half an eye on Twitter, the better to commiserate with friends who cannot believe someone hasn't yet killed Ellis the Evil Assistant (Jaime Cepero) or that a promising pilot about the making of a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe has descended so quickly into melodrama, with dueling Marilyns (Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2010
THE CHOIR. 10 tonight, BBC America. FOR ALL THE glow cast by Fox's "Glee," not many high school choruses boast soloists with Broadway experience. Much less singers with the ability to learn new music and dance routines every week. But while "Glee" may set the bar high in the interest of entertainment, it's hardly exaggerating the life-changing quality that the joint making of music - or any kind of art - can have on people who may never have known they had talent in the first place.
SPORTS
February 7, 2002 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Diving is a sport in which showmanship can be an advantage, and no one knows that better than Springfield, Montgomery County, star Stuart de la Rosa. De la Rosa has been a song-and-dance man on the school's show choir since the 10th grade, and a choir singer off and on since the third grade. He has learned how to combine knowledge of stage performance with diving technique to catapult himself into the upper echelon of divers in the state. As a junior last season, de la Rosa placed third in the state with 430.65 points, second in the district (466.
NEWS
June 25, 1999 | By Karen Masterson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Travis O'Brien needs to smile more, especially since his choir won a chance to perform at Disney World. "Smiling is something for me to remember, but I'm trying to remember the moves," Travis, 14, said of his dancing. After all, dancing, singing and smiling is just plain difficult. So went the good-humored banter at Wednesday night's bon voyage performance of the Evesham Show Choir, a township youth group. It was held at Demasi Middle School to thank the community for raising more than $27,000, the cost of the trip.
NEWS
December 6, 1998 | By Jennifer Farrell, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
'Tis the month before Christmas when all through the streets, the Double Dozen choir roams, serenading all it meets. But only if you placed an order for a poinsettia. The Pennsauken High School show choir is set to deliver the plants tomorrow as part of its annual fund-raising project, which this year will help pay for a spring trip to Virginia for a competition. The sale was advertised on Channel 18, a local cable channel, and by the Nov. 29 deadline, more than 300 orders had come in. About 45 of those were for singing deliveries.
NEWS
February 14, 1997 | By Laura Barnhardt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's the kind of love drawn with a big red heart on a three-ring binder. Its passion is nurtured by hours on the telephone and slow dances. It's exciting, new and rarely, if ever, forgotten. At no other time is high school romance more celebrated than on Valentine's Day. Sometimes, it is done in more creative ways than the typical flower-and-candy combination. At Springfield High School in Montgomery County, for example, the show choir serenades young lovers. And at Central Bucks West High School, the Valentine's Day cards sold by the environmental club also purchases 250 square feet of rain forest for the recipient.
NEWS
May 14, 1995 | By Rebecca Goldsmith, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Let other schools have their star athletes, their future politicos, their quiz bowl winners. This middle school is rallying behind its show tune champs. They're talented and spunky, and they've just out-sung their peers for the 11th straight year in a nationwide competition. May 6, the Thomas O. Hopkins Middle School show choir returned to Burlington Township, greeted by congratulatory fire and police escorts. The students had spent the day in Dorney Park, Pa., where they competed in the morning and played in the afternoon.
NEWS
December 27, 1994 | By Suzette Hackney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They haven't received a lot of recognition or praise. They're often the butt of cruel jokes made by high school peers. They wear tuxedo bow ties and cummerbunds that are old, often too small, and always uncomfortable. They don't even have a name. But combine the qualities of 15 determined boys, a supportive school district, a pushy choral director and a piano, and the end result is sweet harmony. Besides a women's and show choir, Garnet Valley High School has formed an all-male choir this year.
NEWS
December 6, 1992 | By Sabrina Walters, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Alternately graceful and frazzled, pianist Mary Peacock riffled through music she composed years ago while giving members of the Old Village Voice Choir last-minute instructions for their Christmas production. As if she were in Carnegie Hall, the slender, white-haired woman slid on and off a piano bench, changing roles from maestro to musician. "Please wear the same red ribbons as last year," she said in her North Carolina drawl. "They looked lovely. " Peacock and the choir members are residents of the Cadbury Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cherry Hill.
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