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November 18, 2011 | BY TODD MCCARTHY, The Hollywood Reporter
WHAT APPEARED fresh and fun back in 2006 now feels like recycled goods in "Happy Feet Two. " The first time around, the sight of multicultural penguins singing and dancing in a gorgeous, environmentally threatened setting seemed disarmingly novel. But while a number of new characters have been introduced into the zoologically varied cast, the format and themes have a shopworn air that even the 3-D Antarctic vistas and intermittent cleverness can't surmount. Commercially, however, there's no reason this splashy sequel won't perform similarly to the original, which pulled in $385 million worldwide.
NEWS
February 5, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
The big-ticket item for NBC in 2012 is - drumroll, please - show tunes. Seriously. They won't let me make this stuff up. The network has sunk some serious cash into Smash , a series built around the mounting of a major Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. What a refreshing concept for a play! No one has exploited Marilyn's legacy in the last, let's see, 15 minutes. Smash , which airs at 10 p.m. Mondays on NBC10, is executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ( Chicago )
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1987 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was another night and another performance of Song and Dance for Melissa Manchester. She had been at it since June, starting out in Dallas, and that was a lot of cities ago. On this particular evening, Manchester was midway through a one-week engagement at the Mechanic Theater here. Starring in a musical is a new adventure for Manchester, a pop-music figure who, over the years, has turned out such hit records as "Midnight Blue," "Don't Cry Out Loud' and "Come in From the Rain.
NEWS
September 4, 2001 | By Bing J. Mark FOR THE INQUIRER
Melvin Brown's one-man song and dance show, A Man, a Magic, a Music, is an easy trip down memory lane. A veteran of nightclubs, male stripper acts and the pre-civil-rights-era Army, Brown tells his story while singing Chubby Checker's "The Twist," the Temptations' "My Girl" and 20 other of black music's greatest hits. The result is a fairly middle-of-the-road excursion, not exactly what you'd expect to see in the Fringe. Brown sings and tap-dances well, although many of his jokes fall flat.
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March 4, 1991 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / APRIL SAUL
Traditions of Eastern Europe were celebrated in song and dance yesterday at the Camden County Historical Society. There was a church choir performing Polish folk songs, a singing college student from Lithuania and a band and dancers from North Jersey. The free festival was the sixth the historical society has hosted, the first on Eastern European culture.
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March 26, 1992 | Special to The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
It was "International Week" at the Brandywine-Wallace Elementary School in Guthriesville, Pa., and students learned about a different country and its culture each day. Last Thursday night, the youngsters culminated their project by taking to the stage with song and dance.
NEWS
March 9, 1995 | For The Inquirer / JONATHAN WILSON
A little song and dance was in order Sunday at Morrisville High School's auditorium, as a benefit was held to raise money for a new community playground. Singer Jonathan Sprout dances with Devin Jackson during an audience-participation song. Kimi the Clown was also on hand to entertain at the event. About $2,300 was raised toward the project, which is expected to start in the fall.
NEWS
October 26, 1987 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
The first weeks of the Philadelphia theater season have been disappointing ones for musicals. To varying degrees, a public that prefers to wait for the certified megahit has rejected three shows of more than routine appeal. The Forrest Theater, the town's last bastion of the Broadway musical, has seen Sweet Charity founder like a ship on the rocks and Song and Dance end up a loser in spite of growing popularity during its stay. Both had Broadway track records. Each had a disappointing three-week run here.
NEWS
February 21, 2001
The Daily News says (editorial Feb. 12): "There is no good reason for so drastic a tax cut. " Your reasons, for the most part, echo the song and dance emanating from the liberals in Congress. The reason for Bush's plan is simply this: Too much money, sitting in Washington, should be in the pockets of hard-working Americans, who earned it and have a right to use it as they wish. The state of the economy doesn't matter. Unemployment, consumer confidence, Social Security, Medicare, margin of error, investor confidence, emergency measures, all hogwash.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1997 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
All singing! All dancing! All farm equipment! A Communist bloc party of a movie, East Side Story is an exuberant look at the musical comedies made behind the Iron Curtain between 1934 and 1965. Singing swineherds, frolicking wheat threshers and choreographed tractors star in this likable examination of the genre film history forgot, but that filmmakers Dana Ranga and Andrew Horn remember fondly - if with considerable incredulity. The Czech songfest Woman on the Rails (1965)
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January 29, 2013 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
A full moon soared diagonally across the stage backdrop at Temple's Conwell Theater Friday night for the opening of Wolf-in-Skins . Hounds and wolves bayed; the hair on my neck prickled. The animals loped in on all fours, knuckles fisted like paws. From the opposite fly, three consorts of the prince regent of Annwfn (Gwyn ap Nudd, a stag) danced across in vertical contrast, often in relevé. Their breasts were cupped loosely in petals, their diaphanous empire-waist tutus flared by acrylic.
NEWS
November 17, 2012 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
If nothing else, Thanksgiving should constantly remind us of how exceedingly blessed we are. But sometimes we forget. Simple comforts we take for granted - food, shelter, a flushing toilet, a winning football team (let us pray for next season), a family who loves us, a government that supports us - tend to drop off the radar, replaced by what we think we want and deserve. Well, have I got a talented, inspirational, and perfectly delightful reality check for you. I'm talking about the Watoto Choir, a children's choir based in Kampala, Uganda.
NEWS
September 3, 2012
An Eagle and a rock-and-roller While reading the stories devoted to the life and career of the late football Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren I couldn't help but notice that there was a missing chapter ("Steve Van Buren, Eagles great, dies," Aug. 24). Following his sports career, Van Buren had a hand in promoting the love of song and dance for the teeny boppers of the 1950s and '60s. My memory is a little cloudy as to the exact year, but I'm certain that it was sometime in the mid-1950s that Van Buren's Danceland opened its doors in the middle of the 1000 block of Wood Street in Bristol.
NEWS
February 5, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
The big-ticket item for NBC in 2012 is - drumroll, please - show tunes. Seriously. They won't let me make this stuff up. The network has sunk some serious cash into Smash , a series built around the mounting of a major Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. What a refreshing concept for a play! No one has exploited Marilyn's legacy in the last, let's see, 15 minutes. Smash , which airs at 10 p.m. Mondays on NBC10, is executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ( Chicago )
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2011
THE ORDER of march for the 2012 Mummers String Bands. The first band steps off at Broad and Oregon at 10 a.m. (Number in parentheses is how the band placed last year.) 1. Duffy String Band (13) Captain: Ted Kudrick Theme: All Decked Out A full deck of cards comes to life featuring Jacks, Queens, Kings, Aces and Jokers. Luck and sleight of hands are plentiful. Duffy knows when to hold 'em and when to show 'em. Captain Ted Kudrick plays the King of Spades. 2. Fralinger String Band (4)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2011 | BY TODD MCCARTHY, The Hollywood Reporter
WHAT APPEARED fresh and fun back in 2006 now feels like recycled goods in "Happy Feet Two. " The first time around, the sight of multicultural penguins singing and dancing in a gorgeous, environmentally threatened setting seemed disarmingly novel. But while a number of new characters have been introduced into the zoologically varied cast, the format and themes have a shopworn air that even the 3-D Antarctic vistas and intermittent cleverness can't surmount. Commercially, however, there's no reason this splashy sequel won't perform similarly to the original, which pulled in $385 million worldwide.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Summer TV's not the old song and dance anymore. It's the new song and dance, with NBC's America's Got Talent and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (both premiered in May) leading the charge of reality shows. They'll try to marry people off (The Bachelorette is back) or stick them in a box until they blow the roof off (Big Brother premieres July 7). And enough freaks and fakes, not to mention chefs with their fryers and fricassees, will fill the tube to give everyone a huge tummy ache.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, a Walnut Street Theatre for Kids Production, will bring song-and-dance entertainment to the young set this weekend. The stage production, to be presented at the theater through April 16, tells the story of Stanley Lambchop, who leads a regular life with his family but wishes things weren't so mundane. Stanley's luck changes when his bulletin board falls on him while he is sleeping and makes him flat. Making the best of his new shape, Stanley folds himself into an envelope and travels the globe.
SPORTS
March 3, 2011
CHANTILLY, Va. - Talking is good, we have been continually told. "Talking," NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae said yesterday after the owners and players spent another 4 hours in a room together with federal mediator George Cohen, "is better than not talking. " Yesterday's session between the two sides was the ninth in the last 2 weeks, totaling 51 hours. With the current collective bargaining agreement scheduled to expire tonight at midnight, they will meet again this morning at 9 o'clock.
NEWS
February 11, 2010 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Greatest-hits productions can go a couple of ways. One is the smorgasbord approach, providing songs that make you want to see the shows they're from, each number giving you a little musical drama, with character and plot implied. Another is the nostalgia route, the one taken by The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, currently at the Merriam Theater for a brief run. This approach depends on you already knowing - usually lyric by lyric - the songs and their shows; you enjoy the performance partly because you're remembering when you last saw Phantom of the Opera.
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