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LIVING
November 8, 1987 | By Harry Somerfield, Special to The Inquirer
For the last 25 years, car buyers who cared about sound have driven their new cars directly from the showroom to a car stereo shop. Once there, they had the crummy-sounding, factory systems replaced with after-market units that performed almost as well as their home systems. Cost-conscious car buyers began to purchase their new cars without sound systems and put the money saved toward units they choose themselves. Finally, after years of losing lucrative sound system sales, many car manufacturers have wised up. Ford and General Motors, for example, have formed working relationships with well-known home entertainment manufacturers.
NEWS
May 6, 1999 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
If Julie Vick didn't know it already, she certainly realized that the sound system in Haddonfield Memorial High School's auditorium was inadequate after helping students get on stage at the right time during last month's PTA fashion show. "All the sound went up and out. I couldn't hear a thing from backstage," said Vick, the PTA president. The show raised money for college scholarships. Since December, Vick also has been leading a community effort to raise money for a new sound system, which could cost as much as $23,000.
NEWS
August 27, 1997 | By Phil Joyce
New technology brings new troubles. That is reinforced every night when that wonder of Alexander Graham Bell interrupts our dinner, bringing an unending stream of annoying phone calls from telemarketers. The same can be said of another questionable advancement in communication: the Sound System. Great idea, bad results. True, neither the telephone nor the electronic sound system is what you would call new - unless we're looking over decades here - but they have brought relatively new problems.
NEWS
September 1, 1996 | By Clea Benson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They swarmed through the parking lot of the giant birthday-cake-hockey-puck-cruise-liner of a building. They rode the glass escalators through the airy atrium with its giant sculpture hanging from the ceiling. They walked through wide corridors of glistening tile. And when they emerged into the central arena, many of the thousands of hockey fans at last night's inaugural game at the CoreStates Center looked up at the precipitous tiers of seats and the 16-ton scoreboard and dropped their jaws.
NEWS
October 4, 1999 | By Mike Madden, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It seemed like a good idea. When the decades-old sound system in the Pennsauken High School auditorium blew days before a senior awards assembly in June, administrators figured they had to get it fixed - quickly. So they did, buying a new amplifier and new equipment, all in time for the awards ceremony. The only problem was the Board of Education. Irritated that they were not consulted about the $6,600 purchase and upset that it might have disrupted tentative plans for a more comprehensive overhaul, school board members have delayed paying the bill while they ask administrators exactly what happened.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AMY HUNTOON
Spectators can watch from the beach for free this weekend as about 100 Hobie Cats compete off Wildwood Crest in the Wildwoods Classic Cup regatta. A sound system will relay descriptions across the beach off the 7100 block of Ocean Avenue.
NEWS
August 2, 1994 | By Alissa Wolf, FOR THE INQUIRER
Welcome to the fabulous world of the Beautiful People, who spend their nights quaffing pricey bubbly, hobnobbing with the famous (or infamous) and shaking their well-toned forms to the latest in techno and house. Whether you're a certifiable BP or merely a wannabe, there are two Shore spots that must be tops on your list when it comes to chi-chi club-crawling. The first is Deja Vu (formerly Tattinger's), New York Avenue and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City; 609-348-4313. A popular New York-style spot for many years, Deja Vu boasts a state-of- the-art sound system, cavernous linoleum dance floor and enough BPs to give Tinseltown a run for its money.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2012 | Scott Sturgis
2012 Kia Sorento SX AWD vs. Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC : In Part 2 of 2, how the three-row crossovers compete on the road. Price as tested : Kia, $37,150; Mitsubishi, $33,605.   Base prices : The Sorento SX starts at $34,850 for the all-wheel-drive version. A 2.4-liter four in a front-wheel-drive version starts around $23,000. (It's just changed over to the 2013 model year.) The Outlander two-wheel drive with a 2.0-liter four starts at $22,345.
NEWS
July 12, 2001
I AGREE WITH Trevor Jordet (letter July 9) about the 4th of July concert here, televised by ABC. Garth Brooks was to be on stage at 8:30 for a concert and would return for an encore before the fireworks display. I was very, very disappointed! I'm disenchanted with the whole televised ABC thing. The sound was loud and clear when Jill Scott was on stage and she did a marvelous job, but my husband and I braved traffic and the crowds for a concert by Garth Brooks. It seemed to take forever for him to finally have his turn onstage, and there was no appropriate sound system.
LIVING
September 10, 2000 | By Jonathan Valania, FOR THE INQUIRER
Loud, smoky, and reeking of stale beer or worse, rock venues perfectly illustrate the wisdom of that Groucho Marx joke about not wanting to belong to any club that would have you as a member. Upstage, located upstairs from Wichita Steaks on Third Street in Old City, could easily be the punch line in that joke. But not to worry: Upstage isn't offering memberships, as was the case back when it was called Revival and the labyrinthine upstairs dance floor often resembled a scene out of Caligula.
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NEWS
February 8, 2016 | By Jill Castellano, STAFF WRITER
Even the biggest TV on the East Coast wasn't enough to entice Jasper Alivia into watching the Super Bowl - he was too busy serving his guests 2,000 pounds of wings. And there's more where that came from at the sold-out XFinity Live! tonight - the biggest Super Bowl party in Philadelphia. Alivia, the venue's executive chef, said he expected to to serve 100 pizzas, 150 nacho platters, 300 cheesesteaks and 200 orders of crabfries to the 1,500 to 2,000 people walking through the doors Sunday night.
NEWS
August 12, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jake Vistoso and his brother, Evan, both wear hearing aids, yet had trouble understanding the rabbi at their synagogue in Newtown. Since Jake had just turned 13, he wanted to tackle that auditory challenge for his bar mitzvah project. The answer was a "hearing loop" - a strand of wire hidden under the carpet of the sanctuary at Congregation Brothers of Israel. Jake helped raise more than $3,000 for the loop system, which transmits audio from the rabbi's microphone directly into most hearing aids.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
"AN ERA died with him. " You hear that kind of thing a lot. Sometimes it is true. An era died with Thomas "Cozy" Morley. There are no more like him, because when he died at 87 he had outlived most of his peers. There likely won't be any more like him, because America has changed. This is proof that not all change is progress. Yes, an era - of vaudevillian politically incorrect and corny comedy - passed with the man who sang "On the Way to Cape May. " But is it forever dead? A seven-foot bronze statue of Cozy Morley now stands in North Wildwood where his Club Avalon once stood.
SPORTS
February 25, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
'CELEBRATION" came pumping through the sound system at Temple's Liacouras Center and Abraham Massaley, like most of Imhotep Charter's delirious players, stood, listened, beamed, grooved and even sang at a spot near midcourt. Then, after some prodding by teammates, he decided to step forward and bust a move. How fitting . . . A few minutes earlier, the 5-11, 160-pound combo guard had uncorked a basketball version, thus helping the Panthers claim their fourth Public League championship in five seasons.
SPORTS
October 12, 2012 | The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday night, Jayson Werth watched as his old Phillies teammate and friend Raul Ibanez hit a ninth-inning, game-tying home run, then a walkoff home run, to lead the Yankees over the Orioles. "Baseball this time of year is the best time in sports," Werth said. "I watched all the games. I probably texted him 20 times. " Thursday night, it was Ibanez' turn to congratulate Werth, whose leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Nationals a 2-1 win over St. Louis and forced a decisive Game 5 Friday night in their National League Division Series.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2012 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2012 Buick Verano 1SL front-wheel drive: A baby Buick. Price: $26,850 (no options). Marketer's pitch: "You shouldn't have to upsize to upgrade. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com says it has a "quiet and luxurious cabin; comfortable ride. " But it is "underpowered compared to competitors. " But people who know GM ask, "Is Verano to Cruze as Cimarron was to Cavalier?" Reality: This is not a baubled-up Cruze. And I didn't find power that lackluster, either.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
What is, musically speaking, Manfred Honeck's deepest wish? Tuesday night at the Mann Center with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, heady interpretive ideas sprang from virgin canvas. What you thought you knew about Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 wasn't quite there anymore. Tempos switched like the wind. Phrases once merely broadly noble were now finely etched. After an evening of three programmed works and two encores - five composers - Honeck's ambition for illuminating scores anew both startled and pleased.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2012 | Scott Sturgis
2012 Kia Sorento SX AWD vs. Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC : In Part 2 of 2, how the three-row crossovers compete on the road. Price as tested : Kia, $37,150; Mitsubishi, $33,605.   Base prices : The Sorento SX starts at $34,850 for the all-wheel-drive version. A 2.4-liter four in a front-wheel-drive version starts around $23,000. (It's just changed over to the 2013 model year.) The Outlander two-wheel drive with a 2.0-liter four starts at $22,345.
SPORTS
February 13, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
FROM MORE THAN a few feet away, binoculars will be needed to see the newest sports memento in Dennis Gabert's house. Nevertheless . . . "This'll be the coolest," he said, beaming. The latest treasure is a 5-inch strand of the net that was formerly attached to the southwest basket in Malvern Prep's gym. Gabert snipped it Saturday night after the Friars outlasted Germantown Academy, 55-52, before a juiced, overflow crowd to finish 8-2 and claim a second consecutive Inter-Ac League championship.
NEWS
February 12, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
FROM MORE THAN a few feet away, binoculars will be needed to see the newest sports memento in Dennis Gabert's house. Nevertheless . . .  "This'll be the coolest," he said, beaming. The latest treasure is a 5-inch strand of the net that was formerly attached to the southwest basket in Malvern Prep's gym. Gabert snipped it Saturday night after the Friars outlasted Germantown Academy, 55-52, before a juiced, overflow crowd to finish 8-2 and claim a second consecutive Inter-Ac League championship.
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