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May 24, 2002 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is, as the narrator (Matt Damon) says, "the history of the West told from the heart of a horse. " Chock-full of sweeping vistas and swooping aerial shots, wild gallops across rolling plains, and carefree gambols atop sun-burnished mesas, the animated feature is like N.C. Wyeth come alive - a romantic homage to the myth and magnificence of the American West. The title character in this fine DreamWorks yarn is a golden mustang who has, ahem, free rein over the land until the U.S. Cavalry arrives on the scene, routing the natives and rounding up the ponies to make them its own. A mustachioed colonel (voiced by James Cromwell)
SPORTS
May 19, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Philadelphia Spirit almost blew a 17-point third-quarter lead, but survived to defeat the Palm Beach Stingrays, 127-125, last night in a United States Basketball League game at La Salle High. The game was the third in as many nights for the Spirit, which led by 62-56 at the half. Roy Marble led the Spirit with 30 points. Reggie Cross, whose three-pointer in the waning moments cut the final margin to two points, paced Palm Beach with 28.
SPORTS
May 26, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Philadelphia Spirit won its third USBL game in as many nights with a 110-101 victory over the Palm Beach Stingrays in West Palm Beach, Fla., last night. Tim Legler led the Spirit (5-3) with 29 points. Michael Anderson had 20 points and seven assists. For the Stingrays (3-5), Ron Mathias had 26 points. Reggie Cross scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds. The Spirit trailed, 51-49, at halftime, but moved to an 84-74 lead after three quarters.
SPORTS
July 10, 1991 | Special To The Daily News
The South rose again last night. The Philadelphia Spirit, playing its fourth game in as many nights on a Southern road swing, lost to the Jacksonville Hooters, 102-74. The 74 points are a United States Basketball League record for the fewest scored in a game. The previous mark was 76 held by two teams. The Spirit (12-3) lost three of four games on the road trip. Already playing without leading scorer Michael Anderson (injured hamstring), the Spirit lost Paul "Snoop" Graham five minutes into the game with an injured knee and played the rest of the game with just eight players.
NEWS
March 18, 1994 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And in the spirit and courage of the beheld. Tonight, the lines between handicapped and able-bodied will blur, and the audience will experience what it means to be physically challenged - and physically graceful. Professional dancers from the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company will perform "The Spirit of Dance" with the Variety Camp dancers - seven girls and one boy with disabilities ranging from spina bifida to cerebral palsy. They are from the Variety Camp and Developmental Center in Worcester.
NEWS
May 24, 1995 | Inquirer photographs by William F. Steinmetz
Curtain's up this week as third and fourth graders from HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy and from Germantown Friends School stage their 12th annual musical. It will happen again tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Taulane Auditorium at HMS.
NEWS
March 16, 1992 | PHOTOS BY ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
If you can't fight City Hall, you can at least clean it. Anyhow, that's what 1,500 or so volunteers - including Mayor Rendell and Council President John Street - did Saturday. It may have been the first non-financial bath for the building in a century.
NEWS
December 25, 2008 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Hard-boiled and half-baked, The Spirit mashes vintage comic strips with new-fangled CGI, sucking the very life out of a mid-century pop icon in the process. Frank Miller, who began his career as an artist for Marvel (Daredevil was one of his early assignments), now seems bent on transposing the multi-panel, word-balloon format of comic books to live-action film in the most soul-crushing ways. Having collaborated with Robert Rodriguez on the green-screened, pinup pulp of Sin City, Miller takes his solo directing shot with The Spirit.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2008 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Hard-boiled and half-baked, The Spirit mashes vintage comic strips with new-fangled CGI, sucking the very life out of a mid-century pop icon in the process. Frank Miller, who began his career as an artist for Marvel (Daredevil was one of his early assignments), now seems bent on transposing the multi-panel, word-balloon format of comic books to live-action film in the most soul-crushing ways. Having collaborated with Robert Rodriguez on the green-screened, pinup pulp of Sin City, Miller takes his solo directing shot with The Spirit.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2001 | Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Start the "new" Greek Picnic weekend tonight by setting off aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia with the Ques and Ricky D. If you still have dance left in you after the Area: One Festival at the Tweeter Center on Saturday, cross the bridge to Shampoo for an after-party with Slynke, Julia Factorial, Imri, Zonel Smart, Circuit Breaker, Robbie Tronco, Jason Leroy and Carl Michaels. And, if you can get out of bed, don't miss Alex Adrock's "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" at Chrome on Sunday afternoons.
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February 4, 2016 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Fans of the Duluth, Minn., trio Low squeezed in Monday night for a sold-out show at Johnny Brenda's, a date rescheduled due to Pope Francis' Philadelphia visit in September. It was a rare treat for those fortunate enough to secure tickets, perhaps the band's most intimate local show since they played at Silk City two decades ago. The band's music would have been an apt sound track for the throngs of faithful who flooded our town to see the pope. Guitarist Alan Sparhawk and drummer Mimi Parker, the married couple at Low's core, are Mormon, not Catholic, and their songs aren't conventional anthems of praise.
SPORTS
January 23, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Sitting on the bench before his name was announced, C.J. Barnes was nearly overcome with emotion. Standing a few feet away, his coach had the same feeling. "As a coach, something like that brings tears to your eyes," Holy Spirit coach Jamie Gillespie said. "Knowing how hard he worked, for him to have that moment, that's what it's all about. " Barnes, a standout player for the Spartans as a sophomore and junior, made a dramatic return to the court last Friday against rival Atlantic City.
SPORTS
January 17, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
This wasn't a night when anybody was going to bust loose for 25 or 30 points with a lot of smooth moves and sweet finishes. Not the way both teams were playing defense. Not the way the whistles kept stopping the flow of the showdown between Atlantic City and Holy Spirit before a capacity-plus crowd on the Spartans' home court. But for Atlantic City sophomore Ray Bethea, his team's 56-46 victory still marked something of a breakout game. The 6-foot-4 Bethea generated 14 points, eight rebounds, and four steals, flashing the kind of athleticism that has veteran coach Gene Allen imagining the possibilities in the future.
NEWS
December 31, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
WATERLOO, Iowa - Assailed by Donald Trump a day earlier, Gov. Christie on Tuesday said little as he brushed off the GOP rival's barrage, which encompassed attacks on New Jersey's economy, the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, and Christie's embrace of President Obama at the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy. "It just appears to me that the Christmas spirit left Donald after only three days," Christie told reporters at Elly's Tea & Coffee in Muscatine, in eastern Iowa. He then wished Trump and his family a happy New Year, adding, "I'll see him in New Hampshire.
NEWS
December 23, 2015
BUCKS COUNTY Pearl S. Buck house is in the spirit PERKASIE The annual festival of trees is ongoing at the Pearl S. Buck farm house and is open through Dec. 31. The house is at 520 Dublin Rd. The display features a tree in each room of the house that is decorated by local artisans, businesses, and nonprofits. The cost to tour the house is $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for students. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call 215-249-0100.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Singer-songwriter Jesse Malin has long been too glam for rustic earnestness, too uncultured for commercial punk. From his glittery, hard-core band D Generation in the '90s to solo albums portraying him as Springsteen with a rooster haircut, Malin just doesn't quit. This year, he released two albums - New York Before the War and Outsiders - as ramshackle and ruminative as anything he has ever recorded. A cocksure Malin was raring to rant at Johnny Brenda's on a rainy Thursday night.
NEWS
December 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines announced Thursday it will begin a nonstop flight next spring to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, from Philadelphia International Airport. The daily flight will be seasonal, from April 14 through Nov. 9. Spirit now flies to five U.S. cities from Philadelphia, and in April will add nonstop routes to Los Angeles, Detroit, and Fort Lauderdale from here. The Florida-based airline touts itself as an "ultra low fare carrier" but charges extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag. It has expanded in Philadelphia since 2013.
FOOD
December 18, 2015 | By Craig LaBan, RESTAURANT CRITIC
To me, nothing says "happy holidays!" quite like a bottle of good spirits. Unlike wine or beer, which are usually gone in one sitting, a fine choice of the hard stuff is a gift that can be savored over time. And the range of possibilities is inspiring. Whether your favorite drinker is a locavore sipper or world whiskey geek, a value booze buddy or someone worth a major splurge, I have 10 good bottles to choose from here. The Locals Stateside Urbancraft Vodka, $27.99 (code 9963)
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines, which now flies from Philadelphia to five cities, will add daily nonstop flights to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, announced last month it will begin a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport, beginning April 14. "Our customers...
BUSINESS
November 29, 2015
This weekend marks the start of the all-important holiday shopping season. How the next few weeks go for retailers is generally a good barometer for the economy's performance in the coming year. It is stacking up to be a Merry Christmas and a good new year. There are nothing but tailwinds behind the American consumer. Of top importance: Most of us are back to work. The unemployment rate is set to fall below 5 percent, which has historically meant that the economy is at full employment.
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