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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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May 19, 2016 | By Rathe Miller, For The Inquirer
Everybody's a critic. Each of us walks into a museum and says, "I like that!" or "You call that art?" Albert C. Barnes would approve. Barnes (1872-1951) feuded with the art establishment of his day and disliked most art historians and academic aestheticians. It was the unschooled lover of art he welcomed to his great art collection grounds in Lower Merion. His principal interest, he wrote in 1920, was education, first for himself, "then for those less fortunate ones around me, then in the education of the public.
NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
Answering the phone one recent morning, Todd Barkan chirped out a lilting, "Lee Morgan!" The greeting, he explained, was "a combination of bebop and German. " It was also customized for a caller from Philadelphia, hometown of the great trumpet player. More than that, though, it was a prime indicator of how Barkan thinks in the language of jazz. From 1972 to 1983, Barkan got to tout his love for the music every night from the stage of the Keystone Korner, the nightclub he owned and ran in San Francisco.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines has resumed summer seasonal flights from Atlantic City International Airport to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The daily nonstop flights began last week and will operate until the fall. Spirit, which flies from Philadelphia to seven cities, will add daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia 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, began a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport on April 14. Spirit also started a new flight last week between Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St.
SPORTS
April 16, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Predicting the performance of Penn State's offensive line this season may be impossible. But if there's one thing that's certain, it's that the Nittany Lions have many candidates and much competition for most of the five available starting spots. Having four starters back from a unit that struggled for the second straight season may not be tremendously encouraging. Position switches and a plethora of players who redshirted as freshmen in 2014 or 2015 also present some uncertainty.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Even before James Yoakum opened his distillery in a former garage in downtown Camden, he knew he wanted to offer tastings and sell cocktails. It just took some time for his product line to catch up with his vision. "For the longest time, we only had rum drinks," he said. But after the rum - and spiced rum - came rye, and whiskey produced in small batches as Yoakum and his colleagues at Cooper River Distillers experimented with flavors and recipes. Two years after Yoakum first opened his doors in the converted Fourth Street garage, he has hired three employees and the company has established itself as a favorite happy-hour spot for Camden's daytime workers.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Steven Rea, MOVIE CRITIC
Ciro Guerra's profoundly beautiful Embrace of the Serpent , one of the nominees for best foreign language film at this year's Academy Awards, touches on many of the same themes that Terrence Malick (see the review of his Knight of Cups , Page 4) explored in his 2005 feature The New World . Malick's film was about the arrival of the British on the shores of 1600s Virginia, with John Smith's meeting the beautiful Pocahontas of the Powhatans and white men from Europe invading and corrupting the virgin Americas.
NEWS
March 1, 2016
Joe Maiellano, 31, of Hawthorne, and Jack Hubbard, 31, of Alexandria, Va., are co-owners of the Homemade Gin Kit. The six-piece kit, which retails for $50, allows users to craft bathtub gin at home. The business, which was started in 2012, has sold more than 65,000 kits. I spoke to Maiellano, who's also a fund-raiser for Fox Chase Cancer Center. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: Jack and I were playing around and making gin in my kitchen. I was living in Arlington, Va., at the time, and we thought the gin was really good and began to discuss creating the same experience on a larger scale.
NEWS
February 26, 2016
ISSUE | HISTORIC PRESERVATION Save the Old Covered Wagon Inn Bravo for running "Preservationists try to save landmark inn" as a front-page story (Feb. 16). In a toxic, throwaway society, voices of conservation should rightly be front page. Like so many old taverns, the Old Covered Wagon Inn in Strafford, Chester County, is a landmark, a milestone, a stopping place on the turnpike of our shared history. Inns served as meeting places for traders and travelers, post offices, polling places, and employment centers for immigrants.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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