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August 23, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Styx front man Dennis DeYoung is an attention-grabber, acting as a pied piper drawing spectators Friday night to CelebrateErie. As the Music of Styx blasted 15 minutes of warm-up tunes, festivalgoers descended. Edinboro, Pa., resident Shelly Klinek, 47, and her two children were three blocks away when she heard the unmistakable sounds. "I pushed my 2-year-old son in this stroller real fast to get here," Klinek said. "They were warming up, but it was just neat to see the band and all the equipment.
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July 4, 2014 | By Casey Fabris, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two tour buses, one for the crew of the rock band Styx and the other for the band Foreigner's crew, caught fire Wednesday afternoon in a Philadelphia bus lot. No injuries were reported in the blaze on the 100 block of Callowhill Street. The cause was under investigation. The Styx bus caught fire first, which in turn caused the Foreigner bus to catch fire, Styx publicist Amanda Cagan said in an e-mail. Chief Peter Crespo of the Philadelphia Fire Department said the blaze was reported at 12:24 p.m. and fire trucks arrived on the scene five minutes later.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011
Yes/Styx When classic rock bands from the '70s hit the road, die-hard fans are often quick to question which of the original members are in or out. Not that it really matters when it comes to Yes and Styx, the two prog-rock stalwarts headlining Monday's Let Freedom Rock Fest in Camden. Jon Anderson sound-alike Benoit David has earned a rep as a fine vocalist (the French Canadian worked for years in a Yes tribute band before being recruited by Yes bassist Chris Squire for what was planned as temporary fill-in gig back in '08)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2015 | Solomon Jones
FINALLY, after seeking to have their relationship recognized by the masses, they achieved the goal for which they fought so valiantly. After sneaking around in the darkness, hiding a love they should've been free to express, these star-crossed lovers have emerged victorious. And I, for one, am happy for them. No longer do they have to keep their love secret. No longer do they have to feel that their feelings are forbidden. Their bond to each other is now official, and it's a good thing, too. If they'd been forced to wait even one more minute, their passion would've exploded in an all-out rebellion against those who'd forced them to the margins.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013
STYX THE CAT is starting to grow on me, but it wasn't always that way. Before I relented and allowed her to come in off the streets, I was engaged in a battle of wits with the former stray. Styx understood that I didn't want her in front of my house, and I understood that LaVeta and the kids would sneakily feed her as soon as I left for work. Styx and I played our roles in our cheeky little war dance, and, like a professional coach on "Dancing With the Cats," I took the lead. "Get off my lawn!"
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2011
Music Yes/Styx. When classic rock bands from the '70s hit the road, die-hard fans are often quick to question which of the original members are in or out. Not that it really matters when it comes to Yes and Styx, the two prog-rock stalwarts headlining Monday's Let Freedom Rock Fest in Camden. The two bands' July Fourth show marks the start of their joint 22-date tour. Fans can expect to hear all the bombastic biggies - from Yes' "Roundabout" to Styx's "Come Sail Away" - along with newer material from Yes' soon-to-be released Fly From Here album and Styx's still-in-production Regeneration, Volume 2, a collection of rerecordings of hits including "Renegade" and "Blue Collar Man. " - Nicole Pensiero With guest Them Bones at the WMGK Let Freedom Rock Fest, 7 p.m. Monday, at the Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
NEWS
August 1, 1986
We had out-of-town guests during the second week of the municipal strike, and when they mentioned having looked forward to a trip to Center City to see the Philadelphia I had long emoted about, I had to tell them they should close their eyes (and nostrils) to the acres of trash, feeling that the contrast between the heavenly atmosphere where they had been camping in the green and glorious Alleghenies and our very own stinko Styx might disappoint them. But after giving directions and waving goodbye, I felt a strange sense of relief overcome my secret humiliation.
NEWS
April 11, 2005 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
M. Ward's Transistor Radio is a valentine to a bygone era of free-form eclecticism, one indie-rocker's imagining of a transformative late-night playlist that ranges from the Beach Boys to Bach, from Fats Domino boogie-woogie to the heartache of the blues. It's an ambitious undertaking, if a little too in thrall with melancholy languor. So it was for the good that any tendency toward lethargy was banished Saturday at the packed North Star Bar, where the guitarist (first name Matt)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 1994 | By Mark Marymont, FOR THE INQUIRER
Barry Manilow looked at his future and turned to the past. After racking up almost 30 pop hits and becoming a major solo star in the process, Manilow now laughingly refers to himself as a "boy singer," what vocalists were called back in the good old big-band days. Manilow is one of a number of veteran pop and country artists - from Kenny Rogers to Dennis DeYoung of Styx - who are rejuvenating their careers by recording albums of pop standards. Manilow's gold-certified Singin' With the Big Bands features 15 songs at least 40 years old. He gets an authentic sound, too, working with the bands carrying on the names of Glenn Miller, Les Brown, the Dorsey brothers and others.
SPORTS
May 1, 2009
IHAVE BEEN at the Spectrum for my share of great moments - Doc's first game, a couple of Final Fours, Christian Laettner, more Dave Schultz fights than I care to remember, the Boss, the Dead, the Styx (as my father used to call them). I was there the night Billy Joel recorded the live version of "Captain Jack" that you hear on FM radio about once a week. But none of those moments will I remember as well as this one from Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday night, just before the second song of his encore: "We're gonna dedicate this next one to Harry Kalas, Phillies announcer for 38 years, who passed away . . . . Hard to believe, Harry, hard to believe.
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July 1, 2015 | Solomon Jones
FINALLY, after seeking to have their relationship recognized by the masses, they achieved the goal for which they fought so valiantly. After sneaking around in the darkness, hiding a love they should've been free to express, these star-crossed lovers have emerged victorious. And I, for one, am happy for them. No longer do they have to keep their love secret. No longer do they have to feel that their feelings are forbidden. Their bond to each other is now official, and it's a good thing, too. If they'd been forced to wait even one more minute, their passion would've exploded in an all-out rebellion against those who'd forced them to the margins.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
STYX is milking their Philly tour-stop hiccup. Earlier this month, two of the classic rockers' tour buses caught fire while they were parked in Northern Liberties on the day of their concert with Foreigner at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But why not turn some classic-rock lemons into classic-rock lemonade? I hear that the band is now incorporating the incident into a cover of the Doors ' "Light My Fire," including at a recent tour stop in Minneapolis.
NEWS
July 4, 2014 | By Casey Fabris, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two tour buses, one for the crew of the rock band Styx and the other for the band Foreigner's crew, caught fire Wednesday afternoon in a Philadelphia bus lot. No injuries were reported in the blaze on the 100 block of Callowhill Street. The cause was under investigation. The Styx bus caught fire first, which in turn caused the Foreigner bus to catch fire, Styx publicist Amanda Cagan said in an e-mail. Chief Peter Crespo of the Philadelphia Fire Department said the blaze was reported at 12:24 p.m. and fire trucks arrived on the scene five minutes later.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
IN A Q&A on the website Reddit, the Who 's Roger Daltrey complained that he was having trouble getting American artists to pitch in when it came to his upcoming Philly benefit concert with Joan Jett for Teen Cancer America. All proceeds from the concert, at the Kimmel Center on July 28, go to building a center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for teens with cancer. "One of the things we're struggling with is getting more Americans involved, more American entertainers like myself, the backbone of the music industry was this age group, and I feel like if you've been successful and you've made it, just by donating a bit of your time, a bit of your energy, even if it's just talking about what we are trying to achieve now," Daltrey wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013
STYX THE CAT is starting to grow on me, but it wasn't always that way. Before I relented and allowed her to come in off the streets, I was engaged in a battle of wits with the former stray. Styx understood that I didn't want her in front of my house, and I understood that LaVeta and the kids would sneakily feed her as soon as I left for work. Styx and I played our roles in our cheeky little war dance, and, like a professional coach on "Dancing With the Cats," I took the lead. "Get off my lawn!"
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2011
Music Yes/Styx. When classic rock bands from the '70s hit the road, die-hard fans are often quick to question which of the original members are in or out. Not that it really matters when it comes to Yes and Styx, the two prog-rock stalwarts headlining Monday's Let Freedom Rock Fest in Camden. The two bands' July Fourth show marks the start of their joint 22-date tour. Fans can expect to hear all the bombastic biggies - from Yes' "Roundabout" to Styx's "Come Sail Away" - along with newer material from Yes' soon-to-be released Fly From Here album and Styx's still-in-production Regeneration, Volume 2, a collection of rerecordings of hits including "Renegade" and "Blue Collar Man. " - Nicole Pensiero With guest Them Bones at the WMGK Let Freedom Rock Fest, 7 p.m. Monday, at the Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011
Yes/Styx When classic rock bands from the '70s hit the road, die-hard fans are often quick to question which of the original members are in or out. Not that it really matters when it comes to Yes and Styx, the two prog-rock stalwarts headlining Monday's Let Freedom Rock Fest in Camden. Jon Anderson sound-alike Benoit David has earned a rep as a fine vocalist (the French Canadian worked for years in a Yes tribute band before being recruited by Yes bassist Chris Squire for what was planned as temporary fill-in gig back in '08)
NEWS
August 23, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Styx front man Dennis DeYoung is an attention-grabber, acting as a pied piper drawing spectators Friday night to CelebrateErie. As the Music of Styx blasted 15 minutes of warm-up tunes, festivalgoers descended. Edinboro, Pa., resident Shelly Klinek, 47, and her two children were three blocks away when she heard the unmistakable sounds. "I pushed my 2-year-old son in this stroller real fast to get here," Klinek said. "They were warming up, but it was just neat to see the band and all the equipment.
SPORTS
May 1, 2009
IHAVE BEEN at the Spectrum for my share of great moments - Doc's first game, a couple of Final Fours, Christian Laettner, more Dave Schultz fights than I care to remember, the Boss, the Dead, the Styx (as my father used to call them). I was there the night Billy Joel recorded the live version of "Captain Jack" that you hear on FM radio about once a week. But none of those moments will I remember as well as this one from Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday night, just before the second song of his encore: "We're gonna dedicate this next one to Harry Kalas, Phillies announcer for 38 years, who passed away . . . . Hard to believe, Harry, hard to believe.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2008 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
After a spectacular 29-issue run on "Red Sonja" by writer Mike Oeming, his departure left many fans thinking the quality of "Sonja" would go to hell. Well, the series hasn't, but the character has. Quite literally. Following her final battle with Kulan Gath, the "She-Devil with a Sword" finds herself adrift in the afterlife, sailing on the river Styx to her final judgment. Since it would be hard for any writer to follow Oeming on the title, Dynamite chose to have a different creative team tell a tale for five consecutive issues.
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