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June 17, 2001 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The final cymbal pings in the distance. The notes from the electric piano slowly fade. There's a momentary pause, just long enough for the recording engineer to push the stop button. Then from deep within the drum room bursts a cackling, full-body laugh. Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson looks out at his old high school buddy Christian McBride and shakes his head in joyful disbelief. Did that really just happen? Did we really play that funk groove for 14 minutes? Everybody in the room can feel it. The experiment is working.
NEWS
January 19, 2003 | By Kevin Werbach
Almost exactly two years ago, Steve Case, chief executive officer of AOL, and Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin announced the biggest corporate merger in history. Yet on that January day, something was amiss: the way the two men were dressed. Levin, the corporate titan and former lawyer, wore an open-collared shirt. Case, the boyish Internet entrepreneur and Hawaii native, was attired in a blue banker's suit and gold tie. It was a fitting metaphor for AOL Time Warner, an agglomeration of two companies trying to be something they weren't.
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July 26, 2003 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Angelo Cataldi talks for a living. But we all know what really talks. The city's highest-paid radio host was suspended for two days this week over what his bosses labeled a personal attack on Philadelphia Eagles management. His suspension was approved at the highest levels of Viacom Inc., which owns WIP-AM (610), his station. Viacom, through its Infinity Broadcasting division, has a business relationship with the Eagles. Cataldi returned to work Thursday, but you could sense a chill in the WIP studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - What tunes fit a postapocalyptic society? For NBC's freshman drama Revolution , the answer is Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You. " The songs will be featured in next week's episode of "Revolution," on the same day that Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day album and a companion documentary on DVD will be released. Corporate synergy led to the deal for the onetime rock band that rarely allows use of its music in Hollywood projects. Revolution is produced in association with Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2003 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Here's the thing about reading: It's boring! Not to mention time-consuming. And very difficult to do while drinking an alcoholic beverage as a band plays at ear-shattering volume, or while keeping an eye peeled on the surroundings at a gentleman's club. This is where the 215 Festival comes in. It's like Cliff Notes, with beer and guitars. Instead of sitting home alone and tediously turning the pages, you can listen as 215 reads aloud for you while you wait - amidst other urbane types also intensely interested in literary matters - for the band to come on. This year's 215, which will officially begin with a three-band show at Tritone on Wednesday and continue through next weekend, is formally the second year of the festival, and informally the third.
NEWS
May 15, 1996
Synergy. It's the magic word babbled by media moguls and their hangers-on whenever huge media companies merge - thereby increasing the concentration of power in the information business. The new corporate giant, they solemnly assure us, will be so much more than the sum of its parts, because of the many ways those parts can enhance one another. Synergy, huh? Judging by what's up on TGIF, ABC's Friday night lineup of sitcoms for kids, you can find synergy in the dictionary right next to shameless.
NEWS
August 10, 1995 | By C. Edwin Baker
Merging ABC and CBS with Disney and Westinghouse is a disgrace to a democratic society. Virtually all independent media scholars and commentators recognize that society has little to gain but much to lose by such mergers. And since World War II, most Western democracies have treated media concentration as a problem. In this country, the tradition of valuing independent media voices has deep roots. Existing laws may not cover this week's mergers. Still, except during the Reagan-Bush period, presidents and Congress have consistently sought to limit media juggernauts.
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April 21, 1995 | By Rob Knox, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Cardinal O'Hara's Adrienne Hamson, Jenn Wendling and Natalie Daciw spent part of their Easter vacation in New Orleans looking for some volleyball competition. They found it. The three play for a team called Synergy during the off-season. Synergy is made up of girls from Delaware County, and they went down to the French Quarter for some competition. They left last Wednesday evening and returned Sunday night. "It was a lot of competition, and it was a lot different from what we're used to here because they play at a much faster pace than we do," said Wendling, a junior.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
The Wizard has granted our wish: Danny Howells is coming to Philly. The England-born DJ/remixer/producer will get Emerald City funky tonight, establishing that he is legitimate both in the studio and live. But "the clubbers' DJ" will not be alone at the next installment of the EC Kings of Late Night Series - homegrown DJ Matt Kling has also been imparted with the responsibility of getting it crunk. With his "dirty" style of electronica, Kling continues to make a name for himself leading clubbers to the floor.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2008 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Like all merging companies, health insurers Highmark Inc. and Independence Blue Cross talk a lot about synergy - combining elements of their businesses to create a stronger whole. And that's what worries businessman Harry Kovar. Kovar says he thinks the proposed merger, which would create Pennsylvania's largest health insurer, might well have the ability to "synergy" his pharmacy-benefits management business and others like it right to the sidelines. "What we are saying is that we want to compete," Kovar, chief executive officer of WellNet Healthcare Inc., said in an interview in his office in Southampton.
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January 13, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, STAFF MUSIC CRITIC
Individual charisma can be regarded suspiciously in chamber music, because the medium is so much about cooperation. Thus, the Orion Quartet concert Sunday with Philadelphia Orchestra oboist Richard Woodhams packed the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater with promises that the excitement would arise from integrity rather than superficialities. The program was as serious as they get: Leon Kirchner's String Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven's mighty String Quartet in E-flat Op. 127 . The one lighter spot positively glimmered: Mozart's Oboe Quartet K 370 , not the composer's most significant piece of chamber music, but who cares?
NEWS
January 31, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Kenney and Kevin Dougherty grew up in the same South Philadelphia neighborhood, two kids from the block in Whitman who crafted careers in public service. The city councilman and Common Pleas Court judge are now aiming higher. And their ambitions align in a way that stands to benefit them both. Kenney, 56, resigned Thursday from his sixth term on Council and is now preparing a campaign for mayor. Dougherty, 52, is expected to announce in three weeks his bid for one of three openings on the state Supreme Court.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's the quick read on why the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chose Live! Hotel & Casino in South Philadelphia for Philadelphia's second casino, based on a document just posted on the board's website. The pitch by Live's backers - Cordish Cos. and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. - that they could tap into the millions of annual visitors to sporting events and concerts at the stadium complex was convincing. "The board finds the synergy between gambling and entertainment at a casino with the sports and concert enthusiast visiting the more than 400 stadium area events per year presents an opportunity for marketing the stadium/casino area into a 365-day-per-year attraction with minimal negative impact on the surrounding areas," the document, known as an adjudication, said.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Exelon Corp., the Chicago energy giant that owns Peco Energy Co., announced an expansion effort Wednesday that would create an unbroken chain of urban utilities stretching from Bucks County to Washington, D.C. Exelon agreed to buy Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.8 billion in cash, absorbing two million customers served by three operating companies: Atlantic City Electric Co. in South Jersey; Delmarva Power and Light in Delaware and Maryland; and Pepco,...
TRAVEL
May 19, 2013 | By Bill Ordine, For The Inquirer
  Las Vegas has casinos in a desert. Atlantic City has casinos by the ocean. But the operators of Maryland's spectacularly successful casino about 15 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland Live, knew where they wanted to put theirs - in a shopping mall parking lot. So far, the move has paid off huge for both the casino and the adjacent Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, Md., as the two have combined to form arguably Maryland's single biggest-drawing destination....
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - What tunes fit a postapocalyptic society? For NBC's freshman drama Revolution , the answer is Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You. " The songs will be featured in next week's episode of "Revolution," on the same day that Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day album and a companion documentary on DVD will be released. Corporate synergy led to the deal for the onetime rock band that rarely allows use of its music in Hollywood projects. Revolution is produced in association with Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2008 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Like all merging companies, health insurers Highmark Inc. and Independence Blue Cross talk a lot about synergy - combining elements of their businesses to create a stronger whole. And that's what worries businessman Harry Kovar. Kovar says he thinks the proposed merger, which would create Pennsylvania's largest health insurer, might well have the ability to "synergy" his pharmacy-benefits management business and others like it right to the sidelines. "What we are saying is that we want to compete," Kovar, chief executive officer of WellNet Healthcare Inc., said in an interview in his office in Southampton.
NEWS
May 8, 2007 | By B.G. Kelley
You'll hear the cheering for miles. Tens of thousands of spectators - young, old, male, female - will convene along Kelly Drive on the bank of the Schuylkill, starting Thursday, for the three-day run of the 69th version of the Dad Vail Regatta. Dad Vail, the largest collegiate rowing championships in North America, is a home-grown treasure. It's the nerve center of rowing in Philly. Long, sleek shells and sculls propelled by the pulling oars of efficiently fit male and female athletes from more than 140 collegiate crews will glide like machines over the water in beautiful harmony and rhythm.
NEWS
October 8, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We have a feeling youthful role model Justin Timberlake may be crying a river over an announcement that Destiny's Child is replacing him in McDonald's "I'm Loving It" marketing blitz. Mickey D is making the move to court them youngsters. "We believe this appeals to kids, and when kids are happy, Mom is happy," sayeth the company's global marketing chief, Larry Light. We hope that Beyonc?, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are as good at the acting thing as they are at singing. They'll have to scarf that stuff down in front of a camera - take, after take, after take - and cheerfully declare "I'm Lovin' It. " We salute their courage.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
The Wizard has granted our wish: Danny Howells is coming to Philly. The England-born DJ/remixer/producer will get Emerald City funky tonight, establishing that he is legitimate both in the studio and live. But "the clubbers' DJ" will not be alone at the next installment of the EC Kings of Late Night Series - homegrown DJ Matt Kling has also been imparted with the responsibility of getting it crunk. With his "dirty" style of electronica, Kling continues to make a name for himself leading clubbers to the floor.
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