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February 22, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / BOB WILLIAMS
Like the balloons surrounding them on stage, area young people rose to the occasion Saturday for a talent show in Coatesville. Though the acts were few, the entertainment was high-spirited as they performed for about 100 relatives and friends at the Young Women's Christian Association. Among the hits was a hula dance by the local Girl Scout troop, which brought a little bit of Hawaii to the Y with the dazzling leis, skirts and headbands. While they danced, the girls - under the leadership of Yvette Crichton - mouthed the words to an accompanying record.
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January 15, 1987 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
A televised talent show to raise funds for the Marple Township Public Library will be held Feb. 22 with entertainment provided by amateur performers and local celebrities. The program, Televent, will be shown on community service Channel 10, available in Marple and Haverford Townships, from 2 to 6 p.m. It will be staged at Marple Newtown Senior High School. Auditions for the show will be held at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Appointments for auditions are required, said Maureen Muehsam, co-chair of the program with Walt MacDonald, television traffic reporter.
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January 23, 1992 | By Mac Daniel, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Jamar Jackson was dressed to the nines as he clicked up to the stage in his tap shoes and sequined bow tie at the LaMott Community Center's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Talent Show. And when "La Bamba" began playing from an old stereo atop a dated RCA television, the 8-year-old Jackson began to strut his stuff. "Heel, toe, tap. Heel, toe, tap," he whispered to himself. As the music picked up, so did Jamar, strutting back and forth across the stage and bearing a smile that filled the auditorium of the community center, at Willow and Sycamore Avenues.
NEWS
October 13, 1991 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
"Tis the "Season of the Arts" in Cherry Hill, and the township will celebrate on Friday with a variety/talent show starring township residents. The free event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cherry Hill municipal building on Mercer Street. Free refreshments will be available. "Season of the Arts" is one of four seasonal art events sponsored each year by the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board, a volunteer arm of the township government that tries to encourage cultural pursuits in the municipality, according to publicity chair Elena Winter.
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August 13, 2004 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Baton twirling, flute tooting, tap dancing, classical piano playing, and operatic singing will have a place on prime-time television after all. The Miss America talent competition, which ABC banished last month from its Sept. 18 pageant broadcast, has been partly restored to the two-hour show, the Miss America Organization said yesterday. The evening's final two contenders will perform their two-minute routines before the judges in a reality-TV-style competition. The winner takes all - the tiara and title of Miss America 2005.
NEWS
March 9, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dee Snider, the WMMR-FM (93.3) DJ and former '80s big-hair rock demigod, is making dreams come true for Pennsylvania kids at Hamburg Area High School. Well some of them, anyway. The former Twisted Sister frontman, whose "We're Not Gonna Take It" is a touching teen coming-of-age-and-rebellion classic, got angry when The Man tried to cancel a talent show next month at the Berks County high school. Authorities cited worries about injuries if kids moshed while the bands rocked out. (Moshing is what those darn kids do when they don't know how to dance, or are listening to music that demands spasmodic thrashing about.
NEWS
May 2, 1988 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
"Jesus is love / He's up above / He'll do anything to keep your love," Daven Rowe chanted as he strutted back and forth in front of the communion rail at the Murphy A.M.E. Church in Chester. When 12-year-old Daven finished his gospel rap Saturday, the 100 people attending a talent show in the church stood up and cheered. Daven's rap, the only one in a show that emphasized gospel singing, won him first place among 25 contestants. The music director of the Grace and Truth Delegation, a Chester gospel group that sponsored the talent search, couldn't have been happier.
NEWS
June 19, 1993 | By Gwen Florio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
So there was Ms. Morales peeling off her shirt to reveal a slinky black tank top, and Mrs. Tuff prancing around showing some serious cleavage, and Tiffanie and Heather's mom shaking her stuff in a black sequined dress, and you just cannot possibly imagine how embarrassing it all was. "Teachers are supposed to be smart," 12-year-old Jennifer Williams said reprovingly. "Not silly. " Hey, kids, lighten up. Silly was the whole point. It was a talent show with a twist yesterday at East Camden Middle School.
NEWS
February 23, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
By day, Jannie L. Blackwell is an oh-so-serious Philadelphia City Council member, known for helping the homeless people who show up at her office and for overseeing her West Philadelphia district like a fiefdom. But Thursday night, she was "Jannie from Cheyney. " Clad in a black-and-white Adidas track suit, bulky gold chain, and sunglasses, the councilwoman - a graduate of Cheyney University - and several staffers did their own version of the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight. " "And in conclusion / I'd just like to say / I'm Jannie from Cheyney / have a blessed day," she rapped.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1986 | By Martha Hewson, Inquirer Staff Writer
You've dreamed of it for years. You finish your song, and, for one millisecond, there is silence. Then the audience breaks into wild, thunderous applause. You take your bow. They beg for more. And as you start your rendition of "My Way," they drop dimes, quarters, yes, even dollar bills into your clarinet case. So that last bit doesn't really figure in your wildest dreams. But you have thought of performing before an audience, haven't you? Then the "Great Street Entertainer Contest," at tomorrow's first Arch Street Festival, is your chance.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Remember Baby's thrilling run and Johnny's spectacular lift at the end of the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing ? Well, onstage, in this national touring production at the Academy of Music, there's no run and not much thrill. It's more like dusty dancing than dirty dancing, as the sexy electricity has been replaced with nostalgia. Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter for the film, wrote the book for this musical, which is faithful to the original (according to my companion for the evening, a fan of the movie who knows all the songs and most of the lines and who met her first husband back in the day at Grossinger's, a Catskills resort much like the Kellerman's of the show)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
PHILLY POLICE'S own Lt. Jonathan Josey - yes, that Jonathan Josey - is making headlines again. This time for rubbing elbows with actress Vivica A. Fox , who was in town over the weekend to tout her new line of women's hair products. Josey, a former Daily News Sexy Single, has certainly made a new name for himself, leaving behind the shadow of his acquittal on assault charges from 2012. In July 2014 he was on duty when he saved three people in a house fire in South Philly.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FOR A LITTLE over 3 decades, Mike Pettine was Central Bucks West football. It was a legacy of unparalleled excellence. That can never be erased. But yesterday's news that the Bucks' 2014 season was being canceled with two games left due to an alleged hazing scandal will assuredly have a widespread impact. And it won't be positive. Nobody understands that more than Pettine, whose son Mike Jr., a West quarterback in the early 1980s, is the first-year head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
T ONY DANZA is back at Northeast High School tomorrow for the third year in a row to host the annual talent show to raise funds for the school. Danza famously taught at the high school for a year for a 2010 A&E reality show. So, what keeps the actor coming back years after the TV cameras left town? "I feel a tremendous debt of gratitude to the school, to spend a year in this school and try to make a difference and be a teacher, which was one of the greatest experiences of my life," Danza told me. "I have an affinity for Philadelphia that goes back to the Philadelphia Bulldogs, the roller hockey team.
NEWS
November 28, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
It's beginning to look a lot like ... the 2014 gubernatorial race! With six fun-filled, promise-loaded campaign months to go, five of the announced eight (yes, we kid not, eight) Democratic candidates appeared Saturday at a raucous Temple University forum that resembled a revival meeting. Actually, you couldn't call the event a debate because the candidates agree on virtually everything, probably down to how they like their eggs. The program quickly evolved into a political version of a talent show, with a generous dose of church testifying.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
EVERY DAY there's another reason to question the sanity of the Kardashian empire. In another story that's so ridiculous it's difficult to believe, Life & Style reports that Kim and Kanye won't allow baby North to wear pink. "They do not dress North in any other colors except three: black, white or cream," a family insider told the magazine. "No pinks allowed!" Uh, what about the nursery? "The colors are dark navies, blacks and whites," said an unnamed person who's allegedly seen it. "It's not girly at all. " But the nursery does have a flat-screen TV, because every 2-month-old needs one. And North's closet?
NEWS
February 23, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
By day, Jannie L. Blackwell is an oh-so-serious Philadelphia City Council member, known for helping the homeless people who show up at her office and for overseeing her West Philadelphia district like a fiefdom. But Thursday night, she was "Jannie from Cheyney. " Clad in a black-and-white Adidas track suit, bulky gold chain, and sunglasses, the councilwoman - a graduate of Cheyney University - and several staffers did their own version of the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight. " "And in conclusion / I'd just like to say / I'm Jannie from Cheyney / have a blessed day," she rapped.
NEWS
February 19, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BRIAN UTAIN WAS one of a group of Temple University students who used to harmonize on the lawn or in Mitten Hall or even on street corners in the '60s, lending their own original take on R&B and soul numbers. A lot of their singing was a capella, but there was a piano in Mitten Hall, and a member of the group, Daryl Hohl, could play accompaniment. They called themselves the Temptones, the name taken from the school they were attending and the popular Temptations, whom they idolized.
NEWS
November 18, 2012
Cleve Duncan, 78, whose soaring tenor voice as lead singer for the Penguins helped propel the 1954 doo-wop ballad "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" to rock 'n' roll immortality, died Nov. 7 in Los Angeles. "Earth Angel," which has sold more than 10 million copies, was the Penguins' only hit. But its rhythmic, wailing plea to an idealized young woman captured the spirit of the just-emerging rock generation. Rolling Stone magazine placed it on its list of the 500 greatest songs ever, and films like Back to the Future have used it to conjure an era. Cleveland Duncan was born July 23 of either 1934 or 1935 in Los Angeles, and learned to sing in his church choir and glee clubs.
NEWS
July 27, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Showing off your talent isn't the point of the student showcase Thursday morning at Neil A. Armstrong Middle School in Fairless Hills. The star turn bringing a parent to tears might be Jordan Perry standing before the crowd as master of ceremonies. Not long ago, the 12-year-old was so withdrawn that he couldn't look his teacher in the eye. Or it might be Leila Kelley, 7, banging a bucket with a drumstick. Only a few days ago, she was so anxiety-ridden that she hid behind a curtain.
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