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July 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
North West triumphs Certain individuals are of such world-historical importance they bear their momentous destiny on their visages virtually from birth. Such a person is North Kardashian West . The proof: Kimye 's daughter, who turned 1 last month, can walk. "Our baby girl finished one week of swimming lessons today then took her 1st steps right when she got out of the pool!!!!" Kim K says in a caption to an Instagram pic of the li'l genius.   Saying 'bye to soap Alison Sweeney still is not used to the quiet.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2014 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the veteran rockers who make up the Baseball Project first got together, their ambitions were pretty modest. "Once Scott [McCaughey] and I decided we were going to write those songs . . . we just wanted to get them recorded and maybe, maybe, just maybe put them out on a 100-LP vinyl release," Steve Wynn recalls. "We felt a calling, a need, a compulsion to have these songs exist, and we didn't even have a band name when we made the [first] record," says the former leader of the Dream Syndicate, who now fronts the Miracle 3. "If you had told me in 2007 that we would still be doing this and touring and on our third record, I would have been surprised and delighted.
SPORTS
July 21, 2014 | By Joe Vaccarelli, For The Inquirer
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Unfortunately for the United States, history did not repeat itself against Canada in the FIL World Lacrosse Championships. The United States took the opening game of the tournament, beating Canada by 10-7. But the Canadians learned from that loss and defeated the United States, 8-5, to win the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The upset loss was the first of the tournament for the Americans (6-1), and it marks just the third time in the tournament's history - this was the 12th world championship - that the United States didn't come out on top. This was Canada's third championship, as it also beat the United States in the finals in 2006 and 1978.
SPORTS
July 19, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
The United States is one win away from its 10th FIL Men's World Lacrosse Championship title after a 22-3 rout of Australia in the semifinals Thursday in Commerce City, Colo. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the U.S. team (6-0) will take on Canada at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Canadians (5-1) were 12-6 winners over the Iroquois Nationals (4-3) in the second semifinal. The Americans got all the scoring they needed Thursday in the first quarter, when they rolled to a 7-0 lead over the Aussies (3-4)
SPORTS
July 16, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Soccer's 20th World Cup ended in a magic moment for Germany, which needed extra time but scored just enough goals on Sunday afternoon to hoist the trophy for the fourth time. The tournament was also, from the perspective of the United States, a pretty successful run for Germans as well. Not only did head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the legendary German striker and team manager, lead the United States out of group play and into the round of 16, a pleasant surprise itself, but three of the five goals scored by the United States in its four matches were netted by players who were raised within the German national team system.
NEWS
July 15, 2014 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
After nearly two hours of grinding, scoreless soccer between Germany and Argentina on Sunday, deep into the second period of overtime in the World Cup, Germany's Mario Goetze finally knocked in a goal. A huge crowd watching a huge screen TV in the middle of the closed 700 block of South Street erupted with cheers. And then began to chant: "Deutschland!" "Deutschland!" "Deutschland!" The massive block party, organized by Brauhaus Schmitz, a restaurant and beer hall on the block and the unofficial epicenter of German soccer fandom in Philadelphia, showered itself with confetti.
SPORTS
July 11, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Alex Seldin of Chestnut Hill didn't have to run into Tim Howard to make his World Cup trip memorable. (Although he did; Howard's mother, too.) Seldin also spent time with Captain America and Miss Liberty and the rest of the American Outlaws roaming all over Brazil. A lawyer and entrepreneur, and a big soccer fan since his high school playing days in the '80s, Seldin went to one previous World Cup, in Germany in 2006. Seeing another American in Nuremberg that year was usually cause to stop and have a chat, find out who he was and how he got there, trading tales.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
In the 1980s, Dave and Phil Alvin played together in the Blasters, the great California band that masterfully mixed vernacular music styles with wildcat rock-and-roll energy. The title cut of the group's 1980 debut album, American Music , laid out a mission statement that the Blasters delivered with a fervor that fit right in with acts, such as X and Black Flag, that the Alvins used to share stages with in the Los Angeles punk scene. "We got the Louisiana boogie and the Delta blues, we got country, swing and rockabilly, too," Phil sang, at breakneck speed.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
R USS OSTER, 42, of Yardley, is founder and CEO of Grassroots Unwired. The Bristol-based startup provides real-time, GPS-enabled mobile canvassing and fundraising solutions for nonprofit and political clients. Oster previously had a 15-year consulting career organizing field campaigns across the U.S. on behalf of political candidates. Q: How'd you get the idea for Grassroots Unwired? A: I was in a meeting with the campaign manager for [then-New Jersey Gov.] Jon Corzine in 2009, and she said, "We're about to spend thousands of dollars on people going door-to-door and we have no idea if they're doing what they're supposed to be doing and, if they are, we've got to enter all that data into a computer.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2014 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
'We're having so much fun!" Not what you expect to hear from the composer of a new evening-length ballet for which neither the music nor the choreography was complete only two weeks before its world premiere. But, despite long days of hard work and little sleep, New Zealand's Rosie Langabeer seemed utterly sincere, remarkably relaxed, and infectiously enthusiastic when she said this at a late-June open rehearsal of BalletX's Sunset, o639 Hours , opening Wednesday. Inside the Performance Garage on Brandywine Street, while Langabeer rehearsed the musicians, choreographer Matthew Neenan worked with the company's dancers: 10 first-rate artists in shorts, tank tops, and pointe shoes.
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