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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.
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.
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 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.
NEWS
July 4, 2014 | By David R. Stampone, For The Inquirer
Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Rodrigo Amarante de Castro Neves gave a richly soothing concert Tuesday night at World Cafe Live. It was just the right thing at the right time for some of us - namely, those who've been in a virtual Brazil for the last three weeks, absorbed by the World Cup, televised from locales across the vast South American nation. What made the concert hit such a sweet spot? The Rio de Janeiro native, 37, didn't overdo the futebol references. He was a genuine, nuanced manifestation of Brazilian culture, as opposed to all that hot sun, beachy fun, and giddy soccer-crowd imagery TV has been serving up. More than that, Amarante's 14 beautifully rendered, often melancholy songs - one in French, five in English, the rest in Portuguese - offered a tuneful tonic for those of us smarting from the elimination of Team USA by Belgium a few hours earlier.
SPORTS
July 3, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
CHILE'S GONZALO JARA took the slow, long 45-yard walk from the midfield line on the pitch to the penalty area all alone on Saturday. Thousands of Brazilians screamed for him to fail. The hopes of his team, and his country, rested on his right foot. When his shot on Julio Cesar sailed just a few inches more than he would have liked and bounced off the right post, the stadium erupted with joy, and Chile's World Cup dreams were broken. Last weekend highlighted the first games of the Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which featured two games decided by penalty kicks.
NEWS
July 3, 2014 | By Rachel Zamzow, Inquirer Staff Writer
The commentator called it "another World Cup match absolutely dripping in drama. " And at Commerce Square in Philadelphia, the drama was flowing as fans came together to cheer on Team USA. The stone courtyard at 20th and Market Streets transformed into a stadium Tuesday, filled with fans whose chants echoed off the two buildings nearby. People in suits having outdoor meetings conveniently during the match, college students, and families packed themselves in for the United States-Belgium showdown, which ended in a heartbreaking 2-1 loss for Team USA. Keith Barry, 26, of Philadelphia, was shaking from nerves.
SPORTS
July 3, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI will undoubtedly have a recurring nightmare. Ever since he started kicking a soccer ball, he probably dreamed of a moment like this - every kid does. It's the closing moments of a World Cup elimination game and a game-winning opportunity is gifted to your foot. In your dream, you are perfect. You do everything right and slam the ball into the back of the net. Reality wasn't as kind. Wondolowski was far from perfect on his attempt in the closing moments of the United States Round of 16 loss to Belgium yesterday in Salvador, Brazil.
NEWS
June 24, 2014
E VAN MALONE, 43, of Center City, is founder and president of NextFab, a "gym for innovators. " The 21,000-square-foot space in Southwest Center City offers cutting-edge hardware and software tools, technical training, consulting and incubator services. NextFab houses a wet lab, 3-D printers, scanners, laser engravers and cutters, and electronics, wood and metal shops. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for NextFab? A: I was working on my Ph.D. at Cornell in 3-D-printing technology, and a colleague and I created an open-source 3-D printer called Fab at Home.
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