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Shia LaBeouf In Town, Was Surprised How Cool Philly Is, Eagles Out, Justin Finch Out, Dreams In

Shia LaBeouf In Town, Was Surprised How Cool Philly Is, Eagles Out, Justin Finch Out, Dreams In

Just when I thought Social Season was over, a whole crop of events pop up to shoot. I’m sorry I missed several events last night (Dec 1), that cat nap I took turned into a bear of a sleep. Here’s a few things of note that happened this week, and a list of things you might want to do.

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Shia LaBeouf slipped into town to do some press around his new movie Man Down which opens today.

LaBeouf was last in town this past summer when he was filming his ‘Take Me Anywhere’  hitchhiking performance arts project.

Last week when ET asked which City did he think was the coolest, he said Philly:  LaBeouf even celebrated his 30th birthday in June while promoting the film in Philadelphia, which he admitted was a town he didn’t expect to have a great time in, but ended up loving.

To commemorate the occasion, LaBeouf went out for a traditional Philly cheesesteak. (Said he ate at both Geno’s and Pat’s)

“It was quite cool. And I remember, this is quite Philly, I went there and they gave me a free sandwich and I was like, ‘Cool can I get some fries?’ and they were like, ‘Hell no man, you have to pay for them fries,'” LaBeouf recounted. “That’s very Philly.” (Source)

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Speaking of cheesesteaks, last week when Randy Moss, former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League, was in town he asked his followers where the best cheesesteak was. There were a lot of great choices thrown out, but the winner
was Jim’s Steaks on South Street

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Flyers Captain Claude Giroux makes it official as he pops the questions to Ryanne Breton his longtime girlfriend. The duo both grew up in Hearst,Ontario

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Congrats to Ben Haney and Jamie McFadden on their wedding. The duo did the deed in St. John’s last Friday. The ceremony was performed
by former NBC10 reporter Justin Pizzi, who was ordained via the internet, especially for the occasion.

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Congrats boys

Thomas Finnegan is the GM for Dino’s Backstage.
Check out the December entertainment line-up at Dino’s Backstage:

  • Every Sunday – Michael Richard Kelly-Cataldi with the Tom Adams Trio
  • Friday, Dec. 2 – Wendy Simon
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 – Jill Salkin
  • Fri. Dec. 9 and Sat. Dec. 10 – The Snow Show
  • Thurs. Dec. 15 – Ken Silver
  • Fri. Dec. 16 and Sat. Dec. 17 – The Snow Show
  • Friday, Dec. 23 – Michael Richard Kelly-Cataldi
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve – 1956! – Michael Richard Kelly-Cataldi

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Congrats

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Last night a few players from the Eagles headed to Rumors for a bit of fun. First they stopped by to pose
for a shot with longtime, doorman extraordinaire Tee Fish.

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Justin Finch, last in Philly at CBS3, we hardly knew you and you left town for your dream job.

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Yes follow those dreams..

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Bill Anderson promoted to his own segment on Fox 29 – “For Goodness Sake”, featuring folks who do good in Philadelphia
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Love this billboard, but love her much more. Helen Ubiñas 

is a great journalist getting to the bottom of things.

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#PCCBUZZ – What’s Happening Philly – Philly Chit Chat will be shooting these events

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Mike Hirata is there this Saturday for PhillyChitChat, I’ll be there next Saturday shooting Winter Wonderland at Suburban Square      |     Sat, Dec 17, 2016     |     1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come on out and say Hi!!

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On December 6th, Join the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, in bringing the business, legal, technology and creative communities together for an innovation focused event featuring Harvard Business School Professor, Disruptive Innovation Expert, scholar, author, and business consultant, Clayton Christensen.  Click here to register!

I always tell my friends and clients, this is one of the best networking organizations in the City. The breakfast spread they put out before the program, is delicious, and people make a huge effort to network. I love that Philly has an organization like this, and a cheerleader for progress like Karin Copeland.

Have an awesome weekend. Follow me along on @HughE_Dillon (formerly @iphillychitchat) and on instagram PhillyChitChat for up the minute what’s happening and who’s where news.

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1919 Market Street Celebrates the Completion and Debut of their Club Floor

Earlier this month I was contracted to shoot the opening party for the new roof deck at Philly’s newest, luxurious, apartment building at 1919 Market Street. I was taken aback at how beautiful, and well constructed the apartment complex was; over the past couple years I’ve watched it being built. Was ecstatic that it complementary to the Blue Cross Building next door. They also share a courtyard, which is ecstatically pleasing to the eye.  There’s a parking garage as well for residents and the public. I tweeted a photo of the prices in the summer; definitely the best public parking deal in the neighborhood, it was under $20 for 24hr parking. That’s a deal. The party photos ran in PHL Business Journal. I ran a few atmosphere photos, but I saved some for PhillyChitChat. I’m go out on a limb and say of the apartments that have come on line this is my favorite – 1919 Market, quickly followed up by the Post Brothers Presidential Apartments, and then 3601 Market University City Apartments.

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Jerry Sweeney, President & CEO and Trustee of Brandywine, Anne Fadullon is the Director of the Planning and Development Cabinet for the City of Philadelphia, Council President Darrell L. Clarke and Thomas O’Brien, LCOR President

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  • 24-Hour Concierge
  • Lounge & Coffee Bar
  • Parking Garage Available
  • Bicycle Storage & Workstation Available
  • Pet Wash
  • Building-Link Resident Service Request System

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The 28th Floor Club Level features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities

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including a distinctive, open air infinity pool. (It’s not a full size pool, more of a socializing pool. AND IT’S HEATED!!)

 

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  • Screening Room with TV & Gaming
  • Club Room with TV
  • Sports Bar with TVs, Billiards & Shuffleboard
  • Golf Simulator with Multi-Sport Capability
  • Café with 360° Fireplace & Coffee Bar
  • Chef Studio with Demonstration & Catering Kitchen & Dining Table
  • Temperature-Controlled Individual Wine Storage

 

 

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Brandon McMullin, 1919 Market Leasing Consultant and Anthony Barone, Regional Property Manager at LCOR

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The kitchens were beautiful as you see, even the studios had full size kitchens, and weren’t overwhelming the space. Studios start at $1800

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  • 9 – 10’ Ceilings
  • Solid-Core Wood Doors with Polished Chrome Hardware & Accessories
  • MechoShade Window Treatments
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Glass on Exterior Walls Available
  • Bosch Washer & Dryer
  • Walk-In Closets in 1 & 2 Bedroom Units
  • LED Lighting Throughout
  • Individually Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning

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Fitness center is including in your rent

 

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My trainer Jordan Hankins, The Fit Complex will be on hand to train you.

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Many of the new apartment buildings have this structure columns in their units. This is one of my favorite ones as it’s on a slant, not taking up too much space
and kinda artsy even, AND it’s in the living room, not the bedroom like in other buildings.

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The closets are spacious, and I like the organizational racks.

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I hear the building is over 50% occupied already. Also that awesome new Wawa is opening crossed the street.
It’s near Fairmount Park, there’s a view of the Art Museum from the 28th floor, you’ll see the July 4th Fireworks.
You’re near Misconduct, James and Logan Tap House, my fav spots in that area.

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Check out the floorplans and pricing here

hd1_1219-customCongrats – I believe this is one of the best apartment buildings in the City.

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Sixers Add Concerts to their Halftime Show

BELL BIV DEVOE, THE SUGARHILL GANG, NINA SKY AND BIZ MARKIE PERFORM IN SIXERS HALFTIME
The Philadelphia 76ers have announced the concert lineup in their four-part Sixers Halftime Concert Series, presented by Coors Light. The award–winning performer roster includes Bell Biv DeVoe, The Sugarhill Gang, Nina Sky and Biz Markie. Sixers fans with tickets to any of the four Friday night home games in the Sixers Halftime Concert Series presented by Coors Light will enjoy Billboard topping hits including “Poison,” “Rapper’s Delight,” “Move Ya Body” and “Just A Friend.”
Three-time American Music Award Winners and four-time Platinum recording artists Bell Biv DeVoe will perform their Billboard hit “Poison” during halftime of the Orlando Magic game on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Sugarhill Gang will perform their top hits “Rapper’s Delight” and “Apache” during halftime of the Sixers home game on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. vs. the Portland Trailblazers.  “Rapper’s Delight” was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nina Sky will perform their hit “Move Ya Body,” which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004, during halftime of the Sixers Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, March 3, 2017 vs. the New York Knicks at 7:00 p.m.
Biz Markie will perform his popular hit “Just A Friend” during halftime of the Dallas Mavericks game on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  In 2008, “Just A Friend” made No. 100 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time.
“We are thrilled to tip-off the Sixers Halftime Concert Series with a partner like Coors Light who appreciates the value of providing exceptional entertainment opportunities for fans and continues to activate in compelling ways that create once-in-a-lifetime memories,” said Chad Biggs, Philadelphia 76ers SVP of Corporate Development and Activation. “We look forward to four performers that will energize the Sixers fans in attendance that night.”
“Coors Light is proud to partner with the Philadelphia 76ers on an exciting season as well as their energetic Halftime Concert Series! At Coors Brewing Company, we like to say our mountain is brewing the most refreshing beer.  So we say cheers to the Sixers and their refreshing halftime entertainment,” said Melissa Riggs, Field Marketing Manager, MillerCoors.
During the 2015-16 season, Coors Light presented the Sixers Halftime Concert game featuring a performance by Montell Jordan. The Sixers Dancers, Dunk Team and mascot Franklin will perform alongside all artists in the Sixers Halftime Concert Series presented by Coors Light. In recent seasons the Sixers Entertainment team has performed with Jordin Sparks, Montell Jordan, Naughty by Nature, Tag Team, Cupid and more.  This past summer Sixers Dancers trained with “Les Twins,” identical brothers, models and dancers Laurent and Larry Bourgeois who have performed and choreographed for Beyonce, Meghan Trainor, Missy Elliot and more.
Tickets are on-sale now for the first game in the Sixers Halftime Concert Series presented by Coors Light on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. against the Orlando Magic and all other halftime concert games.  Fans may purchase tickets at the arena Box Office, by calling 215-339-7676 or at SIXERS.COM, the team’s official new ticketing platform on StubHub which provides fans the tools to search, purchase and exchange Sixers tickets all in a single destination.
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95.7 BEN-FM ADOPT A FAMILY RADITOHON BRINGS HOLIDAY HOPE & HAPPINESS TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES

95.7 BEN-FM ADOPT A FAMILY RADITOHON BRINGS HOLIDAY HOPE & HAPPINESS TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES 

 

Bala Cynwyd, PA — November 29, 2016 —  95.7 BEN-FM is pleased to announce the return of their annual ‘Adopt A Family Radiothon’.  The BEN-FM airstaff will be joined by celebrity guests as they broadcast live from a festive, holiday tent in front of The Comcast Center (17th and JFK Blvd) on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 6am to 6pm.
Throughout the broadcast, they’ll be encouraging listeners and passersby to make a donation to assist Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s ‘Adopt a Family Program.’ The ‘Adopt a Family Program’ purchases gifts and holiday meals for hundreds of less fortunate families in their shelters and in the surrounding community.  Last year’s Radiothon assisted hundreds of needy families by raising over $60,000. The station is anticipating raising even more money for Volunteers of America this year.
HOW TO DONATE

Listeners can make a donation in a variety of ways:

  1. Make a secure online donation any time from now through December 8 at 6pm at 957benfm.com via the ‘Adopt A Family Radiothon’ page.
  2. Donate via BEN-FM’s toll free phone line, 866-957-0957, on 12/8 between 6am and 6pm.
  3. Make a cash or credit card donation at the live broadcast site on 12/8 between 6am and 6pm.

When making a donation, you can do a ‘Direct Adoption’ where you choose a family from Volunteers of America’s list of families in need or you can make a ‘Cash Donation’.  Your cash donation will be combined with others making your gift go further.
All listeners that make an online, on-site or phone donation will be registered to a trip for four to LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.  The trip includes tickets to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and air transportation courtesy of VisitFlorida.com.

 

95.7 WBEN-FM is owned and operated by Beasley Media Group, Inc.
About Beasley Media Group:

Beasley Media Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 69 stations (50 FM and       19 AM) in 16 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 20.1 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email.  For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.

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The Philadelphia Fund Alliance Inaugural Gala

The Philadelphia Fund Alliance (PFA) hosted more than 200 asset-management industry professionals at its Inaugural Gala  at The Logan Philadelphia, which raised more than $40,000 for the heroic health professionals at The Children’s Hospital of  Philadelphia (CHOP). Ronan Ryan, one of the founding members of IEX, the Investor’s Exchange, who worked to restore  trust in the stock market after the high-frequency trading controversy, as chronicled in Michael Lewis’ latest best-seller,  Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, delivered the keynote address.

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Tony Godonis (Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.) Ronan Ryan (IEX) and Stuart George (Delaware Investment)

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Antoinette Robbins (Delaware Investments) and Greg DiMeglio (Stradley Ronon)

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Philadelphia Fund Alliance Inaugural Gala cocktail reception and silent auction

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Settlement Music School’s Gabriel Braverman String Quartet

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Marie Lostocco, Sabrina Hincapie, Val Azu and Kseniya Suslava (Tait Weller)

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Anna Cavalieri, Nate Bomberger & Erik Ringoen (Deloitte LLP) along with Cindy Lewis (Aberdeen)

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Philadelphia-themed sports memorabilia for silent auction benefiting CHOP

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Photo courtesy of www.vtiphoto.com

Philadelphia Fund Alliance Steering Committee Members Stephen Sypherd (FS Investment Corporation), Jennifer Nichols
(Aberdeen) and Bruce Leto (Stradley Ronon) present Peter Grollman from CHOP with $40,000 donation.