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March 2009


WPHI 100.3fm The Beat Music Conference and Workshops

The 2nd Annual Radio One, whose stations include WPHI 100.3fm The Beat, WPPZ Praise 103.9fm, and 107.9fm WRNB, hosts its 2nd Annual Music and Entertainment Conference tomorrow. This sold-out annual event gathers individuals interested in music, film, dance, and fashion, desiring to gain knowledge and potentially their big break within the music and entertainment industry. Regarded as Philadelphia’s own American Idol, the 2nd Annual Music and Entertainment Conference unites Hollywood stars and budding artist through music and entertainment educational workshops.

Brandy & Jazmine SullivanDuring Sunday’s workshops, participants will be exposed to multiple, renowned experts per panel. Some of the featured panelists and workshops range from an R&B Workshop starring Philly’s own, Grammy nominated Jazmine Sullivan and Brandy, Hip-Hop Workshop highlighting Common, Gospel Workshop featuring Yolanda Adams; Music Writing and Production Workshop showcasing New Edition member and Boyz II Men founder, Michael Bivins; Film and TV Workshop featuring Oscar award winner Jamie Foxx; Fashion Industry Workshop starring America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille;

Keri Hilson- R&B Singer who’s CD just dropped last week. I never hear of Keri, but a quick YouTube search got me up to speed that she duet’s with lots of people that we know.
Ms. Latina Pennsylvania Donna Mobley Thomas

Author Miasha will present for one night only stage play: Secret Society

Saturday, May 9 University of Pennsylvania – Irvine Auditorium Presented by 5th Avenue Productions $40-$50Call 215-834-9480 t

Toccara Jones- Model has slimmed down and is now marketing an exercise tape

Brandy visits Philly again. Love ya girl, I bought your new CD. I snuck into the “Green Room” to get this photo. I got some of the best photos from this room before they kicked me out. As a freelancer that has photos published internationally, I think it’s a mistake to keep me in the Press Room which is less colorful. I had about 3 photos published on from this event.Jamie Foxx wraps up with the Law Abiding Citizen filming this week.
Yolanda Adams, beautiful voice, beautiful person
What the heck is Patti wearing?
This year’s conference will also honor legendary icons in the music industry such as Boyz II Men, Teddy Pendergrass, and Patti Labelle.
Mycheal Knight- Fashion Designer and my Laiya St. Clair. Somehow the Beat let Laiya slip away. She was the best, connected out to here, wonderful person too, generous; I know she will bounce back somewhere else and be better than ever!!


The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone PREMIERE – PHILADELPHIA CINEFEST & FILM FESTIVAL Two thumbs Up

Friday night was the much anticipated premiere of The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone Philadelphia Film Festival/Cinefest ’09. Honestly I was not expecting much, I went because it was filmed in Philadelphia and my friend Sarah Doheny was involved and she told me I would enjoy it.
She was right, and in the middle of the movie I twittered to my followers that the next Rocky has been born, but it’s not even fair to compare The Nail to Rocky as dare I say I liked it better than Rocky, and so will your girlfriend. It’s a movie about boxing that even the skittish person will enjoy. The Nail – a drama about a fresh-from-prison former boxer who rebuilds his life while pumping up a bullied teen in South Philly.

William Forsythe with Colleen Hawthorne and Denise Murter; Both of these actresses have appeared in countless films in the Philly area as well as in NYC. Click on their names for their bios. Denise has something that sets her apart from many people and that is she has seen an UFO and the Discovery Channel has done a piece on her last year, and in a few weeks the History Channel will be airing another piece. You can read about her sighting here:

Guest, Tony Luke, William Forsythe, Producer Lynn Eastman-Rossi, Director James Quattrochi and Leo Rossi
Tony Luke Jr and Sarah Doheny who’s company UCANCIT is all about product placement in movies, like The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone. Unfortunately, it’s run at the festival is over, but don’t fret I have heard rumblings that a major studio has picked it up. I kid not, it’s a story that hasn’t been told, and is worth seeing.

A film that you can see is “The Answer Man” starring Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham. Filmed entirely in Philadelphia last summer and premiering at Philadelphia Film Festival/Cinefest ’09 Monday Night at 8:30PM. Jeff Daniels will be here to introduce the film and recieve the

Jeff Daniels – Artistic Achievement Award for Acting Here’s a shot I took of the film set last year at 21st and Delancy Streets



Thursday night kicked off the 2009 Philadelphia Film Festival or Phila Cinefest at the Park Hyatt. The party took over the entire 19th Floor. I wish I could say I went to the party, but I ran into friends that I never take the time to hang out with and instead had dinner at 10 ARTS, but that’s another night. TRY THE TROUT hmm hmmm good.
OK guys, the stylish and sophisticated trail blazing Joey Sweeney and his beautiful partner in life and work Ruth Carpenter of Check out her new ‘do, I LOVE IT. Dare I say the hipsters are taking it to the next level.
Jimmy Contreras, Carol Tamburino, Matthew Vlahos, Matthew Vlahos Public Relations and Molly O’Shea, Hyatt Hotels
Carol was telling me how she just had dinner with Connie Stevens (Sabrina’s Godmother) at Del Frisco’s and then I was saying I don’t want to see this picture why didn’t you call me as I was across the street at 10 Arts having dinner and i would have popped over. I can’t complain that people I don’t know forget to tip me off when people I know and care about forget to tip me off to photo ops.
Erin Elmore and Jimmy Contreras Dancing With The Philadelphia Stars which is coming up Sunday April 19 to benefit Sickle Cell Anemia, it will be a blast.
Liam Dacey, WMGK, Hayes Jake, and Cyndi Drue (I love Cyndy Drue, she makes great cards too) Follow Cyndy as she follows the film festival here:
Congratulations to Michael Braunstein for his promotion, he’s only been with WYSP for a short time and they already recognized talent when they see it.Patryk and Maria Gonzales
Andrew, Joe Hoffman, Jonathan Verdick and Amanda Congor (who was talking to a cutie all night. What’s the story)
Steve Cisowski, Zack Nicla and Matt Manfodino (I know that’s not right, but can’t read that handwriting)I met these three two years ago at the Phila Film festival, so we’ve come full circle. It’s just amazing where our lives have brought us to now. Noel Zayas, Megan Smith, Brownstone PR and Where Magazine Publisher Laura Burkhardt
Mary Patel and Elliot Curson
The new terraces at XIX. You can now eat dinner, have brunch or just coctails with a city view, very romantic indeed.