Friday, June 11, 2010

Freeman's Auction House Previews Fine American & European Paintings & Sculpture - Sale 6/13/10 2PM

As I wrote on my PhillyMag column today, I went to the preview party for the Fine American & European Paintings & Sculpture preview party at Freeman's Auction house at 1808 Chestnut Street. I used to go to Freeman's often about 10 years ago, sometimes buying odds and ends from estates, keeping some items and reselling others on EBay. I always enjoy checking out the auction house because they always have some unique item that I would never have the chance to see anywhere else.
Many of the guests were friends, buyers and people from the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Art Museum.Where Magazine's Brooke Fortier checks out a few paintings.
Viewing Information:

Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 11th: 10am-5pm
Saturday, June 12th: 12pm-5pm
Meg Johnson and Rita Rerne listen as Kate Waterhouse, Freeman's Jewelery expert, explains the Bulvari necklace Rita is wearing. The collar is worth $25,000
Mary Walton and son James stop by to check out the art work and jewelery. On Monday June 14, Freeman's is starting their beautiful Jewelery sale.
Jon and Karen Sirlin, Oliver Franklin, Honorary British Consultant, Leslie Kase, Just in Kase. Remember we just met Leslie at the McGillin's Anniversay Party on Sunday.

Dottie Theune, Freemans and Louisa Hanshaw and Betty Hanshaw
Joseph Kotarski and Mettine Boss

Theo Reiyke, Aimee Pflieger, Thomas Clark and Andrew Zamack

Elaine DiFeliciantonio, John DiFeliciantonio, Michelle DiFeliciantonio, and Natalie DiFeliciantonio.

Antonitte Stone with Sally Bellet on the 2nd floor where the coach bags and other upscale bags are kept.

David Pinski is a regular at Freeman's. Tells me that the prices are good, it's a buyers market; with wife Elizabeth Brown. Below Barry Vargas, John Rodgers and Michael Murphy looking fly.
OMG Geekadelphia and friends: Coming in July to Freeman's The Darth Vader Project
Dozens of artists recently imagined a different chapeau for Mr. Vader. Together those helmets make up The Vader Project. The "Star Wars"-inspired artworks are set to go to auction in Philadelphia in July, but not before they breathe menacingly in Los Angeles for a quickie, 10-day exhibit.
Check out my PhillyMag column today.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jersey Boys to play Philadelphia - SEPT. 30 – DEC. 12, 2010 - Last month they came to talk it up

Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award WINNING BEST MUSICAL


SEPT. 30 – DEC. 12, 2010

Dates have been announced for the Philadelphia engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Forrest Theatre, as part of the new 2010-2011 Broadway Season. The musical will make its Philadelphia premiere on September 30, 2010 and play through Dec. 12, 2010.

Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
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The event where these pixs came from was the media/local business event. We were invited for a sneak preview of the music, story and a Q&A with the touring cast at the Forrest Theater.
Fun version of "Can't Take My Eyes of You"

Michael Toub, Michael Braunstein (WOGL Marketing Director) columnist Padriac Maroney
Joseph Leo Bwarie, who plays Frankie Valli signs the commemorative book that was included in our gift bag.
At the "Jersey Boys" preview party: Joseph Leo Bwarie, who plays Frankie Valli in the show and Lisa Gaudio, daughter of original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio. The show opens at the Forrest Theater Sept. 30.

A few weeks later I attended Lisa Gaudio's wedding; the father/daughter dance with Bob Gaudio. Bob wrote many of the songs for the Four Seasons and was an original band member.
Frankie Valli was also at the wedding. It was a surreal experience.
As was Jarrod Spector who plays Frankie Valli; here he's being introduced by the Geater, Jerry Blavet

Interesting Jarrod Spector on Rachel Ray with Teresa Giudice

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Guidice middle name is DRAMA

I wish I had seen the over the top clip before I went to the book signing cause this is the worse acting I have ever seen. You can take the girl out of the trailer and placed in a hocked to the max McMansion, but well take a look:

I would have really quizzed her fans on why they love this low brow chick so much.
but these folks can relate to her for some reason. Please people enlighten me, what am I missing. Nearly 200 women and eight guys (mostly gay) waited in line in the somewhat stuffy Center City Borders as the air-con was on the blink. (as I wrote in Philly Mag column yesterday) Some arrived nearly three hours before the start of her signing. Teresa arrived 2 hrs after her schedule arrival time. She said her driver took the back roads: I guess that was simpler from Franklin Lakes than Rt287 then Rt 95 then Broad Street? (she arrived with her hairdress) a five-hour drive for mother-daughter duo Angela and Brittany Elliott from Bridgeport, WV.

Omg Omg Omg, I don't care if you were late, you're here now, OMG OMG?

Maybe Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was busy screaming at one of her neighbors, as she was nearly two hours late for the signing of her new book Skinny Italian at Borders Center City. But that didn’t bother her fans; a devoted bunch, they didn’t even want to talk about their idol’s newly filed bankruptcy claim stating she is $9 million in debt

First in line, Noelle Ciara, mom Ann Marie and friend Bobby Howard. They came from Baltimore and arrived at 3 p.m. The trio gathers each week to watch the reality show. Noelle is a huge fan of the Hanson's too and will me mmmbopping up here in a few weeks.

Fans from as far as Bridgeport, WV—a five-hour drive for mother-daughter duo Angela and Brittany Elliott. They also spent the day and night in Philly visiting the historic district, and was planning dinner at Parc, my suggestion.
Reports state: Real Housewives of New Jersey Star, Teresa Giudice along with Hubby Joe has filed for bankruptcy. The couple filed for bankruptcy last October. According to court documents, the couple owes more than 10 million to creditors and 2.6 million in mortgages, who knows how much more. Teresa claims she only spends 400 a month on clothes, yeah on clothes... how much more is spent on shoes, bags, hair, nails? The list can go on and on. Now, Teresa and Joe have 4 girls, I know that can be expensive, according to Teresa she and her husband ONLY make 79,000 a year between the both of them
I know she'd better hide this jewelery cause the costume stuff will be the first thing that gets snapped up by fans in the bankruptcy sale.
Danielle Damore and Kim McDermott
Brian Snodgrass loves his Teresa Guidice warts and all, and she loves her fans as she air kissed almost all of them. It was a lovefest. Tomorrow check out Alex McCord as she comes to Borders Center City to sign her book with Hubby Simon at 12:30PM.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Teresa Guidice Skinny Italian appearance in Philly

Maybe Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Guidice was busy screaming at one of her neighbors, as she was nearly two hours late for the signing of her new book Skinny Italian at Borders Center City. But that didn’t bother her fans; a devoted bunch, they didn’t even want to talk about their idol’s newly filed bankruptcy claim stating she is $9 million in debt.

Plus Children's Crisis Treatment Center's Annual Round -up Gala inmy Philly column

Philadelphia Eagles Stewart Bradley will host Korto Momolu, fashion designer $35 "Walk for the Cure" 8:30PM Thurs 6/10/10

The Philadelphia Eagles Stewart Bradley will host Korto Momolu, fashion designer from Project Runway, fashion show at Union Trust on June 10. The event will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation.The VIP tickets will include drinks and light fair as well as swag bags on the Mezz Bar level. They are 65.00 and the general admission tickets are 35.00.

Wired 96.5's Rack Pack who are all walking for the cure will be in house to get he raffle started.

There will be raffle at the event for: A Pair of Diamond Earrings from Golden Nugget Jewelers.

Tickets to a in studio meet and greet with music Artist Drake from Wired.

250 Dollar Gift Card from Union Trust Steakhouse

200 Gift Card to Tommy Lifestyle Boutique and Spa

2 Tickets to Donovan McNabb's last White party

Signed items from Host Stewart Bradley

A pair of Recess Lounge Black cards (which are good for compt admission for 1 year!) a meet and great and concert tickets with music artist DRAKE,

A one year membership for the Philadelphia Film Society

If you can help us to spread the word about the event we would be so grateful. I really look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Union Trust Steakhouse is located at: 717 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106


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Coriell Institute for Medical Research Party

(On the rare occasion I will accept photos from other event photographers Starting in July I will tell you how you can get your photos or promote your products on and have them viewed by between 3000 - 5000 people a day)

An internationally known non-profit biomedical research institution, recently held a fundraising event
What’s in Your Genes? - a Celebration of the Science of Genetics at the Union League of Philadelphia - to raise awareness about how personalized medicine benefits individual healthcare needs.

Michael F. Christman, Ph.D. president and CEO, Coriell Institute;
Peter F. Driscoll, Esq.; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Coriell Institute for Medical Research; Moorestown residents Dorothy and Frank Giordano, recipients of Coriell Personalized Medicine Leadership Awards (Civic Award)

The event featured a special presentation about the importance of personalized medicine, the opportunity to enroll in the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC) - a free research study to investigate the impact of personalized medicine on health outcomes - cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and live auction.

Mark Baiada, Bayada Nurses
Dr. Orsula Knowlton, CareKinesis, Inc.
Dr. Cal Knowlton, CareKinesis, Inc., Coriell Board of Trustees

Coriell Personalized Medicine Leadership Awards were presented to Moorestown residents Frank and Dorothy Giordano (civic award) and Lawrence J. Lesko, Ph.D, F.C.P of the Food and Drug Administration (scientific award).

Jerry Johnson, Coriell Institute Board of Trustees, Suzanne Naylor, Raye Johnson
Eliana and Maria Papadakis

Photos:KevinS.Nash of K.S.N.Imageas;

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mia and Dave Fishers Wedding Day (Mia Tinari) Photos Part 2

Mia and Dave Fishers Wedding Day

Jerry Blavet was the surprise guest at Midnight, and he brought along the Tramps

with him as they just finished a concert at the Kimmel Center (Sometimes as u know, my photos are picked up by Michael Klein and the Inquirer. He was going to take this one, but because of it ran up against his vacation he couldn't run it, but I didn't know that until 3 days after I did my other write ups. That is why I didn't write about Jerry Blavet showing up in any of my entries whether on PCC or Philly Mag. And now you know.)