Friday, August 12, 2011
Here's my appearance on the Fox 29 Philadelphia this morning.
Photos and more stories coming up on Monday. Check out PhillyMag today for a photo on
the Red Carpet.
painted and new awnings
gone are the cocktail tables and now communal tables, a smaller counter and it's much roomier. 136 South 15th Street
Click on this to get the details. So funny the chick in the window. This doggie treat truck is usually in South Jersey, but I guess it trekked over here to attend a doggie festival or something.
If you're familiar with the Standard Hotel in NYC, it looks like the building they are building at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge is going to be very similar.
This bus depot in Chinatown
is going to
become Soho Noodle House soon. Hmm I wonder if it will still operate as a bus depot, it's not like people were waiting inside, they just picked up tickets and went curbside.
Just a fun picture. I gave him a buck. It used to be my tradition to give everyone a buck when I first moved to town, but now there's a musician on every corner. i'd go broke.
Matthew Izzo mans his store at 111 S 12th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107. You need to check out his shop. They also sell Nigel Richard's line of 611 clothing.
Kobe Hot Dog at Sampan. I know I was just there last week, but I went back. Any suggestions of new restaurants I should try out?
Oh Falafel House on Chestnut is getting a liquor license. I have no idea why since they close every night by 8PM. Seems silly especially since they open at
but maybe they really are going to open at 10PM according to this sign on their door?
It's just fun...
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tate Taylor, Director/Screenwriter
Kathryn Stockett, Author
Actress Octavia Spencer
Viola Davis, Academy-Award© Nominated Actress and
Tamron Hall, MSNBC
Viola Davis, Academy-Award© Nominated Actress discusses how difficult it is to be a black actress in Hollywood and how she is trying to make a difference.
Viola seemed distant, but now that I read today's NY Daily News I understand why. She's in the middle of adopting "We don't have any children [together], but we're about to adopt a baby," Tennon spilled to E! News at the Beverly Hills premiere of Davis' new film, "The Help."
The crowd wants to meet Kathyrn Stockett and Actress Octavia Spencer.
Kathryn Stockett answers a question on why her book isn't eligible for a Pulitzer, is hysterical.
My 4th appearance on Fox 29 Philadelphia. I think I'm getting better. I cover Red Tails and The Help, although I think I could have explained it a bit better.
I still have a little more practicing in the mirror, and some of my peeps on TV are helping me out.
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Two Sunday's in a row there were VIP Brunches held at Mixto with actors, directors and worker bees at TLA as well as the QFest staff. Above is Carol Coombes, Managing Director of Philadelphia QFest, , Mickey Boardman, Paper Mag, Thom Cardwell, Development Director of QFest and Michael Musto, Village Voice
The closing night party at Trust
Stephen Carlino and Dennis Fee. This duo is buying up Camac Street. They own Tavern on Camac, and this past year they bought Uncles.
Vitamin Zero snappers
Pearl the oldest volunteer in all the land. I think she's been volunteering for the film festivals for all 17 years
The Breaking Glass crew
Tahara and Bonita get engaged at QFest Closing Night Party
Pierre Robert announces the winners of the festival, with Claire Brown Kohler, co-owner of TLA Videos.
Join the hottest guys in the region as they descend to Voyeur Nightclub in August 12, 2011 for an all "Boys of Summer" night swimsuit party. Live performances on stage, a hot body contest with great prizes and our hot Lifeguards will be on hand to help you enjoy the party.
My friend Marty gets a refreshment. Marty was laid off of his chemist job this year when his company moved to North Jersey. He's taking the time to travel the world, and is currently bird watching in Belize. So jealous. If only I could get my time management down maybe I would go somewhere where the birds are singing.
And we all lived happily ever after...See you next Year.
Check out this video from GayPhillyCalendar.com
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Nothing represents Philadelphia’s dynamic and innovative arts scene better than the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. Each year during its 16-day Festival, Live Arts brings the most cutting-edge artistic performances from around the globe to Philadelphia, and on its “fringe,” local artists infuse the city with their own wild creativity.
Last year, for the first time ever, Philadelphia’s hottest arts festival joined forces with the city’s world-class restaurants for an unforgettable evening that proved to be the party of the year – FEASTIVAL, a benefit for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. Above: Feastival host Audrey Claire Taichman, with event co-chair Tony Forte, and Nick Stuccio, producing director of the festival. learn more> (Source)
Tonight's event was held for the sponsors, media and friends of the Feastival. Besides the mingling and enjoying each others company, it's a rally to drum up support in an effort to sell tickets, buy ads for the book that is distributed to the 500+ people that will descend on Pier 9 September 14, 2011 for this worthwhile event.
Sharon Tate, Cathy Cosgrove, Michael Solmonov, Cathy Kaman, Leigh Ann Werynski. Solo is on board with Nutrisystem's Culinary Council. (I once did Nutri-System. It was good, now it must really be delicious. hmm)
Steve Cook and Tom Jordan. Cook + Solo is a Philadelphia restaurant group founded by Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Percy Street BBQ)
Dr. Steven Larson, Assistant Dean for Global Health Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a physician who focuses on the social support of immigrants and under-served populations in hopes of improving their health outcomes. Currently he is working on a project that Audrey Taichman is involved with which is Dr. Larson has focused his efforts on Puentes de Salud, a free clinic in south Philadelphia he founded in 2002 to address the needs of a rapidly growing Latino population. and Dr Olan Soremekun, Asst. Prof, Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Patty Leswing, WHYY, Megan Wendell, Canary Promotion and Jill Ivey, Key Pulp.com. I was so distracted taking pictures I forgot to say hi to Megan and Jill - Hi!
Scott Barnes and Randi Sirkin. Director Creative Services at Starr Restaurants. Scott tells me he spends three days in NYC working on the expansion of Starr catering in NYC. First upMarc Chaikin and Sandy Betner. Chaikin Power Tools has a free ground-breaking iPhone app. Check it out on his site here
The Gloss PR women Ilana Waber and principle Corie Moskow.
Philadelphia Daily News Laurie Conrad and Brian Gensler
Passionate dancer Karl Schappell now assists other artists as a curator with The Field, and as an artist with the nEW Festival.
Philadelphia Magazine is also on board as FEASTIVAL’s Media Partner and spotted at the party were Executive Tom McGrath and David Lipson, Philadelphia magazine/Metrocorp president. , which I just returned to last week with a column once a week, and 2 - 3 "One Shots" through out the week. I'm really excited about the "One Shots", whether it's a celebrity, Philly Phamous or you, you'll find those shots on PhillyMag.com at random times through out the week. Plus check out my Feastival column in (You Know I Threw up some of the best shots there) PhillyMag yesterday. And on Friday check back to see The Hamels Foundation Diamonds and Denim shots, as well as tune into Fox 29 Good Day after 9:30AM to see me recap the night with Mike Jerrick and Shenielle Jones.