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April 2014


SATURDAY – Preston & Steve’s Hottie Cam, May 3rd: South Street Spring Festival – Music, Food, Fun

The weather outside is frightning, but the Spring Festivals are heating up this weekend. Saturday is the South Street Spring Festival:

South Street Spring Festival has the largest festival footprint of ANY
festival this weekend – with more space for music, bands, food, family
fun, etc. than any other festival.   

In anticipation of the South Street Spring Festival, there was a press preview party at the Brauhaus Schmitz Resturant earlier this month. This is what was on the menu

Michael Stollenwerk and  David Ralic both of Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co.

 The stars of this year’s South Street Spring Festival – Top row (L-R) George Reilly (Twisted Tail) David Ralic (Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co), Jeremy Nolan (Brauhaus Schmitz) Rand Maltese (Redwood/Copabanana) Michael Stollenwerk (Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co.)

Members of the press got a lesson in German dancing, so they’ll be prime for the Maypole dancing Saturday.

Monday the gang headed to the Preston and Steve Show for a little promotion, to part take in their hottie cam take-over this past
Monday on Preston and Steve WMMR with Katy Beaver and other models, with
clothing provided by Spring Festival vendors Philly Phaithful and Broad
Street Broad.

Hot, Hot, Hot – Lorenzo’s Pizza!!

Be a part of the day, not only with your prescence but tell show us and tell us what’s happening

(South Street Spring Festival:)


My Night With Patti LaBelle and Cher at The Wells Fargo Center

There was a meeting in the parking lot
lots of cher tailgating
I ran into a few familiar faces on their way to their seats, while I was waiting for me seatmate
Patti LaBelle, here with Fran Connolly and Carol Tamburino, who were in a nearby box
Thanks to Garrett Snider for inviting me. Here he is with Howard Eskin. Watch me on Fox 29 today for his Patti story.
Mike Toub, always the gentleman, helps Ms Patti to her seat.
Cher was flawless. She’s going to be 68 on May 20. Did I mention Patti’s going to be 70 on May 24. 

It was a memorable night for moi.


Bettie Page is not on Walnut Street Anymore, Cameo Swimsuit Is and Have You Seen The Yellow Poles?

Bettie Page has kinda left Walnut Street, they’ve reverted back to their
designers name Tatyana. I stopped in asked about it yesterday

To our valued customers:
Tatyana Designs, Inc. is ceasing to manufacture and design clothing under the Bettie Page label.
Tatyana Designs, Inc. will label all its
product going forward under the “Tatyana” label. The designs, quality
and pricing will be consistent with the current designs (most which are
already labeled “Tatyana”). During the transition period, some existing
stock that is already labeled as Bettie Page will continue to be shipped
under that name.
As an added incentive, we are offering current in stock styles under the Bettie Page line at a 25% discount for the next few weeks. We will not take back orders at this time on these styles.
Our wholesale website will stay but our retail website has changed. It is now
If you have any questions on stock or would place an order by phone, please feel free to call me at 702-458-1632 ext. 1
Best regards,
Cindy White
Wholesale Manager
Tatyana, LLC

Same hot and happening Bettie Page style though. 

Check out this cute outfit from Tatyana that Desiree Peterkin-Bell wore last week at Academies. 

 Last year Cameo Water Wear pop-up where Theory is this year, so they moved across the street to where the Puma store used to be.

 Have no idea what these yellow poles are, but they’re dotting Walnut Street from Broad to 18th Street


JON BON JOVI SHOTS THAT WILL FILL YOUR SOUL, Plus snaps from the press conference of the JBJ Homes Dedication

On Tuesday, Bon Jovi attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development bearing his initials.  The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes in Philadelphia will house formerly homeless and low-income tenants. A
New Jersey-native, the singer’s Soul Foundation and the Middleton
Partnership provided the lead gift for the  $16.6 million complex,
located in the Francisville neighborhood.
Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea at the opening of the JBJ Soul Homes on Tuesday. The couple, who were high school sweethearts, celebrate 25 years of marriage on April 29.
 Sister Mary Scullion and Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi of the Soul Foundation, cracks Joan Dawson McConnon, co-founder of Project HOME
 Love, love that Lynn Honickman takes a cell photo of the Middleton’s
 The North Philly Footstompers open up the ceremony.
 A beautiful Gospel song to start the day.
 Over 300 community leaders, and community caregivers were on hand at the dedication.
Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder of Project HOME, Jon Bon Jovi of the
Soul Foundation, and Joan Dawson McConnon, co-founder of Project HOME
 I think JBJ is wondering why I didn’t bring a long enough lens to get to get a clean close up shot.

Cheryl Ann Davis, a JBJ Soul Homes resident, reads a poem dedicated to
her mother; she talked about how her mom had died and left her homeless.
Cheryl went on to live in youth homeless shelter Covenant House where
she got her life back together. She is now attending Community College
of Philadelphia. She recently moved into the JBJ Soul Homes. Covenant House Pennsylvania will be honoring Craig Spencer, President
& CEO of The Arden Group and Vice-Chairman of the JBJSF, and the Jon
Bon Jovi Soul Foundation at their 9th Annual A Night of Broadway Stars
gala on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Both Craig Spencer and the Jon Bon
Jovi Soul Foundation will be honored for their work with homeless youth
striving to turn their lives around. (Jon Bon
, will play a short acoustic set at the “Night of Broadway,” a benefit for Covenant House, on May 7th.)

 You don’t say no to the dynamic duo
 We can’t go home, til we all go home.
 Yeah, he’s 52.

 Miss Pennsylvania
 This is the back of the building with parking.

 Residents can place prayer cards in this cubibles below this gorgeous mosiac in the lobby.
 A sample one bedroom unit.

 This kitchen is gorgeous. 
JBJ Soul Homes includes several amenities including community space for
residents, an exercise room, and a green sustainable roof.

The project received both private and public funding. The lead private
funding comes from the JBJ Soul Foundation and the Middleton
Partnership. The lead public funding comes from U.S. Dept. of Housing
& Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Philadelphia.

 David Gregory of Meet The Press was on hand to Emcee the gala that evening. Read more about it in my Phillydotcom Column and check out Jeffrey Lurie and wife Tina and more notable shots on PhillyMag