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November 2016

Philadelphia

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.

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A Well Crafted First Friday – Plus Save the Date for The Next First Friday December 2

A Well Crafted First Friday

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Good Monday Morning. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving, and holiday weekend. So many events to kick off the holiday. I’ve placed lots of photos which will pop up in the Philly Biz Journal, Philly Mag, Philly Metro and here at Philly Chit Chat later in the week. Let’s dive into an event that Mike Hirata shot for Philly Chit Chat earlier this month – A Well Crafted First Friday Crafted

Craft Now Philly helped curate an event for The Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, Moderne Gallery, Snyderman-Works Galleries and the Wexler Gallery participated in a collaborative exhibition during First Friday festivities to get freebies and discounts at area businesses.

 

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Susan Strasberg, Brenda Levin, and Janet Street.

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Hyunsoo Woo, Mi-Kyoung Lee and Gallery Owner Rick Snyderman.

 

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Scott Mcpheeters and Peter Mcpheeters.

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David Michaud and Nancy Dye were visiting from the Carolinas.

 

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Halie Peveto, Erin Scheckenbach, and Juliana Chapman.

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Dominique Ellis with Laser Print Transfer works.

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Clara Hollander Co-Chair of Craft Now and Chris Taylor President of Clay Studio

 

 

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Guests at Snyderman Works Gallery.

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Guests at the Center for Art in Wood.

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Patti LaBelle’s Turkey Day Party, Coach Vermeil’s 80th, Debbie Harry Moves

Good Sunday day to you. It’s been awhile since I posted PhillyGossip/Tidbits. The end of the Social Season was rip roaring busy and I’m still trying to wrap up client photos and positioning pictures in the press. Some of what you’re going to read today is a tad old, but just as relevant. Let’s get started….

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Congrats to my buddy Drew Bergman, who you may recall spoke at the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention gala last year where I was honored. This year he was nominated as one of Philly Mag’s Health Hero’s of 2016. He did get the top spot but he was one of the top 3 and awarded Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars for the organization where he works – Minding Your Mind. On January 7, 2017 he will be honored by the AFSP for the work he’s done in sharing his story and saving lives.

 

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Congrats to Jason Matthew’s hair stylist Josh DeMarco who was honored with the People’s Choice Award at The What’s Next Awards in Orlando earlier this month. Patti

Congrats to Natalie Egenolf who’s landed at the 97.5 Fanatic next to Mike Missanelli 2PM – 6PM. Listen and enjoy,
no one is more real, honest and down to earth than Natalie. She’s a breath of fresh air.

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Congrats to Jenny DeHuff is heading to the Philly Voice to be their managing editor of Culture for PhillyVoice.

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On Friday I caught an engagement at the Love Statue at Dilworth Park. Last week someone caught Zach Elinich popping the question to Jen Williams at the Bellevue after she ran in the Philadelphia Marathon.Patti Patti Patti

Debbie Harry has moved to Cape May Point. Actually I found out she bought a place there last year. It’s a popular seaside hangout for celebrities both Tina Fey and Anne Hathaway stay there every summer, and Oprah Winfrey has been know to hang her hat at Congress Hall. Patti

Fresh from her Marian Anderson Award, Patti LaBelle hosted 150 of her closest friends and family at her home in Wynnewood, Pa. I was invited, really I was, but my invite came after I already accepted my sister’s invite and she lives near Lancaster. The party was 3  to 9, and I tried to get back in time but the tryptophan was hard to fight. Hopefully I get invited again next year. In the meantime check out Dyana Williams Instagram for more photos and a clip of Patti singing.11-27-2016-10-45-32-am-custom

Garrett Ching was on Gotham last week. On Thursday one of his creative ice sculptures was on a Dunkin Donuts’ 6ABC Thanksgiving Day float.Patti

Ken Dunek, PhillyMan Magazine, posted this fun photo on his FB Page.
1980 Philadelphia Eagles for Coach Vermeil’s 80th birthday party! — with Wilbert Montgomery, Kevin Reilly, John Spagnola, Frank LeMaster, Dick Vermeil, Bill Bergey, Vince Papale, Harold Carmichael, Ron Jaworski, Randy Logan and John Bunting.

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Sorry I don’t leave you much time for this…

Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Eagles Partner to Inspire Domestic Violence Survivors and Raise Funds for Area Shelters  Eagles Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews Kicks Off “Pass Along Hope” Campaign  Running Through Month of November .

(L to R) Julie Hirshey, Philadelphia Eagles Community Relations Director; Beth Sturman, Laurel House Executive Director; Betsy Kilkenny, Laurel House Director of Funds Development; Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver; Deianna Tyree, CHILD, Inc. Director of Domestic Violence Services; Jeannine L. Lisitski, Women Against Abuse Executive Director; John O’Malley, Verizon Wireless Corporate Media Relations, kick off the third annual Pass Along Hope campaign. The initiative will raise money to support area domestic violence organizations through the HopeLine from Verizon program. The campaign launch was celebrated with help from Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Eagles and community members.

www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com/HopeLine and by following the hashtag #PassAlongHope.