Archive for January 29th, 2013

You Can Give The PPA A Piece Of Your Mind … With Art

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

In a city full of many different types of people from many different paths of life, there is one surefire thing that bonds all Philadelphians together: A common hatred for the PPA. So when two UArts grad student were charged with finding a way to address a city wide issue by designing a “conversation in […]

Charles Ramsey Wears Tie, Sits Next To President, Looks Thoughtful

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

.@barackobama & @joebiden meet with our own Commissioner Charles Ramsey & law enforcement officials in the White House twitter.com/PhillyPolice/s… — Philadelphia Police(@PhillyPolice) January 29, 2013 In a meeting with fellow law enforcement officials at the White House, our own commish got the best seat in the house. Commissioner Charles Ramsey is next to POTUS, and […]

R.I.P.: Jef Lee Johnson, 1960-2013

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Philebrity is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary Philly guitarist Jef Lee Johnson. Johnson, whose work spanned decades and freely jumped musical barriers, was perhaps best known as a member of The Soultronics, the session-man supergroup (which also included ?uestlove and James Poyser), originally formed to back D’Angelo. Johnson’s journeyman career was perhaps […]

The People Of Trenton Now Have One Less Rocket Launcher

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

According to a pretty unbelievable photo over at Newsworks, a gun buyback program in Trenton, NJ last week landed a shoulder-fired rocket launcher. On a side note: Stay away from Trenton.

Musical Rumblings: Spring Will Be A Little Great This Year

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

>>> You know, we hate to harp on you, but for real: Birdie Busch‘s new album, Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, is next-level not-even-friendrock-good-but-for-REAL-good, and if “These Banks,” the new song/video from said record does not put a little sun into your heart on this gray, gray day, then there is just no talking […]

Babette Josephs Is AIDS Fund’s Favorite Straight Person

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Rep. Babette Josephs was never one to shy away from saying what she felt like saying, and for that and her public service, she is being honored as AIDS Fund‘s 2013 Favorite Straight Person of the Year. She will receive the honor at the 14th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO, March 1st at the Crystal Tea Room. […]

Spoiler Alert: IGM And The Newspaper Union Still Do Not Like Each Other

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The last time we checked in on the lovers spat between Interstate General Media and the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, they were having issues. But Dan Gross was standing up for all that is righteous and reasonable and then he took a buyout. And since Dan Dan isn’t watching anymore, IGM is trying some […]

Noontime Nuggetz: The Intentionally Funny Wing Bowl

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

On Friday morning, while we’re all sleeping, or doing better things (such as sleeping), the Wing Bowl will be happening. But never mind that drunken, over-sexed gluttony-fest, because the next day, some of Philly’s funniest people will be having their own Veggie Wing Bowl Comedy Spectacular at Adobe Cafe. There will be stand-up comedy, a […]

Rumblings: Sportstalken

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

>>> Baseball phenom and Millville, NJ native Mike Trout received the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association honor for Pro Athlete of the Year in Cherry Hill because he’s a ridiculously talented human being who is scarily good at playing baseball. [NJ.com] >>> The Phillies have signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a minor league deal as a challenge […]

BRB Has To Pay 20k For Doing Things That Aren’t Okay

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Well it looks like you just can’t trust anyone anymore: City Councilwoman and Philebs favorite name-haver Blondell Reynolds Brown (or BRB) has been hit with more than $20,000 in fines for ethics violations. According to CBS3, BRB reached a settlement agreement with the ethics board, settling campaign finance violations going back to 2010. Ethics board […]

Q&A: Jay Bulger, Director Of Beware Of Mr. Baker, Screening At The Troc Tonight

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

When we first saw Beware Of Mr. Baker when it was showing at the Philadelphia Film Festival, we were amazed that Ginger Baker was still alive. Years of hard drugs, hard living, and being hard to deal with left Baker a bit of a recluse. But former boxer, model, and music video director Jay Bulger […]

Here’s A Map Of Start-Ups, Projects, And People Working To Do Cool Stuff In Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The map above shows a whole bunch of start-ups, co-working spaces, and more (mostly start-ups though) compiled by weWorkInPhilly. Described as “a community edited guide to the People, Companies, Groups, Projects, Products, and Resources that make up the creative, technology, and business community in Philadelphia,” We Work in Philly was started by Linus Graybill (behind […]