|Photo | Scott Weiner
|Mumford & Sons perform at Radio 104.5 in Bala Cynwyd, Nov. 9.
â¤ Great news first: I told you about how Live Nation
publicist/Ice friend James Sutcliffe
had been felled by a brain hemorrhage and where to send get-well wishes. Well, send them to his house. Word from his pals at LN say Sutcliffe is making a handsome recovery, is stable at his home and should be back at his desk fielding pesky phone calls by assholes such as me momentarily. Yay THAT.
â¤ Word has it that Barbra Streisand
and Steven Spielberg
have confirmed to both be in the audience for Friday's gala opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History
â¤ While his old Bebe's Barbecue
space in the Ital Market gets the Paesano's
relocation treatment (moving from its Ninth-and-Christian space), ex-owner/chef Mark Coates
is heading for Fergie's Pub
to stove up some ribs.
â¤ Get outta here, jazz-bo: Lucky Old Souls
welcomes some round-the-way old-school Philly stuff with pianist Dave Posmontier
and the Diane Monroe
(vibraphone) pairing on Nov. 12.
â¤ Tom Waits
may have sung it best in regard to what Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar
owner Jolly Weldon
is going through, what with getting arraigned for stalking and harassing the bar's owner, Timothy Smith
. The Waits song in question: "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)."
|Photo | Scott Weiner
|Kevin Dillon at Parx Casino Nov. 5.
â¤ We're happy to hear and see that a bunch of Capitol Years
exes are out, about and headed in to the light; Sweet Lights
, to be exact. Stay tuned.
â¤ On Sat., Nov. 13, Symbiosis
and the Rotunda
honor some of Philly's most prominent African-American members of its arts and letters community (tickets here
) such as poet/activist L.Y.R.I.S.P.E.C.T
, actor Thierry Lundy
When Kevin Dillon
fame opened Parx
's new poker room, he had a little (Johnny) Drama at the ribbon cutting when he couldn't quite cut the huge ribbon and had to cut it from the bottom up. And he lost a bunch of hands. No biggie. Apparently he was better at Parx's craps table and smoother when he hung at Zee Bar
later later on. â¤ Before chef Judson Branch
's fall-flavor dinner at 13
(at Marriott Downtown) Tuesday night, Peyton Manning
and a couple of his Indianapolis Colts signed autographs outside the restaurant (they didn't eat there, they stayed at the hotel). â¤ If you want to spy a celeb in the joint, you goitta go on Sat., Nov. 13, when Cheaper to Keep Her
(at the Merriam Theater) star Vivica A. Fox
does a Bailey's Signature meet-and-greet at the 1-3. Her play opened on Tuesday and its co-star, Brian McKnight
, hung in the lobby greeting guests and being smooth. â¤ Banjo-playing teen sensation Mumford & Sons
performed a sweet three-song show at Radio 104.5 FM in Bala Cynwyd. Yay. â¤ While the film team of Safe
took over a hall in Girard College for one of its mock casino shoots the other day (James Franco
used the same room a few years ago for Annapolis
and turned it into a gym), Clint Howard
, Ron's weird brother, was at Rowan University shooting a horror flick named Down the Road
. While Safe
and Jason Statham
will next be seen on Broad Street fucking up traffic next week (like Dec. 17-18), Howard will probably do an Arby's commercial.
|Kathy Griffin, meet A.D.
Speaking of Broad Street, that's where my wife/this weekend's b-day girl Glamorosi
and I went to see and meet Kathy Griffin
, at the Academy of Music. How cool is my missuss? The jewelry designer gifted Griffin with a pair of her Signature Fresh-Water Pearl Cascade Earrings in teal and purple. You go, Glam.
â¤ Editors going places: We're sorry to see that City Paper
's Jeffrey Billman
is leaving CP for Philadelphia
mag senior writer/editorship. Congrats. Then, there's Inquirer
Media Editor John Timpane
, who'll read some of his poems (Burning Bush
, his new book, gets published in November by the Cranberry Tree Press) at the Green Line CafÃ© on Nov. 16 during one of host's Leonard Gontarek
regular events at the 45th-and-Locust location.
â¤ 1201 Chestnut St. is the new location for Mitchell & Ness
' new flagship store. The area's coolest vintage sports apparel operator will hold events from Nov. 16 to their mega-watt opening on Nov. 19.