Philadelphia

STARR IN MIAMI, Captain Kirk beams into Philly, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thinks our graffiti artists are polite

Last week I mentioned that in celebration of Black History Month, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, is appearing at Philadelphia’s Bodine High School to promote his documentary “On the Shoulders of Giants.” Which was sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia ( http://www.wacphila.org). The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is co-founder and co-sponsor of Bodine High School, and helps to organize educational programs for students such as the one they did with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.At the end of the assembly students Andrea Flemings and William A. Washington III presented Abdul-Jabbar a gift, which was a book on Mural Arts. Abdul-Jabbar mentioned that on his way over from his hotel he saw a lot of the murals. At first he thought it was graffiti , but then mentioned to the director/producer of his documentary, Deborah Morales that he didn’t see any curse words on the graffiti and figured it out that they were murals.

Yesterday in Michael Klein’s column he mentioned that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had stopped by the Wells Fargo Center to check out the Wilt Chamberlain statue on the way to the airport. (Twitter)
Five days earlier he met with Captain Kirk to discuss business, in LA (Twitter)
Friday at Del Frisco’s found PR Kelly Boyd KB Consultants, Carlos Hoz de Vila and William Shatner discussing business with lots of men in suits. Shatner and Hoz de Vila are partners in MyOuterspace.com, a sci-fi digital media and entertainment company. They were in town to meet with potential investors for the out of this world site.
Surfing Tweeter the other night I saw Stephen Starr dining with Niche Media’s Jason Binn at Prime 112. Above Owner Myles Chefetz stopped by to chat with the duo at his Miami hot spot.