Some Gossip: Shania Twain signing, Sonia Sanchez Live At City Hall – A New Nutter Program – CBS Team Race for the Cure & The Philles at Morton’s

Call for the Cure, CBS Philly’s five-hour on-air fundraiser for the upcoming Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure® (Mother’s Day, May 8th), raised $553,157 for breast cancer research, education and outreach today during its live broadcast from the CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s station’s Great Hall. All seven of Philadelphia’s CBS stations — CBS 3 (KYW-TV), The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV), KYW Newsradio 1060, 98.1 WOGL, 94 WYSP, SportsRadio 610 WIP and the new Talk Radio 1210AM WPHT, local presenting sponsors of the Race, participated in the fundraiser.


I was supposed to go to this event on Monday night, but it completely slipped my mind. I went to the Sporting Club with my pal GN Kang instead, and when we went to the Denmark slightly over priced coffee sandwich shop xstreet we ran into Shane Victorino and Jesse Rendell on our way out. GN looks fabulous in her work out clothes, I on the otherhand could scare Transylvania. We chatted for a few minutes and well I know some of you would kill to be in my place at that moment I wished to be anywhere else. The Cashman girls were kind enough to send a few photos over from the event. Here’s the story:

Morton’s The Steakhouse Philadelphia and the Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation hosted the 2011 Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation Dinner. Current and former Philadelphia Phillies, Charlie Manuel, Ruben Amaro, Jr., the Phillies broadcast team, and other special guests will be in attendance for a fun-filled evening!

Roy Halladay, Scott Palmer, and Carlos Ruiz (Chooch)Darren Daulton, Juan Samuel, and Ruben Amaro Jr.

Photo Credit: Miles Kennedy


I hear Ken Paves of Jessica Simpson hairstylist fame was shopping at King of Prussia Mall Monday.

Mayor Nutter says City Hall and the Phila Film Society is having a screening of the movie Philadelphia in the Mayor’s Reception Room on May 16

Grammy-winning singing sensation and ’90s superstar Shania Twain will be making an appearance at Chester County Book Company – Paoli Pike. West Chester, PA. Saturday, May 7, signing copies of her new memoir, “From This Moment On.” Named after Twain’s chart-topping duet with country star Brian White. In her book she talks about her early years singing, her parents death in a car accident, her storybook marriage divorce and her new marriage to Swiss businessman Frederic Thiebaud, the ex-husband of Marie-Anne Thiebaud, with whom Twain’s ex, Mutt Lange, had an affair). The two scorned parties, Shania and Frederic, found comfort in one another during the scandal and have been inseparable ever since, finally marrying on New Year’s Day 2011. If that isn’t a country song in the making, well at least a book.

2011 Azalea Garden Party – Party in the Garden still on tonight. There’s a big tent in the Azaela Garden and it’s in bloom.

Hung out in Rittenhouse Square in between gigs. Reflecting on how blessed my life is…

A letter from a friend who’s family has suffered in the Alabama Tornado’s Kimberly Cook Fink on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 12:53pmDear friends… thank you all for the love and support over the last few days. Your prayers mean more than you know. My family suffered a devastating loss during the storms here in Alabama. My family lives together in the country outside of Tuscaloosa. Of the five homes (aunts, grandmother, cousin, and parents) we had a complete loss of 3 of the homes and damage to the others. Many of you have reached out asking what you can do. FEMA and Red Cross are working with our community to provide basic living needs. Beka [Rendell] will be organizing donations. We are grateful for anything that you would like to donate. The most helpful items are things to help in recovery. BP gas cards are particularly helpful as we need gas to run generators and chainsaws. Another helpful item are Lowes gift cards. We need items such as work gloves, chainsaws, tarps, etc. Beka will also be working to set up a fund for my aunt. The only thing that remains of her home are the bushes that were in front of her home. She is battling cancer now and her medications, which cost over 5,000 a month were in her home. Beka will be sharing more information on how to help her in the coming days on our blog at Your love has just overwhelmed me. I am not able to personal respond now, but please now how much it means. Please send gift cards to 116 arch street, Philadelphia pa 19106! Here is what they need: Visa Gift Cards Lowes Gift Cards BP Gas Gift Cards Thank You Kimberly**********************

Last night the Art Sanctuary and the Office of Mayor Nutter hosted Sonia Sanchez “Live at City Hall!” *Mayor Nutter said he’d like to continue these special nights of performances.) Opening with the all-female drumming group, MOM (Music Over Matter), followed by performances by Jamal Dickerson and the Camden Creative Arts High School jazz ensemble, and youth from the Universal Institute Charter School reciting lines of Sanchez’s Poetry.

Mayor Nutter gifted the great poet laureate Sonia Sanchez with the Liberty Bell from the City, and also announced that the City of Philadelphia is launching the Poet Laureate program, with author and Art Sanctuary founder Lorene Cary and poet/professor Sonia Sanchez in a lead position. Also seen in the crowd, Erica Atwood, Mrs Kenny Gamble, Greta Greenberger, Megan Smith, Gary Steuer, director of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Brett Corbin, and Dorothy Powell-Wright,

There are many reasons to honor Sonia Sanchez. Not only is she Philadelphia’s unofficial poet laureate and the author of 19 books of poetry and prose, as well as two audio recordings, she is also a respected professor and sought-after lecturer. Sanchez has taught as a professor at eight universities and has lectured at over 500 college campuses across the US, including Howard University. She advocated the introduction of Black Studies courses in California, and was the first to create and teach a course based on Black Women and literature in the United States. Sanchez was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University where she began working in 1977, and where she held the Laura Carnell chair until her retirement in 1999. Sanchez received a 1993 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and has read her poetry in Africa, the Caribbean, China, Australia, Europe, Nicaragua, Canada, and Cuba. Sanchez is an icon. It’s always an honor when I am in her presence.

Read about the first guy in line at the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Store opening today.