The Philly Chit Chat Buzz: Quiznos, Bernie Parent, Steven Spielberg & Esperanza Spalding

Quiznos Subs across the street from City Hall has closed as well as the little Italian Lunch Spot 2 stores down. What gives?
The Rittenhouse Square Ball is June 16, 2011. This year the Ball committee wants to offer you the use of the tent for your event if it can be held on the following two days. It’s a bargain. Nothing makes an event more memorable or special as a night under the stars in this truly stunning white party tent! And on June 17 or 18, it can be yours to hold an event of your own. Perfect for weddings and special occasions. Please call 267-586-5675 or email for more information.

Questlove is the new cupcake, he’s everywhere:

Tonight: Questlove “Live in Philadelphia” @ The Blockley, Weds, 5/11, 9PM. $15. RSVP to @215Chris for Discount Tickets/Guest-list

Sunday: Laiya St. Clair “Inside The Studio” with Ahmir Questlove Thomspson 7PM at Warmdaddy’s

6/14/11 – The Vetri Foundation for Children and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation announces ?UESTLOVE of The Roots as the official DJ of the Sixth Annual Great Chefs Event AFTER PARTY! To attend both the Great Chefs Event and the After Party, which is for the chefs, sponsors & VIP ticket holders For all ticket purchases check out

After the Marian Anderson Award on Tuesday night where Mia Farrow received this years honors, a few of the participants, Mia Farrow, Carly Simon, and Esperanza Spalding hung out at the Liberté bar in the Sofitel Hotel.

Hamels Foundation

We are proud to announce that Grammy winning, country artist Martina McBride will be performing at our annual Diamonds & Denim Event Aug 11

Q&A/Lunch With Flyers Legend Bernie Parent At Morton’s Steakhouse Philadelphia! Morton’s has been hosting a series of “Lunch With The Legends”, and Tuesday May 10 brought out a nice crowd, some wearing vintage Bernie Parent game shirts with his number “1”, which was retired October 11, 1979.
Monday night Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s highest honor—the Ambassador for Humanity Award. Roberts was recognized for his visionary leadership and philanthropic works in education and technology at the Institute’s annual gala, held May 9, at the Philadelphia Loews Hotel . Jon Bon Jovi, a longtime supporter of the Institute and of Comcast and Roberts’ philanthropic work, was special musical guest for the evening. Serving as gala Co-Chairs are Stephen A. Cozen, Founder and Chairman of Cozen O’Connor, and longstanding member of the Institute’s Board of Councilors, along with his wife, Sandy. Sharon Moore of Moore Events decorated the room.
Jon Bon Jovi and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie
Bon Jovi performed a few songs solo
Steven Spielberg, Brian Roberts and Jon Bon Jovi at the event. (Filmmagic took these shots as the media was limited to this event per Spielberg. But Team Derek tells me that he was gracious at the Jewish National Museum and signed autographs and posed for photos for fans and press there.)