Philadelphia

RAW Natural Born Artists at new Venue Lit Ultrabar! PLUS Filming in Philly – 2 Movies

For years RAW Natural Born Artists called G Lounge their home every last Thursday of the month. Now the indie arts organization for artists, by artists has moved to a new home, much bigger to really showcase their work – Lit Ultrabar! on 2nd street near Spring Garden Street.

 Thursday evening they presented Discovery – Kelsey Morse looking spectacular in her body paint as she uses the new runway at Raw, the top of the bar.
Alloyius McIlwaine (r) with some of his works of art which were on display.

 was pulling in a double duty as his fashions were on the runway. His sister, the gorgeous Kharisma McIlwaine in one of his designs. I have to apologize for some of these shots, it was so packed when I arrived, as I had been at two events prior, I could not get close enough to get great shots.

The new venue is able to hold triple the crowd that G Lounge was able to, and tonight the added space was needed as …

Boyd Tinsley, violinist for the Dave Matthews Band, was on hand to present his film
Faces in the Mirror with Raw hostess Maria Papadakis at the Discovery artist 
 


 Boyd Tinsley held an impromptu meet and greet and hugged nearly every fan, male and female.


 Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, Andrew Rosenthal, John Middleton, Producer at Vertigo Entertainment/Warner Bros Pictures, and Maria Papadakis. John was on cloud nine as he told me that Warner Bros has locked Liam Neeson to star in the Brad Ingelsby action film Run All Night, and they are negotiating with Jaume Collet-Sera to direct. A Philly boy, rumor has it he’s planning to start filming in his hometown in the fall. John’s current project:
Bates Motel premieres Monday, March 18th, 10 pm on A&E.

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Which reminds me, today at the First Corinthian Church in West Philly actor Clint Howard and Matthew Nadu will film a scene from “The Churchwith over a hundred local
residents being extras in the film. Actors Bill Moseley and Ashley C.
Williams
will also be on set.

 The next Raw Artist event will be held April 25, as it’s now a bi monthly event. Here’s how much the drinks will set you back.