Joel Embiid Has Insomnia; Mika & Joe In town; Judy Parker Passes
L’Shana Tova to my Jewish Friends. Happy Thursday to all. Still in the throes of the busy Philly Social Season, and I’m really enjoying this weather. Hope you get our and enjoy it. Tomorrow I’ll be on WOGL with Marilyn Russell at 8:50AM, so before you settle into work give us a listen. Soon I’ll be showing up on your TV on CBS3Philly reporting about celebrity signings and Fall Social events and how I can get you in the society columns….
Joel Embiid seems to be everywhere lately but the basketball court. My friend Dr. Thanuja Hamilton had just left a Patrice Banks book signing -#sheCANic Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center at Phila Library and decided to stop by Insomnia Cookies near Chestnut St and started chatting with Joel telling him she knew him from somewhere. He then told her he was a tennis player, he gave her the name, and left with the parting words “Trust The Process”. Then it clicked she said. BTW Patrice Banks will be on Good Morning America Friday morning.
I noticed Hats In The Belfry has opened a up next to men’s shoe store ToBox in the 1800 block of Chestnut (remember a few years back I told you this corridor would become the Fashion District of Philly, after Joan Shepp moved nearby. It definitely is.
Sad to hear my friends Lisa Gaudio’s step mother songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio passed away last week, on her 79th birthday. I met Judy a few times at events Lisa hosted including her daughter’s wedding where I took this shot. Bob Gaudio as you know is the original “Jersey Boy” having written and sung many of the famed groups songs including a few with Judy her most well-known songs “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” and “Who Loves You,” which were recorded by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was in town yesterday speaking and shilling her book “Know Your Value” at IBX. Tagging a long was her morning co-host on “Mornings with Joe” Joe Scarborough. They posed for a photo with NBC10’s Tracy Davidson, who will be honored Sunday at the “Minding Your Minds” Blue Jean Gala at Temple Beth Hillel in Wynnewood http://mindingyourmind.org/event/10th-anniversary-blue-gene-gala/ I’ll be there so bring your smile.