2011 Varga Calendar Party & Pixs which will Knock Your Socks Off

Last year you’ll remember that the Varga Bar debuted with the Varga Pin Up Girl calendar with photographer Chris Gabello. This year photographer Celeste Giuliano did the honors creating an eye catching, mouth watering selection of timeless pictures.

On Wednesday the 8th, she’ll be on hand to sign your copy of the calendar, as well as many of the girls at the official debut party for the calendar in the restaurant @ 9:00 pm located at 9th & Spruce Streets. There will be complimentary appetizers, an hour open bar.
Check out Amber-Joi Watkins Media Coordinator at, marketing and PR specialist for Vivant Professional Skincare, model and actress, was just crowned Miss Pennsylvania USA. Congratulations!!

Check out her moves in “Dance Club Diva’s” which could be found on Comcast Instant back in 2008


Saturday Night: Karen and Jamie Moyer Happy Merry Happenings

PhillyChitChatChatter: Hope you had a great weekend. If I covered your event in the past week, it will be showing up in the next few days. There are a couple events I am holding until closer to Christmas, they aren’t timely, but it will let me catch up and also write about events that are timely so I can stay current. TODAY I have 3 entries, so after reading this one click on Home to see the other two, I promise a few scatidly clad women will grace these pages. Thanks HughE

Saturday night was more than alright at the historic Sigma Sound Studios in Center City where Karen and Jamie Moyer hosted the Happy Merry Happenings for the Moyer Foundation. The Foundation, founded by the Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher and his wife will benefit The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin™ program – the largest national bereavement camp in the country for grieving children and teens – in Philadelphia and nationwide.
The festive event brought out some of the couples famous friends including Jimmy and Johari Rollins,
Julie and Jon Dorenbos (They made a very generous donation that night, thanks!), GN Kang and Anthony Dillon (No relation to me, in fact he’s Canadian Dillon, not Irish Dillon like me, he says.) Did you know that the Moyer’s have a son named Dillon.

Magician shows Jon Dorenbos, Jamie Moyer and Jimmy Rollins a few magic tricks
Maria Medina and Ryann Richardson modeling clothing from Saks Fifth Avenue, who had a pop up store at the event. 10% of the proceeds went to the Moyer Foundation.
Plaything Josh DeMaroc and Ryann Richardson wearing SAKS Fifth Ave
Sigma Sound Studios is an American music recording studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania founded by recording engineer Joseph Tarsia in 1968.David Bowie recorded his album Young Americans in August 1974 at Sigma Sound.

Kate and John Nestel, Christy Barilotti and Robert Cappoli. John is with NY Life and a Major Sponsor of the event. Thanks!!
Jamie Moyer just celebrated his 48th birthday on November 17. A local boy born in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, he spent the bulk of his career playing for the Seattle Mariners 1996 – 2006, at which point he was traded to the Phillies. Currently the Moyers have an office for their Foundation in Seattle, but in 2011 hope to open an office on the East Coast, hopefully in Philadelphia they said. So if you are experienced in running a foundation, they are looking for a director. Above are two of their 8 children.
These two have something major in common, and it’s not their complementing outfits, it’s green. Ashley Bogia, Enterprise Planning Assistant at ING DIRECT and Justin Czerwinski, Financial Services Professional at New York Life Insurance Company
Abigail Suttton and Robert Kreider
Carmen Tedesco, and Bob Petrelli serve up some delicious vittles from DelFrisco’s. Also thanks to Tweed, Osteria, Raw Sushi, Swanky Bubbles, and Amis.

Jamie Moyer talks about surgery, and his future
new recording performers Studio E and Milessa Jay with Sigma Sounds co-owner Durrell Bottoms, and Dave

GN Kang and Recess owner Ryan Dorsey. I’m liking GN’s new do, something she picked up in Missouri where she just helped the Hamels with their fundraiser for the Hamels Foundation.

What’s the Moyer Foundation Do?

I had somewhere to go so and I missed the concert, but I hear that Vivian Green’s performance rocked the house


Comcast Holiday Show 2010 and a few of My Favorite Philadelphia Holiday Things to do & See in December

Holiday Lights throughout Philadelphia Franklin Square– 7th & RaceHeadhouse Square– 2nd Lombard

City Hall- Broad & Market Sts.

Love Park 16th & JFK Blvd

Rittenhouse Square 18th & Walnut

Avenue of the Arts Broad & Chestnut to Broad & Pine Sts.

A Christmas Carol– a retelling of Charles Dicken’s Classic 12/4-12/18 Walnut Street Theater 9th & Walnut Sts.

Comcast Center Holiday Lights: The 15-minute show, full of stunning original holiday imagery, music and more was created using cutting-edge technology and will be shown on the 83’ x 25’ Comcast Experience video wall, which is the world’s largest four mm LED display with incredible resolution that’s five times that of an HDTV, in the Comcast Center lobby.

through New Year’s Weekend 2011 Shown daily; 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 15-minute shows at the top of each hour (Shows are not hosted on weekdays at 5:00 p.m.)

This year it’s not in 3D, but they added another element which was delightful and unexpected.

I think Rob Wasserman should use this for his 2011 Holiday Card

Happy Hanukkah

Fairmount Park Houses Holiday Tours– 6 Beautiful mansions will be open for your viewing pleasure both guided or on your own Jewels of the Season 12/1– 12/12

Eastern State Penitentiary —”Winter Adventure Tours” Begin 12/1-3/4/11 Open Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 215-236-3300

Who doesn’t love animals? The Old United First Reformed Church of Christ has a live nativity scene every year. It starts Monday December 13th. I heard they might have a baby cow. That’d be fun.

Simeone Foundation Take a trip right off the airport to fuel your love of sports cars . Open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sundays are

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 215–365-7233

Blue Cross RiverRink –Now open! Enjoy outdoor skating on the Delaware Waterfront. Open 7 days a week and open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays Fireworks on New Year’s Eve will take place at 6 p.m. and 12 midnight again this year. (Thanks to the Indep Visitor Center, and Mr Philadelphia Al Lee for this info.)

My Number One Favorite Attraction, especially to get you into the Holiday Spirit.

THIS NEW FEATURE on The Macy’s Christmas Light Show has many exciting stories and photos.

THE 2010 CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW runs hourly from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve day 10am to 8pm. The DICKENS VILLAGE (Floor 3) is open continuously during the same period from 10am to 7pm. The daily WANAMAKER ORGAN concert schedule is here. Organ concerts begin at the end of a Light Show.

For lots of historic info on the Macy’s Light Show click Here


Tendenza Ready to Rock & Roll with a New Year’s Eve Party with Philly2Night

Spend your New Years eve at the most beautiful event venue in Philadelphia. Tendenza is brand new, just opening December 1st. is throwing their New Year’s Eve Party at the newly opened rental hall located at 969 N 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123. (Photo: Brownstone Philly)

By far the most amazing venue in Philadelphia, Tendenza just opened this week. Created by the team at Cescaphe Ballroom. everything will be top-shelf, all VIP, only 350 tix available. Tix are $150, but the first 100 tix will be discounted to $130 (FYI, I already sold 50 tix in the last hour). read the menu examples. (Photo: Facebook)

Brownstoner Philly has a good write up as well as great shots of the interior

(Photo: Facebook)



The Moyer Foundation now has tickets for “Young Friends of the Foundation” ticket prices for supporters under 35 that are 175 for general and 250 VIP on Saturday night.
The tickets can be bought at the door by credit card or cash. Valet parking is included.

Just in time for the colder weather a snuggling party has popped up: Hugging Holiday Cuddle Party: $40 per person or 2 cuddlers for $60
Ring in the holidays in grand style by celebrating with merry Willow Grove, Pa
That’s a manhole cover either blown off or knocked off by a truck, in background near right curb. Was that the best PGA could do was put cone, yellow tape up and a US Post Office box to warn people at one of the busiest intersections Broad & Walnut? –

If you happen by King of Prussia Mall this week could you pick me up a watch as “The World’s Largest Watch Store Celebrates the Grand Opening of Rolex at The Plaza at King of Prussia on December 3rd “

The CW Philly (WPSG-TV) will broadcast ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA football championship playoff game between Villanova University and Stephen F. Austin State University live from Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas this Saturday, December 4th at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Barbuzzo for lunch with my friend Lynsie Solomon
#FAIL buck in the lobby of One South Broad Street. I suggest brown shoe polish where the antler broke off, or make it a doe

Dinner with my bestie Greta Greenberger at Tweed. I hadn’t seen her in a long time, nor had I been at Tweed since my sister’s charity fundraiser, which BTW today is one painful year since Judy died.

Changing Lives, Changing Hearts, Changing Minds Come join us at TOY – the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s annual holiday fundraising event – taking place this Saturday, December 4, at the Marketplace Design Center. Now in its 4th spectacular year, this year’s TOY gala – presented by Logan Capital Management, features DJ Carl Michaels, heavy hors d’ouevres by Diverse Catering & Bistro St. Tropez and an open bar – is just $40 per person plus one unwrapped toy. All toys collected go to the pediatric HIV/ AIDS unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance. Event Details:
Saturday, December 4, 7:00-11 p.m.
Marc Phillips Showroom, Marketplace Design Center
2400 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
$40 per person plus one unwrapped toy To purchase tickets and for more information click, email, or call 215-563-6417 x117.

Evoluer House Annual Fundraiser’s 3rd Season of Philanthropy & High Fashion . Internationally renowned vocalist Sarah Dash of the legendary vocal group Labelle, Bermuda’s former Premier The Honorable Dame Jennifer Smith, DBE, JP, DHumL, MP, and internationally acclaimed designer Loris Diran return to co-chair our stellar Honorary Committee.7PM – 10PM

320 Broad Street Tickets at the door $80


Tommi Lifestyle Boutique Opening Party +++ Dana Spain’s Pampered Sunday for PAWS

TOMMI HAD IT’S GRAND OPENING last month, but as you know I am behind in my entries. I had seen the Tommi logo around in the last year, but wasn’t quite sure what it was. Turns out that it’s a whole lot of services, especially geared towards weddings.

It’s a beauty parlor, but not in much more modern glamorous style. “We are Philadelphia’s ultimate center city destination. Tommi Lifestyle Boutique is the first of its kind, full service photography studio, salon & spa; centering on you. Our mission is to exceed the customer’s need by providing an unparalleled experience through extraordinary service. TOMMI is proud to present a partnership with Dr. Mathew Cherian DDS, a well-respected and well-known cosmetic dentist. Together, TOMMI and associates will take beauty and comfort to a whole new level. From chemical peels to augmentation, let the Tommi team take you to a better place. Enhance, improve and rejuvenate your state of being. We provide for all of your needs in one building!
Plus Tommi’s does photo shoots, head shots, glamour shots, engagement snaps and wedding photography.
Model Shots

Dr Ganta, Heather Whartenby and Ping Xue

Sandy Pertuit, Frank Angel and Michelle Stillman
Join us for a Girls’ Day at the Spa! A day of luxurious treatments, champagne brunch and lots of fun! $20 General Admission includes a chance to win a full day of beauty and photoshoot.
Purchase tickets online at or book a service valued $50+ and admission is FREE! All admission fees and 15% of services directly benefit PAWS and their lifesaving initiatives. Call to book your salon and spa appointments 215-238-9922 Book now with Tommi Studio or buy tickets online at

Sunday, December 5 · 11:00am – 5:00pm

See you there! Dana Spain
11am-5pm: “Pamper �Til You�re Purrfect” Tommi�s Lifestyle Boutique Champagne brunch, professional headshots, door prizes, reduced-price spa packages. $20 ticket includes brunch, champagne, plus a chance to win a full day of beauty and photo shoot. Click here to purchase tickets. For a preview of spa services. 718 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Sharon Waxman, Nikki Wong and Nicole Douglass
Nikki, Tommi, Elena, Helen, Ethan, Sue Guan and Yvonne at your service


TOP CHEF JENNIFER CARROLL’S ALL STAR PARTY – ++ Jill Scott’s Hair Raising Biz, Wanda Sykes and SAFE chatter

Chit Chat Chatter:

Wanda Sykes, who is currently appearing in the production of Annie in Media, was spotted at Norstrom’s earlier this week shopping for shoes. My source tells me she was super nice, and hysterical telling jokes to other shoppers around her.

Shops at Liberty Place: If you have lunch today at the Shops of Liberty Place you might run into the Heinz Ketchup people who are promoting a new ketchup packet. They’re giving away fries for you to put it on. Follow them on Twitter for contests and giveaways @DipandSqueeze “Hey Philly! We’re kicking off the #ketchuproadtrip today. Do you dip or do you squeeze? Head to 1600 Chestnut St. from 12-1:45 to find out!” #DidYouKnow H.J. Heinz attracted traffic to his 1893 World’s Fair booth by offering a small green pickle charm, which later became a pin.

SAFE is filming at the Westin. I tweeted Tuesday that they were filming outside the hotel, but today the action moves inside to the ballroom. The extra’s are being held in the old Border’s shop on the 2nd Floor of The Shops of Liberty Place until their close up on they’re are called up to the third floor. Don’t look for the Jason Statham to be cooling his heels there, he has a room in the hotel.

Soulja Boy in town to promote his new CD The DeAndre Way?, signed for fans last night at the Hard Rock Cafe. I completely forgot about it til I walked by last night, or I would have told you sooner. My bad.
I hear R&B singer Jill Scott is in discussions with Dobson Mills to open her own salon at the East Falls location.

Last night popular, hot, sexy Top cheftestant Jennifer Carroll hosted a viewing party at Ten Arts for her return to the popular cooking competition on Bravo TV, capital of the “reality show” empire.

Stopping by to wish Jen well was current title holder of Top Chef, self-proclaimed “beast in the kitchen” Kevin Sbraga. Kevin tells me he hasn’t settled on a location for his new place yet, but is looking for an intimate space in Center City. We reviewed a couple locations together since I walk around town a lot, but most either needed work, were too big, or the block didn’t give him the vibe that he’s looking for. In the meantime Kevin’s keeping up with his skills by hosting various dinners around town, the next one is at the Omni on December 16, but it’s sold out. Congrats to he and his wife Jesmary who just welcomed a baby boy to the family, Kevin Angelo, who joins sister Jenae to complete the New Jersey family.

The Carroll family was on hand to support Jen again this year. As you may recall after last season, Joan Carroll had a bit of a health scare, but is now recovering beautifully and it was so wonderful to see her last night along with her kids Sunny and Jessica Carroll. Tom Lynch, Patty Lynch, Kristine Lynch, Debbie Lynch , Mr. Carroll

In the lounge I ran into, and spent most of my night with Philadelphia Style Magazine editor Kristin Detterline-Munro and her brother Domenic Gallelli who is the new president for the charity organization Sapphire Fund He is also the CEO-President of Prodigal Private Security, who’s company keeps a lot of the club going kids safe throughout Center City. Sorry for those I didn’t get to chat with, I rarely get to sit down and chat with Kristin and it was nice to get to know her brother too. Eligible ladies, he’s a catch.
Stylish, fun, cute Nell Hoving, Photographer extrodinare and contributor to Phila Style Magazine.
Jamie Coyle and Rosa Swinton serve “The Chef Takes Manhattan” with Crown Royal Black. I hear it was delicious, but don’t get up to quickly. #Fail Eric Ripert was a no show:(
It was great to see Philadelphia’s Grub Street’s Collin Keefe and Holly Drauglis Keefe

Jen spent most of her time where else but in the kitchen.
And her hard work paid off as we enjoyed the most delicious sliders, mussels, and other things delicious dishes she prepared during last years Top Chef show. Others in the house last night: my “co-worker” on the NBC “The Scene” show @PhoodieCollin, and @beerlass @yardsbrew @noddingheadbrew @philafoodie @wendogfish @WherePhilly
Laura Koster, PR for 10 Arts and Director of Consumer Accounts Boyd Tamney Cross and Katelyn Poole, 10 Arts by Eric Ripert Restaurant Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Patty Lynch with a few revelers at last nights party. You can be a reveler on New Year’s: End 2010 in style and join 10 Arts on Friday, December 31 to ring in the New Year. At 7 p.m., a four-course tasting dinner by Chef Carroll kicks off the evening; diners can celebrate the night away with family and friends at their table, reserved for the entire evening. Or, revelers can head to the 10 Arts’ vibrant lounge to dance the night away. Everyone in attendance at the bistro and lounge is invited to enjoy a midnight balloon drop, live band, champagne toast and party favors. The 10 Arts dinner celebration is $155 per person. Reservations are required for dinner. The Lounge party is $25 per person (including in-house guests). No reservations will be accepted at The Lounge.
Monica Glass was also on hand last night presenting some delicious dishes including a pumpkin brownie and smores

Sucre: The Dessert Bar by Monica, a new experience offering guests the chance to fill their plate with a decadent variety of Pastry Chef Monica Glass’ creations. The Dessert Bar is available every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm,
During Top Chef Season Six, Carroll won several challenges and ultimately made it to the competition’s “Final Four.” During Top Chef All-Stars, she will face 17 other chefs from previous seasons of Bravo’s popular series. Joining host Padma Lakshmi, head judge chef Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons at the judging table this season, is best-selling author and chef, Anthony Bourdain. (SPOILER ALERT: Jen survives to see another spatula next week.)


Zarwin Baum Hosts the Center City Proprietorship ‘s Annual Meeting

Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy is a dynamic 50-attorney full service law firm that in 2010 is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Zarwin Baum was founded in 1960 and maintains offices in Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Marlton and Jersey City, New Jersey. Last month they hosted the Center City Proprietors Association annual meeting where they elect their officers and members mingle and network.

Center City Soirée One Evening. One Auction. Infinite Opportunities
Annual event, board election, silent auction
Center City Proprietors Association celebrates over 30 years of support to the Philadelphia small business community.

Gabriel Mandujano, Gary DeVito, Attorney from Zarwin Baum, Guest, and Beth Packel

CCP Board Officer Linda Rink and Todd Cohen
Ben Frank, Emily Seroska, CCP VP Joe Wolf (Retail Director Market & Shops at Comcast Center ), Caren Schiffmano, CCP president Linda Karp (Karp Marketing)
Harris E. Baum and Norma Zarwin founders of the Zarwin Baum firm. Last week Mr Zarwin was feted at the Firm for his 80th birthday.
Catering by Miles is a Philadelphia based company specializing in corporate and high-end event catering.
Patti Lynch and Sunny Carroll – Catering by Miles (both these young ladies were at last nights Top Chef viewing party at 10 Arts for Sunny’s sister Top Chesftestant Jen Carroll.
Anne Nikolaus, Alison Smith, Aida Starta, Monique Andes, Stacey Kracher. Stacey is the marketing director for Zarwin Baum, and responsible for helping to throw this fabulous shindig together. An upcoming event is: Stacey tells me that Zarwin, Baum hosts several education and networking events throughout the year- Please contact Marketing Director, Stacey Kracher to be added to the firm’s mailing list. Zarwin, Baum Breakfast Speaker Series Presents Building a Green City
Stacey Kracher, Marketing Director
1818 Market Street | 13th Floor | Philadelphia, PA 19103-3638
Phone: 215.569.2800 x1239 | Fax: 215.569.1606 | Email: skracher@zarwin.comMitchell Kaplan, Linda Karp, President, Linda Rink (Board Officers), Paul Steinke, (Treasurer), Audrey Julienne and Eric Marzluf, Esq. (Board Officers)

No party would be complete without a silent auction, and because this was a business networking event there were a lot of consulting packages up, as well as other business services. Clever, fun and different. It’s always good to have a service or experience item in auctions. Changes it up a bit.
Peg Calvario, Beverly Joie. A successful entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in business — PegCalvario, LLC, is a firm that supports business owners and leaders in creating REAL results. A personal life coach.

Linda Karp and Ed Rudow
Kristy Bergey Co-Founder of Philadelphia Fashion Week, Joe Wolf, and Krista Bard (Another life coach. Important to have during these recession days where some of us need a reinvention, or to discover our true potential. I’m just afraid of getting one because I might have to do some real work to achieve greater success, maybe even monitory success, hmmm)
Randy Airst, Susan Airst and Shariff Street (Maybe he’s the candidate that is being groomed by Sam Katz and John Street to run against Mayor Nutter?)
CCPA’s Mission “…to foster communication, cooperation, education and services among the small businesses of Center City Philadelphia and to maintain, promote and improve the commercial vitality of Center City Philadelphia.”
In recent years, CCPA has grown stronger than ever, and is currently:

  • Advocating for greater support programs for small business
  • Meeting regularly with City Council members
  • Providing the City with input on hot topics such as taxes, parking and zoning
  • Producing numerous monthly networking and educational events


Today is World AIDS Day (This post is dedicated to my best friends Shawn Conley, Michael Root and Wayne Cohen who all died from the disease.) Monday night at the Four Season’s nearly 400 people sold out the ballroom to raise money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and raise well over $200,000 in the process.
A figure that excited and astounded the organizers. Way to go Philly!!!
( founded in October, 1987 by the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. Money raised through the efforts of Equity theatre companies across the country was specifically earmarked for The Actors’ Fund’s AIDS Initiative. They award grants to organizations across the country. Some of the money raised Monday night will stay in the Philadelphia area.)

Swing actor Jared Bradshaw welcomes the guests (A “swing” is an understudy (usually a chorus member as well) who understudies several parts.) According to The “Seasons at the Four Seasons” is the effort of the “Jersey Boys” 1st National Tour cast/crew donating their time, talent, and voices to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ helping to raise awareness for BC/EFA. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit local Philadelphia charities. Slated performers include: Matt Bailey, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Christopher Deangelis, John Michael Dias, John Edwards, Alayna Gallo, John Gardiner, Steve Gouveia,Buck Hujabre, Denise Payne, Courter Simmons, Joseph Siravo, Ryan Strand, Lauren Tartaglia, Kara Tremel, Quinn VanAntwerp and Kevin Worley.
My favorite Jeweler John Wind donated several pieces to the auction. I hear he’s interested in doing so at every Broadway Cares event since his mission is also to wipe out this horrible disease.The sports memorabilia did very well too. A signed bat by Shane Victorino at last peek was at $200, a ball by Cole Hamels sold for $150; John tells me he got a note from one of the Jersey Boys after they saw a write up about him in the Philadelphia Style Magazine, which was in his hotel room. I did a little Christmas shopping and picked up something for my niece, who’s a big fan of the show, but that’s all I can tell you I have a hard time keeping secrets when it comes to gifts.

Nancy Cygan, Betty Christian and Marianne Gardoski check out the silent auction items. They are big Jersey Boys fans.
Diane and Jeff Van Duyne

Linda Aversa-Caldwell, Delores Aversa, fresh face Quinn VanAntwerp who plays co-host’s Lisa Gaudio’s dad Bob, who wrote 80% of the Four Seasons songs.
Brianna D’Amico, mom Lisa Gaudio, guest, Jerry Blavet, Allan Domb, guest and Kristen Foote. (Kristen, Sabrina, Nicole and I are featured in a fun article in this month. Go give us some positive smiley love please.)
Senator Larry Farnesse and Erin Elmore enjoyed the South Philly cuisine of pasta, pizza, anti-pasta
A signed Where Magazine in the Live Auction went for $150
On with the show

We’re Going Hoping, Philadelphia Way with Christopher De Angelis and gang
Steve Gouveia with a few fans that follow the touring cast around the country. Hannah Caldwell from Texas, Danette M Pawloski, Buffalo NY, Pamela Maser and Shelley Greenberg both from DC, and Julie Moore, Indianapolis. Some of these girls have seen the show 30 times, and one of them already bought a ticket to the next stop, Boston. Steve tells me the boys are honored and feel a little like the Grateful Dead having such devoted followers.

Buck Hujabre (Bob Gaudio -Understudy), with Lisa Carideo and Bill Lowa

Frankie’s song
Joseph Leo Bwarie with fans Monica D’Imperio, Ashley Pracillo and Lauren Lovett posing for Luisa D’Imperio taking the picture. Not in this picture is a line to the left of folks looking for their close up with the Frankie Valli star of the Jersey Boys.

The Boys auctioning themselves off for breakfast went for $5,000
A one of a kind guitar signed by Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and the entire touring cast of the Jersey Boys. Cast members Kara Tremel and Joseph Leo Bwarie do the honors. The bidding for the guitar started at $2,000, was frenzied and sold for $22,500, when the crowd erupted in cheering and gratitude. Lisa Gaudio tells me that it was a lot of hard work to get this guitar signed. She and her husband Jimmy traveled up to NYC for the Jersey Boys 5th Anniversary Party last weekend. But because of timing and weather issues they were only able to get her dad’s signature on the piece. It was never the right time to get Frankie graph. They ended up going to AC, where Frankie was performing, to finally get his John Handcock on the piece.John Michael Dias, who plays the singer with the famous falsetto during matinees, said he considers it a privilege to be the “fifth person ever cast as Frankie Valli.” He won the part after 13 auditions over two years. he’s also an artist and painted the above picture that was also used as a stage prop during the Jersey Boys show.
Denise Payne, Candi Boyd, Kara Tremel

Philly’s legendary Radio DJ Jerry Blavat was the MC for the Live Auction, with long time friend Carol Tamburino

Some of the items up for bid at the live auction were Frankie Valli & Bob Gaudio signed lyrics of Sherry and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Joseph Leo Bwarie Courter Simmons check out the treasured pieces.
The Philadelphia engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS broke the box office record at the Forrest Theatre for the sixth time, grossing $1,451,273 for the week ending November 28. This tops the previous record of $1,401,420, which they set the week ending November 21.

The Jersey Boys sing the Beach Boys

Social Registered: Happy Shipley, Ed Shipley and Janice N. Wetherill with Kurt and Kirk Kirkpatrick and John Wind Happy’s goal in life is to eradicate AIDS from the world. She’s also found a new love John Wind’s jewelery and bought every piece at the silent auction. It’s feel good jewelery as proceeds go to fight AIDS.
Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne and Steve Thorne with a few of their prized possessions that helped the boys earn more than $200,000 for the ONE NIGHT ONLY “SEASONS AT THE FOUR SEASONS” BC/EFA Fight AIDS BENEFIT CONCERT

Philadelphia WORLD AIDS DAY Event


Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Philadelphia World AIDS Day event will combine artistic performances, visual art displays, commemorative ceremonies, and FREE HIV counseling and rapid tests. Rapid HIV tests provide a result in 20 minutes. Information about HIV and AIDS services in the Philadelphia region will also be available. Rev. Bill Golderer, the convening minister of Broad Street Ministry, stresses that while the venue is indeed a church hall, this event is strictly
a secular one. Also included in the evening is a FREE dinner for all guests. or 215-731-9255

For World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010, over twenty local organizations have banded together to create a community event that both remembers the lives lost to this disease, as well as celebrates the lives of those living with HIV and AIDS.
Performances by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus; Smoke, Lilies and Jade; and others will be highlights of the