Kimmel Cultural Campus Presents A Tribute To Jerry Blavat

Jerry Blavat and Dionne Warwick.

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents A Tribute to Jerry Blavat, a one-night-only event in the Academy of Music on Saturday, October 21 celebrating Philadelphia’s iconic radio DJ, the late Jerry Blavat. Jerry Blavat AKA the Geator with the Heater AKA the Boss with the Hot Sauce was a fixture on the Campus and an even greater presence in the city of Philadelphia and music world for decades. Lineup includes: Darlene Love, The Intruders, The Happenings, Bobby Wilson, and The Chantels.

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IMPACT Wrestling & New Japan Pro-Wrestling Join Forces For Mega-Show At 2300 Arena In Philadelphia

A night of dream pro wrestling matches, including championship title defenses, is set for Sunday night, August 20th at the renowned 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when IMPACT Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling join forces for a mega-show like no other. I just bought my ticket for this exciting event and you should too, before it sells out. Below are more details about Multiverse United 2: For Whom the Bell Tolls.

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Kevin Hart Brings Philadelphia’s Complex History to Life in Summer of ’85

If you’re looking for a thought-provoking listen, Summer of ’85, narrated by Kevin Hart, is a must-add to your Audible audiobook list. The gripping six-episode series organically connects two significant events in Philadelphia in 1985, showcasing the city’s best and worst aspects in equal measure.

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Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you?

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you? There’s nothing quite like watching a beautiful sunset. Read on for my answer to this question, and let me know yours.

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Manilow Magic in Philly

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to interview and spend time with countless music legends. Two of my favorites are Barry Manilow and Melissa Manchester, both of whom always treat me like family. Over the past week, I got to bring my Dads to see and meet Melissa and Barry. Both experiences were perfect. Below is a recap of our night of Manilow magic.

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A Philadelphia Halloween

I went out for Halloween tonight in Philadelphia with my family, and my wife and I made the following video montage of this year’s Halloween. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Halloween!

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Meeting Daryl Hall

Last Saturday, after HoagieNation, my wife and I had the opportunity to meet the legendary Daryl Hall. We were the only people that met him after the show, aside from his family, so I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity, and he was a pleasure to speak with. I shook Daryl’s hand, introduced him to Stephanie, reminded him of the cover story on Hall & Oates by me that was just published the other week in The Aquarian Weekly, and asked him to autograph it for me. Daryl said, “That was a really good piece you wrote” and gladly signed the cover for me.

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Philly Switch 3DS Meetup

Are you a Nintendo fan in the Philadelphia area looking to connect with like-minded people online and in-person? Good news! A friend and I just launched a group to serve this need. It’s called Philly Switch 3DS Meetup. It’s a group for owners of the Nintendo Switch and/or Nintendo 3DS to connect and meetup on a regular basis to play games together. And the awesome logo above was designed by my fiancée, Stephanie.

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Meeting the Godfather of Shock Rock: Alice Cooper

DSC08936As you know by now, one of my passions is music. And I love meeting the artists whose music inspires me. One of those individuals is Alice Cooper, whom I was lucky enough to meet this past Friday when he was in Philadelphia with Motley Crue.  Continue reading

Philly’s Perfect Summer Spots: Spruce Street Harbor Park & Summerfest

FullSizeRender (2)Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off of summer, and in Philadelphia it’s been kicked off in a big way with the return of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP) and the brand-new Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest.

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