It’s rather fitting that right after the glut of the Academy Awards, Philly DoGooder II offers an award show where what you’ve done trumps what you were. DoGooder celebrates all that is good — the people, the communities, the organizations — in Philadelphia via hands-on storytelling and community outreach. Each entrant was paired with a filmmaker to document its work over the year. Check out the video finalists here. Awards will be doled out at a ceremony on March 12th.
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In what seems to be his mission to show off every famous person that came out of Philly in his first week of hosting The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon had Bradley Cooper on Wednesday night. After the sit-down, he and fellow guests, Emma Thompson and Tim McGraw played a few rounds of charades. Check out parts one and two of the games in the videos below. And see more Philly moments from this week’s show here and here.
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“Drag Race” alum Sharon Needles’ hot new music video “Dressed To Kill” led a particularly gay week in music-video releases.
This has been a particularly gay week for music video releases — from Sharon Needles’ latest to a slew of pro-gay Russian parodies. I round up some of the notables below.
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Two years ago today the world lost a superstar when Whitney Houston died, and the LGBT community lost a veritable gay icon. Today, we pay tribute to the diva the best way we know how: With a roundup of drag queens performing some of her greatest hits. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?
I found some gems while gathering the clips, including RuPaul’s Drag Race diva Morgan McMichaels taking on Whitney’s mammoth hit “I Will Always Love you,” Moltyn Decadence’s slaying performance of “I’m Every Woman,” and a vintage local video of Philly’s Mimi Imfurst, Cherry Pop, Brenda Dharling and others doing “The Greatest Love Of All” at the now defunct Q-Lounge.
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The above video, “A Very Philly Christmas,” was shot by Cory J. Popp and captures just how darn gorgeous this city can be around the holidays.
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Congrats go out to Vetri Restaurants Steve Wildy, who has recently been named general manager at Alla Spina. The organization’s beverage director has added the second title and kicked off what we hope will truly be a series, Weekly Wildy.
Weekly Wildy [YouTube via Meal Ticket]
Alla Spina [Official Site]
So you’ve heard this story already, right? The one about the boy, 4-year-old Gavyn Boscio, who wanted an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas, and his sister, 13-year-old McKenna Pope, who was outraged to find that Easy Bake Ovens only came in pink and purple and in designs made for girls?
Yeah, it’s been making the rounds. And ever since the Easy Bake Oven story hit the national news, Hasbro has been the target of petitions, complaints, videos and more.
And now, a whole bunch of big-name, nationally-known chefs have gotten together to make a video in support of Gavyn and McKenna. And guess which Philly chef shows up to say a few words in support of gender equality?
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Pizza Brain, the Frankford Avenue pizza shop and museum is opening this Friday and yesterday we got to check it out. We’re happy to say that the pizza is not an afterthought, delivering a solid American-style (not Neopolitan) pie. The pepperoni curled up nicely, with crisped edges, the leoparding spots of char dotted but didn’t overwhelm the crust and the sweet peach and goat cheese slice proved these guys can make a seriously creative pizza.
We’ll have more on Pizza Brain on Friday including our favorite pizza related item in the museum but we really wanted to share their opening video with you today.
Pizza Brain [Official Site]
Cooking at the James Beard House is no small thing. It takes a lot of work (and a lot of money) to put those plates on the table–as chef Jeffrey Power and his crew from Dettera would be the first to tell you. Here’s a quick peek at how it looks from the inside.
Dettera [Official website]
Video courtesy Peter Breslow