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Hundreds feted New Jersey-born rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi at a Kimmel Center gala Tuesday night, where he accepted the Marian Anderson Award for his music and charity work.
The buzzing of tattoo guns joined live rockabilly music at the TLA on Monday night during "Booze and Tattoos: The Wildest Party on South Street.”
Tattoo artists from around the area delivered ink to eager attendees and sideshow artists provided interesting entertainment. Guests showed off their own ink in a competition for best tattoo in several different categories. Dietz Hopson thought the event's tagline might have been a little misleading. "It's a lot less crazy than I thought it would be, I thought Suicide Girls would be running around everywhere but it's a lot more tame than that.”
Despite the calmness of the night, Hopson says she was still glad to attend. "It's important that [tattoo] artists get recognized," he said.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at the grand opening of ellelauri on S. 19th Street on Thursday, "Goodie" at The Dolphin Tavern on Friday and "Friends and Fam" on Saturday.
They glided and danced and skidded and fell. Some clung to the rink wall, shimmying carefully along. Others watched and waved from cold metal seats. Only one left on a stretcher.
At a noon ceremony Friday, a shimmering new ice rink welcomed hundreds of skaters to Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall.
The Philadelphia Boys Choir, decked out in red shirts and Santa hats, sang "Circle of Life" from The Lion King as the skaters went round the rink, which will be open daily through Feb. 22.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Sophia Chang's appearance at menswear shop P's & Q's on Tuesday, Guitar Army with Cheerbleeders at The Barbary on Thursday, the opening of Agora in Northern Liberties and The Bounce at The Barbary on Friday.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comLast week photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at the CaveCast team's very special Halloween edition of their live podcast at the Hamilton Mansion inside of West Philly's Woodlands Cemetery on Wednesday, "Shave the Date for Movember" at Frankford Hall on Thursday and "Bodyrock Halloween Party" at Kung Fu Necktie on Friday.
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Jose and Beatriz Garces hosted their third annual Garces Family Foundation Gala at the Kimmel Center.
Through their foundation, the Iron Chef and the dentist provide access to health care and education for immigrant families in and around Philadelphia.
Nearly 700 guests attended the event, which included a reception and dinner, followed by a party, where guests sampled food and danced to the Hip Philly Band.