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POSTED: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 2:05 PM

The 109th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Awards Dinner, was held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill on January 28, 2013. The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association was founded on May 12, 1904, and the first of what would become an annual Awards Dinner was held Feb. 15, 1905.

“It all began back on May 12, 1904 when a group of 43 writers got together in the Majestic Hotel, reportedly to talk about improving working conditions at the area sporting events. At some point in the session, one of the members raised a half-filled stein and suggested the writers hold a party to honor the top sports performers from the previous season. “‘I’ll drink to that,’ a colleague shouted, and before long the idea developed into a plan. The sports writers of the Philadelphia area and their ‘most loyal fans in the country’ have been drinking together ever since.” The night began with a cocktail party, before the guests moved into the banquet room where dinner was served and the awards were given out.

Two of Philadelphia’s most popular athletes — Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans and former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene — were honored, as well as Cole and Heidi Hamels who were given the Humanitarian Award for their philanthropic work. Congratulations to the Hamels who became the proud parents to a bouncing baby girl on Christmas Eve. Daughter Reeve was adopted from Ethiopia and joins big brothers Caleb Michael Hamels and Braxton Grady Hamels to round out the Hamels growing brood.

POSTED: Monday, January 28, 2013, 3:36 PM

Gorgeous, a benefit held at the Ritz Sunday evening for City of Hope, showcased spectacular works of art, music, photography and fashion.

POSTED: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:20 PM

Monster House Entertainment and The More than Music DJ Institute, LLC. hosted the first annual DJ Battle at the Aloft Philadelphia on Saturday, January 19, 2012 with co-hosts Grouchy Gregg, and Power 99's Mina Say What. Celebrity judges included DJ Cash Money, DJ Tat Money, DJ Jay Ski, DJ Supreme, DJ Miz and Michael Vick. Photos by HughE Dillon /

POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:49 PM

Two thousand people filed into the Loews Philadelphia Saturday evening for the 19th annual Hair O’ the Dog black tie charity gala.

Dramatic tulle gowns, sequined dresses, bow ties, tuxes, strong cocktails, live music, and an impressive collection of silent auction items filled the corridors and adjacent ballrooms of the second floor of the hotel.

But the evening would not have been complete without some real life drama.

POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013, 11:33 AM

The Philadelphia Auto Show’s Black Tie Tailgate was held Friday, Jan. 18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

This annual philanthropic event hosted by the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) raises funds to benefit the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). With 30,000 patient visits every year, the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the number one GI program in the country. Last year, the ADAGP with support from Black Tie Tailgate attendees, individual contributors, and sponsors, made a donation of $401,038 to CHOP. 

The ADAGP made its first donation to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1986. Since then, the ADAGP and its entities have given $4.9 million to the Hospital and its support proudly continues today through its Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. Established in 2003, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, annually contributes funding and resources to worthwhile child-related programs and causes throughout the Greater Philadelphia five-county region. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of children and youth in the communities in which its dealer members work and live, by providing access to and supporting excellence in the institutions and programs that serve local children.

POSTED: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1:56 PM
Maria Papadakis takes us inside the Philadelphia Auto Show's Black Tie Tailgate for a sneak peak at the hottest cars and guests.

Maria Papadakis takes us inside the Philadelphia Auto Show's Black Tie Tailgate for a sneak peak at the hottest cars and guests.

POSTED: Friday, January 18, 2013, 4:11 PM

A packed house of party-loving people filled the newly minted Ten Six Club (1709 Walnut St.) for its VIP opening Thursday night, two weeks after the Walnut Room closed its doors.

The Walnut Room is becoming the Ten Six Club
Inside Rittenhouse's newest club

POSTED: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 12:01 PM

It's been five years since HughE Dillon stormed the social scene of Philadelphia covering the city's most fabulous events. He takes a look back and shares an exciting new exhibit featuring his work, below.

I'm grateful to all my friends who came out to Replica Creative (33 South St.) Wednesday night to support my "5 Year Retrospective Photos Exhibition of HughE Dillon." For those of you who missed out, here's a snippet and photos from the scene.

Guests nibbled on DiBruno's hors d'oeuvres and enjoyed Southern Wines & Spirit cocktails, as they wandered through the space lined with photos I've taken while entrenched in the Philadelphia social scene. Also included in the exhibition were several shots of celebrities I've photographed at various red carpet events in New York and Philadelphia.

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