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POSTED: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 3:10 PM

Shane Victorino surprised kids at the Bridesburg location of the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia Saturday when he stopped by to hand out holiday treats such as Phillies swag and Target gift cards to the kids. The Phillies outfielder's foundation pledged $900,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia in February to renovate its Nicetown facility.
 

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POSTED: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 9:04 AM
Fishtown harpist Mary Lattimore is just back from Los Angeles, where she recorded on Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore's solo album.

They recorded at Beck's house in Malibu. Lattimore, Moore and violinist Samara Lubelski stayed nearby at the home of Mike D. from the Beastie Boys.

Lattimore and Lubelski perform with Moore and Bill Nace Dec. 18 at the First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut). Tickets available at R5Productions.com.

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:49 PM

Karen Hepp, a former NBC10 reporter/anchor, started today as a part-time reporter on Fox 29. It's a homecoming for Hepp whose family continued to live in Wynnewood while she worked for Fox 5 in New York and she commuted back on weekends.

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 7:49 AM
Filmmaker Tanya Hamilton has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for "Night Catches Us," a locally shot drama that opens in theaters on Friday.

The film, set in the '70s, deals with a man who returns to his old neighborhood, where he used to run with the Black Panthers. It was shot around Germantown last year and stars Anthony Mackie ("The Hurt Locker") Kerry Washington ("Ray") and Wendell Pierce ("The Wire").

At 2 p.m. Sunday Hamilton, who also wrote and produced the film, which features an original score by The Roots, will answer questions after the noon screening of the film at the AMC Loews Cherry Hill. The Q&A will take place during a lunch gathering at the Empire Buffet (2100 Route 38) across from the theater.


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