Pearl Jamand Philly-raised Santigold are among top artists who will perform along with Jay-Z at the Budweiser Made in America festival over Labor Day Weekend.
Dirty Projectors, Skrillex, Afrojack, Odd Future and Mike Snow are also performing over the two-day event, Sept. 1 and 2, along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
We reported the lineup’s biggest names Monday morning at PhillyGossip.com after noting that an apparent Ticketmaster goof had prematurely listed acts online Friday.
Tickets, which include a $99 two-day pass option, are to go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
Los Angeles punk pioneers X, Janelle Monae, Maybach Music (featuring Rick Ross, North Philly’s Meek Mill and Wale) and Passion Pit are among other artists promoter LiveNation has announced, though the complete lineup has yet to be revealed.
Drake, who was included among artists on the Ticketmaster goof, has not yet been confirmed, but that could change, we’re told. Also, not yet confirmed or announced is Beyonce, though Jay-Z hinted last week that he wanted his wife to perform.
Jimmy Rollins had to run out of a charity event for his Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation Sunday night at Yakitori Boy (211 N. 11th) when he learned his wife Johari was in labor. We’re told she had a baby girl early Monday, though a team spokeswoman was unable to confirm that information or provide the baby’s name. The restaurant now offers a dish appropriately titled the J-Roll whose proceeds benefit the foundation.
“Political Animals,” the USA miniseries shooting in town now starring Sigourney Weaver and Ellen Burstyn, premieres July 15, People magazine reported.
Avalon in South Philly
Frankie Avalon will be back in South Philly Thursday, appearing at noon at the ShopRite (Front & Snyder) to sign autographs while his sister Theresa Avallone and her son Stephen have a cooking demo for their Avallone Tomatoes, which are sold throughout the region. Frankie Avallone, who became Frankie Avalon when his career took off as a teenager, performs Saturday night with fellow South Philly natives Bobby Rydell and Fabian as Dick Fox’s Golden Boys at the Golden Nugget.
Out and about
“King of Queens”star turned movie star Kevin James and some family and friends stopped into Ralph’s (760 S. 9th) for a large takeout order Thursday afternoon. The gang was passing through town on a road trip and had heard great things about the famed Italian spot.
Penn and Teller stopped at Chickie’s & Pete’s in Sicklerville, N.J., Friday afternoon. Central High School graduate Teller and his more talkative magic/comedy partner Penn Jillette performed Friday and Saturday at Harrah’s Atlantic City.
Rocker Sammy Hagar, who now strongly resembles Jeff Bridges as The Dude in “The Big Lebowski,” presented a $10,000 check to Monsignor William A. Hodge of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish to benefit St. Nick’s efforts to feed the poor in Atlantic City. A former Van Halen frontman, Hagar performed at the House of Blues with his new group Chickenfoot after making the presentation at his namesake Sammy’s Beach Bar at Bally’s.
Light-heavyweight Chuck Mussachio visited C5 at the Chelsea in Atlantic City after his victory over Billy Bailey at Bally’s Saturday night. He enjoyed VIP bottle service and told friends that “his hands were sore” and his opponent “had a head like a brick.” He was surrounded by friends and family from his hometown of Wildwood Crest, who came up to cheer him on at the A.C. bout.
Philadelphia native filmmaker Valerie Weiss will hold Q&A sessions after the 7:30 screenings of her film “Losing Control,” Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Ritz at the Bourse (4th & Ranstead). Weiss, who now lives in Los Angeles, was inspired to make the romantic comedy while attending Harvard Medical School and wondering if a woman could use science to her advantage in managing her love life. For more details visit www.losingcontrolmovie.com. n
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