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Expecting clemency, waterfront casino investors instead had their license revoked last Thursday. By Joseph Myers R e v i e w s ta f f w r i t e r

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“I could really use a new kitchen television, but they always run out of them at the store so we’ll see.” Rose DiSevastiano, South Hicks Street

“I want more peace in this world. Simple as that.” Rose Patterson, 12th Street and Snyder Avenue

“When I get up every morning, it’s Christmas, so when the day actually comes, it will be just another day that I am grateful for.” Sam Aiello, 12th and Durfor streets

“I don’t think I need anything. Everbody these days has everything already. They get it before Christmastime. I already have everything I need.” Peter Iannelli Jr., 10th and Wolf streets Interviews by Alvaro Balderas Photos by Ilana Bagel

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To the Editor: Despite the current outpouring of support for Michael Vick, a large contingent of Philadelphians still oppose the Eagles’ decision to sign him. Many of us have chosen to convey our disgust and dismay by boycotting Eagles sponsors, writing letters and e-mails to media outlets and the Eagles organization, as well as protesting at home games. Protests have been our most visible activity, where we endured slurs, insults and obscenities from those fans who apparently believe winning football games is more important than anything else, including morals and ethics. As peaceful protestors, we tolerated the verbal abuse largely in silence, as we recognize that everyone has an opinion and the right to express it. However, as Vick’s time on the field and in the sports media has increased, so has the threatening behavior of some fans. Throughout the 2009 and ’10 seasons, we became the targets of more than just verbal abuse. Many of us were elbowed and shoved, and had our signs slapped out of our hands or into our faces. Some protestors no longer felt safe participating. Those of us who continued to protest experienced progressively severe threats, culminating at the Nov. 21 game when a large plastic cup was forcefully thrown at a protestor. Fortunately no one was severely or permanently injured and the Philadelphia Police Department Civil Affairs’ officers on duty apprehended the thrower. In the eyes of some Eagles fans, no opinion can be stated if it is different from theirs or speaks against their beloved team. We recognize their right to free speech, but we have the same right to express ourselves without injury. Clearly the behavior of some Vick fans has reached a dangerous new low and we, animal welfare supporters, must restructure our activities to avoid physical harm. We will continue to conduct campaigns to educate the public and sway sponsors and we will never let Vick-supporting Eagles fans or the city of Philadelphia forget the innocent animals who suffered and died at Vick’s hands. Romy Nocera and 20 others Animal Activists of Philly

No more yelling and screaming To the Editor: While the telephone interview done by [Managing Editor] Amanda Snyder is basically factual (“Making their point,” Dec. 9), I must take exception to other comments made by another person interviewed. Mr. Andrew Haneiko stated that during a zoning meeting, the residents “yelled and screamed” and he is right. This does happen sometimes at this meeting. But he would yell and scream too if people moved into his block, totally ignored him — a long-term resident — built threestory houses with decks and garages, which only add to the horrendous parking problems, on a two-story house block, and then had the audacity to want to change our name to that of a merchant — whose only claim to fame I could find was he got rich and lived on a small street that in some sections of the city would be considered an alley. How dare you. Despite all of the yelling and screaming, we have managed to make some improvements to Point Breeze over the years. Remember some of us were doing this when you were still peeing in your diapers and being fed pablum. Instead of trying to change everything to your way, why not come together with us. You might find that our concerns are not so different after all. Talk to us, but not at us. We are willing to work with you, but not for you. We will walk beside you, not behind you. Yes, there are many seniors in Point Breeze, but these seniors have a vast amount of expertise and experience that can be taped. Together maybe we can bring Point Breeze back to — and surpass — the old glory days. Alice H. Shockley Vice President Neighbors In Action Association South Philadelphia

son,” Dec. 16), he obviously doesn’t know Christmas is a federal holiday and that it is because of the birth of Christ. Of course Dec. 25 is a date that was picked without exact knowledge of the actual birth. I think we all know that. It is very clear that the original intent of this federal holiday was to celebrate Jesus’ birth and nothing else. It’s not the winter solstice, it’s not Festivus, nor is it any other madeup holiday by non-Christians who enjoy mocking Christian traditions. Our government, which at one time always mentioned God, founded this country on Christian principles and part of this was making Jesus’ birth a federal holiday. Mr. White can celebrate whatever he wants. However when he’s not in work that day and getting paid, he can thank Jesus for being born on or about Dec. 25. Merry Christmas, Henry. Ron Mento Sr. South Philadelphia Comment on these letters or topics at www.southphillyreview.com/opinion/letters.

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The album is comprised of nine clever, original Celtic-rock Christmas songs. Some of the cuts are wistful, while others pack a bit of a punch. Each tune has a seasonal feel with some surprising sonic twists. At this time last year, the band was pounded with inspiration. “Last December Virginia got clobbered by two massive snowstorms right before Christmas,� Privett said. “During that time, I was really in a mood to write and what I was writing turned into a holiday record. The songs came and I thought it would be interesting to make a record like this without the Christmas standards. I didn’t want to do the traditional songs since I’m not much of a crooner. We made the right move with this album.� Much of the album will be rendered when the group performs at the Tin Angel. “We’re on our seated tour and so the Tin Angel fits in well with this,� Privett said. “We’ll pull out the acoustic instruments since we’re not on our rock tour. It’s a different show from us but we’re interested in doing things differently. Nothing tops being in a band and getting to do ... SPR

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ne man is dead while another remains in the hospital after a Grays Ferry robbery Sunday night. Police responded to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for two victims that were shot in a holdup that occurred around 10:30 p.m. on the 2500 block of Jackson Street, Officer Jill Russell of the Police Public Affairs Unit said. Dimitry Bryant, 26, of the 2300 block of South Bambrey Terrace, was shot multiple times in the chest, Russell said. He was pronounced dead 20 minutes after the shooting. A 25-year-old was wounded in the arm and knee and is currently listed in stable condition at HUP. There were not any suspects for the robbery as of press time. To report information, call Homicide Division at 215-686-3334.

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Police obtained an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly stole from a Whitman school less than three weeks after the crime. The West Passyunk man was arrested last week. Melvin White, 26, of the 2000 block of South Bonsall Street, was arrested about a month after robbing a second school, William W. Bodine High School, of laptops, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. White is believed to have nabbed five Apple laptops — valued at $10,000 — from room 403 in the John H. Taggart School, 400 W. Porter St., between 2:15 p.m. June 2 and 7:35 a.m. June 3, Tolliver said. Latent prints taken inside room 403 led detectives to White, Tolliver said. His arrest warrant was issued June 21. On Nov. 15, 23 Apple laptops, valued at $28,800, were taken from the Northern Liberties high school, Tolliver said. Prints once again matched White. An arrest warrant for that crime was obtained Dec. 7. At 2:20 p.m. Dec. 13, police arrested White on the 3200 block of Dickinson Street, Tolliver said. He was charged with two counts of criminal mischief, burglary, criminal trespassing, unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, as well as one count of criminal trespassing.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From the Neumann Neumann--Goretti Family           

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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board decision last week made this early rendering of the Foxwoods Casino Project seem like even more of an impossibility. The project recently marked four years of community backlash, geographic uncertainty and financial futility.

FOXWOODS continued from page 1 proposed gaming hall that would have operated between Tasker and Reed streets on South Columbus Boulevard. Its morning verdict means the investors’ third stab at securing a partner, this time Caesars Entertainment — formerly Harrah’s — will not be the charm. Snider et al may appeal, but, at least temporarily, their opponents can revel. “I’m thrilled,” Jeff Rush, Queen Village Neighbors Association president, said. “The board finally manned up and did what made sense.” Casino-Free Philadelphia founder Jethro Heiko lives only a block away from Fishtown’s SugarHouse Casino, which opened Sept. 23, nearly four years after the board awarded Philadelphia two of its five licenses for stand-alone casinos. “The announcement affirms that the legislation that would have put a casino in South Philadelphia was flawed from the beginning,” he said. The Foxwoods Casino group scored the other license and plotted placing a 90,000-square-foot facility with 3,000 slots, a showroom, a garage with space for 4,200 cars and a 600-seat buffet along the waterfront, an area Rush describes as “a tremendous resource.” By last week, however, the failure to generate enough equity and to obtain guarantees of borrowed funds made the investors’ joy of four years ago a mirage when the group learned that not even the latest promise to advance its mission could thwart the board’s disapproval. Investors made their push with Harrah’s

vowing to help with management and financing the $438-million venue. The two groups estimated they would need to raise $275 million, including $200 million in debt, to build a scaled-down version. Harrah’s, with a 33-percent share, became a partner Oct. 27, giving the investors, known as Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners, their third ally since February. On Nov. 18, the board gave the parties until Dec. 10 to confirm a deal on the transition of control and a description of secured monies. Complying, they informed the board that they had raised $46 million of the $75 million needed in equity, and, according to published reports, had received word from two Caesars-friendly lenders that private equity firms would cover most of the debt. The new design, dubbed the Harrah’s Horseshoe, would have contained 1,500 slots, 80 table games, 1,372 parking spots, no showroom and reduced dining options. Heiko, whose group formed in June ’06, had not expected last week’s verdict, as he has become accustomed to the board’s giving Foxwoods extra time to scramble for backers. “Delays have worked in our favor anyway, as we have rallied more opposition, but we are happy that despite the City’s attempts not to let us have a say, this project seems finished,” he said. THE INVESTORS SOUGHT Harrah’s, the world’s largest gaming company, when its past partnerships dissipated. Economic troubles diminished Connecticut-based Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s involvement, leading to Steve Wynn’s six-week dip in continued on page 10


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Frustrated Asian-Americans marched on North Broad Street prior to a Dec. 2009 School Reform Commission meeting. The School District of Philadelphia now must consult with community organizations on training sessions. File Photo

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a crisis response and emergency preparedness guide for staff. The DOJ, which handles many civil rights issues, vows its agreement will serve as a nationwide standard for school systems aiming to prevent bullying. Its agreement mandates that the district submit four reports periodically by Jan. 15, ’13 on all pertinent harassment issues. In its “Scope and Duration of Settlement Agreement” section, the DOJ states, “The court shall retain jurisdiction over this action during the term of the agreement. Upon conclusion of the term of agreement, the jurisdiction of the court shall end, absent an extension for good cause.” Gym would like for no good cause to arise. “While racial and ethnic violence is always reprehensible, it is important to remembers that its continuation is made possible by institutional response,” she said. “We understand that schools have both a responsibility and a moral charge to engage students in unlearning such behavior, to build multiracial, multicultural communities that can tackle what must be the toughest issue of our time, race.” SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at www.southphillyreview.com/news/features.

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AMONG OTHER ELEMENTS, the DOJ’s agreement places the onus on district personnel to investigate fully and promptly any complaints of harassment, establishes a prohibition regarding retaliation against those who in good faith report alleged harassment incidents or assist in an investigation and warrants that Southern take reasonable steps to halt witnessed harassment. With reasonable effort, the district is to invite members of community-based organizations with a “regular presence” at Southern to staff sessions and consult with the organizations for recommendations on future trainings. Multicultural awareness and diversity training will assist Southern personnel and the student body in appreciating differences and giving credence to similarities. All Southern staff must receive instruction on the policies in addition to diversity training by June 30, with subsequent sessions to occur at least annually. Students will also partake in the latter training occurring twice a year. The training component pleases Wei Chen, a 2010 alumnus and prominent voice in the Asian Student Association of Philadelphia. “We know other students suffer from ra-

cial biases in schools or from other biases as well,” he said. “Recently, many LGBT students have been harassed all around the country, many of whom have committed suicide because nobody spoke up against bullying. We hope we can share this victory with all those students who have been victims of bias.” Chen graduated not having had the guidance of first-year Southern Principal Otis D. Hackney III, who has won plaudits from Gym and other Asian figures for making the school more enjoyable. If an incident of student-on-student harassment based on race, color and/or national origin occurs, an alleged or reported victim and/ or a parent can request to meet with Hackney or a designee. “I know we need to go deeper,” Hackney said of continuing his school’s upgrade. “I see Asian students walking the hallways with their heads up, smiling with each other, laughing, looking like normal students. Before they were trying to hide.” The DOJ’s agreement also calls for Hackney or a designee to report complaints of student-on-student harassment to either the district’s compliance officer within 10 days or to the police within 72 hours if the incident involves criminal conduct. Interpretation services for harassment issues also will look to involve parents more, and, by Feb. 13, the district must develop

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The School Reform Commission ratified stipulations from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission that stemmed from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s complaint that district officials fostered apathy toward Asian-American students, especially after two days of attacks inside and outside the school in December ’09 that left 13 Asian students in need of medical assistance. The DOJ and state human relations commission issued separate agreements containing similar language and ample reminders that neither will permit racial discord. The former determined the fund’s claims of district neglect had merit in August, stating the educational entity had remained “indifferent to known instances of severe and pervasive student-on-student harassment of Asian students based on their race, color and/ or national origin.” Courtesy of the agreements, inaction will become idle. The DOJ’s agreement states the district must develop an action plan for Southern to address harassment by Jan. 14 including clearly defined measures for handling it, such as topics for preventive trainings. The district also must provide the federal government access to Southern’s building and district personnel to gauge the plan’s implementation. “Our students deserve a harassmentfree learning environment, and we strive every day to provide this for them,” district Superintendent Arlene Ackerman said through a statement. “We thank the Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for working together with us to create a settlement agreement with the best interests of the students at its core.” Having already crafted Southern’s antiharassment policies and procedures, the district must continue to implement them and, to appear in student and faculty handbooks, translate them into Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, French, Nepali, Spanish and Vietnamese by Jan. 31. The combined decrees rewarded the diligence of community groups and students who have chided the district, who denied the DOJ’s findings, and the administration at Southern where 22.4 percent of its more than 800 students are Asian, according to the district’s website. “We celebrate the lasting gains of these agreements; we hope they are also welcomed with a measure of abiding humility and deep sorrow for the lack of action that required them,” Helen Gym, an Asian


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the project’s waters, which ended in April. The parties also had been facing a $2,000-a-day fine from the board for having failed to submit design plans by Dec. 1, ’09, according to its spokesman Doug Harbach. The board had not issued an order for payment since Harrah’s joined, but, including the day of the verdict, the fines totalled $762,000. Whether the board will return the gaming license amount, Harbach remained unsure. With no precedent and nothing in the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act as a guide, he had doubts about how the board will handle any new bids. It also means the South Columbus Boulevard parcel of land owned by Foxwoods will remain vacant for the foreseeable future. The board will likely issue an adjudication report on its decision early next month, Harbach said. Considering the possibility of an appeal, he deemed it “too early to contemplate any time frame” for the board’s motivation to court any new bids. The move makes clear that promises could not buy the parties any more time. An attorney for the board stated the completion of a deal between the partners and Caesars might have taken until May, according to published reports. Even with an extension, Pennsylvania law would have forced the partners, who had invested $182 million into their scheme, to have their casino up by December ’12. The board also analyzed the project’s altered charitable claims that switched from 42 percent of the casino’s income, or $300

million over 10 years, which would have come from Snider and family trusts from Rubin and Katz’s daughter, to go toward assisting charities serving underprivileged children to 2 percent. A seven-year, $3.5 million endowment would have gone to a Mashantucket Pequot-run museum. Once a firm opponent of casinos in Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter in March ’09 pledged “unequivocal support” for the Foxwoods group, which, after community opposition about waterfront placement the year before, considered placing its casino only blocks away from City Hall. The City had anticipated receiving a yearly sum of about $12 million in tax revenue from Foxwoods beginning July 1, ’12, according to Mark McDonald, a spokesman for Nutter. That date begins the ’13 fiscal year, a period Nutter noted would begin to bring the City between $33 and $35 million in casino revenues. “We’ll have to make adjustments,” Nutter said in a statement if Foxwoods or another entity is not in place by that date. The board must now decide what to do with the rescinded license. Published reports noted that regulators and Foxwoods’ lawyers foresee years of court deliberations. Over that time, Rush hopes to give the waterfront what will provide reasonable complements to its beauty. “We have been disconnected from the waterfront for too long,” he said. “We need to enhance it with parks and wetlands, not a casino. I want the future to involve only proper development.” SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at www.southphillyreview.com/news/features.

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Winter candyland A home and business with a theme of sweet goodies topped a local civic’s holiday decorating contest last week.

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is the season to decorate! At least it was during Lower Moyamensing Civic Association’s second annual holiday decorating contest. The contest to promote holiday cheer was open to residences and businesses within the association’s boundaries that run from Snyder to Oregon avenues and Broad to Eighth streets. “Our creative contests had a wide range of decorations including lights, greenery, Santas and more,” LoMo board member Meg Retz from the 1200 block of Durfor Street said. “Both our residential and merchant first place winners celebrated this sweet season with candy-themed decorations. They looked good enough to eat.” LoMo board members and residents felt the wintry chill as they walked the streets gazing at festive windows and storefronts during a voting tour to chose the winners Dec. 13. Eight judges gave a critical eye to the contest consisting of not just LoMo board members and residents but also Zoe Strauss, a local photographer and founder of the Philadelphia Public Art Project, and Renee Pokorny, acting library supervisor of Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St. Each judge scored on a scale from one to five and listed his or her favorite display overall. Contestants were judged on theme/creativity, originality, lighting, and full use of space. Decked out in candyland wonderment, first place in the merchant category went to Reputations Hair Salon, 1215 Snyder Ave., while the top prize in the residential

category and people’s choice award went to Josephine Michetti from the 1100 block of Fitzgerald Street. “A girl up the street put a form in my mailbox. My sons were saying, ‘enter!’ she said. “I was shocked when the girl came to my house Saturday and told me I won.” Michetti purchased some of the materials but also made some of decorations herself over the course of about three days. “I like decorating and every year I like to do something differrent, so I did candy,” Michetti, who has resided in her home for the past 30 years, said. “Even the inside of my house is candy, my tree, the banisters.” Second prize was awarded to Jane & Guy Di Spigno of the 1200 block of Jackson Street. Joseph and Shawn Roccuzzo from the 2400 block of South 12th Street won third place. Honorable mentions went to Carmen and Karen Rossi of the 2500 block of South Eighth Street, Dominic Lupica Jr. and family from the 2400 block of South Juniper Street, Gary and Maria Lubbers of the 2500 block of South Mildred Street and Jason Giancaterino and Emilyn Bunyi of the 2400 block of South Hutchinson Street. Contest prizes were donated by local businesses and included gift certificates to Shop-Rite, Los Gallos, Hot Hands, Jean Paul Salon, Big Dan’s, and the annual LoMo flea market. “Both our judges and contestants had a great time,” Retz said. “It is so wonderful to share the enthusiasm and creativity of our neighbors this holiday season. SPR Comment at news/features.

Designs of the season Dapper dudes, Giddy snowmen and Santa Claus make it easy to replace “Bah, humbug” with “Happy Holidays!” Hoping to keep scrooges at bay, these winter icons populate many local houses. Come Saturday, their owners’ Christmas spirits will be at their height. For more images by staff photographer Greg Bezanis and intern Ilana Bagel, visit www.southphillyreview.com/ multimedia. SPR

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Josephine Michetti, of the 1100 block of Fitzgerald Street, who decked her home’s façade in sweet, mouth-watering treats, won her area civic’s decorating contest. P h o t o b y I l a n a Ba g e l


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JOE BEADY

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2010 & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011

To All The Best Friends, Friends & Neighbors of

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JOE BEADY " Joe Beady " 1/5/69–2/9/09

Merry Christmas 2010 & Happy New Year 2011 My Dear Husband

You were a very beautiful Huband Always taking care of me and his family all the time. I miss you all the time.

These past 2 years without Joe have been difficult. Thank you for being there for me! Mom & Dad, Darlene Beady, Edie Family, Brian Beady, Christine Family, Jason Beady, O. Frank Beady, O. Joe Metzler, Wife Family, Aunt Cass Lewis, Aunt Betty, and all Family

Merry Christmas 2010 & Happy New Year 2011

I love You Aythie Beady

His Wife Aythie Beady

Thank you for all your help these past 2 years.

Why....did you leave me so fast and never said goodbye.

A child that loses a parent is an orphan A man who loses a wife is a widower A woman who loses a husband is a widow There is no name for a parent that loses a child For there are no words to describe this pain. We will miss you always and forever Love, Mom & Dad

Come back soon... Take me with you. I Love You With All My Heart Your wife, Forever My Life Aythie Beady & Gunther too.

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It is our first Christmas without you. We’re not sure how we’ll make it through Guess faith and guidance from above And knowing you now have God’s eternal love Hope that will bring us peace in our hearts For it’s been so hard since we’ve been apart We love and miss you and wish you were with us It’s sure going to be a sad and hard Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas in Heaven

JANE JACKEL BOB STIPA Jan. 1914 - July 1996 Mom • Grandmom

1962 - 2009 Son & Father

I want to wish you both a Merry Christmas &

Happy New Year in Heaven. Miss & love you mom it has been 14 yrs. Bob its been almost 2 yrs & I still cry for you & my heart aches at times for you. I miss your wet Kisses & calling me Maggie. You are always in my heart & thoughts I wish I could get one more wet kiss from you, you left too soon. But I know you are not in any pain & you’re happy with God. Merry Christmas to you both. Love from Mom, Vince, Sons, Sister & Brother I will meet you one day.

PATTI Not a day goes by we don’t think of you. We miss and love you always. Love Mom & Family

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In LovIng MeMory of Christmas Bells Are Ringing. Christmas lights are twinkling. The Christmas tree is so nice all these feelings I have inside make me think of you & me and John at Christmas time. I know you’re watching far away and I want you to know we’re going to be fine on these holidays You’re always with us every day. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mom.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINE AND FRANK ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER

Due to the holiday, the Review Office will be closed Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31.

Giselle Dakota Nolan SHE WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 26, 2010, 6LBS, 8OZS, 19.5 INCHES GOD BLESS YOU.

Congratulations to Nancy Harrigan from S. Philly and John Lerro from N.E. Philly on their Upcoming Wedding!

The Social & Obit deadline will be Wednesday, December 29, at 3PM for the January 6, 2011 issue.

e f Season’s Greetings e d e from everyone at South Philly Review

LOVE AND KISSES GREAT GRANDMOMS BRUNA AND JOANN, NANA MADELINE, POPS ROMAN, UNCLE PETE AND AUNT DANIELLE.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS We cannot bring you gifts today, but know we miss you both more and more since you went away. Love, Susan and Chris, Thomas and Peggy, Anthony and Frank, Ronnie and Rodger, Jimmy and Jill, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren

God made a wonderful Mother. A Mother that never grows old. He made her smile of the sunshine. He molded her heart of pure gold. He made her nearly an angel as anyone ever could be. God made a wonderful Mother and he gave that dear Mother to me. Love and miss you, Barbara

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO OUR ANGEL

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12/17/56 – 2/25/09 This time of year is the hardest for us; we make the best of it because we know you would want us to. We miss you everyday, for you are never forgotten; you will be forever in our hearts. Love Always & Forever Joe, Jo-Jo, Nicole, Danny, Laura & Grandchildren


Chas Mastripolito Family Marisa - 16, Taylor - 14, Paige - 10, Ally - 7, & our New Grandson Nicholas Charles - 4/mo. - From Grandpop Ed & Grandmom Roseann

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy 7th Birthday To Our Grandson

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We love you so much our angel. We hope Santa brings you everything you want.

Merry Christmas Prince!

Love Mommy & Daddy

Congratulations to Newlyweds

May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy & greatest love! We love you very much and are very proud of you!

The St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Spirit Parish, 1900 Hartranft St.,

completed their annual COAT DRIVE to aid some of the many less fortunate in our city.

Mary Pat rafferty Tobola

as she prepares to leave in January to Afghanistan. We are so proud of you. Love YA

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Who Celebrated on 12/16/10 We love you!! Hugs & Kisses from Mommy, Daddy, Brother Logan, Nonna, Pop Pop, Grandmom, Grandpop, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends.

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With the help of the parishoners of Holy Spirit, 191 bags containing a coat, a pair of gloves, and a hat were collected. In addition, many of the bags contained additional gifts such as a toy or game for the children or a small personal item like a candle for the adults. Each bag was personalized by name, age, and coat size thanks to the outreach director at Our Lady of Hope Church. With that information on a STAR, each STAR was hung on a Christmas tree. As the parishoners left Mass, they took a STAR from the tree. The bags with the STARS were returned to the church last Sunday for delivery. In the pictures, you can see Fr. John Calabro, Pastor of Holy Spirit Church, and Ron Nighswander, President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society surrounded by the bags.

Please join us in cheers and God speed to

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Your Parents, Maria & Vittorio, Larisa & Alexander, sister Kate, brother Pat, your son Christopher and all the Gallelli-Shuvaeva Family & Friends

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Greetings Baby’s 1st Christmas Season’s f Merry de Christmas ed f f de ed f f de ed f f de Merry 1st Christmas e d f Together to the love of my life, f de BILLY ROSETTI ed f f de ed f to our 3 special angels

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18): You may overA estimate how much your expertise is appreciated. Helping someone could be positive, but this person may not want what you are offering. Make sure efforts are not wasted. Lucky number: 815.

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ndrea Luca Rossi is a modern Renaissance man. He speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Born in Venice, he was a gondolier at age 14, became a disk jockey at 18 and was soon discovered by a Canadian network that brought him to Toronto. He has worked in restaurants in Boston and Atlantic City, as well as in television. Venice’s loss is Philadelphia’s gain. Andrea owns Cichetteria 19, a Venetian restaurant near Rittenhouse Square. He is also a fine home cook. “My mentors are my mother and Alain Ducasse,” he said as he set up his mis en place on my kitchen counter. “I watched all his videos and learned from him.” We were about to prepare Baccalà, polenta with squid ink and seared scallops, which the Rossi family enjoys during Christmas. Baccalà is salt cod. Italians prepare it in different ways, depending upon the region. In Florence, it is prepared with to-

matoes. “For me, fresh ingredients are the most important thing,” Andrea said. “We Italians keep it simple. I buy Norwegian cod from Ipolito’s [1300 Dickinson St.] and soak it in water for four to five days.” Andrea poured olive oil into a hot skillet, added several cloves of garlic and began to gently sear the thick pieces of fish. He lowered the heat, added milk and cooked it for about 25 minutes. Polenta is easy to prepare. Once the cornmeal is added to the water, constantly stir it. Andrea brought a white cornmeal from Italy, but any kind found in the grocery store is fine. As his sous, it was my job to stir the polenta. Once it was the proper consistency — think cream of wheat — he added about 1/8 teaspoon of the squid ink. As I stirred, the white polenta turned black. “It looks like dark, wet sand,” I said as I peered at the chemical magic happening in the pot. We tasted the polenta and decided it

needed a pinch of kosher salt. “I use kosher salt and fleur de sel,” Andrea, who gave me some samples of a coarse pink salt and fleur de sel, said. “I add a heaping tablespoon of mascarpone but don’t tell my mother.” As the polenta thickened on low heat, Andrea placed the cod in the food processor fitted with a steel blade. “You just pulse on and off about 10 times because you want the fish to be fluffy,” he said. “We Venetians eat the cod cool or at room temperature.” The dry diver scallops were simply seared in a very hot cast iron skillet. “How about wilting some arugula?” I asked. We did just that. Andrea removed the scallops, added the arugula, tossed it around with tongs and topped the scallops. The contrast of tastes, colors and textures made a deliciously satisfying lunch.

els. Cut the fish into 3-inch pieces. Heat the skillet over high heat. Add the olive oil and lower the heat to mediumhigh. Add the garlic and move the cloves around with your fingers to flavor the oil. Add the cod and sear for about five minutes on each side depending upon the thickness of the fish. Season with the pepper and lemon juice. Lower the heat to a simmer and pour in the milk. Allow to cook for about 20. Remove the cod from the skillet. Place the cod in the bowl of the food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse on and off about 10 minutes, until there is a fluffy consistency. Place the cod in a pretty serving bowl. Taste and correct for seasoning. Add a bit of kosher salt if needed. Top the cod with the parsley. Serves four to six.

1-1/2 pounds baccalà, soaked in cold water for four to five days (change the water when you remember to do so) Olive oil to coat the bottom of a skillet 3 fat garlic cloves, peeled Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Juice of 1 lemon 1-1/2 cups of whole milk Handful of fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped

Note from Phyllis: The use of milk in this recipe helps reduce the saltiness of the cod. I often soak anchovies in milk before using them. Feel free to add more lemon juice. Meyer lemons, which have been in the market since September, contain less acid and more juice than regular ones. Before he left, Andrea took half a lemon and cleaned my stainless steel sink. “Before dish detergents, my mother always cleaned the sink with half a lemon. She still leaves a lemon in a cup on the kitchen counter,” he said. My stainless steel sink was gleaming. SPR

Directions: Remove the cod from the water and dry well with kitchen tow-

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ast week my friend Tom called me looking for the recipe for Friday Saturday Sunday’s famous cream of mushroom soup. “Gosh, I haven’t been there in years. You were supposed to give me the recipe. I bet the recipe is on the restaurant’s website.” Sure enough, it is. The next night, Edward and I bundled up and looked forward to dinner at a Center City institution. Jay Gubin, Weaver Lilley and Arnie Roberts opened Friday Saturday Sunday in 1973. It was one of the original establishments in the Philadelphia restaurant renaissance. Its early success quickly spread throughout the city. It was hailed as the place to go to impress a first date or bring your visiting friends and relatives for dinner. We had to have dinner at the Tank Bar. If everyone comes to Rick’s in Casablanca, everyone comes to the Tank Bar. We climbed a long flight of stairs, but it was worth it. The bar was filled with happy people enjoying a beer or glass of wine. All the seats were taken, so we sat down at a table and the memories flooded back. I had not been to Friday Saturday Sunday in about 10 years. It was time to see if the food worked its special blend of culinary magic. We ordered a bottle of Chateau de Manissy Lirac, a Cote-du-Rhone ($29) with a rich nose and flavor. All wines are just $10 above cost. Cream of mushroom soup ($10) should be placed on the market. I would buy it Millie’s Luncheonette & Ice Cream: 15th and Shunk streets, 215-467-8553, $ Moe’s Hot Dog House: 2617 Grays Ferry Ave., 215-465-6637, $ Philadium: 17th St. and Packer Ave., 215-271-5220, $ Southview Pizza: 367 Durfor St., 215-467-2050, $ Talk of the Town: 3020 S. Broad St., 215-551-7277, $ Texas Weiners: 1426 Snyder Ave., 215465-8635, www.texasweiners.com, $

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in a flash. It is made with Kennett Square mushrooms, chicken stock, Cognac and the right touch of cream for added richness. I never met anyone who did not fall in love with this soup. Roasted beet salad ($12) was brimming with slightly sweet roasted beets, chunks of Maytag blue cheese, shaved fennel, topped with pine nuts and gently tossed in a citrus vinaigrette. Beet salads usually come with walnuts. We loved the change of pignoli. Beets and fennel makes one fine culinary marriage especially when the pair is mixed with America’s Maytag blue. For the past month, I have been in the chicken liver mousse mood. I downed fine versions at Barbuzzo and Village Belle. Friday Saturday Sunday’s version — called pate maison ($12) — was close to my recipe. I always add a shot of brandy to my chicken liver pate. It is done this way here. It was smooth and rich and also contained the always-looked-forward-to accoutrements like sweet gherkins, caper berries, coarse Dijon mustard and grilled French bread. Cold weather leads me to richer foods. I rarely order fish as an entrée when the temperature plunges into the 20s. Friday Saturday Sunday’s slow roasted duck ($27) was outstanding. It was succulent with crispy skin and bathed in a sundried cherry, port wine reduction. It was not too sweet either. Whipped potatoes and vegetables came with dinner. Edward’s steak was prepared using a dry

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coffee rub. Neither of us has ever heard of this manner in preparing a rub, but we are always game for anything. We will try anything once. It was superb and arrived rare as ordered. His dinner came with vegetables and escalloped potatoes which reminded me how truly tasty potatoes are when cooked in this manner. I hope the people in the kitchen saw all the scraped clean plates which arrived after we savored each ingredient. Service is about the best you can get. The staff is knowledgeable, polite, smiling and fun. They know when to leave you alone to enjoy a fine meal and converse, and don’t want to become your new best friend. I could eat at Friday Saturday Sunday once a week. I could make a meal out of

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Mexican Los Gallos: 951 Wolf St., 215-5511245, $$

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Community and senior centers

Churches and congregations Bryant Baptist Church has a food and clothing ministry 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays; movie and lunch ministry every fourth Saturday of the month. 1140-44 S. 19th St. 215732-4140. Epiphany of Our Lord Church hosts a healing Mass in honor of First Friday 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7. 11th and Jackson streets. 215-336-5195. >Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church hosts a book club 7 p.m. the last Monday of the month. Columbus Boulevard and Christian Street. 215-389-1513. 916 S. Swanson St. www.old-swedes.org. The Lighthouse gives away clothes and food 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays. 30th and Wharton streets. 215-463-2434.

>Mount Enon Baptist Church holds a Christmas Eve candlelight service 7 p.m. Dec. 24; Church holds a free lunch program 12:30 p.m. the third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. 500 Snyder Ave. 215-334-2844. >Mount Hebron Baptist Church has free clothing and items giveaways 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 23; Toy giveaway 1 p.m. Dec. 23; Prayer and bible study experience noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays. 1415 Wharton St. Sister Edna Peoples, 215-921-4532. St. Rita of Cascia holds English language classes with Rosetta Stone computer program 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: Free. 1166 S. Broad St. 215-546-8333. >St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church will hold Christmas Eve serives 7 p.m. Dec. 24, with refreshments to follow. 22nd and Reed streets. 215-468-1926. thecyrenian@ gmail.com. Stella Maris Church will hold an Oldies Night with Jerry Blavat 7 p.m.midnight Jan. 22. Tickets: $40. 10th and Bigler streets. 215-463-3410.

Libraries Donatucci Sr. Library: Pajama Storytime 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4; Computer tutorials for adults and seniors, noon Thursdays; Yoga for adults and seniors, 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755.

>Fumo Family Branch: “Let’s Speak English” workshops 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Jan. 12; Music and Movement for Toddlers 10 a.m. Jan. 12 and 26. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758. >Queen Memorial: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Dec. 28. 1201 S. 23rd St. 215-685-1899. South Philadelphia Library: The library will be closed until Jan. 18 for HVAC repairs. ESL classes, 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; “Let’s Speak English” workshops, 6:457:45 p.m. Thursdays Jan 18.- Feb. 12. 1700 S. Broad St. 215-685-1866.

Recreation centers and playgrounds Marian Anderson: Better Days offers HIV/AIDS counseling, contraception, teen workshops and more. 17th and Fitzwater streets. 215-685-6594.

Guerin: Pinochle, 12:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; Ceramics are 7:30 p.m. Mondays; Ballet, tap and jazz/ hip-hop lessons, 5 p.m. Thursdays; Girl Scouts meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. 16th and Jackson streets. 215-685-1894. Hawthorne Cultural Center: Linedancersize, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and kung fu classes 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays; drawing and painting classes 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. 1200 Carpenter St. 215-6851848. hawthornerec@yahoo.com. Jefferson Square Park: Kids Night at the Park 6 p.m. Thursdays. Fourth St. and Washington Ave. www.jeffersonsquarepark.org. Murphy: Aerobic classes 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $6; Ceramic classes for adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $2; Sculpture/ceramics classes for ages 12-18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 300 Shunk St. 215685-1874. www.murphyrec.com. Shot Tower: Basketball for ages 6-10 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Mar. 29. Front and Carpenter streets. 215-685-1592. Starr Garden: Youth Art Classes for ages 10-13, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $30; Capture the Flag Games 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Suggested donation: $5; Zumba 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $10; Chess Club for ages 5-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays; Art in the Park and Tai Chi 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 600-44 Lombard St. 215686-1782. starrgarden@comcast.net.

Holiday Happenings Gardens Christmas: Through >A LLongwood g dG d Ch it h h Jan. 9. Cost: Free-$16. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square. 610-388-5200. www.longwoodgardens.org. >White Christmas: Through Jan. 9. Tickets: $13.50-$101.25. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. www.walnutstreettheatre.org. >Nuncrackers: Through Jan. 9. Tickets: Tickets: $10-$25. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media. 610-565-4211. www.hedgerowtheatre.org. >Rock to the Future Christmas Benefit: 8 p.m. Dec. 23. Tickets: $10. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com. >Being Jewish at Christmas: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 24. Tickets: Free-$12. National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall. 215-923-3811. www.nmajh.org. >School of Rock Winter Camp: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 27-30. Cost: $300. Philadelphia School of Rock, 421 N. Seventh St. 215-230-3406. www.schoolofrock.com. >Santore Library: Kwanzaa celebration 4:30 p.m. Dec. 29. 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-1766. Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown at Franklin Square: Noon. Dec. 31. Free. Franklin Square, Sixth and Race streets. 215-629-4026. www. historicphiladelphia.org. Ghost Tour of Philadelphia: 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Cost: $25. Physick House, 321 S. Fourth St. 215-413-1997. www.ghosttour.com. Peter Nero and The Philly Pops Swinging in the New Year: 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $46-$127. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. The Philadelphia Mummers Parade rounds up revellers 8:50 a.m.4:30 p.m. Jan. 1. Parade ends at City Hall, Broad and Market streets. 215336-3050. www.phillymummers.com. New Year’s Day at the Kimmel Center: 11 a.m. Jan. 1. Free. Kimmel Center, Commonwealth Plaza 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups helps those affected by another’s drinking 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. John’s Evangelist Church, Third and Reed streets; 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 1605 E. Moyamensing Ave.; and 11:15 a.m. Saturdays at Episcopal Church of the Crucifixion, Eighth and Bainbridge streets. 215-222-5244. www.aisdv.org. Codependents Anonymous meets 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Methodist Hospital, 2301 S. Broad St. 215-333-7775. Debtors Anonymous meets 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. William Way Center, 1315 Spruce St. Susan, 610-203-3200. Gamblers Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Methodist Hospital, 2301 S. Broad St. Mercy LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) for caregivers for ages 55 and over meets 6-7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. 215-339-4157. NARANON for families and friends of addicts meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 910 Watkins St. 215-808-7422. Passyunk Avenue Alcoholics Anonymous Group meets 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-473-1552. Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group meets 1:303:30 p.m. the second Saturday of the month (except August). Ralston House, 3615 Chestnut St. 215-9471730. sklein16@verizon.net. Smoking cessation is 4-5 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. the first two Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month. Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce St. www. pennmedicine.org. Philadelphia Access Center holds Jobs for Life, a biblically based job training program and Moms’ Group, a biblically based study with free childcare. 1832 S. 11th St. 215389-1985. Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) hosts a family program to help recognize and address addiction 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. 444 N. Third St. 800-221-6333. www.proact.org. Recovery International for those with stress, anger, sadness, fear or depression meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1831 Bainbridge St. 215-732-2787. www. recovery-inc.com. Substance Abuse Program meets 9 a.m.-noon and 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 1021 S. 21st St. 215-790-9942. Supportive Older Women’s Network for ages 60 and older meets 1 p.m. Mondays. JCCs Stiffel Senior Center, 604 Porter St. 215-468-3500. SPR

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> The Christmas t Vill Village: g 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. through h h Dec. 24. Free admission. Philadelphia City Hall, Broad and Market streets. www. philachristmas.com. >A Fractured Christmas Carol: Through Dec. 28. Tickets: $5-$8. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave. 215-427-9255. www.walkigfishtheatre.com. >Tiny Tim’s Christmas: Through Dec. 29. Tickets: $9-$11. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media. 610-565-4211. www.hedgerowtheatre.org. >Da Vinci Art Alliance: DaVinci Holiday Art Show and Sale, through Dec. 29. 704 Catharine St. 215-829-0644. www.davinciartalliance.org. >Christmas Light Show: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. through Dec. 31. Free. The Wanamaker Building, 13th and Market streets. >The Nutcracker: Through Dec. 31. Tickets: $30-$139. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.academyofmusic.org. >The Very Merry Xmas Carol Holiday Adventure Show: Through Dec. 31. Tickets: $22-$27. 208 DeKalb St. Norristown. 610-283-2230. www. theatrehorizon.org. >The Comcast Holiday Spectacular: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. through Jan. 2. Free. Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd. 215-599-0776. www. visitphilly.com. >Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. MondaysSaturdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 2. 12th and Arch streets. 215-922-2317. >Morris Arboretum: Holiday Garden Railway features twinkling lights and holiday décor through Jan. 2. Admission: Free-$14. 100 E. Northwestern Ave. 215-247-5777. www.business-services.upenn.edu/ arboretum. >Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays Event: Through Jan. 6. Cost: $25$50. PSPCA, 350 Erie Ave. and Animal Care and Control Team shelter, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. 215-426-6304. www.pspca.org.

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>JCCs Stiffel Senior Center: Vocalist Kristen Coryell will entertain 1 p.m. Dec. 28. Free. New Year’s Party brings smiles noon-2 p.m. Dec. 30. Suggested lunch donation: $1; Entertainment: $2; Thrift shop sells used clothing 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 604 Porter St. 215-468-3500. Marconi Seniors Program: Cards and Billiards 8 a.m -6 p.m. daily; Wii games noon-2:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; Swimming Pool 7 a.m.-noon and 3-5:50 p.m. MondayFriday. Cost: $50 for the year; Water Aerobics 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $50 for the year; Line Dance instruction 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Free. Fels Community Center, 2407 S. Broad St. 215-218-0800. Philadelphia Senior Center: Digital photography class, 1 p.m. Mondays; diabetes support group, 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month; Silver Sneakers fitness classes, 2 p.m. Tuesdays; T’ai chi, 1 p.m. Mondays; Rev Up, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; yoga, 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. 509 S. Broad St. 215-546-5879. www. philaseniorcenter.org. South Philadelphia Older Adult Center: Senior dances 8-11 p.m. Fridays. 215-465-2298; Socials every Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., with live music and refreshments. Cost: $7. 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-952-0547. South Philadelphia Rainbow Community Center: Seeking donations to help with the purchase of food for the needy. Dropoffs are accepted 2-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 2632 Reed St. Diane Marino, 215462-3615 or 267-978-6178. Tolentine Community Center: After-school program registration 2:30-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Van service available. 1025-33 Mifflin St. 215-389-0717. United Communities’ Houston Center: Emergency energy assistance, ESL and computer classes, emergency food cupboard, Zumba class 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost: $10. 610-574-6778. Free clothing giveaway 1:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2029 S. Eighth St. 215-467-8700.

United Communities’ Southwark House: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays; karate classes for ages 14 and up, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 101 Ellsworth St. 215-6731484. www.karatephiladelphia.org.


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W h a t ’s H a p p e n i n g Sommore: 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets: $43.50-$73. Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St. 800-298-4200. www. liacourascenter.com.

Museums/exhibits/ galleries >Academy of Natural Sciences: “Ned Smith’s Pennsylvania,” through Jan. 9; “Dinosaur Day” Dec. 27; “Animal Day” Dec. 28; “Butterfly Day” Dec. 29; “Weird Things in a Jar Day” Dec. 30. 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. 215-299-1000. www.ansp.org. >African American Museum: “Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876,” ongoing; “381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story,” ongoing; “Artful Intentions,” through Jan. 19. 701 Arch St. 215-574-0380. www. aampmuseum.org. >American Philosophical Society: Native American Images Project, ongoing. 104 S. Fifth St. 215440-3400. www.amphilsoc.org. >American Swedish Historical Museum: “Go Swedish! Smorgasbord and Beyond,” through Jan. 31. 1900 Pattison Ave. 215-389-1776. www.americanswedish.org. >Art Gallery at City Hall: “Dysfunctional Furniture,” through Feb. 25. 116 City Hall at Penn Square, Broad and Market streets. 215-6869912. www.phila.gov/artincityhall. >Artists’ House Gallery: “Small Works,” through Dec. 24. 57 N. Second St. 215-923-8440. www. artistshouse.com. >AxD Gallery: “Between Now and Then,” through Jan. 8. 265 S. 10th St. 215-627-6250. www.a-x-d.com. >Bambi Gallery: “Do It Yourself Doodler,” through Jan. 2; “Meat America,” Jan. 6-30. 1001 N. Second St. 267-319-1374. www. bambiproject.com. >Bridgette Mayer Gallery: Charles Burwell, “New Works,” through Dec. 23. 709 Walnut St. 215-413-8893. www.bridgettemayergallery.com. >Chemical Heritage Foundation: “The Whole of Nature and the Mirror of Art” and “Transmutations: Alchemy in Art,” ongoing. 315 Chestnut St. 215-925-2222. www. chemheritage.org. >The Fabric Workshop and Museum: “Reading Dante II” and “Reading Dante III,” through Jan. 31. 1214 Arch St. 215-561-8888. www. fabricworkshop.org. >Fleisher Art Memorial: “Late Petroleum Age Vessels,” through Jan. 14. 719 Catharine Street. 215-9223456. www.fleisher.org.

>Fleisher-Ollman Gallery: Lee Arnold, Sarah Gamble and Andrew Gbur, through Jan. 15. 1616 Walnut St. 215-545-7562. www.fleisherollman.com. >Franklin Institute: “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt,” through Jan. 2; “Electricity” and “Changing Earth,” ongoing. 20th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. 215-448-1200. www.fi.edu. >Gallery 339: “After Prom” and “Ghost of Summer,” both through Jan. 29. 339 S. 21st St. 215-731-1530. www.gallery339.com. >Independence Seaport Museum: “It Sprang from the River! Everyday Objects with Maritime Secrets,” through Jan. 3. 211 S. Columbus Blvd. 215-413-8655. www. phillyseaport.org. >Institute of Contemporary Art: “Set Pieces,” through Feb. 13. 118 S. 36th St. 215-573-9975. www. icaphila.org. >James Oliver Gallery: “Allegories and Allegiances,” through Jan. 15. 723 Chestnut St. 267-918-7432. www.jamesolivergallery.com. >Laurel Hill Cemetery: “Building a City of the Dead,” through Apr. 29. 3822 Ridge Ave. 215-228-8200. www. thelaurelhillcemetery.org. >Muse Gallery: “Painted, Scored and Folded Papers Solo Artist Show,” through Dec. 31. 52 N. Second St. 215-627-5310. www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com. >National Constitution Center: “From the Absence of Many to the Presence of All ... The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality,” ongoing; “Art of the American Soldier,” through Jan. 10. 525 Arch St. 215-4096700. www.constitutioncenter.org. >National Liberty Museum: “Heroes of Character,” ongoing. 321 Chestnut St. 215-925-2800. www. libertymuseum.org. >Newman Galleries: “The Martinos: A Legacy of Art,” through Dec. 31. 1625 Walnut St. www.newmangalleries.com. >Nexus/foundation: “Alumni Exhibition,” through Feb. 4. 1400 N. American St. 215-684-1946. www. nexusphiladelphia.org. >Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: “Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits,” through Jan. 2. 118 N. Broad St. 215972-7600. www.pafa.org. >Philadelphia Art Alliance: “The Sitting Room: Four Studies,” through Jan. 3. 251 S. 18th St. 215545-4302. www.philartalliance.org. >Philadelphia Folklore Project: “Tatreez: Palestinian Women’s Embroidery in Philadelphia,” ongoing. 735 S. 50th St. 215-726-1106. www. folkloreproject.org. >Philadelphia Museum at the Atwater Kent: “Turning Points,” “Philadelphia Voices: Community History Gallery” and “Philadelphia Sports & Their Fans,” ongoing. 15 S. Seventh St. 215-685-4830. www. philadelphiahistory.org.

No dragon their heels

>Wood Turning Center: “Evolution/Revolution,” through Feb. 19. 501 Vine St. 215-923-8000. www. woodturningcenter.org.

Special events

“Dralion: Cirque du Soleil” calls on Eastern philosophy and Chinese acrobatic arts to address the harmony between humans and nature through Jan. 2. Tickets: $76-$80. Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St. 800-298-4200. www.cirquedusoleil. com/dralion. >Philadelphia Museum of Art: “An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew,” through Jan. 9; “Michelangelo Pistoletto: Cittadellarte,” through Jan. 17; “Art in Revolutionary Philadelphia,” through Jan. 31; “Alessi: Ethical and Radical,” through Apr. 10; “A Glimpse of Paradise: Gold in Islamic Art,” through Apr. 30. 26th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. 215-763-8100. www.philamuseum.org. >Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art: “The Dura Europos Project: An Ancient Site Revisited through 21st Century Eyes,” through March 27. 615 N. Broad St. 215-627-6747. >Plastic Club Art Gallery: “Winter Images,” through Dec. 31. 247 S. Camac St. 215-545-9324. www. plasticclub.org. >Please Touch Museum: “Flight Fantasy,” ongoing; “Roadside Attractions,” ongoing; “North Wind,” through Jan. 23; “Countdown to Noon!” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 31. 4231 Avenue of the Republic. 215-9630667. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. >The Print Center: “Stalking the Wild Asparagus: Keliy AndersonStaley, Adrain Chesser, Lucas Foglia, Taj Forer and Justine Kurland,” through March 5. 614 Latimer St. 215-735-6090. www.printcenter.org. >Random Tea Room: Livre aux Chiens!, through Dec. 28. 713 N. Fourth St. 267-639-2442. http:// therandomtearoom.blogspot.com/ >Roger LaPelle Galleries: “Biophila” and “Borrowing Souls and Other Awkward Moments,” through Dec. 31. 122 N. Third St. 215-592-0232.

>Rosenbach Museum & Library: “A Taste of History,” through Mar. 13; “Grace Notes: A Sendakian Rhapsody,” through Mar. 27; “Ulysses” reading group 6-7:45 p.m. every first Wednesday, through June 1. Cost: $275-$325; “The Civil War Begins,” through July 17; “From Menschen to Mezuzahs: Jewish History Tours of the Historic House,” 6 p.m. Dec. 29. 2008-2010 Delancey Place. 215-7321600. www.rosenbach.org. >Seraphin Gallery: “Wear the Art,” through Jan. 2. 1108 Pine St. 215-923-7000. www.seraphingallery.com. >3rd Street Gallery: Annual Group Exhibition, through Dec. 24. 58 N. Second St. 215-625-0993. www.3rdstreetgallery.com. >Twenty-Two Gallery: “Actually,” through Jan. 9. 236 S. 22nd St. 215772-1911. www.twenty-twogallery.com. >University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: “Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun,” ongoing; “Archaeologists & Travelers in Ottoman Lands,” ongoing; “Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition,” ongoing; “Canaan and Ancient Israel,” ongoing; “Righteous Dopefiend,” through May 2; “Water as Creator and Destroyer,” through May; “Fang! The Killing Tooth,” through July. 3260 South St. 215-898-4000. www.museum. upenn.edu. >Vox Populi Gallery: “Quadruple Consciousness,” through Jan. 30. 319 N. 11th St. 215-238-1236. www. voxpopuligallery.org. >Wexler Gallery: “In My Body,” through Dec. 31. 201 N. Third St. 215923-7030. www.wexlergallery.com.

Catholic Social Services seeks foster parents for children in the five-county Philadelphia area. 222 N. 17th St. 215-587-3960. www. catholicsocialservicesphilly.org. >Intro to Aerials Workshop lets adults learn how to use the rope, fabric and statis trapeze 3:15 and 4:45 p.m. Dec. 28-29. Cost: $25. Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 5900A Green St. 215-840-9216. www. phillycircus.com. Philly against War will hold a meeting to coordinate an anti-war teach-in 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St. 267-9949448. phillyagainstwar@gmail.com. Ahead of Time opens the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s Documentaries & Dialogue series 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Cost: Free-$10. The Gershman Y, Broad and Pine streets. 215-545-4400. www.pjff.org.

Theater/dance/opera >This Is the Week That Is: Through Dec. 31. Tickets: $20-$50. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. 215-735-0630. www. playsandplayers.org. >Cinderella: Through Jan. 2. Tickets: $17-$29. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. 215-496-9160. www.enchantmenttheatre.org. >Caesar’s Palace O’ Fun: Through Jan. 2. Tickets: $30. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. 800-982-2787. www. walnutstreettheatre.org. >Miss Weatherspoon: Through Jan. 9. New City Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 215-5637500. www.newcitystage.org. >The Borrowers: Through Jan. 30. Tickets: $15-$32. Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St. 215-922-1122. www. ardentheatre.org. >Parenting 101: The Musical!: Through March 6. Tickets: $35-$47. Kimmel Center, Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www. kimmelcenter.org. >The Understudy: Dec. 29-Jan. 30. Tickets: $18-$65. The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St. 215-546-7824. www. wilmatheatre.org. Les Miserables: Jan. 4-15. Tickets: $20-$100. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www. academyofmusic.org.

The Elephant Man: Jan. 7-22. Tickets: $20-$25. Second Stage at the Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. 267-997-3799. [title of show]: Jan. 12-30. Tickets: $15-$25. Upstairs at the Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. 215-9238909. www.mauckingbird.org. A New Brain: Jan. 13-29. Tickets: $25-$30. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. 215-735-0630. www.playsandplayers.org. A Skull in Connemara: Jan. 13-Feb. 6. Tickets: $20-$36. St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets. 215-829-0395. www.lanterntheater.org. A Moon for the Misbegotten: Jan. 13-March 6. Tickets: $16-$48. Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St. 215922-1122. www.ardentheatre.org. Amadeus: Jan. 18-March 6. Tickets: $10-$60. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. 800-9822787. www.walnutstreettheatre.org. In the Heights: Jan. 18-23. Tickets: $20-$100. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-893-1940. www. academyofmusic.org. Pimps in the Pulpit: Jan. 18-23. Tickets: $30-$50. The Baptist Temple at Temple University, 1837 N. Broad St. 800-298-4200. www.thebaptisttemple.org. Lidless: Jan. 21-Feb. 13. Tickets: $10-$32. InterAct Theatre Co., 2030 Sansom St. 215-568-8079. www. interactheatre.org. Race: Jan. 21-Feb. 13. Tickets: $46-$59. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. 215-985-0420. www. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. Tango Fire: 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets: $35-$65. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org.

COMMUNITY Civic associations/ town watches Friends of Dickinson Square Park holds cleanups 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. Dickinson Square Park, Parsons Building, Fourth and Tasker streets. 215-685-1885. www.dickinsonsquare.org. >Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition will hold a zoning meeting 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 28. Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St. Coalition serves 11th to Broad streets, South St. to Washington Ave. 215-7351225. www.hecphilly.org. >Newbold Civic Association serves Tasker to Wolf streets, Broad to 18th streets, and meets 7 p.m. the last Monday of the month. Guerin Rec Center, 16th and Jackson streets. www.newboldcivic.org.


Movies

Rehashing

bad memories

As this year’s films make their way to the DVD/Blu-ray market, here are 10 to keep off the home-viewing list. By R. Kurt Osenlund Movie reviewer

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Splice With its vanguard director (Vincenzo Natali), its gifted leads (Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody), and its slow-boiling first act, “Splice” gallivants about in a guise of sci-fi sophistication. But once the garbagedump dialogue, self-seriousness and —

Resident Evil: Afterlife A waste of everyone’s time (including, especially, its makers’), “Resident Evil: Afterlife” is a prime, egregious example of an inert franchise stubbornly refusing to die (it even has a title that — gulp! — suggests everlasting sequels). You know you’re dealing with dead-tired, uninspired crapola when the film it keeps ripping-off is the original “Matrix,” whose imitations went out of style nearly a decade ago. Saw 3D The latest – and, if it keeps its promise, last – chapter of the “Saw” series is a film so shoddy and irrelevant it’s barely worth including on a “Worst of” list. It’s yet one more movie whose “3D” title advertises little more than two hours of free eyewear, and it serves to reinforce the notion that senseless gore and relentless gynecide qualify as worthwhile entertainment. By

as phony, paper-doll characters from bad movies. Go figure.

Leap Year Somebody thought it’d be smashing good fun to cavort through Ireland with Amy Adams so she can propose to her beau on Leap Day (because, you know, women can’t do that on any other day). Somebody thought wrong. Witless, charmless and shockingly clichéd. “Leap Year” leaves no Blarney Stone unturned in the rote rom-com department. It’s as disposable as Kleenex and a chore to sit through..

Grown Ups An arduous nightmare of male infantilism, “Grown Ups” stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and Rob Schneider — five past-their-prime comedians desperate to retain some semblance of relevance. Its slapstick scenes are like kicks to the brain, its wholly unfunny humor squashes every potentially winning moment, and its tacked-on emotion is offensively bogus. Top to bottom, inside and out, it’s a movie terrified of maturity.

From Paris with Love Oh, where to begin with this one? The cover-your-eyes embarrassment of John Travolta’s attempt at over-the-hill hipness? The barely-there plot that’s maniacally, unabashedly indecipherable? The grimy cinematography that makes the City of Lights look as bleak as a random ghetto? All valid complaints. But the worst thing about watching this aimless actioner leap from one preposterous point to the next is the secondhand shame of how cool it thinks it is, like the class dork posing as the class clown. Going the Distance Even if you can overlook the moronic implausibility (Drew Barrymore as an overgrown-tween-slash-crackerjack-journalist), the ingratiating side players (Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as the world’s worst best-bud-buttinskies) and the grossly misguided decision to stir in Apatowstyle raunch, “Going the Distance” is still a long trek through comedy hell. It renders its 30-something leads not as people, but

The Last Airbender Quite possibly the coffin nail for a career that’s been dying for a decade, the animeinspired fantasy “The Last Airbender” is the worst monstrosity to ever come from M. Night Shyamalan, the world’s most faithfully disappointing filmmaking talent. If ever there were hope for the “Sixth Sense” director, it was in the opportunity to helm something not born from his twilight-zone of a mind, where blind narcissism reigns supreme. But in translating this popular Nickelodeon series, he does his biggest botch-job yet, unleashing the most unwatchable movie of the year. Dumbfoundingly preposterous, dizzyingly expository and stocked with some of the lousiest child performances you’ll ever see, “Airbender” galumphs for 103 minutes, then has the audacity to end with a lead-in to a sequel. Say it ain’t so. SPR Comment and see the trailers for this week’s movies at www.southphillyreview.com/arts-andentertainment/movies

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps To make up for the consequences of the original “Wall Street” (what was meant to be a cautionary tale about the price of greed instead spawned a whole generation of Gordon Gekkos), Oliver Stone delivers a sequel that’s not only drained of venom, but completely devoid of fangs. The result? A treacly, lumbering family flick that’s hideously-designed to boot. Only returning star Michael Douglas is able to bridge the two films’ 23-year gap, picking up where he left off and remaining unruffled by the minefield of missteps surrounding him.

Death at a Funeral An American remake of a 3-year-old British farce that wasn’t even that good to begin with, “Death at a Funeral” joins “Jonah Hex” as one of the year’s most unnecessary movies. Its true crimes, however, are its horde of pancake-flat characters, its rampant homophobia and its utter lack of amusement. Its only stinging irony is its theme of good-versus-bad writing (unless, of course, you count the whole no-pulse thing).

the end, you feel like your insides have been scraped out with a shovel.

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he greatest sin every bad movie commits is disregarding the better judgment of its audience. The modern masses may be all-too-willing to shell out oodles of dough for mediocrity, even garbage, but that’s no reason not to wag a finger at those who make said garbage, then dare to ask for payment in return, thus continuing the vicious, subpar-cinema cycle. The worst movies of 2010 ranged from comedies to fantasies to horror films, but all have at least one common denominator: Insulting viewer taste and intelligence for a fee — a fee that, unfortunately, many people gladly paid.

wait for it — interspecies intercourse take over, it’s clear this is nothing but a cheap bit of tasteless sensationalism. “Splice” isn’t just another tedious creature feature; it’s much, much worse.


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The Disco Biscuits: 8 p.m. Dec. 30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $41-$85. Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, Upper Darby. 610352-2887. www.livenation.com. Jeffrey Gaines: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $35. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. 215-928-0770. www. tinangel.com. Halestorm: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $15. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. www.thetroc.com. Lotus: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $25-$30. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 800-745-3000. www. electricfactory.info. Dangerous Ponies: 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $5. KungFu Necktie, 1248 N. Front St. 215-291-4919. www. kungfunecktie.com. Little Feat: 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $39.50-$55. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215-572-7650. www.keswicktheatre.com. Reggie and the Full Effect: 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $19.99. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215922-1011. www.livenation.com.

Sing Along A Sound of Music: 7 p.m. Jan. 1. Tickets: $11. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com. Drive-By Truckers: 9 p.m. Jan. 1. Tickets: $25-28. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. www.livenation.com. Salute to Vienna: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2. Tickets: $51-$101. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Mozart’s Requiem: Jan. 6-9. Tickets: $66-$99. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Dutch: 9 p.m. Jan. 7. Tickets: $9. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com. Creole Choir of Cuba: 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets: $25. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. 215-925-9914. www.paintedbride.org. The Dukes of Destiny: 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets: $13. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com. The Quad: 12:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets: $12. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. www.thetroc.com. Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Concert: 3 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets: $23-$32. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org.

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Jimmy Webb: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets: $30-$32. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com. King and Kang Play Bach: 8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 15. Tickets: $43-$97. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. The Inca Trail: 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Tickets: $25-$55. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. The seventh annual Elvis Birthday Bash: 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Tickets: $29.50-$46.50. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215-5727650. www.keswicktheatre.com. The Smithereens: 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Tickets: $30.50-$42.50. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com. 61 North: 9 p.m. Jan. 14. Tickets: $7. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com. Gloria Gaynor and The Village People: 8 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets: $49.50-$59.50. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215-5727650. www.keswicktheatre.com. Ingram Hill: 8 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets: $8-$10. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com.

Sister Hazel: 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Tickets: $23-$45. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com. Yo La Tengo: 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Tickets: $18.50. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. www.thetroc.com. An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt: 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Tickets: $45-$75. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. 215-8931999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Bethenny Frankel Skinnygirl Night Out: 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets: $25.50-$35.50. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www. kimmelcenter.org. The Beekeepers: 9 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets: $6. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com. Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica/Il tabarro: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-22. Tickets: $29-$54. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Tokyo Police Club: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Tickets: $16.50-$19. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. www.thetroc.com. Hip Hop Kings and Queens Series: 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Jan. 22. Tickets: $22. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com.

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The Jayhawks: 9 p.m. Jan. 22. Tickets: $25. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. www. livenation.com. Baroque Plus: 3 p.m. Jan. 23. Tickets: $5-$18. St. Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust St. 215-735-6999. www.astralartists.org. Bizet/Rodrigo: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Tickets: $24-$62. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www. kimmelcenter.org. Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield: 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Tickets: $20-$23. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com. Robert Plant and the Band of Joy with North Mississippi AllStars: 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets: $45-$85. Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, Upper Darby. 610352-2887. www.livenation.com. Schubert’s Great Symphony: 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28. Tickets: $43-$90. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Winter Wonderland Ball: 9 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets: $15. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-9221011. www.livenation.com. Academy of Music Anniversary Show with Renee Fleming and Paul Simon: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets: $185. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www. philorch.org.

Enter the Haggis: 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets: $18-$20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com. Jerry Blavat’s Sounds Spectacular Reunion: 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets: $41-$81. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Less Than Jake: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets: $15-$17. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. www. thetroc.com. Shawn Colvin: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets: $45. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. www. worldcafelive.com. Citizen Cope: 10 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets: $35. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. 215-928-0770. www.tinangel.com. Linkin Park: 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets: $42.50-$72.50. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-298-4200. www.ComcastTix.com. Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Singin’ and Swingin’: Feb. 2-6. Tickets: $27-$104. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Robyn: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets: $25. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 800-745-3000. www.electricfactory.info. Wing Bowl 19: 6 a.m. Feb. 4. Tickets: $10. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-298-4200. www. ComcastTix.com.


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“Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3” lets Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie go to infinity and beyond Dec. 23-Jan. 2. Tickets: $20-$150. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-2984200. www.ComcastTix.com.

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Highlights this Week The Dickens Village offers a walk through a a 6,000-square-foot display of the classic tale “A Christmas Carol” 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. through Dec. 31. The Wanamaker Building, 13th and Market streets. Enchanted Colonial Village recalls an earlier, calmer period of American life through Jan. 2. Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. 215963-0667. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. “A Jew Grows in Brooklyn” puts a funny score to finding one’s identity Dec. 23-28. Tickets: $44.50$52.50. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org.

Photos with Santa allows children to nab the perfect shot with the jolly giftbearer 6-8 p.m. Dec. 23. Photos with own camera are free. Photo packages: $10-$25. 1804 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-336-1455. www. visiteastpassyunk.com.

Christmas Eve Pageant ups the holiday anticipation 4 p.m. Dec. 24. St. Richard of Chichester, 3018 S. 18th St. 215-468-4777. www.strichardchurch.org. Kids’ Day at the Circus adds extra fun to the winter break from school 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Dec. 28-29. Cost: $20. Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 5900A Green St. 215-840-9216. www.phillycircus.com. Mummers Fest gives a behind-the-scenes look at the New Year’s Parade, including rehearsals Dec. 2831. Tickets: $4-$16. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 11th and Arch streets. 215-418-4700. www.ComcastTix.com. The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt is a must for Harry Potter fans 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29. Cost: $18-$34. 877-9-GO-HUNT. http://watsonadventures.com. 2010 Kwanzaa Community Celebration unites LGBT organizations 6-9 p.m. Dec. 29. African American Museum, 701 Arch St. 215-496-0330. Wu-Tang Clan keep proving that cash rules everything around them 10 p.m. Dec. 30. Tickets: $41.50$44. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. www. thetroc.com.

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Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), right, travels with Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to search for the man who murdered her father in “True Grit.”

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he Coen Brothers go back in time with “True Grit,” a fine vintage western infused with the brilliant duo’s dry wit and bluntly curbed sentiment. Not so much a remake, but a second adaptation of Charles Portis’ novel, the film re-teams its makers with “No Country for Old Men” star Josh Brolin and “Big Lebowski” star Jeff Bridges, who steps into the role that netted John Wayne an Oscar in the 1969 original. As the aging, unruly Marshal “Rooster” Cogburn, Bridges is joined by fiery newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, whose 14-year-old Mattie Ross enlists Cogburn’s help to track down Tom Chaney (Brolin), the coward who shot and killed her father. Also along for the ride is LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), a peacockish Texas Ranger who’s out to capture Chaney for an unrelated crime. Trekking through Indian Territory outside of Fort Smith, Ark., the three ironwilled hunters find their initial antagonism growing into mutual admiration, and in the search for her father’s killer, Mattie finds two unlikely father figures. The almost accidentally funny banter among the principal players unfurls loads of character development, providing each with ample backstory and human dimensions. That’s one of the great things about Coen Brothers films: There’s always the sense that a big, wide world exists far beyond what appears in the frame, thanks to rich atmosphere and expert storytelling. Another common Coen virtue is the keen definition of every person on screen, and “True Grit” is yet one more movie in which even a passing stranger is memora-

bly vivid and wildly expressive. Of course, the abundance of acting talent calls for hearty praise as well, with Bridges and Damon continuing to garnish their career peaks with solid turns in solid films. But neither can steal the show away from Steinfeld, who’s second only to “Winter’s Bone” star Jennifer Lawrence as the year’s breakout young actress. “I heard you had true grit,” Mattie says to Cogburn when they first meet. Plucky, precocious and dazzlingly professional, Steinfeld has it in spades.

True Grit PG-13 Three reels out of four Now playing in area theaters

Recommended Rental The American R Available Tuesday Americans may be surprised by what they find in “The American,” a pseudothriller that stars George Clooney, but is about as European as they come. It’s not for everyone, but this slow-paced character study is shot-by-shot gorgeous, and it recalls the work of both Antonioni and John Frankenheimer. SPR Comment and see the trailers for this week’s movies at www.southphillyreview.com/arts-andentertainment/movies

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very columnist writes a Christmas column. This year, after 46 years of writing this column, I wondered how many times could I get away with writing about the same Christmas memories without the newspaper telling me that they are not paying me for a rewrite? Besides, does anybody really want to hear about the time I thought I heard Santa’s reindeer land on our roof or the Christmas I received a windup RCA Victrola for a gift and was the only 7-year-old kid playing Bing Crosby? On the other hand, to ignore Christmas would be to violate one of journalism’s basic precepts; give them what they want. Then I came upon those wonderful Letters to the Editor of this newspaper written by eight graders from a local parish school, and that gave me an idea. Why not reassure those kids and some troubled adults that their way of life is really not coming under attack? Philadelphia is not the only city grappling with the problem of what will and won’t offend folks about Christmas. “The New York Times” reported recently that the city of Tulsa, Okla. ran into some of the same problems about whether to call their Christmas parade a “Christmas Parade.” The event is sponsored by a local pub and features the usual Santa Claus, not the ideal example of keeping Christ in Christmas. And therein lies the paradox. Many of the same religious folks that understandably want to keep the religion in Christmas get upset as those of us who are not religious and celebrate that holiday for its secular traditions. The non-churchgoer may be more interested in keeping the calamari in Christmas Eve. Some of us yearn for nothing more than to get a better gift than last year’s tie (the one that lights up while playing “Jingle Bells”). In this country we are free to celebrate Christmas each in our own way. For instance, I wrote a letter to Santa this year asking he please stop Susan Boyle from singing “Wild Horses” or “It’s a Perfect Day” because she is not exactly suited for singing songs by The Rolling Stones or Lou Reed (in return I requested that Santa also stop either The Stones or Reed from ever recording a Christmas album). I think it is perfectly OK for the government to acknowledge Christmas, including mistletoe, trees and a village that really isn’t a village, but a bunch of stands

hawking merchandise dealing with the holiday. In the public square, Christmas is perfectly consistent with our values and our Constitution, so long as it is really inclusive. Keeping it as a strictly religious holiday is OK for individuals, but does not belong in the public square because that makes the holiday exclusive. You can’t have it both ways. You are free to keep Christ in Christmas, and I will defend that right with my chubby one-kidney body, but it is not government’s duty to keep the religion in Christmas. If we understood this, the City’s managing director would not have worried that calling it the “Christmas Village” was a problem. It would not have required our mayor to reverse the managing director. This would not have only spared the managing director of much embarrassment, but allowed the mayor to focus on his real problem — how to keep Concilman Bill Green from challenging him in the primary. Understanding the principle of celebrating the inclusive version of Christmas in the public square would also have allowed the folks in Tulsa to worry about the real important things in their life, like what happens to Tulsa’s oil wells if we ever switch to an alternate fuel, or why Tulsa has a lousy football team? There are other important Christmas issues that should consume our time. For instance, what are “swaddling clothes?” Why is it we only use a perfectly good word like “hark” around Christmas and no other time of the year? Why do we put a tree in the middle of our living rooms? And what did folks without a fireplace do in the good old days with their Yule log? Why is it considered wasteful to cut down a tree to make paper, but OK to cut down a tree to place in our living room? Why do we send a greeting card to people we greet every day? Why is it that people whom you never see the rest of the year and don’t even remember send you photos of their kids at Christmas? If it is only right we decorate a real tree at Christmas, what do we do with the phony icicles (assuming that you don’t keep your living room cold enough to use real icicles)? Do we really have to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” again to make it a real Christmas when I really prefer “Bad Santa” with Billy Bob Thornton? Uncle Nunzi says my new found respect for Billy Bob occurred when in the same lifetime he married Angelina Jolie and made love to Halle Berry on-screen. Frankly, I yearn for the days when the only dilemma at Christmas was at what age should you tell the kids there isn’t any Santa, and when should you stop putting out milk and cookies for him? I always ate the homemade pizzelles and left the Stella D’oro cookies for Santa. SPR


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“It’s completed, it’s finished. But our job is only half done. The movie is only good if it’s seen,” he said.

in and edited alongside younger brother Nicholas, 17, who played his on-screen sibling. “It’s in the mold of ‘The Outsiders,’ ‘Rebel Without a Cause.’ It’s about teenage angst and the suburbs. The inspiration was really based on a lot of young people who aren’t looking to the future, not seeing the consequences of their actions,” the 20-year-old The $30,000-budget-film was shot with local talent in South Jersey and South Philadelphia. Though funds were tight, the cast and crew were paid, unless they opted to reinvest their earnings by waving pay. “I’m really, really proud of it,” Raffa said. “I just can’t wait to show the rest of the world the film. We will be able to show the film at a very big festival.” To be eligible for competition most festivals require that the film be premiering, so for now, the finished product has only been shown to cast and crew. Raffa has entered it in multiple festivals including South by Southwest and the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Acceptances will go out in February.

BORN ON SOUTH Jessup Street, Raffa and his family moved to South Jersey when he was 3. Now, he makes the daily commute to the water ice stand to work the counter

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‘I went to Temple University for a semester, but I was learning so much more outside of class. I had momentum and I didn’t want to stop it.’ — Joseph Raffa during the season. “I like to say that my family’s water ice stand is my fake job, that’s the fun job: Make water ice, make a lot of people happy. Film is my passion, that is my career,” he said. Raffa started as an actor at a young age. “My family likes to say I started in preschool. I played Joseph in the story of Jesus in sixth grade in middle school. I was Danny Zuko in ‘Grease,’” Raffa said. “I was studying and learning, but the best way to learn is by going out and doing it. So whenever I get the opportunity to do that I take it.”

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After graduating from Timber Creek High School in South Jersey, Raffa tried his hand at studying filmmaking at Temple University, but quickly realized his old methods were better than undergraduate classes. “I went to Temple University for a semester, but I was learing so much more

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outside of class. I had momentum and I didn’t want to stop it,” Raffa said. Unlike the storylines in his upcoming movie, the budding filmmaker found himself moving quickly toward a professional career in independent film and was working hard to make it happen. “I started out as an actor, acting, but my biggest passion was always directing and writing,” he said. “I like creating something out of nothing.” The most recent something created was “You’ll Know My Name.” Since it is based on personal experiences, it has shots in his hometown, including scenes at Fitness Works, 714 Reed St. Part of the

motivation for keeping it local was keeping it real. “It just screams suburb wasteland and I wanted to make a movie that doesn’t jazz up young adulthood. You either get teens living in the ghetto dodging bullets or living in L.A. or Miami — it’s not a realistic portrayal. I wanted to stay as true to the subject as possible,” Raffa said. “Hopefully we make our money back, but getting it the exposure it deserves and getting a foot in the door for another opportunity to make another film for [the cast and crew are the main objectives].” Raffa is quite content working in the Philadelphia independent film industry and while he recognizes the possibility of future moves he doesn’t want to downplay his current advantages. “I think eventually, once you hit a certain point, you have to move to L.A. or New York. But it’s such a small, tight-knit group here. We help each other and help on each other’s projects and that makes it stronger,” Raffa said. “I want to stay in Philly as long as possible. I love working with everyone and developing the relationships that are really important.” SPR Comment at news/lifestyles.

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‘My team goal is to have us win the Catholic League. With the kind of teammates I have and with the heart I bring to the team, I think we can do it.’ — Omowumi Rafiu

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mowumi “Ki-ke” Rafiu loves that basketball continues to evolve into a global game. The sport’s appeal has enabled her to go from picking up a ball by chance only four years ago to being the starting small forward for the varsity team at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St. Almost six months into her life in the United States, the 16-year-old junior has already given non-league foes fits and hopes to harass Catholic League competition beginning next month. Rafiu hails from Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and the world’s eighth biggest with more than 152 million people. She had no exposure to sports before a fortuitous encounter with a boy whom she saw bouncing a basketball. “I asked him what he was doing, and he said he was going to exercise. I followed him and developed an interest immediately,” Rafiu said of the game, which she terms a “natural fit” for her. Basketball owes its popularity in Nigeria to National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, who spent 18 years with the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors, leading the former to NBA crowns in 1994 and ’95. Though Olajuwon has earned immense popularity in Nigeria, an encounter last summer with another prominent figure in the country’s basketballs annals — a one-week stay at a camp run by Cleveland Cavalier Ejike Ugboaje — led to Rafiu’s American adventure. As part of the Ejike Ugboaje Foundation, the 25-year-old hosts camps for boys and girls to enhance their skills. Having blossomed from a curious girl into a small forward for the Sunshine Angels in the city of Akure, Rafiu attended a camp last July. Through her time with the Angels and her camp experience, she came to the attention of Mike Flynn, director of the Philadelphia Belles Nike Travel Team, eventually earning a spot on his Amateur Athletic Union squad that she joined up with last summer. Flynn also helped set up her American schooling. Rafiu made one more trip to Nigeria

Junior Omowumi “Ki-ke” Rafiu is averaging more than 11 points per game for the Saints, who begin their quest for a Catholic League championship in two weeks. s ta f f p h o t o b y g r e g b e z a n i s

and returned to begin her new schooling at Neumann-Goretti, where the speaker of four languages is adding mastering French to her quest to perfect her offensive and defensive talents. “School is slightly different here,” Rafiu, who lives with a host family in Clementon, N.J., while her family, including four siblings, roots for her from Nigeria, said. “Back home, secondary school is six years. I would be a senior there.” She enjoys mathematics most and her favorite subject reveals another difference between her former and current educational systems. “In Nigeria, we learn all math at once, whereas here I have separation into algebra and geometry. That separation interests me,” she said. A practicing Muslim, Rafiu has needed to make adjustments to her prayer schedule, as class time conflicts with her ability to make her midday offering. “I just pray when school is over,” she said of adapting to her time commitments. She has not needed to adapt much to go-

ing from a public to a private school and has easily, because of her exposure to different religions, taken in her new school’s Catholic emphasis. “The biggest change is probably having to wear a uniform,” she said smiling. DONNING A SAINTS jersey has proven easy for Rafiu, whose first name translates as “I want a child.” “My mom gave it to me,” she said of her given name. Most times she goes by her nickname, which is a shortened form of a term that translates as “pet a child.” “It could also be ‘adore a child’ or ‘cherish a child,’” she said. She may take to the court with a name that implies nascency, but she nourishes a style predicated on heart and hustle. “I love offense and defense equally,” the 6-foot-3 force said of her roles for first-year coach Stephen Skedzielewski’s junior-heavy squad. She gorges herself on college and professional basketball to enhance her moves.

“I feel odd about saying this, but I try to copy many players I watch. I have to look at basketball every night before I go to bed to see what else I can learn,” she said. When looking to score, she relies on postup moves she has picked up from studying Boston Celtics’ star Kevin Garnett, her favorite player. On the defensive end, she looks to alter as many shots as possible. “I love to block shots. I want to have at least one block per game,” she noted. The Saints took the court for their first home game after press time yesterday. Through their first six contests, they compiled a 4-2 record. Individually, Rafiu is averaging 11.3 points per game and has twice scored 14 points. The new year will continue to foster Rafiu’s maturation as the team’s Catholic League schedule, which begins with a Jan. 4 clash against Cardinal O’Hara, promises no easy contests. Their 10th league scrum will match them against Archbishop Carroll, who last year won what Rafiu wants this year for her bunch — the Catholic League championship. “My team goal is to have us win the Catholic League. With the kind of teammates I have and with the heart I bring to the team, I think we can do it,” she said of their prospects. Individual goals abound for Rafiu, too. “I want to encourage my teammates. I want to be someone they can look up to because I give my best effort. I also want a triple-double,” she said of accumulating double digits in any three statistical categories. If she has her way, her feat will involve points, rebounds and blocked shots. Olajuwon is one of four NBA players to record a quadruple-double, so to emulate her nation’s hero, she may have to perfect her passing, too. “I am all about being versatile, just like Garnett,” she said of the ’04 Most Valuable Player and ’08 Defensive Player of the Year whose team will face the Orlando Magic Christmas Day. “I’ll be watching to see what moves I can borrow from him,” she said. SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at www.southphillyreview.com/sports/features.


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