Newsletter for Thursday, July 21
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A sideways view in Chinatown. (Instagram via @luuserphy.)
IT’S OFFICIAL: HILLARY WILL KEEP THE PARTY GOING THROUGH NEXT FRIDAY
Clinton’s camp has confirmed it: There’s totally going to be a post-DNC shindig on Independence Mall. As we’ve reported, according to the National Park Service, the Clinton Campaign was allotted a “public assembly” permit for parts of Independence National Historical Park from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 29, the day after Clinton’s expected acceptance speech. Per the latest announcement, Clinton will be speaking again at the party. More details will be released soon. Here’s what we know so far.
THINGS MIGHT GET CRAY AT THE DNC, SO HOW WILL PHILLY PD REACT?
As protesters besieged the last presidential nominating contest — the 2000 Republican National Convention, the one that bestowed George W. Bush on the land — Philadelphia law enforcement officials held one leader on $1 million bail. Now as Philadelphia prepares to host the DNC, in a summer where protests have been the norm, activists wonder what’s going to happen this time. How will 2016 differ? Here’s what experts have to say.
A who's who of LGBT-supporting Philly leaders and elected officials will guest bartend at this 14-venue fundraiser for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
Where: Tabu, Knock, Valanni, Icandy, Woodys, TOC, Boxers, UBAR, Franky Bradleys, Bike Stop, Bob and Barbaras, Stir, Voyeur, and Charlie was a Sinner at various Gayborhood addresses
When: July 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to July 22, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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KENNEY AND PHILLY’S FIRST HIGH SCHOOL THEATER FEST
Eighteen students from St. Joe’s Prep are getting ready to perform Shakespeare in the City Hall courtyard, and it’s all because Mayor Jim Kenney played football in high school. In a Philadelphia Magazine profile during his campaign last year, Kenney dropped the notion that one of his major regrets was never taking part in high school drama. And so began the story of how The Cape & Swords will perform in City Hall this year. Here’s how it all went down.
TELL US ABOUT PHILLY’S NEXT CROP OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
Do you know a fantastic entrepreneur? Maybe they own a small neighborhood boutique or are well on the way to establishing the next great tech giant. We’re looking for the top under-40 business owners and entrepreneurs here in Philadelphia, and we need your help to find them for Who’s Next: Entrepreneurs, presented by Comcast. Billy Penn has been showing off some of Philly’s most dynamic leaders under 40 for more than a year now through our Who’s Next feature, and now we’re looking to highlight some of the up-and-coming entrepreneurs across the city. Tell us who should be on this list.