Newsletter for Thursday, Jan. 28
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
BILL THAT WOULD CREATE BAND REGISTRY IN PHILLY STOKES OUTRAGE
A new bill from Philly City Councilman Mark Squilla would require owners of nightclubs, cabarets, bars and restaurants in the city to collect the names, addresses, and phone numbers of entertainers — bands, rappers and DJs — in a registry, and to share that personal information with police upon request. The proposal, which was introduced last week and is headed to a committee hearing, would directly involve the Philadelphia Police Department in the approval process for so-called “Special Assembly Occupancy” licenses — giving law enforcement de facto veto power over whether shows can be held at venues that hold 50 or more people. Here’s what it would mean for the city’s music scene.
NEW: In a statement posted late Wednesday, Squilla said he did not intend to create a registry, only a collection of performers’ information not as a “registry” but something venue owners should have on hand “should the need arise.” Fellow councilman David Oh reassured a critic of the measure Wednesday night on Twitter, saying “Apparently there were various entities adding language to the bill. The bill will be amended.” Here’s what’s happened since we published our story about the registry effect of the bill.
Performances by ialive, Darko The Super, Rhetoric Wallace, OHM & Please and Gone Wallace, with proceeds benefitting Sanders' Presidential campaign.
Where: Kung Fu Necktie at 1250 N Front St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
When: January 28, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $6
BILLY PENN LIKES
WHO’S NEXT: 13 LEADERS IN HEALTH CARE
Philadelphia is in many ways a city of Eds and Meds — a nucleus in the eastern part of the country for health care innovation. And our young people play a critical role in that. There’s Jeffrey Hom, a Penn scholar who cares for patients at the Philadelphia VA, and is working to expand access to health care in underserved neighborhoods. Or Kristen Dama, a local lawyer who played an integral role in expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania. And Ricky Solorzano, a startup leader who built a 3D printer that can create living tissues. Welcome to this month’s edition of Who’s Next.
CAN JIM KENNEY DO NEIGHBORHOODS AND BIG EVENTS, TOO?
Later this month, Forbes magazine editor Randall Lane is scheduled to meet with Mayor Jim Kenney and new city representative Sheila Hess. The future of the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia is on the agenda. For Michael Nutter, this summit represented a major accomplishment. The former mayor once described having 2,000 of the U.S.’s top entrepreneurs as “a big thing in and of itself.” It was a big focus of his — and Kenney’s focus was more on the city’s many neighborhoods. Yet the leaders charged with planning and bringing events suggest Kenney cares plenty about them, too.