Newsletter for Thursday, April 4
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
West Philly strolls ✌️. (Instagram via @bigmikeexpo.)
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA CRACKS DOWN ON… DUMPSTER POOLS
Sorry, Philly. Our days of dumpster pools are over. After a weekend in which the Cedar Street Block Party rented a dumpster, illegally filled it with fire hydrant water and made a pool, the Mayor’s Office issued a statement from Karen Guss, Communications Director for the Department of Licenses and Inspections. And it needs to be read to be believed.
YEP, THAT’S NELSON DIAZ DOING THE MACARENA IN 1996
Nelson Diaz definitely remembers doing the Macarena during the 1996 Democratic National Convention — he just had no idea there was video of that until this week. The former judge, 2015 mayoral candidate and Philadelphia Democrat can be seen at the 14-second mark doing the Macarena in a video that went viral this week in the days after this year’s DNC. The 20-year-old video from CSPAN shows DNC attendees in Chicago awkwardly dancing in power suits as then-First Lady Hillary Clinton claps along. Here’s what he tells us about the moment.
A five-day celebration of female stage performances and workshops. Thursday night's show is a musical comedy celebrating the life and friendship of Ethel Merman and Mary Martin.
Where: Caplan Studio Theater at 211 S. Broad St., 16th Floor 19107
When: August 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to August 7, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10 and up
BILLY PENN LIKES
EXCLUSIVE: DONOVAN MCNABB UNLOADS BEFORE HIS RADIO SHOW LAUNCHES
Donovan McNabb always has a lot to say. Since his playing career ended in 2011, McNabb has made a career in media, working for NFL Network, Fox Sports and NBC Sports, on both radio and television. But his “extreme DUI” in November, which landed the former Eagle in jail for 18 days and 90-days on house arrest, made it easy for media companies to back away, leaving McNabb with fewer opportunities to continue his media career. Until yesterday.
HERE’S HOW MANY OF PHILLY’S HUNGRY GOT DNC LEFTOVERS
The stats are in: The Democratic National Convention helped people experiencing hunger. We’re not talking about the party platform, or any reforms that were pledged. We’re talking real, physical food delivered to those who need it most. During DNC week, more than 11,200 lbs. of food were donated via Food Connect, the “Uber for leftovers” developed by the mayor’s office in conjunction with all the major Philadelphia anti-hunger organizations. Here’s how many mouths that fed.