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Vol. I No. 128
Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia
December 30, 2010
Daily Record
Bass Fishing
For Votes
HAVING A 2ND GO at 8th Councilmanic seat is Cindy Bass, senior policy advisor to Congressman
Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.). At fundraiser this morning were Campaign Mgr. Julia Ramsey; Wanda
Bailey-Green, community-education expert for Eastern University; sustainability activist Maurice
Samson; Bass; Thom Page; and Fattah. Bass ran for this seat in 2007, coming
in 2nd behind incumbent Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, who has taken
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Toy: It’s A Go
For Council
At Large
indy Bass (see page 1) is
only one of a host of candidates now surfacing for
City Council races in the spring
Yesterday, Andy Toy, who also
ran for City Council in 2077, as
an at-Large candidate, announced
he will take another shot.
“It is no secret that four years ago
we left some serious work unfinished in my first ever run for elective office,” he said in a
statement. “We made a strong, respectable showing and left insiders, pundits and supporters
wondering what would be next
for this movement.
“Well, let me answer that question affirmatively. I have decided
to run for Philadelphia City
Council at Large (citywide) for
the second time. I spent time
thinking about this and really be-
lieve that there is a need for a
change in the way our Council
“If you know my background of
accomplishments and willingness
to get my hands dirty working for
the public interest, you will know
I will not be afraid to promote the
changes we need to make our
government more effective and
efficient and our City great. I believe I have the leadership skills
and collaborative spirit to do it.
I believe when voters for City
Council are provided a real
choice, they will seek a candidate
who represents real change, real
progress, and who will make a
meaningful difference.
With your help, we will get out
our message and they will think
change, think progress, and think
different. They will think Andy
30 DECEMBER, 2010
Follow The
Rainbow On The
Ben Franklin Bridge
Delaware River Port Authority
CEO, John J. Matheussen, has
announced the Ben Franklin
Bridge in January will have special lighting to promote Alex’s
Lemonade Stand Foundation as
well as celebrating the New Year
and Martin Luther King Day.
On Jan. 1 and 2 the bridge will
have the colors of the rainbow,
red, orange, yellow, green, blue
and purple as a symbol of hope in
the New Year of 2011.
On Jan. 15 the bridge will have
yellow lighting to bring attention
to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Foundation. The annual “Yellow
Tie” Gala which raises money for
the foundation will be held in
30 DECEMBER, 2010
Philadelphia that evening. The
foundation is named for Alexandra “Alex” Scott who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of
four. She announced a simple
idea: Set up a lemonade stand to
help doctors find a cure for kids
with cancer. When she died
peacefully at the age of 8, she had
raised over $1 million for childhood cancer research. To date, the
foundation has raised over $35
On Jan. 17, the bridge will have
the patriotic red, white and blue
lighting to celebrate Martin
Luther King Day along with the
volunteer efforts associated with
the holiday.
Time Running Out To See
Stars Peters, Stritch In
A Little Night Music; LuPone
in Women on the Verge
by Adam Taxin
Little Night Music,
musical about extramarital relationships in early-20thcentury Sweden, will be closing
on Broadway on Sunday, Jan. 9.
The show stars Broadway legend
Bernadette Peters (Sunday in the
Park with George, Annie Get
Your Gun, Gypsy as well as the
movie The Jerk) as Desiree and
also features more veteran legend
Elaine Stritch (Elaine Stritch at
Liberty, as well as Company, in
which she popularized the song BERNADETTE PETERS and Elaine Stritch lend their shine
to current Broadway production of A Little Night Music)
“The Ladies Who Lunch”) as
Madame Arnfeldt.
dard “Send in the Clowns.” A the first act. On the whole, the
The highlight of the show, from lesser-known highlight, at least show provides a compelling story
an audience-reaction standpoint, for this reviewer, is the musically (even if one with a pretty jaded
comes late in the second act when complex, more-than-suggestive message about relationships) with
Peters sings the well-known stan- “Now”/”Later”/”Soon” early in outstanding music, in addition to
30 DECEMBER, 2010
the opportunity to see two as there is on Broadway today
women whom any fan of theater (the original Eva Paron in Evita
should see at least at one point.
and Fantine in the first production of Les Miserables, in LonTickets to A Little Night Music
have lately frequently been available at 50% at TKTS booths. (For Other well-known members of
more details on TKTS booths, the cast are Brian Stokes Mitchell
please see my article in yester- (Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me
day’s Public Record.)
Kate, Ragtime) and Doylestown’s
Justin Guarini, of “American
Discounted tickets are also availIdol” fame.
able, at 50% discounts via TKTS,
to Women on the Verge of a Nerv- One highlight which salvaged the
ous Breakdown, which closes this show a bit for this reviewer was
coming Sunday, Jan. 2.
the song “Island,” about the fleetingness of life, particularly releThis reviewer was a bit lost, at
vant as we move from 2010 into
times bored and annoyed, by the
show’s story, about the complications among a few couples during Adam Taxin can best be conan energetic era of sexual free- tacted via Facebook or at
dom in 1980s post-Franco Spain. [email protected]
However, the show does feature,
quite extensively if not starringly,
Patti LuPone, as much as a diva
30 DECEMBER, 2010
Dec. 30- Friends of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., host year-end fundraiser
“Curt Ain’t Crying the Blues” at Le
Cochon Noir, 5070 Parkside Ave.,
Suite 5100E 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Dec. 30- Breakfast fundraiser in
honor of Cindy Bass hosted by Congeressman Chaka Fattah, Shulick
Law Offices at 8:30 am., 100 N.
18th st., Suite 1900. 215-844-5443.
Dec.30- Friends of Damon K.
Roberts fundraiser at 1700 Reed St.,
7-10 p.m. Host Dan Oliveri. Tickets
vary in price. For info Lisa Robinson (267) 334-0244.
Jan. 7- Lunch with Judge Jimmy
Lynn at Vesper Club, 216 S. Sydenham St., 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 14- Fundraiser Reception for
Council candidate Lawrence Clark
at Chart House, 555 S. Columbus
Blvd., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $15.
Jan. 17- MLK celebration and
Awards by American Legion Henry
Hill Post 385 and McDonald’s at
Grays Ferry, at Mtg. Zion Pentecostal Ch., 1226-28 Point Breeze
Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Commander
William Denny host.
Jan. 17- Phila.Tea Party Patriots
NW meeting at Kendrick Rec Ctr.,
5800 block Ridge Ave. by Roxborough Mem. Hosp. at 7 p.m. Speakers are Commissioner candidate Al
Schmidt and Council candidate
Sandy Stewart. For info Mike
Lodise (2115) 487-0118 or Pat
Haraburda (215) 482-7991, or [email protected]

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