Back in the mid-1990s, she bought a serger, a specialized sewing machine, and started doing custom work. The first leotard she made is still in use, Chamberlain said.
Her Pennsylvania Ballet finale will be a production of the George Balanchine tribute to George Gershwin, Who Cares?, on April 17 at the Merriam Theater.
Saturday night will find Bob Pantano
where he's been every Saturday night for the last 34 years, except one: in front of a microphone, hosting his Saturday Night Dance Party
. It's at Adelphia in Deptford, airing on WOGL (98.1) and WTTH (96.1). The one missed date was Jan. 12, 1985, the day before his wedding.
Glen "Golden Boy" Cooper, the Power 99 alum, starts Friday on WRNB (107.9) as host of The Golden Club 107.9, airing 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. (Show will be piped in from Houston, where he works for a sister station.) He'll be joined by DJ TouchTone. Also at WRNB, DC Todd now hosts the slow-jam show Whispers in the Dark from 7 p.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, as Tiffany Bacon moves into the 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday slot.
Lehigh University is
high on a hill: Tony Bennett
has been booked to headline Oct. 22's Gala 2011, the fund-raiser for the school's Zoellner Arts Center.
CBS3 anchor Pat Ciarrocchi will receive Cabrini College's Ivy Young Willis Award on March 15. The award recognizes women for contributions in public affairs. She'll speak at 3:30 p.m. that day in the Grace Hall Atrium of the Cabrini campus in Radnor.
There's a clever twist to Saturday's fund-raiser for the Megan Ashley Perry
Foundation, in memory of a young woman killed in 2008 when a car, driven by a friend who'd had too much to drink, crashed in Sea Isle City. The gathering at Mill Creek Fire Company (3900 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington) is a beef and root
beer. Tickets ($25): www.meganashleyperry.org
Not only is Vin Diesel on board for March 5's Red Ball benefit for the local American Red Cross at the Please Touch Museum, but so are poker champ Beth Shak, the 76ers' Andre Iguodala, and baker Dana Herbert, who recently won Next Great Baker on TLC. Tickets ($185): www.theredball.org.
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