We caught up with Trotter yesterday morning by phone from Indianapolis, where the Roots have played a few concerts this week around the Super Bowl festivities and also broadcast "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," on which they're the house band.
He's an Eagles fan, but grudgingly rooted for the Giants.
The Let's Move It campaign will have events in 13 cities to address childhood obesity in the African-American community.
Proceeds from the event will aid CHICKS (Creating Healthy Informed Confident Knowledgeable Selves) a GrassROOTS after-school program for girls at Harding Middle School in Frankford. Earlier Feb. 18, Trotter speaks at the Faith Assembly of God Church in a community-health forum in which Mayor Nutter is also expected.
For tickets to the Sigma event, visit grassrootscharityconcert.
eventbrite.com, or for info on GrassROOTS, visit grass-rootsfoundation.org.
Kobayashi gives back
Just hours after devouring a record-setting 337 wings at SportsRadio 94WIP's Wing Bowl 20 on Friday morning at the Wells Fargo Center, Japanese eating machine Takeru Kobayashi
was at Tony Luke's (Front & Oregon) donating a $3,370 check to Philabundance from Cherry Hill Imports representing $10 for every wing he ate.
Tony Luke Jr., who was captain of Team Kobayashi, kicked in $500 for Philabundance, as well. A world-class athlete and a gentleman, Kobayashi told us before Wing Bowl, through a translator, that he tries to benefit hunger charities in part to combat criticism the sport of competitive eating sometimes faces.
OUT AND ABOUT LeBron James
and some Miami Heat teammates stopped for lunch Thursday at Sabrina's (1804 Callowhill) just a few blocks north of the Four Seasons, where the team was staying.
* Former Flyers wing John LeClair and wife Christina caught "The Iron Lady," the Margaret Thatcher biopic starring Meryl Streep, Friday afternoon at the AMC Plymouth Meeting.
Nadya "Octomom" Suleman will pillowfight a yet-to-be-named challenger at 9 p.m. Friday at Ware House 24 (1936 MacDade) in Woodlyn. The three-minute match is part of the Pillow Fighting Championship league. Ironically, promoter Damon Feldman
says the fights are "raising awareness for women's causes to help women against abuse."
Chef teaches kids
Chef Marc Vetri
will teach kids to make pizzas from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Nest (1301 Locust) at the childrens' playcenter's TweetHeart Social. The event benefits Children's Hospital of Philadelphia through its Childhood Friends volunteer group and features Valentine making, music, cupcake decorating and other activities. Admission is $20 per child, $15 per Nest-member child, with kids 6 months and under free. You can register by calling 215-545-6378.
Frank's down for repair
Center City watering hole Dirty Frank's (13th & Pine) will be closed starting today for about a week for minor renovations.
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