Even if they're plain-old squares, I'm loving Judy's gesture.
Pink and her momma didn't have a banner mother-daughter relationship while Pink was growing up in Bucks County. Moore familial strife played out in Pink's tunes, namely the song "Family Portrait," from 2001's "Missundaztood," which likens growing up in the Moore household to World War III. Pink even went to the National Enquirer to tell her side of the story. But she and Mama Pink have since reconciled.
Joining Pink and her mom backstage was comedian Wanda Sykes, who lives part time in Media with her wife, Alex, and their two kids, Lucas and Olivia. Be on the lookout for a Pink-signed Flyers hockey stick that will be auctioned off soon to benefit various Comcast-Spectacor charities.
Sphinx, no jinx
Stanford Thompson, founder and chief executive of Play On, Philly! (POP), an organization that uses music to teach kids valuable life skills, will receive the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, an award given by the Supreme Court honoring black and Latino leaders in classical music, on Wednesday. Thompson, who holds a degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, is a trumpeter who performs locally with the Black Pearl Orchestra, Philos Brass and the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, but it's his POP work that got him noticed. Thompson won't perform at the ceremony. Instead, he'll let Central High School freshman and POP alumna Simone Rogers get the glory when she performs Bach's Cello Suite No. 1. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer will present the award.
Milkboy partners Tommy Joyner, Jamie Lokoff and Bill Hanson have had quite the month, what with a showcase at South by Southwest preceded by a trip to Los Angeles to cast a new flick they're producing. It's a rom-com called "Bad Boys Crazy Girls," about two friends who attempt to understand why they're attracted to the wrong types of people. The movie will be directed by Philly film stalwarts Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, who previously worked on "Rock School," the documentary about the Paul Green School of Rock, and "The Art of the Steal," about the movement of the Barnes Foundation from Lower Merion to Center City. This is the first foray into fiction directing for Argott and Joyce. "Bad Boys" is also the first crack at movies for the Milkboy guys, who own the Center City coffee shop/bar/venue, an Ardmore coffee shop and a recording studio that's seen the likes of Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Ray and Meek Mill.
* In other watchable Philly news, the web series "My Ruined Life" wrapped up its second season. Directed, written and produced by Lee Porter, "My Ruined Life" features UArts grad Brian Crowder and local comedian Nathan Holt sitting on park benches around the city and venting about their life woes. Check it out at myruined life.com.
'Shred'-ding the weight
Dr. Ian K. Smith, who I told you is helping 65 SEPTA drivers, Philly police officers and firefighters lose weight with his new Shred diet, will be in town to sign copies of his best-seller, Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes, at the Rittenhouse Square Barnes & Noble (1805 Walnut St.) at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Tip of the CAPA
Students from the Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts will get a free copy of the music writers' journal, The Musician's Notebook: Deluxe Edition, courtesy of Sine Studios, a new recording studio in Philly designed by producer Obie O'Brien, who has worked with the likes of Bon Jovi and the Baha Men.
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