Bill Cosby was named honorary chairman of the 25th annual Father's Day Rally Committee. Events honoring hardworking dads and inspiring action take place from June 9 to 15.
For more information, visit fdrc.net or call 215-696-5362.
Philly will be quite well-represented at this year's Tony Awards. Not only is Germantown Academy grad Jarrod Spector nominated for best featured actor in a musical for his role in "Beautiful: The Carol King Musical" and "Rocky" up for four nominations, but CBS announced some local presenters as well. Spector will be joined by fellow GA grad Bradley Cooper, who will make his Broadway debut in "The Elephant Man" this fall, and Kevin Bacon. The Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, air at 8 p.m. June 8.
Visitors at Jerry Blavat's Memories in Margate (9518 Amherst Ave.) got to see a melding of music history with the here and now. Local rockers Low Cut Connie were rocking the stage when Blavat persuaded his buddy, teen idol Bobby Rydell, to hop onstage with the Rolling Stone-lauded band. But would the night be complete without a performance by Blavat himself? My man pots and pans opted for a version of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller."
* Eagle Brent Celek will host Take Flight Karaoke Night to support his eponymous foundation at Yakitori Boy (211 N. 11th St.) on June 19. Tix are $75 and can be found at brentcelek.org.
* Atlanta Falcon and Chester County native Matt Ryan has teamed up with the Believe and Achieve Foundation (believeandachieve foundation.org) for the inaugural Celebrity Gala on June 21 and fourth annual golf outing on June 23, benefiting children living in poverty.
Former Philly entrepreneur David Dinenberg, who spent four decades in our city, has quite the interesting job now that he lives in California. He founded Kind Banking, which gives financing to the legal marijuana industry. Dinenberg just taped a segment about his biz for the National Marijuana News, a news program chronicling the weed industry.
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* Pop rockers R5 - including bros Ross, Rocky, Rydel and Riker Lynch and drummer Ellington Ratliff - went to Six Flags Great Adventure (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, N.J.) on Monday, focusing their attention on roller coasters.
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