Who's taking a Jett here to fight teen cancer?

JASON WIERZBICKI / PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART Alex Trebek was in deep thought while posing with "The Thinker" and curator Jennifer Thompson at the Rodin Museum last year.
JASON WIERZBICKI / PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART Alex Trebek was in deep thought while posing with "The Thinker" and curator Jennifer Thompson at the Rodin Museum last year.
Posted: June 03, 2014

T HE WHO's Roger Daltry and Joan Jett are teaming up for a Philly show to aid Teen Cancer America, and I've got the details early.

Daltry and Jett, who was born in Wynnewood but left the area when she was still a baby, will rock the Kimmel Center on July 28 to support the charity, whose mission is to help teenagers in their fight against cancer.

Most treatment options focus on either kids or adults. But Teen Cancer America will enable Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance their treatment of teens by creating a new space for young adults. Daltry is a massive supporter of the U.K. iteration, the Teenage Cancer Trust. The U.S. version of the charity is based in L.A., but includes local board members, such as Elkins Park's Howard Jaffe, who is a massive Who fan himself.

Tickets to the event will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at kimmelcenter.org. VIP packages range from $500 to $2,000 (including meet-and-greets). Normal tickets range from $75 to $150.

Interested in more? Tune in to John DeBella's show at 8 a.m. today on WMGK for extra bits.

New Fairey mural?

Street artist Shepard Fairey, best known for his iconic "Hope" poster of President Obama, walked the red carpet at the Mural Arts Wall Ball, where he was honored with the Tony Goldman Visionary Artist Award. Fairey hinted that he might have a big Philly mural in the works.

"I'm really looking forward to coming back here and doing a project," Fairey told me. "I may do a mural here this summer. We're still figuring out the logistics. I'm long overdue to come back here and do something major."

Fairey created two wheat-paste murals in Philly in 2010, at Fishtown coffee shop Rocket Cat Cafe (2001 Frankford Ave.) and real-estate developer MM Partners (2621 W. Girard Ave.).

Before that, he did "a lot of hit-and-run stuff in the '90s" when his art was not looked upon so kindly by The Man. That's why Fairey had to laugh when walking down the red carpet.

"It's always going to be weird because the thing that got me to the red carpet for years got me arrested," Fairey said, laughing. "I've actually done a series of images of people who started out as controversial and rebellious and then became more heralded for their contribution to the evolution of culture; so, in a way, it's a great validation. But it's not what I'm aspiring to, it's just a fringe benefit."

Fairey, who shouted out local artist Adam Wallacavage and the other artists at Chinatown-based collective Space 1026, also took to the DJ booth with Cosmo Baker. Fairey said that his musical stylings were as varied as such artists as the Clash, Public Enemy and the Black Keys. "Stuff that can make you shake your rump and pump your fist," he said.

What is Rodin?

On Friday, Alex Trebek relayed an entire category of "Jeopardy!" from the Rodin Museum (2154 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Trebek filmed the segment last year on a trip here when he also visited the Barnes Foundation. It's always nice when we get a Trebek visit; Philly is a huge market for "Jeopardy!"

'Frankenfood' moves

You'll have to wait a little bit longer to catch cheesesteak impresario Tony Luke Jr.'s new food-competition show, "Frankenfood." Originally scheduled for June 8, the show will now premiere June 22 at 10 p.m., on Spike.

On the show, Luke and celeb chef Josh Capon, as well as a guest judge, critique amateurs as they try to create an entirely new food creation. The winner receives $10,000 and their food creation put on the menu of a local eatery. On the Philly iteration, Molly Malloy's chef Bobby Fisher helps judge.


* DJ and Temple alum Diplo (a/k/a Wesley Pentz) stopped by the courts at Bella Vista's Palumbo Rec Center to shoot some hoops and grab a juice from Sip-N-Glo Juicery (932 South St.) on Saturday after playing Wired 96.5's Wired Fest with Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea.

* Philadelphia Flyers alumni Joe Watson and Bob Kelly participated in the Drive for Autism golf tournament Thursday at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del. NASCAR TV analyst Darrell Waltrip and event chairman and coordinating director for NASCAR on Fox Artie Kempner posed for pics with the former Flyers.

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