Local biz group gets top national honor
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The Independence Business Alliance has been named the top LGBT chamber of commerce in the nation. In an announcement made Thursday at its Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce named IBA the 2014 Chamber of the Year. IBA serves 11 counties in the greater Philadelphia region. NGLCC represents 52 affiliated chambers throughout the nation. “The IBA is excited to share this honor with the local LGBT and allied business community we serve," said IBA executive administrator Tom Cavanaugh. "We aim to promote growth and economic development in our region. It is an honor to be recognized for our hard work, and we hope to inspire Philadelphia for years to come.” To garner the top award, a chamber must illustrate sustained growth, relevance to the LGBT community and engagement in local and national policywork, the LGBT business-certification effort and overall business equality. NGLCC co-founder and president Justin Nelson said IBA is "developing innovative ways to engage with their community." Nelson noted that board president Rich Horrow, along with IBA board and staff, "truly embody the spirit of national/local partnership. Their work partnering with major corporations, their extensive educational and outreach programming and their engagement with the local business community is consistent and impressive.”
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Out & About: Aug. 1-7
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<b>ATLANTIC (ROCK) CITY:<b/> Rock titans Kiss and Def Leppard have teamed up for a tour that is hitting the area twice this weekend: 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., and 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.defleppard.com/tours/summer-tour-w-kiss-2014">www.defleppard.com/tours/summer-tour-w-kiss-2014</a>.
ATLANTIC (ROCK) CITY: Rock titans Kiss and Def Leppard have teamed up for a tour that is hitting the area twice this weekend: 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., and 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. For more information, visit www.defleppard.com/tours/summer-tour-w-kiss-2014.
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<b>CHOICE CUTS:</b> Catch the wildly fun gender-bending rock musical “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” when it is screened 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. For more information call 215-922-6888.
CHOICE CUTS: Catch the wildly fun gender-bending rock musical “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” when it is screened 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. For more information call 215-922-6888.
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<b>CHILDREN’S TELEVISION TWERK-SHOP:</b> Former Disney Channel star and pop singer Miley Cyrus will have tongues wagging when she brings her Bangerz Tour to town 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.
CHILDREN’S TELEVISION TWERK-SHOP: Former Disney Channel star and pop singer Miley Cyrus will have tongues wagging when she brings her Bangerz Tour to town 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.
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<b>IN ROARING COLOR:</b> Pop superstar Katy Perry brings her Prismatic Tour to Philadelphia 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.
IN ROARING COLOR: Pop superstar Katy Perry brings her Prismatic Tour to Philadelphia 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.
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Fri. 08/01 Rockstar Energy Drink Festival Hard-rock bands Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium and more perform 1 p.m. at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 856-365-1300. Hedda Lettuce Movie Classics’ Interactive “Mommie Dearest” The drag personality performs and hosts a screening of the film 8 p.m. at the Rrazz Room, in the Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027. Keyshia Cole The R&B singer performs 8 p.m. at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011. Bearlesque A bear-themed burlesque show, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Tabu Lounge, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675. Sammy Hagar The rock singer performs 8 p.m. at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000. Shaun of the Dead The horror comedy is screened 9:45 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223. Sat. 08/02 The Offspring, Pennywise and The Vandals The punk-rock band performs an all-ages show 6 p.m. at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000. John Legend The R&B singer performs 7 p.m. at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, West Fairmount Park, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 800-745-3000. Kiss and Def Leppard The rock bands perform 7 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-348-7000. Miley Cyrus The pop singer performs 7:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543. Billy Joel The singer performs 8 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way; 215-218-5100. Christine Andreas and Martin Silvestri at the Piano The cabaret musicians perform 8 p.m. at the Rrazz Room, in the Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027. Lil’ Steph Presents Glitter Mania! The burlesque show runs 9 p.m.-midnight at Ruba-Club Studios, 416 Green St.; 215- 627-9831. Sun. 08/03 All Quiet on the Western Front The 1929 war film is screened 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223. Reggae in the Park The premiere Philadelphia reggae festival, 2 p.m. at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, West Fairmount Park, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 800-745-3000. Kiss and Def Leppard The rock bands perform 7 p.m. at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 856-365-1300. Mon. 08/04 Hedwig & The Angry Inch The gender-bending rock musical is screened 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888. Lipstick Mondays A weekly drag show featuring a changing roster of queens takes the stage 9 p.m. at The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 215-862-2081. Tue. 08/05 12th Annual Gay Community Night at the Phillies The annual night for LGBT fans, 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way; 215-218-5100. Wed. 08/06 Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions Sign up at auditions@pgmc.org to audition for the chorus from 6-8 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St.; 215-731-9230; www.pgmc.org. 4W5 Blues Jam Local musicians get down, 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400. Marc Peters of The Alarm The rock singer celebrates the 30th anniversary of “The Declaration,” performing the album in its entirety 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. Thu. 08/07 The Burlesque Show The naughty fun begins 9 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000. Bob and Barbara’s Drag Show The outrageousness begins 11 p.m. at Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215-545-4511. 08/08 The Mumbles The New Orleans jazz/funk/soul group performs 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. Passenger The U.K. folk-rock singer performs 8 p.m. at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000. Opening Franc D’Ambrosio and Glory Crampton The cabaret performers serenade the audience Aug. 7-10 at the Rrazz Room, in the Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027. GayFest! Quince Productions presents a festival of LGBT-themed plays and shows in various locations Aug. 5-23; www.quinceproductions.com. Katy Perry The pop singer performs 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543. Lewis Black The comedian performs Aug. 1-2 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000. Continuing The Book of Mormon The Tony Award-wining musical comedy by the creator of “South Park” runs through Sept. 19 at Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.; 215-923-1515. In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of images by the European photographer through Oct. 26, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Jonathan Cohn Glass: Window Aquarium Installation Graver’s Lane Gallery presents an exhibition of one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pieces of high quality and creative design through Aug. 18, 8405 Germantown Road; 215-247-1603. The Main Dish Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring how modern and contemporary kitchenware reflects attributes of the model homemaker through Sept. 28, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition about the comprehensive design for the renewal and expansion of the museum by the internationally celebrated architect through Sept. 1, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Oblivious Muse Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Carolyn Cohen through Aug. 31, 52 N. Second St.; 215-627-5310. Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition highlighting the works of the famed fashion designer through Nov. 30, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. That’s So Gay: Outing Early America The Library Company of Philadelphia presents the exhibition exploring gay culture through Oct. 17, 1314 Locust St.; 215-546-3181. Closing Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the 20th Century Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of diverse examples of flash photography, which gained widespread use in the 1920s with the invention of the mass-produced flashbulb, through Aug. 3, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Christopher Titus The comedian seen on “Titus” performs Aug. 2 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001. Cooking with the Calamari Sisters Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the popular comedy show about life and food through Aug. 3, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. Picasso Prints: Myths, Minotaurs and Muses Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s response to the world of classical antiquity in nearly 50 prints from four critical decades of his career through Aug. 3, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.
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