Friday, November 14, 2008

Philly DJ Day Gallery Cancelled............

I apologize again........They shut down the Arts Garage this morning. We will be rescheduling the event for a later date, we might even get Tony Danza to come and sign autographs, you never know. But again my apologizies....and I have been calling an emailing and texting trying to get out the word...Thanks for all your support again....snap

Arts Garage Closed...Keep you posted

Word is The Arts Garage got shut down this morning, canceling the Gallery show, there looking for another venue, I will keep you posted on the bad news.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

City Paper

Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., free (gallery show), $10-$15 (after-party), Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Ave., 215-765-2702,


For all those nights that a DJ saved her life, photographer and bartender Jonene Taddei is returning the favor. In September, Taddei helped organize Philly's finest past and present DJs for a super-size photo shoot (more than 150 turntable junkies showed up) in Fairmount Park.

"I've always surrounded myself [with] people who love music as much as me. DJ Excel is a good friend, and one day we were shooting and came up with the idea," she says.

Combining her connections with DJ Jazzy Jeff's phonebook, the sign-up list started flowing with names like DJ Drama, ?uestlove, Too Tuff, Cash Money and DJ AM. (Unfortunately, a few days earlier, AM was in a plane accident and unable to make it, but he was there in spirit via DJ AM shirts that everyone wore for one of the pics.)

With a smile, Taddei says, "Philly DJs don't get the attention they deserve. Philly is known for their DJs. Some of the best in the country come out of here, so why not take a picture of them, right?"

At Friday's gallery exhibit, Taddei will be showcasing her photos from that historic day as well as pics from this year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors award show. Fellow photographer and 18-year camera vet Snapkracker will also be exhibiting work, including shots of local ladies Taragirl and Patty Crash. Atmosphere after-gallery grooves for the evening will be provided by Steven Bloodbath and Brendan Bring 'Em.

Says Taddei, "DJs have kept me smiling for years through their music — I gave them a chance to smile back through my camera."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Gallery Showing......Nov 14...Arts Garage

My Gallery show will be on November 14th at the Arts Garage, I have a couple artists I will be showcasing and some new and old goodies. Jonene Taddei will be showcasing her photography from Philly DJ Day so come out and support will be a dope show for sure. Again I would like to thank all the people who supported me throughout this year( You know who you are) and the people who gave me the opportunity to unleash my kraft and of course my family for understanding all the late nights, and my little guy for always being on the computer............Hope to see ya there.