Parx Casino, Les Miserables at the Academy of Music, and Dave Spadaro talks EAGLES on BEN Around Philly - Episode 136

Kristen Herrmann speaks with Carrie Nork Minelli from Parx Casino. Then, catch her interview with Nick Cartell who plays Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Kimmel Center. Finally, Dave Spadaro joined the Matt & Kristen Morning Show this week to talk EAGLES. Hear his take on the big game on Sunday.

Carrie Nork Minelli - Director of Advertising & Public Relations at Parx Casino, joins Kristen in studio to talk about Parx Casino's new Xcite Center, $50M expansion, Liberty Bell Gastropub opening and all of the upcoming concerts and fun at the new venue. Find information on events and more at Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler

Then Broadway Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center bring us the legendary, EPIC musical - Les Miserables, which is playing at the Academy of Music now through the 21st of January - a two week engagement! Kristen had a chance to check out the show this week, and then interview Nick Cartell, who plays the show's lead character Jean Val Jean (24601). If there's any musical that Kristen would recommend to a musical theater newbie, this is the one. A classic. Watch it a million times and you'll just love it more. Tickets at Find more on Nick at or follow him on Twitter/Instagram @NickCartell.

Oh, and there's a little football game happening in Philadelphia on Sunday night. You may have heard about it. Philadelphia EAGLES Insider Dave Spadaro joined Matt Cord and Kristen Herrmann on the Matt & Kristen Morning Show on Friday to talk about the season, the players, the field, the fans, and what to expect from this SUPER exciting game on Sunday night. Follow Dave on Twitter @DaveSpadaro and subscribe to his weekly Eagles Live Podcast on iTunes.

At the end of this episode we play a bit of a song about the Philadelphia EAGLES. It's off a 45 record that Kristen's dad found in his basement called "I'm An Eagle Believer". The entire song is in the Youtube video we made below. Go BIRDS!

The Fightin' Philadelphians - I'm an EAGLE Believer (The Ballad of Dick Vermeil)

Hey, it's Kristen from 95.7 BEN-FM's Matt and Kristen Morning Show. My dad found a few old PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 45's in his basement and we couldn't find the audio anywhere on Youtube, so we are uploading it for your listening pleasure. E - A - G - L - E - S EAGLES!!!