BEN Around Philly

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Produced by 95.7 BEN FM “BEN Around Philly" is a weekly show highlighting fun, interesting and important events and trends happening around Philadelphia, PA.

The Roddenberries Album Release Show and Gritty at Photo Pop Philly

This week, Kristen speaks with Bill Tayoun (Spocknik) and Beth Kellner ( Sister Spock), Co-Managers of the Roddenberries, along with Scott Johnston (Captain Scotch Whiskey), resident Klingon of the Roddenberries - a “Star Trekified” sci-fi fi rock-n-roll cabaret band. The Roddenberries have performed at multiple venues and events around the country.  For the 50th anniversary…

Art in the Sky on June 12th

Kristen speaks with the creators of Jerks Productions (and her longtime friends), Brandon Tanczak and Jill Trager about Art In the Sky, an event at One Liberty Observation Deck on Wednesday, June 12th from 7-10pm. The event features 30+ local artists and their work celebrating PRIDE month in Philly and themes of love, diversity and…

The Book of Mormon at the Academy of Music and the 2019 Artwell Festival

The Book of Mormon is here in Philly through this Sunday, June 9th at the Academy of Music. DON’T MISS IT. The show is perfect. The writing (Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone), the choreography, the music, everything. It’s ridiculously funny, and this cast is exceptional. Go and see it. Kristen had the opportunity…

Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical, The Philadelphia Zoo, and Healthy Kids Running Series 10-Fest

Cruel Intentions: the 90’s musical is touring the country right now. Catch the show in Philly from Wednesday, May 29th through Sunday June 2nd at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman theater. Kristen Herrmann had the chance to speak with Betsy Stewart, who stars in the show as Annette Hargrove, the incoming new headmaster’s daughter (played by…

Philly Loves PAWS Day, Philly Renaissance Faire, and VOADV's Give After Dark Event

Melissa Levy, Executive Director of PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) joins Kristen in the studio to talk about this year’s Philly Loves PAWS Day. In its fifth year, Philly Loves PAWS Day is a day held each May where nearly 100 local businesses donate 10% or more of proceeds to support PAWS’ lifesaving efforts. Support…

Philadelphia Renaissance Faire and Philly Loves PAWS Day

Gil Cnaan, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire returns to the show to talk about this year’s Faire. That’s right, I said Philadelphia Renaissance Faire. It’s here in Philly on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 11am-7pm and next weekend too, Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th. Located at Philadelphia's historic…

Bold Women and Beer Festival, VMC's 4th Annual Rewrite the Runway, and West Laurel Hill's 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party and PA Ballet Performances

This week, Kristen catches up with Melissa Walter (co-owner of Love City Brewing), Erin Wallace (owner of the Devil’s Den), and Shawn Dulee (co-owner of Naked Brewing Company) who, along with other Pink Boots Society members are hosting the 1st Annual Bold Women & Beer Festival. This women-centered beer festival (the first of its kind…

Find Her Footing 5k Run/Walk and Kids Dash and Brickfest Live! at the Expo Center at Oaks

This week, Kristen speaks with Maxine Chalker, the Founder and CEO of Adoptions from the Heart, a non profit open adoption agency. The pair are joined by Mayra Herrera-  Events and Marketing Coordinator at Adoptions from the Heart who provides details on the agency's upcoming 7th Annual Find Her Footing 5K Walk, Run and Kids…

Dining Out For Life with Action Wellness and the Harley’s Haven FREE Philly Vet Clinic

Sarah DeLaurentis, the Director of Development and Communications at Action Wellness returns to BEN Around Philly to talk about this year’s 29th Annual 'Dining Out For Life' on Thursday, April 18th at over 150 participating restaurants and businesses in the area. Action Wellness is one of Pennsylvania’s largest AIDS service organizations, committed to helping people…

The Philadelphia Zoo and Garden of Health Food Bank's Sip and Savor Event

Kristen speaks with Amy Shearer, the Chief Marketing Officer at the Philadelphia Zoo about their new Creatures of Habitat LEGO Brick sculptures throughout the Zoo, Urban Green open air food marketplace, the return of the Zoo Keys, and all that the Philadelphia Zoo has to offer this year. PLUS - If you listen to the…