…WITHOUT WHOM THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE
THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE
DR. NINA RADCLIFF Health Writer
Our special health feature was written by Nina Radcliff, M.D., a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and one of America’s leading medical health experts. Devoted to helping people live healthier lives and gain understandings about health and wellness concerns, Radcliff regularly contributes to columns and national news health segments.
Why preventative care is so important: “Caring for our body and taking preventative steps is essential as it is easier to fight a potential problem in the early stages. For women, this generally means scheduling regular health checkups, routine Pap smears and mammograms, bone mineral testing while taking preventative care against things like HPV, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, and, overall, doing what is in the best interest of your body.”
SARAH JORDAN Writer
Sarah Jordan is a Philly-based National Magazine Awardnominated writer. She has written extensively on the arts, fashion, and style for magazines and newspapers and she is the author of four books. For this issue, Jordan interviewed Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez.
Outtakes from Velasquez: “Vince talked about the serious Tommy John surgery he had on his arm while still in high school and how the surgery and its long recovery period tested him. Perhaps a blessing in disguise, the surgery forced him to make an active choice to commit to baseball.” Phillies phanatic: “My family have been hardcore Phillies fans since I was a kid. My dad wrote the book Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies. So I absorbed lots of Phillies lore and stats through the years.”
A.D. AMOROSI Writer
A.D. Amorosi is a richly experienced writer and editor who, along with writing for newspapers, magazines, and websites across the globe, has been part of Philadelphia Style since its start. Married with a greyhound and doves, he lives in South Philly. In this issue, Amorosi interviewed cover star, Patti Labelle.
Stories from Labelle: “She could have had starring roles in both Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple and the Whoopi Goldberg Oscar-winning role in Ghost, but she simply wasn’t pushy enough to grab for the parts due to her innate shyness.” Memorable moments with Labelle: “I have interviewed her so many times—by now, she is like interviewing family. She even said that when the chat was finished that I should make my way over to her house so that she could cook for me. She wasn’t kidding.”
MILES KENNEDY Photographer
Miles Kennedy has spent the last 20 years as a photographer in Philadelphia, and the 2017 baseball season marks his 15th year as the team photographer for the Phillies. When he’s not at the ballpark, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in Ambler. In this issue, Kennedy photographed Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez.
Most memorable moments with the Phillies: “The 2008 World Series and Roy Halladay’s no-hitter in the 2010 playoffs.” How to snap a great action shot: “Pay attention to every pitch and try to anticipate what is going to happen next.” How photography has impacted his love of baseball: “I have a greater appreciation for how complex the game is.” Dream assignment: “Shooting a UFC event and, of course, another World Series or two.”