• Philly Keys Hit the Right Note & Liven Things Up

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

The Philly Keys is a dueling piano company that brings together trained dueling piano players and singers to perform at events like dueling piano bars, as well as corporate and private events. They incorporate crowd participation, audience roasts and requests into all of their shows to express their unique factor and relate directly to their audiences. 

“Once we started doing corporate and private parties and seeing how well they were going over, I knew I could turn this into a viable business,” says Brian Aglira, one of the dueling pianists. As working musicians, The Philly Keys perform together at least twice a week and generally stick to a traditional dueling piano show. The company consists of three teams of two players who travel up to three hours outside of Philadelphia to perform. “We bring top-notch musicianship and vocals to any client, and the fact that we can call people out and get them up in front of the audience and perform some funny and creative skits is what dueling piano shows do best,” says Aglira.  

After a nationwide search, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has named Sheila Alexander-Reid the executive director of PHL Diversity. A business development division of the PHLCVB, PHL Diversity was created in 1987 and was the first multicultural division of a convention and visitors bureau in the country.

 

Because many of our colleagues are caffeinated enough during these stressful months, why not gift them a gentler, kinder holiday beverage? Tea Forté, a company based in Maynard, MA, offers handcrafted tea blends that are served at some of the finest hotels across the U.S. and Canada. Their Warming Joy 2021 holiday collection features a combination of black, green and herbal teas, including seasonal favorites like raspberry ganache, sweet orange spice, cherry marzipan, harvest apple spice and winter chai.