Editor, Writer, Photographer: Reese Amorosi

Reese Amorosi, aka Glamorosi, grew up on stage and local TV in Philadelphia, PA, and Atlantic City, NJ.

Reese also grew up cooking and gardening; the first business she owned, at age 7, was a stand selling the organic produce, houseplants and landscape plants she helped grow at a family farm. In the 80s and 90s, Reese sold homemade soups made from her original recipes at produce stores and farmer's markets. During this time she also worked in restaurant and club management developing bar programs and menus, and booking and promoting entertainment and events.

Her experience as a performer led to work as a writer (tech scripts, color commentary, newspapers and magazines); jobs in the music business (booking and production); gigs as an emcee and cable TV host; bookings as a window dresser, makeup artist and stylist (known for vintage clothing and jewelry), and over a decade of success as a designer (jewelry, clothing, housewares, home d├ęcor and stationery) with jewelry featured in Woman's Day Magazine and the book Dead Sexy: The Walking Dead Fan Guide by Paula Conway.

Reese is passionate about cooking, developing recipes and organic gardening. In 2012, Reese began teaching garden-to-table cooking classes, and in 2017 she launched the Glamorosi Cooks website to share her original recipes and info about growing edibles.

In 2016 and 2017, Reese contributed posts to the Heirloom Gardener Magazine website. In 2017, Reese was a featured gardener in the Botanical Interests seed catalog. Also in 2017, Reese initiated and designed the installation of a butterfly garden in her area's community garden. In 2018, for her first time competing in The Philadelphia Flower Show, Reese earned a Third Prize award in the Grand Old Plants category (Class 2558).

Since 2015, Reese has been a contributing food photographer (monthly) at ICON Magazine.  Her photos have been featured in shows and auctions, and published in newspapers and periodicals including Schmap Philadelphia (12th Ed. 2010), Philadelphia City Paper (2012-2015), The Philadelphia Inquirer (2013-2015), Philly.com (2015), Philadelphia Gay News (2015), Broad Street Review (2017), WXPN's The Key (2017), Philly Voice (2018) and Metro Philadelphia (2014-2017). In May 2017, Reese's photo of the now-defunct Philly institution, Little Pete's diner, was featured on Metro Philadelphia's cover. In 2018, a photograph by Reese was selected for the 2018 American Rose Society calendar.

Writer: A.D. Amorosi

A.D. Amorosi
A.D. Amorosi is a journalist who covers entertainment and pop culture with an emphasis on music and film. His interest in film began as a child when he began making shorts and documentaries. During college he had an internship in London, England with theater critic Bernard Nightingale, and he studied under documentary producer Edgar Anstey. Upon returning to the United States, A.D. lived in New York City, then returned to his hometown of Philadelphia and launched the Vex Theater Company. During that time he also worked as a programmer for Eastern Distributors and a charts reporter at Billboard magazine.

A.D. currently writes for international publications Variety, Flood and Wax Poetics. His byline has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Filter, Details, Spin.com and Magnet, and in local publications including Philadelphia Magazine, ICON MagazineFlying Kite and Where Philadelphia (food features), and he was one of the founding editors of Philadelphia Style Magazine. He is also an editor at Blurt, a website and quarterly print magazine that rose from the ashes of Harp, the much-loved, much-missed music mag.

In Philadelphia, A.D. currently writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer (features, reviews and live events), Philly.com (features, gossip and food), Philadelphia Daily News (features), Metro Philadelphia (gossip, news, arts and food features), Billy Penn (features and reviews), Philadelphia Gay News (features), Philly Weekly (features), Philly Voice (features), Broad Street Review (features) and WXPN's The Key (features and reviews). For 25 years, A.D. wrote for the now-defunct Philadelphia City Paper (features, reviews, and a gossip column called "Icepack").

In 2017, A.D. Amorosi began hosting a weekly radio show called Theater in the Round every Monday from 4-5 PM on WPPM 106.5 FM. He is also a weekly contributor to That's Showbiz hosted by Chuck Darrow on WWDB talk radio. In 2018, A.D. began moderating celebrity Q&A sessions hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia; to date he has led events with Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn, and globally acclaimed rapper U-God (Wutang Clan). A.D. occasionally appears as a talking head on TV including FOX 29's Good Day Philadelphia and NBC Philly's 10! morning show.

In 2008, the government of Hamburg, Germany, invited A.D. to visit to learn about the city's arts scene. In June 2012, A.D. was interviewed by British television's Channel 4 for a documentary about singer Pink (he was the first journalist to write about her back in 2000). A.D. is frequently quoted in books on a range of topics including model Gia Carangi (Thing of Beauty by Stephen Fried), singer Tony Bennett (All the Things You Are by David Evanier), and rock icon Lou Reed (Transformer: The Lou Reed Story by Victor Bockris).

Mascot: Django Amorosi

Django Amorosi
Django Amorosi
Django Amorosi is a magnificent black greyhound named after jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. He lives in Philadelphia with his Mom (Reese) and Dad (A.D.) who love, cherish and spoil him.

In a breed often cited for being timid and quiet, Django is an anomaly; he is fearless, funny, and extroverted. Django talks, sings, dances, and breezes through life greeting people like he’s running for office. His favorite activities are going for car rides, collecting bones, playing and kicking up dirt in his favorite dog parks, stealing hats, entertaining tourists he meets as he passes the long lines at South Philly’s “Cheese Steak Vegas” (the 9th Street intersection with Geno’s and Pat’s Steaks), and his daily social calls in the Italian Market where he goes to say “hello” and score treats from the restaurants, shops, and produce vendors who feed him steak, apples and watermelon.

In December 2017, Django was a music critic for The Key (WXPN).

Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Django was racing at greyhound tracks and lived in a kennel in Florida.

Django Amorosi at one of his favorite parks in Philadelphia, PA
Django Amorosi at one of his favorite parks in Philadelphia, PA
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