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    • The July Must-Hit List
      • The July Must-Hit List
      • Wondering what's going down in Philly this month? Well, we've got you covered — The Philly 4th of July Jam with The Roots, BlackStar Film Festival, Floetry and more. Check out our top picks.  

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    • Must-Hit R&B Concerts In Philly
      • Must-Hit R&B Concerts In Philly
      • This summer, a dope line up R&B/soul concerts are hitting Philadelphia stages. Bilal, SWV, D'Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Estelle and more — this is your must-hit list.

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    • Shop "Heritage Hipster" In Old City
      • Shop "Heritage Hipster" In Old City
      • We've dubbed this special group of stylish gents "The Heritage Hipster." You know the type — he's uber stylish, wears great heritage brands and loves vintage everything. Check out our Old City shopping picks.

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    • Black Music Month
      • Black Music Month
      • Here's our list of 15 must-hit concerts hitting Philadelphia for Black Music Month — D'Angelo, Bilal, SWV and more. Let's go! 

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    • The Philly Beard With Curran J
      • The Philly Beard With Curran J
      • Lately, we've seen an abundance of men rocking beards, from the streets to the stage — and even on the runway. We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder, Curran J, and seven other stylish Philly gents to chat about the "Philly beard" and its impact on men's fashion.

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    • The 2015 Must-Hit List
      • The 2015 Must-Hit List
      • It’s official—the New Year is here, and it’s already shaping up to be an epic one in Philadelphia. Roots Picnic, BlackStar Film Festival, Forbes Under 30 Summit and more—there are plenty of dope events on the city's horizon.

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    • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff is legit music royalty. Philly 360° sat down with the busy, internationally touring DJ and his protégé, Philly hip-hop artist Dayne Jordan, for an exclusive, first-time-ever interview on their forthcoming project.

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    • Philly 360° Rewind: PhillyMade
      • Philly 360° Rewind: PhillyMade
      • The night before Jay Z's Made In America festival hit The Parkway, an epic party went down in Philly. A BASSic Black Entertainment x Kontraband 215 mashup, PhillyMade featured an incredible lineup of talents like Chill Moody, Aaron Camper, Scoop and DJ Aktive. Watch our video recap. 

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    • The Creatives: Meet Aaron Camper
      • The Creatives: Meet Aaron Camper
      • Philly 360° is bringing you another exclusive behind-the-scenes interview. Next up: Singer/Songwriter Aaron Camper. We followed along as Aaron hit the stage at World Cafe Live and worked on a new track at Milkboy. Check it out! 

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    • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Once a month on Wednesdays, The Kimmel Center opens its doors and stages to some of the city's hottest musical talents. Philly 360° went behind-the-scenes with the artists that power this dope music showcase. Watch our video and get the deets on upcoming shows. 

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    • All Def Digital Hits Philly
      • All Def Digital Hits Philly
      • Entertainment moguls Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind landed at Mitchell & Ness to talk with a group of Philly music influencers about their latest venture, All Def Digital. The powerhouse duo also introduced the room to their newest artist, Philly emcee Tayyib Ali.

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    • WATCH: Estelle Shops Philly
      • WATCH: Estelle Shops Philly
      • R&B/Pop sensation Estelle is no stranger to our city. With a solid lineup of Philly producers working on her latest project, she definitely knows a thing or two about our city's hometown "American Boys." Check out this video of Estelle shopping a few Old City boutiques.  

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    • Red Bull X Philly
      • Red Bull X Philly
      • Red Bull has done it again. Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project landed in Philadelphia presenting 20 emerging local artists with the opportunity to transform blank, canvas-wrapped Red Bull cooler into a signature work of art. Watch the video now.

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    • Rewind: Made In America Weekend
      • Rewind: Made In America Weekend
      • Another epic Labor Day weekend went down in Philly! Not only did Jay Z's Made In America festival hit The Parkway, but Philly hosted two dope concert/parties that weekend too — PhillyMade and Made In Philly. Check out our recap. 

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    • The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater
      • The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater
      • Philly 360° was there when Project Runway winner Dom Streater previewed her latest collection at Philly Fashion Week. We were also granted an exclusive interview with Dom at her Center City Philly design studio. Watch the video now.  

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    • Fly School Circus Arts
      • Fly School Circus Arts
      • To give our readers an inside look at the Fly School experience, Philly 360° followed along as lifestyle influencer Kharisma McIlwaine took to the sky and tackled her first trapeze lesson with charm and class. Think you're up for the challenge? Check out the video recap and post for details. 

         

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    • Philly Salutes NBA All-Star Allen Iverson
      • Philly Salutes NBA All-Star Allen Iverson
      • Last month, a group of Philly tastemakers gathered at vintage sportswear shop Mitchell & Ness to  celebrate the retirement of AI's iconic number 3 jersey. Spotted at this event: Marsha Ambrosius, MPrynt, DJ Aktive & more.  Check out our recap video! 

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    • The Winners Circle II
      • The Winners Circle II
      • Philly 360° was there when Winners Circle part deux landed at Underground Arts wtih performances by Jeremy Isaac, Brianna Cash, Good Girl and MPrynt. Of course, we're bringin you exclusive behind-the-scene footage. Check it out! 

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    • Marcus Troy Hits Philly
      • Marcus Troy Hits Philly
      • Always on the lookout for what's next, digital brand master and lifestyle blogger Marcus Troy landed in our city during Philly Tech Week. Philly 360° followed along as Marcus stopped through a few of our favorite retail locations to check out Philly's ever-evolving fashion and shopping scenes.  

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    • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Philly 360° was there when Kevin Hart and Ice Cube landed in Philly to promote their new film "Ride Along." Check out our exclusive video for a collection of random (and hilarious) moments with the stars.  

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    • Exclusive With Nick Cannon
      • Exclusive With Nick Cannon
      • Philly 360° went behind the scenes at The Angel Awards to catchup with entertainment sensation Nick Cannon. Check out our exclusive interview with Nick to learn more about his love for all things Philly.  

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    • Marsha's Friends & Lovers Tour
      • Marsha's Friends & Lovers Tour
      • Marsha Ambrosius' Friends & Lovers landed at the TLA on South Street. And, Philly definitely repped strong — MPrynt, GoGo Morrow, Jade Alston & DJ Aktive all held it down for their hometown fans. Check it out! 

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    • Philly 360° Music Guide: Jazz
      • Philly 360° Music Guide: Jazz
      • Fact: Philadelphia's got jazz! Chris' Jazz Cafe, Warmdaddy's, The Kimmel Center, Time and more — our city is constantly buzzing with the sweet sounds of live music. Check out our official jazz guide for a list of must-hit spots. 

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    • The Creatives: Meet Clint Coley
      • The Creatives: Meet Clint Coley
      • Keep your eye on Philly born-and-raised comedian Clint Coley. Philly 360° recently caught up with Clint as he brought his hit one-man show I'm an Adult to the World Cafe Live.

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    • Brad Smith On The Red Carpet
      • Brad Smith On The Red Carpet
      • Philly 360° followed along as Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and stylish man-about-town Brad Smith hit the red carpet before the Lux Menswear Runway Show for Philly Fashion Week. Watch our recap video! 

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    • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
      • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
      • Aaron Camper stepped away from touring with Justin Timberlake to show Philly's music scene some love. Joined by Eric Roberson, Kontraband215, DJ Aktive and more, Camper tore down the house in the name of feel-good music.  

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    • Go Inside The Ring With Danny Garcia
      • Go Inside The Ring With Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° was granted an exclusive interview with world boxing champ Danny Garcia. A Philly native, Garcia talks to us about his upcoming fight, Philly's love for Rocky and his favorite cheesesteak spot. Check out our video! 

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    • Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy Drop "Who Do You Love… More?"
      • Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy Drop "Who Do You Love… More?"
      • From roses to the red carpet, these Philly music phenoms pulled out all the stops for their official release party. Watch our video recap for a behind-the-scenes look. 

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    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors
      • Creative Ambassadors are Philly's hottest trendsetters and tastemakers made up of musicians, DJs, producers, entrepreneurs, fashionistas and more. Keep up with who we think best represents Philly - like, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Roots, Marsha Ambrosius, Carvin & Ivan and Rakia Reynolds. 

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    • Events
      • Events
      • We've handpicked some of the hottest events happening in the city. Find out what's going on in Philly here. 


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    • Visit Philly & Uwishunu
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        • Looking for more information about Philly? Check out our friends at visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com!
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        • Photo by J.S. Ruth for Visit Philadelphia™

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    • Welcome to Philly 360°
      • Welcome to Philly 360°
      • Philly 360° is your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more – all powered by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)


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  • June 30, 2015

Philly Jazz Vocalist Laurin Talese Kicks Off Weekly Set At Stratus Rooftop Lounge In Old City On Tuesday, July 7

    • Laurin Talese

Philly! Starting next Tuesday, July 7, Philly-based singer/songwriter Laurin Talese kicks off a weekly night of jazz and cocktails at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge in Old City. One of the busiest and most-respected artist on the Philadelphia music scene, Laurin arrived in Philadelphia to study at the University of the Arts. After touring as a background vocalists for Philly soul artists, Jaguar Wright, Bilal and Vivian Green, Talese turned her attention to her own solo career, eventually signing with Blackstone's music label and production company, BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE). Through BBE, Laurin released three must-hear singles, including her latest…

  • June 30, 2015

July Must-Hit List: The Roots’ Philly 4th of July Jam, BlackStar Film Festival, Floetry, PJ Morton & More

    • Celebrate The 4th In Philly

Featured Events: The Philly 4th of July Jam & Finale Fireworks – Saturday, July 4 Again this year, Questlove, Black Thought and the entire Roots Crew will star as the headliners and house band for one of the biggest free parties to hit our town—the Philly 4th of July Jam featuring Miguel, MKTO, Zella Day and Jennifer Nettles. MORE INFO Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene – Through August 16 Fierce! Get an inside look at the East Coast house ballroom scene at The African American Museum in Philadelphia’s groundbreaking photography exhibition, featuring the work of Gerard Gaskins. Expect…

  • June 24, 2015

JUST IN: Jay Z's Budweiser Made In America Festival Announces 2015 Lineup With Beyonce, J Cole, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Santigold & More

    • Beyonce and Jay-Z taking in Made in America

All good things come to an end, but great things always come back again. Philly, we're excited to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival will land in Philly with two days of nonstop musical performances by an epic lineup of artists, each handpicked by Jay. Though last year's festival was anchored on the west coast in L.A., this year, there's only one place to catch the show. And, that's right here in Philly. The 2015 roster of artists was just released via Twitter, and of course Philly 360° is bringing you…

  • June 24, 2015

(CANCELED) Yasiin Bey & Freeway Hit Union Transfer For Summer Recess Concert On Saturday, July 25

    • Yasin Bey performs in Philadelphia for Summer Recess

This event is canceled until further notice. Little Giant Creative is ushering in Summer Recess and they’re doing it big with a rare performance from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def. This will be the first concert under the moniker and the night will be hosted by Philly’s own Freeway. It’s all going down at R5 Productions’ popular venue, Union Transfer on Saturday, July 25. This brand new platform sponsored by Heineken Green Room is set to give music lovers a taste of pure, unadulterated hip-hop by bringing together two of the best to do it — Freeway…

  • June 23, 2015

Must-See: Orbiter 3 Debuts New Play 'Moon Man Walk' By James Ijames At The Prince Music Theater

    • Orbiter 3

Philly! This month, Orbiter 3, one of the city’s newer playwrights collectives makes its debut with a play developed by four-time Barrymore Award Winner James Ijames. From June 27 to July 19, the Prince Music Theater will host Ijames' latest production, Moon Man Walk. Ijames describes Moon Man Walk as “a magical journey through space and time that takes us from Philadelphia to the moon and back.” The story centers around Monarch, who upon hearing about the sudden death of this mother, returns to his home in Philadelphia to plan her funeral. Along the way Monarch falls in love,…

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Featured Events

Bilal - Tuesday, June 30

Bilal Album Release When: Tuesday, June 30, 8 p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Cost: $15-38 More Info: Buy tickets here. Philly’s #1 son of soul, Bilal returns home to celebrate the June 30 release of his new…

Wawa Welcome America! Philly 4th Of July Jam & Fireworks - Saturday, July 4

Philly 4th of July Jam & Fireworks When: Friday, July 4, 7 p.m. Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: Free More Info: Click here. The Legendary Roots Crew have become the faces and sound for Independence Day in Philly. The…

The All Day Summer Art Jam - Saturday, July 11

Summer Art Jam When: Saturday, July 11, 10 p.m. Where: Gallery Isada, 3320 Collins Street Cost: $10 More Info: Click here for details. Ivben Taqiy is one of the hardest working artists in Philly. His pop culture influenced images…

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