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CONTEST: American Dreaming Presents Passion Share With Sevyn Streeter On Thursday, March 26

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • March 24, 2015
    • Sevyn Streeter
      • Sevyn Streeter
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of American Dreaming

Philly! American Dreaming is back with another special edition of the Passion Share event series — where successful entrepreneurs and artists teach others a technical aspect of their business. This time, they're bringing Atlantic Records' singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter to speak with an intimate crowd of Philadelphia creatives about her songwriting career, process and road to success. She's also going to break down the process songwriting.

If you're looking to get your foot in the door at a major record label, this is an event you don't want to miss. The event is currently at capacity, but Philly 360° has landed a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan.

Want the tix? Then complete the below entry form for your chance to win. You can find the official contest rules here.
 

Passion Share with Seyvn Streeter
When:Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Dreaming Building, 618 N. Front Street
More Info: sevynpassionshare.splashthat.com


Contest Entry Form:

Fill out my online form.

TOP PICKS: 9 Can't-Miss Events For The Weekend

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • March 20, 2015
    • TOP PICKS: Philly 360° Weekend Guide
      • TOP PICKS: Philly 360° Weekend Guide
      • Photo Credit: JS Ruth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Finally. The weekend is finally here and it's time to relax and shed the weekday stress. To help you get your party started, we've pulled together this list of a few must-hit events that are going down in Philadelphia this weekend. 

From art exhibits at Art Sanctuary and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to concerts and parties with your Philly faves like Meek Mill, DJ Matthew Law — this is your weekend itinerary courtesy of Philly 360°. 

So, grab your crew, hit the streets and have some fun.

    • Dice Raw
      • Dice Raw
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

The Last Jimmy featuring Dice Raw 

March 18 - 21| Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street | $35- $60
MORE INFO

Next week, Dice Raw of The Roots is hitting the stage, headlining another run of his latest production, "The Last Jimmy." A hip-hop satire, "The Last Jimmy" tackles the emotionally-charged subject of mass incarceration of African-American males in the US. The hip-hop musical odyssey travels through the plight of the court experience of young African American males, and the American prison system expressed through song, music, and dance.

    • Flutronix
      • Flutronix
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien / Courtesy of the artist

LiveConnections presents Flutronix & Ryan Matthews

Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. | World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street | $13 - $18
MORE INFO

This March, New York-based flute duo Flutronix collaborates with Philadelphia artist Ryan Matthews, merging Flutronix’s unique flute sound with Matthews’ trombone-meets-electronica stylings. Flutronix is Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.”

    • Lee Mo
      • Lee Mo
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lee Mo

Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Lee Mo

Friday, March 20, Doors 7 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m. | Art Sanctuary, 16th and Bainbridge | $10
MORE INFO

Each and every 3rd Friday, Art Sanctuary — Philly's premier black arts hub — returns with its monthly open mic and music showcase, Sanctuary LIVE! This month's edition features a decadent evening of music with Philly's own soul rising star, Lee Mo.

One of the newer voices on the Philadelphia music scene, Lee Mo is taking the city by storm. Known for her killers vocals, soulful feel and impressive music sensibilities, Lee Mo has graced the stages of some of Philly's hottest venues. Lee Mo has worked and shared the stage with many artists in the Philly area, including Vertical Current, George "Spanky" McCurdy, Chartel, Eric Roberson, and Jeff Murrell to name a few.

    • 8 Must-Hit Shows Through March
      • 8 Must-Hit Shows Through March

Meek Mill The Welcome Back Concert

When: Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Where: The Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street
Cost: $36-$95
More Info: Click here.

One of Philly’s hottest emcees, Meek Mill is coming home — and doing so in a big way! On Saturday, March 21, Meek lands at The Wells Fargo Center for a homecoming concert that is not to be missed.

The Maybach Music Group (MMG) superstar will be laying it all out, hit after hit, for all of his hometown fans. It’s been a long road for Meek — chasing his dream, the rapper made his way from the streets of North Philadelphia to achieving international national stardom, performing around the globe. Meek Mill shows are notorious for being raw and full of high-energy, from both Mill and his fans. You'll definitey want to check this one. Opening performances by Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss and more.

    • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°

Welcome Back Meek Mill Official After Party 

Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. | Lit Ulltra Bar, 420 N 2nd Street
MORE INFO

After you party at Wells Fargo for Meek Mill's homecoming concert, head to Lit Ultrabar in Old City for round two. The official after party is brought to you by Dreamchaser and Identity Ink and features a playlist courtesy of DJ Bran. 

    • Opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

DJ Matthew Law Presents Friends & Fam

Saturday, March 21, 10 p.m. | Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street | $5
MORE INFO

True Story: Resident Philly turntablist, DJ  Matthew Law is known across the globe for having mad skills on the 1's and 2's. As the 6th member of the Illvibe Collective, 2013 Red Bull 3style East Coast Champ, and the founder of more than one Philly dance party, PHSH stays on the move.  

This month, you can catch up with PHSH as he spins back-to-back sets during the late-night Friends & Fam session at Kung Fu Necktie. Undoubtedly, PHSH can rock a party by himself, but since this party is all about friend and fam PHSH will be bringing along a special guest DJ or MC. Want to know who's on deck? Then stay tuned for more info and definitely make sure that you are in the house for this one.

    • Art Sanctuary
      • Art Sanctuary
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

James Dupree: Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit

Art Sanctuary. 628 S. 16th Street | Free
MORE INFO

Running through Saturday, April 25, ‘Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit’ by Philadelphia-based painter, James Dupree, presents over 20 of the artists colorful, stunning works of art.  The exhibit represents a creative turning point for Dupree into the realm of complete abstraction that begins to blur the boundaries between painting, collage, printmaking and draftsmanship.

    • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PMA

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015 | The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $14-20 Admission
MORE INFO

This winter, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition highlighting its exceptional holdings of work by African American artists. Reflecting a broad range of stories, subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art will include works by Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.

    • The African American Museum in Philadelphia
      • The African American Museum in Philadelphia
      • Photo Credit: J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

As We See It:  Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art

February 5 - March 21, 2015 | The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street | $10-14, free for members
MORE INFO

The African American Museum in Philadelphia just opened As We See It:  Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art.

This exhibit explores the work and perspective of notable African American artists, such as Henry O. Tanner, Barbara Bullock and Dawoud Bey, by placing works from these master artists alongside artwork of local youth.

In preparation for this project, over 100 students from Philadelphia and the surrounding region studied art work from the collection and created their own works in response. The exhibit  includes interactive stations where visitors can engage in their own art making based on exhibit themes. Videos of the artists in the collection will provide insights on the production process, and AAMP curator Richard J. Watson, will compose a new painting over the course of the exhibition.


What's Good In My 'Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • March 12, 2015
    • What's Good In My 'Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital
      • What's Good In My 'Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Visit Philadelphia

Heading into our fifth installment of the “What’s Good in My ‘Hood” series, we’ll like to introduce you to one of Philly’s most beloved neighborhoods, Graduate Hospital.

A part of Southwest Center City, “G Ho”, as it’s affectionately called, was named after the medical facility on the northern tip of the neighborhood. Characterized by a mix of an old meets new vibe in its architecture, the neighborhood is littered with many pubs, small parks, shops and galleries.

It’s easily walkable and just steps from Rittenhouse, Fitler Square and Point Breeze neighborhoods. So, we asked Philadelphia resident, graphic artist and photographer, Darnell Lamont, what he thinks of his ‘hood.


Philly 360° Q&A with Graduate Hospital resident Darnell Lamont

    • What's Good In My 'Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital
      • What's Good In My 'Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Visit Philadelphia

Philly 360: How do you describe Graduate Hospital?

Darnell: A great place to chill and just be.

Philly 360: What are some of your favorite spots in your hood?

Darnell: Miles Table and Pure Fare on South Street are great places to go and refuel/ take in some good food. Honey’s Sit N’Eat is a must for Saturday and Sunday brunches. You can also catch me taking in art from local artists at Art Sanctuary.

Philly 360: What do you like about the neighborhood?

Darnell: G Ho is such a convenient neighborhood to live in. I'm always on the go so it's easy for me to get to where I need to be in a short period of time. I can pretty much walk anywhere because it's right outside of Center City and other neighborhoods. There's also a great mix of people that live here.

Philly 360: For outside visitors, what should people know about the neighborhood?

Darnell: The neighborhood is unpretentious and easily walkable. Imbibe in some drinks at a great pub and then take a walk around the block. Trust me — you’ll have a lot of fun doing that!  

Darnell’s Graduate Hospital Itinerary:

Miles Table – 1620 South St.
Pure Fare – 1609 South St.
Honey’s Sit N’ Eat –  2101 South St.
Art Sanctuary – 628 S 16th St.
Bob & Barbara’s –  1509 South St.
Sidecar Bar & Grille – 2201 Christian St.
Grace’s Tavern – 2229 Grays Ferry Ave.

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Art Sanctuary Opens New Exhibit “Works From The Stolen Dreams And Forbidden Fruit Series” By James Dupree

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • March 10, 2015
    • Art Sanctuary
      • Art Sanctuary
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Last weekend, Art Sanctuary opened the doors to its latest exhibition, ‘Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit,’ with an opening reception for featured artist James Dupree.

Running through Saturday, April 25, ‘Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit’ includes work that represents a creative turning point for Dupree. Blurring the boundaries between painting, collage, printmaking and draftsmanship, Dupree delves wholeheartedly into the realm of complete abstraction. 

An accomplished artist, educator, and business owner, Dupree grew up just a few blocks from his Haverford Avenue studio. A Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts alumni, one the first black graduates of the University of Pennsylvania MFA program and a recent recipient of the UPenn Black Alumni Society's Living Legend Award, Dupree is – in many ways – an example of how Philadelphia’s art institutions have invested in artists of color through the years.

    • Art Sanctuary
      • Art Sanctuary
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

“I know different people will respond to the work at different levels, and I don’t want to reveal what the forms mean to me,” stated Dupree. “Suffice to say, there are allegorical symbols that relate to my being Black, and the reality of having to survive social rites of passage and periods of cultural isolation.”

Dupree’s works are in the permanent collections of several museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Schomburg Museum in Copenhagen, as well as in private collections of the Dave Matthews Band and Patti LaBelle.

With a commitment to promoting outstanding regional and national visual artists, Art Sanctuary opens its gallery doors to emerging and established artists, and provides a platform for them to connect with larger, diverse audiences, free of charge.


James Dupree presents “Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit”
Where: Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street
When: Through Saturday, April 25
Gallery Hours: M, T, W, F: 10am – 4pm, TH: 10am – 7pm; Sat: 12- 4pm
Cost: FREE
More Info: artsanctuary.org


TOP PICKS: 7 Can't-Miss Events For The Weekend

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • March 6, 2015
    • Love Park
      • Love Park
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy Love Park

Finally. The weekend is finally here and it's time to relax and shed the weekday stress —Philly style! To help you get your weekend party started, we've pulled together this list of a few must-hit events that are going down in Philadelphia this weekend. 

From art exhibits at Art Sanctuary and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to concerts and parties with your Philly faves like Chill Moody and more — this is your weekend itinerary courtesy of Philly 360°. 

So, grab your crew, hit the streets and have some fun. Let's go!

    • Art Sanctuary
      • Art Sanctuary
      • Photo Credit: Image by Nucultur

1. Opening: James Dupree: Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit

Friday, March 6, 6 - 9 p.m | Art Sanctuary. 628 S. 16th Street | Free
MORE INFO

On Friday, March 6, Art Sanctuary will open the doors to its latest exhibition, ‘Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit,’ with an opening reception for featured artist James Dupree.

Running through Saturday, April 25, ‘Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit’ represents a creative turning point for Dupree into the realm of complete abstraction that begins to blur the boundaries between painting, collage, printmaking and draftsmanship. What’s more, it refers to Dupree’s attempt to dig deep into the subconscious.  “I know different people will respond to the work at different levels, and I don’t want to reveal what the forms mean to me,” stated Dupree. “Suffice to say, there are allegorical symbols that relate to my being Black, and the reality of having to survive social rites of passage and periods of cultural isolation.”

    • The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam
      • The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam
      • Photo Credit: The Pigeon

2. The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam

Friday, March 6, 8:30 p.m. | PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th Street | $15 VIP Reserved, $10 | MORE INFO

The Pigeon returns with the next edition of The Philadelphia Poetry Slam. This quinessential Philly spoken word event features a poetry slam where the region's hottest talents compete to rep The Pigeon and Philadelphia at the National Poetry Slam!

The content and styles are always as diverse as the people of our great city — definitely a must-hit situation. Each event includes the open mic competition and a featured perform and workshop leader. This month's feature, Elizabeth Acevedo, has been published in The Acentos Review, The Ostrich Review, and Callaloo. She has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, and the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. 

    • Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy Drop "Who Do You Love… More?"
      • Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy Drop "Who Do You Love… More?"
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

3. Chill Moody's #30IsTheNew30

Saturday, March 7, 9 p.m | The TLA, 334 South Street | $20 General Admission / $40 VIP
MORE INFO

There's no doubt about it. Philly DIY MC Chill Moody is a man about town. On any given day you can catch Chill holding it down on stage anywhere from City Hall to The TLA, and with each venture the popular Philadelphia hip-hop artist incorporates a new marketing twist to further his brand and the reach of his music.

On Saturday, March 7 the rapper celebrates another milestone — turning 30. On this night, Chill Moody is inviting his hometown friends and fam out to celebrate his big day like only Philly can. The party is going down at South Street hotspot, The TLA.

Stay tuned in for more details on this event, but you definitely won't want to wait to grab your tickets.

    • The African Americna Museum in Philadelphia
      • The African Americna Museum in Philadelphia
      • Photo Credit: M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

4. As We See It:  Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art

February 5 - March 21, 2015 | The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street | $10-14, free for members
MORE INFO

The African American Museum in Philadelphia just opened As We See It:  Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art.

This exhibit explores the work and perspective of notable African American artists, such as Henry O. Tanner, Barbara Bullock and Dawoud Bey, by placing works from these master artists alongside artwork of local youth.

In preparation for this project, over 100 students from Philadelphia and the surrounding region studied art work from the collection and created their own works in response. The exhibit  includes interactive stations where visitors can engage in their own art making based on exhibit themes.

Videos of the artists in the collection will provide insights on the production process, and AAMP curator Richard J. Watson, will compose a new painting over the course of the exhibition.

    • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PMA

5. Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015 | The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $14-20 Admission
MORE INFO

This winter, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition highlighting its exceptional holdings of work by African American artists. Reflecting a broad range of stories, subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art will include works by Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.

    • Somi
      • Somi
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Somi

6. Somi

Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m. | The Painted Bride, 230 Vine Street | $30
MORE INFO

Somi — an acclaimed jazz singer-songwriter — straddles the worlds of soul, and pop, and musical traditions from Rwanda and Uganda. JazzTimes magazine describes her live performance as “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves,” while Billboard exclaims that she’s “all elegance and awe…utterly captivating.”

On March 7, catch Somi as she lands at The Painted Bride Art Center in Old City for a stunning evening of music. She will be joined by Liberty Ellman (acoustic guitar), Toru Dodo (piano), Keith Witty ( bass), and Nate Smith (drums).

    • Dee-1
      • Dee-1
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

7. Dee-1 at The Troc

Sunday, March 8, 7 p.m. | 1003 Arch Street | $10
MORE INFO

Last year, Dee-1 took the world by start, as part of the coveted BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher. His verse on the cypher opened the doors to additional opportunities at the network. Dee-1 headlined a BET Music Matters Showcase and was selected to perform on BET’s 106 & PARK’s popular segment, The Backroom. Recently, he was tapped to host the red carpet for the 2015 BET Honors—where he interviewed honorees and celebrity guests like Usher, Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole, Anthony Anderson, Ben Vereen and more.

“I’m the rapper that wants kids to walk away from my music motivated to finish high school. Or people to say that a Dee-1 song helped me when I was contemplating suicide. I just want to play a positive role.”


March Must-Hit List: Jazmine Sullivan, Kevin Hart, Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill & More

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • March 4, 2015
    • Lauryn Hill
      • Lauryn Hill
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Karl Ferguson

Featured Events:

Chill Moody’s Birthday Bash: #30IsTheNew30 —  Saturday, March 7

There's no doubt about it—West Philly emcee Chill Moody is a man about town. On any given day, you can catch Chill holding it down anywhere from City Hall to one of Philly’s many dope music venues. This Saturday, Chill is calling on all of his hometown friends and fam out to come out and help him celebrate “the big 3-0” at The TLA on South Street. Expect plenty of fun, food, drinks, and of course, live music.

    • MPrynt
      • MPrynt
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°

Somi — Saturday, March 7

Acclaimed jazz singer/songwriter Somi infuses contemporary soul and pop sounds with the musical traditions of Rwanda and Uganda to create a sound that’s all her own. Described as the perfect blend of the boldness of Nina Simone and the precise jazz vocals of Dianne Reeves, Somi lands at The Painted Bride for a stunning, unforgettable evening of music in Old City.


The Return Of The Harvest — Wednesday, March 11

Experience Philly's premier poets, emcees, vocalists and comedians as they hit the World Cafe Live stage for The Return of The Harvest. The March showcase marks the six-year anniversary of this popular monthly open mic presented by Spoken Soul 215. Six years strong, this is definitely a can’t-miss event—you may even be inspired to step up to the mic too! #youneverknow


Winners Circle III  — Thursday, March 18

Step into The Winners Circle III with Philly’s freshest acts as they rock The TLA with a night of unstoppable music. Round three of this popular showcase features performances by a serious lineup of Philadelphia-born talents, including Motown recording artists MPrynt, girl group Good Girl and R&B/soul newcomer Jeremy Isaac.

    • 8 Must-Hit Shows Through March
      • 8 Must-Hit Shows Through March

Meek Mill — Saturday, March 21

One of Philly’s hottest emcees, Meek Mill is coming home this month. On Saturday, March 21, Meek hits the Wells Fargo Center with an epic homecoming concert featuring Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss and more. The Maybach Music Group recording artist and his crew will be laying it all out, hit after hit, for an arena-rocking night of hip-hop for Meek’s  hometown fans.


Flutronix & Ryan Matthews — Friday, March 20

Described by The Wall Street Journal as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu,” New York-based flute duo Flutronix brings a special  live music collab featuring  Philly-based trombonist Ryan Matthews to World Cafe Live. Blending their unique flute sound with Matthews’ trombone-meets-electronica stylings, Flutronix is set to deliver another must-hit performance for fans, old and new.


Ms. Lauryn Hill — Saturday, March 28

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s 1998 debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, sold more than 12 million copies, earning the singer/songwriter five GRAMMYs and the respect of fans from around the world. Now, Hill is back on the road connecting with fans and performing  reimagined versions of the hit songs we all love. Catch Lauryn at The Keswick Theater in Glenside for or the Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series.

    • March Must-Hit List
      • March Must-Hit List
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Philly 360° SPOTLIGHT:


Win Tickets To See Jazmine Sullivan At The TLA

Philly's own R&B/soul powerhouse Jazmine Sullivan is heading out on tour in support of her latest album, The Reality Show. The RCA recording artist will be tearing down the house at her SOLD OUT show at The TLA on March 10. Didn’t grab tickets before the show sold out? We’re hooking up one lucky fan with a pair of tickets. Enter by Friday, March 6 for a chance to win big. 


Kevin Hart’s What Now? Tour

Superstar entertainer, actor and native Philly funnyman Kevin Hart just announced a massive North American tour. The WHAT NOW? TOUR will take Hart to 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, and of course his biggest show is in his hometown. Get the details on the August 30 show and watch our exclusive behind-the-scene footage of Kevin shopping sportswear hub Mitchell & Ness with Ice Cube.

    • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

Dice Raw & The Last Jimmy

Dice Raw of The Roots is hitting the stage again, headlining another run of his latest production, "The Last Jimmy." A hip-hop satire, "The Last Jimmy" is hip-hop musical odyssey that  travels through the plight of young African American males through song and dance. Get more details.


Playlist: Ben O’Neill’s EP Ghost And Green Shoots

Ben “Bananas” O’Neill built a name for himself by lending his flawless guitar skills to major music acts like Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Tye Tribbett. Now, O’Neill steps out into the forefront as a solo artists with his debut EP, Ghost and Green Shoots. Listen to the project now on the Philly 360° Playlist.


REWIND: Philly Salutes NBA Icon Allen Iverson

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 27, 2015
    • Allen Iverson retirement event at Mitchell & Ness
      • Allen Iverson retirement event at Mitchell & Ness
      • Photo Credit: d. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

Exactly, one year ago Philly 360° was front and center when a packed room of social and industry influencers gathered at sportswear hub Mitchell & Ness to celebrate NBA all-star Allen Iverson and the retirement of his iconic number 3 jersey.

Spotted at the celebration were songstress Marsha Ambrosius, turntablist to the stars DJ Aktive, Motown recording artists MPrynt, and Reebok brand ambassadors YS the DJ and Dilemma — to name a few.

The charismatic player, who so many have come to love, was presented with a proclamation from the City of Philadelphia officially declaring Saturday, March 1, 2014 as “Allen Iverson Day" in Philly. This Sunday marks the one year anniversary of AI Day. Watch our exclusive recap video for footage of the Mitchell & Ness event. Also, be sure to check out the photo slideshow, below. 


WATCH: Here's our exclusive recap and photo slideshow of Allen Iverson's Retirement Party at Mitchell & Ness.

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Photo by D. McDowell for Visit Philadelphia.

TOP PICKS: 6 Can't-Miss Events For The Weekend

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 27, 2015
    • The Winners Circle II
      • The Winners Circle II
      • Photo Credit: D. Alfaro for Philly 360°

Philly! The weekend is finally here and it's time to relax and shed the weekday stress —Philly style! To help you get your weekend party started, we've pulled together this list of six must-hit events that are going down in Philadelphia this weekend. 

From art exhibits at Art Sanctuary and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to concerts and parties with your Philly faves, including Rich Medina, DJ Jazzy Jeff, OCD: Moosh & Twist and more — this is your weekend intinerary courtesy of Philly 360°. 

So, grab your crew, hit the streets and have some fun. Let's go! 


6 Can't-Miss Events For The Weekend!

    • Art Sanctuary
      • Art Sanctuary
      • Photo Credit: Image by Nucultur

Ivben Taqiy Presents Green Winter

Through February 28 | Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street | Cost: Free | MORE INFO

This weekend, Art Sanctuary — one of Philly's premier black art creative hubs — closes an exciting new exhibit featuring the work of Ivben Taqiy. Dubbed "Green Winter," Taqiy's exhibit, which will be on display through the end of February, will include over a dozen of the popular painter's, pop culture-influenced works.

Green Winter includes portraits of notable artists including Floyd Mayweather, Lauryn Hill, Allen Iverson, Michael Jackson and more. 

    • OCD: Moosh & Twist
      • OCD: Moosh & Twist
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

OCD: Moosh & Twist 

Friday, February 27, 8 p.m. | The TLA, 334 South Street | $18 | MORE INFO

Since their first mixtape OCD has appeared continuously on syndicated industry media outlets such as FORBES, XXL, RESPECT MAG, ILLROOTS, HIPHOPDX, and many more. Today, Moosh & Twist can be seen touring the country and performing for their thousands of fans as headliners, performing at festivals, and opening for acts such as The White Panda, Hoodie Allen, Wale, and others. Catch the duo at South Street hotspot, The TLA, as they hold it down for their hometown fans.

    • Rich Medina
      • Rich Medina

Get Lifted with DJs Rich Medina, Mike Nyce & Cosmo Baker

Friday, February 27 [and every 4th Friday] | Trilogy, 601 Spring Garden Street | $10 | MORE INFO 

This weekend, Flygirrl and GL Productions return with another dope concept. On Friday, February 27, all roads leads to Trilogy Nightclub for the next edition of Get Lifted with DJs Rich Medina, Mike Nyce and Cosmo Baker. The trio of Philly turntable phenoms will spin everything from hip-hop and classics to funk, afrobeat, soul and more. Trust us — this is 100% a can’t-miss affair.

    • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PMA

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015 | The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $14-20 Admission | MORE INFO

This winter, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition highlighting its exceptional holdings of work by African American artists. Reflecting a broad range of stories, subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art will include works by Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.

    • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Visit Philadelphia

Philly Loves J Dilla 

Saturday, February 28, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. | Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue | $15 | MORE INFO

Jay Dee, known to many as J Dilla, will be forever hailed as one of the finest producers to ever walk the earth. Gone but never gotten — Philly will celebrate the influential rapper's music and life legacy with the return of Philly Loves J Dilla to popular NoLibs bar/music venue, Johnny Brenda's.

On February 29, the dopest DJ's from Philly, and beyond, wil gather at JB's for all-star Dilla tribute, featuring the one-and-only DJ Jazzy Jeff, along with DJ Mike Nyce. Also, holding the event down as host will be Jeff's rap protégé Dayne Jordan.

    • BASSic Black Entertainment & Sigma Sound Present The Exclusive Philly After Party - Chill Moody & Beano
      • BASSic Black Entertainment & Sigma Sound Present The Exclusive Philly After Party - Chill Moody & Beano
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°

Tri State Indie Music Awards

Sunday, March 1 | 6 p.m. |World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $5 - 50 | MORE INFO 

The 4th Annual Tri State Indie Music Awards returns and once again this year — it is bigger and better than ever. On Sunday, March 1 at World Café Live, the red carpet will be rolled out for all of the artists that are making waves in their respective genres. The room will be filled with Philly influencers and everything will be waiting to see who will go home with the prize.

Tri State Indie celebrates the best of the best in music in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. The pool of nominees are from a diverse crowd in the area and include some familiar faces like turntablist extraordinaire Matthew Law, Philly's favorite hip-hop artist Chill Moody, the multifaceted singer/songwriter Jacqueline Constance, sultry jazz vocalist Laurin Talese, R&B throwback group Good Girl and many more. 

 

Philly 360° Playlist: Ben O'Neill Shines On His Latest Project 'Ghosts And Green Shoots'

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • February 24, 2015
    • Ben O'Neill
      • Ben O'Neill
      • Photo Credit: Zamani Feelings / Courtesy of Ben O'Neill

Philly, if you haven't already, it's definitely time for you to get familiar with Ben O'Neill.

You might might recognize Ben “Bananas” O’Neill as a guitarist and band member for major acts in music like Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Tye Tribbett, but O’Neill has also been building serious buzz for his work as a solo artist. This week, Ben is bringing his heartfelt vocals and stunning instrumentation straight to the Philly 360° Playlist.

His latest effort Ghosts & Green Shots is a refreshing project with standout singles like the must-hear track “Remind Me to Forget." The background vocals set a beautiful landscape for O’Neill’s great falsetto tone, and of course, Ben's guitar shines bright, pulling the listener right into the rhythm and feel of the project.

Citing influences such as Bon Iver and The Dirty Projectors, O’Neill put together a unique project. You can hear some voice bending, lots of reverb, and great and intricate lyrics. He touches upon life, love, and all that comes along with it. Playing on the project are tons of other Philadelphia heavyweight musicians including Anthony DeCarlo, Tone Whitfield and Wayne Moore, to name a few.

    • Ben O'Neill
      • Ben O'Neill
      • Photo Credit: Zamani Feelings / courtesy of Ben O'Neil

In addition to promoting his creative new project, O’Neill has also been filming awesome a creative new series entitled Ben O’Neill Songwriter Sessions. In the new monthly series, O’Neill covers some classic, extremely well written songs that are important to music. His latest cover, Sturgill Simpson’s “Voices.” These dynamic and well shot videos give younger artists a glimpse into the world of great songwriters.  His other covers include Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” and Jason Isbell’s “Relatively Easy,” which we've included below.

A GRAMMY-nominated artist, teacher, fantastic guitar player, producer — and now front man — O’Neill is the perfect example of the diversity of amazing music coming out of Philadelphia! This project allows you to get lost in the storytelling, nod you head to the intricate rhythms, and provides ear treats all throughout.

Take a listen to “Remind Me to Forget” below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!


Philly's Own Kevin Hart Brings The 45-City WHAT NOW? Tour Home To Lincoln Financial Field - Sunday, August 30

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • February 19, 2015
    • Kevin Harts' WHAT NOW? TOUR
      • Kevin Harts' WHAT NOW? TOUR
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Live Nation

Superstar entertainer, actor and native Philly funnyman Kevin Hart just announced  a massive North American tour. The WHAT NOW? TOUR will take Hart to 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

One of the most notable and anticipated comedy tours of the year, What Now? brings Hart home to Philadelphia for the biggest show on the tour – a stadium show at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, August 30. The Lincoln Financial Field show marks the first time a comedian has headlined a NFL football stadium. And, we're definitely Philly proud about this epic milestone for Hart's career!

One of the enertainment industry's biggest stars, Kevin Hart has come up through the ranks to be an undeniably influential entertainer and award-winning actor. In 2015, Hart will release two movies in addition to hitting the road for this tour. Kevin can currently be seen in The Wedding Ringer and in March 2015, he will star opposite Will Ferrell in Warner Bros. Pictures' Get Hard. Next year, Kevin will star in Ride Along 2, the anticipated sequel to last year’s $100 million blockbuster hit.

Kevin definitely gets his grind-hard mentality from his Philly roots, and all of his hard work has more than paid off. Tickets for the Philadelphia show go on sale Friday, February 20 — so  make sure to grab your tickets early.

Also, be sure to check out our exlcusive with Kevin and Ice Cube, as they shopped Philly sportwear destination Mitchell & Ness. As always — Kevin Hart's got jokes for days.  


Kevin Hart: WHAT NOW? Tour
When: Sunday, August 30, 8 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Cost: $55-155
More Info: Buy tickets online here.


Represent: 200 Years Of African American Art - January 10 - April 5, 2015

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