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Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly - April 27 - November 30, 2014

  • April 27th 2014 — November 30th 2014
    • Patrick Kelly: Runway Of Love
      • Patrick Kelly: Runway Of Love
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly

When: April 27, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students
More Info: www.philamuseum.org

Philly’s fashion stock continues to rise this year. On the heels of Philly Fashion Week and The Barnes Foundation's exhibit of international art impresario Yinka Shonibare, Philly has yet another style centered exhibit coming to town. On display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building, Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love explores the sudden rise and remarkable achievements of 1980’s American-born, Paris-based fashion designer, Patrick Kelly.

The exhibition is the first to showcase full on of Kelly’s head-to-toe fashion ensembles. Over 80 creations will be on display and will also feature selections from his extensive collection of black memorabilia, videos of his lively fashion shows, and works by renowned fashion photographers Horst P. Horst, Pierre et Gilles, and Oliviero Toscani.

In addition to Runway to Love, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will also feature Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly, a complimentary exhibition of whimsical streetwear by Gerlan Jeans. Gerlan, who has been worn by the likes of Beyonce and Katy Perry, has reinterpreted Kelly’s signature aesthetics: bows, buttons, and other bold embellishments, to create clothes that embody the dynamic spirit of the 80s.

Both exhibits will run April 27 through November 30 in the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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The Last Jimmy Featuring Dice Raw - October 24 & 25

  • October 24th 2014 — October 25th 2014
    • Dice Raw
      • Dice Raw
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

The Last Jimmy featuring Dice Raw 

When: Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25 - 8 p.m. 
Where: New Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad Street
Cost: $30
More Info: Click here or call (267) 687-1764 for tickets. 

This weekend, Dice Raw of The Roots is hitting the stage, headlining New Freedom Theatre's 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. 

The production was written by Phillip Brown, includes original music and lyrics by Dice Raw of the Roots Crew and is directed by noted Philadelphia-based director, Ozzie Jones. Dice Raw’s highly-acclaimed concept album “Jimmy’s Back” is the centerpiece for this entertaining and thought-provoking production.  

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Body Rock - Friday, October 31

  • October 31st 2014
    • 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

Body Rock 

When: Friday, October 31, 9 p.m.
Where: Kung Fu Necktie1250 N. Front Street 
Cost: $5
More Info: Click here

If you’ve never been to an Illvibe Collective party before… Well, you haven’t really partied.This Philly DJ crew spins records so hard, and makes the party so live, that you'll have no choice but to sweat it out on the dance floor. 


Power 99 Presents: Powerhouse 2014 - Friday, October 31

  • October 31st 2014
    • Lil Wayne
      • Lil Wayne

Powerhouse 2014

When: Friday, October 31, 6 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street
Cost: $20-150
More Info: Buy tickets here.

A staple on the Philly urban music scene, Power 99 FM is back on the scene with another star-studded Powerhouse concert at the Wells Fargo Center. And, trust us—PH2013 is doing it up BIG! This year, Powerhouse includes explosive performances by hitmakers like T.I., Jeezy, J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Jeremih, French Montana, Kid Ink, Migos, K. Camp, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton, and more.

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Goapele - Saturday, November 8

  • November 8th 2014
    • Goapele
      • Goapele
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Goapele

When: Saturday, November 8, 8 p.m.
When: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $24-35
More Info: Buy tickets here.

Rolling Stone magazine once called Goapele the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo,” and we definitely agree.

Since the 2001 release of her debut project Closer, the Berklee-trained singer/songwriter has all but written the book on how to be a successful, touring independent musician. Feel-good music lovers can catch Goapele on November 8 at World Cafe Live. Opening performance by Philadelphia’s own Jade Alston.

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Sittin' In featuring the Venissa Santi Band and the Francois Zayas Quintet - Wednesday, November 12

  • November 12th 2014
    • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Photo Credit: Stratagem for Philly 360

Sittin' In featuring the Venissa Santi Band and the Francois Zayas Quintet

When: Wednesday, November 12, 8 p.m.
Where: The Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad Street
Cost: Free 
More Info: Details

Once a month on Wednesdays, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors and stages to some of the city's hottest musicals talents for the popular Philadelphia music showcase,Sittin' In.

Now approaching its third year, this free concert/party/jam session mashup is Philadelphia's go-to event for emerging talent, locally-based touring musicians — and the music lovers that can't get enough of their soulful sounds. From stellar featured acts to the Sittin' In house band and resident DJ Matthew Law, this signature Philly jam attracts the best and brightest performers and musicians from Philadelphia, and beyond. 

On November 11, Sittin' In features Venissa Santi Band and the Francois Zayas Quintet. This is guaranteed to be another can't-miss production at The Kimmel!

Check out our video below for an inside look at the musician that power this classic Philly production. 


Ms. Lauryn Hill - Saturday, November 15

  • November 15th 2014
    • Ms Lauryn Hill
      • Ms Lauryn Hill
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Ms. Lauryn Hill: Homecoming Concert Series

When: Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Where: Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street
Cost: $72
More Info: Buy tickets here.

Lauryn Hill’s debut solo project, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, earning the singer/songwriter five GRAMMYs, three American Music Awards, a Billboard Award, a Soul Train Award and an MTV Music Award.

After taking a break from touring, Ms. Lauryn Hill is back on the road connecting with fans and performing reimagined renditions of the hits we’ve all fell in love with.

You can catch Lauryn on November 15 at the Electric Factory. Opening performance by rapper Talib Kweli.

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Bilal - Sunday, November 16 (Postponed)

  • November 16th 2014
    • Bilal
      • Bilal
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Bilal  *Update: This show has been postponed.*

When: Sunday, November 16, 8 p.m.
Where: TLA, 334 South Street
Cost: $25-60
More Info: Buy tickets here. 

Philly’s #1 son of soul, Bilal is returning home to perform at The TLA on South Street. Known for his undeniable grooves, electrifying stage presence and soaring vocals, the Philly-bred soul singer first hit the scene during what some refer to as Philadelphia (neo)soul revival of the early 2000s. 

This show will also include opening performances by Vent, Marcus Labon, Kriss Mincey, The IDEA and Suzann Christine — all representing some of Philly’s finest R&B/soul acts.

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Daley - Tuesday, November 18

  • November 18th 2014
    • UK Soul Singer Daley
      • UK Soul Singer Daley
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Daley.tv

Daley

When: Tuesday, November 18, 8 p.m.
Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
Cost: $20
More Info: Purchase tickets online here.

Music lovers: Spend an intimate evening being serenaded by UK singer/songwriter Daley at one of Philly's most popular concert halls, Underground Arts.

Fans, new and old, can expect to be wowed as Daley lays down cuts from his album including “Broken,” and his soulful, smooth single “Look Up.”

The US first got a taste of the 24-year-old’s talent after he collaborated with Philly’s adopted songstress Marsha Ambrosius on their hit single “Alone Together” off his six-track EP Alone Togetherin 2012.

Since finding success in the states, Daley has been nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards, collaborated with super producer Pharrell Williams and has been featured on Nelly’s 2013 track “Heaven.” The singer credits his soulful sounds to growing up on music of quintessential soul artist like Prince, D'Angelo and Sade.  

Whether singing about the promise of love or growing up in the UK, Daley's classic soul approach, reminiscent of establish crooner like Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, is sure to please. This is definitely a must-see show.

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WDAS: 1st Annual Holiday Jam with Jill Scott, KEM, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans - Friday, November 28

  • November 28th 2014
    • Jill Scott at Made in America
      • Jill Scott at Made in America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

WDAS: 1st Annual Holiday Jam with Jill Scott, KEM, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans

When: Friday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Where: The Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad Street
Cost: $50-100
More Info: Buy tickets here.

Philly’s fave R&B/soul station WDAS is teaming up with Soul Train to present an epic holiday jam at The Liacouras Center on N. Broad Street. On Friday, November 28 megastars including Jill Scott, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans will all land on one stage for an arena-rocking night of soul. Tickets will go fast, so grab your seats today.

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Marsha Ambrosius - Thursday, October 23

Marsha Ambrosius When: Thursday, October 23, 8 p.m. Where: The TLA, 334 South Street Cost: $42 More Info: Click here to purchase tickets. Calling all the lovers: Still riding high off the release of her latest album Friends &…

Ms. Lauryn Hill - Saturday, November 15

Ms. Lauryn Hill: Homecoming Concert Series When: Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m. Where: Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street Cost: $72 More Info: Buy tickets here. Lauryn Hill’s debut solo project, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, sold more than…

WDAS: 1st Annual Holiday Jam with Jill Scott, KEM, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans - Friday, November 28

WDAS: 1st Annual Holiday Jam with Jill Scott, KEM, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans When: Friday, November 28, 7 p.m. Where: The Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad Street Cost: $50-100 More Info: Buy tickets here. Philly’s fave R&B/soul station…