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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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Mikey Rocks - Thursday, October 23

  • October 23rd 2014
    • Mikey Rocks
      • Mikey Rocks
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Mikey Rocks

When: Thursday, October 23, 8 p.m.
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street
Cost: $15
More Info: Buy tickets here.

Originally one-half of the groundbreaking rap duo, The Cool Kids, emcee Mikey Rocks has now successfully stepped out as a solo artist. The rapper has released several critically acclaimed mixtapes, which has solidified his position as a music pioneer for today’s hip-hop, internet, DIY generation. Opening performance by rapper Robb Banks.

 
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Up-Close Live Featuring Aaron Camper - Thursday, October 23

  • October 23rd 2014
    • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
      • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

Pier Entertainment Presents: Up-Close Live

When: Thursdays, September 18 - October 23, 7pm and 9 pm sets
Where: Relish, 7152 Ogontz Avenue
Cost: $10
More Info: Click here for details.

Pier Entertainment is back, and they're bringing Philly a dope new live music series featuring some of the city's hottest emerging talents. Up-Close Live takes place at West Oak Lane soul-food staple Relish and boasts an impressive lineup of soul, R&B and pop acts.

On Thursday, October 23, Up-Close Live features the fab vocals of Philly's favorite music-transplant, Aaron Camper. After spending months on the road touring with industry heavyweights like Justin Timberlake, Camper is back in town ready to perform for his Philly friends and fam.

In addition to two full sets by the featured artist at 7p.m. and 9 p.m., there will also be a live interview with Philly-based blogger and Ebony contributor Sincerely Syreeta. Guests will also be able to enjoy special menu pricing for the show as well.


Check out our exclusive video with Philly singer/songwriter Aaron Camper. 

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Marsha Ambrosius - Thursday, October 23

  • October 23rd 2014
    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador:  Marsha Ambrosius
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador: Marsha Ambrosius
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

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 & Lovers, R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius is set to hit The TLA on South Street for an incredible night Philly soul. If you’re jonesin’ for Marsha’s killer vocals, sultry music, and her “keep-it-trill” commentary on life and love, then we definitely suggest that you grab tickets now. 

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Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey An Evening with Kathleen Battle - Friday, October 24

  • October 24th 2014
    • Kathleen Battle performs at The Kimmel Center
      • Kathleen Battle performs at The Kimmel Center
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Kimmel Center

Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey An Evening with Kathleen Battle

When: Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. 
Where: The Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost: $30 - 85 
More Info: Click here to purchase tickets. 

Friday evening, legendary classical soprano superstar Kathleen Battle takes center stage at The Kimmel Centersinging songs in the tradition of African-American spirituals. In a moving evening of music, including popular music like 'Lord, How Come Me Here?' and 'He's Got the Whole World In His Hands,' Battle will take her audience on a journey through the spirituals and hymns that express the suffering, salvation, triumph and freedom of the African-American experience. 

This Friday, Battle will be joined by Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Riza Printup on harp and The Philadelphia Heritage Chorale directed by choirmaster J. Donald Dumpson. Guests are also invited to join The Kimmel Center for a free pre-show panel discussion on Philadelphia's connection and history with the Underground Railroad in the SEI Innovation Studio.

Come out to experience one of the world's finest voices, as Kathleen Battle effortlessly weaves black music and history together for an unforgettable night of music in The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. Grab your tickets now. 

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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
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

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
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      • 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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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…