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MIA with Ab-Soul - April 25, 2014

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MIA w/ Ab–Soul

When: Friday, April 25
Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets
Cost: $35
More Info: LiveNation.com

Bursting back on the scene since having her baby boy, MIA is headed out alongside Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) artist, Ab-soul. These two emcees are liable to tear the house down with sheer energy.

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide

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SpeakEasy: A Lil' Late Night Wordplay - April 25, 2014

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      • SpeakEasy at Warmdaddy's
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SpeakEasy: A 'Lil Late Night Wordplay

When: Friday, April 25, 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: Warmdaddy's1401 S. Columbus Blvd. 
Cost: $10
More Info: More info online here

Don't miss it as Philly's hottest female poets and emcees step to the mic for a late night spoken word session set to live music at Warmdaddy's. The line-up for the next edition of SpeakEasy is pure poetic fire and features performances by Sam I Am, Charmira Nelson, Slangston Hughes, Lamar Hill—and it's all hosted by super poet Rhythm Keene. 

So, kickoff your weekend right with this late night poetry jam! #bethere

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Mike Epps - April 26, 2014

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Mike Epps

When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets
Cost: $50
More Info: LiveNation.com

Funny man Mike Epps, (Friday After Next, The Hangover II) is hitting the Tower Theaterthis month for his “After Dark Tour,” which leads us to believe that you might want to put the kids to bed for this one!

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide



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Who Got Jazz - April 29, 2014

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Who Got Jazz: Tribute to Gil Scott Heron

When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $10
More Info: worldcafelive.com

Check out the new face of Philly jazz as Veteran Freshman and The Philadelphia Jazz Project return with this month’s edition of Who Got The Jazz? This classic Philly music showcase features a lineup of young, emerging jazz musicians laying down some serious sounds. 

This month's Who Got Jazz honors poet, activist, and artist Gil Scott Heron. Performers will include: Seff Al-Friqi, Suzann Christine, Rico Anderson, and Koby Murphy.

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Ledisi The Truth Tour Featuring Robert Glasper Experiment - May 1, 2014

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Ledisi The Truth Tour w/ Special Guest Robert Glasper Experiment

When: Thursday, May 1, 8 PM
Where: Tower Theater, 19 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA
Cost: From $46-75
Tickets: Click here to buy tickets. 

Ledisi is an eight-time GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter with a voice that is simply out of this world—and she's coming to Philly once again! On May 1, you can check her out at the Tower Theater in West Philadelphia.

Her new tour is in support of her latest release The Truth which features the hit single “I Blame You.” Special guest on The Truth Tour will be the Robert Glasper Experiment, brainchild of acclaimed jazz pianist and recent, Robert Glasper. The collective is comprised of Casey Benjamin (saxophone, vocoder), Derrick Hodge (bass), and Mark Colenburg (drums). Their GRAMMY-winning album Black Radio featured an array of hard hitting features from artists like Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway and many more.

With a new look and her trademark stunning vocals, Ledisi is taking the show on the road and we can’t wait to see her here in Philly!

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Verbal Connections Conversations Party - May 3, 2014

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The Verbal Connections Conversations Party

When: Saturday, May 3, 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
Cost: $10
More Info: Click here to RSVP. 

Philly, mix and mingle with a sophisticated crowd, as The Verbal Connections Conversations Party returns with a brand new home. Stop by the International House in University City for the next edition of this popular mixer.  

Guests are invited to step out in style and engage in meaningful discussion around love, sex and relationships — of all types. Each guest can bring at least one question, written anonymously, and the collected questions will then be selected by the host, and discussed amongst group.

This event features an open bar, light fare, vendors and live entertainment. Check it out!

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The Real With Rob Hill & Alex Elle - May 4, 2014

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The Real with Rob Hill Sr. &  Alex Elle

When: Sunday, May 4
Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $20
More Info: robhillsr.eventbrite.com

Rob Hill Sr. also known as the “Heart Healer” comes to town to talk love, relationships and more. He is an author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Joining him will be Alex Elle, author of Words from a Wanderer.

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide


 
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The R&B Collective Featuring Eric Roberson - May 4, 2014

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      • Singer/songwriter/producer Eric Roberson
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      • Eric Roberson hosting Aaron Camper & Friends
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The R&B Collective: A special evening with Eric Roberson

When: Sunday, May 4, 6 - 8:45 p.m.
Where: Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd.
Cost: $25 Advance General Admission, $35 Advance VIP Admission
More Info: To purchase tix click here.

Each and every Sunday, The R&B Collective brings a new, hot music lineup to popular soul food restaurant and live waterfront music venue, Warmdaddy’s. This time around they teamed up Philly-based entertainment personality Moshay LaRen to present an exciting evening of music with special guest, Eric Roberson!

If you've ever stopped through Warmdaddy’s on a Sunday night, then you already know two things. First, you know that you'll smell the irrestible aroma of cornbread, catfish, mac and cheese and other southern delectables wafting in the air. Secondly, you know that you'll hear some of the best music Philly has to offer. And next month, you are in for a extra special treat.

Eric Roberson is a two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist and a trail blazer in the indie music scene. Growing up singing in hurch, Roberson decided to pursue music after graduating from college. Roberson eventually found himself signed to a publishing deal with EMI Publishing and was in the midst of the talented writers and producers that came out of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Touch of Jazz camp. His songwriting skills landed him records with artists like Musiq Soulchild, Jill ScottWill Smith, Vivian Green and many more.

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The Infamous Mobb Deep Tour - May 8, 2014

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The Infamous Mobb Deep Tour

When: Thursday, May 8
Where: Theater of Living Arts Lounge (TLA), 334 South Street
Cost: $20
More Info: LiveNation.com

In support of their latest effort The InfamousMobb Deep hits the TLA on South Street for an unstoppable night of gritty, real hip-hop! Make sure to get there early, because fans will be lining up to see this classic rap duo perform their favorite tracks, old and new.

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide

 
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GRAMMY FutureNOW - May 10, 2014

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GRAMMY futureNOW – PHL

When: Saturday, May 10, 1- 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Hub at Cira Center, 2929 Arch Street
Cost: $40 - $110
More Info: Register here: bit.ly/1kpQQHr

The Recording Academy® Philadelphia and New York chapters are teaming up to present one dynamic music event that takes place in two cities!  On Thursday, May 9 in New York and Friday, May 10 in Philadelphia, GRAMMY futureNOW will bring  together the industry's top artists, songwriters and executives to talk about the current state and the future of the music industry. 

GRAMMY futureNOW is an awesome opportunity for both the aspiring music professional and the industry vet — or anyone who may be looking to refresh in an ever-changing industry. Here in Philadelphia, there is an exciting afternoon line-up featuring GRAMMY-nominated songwriters Ivan Barias and Pop Wansel, GRAMMY-winner James Fauntleroy, founder of Famehouse Michael Fiebach, co-president of Atom Factory J. Erving, and a keynote speech by founder and CEO of KWL Enterprises, Kevin Liles. The day will be hosted by Hot 107.9 radio personality, Q Deezy.

Members of The Recording Academy receive discounted admission. Early bird pricing for both members and non-members is available and ends on 4/29! 

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An Evening With John Legend: The All of Me Tour - May 20, 2014

An Evening With John Legend: The All of Me Tour When: Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Where: Kimmel Center, South Broad & Spruce Streets Cost: Sold out More Info: Purchase tickets online here. In May, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter…

The 7th Annual Roots Picnic - May 31, 2014

The 7th Annual Roots Picnic When: Saturday, May 31 Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street Cost: $64 General Admission / $171 VIP More Info: Buy tickets online here. The Roots are once again…

BlackStar Film Festival - July 31 - August 3, 2014

BlackStar Film Festival When: July 31 - August 3 More Info: Click here to get the latest details. Cinephiles: Whip out your smartphones and save these dates now. Because the 3rd annual BlackStar Film Festival is returning for another…