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Philly Powerhouses Win At ASCAP Awards

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 30, 2011
    • Curt Chambers, Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias at ASCAP Awards
      • Curt Chambers, Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias at ASCAP Awards
      • Photo Credit: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup

Philly Powerhouses Win At ASCAP Awards

Philly was well represented at the 24th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ASCAP Awards honor songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP song on the 2010 R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap and Gospel charts. 

Philly's own Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias and Curt Chambers took home awards for writing credits on Jaheim's "Finding My Way Back."

Insider fact: The three powerhouses were also nominated for multiple Grammys this year for "Finding My Way Back."


Video - Six Degrees Of The Roots Featuring Lady B

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 30, 2011
    • Lady B
      • Lady B

We have another Six Degrees of The Roots video for you!  This time, it's with the Queen of Hip-Hop and radio personality Lady B

Watch to see how she's connected.

 

Six Degrees Of The Roots Series

See how others are connected to The Roots:

Kenny Gamble

Laiya St. Clair

Vidal Davis

DJ Ultra Violet

Cory Townes

Dameadelphia


Video - Will Smith On The Set Of Men In Black 3

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 30, 2011
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith greeting students from the DASH Program
      • Will Smith greeting students from the DASH Program
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith greeting students in the DASH Program
      • Will Smith greeting students in the DASH Program
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith posing with students from the DASH Program and executive director of the program, Brandon Pankey
      • Will Smith posing with students from the DASH Program and executive director of the program, Brandon Pankey
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith talking to students from the DASH Program on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • The set of Men in Black 3
      • The set of Men in Black 3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • On the set of Men in Black 3
      • On the set of Men in Black 3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Charlie Mack on the set of Men in Black 3
      • Charlie Mack on the set of Men in Black 3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Charlie Mack on the set of Men in Black 3
      • Charlie Mack on the set of Men in Black 3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English
    • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Will Smith on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Will Smith filming MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Extras on the set of MIB3
      • Extras on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Philly 360° staff on the set interviewing Men in Black 3 production assistant and Philly native Fred Thomas, Jr.
      • Philly 360° staff on the set interviewing Men in Black 3 production assistant and Philly native Fred Thomas, Jr.
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Brandon Pankey of DASH doing an interview on the set of MIB3
      • Brandon Pankey of DASH doing an interview on the set of MIB3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Will Smith's stunt double on the set of Men in Black 3
      • Will Smith's stunt double on the set of Men in Black 3
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
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In West Philadelphia, a megastar was born and raised. We're talking about Philly favorite and Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Will Smith.

He's been busy filming the third installment of Men in Black (MIB3), but not too busy to invite Philly 360° and some lucky Philly students in the Destined to Achieve Successful Heights (DASH) program to the movie set to get to know the star up close and personal. 

DASH students got to go on location to meet Will and ask him a few questions. They also got to watch some of the filming.  

Watch what Will Smith had to say to the students about his love of the Philadelphia 76ers and his inspirational words of advise. 

About DASH:

Destined to Achieve Successful Heights (DASH) provides opportunities for students to learn about various aspects of the entertainment industry while also learning how to become innovative thinkers and leaders. DASH creates personalized learning for young adults, make learning relevant by using careers as a context for learning, and help adolescents learn about future career opportunities and connect in meaningful ways with adults who want to see them succeed.

 

Philly 360° Shout Out:

Big Brother to Philadelphia and close friend of Will Smith, Charlie Mack, DASH program co-founders Michael McArthur and Jerome Hipps, and Executive Director of DASH, Brandon Pankey, made it all possible. 

 


James’ Arts & Culture Revival: Celebrate July 4th Weekend Philly Style!

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • June 29, 2011
    • Philadelphia's annual 4th of July celebration
      • Philadelphia's annual 4th of July celebration
      • Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

James’ Arts & Culture Revival:

Celebrate July 4th Weekend Philly Style!

As the birthplace of the nation and home to one of the world’s most vibrant creative scenes - there is no place better to celebrate the Fourth of July than right here in Philly! This weekend, Wawa Welcome America presents an exciting weekend celebration jam-packed with fireworks, parades, entertainment, food and of course the largest free concert in America!

 

Saturday, July 2

Staring this Saturday, you can kick off your Independence Day celebration by satisfying your sweet-tooth at the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival at Penn’s Landing. For only $7, this three-day long ice cream festival will let you indulge in as much of your favorite flavors as you can handle! If you stop by the festival on Saturday evening, but sure to checkout the fireworks show over the Delaware River at 9:30 p.m.!

 

Sunday, July 3

It's not a part of Wawa Welcome America, but it's definitely one of my picks for this weekend. Questlove of The Roots will be on the ones and twos along with Diplo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna and J Rocc for PSK (aka Philadelphia Sound Konnoisseurs) for a pre-Fourth of July Jam at Voyeur. Get your tickets here, because this show will definitely sell out.

 

Monday, July 4

The party will shift into high gear with the Welcome America Party on the Parkway - over seven blocks of family-friendly games, entertainment, food vendors and much more.

The Welcome America festivities will culminate with the Philly Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks on the steps of The Philadelphia Museum of Art!  This spectacular show is the nation’s largest free concert and will feature Philadelphia’s own Grammy award-winning band The Roots performing with an all-star lineup that includes Philly 360 Creative Ambassador DJ Jazzy Jeff, Earth, Wind and Fire, Michael McDonald, Estelle, and of course our own hometown hero and Philly 360 Creative Ambassador ?uestlove. The finale show will also honor the music of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff with a special 40th Anniversary tribute to their iconic “Sound of Philadelphia”.  Of course, the concert will end with a dazzling fireworks lighting up the sky!

Thanks to Wawa Welcome America, Philly’s Fourth of July party promises to be bigger and better than ever before! So checkout the full celebration schedule online and don’t miss this great opportunity to celebrate Independence Day Philly style! 

 


On The Reel: Video - John Legend Surprises Baptist Church In West Philly ("How I Got Over")

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 28, 2011

On The Reel:

John Legend Surprises Baptist Church In West Philly

This week's video pick is of Penn alum John Legend surprising some lucky church goers in West Philly with an impromptu performance of "How I Got Over."


Video – Six Degrees Of The Roots Featuring Dameadelphia

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 28, 2011
    • Dameadelphia
      • Dameadelphia

Six Degrees Of The Roots

Featuring Dameadelphia

Producer and co-founder of Philly Music Magazine Dameadelphia is next up in our Six Degrees of The Roots series.

Check out how he's connected.

Six Degrees Of The Roots Series

See how others are connected to The Roots:

Kenny Gamble

Laiya St. Clair

Vidal Davis

DJ Ultra Violet

Cory Townes

 

 


Philly 360° Legacy: Celebrating The 40th Anniversary Of Philadelphia International Records

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 27, 2011
    • The legendary Philadelphia International Records
      • The legendary Philadelphia International Records
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
    • Philadelphia International Records
      • Philadelphia International Records
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
    • Gold records at Philadelphia International Records
      • Gold records at Philadelphia International Records
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
    • Gold records at Philadelphia International Records
      • Gold records at Philadelphia International Records
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
    • Philadelphia International Records
      • Philadelphia International Records
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
    • One of the many accolades Gamble & Huff have been honored with over the years.
      • One of the many accolades Gamble & Huff have been honored with over the years.
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
    • The new executive offices of Philadelphia International Records
      • The new executive offices of Philadelphia International Records
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
    • Philadelphia International Records
      • Philadelphia International Records
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC
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Philly 360° Legacy:

Celebrating The 40th Anniversary Of Philadelphia International Records

This year marks 40 years of the legendary record label Philadelphia International Records (PIR) and the timeless Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) that's saturated the air waves over the last four decades.

The History

Before there was a Philadelphia International Records, there were two prolific songwriters who had been writing R&B hits throughout the 60s--Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The very first time this duo sat down to write a song, they wrote 10 songs in one sitting. And, as Gamble says, "It's been that way ever since." 

The music pioneers and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo founded the label Philadelphia International Records (PIR) in 1971. Through the guidance of music mogul and then president of CBS Clive Davis, Gamble & Huff's label secured a major distribution deal through CBS, the largest national label at the time. Within the first year of PIR opening, they had multiple number one hits on the R&B and pop charts, including "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" by the O'Jays, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul. The label also received its first Grammy Award for the Billy Paul hit.

Over the next decade, PIR artists and songs took over the R&B and pop charts. By 1973, PIR was the second-largest African-American-owned music company. By the following year, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and their Mighty Three Music publishing partner Thom Bell placed over 25 songs on the charts. Mighty Three Music became the biggest-selling music publishing company that year.

Since founding Philadelphia International Records, the powerhouse production duo have written and produced over 3,500 songs within 50 years. Gamble & Huff were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and they are also Grammy winners and BMI songwriters' awards honorees.  Their extensive catalogue also includes numerous pop #1 hits, R&B #1 hits, 100 gold and platinum records. It's estimated that one of their songs is played on radio somewhere in the world every 13.5 minutes.

The anniversary celebration will continue in 2012, as it will be the 50th anniversary of the Gamble & Huff partnership.

 


Video – Six Degrees Of The Roots Featuring Vidal Davis

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 23, 2011
    • Vidal Davis
      • Vidal Davis
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philly Music Mag

Six Degrees of The Roots

Featuring Vidal Davis

We’re back again with another connection to The Roots. Vidal Davis, of the noted GRAMMY®-winning production duo Dre & Vidal, has some history with The Roots, too.

Check out the video to hear about Vidal’s connection to The Roots.


Video – Six Degrees Of The Roots Featuring Laiya St. Clair

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 23, 2011
    • Music Insider Laiya St. Clair
      • Music Insider Laiya St. Clair
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Laiya St. Clair

Six Degrees of The Roots

Featuring Laiya St. Clair

Next on deck is our very own Philly 360˚ Insider, Laiya St. Clair! Laiya goes way back with The Roots crew, so you already know it’s a good story.  

Check out the video to hear about Laiya’s connection to The Roots.


Jill Scott’s Philly Picks

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 23, 2011
    • Jill Scott
      • Jill Scott
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gomillion and Leopold Studios

Jill Scott’s Philly Picks

You can find just about anything in Philly, and Jill Scott knows all about it. She may be a mega-hot soulstar but she still has lots of love for her hometown. From hot hair dos to fabulous facials, she has the scoop on who does it best.

The Philadelphia Daily News caught up with Jill while she was in town to talk about some of her favorite hot spots. In fact, we learned a thing or two.

 

Jill Scott’s Hot Spots:

 

Fly Dos

Duafe: Holistic Hair Care

3502 Scotts Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19129

Insider fact: This salon is owned by Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassador Syreeta Scott!

 

A Fabulous Face

Meredith Sabir

Call (215) 715-2640

 

Best Party Space

Material Culture

4700 Wissahickon Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

 

Accessory Necessities

J. Karma Boutique

62 North 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

Something Hot

Café Ole

147 North 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

R&R

Ayurveda for Modern Living

 

To view the full article, visit the Philadelphia Daily News website.


The Harvest - Wednesday, July 23

The Harvest When: Wednesday, July 23, 7 p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street Cost: $9 - $11 More info: Click here for details. Philly's hottest poets, emcees, singers and even comedians will all step to the mic…

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Verbal Connections: The Conversations Party - Saturday, July 26

The Verbal Connections: The Conversations Party When: Saturday, July 26, 7 - 11 p.m. Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street Cost: $12 More Info: Click here to RSVP. Philly, mix and mingle with a sophisticated crowd, as The Verbal…