News http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:19:05 -0400 en <![CDATA[Philadelphia Home Grown Music Festival Lands This Weekend - September 12-14]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/12/philadelphia-home-grown-music-festival-lands-this-weekend-september-12-14 This year, Philadelphia has experienced some of the most awesome music and performance concepts that the East Coast has to offer. And, the HomeGrown Music Festival is no exception. This exciting new festival boasts 3 days, 11 sites and 37 amazingly talented performers! Yes, summer music in Philly isn't quite over yet. 

From September 12 through September 14, local Philadelphia neighborhoods will be filled with music. One of the goals of the HomeGrown festival is to utilize open spaces including gardens and farms as performance venues.

The inaugural performance will kick off on Friday, September 12 at Bartram’s Garden with performances by songbird Kriss Mincey, MAMBISA, Red Rising and more.

On Saturday, September 13, you will be able to make your way to over nine locations to hear music from 4-9:30 p.m. That’s right from Weavers Way Farm to the Manton Street Community Garden acts like Chase Allen, Could’ve Been Kings, Khemist and many more will take the stage!

Sunday, September 14 will culminate the weekend full of music. The HomeGrown Festival has partnered with the Philadelphia Country Urban Fair to do a full day of workshops for gardeners and urban farmers. From 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. you will be able to learn more about bee keeping, raising chickens, rain barrels and hear a keynote address from Professor Antony Monteiro.

This awesome Festival is promoting home grown music and food in a creative way that sheds light on the urban farming happening in and around the city. Be sure to go out and support this first initiative!


Philadelphia Home Grown Music Festival
When: September 12-14
Where: Various Locations
Cost: $10
More info: www.philadelphiahomegrownmusicfestival.com

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<![CDATA[CONTEST: Tweet @Philly360 To Win A Pair Of VIP Tickets To Foxtail Festival on Saturday, September 20]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/12/contest-tweet-philly360-to-win-a-pair-of-vip-tickets-to-foxtail-festival-on-saturday-september-20

This month, music festival producers, What Scene?, will again present Foxtail Fest here in Philadelphia. Along with Top Dawg Entertainment's SZA as the headliner, the Foxtail lineup includes performances by a diverse list of hip-hop/alternative/electronic artists and DJ's, including A$AP Ant, A$AP Nast, DJ Diamond Kuts, Noah Breakfast, ASAAD, Theodore Grams, DJ SYLO and others.

The day-long mystical forest-themed, music festival, hosted by Cory Townes, will also feature an outdoor fire show, aerial stunts, LED lighting hoops, and acrobatic/contortionist visuals by Mystical Circus Acts, as well as 3D projections of graphic art to go along with the listening experience.

Want to be one of the 1,000+ festival-goers expected to attend Foxtail next week? Yeah, we thought so. Well, here's your chance enter to win!

Tweet To Win

Just follow @Philly360 and @FoxtailFest, then tweet the below phrase. Just make sure you add in the special somebody who you'd bring along with you.   

"If I win free tix to #FoxtailFest from @Philly360, I want to take @[fill in the blank]!"

The Prize

One lucky winner will win a pair of VIP tickets. VIP amenities include:

Access to VIP viewing area with open bar
Limited edition Foxtail Fest VIP wristband
Foxtail Food Truck Pass
Entry to Exclusive After Party
Limited Edition Foxtail Fest Poster by DISTORTED + More!

So, get to tweeting and we'll see you at Foxtail 2014! Let's go. 

Click here for the official rules.


Foxtail Fest
When: Saturday, September 20, 
Where: District N9NE, 460 N 9th Street
Cost: $25-150
More info: Click here.

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<![CDATA[The Creatives: Meet Philly-Based Singer, Songwriter & Producer Anyee Wright]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/12/the-creatives-meet-philly-based-singer-songwriter-producer-anyee-wright When it comes to the Philly hip-hop scene, there are a few artists who immediately come to mind — for instance, rap sensation Meek Mill and West Philadelphia emcee Chill Moody.

Along with Meek and Chill, newcomers like Moosh & Twist, Kur and Anyee Wright are working hard to raise their profile while broadening and redefining the image of Philly hip-hop. These young artists are making quality music, selling out shows in Philly and beyond, and successfully marketing their projects via social media. Undoubtedly, these powerhouse talents are creating a new wave for the Philly sound. 

Now, meet Anyee Wright. This 20-year-old singer/songwriter/producer is making big moves in our underground music scene. On September 20, Wright will be performing at this year’s Foxtail Fest along with big names such as Sza, members of A$AP Mob and Dj Diamond Kutz. 

We recently came across her new song, “R.W.A.G.L.M.” The track was so captivating that we definitely had to sit down with Anyee to learn more about this Philly-based talent.

You can check out our interview and Anyee Wright's track below!

Philly 360° interview with Anyee Wright 


Philly 360°: What is one thing that you want people know about you?

AW: I just want people to learn me through my music. I want to become a storyteller with my material. After all, it's the best way I'll ever explain myself. Anyee Wright is an artist.

Philly 360°: Who are some of your influences (if you have any)?

AW: Many of my influences come from post-dubstep/ EDM artists, while others come from that 'Trippy-Soul/ Hip-Hop" sound. Disclosure & Iman Omari makes me wonder. I like music that inspires to get up and produce something that I'd move to.


Philly 360°: What is your purpose in music/ what type of people do you make music for?

AW: My purpose in music is to make people dance. I want people to catch a cadence in my lyrics and sing along. I make music for everyone who loves it just as much as I do.


Philly 360°: What do you like about the music scene here?  

AW: Philly has so many cool artists. I could name so many off the top but I'd be counting forever. Just watch Philly's movement. Be involved, come to events, pay attention. Philly's talent is endless.

Philly 360°: How has the city responded to your work so far?

AW: I appreciate the plays — they appreciate the music. It's pretty cool to see that happen because I'm evolving as an Artist. I think my fans will love "Keep Going, Free Spirit" (Produced By Ignorvnce). It's totally different from anything I've ever written.


Philly 360°: What do you like about living in Philly?

AW: I like meeting people who are just like me. I like that Philly has an environment for the youth where there's a movement, and everyone has a passion for something.


Come out and see Anyee and others at the Foxtail Fest on September 20 at District N9NE. 

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<![CDATA[Philly 360° Style Guide: Philadelphia Menswear Shops For The ‘Dapper Sophisticants’ Of Rittenhouse Square]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/11/philly-360-style-guide-philadelphia-menswear-shops-for-the-dapper-sophisticants-of-rittenhouse-square Guys, we know you need more than one type of outfit for everyday life. You don’t want to be stuck in that ‘one outfit fits all’ mode. Maybe you’ve got a businesses dinner, a conference, a date, you’re headed to the big game, you want an outfit to sharpen your style, you’re going for that vintage-meets-heritage vibe or you just want to go straight casual with a little something extra.

For whatever look you’ve got in mind, Philly 360° has put together some looks that fit all occasions. And, we're staring with the "Dapper Sophisticants" of Rittenhouse Square.

With Philly’s diverse selection of men’s stores, from the established and traditional to the modern and trend-evoking, you're guaranteed to take your style to the next level. 

Check out our pick's for this week's menswear style guide, and stay tuned for more classic Philly looks — courtesy of Philly 360°. 


The ‘Dapper Sophisticant’: Rittenhouse Square

The Suit: For those of you looking for the traditional yet sophisticated, retro yet modern, suit attire you’ll need to start at Commonwealth Proper. You’ll find that custom-made, perfectly tailored suit with an expert fit. Curated fabrics top the quality off making for an investment-worthy closet addition that will last well into the future. (1839 Chestnut Street)

The Shirt: For the dress shirt, head to Distante´ Clothing, a Philly staple since 1983. Known for their signature French cuffs and tall collars, this article will no doubt leave you feeling a little taller arriving at a business meeting or that dress-to-impress event. (1510 Sansom Street)

The Shoes: Find your dress shoe fix at Boyd’s, a Rittenhouse Square staple of elegance. We suggest a slick pair of Armani Oxfords or some slightly more casual Ferragamo loafers to top off your outfit. (1818 Chestnut Street)

The Tie: No man should forget those wardrobe flourishes that add a little extra something. Try pairing a Duke & Winston bulldog-motif tie with your high-collared shirt for some British-inspired, prepster flair. You’ll feel like royalty (or maybe The Duke himself) in no time. (1822 Chestnut Street)

Outerwear and more: While we know you’re not on Savile Row, Henry A. Davidson can take you there stepping into the elegant, out-of-the-way showroom. We suggest one of their topcoats for those colder months—even in the winter, you’ll never lose your style. (1701 Spruce Street, 2nd floor)

If you’re looking to go bolder, try a Neopolitan-style, hand-cut and hand-sewn jacket from Nigerian-born menswear designer, Ikiré Jones. (131 N. 21st Street)

Accessories: Head to Mettler’s American Mercantile, a Center City, all USA-made outpost, for the stylistically simple, pure leather belt. You can stop here for all your made-in-America specialty items too. (2129 Chestnut Street)

Look further to ToBox, a local lifestyle store, for anything from lapel pins to handmade pocket squares to Italian socks to luggage. Why not travel in style too? (25 S. 19th Street)


And, to complete this week's menswear guide, we leave you with our latest venture — The Bearded Bunch video collab with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J.

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<![CDATA[GRAMMY Winners Snarky Puppy Returns To World Cafe Live - Friday, September 12]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/10/grammy-winners-snarky-puppy-returns-to-world-cafe-live-friday-september-12 With the 2013 release of their live album, Family DinnerSnarky Puppy went from an underground secret to one of the most respected bands in the game. Their formula is simple—they effortlessly fuse jazz and rock musicians with black gospel/R&B artists to create a fresh sound all their own.

Nine albums under their belt, a cast of 40+ internationally-touring musicians in their roster, and a GRAMMY nod for their collab with soulstress Lalah Hathaway — Snarky Puppy has more than earned its reputation for unparalled musicianship. Over the last decade, the band has jammed with everyone from Erykah Badu and Snoop Dogg to another Philly-fave, Justin Timberlake. 

If you don't know this group, then here's your chance to get acquainted with their soulful vibe. Snarky Puppy hits the World Cafe Live stage this month to lay down a set full of lush harmonies for their Philly fans.  

 

Snarky Puppy 
When: Friday, September 12, 8 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $23-25
More Info: Buy tickets online here.  

 

Check out this viral video of Snarky Puppy performing their Grammy Award-winning track "Something" with Lalah Hathaway.

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<![CDATA[Can't Miss Fashion: The Philadelphia Collection Returns - September 17-24]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/09/can-t-miss-fashion-the-philadelphia-collection-returns-september-17-24 Ready to bring the fashion again, Philly? Heading into its fifth year, The Philadelphia Collection will take place once again throughout the city from September 17-24. 

As more retailers are flocking to Philly (we see you Uniqlo and Century 21), the fashion-themed weeklong event is an initiative to help place the city of Brotherly love on the national fashion scope. With countless trunk shows, designer sales, and exclusive fashion shows, The Philadelphia Collection includes signature events like Phashion Phest, and Macy’s Fashion Show featuring the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.

Below, you can take a look at the major happenings of the Philadelphia Collection 2014. Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready for another fun week of shopping, sipping, and preening into fall fashion’s hottest trends.


The Philadelphia Collection
When: September 17- 24
Where: Various Locations
Cost: See website for details.
More Info: Click here.

 

Philly 360° Guide: The Philadelphia Collection 2014

Wednesday, September 17


Macy’s Fall Fashion Show | Time: 1 p.m. 

Join us for a Macy's Fall Fashion Show followed by a sneak preview of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers in Residence Spring 2015 collections!

Where: Macy's, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Phashion Phest | Time: 6 p.m. 

21st annual showcase of fashion and beauty, open-bar cocktail reception, student designer showcase, salon trends and high-energy fashion show

Where: The Shops at Liberty Place: 1625 Chestnut Street

http://www.phashionphest.com/


Thursday, September 18


StylePOP | Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

StylePOP is a fashion pop-up market held at Dilworth Park at City Hall.

Where: Dilworth Park at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107


LAGOS “Arm Party” | Time: 5-7 p.m. 

Join us to wardrobe your "arm" and adorn with LAGOS bracelets! Stack them up, and create your individual look for Fall 2014! Join us for wine/champagne, and a “special raffle” drawing! Stop by to join the fun! 5:00- 7:00pm

Where: LAGOS the Store, 1735 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


TechStyles: Fashion Meets Technology | Time: 6-9 p.m. 

A panel and interactive discussion held at NexFab, bringing together Philadelphia based makers and creators to engage and educate attendees on how technology is integrated into fashion.

Moderator: Sabir M. Peele, Men's Style Pro

Panelists include: Dom Streater, Fashion and Textile Designer Jason Browne, Founder of SPOR Christine Zapata, NextFab Dave Beaker, Beacon and Lively

RSVP today to: rsvp@skaibluemedia.com

Where: Next Fab, 2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146


Boyds Made-To-Measure Event | Time: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, til 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Join top executives from the world's best designers for 4 days to help you design your perfect suit, sport-coat or pant. Exclusive savings for this event only!!

Where: Boyds Philadelphia, 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Friday, September 19


United By Blue One Year Anniversary Party | Time: 6-9 p.m. 

United By Blue is celebrating the one year anniversary of its flagship store. Join this sustainable, Philly based company for complimentary cocktails, snacks, and entertainment.

Where: United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier, 144 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


FBH Presents Philly Fashion Week Ready to Wear Runway Show | Time: 7-10 p.m. 

Fashion purveyors and industry movers and shakers take part in PFW's premiere ready to wear fashion show, featuring 10 national & international fashion designers. Doors open at 7p, show starts at 8p. Tickets can be purchased online through the PFW website.

Where: Crane Arts Building: 1400 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122


Saturday, September 20


AN EXQUISITE BRUNCH: Fashion, Food & Photography at the NINObrand Atelier | Time: Noon - 3 p.m. 

We're pleased to invite you to an al fresco celebration of only-in-Philadelphia art, food and fashion. Guests are encouraged to wear favorite NINObrand styles and become part of our photo chronicles, and enjoy the mindful organic fare of SCJRealFood. RSVP by 9/18 to info@ninobrand.com.

Where: 333 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Sunday, September 21

 

Eagles Watch Party/Line Release | Time: 12-4 p.m. 

Philly Phaithful and Broad Street Broad will host an Eagles/NFL watch party at No. Libs Showroom and release new items from their Fall collection for fashion-forward sports fans.

Where: 737 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123


Monday, September 22


Fall Fashions…Locally Made | Time: 3-7 p.m. 

Be among the first to view and purchase the latest fall dresses, jackets and accessories designed and fabricated right here in Philadelphia. Come, sip delicious cocktails and discover some hidden gems in our talent filled city.

Where: Urban Princess Boutique, 620 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Tuesday, September 23rd


Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Shopping Soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center | Time: 11 a.m. - 7p.m. 

Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designers for a one-day-only shopping soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Meet the 2014 Designers-In-Residence in person, and treat yourself to major fashion steals, light bites, tunes, and sips.

Where: 1701 JFK Blvd #300, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl | Time: 6-8 p.m. 

A roving event highlighting the best of fall fashion and mixology in Rittenhouse.

Where: Rittenhouse Row, All around Rittenhouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to 19103

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<![CDATA[Must-Hit: PAFA’s ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ - Now through October 12]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/05/must-hit-pafa-s-spiritual-strivings-a-celebration-of-african-american-works-on-paper-now-through-october-12 In keeping with its mission of promoting transformative art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) has opened two exhibitions of African American Art spanning two centuries. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ essay “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” in The Souls of Black Folk, ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ features more than 90 pieces from the Kelley Collection and artist Eldzier Cortor.

With more than 70 pieces, the “Kelly Collection” – in the Hamilton building – features artwork over the span of the 20th century, with emphasis on the rich evolution of African American art. The exhibition consists of drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, linoleum, and color screen prints from widely acclaimed artists such as, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Philly’s own Dox Thrash, Paul Keene and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

On display in the Historic Landmark building, the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition, aptly named after the successful printmaker and painter, consists of 53 objects, including original plates and test proofs, from the years between 1950 and 2000. The installation is curated to take museum-goers on a journey into Cotor’s working methods and showcase how the artist used printmaking as a means to explore motifs in constant change.

Both exhibitions are currently on view. The “Kelley Collection” runs through October 12 meanwhile the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition s runs through August 31.

‘Spiritual Strivings’ is included in the museum’s admission, which costs $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors; and is free for children under 12, PAFA members and military personnel.


PAFA Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper
When: Now through October 12
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street
Cost: Included with museum admission  
More info: www.pafa.org

 
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:34:15 -0400
<![CDATA[Swing Into The Weekend With A French Cabaret Inspired First Friday At The Barnes - Friday, September 5]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/05/swing-into-the-weekend-with-a-french-cabaret-inspired-first-friday-at-the-barnes-friday-september-5 This weekend, The Barnes Foundation returns with another fresh First Friday lineup.

Located along Philly's world famous Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Barnes is best known for its impressive collection of art, which includes 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes (more than all the museums in Paris) and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, and Picasso.

In addition to works by these well-known artists, the collection also includes an amazing selection of African Art, period furniture and antique brassware—all painstakingly curated over six decades ago by the museum's founder Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

For First Friday, The Barnes invites you to escape to Paris at a cabaret-inspired fête––a sensual feast for your eyes and ears! Dive into the Parisian and Golden Age listening to sounds of the Avalon Jazz Band featuring dances that recall classic jazz halls, flappers, and dandies dancing in a whirlwind to soulful rhymes and rhythms. Activities also include a short talk on the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne

No Paris trip is complete without the French bistro experience. So, sip apéritifs, and savor mini baguette sandwiches, pommes frites, and macarons available for purchase in the The Barnes' main courtyard — or make an evening of it with an intimate dinner at the Garden Café.

With an uncomparable collection of art, and an amazing line-up of artists—First Friday at The Barnes Foundation is a must-hit event for the weekend.


FIRST FRIDAY! FRENCH CABARET
When: Friday, August 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $25, members free, Use discount code PHILLY360 for a special $20 ticket. 
More Info: Click here

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<![CDATA[CONTEST: Tweet @PhillyTeAma To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Check Out Calle 13 At The Kimmel Center - Saturday, September 27]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/04/contest-tweet-phillyteama-to-win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-check-out-calle-13-at-the-kimmel-center-saturday-september-27 This next Philly 360° giveaway comes courtesy of our friends @PhillyTeAma

Winners of a record-breaking 19 Latin GRAMMYs and two US GRAMMYs, Latin music sensation Calle 13 is landing at The Kimmel Center on Saturday, September 27. Known around the globe for their uncompromising artistry and electrifying stage performances, half-brothers Residente (René Pérez Joglar) and Visitante (Eduardo Cabra Martínez) are changing the discourse on Latin America — one song at a time. 

Want to win a pair of tickets to Calle 13's show? Then click here to follow @PhillyTeAma and then tweet the below statement, making sure to fill in the blank. 

"If I won 2 tickets to the #Calle13inPhilly show from @PhillyTeAma, I'd bring@______”

Enter by Wednesday, September 24 for your chance to win big.

Also, be sure to check out @PhillyTeAma for the latest, greatest events and entertainment from Philly's booming Latin scene. 

You can find the official contest rules here


Calle 13
When: Saturday, September 27, 8 p.m. 
Where: The Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Streets 
Cost: $40-50
More Info: Click here

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:54:00 -0400
<![CDATA[The September Must-Hit List: Sneaker Pimps With Cam'ron, The Philadelphia Collection, Seun Kuti + Rich Medina, Gizmo, STS, The Bearded Bunch, Fly School Circus Arts & More]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2014/09/04/the-september-must-hit-list-sneaker-pimps-with-cam-ron-the-philadelphia-collection-seun-kuti-rich-medina-gizmo-sts-the-bearded-bunch-fly-school-circus-arts-more Featured Events:

Sneaker Pimps Featuring Cam’ron — Sunday, September 7

Searching for your next pair of dope kicks? Well, look no further. On Sunday, Sneaker Pimps—the world’s largest sneaker show—comes through Philly with more than 1,500 rare, vintage, customized and celebrity-signed sneakers. The Philly edition of Sneaker Pimps includes a headlining performance by hip-hop great Cam’ron.


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 + Rich Medina — Monday, September 8   

The son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 touch down in Philly alongside veteran turntablist Rich Medina to promote their latest project, A Long Way To The Beginning. The seven-track album, which boasts production creds by GRAMMY-winner Robert Glasper, reimagines Fela’s classic afrobeat sound for the modern ear. It all goes down on September 8 at Union Transfer. #bethere


Gizmo — Tuesday, September 9

Band member and musical director for notable acts like Meshell Ndegeocello, Lalah Hathaway and Bilal, 23-year-old Philly bassist Gizmo has stepped out into the limelight as a solo artist. After releasing his latest EP last year, the music phenom hit the road to share his feel-good, soulful sounds with music lovers across the nation. He hits World Cafe Live next week.


Artist For Artist — Thursday, September 11

Artist For Artist returns to The Fire with live performances by some of the hottest indie acts coming out of Philadelphia. The lineup for the next installment of the music series includes multi-talented vocalist, violinist and beat-boxer Brian Fitzy; poet-turned-emcee STS; up-and-coming rap star Young Gliss; and more. 


Snarky Puppy — Friday, September 12

With the release of their most recent live album, Family Dinner, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most respected bands in the game. Their formula is simple—fuse jazz and rock musicians with R&B/soul vocalists to produce a fresh sound that is all their own. Philly fans can catch Snarky Puppy at World Cafe Live.


The Philadelphia Collection — Wednesday, September 17-Wednesday, September 24

Philly fashionistas & style guys: Throw on your hottest stilettos and finest threads and step out in style for The Philadelphia Collection. This signature Philly event will shine an international spotlight on our city’s booming retail and design scenes with runway shows, style soirees, exclusive trunk sales and sophisticated after parties. #TPC2014


Day 26 — Monday, September 22

After a four-year hiatus, R&B power group Day 26, which was created by Diddy for MTV's 2007 hit show Making the Band 4, has reunited and is hitting the road to promote their new music. All five original band members—Robert, Will, Brian, Mike and Qwanell—drop in World Cafe Live to show their Philly fans some love.

Philly 360° Spotlights:

The Bearded Bunch

Though it may seem as if a well-kempt beard is a new trend in men's style, the truth is that dapper dudes from Philly have been sporting their beards, with love, for years. We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J, and seven other stylish gents to chat about the “Philly beard.” Watch our video.


TourStar Music App

Philly-based music industry exec Brandon Pankey is adding another venture to his impressive list of credentials: creator and co-developer of the hot new music app, TourStar. Co-designed with artist engagement company GroundCtrl, TourStar takes users through a virtual Sims-like world where they can experience the ups and downs of touring and fame, and players can win real world prizes.


Mitchell & Ness Presents Russell Simmons

Music industry legends Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind stopped by Mitchell & Ness to promote their latest venture, All Def Digital (ADD). In a candid discussion moderated by branding consultant Set Free, the two entertainment powerhouses introduced the room to Philly's first ADD artist, Tayyib Ali. Watch our video recap.


Fly School Circus Arts

Fly School Circus Arts helps people of all shapes, sizes and skill levels push the limits of their physical abilities through trapeze. Philly 360° followed along as lifestyle influencer Kharisma McIlwaine took to the sky and tackled her first lesson. Think you're up for the challenge? Watch our video.

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