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Just In: Jay Z's Made In America Hits Philly's Parkway Again

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • April 14, 2014
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      • Jay-Z at Made in America
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Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival is hitting Philly again! That's right. Mr. Carter is bringing his festival back to Philly for another two days jam-packed with music by an epic lineup of acts — all hand-picked by the music industry mogul.

Returning for the third year, Made in America has become a staple in the Philly music festival scene. You can expect multiple stages set up, packed with nonstop performances, and the entire Benjamin Franklin Parkway (aka The Parkway) will shut down for both days. The lineup hasn't been announced yet, but based on the last two years — it's guaranteed to deliver. And, like the previous two years, it's all going down over Labor Day Weekend. 

The last two MIA festivals included performances by Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, DeadMau5, Jill Scott, Eve, Janelle Monae, Drake, Run DMC, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange, Odd Future, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo and many, many more. Major, right?

Presale Tickets

Want to be there? We've got you covered. The MIA presale just kicked off today, but ends tomorrow, April 15 at 10pm. So be sure to grab your passes now! You can buy tickets here.

Presale code BMIA2014.

Lineup & Contest

Make sure you keep checking back with us for the latest info. Philly 360° will keep you updated on the MIA lineup as more details get announce. And, you know we'll have some tickets to give away, so stay tuned for more. 

Event Details

Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival
When: Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Presale $99.50 for two-day pass
More Info: Buy tickets here. Presale code BMIA2014. Presale ends Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm.

Insider Tip: Grab tickets and book a room now. 

 

Check out our official video from Jay Z's Made in America festival below. 


Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary - April 20-27, 2014

  • Posted By: Monica Lyons
  • April 10, 2014
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      • Philadelphia Black Gay Pride
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PBGP

From April 20 to 27, Philadelphia Black Gay Pride will commemorate its 15th anniversary with a week-long celebration of events, from parties and poetry slam to pageants.  

Philadelphia Black Gay Pride (PBGP) was first created in 1999 by the COLOURS Organization, the only LBGTQ service organization in Philadelphia primarily by and for people of color. COLOURS served as the official host of the PBGP festival until it received its own official standing as a non-profit organization in April 2004.

PBGP is dedicated to raising public awareness for health issues such as HIV/AIDS, shining light on issues that affect the LGBTQ community, providing positive youth leadership opportunities, and networking with queer communities along the northeast. Though PBGP targets its festival to people of African-descent who are members of the LGBTQ community, it welcomes any and all allies to the community.

The anniversary celebration will kick off with a Mr./Miss Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Pageant and close with an all-day party, where guests are encouraged to step out in their finest attire in the name of Philly pride. Between these two signature event, PBGP will present a diverse array of programs, including speed dating, a health and resource fair, talent show, community awards, parties, mixers and much more.

Come out and show your Philly pride, while mixing and mingling with the finest, flyest crowd Philly has to offer. #bethere


Philly Black Gay Pride 
When: April 20 - 27, 2014
Where: Various locations
More Info: For a full list of anniversary events, click here.


Just In: Questlove Drops Cover Art For The Roots' New Single On Instagram

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • April 9, 2014
    • Black Thought & ?uestlove of The Roots
      • Black Thought & ?uestlove of The Roots
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    • Questlove drops cover art for new single on Instgram.
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After a year of mentions and murmurs, it seems The Roots are now speaking up about their forthcoming album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Earlier this week, Roots' drummer and Philly hometown hero Questlove posted artwork for their new single “When The People Cheer” on Instagram to the shock and delight of fans.

This release will be the 11th studio album for the highly-acclaimed group, who have been dominating the headlines over the last few years. From becoming the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, moving over to The Tonight Show and being featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine, The Roots have been single-handedly changing the face of late night television.  

The legendary music group first got its start right here in Philly when Quest and Black Thought met at Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Artsaffectionately referred to as CAPA in Philly. Since then, the duo has worked non-stop to achieve their current level of music industry success. According to Questlove's autobiography Mo Meta Blues, it was a long ride for the group with plenty of twist, turns and learning experiences. But now, it's clear that the Philly natives have nothing but smooth sailing ahead. 

Most listeners first fell in love with The Roots sound during the Philadelphia soul revival of the late 90s and early 2000s. During this time, The Roots crew, which included Black Thought, Questlove and James Poyser, were making music in Philly and creating the soundtrack for a movement that would forever change the music industry, bringing us artists like Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Kindred The Family Soul, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild, Jaguar Wright and more. 

The Roots are set to reach new heights with this album, and we're definitely hype to see a group who has released multiple albums and landed GRAMMY wins continue to build new audiences and fans around the globe. And, of course they're always willing to rep strong for their hometown.  

The new album is a concept album in the vein of Undun. Undeniably, The Roots have become masters at telling well-thought-out stories supported by their immaculate music production. According to Roots Crew emcee Black Thought, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin will revolve around a cast of characters that they have encountered throughout their travels, careers and personal lives. 

Questlove's Instagram caption informed fans that the album will be available on May 13—just in time for this year's Roots Picnic, which takes place in Philly on May 31. So, in addition to seeing headliners like Snoop Dog and Janelle Monae, fans might just get a chance to experience some of The Roots' new material live. #winning.

This just may be the most epic Roots Picnic yet, so grab your tickets soon. Until then, check out the new single and let us know what you think! 


Check out The Roots' newest single "When The People Cheer" courtesy of Def Jam Recordings.  


Save The Date: Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • April 8, 2014
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Spring is officially in the building. The days are growing longer, the weather is heating up and everyone is definitely looking to shake their cabin fever with some Philly-fresh music and entertainment. Luckily for us, Veteran Freshman is back on the scene with another dope lineup of shows for the spring. Plenty of your favorite acts are heading out on the road and making their way to Philly to show their fans some love. 

Check out the below schedule for upcoming Veteran Freshman events featuring tons of insanely-talented performers, including FutureMIAJessie Boykins III and more!


Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide: 

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Kid Ink: My Own Lane

When: Tuesday, April 22
Where: Theater of Living Arts Lounge (TLA), 334 South Street
Cost: $22
More Info: LiveNation.com

RCA recording artist Kid Ink heads out in support of his latest project My Own Lane. After starting out as a producer with credits with P. Diddy, Nipsey Hus$$le, Sean Kingston and more, Kid Ink broke out as a solo artist in 2012—and never looked back. 


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.  


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 Theater this month for his “After Dark Tour,” which leads us to believe that you might want to put the kids to bed for this one!


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

An awesome tribute series, this months Who Got Jazz honors poet, activist, and artist Gil Scott Heron. Performers will include: Seff Al-Friqi, Suzann Christine, Rico Anderson, and Koby Murphy.


The Real with Rob Hill Sr. and Special Guest Alex Elle

When: Sunday, May 5
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.


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! The nostalgia of the duo hitting the stage again will definitely have fans lining up to catch new hits and old favorites.  


The Underachievers w/ Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper

When: Monday, May 12
Where: The Barbary, 951 Frankford Avenue
Cost: $15
More Info: Ticketfly.com

AK and Issa Gold, the hip hop duo from Brooklyn hit The Barbary in May. Signed by record producer Flying Lotus, these two have built a solid underground fan base through their mixtapes Indigoism and Lords of Flatbush. They’ll be joined by emcees Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper.


Fredo Santana: Coming to a Cut Near You

When: Thursday, May 15
Where: The Barbary, 951 Frankford Avenue
Cost: $15
More Info: ticketfly.com

The cousin of Chicago-born Chief Keef, Fredo Santana started seriously pursuing rap after the release of Keef’s “I Don’t Like” in 2012. Very quickly Santana has built his own buzz. Though still an indie artist, he has garnered the attention of rappers like Drake, appearing in his “Hold On, We’re Going Home” video.


Moosh & Twist (OCD)

When: Saturday, May 22
Where: Theater of Living Arts (TLA), 334 South Street
Cost: $15
More Info: LiveNation.com

Philly natives Moosh & Twist hit the TLA on May 22. This hip hop duo has been at it for some time now. This show will be at the tail end of their “Living Out Loud” tour which hit multiple cities across the country. Not too shabby for a couple of 20-somethings. This is definitely a group to keep an eye on. 


Jessie Boykins III

When: Saturday, May 24
Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $20
More Info: utphilly.com

Eclectic R&B/soul artist and songwriter Jessie Boykins III makes his way to Union Transfer in May. His upcoming project Love Apparatus will be released later this month—make sure to grab it! 


Future with Rico Love and Que

When: June, 5
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street
Cost: $30
More Info: ticketfly.com

Rap artist Future is coming to town and fans may also be holding out for an appearance from his very pregnant fiancé, recording artist Ciara. Joining Future for his “Honest” tour will be super producer and songwriter turned artist Rico Love and QUE.

 
 

Philly 360° Playlist: Brianna Cash - "Kisses In The Rain"

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • April 7, 2014
    • Brianna Cash - Journey After June
      • Brianna Cash - Journey After June
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brianna Cash

Philly, get to know Brianna Cash. This Philly-based singer/songwriter has been generating plenty of buzz in the local music scene. So, it's definitely time for her to shine on the Philly 360° playlist. Cash just released her EP The Journey After June to much acclaim from music makers and fans alike. This week, we’re spotlighting her single, “Kisses in the Rain.”

The heavy, warm, guitar-driven track automatically makes you reminisce about summertime in the city. Cash’s raspy voice sings of the complexity of love—when you’re all in but the other person doesn’t quite get it. The production on the track is light and leaves plenty of space to get into the lyrics and the song's laid back vibe. Also, who isn't a sucker for a well-played guitar solo? 

The Journey After June was written, composed and produced by Cash. When explaining her relationship with the music from the EP, Cash explains “Each song has gotten me through a lot in my life, and I feel like they can help others as well. I love to share good music.”

As a young artist, Cash already has a distinctive sound that sets her apart from others. Originally from Philadelphia, this up-and-coming singer/songwriter been working hard on the the locallive scene circuit—performing with recognizable Philly talent like Chill MoodyGoGo Morrow and Roc Nation’s Bridget Kelly. Also, just last week, Starr Island Group announced Brianna Cash as one of the performers for next week's The Winner Circle II music showcase at Underground Arts, along with MPrynt, Jeremy Isaac & Hangover and Good Girl.  

At just 21, Brianna Cash has a voice and musical sensibility that are well beyond her age, yet her music remains fresh, current and relatable to today's audiences. She's definitey the epitome of Philly music, and the perfect representation of the heartfelt sound that has always come from our town.  

Make sure you catch Brianna Cash at her upcoming show and download The Journey After June now. You'll definitely be pleased. 


6 Events To Kick Off Spring In Philly

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • April 4, 2014
    • Step Into The Winners Circle
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Spring Events:

Friday, April 4 — Art After 5 With Cosmo Baker

Kick off your weekend right with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s popular Friday night mixer, Art After 5. The first April installment features a hot playlist courtesy of in-demand turntablist Cosmo Baker. A Philly native, Baker got his start spinning alongside powerhouse DJs Questlove and Rich Medina and now rocks dance floors across the globe.


Sunday, April 13 — The Winners Circle II

Step into The Winners Circle II with Philly’s freshest R&B acts as they rock Sigma Sound with a night of unstoppable music. Round two of this dope R&B showcase features performances by a serious lineup of talent, including Motown recording artists MPrynt, blazing hot girl group Good Girl, soulful crooner Jeremy Isaac and sultry R&B/pop diva Phoenix. This event will definitely be a sellout, so buy your tickets now.


Friday, April 18 — Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Jacqueline Constance & Ganou

It’s about to go down in the Sanctuary once again. This month, up and coming Philly vocalists Jacqueline Constance and Ganou will show Sanctuary LIVE!-goers why they’ve been generating some serious buzz on the local music scene. Stop through for a night of soulful vibes.


Saturday, April 19 — Center City Jazz Fest

It’s back! Center City Jazz Fest returns with 16 incredible acts performing at four local music venues, including Fergie’s, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Time and Milkboy Philly. Catch some of the city’s top jazz talents—Ernest Stuart, Justin Faulkner, Joanna Pascale and Mike Kennedy—lay it down like only Philly musicians can. One ticket gets you access to all of it.


Saturday, April  19 — Philly Loves Def Jam

It’s been 30 years since Def Jam landed on the scene, bringing us game-changing artist like LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, DMX, Kanye West and Jay-Z. And that’s just naming a few. On April 19, Philly Loves Def Jam hits Johnny Brenda’s with Chill Moody as host, opening sets by Mike Nyce and Mr. Sonny James and a special appearance by DJ Scratch of EPMD.


Thursday, May  1 — Ledisi: The Truth Tour With Robert Glasper  

R&B/soul songstress Ledisi is hitting the road this spring with a 30-city U.S. tour to promote her latest album The Truth. And of course, she’s stopping through Philly to show her fans some love. You can catch Led along with GRAMMY-winner Robert Glasper at the Tower Theater on May 1. Grab your tickets soon because you definitely don’t want to miss this one!


Philly 360° Spotlight: 

    • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
      • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
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Philly 360° Rewind: Aaron Camper & Friends

Last month, Aaron Camper came, saw and conquered the stage during his show at popular Philly music venue World Cafe Live. Joined by Eric Roberson, Kontraband215, Phoenix, DJ Aktive and Astronauts Really Fly, Camper tore down the house in the name of Philly-fresh music. Watch our recap video here.


Homesick Philly SXSW Takeover

Mission accomplished. Philly 360° was there when dozens of artists from our local music scene descended on Austin, Texas for a SXSW takeover. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Philly phenoms like Chill Moody and Cheers Elephant holding it down for their hometown. Check it out.


Guide To Philly Tech Week

Techies, this one’s for you. From April 4 to 12, Philly Tech Week returns for another round of innovative, tech-driven events. Kicking off with the largest game of Tetris known to man, PTW 2014 includes over 100 mostly free events. Check out our guide for a few must-hit events.


On The Red Carpet With Brad Smith

Philly 360° followed along as Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Brad Smith hit the red carpet for the Lux Menswear Runway Show during Philly Fashion Week. We caught some of the city’s top designers, stylists and entertainers stepping out in their very best to check out the hottest trends in Philly fashion. Watch the video here.  


Philly 360° Rewind: Philly Invades SXSW 2014

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • April 4, 2014
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Philly 360° hit the road and headed to Austin, Texas for the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. The Philly takeover was in full effect at this year's festival.

From March 7-16, the entire city of Austin is taken over by brands, musical artists, tech geeks, indie filmmakers, entertainment industry reps, celebrities, media and massive amounts of creatives and hipsters looking to check out new talent, trends and brand experiences — and Philly definitely played a major part in the Austin takeover. 

Reppin' Philly Music: 

Philly's local music scene repped hard at SXSW, and we were there to capture it all. Philly bands, artists and musicians played all across Austin — from large-scale stages to intimate spaces. Philly talent was everywhere. Sought after drummer and Philly's own Spanky McCurdy played with Lady Gaga on the Doritos #BoldStage for her now infamous SXSW performance. Rising hip-hop artist Chill Moody performed on six stages with local R&B singer Beano and DJ Ricochet on the ones and twos. 

Also on the hip-hop tip for the SXSW Philly takeover, Philly's own hip-hop legend Freeway, plus rising emcees Gilbere Forte, KnxwledgeEshon Burgundy, Da Truth and Chynna all held down Philly's presence with shows during SXSW. And, at one of Okayplayer's events, DJ Qool Marv had a 2-hour set dedicated to Philly hip-hop icons The Roots, plus a new mix from our very own DJ legend DJ Jazzy Jeff. Indie soulstress Res showed Austin how Philly lays it down in the R&B scene. And, emerging indie bands like Cheers ElephantThe Districts, Kurt Vile, Far-Out Fangtooth, Modern Inventors, Pattern is Movement and Cheerleader also showcased the Philly indie music scene. 

Reppin' Philly Brands: 

Philly 360° also caught up with some Philly brands while there, including local radio station WXPN that was live broadcasting from SXSW. Our friends at Mitchell & Ness were also there as they launched a new reflective snapback hat. They had had some star power in their space at Woven House, including Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Lady Gaga, Diddy and Taboo.

SInce Philly is the "City of Brotherly Love", Philly 360° and Visit Philly also made sure to spread some of our own Philly love by giving out swag and gifts that were Philly-made, including: Phillyosphy shirts designed by Chill Moody and Curran Swint of Kings Rule Together, Jeantrix love pins, Philly 360° wristbands (shameless plug), Stacey Flygirrl Wilson's jawn shirts and posters, DJ Jazzy Jeff Summertime 2 CDs, Uber Philly cards, 611 apparell, WXPN/World Cafe Live CDs, Victory Brewing Summer Love Ale beer koozies, Side Project Jerkey, Rival Bros. coffee and some Philly giveaways like a trip to Philly for the Roots Picnic and a Fuji Feather Bike. 

The Official Behind-the-Scenes Video: 

Like we said, the Philly takeover was in full effect during SXSW and all the talent held it down for their hometown. We hit the streets to connect with some of our homegrown talent and friends while we were there, and to also check in with SXSW goers to test their Philly knowledge. Be on the lookout for our Official Philly SXSW video to see exactly how things went down in Austin. 

Stay tuned for more! 


Philly 360° Rewind: Backstage At World Cafe Live With Clint Coley

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • April 4, 2014
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Keep your eye on Philly born-and-raised comedian Clint Coley. Since being hailed as the new "Prince of Comedy" by veteran entertainer D.L. Hughley, this Philly funnyman has been steadily gaining fans and national exposure.

Philly 360° recently caught up with Clint as he brought his hit one-man show I'm an Adult to the popular, polished University City music venue, World Cafe Live.

Backstage Clint gave us an exclusive look at his pre-show routine, which includes a fresh cut by Snoop The Barber, a turkey sandwich from Wawa and a rowdy game of spades with his crew. Among Clint's entourage for that night was his mom, sister, singer/songwriter Jacqueline Constance, and a number of local comedians. Also, spotted backstage playing spades was producer and Reebok brand Ambassador Dilemma, who is slated to produce Clint's upcoming album this year. 

After a few rounds of cards, complete with a hefty dose of classic spades trash-talking, Clint chatted with us about growing up in Philly and his road to success. And, of course we had to ask about his favorite cheesesteak spot.

For the record, Clint only gets his steaks from Max's. As for toppings, he'll take salt, pepper, ketchup, fried onions and American cheese—no Whiz! Clint definitely felt strong about the Whiz. In Philly, Whiz or no-Whiz is definitely a matter of taste, so we'll leave that one alone for now.

But, one thing is definitely clear—Clint Coley is on the move, making it happen and always down to rep his hometown.


Here's our exclusive backstage video with Clint Coley at World Cafe Live! Check it out. 


MPrynt, Good Girl, Brianna Cash & Jeremy Isaac Headline The Winners Circle II - Sunday, April 13

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • April 3, 2014
    • Motown recording artists MPrynt
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    • Brianna Cash
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    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Jeremy Isaac
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Jeremy Isaac
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Are you ready to step back into the Winner’s Circle? On Sunday, April 13, this epic Philly showcase returns for part deux featuring MPrynt, Good Girl, Jeremy Isaac & The Hangover, and Brianna CashAnd, it's all going down at the popular, gritty Center City music venue Underground Arts.

This evening is brought to us by The Starr Island Group and boasts a show exploding with real R&B, live in concert. Featuring some of the hottest young talent in Philly, this all star lineup will not disappoint. Also, hosting the festivities for the evening is poet, singer, emcee triplethreat Range Da Messenga

Here's a look at The Winners Circle II lineup: 

MPrynt

Motown recording artists, MPrynt will be fresh off their opening stint with Marsha Ambrosius on her Friends & Lovers tour. These guys take harmony to another level, wowing fans with their live performances and YouTube covers of R&B classics with a new school Philly twist.

Good Girl

The Winners Circle II will also feature girl group Good Girl. It’s been a minute since a solid girl group has emerged on the scene, but Megan Nicolle, Morgan (J.L.), Courtney (Bobbie), and Arielle are looking to change that. Citing legendary groups like TLC, En Vogue, SWV and Destiny's Child as influences, Good Girl definitely pays homage to these icons—but they're definitely looking to make their own mark on the industry.

Jeremy Isaac & The Hangover

Jeremy Isaac’s flawless vocals are something you don't want to miss. His smooth sound is seamless and his music is honest and relatable. Isaac has shared stages with a major list of talent, including Angie Stone, Vivian Greene, Charlie Wilson and more. Joined by his band, The Hangover, this soulful crooner's eclectic mix of influences is undeniable. 

Brianna Cash

Hailing from North Philly, this singer/songwriter has been composing music and playing the piano since she was a child. A few months ago, she released her debut EP Journey After June,” which complements her soul-studded voice with the perfect mixture of R&B and indie-rock.

 

If you're familiar with the Philly music scene then you already know—after the concert, we're all about the party! Stick around after the show to party with other concert-goers, musicians and a few special invited guests during a special guest DJ set.


The Starr Island Group presents Winner’s Circle II
When: Sunday, April 13, 7 pm
Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
Cost: $15-$20
More Info: Click here to buy tickets online. 


Want a little preview of the Winners Circle vibe? Check out our recap of the very first Winner Circle at Sigma Sound Studio. 


Philly 360° Exclusive: Behind The Scenes With Project Runway Winner Dom Streater

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Since winning Season 12 of the hit television show Project Runway, Philly’s own Dominque “Dom” Streater has officially been named the city's next "it-girl."

From showcasing her Fall 2014 collection during Philly Fashion Week and reppin' our city at New York Fashion Week to setting up her design studio blocks away from South Street, Dom has been on the go. Yet, the in-demand 25 year-old designer doesn’t seem to let the frenzy of a busy schedule slow her down at all. 

We recently caught up with Streater at her studio to talk about her growing, Philly-based empire and the "butterflies" she feels every time a model hits the runway wearing one of her garments. Dom even gives us the deets about her latest collection entitled Prima, which was inspired by a vintage photograph of famed Russian ballerina, Ana Pavlova. 

You can check out Philly 360°'s exclusive interview with the burgeoning fashion designer below!


Here's our exclusive behind the scenes video with Project Runway winner Dom Streater. 


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