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Ms. Lauryn Hill Performs At The Electric Factory - Saturday, November 15

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • November 13, 2014
    • Ms. Lauryn Hill
      • Ms. Lauryn Hill
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ms. Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill is once again on the road and she's capturing the hearts of fans, old and new. Undoubtedly, one of the most influential artists of this time, Ms. Hill will perform at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia this Saturday, November 15.

The South Orange, New Jersey native first popped up on the scene as a member of the innovative 90s hip-hop group, The Fugees. Along with Hill, the group also included emcees Wyclef Jean and Pras. The group went on to release two albums Blunted on Reality and the GRAMMY Award winning project, The Score. Hill’s versatility as both an emcee and stellar vocalist quickly set her apart. 

After the disbanding of the group, each of the members focused on their solo careers, and Lauryn's seminal project, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was born. Standing in a class all its own, Hill’s only studio solo album to date remains one of the most highly-acclaimed projects of our generation. Soon after the immense success of the project, the popular singer/songwriter retracted from the public spotlight, leaving fans in hot pursuit of new music from the hitmaking artist.

Now, Ms. Hill is back on the scene and touring across the country performing new renditions of her classic records. Her appearance at Bonnaroo this year gave fans a taste of her music with a new twist, pulling on her reggae, hip-hop and R&B influences. Though fans are still eagerly awaiting new music from Ms. Lauryn Hill, it appears that her existing material has still maintained it popular appeal. Yes, Ms. Lauryn Hill still sells out shows around the globe. 

Coming to Philly this weekend, alternative hip-hop artist Kuf Knotz and the lyrically elite Talib Kweli will join Ms. Hill for a high energy show. You won’t want to miss this one, so be sure to grab a friend and head down for what’s sure to be an epic show.

Ms. Lauryn Hill
When: Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Where: The Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street
Cost: $59.50-$100
More Info: Click here.

Can't wait for the show, then check out the official video for one of Lauryn's most popular hit, Ex-Factor. 

Attention Songwriters — Don't Miss Art & Commerce: Songwriting - Thursday, November 13

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • November 12, 2014
    • The Recording Academy Presents Art & Commerce: Songwriting
      • The Recording Academy Presents Art & Commerce: Songwriting

Attention all songwriters and aspiring music industry execs! The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter (aka the GRAMMY organization) is hosting an event that's open to the public, and it is all about the songwriter — Art & Commerce: Songwriting.

This event is a two-part series that breaks down everything about songwriting — from the business side to the creative side of crafting a song. 

Commerce of Songwriting will show songwriters what they need to do to ensure credit and payment for their work. The Art of Songwriting will bring together Dreamchasers artist Guordan Banks (50 Cent, Keyshia Cole, John Legend), Billy Mann (GRAMMY-nominated songwriter - Pink, Cher, Ricky Martin) and Brent "Ritz" Reynolds (The Roots, Mac Miller, Juicy J) to discuss the craft of the song with a look at some of their hits. The always fierce Dyana Williams (on-air personality and celebrity media strategist) will be moderating. 

Philly is definitely a music destination packed with talent. Stop through and master your craft. You could add to Philly's legacy of incredible songs. 

Event Details

Art & Commerce: Songwriting
When: Thursday, November 13 | 6 pm (networking reception to follow)
Where: Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing | 201 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $25 for non-Recording Academy members | free for members
More: RSVP here or email

The Kimmel Center Returns With The Next Edition Of Sittin' In Featuring Venissa Santi And Francois Zayas - Wednesday, November 12

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 11, 2014
    • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Photo Credit: Stratagem for Philly 360

Once a month on Wednesdays, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors and stages to some of the city's hottest musical talents for the popular 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. 

This Wednesday, November 12, The Kimmel Center returns with another dope edition Sittin' In featuring Philly jazz greats Francois Zayas and Venissa Santi. As always, Sittin' In resident turntablist DJ Matthew Law, formerly DJ PHSH, will spin in between sets by the featured acts. 

Take a look at the Sittin' In schedule below.  

8pm - DJ PHSH
9pm - Venissa Santi + guests
9:45pm - DJ PHSH
10pm - Francois Zayas + guests
10:45pm - DJ PHSH
11pm - Close

Recently, Philly 360° caught up with Sittin' In mastermind Anthony Tidd, as he led rehearsals for the Kimmel's all-star edition of Sittin' In, which featured headlining performances by Philly faves including Laurin TaleseKate FaustJeff Bradshaw and Ursula Rucker.

Along with interviewing Tidd, we talked with the incredible group of musicians that regularly make up the Sittin' In house-band, including Korey RikerErnest StuartSteve TirpakJosh Lawrence andLuke Carlos O'Reilly — each a notable artist in their own right.

So check out our behind-the-scenes video below, and make sure to come out for our favorite free Philly jam, Sittin' In.  


Sittin' In featuring the Venissa Santi and Francois Zayas
When: Wednesday, November 12, 8 p.m.
Where: The Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad Street
Cost: Free 
More Info: Get details here.

Six Can't-Miss Concerts Coming To Philly This Week: Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder & More

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 11, 2014
    • Lauryn Hill
      • Lauryn Hill
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Karl Ferguson

This week, there is certainly no shortage of dope live music that will be rocking the stages of Philadelphia. From heavyweight music veterans like Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and Usher, to emerging talents from the local music scene — we've pulled together a list of six can't-miss concerts going down in Philly through next Monday.  

You can find all of the details on these shows below, and be sure to keep an eye on the Philly 360° events page for all of the city's hottest live music concerts, fashion events and creative happenings. Let's go! 

Six Can't-Miss Concerts In Philadelphia

    • Enter to Win Tickets to the Usher & Trey Songz O.M.G Concert
      • Enter to Win Tickets to the Usher & Trey Songz O.M.G Concert
      • Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of AEG Live

1. Usher: The UR Experience

Tuesday, November 11 | Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street | $39-157
Click here to buy tickets.

Usher is hitting the road with his 27-city music tour, The UR Experience. The self-proclaimed “pop revolution” performer has been spotted hanging out at a few Philly hot spots lately, and is now returning to perform at the Wells Fargo Center later this month. Usher’s show will feature his signature electrifying dance moves, beat-heavy club anthems, and hard-hitting R&B classics from his 20-year discography of chart-topping tracks.

2. Sittin' In at The Kimmel Center

Wednesday, November 12, 8 p.m. | The Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad Street | Free 
Get details here.

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. 

3. Ms. Lauryn Hill: Homecoming Concert Series

Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m. | Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street | $72
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.

    • Stevie Wonder
      • Stevie Wonder
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

4. Tara Hendricks & Bradd Marquis 

Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m. | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $12
Click here for tickets.

With her powerhouse, soulful voice and undeniable energy on stage, it's clear that Tara Hendricks is Philly's next next signature voice. Tara's fearless vocals and warm music have earned her performances alongside some of the biggest names in music, Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse, Jaguar Wright and Chrisette Michele, to name a few

This Saturday, November 15, Hendricks will share the stage with singer/songwriter, actor/producer Bradd Marquis. You can catch both of these emerging music greats at University City hotspot World Cafe Live. Tickets are on sale now.

5. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life Tour

Sunday, November 16, 8 p.m. | Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street | $49-149
Purchase tickets online here.

Undeniably one of the most significant albums in the history of American music, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life continues to shape and influence music worldwide. This month, Stevie fans are getting a chance to relive the classic as the legendary singer/songwriter hits the road with an 11-city music tour. The celebrated singer/songwriter performs at The Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 16.

6. Daley

Tuesday, November 18, 8 p.m. | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street | $20
Purchase tickets online here.

Since finding success in the states, Daley has been nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards, collaborated with super producer Pharrell Williams and has been featured on Nelly’s 2013 track “Heaven.” The singer credits his soulful sounds to growing up on music of quintessential soul artist like Prince, D'Angelo and Sade. Daley's classic soul approach, reminiscent of established crooners like Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, is sure to please.

**BONUS SHOW** Michelle Chamuel: Turn It Up Tour 

Thursday, November 13, 8 p.m. | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $25
Click here to purchase tickets.

From the moment Michelle Chamuel made her television debut on Season 4 of The Voice, the beloved singer/songwriter from charmed audiences and pop stars alike with her soulful covers. After finding a place for herself on Team Usher, the songstress ended up taking home 2nd place.

Currently, Chamuel is touring the country performing music off her latest release, Face The Fire. She lands at World Cafe Live this Thursday with the popular Turn It Up Tour. Tickets are still available. 

Don’t Miss: Beyond Rittenhouse…A Curated Pop Up Shop - Through Sunday, November 16

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • November 10, 2014
    • Bus Stop Boutique
      • Bus Stop Boutique
      • Photo Credit: J. Fusco for Visit Philly

As Philly continue its ascent as one of the country’s hottest growing shopping destinations – last month brought Uniqlo, Nordstrom Rack and Timberland to the downtown area – the city is brimming with off the beat retailers in neighborhoods beyond Center City. 

Through November 16, shoppers from all over will have the chance to get a glimpse of the shopping experience from some of Philly’s beloved neighborhoods like Queen Village, Northern Liberties and Old City – all under one roof at Beyond Rittenhouse…A Curated Pop Up Shop of the City’s Hidden Gems at Metropolitan Gallery 250, located at S. 18th Street. 

The pop up shop is curated by Elena Brennan, owner of Bus Stop Boutique and features for other handpicked indie retailers including: her shop which features a collection of men’s and women’s shoes, sophisticated menswear pieces from Armour Philadelphia, the high meets low womenswear lux of Third Street  Habit and the edgy cool accessories from Ritual Ritual.

Some of the design brands featured from the shops will include LA-based Circle of Gentlemen, Isabel Marant, Joie, UNITED NUDE — as well as select items from Philly-based designers and artists such as Amber Noelle, Terese Sydonna and Danny Fox

The pop-up will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for just 10 days, November 7-16. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted. For more information, see below. 

"Beyond Rittenhouse...A Curated Pop Up Shop of  the City's Hidden Gems"
When: Now through November 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Gallery 250, 250 S. 18th Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info:


Philly 360° Playlist: Chill Moody Teams Up With LockSmith On Their New Track "Hold It Down"

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • November 10, 2014
    • Chill Moody
      • Chill Moody
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™/Philly 360°

In a tale of two coasts, West Philly rapper Chill Moody teams up with Bay area emcee Locksmith to bring us new music for this week’s Philly 360° Playlist.

Their new track, “Hold it Down,” was produced by Top Dawg Entertainment’s Willie B., who is a part of the extremely popular Kendrick Lamar crew. The producer definitely brings the heat with the track's undeniable boom-bap, hip-hop beat — creating the perfect base for both artists to flow over. Chill opens the track, flowing seamlessly for two verses, and then Locksmith’s rapid-fire lyricism brings it home. 

Somehow Moody finds the time to release new music in the midst of his various branding endeavors. In addition to his exclusive happy hour at the Pyramid Club and his #nicethings edition of Cerebellum water, Chill has even launchrf his own brand of car air fresheners. There's no doubt; Chill Moody is definitely about two things — his music and his hustle. 

Dominating  the Philly music scene, Moody continues to spread his music across the country and the world, citing the importance of the internet in spreading his brand in his hometown, and beyond. 

Moody also served as a Music Ambassador for the PHL Live program presented by Councilman David Oh, which sought to have local talent compete for spots at a large scale music festival in Philadelphia. Moody dedicated himself to getting the word out for other local artists. Various competitions in R&B, Rap, DJing, Rock and much more took place all across the city over the last few weeks. 

One of the most diplomatic and versatile artists we’ve seen in a while, many continue to be in awe of just how much Chill Moody has done as an independent artist. Take a listen to “Hold it Down” below and let us know that you think in the comments.

Check out Chill Moody and Locksmith's latest track "Hold It Down." Also, you can watch Chill perform live on our PhillyMade video recap below. 

Common Returns To The TLA With The Nobody's Smiling Tour Featuring Jay Electronica - Monday, December 8

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • November 6, 2014
    • Common
      • Common
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of common

Rapper and acclaimed actor Common is coming to town on Monday, December 8 — and he’s not coming alone. Producer and hip-hop recording artist Jay Electronica will be joining the industry vet on multiple dates on the Nobody’s Smiling Tour

The two recently collaborated on Common’s “Kingdom” remix from his latest LP and will be here in a few weeks to perform at The TLA on South Street

Common's 10th studio release, Nobody's Smiling, was released earlier this year. The concept album explores the stories and struggle of everyday life in Common's hometown of Chicago. One of the many hip-hop artists that have emerged from the Chi-town music scene, Common's lyrical approach and crossover appeal have ensured that he has remained relevant, both in and out of the studio.  

Common has made his way through both underground and mainstream music scenes in the span of his over 20-year career. After hooking up with Kanye West in 2004, Common began to reach new audiences with his gritty hip-hop style. Since first gaining mainstream notoriety in 1992, the rapper has gone on to add additional titles to his roster of credentials, including author, narrator and philanthropist.

Taking the show on the road, Common is hitting multiple cities across the country. Though opener Jay Electronica has yet to put out a major label studio album, he’s maintained a huge buzz in hip-hop culture. Jay  rarely tours, so fans are in for a treat as the intricate lyricist joins Common on this tour. 

This is most certainly a show you don't want to miss. Classic hip-hop is on deck for Philly fans, so grab your tickets fast as we’re sure there won’t be many left for long. 

Common featuring. Jay Electronica - Nobody’s Smiling Tour
When: Monday, December 8th, 8 PM
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
Cost: $47
More Info: Click here.

Save The Date: Veteran Freshman Returns With 8 Must-Hit Philly Shows

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 5, 2014
    • Ms. Lauryn Hill
      • Ms. Lauryn Hill
      • Photo Credit: Getty, Andrew H. Walker

Philly! Once again, Veteran Freshman is back on the scene with a dope lineup of concerts featuring all of the artists that you've been dying to see. This fall, all of your favorite hip-hop, soul and R&B are out on the road and stopping through to show their Philadelphia fans some love.  

As always Veteran Freshman has curated an epic selection of insanely talented performers, including Lauryn Hill, Common, Method Man, Jhene Aiko, SZA and more. You can check out the Veteran Freshman Presents schedule below. Also be sure to keep an eye on Philly 360's events section for all of your must-hit music, fashion and cultural events.

Upcoming Veteran Freshman Presents Concerts In Philly

    • A$AP Ferg
      • A$AP Ferg
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Joey Bada$$

Friday, November 7, 8 p.m. | The TLA, 334 South Street | $25
Buy tickets here.

Rapper Joey Bada$$ is on the road with a sizable US tour — building hype for his soon-to-be-released project, B4DA$$. Joey has already released a few singles from the track to rave review and will land at The TLA on Friday, November 7.

YG & A$AP Ferg

Thursday, November 13, 8 p.m. | Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street | $42
Buy tickets here

Rappers YG and A$AP Ferg are teaming up for a short run of tour dates in November. The "BestCoast Connection" Tour kick off on November 13 in Philadelphia at The Electric Factory.

Ms. Lauryn Hill: Homecoming Concert Series

Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m. | Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street | $72
Buy tickets here.

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.

B.O.B. w/ Kevin Gates

Thursday, November 20, 8 p.m. | The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street | $30
Buy tickets online here.

B.o.B first landed on the scene during the “Dirty South” music movement of the late 2000s, but his official breakthrough came in 2010 when he dropped the chart-topping hit “Nothing on You.” Since then, B.o.B. has collabed with major headliners like Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Juicy J.

    • Roots Picnic 2014
      • Roots Picnic 2014
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

50 CENT with G-UNIT

Friday, November 21, 8 p.m | Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street | $61
Buy tickets online here.

Famed rapper 50 Cent lands at the Electric Factory later this month, along with the original members of his G-Unit crew. The group recently got back together and is on the road for a substantial US music tour. 

World Wide Rollers tour w/ Method Man, Redman, B-Real & More

Tuesday, November 25, 8 p.m. | The TLA, 334 South Street | $32
Buy tickets online here.

Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man and Redman are legit music royalty. This month, the duo is hitting The TLA alongside fellow rappers B-Real of Cypress Hill, Berner, Mic Jenkins and more.


Monday, December 8, 8 p.m. | TLA, 334 South Street | $35
Buy tickets here. 

Hip-hop artist and entertainment great, Common is heading out on tour this fall. He lands in Philadelphia on December 8 alongside of special guest Jay Electronica. His upcoming tour is in support of his latest project, Nobody’s Smiling, which released earlier this year.

Jhene Aiko With SZA & The Internet

Friday, December 5, 8 p.m. | Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street | Tickets on sale 11/7
Buy tickets here.

Jhene Aiko is hitting Philly this month and she's bringing along a few special guests. Aiko just announced the Enter The Void tour with SZA and The Internet, which hits Philly in December.  

The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival Returns To Philadelphia - November 4 - 15

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 4, 2014
    • First Person Arts Festival
      • First Person Arts Festival
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of First Person Arts

As the birthplace of our nation, Philly is a city of "firsts", and home to tons of one-of-a-kind creative places, people and events. So, it'll come as no surprise that the only festival in the world dedicated to the art and power of storytelling, The First Person Arts Festival happens right here.  

From November 4-15, First Person Arts' innovative and entertaining festival explodes with two weeks of fantastic events that celebrate the power of the personal story through stand-up storytelling, theater, story slams, poetry, music, memoir writing, and more. And, this year FPA is definitely taking the festival to an entirely new level.

We've pulled together a few of our favorite festival events to get you started, but be sure to check out the full schedule online here.

The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival 
When: November 4 - 15
Where: Various Venues (see festival website for details)
Cost: Various
More info: Click here to buy tickets online.

First Person Arts Festival Picks

    • First Person Arts
      • First Person Arts
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of First Person Arts

An Evening with Marcus Samuelsson

Tuesday, November 14, 6-7 p.m. | Le Méridien Philadelphia | $120-180
Buy tickets online here.

Star of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and ABC’s The Taste Marcus Samuelsson, one of the world’s top chefs, wants to cook for you. The celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author prepares a special meal straight from his new cookbook, Marcus Off Duty, featuring relaxed, multicultural dishes that he serves in his own home for his wife and friends. Philadelphia native, Chef Jen Carroll (Top Chef, Top Chef All-Stars) joins as sous chef.

Grand Slam

Thursday, November 7 p.m. | Prince Music Theater | $16-22
Buy tickets online here. 

Philly’s biggest storytelling showdown returns! Winners of FPA’s 13th Season of StorySlams go head to head for the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia”, free FPA Slam admission for life, and a $250 cash prize. Contestants try to win over celebrity judges with their most outrageous, gutsy, and heartfelt personal tales on the theme "Thanks A Lot". Featuring Caroline Charrow, Steve Clark, Jackie Debellis, Dan Geraghty, Dave Hillis, Roman Krivitsky, Nimisha Ladva, Lisa Nelson Haynes, Brittanie Sterner, Anne Thomas, and Marjorie Winther. Hosted by Comedian Dave Hill.

Story League Sings

Saturday, November 8, 7 p.m. | Underground Arts | $17-22
Buy tickets online here. 

Most of us secretly want to be rock stars. That's the spirit behind Story League Sings, where performers each get to tell an outrageously funny story from their own lives, and then rip karaoke-style into a well-known song that's also a joke on the story. Who knew these comedic storytellers could actually (kind of) sing? Featuring performers from Washington DC’s Story League and some Philly favorites too, plus a troupe of sassy background singers and dancers.

    • First Person Arts
      • First Person Arts
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of First Person Arts

Stripped Stories 

Saturday, November 8, 10 p.m. | Underground Arts | $17-22
Buy tickets online here.

Named one of the 10 Best Storytelling Shows in LA by Time Out Los Angeles. Storytelling’s sexiest duo, Margot Leitman (Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central) and Giulia Rozzi (MTV, VH1,  Chelsea Lately), bares it all on stage in what New York Press calls the “Best Sexual Experience with Your Clothes On”. Witness some of their “juiciest, jaw-dropping tales” (Playgirl Magazine) in this hit variety show featuring sex-themed stories, games and live music by  Johnny Showcase. With comedian Dave Hill.

First Person Arts Podcast LIVE!

Wednesday, November 12, 9 p.m |  Christ Church Neighborhood House | $17-22
Buy tickets online here. 

Award winning radio producer and Executive Producer of the FPA Podcast Yowei Shaw (This American Life, Studio 360, NPR) redefines “live radio” in this interactive, multimedia event. A curated lineup of diverse storytellers share personal tales on the theme "Talk to Me" and Yowei performs a radio documentary on stage accompanied by music, audio mixing, and sound effects. This is radio like you’ve never experienced before. Featuring Rev. David BrownTimothy ColmanDave DaviesRabbi Linda Holtzman, and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela.


Friday, November 14, 8 p.m. | Christ Church Neighborhood House | $17-22
Click here to buy tickets online. 

Obie Award-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith performs a staged reading of her newest work, an uplifting memoir-driven exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith's own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris - the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Inspired at the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith gives a gripping account of the legacy she inherited from her mother - one of bitterness, abuse, beauty and art.

Philip Bailey: Shining Star The True Story of Earth Wind & Fire

Saturday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. | Mother Bethel AME Church | $32-40
Buy tickets online here.

Earth Wind & Fire lead singer and eight-time Grammy winner Philip Bailey takes you behind the scenes of one of the most successful and influential groups in music history. Bailey shares from his revealing and heartfelt memoir Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth Wind & Fire and WDAS’  Patty Jackson interviews the music legend about the group’s rise to global fame and Bailey’s own professional and spiritual journey. This is the true story of what happens when real life exceeds your dreams.

Soulful Singer/Songwriter Goapele Brings Her Strong As Glass Music Tour To World Cafe Live - Saturday, November 8

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • November 4, 2014
    • Goapele
      • Goapele
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Goapele

Hailed as the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo” by Rolling Stone magazine, songstress Goapele is set to perform at World Cafe Live later this week. Since the 2001 release of her debut project Closer, the Berklee-trained singer/songwriter has entertained fans around the world with her honest music and undeniably soulful sound. 

Last month, after successfully releasing her new single, "Hey Boy" featuring Snoop Dogg, Goapele dropped her third studio album Strong as Glass. In addition to appearances by Snoop Dogg and crooner Eric Benet, Goapele's recent 10-track project includes her signature ethereal music stylings, flawless vocals and her thoughtful, emotion-filled songwriting.  

In a recent interview, the singer/songwriter was quoted saying, 

“It's full of surprises and I hope my fans will enjoy this musical journey with me,” she previously said about the new album. “I sung my heart out on this project and I got to work with producers & writers that pushed me as an artist.”

Catch Goapele on Saturday, November 8 at World Cafe Live as she lands in Philadelphia with her Strong as Glass US music tour. Get there in time for the opening performance by Philadelphia’s own R&B/pop/folk vocalist Jade Alston.


When: Saturday, November 8, 8 p.m.
When: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $24-35
More Info: Buy tickets here.

OCD: Moosh & Twist - Wednesday, December 23

OCD: Moosh & Twist When: Wednesday, December 23, 8 p.m. Where: The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal Street Cost: $10 More Info: Buy tickets here. The energetic, independent hip hop duo OCD: Moosh & Twist land at…