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Project Runway Winner Dom Streater Receives Honor By Mayor Michael Nutter

  • Posted By: Niesha Miller
  • November 4, 2013
    • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives honor by Mayor Michael Nutter
      • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives honor by Mayor Michael Nutter
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for GPTMC
    • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives a With Love Philadelphia XOXO letter from Visit Philly
      • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives a With Love Philadelphia XOXO letter from Visit Philly
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for GPTMC
    • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives honor by Mayor Michael Nutter
      • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives honor by Mayor Michael Nutter
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for GPTMC
    • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives honor by Mayor Michael Nutter
      • Project Runway winner Dom Streater receives honor by Mayor Michael Nutter
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for GPTMC
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Philly’s own fashion champion Dom Streater stopped by her alma mater to receive an honor from some of the city’s most fashionable and diplomatic individuals.

In case you didn’t know, the West Philly girl pushed through season 12 of cable television's most competitive fashion competition—Project Runway—with her quirky designs and love of color-blocking.

When she stepped foot at the Moore College of Art & Design, where she graduated from in 2010, she was honored by Mayor Michael Nutter in front of students, teachers, fashion designer Nicole Miller, PR extraordinaire Rakia Reynolds and many more.

While accepting her award, Streater made a few lighthearted jabs at the city’s sports teams, and professed her love of Philly.

“I was born and raised in West Philadelphia, so this is my city, so I wanted to rep Philly well. So I’m glad I brought us home a win. Somebody had to,” said Streater, according to CBS Philly.

Besides this honor, Streater will be racking up on a few more goods thanks to Project Runway. She is expected to walk away with a half a million dollars, $150,000 from GoBank, a fashion spread in Marie Claire, and a chance to sell an exclusive collection at Belk.

In addition to being honored by Mayor Nutter, Streater was also given a personalized With Love Philadelphia XOXO letter from our friends over at Visit Philly.


Philly 360° Playlist: Aaron Camper "Breaking My Heart"

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • November 4, 2013
    • Aaron Camper
      • Aaron Camper
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC/Philly 360°

Well the wait is over for a new single from BASSic Black Entertainment/Ingrooves Fontana artist Aaron Camper. Although traveling the world as a background singer with artists like Justin Timberlake has to be cool to say the least, we’re sure that Camper is excited to release a new original.

“Breaking My Heart” featuring Mack Maine of YMCMB exhibits a classic “back then you didn’t want me” sentiment. We are not sure if Karen Jones is a real person or not, but the song boldly starts “Karen Jones this song is for you/You never told me that you loved me 'til I told you we were through.” From the first line, you’re interested in what else he has to say.

But whether the song is about an actual relationship or a culmination of many experiences over the years, it’s definitely a relatable topic for many. He flows seamlessly between rap flows and singing. The production hits hard and has a catchy sample that plays throughout its entirety.

It’s effortless for Camper. Sharpening his chops over the years between writing and performing with many of the greats, it’s great to see him continue to grow in his own artistry. There won’t be a place for Camper in the background long; the forefront is his for the taking.

Take a listen to the new single below! Tell us what you think about it in the comments section.  


Contest: Win Tickets To The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 1, 2013
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      • First Person Arts Festival

Starting next week, The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off with over 20 events—all celebrating the power of the personal story. This year, First Person Arts has taken their festival events to new heights, presenting an incredible line-up that includes notable artists like Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, Philly-based breakdance pioneer Raphael Xavier, author of the newly released book (1)ne Drop Dr. Yaba Blay, Philly's own Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, author and civil rights activist Angela Davis, and many more. 

With a lineup this serious, tickets are moving fast. But, don't worry—we're giving one reader a chance to win the Philly 360° Ticket Package, which includes tickets to three great festival events at one low price.  

The Philly 360° Ticket Package includes: 

Conversation & Song: Walking The Laureate Road - Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. 

The Unofficial Guide To Audience Watching Performance - Wednesday, November 13, or Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m. 

(1)ne Drop Project Live - Sunday, November 10, 5 p.m. 


Enter for a chance to win below. Click here for the official rules. 


Day Of The Dead Events Around Philly - November 1-3

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • November 1, 2013
    • Distrito
      • Distrito
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distrito

The Latino scene in Philly is heating up this weekend with events around Day of the Dead aka Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition that celebrates life through music, dance, art and more. Here are a few of our picks for the weekend.

Event Picks

Day of the Dead First Friday Party 

When: Friday, November 1, 

Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street

Cost: $7

More Info: Facebook invitation 

Stop through this Day of the Dead party at Underground Arts for a night filled with music, art and culture. 


El Rey Celebrates Day of the Dead

When: Through Sunday, November 3

Where: El Rey, 2013 Chestnut Street

More Info: www.elrayrestaurant.com

El Rey is getting into the Day of the Dead spirit with a host of dead-themed bites that will send chills down your spine, in a good way of course. 


Distrito Celebrates Day of the Dead

When: Through Sunday, November 3

Where: Distrito, 3845 Chestnut Street

More Info: www.distritorestaurant.com

Iron Chef Jose Garces will be going in this weekend with Day of the Dead-themed happenings at Distrito, including a Friday night DJ, Saturday cocktail specials and a “you made it out alive brunch” on Sunday. 


Day of the Dead Celebration at the Penn Museum

When: Saturday, November 2, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Cost: Museum admission

More Info:  www.penn.museum 

The Penn Museum is also taking in Day of the Dead activities. You can expect a day packed with music, dance, demos and more. Stop in and get your culture fix. 


Get Your Music & Culture Fix This November: Chill Moody, KAWS, Sonia Sanchez, Res & More

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 1, 2013
    • Chill Moody
      • Chill Moody
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™/Philly 360°

November Featured Events


Friday, November 1 — Red Bull Sound Select Presents Jessie Ware & Mikky Ekko

Red Bull Sound Select is back with another can’t-miss concert at the Theatre of Living Arts (TLA). Next up on the bill of this Philly-fave music showcase will be the sizzlin’ sound of UK pop/soul diva Jessie Ware and singer/songwriter Mikky Ekko. These artists have been making big noise on the international music scene, and they’re ready for Philly.  


Wednesday, November 6-Saturday, November 16 — The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival

The First Person Arts Festival returns with more than 20 innovative and entertaining events—all inspired by true-life stories. The impressive lineup includes Toni Morrison, Raphael Xavier, Angela Davis and Philly’s own Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez. Deal: Choose the Philly 360° ticket package to get three events at one low price.  


Thursday, November 7 — PAFA After Dark: KAWS

You’ve never seen the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts quite like this. Celebrating the opening of its latest exhibit, KAWS @ PAFA, it’s taking the popular PAFA After Dark series to a whole new level—music by a guest DJ, pop-up dance battles by the Repstyles crew and a special Instagram contest.


Sunday, November 17 — Res

After a decade of making feel-good music around the globe, indie music star Res is home and ready to rock the mic at World Cafe Live. Since the release of her first hit single, Golden Boys, Res’ bold lyrics and genre-defying sound have made her stand out from the rest. Don’t miss this one!


Sunday, November 24 — Chill Moody: Girls Like Nicethings

Philly, stand up. Hometown MC Chill Moody is back on the scene with another hit concept. This time, Chill is mixing his always-tight stage show with some carnival flavor for Girls Like Nicethings at Union Transfer. Roc Nation’s Bridget Kelly, GoGo Morrow, Mylah and Brianna Cash will perform.


Saturday, November 30 — Joey Bada$$ & Ab-Soul

This month, MCs Ab-Soul and Joey Bada$$ are set to return to Philly, bringing their 29-city national tour to the Theatre of Living Arts (TLA). The show’s lineup looks blazin’ hot: The Underachievers, Pro Era and Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods.


Philly 360° Spotlights

    • Video: Starr Island Presents The Winners Circle
      • Video: Starr Island Presents The Winners Circle
    • The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle
      • The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of AAMP
    • The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle
      • The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of AAMP
    • Jessica Frances Dukes as Taylor and Biko Eisen-Martin as Kent “Spoon” LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly
      • Jessica Frances Dukes as Taylor and Biko Eisen-Martin as Kent “Spoon” LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Garvin.
    • U.R. as Flip LeVay and Jerome Preston Bates as Joe LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly.
      • U.R. as Flip LeVay and Jerome Preston Bates as Joe LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly.
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Garvin.
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
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      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • KAWS @ PAFA
      • KAWS @ PAFA
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Winner’s Circle Recap

Philly 360° went behind the scenes with some of Philly’s freshest talent as they stepped to the mic during The Starr Island Group’s R&B showcase, a.k.a. The Winners Circle. With performances by Motown’s  MPrynt, Dreamchasers’ Guordan Banks, Leah Smith and Jeremy Isaac, Sigma Sound was packed with tons of Philly talent. Check out the video recap. 


Tiberino Exhibit At AAMP

There’s no better example of Philly’s deep roots in the arts than the Tiberino family. Celebrate their artistic legacy at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, hosting the exciting exhibition The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle. It’s a family affair.


Stick Fly At The Arden

Last month, the Arden Theatre opened its latest soul-stirring production, Stick Fly, to rave reviews. We have you covered on the talented African-American cast directed by Philly’s own Walter Dallas. Take a look at our post.  


KAWS @ PAFA

Philly 360° caught up with international art sensation KAWS for an exclusive interview during the opening of his groundbreaking exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Wondering what inspires KAWS’ attention-grabbing work? Find out by watching our video.



Video: The Starr Island Group Presents A Night With MPrynt, Guordan Banks, Leah Smith & Jeremy Isaac

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • October 31, 2013
    • MPrynt
      • MPrynt
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Jeremy Isaac
      • Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
    • Jeremy Isaac
      • Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Guordan Banks
      • Guordan Banks
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Guordan Banks
      • Guordan Banks
    • Sonny The Host
      • Sonny The Host
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Chase Fairbanks and Donnie Meadows (Starr Island Group)
      • Chase Fairbanks and Donnie Meadows (Starr Island Group)
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Leah Smith
      • Leah Smith
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Leah Smith
      • Leah Smith
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Jeremy Isaac
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Marsha Ambrosius
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Marsha Ambrosius
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Leah Smith
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Leah Smith
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: GoGo Morrow
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: GoGo Morrow
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Presents The Winners Circle: Donnie Meadows, Dyana Williams, Chase Fairbanks, Sarah Janiszewski
      • Starr Island Presents The Winners Circle: Donnie Meadows, Dyana Williams, Chase Fairbanks, Sarah Janiszewski
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The Starr Island Group, a music management company based out of Philly which houses some of the most sought after talent in the music industry, hosted an R&B showcase called The Winners Circle
 
Starr Island hand-picked some of Philly's up and coming R&B artists to perform at Sigma Sound for a night filled with soulful vocals, smooth lyrics and powerful performances. And Sigma was packed with label reps, on-air personalities, fans and Philly music makers including Philly 360° Ambassador Marsha Ambrosius and Sterling Simms.
 
Hosted by Sonny The Host, The Winners Circle truly showed off some of Philly's hottest stars on the rise. Universal Motown's MPrynt, Dreamchasers' Guordan BanksLeah Smith and Jeremy Isaac all took the stage. 

Watch the video below to see everything that happened and get to know the artists.

The Philadelphia Wine Mixer Featuring Jade Alston, Chase Allen, Brianna Cash & More - Friday, November 1

  • Posted By: Niesha Miller
  • October 31, 2013
    • Made in Philly: Jade Alston
      • Made in Philly: Jade Alston
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°

This Friday, marketing group Live In The Moment (LITM) will be launching their Philadelphia Wine Mixer event at The African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Patrons should expect to mix and mingle while indulging in free wine and hors d'oeuvres, and check out some of the city’s most interesting and talented individuals.

The fashion showcase will feature local designers Tay Modisch, DashnistryShavonne DeAnn and stylist Tash Banks

Local musicians who will also be in attendance include hip-hop artist Chase Allen, singer and guitar player Brianna Cash, and R&B singer honoree Jade Alston.

In the artist spotlight, you will find Ivben Taqiy and Art Sisters Ameerah K. Art, Shanina Dionna and Nebulus Flair.

Come meet the tastemakers and creatives who help give Philadelphia its shine.


Event Details

The Philadelphia Wine Mixer

When: Friday, November 1, 7-11 p.m.

Where: The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street

Cost: $25

More Information: Facebook event invitation


DanceAfrica - November 6-19

  • Posted By: Shahida Muhammad
  • October 30, 2013
    • DanceAfrica: Illstyle & Peace Productions
      • DanceAfrica: Illstyle & Peace Productions

The rhythms, moves and traditions of the Motherland are headed to the city as the Community Education Center  in partnership with Drexel University welcome the first-ever DanceAfrica Philadelphia festival. The 4-day event features African dance, music, visual art, shopping and wellness. Since 1977, the festival series has been going down in New York and other cities across the country, and now it's finally made its way to Philly. The mission is not only to entertain, but to spread awareness of African culture.  

Get in the groove with performances from Illstyle and Peace ProductionsKùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum EnsembleFarafina Kan and more. 

Things kick off Wednesday, November 6 with a lecture entitled “African Dance in America: Reclaiming, Embodying, and Dialoguing with Traditions” at CEC. Don't miss the “Honoring Ancestors of Rhythm, Movement and Place” exhibit on display November 7 at Philadelphia Folklore Project or the Afro Beauty, Health and Wellness Marketplace taking place November 8 - 9 at Drexel University's main building. 

Check out the full schedule of events and ticket information here.


Event Details

DanceAfrica Philadelphia

When: Wednesday November 6 - Saturday, November 9 (times vary)

Where: Locations vary

More info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/428884


Contest

Enter to win a pair of tickets to one of the shows. Follow @philly360 on Twitter and Tweet this before noon on Thursday, November 7:

"Hey @Philly360, I want to attend the first #DanceAfricaPhilly. http://vstphl.ly/17CfLV4

Click here for contest rules.


The Arden Theatre Opens Stick Fly Directed By Walter Dallas

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • October 29, 2013
    • Jessica Frances Dukes as Taylor and Biko Eisen-Martin as Kent “Spoon” LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly
      • Jessica Frances Dukes as Taylor and Biko Eisen-Martin as Kent “Spoon” LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Garvin.
    • Joniece Abott-Pratt as Cheryl, U.R. as Flip LeVay, Biko Eisen-Martin as Kent “Spoon” LeVay, Jessica Frances Dukes as Taylor in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly.
      • Joniece Abott-Pratt as Cheryl, U.R. as Flip LeVay, Biko Eisen-Martin as Kent “Spoon” LeVay, Jessica Frances Dukes as Taylor in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly.
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Garvin.
    • U.R. as Flip LeVay and Jerome Preston Bates as Joe LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly.
      • U.R. as Flip LeVay and Jerome Preston Bates as Joe LeVay in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Stick Fly.
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Garvin.
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Yes, it's true—the weather is starting to cool down, but luckily for us Philly's fall arts season is only getting hotter and hotter. After a successful spring run of Loraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun, The Arden Theatre Company is back on the scene with another exciting African-American Broadway hit play, Stick Fly. The production originally opened on Broadway in 2011 to rave reviews, and was even executive produced by R&B diva Alicia Keys.  

Written by celebrated playwright Lydia R. Diamond, this heart-tugging, and often hilarious, dramedy chronicles the ups and downs of the LeVays, an affluent African American family, during a weekend get-a-way at the family's vacation home in Martha's Vineyard. Between seemingly normal family moments like breakfast, arguments and board games, a web of secrets emerges that forces each of the play's characters to come face-to-face with themselves, and those around them.   

The Stick Fly cast includes an impressive line-up of actors and actresses, all under the direction of Philadelphia's own Walter Dallas, who also directed the Arden's spring run of A Raisin in the Sun. Along with Diamond's captivating storyline and a stellar cast of talent, the play also boasts a beautiful and amazingly detailed set that effortlessly transforms the Arden's second-floor theater space into the family's swanky vacation home in Martha's Vineyard.  It's a must-see peice of African-American theater across the board.  

Stick Fly is currently in a short run of preview shows, and officially opens to the public on October 30. And, if the 2011 Broadway run of this production is any indicator, you'll want to get your tickets today before the shows start selling out fast.  


Event Details

The Arden Theatre presents Stick Fly

When:  Show runs through December 22, 2013

Where: Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street

Cost: $39 adults, $34 students/seniors, $15 children/teens

More info: www.ardentheatre.org


Philly 360° Rewind: AXE's "One Night Only" Party Takes Over Underground Arts With Surprise Performers

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • October 28, 2013
    • AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°

AXE chose four cities in the U.S. for an exclusive, intimate party series called "One Night Only". They teamed up with some of the hottest names in hip-hop for the shows, including J. ColeWaleFrench MontanaMeek Mill and more. Each city got a secret, underground party, and party goers didn't know who would perform until they got to the locations.

AXE brought the party to Philly last Friday night, and you know we weren't going to miss it. We even hooked up some of our fans with tickets to the show.

Weren't there for the show, or want to relive it again? We've got you.

    • Meek Mill performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Meek Mill performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Meek Mill performs at AXE "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Wale performs at AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • AXE's "One Night Only" at Underground Arts
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
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Philly 360° Rewind

Day of show, AXE revealed where the party would be. The show was at Underground Arts, a newer, intimate venue at 1200 Callowhill Street. Underground Arts is literally underground. It sits in the Callowhill neighborhood, also known as the Loft District. The space has a cool, gritty vibe with a stage that makes you feel like you are right there with the performers.

When we walked into Underground Arts, the room was packed, and the energy of the crowd was on fire - especially since Philly's own Meek Mill was just hitting the stage. The Maybach Music Group (MMG) artist and hometown favorite welcomed everyone in the room to his house party, and Meek surprised fans with a few of his hits, like "Levels", "I'm A Boss" and "House Party".

DJ Spinking was on the ones and twos in between artist sets. Island Def Jam artist Kaptn was next to hit the stage. The "Ricky Ricardo" MC treated Philly to a high energy performance.

The final suprise MC of the night was another favorite in Philly - Wale. The MMG artist kept the crowd hype for the rest of the night, hitting fans with songs like "Bad, "Rotation", "600 Benz" and more. 

AXE's "One Night Only" underground concert was on another level. And, we're definitely down for AXE to make it more than just a one night thing in Philly. 


Wiz Khalifa & Young Jeezy - July 25, 2014

Under The Influence of Music Tour: Wiz Khalifa & Young Jeezy When: Friday, July 25, 6 p.m Where: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ Cost: $38 - 102 More Info: Click here to buy tickets. One of hip-hop's reigning MCs,…

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…

The Jawn - Sunday, July 27

The Jawn When: Sunday, July 27, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Where: Reserve Wine Bar, 724 Arch Street Cost: $10 More Info: Click here. There's no word in the Philly-slang dictionary more versatile than "Jawn." This adored phrase can…