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Philly 360° Playlist: Motown Recording Artists MPrynt Drop New Single "Don't Hurt Me"

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • June 16, 2014
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When it comes to performing and live vocals, Motown recording artists MPrynt are at the head of the pack. Budda, Faheem, Rael and Tyce are the talented vocalists that make up MPrynt — and everyone is buzzing about their pitch-perfect  harmonies, and likeness to the legendary group, Boyz II Men.

Though they pay homage to their predecessors, Mprynt is definitely carving out a lane all their own. Their latest single “Don’t Hurt Me” contains a backdrop from another 90s male group, H-Town. The track produced by Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder samples H-Town’s “Knockin da Boots” for a sexy new spin on the classic record.

MPrynt made major waves first from their covers and out of this world arrangements of popular songs on Youtube. Now actively in the process of creating their own original music for their upcoming debut LP, “Don’t Hurt Me” came at just the right time to give fans a glimpse into what’s to come.

All Philadelphia natives, MPrynt’s foundation is in the rich musical legacy of this town though their influences are drawn from all over. Most notable about the group is the vocal ability of all four members who are all extremely talented in their own right. Each member has their own unique voice which adds to the great textures they create on stage — and in the studio.

Under the watch of The Starr Island Group and Goooooooo!!! Music, their production company, MPrynt is on the way to becoming a household name. The group recently finished up touring alongside GRAMMY-winning artist and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius on her Lovers & Friends tour with fellow Philly natives GoGo Morrow and Jade Alston. Check out the video below. 

While we await the finished product of their forthcoming album, you can catch live shows from MPrynt throughout the greater Philadelphia and New York regions. Next up for Mprynt is The Kickback Live Concert presented by Veteran Freshman on July 11.

Take a listen to “Don’t Hurt Me” now. 

Also, check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes video of MPrynt holding it down on Marsha Ambrosius' Friends & Lovers Tour! 


Saniyyah Bilal Presents: Jewelry Shop Party For The Ladies - Friday, June 20

  • Posted By: Chesney Davis
  • June 16, 2014
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Every woman should have stylish, one of kind jewelry that makes them feel confident and energetic right? That is what Philadelphia-based stylist and activist Saniyyah Bilal says she wants to provide with the launch of her new online jewelry shop on Friday, June 20 at Indigo Bleu Design & Culture Center.

For two years, Bilal has been owner of Curio Styling Consultants, a styling company based in Philadelphia. Now, she is in partnership with Chloe + Isabel, a popular jewelry NY brand. Bilal will be premiering her online boutique by previewing many of the pieces that will be available on her site.

There will also be a small showcase of vintage pieces styled by Bilal and available for purchase. A great chance for fashion industry networking, the event will be hosted by Darcel from Hot 107.9 Philly

There will also be prizes and giveaways from sponsors FAMJUICE, Zoujati Salon Spa, and Koco Nail Salon & Wax Studio.


Saniyyah Bilal Presents: Jewelry Shop Party for the Ladies
Where: Indigo Bleu Design & Culture Center, 3911 Lancaster Ave
When: Friday, June 20, 6-9 p.m.
Cost: Free with RSVP
More Info: To RSVP visit jewelryparty620.rsvpify.com.


Philly 360° Rewind: Aaron Camper, Ivan Barias, Chill Moody, Dilemma, Beano & More Hit The Court For Mont Brown's Celebrity Basketball Game

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • June 13, 2014
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Southwest Philadelphia native, Mont Brown rallied a group of his industry peers, and hit the court for Mont Brown's Celebrity Basketball Game. Hosted at John Bartrams High School in West Philadelphia, the event drew some of Philly's most elite MCs, singers, producers and musicians, who all eagerly dusted off their b-ball sneakers for a great cause — and some friendly competition. 

Mont Brown of Astronauts Really Fly is known for his musical talent and also for his strong passion for giving back and growing his community. Proceeds from the game were used to aid in purchasing uniforms for Bartram High teams.

Brown was able to bring out a slew of his mentors and colleagues in the music industry for a positive afternoon including music producer and Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Ivan Barias, R&B recording artist Beano, Singer/Songwriter Aaron Camper, West Philly emcee Chill Moody, Dreamchasers recording artist and songwriter Guordan Banks, legendary hip hop artist Spade-O, music producer and Reebok Brand Ambassador Dilemma and many more.

Our correspondent for the day, Ivan Barias caught up with the players to find out what brought them out and what exciting new projects they have coming up.

It took warm-up shots and some stretching, but once the game got underway, the competitive Philly spirit that make these artists a success — in the studio and on stage — came out strong. It's safe to say that these Philly players are most talented in their musical endeavors, we definitely saw a few moves on the court that was worth honorable mention. 

Participants gave their all as fans cheered them on from the bleachers, though only one team could be victorious. We even heard that there's talk of a rematch. Take a look at our recap of the game below. 


Watch this recap of the Mont Brown Celebrity Basketball Game! 


Up Next On Our EDM Radar: Evian Christ To Perform At The Dolphin Tavern - Wednesday, June 18

  • Posted By: Devon Darrow
  • June 13, 2014
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Looking for a little distraction after the long work week? Well there's no better way to let loose than hitting the dance floor with a DJ who isn’t afraid to keep you on the edge while manning the turntables. We’ve got the solution. Next Wednesday, talented UK-born Evian Christ will be spinning tracks guaranteed to get your pulse pounding to the beat at South Philly’s own Dolphin Tavern.

The young 24-year-old Christ, aka John Leary, hails from Ellesmere Port, a small, no-name industrial town in Cheshire, England. A town not known for producing buzzed-about electronic beatsmiths, Christ is certainly an anomaly.

In 2011, Leary put down some first-time tracks on YouTube during a two-week window in the Christmas holiday under the alias Evian Christ. Not long after, the search was on to discover the true identity of the artist producing these new, dark hip-hop instrumentals. With tracks like “Drip” and “None of Ya’ll Don’t Rap,” top music blogs craved to know the man behind the music.

Christ’s hip-hop mixes are not inspired by big-name DJ’s or the music played at well-known EDM clubs, but inspired by the R&B of the early 2000’s, his step-dad—a former trance DJ, and the artist Grouper, making his music unclassifiable and original.

In February 2012, Christ signed with well-known Tri-Angle Records, an NYC-based electronic label. He released his first free online mixtape of early music entitled, “Kings and Them,” and suddenly the music world was calling and the offers were pouring in. In the mix, one very influential person took interest: Kanye West. Before Christ knew it, he was sending West some new tracks on the fly and hopping over to West’s Paris studio to help produce and finish “I’m In It,” a track on the hip-hop opus “Yeezus.”

Having just signed with West’s new publishing house and creative agency DONDA, Christ is leaving Ellesmere Port behind for now. He’s headed to the Big Apple to work with big-name US DJs and has just released his much-anticipated EP, “Waterfall.”

With a well-established name on the electronic circuit, ties to hip-hop superstar Kanye West, and notable collaborations with hip-hop heavyweights like Rick Ross, Evian Christ is a must-see, must-hear artist!

K|Rex and Dutch E Germ are the openers.


The Dolphin Tavern Presents: Evian Christ
When: Wednesday, June 18, 10:00 pm
Where: The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 South Broad Street
Cost: $10 General Admission (Tickets also available at the door)
More Info: Tickets can be purchased here. For more info on the show, visit: The Dolphin Philly


What's Up This Weekend: Illvibe Collective, PEX Vs. Playloop, Worldtown Festival, The Jawn & More - June 13 - 15

  • Posted By: Blaire Monroe
  • June 12, 2014
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Before you dive into Father’s Day festivities this weekend, get out there and treat yourself to a wild night with your homies — you know you deserve it after that long work week. Right? Let's turn up Philly-style. 

 

Friday, June 13: 

Illvibe Collective & Soulville Present: WAX ON!

Where: Saint Lazarus Bar, 102 W. Girard Avenue 
When: Friday, June 13 | 10 pm
Cost: No Cover
More Info: Click here.  

Prepare for a night of all vinyl everything. This Friday you’ll want to stop by The Saint to get down with Philly favorites Mr. Sonny James, Blaak The Ninth Man and more for their monthly ALL VINYL PARTY. Bring a friend and enjoy the buy-1-get-1 drinks until 12 am.  


Claude Vonstroke

Where: Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Boulevard
When: Friday, June 13 | 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
More Info: Morgan’s Pier

Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he will be nice to you and your friends. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to have fun. A must-hit experience. 


PEX vs. Playloop with Lee Mayjahs? & DJ Everyday

Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
When: Friday, June 13 | 10 p.m.
Cost: $7
More Info: silkcityphilly.com

Back again for their second Friday residency, DJ Lee Majyahs? will take the stage with DJ Everyday to bring you heavy dance vibes that will keep you on the floor all night. 
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Moombaholics: Tempo Takeover

Where: District N9NE, 460 N 9th Street
When: Friday, June 13 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10
More Info: Get tickets

Summer is heating up and we've got New York's shark-finned finest to swoop down and cool you off with a quadruple dose of MOOMBAH vibes with Ricky Vaughn. Read more here.


Bag Raiders

Where: The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 South Broad Street
When: Friday, June 13 | 9 p.m.
Cost: $7
More Info: Get tickets

"Wil’ out" with your favorite electro-house DJs Bag Raiders with Jayo and Les Professionnels at The Dolphin.


Saturday, June 14

The Shakedown

Where: The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.
When: Saturday, June 14 |10 p.m.
Cost: $10
More Info: More info here.

Coming back his second Shakedown experience, DJ Demarkus Lewis returns to Philly for a night you won’t forget. Rob Paine & Willyum will be in the building for the opening set, while DJs Lil’ Dave & Junior will be holding it down upstairs. 


The Magic Message presents Young Marco

Where: The Dolphin, 1539 South Broad St.
When: Saturday, June 14 | 10 p.m.
Cost: $7
More Info: Tickets available here

The Magic Message are Philly DJs Jeffrey Bouchard & Sean Hearn. The two have been throwing the long-standing disco / house vibe for 4 years now incorporating classic sounds with cutting edge production. They are also versatile in music selection by pushing the envelope of the late night underground Philly scene by making frequent appearances at techno heavy events.

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Holy Ghost [DJ SET]

Where: Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Boulevard
When: Saturday, June 14 | 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $5
More Info: Morgan’s Pier

The abridged version of the story of Holy Ghost! – the one that begins in 2007 with the release of the duo's highly acclaimed, revelatory debut single "Hold On" – is less than half the story. Come out and see for yourself. [via Morgan’s Pier]

 

Silk City Saturdays with DJ DEEJAY

Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
When: Saturday, June 14 | 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Ladies, $5 | Fellas, $10
More Info: silkcityphilly.com

Your favorite Saturday night dance party featuring none other than DJ DEEJAY.


1st Annual Worldtown Festival

Where: The Piazza at Schmidts, 1001 N 2nd St.
When: Saturday, June 14 | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: free
More Info: Register here

Worldtown is celebrating Philly’s diversity in arts and culture through entertainment, art, food, goods, and soccer! Come view all 4 games on Saturday.Interactive activities and performances will celebrate the start of this year's World Cup in Brazil, and Philly’s diverse and creative artistic community! We want this event to reflect the city’s musical, cultural, and artistic vibrancy. Read more here.


Sunday, June 15

The Jawn

Where: Reserve WINE BAR + Lounge, 724 Arch Street
When: Sunday, June 15 | 8 p.m.
Cost: Ladies, free | Fellas, $5
More Info:  More info here

The Legendary DJ Cash Money is teaming up with long time event producer and promoter, Flygirrl, to bring you a whole new experience on Sunday nights. At "The Jawn", Dj Cash Money will be spinning from hip-hop, soul, classics, funk, house to reggae and rock music while still preserving the artistry of hip hop and the turntable every Sunday night. Dj Cash Money is best known for his pioneering techniques, fierce musicality and lightning speed on the turntables. RESERVE represents understated opulence meets elegance and sophistication. He will be spinning each week along with different featured guest Dj's which will include some of his his DJ affiliates, Kid Capri, Jay Ski, Baby DST, Tat Money, DJ Spinbad, DJ Gary O, DJ Aktive, Rich Medina to name a few.


Sundae Nights with Hector Romero

Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
When: Sunday, June 15 | 10 p.m.
Cost: $5
More Info: silkcityphilly.com

Hector Romero's intro into the DJ world began at the age of 13. Then nicknamed "DJ Baby Hec," the Bronx native landed his first job at La Mirage, known at the time as one of the hottest dance clubs in The Bronx. Hector was soon spinning at a number of downtown Manhattan clubs including Save the Robots, Palladium and The Roxy as well as The Red Zone where he met & eventually became David Morales' opening DJ. When Hector interacts with his crowd you realize how much passion he has for his craft. He is considered a DJ's DJ and a significant player in the music industry. It is his eclectic taste that sets him apart from his peers. Read more here.


WATCH: Philly 360° Exclusive With Estelle

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • June 11, 2014
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Though R&B/pop sensation Estelle hails from London, she's definitely no stranger to our city. Working with popular Philly producers on her latest project True Romance, which drops in September, Estelle has a solid lineup of hometown "American Boys" shaping her sound.  

This GRAMMY winner has many local connections. She's worked with some of Philly's top producers, like Carvin & Ivan of Forever Music and Mama's Boys Music Group,  Pop & Oak of Goooooooo!!! Music and Starr Island Group, Vidal Davis and Andre Harris. Her management team is based out of the City of Brotherly Love — Mike McArthur and Jerome Hipps of Mama's Boys Music Group and KWL Enterprises. And, she's worked very closely with celebrity media strategist Dyana Williams of Influence Entertainment and Radio One, as well as iconic hip-hop band The Roots.

So when we heard that Estelle was returning to Philly, we had to catch up with her since she always shows our city so much love. We spent a few hours with the singer and did a mini boutique crawl in Old City. We hit up a few local spots including US*U.S., Lost + Found and Vagabond. She's a lover of all things vintage — and Philly had plenty of fab finds to offer up. 

Check out the "Make Her Say" singer's Philly boutique crawl itinerary below. Also be sure to watch the video for an inside look at Estelle's time in Philly.  


Watch our exclusive video of Estelle's boutique crawl through Old City. 

The Shops: 

US*U.S. | 323 Arch Street

This co-op boutique’s focus is on products that are “Made in America.” Run by local Philadelphia designers, the spot serves not only as a retail space, but also as a studio workspace where the designers sew, sketch and style their creations. Rising designers include: LELE, Lobo Mau, Mariel Rojo, Aso Damisi, Secret Bohemia, Catherine Sanchez and Heartless Revival.    

Lost + Found | 133 North 3rd Street

Well-priced items for every type of shopper make this laidback boutique a hit. Housed in a former Old City art gallery, Lost + Found is owned by two top vintage-clothing dealers—the mother and daughter duo Sandy and Jenny Martin. The pair have an eye for mixing old-school ringer T-shirts with new reversible wrap skirts. The airy space also features fair-trade goods among the rainbow-like rack of lightweight T-shirts, men’s cowboy shirts, 1980s minis, neon plastic rings and printed canvas totes.

Vagabond | 37 N. 3rd Street

Mary Clark and Megan Murphy’s boutique just may be the hippest of the hip. With a generous smattering of indie designer labels, handmade vintage and modern designs, the shop’s own line of fashion-forward skirts, scarves, dresses, sweaters, coats and a wall full of yarn and knitting supplies, this little shop has big ambitions.        


Check out the below visual gallery for an inside look at Estelle boutique shopping. 

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Make Music Philly Returns To Shine A Spotlight On Philadelphia's Local Music Scene - Saturday, June 21

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • June 11, 2014
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Make Music Philly is back for another year and this time around the organizers are aiming to double the amount of participants! On June 21, musicians, performers, and artists of every genre will take over the entire city for a day as a part of Make Music Philly. Philadelphia will join over 500 cities in celebration of National Music Day, which was established in 2006.

This free, “do it yourself” music festival is truly unique as it features both established and up and coming artists of all ages and all genres. It remains a great opportunity to showcase the dynamic musical culture of Philadelphia.

WXPN, a public radio station licensed to the University of Pennsylvania, decided to take the lead on this initiative and enlisted the help of various cultural organizations to help facilitate their vision of highlighting the role music plays both locally, and on a global scale.

So, what does it all mean? If you didn't get a chance to enjoy the festivities last year — it means that on almost every corner of Philadelphia you will be experiencing live performances. Both artists and venues have registered through the official Make Music Philly website to host their own affiliated events on June 21, which is also the longest day of the year – a.k.a. Summer Solstice.  Which means more time to enjoy great music!

From venues like Milkboy and Hard Rock Café to street corners and parks, acts like Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart and Janine Toner will take the stage and lay down the serious sounds that Philly is known for. This year to end the full day of festivities WXPN will also host a closing concert at Penns Landing with acts to be announced.

We definitely encourage you to get out for Make Music Philly, enjoying some music, and discover some new talents that are powering our local music scene. BTW — did we mention that all of this is free? #winning 


Make Music Philly
When: Saturday, June 21, 8am-8pm
Where: Neighborhoods across Philadelphia
Cost: Free
More Info: makemusicphilly.com


Festival Chic: Philly Steps Out in Bold Prints & Fresh Colors For The Roots Picnic

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • June 10, 2014
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The phrase "It's always sunny in Philadelphia," never rang as true as it did during this year's Roots Picnic. The warm weather brought out a bevy of folks, from near and far, as Picnic-goers rocked out to the sounds of Jhene Aiko, Chill Moody, Rudimental, Janelle Monae, Snoop Dog —  and of course Philly's own hometown heroes, The Roots.

With the warm weather and good vibes, plenty of fans poured into Festival Pier at Penn's Landing wearing their flyest festival wear — and we were there to capture it all. The sartorial bar  for the 7th Annual Roots Picnic was set higher than ever, but Philly was definitely up for the challenge. 

Thousands showed up and out in bold prints, vibrant colors, and eccentric accessories — all festival fashion staples. Individual style reigns supreme with bold and beautiful folks everywhere you turn. And everywhere we turned we spotted chic moments. From handmade printed kaftans, to stark floral headpieces, there were plenty picture perfect moments. Speaking of headwear, we even spotted the Vivienne Westwood "Smoky the Bear" hat Pharrell has made popular. 

Don’t believe us? Check out some of our favorite fashion moments of the 7th Annual Roots Picnic in our gallery. Also, if you see a familiar face in the photo gallery, then be sure to drop us a line in the comments below!


Check out the fresh, dope festival wear donned by these Roots Picnic fashionistas and style-guys. 

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Photos by M. Edlow for Philly 360°

Philly 360° Playlist: Suzann Christine Drops Feel-Good R&B/Pop Anthem "Just Wanna Live"

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • June 9, 2014
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Philly-based singer/songwriter Suzann Christine has just released her new single “Just Wanna Live,” and it has all of Philly inspired and feeling good. So, we're bringing it to you this week for the Philly 360°playlist. 

The guitar-driven track is a little different than what we are used to from Christine, but it’s a great look for the songstress. The song's message is simple — despite of any obstacles, live your dreams and be happy. Suzann's vocal arrangements are out of the world, lending to the track's clean sound and fresh approach. “Just Wanna Live” is a definitely a feel-good anthem and is the perfect balance of Christine’s R&B roots and pop music.

The release of the single was accompanied an Instagram campaign which allowed fans to upload their personal photos and videos showcasing what “living” means to them with the hashtag #justwannalive.

The talented vocalist made her decision to live her life after quitting her full-time job to pursue music and it seems that decision has been paying off. From opening for acts like Rick Ross, Musiq Soulchild and Kindred to collaborating with MCs Freeway and Chill Moody — it’s clear that Suzann Christine is on the right track.

In addition to a budding singing career, Christine also takes the time to help influence youth in the arts with her non-profit SCH Capa. Her organization encourages students to explore their creativity through dance, theater, photography and much more.

A dynamic performer and talented songwriter we’re glad to hear new music from Suzann Christine. You can catch her next live performance on June 22, for the Black Girls Rock Hard show presented by MoShay LaRen and Lyn Brown Music Group at the Hard Rock Café.

Take a listen below to the single “Just Wanna Live” and if you dig it, make sure to purchase the track on iTunes as well. #phillysupportphilly 



This Weekend: Jump For Joy + Kindred The Family Games - June 7 & 8

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • June 6, 2014
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This weekend, two community-centered events land in Philly, and they both are sure to leave you with great memories and plenty of Philly feel-good vibes. Kickoff the weekend on Saturday, June 7 with Jump for Joy, a double dutch contest presented by the Art Sisters. Then close out the festivities on Sunday, June 8, as Kindred The Family Soul and Got Laundry? team-up to present Kindred the Family Games.

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Jump for Joy

Saturday, June 7 is set to be jam-packed with fun, and plenty of friendly Philly competition, as Shanina Dionna, Ameerah K. Art and Nebulus Flair, also known as Art Sisters, land back on the scene with Jump for Joy — a community double dutch competition. These up-and-coming Philly creatives are known around town for making it happen, and this time, they've come up with a new concept for the entire fam. 

Between 12-4 p.m., Jump for Joy attendees will compete in various games and competitions, including an old school double dutch contest, a free throw shoot out, and an 80s/90s best-dressed fashion show. Teams can pre-register for the chance to win multiple prizes valued at $500, courtesy of event sponsors #thisisclassicphilly and Cerebellum Water.

If you're not interested in competing, no worries, the event is free and open to the public. So, just come down and cheer on your favorite squad. 

Jump for Joy
When: Saturday, June 7, 12-4 PM
Where: Parkside Evans Playground, 53rd and Parkside Ave
Cost: Free for attendees | Small fee for teams.
More Info: Click here


Kindred The Family Games

Sunday, June 8 popular husband and wife R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul are teaming up with family-centered initiative, Got Laundry? for Kindred the Family Games.

Many fans know that Aja and Fatin of Kindred are both big advocates for family values. They have always showcased that in their music and in their online content. Got Laundry? Is a faith-based organization that offers full laundry services and raises public awareness for homelessness and autism.  

This weekend, Kindred and Got Laundy? will provide an awesome afternoon promoting fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyle for families. The event will include plenty of activities, including Zumba, line dancing and games. Check it out! 

Kindred the Family Games

When: Sunday, June 8, 12-4 PM
Where: West Philadelphia High Practice Field, 44th and Haverford Ave
Cost: $25 Registration Fee for competing families
More Info: Click here


Represent: 200 Years Of African American Art - January 10 - April 5, 2015

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art When: January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015 Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cost: Included with the cost of general museum admission. More Info: Click here for details. This winter, the…

Ms. Lauryn Hill - Saturday, March 28

Ms. Lauryn Hill SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance Series When: Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m. Where: Keswick Theatre, 291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038 Cost: $56-125 More Info: Buy tickets here. Lauryn Hill’s debut solo project, The Miseducation of…

Jeff Bradshaw & Friends - Tuesday, March 31

Jeff Bradshaw & Friends When: Tuesday, March 31, 8 p.m. Where: The TLA, 334 South Street Cost: $25 More Info: Buy tickets here. Philly native Jeff Bradshaw has toured the world playing alongside some of the industry’s biggest talents.…