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Music And Art Are In Full Bloom In May

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • May 4, 2012
    • Music and Art Are In Full Bloom In May
      • Music and Art Are In Full Bloom In May
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC

Spring is in full bloom, and Philly’s creative scene is bursting with energy. Now that we’ve breezed through the winter, it’s time to warm up with electrifying music, captivating art and more. Here’s what we’ll be getting into: partying on the Parkway during the opening of the Barnes Foundation, jammin’ to the original sounds of Esperanza Spalding and kickin’ it old school to the soulful classics of the Temptations and the Four Tops. There’s no place bringin’ it on quite like Philly.   

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    • Jimi Hendrix
      • Jimi Hendrix
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Friday, May 4 – Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Rock out to the year-long celebration of legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix as Philly celebrates what would have been his 70th birthday. Hosted by WRTI’s J. Michael Harrison, experience Jimi’s unforgettable legacy as renowned guitarists Charlie Ellerbee and Ornette Coleman take over the Woodmere Art Museum with an exhilarating tribute.

Tuesday, May 8 – Santigold

Celebrated Philly homegirl Santigold will be rockin’ the stage at the Trocadero Theatre. Make sure you grab her new album, Master of My Make Believe, when it drops on May 1!

Thursday, May 10 – The Temptations & The Four Tops

Get ready for a taste of Motown right here in Philly at the Keswick Theatre. We all know there’s no sound like the Philly sound, but who can resist sweet classics like Just My Imagination or Baby I Need Your Loving? It’s just in time for Mother’s Day, so get your tickets today.

Sunday, May 13 – Esperanza Spalding

She’s back and gracing the stage at the Electric Factory, in partnership with the Kimmel Center Presents. Esperanza Spalding brings the vibrant new sounds of her latest hit album, Radio Music Society.

Saturday, May 19 – Philadelphia On Parade

Featuring more than 800 performing artists—including Philly’s own Helen Bruner & Terry Jones, the Justin Faulkner Quartet and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra—Philadelphia on Parade is taking over five stages at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

Friday, May 25 – Jaguar Wright

Philly homegirl Jaguar Wright is giving World Café Live a taste of that irresistible, soulful voice. Fusing the sounds of Patti Labelle, Nina Simone and Mary J. Blige with her own flare, Jaguar always gives mind-blowing performances.

Insider tip: Keep your ears open for her new album. We hear it’s going to be better than ever!

Wednesday, May 30 – Sittin’ In with Jeff Bradshaw

Mr. Trombone has been making some sweet noise all around Philly, and he’s bringing some of that delicious flavor to the Kimmel Center. A jam session with Jeff Bradshaw will definitely be fly.

Insider tip: Make sure you check out Jeff’s hot new album, Bone Appétit!


    • Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassador Aisha Winfield
      • Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassador Aisha Winfield
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC

Aisha Winfield

Next up for Masters Behind the Music is the executive director of Jill Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation and founder of Jr. Music Executive, Aisha Winfield. If you don’t know her, allow us to introduce you—we’re pretty sure you’ll fall in love with her, too.

Mother’s Day

From a soulful brunch at Ms. Tootsie’s to cruisin’ on the Spirit of Philadelphia, there are plenty of ways to show mom some love on Mother’s Day. Take a look at our top picks for a fabulous Mother’s Day in Philly. 

Philly 360˚ Exclusive: Jeff Bradshaw

Philly 360˚ was in the house during Jeff Bradshaw’s album release party celebrating his hot new project, Bone Appétit. With appearances by Kindred the Family Soul, Frank Knuckles of The Roots, Carol Riddick and more, Ms. Tootsie’s was jam-packed with Philly love. Check out the video recap.

Grand Opening: The Barnes Foundation

On May 19, Philly will welcome even more brilliant art to the Parkway with the opening of the Barnes Foundation. Known for its breathtaking collection of Impressionist and early Modern paintings, it’ll be the new cultural hot spot on the Parkway.

28th Annual Celebration of Black Writing

Art Sanctuary is doin’ it big this year with its one-of-a-kind Celebration of Black Writing festival. There will be a host of literary workshops, music showcases and film screenings—and did we mention that representatives of JET and Ebony magazines will be in the house? Block off your calendars from May 21 to June 2!

Treat Your Mom To Some Philly Love On Mother's Day

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • May 3, 2012
    • Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
      • Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
      • Photo Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and we can't think of a better way to show your mom some love than in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Looking to do something special for her? Check out our picks here.


Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge

1312 South Street

Insider Tip: Ms. Tootsie's is offering a four-course meal at $35 from noon to midnight on Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day Cruise – Spirit of Philadelphia

Insider Tip: The Spirit of Philadelphia's Mother's Day Cruise includes a buffet, DJ and more.


220 S. Broad Street

Insider Tip: Alll mothers will receive a complimentary mimosa or glass of wine during lunch or dinner.

World Cafe Live's Mother's Day Brunch

3025 Walnut Street

Insider Tip: This is a Mother's Day brunch with a Latin flare thanks to the Brazilian duo Minas.

Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing

201 S. Columbus Boulevard

Insider Tip: The Hyatt's Mothers Day brunch includes a seafood station with seared tuna, a carving station with grilled flank steak and more.

Manayunk Brewery's Jazz Brunch

4120 Main Street

Insider Tip: Listen to the smooth sounds of jazz as you celebrate Mother's Day with the "Brew Pub's" Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Rest, Relaxation & Pampering

Ursula's About Phace

1700 Sansom Street

Insider Tip: Treat your mom to a full day of massage, facials, make-up and more.

Tierra Mia Organicos

328 S. 17th Street

Insider Tip: This organic spa will make you feel like you're in a Colombian oasis.

Salon Tenshi

537 N. 7th Street

Insider Tip: Make sure you also stop by their Beauty Bar (1001 N. 2nd Street at the Piazza).

Show Stoppers

Esperanza Spalding

The Electric Factory

421 N. 7th Street

Zenia McPherson


7152 Ogontz Avenue

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