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BlackStar Film Festival & ReelBlack Present Nefertite Nguvu’s Film 'In The Morning' - Tuesday, April 14

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • April 6, 2015
    • BlackStar Film Festival
      • BlackStar Film Festival
      • Photo Credit: Marisa Fischetti for Philly 360 / Visit Philadlephia

On Tuesday, April 14, two of Philly's finest, BlackStar Film Festival and Reelblack, team up to present the Philadelphia debut of Nefertite Nguvu's film, In The Morning at International House.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2014 Urbanworld Film Festival, this film is a fresh take on the bonds of love, friendship, and marriage in contemporary life among a group of beautiful well-heeled friends in Brooklyn.

The film's director, Nefertite Nguvu, is a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts. With her company Hollywood Africans LLC, Nefertite has written, produced, and directed two short films, including a uniquely stylized black and white romance entitled I Want You and The End of Winter, which is an emotional meditation on loss. Both films have screened at numerous film festivals.

Amongst other web-based programming, Nefertite has also directed a ten-part series entitled The Road to U.N.I.T.Y., which chronicled the life of five aspiring female emcees hand-picked by and featuring Queen Latifah for Cover Girl and Flavor Unit Entertainment. In The Morning is her feature film debut.

In the Morning has an ensemble cast of emerging talent: Jacky Ido (Taxi Brooklyn) Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere), Numa Perrier (The Couple), Kim Hill (original lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas), De’adre Aziza (Passing Strange) Hoji Fortuna (Viva Riva) and JoNell Kennedy (Me And You And Everyone We Know). And, making their film debuts are Alzo Slade and CJ Lindsey.

Director Nefertite Nguvu and star Kim Hill will be present for a Q&A after the screening. So, get your black film fix with this Philadelphia debut. Tickets are on sale now.


In The Morning
When: Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: $10 Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $5 Reelblack & IHP Members
More Info: Buy tickets online here.


Choreographer Tommie Waheed Evans Presents 'Botch' At The Painted Bride - April 10 & 11

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • April 6, 2015
    • Tommie Waheed Evans
      • Tommie Waheed Evans
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tommie Waheed Evans

If you know Philadelphia dance — then you're already familiar with choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans.

A celebrated dancer and choreographer, Evans joined Philadanco in 2002 after studying at both the Ailey School of Dance and Complexions Contemporary Dance. Since then, Tommie grew to be one of the company’s lead choreographers and teaches master classes at local studios like Philadanco, Eleone Dance Company, Dance Arts, University of the Arts, and abroad. In 2006, Evans founded his own dance project,  Waheed-Works.

This weekend, the Waheed Works founder will open a new show at the Painted Bride Art Center in Old City, entitled Botch. The work is the culmination of an ongoing exploration of lightness and darkness through movement. Melding techniques from modern, jazz, and ballet into one emotionally-charged vocabulary, the choreographer unpacks the ways in which darkness can be a means of enlightenment.

    • Waheed Works
      • Waheed Works
      • Photo Credit: Image by Isaiah Freeman Photography

Now, with nine dancers that have individually danced with notable companies and performers, including Philadanco, Eleon, Stevie Nicks and Kanye West, Waheed Works continues exploring the ways in which a wrong turn can lead to the right destination.

“I love what I do,” he says. “and I love how diverse, supportive, and electric the dance community has been. Philly really has it’s own aesthetic, especially in terms of contemporary and modern dance. ”

Though Botch will be the first official Waheed Work to grace the Bride’s main stage, the venue is no stranger to Evan’s work. His choreography has appeared at the Bride in Philadanco productions like the dance company’s annual production, Danco on Danco.

Viewers can expect the experience of Botch to be “transcendent,” says the choreographer. “I want people to feel something in their souls” he says. “[Botch] will be more than a dance performance. There will be drama.”

Botch comes to Painted Bride Art Center on April 10th and 11th at 8pm. Tickets on sale now—$25 advance, $30 day of show.


Waheed Works presents Botch
When: Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11
Where: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of show
More Info: Click here to purchase tickets.


Top Picks: More Than 20 Must-Hit Concerts Coming To Philadelphia In 2015

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • April 3, 2015
    • Roots Picnic
      • Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philly

There will be no shortage of dope live music rocking Philadelphia stages this year. From heavyweight music veterans like Wiz Khalifa, The Roots and Jazmine Sullivan, to shows by local and national indie music stars — we've pulled together this list of more than 20 can't-miss shows that are going down in and around Philadelphia in 2015. 

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!


Philly 360° Top Concert Picks: 

    • Can't-Miss Shows In Philadelphia
      • Can't-Miss Shows In Philadelphia
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea At The Academy Of Music

Saturday, April 11
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are among the most important jazz influences of our time. In a rare duo performance, jazz royalty reigns as the two legends come together for one very special concert in Philadelphia’s stunning, acoustically-pristine Academy of Music.

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Red Bull Sound Select with Rakim At Underground Arts

Thursday, April 16
Next up in the Red Bull Sound Select series is an 80s and 90s themed concert featuring the hip-hop legend Rakim at Underground Arts. This special edition is curated by Veteran Freshman and features performances from Dyme-A-Duzin and Philly’s own Chill Moody. Hosted by the incomparable scratchologist, DJ Aktive and emcee Reef the Lost Cause, this show is for the true hip-hop lovers.

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    • Rakim
      • Rakim
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rakim

Kid Ink at The Trocadero Theatre

Sunday, April 19
Covered from head to toe in tattoos, 24 year-old Los Angeles-based Artist Kid Ink is wrecking havoc on the streets and in cyber world. The Artist/Producer/Songwriter/ Tattoo Aficionado has over 30 Million hits on YouTube with lyrical gems like, "Tat It Up" "La La La"  and "Keep It Rollin'." Kid Ink lands at The Troc on April 19.

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Skizzy Mars At The Troc

Saturday, April 18
This April, New York hitmaker Skizzy Mars lands in Philadelphia to unleashed his latest collection of original material, The Pace. The artist's second full-length in total, the 12-track set directly follows 2013's Phases tape, and includes popular singles like "All Say," "Moments," "Numb" and "Too Ill." Opening performances by Prelow and Philly-based producer/DJ Swizzymack.

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Earl Sweatshirt At The TLA

Monday, April 20
Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a West Coast rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew. Following in the footsteps of Eminem, Natas, and Esham, Earl would ultimately signed a deal with Columbia Records — enabling him to issue material on the major label through his own Tan Cressida imprint. After live appearances and recordings with Odd Future, he made numerous guest appearances, most notably on Frank Ocean's acclaimed debut studio album channel ORANGE and Flying Lotus' summer single "Between Friends."

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    • Earl Sweatshirt
      • Earl Sweatshirt
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

IAMSU At The Barbary

Tuesday, April 21
After a releasing multiple mixtapes in 2010 through 2012, West Coast rapper and producer Iamsu hit in 2013 with the single "Let Go." His debut album entitled Sincerely Yours was released in 2014 and the lead single from the album, "Only That Real," featured guest spots from Sage the Gemini and 2 Chainz.

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Fourth Annual Center City Jazz Festival

Saturday, April 25
Attention Philly jazz-heads: It's back! Following the success of the 2014 events, Center City Jazz Festival returns for another round of extraordinary jazz music set in incredible downtown Philly music venues. The brainchild of master musician Ernest Stuart, this year's festival will feature 16 acts performing across 4 stages — all during the course of one day.

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Jazmine Sullivan Returns To The TLA

Sunday, April 26
Philly native and powerhouse vocalist Jazmine Sullivan is out on tour in support of her latest project, Reality Show. Earlier in March, the RCA performed to a sold-out house for her hometown fans at The TLA on South Street. On April 26, Jazmine will bring The Reality Show Tour back to The TLA for another round unstoppable soul.

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    • Jazmine Sullivan
      • Jazmine Sullivan
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Ester Rada at World Cafe Live

Tuesday, April 28
Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Critics describe her genre mixing sound as "gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, Urban-funk, Neo-Soul and R&B, with mixed undertones of black grooves" Now, Rada's journey will lead her to the World Cafe Live stage for an intimate night of world music.

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Toro Y Moi  At Union Transfer

Thursday, April 30
Chaz Bundick started making bedroom recordings under the name Toro y Moi in in 2001. Drawing from a wide range of influences, including Daft Punk and J Dill, Bundick's 2015 release What For? features contributions from Julian Lynch and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson.

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Lisa Fischer at The Keswick Theatre

Thursday, April 30
Lisa Fischer is a singer who really gets around. On tour with the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti or Nine Inch Nails, her name may not be on the marquee, but it'sher glamorous-girl-next-door quality that makes fans all over the world fall in love. The public are recently re-introduced to Fischer through the acclaimed documentary, "20 Feet From Stardom."

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Action Bronson: The Mr. Wonderful Tour At The TLA

Sunday, May 3
One of Philly's last encounters with Action Bronson, the rapper was spotted performing on stage, and on a trailer, during the 2014 Roots Picnic. Now, Bronson brings his The Mr. Wonderful Tour to South Street's The TLA in May. 

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    • Action Bronson backstage at Roots Picnic
      • Action Bronson backstage at Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philly

Brian McKnight Trio At The Keswick

Friday, May 8
As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Now touring with longtime collaborators Chris “big sexy” Loftlin, and guitarist, Tyrone “gutt bucket” Chase, Brian McKnight brings a solo show to The Keswick — a chance to hear the hits, b-sides and stories from their 15+ years on the road”.

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Ciara At The Keswick

Sunday, May 10
Ciara is a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. With a new album on the horizon, Ciara comes to the Keswick on her first tour in six years.

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Esperanza Spalding At The TLA

Sunday, May 17
Hailed as a prodigy on the acoustic double bass within months of first touching the instrument as a 15-year-old, Esperanza Spalding has emerged as a fine jazz bassist, but has also distinguished herself playing blues, funk, hip-hop, pop fusion, and Brazilian and Afro-Cuban styles as well. Catch the Grammy-winner live at The TLA in May.

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Roots Picnic Returns To Festival Pier

Saturday, May 30
The Roots are taking a break from their regular gig as the houseband for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to kickoff summer by taking over Festival Pier in Philadelphia for the 8th annual Roots Picnic. We spotted several industry heavyweights on this year's lineup, including The Weeknd, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, DJ Mustard, Rae Sremmurd and more.

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    • Roots Picnic
      • Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philly

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force At World Cafe Live

Tuesday, June 9
Where the Kuti name is mentioned, greatness follows and Femi Kuti is no exception to the rule. Son of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, Femi struck out on his on long ago to continue in his father’s legacy of preserving his music while producing socially-conscious, hip-moving, funky-infused songs that move audiences all over the world. Don't miss it as Femi returns to World Café Live in June

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Fall Out Boy And Wiz Khalifa At Susquehanna Bank Center

Wednesday, June 10
In support of their latest projects, American Beauty/American Pyscho and Blacc Hollywood, Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa team up for a summer tour that is set to touch down in over 40 cities across the U.S. This tour includes opening performances by Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama.

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SWV At World Cafe Live

Sunday, June 21
SWV (Sisters with Voices) was founded in 1992 in New York by three best friends, Cheryl "Coko" Clemons, Tamara "Taj" George and Leanne "Lelee" Lyons.The group's debut album, It's About Time, was a smash hit selling over 13 million copies worldwide and spawning three Billboard chart topping singles, "I'm So Into You," "Weak" and "Right Here." You can catch the Philly stop on their reuinion tour at World Cafe Live.

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    • SWV
      • SWV
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of SWV

Godfather with the Philadelphia Orchestra At The Mann

Thursday, June 25
Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Godfather comes to life on the big screen with Nino Rota’s iconic and haunting score performed live by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Ranked as one of the best movies of all time by the American Film Institute, The Godfather Live will leave you absolutely speechless. Catch this concert live at The Mann.

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The Philly 4th of July Jam With The Roots

Saturday, July 4
Wawa Welcome America returns with one of the country’s largest Fourth of July celebration. With a week of free events and programs, including fireworks, Hoagie Day and the annual Philadelphia Independence Day Parade, to the city's signature Fourth of July Jam & Fireworks, which once again will be curated by Questlove of The Roots — Philly is definitely the ONLY place in the country to celebrate the holiday. 

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    • Questlove on the drums, Black Thought on the mic
      • Questlove on the drums, Black Thought on the mic
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC

J. Cole: Forest Hills Drive Tour At Susquehanna Bank Center

Friday, July 31
In promotion of his 2014 album, Forest Hills Drive, megastar J. Cole hits the Susquehanna Bank Center across the river in Camden, NJ. Alongside the star will be other industry notables, including Big Sean, YG and Jeremih.

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Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint Tour At Susquehanna Bank Center

Thursday, August 6
Following up on her third studio album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj will be embarking on the North American leg of her just announced The Pinkprint tour. The Young Money powerhouse will be heating things up on the waterfront this summer when she comes through Philly in August. And, she's packing a heavy lineup of artists who will be with her, including Philly's own Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and DeJ Loaf.

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    • Made In America
      • Made In America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Philly 360° / Visit Philadelphia

Made In America Returns To Philly

Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6
It's back. For the fourth year in a row, the wildly popular Budweiser Made In America festival will hit Philadelphia with two days of genre-defying music on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival mastermind, Jay Z, will once again curate an epic lineup of the industry's hottest talents to deliver another round of show-stopping performances across multiple stages.

Full details on this year's festival are still to be confirmed. So, stay tuned for more information.

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Madonna at Susquehanna Bank Center

Thursday, September 24
This September, Madonna brings her “Rebel Heart” tour to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The September 24 concert will be the Material Girl’s first appearance in our area since her sold-out MDNA tour of 2012. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 16.

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The Hit Show 'Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical" Lands At The Painted Bride - Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • April 2, 2015
    •  Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical
      • Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of www.fabuloussylvester.com

There will never be another Sylvester. The cross-dressing, soul-singing 1970s disco sensation, would forever change the face of entertainment through his undeniable, feel-good music. 

This weekend, MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the critically-acclaimed hit musical that celebrates the life of the orginal 1970s disco queen and entertainer, lands at the Painted Bride in Old City.

Brought alive by an all-star cast performers, Mighty Real features Broadway star Anthony Wayne, who has also headlined other celebrated productions, including Pippin', Priscilla and Anything Goes. This exciting night of theater includes all of Sylvester hits, including “ Do You Wanna Funk”, “Dance (Disco Heat)” and the iconic disco hit,“You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).”

Don't miss it as this unforgettable night of musc and dance takes over Old City arts. Yes, Philly is about to "Mighty Real," this weekend.


Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical
When: Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5
Where: The Painted Bride, 230 Vine Street
Cost:  $69.50 - $79.50
More Info: Buy tickets online here.


TOP PICKS: Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month In Philadelphia

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • March 31, 2015
    • Jazz Appreciation Month
      • Jazz Appreciation Month
      • Photo Credit: G. Widman for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

As the birthplace and once-home of such noted jazz figures as Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Bessie Smith, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Philly's jazz roots run deep.

This April, Philadelphia will again turn the spotlight on its live jazz scene for the return of Jazz Appreciation Month. Throughout the month, dozens of venues in Philadelphia will host more than 40 events to mark Jazz Appreciation Month to engage the public in with the great jazz happenings occurring all over town.

To get you started, we’ve pulled together this list of can’t-miss concerts, mixers and film screenings at the city's top venues, including The Clef Club, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and  World Cafe Live.  

For an in-depth look at our local jazz scene, check out The Top Places to Listen to Live Jazz in Philadelphia. You can also visit creativephl.com/jazz to browse the full list of over 40 Jazz Month happenings.

    • Philly 360˚ Exclusive: Philly's Got Jazz
      • Philly 360˚ Exclusive: Philly's Got Jazz
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC

Art After 5 At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

April 3, 10, 17 & 21
Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A unique blend of entertainment set in the museum’s Great Stair Hall, the special Jazz Appreciation Month editions of this weekly showcase features an incredible lineup of talent, including Denise King, Turkish Jazz: The Secret Trio and Chris Aschman featuring John Swana.

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Monday Night Jam Series At The Clef Club

April 6, 13, 20 & 27
Anchored along the city’s famous Avenue of the Arts, The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts hosts a weekly Monday Night Jam for local musicians, and the live music aficionados who can’t get enough of their classic Philadelphia sounds.

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Jazz Bridge Concert Series Presents Lauren Lark

Wednesday, April 8
Set in a dramatic Rittenhouse cathedral, Jazz Bridge returns with the next installment of its community concert series featuring the sounds of Philadelphia native, Lauren Lark. A graduate of the University of the Arts, Lark’s clean, precise vocals and uncanny musical sensibilities continue to wow audiences around the country.

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Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea At The Academy Of Music

Saturday, April 11
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are among the most important jazz influences of our time. In a rare duo performance, jazz royalty reigns as the two legends come together for one very special concert in Philadelphia’s stunning, acoustically-pristine Academy of Music.

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    • Chick Corea
      • Chick Corea
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Chick Corea

Film Series: The Coltrane Legacy At The Clef Club

Wednesday, April 15
The legendary master of the saxophone, John Coltrane is highlighted in this compilation of rare footage and candid interviews with music historians and Coltrane’s jazz peers, including Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Cobb. Unravel the complex web of mystery which surrounds Coltrane, a man of unique spirit and virtuosity, and one of the greatest musicians of our time.

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Uri Caine & Prism Quartet at World Cafe Live

Thursday, April 16
LiveConnections pairs Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine with esteemed saxophone ensemble PRISM Quartet for a concert of adventurous new music. Building on the artists’ reputations as innovators, LiveConnections has commissioned Caine to write new music for the Quartet that fuses jazz, classical and contemporary styles.

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Friday Night Jazz At Woodmere Art Museum

Friday, April 10, 17 & 24
Experience jazz in Germantown as the Woodmere Art Museum hosts a series of weekly Friday night jazz concerts. From celebrating bebop to highlighting the great jazz divas, including Ella, Sarah and Billie, a host of local and national talents will take their audience through an unforgettable musical journey.  

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    • Center City Jazz Fest MilkBoy
      • Center City Jazz Fest MilkBoy
      • Photo Credit: By Derrick Woodyard

Amir ElSaffar And Two Rivers Ensemble At The Kimmel Center

Saturday, April 18
Spend an evening enjoying jazz at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio with the Two Rivers Ensemble —  a sextet of jazz and Middle Eastern musicians that features drummer Nasheet Waits, bassist Carlo DeRosa, Tareq Abboushi on buzuq (long-necked lute), multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso Zafer Tawil, and tenor saxophonist Ole Mathisen.

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The 4th Annual Center City Jazz Festival

Saturday, April 25
Center City Jazz Fest returns with 16 incredible acts performing at five local music venues, including Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Time and Milkboy Philly. This daylong festival will present some of the city’s top jazz talent like Ernest Stuart, Dena Underwood and Fresh Cut Orchestra — and one ticket gets you access to all of it.

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Gary Nunez & Plena Libre At The Annenberg Center

Saturday, April 25
For Jazz Appreciation Month, the Annenberg Center explodes with hard-hitting horns, master hand drummers and songs directly from the soul of Puerto Rico. Gary Nunez & Plena Libre, a 12-piece fine-tuned ensemble, brilliantly combines a swinging rhythm section, horns, vocals and dance to give an electrifying performance that is both authentically Puerto Rican and universally appealing.

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Veteran Fresham Curates The Next Edition Of Red Bull Sound Selects Featuring Rakim, Dyme-A-Duzin, Chill Moody, DJ Aktive & More - Thursday, April 16

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • March 26, 2015
    • Rakim
      • Rakim
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rakim

A Philly fave, Red Bull Sound Select returns this month with another round of the hottest, most-talented artists in music right now — from Philadelphia and beyond.

Next up in the series is an 80s and 90s themed Sound Select featuring the hip-hop legend Rakim on Thursday, April 16 at Underground Arts. This special edition is curated by Veteran Freshman and features performances from Dyme-A-Duzin and Philly’s own Chill Moody.

Hosted by the incomparable scratchologist, DJ Aktive and emcee Reef the Lost Cause, this show is for the true hip-hop lovers. Rakim’s classic album Paid in Full, which he released in 1987 with his partner Eric B., has been hailed as one of the true benchmarks of a great hip-hop album. The project yielded multiple singles, including one of the most well-known tracks, “I Ain’t No Joke.”

Red Bull Sound Select is the perfect pairing of national acts and local talent and also serves as an artist development program that helps discovery the best new music and talents across the country. Be sure to dig around on the Red Bull Sound Select site to not only discover new artists, but to also find out what cities they’re playing next and what acts are coming through Philadelphia in the upcoming months.

At this themed party and concert, the dress code is 80s or 90s fly. So be sure to break out your rope chains and throwback sneakers. All guests must be 18+ and admission is not guaranteed with RSVP, so you may want to arrive early as we’re sure this show will be packed. You can find the concert deets, below.


Red Bull Sound Select Curated by Veteran Freshman
When: Thursday, April, 16, 8 PM
Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
Cost: $3 with RSVP, $10 at the door
More Info: Click here.


After you RSVP, be sure to watch our exclusive with Red Bull Sound Select artist and native Philly emcee, Chill Moody. 

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Philly 360° Playlist: Jeff Bradshaw — "Break You Off" Featuring Black Thought Of The Roots

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • March 25, 2015
    • Jeff Bradshaw
      • Jeff Bradshaw
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Shanachie

Last year, native Philly musician Jeff Bradshaw brought it home to the Kimmel Center with  a live concert and album recording that featured Black Thought, Trombone Shorty, Take 6, Marsha Ambrosius, Kim Burrell, Najee, Kenny Lattimore, Eric Roberson, Bilal, and more.

Now, the resulting album, HOME, is set for release and Jeff and Shanachie Entertainment will celebrate its Tuesday, March 31 drop date by throwing another star-studded concert here in Philadelphia at The TLA on South Street. Holding it down on stage along with Bradshaw will be other incredibly talented acts, including Black Thought, Kenny Lattimore, Eric Roberson, Tweet — and a few surprise guests.

Can't wait for Tuesday's album release and concert? Don't worry — you're not alone! Luckily, Philly 360° has got you covered. We've landed an exclusive preview of a single from the forthcoming album. Below, you can check out to Jeff's track, "Break You Off," which also features a live performance by Roots frontman, Black Thought. Like every song these two Philly greats touch, the track has plenty of feel, undeniable soul and an infectious groove.  

So, listen to "Break You Off" now, and be sure to grab tickets to Jeff Bradshaw's album release concert at The TLA. Also, be sure to purchase HOME on iTunes and Amazon

Jeff Bradshaw HOME Album Release Concert
Tuesday, March 31, 8 p.m. | The TLA, 334 South Street | $25 | Buy tickets here.


Listen to this exlcusive preview of "Break You Off" featuring Jeff Bradshaw and Black Thought. You can also watch the official video for Bradshaw's hit "All Time Love" featuring Tweet and Eric Roberson, below.


CONTEST: American Dreaming Presents Passion Share With Sevyn Streeter On Thursday, March 26

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • March 24, 2015
    • Sevyn Streeter
      • Sevyn Streeter
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of American Dreaming

Philly! American Dreaming is back with another special edition of the Passion Share event series — where successful entrepreneurs and artists teach others a technical aspect of their business. This time, they're bringing Atlantic Records' singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter to speak with an intimate crowd of Philadelphia creatives about her songwriting career, process and road to success. She's also going to break down the process songwriting.

If you're looking to get your foot in the door at a major record label, this is an event you don't want to miss. The event is currently at capacity, but Philly 360° has landed a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan.

Want the tix? Then complete the below entry form for your chance to win. You can find the official contest rules here.
 

Passion Share with Seyvn Streeter
When:Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Dreaming Building, 618 N. Front Street
More Info: sevynpassionshare.splashthat.com


Contest Entry Form:

Fill out my online form.

TOP PICKS: 9 Can't-Miss Events For The Weekend

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • March 20, 2015
    • TOP PICKS: Philly 360° Weekend Guide
      • TOP PICKS: Philly 360° Weekend Guide
      • Photo Credit: JS Ruth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Finally. The weekend is finally here and it's time to relax and shed the weekday stress. To help you get your party started, we've pulled together this list of a few must-hit events that are going down in Philadelphia this weekend. 

From art exhibits at Art Sanctuary and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to concerts and parties with your Philly faves like Meek Mill, DJ Matthew Law — this is your weekend itinerary courtesy of Philly 360°. 

So, grab your crew, hit the streets and have some fun.

    • Dice Raw
      • Dice Raw
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

The Last Jimmy featuring Dice Raw 

March 18 - 21| Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street | $35- $60
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Next week, Dice Raw of The Roots is hitting the stage, headlining another run of his latest production, "The Last Jimmy." A hip-hop satire, "The Last Jimmy" tackles the emotionally-charged subject of mass incarceration of African-American males in the US. The hip-hop musical odyssey travels through the plight of the court experience of young African American males, and the American prison system expressed through song, music, and dance.

    • Flutronix
      • Flutronix
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien / Courtesy of the artist

LiveConnections presents Flutronix & Ryan Matthews

Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. | World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street | $13 - $18
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This March, New York-based flute duo Flutronix collaborates with Philadelphia artist Ryan Matthews, merging Flutronix’s unique flute sound with Matthews’ trombone-meets-electronica stylings. Flutronix is Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.”

    • Lee Mo
      • Lee Mo
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lee Mo

Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Lee Mo

Friday, March 20, Doors 7 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m. | Art Sanctuary, 16th and Bainbridge | $10
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Each and every 3rd Friday, Art Sanctuary — Philly's premier black arts hub — returns with its monthly open mic and music showcase, Sanctuary LIVE! This month's edition features a decadent evening of music with Philly's own soul rising star, Lee Mo.

One of the newer voices on the Philadelphia music scene, Lee Mo is taking the city by storm. Known for her killers vocals, soulful feel and impressive music sensibilities, Lee Mo has graced the stages of some of Philly's hottest venues. Lee Mo has worked and shared the stage with many artists in the Philly area, including Vertical Current, George "Spanky" McCurdy, Chartel, Eric Roberson, and Jeff Murrell to name a few.

    • 8 Must-Hit Shows Through March
      • 8 Must-Hit Shows Through March

Meek Mill The Welcome Back Concert

When: Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Where: The Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street
Cost: $36-$95
More Info: Click here.

One of Philly’s hottest emcees, Meek Mill is coming home — and doing so in a big way! On Saturday, March 21, Meek lands at The Wells Fargo Center for a homecoming concert that is not to be missed.

The Maybach Music Group (MMG) superstar will be laying it all out, hit after hit, for all of his hometown fans. It’s been a long road for Meek — chasing his dream, the rapper made his way from the streets of North Philadelphia to achieving international national stardom, performing around the globe. Meek Mill shows are notorious for being raw and full of high-energy, from both Mill and his fans. You'll definitey want to check this one. Opening performances by Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss and more.

    • 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°

Welcome Back Meek Mill Official After Party 

Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. | Lit Ulltra Bar, 420 N 2nd Street
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After you party at Wells Fargo for Meek Mill's homecoming concert, head to Lit Ultrabar in Old City for round two. The official after party is brought to you by Dreamchaser and Identity Ink and features a playlist courtesy of DJ Bran. 

    • Opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

DJ Matthew Law Presents Friends & Fam

Saturday, March 21, 10 p.m. | Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street | $5
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True Story: Resident Philly turntablist, DJ  Matthew Law is known across the globe for having mad skills on the 1's and 2's. As the 6th member of the Illvibe Collective, 2013 Red Bull 3style East Coast Champ, and the founder of more than one Philly dance party, PHSH stays on the move.  

This month, you can catch up with PHSH as he spins back-to-back sets during the late-night Friends & Fam session at Kung Fu Necktie. Undoubtedly, PHSH can rock a party by himself, but since this party is all about friend and fam PHSH will be bringing along a special guest DJ or MC. Want to know who's on deck? Then stay tuned for more info and definitely make sure that you are in the house for this one.

    • Art Sanctuary
      • Art Sanctuary
      • Photo Credit: M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

James Dupree: Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit

Art Sanctuary. 628 S. 16th Street | Free
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Running through Saturday, April 25, ‘Works from the Stolen Dreams and Forbidden Fruit’ by Philadelphia-based painter, James Dupree, presents over 20 of the artists colorful, stunning works of art.  The exhibit represents a creative turning point for Dupree into the realm of complete abstraction that begins to blur the boundaries between painting, collage, printmaking and draftsmanship.

    • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PMA

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015 | The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $14-20 Admission
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This winter, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition highlighting its exceptional holdings of work by African American artists. Reflecting a broad range of stories, subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art will include works by Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.

    • The African American Museum in Philadelphia
      • The African American Museum in Philadelphia
      • Photo Credit: J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

As We See It:  Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art

February 5 - March 21, 2015 | The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street | $10-14, free for members
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The African American Museum in Philadelphia just opened As We See It:  Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art.

This exhibit explores the work and perspective of notable African American artists, such as Henry O. Tanner, Barbara Bullock and Dawoud Bey, by placing works from these master artists alongside artwork of local youth.

In preparation for this project, over 100 students from Philadelphia and the surrounding region studied art work from the collection and created their own works in response. The exhibit  includes interactive stations where visitors can engage in their own art making based on exhibit themes. Videos of the artists in the collection will provide insights on the production process, and AAMP curator Richard J. Watson, will compose a new painting over the course of the exhibition.


Jazmine Sullivan's The Reality Show Tour Returns To Philly - Sunday, April 26

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • March 19, 2015
    • Jazmine Sullivan
      • Jazmine Sullivan
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Philly native and powerhouse vocalist Jazmine Sullivan is out on tour in support of her latest project, Reality Show. Earlier in March, the RCA performed to a sold-out house for her hometown fans at The TLA on South Street. 

Well, if you didn't make it to Jazmine's sold-out March show, or are just feenin' for another dose of her killer vocals, then we've got good news for you. On April 26, Jazmine will bring The Reality Show Tour back to The TLA for another round unstoppable soul.

Sullivan's latest has been getting major love around the country and definitely shows major growth in Sullivan’s songwriting and her forever flawless vocals. The boundary pushing project has yielded fan favorites like “Mascara,” “Forever Don’t Last,” and “Stupid Girl" — which was produced by two of Philly’s own, JoeLogic and Dilemma. Another standout track, “Masterpiece,” was produced by Philly heavy-hitter, Ant Bell.

Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday, March 20. And, if it's anything like the previous Philly show — tickets will sell out fast. So, we definitely suggest that you grab your tickets now. We repeat, grab your tickets now.

Also, let us know if you've checked out Reality Show. What songs are you looking forward to hearing live? Tell us in the comments below. 


The Reality Show Tour Featuring Jazmine Sullivan
When: Sunday, April 26, 8:00 PM
Where: Theater of Living Arts Lounge, 334 South Street
Cost: $40
More Info: Click here.


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