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August 17, 2012

Philly 360° Takes Artist Danny Simmons On A Tour of Philadelphia’s Art Scene

Philly 360° recently took acclaimed poet and painter Danny Simmons on a With Art Philadelphia™ tour of Philadelphia’s vibrant art scene, visiting hotspots like the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation, the Brandywine Workshop and more. Head over to philly360.com to see a slideshow of  of Simmons’ trip and video of the artist as he makes his way through the city and not only checks out some incredible art, but also learns a bit about the history of the various institutions he visits along the tour. [Philly 360°]

August 9, 2012

Ortlieb’s Lounge Hosting BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) Mondays Throughout August

Ortlieb’s Lounge, the newly reopened Northern Liberties entertainment venue playing everything from live jazz to soul and rock, adds a new twist to Monday nights throughout August with BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) and Rock Lottery. Starting at 5:30 p.m. the lounge invites you to bring your favorite records along for a one-sided spin until [...]

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August 1, 2012

Jay-Z’s “Made In America” Music Festival Adds To Its Star-Studded Lineup Coming To The Parkway On Labor Day Weekend; Reminder – You Can Enter To Win A Pair Of Two-Day Festival Passes

Though the “Made In America” music festival takes over Benjamin Franklin Parkway in just a month, the two-day concert, curated and headlined by Jay-Z, is still adding huge acts to the lineup — including hip-hop superstar Drake, Philly’s own Jill Scott and the legendary Run DMC, among others. The new additions will be joining Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, [...]

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August 1, 2012

Free Concert Alert: Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party Hits The Great Plaza At Penn’s Landing This Saturday, August 4

Get ready for one of the biggest block parties of the summer as the Mad Decent Block Party returns to Philadelphia this Saturday, August 4. Produced by Philly-based DJ and Mad Decent founder Diplo, this year’s block party features performances from Major Lazer, Riff Raff, Bonde do Role and others on the Great Plaza on Penn’s Landing Saturday, August 4 from noon–9 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages, but you must RSVP on Facebook prior to the party. Click here for a preview, and here for an awesome video of Diplo from our friends at Philly 360. [Mad Decent Block Party 2012]

July 26, 2012

The 5th Annual ACANA Festival Returns To Penn’s Landing For A Celebration Of African Culture, Sunday, August 5

Penn’s Landing has been heating up with global culture this summer as a part of its annual PECO Multicultural Series. Next up, the African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA)’s summer cultural festival returns for the fifth consecutive year on Sunday, August 5 from 2-8 p.m. Taking place at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, [...]

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July 23, 2012

The “Illadelph” Legends Festival Returns For A Week Of Hip Hop Music And Dance At The University Of The Arts, July 26-August 1

Hip hop takes over the state-of-the-art Terra Building at the University of the Arts from July 26-August 1 for a week of electrifying music and dance. The Illadelph Legends Festival, presented by Rennie Harris Puremovement, honors hip hop with a full schedule of master classes, lecture demonstrations, open jam sessions, panel discussions and break-out sessions [...]

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July 17, 2012

Global Fusion Week Is Underway, Featuring Seven Days Of Multicultural Celebrations, Performances And Discounts, Concluding With The Global Fusion Festival At Penn’s Landing On Saturday, July 21

The Global Fusion Festival and Week returns for its sixth year for a week of music, food, special events and much more. Global Fusion, presented by the Multicultural Affairs Congress, celebrates Caribbean, Hispanic, African, African-American and Asian cultures through a week of fun-filled programming, highlighted by one of the biggest all-day festivals of the year [...]

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July 10, 2012

Contest: Enter To Win Philly 360′s “Made In America Weekend” Giveaway, Featuring Tickets To The Two-Day Music Festival, A Hotel Stay And More

Want tickets to one of the biggest music festivals of the year? Philly 360° is giving away two pairs of tickets to the upcoming “Made in America” festival to two lucky grand prize winners. “Made in America”, headlined and curated by Jay-Z, boasts an impressive roster of artists, including Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Rick Ross, D’Angelo, Santigold and many, many more. The winners will not only gain entry to the epic two-day concert, but they will also receive a one-night hotel stay and transportation to Philly via Amtrak. It doesn’t get much better than that! To enter, head over to philly360.com. [Philly 360°]

June 28, 2012

Mural Arts To Host A Community Paint Day For The Roots Mural, Tuesday, July 3

Earlier this year, the Mural Arts Program announced plans for The Roots Mural, a brand new mural in the South Street district to honor Philadelphia’s continuing music legacy. The mural, to be installed and dedicated later this summer, will tell the story of the beloved hip-hop band from past to present. As part of Wawa [...]

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Chill Moody, Philadelphia-Bred Rapper
 

Today’s Philly 101 video features Chill Moody, a West Philadelphia-born and raised rapper who’s been making waves in the music world, most recently performing at the Roots Picnic at Penn’s Landing.

Follow him on Twitter to stay in tune with what he’s up to and where he’s performing, and get to know him in the video above.

Chill Moody
www.chillmoody.com

Silk City Diner
435 Spring Garden Street
www.silkcityphilly.com

Today’s Philly 101 video features Chill Moody, a West Philadelphia-born and raised rapper who’s been making waves in the music world, most recently performing at the Roots Picnic at Penn’s Landing. Follow him on Twitter to stay in tune with what he’s up to and where he’s performing, and get to know him in the [...]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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