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Electric Factory Sold to Bowery Presents; Renamed 'North Seventh' Temporarily, Public Naming Contest
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/12/18 2:02 pm | updated: 09/12/18 2:02 pm
 
New York-based concert promoter Bowery Presents has purchased the building that housed the legendary Philadelphia music venue the Electric Factory since 1995. The concerts will continue at the Northern Liberties location, but it will no longer be known as the Electric Factory. Live Nation, which owns the trademarks and logos, did not offer the intellectual property rights to the iconic brand in the deal. You may notice that the Ben Franklin head is now missing from a top the building near 7th... Read More

 
 
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Met Philadelphia Releases Initial Lineup! Bob Dylan Opens 12/3 + Ween, Pnb Rock, Kurt Vile, Amos Lee
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/11/18 3:03 pm | updated: 09/11/18 3:03 pm
 
The initial schedule for the Met Philadelphia was announced on Monday afternoon, 9/10, at a press conference held at the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Bob Dylan will headline on December 3rd for the first performance of the renovated concert hall. The $56 million renovation is nearing completion. It is a partnership with Live Nation, Eric Blumenfeld, and Holy Ghost Headquarters. The building is located on North Broad Street at Popular and takes up nearly an entire city block. It was built in 1908 by... Read More

 
 
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Made in America Festival 2018 Detailed Schedule, Closures, Parking, Transportation
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/30/18 11:43 pm | updated: 08/30/18 11:50 pm
 
The seventh annual Made in America Festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd. This year features Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Temple U's Diplo, and Philly's own Meek Mill as headliners. The lineup also includes Zedd, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Alessia Cara, Fat Joe, and more. Other Philadelphia artists represented in the lineup include Armani White, Louis Futon, Mir Fontane, Orion Sun, and... Read More

 
 
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PHL Live Center Stage is Back! Submissions for 2018 Music Competition/Showcase are Open
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/24/18 10:28 pm | updated: 08/24/18 10:30 pm
 
PHL Live Center Stage is back for its fifth season! Philadelphia City Councilman-at-large David Oh announced at a press conference at City Hall on August 15th that this year's music competition/showcase submissions are now open. The past four years, hundreds of talented Philadelphia area artists/musicians/bands have submitted applications. Each year five finalists in each of ten genre categories performed at showcases around the city in front of judges and winners were announced at a final... Read More

 
 
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Queen Latifah announced as Marian Anderson Award Winner; PA Supreme Court Denies Meek Mill Appeal
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/21/18 10:51 pm | updated: 08/21/18 10:51 pm
 
Hip hop star and actress Queen Latifah was announced as this year's Marian Anderson Award recipient. The Marian Anderson Award honors critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way, either through their work or their support for an important cause. This is the 20th year the award has been given. The ceremony will be held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on November 20th.

"I'm honored to announce that the recipient of this year's... Read More

 
 
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Legendary Singer Aretha Franklin, 'The Queen of Soul,' Has Passed Away at 76
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/16/18 1:17 pm | updated: 08/16/18 1:17 pm
 
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, "The Queen of Soul," has passed away at the age of 76. She was at home in Detroit surrounded by family and friends. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer. Franklin's last public performance was last August 2017 at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. She last performed for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York in Novermber 2017. Franklin is known for hits like "Respect," "Think," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," and "Chain of Fools." She won 18... Read More

 
 
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Made In America Festival Announces Winners Of Culinary Competition
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/03/18 5:16 pm | updated: 08/03/18 5:16 pm
 
MADE IN AMERICA, the JAY-Z curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, has announced the winners of their Culinary Competition. Over 60 candidates competed on Sunday, July 29 at The Fillmore Philadelphia with the eclectic list of winners (including Latin, sandwiches, desserts, finger foods and much more) earning a coveted spot as a food vendor at the seventh annual event taking place September 1-2 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway featuring headliners Nicki Minaj, Post Malone... Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia Mayor Kenney and Jay-Z's ROC Nation Will Hold Made in America on Ben Franklin Parkway
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/23/18 4:55 pm | updated: 07/23/18 4:55 pm
 
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and representatives for hip hop mogul Jay-Z's ROC Nation met today following fallout from last week's media fiasco surrounding the future of the Made in America festival in Philadelphia. They have both agreed to continue to host the Made in America Festival here in Philadelphia on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 2019+.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said, "I am greatly appreciative of everything that Made in America has done for the City of... Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Responds to Jay-Z About Future of Made in America Festival on Parkway
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/19/18 1:10 am | updated: 07/19/18 1:10 am
 
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has been trying to clear up 'miscommunication' between the city and hip hop superstar Jay-Z regarding the future of the Made in America festival. It started with wide spread reports on Tuesday, 7/17, that the city had decided not to host the two-day Labor Day weekend music festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after this year. That information came from Sarah Reyes, deputy communications director for the mayor's office, and was first reported by Read More

 
 
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2018 Firefly Music Festival Review Day 4 Sunday: MGMT, SZA, Kendrick Lamar
 
  by: blogue40 - Phoenixville, PA
started: 06/18/18 2:41 am | updated: 06/18/18 2:41 am
 
Sunday was the 4th and final day here at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover and it sure was a great day to end this fantastic festival. The sun was shining strong with temperatures in the high 80s, but that didn't keep the festival goers from enjoying the music playing all around. Starting off on the Main stage today was veteran rapper Warren G. Although the fans may have been beat from the festivities over the past 3 days, they did not slow down in the slightest during his set. Warren... Read More

 
 
 
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