Although there is never a shortage of events in Philadelphia, no one can argue that the birthplace of America doesn’t take the Fourth of July seriously. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, ending at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be home to the 25th annual Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert headlined this year by theMary J. Blige, who recently released her latest album Strength of a Woman in April.
Other performers include Tony DeSare, Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez, and the Philly POPS Big Band. Boyz II Men will also be honored for their ...
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As part of Wawa’s Welcome America celebration, The National Constitution Center is admitting visitors for free from 9:30am to 8pm. After a walk through the exhibits, there’s plenty of time to head over to shows at night.
Photo by D. Cruz for Visit Philadelphia
The Wooden Sky from Toronto is performing at Milkboy in Center City. The show was originally scheduled for May 10th but got moved to this Thursday. The indie folk band put out their album ...
At long last, the end of the week is here. You know what that means, don’t you? From old favorites to new loves, we have our picks for this New Music Friday all in one place. See below what we think you should be listening to.
New Singles To Jam To
Chuck Berry featuring Gary Clark, Jr., “Wonderful Woman”
You thought you heard the last of ol’ Chuck Berry, huh? On Wednesday, The New Yorker premiered a new track off of the legend’s posthumous, upcoming album Chuck and we couldn’t be more excited. The ...
Mary J Blige | photo via artist’s website | http://www.maryjblige.com/photos/
With the dreary days of March behind us it’s time to start making summer plans. And at the center of those plans should be Wawa Welcome America‘s 4th of July celebration, this year featuring R&B superstar Mary J Blige.
The 25th annual weeklong festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning Thursday, June 29th with performances by the Philly POPS BIG Band (with special guests Mandy Gonzalez of Hamilton and jazz artist Tony DeSare), an honorary celebration of Boyz II Men, and spectacular fireworks over the Art Museum.
The 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood vinyl series features contributions from Bjork, St. Vincent, Sleater-Kinney, Sharon Van Etten, members of The National, and Bon Iver, among others, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.
Puff Daddy will reunite the Bad Boy family for a stacked show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with special guest appearances from Jay Z and Mary J Blige. The show will of course also celebrate the life of The Notorious B.I.G., who’s getting (another) posthumous album and potentially some hologram shows.
The world is not a perfect place, but sometimes good can be found through unexpected means, such as in music. Musicians across have long used their voices and influence to help others across the world. They have largely utilized their publicity and sales to support others during hard times, both in raising awareness and immense funding to offer a hand in any means possible.
In April 1971, George Harrison initiated the concept of of a charity concert to support UNICEF’s efforts in Bangladesh. The Harrison family has since been involved in the organization for over ...
These days, it’s not hard to find a parody of every pop song on the radio. We’ve compiled our ten favorites for a hilarious collection of music videos. Enjoy!
10. “Dunkin’ Love”
This is great because first of all, it features a bearded man in a wig and dress with fabulous dance moves as Beyoncé, singing about his love for Dunkin’ Donuts. We’ve all been there. With beautiful lyrics like “I’ve been craving, I’ve been craving,” “Why can’t I have you on the west coast baby I want you, nah nah,” ...
Mary J Blige released her 13th studio album, The London Sessions, this winter through Capitol and Matriarch Records. With new up and coming artist collaborations like Sam Smith, Naughty Boy, and Emeli Sande, this album is fresh and divine. Her album emotion teeters between love and mistrust. “Therapy” is of the latter. It was released earlier as a teaser for the album. It’s bluesy groove with a drum kick added for more lift. Co-written by Sam Smith, it maintains his love for classic R&B style. The frustration in the lyrics is balanced by the catchy beat and ...
Mary J. Blige will be releasing a new album titled The London Sessions in late November this year after immersing herself in London culture for a month. Her last album released was the soundtrack to Think Like A Man Tooreleased in July, which included the emotionally hard-hitting “Suitcase.” You can expect her new album to be different from all the rest because she taps into her immersion in London culture as a heavy influence for the production. She’s been working with hot new talent from across the pond, including Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé. Will ...
Mary J. Blige released an album this summer, and you are entirely forgiven if you missed it.
Between Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez, this was the Summer of the Booty, so sayeth Vogue.
Veteran that she is, Blige is past all that, but her newest project, to be released Dec. 2 on Capitol Records, already sounds worthy of anticipation. With tracks featuring Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé, Blige is pursuing a sound that’s sure to be inflected with British soul while still bolstered by the party house feel that comes when you add Disclosure to the mix. Producers Jimmy Napes, who co-wrote on Disclosure’s “Settle” album and Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour,” and Naughty Boy make appearances, too.
The latest in BBC Live Lounge’s highly-bloggable series of covers is a take on Disclosure‘s “F For You” from Bombay Bicycle Club. The London outfit’s take on the Mary J. Blige collab comes hot off the release of their phenomenal LP #4, So Long, See You Tomorrow. Give the cover a listen below.
DOWNLOAD: Bombay Bicycle Club – “F For You (Disclosure Cover)”
The Super Bowl: it’s a pretty big deal. It’s a big deal for the two teams on the field, for sports fans watching, for the advertisers shelling out crazy amounts of cash for a 30 second spot. And for about 13 minutes, it’s a big deal for music.
Performing during the Super Bowl halftime show is an honor for any musician. This year, Bruno Mars has been given that honor, and he chose to share it with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (!!!!). Will they make history together? Or will they make America want to change the channel?
Because everything is better with a little Mary J., Disclosure released a video for the very Mary remix of their song “F For You.” It’s a combo of animation and live action studio shots where Mary is styled like a hip-hop Suze Orman (I’m sorry, but the jacket and side-swooping bangs are a dead ringer). She certainly made a smart choice by working with these guys; Disclosure recently topped the BRIT Awards with four nominations, including the prestigious and prominently branded MasterCard British Album of the Year Award for 2013′s Settle. If this video doesn’t make you nostalgic for ’90s house ...