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Volume 6, Issue 13 July 9, 2018

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To purchase a card or for more

information call
Earl Harvey 267-244-3860

For a list of participating businesses or to sign up a business visit

5th Annual ‘Blitz, Bow-Ties, & Bourbon’ Fundraiser

Mark your calendar to join us for an upscale evening at the 5th annual ‘Blitz, Bow-Ties, & Bourbon’ fundraiser in the City of
Brotherly Love! Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon is a stylish evening of notable chef tasting, premium spirits, live entertainment,
and live and silent auctions that benefit The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s youth programs and initiatives.
Super Bowl Champion, Philadelphia Eagles Safety, Malcolm Jenkins and his teammates will represent the home team in
our mission to uplift Philadelphia’s young people. Will you join us?

SAVE THE DATE - Monday, September 10, 2018; 6:30 pm EST - 10:00 pm EST. Stay tuned! More details to come.
Earl Harvey, Phone
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Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ 6th Annual Summer Events Series screenings of family-friendly blockbuster hits like
returns to Philadelphia on July 9 and will run through August 29! The “Coco,” “Moana,” and “Black Panther” every
FREE event series has drawn nearly 18,000 attendees to enjoy our city’s Friday through August 4. Outdoor movie
outdoor neighborhood spaces as part of the Reclaiming Our Public screenings at Nicetown Park include “Emoji
Spaces campaign. The 2018 Summer Events Series features outdoor Movie” and “Boss Baby.” In North Philadelphia,
events every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Panati Recreation Center hosts outdoor movie
Monday brings Showtime at the Apollo to Stenton Park, 4600 N. 16th screenings including “Jumanji,” “Wonder,” and
Street. Guests can perform in a talent show and compete during a trivia “Black Panther,” while Logan School hosts
challenge to win various prizes like gift cards and event tickets. There outdoor screenings through August 24 that include
will also be a mini carnival for children featuring a moon bounce, “I Believe” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
caricature artists and face painters, a free crab feast on opening night and Summer Events Logistics: Showtime at the Cindy Bass
free hot dogs and hamburgers each week. Families can enjoy live Apollo Mondays, 6-8 p.m. July 9-August 27 Stenton Park, 4600 N. 16th
entertainment, a DJ, and plenty of activities for children while event host Street, Entrance Near Windrim Ave. and W. Wyoming Ave.
Derek Lee of D+J Entertainment emcees the evening. Jazz in the Park Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., July 10-August 14 Morris Estate,
Billboard-charted Breakwater Band will open Jazz in the Park, a free 1610 W. Chelten Ave., Entrance Near 17th Street and W. Chelten Ave.
outdoor concert-style event which runs every Tuesday beginning July 10. Oldies in the Park Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., July 11-August 29
Host Serena ‘Sol’ Brown is billing this year’s event as “Battle of the Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave. Entrance Near Germantown Ave.
Bands,” and it attracts professional artists from around the region. The and E. Price Street.
Urban Guerilla Orchestra (UGO), which has previously performed Wawa Germantown Movie Nights Fridays at dusk (7 p.m.) June 16-August
Welcome America July 4 Concert, will close out the weekly event with a 4 Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave., Entrance Near Germantown Ave.
free performance. and E. Price Street.
On Wednesday, Oldies in the Park in Vernon Park is one of the most Nicetown Movie Nights Fridays at dusk (7 p.m.) July 6-August 3
attended events. Located on the Germantown Avenue business and Nicetown Park, 4301 Germantown Ave. (Rain Location at Nicetown
historic corridor, in front of the Black Writers Museum and across from Court, 4340 Germantown Ave.)
ACES Musem, the event features a food vendor and varying interactive North Philadelphia Movie Nights Fridays at dusk (7 p.m.) July 13,
activities for families. It’s an outdoor dance party with the legendary 27, August 10, 24 Panati Playground, 3101 N. 22nd St.
Philly DJ Gary O spinning hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s while Logan Movie Night Fridays at dusk (7 p.m.) June 16, July 20-August
attendees dance the night away. Last year, renowned photographer Jamel 24 Logan School, Belfield and Lindley Avenues.
Shabazz took free portraits at Oldies through a partnership with Mural For more information on Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ Annual
Arts Philadelphia. Summer Events Series, visit or Twitter,
Finally, Fridays bring Outdoor Movie Nights in various locations. Facebook and Instagram @ cindybassphilly.
Germantown movie nights at Vernon Park feature free outdoor movie
Nation’s Largest Annual Urban Health and Music Festival hosted in Philadelphia
FREE Festival comes to Historic Penn’s Landing featuring T.I., SWV & Malcolm X Park and through the week will include Senior’s Day,
Estelle Zumba, Salsa Night and a Health Cooking Show. The week will
Pennsylvania Care Health and Wellness will host the 2018 culminate on Saturday, July 28, 2018 with a FREE concert at Penn’s
Pennsylvania Care Health Fest on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12pm - 8pm Landing featuring performances by: T.I.; SWV; Sister Nancy (Reggae);
at Penn’s Landing. Dru Hill; Estelle; Lenny Williams and more local artists to be announced.
This FREE urban health and music festival is expected to bring “We are excited to host this festival for the second year in the City of
between 15,000-20,000 community residents across the Greater Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, said Tomika McFadden, CEO,
Philadelphia region and will include medical health screenings for Pennsylvania Care Associates. “Pennsylvania Care Associates is
glucose/diabetes and blood pressure as well as dental resources and eye committed to changing the mindset of how people approach their health
examinations. and wellness. Wellness is in your attitude and is essential to living a true
Now celebrating its second year, the Urban Health and Music festival healthy physical, mental and social life.”
has expanded to a week of events kicking off Sunday, July 22, 2018 at For more information about this year’s event, visit

*5283 LENNY WHITE to Headline the People's
Poetry and Jazz Festival 2018
This is a reminder of the upcoming People's Poetry and Jazz Festival
on Saturday, August 18, 2018, noon-8pm, in Vernon Park, 5800
Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.
This year our headline is the incomparable drummer, multi-grammy
winner and jazz icon, LENNY WHITE AND FRIENDS, with special

 guest Joel Levine on recorder. As many of you know, Lenny White is a

 jazz pioneer and has played with Miles Davis, Stanley Clarke, Chick

HV Corea, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, and countless others. With
his 8 piece band we are sure to experience jazz history in Vernon Park!
Also featured: Instant Funk with their hit song, "I got My Mind Made
Up"; Cedric A. Napoleon and Friends playing hits like Fo, Five, Fo;
The melodic Foundation Singers; Tye'Himba Drum and Dance Ensemble
and Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble.
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The Black Professionals News Black Friday Initiative to Support Black Owned Businesses
My name is Earl Harvey, I am the Publisher of The Black shopping day of the year. Instead of just one shopping day, I propose that
Professionals Newspaper (BPN ) in Philadelphia and the Atlantic City the community support black owned businesses every Friday. Of course
Times in AC. Our newspaper was created to provide affordable we encourage supporting our businesses every day of the week, but for
advertising opportunities for small businesses and non-profits that service now if we can do a special promotion to drive customers to our
the black community. I am a marketing consultant and I know most small businesses just one day a week, we hope it will grow from there.
businesses have limited budgets for advertising and marketing which is At the end of the test period we will aggregate participation provide a
badly needed to grow their businesses. We also provide website design report and hopefully launch Black Friday as a City Wide Community and
and email marketing in addition to print advertising. Economic Development Initiative. The purpose is to grow the businesses
I am working with a group of Philadelphia businessmen to develop and hopefully they will create jobs for the community, please join us!
strategies to improve our communities. I have developed a concept called To volunteer call 267-244-3860 For a list of
Black Friday which will be a spin off from Black Friday, the biggest participating businesses

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Progressive National Baptist Convention Seeks Return of Moral Values and Civil Rights
during the 57th Annual Session in Philadelphia, PA
The theme “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community” offers 3-year movement commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Black
a roadmap for the black church as it reclaims its position of social justice Enslavement in America. PNBC members will join members of the
leadership in the black community. National Baptist Convention of America and the Cooperative Baptist
The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC), led by Fellowship for a rich and empowering symposium on Monday, August 6
President Dr. James C. Perkins, will hold its 57th Annual Session on from 9:00 a.m. in the plenary ballroom.
August 6-10, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market As one of the highlights of the Annual Session, preaching from
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Over 5,000 representatives from the renowned pastors across the country will include: Dr. William Shaw, Jr,
denomination are expected to gather for weeklong events of preaching, Senior Pastor, White Rock Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA; Dr. Kevin
Christian Education, and social justice strategizing. The Philadelphia Crosby, Pastor, St. Stephen Baptist Church, and President of Simmons
location bears special meaning as PNBC held its first Annual Session in College, Louisville, KY; Dr. Delores Cain, Senior Pastor, Heritage
the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection in 1962. Community Baptist Church, Tampa, FL; Dr. Ralph D. West, Senior
Founded during the Civil Rights Movement, PNBC was formed in Pastor, The Church Without Walls, Houston, TX; Dr. Albert F. Campbell,
1961 to give full voice, sterling leadership and active support to the Pastor Emeritus, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA and Dr.
American and world fight for human freedom. PNBC was the spiritual Charles C. Adams, Presiding Pastor, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church,
home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and is still fighting against systems Detroit, MI. Dr. James C. Perkins, National President and Dr. Timothy
that harm poor and vulnerable populations. Poverty, mass incarceration, Tee Boddie, General Secretary, 601 - 50th Street, NE, Washington, DC
healthcare, and voting rights are key areas of focus. 20019 · 202-396-0558 · 1-800-876-7622 · 202-398-4998 (fax) ·
A press conference will be held on Monday, August 6 at 1:00 PM at “Equipping pastors and churches to be effective in ministry; lifting
the Liberty Bell to bring attention to the policies of the current our voice on behalf of the voiceless”
Administration that hurt communities of color, the poor, and Dr. Harold A. Carter, Jr. Senior Pastor, New Shiloh Baptist Church,
working-class families. Additionally, nationwide strategies will be Baltimore, Maryland and Dr. Tyrell O. Brown, Senior Pastor, Morning
provided with the intent of increasing voter participation in the midterm Star Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
elections. Press conference speakers include Dr. Perkins; Rev. Dr. Accompanying the worship and teaching sessions are nearly thirty
Raphael Warnock, PNBC Social Justice Commission Chair and Senior classes available through the PNBC Congress of Christian Education.
Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA; Dr. Freddy Haynes, The Annual Session also features a Young Adult Expo and Youth and
Senior Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and Children’s Extravaganza that focuses on leadership, learning, outreach,
Dr. John Mendez, Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston witness and worship opportunities. The guest Psalmist will be Malcolm
Salem, NC. Dr. Perkins states, “During the 50th anniversary of the Williams and Great Faith.
assassination of Dr. King, we need to keep his legacy alive by addressing The Annual Session creates a roadmap for the yearlong goals that
important issues before members of Congress. Dr. King impacted social will guide the member churches in living out the mission of equipping
policy, and we must do the same.” pastors and churches to be effective in ministry and lifting their voices on
The Annual Session will encompass The Angela Project; which is a behalf of the voiceless.

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DJ, Jazz, Latin, Acoustic Music & More Enliven Summer Nights June
Through September. We Got the Beats: DJ Royale Wawa Welcome
America POPS on Independence DJ Royale (left) will perform in We Got
the Beats, a series curated by Yusuf Muhammed, founder of Veteran
Freshman, and part of VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s Summer Sounds in the
Historic District. The traveling series takes place the first Friday of each
month and features two DJs performing in one location.
This summer, visitors to Philadelphia’s Historic District can enjoy
50+ live musical performances as part of Summer Sounds in the Historic Credit: Photos courtesy DJ Royale/Flame Lux Creative LLC (left) and by J. Fusco (right) for
District, a series of long-popular concerts and new programming curated VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. From June 1 through September 7, jazz, Jazz in the Park: Sundays were made for chilling, and that’s exactly
DJ tunes, Latin grooves, even the sweet sounds of symphony will fill the what visitors can do atSpruce Street Harbor Park during the waterfront
parks, patios and plazas at more than a dozen locations from FringeArts park’s popular Jazz in the Park series. Jazz lovers can grab a hammock
located along the Delaware River Waterfront to the Philadelphia History and/or a beer to listen to the sounds of Tara + DM Hotep Middleton, Tim
Museum at the Atwater Kent on 7th Street. Brey, Julian Hartwell, Chris Stevens, Korey Riker and Ernest Stuart.
“In the summer, the Historic District is packed with people all day Every third Sunday, June 17, July 15 and August 19, 3-7 p.m. Spruce
long,” said Meryl Levitz, president & CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. Street Harbor Park, Columbus Boulevard & Spruce Street
“We want to give all of them more reasons to spend their nights in the Summer Sounds on the Square: The sounds of blues, rock, zydeco
district too, and that’s what this Summer Sounds series does. Nearly and folk music will fill the Great Lawn Stage at Franklin Square for
every evening of the week, residents and visitors can make a night of it seven summer Saturdays. New to the Historic District’s offerings, this
by grabbing a bite to eat and then enjoying music under the stars in this series—sponsored by VISIT PHILADELPHIA—kicks off with a
beautiful neighborhood.” performance by The Philly POPS. Bonus: The Dragon Beer Garden will
The Series, The Schedule, The Locations: For more information be serving up adult beverages during all concerts. Saturdays, July 21-
about locations and performances listed below, go to September 1, 6-8 p.m. Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets
mersounds, which will be updated throughout the summer. And follow Smooth Jazz Summer Nights: This long-running concert series
@visitphilly on Twitter for weather-related changes to the schedule. highlights renowned jazz and blues musicians from across the globe
We Got the Beats: New to the district for 2108, this VISIT every Friday night in August. On August 24, R&B and soul
PHILADELPHIA-sponsored eventgives two DJs per night a chance to singer-songwriter Leela James wows the crowd. Saturdays, August 3-31,
spin tunes, each playing a different genre of music. Yusuf Muhammed, 7-9 p.m. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard &
founder of Veteran Freshman, is curating the traveling series, which Chestnut Street
features Rich Medina, DJ Sylo, DJ Royale and others. Street Corner Symphonies: This travelling band plans to pop up at
First Friday of every month, June 1-September 7, 6-10 p.m. various spots throughout the Historic District to entertain daytime
Spruce Street Harbor Park, Franklin Square, FringeArts, visitors. These musicians are part of the Philadelphia Jazz Project spon-
Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent sored by the Culture Trust. Weekdays. Independence Visitor Center,
Who Got the Jazz: This once-popular happening is making a Betsy Ross House, National Constitution Center, Museum of the
comeback for the Summer Sounds series thanks to VISIT American Revolution, African American Museum in Philadelphia and
PHILADELPHIA. During the Yusuf Muhammed-curated event, master others
jazz musicians and soul vocalists perform jazz, soul and hip-hop fusion Those enjoying the Summer Sounds series are encouraged to make it
in jam-session style at various locations throughout the Historic District. a night or two with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which
Suzann Christine pays tribute to Nina Simone on June 27, Chill Moody includes free hotel parking and other fun perks. It’s available at 47 hotels
honors Duke Ellington and Marvin Gay on July 25 and Brianna Cash and bookable at
takes on Grover Washington and Stevie Wonder on August 22. Philadelphia’s Historic District campaign, from VISIT
Wednesdays, June 6-September 5, 5:30-8 p.m. African American PHILADELPHIA®, showcases the city’s incomparable place in early
Museum in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross House, FringeArts, Spruce Street American history and the still vibrant neighborhoods of Old City, Society
Harbor Park, Philadelphia History Museum, Physick House, Franklin Hill and the Delaware River Waterfront. The campaign celebrates
Square, Independence Visitor Center America’s most historic square mile in the country’s first World Heritage
Waterfront Sessions: Each week acclaimed local talent takes the stage City, as designated by the Organization of World Heritage Cities. Funded
at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Killiam Shakespeare and Ivy Sole headline by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s
concerts in June, and additional artists will be announced as the season Department of Community and Economic Development and H.F. (Gerry)
progresses. Thursdays, June 7-August 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Spruce Street Lenfest, the initiative runs through September 2018.
Harbor Park, Columbus Boulevard & Spruce Street Between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, visitors can
Latin Nights at the Lodge: Live bands and DJs with a Latin flair engage with costumed history makers, hear stories of the real people of
entertain the crowds at the Lodge, a cool-off, chow-down, drink-up spot independence and take part in colonial reenactments. And every day of
at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. This event is presented in the year, they can tour, shop, dine and drink in the area just like the
partnership with Dance Republic, Telemundo62 and La Mega. Every first founding fathers and mothers once did. For more information about all
Thursday, June 7, July 5 and August 2, 5:30-8 p.m. Blue Cross RiverRink there is to see and do in Philadelphia’s Historic District, go to
Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard and

Philly Free Streets and a Grammy Nominated Artist on North Broad

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Beech Community Services will host tri-state area.
the 12th Annual Beech“Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest, headlined by Cecil B. Moore, once called Columbia Avenue, is historically known
Grammy nominated PJ Morton. This free event, which attracts thousands for its lively jazz clubs that musical legends frequented. Today, the “Jazz
of local and national visitors, takes place during Philly Free Streets on on the Ave” Music Fest continues this legacy and has become one of the
Cecil B. Moore Avenue with two stages of live music (between Broad must-attend summer concerts of the year, attracting musicians,
Street and 17thStreet) from noon to 8:30 p.m. celebrities, locals and people from across the nation.
"The Beech “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest is known for hosting According to research, local concerts and festivals are a tourism
neighborhoods from across the city and country, and celebrating the attraction and has the opportunity to bring communities together and
musical history of the North Central community,’ states Christine Brown, instill a sense of community pride and knowledge of their history. In
Director of Beech Community Services. "We’re excited to share this day addition, the economic benefits of festivals helps stimulates the growth
with Philly Free Streets, and provide food, vending and music to of tourism and other businesses in the region. “Jazz on the Ave” also
everyone in attendance.” hosts several local food trucks and vendors who continue support health,
This year’s music fest will be hosted by Patty Jackson and Dyana quality of life and safety in the North Philadelphia community.
Williams and includes performances by Algebra Blessett, Charisa The For additional information, and up-to-date information on artist
Violin Diva, Laurin Talese, the Clef Club Youth Senior Ensemble. The announcements, please call (215) 763-8868 or visit
Philly Soul Stock stage will be located at 17th & Cecil B. Moore Avenue
and will showcase up and coming artists from Philadelphia and the
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Women In Media Presents the 6th Annual Conference!

We are excited to announce the 6th Annual Women In Media Vendors and Authors are able to purchase a merchandise table for
Conference! Limitless: Beyond the Glass Ceilin. September 15th and one or both days of the conference to sell goods. We are accepting those
16th, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, who fall in to the following categories: STEM & Tech, Health, Home,
PA 19104 Beauty and Wellness Products. The Media Marketplace is here for you to
This year we are back again for another amazing conference! Women offer business and career services to attendees. If you would like to be a
In Media (WIM Global) is announcing the 6th Annual Conference being part of the conference and offer your products and services, email now
held on September 15th and 16th at International House Philadelphia. for details.
This year's conference will feature keynote speakers, an awards We are looking for Speakers and Workshop Leaders! If you or
ceremony with live performances, continental breakfast, a VIP anyone you know may be interested in hosting a workshop for this years
experience with a private dinner party, a media marketplace with conference, we encourage you to submit your application at the link
business and services for career advancement opportunities, social media below. We are looking for those are able to promote Women In Media's
lounge, and so much more. mission to empower, equip, and encourage women in media to excel and
This weekend only, we are offering a limited amount of discounted lead. The theme, Limitless: Beyond The Glass Ceiling, is one that
tickets on the full 2-day conference so be sure to grab yours before its extends to many facets of life and we look forward to hearing how you
gone! can deliver this message. Submit your proposal now for consideration!
Get your tickets for over 25% off of the standard ticket price from Submit Your Proposal. To learn more about Women In Media, feel
now until Sunday at 11:59pm EST. free to contact us at Thank you in advance for
Join the Authors Corner or the Media Marketplace! your support and interest in our Global Movement!

Art Sanctuary Presents a Month of Free Activities During the 34th Annual Celebration of
Black Arts Festival in Philadelphia July 1st - July 31st
The Celebration of Black Arts Festival (CBA) returns for the 34th featuring storytelling, children’s books and authors and art making
Annual and this year it will be presented as a summer extravaganza activities for youth (3 – 13) and the young at heart!
running from July 1 - 31, 2018! One of the nation’s oldest African Monday July 23, 6pm–8pm in the Art Sanctuary Gallery: Wellness
American literary and arts events. The month-long event filled with Workshop focusing on the Art of Natural Haircare and Design will
programming for all ages, backgrounds and interests. feature one of Philly’s leading natural hair care stylists & makeup artist
This year’s events will include art workshops, writing workshops, including Syreeta Scott of Duafe Holistic Hair Care!
dance movement classes, yoga classes, health & beauty discussions, Wednesday July 25, 6pm-8pm in the Art Sanctuary Gallery: Writing
panel discussions, live performances and more for the community at Workshop for budding and established poets led by 2011 Birmingham,
large including youth events as well as family orientated activities! UK Poet Laureate, Roy McFarlane.
Majority of the events are free and open to the public courtesy of Thursday July 26, 5:30pm–9pm in the Art Sanctuary Gallery:
generous partners as well as sponsors including: Women In Media (WIM Beginning with your last breath, tell your stories from within- A night of
Global), The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Arts & storytelling from within, including a storytelling workshop given by a
Business Council for Greater Philadelphia, Odunde 365, Pennsylvania renowned storyteller, and a poetry workshop and signing from the 2011
Council of the Arts, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, BalletX, Eagles Run Birmingham UK Poet Laureate also featuring Roy McFarlane and Jos
at Elsmere, Fresh Artists, Houser Audio, Jenkintown Building Services, Duncan of Love Now Media!
Left Lane Books, One Step Away, and the Wyncote Foundation. Friday July 27, 3pm-9pm at the African American Museum in
The centerpiece of the 34th Celebration of Black Arts Festival is the Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, 19106: Film Screening and Panel
month-long exhibition, ‘Do You Hear What I See’ featuring rarely seen Discussion featuring works from students and alumni of Historically
photographs of black music icons from by photographer C. Ron St. Clair. Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The showcase will include several candid photos of influential musicians Saturday July 28, 6pm-12am Birthday Block Party and Closing
in the 20th century, including Berry Gordon, Duke Ellington, Harry Reception! Midnight in and outside of the Art Sanctuary Gallery: Mural
Belafonte, Patti LaBelle, are more! Each art piece will be available for Dedication + Art Sanctuary’s 20th Birthday + Festival Party! Featuring
purchase. performances from Philly’s most electric performance acts, food
A partial list of CBA34 festival highlights include: presentations, vendors, live art, and dance performances – it all comes
Thursday July 12, 7-9pm in the Art Sanctuary Gallery: Philly is a together to cultivate the end of the 2018 CBA Festival!
great Music Town. Tune up with a Music Writing Workshop with one of To view the full month long line up and to remain up-to-date with the
Philly’s best-known songwriters and producers, GRAMMY Award 34th Annual Celebration of Black Arts Festival, visit
Songwriter and Producer, Carvin G. Haggins! and follow @ArtSancPhilly on Facebook, Twitter,
Friday July 20, 6pm-9:30pm in the Art Sanctuary Gallery: Writing and Instagram. For more information and RSVP details on the festival,
Workshop for our homeless community, featuring One Step Away. visit Art Sanctuary’s gallery is located at 628 S.
Saturday July 21, 1pm-5pm – in the Art Sanctuary Gallery: Kids Day 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146.
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Hard Rock Atlantic City to sponsor library’s Third Thursday Concerts
Not only is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City bringing blues, jazz and original compositions with a Brazilian twist.
world-class entertainment to the resort, it is supporting the Atlantic City Phyllis Chapell & Skipper Kripitz on Aug. 16 – Phyllis Chapell
Free Public Library’s efforts to provide free music to the community. (vocals/guitar) and Skipper Kripitz (drums/percussion) will play a unique
The casino is the new sponsor of the library’s Third Thursday mix of jazz, world, pop, originals and folk music.
Concert Series — a free monthly music series held 5 p.m. at the Main Tony Day and the Across the Globe Music Group on Sept. 20 – Jazz
Library on the third Thursday of each month through September. artist Tony Day, whose talents range from studio musician and band
“We’re thrilled to have Hard Rock Hotel & Casino here in the city leader to composer and teacher, has performed on drums and percussion
and grateful for their support of our Third Thursday Series,” Library with many jazz recording artists and for headliner acts in Las Vegas and
Director Robert Rynkiewicz said. Atlantic City. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more
Gina Roche’ Duo on July 19 -- The Gina Roche’ Duo will perform information about this series.

Don’t let the Monday blues get you down! Hard Rock Hotel & July 23, Blues chart-topper Jeremiah Johnson on July 30 and many more
Casino Atlantic City will have a cure for you with its Monday Night to come starting at 9 pm on Monday nights.
Blues series inside the Hard Rock Cafe, where every performance will be Monday Night Blues Schedule: July 9: Samantha Fish, July 16:
free of charge. Anthony Gomes, July 23: Scotty Bratcher, July 30: Jeremiah Johnson
Monday Night Blues will kick off tonight (7/2) with an explosive August 6: Walter Trout, August 13: Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, August
performance from Eric Gales, who has been called the second coming of 20: JD Simo, August 27: Gary Hoey, September 3: The Nighthawks
Jimi Hendrix. Gales, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2011, September 10: Shannon Curfman.
Gales has recorded 18 albums for major record labels and has done Through music appreciation and an imaginative environment, Hard
plenty of session and tribute work. Rock Hotels & Casinos deliver products for the varied aspects of
The following Mondays to come will feature up-and-coming Blues life – work, play and personal sanctuary. For more information or to book
singer and songwriter Samantha Fish on July 9, award-winning Blues a stay at any of the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit
guitarist Anthony Gomes on July 16, Blues guitarist Scotty Bratcher on

CRDA Summer Concert Series Kicks Off

Free Entertainment on the Boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza Tony Marts Presents Mardi Gras AC will take place at Kennedy Plaza
Courtesy of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority every Wednesday night, through September 5. The series begins with the
(CRDA), free entertainment on the Atlantic City Boardwalk returns this most famous brass band in the world, New Orleans original, funky Dirty
summer in June, July, August and September at Kennedy Plaza across Dozen Brass Band and ends with the legendary, 4-time Grammy Award
from Boardwalk Hall. Atlantic City visitors will be treated to Winning “Maestro” Taj Mahal Wednesday, September 5. In between,
performances from genres including Broadway, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & music aficionados will be treated to weekly concerts by the million
Blues and everything in between. selling classic rock star, Gary US Bonds and the Roadhouse Rockers.
Broadway on the Boardwalk is back by popular demand on Monday Weekends this summer on Kennedy Plaza will be alive with
nights July 16 and July 23 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The casts of three-day music, food and fun events at the Boardwalk Summer Concert
Broadway's hottest musicals take the stage for free performances from Series through Sunday, September 16. A wide variety of entertainment
some of the most popular and critically acclaimed musicals on Broadway will appeal to music lovers of all genres. Inb addition to free musical
today including “Wicked,” “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” entertainment Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, refreshments will be
“Sponge Bob Square Pants – The Broadway Musical,” “School of Rock,” available for purchase and will reflect themed weekends including an all
“Anastasia,” “Summer – The Donna Summer Musical” and more. American BBQ, Caribbean Music Festival, Retro 70’s and 80’s, Reggae,
Produced by JudiLudiProductions, the series will be hosted by comedian Country, Rat Pack, International, Latin and Rock & Roll.
Dena Blizzard and is sure to light up the night.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the Motown sound ascended out of Featuring the music of The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Jackson 5,
Detroit, combining pop, funk, R&B with fantastic singers and solid The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The
songwriting to create the soundtrack for a generation. Marvelettes, plus many more, Motor City Live will transport those who
This summer, visitors to Atlantic City will have a chance to see and witnessed it, back to the moment when they first heard these songs on
hear for themselves what made Motown so special as Hard Rock Hotel & their transistor radios. For others, it will show what all the fuss was about
Casino Atlantic City presents Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute from in the first place, as the live performances capture the Motown magic.
July 1st through September 16th, with performances each Sunday at Motor City Live is produced by Elite Casino Productions. Jill Reed
Sound Waves. The tribute features an accomplished cast of singers, choreographed the show and Linda Voermans is the production manager.
dancers and musicians, eye-catching costumes, and stunning The musical director is Arland Gilliam. Costume design by Kristine
choreography. Valentine.
“Motor City Live is a highly entertaining theatrical presentation that Tickets for Motor City Live range from $20 to $30. For more
ignites images and remembrances of a musical era gone by, when music information or to purchase tickets in advance, see
and lyrics told stories, shared feelings, and touched lives in a very special
way,” said director Allen Valentine.

Quite possibly the most recognizable family in music history, The hitmaking machine with their infectious brand of funky pop-soul –
Jacksons will be heading to Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino a definite departure from the typically smooth, elegant Motown sound,
Atlantic City on September 1 at 8 pm. Consisting of original members applying the group's youth and the dawn of a new decade.
Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Marlon Jackson, The The Jacksons, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers since 1997, have five #1
Jacksons put on an amazing show that includes all of their mega-hits albums, 18 #1 hits, 17 top 10 albums, 17 top 40 singles which include
made famous with their brother, Michael Jackson. their most notable songs like "ABC," "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There,"
This energetic show consists of all the famous dance moves and "Rockin' Robin," “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Shake Your Body (Down
costumes. Seeing The Jacksons is an opportunity to witness live the To The Ground),” “Blame It On The Boogie,” “Can You Feel It,” and so
re-formation of one of the greatest pop and Motown super groups in the much more!
history of music. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
The Jacksons were one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music
during the early '70s, and the last great group to come out of the Motown
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