Boyz II Men Return to Their Alma Mater for Special Concert Performance


It looks like Boyz II Men will be making another homecoming appearance this week. The Grammy-winning, multi-platinum R&B group will perform live where they first met, at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts, Tuesday, October 14th. The invitation-only show, “Up Close & Personal with Boyz II Men,” is hosted by SiriusXM’s Heart & Soul Channel 48 and the live recording will be broadcast on Heart & Soul Tuesday, October 21st at 5 p.m.

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Boyz II Men to Perform at Halftime During Eagles vs. Giants


Philadelphia’s own Boyz II Men will make an exciting appearance at this Sunday’s Eagles vs. Giants game. R&B hit-makers and Philly natives Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, and Nate Morris will perform during halftime on Sunday, October 12th. The Grammy-winning group will put on a medley of their biggest hits and their newest tunes. Boyz II Men’s latest album, Collide, drops Tuesday, October 21st.

It looks like the Eagles are already warming up for Boyz II Men’s performance:

Boyz II Men Member Doubts Eagles Backup Quarterback’s Chances

1990s radio airplay-and-record sale juggernauts Boyz II Men have eased comfortably into the 21st century, transforming themselves into a Vegas lounge act singing their old hits and covers of classic songs. There are much more embarrassing ways for former pop stars to make a living.

Being Philadelphia natives, Boyz II Men’s members are obviously big Philly sports fans. As such, TMZ Sports caught up with group member Shawn Stockman to talk about the backup quarterback situation. TMZ Sports is a Birds 24/7-style site except it’s celebrities doing the analysis instead of Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus, right? Oh, it’s not? Okay.

Mark Sanchez is not the guy. He’s just gonna go into Philly and get cussed out. Because listen, if anybody knows anything about Philly radio, it’s no holds barred. They go in. So I can imagine what they’re talking about in Philly radio right now. I’m not an Eagles fan, but every other sport I’m all Philly. Flyers, Philly, Sixers, the whole nine yards.

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Qatar Airways Philadelphia Launch Gala


Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a glamorous gala last night at the Ritz-Carlton to celebrate the launch of new, non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Doha, connecting the Philadelphia region to Qatar Airways’ network of more than 130 destinations worldwide.

The evening began with a cocktail hour in 10 Arts, where white-gloved servers passed around delicious hors d’oeuvre and cocktails to the guests before a cirque du soleil performance. Artists entertained the crowd then led the nearly 300 guests to the ballroom below for dinner, music and the program, which ended with a surprise performance by Philly’s own Boyz II Men.

More of HughE Dillon’s photos from the Qatar Airlines Philadelphia launch party after the jump »

WATCH: Arcade Fire Covers Boyz II Men’s ‘Motownphilly’ at Wells Fargo Center

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Arcade Fire’s formal dress encouraged tour rolled into the Wells Fargo Center last night. And although the event sold so poorly there was a 58% off Groupon for it, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good time. Arcade Fire’s pretty good.

And they also have a respect for the classics. And, by that, I mean, Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly.”

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2013 Marian Anderson Award Given to Berry Gordy at the Kimmel Center


The 2013 Marian Anderson Award was held last night at the Kimmel Center. Motown founder Berry Gordy was this year’s recipient. Major performers such as Smokey Robinson, Boyz II Men, Kool & The Gang, Chris Tucker, Cody Wise, Brandon Victor Dixon (who portrays Gordy in Motown the Musical on Broadway) Philly producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon A. Huff, as well as musical director Bill Jolly, paid tribute to the iconic philanthropist and music legend.

See HughE’s photos from the Marian Anderson Awards after the jump »

Moscow Really Excited About Upcoming Boyz II Men Concert; Boyz, Not So Much

Eastern Hemisphere alert: Boyz II Men are coming to Moscow on Feb. 6th, and one Moscow Times reporter seems really excited about it. (Pravda this ain’t. She writes: “President Vladimir Putin’s crusade to raise the country’s birth rate is set to get the support of three powerful voices on its behalf.”) Philly’s favorite sons (though are they really?), don’t seem quite so thrilled.

Asked to say something–anything, please–remotely interesting about their feelings towards Mother Russia, Boyz II Men fail miserably. A sampling:

Q: How will you adapt the show to the Moscow audience?
A: One of the reasons we have so many loyal fans is that we stay true to who we are — we don’t tailor each show to a specific audience.

Q: What do you like about the Russian audience?
A: The Russian audience has shown us a lot of love.

Q: You’ve recorded a song about Philadelphia. Any chance you’ll write a song about Moscow?
A: As far as doing more song writing, you never know what the future holds!

[Moscow Times]