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4th of July Concerts in Philly: The Good, the Bad and the Completely Inexplicable

This year, the City of Philadelphia has chosen Cuban-American rapper Pitbull as the featured entertainment in the birthplace of America to celebrate said birth. By […]

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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Sing “Wawa Hoagies”

We already knew Jimmy Fallon and the Roots emcee Black Thought enjoy a good salmon cheesesteak. Now we know how they feel about Wawa hoagies. […]

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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Visits Philly Family for Surprise Dinner Party

Jimmy Fallon surprised one lucky Philly family on Tuesday night for a surprise dinner party. The Tonight Show host and The Roots emcee Black Thought enjoyed […]

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Jimmy Fallon and Black Thought Want You to Be Their Philly Hosts

Think you can cook for Jimmy Fallon and Black Thought? The Tonight Show host and The Roots emcee are coming to Philadelphia on April 17th, and […]

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Interview: Comedian Jo Firestone

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Jo Firestone had to cancel her appearance in Philly this Saturday due to health reasons. She’ll be replaced on the bill by Emmy Blotnick. […]

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Eat This Now: Love & Honey’s Fried Chicken

Last year, we reported that chefs Todd and Laura Lyons would be opening a fried chicken-centric restaurant in their Northern Liberties neighborhood. Last month, Love […]

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Ben Simmons Eats a Dalessandro’s Cheesesteak on Fallon

Ben Simmons, the presumptive first pick in tomorrow’s NBA draft, got a taste of what Philly might (will) be like if (when) the Sixers select him. […]

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Mayor Kenney Ducks Cataldi Question About The Roots and July 4th

Philly’s July 4th celebration will feature an homage to the “Philadelphia Sound” of legendary producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Mayor Jim Kenney said in […]

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Philly Music Royalty Turned Out to Celebrate Lee Andrews’ Life

A collective gasp erupted in the Philadelphia music community when news of doo-wop superstar Lee Andrews had died March 16th at the age of 79. […]

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No Roots on July 4th?

Say it ain’t so, Questo. The Roots won’t be headlining the Wawa Welcome America! Festival on July 4th, according to this report from Billy Penn. […]

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WATCH: The Roots Play “Musical Beers” on The Tonight Show

What else can we say about this, except that it sure seems fun to be The Roots these days:

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Lawsuit: Former Roots Bass Player Sues Questlove, Black Thought

Leonard “Hub” Hubbard joined The Roots in 1992, back when the Roots were just a really good local band and long before Questlove and friends […]

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WATCH: The Roots Play “Action News” Theme for Danny DeVito

Check it out: Have to think that @kamalgray is responsible for Roots playing ActionNews theme for introducing Danny Devito on Fallon last night. — Jim […]

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WATCH: Adele Sings “Hello” With The Roots On Toy Instruments

Every once in a while Jimmy Fallon brings on a singer who has a huge hit and has her/him sing it with him and The […]

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Philly Named No. 1 Music City in North America

Vivid Seats, a website for buying and selling music, sports and theater tickets, recently compiled a list of the 20 best North American cities for […]