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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 […]

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Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Get Their Own Ride at Universal Theme Park

Last night on The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon could barely contain himself when he announced to the audience that a new The Tonight Show-themed […]

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Jimmy Fallon Toasts The Roots at Walk of Fame Gala at the Fillmore

Jimmy Fallon made an appearance last night at the Fillmore in Fishtown for the Philadelphia Music Alliance’s sold-out gala to induct The Roots and a handful of […]

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Jimmy Fallon to Induct the Roots Into the Philly Walk of Fame

The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon will zip down to Philly after a taping of his show on Monday to speak at a special ceremony inducting his […]

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WATCH: Justin Bieber Beats Questlove in Drum-Off

Sunday night, Justin Bieber grabbed the world’s attention when he shed tears on stage at the VMAs, but later in the week, he was making Questlove […]

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GOP Candidate Hates Rap So Much He Tossed a Roots CD Out His Car Window

John Kasich is the governor of Ohio. Last week, he joined the enormous, Donald Trump-dominated field for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And he really […]

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WATCH: The Roots Back Up A$AP Rocky on “L$D” and “Jukebox Joints”

A few weeks ago, The Roots invited A$AP Rocky to Philadelphia to perform at the eighth annual Roots Picnic at Penn’s Landing. Last night, A$AP returned […]

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WATCH: Black Simon and Garfunkel Cover Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” on The Tonight Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCKA4JfjIe4 Musical parody duo Black Simon and Garfunkel (aka The Roots’ Questlove and Captain Kirk Douglas) covered Taylor Swift’s latest single “Bad Blood” on The Tonight Show […]

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The Roots, Cinderella Receive Plaques on Philly’s Walk of Fame

In early April, we got a sneak peek at this year’s inductees on the Philadelphia Walk of Fame (PMA), when it was announced that legendary jazz […]

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Philadelphia’s 4th of July Concert Will Star The Roots and Miguel

On Tuesday at the African American Museum, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the performers for Philadelphia’s 4th of July concert on the Parkway will […]

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Pandora Releases Digital Roots Picnic Mixtape

A local legend is upROOTing from an NBC stage and returning home to rock out for a day. For the eighth year in a row, Pandora […]

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WATCH: YouTube Documentary Chronicles Questlove’s Trip to Cuba

Philly-bred Roots drummer Questlove took a trip to Cuba earlier in the year, and the whole thing is chronicled in a new documentary by Okayplayer that […]

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Madonna and The Roots Perform “Holiday” With Toy Instruments on The Tonight Show

Madonna was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and as you might expect she practically took over the whole show. Three Madge […]

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On Fallon, Villanova Piccolo Girl Plays with The Roots

Things are looking up for the Villanova piccolo girl, aka band member Roxanne Chalifoux. After the Wilcats were upset by N.C. State in the second […]

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Roots to Bring Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, Win Butler to Philly for Roots Picnic

The Roots Picnic has quickly become one of Philly’s great summer concert traditions, a one-day, three-stage festival where the Roots come back to Philly and […]