The colorful portrait of Dr. Shawn White, an AIDS and community activist who died last year, was unveiled Saturday with the help of his friend Tariq Trotter, AKA Black Thought from The Roots.
The Roots are tapping into their resources to help raise funds for their alma mater in Philadelphia.
The mayor says both The Roots and Ed Sheeran cleaned up their lyrics and never needed to be bleeped, although they repeatedly were by WPVI-TV.
Now in its seventh year, The Roots Picnic is a one-of-a-kind, genre-bending festival that showcases the latest and greatest artists of today’s music scene.
Chris assesses the reaction at Rutgers following former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s decision to withdraw as their commencement speaker, a Supreme Court ruling on prayer at town council meetings, and the possibility that Jimmy Fallon brings the Tonight Show to Philadelphia.
Nicki Minaj will head to the city of brotherly love for the Roots’ annual 4th of July Jam.
Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.
The 7th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.
KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.
The Roots have served as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which aired at 12:35 in the morning, since that show’s premiere in 2009.
Brandon Pankey, one of the organizers of the first The City event, says the party at the Piazza was the brainchild of The Roots, who wanted to host a pre-party to the big 4th of July Jam on the Parkway.
The mural, titled “Legendary,” towers six stories high and stretches 60 feet wide.
Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.
A famous alumnus of Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts is reaching into his own pocket to make sure that next year’s musical at his alma mater won’t be scrapped, as this year’s was.
He stands with Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, fun., and Mumford & Sons as the six artists who have six nominations each, topping all other artists.