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The Roots

(A digital rendering of what the mural honoring Dr. Shawn White will look like.  Image provided by Mural Arts Program)

Mural Honoring a Point Breeze Activist Gets Boost From Philly Music Legend

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.

04/09/2014

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2014 Roots Picnic Lineup Released

The 7th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.

03/03/2014

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Social Media Today: Facebook Email, New Address & Questlove

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/25/2014

(Arthur "?uestlove" Thompson, at lectern, is joined in the Mayor's City Hall reception room by fellow Roots bandmember Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, left; Mayor Nutter, partially hidden; and Philadelphia city representative Melanie Johnson.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Jimmy Fallon Debuts With Philadelphia-Grown House Band

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.

02/18/2014

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The Roots Celebrate Independence Day With Pre-Party At The Piazza

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.

07/03/2013

(The Mural Arts Program mural honoring The Roots, at Broad and South Streets.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Broad St. Mural Honors Philadelphia’s Music Ambassadors, ‘The Roots’

The mural, titled “Legendary,” towers six stories high and stretches 60 feet wide.

05/31/2013

(Mayor Nutter and Wawa president Chris Gheysens roll out a "Welcome America" cake constructed from Tastykake products.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Celebration Week Events Announced

Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.

05/09/2013

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Questlove Steps Up To Ensure Next Year’s CAPA Musical Will Go On

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.

05/06/2013

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Frank Ocean In Six-Way Tie For Most GRAMMY Noms

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.

12/06/2012

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July 4th Celebration Wraps Up On The Parkway

The Philly 4th of July Jam and Grande finale Wednesday night was the biggest Independence Day Bash in the City. Many big names in the world of music graced the Ben Franklin Parkway for this year’s celebration.

07/05/2012

(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Celebrating America’s Birthday In Philadelphia

Each year, Philadelphia strives to create a bigger and better party to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.

07/04/2012

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Festivities Begin To Take Shape

Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.

06/06/2012

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5th Annual Roots Picnic At Penn’s Landing Draws In Big Crowds

The Roots Picnic is underway this weekend here at Festival Pier.

06/02/2012

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The Roots To Headline 2012 Wawa Welcome America Celebration

The city of Philadelphia announced the entertainment line-up for the Wawa Welcome America celebration, marking America’s birthday.

04/27/2012

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Legendary Group The Roots Host Concert To Battle Childhood Obesity

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, the lead MC for the legendary group the Roots, hosted a concert party on Saturday at the historic Sigma Sound Stage. All the party proceeds went to a very worthy cause.

02/19/2012

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