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Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Thinks TV Viewer Perception of July 4th Concert Profanity Was Overblown

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.

07/14/2014

(Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC)

Guide To The 2014 Roots Picnic

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.

05/27/2014

Stigall Show Log 5.6.14

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/06/2014

(Nicki Minaj.  File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj Set For Roots’ Annual 4th Of July Jam

Nicki Minaj will head to the city of brotherly love for the Roots’ annual 4th of July Jam.

05/05/2014

(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

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio)

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

(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio)

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

(Credit: last.FM)

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

(Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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

(Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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

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