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The Roots perform at Party on the Parkway. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Thousands Spend July 4th On The Parkway For ‘Country’s Largest Free Concert’

Thousands flocked to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday to enjoy the Philly 4th of July Jam.

07/04/2015

The plaques for the inductees to the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Inductees For Walk Of Fame

There will be seven new plaques embedded in the sidewalk along the Avenue of the Arts this Fall honoring Philadelphia music stars.

05/28/2015

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‘Welcome America’ July 4th Concert Lineup Announced

Mayor Nutter said the huge concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will feature The Roots, Miguel, and Jennifer Nettles.

05/26/2015

The Roots perform at "The Roots Picnic" music festival at Penn's Landing on June 7, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Guide To The 2015 Roots Picnic

This year, Festival Pier is again set to host the annual festival on the waterfront. Here’s what you need to know.

05/22/2015

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Roots Musician Helps Unveil Mural In South Philadelphia

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.

11/08/2014

The Roots (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

The Roots To Partner With Their Philadelphia Alma Mater CAPA

The Roots are tapping into their resources to help raise funds for their alma mater in Philadelphia.

11/04/2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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