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Announcing 10th Annual Roots Picnic

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SATURDAY, JUNE 3 | Festival Pier | Philadelphia

Featuring an All-Star Lineup Over 3 Stages Including a Headlining set by Pharrell and The Roots, as well as Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra and more!

“This was really just one day of good f****** music, front to back, from beginning to end. Festivals probably still suck. Roots Picnic did not.” -NOISEY

“Seeing [The Roots} take the stage at their annual festival is to watch the Philly legends in their truest element.”

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Today, the legendary Roots crew announce that their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its tenth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Pharrell & The Roots (joint headline set), Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Gilles Peterson and more (full line up below).

“Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols),” says Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick Management.”It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia. We were blessed to expand the Picnic to NYC last year, and the brand will continue to grow and evolve, but Philly will ALWAYS be the home, the birthplace of the Roots Picnic. We are super excited to bring a packed lineup to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as always there will be plenty of surprises and special guests.”

The Roots Picnic annually includes some of music’s biggest and hottest names that kicks off the summer festival season. Last year’s bill featured the likes of Usher, Future and Leon Bridges with a surprise performance by hometown hero Will Smith (with his daughter Willow).  Over the last decade, the celebrated festival institution has featured artists such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Migos, The Black Keys, John Legend, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Nas, Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., Rakim and many more.

Pharrell & The Roots
Lil Wayne
21 Savage
Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe Mobb Deep Scott Storch
Virgil Abloh
Pete Rock
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
James Vincent McMorrow
Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger
Michael Kiwanuka
DJ Spinna
PNB Rock
Tunji Ige
Anthony Somebody

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Glamorize Upbeat Single Igniting Debut Album

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Kicking off her sophomore year at Stanford 19-year-old, Taylor Grey, is set to claim 2017 as her breakout year with the debut of her first studio album,SPACE CASE. Taylor’s highly anticipated first single “NEVER WOULDA LETCHA” is an Alternative Pop single embellished with a tantalizing melodic harmony that provides listeners with a romanticized soundtrack to a forsaken love-story. “NEVER WOULDA LETCHA“, inspired by her unwavering devotion to her childhood crush, provides us with just a glimpse of Taylor’s remarkable growth and maturing sound.

NEVER WOULDA LETCHA” premieres today Friday February 17th, 2017, and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and all other major music platforms.

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MADONNA: ‘GOOD WILL WIN IN THE END’ And Our Detractors F**k You

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:41 PM

Pop singer Madonna was among a number of A-list celebrities who spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. She said “no opposing force stands a chance in the face of true solidarity.”

Madonna said, “Good did not win this election. But good will win in the end.”

Turnout was so big that the original march route alongside the National Mall was packed, and instead of trekking en masse to the Ellipse by the White House as planned, the protesters were told to make their way there on their own by way of other streets.

Officials said the crowd in Washington could be more than half a million people, more than double expectations.

The event appeared to have attracted more people than Trump’s inauguration on Friday, based on figures from transportation officials.

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