James’ Arts & Culture Revival: City Hall Presents
Philly Youth Poetry Movement(Courtesy of PYPM) I catch myself saying this line all of the time, “Philly is a true arts city.” Whenever I take a stroll around town, I always notice our striking public art, or some awesome live music drifting out of one of the many hip restaurants, trendy bars, quirky cafes – and now, even City Hall is getting in on the show! Starting this month, The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy will host a new series called City Hall Presents that features the full spectrum of talent found in Philly’s amazingly vibrant performing arts community. The first show will be on March 28 and will feature the tremendous talents of the international spoken word champions, the Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM). Please trust me me when I say that these young poets are some of the dopest writers and performers in the game. In May, Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors Rennie Harris and Nikki Jean will both shine their bright lights on the City Hall stage. On May 2, hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris RHAW will explode on the scene with an innovative and electrifying hip-hop dance performance. That will be followed by a May 9 performance where singer/songwriter Nikki Jean wil delight the crowd with her warm voice, infectious smile and hip sounds. You can checkout creativephl.org to view the full City Hall Presents schedule.