South Jersey record label Ropeadope celebrates 20 years fusing musical genres

Twenty years ago, Philly native Andy Hurwitz started a record label filled with eclectic jazzy and funky music that didn’t fit anywhere else. Twenty years later, another local, Louis Marks, holds the note on the same label, releasing a similarly odd lot of records with surprising frequency.

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Billie Eilish has an astonishing entrance at the Met | Concert review

You won’t get a better pairing of rookies in 2019 than macabre-pop sea-changer Billie Eilish and elder-statesman-like 24-year-old Denzel Curry, who’s seven years her senior, as both proved at the Met on Saturday.
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Billie Eilish has an astonishing entrance at the Met | Concert review

You won’t get a better pairing of rookies in 2019 than macabre-pop sea-changer Billie Eilish and elder-statesman-like 24-year-old Denzel Curry, who’s seven years her senior, as both proved at the Met on Saturday.
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Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw explore American history in song

Country star Tim McGraw and political historian Jon Meacham team up to write book about American history in song.

Dr. John, funky New Orleans ‘Night Tripper’ musician, dies

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Marian Anderson award returns with a new recipient

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Appeals court grants Meek Mill a new hearing

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Roots Picnic packs in 25,000 people for its first time at the Mann Center

The new location served the 12-year-old picnic well.

2019 Roots Picnic music festival

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