Author: On the Scene Magazine

Music, Dance and Technology Collide at Cypher City

This year marks the 8th Annual Philadelphia Tech Week. Presented by none other than Comcast, Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation occurring in the Greater Philadelphia region.   Philly Tech Week opened with the first inaugural Live Stream “Top Five” Lyricists Competition. Hosted by Cypher City, the competition aims to create a movement of true lyricists globally while offering insight into the business behind the scenes of where music, dance and technology meet. Founded by Veniece Newton, Cypher City bridges the digital divide between technology and the performing arts. Beginning with a panel of industry...

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2018 Roots Picnic is Announced!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the epic Roots Picnic. Held at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, this is a festival that should not be missed. Each year, The Roots handpick an amazing line up to illuminate the Delaware River Waterfront, and 2018 is not any different. This year The Roots present a Jam Session hosted by Dave Chappelle with special guests. Fans recall the many collaborations between the Roots and Dave Chappelle over the years, creating and promoting awareness surrounding a variety of issues. The Roots Picnic is a platform that highlights diversity among several genres. Along...

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Philly Boxing Great, Honored with Boulevard Dedication

Philadelphia and the boxing world honored a champion with the dedication of a boulevard. Heavyweight boxing legend, Smokin’ Joe Frazier was honored on April 11th with the dedication of Smokin’ Joe Frazier Boulevard. On site to honor the legend was Former Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes, Larry Hazard, New Jersey’s Boxing Commissioner, Mayor Jim Kenny, Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilman David Oh, Smokin’ Joe’s family, friends and fans. The site was chosen because it is at that location that Smokin’ Joe housed Joe Frazier’s Gym since 1968.  Although he was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Smokin’ Joe moved and settled...

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The Queen’s Storehouse

Tyrone and Latasha Waters wanted to become entrepreneurs so they started out selling things on Ebay. They enjoyed the experience so much that after about a year they decided to open their own Online retail business, they call Queens Storehouse. Their inventory specializes in African themed apparel, women’s apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and gifts. The Collingswood New Jersey couple has big plans and lofty visions for their business. They want to expand and grow their business while simultaneously juggling marriage, parenthood, work and school. “At first we started on Ebay and the name was The Queens Storehouse. Latasha was...

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BE Expo-Black Excellence

Philadelphia – The Be Expo presented by Radio One at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was a full day of encouragement, enrichment, education, motivation and entertainment. Beginning with a breakfast, Boom’s 30 Under 30, honored individuals under the age of 30 making an impact in the tri-state area. Some of the honorees included Danielle P. Jeter of Women In Media and AOI Events and PR, David Silver, Co-Founder of REC Philly, Antoinette Minor, Young Professionals Consultant, and Mont Brown, President of the Kickback Foundation just to name a few. Each of these individuals have positively influenced people of all ages....

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