(Photo by Flickr user North Charleston, used under a Creative Commons license)
There will be a lot of legacy mingling in the Art Museum corridors tomorrow.
Two of Philadelphia’s most compelling contemporary public figures, former Governor Ed Rendell and The Roots‘ frontman and MC Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, will be receiving awards for their contributions to local arts this week.
It’s Arts + Business Council (ABC)’s 31st annual Awards Celebration. This year, over 600 attendees will funnel into the museum to recognize local leaders for their work in the arts.
Rendell will be awarded for overseeing the creation of the Avenue of the Arts, while South Philly native Trotter will be receiving an award for being quite possibly the best MC to ever grace the microphone (and also, importantly, for his philanthropic work with his foundation, GrassRoots Community Foundation).
For those who might be unfamiliar with the oft-overlooked lyricist (or those who might just know him from his tenure with The Roots as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), check out this clip of Trotter freestyling back in the day with Roots drummer Questlove.
In addition to Rendell and Trotter, Here’s My Chance cofounder Dave Gloss and local arts organization BlackStar Film Festival will be receiving awards for their work in design and innovation, respectively.-30-
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