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File #: 200112    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/30/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: Recognizing and honoring the 2019 Winners of PHL LIVE Center Stage.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Signature20011200
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Recognizing and honoring the 2019 Winners of PHL LIVE Center Stage.
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WHEREAS, PHL LIVE Center Stage is a music initiative established by Councilman David Oh as Chairman of the Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy; and

WHEREAS, PHL LIVE Center Stage provides local musicians with exciting opportunities to be discovered and promoted and to achieve success here in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, PHL LIVE Center Stage's performances and Award Show are structured across 10 different genres of music, bringing diverse musicians together. The 10 different genres are Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classical, Gospel, Country/Folk, World, Pop, R&B, and DJ. In addition, a "People's Choice" Award is selected as an 11th category; and

WHEREAS, This year's finalists performed live in prominent local venues: World Caf? Live, Milkboy, Hard Rock Cafe, Reformation Lutheran Church, the Clef Club of Jazz, Settlement Music School, Voltage Lounge, Relish, and Field House; and

WHEREAS, The final winners for each genre, announced in December at World Caf? Live during the 6th Annual PHL LIVE Center Stage Award Show, were decided by judges who are considered experts in the industry; and

WHEREAS, The "People's Choice" award is voted on by the audience; and

WHEREAS, The winning artists from each genre receive top prizes such as $1,000 cash, studio recording time, professional photography, and opening at major concerts; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 winner of the Rock category is The Good Mess; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 winner of the Hip-Hop category is Eighty; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 winner of the Jazz category is Jessica Paige; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 winner of the Classical category is Lea Wang; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 winner of the Gospel category is AJ Collier & The Band of Believers; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 winner of the Country/Folk category is Stella Ruze; and

WHEREAS, The 2019 winner of the World category is Children of Adam Band; and

WHEREAS, The 2019...

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