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Music News - Saving South Philly Idols Mural; Zac Brown Band Beachy Video; New Method Man Album
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/02/15 2:44 am | updated: 06/02/15 2:44 am
 
At 9th and Passayunk, across from Pat's King of Steaks in South Philly, lives one of the Mural Arts Program's most seen and recognizable murals. People from all over the world come through this part of town to get a cheese steak or visit the Italian Market and see the mural. It features portraits of Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Fabian, Eddie Fisher, Al Martino, and DJ Jerry Blavat. All of them are from the golden age of Philadelphia entertainers of the 50's and 60's. The mural however is cracking, chipping, and falling down and was slated to be retired with 'dignity' with a whitewash this spring. Once some of the featured artists heard about the retirement plans, they contacted Councilman Mark Squila and Mural Arts founder and executive director Jane Golden to come up with a new plan. Rydell, Avalon, Checker, and Martino's daughter all spoke up. Right now a group has formed that includes Blavat that is trying to raise $70,000. They'll pick a new location and an artist's design to put up a new mural as a tribute to the stars of South Philadelphia. The first meeting is next week.

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Zac Brown Band has released a video for "Loving You Easy" off of Jekyll + Hyde. The black and white clip features actress Halston Sage relaxing and enjoying the day in Venice Beach, CA. She's on the beach, at home, driving around town in an old Mustang, and then back at the beach for an evening dip in the ocean. Zac Brown Band will be playing Citizen's Bank Park here in Philadelphia on August 15th. Watch the music video:



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Method Man announced that he will be putting out a new album this summer called The Meth Lab on August 21st on Tommy Boy Records. This is his first solo album since 2006's 4:21 …The Day After. The 17-track record features production from Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57, and 4th Disciple, and will feature spots from Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, and Inspectah Deck. The album's first single is the title track "The Meth Lab" available now on iTunes. Check out the animated teaser trailer below:



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