The Roots

Bid Now In Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life Gala Auction

On the heels of their annual Art For Life Gala event, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons) has launched an online auction to support their mission of providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. This year’s auction, hosted by partners at Charitybuzz, offers exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences unable to be found elsewhere. Now up for bid are items such as: • Meet Russell Simmons and Experience a 1-Week Internship at All Def Digital • Meet will.i.am with a Tour of His Creative Studio in Hollywood • Meet The Roots with 2 Tickets to “The Tonight Show wit...

Bid Now In Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life Gala Auction

On the heels of their annual Art For Life Gala event, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons) has launched an online auction to support their mission of providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. This year’s auction, hosted by partners at Charitybuzz, offers exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences unable to be found elsewhere. Now up for bid are items such as: • Meet Russell Simmons and Experience a 1-Week Internship at All Def Digital • Meet will.i.am with a Tour of His Creative Studio in Hollywood • Meet The Roots with 2 Tickets to “The Tonight Show wit...

Questlove To Present John Batiste With ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award

On Tuesday, June 13th, WhyHunger will host its annual Chapin Awards to honor grassroots organizations and artists making a difference in the fight to end hunger and build social justice for all. This year’s event celebrates two local trailblazers that are nourishing communities and creating change in New York City and beyond. Honorees include musician and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste, who will receive the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award presented by percussionist, DJ and co-founder of The Roots Questlove, for his commitment to mentoring young musicians and building community. Batiste is known for his signature sounds as an international performer with the band Jon Batiste and Stay Human and is the Artistic Director at Large of the National Jazz ...

Third Street Music School Settlement’s Annual Spring Gala To Honor The Roots

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation’s longest running community school, has announced that this year’s Spring Gala will honor Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Beverly Harper, Third Street Safety Director of nearly two decades. The Roots to Be Honored at Third Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring GalaThe gala, to be held on May 8th, pays tribute to honorees for their philanthropic contributions and leadership in supporting the arts and music education. The event raises funds to support Third Street’s mission to transform lives through music and the arts. Comedian, actress, and Saturday Night Live alumna, Rachel Dratch, will serve as master of ceremonies and celebrity auctioneer, C.K. Swett, will be hostin...

Third Street Music School Settlement’s Annual Spring Gala To Honor The Roots

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation’s longest running community school, has announced that this year’s Spring Gala will honor Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Beverly Harper, Third Street Safety Director of nearly two decades. The Roots to Be Honored at Third Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring GalaThe gala, to be held on May 8th, pays tribute to honorees for their philanthropic contributions and leadership in supporting the arts and music education. The event raises funds to support Third Street’s mission to transform lives through music and the arts. Comedian, actress, and Saturday Night Live alumna, Rachel Dratch, will serve as master of ceremonies and celebrity auctioneer, C.K. Swett, will be hostin...