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Video: Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship

AT SoundZ directed and shot an informational video about the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NTFE) Startup Tech Program. NTFE provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. For more information go to: https://www.nfte.com

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Behind The Scenes - NAKIA THE SHORT FILM

Higher Than 7 Productions gives you a behind the scenes look into the making of Nakia The Short Film, staring Philly rap legends Ms. Jade and Hollowman.

Written and directed by AT SoundZ. Cast includes Bryan Anderson, Omar Cooper, Nakia Dillard, Kev Lightner, Deejay Da Singa, and a slew of talented Philly Artists and Entertainers. Film Producers include Jay Wes, Tony Chennault, Nakia Dillard, and Terrance Glasgow. Shot and Edited by Mike Chism.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Night With Udini La Voz

Come celebrate A Night With Udini La Voz at 6228 Studio on Friday, February 26. This is an opportunity to become a part of the family and get up close and personal with the rising star to learn more about his life and music. 

From 8pm to 12am

$10

Music by DJ Sammy

Big Announcements/Big Surprises

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DeeJay Da Singa Hosts Higher Than 7 Open Mic

We at Higher Than 7 believe in the value of artist development, so we have teamed up with legendary Philadelphia bookstore and establishment Black and Nobel and TROAN Music's Deejay Da Singa to bring you an open mic like no other. Every Wednesday night at 9pm at Black and Nobel on Broad and Erie, Deejay Da Singa hosts some of the best talent from the City of Brotherly Love. We want to give independent artists a platform to share their talent, as well as gain stage experience. We are here to support you. $10 cover and ladies in free. Come out and enjoy the show and check all the great books and items Black and Nobel has to offer. For more info go to www.blackandnobel.com.

Photo Credit: JC - Stefan Pierre

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Higher Than 7 Open Mic

Check out the talent from the Higher Than 7 and TROAN Music open mic on 12/30/15. Open Mic every Wednesday from 9pm - 12pm at Black and Nobel.

HARD Attack

Bars

Monday, January 25, 2016

Big Apple Basketball Invitational 2016

Big Apple Basketball (BAB) will host the 13th Annual Big Apple Basketball Invitational on Saturday, January 16 and Monday, January 18, 2016 at Baruch College in New York City. The invitational features 16 top high school and prep school teams from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and North Carolina.

The invitational will feature New York schools, Benjamin Cardozo, Iona Prep, Archbishop Stepinac, Long Island Lutheran, and Queens High School of Teaching; along with Sacred Heart (Connecticut), Friendship Charter (Washington, DC), Bullis (Maryland), Gilman (Maryland), Friends (Maryland), Word of God (North Carolina), South Kent (Connecticut), Genesis (Virginia), Virginia Episcopal (Virginia), Northfield Mount Hermon (Massachusetts), and Notre Dame Prep (MA).

Notable players include Rawle Alkins (Word of God – Top 10 Nationally Ranked Senior), Mustapha Heron (Sacred Heart – Auburn), Sacha Killeya-Jones (Virginia Episcopal - Kentucky), Ty Jerome (Iona Prep – Virginia), Matthew Moyer (South Kent – Syracuse), Josh Hall (Genesis Academy – Nevada), Alani Moore (Friendship Collegiate – Temple), Jordan Tucker (Archbishop Stepinac – Top 40 Junior Nationally), Tremont Waters (South Kent – Top 40 Junior Nationally), and Tomas Murphy (Northfield Mt. Hermon – Top 80 Junior Nationally).

Locally, Benjamin Cardozo has advanced to the public school city championship the past two seasons, winning it all in 2014. The Judges are aiming for the third straight appearance in the city title game. Iona Prep is expected to be a contender for the catholic league title.

NBA players who have participated in the BAB Invitational include: Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets); Brandon Knight (Phoenix Suns); Danny Green (San Antonio Spurs); Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics); and Lance Stephenson (Los Angeles Clippers).

Since 2004, the Big Apple Basketball Invitational event has helped over 2,500 student-athletes gain exposure for college scholarships.

Founded in 1999, Big Apple Basketball provides exposure and assists young people in their athletic, educational, professional, and life skill development, while providing family and community focused programs and events.

Notes:

*Word of God senior star, Rawle Alkins played his previous three seasons at Christ The King High School in Queens. He helped lead them to three consecutive city championships, including MVP in 2015.

*Benjamin Cardozo coach, Ron Naclerio is the all-time winningest coach in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). On December 1, 2015 he earned his 723rd career win.

*Long Island Lutheran standout, Devonte Green, is the younger brother of San Antonio Spurs guard, Danny Green, who was also a participant in the 2005 BAB Invitational.

For More Information: www.BigAppleBasketball.com

Higher Than 7 Presents: Irish Boxing Show on PhillyCAM

We are excited to help promote the best up and coming fighters in Philadelphia and around the world.

Higher Than 7 is proud to announce that the Irish Boxing Show will air on PhillyCAM EVERY Friday night @ 8pm. For those in the Philly area with Comcast tune in on channel 66 and 966 and those with Verizon Fios tune in on channel 29 and 30. 

Harrowgate Boxing Club's John Gallagher and Charley Sgrillo founded the Irish Boxing Show 15 years ago, which matches top amateur fighters from Belfast, Northern Ireland against top amateur fighters from Philadelphia, USA. With the support of legendary boxing trainer Gerry Storey out of Holy Family Boxing Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Irish Boxing Show has become one of the best organized amateur fighting events in the world.

Featured Fights:

  1. Harrowgate - Katie Olszewski VS. Holy Family - Shannon Mc Kenna
  2. Harrowgate - Javier Oquedo VS. Holy Family - Pat Faloon 
  3. Harrowgate - Romuel Cruz VS. Holy Family - Carl McKevnan
  4. Harrowgate - Ricardo Ortiz VS. Holy Family - Niall McAlinden 
  5. Harrowgate - Jeremy Cuevas VS. Holy Family - John Hale
  6. Harrowgate - Francis Oran VS. Holy Family - Martin Stokes
  7. Harrowgate - Sammy Allay VS. Holy Family - Michael Matthews
  8. Harrowgate - Ray Garcia VS. Holy Family - Corrie Stewart
  9. Harrowgate - Rasheed Johnson VS. Holy Family - Fergus Quinn

Young Innovators Fair 2016

The Young Innovators Fair (http://younginnovatorsfair.com/), a K-12, massive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) event, was held this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. 20,000 attendees visited the fair over the new year weekend, and were treated to an incredible amount of activities, performances, and exhibitions for parents and kids of all ages.

The fair consisted of 10 distinct innovation worlds. Builders Boulevard, Pilots Pad, Lab Rats-Lair, Robots Retreat, Numbers Nation, Performers Paradise, Sorcerers Square, Conservationists Corner, Hackers Hideout, and Biologists Bay. Each world provided activities, and exhibits designed to attract children of varying interests, and curiosity levels. 

For More Information on the Young Innovators Fair: http://younginnovatorsfair.com/

Project STEAM TV provided Media Coverage for the event. Project STEAM TV is a non profit organization focused on incorporating the Arts into STEAM, through multi media and video production for tweens and high school students.

For More Information on Project STEAM TV: http://www.projectsteam.tv/

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Big Apple Basketball Challenge 2015 Highlights

Below is a video of the 9th Annual Big Apple Basketball Challenge featuring NYC's top boys public and catholic teams.

Directed By: AT SoundZ
Music By: Dappolis

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