Cee In a New Light
Regarding Elliott Sharp’s Music Issue feature on Cee-Knowledge:
I love Digable Planets and I can’t wait for the reunion. Cee-Knowledge solo projects are hot. The Cosmic Funk Orchestra has a great show and thought provoking lyrics. Their first solo album The Intifadah (Uprising) had me ready to fight the power and the recent release of Futuristic Sci-Fi is musically phenomenal. I love it!
VICTOR SHADE, via philadelphiaweekly.com
I love Cee-Knowledge’s music and he is not too bad to look at either. I got all his indie releases and I look forward to his new music with his band the Cosmic Funk Orchestra and of course I’m a fan of the Digable Planets. I think they helped change the landscape of hip-hop when they released “Rebirth of Slick” in the ’90s. It’s about time Philly showed him and his music some love!
NICOLETTE POORE, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Regarding Brian Freedman’s review of Joseph Scarpone’s Ulivo:
My friends and I were in, just before New Year’s Eve, and had a great time. Went back again two nights ago. The menu seemed to change some, but the pork osso bucco special was amazing. Octopus and gnocchi were very good too. Best rice pudding I’ve had in a long time. Our server this time was nice, but seemed a little overwhelmed. Very affordable. I’ll be back.
SUSAN, via philadelphiaweekly.com
I was there a week ago and had a very disappointing experience. We arrived early (6:30 p.m.), and the place was empty but still our food didn’t come for an hour and wasn’t great (small portion of fish, tepid chicken dish). I wouldn’t go back again.
ANONYMOUS, via philadelphiaweekly.com
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