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Jay-Z to curate Budweiser Made in America festival

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe  May 14, 2012 12:54 PM

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Entertainer Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, right, shook hands with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 14. The rapper announced plans for a two-day music festival at Fairmount Park, featuring nearly 30 acts "that embody the American spirit."

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Hip-hop veteran Jay-Z will headline and curate the Budweiser Made in America festival in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and 2, Rolling Stone reports. The rap star will perform during the event, alongside roughly 30 other acts representing a range of musical genres.

Tickets go on sale on May 23, and proceeds will benefit the United Way.

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