King Britt brings Sun Ra celebration to Philly’s Fringe Arts tonight

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    Curator and musician King Britt talks with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about 'The Beautiful Noise: A Tribute to Sun Ra,' playing Friday evening at Fringe Arts.  (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Curator and musician King Britt talks with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about 'The Beautiful Noise: A Tribute to Sun Ra,' playing Friday evening at Fringe Arts. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Producer, composer, performer and curator of electronic music, King Britt, is throwing a cosmic celebration for a hero of his, Sun Ra, Friday night in Philadelphia.

    The Beautiful Noise: A Special Tribute to Sun Ra is the first of a series of events to be held at Fringe Arts, curated by Britt and fellow artist, Kate Watson-Wallace.

    Britt sat down with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to talk about his upcoming series and how Sun Ra’s Afro-futurist jazz influenced him as an artist.

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