The Urban Connection is Central PA’s leading publication for diversity, inclusion and multicultural news. The Urban Connection also produces special events that are culturally inclusive and experience based.
The Urban Connection is known for curating rich, relevant cultural content that meets the needs of our loyal readership. Our commitment is to maintain this foundation while framing the brand identity of Dauphin County as a welcoming community.
A recent ranking of the best places to live in the country only confirms what we already know: Dauphin County is the place to be. In the latest ranking from U.S. News and World Report, the greater Harrisburg area is Pennsylvania’s top place to live due to its...read more
US News & World Report Confirms What We Knew To Be True A Shift In Perspective US News & World Report ranked the nation’s 125 most populous Metro areas as it relates to the quality of life, choosing Harrisburg as #1 in Pennsylvania and #44 in the...read more
Harrisburg has been ranked the Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania and #44 Overall for 2019 by US News & World Report. Those of us who have lived here for years understand and know why! For those of you in the business community looking to recruit...read more
www.dauphincounty.org Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III invite the public to the county’s 12th Annual Cultural Fest, a free open-air street festival celebrating cultural diversity, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday,...read more
http://www.sheilae.com Starting out, Sheila E. owned the stage as a drummer and percussionist. But her career took an exciting turn when she met Prince backstage after a gig. The singer-songwriter revealed he had been following her career for some time, and the two...read more
The Appell Center has kicked off a new, monthly Black Film Series – a course of films that celebrate the culture of the African-American and Black communities. By partnering with local African-American and Black community leaders, the Appell Center aims for the Black...read more
Slam Allen is on a mission to entertain people across the country and around the world. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B, and a touch of Rock and Roll to deliver a Magnificent Gift of love to his audiences. Slam captures...read more
Phyllis Hicks, Executive Director You probably know someone with kidney disease. They may be on dialysis at home or in a center. They may have had a kidney transplant, or they may need of one. The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania (KFCP) has spent the last...read more
https://www.danieldmusic.com/ Daniel D. is a three-time 1st place Apollo Theater winner and studied at NYC's Julliard School of Music. He has become one of the most popular new-age social media superstars with a constantly growing international fan base. A seasoned...read more
http://piecesofadream.net/ Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia’s music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer’s father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon,...read more
https://www.jjsansaverino.com With multiple Billboard-charting singles and three highly acclaimed CDs over the past twenty-five years, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. An...read more
SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT THE APPELL CENTER Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a...read more
SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT THE APPELL CENTER New Power Generation: Featuring the Music of Prince Friday, August 2nd at 7:30PM Prince's backing band of many years, the New Power Generation, performs a non-stop musical kaleidoscope of the most iconic chart-topping...read more
SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT THE APPELL CENTERShemekia CopelandSaturday, September 14th at 7:30PMWhen Shemekia broke on the scene at age 18 in 1998 with her groundbreaking Alligator Records debut CD Turn The Heat Up, she instantly became a blues and R&B force...read more