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Hal Real

Passion Is The Common Denominator

Hal Real is the Co-Founder, Executive Director & President of Real Entertainment Group and World Cafe Live located in Wilmington and Philadelphia. Hal is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for new ideas and a history of transforming those ideas into successful businesses. He formed Real Entertainment Group, Inc. in order to "radically change the landscape for contemporary music audiences and artists." In October 2004, Hal delivered the first installment of that promise by opening World Cafe Live, a nationally-acclaimed live music venue, restaurant and events complex in Philadelphia.

In 2011, Hal and his WCL team opened World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. A gifted musician, Hal is active in other arts, educational and community organizations. He is a member of the board of overseers of the Delaware College of Art and Design, the immediate past chairman of the board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a member of the Philadelphia Mayor's Cultural Advisory Board, a board member of The People's Light & Theatre Company, a board member of the Light Up the Queen Foundation and a past chairman of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. Hal has been a guest speaker for various business and civic events, and often serves as a guest lecturer at Drexel, Wharton, Temple and other schools. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and Temple University School of Law.