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October 17, 2017

2017 Inductees of Philadelphia Walk of Fame get plaques



Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Patti Labelle arrives in a limo bus.

By Alex Lloyd Gross

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware Valley News.com LaBelle get their plaque.

When you walk through downtown Philadelphia, you can see over 100 plaques dedicated to people that have pioneered or contributed to music . The people that get these awards either live in Philadelphia,or work there. Today, October 3, 2017 a brand new class of inductees will be able to walk down South Broad Street and see their plaques. They were unveiled today, in front of the Kimmel Center.

Alex Lloyd Gross- Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Sister Sledge sign autographs.

Police cut one lane of traffic on Broad Street to handle the crowds and that almost was not enough, as  several hundred people showed up to see Patti LaBelle,  Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx who made up LaBelle. Sister Sledge and Jill Scott.  To top if off, the Soul Survivors were there as well. There were brief remarks given by City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson who have each of the inductees a proclamation.

This event ,which is held annually, always draws a good crowd. Some know what is going on, and bring records or tapes to be signed. Others have no idea what the fuss is about and walk away with a smile at having seen a star.  This is the first part of the induction ceremony. The second will take place tonight at the Fillmore in Fishtown for a star studded gala.

 


Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
A contributor to Starfile Photo Agency for 20 years, Alex has been given access to and has photographed luminaries of both stage and screen.
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