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Female Artists Headline Latest Philly Music Walk of Fame Honorees

Sister Sledge, Labelle & Jill Scott headline new inductees into the Philly music Walk of Fame

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    Sister Sledge, Patti Labelle and Jill Scott were among the artists added by the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame Wednesday. NBC10's Aundrea Cline-Thomas joins us from the Avenue of the Arts with all the excitement.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    The Philadelphia Music Alliance inducted nine new members to their Walk of Fame Wednesday afternoon.

    A group of women headline the 2017 class with Jill Scott, sister Sledge and Labelle getting recognition.

    The ceremony took place in front of the Kimmel Center followed by a celebratory evening gala at the Fillmore Philadelphia.

    The Walk of Fame along South Broad Street was created in 1986 by the PMA, a non-profit organization focused on saving and remembering Philadelphia’s music history while supporting current musicians in our area.

    Philly Walk of Fame Expands With New Class

    [PHI] Philly Walk of Fame Expands With New Class

    NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal is live at the Kimmel Center as the induction of Philadelphia musicians like Sister Sledge into the PMA Walk of Fame on Broad Street begins.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    Inductees include:

    Jill Scott – R&B singer-songwriter, model, poet, and actress

    Sister Sledge – R&B music group

    Labelle (Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx) – Female Doo-Wop music group

    McFadden & Whitehead – R&B Recording duo

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Gospel singer, songwriter and guitarist

    The Soul Survivors – Soul and R&B group

    Chris Schwartz & Joe Nicolo (Ruffhouse Records) – Hip-Hop and R&B record label founded in 1989

    Bob Pantano – Longtime radio host of 98.1 WOGL “Saturday Night Dance Party”

    Pantano will also be honored with the 2017 Broadcaster Award, and Anne Ewers with the Platinum Award.

    Wednesday marks the first time in over two years that the PMA will host the evening gala to honor its newest inductees.

    “Celebrating this tremendous array of legendary talent during a gala event at the prestigious Fillmore reinforces our level of importance to the music and business communities of Philadelphia,” PMA Board Chairman Alan Rubens said.

    “This enables us to enhance our mission of honoring the past and helping to support the future of the vast musical talent that continues to come out of our city,” Rubens said.