Bacon Brothers, Leslie Odom Jr. Have Philly Music Walk of Fame Plaques Unveiled

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Something is "Bacon" on South Broad Street as the 2023 class of the Philadelphia Music Alliance's Walk of Fame are inducted.

The Bacon Brothers (a.k.a. "Six Degrees of" Kevin Bacon and his musical sibling Michael) and "Hamilton" star Leslie Odom Jr. headline the 2023 inductees.

The stars of not only music, but also movies were on hand midday Thursday to see their plaques unveiled along the Avenue of the Arts.

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Other 2023 Walk of Fame inductees included Philly radio staples John DiBella and Patty Jackson, conductor James DePreist, vocal group The Tymes and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (who is receiving a Founders Award).

The walk of fame honors musical contributions that go far beyond just Philadelphia.

"I think the importance of this is recognition that Philadelphia as a city -- as a music collective -- is constantly on the map," Mark Schultz of the Philia Music Alliance told NBC10. "Many cities kind of come and go... but there's been this consistent flow of quality music, important music, globally-recognized music out of Philadelphia."

Thursday's festivities -- which includes a gala at night -- were the first in several years due to a COVID pandemic pause.

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