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File #: 170765    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/14/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2017
Title: Recognizing and honoring the Class of 2017 Inductees to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature17076500.pdf
Recognizing and honoring the Class of 2017 Inductees to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame.

WHEREAS, Established in 1986, the Philadelphia Music Alliance is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Philadelphia's rich musical legacy by increasing awareness of the City's great musical tradition and supporting the current music scene; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame is a living tribute to Philadelphia's rich music history and a vital force unifying the City's diverse cultural communities along the Avenue of the Arts. On October 4th, the Class of 2017 will be added to the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. This year's inductees represent powerhouse vocals, signature anthems, soulful vibes, and production firsts within the R&B, pop and rock genres, with an emphasis on powerful and decorated women in music; and

WHEREAS, Jill Scott is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best-selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress. The platinum-selling triple threat began her career collaborating in the late '90s with Philly musical icons The Roots and Will Smith, as well as Common, and has garnered No. 1 albums that include "The Light In The Sun" and her most recent release, "WOMAN"; and

WHEREAS, Sister Sledge formed in 1971 as a Philadelphia vocal group among siblings Kathy, Kim, Debbie, and Joni Sledge as symbols of strong family values, and achieved international superstardom at the height of the disco era with their 1979 breakthrough album, "We Are Family," and its No. 1 smash title track, the Grammy-nominated anthem of togetherness written and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the disco group Chic. Though the group scored several other hits into the next decade, the prevailing strength of "We Are Family" has enabled the sisters to perform for dignitaries from President Clinton to Pope Francis, while continuing to flourish on ...

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