Family, friends and fans gathered around the Avenue of the Arts sidewalk to celebrate Philadelphia native and WDAS-FM radio host Patty Jackson being inducted into the 2023 Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. She is the first female radio host in Walk of Fame history. “Being inducted into the Hall of Fame means everything to me,” Jackson said. “As a kid from South Philly, I never saw myself being on the radio, but it happened and flourished into a great career.”
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.
This Thursday, the Philadelphia Music Alliance will induct its 2023 “Walk of Fame” honorees. It’s a star-studded lineup of homegrown talent. Leslie Odom Jr. is just one of the stars about to earn a bronze plaque on Broad Street. “Philadelphia means a great deal to me,” Odom says. “So to have something like this say that maybe I mean something to Philadelphia is deeply touching.” Odom has paved quite the path from East Oak Lane.
The PHILADELPHIA MUSIC ALLIANCE has announced the 2023 inductees for its WALK OF FAME on the city’s Avenue of the Arts, a section of Broad Street south of CITY HALL. This year’s class includes BEASLEY Classic Rock WMGK/PHILADELPHIA host JOHN DEBELLA; iHEARTMEDIA R&B WDAS-F/PHILADELPHIA host PATTY JACKSON; former PENNSYLVANIA Governor ED RENDELL; actor/singer LESLIE ODOM, JR.; the BACON BROTHERS (actor KEVIN BACON and brother MICHAEL BACON); THE TYMES; and the late conductor JAMES DEPRIEST.
Established in 1986, the Walk of Fame, a creation of the Philadelphia Music Alliance, is a must-see tourist attraction on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts.
Since her time as chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (January will mark her five-year anniversary), Jody Gerson has both been given and gifted her share of honors. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, she received recognition by her hometown of Philadelphia: a plaque on the Avenue of the Arts Walk of Fame presented by the Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA).
The Philadelphia Music Alliance announced Wednesday who will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame. The alliance will honor The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Hooters, The O’Jays (Philadelphia Award), Evelyn “Champagne” King, WMMR radio personality Pierre Robert, Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, and philanthropist Dorrance Hill “Dodo” Hamilton (Humanitarian Award) as part of its 2019 class.