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(Volunteers scrub one of the hundreds of bronze plaques along the Philadelphia Walk of Fame.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia ‘Walk of Fame,’ on Broad Street, Gets Some Loving Attention

About 30 members of the Friends of the Avenue of the Arts, armed with metal polish and toothbrushes, used elbow grease to shine all 221 plaques along the city’s “Walk of Fame.”

09/23/2014

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Chubby Checker Calls On Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame To Act Soon

Chubby Checker is calling on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to act sooner, rather than later, if they want to induct him.

06/15/2014

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Chubby Checker Files Lawsuit Over Racy App Named After Him

Rock and roll legend Chubby Checker is twisting mad over a software application that allowed women to estimate the size of a man’s penis based on his shoe size.

02/15/2013

The Settlement Music School (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Settlement Music School Receives Grant To Provide Training For Children Of Low-Income Families

The Settlement Music School received a grant from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to provide music training to children from low-income families.

03/07/2012

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Beach Boys To Perform At Rendell’s End Of Term Party At The Electric Factory

Governor Rendell will be feeling some ‘Good Vibrations’ at his end-of-term party.

12/24/2010

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6 Voices From Philly’s Musical Legacy

Philadelphia’s contribution to the musical realms of rhythm and blues, glam metal and punk rock date back decades yet continue to make new history today. Here’s a look at six groundbreaking pioneers who got their start in gigs across Philly.

CBS Philly–09/23/2010

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