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(Sections of this mural, on a South Philadelphia building, are missing because the underlying stucco was crumbled away.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Some South Philly Music Legends Contribute To New Mural Project

Frankie Avalon has kicked in $5,000 for a replacement for a decaying mural honoring South Philadelphia entertainers.

06/11/2015

(Sections of this mural, on a South Philadelphia building, are missing because the underlying stucco was crumbled away.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Group Aims To Keep South Philly Entertainers’ Mural From Fading Into Oblivion

An effort is underway to keep one of the Mural Arts Program’s most iconic works, in the heart of South Philadelphia, from disappearing forever.

06/01/2015

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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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Jerry Blavat ‘Great Voices Of The 60s’

Philadelphia radio icon Jerry Blavat brings “Great Voices of the 60s” to the Kimmel Center on Saturday, January 25th.

01/11/2014

(Jerry Blavat, right, is interviewed by Brian Krisch of the National Constitution Center.   Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Jerry Blavat Shares Memories of 1968 at Nat’l Constitution Center Exhibit

Blavat, the ageless friend to singers, stars, and mobsters, was guest speaker at the Constitution Center’s “The 1968 Exhibit,” which runs through September 2nd.

08/21/2013

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Insider: Mob Boss Wanted To Kill DJ Jerry Blavat

A mob insider riveted jurors in a Philadelphia mob case Tuesday and raised eyebrows when he said the accused La Cosa Nostra boss on trial once threatened to kill oldies disc jockey Jerry Blavat.

11/14/2012

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Philadelphia’s Music Community Remembers Donna Summer

Philadelphia’s music community is remembering a woman who they describe as a queen. They say Donna Summer had you dancing from the first note to her soaring vocals to the last dance.

05/17/2012

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Local Musicians Team Up On Project For A Good Cause

The premise of David Uosikkinen’s ‘In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia’, is simple. He assembles an all-star group of musicians who play, for free, to record a Philly-connected song.

03/03/2012

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“Monkees” Lead Singer Davy Jones Dead In Florida

A bit of ’60s pop history is gone, with word from South Florida of the death of Monkees’ lead singer Davy Jones, the victim of a heart attack.

02/29/2012

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The Geator With The Heater’s New Book Hits Shelves Saturday

Legendary DJ Jerry Blavat can add another title to his resume: author. His new book hits store shelves in the region today.

07/23/2011

Frankie Avalon Introduces Avallone Tomatoes

Frankie Avalon, the original teen idol of the 50s and 60s, stopped by Talk Philly with best friend Jerry Blavat to make a very special pasta sauce, created using canned tomatoes from the Avalon family’s […]

05/06/2011