Kenny Gamble

(SIGN OF THE TIMES:  The sign at the former headquarters building of Philadelphia International Records is removed.  The property is being demolished to make way for condominium apartments and a hotel.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Famed Record Company Headquarters Readied For Demolition

It’s the end of an era at 309 South Broad Street, where the “Sound of Philadelphia” was born.

10/15/2014

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New Pop-Up Garden Opens On South Street

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has transformed a vacant lot on South Street near 15th Sreet into a lush, shaded, pop-up garden.

07/12/2014

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Folks Enjoy First-Ever ‘Kwanzaabration’ In West Philly

With Kwanzaa well underway, a weekend celebration of this cultural holiday is taking place in West Philadelphia.

12/28/2013

(Kenny Gamble, left, and Oshunbumi Fernandez, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Community Leaders Plan a Revitalized Kwanzaa Celebration

December 26th marks the first day of Kwanzaa, and community groups in Philadelphia are gearing up for a big celebration on Saturday.

12/25/2013

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Motown Founder Berry Gordy Receives Marian Anderson Award

The Marian Anderson Award honors individuals who use their talent to change the world. Last night—for its 15th anniversary—the Award was presented to Motown founder Berry Gordy.

11/20/2013

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All-Star Tribute To Philly Radio Icon Collins

Hundreds flocked to Sharon Baptist Church in West Philadelphia Saturday to celebrate the life of beloved Philadelphia radio icon E. Steven Collins.

09/21/2013

Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Remembering The Legends And Pioneers Of African-American Music

June is Black Music Month and there’s still time to celebrate. A Sunday service in Mount Airy will honor the legends of gospel, blues, swing and pop music.

06/29/2013

(Dr. Arlene Ackerman, when she ran the Philadelphia school district.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Remembered At Memorial Service

Hundreds of people gathered at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday to honor Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Doctor Arlene Ackerman, who died in February of pancreatic cancer.

03/03/2013

(Audenried High School.  Credit: Harvey Finkle, Philadelphia Public School Notebook, thenotebook.org)

Rent-Free Ride Ending For Kenny Gamble’s Charter School Company

School district officials say Universal Companies will begin paying some operating costs next year at Audenried High School and Vare Middle School, after paying nothing this year.

06/06/2012

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Gamble And Huff Launch TSOP Internet Radio Site

A new internet radio station based here is putting out The Sound of Philadelphia around the world around the clock.

08/21/2011

(Detail of mural.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

New South Philadelphia Mural Honors Local Girl Killed Tragically In 2005

The new mural, called “The Faces That Shape Us,” covers the east and west walls surrounding Uncle David’s Universal Playground, at 15th and Catherine Streets.

05/25/2011

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Gamble And Huff Receive Chamber Orchestra’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Two icons of the Philadelphia music scene were honored Saturday night by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

05/22/2011

(Officials from the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and Philadelphia International Records watch a video honoring Gambe and Huff, third and fourth from left.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Gets A ‘Sound of Philadelphia’ Gig

The legendary Philadelphia songwriting duo of Gamble and Huff are collaborating with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on a new album that will be released next year.

03/16/2011

(Legendary Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble announcing the grant on Monday at Audenried High School in Grays Ferry.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Kenny Gamble Spearheads Philly Neighborhood Initiative

Music producer and educator Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies is one of 21 groups nationwide to have won a half-million-dollar federal grant to plan what are being called “Promise Neighborhoods.”

01/24/2011

(Worker holds one of the new street signs that will declare the 200 block of South Broad Street "Gamble & Huff Walk."  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Legendary Philly Music Producers Honored With Street Naming

About 400 people were on hand as the new street signs went up honoring Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and their “Sound of Philadelphia.”

11/17/2010

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