Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, Sister Sledge Honored With Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame Plaques
The Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame added plaques honoring Patti LaBelle and her Labelle group members Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx, as well as Jill Scott, Sister Sledge, McFadden & Whitehead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the Soul Survivors.
LaBelle spoke with local radio station KYW Newsradio during the event, saying she was “blessed, honored, and happy” to be a part of it all.
“I feel blessed, honored and happy that the three of us were honored today,” she said. “Because we have been together for so many years, and for Philadelphia to honor us, it’s a blessing. Because Philadelphia doesn’t love everybody. Thank God they love us.”
During the honoring plaques from previous honorees such as Billie Holiday, Hall and Oates, Frankie Avalon and the Roots were acknowledged, leading to Scott speaking about the city’s influence on artists.
“So many artists come here to get whatever this goodness is,” Scott said. “And you can’t buy it, you can’t bottle it, what it is is a certain kind of magic that cannot die. I believe it’s just in the water.”
Along with this honoring it was recently announced that Scott had been cast in the superhero television series Black Lightning as Lady Eve.
“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex,” Salim Akil, executive producer for Black Lightning, said in a statement. “I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve.”
The new series will be coming to WBTV’s CW sometime in 2018.