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Philadelphia Street Sign In Honouring Of Patti LaBelle Spelled Incorrectly

By Published July 17, 2019

Philadelphia recently honoured legendary soul singer Patti LaBelle with a street named after her but the street sign put up this week will have to be replaced the singer's name was misspelled.

A stretch of Broad Street in LaBelle's Pennsylvania hometown, between Locust and Spruce streets, was renamed "Patti LaBelle Way" during a ceremony last Tuesday.

The Street sign at the intersection misspelled LaBelle’s name in the signs leaving out the capital B in her last name.

Deana Gamble, the communications director for the city, said the Streets Department is aware of the error and plans on installing signs with the correct spelling next week.

LaBelle first rose to prominence as a solo artist and the leader of disco trio LaBelle. Her career, which spans five decades, has branched out into humanitarian efforts — notably as an HIV/AIDS awareness advocate — and as a celebrity chef. She’s written several cookbooks and even hosted her own show on the Cooking Channel.

LaBelle joined the ranks of other public figures from Philadelphia with their own streets, including Boyz II Men and Muhammad Ali, although Ali wasn’t originally from Philly.

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