An irresistible gossipmonger, numerous near-champions, and a roadway rebuild for the ages
Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?
The former municipal golf course at FDR Park became an indispensable natural refuge for many locked-down South Philadelphians over the past year.
Fifty years after founding their legendary Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators from Thom Bell to John Oates to Patti LaBelle, look back on the musical partnership that came to define the city.