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A Face-Saving Gesture for the Royal Theater

We now know what the residential project that will rise behind the front wall of the Royal Theater in the 1600 block of South Street […]

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One of Us: Kenny Gamble

My name is … Kenny Gamble, although sometimes people call me Mr. Huff. I was born … at Philadelphia General Hospital in 1943, and grew […]

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Philly Natives Patti LaBelle, Gamble & Huff to Receive Marian Anderson Award

Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that Patti LaBelle and Gamble & Huff will receive this year’s Marian Anderson Award. This is the first time since 2008 when Maya Angelou and […]

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Gamble and Huff to Be Honored By Songwriters Hall of Fame

Philly-based TSOP pioneers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff will receive the top prize at this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony: the Johnny Mercer Award. […]

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Sony Secures Global Rights to Entire Philadelphia International Records Catalogue

It’s about to get a whole lot more soulful up in here. Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has secured global rights to the entire catalogue of […]


Might Something Else Be Afoot at the Royal?

Judging from the presence not only of Kenny Gamble, founder and CEO of Universal Companies, but also of his negotiating team at Tuesday’s formal unveiling […]

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BREAKING: Dranoff to Build PA’s Highest Residential Tower on South Broad

In April developer Carl Dranoff told Property’s Shannon Rooney, “The best is yet to come on South Broad Street. Later this year, look for a […]

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Morning Headlines: Dranoff to Open Hotel/Condo at Broad and Spruce

Yesterday Hidden City broke the news that developer Carl Dranoff has a new project planned: Avenue Place, a 40-story mixed-use hotel-condo tower on the corner […]

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2013 Marian Anderson Award Given to Berry Gordy at the Kimmel Center

The 2013 Marian Anderson Award was held last night at the Kimmel Center. Motown founder Berry Gordy was this year’s recipient. Major performers such as […]


Universal Defends Its Record at Charged Meeting About Royal Theater

After last night’s public meeting at the Bainbridge Club on the redevelopment of the Royal Theater, three things are certain: 1. Barring some miracle, the […]


Is Kenny Gamble Becoming a Blightlord?

Part of one of Philadelphia’s most beloved cultural landmarks, the Royal Theater, may soon be demolished–despite the fact that it’s owned by Kenny Gamble, who […]

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Morning Headlines: NYT Profiles Philly’s 13th Street. Plus: Kenny Gamble, Firehouse Demo and Turtles

• Slideshow: A Philadelphia Street, Transformed [NYT] • South Philly firehouse headed for demolition? [Inquirer] • Collingswood restaurant is up for grabs [Insider] • Threatened […]


Kenny Gamble’s Petition to Demolish Royal Theater Due to “Financial Hardship” Faces More Opposition

Kenny Gamble’s attempt to demolish most of the historic Royal Theater on 15th and South, an African-American landmark, faces more than just the approval of […]

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Petitioner Seeks to Turn Royal Theater Over to Feibush

Earlier this year, after Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies put the crumbling Royal Theater on South Street up for sale, real estate agent and developer Ori […]