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Fox News Uses Photo of Patti LaBelle in Aretha Franklin Tribute

I’m not sure what your Thursday entailed, but mine involved listening to Aretha Franklin songs on repeat while I worked in the office and read a […]


4th of July Concerts in Philly: The Good, the Bad and the Completely Inexplicable

This year, the City of Philadelphia has chosen Cuban-American rapper Pitbull as the featured entertainment in the birthplace of America to celebrate said birth. By […]


Sing, Bake, Slay, Repeat: How Patti LaBelle Conquered the World. Again.

There aren’t many people at Capital Grille — three, maybe four tables’ worth — but it’s enough to make an entrance. As the maître d’ […]

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LaBelle, Jill Scott to Join Philly Music Walk of Fame

The Philadelphia Music Alliance will extend its Walk of Fame this year to include Labelle and Jill Scott, among others. The organization’s “Class of 2017” includes: Sarah Dash […]


Patti LaBelle on Playing Jazz, Great Steaks and Overcoming Shyness

Bel Hommage is your 19th studio album. How do you stay excited about recording? How do you keep things fresh? Until I leave this planet, […]


Last Chance For Brown Betty Cupcakes

If you have to close down a restaurant, you know what’s a pretty good reason? Because your partnership with Walmart and Patti Labelle is taking […]


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 […]


Patti LaBelle Filming Holiday Cooking Special With YouTube Sweet Potato Pie Fan

If you thought the commotion behind those Patti Pies was quieting down, you ain’t seen nothing yet: People Magazine is reporting that the diva is recording […]


INTERVIEW: Patti LaBelle Says Her Next Venture Is to Record With Adele

Patti LaBelle has been enjoying a new round of publicity of late, thanks in no small part to her Patti LaBelle-branded sweet potato pies at Walmart […]


Patti LaBelle’s Cooking Show Is a Hot Mess

“These are so good, I could slap myself!” “My crab cakes are so fat, you can hardly chew them!” Oh, Patti, that’s not the only thing […]


The 13 All-Time-Best Philly Singers

Are we lucky or what? Philadelphia has always been a city of song, from the days when the Founding Fathers hoisted mugs in its taverns […]


WATCH: Martha Graham Cracker Does Patti LaBelle Doing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Martha Graham Cracker whipped out a wow-worthy debut performance at Franky Bradley’s on Saturday night. The stint, shockingly, was also her first performance in the Gayborhood. The […]


Patti LaBelle to Be on Dancing With the Stars

The new celebrity cast of Dancing With the Stars was announced this morning, and it includes Philly’s own Patti LaBelle. The soul queen will be […]


THIS HAPPENED: Patti LaBelle’s Bizarre 1995 Super Bowl Halftime Show

If you’re like me, your favorite part of the Super Bowl is the halftime show. This year, pop princess Katy Perry will hit the field with […]


Convicted Rapist Asks Us to Ask Patti LaBelle for Money

I get a lot of weird mail here at Philly Mag, including the occasional letter from the incarcerated and their families and pleading their cases […]