Philadelphia Honors Patti LaBelle by Naming Street After Her, but Spells Singer’s Last Name Incorrectly on Honorary Street Sign

Patti LaBelle, pictured here at a ceremony on Tuesday, was honored by the city of Philadelphia with a stretch of Broad Street renamed “Patti LaBelle Way.” (Associated Press)

The Philadelphia street sign recently presented to honor Patti LaBelle will be replaced this week after the city misspelled the singer’s name.

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

But the city’s Streets Department spelled the singer’s name incorrectly — with a lowercase “b” in her last name.

Deana Gamble, a city spokeswoman, told The Philadelphia Inquirer the city was aware of the error and had plans to fix the street sign this week. A sign that LaBelle autographed during the ceremony had the correct spelling.

LaBelle, 75, thanked fans who came out to the event, and reminisced about her parents walking down that very stretch of Broad Street.

SOURCE: Fox News – Nicole Darrah / The Associated Press

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