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Michael Jackson Performed Here (and many others!)

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Michael Jackson Performed Here (and many others!)

This art deco theater was built in 1929. According to the Phila. Inquirer, 12/9/11, at B6, it has been a movie theater, vaudeville house, rhythm-and-blues-venue, nightclub, and church. The Inquirer goes on to say that performers who appeared here include Michael Jackson with the Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Mad Lads, Ray Charles, The Mighty O'Jays, the Supremes, the Intrigues and Jackie Wilson. It has fallen into disrepair but there are revitalization efforts going on to save this architectural treasure.

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Location: Uptown Theater , 2240 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19132, United States
Listing Category: Architecture, Buildings, Churches, Cathedrals, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples, Concerts, Music Festivals, Famous People, Music, Pop Culture, Preservation / Protection Needed, Theaters
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : James Brown, Isley Brothers, Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Impressions, and Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles. I got these names from items for sale on a great Website, www.retrophilly.com.
Date : 2012-09-23

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : I just remember walking out of the Uptown Theater and looking down at the curbside and knowing I just had to play the guitar. Its kind of bizarre. We think we know so much about ourselves but then one thing comes along that takes us on a completely different path.
Date : 2013-04-15

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //articles.philly.com/1992-09-18/news/26021555_1_sam-cooke-movie-house-streets.
Date : 2015-01-12

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //loudfastphilly.com/interviews/bobby-startup, and early during it he discusses seeing shows here when he was in high school, including James Brown, and the Vibrations.
Date : 2015-08-31

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //cyberplaque.com/african-american-history-blues-music-concerts-music-festivals-jazz-no-longer-there-rock-and-roll.
Date : 2017-05-30