Music

The Philadelphia Music Alliance inducts Jill Scott, Sister Sledge, McFadden & Whitehead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Soul Survivors, WOGL’s Bob Pantano and the Ruffhouse Records team of Chris Schwartz and Joe Nicolo into its Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame next week.

It would be an understatement to say that David B. Devan, the bow-tied general director and president of Opera Philadelphia, is over the moon about O17, the organization’s debut festival. With seven “operatic happenings” staged Sept. 14-23 in six venues, this is not only a genius marketing opportunity that brings international press to our city, it is also rich with innovation: operas in unique spaces (“The Wake World,” “War Stories”), those that copy a movie-going experience (“The Magic Flute”) and those relevant to Philly (“Elizabeth Cree,” “We Shall Not Be Moved”).

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