Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

And whereas, Mr. Nero's early career included appearances on many national variety and talk shows including 11 great appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and numerous appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; and

Whereas, Mr. Nero recorded his first album in 1961 and won a Grammy Award that year for "Best New Artist." Since then, he has received another Grammy, garnered 10 additional nominations, and released 68 albums; and

Whereas, recognized as one of

America's premier pops orchestras, Peter

Nero and the Philly POPS was founded in

1979 under his musical leadership. They

are now recognized as the official pops

orchestra of the Commonwealth of

Pennsylvania and have remained a vital

part of Philadelphia's cultural pulse; and

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