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Philadelphia To Honor Kevin Hart With Special Day

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Kevin Hart is nothing short of successful when it comes to the entertainment industry.

The man who has been the headliner for years on the stage, on screen and almost everywhere, now has his own day in the City of Brotherly Love.

City Council Approves July 6 As 'Kevin Hart Day' In Philadelphia

Kevin Hart Day will be officially celebrated on Thursday, July 6 and the Philadelphia native is honored.

"I make sure I conduct and carry myself in a professional manner so I can be constantly viewed in a positive light," he told CBS3's Ukee Washington. "I don't ever want that light to shine in a different direction where you find yourself back-treading and messing up a lot of the concrete you've laid down already."

A free public celebration led by Councilman David Oh and Mural Arts Philadelphia will take place on July 6 with a family fun event and mural dedication at Max's Steaks.

Performances will include Philadelphia entertainers Freeway, Chill Moody, The International DJ Casper and Bria Marie will entertain and Councilman Oh will welcome Hart back to his childhood neighborhood in North Philadelphia.

Councilman David Oh, who introduced the City Council resolution declaring July 6 to be Kevin Hart Day in the City of Philadelphia, partnered with Council President Darrell Clarke, Mural Arts Philadelphia, State Senator Sharif Street, and United HealthCare to produce a mural of Kevin Hart in his childhood neighborhood, near the intersection of 15th Street and Erie Avenue.

July 6 also marks Hart's birthday.

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