2013 Marian Anderson Award Given to Berry Gordy at the Kimmel Center

Smokey Robinson, Ed Rendell, Boyz II Men, Kool & The Gang, Chris Tucker, and Kenny Gamble and Leon A. Huff paid tribute to the music legend.


The 2013 Marian Anderson Award was held last night at the Kimmel Center. Motown founder Berry Gordy was this year’s recipient. Major performers such as Smokey Robinson, Boyz II Men, Kool & The Gang, Chris Tucker, Cody Wise, Brandon Victor Dixon (who portrays Gordy in Motown the Musical on Broadway) Philly producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon A. Huff, as well as musical director Bill Jolly, paid tribute to the iconic philanthropist and music legend.

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