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Marian Anderson

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City Life

Philly’s Marian Anderson Is Getting Some Long-Overdue Love

One of the pitfalls of living in a city so well stocked with Historical Characters of Great Import (HCGIs) is that many compelling figures fade […]

City Life

Marian Anderson: A Voice That Shattered Barriers

Marian Anderson had a special affinity for D-flat because the note was so flattering to her voice. “D-flat made me think of velvet,” she said. […]

Things to Do

Philly Natives Patti LaBelle, Gamble & Huff to Receive Marian Anderson Award

Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that Patti LaBelle and Gamble & Huff will receive this year’s Marian Anderson Award. This is the first time since 2008 when Maya Angelou and […]

The Scene

2015 Marian Anderson Award

The 2015 Marian Anderson Award was held last night at the Kimmel Center. Wynton Marsalis — trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and artistic director of […]

The Scene

2014 Marian Anderson Awards Gala Honoring Jon Bon Jovi

On Tuesday night, a who’s-who of Philadelphia turned out to honor rock star Jon Bon Jovi for his charity and philanthropic work. The Marian Anderson Award […]

Things to Do

Philly Opera Legend Marian Anderson’s Dress Goes on View in D.C.

A historic gown worn by Philly opera legend Marian Anderson is on display for the first time at the Smithsonian‘s National Museum of African American […]

The Scene

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

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 […]

The Scene

James Earl Jones Honored at Marian Anderson Awards Gala

Last night a who’s who of Philadelphia turned out to honor James Earl Jones as he received the 2012 Marian Anderson Award. Jones has been […]