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Singer Dionne Warwick to Get Philly's Marian Anderson Award

Dionne Warwick to be honored with Marian Anderson Award

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    Singer Dionne Warwick to Get Philly's Marian Anderson Award
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    Dionne Warwick attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.

    Singer Dionne Warwick will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer.

    The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way." Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

    Mayor Jim Kenney announced Thursday that the five-time Grammy winner will receive the award at a Nov. 14 ceremony.

    Warwick, an East Orange, New Jersey, native, has had 18 consecutive top 100 singles, and 20 best-selling albums featuring her blend of pop, gospel and R & B.

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    She has supported many philanthropic campaigns through the years, including those battling AIDS and world hunger. She's also a champion of music education.

    Previous winners include singer Patti LaBelle, music producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and jazz great Wynton Marsalis.