Dionne War­wick to be hon­ored with Mar­ian An­der­son Award

South Florida Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

PHILADEL­PHIA – 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 ar tists who have im­pacted so­ci­ety in a pos­i­tive way.” An­der­son was the first black singer to per­form at the Metropoli­tan Opera. Mayor Jim Ken­ney an­nounced last Thurs- day that the five-time Grammy win­ner will re­ceive the award at a Nov. 14 cer­e­mony.

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

She has sup­por ted many phil­an­thropic cam­paigns, 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.


Dionne War­wick

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