Lat­i­fah de­clines An­der­son award

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR -

Queen Lat­i­fah is “un­able to ac­cept” an award named for pi­o­neer­ing opera singer Mar­ian An­der­son, cit­ing per­sonal rea­sons.

The Mar­ian An­der­son Award made the an­nounce­ment on its web­site. The award is given in Philadel­phia to crit­i­cally ac­claimed artists for their hu­man­i­tar­ian work. An­der­son was the first black singer to per­form at the Metropoli­tan Opera.

Past win­ners have in­cluded Oprah Win­frey, Maya An­gelou and Quincy Jones.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion says its Nov. 20 awards gala will be resched­uled.

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