R&B/funk supergroup Kool & The Gang will be honored with Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson award.
Announcing the award at a news conference on Wednesday, Dyana R. Williams, gala chair for the Marian Anderson Award, said the committee felt it was fitting to recognize a group that has brought love and joy and everything good that Marian Anderson represented in her life and work.
The award, which will be presented at the annual award gala and concert in November, comes as Kool & The Gang celebrates their 50th anniversary.
Created in 1998, the Award is named for the great Philadelphian pioneering opera singer.
The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.”
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