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PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah ‘unable to accept’ award for personal reasons

PHILADELPHIA — Queen Latifah is “unable to accept” an award named for a pioneering opera singer, citing personal reasons. The Marian Anderson Award made the announcement on its website. The organization wasn’t more explicit, and Queen Latifah’s spokeswoman did not immediately return an email Friday. The award is given in Philadelphia to critically acclaimed artists … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah ‘unable to accept’ award for personal reasons

PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah declines award, citing ‘personal reasons’

PHILADELPHIA  — Queen Latifah is declining an award named for a pioneering opera singer, citing “personal reasons.” The Marian Anderson Award made the announcement on its website. The organization wasn’t more explicit, and Queen Latifah’s spokeswoman did not immediately return an email Friday from The Associated Press. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah declines award, citing ‘personal reasons’

PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah to be honored with Marian Anderson Award

PHILADELPHIA — Queen Latifah 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 Tuesday that the … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah to be honored with Marian Anderson Award