Fascinating fact:

Dionne Warwick is to be the 2017 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award at the NMAAM Black Music Honors next week (18Aug17). The accolade, named after the revered opera singer, is given annually to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way”. Dionne joins fellow soul legend Patti LaBelle, music producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and jazz great Wynton Marsalis among the previous recipients.

by WENN

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