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Local and national notables fete Dionne Warwick

The Marian Anderson Award — named for the legendary soprano from South Philadelphia — honored Dionne Warwick this year. The star-studded gala was held at the Kimmel Center. The night began with a cocktail party, then guests settled down for a delicious dinner by Garces Catering. Afterwards, everyone headed into the performance hall for a musical tribute to the iconic star. Her long time friend Clive Davis honored her and presented her with the award.



























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1. (front) Jerry Blavet, Dionne Warwick and Clive Davis, with (rear) Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari Schulson, board chair of the Marian Anderson Award. 2. Flavia Colgan, Jesse Hugee, Jr. and Tyana Treherne. 3. Seymour Stein and Kenny Gamble. 4. Pat Murdock, Holly Murdock, Josh Glacken, Susan Harper and Charles Harper. 5. Charisse Lillie and Dr. Lorena Marshall-Blake. 6. Mayor Jim Kenney and Dionne Warwick. Photos by HughE Dillon.

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HughE Dillon Philly's Society Photographer; he's a columnist, television personality too. His photo work focuses on people, parties, celebrities and Philadelphia.  His photos have been published nationally and internationally. Including in People Mag, US Weekly and the Star Magazine. He has a twice weekly column in PhillyMag.com, writes everyday at PhillyChitChat.com, appears weekly on Fox 29's Good Day Philly and his photos appear in Liberty City Press every week.


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