History of Philadelphia’s Uptown Theater recounted by Motown star

    Motown star Kim Weston talked to Temple students about the iconic Uptown Theater at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple’s Sullivan Hall.

    Weston, who sang with “It Takes Two” with Marvin Gay shed light on the storied Philadelphia music scene of the 60’s to students who were taking a class dedicated to the Uptown and another class focused on Motown Records.

    Weston told the students that one of the highlights of her career came in 1970, when she recorded a cover of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem.

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