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Kool & The Gang to receive Anderson Award

Funk-soul band Kool & The Gang is being honored with an award named for pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson.

Kool & The Gang, known for hits like "Get Down on It," ''Celebration" and "Ladies Night," has earned two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards.

The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way."

Band members say in a statement they're "truly honored" to receive the award and that "Funky Philly" played an integral part in their career. They recorded several albums in Philadelphia.

The band celebrates 50 years together this year.

The award will be presented at a gala in November.

Past winners have included Dionne Warwick, Jon Bon Jovi, Maya Angelou and Quincy Jones.

Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

Judge: Hussle documents to stay sealed

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that grand jury transcripts in the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle will remain sealed, for now.

Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry in a hearing Wednesday ordered that the documents will remain sealed for at least three more weeks while defendant Eric Ronald Holder's lawyer expands her argument that they should be kept secret.

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The grand jury returned an indictment May 9 charging holder with Hussle's murder. He has denied the allegations.

The transcripts under California law would have become public May 31, but Holder's lawyer Lowynn Young argued that their release could unfairly prejudice the public against Holder.

An attorney for The Los Angeles Times argued that the public has a right to the information and the transcripts should be unsealed immediately.

Driver: Morgan's response to fender-bender scary

A Manhattan driver involved in a fender bender with comedian Tracy Morgan's new Bugatti says she "got scared" when the entertainer reacted by pounding on her window and yelling.

Jocelyn Madulid of Jersey City, New Jersey told the New York Post on Tuesday that she initially didn't know who the other driver was.

Madulid says an officer told her it was a "famous guy." A tour guide on a double-decker bus remarked, "Oh, that's Tracy Morgan!"

The Bugatti is reportedly worth $2 million.

Morgan's outburst was caught on video.

An email requesting comment was sent on Wednesday to Morgan's representative.

In 2014, the former "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" star was seriously injured when a truck hit the limo van he was riding in. Comedian James McNair was killed.

Today's birthdays: Singer Tom Jones is 79. Actor Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell on "Leave It To Beaver") is 76. Actor Liam Neeson is 67. Drummer Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots is 53. TV personality Bear Grylls ("Man Vs. Wild") is 45. Actress Larisa Oleynik ("3rd Rock From The Sun," ''Boy Meets World) is 38. Actor Michael Cera ("Juno," ''Arrested Development") is 31. Rapper Iggy Azalea is 29.


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