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To honor Black Music Month, Pathmark’s Multicultural Arts Festival in Philadelphia, scheduled for Sunday, June 20, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Penn’s Landing, will feature a special performance by Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge, the hometown singing quartet whose disco-era hits include “We Are Family” and ”He’s the Greatest Dancer”
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) banner’s Black Music Month celebration will additionally include the participation of Total Soul, a Northeast Motown party band; The Sheps, a doo-wop a cappella group; and Gospel for Teens, the winner of the Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition; dancers; and other performers. The free family-friendly event includes food as well.
The City of Brotherly Love, of course, world-famous as the base of legendary music producers/songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, creators of the much-admired Philadelphia Sound, which was a serious rival to Motown’s soul-music supremacy in the 1970s.
Pathmark has hosted Multicultural Arts Festivals for over 20 years. The New York version of the event took place the weekend of June 5 and June 6 at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport.
Montvale, N.J.-based A&P operates 429 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the following banners: A&P, Waldbaum’s, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, SuperFresh and Food Basics.