God Bless America

Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WILDWOOD, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Her statue was torn down at the sports complex. The Flyers won't play her rendition of 'God Bless America.' However, there is one public place you'll still be able to hear Kate Smith perform that song: on the boardwalk in Wildwood every morning. Mayor Ernie Troiano...
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The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy.
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Mike DeNardo
April 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy. Lou Scheinfeld, vice president of the Flyers in 1969, was the first to play Smith's version of "God Bless America" at a game. He didn't believe it at...
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The Kate Smith statue near the Wells Fargo Center is covered, amid reports the Flyers have cut ties with her over racist song lyrics.
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Mike DeNardo
April 19, 2019 - 9:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Flyers fans have become accustomed to hearing the voice of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" at big events and games for the Flyers. But that's not going to happen anymore. The Flyers are cutting ties to the singer over what they call offensive song lyrics from...
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