Kate Smith

(L) Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. (R) Empty space where Kate Smith statue stood
Credit: Wildwoodnj.org / Andrew Kramer-KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
April 25, 2019 - 8:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The American Legion post in Wildwood, N.J., is hoping to get enough signatures with an online petition to bring the Kate Smith statue formerly located outside the Wells Fargo Center to their city. Members of the Byron Pennington Croker American Legion Post 184 are...
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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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Paul Kurtz
April 23, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a controversy that's gone viral. And now Kate Smith's niece is adding to it by criticizing the Flyers organization for their quick decision to cut all ties to the late singer. Suzy Andron says she's glad the woman she called Aunt Katherine and her mother are no...
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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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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.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
April 21, 2019 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — 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. The Flyers have removed the statue of Smith outside the Wells Fargo Center days after the team pulled the plug on her...
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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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