February 13, 2006 10:00 ET

CBS 3, UPN 57 Team Up With Pathmark for Black History Month Celebration at 30th Street Station February 17

Free Nonstop Performances on Stage in North Waiting Room from Noon to 6 PM

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2006 -- CBS 3 and UPN 57 are teaming up with Pathmark for the market's first ever Pathmark Black History Month Celebration next Friday, February 17th at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. A welcome tent will be open in the Main Concourse from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with performances on stage in the North Waiting Room from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

The event will include a day of free entertainment, mixing choirs, vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists performing the music of Black America. CBS 3 Personalities Marc Howard and Angela Russell (12 -1 p.m.); Ukee Washington and Susan Barnett (1-2 p.m.); Calvin Hughes and Anne-Marie Green (2-3 p.m.) and Beasley Reece (3-4 p.m.) will be on stage to host portions of the event along with UPN 57's U-Crew, Justin Dugan, Ashley Harder and Sean Scott. Diane Brown, the multi-talented host of "On the Positive Side" on Philly TV 7 and "Gospel with Diane Brown" heard over WNJC 1360 AM, will emcee the program.

A special appearance by the stars of "Dreamgirls," the hit Broadway show held over until February 26 at the Prince Music Theater, will kick off the event at noon.

The program also includes The Wilson Sisters. Though still in high school, these sensational teens have performed from cabarets to Broadway, in films and on TV. This year they released two CDs of their original music: "¡iverve!" in the rhythm and blues mode and the inspirational "Steppin' Out," along with two music videos: "Pajama Party" and "I'll Remember You," created in memory of three Philadelphia cousins who were recently killed.

Three wonderful choirs will add the sound of gospel. Heaven Bound is a classic gospel quintet known for its beautiful a cappella performances. Voices of the Lord, from Vineland, New Jersey, won third place in the Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition in New York in 2004. The Joy Unlimited Youth Mass Choir, that twice won the Pathmark Competition, has nearly 1,000 young singers and has performed with top stars, appeared nationally on TV, and released three CDs.

Also performing is Marcus Council, who built an international reputation with The Soul Stirrers. He is known for his smooth soul singing and renditions of the music of Sam Cook. He performs with Diane Brown and Steve Cofield of First Class. Even the audience can get into the act when The Seventh Principle troupe puts everyone in motion with drumbeats, calls and captivating movements inspired by traditional African and Caribbean music and dance.

Pathmark Stores has a long history of serving urban and suburban communities with large, clean, friendly and well-run supermarkets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Pathmark is pleased to welcome Toyota as the official car of the Black History Month Celebration and thanks the many companies and people that have joined hands to make the event possible. CBS3 and UPN57 are the official television stations for the event and The Philadelphia Tribune is the official newspaper.

For more about the Black History Month Celebration and a schedule of performances, log on to or

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and UPN 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of the CBS Television Stations, one of the largest network-owned station groups, consisting of 21 CBS stations, 15 UPN, one WB and two stations not affiliated with major networks.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joanne Calabria
    (215) 238-4964