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Ray Charles tribute on CBS in October

Sept. 21, 2004 at 8:59 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles next month in a tribute to the late Ray Charles.

The planned one-hour concert tribute will be broadcast on CBS but airdate has yet been confirmed, reported Billboard.com Tuesday.

Others scheduled to perform are: Elton John, B.B. King, Al Green, Reba McEntire, Mary J. Blige, Kenny Chesney, Billy Preston and David "Fathead" Newman. Quincy Jones, Mos Def and Bruce Willis are scheduled to participate as presenters.

Jamie Foxx, who stars as Charles in the biopic "Ray," due for release Oct. 29 in U.S. theaters, will host the program.

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