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Queen Latifah to Perform at Benefit for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

latifah.jpgQueen Latifah has signed on to perform at an upcoming benefit concert for a planned memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Dream concert is being organized by Russell Simmons, Quincy Jones and Tommy Hilfiger, and is scheduled to take place on September 18 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Organizers have already raised $81 million of the 100 million needed to erect the proposed memorial, which will sit between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, and will feature a statue of Dr. King and 14 quotations from the civil rights luminary.

Latifah will be joining an all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana and Garth Brooks. Whoopi Goldberg will serve as a guest presenter, and Alicia Keys and Ludacris have signed on as members of the concert’s Host committee. Tickets will cost between $250 and $1,000 and go on sale July 30 at 9:00 a.m through Ticketmaster. More information and special VIP packages are available at

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