NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy award-winning singer Chaka Khan will perform a tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Apollo Theater’s gala and awards ceremony.
The historic Harlem theater in New York confirmed Friday that the “I Feel for You” singer will perform in her friend’s memory.
Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the theater’s hall of fame during the June 4 gala. Soul Train creator Don Cornelius and songwriter Nick Ashford will also be honored posthumously.
Past inductees include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin.
Richie’s first Apollo appearance was in the early 1970s. James performed at the Apollo in 1957 and again in the 1960s.
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