Reclusive soul man D'angelo will join Aloe Blacc and Angelique Kidjo, among others, for an upcoming all-star tribute to James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl. The Brown Sugar singer has been added to the Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration in Los Angeles on 13 August (14).
The show will also feature Bettye LaVette and members of Brown's band, including Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Clyde Stubblefield and Danny Ray.
The concert will coincide with the release of Sir Mick Jagger's new James Brown biopic Get On Up, which features 42 star Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul.
Brown passed away in 2006, aged 73.
Sir Mick Jagger and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright have shared their playlists with British Airways bosses as part of a new inflight programme that will allow fans to listen to their favourite tracks as they fly. Kicking off the new initiative in March (14), Jagger will introduce passengers to artists like Malian singer Salif Keita and late Nigerian star Fela Kuti, while Wainwright will offer up songs by Angelique Kidjo and The Gloaming in April (14).
Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Brian Eno, Jamie Cullum and Steve Martin have also been approached by British Airways bosses and asked to create playlists of their favourite tunes.
Crooner Tony Bennett performed at the star-studded charity auction at Cipriani to honour those whose philanthropic commitments support the charity's mission to save children’s lives.
Gomez's auction prize of two backstage concert expediences plus a meet-and-greet at her upcoming acoustic concert for UNICEF raised $40,000 (£25,000) for the charity.
Singer Harry Belafonte was honoured with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in recognition of his charitable commitments, while physician Dolores Rice Gahan was presented with the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award for her tireless work with sick children around the world.
Actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, actor Sir Roger Moore, singer Angelique Kidjo and pianist Lang Lang were all on this year's (12) host committee.
Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas joined dance star Moby to launch a new landmine campaign at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
The Wall Street star, Moby, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and singer Angelique Kidjo joined UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at a fundraising dinner to promote an international drive to rid the world of landmines in 82 countries.
Douglas, a UN Messenger for Peace, presented Annan with an Adopt-A-Minefield's humanitarian award.
Douglas said, "Tens of thousands of lives have been saved and millions more improved as a result of the decision and commitment of this man and the inspiration that he leads.
"The United Nations is the leading international body working to make the problem of land mines a history lesson for our children."
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