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Stars Holding Dream Concert for "The King"

June 22, 2007 (9:47 am) GMT
Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and many other will hold a one-night show to raise money for Martin Luther King's memorials.
Stars Holding Dream Concert for "The King"

A number of stars such as , , and will appear for a charity show in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. They will raise money to aid the building of the late politician's memorials.

Other performers also playing their part in the event dubbed Dream Concert are , Bebe and Cece Winans and Jessye Norman. For the host slot, "Today" show weatherman Al Roker will be joined by , and LaDainian Tomlinson. The masterminds behind this event are actually , Russell Simmons and Tommy Hilfiger.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.' memorials will be erected on the National Mall in the space between Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. There will be the statuette of the political leader and 14 of his famous quotes.

The charity concert will be conducted September 18 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The movement has raised $79.5 million of the $100 million needed to complete and maintain the memorial.

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