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Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin to Be Named Apollo Legends

April 1, 2010 (8:49 am) GMT
On June 14 gala, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin will be honored with the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York.

and are to be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York. The late King of Pop and the Queen of Soul will be named Apollo Legends at a gala on June 14.

Jackson launched his career with the Jackson Five at the Apollo's Amateur Night in the late 1960s. and will also be honored with Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis Arts and Humanitarian Award at the event for their humanitarian work.

For the June 14 gala, is tapped to serve as the host. The event is scheduled to begin at 6.30 P.M. with a star-studded red carpet and then followed by the Benefit concert and awards ceremony at 7.00 P.M.

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