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Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell added to Grammy Salute to Music Legends lineup


ABC/Image Group LACharlie WilsonDionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the slew of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, which celebrates the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards winners.  

R&B artist Andra Day and gospel star Kirk Franklin are also expected to perform.  

Various tribute performances throughout the evening will occur to salute the honorees, who were announced this past December and include the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award.  

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees also include Sly and the Family Stone frontman Sly StoneNina SimoneShirley Caesar, jazz pianist Ahmad JamalThe Velvet Underground and country legends Charley Pride and Jimmie Rodgers.

The special gala takes place July 11 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.  

The show will be recorded and will air as an episode of the long-running PBS series Great Performances later this year.

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