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CBS To Air Ray Charles Tribute

CBS, which rarely airs musical/variety programs these days except for awards shows, is teaming up with Ken Ehrlich, producer of the Grammys since 1980, for a one-hour tribute to Ray Charles, Daily Variety reported today (Friday). The special, which will include performances by Norah Jones, Usher, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder, among others, will be staged at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 8. Although an airdate has yet to be set, it will likely air before the opening of Taylor Hackford's biopic of Charles, Ray, starring Jamie Foxx, on Oct. 29. Foxx has been set as the host of the special. Hackford (The Idolmaker, An Officer and a Gentlemen), who cut his teeth as a director on a weekly musical show on public TV in Los Angeles in the 1970s, will also be "involved" in the production of the Charles special, Ehrlich told Variety.

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