Mary J. Blige, Sisqó and Who frontman Roger Daltrey are among the artists lined up to perform classic Motown songs at a Los Angeles benefit dinner next week.
The dinner, dubbed a Motor City Revue and also set to feature Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, India.Arie, Melissa Etheridge, Bilal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Ronan Keating, Jonny Lang, Shelby Lynne, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations, will be held October 11 at Universal Studios.
More artists will be announced, according to a spokesperson for the event.
The City of Hope Spirit of Life Award dinner will raise funds for the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. A research fellowship will be established for the organizations in honor of Edgar Bronfman Jr., executive vice-chairman for entertainment giant Vivendi Universal.
The dinner, now in its 28th year, has honored past music industry moguls such as Clive Davis and Quincy Jones.
City of Hope’s research lead to the discovery of Herceptin and Rituxan, two drugs that have revolutionized cancer care, according to a City of Hope spokesperson. The music and entertainment industries have raised more than $30 million for the center in its 27-year history.
For ticket information, contact City of Hope at 800-260-HOPE or visit the Web site at www.cityofhope.org.