Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chaka Khan and Reba McEntire To Share The Stage At The Hollywood Bowl

Music icons Chaka Khan and Reba McEntire will share the stage for the 2012 opening night gala at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. The legendary music powerhouses are this year's inductees into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Both will join conductor Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for performances. Screen legend Julie Andrews will host the event, with presenters and special quests to be announced. The gala is presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Both Khan and McEntire have had long, distinguished musical careers. Khan's celebrated career in music spans nearly 40 years. She shot to fame as the lead singer for funk/soul band Rufus in the 1970s and then went on to an extremely successful career as a solo artist. On May 19, 2011, the 10-time Grammy winner received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Khan is considered one of the most influential vocalists in R&B music.

Often referred to as "The Queen of Country Music," McEntire has been a huge star in country music for many years. She has sold 57 million records in the U.S. and more than 70 million worldwide and is the second best-selling female country artist of all time, behind Shania Twain. McEntire is also an actress and has appeared in several films. And she starred in the family sitcom Reba that ran on the WB (now CW) from 2001 to 2007.

The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 2000 and honors artists “whose unique achievements embody the spirit of the Bowl." Other inductees have included Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Pl├ícido Domingo, Donna Summer, George Harrison, Carlos Santana and B.B. King. 

For more info about the event or to purchase tickes, visit the Hollywood Bowl website.

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