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Winehouse will perform to honor Mandela

Amy Winehouse is part of the musical lineup scheduled to perform honoring Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday this June.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Amy Winehouse says she will perform next month at a concert honoring Nelson Mandela.

The concert will be held June 27 in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the former South African president’s birthday. Mandela turns 90 on July 18.

The lineup for the concert — which will benefit Mandela’s AIDS charity — also includes Queen, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Former President Clinton and talk-show host Oprah Winfrey are among those expected to attend.

Winehouse is scheduled to perform at a string of music festivals this summer as she tries to refocus attention on her music rather than on her tempestuous personal life.

Earlier this month, the 24-year-old singer was arrested and questioned by police about video footage that appeared to show her inhaling fumes from a crack pipe. Police said the singer would not be charged.