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Wonder, Santana to headline MLK concert

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana are among the headliners announced Thursday for a concert to raise money to build a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana are among the headliners announced Thursday for a concert to raise money to build a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall.

Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons and Tommy Hilfiger are organizing the Dream Concert, which will be held Sept. 18 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Other scheduled performers include Robin Thicke, Bebe Winans, Cece Winans and Jessye Norman.

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. on the "Let's Be Cops," red carpet, Selena Gomez is immortalized in wax and more.

“TODAY” show weatherman Al Roker will appear as a presenter, and Ben Affleck, Shaquille O’Neal and LaDainian Tomlinson have agreed to join the concert’s host committee.

The group working to build the King Memorial has raised $79.5 million of the $100 million needed to complete and maintain the memorial.

It is slated for a space on the Tidal Basin between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. The memorial will include a sculpture of King and 14 quotations from the slain civil-rights leader. The memorial is scheduled to be completed in 2008.