Comedian Bill Cosby is teaming up with Atlanta, Georgia's MOREHOUSE COLLEGE to host a tribute to Ray Charles on 29 September (04) in Beverly Hills, California.

Former American President Bill Clinton and film-maker Spike Lee are among those attending the event, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Proceeds from the evening, which Cosby and Morehouse College have been planning for several months, will benefit the RAY CHARLES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at the school.

Charles, who died on 10 June (04), had a long-standing relationship with Morehouse, where he performed with the college's jazz ensemble in 1996. In 2001, Morehouse presented the soul legend with an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

23/06/2004 01:52