Late soul great Ray Charles is set for one final send-off when STEVIE WONDER, Michael Mcdonald and JAMES INGRAM perform at a tribute to the hitmaker.

Stars will attend the Beverly Hilton Hotel gala on 29 September (04) to raise money for the RAY CHARLES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bill Cosby will host the tribute concert, which will also be attended by Spike Lee, Quincy Jones, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx, who plays Charles in new biopic RAY.

The evening will feature a series of tributes, both live and on video, as well as a preview of the new film, which is due

in cinemas at the end of October (04).

Other performers at the gala will include Brian McKnight, Travis Tritt, Angie Stone and Billy Preston, who was forced to pull out of attending Charles' funeral in June (04) due to illness.

30/08/2004 21:07