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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Anthony Hamilton, Anita Baker set for MLK Memorial concert; RIP songwriting great Jerry Leiber; Beyonce will perform via satellite at MJ tribute


Soul singer Anthony Hamilton will be part of a concert celebrating the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
- Anthony Hamilton, Anita Baker and Denyce Graves are among the artists performing at a Thursday concert celebrating the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. It will take place at the Washington Convention Center. The official dedication is on Sunday. Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Jennifer Hudson are scheduled to participate in Dedication Week events as well.

- Songwriting great Jerry Leiber, who along with co-writer Mike Stoller penned timeless hits such as “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Stand By Me,” died at the age of 78.

- Beyonce is reportedly set to perform at October’s Michael Jackson tribute concert — via satellite. Some question whether the concert will actually take place.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Monday morning:

- Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Lookin’ Out My Back Door”

By  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Anthony Hamilton, Jerry Leiber, Beyonce, Michael Jackson

 
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