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6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music

Chaka Khan - Celebrities attend 6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music at Avalon Hollywood at Avalon Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music Event

Chaka Khan - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event which was held at the Avalon in Hollywood. Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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The Jazz Foundation of America presents the 13th annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' gala concert

Chaka Khan - The Jazz Foundation of America presents the 13th annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' gala concert held at The Apollo - New York, New York, United States - Friday 24th October 2014

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Chaka Khan

Southport Weekender 50th - 9th - 11th May 2014, UK Live Review


Southport 50th was always going to be special. Every year Southport Weekender comes around again and with so many mind blowing gigs and sets we've seen throughout its history,  it would be fair to assume Alex, Dave and the rest of the Southport Weekender family couldn't top it off again, but my gosh they did! It was an epic weekender. 

Southport Weekender - Live Review

The history of Southport Weekender has been inspirational to many lovers of soul and unity. That's why so many American artists, who have influenced dance music, always return back to get a slice of this unique melting pot. David Morales, Derrick Carter, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Jazzy Jeff, as well as legendary UK pioneers such as Carl Cox, David Rodigan, Trevor Nelson, Giles Peterson, Norman Jay and Mr Scruff were all in the house.  Amazing live acts such as Faith Evans, Omar, Marcos Valle and Snarky Puppy added to the magic of what was a fantastic weekend. 

Arriving on Friday, it was hard not to get swept away with the excitement but with the After Parties and so much to see, it was best not to burn out too soon. Brand New Heavies in The Connoisseur's Corner was a perfect way to start the weekender. They always know how to win the Southport Weekender crowd with their great display of funk musicianship immediately getting the dance floor moving. With Suncebeat and now two more events this year - one at Camelot and a special nostalgia gig back at the original Pontins in Southport - there were plenty more opportunities to experience the good vibrations of the festival. There's no doubt anyone who's been to Suncebeat knows how good that event is, and that I'm sure will be even more prolific this year due to the tragic death of Frankie Knuckles, who was going to headline Suncebeat this year. 

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology


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It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Festival has expanded to two long weekends since its inaugural year in 1970, meaning that more people than ever can get the chance to enjoy the fine music culture of Louisiana. The Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson appeared at the first event alongside renowned orchestral composer Duke Ellington, and from then on the festival has gone from strength to strength and has never once lost the spirit that has made it so loved.

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2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Chaka Khan - 2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon At The Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 27th February 2014

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Trans4m Benefit Concert

Chaka Khan - Trans4m Benefit Concert hosted by will.i.am - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014

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Lindsay Lohan Receives Support From Celebrity Friends: Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey And Chaka Khan


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Ben Affleck paid Lindsay Lohan a visit whilst she was in rehab. He advised her on how to remain sober after she leaves the facility. Affleck, who has also been in alcohol rehab, advised the 27-year-old actress on how to turn her career around.

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Lindsay Lohan at the L.A. premiere of Scary Movie V.

Lohan and Affleck, according to TMZ, sat down in a meeting somewhere away from the Malibu Cliffside Rehab facility. Affleck advised Lohan on how to remain sober once she left the facility. He also promised that the entertainment community are considerably more supportive of those leaving rehab than one would expect.

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Oprah Winfrey Mentoring Lindsay Lohan, Who Is "Doing Everything Oprah Tells Her"


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Oprah Winfrey has decided to mentor Lindsay Lohan through her transitional post-rehab period. The talk show host has already convinced the 27-year-old actress to cancel her trip to Europe. On Tuesday's (6 August) Good Morning America, Winfrey shared the reasoning behind her advice, she said "I just came from Europe, and Europe is the place to go when you want to feel really good and relax."

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey at the New York premiere of The Butler.

The television queen then went on to name drop the exclusive Italian island of Capri, saying "it's hard to go to Capri and not have a Bellini."

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Chaka Khan's Supportive Statement Gratefully Received, On Twitter, By Post-Rehab Lindsay Lohan


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Chaka Khan has made a public statement in support of Lindsay Lohan following her release from rehab. The statement, released today (Wednesday 7th August), discusses the dangers of legal prescription medication.

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan at the L.A. premiere of Scary Movie 5, held at the Arclight Cinema.

The 27-year-old The Canyons actress left Cliffside Malibu Rehab Centre last Tuesday (30th July) and has been under public scrutiny since. Lohan was ordered, following a hearing in March 2013, to undergo a 90-day stint in a rehab facility. In the past Lohan has been reported as being addicted to alcohol, cocaine and prescription medication, although she remains largely silent on the specifics. She is due to appear on an Oprah Winfrey interview, airing later this month, in which it seems she will discuss her substance abuse issues and her public image. 

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Cedric The Entertainer Steals The Show On BET Red Carpet (Video)


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You can always rely on Cedric The Entertainer to get the red-carpet rocking ahead of an industry bash. Real name Cedric Antonio Kyles, the American actor and comedian showed up at the 2013 BET Honors last week to really liven things up! The Steve Harvey Show alum looked in his element posing for photographers and chatting with fellow guests.

It was a typical grand entrance from the funny-man, though the waiting press pack were perhaps more keen to snap Avatar star Laz Alonso, who also attended the event, and Anthony Anderson from All About The Andersons. Other high profile arrivals included R&B and soul producers Jimmy Jam and Terry lewis, BET chairman Debra Lee and Ava Coleman, Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Wayne Brady and WNBA player Lisa Leslie and husband MICHAEL LOCKWOOD.

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Video - Halle Berry, Alicia Keys And Kelly Rowland At BET Honors 2013


Amongst celebrities arriving at the 2013 BET Honors event in Washington DC were 'X-Men' star Halle Berry, multi-BET award winning R&B artist Alicia Keys and 4-time Grammy winner Kelly Rowland.

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Halle Berry And Chaka Khan To Be Made BET Honorees


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Halle Berry and Chaka Khan will be amongst the honourees being recognised by BET for their contribution to the advancement of the African American population during next years awards presentation.

The network announced the news today (Dec 20) that Berry and Khan would be amongst next years inductees into the honour list, with basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes also being honoured. The ceremony will take place on January 12th in Washington, D.C., at the Warner Theatre. The show special airs on BET a month later on February 11th, with a host of special performances also taking place on the night.

BET Honors are awarded yearly to African Americans who have been recognised by BET as having exceeded in their fields of music, literature, entertainment, education and more. The awards presentation was devised in 2008 by the broadcasting company to coincide with Black History Month, with Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Magic Johnson, Tyler Perry, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder having been honoured in the past. Next years ceremony will be presented by Gabrielle Union, with the list of performers at the event being held for the time being. At least this gives Halle something to look forward to, should she be fearing her Christmas celebrations go the same way as her Thanksgiving festivities went.

Video - Chaka Khan Recommends Three Albums After Leaving The Dentist


Funk singer Chaka Khan is spotted at the reception desk of a dentist's office in LA. Seemingly spotting the paparazzi through the window, she fixes her hair in a mirror before leaving the building. One photographer starts singing: 'Get ready for the paparazzi, get ready for the paparazzi, looking all sexy' as she does this.

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Chaka Khan

Date of birth

23rd March, 1953

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.62