Chaka Khan to be inducted into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame

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Chaka Khan will join country singer Reba McEntire as this year’s inductees into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced Monday. McEntire’s induction was announced earlier this month.

The ceremony, as well as performances by the two singers, will be opening night at the Hollywood Bowl, June 22 at 8 p.m. Julie Andrews will host the event, with presenters and special guests still to be announced.


Tickets from the concert range from $12-$112; proceeds benefit the L.A. Phil and its music education programs.

Known as the “Queen of Funk,” Khan gained fame in the music scene in the 1970s as the frontwoman of funk band Rufus, and her work has since ranged from pop and rap to R&B. Khan most recently preformed at the Bowl as part of last summer’s jazzy tribute to Joni Mitchell.

The Bowl induction is the newest in a growing list of recent accolades for Khan: In May, the 10-time Grammy winner received the 2,440th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in September the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame committee announced that Khan and Rufus were nominated for induction to the hall.

Established in 2000, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame pays tribute to artists “whose unique achievements embody the spirit” of the Bowl, according to a release. Other inductees include Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, George Harrison, B.B. King and an artist who has written songs with Khan, Stevie Wonder.


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