Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana lead the star-studded lineup for the Dream Concert, to be held Sept. 18 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana lead the star-studded lineup for the Dream Concert, to be held Sept. 18 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Robin Thicke, Bebe and Cece Winans and Jessye Norman are also on the bill for the event, proceeds from which will go toward building a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will serve as the concert's musical directors, while Quincy Jones, Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Russell Simmons will serve as co-chairs.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Keith Urban and Taking Back Sunday have joined the lineup for the New York-area edition of the Live Earth concert on July 7. The Police, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson are among the top names already confirmed to appear there.

According to organizers, a limited number of tickets have just been released for the show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Iconix Brand Group has tapped Fergie for its Candie's brand fall 2007 ad campaign, encompassing print, TV and online. The junior Candie's brand -- available exclusively at Kohl's department stores -- is prominently featured in the music video of Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry."

Footage from the video makes up the TV spot, while the print component features stills taken during the video shoot.

Fergie is currently headlining the 20-city Verizon VIP Tour, of which Candie's is the exclusive fashion sponsor. Each concert includes a live Candie's fashion show. Tickets to the tour are exclusive to Candie's and Verizon Wireless via giveaways and Kohl's in-stores.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

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