India.Arie, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Vanessa Carlton, and the Temptations have signed on for "A Motown Christmas," a concert special set to air Dec. 8 on cable network USA. The event will be tap

India.Arie, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Vanessa Carlton, and the Temptations have signed on for "A Motown Christmas," a concert special set to air Dec. 8 on cable network USA. The event will be taped Tuesday (Oct. 15) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. It has not yet been revealed what songs will be performed or if other special guests are in the works.

"We are excited about the opportunity to team with our partners at Universal Music Group and Motown to present this unique musical event and premiere special of the 2002 holiday season," USA VP/alternative programming Chris Sloan said in a statement. Added Motown president/CEO Kedar Massenburg, "Celebrating Christmas is a time for coming together and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with the entire Motown family."

Arie and McKnight are two of Motown's most successful recent signings. The former's latest album, "Voyage to India," is No. 11 in its second week on The Billboard 200. McKnight scored several hits from his most recent set, "Superhero," which debuted in September 2001 at No. 7 on The Billboard 200.

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