UNCF President Dr. Michael Lomax and Chaka Khan takes a photo with the future
*The live taping of United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of Stars last month appeared as if it were the late 70s when music revolved around the Queen of Funk Soul, Chaka Khan. But it’s 2010 and the music, for the night, revolved around Chaka Khan, all in the name of fund-raising. The show will air nationally January 29th and 30th, 2011 on BET.
Ginuwine gets a quick photo with Chaka Khan
Indira Khan, Chaka Khan's daughter, sings one of her mother's classics
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe stand together on stage
Monique shows excitement for the queen of funk soul
Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder speak on stage
An ample amount of stars hit the stage to honor Chaka Khan and raise money for UNCF, including Herbie Hancock, Fantasia, El DeBarge and Melanie Fiona, in an effort to help the Campaign for Emergency Student Aid (C.E.S.A). Also present for the ceremony was Monique, Quincy Jones, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and Stevie Wonder. More photos of the illustrious event are below!
Fantasia brings old school and new school singing together
Fantasia’s raucous show opener, “Tell Me Something Good,” kicked the evening’s tempo into high gear.
Melanie Fiona sings in tribute of Chaka Khan
Melanie Fiona’s hard-driving rendition of “You Got the Love” brought thetemperature in the Civic back to fever pitch.
El DeBarge continues his path of comeback of the year
El DeBarge puts his vocals to the test against the gem “Hollywood”.
Estelle brings an international flare to UNCF An Evening of the Stars
Estelle added “Ain’t Nobody” to the jam-packed tribute lineup.
Faith Evans powerfully delivers her vocals for Chaka Khan
Faith Evans performed a power rendition of “What Cha Gonna Do For Me.”
Ginuwine performs one of Chaka Khan's songs just in front of her collage
Ginuwine delivered well to “Superlife.”
Herbie Hancock and Bettye LaVette give a rare collaborative performance
Bettye LaVette’s soulful “Love Me Still,” accompanied by the one and only Herbie Hancock.
Angie Stone sings one of Chaka Khan's gems
Angie Stone made an appearance putting on a lovely rendition to “Please Pardon Me.”
Ledisi bares all on stage at An Evening of the Stars
Ledisi contributed a stirring performance of “Sweet Thang.”
Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF President, speaks to a surprised Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan graces the stage at her own tribute show
Chaka Khan, congratulations!
Khan herself treated the audience to a medley of her hits “Angel” and “Through the Fire” before closing the show with the rousing “I’m Every Woman.”