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Stevie Wonder to sing for Obama at LA fundraiser

Published on Sep 26, 2012 6:32 AM
In this Wednesday, May 9, 2012 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs during the In Performance at the White House in the East Room of the White House in Washington, honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, recipients of the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. -- PHOTO: AP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Music legend Stevie Wonder will lead a star-studded cast singing for Mr Barack Obama at a Los Angeles fundraiser next month, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Katy Perry, Earth Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson and Jon Bon Jovi will also play at the Nokia Theatre on Oct 7, in a concert dubbed 30 Days to Victory ahead of the November 6 election.

The concert is being put on by veteran Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, along with Obama's Entertainment Advisory Council. Tickets start at US$44 (S$54) and will be sold on the Obama campaign online.

Mr Obama, bidding for re-election over Republican rival Mitt Romney, generally gets a warm welcome in Los Angeles and Hollywood, where members of the famously liberal entertainment industry mostly back Democrats.

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