Tony Bennett to attend March on Washington
NEW YORK (AP) - Tony Bennett plans to travel to the United States (US) capital to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr as the March on Washington marks its 50th year.
Bennett, who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, is scheduled to perform as part of Saturday's festivities commemorating the historic march and King's I Have A Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
The entertainer said on Thursday he wants to honour King's humanitarian message, but will also be in Washington as part of the Voices Against Violence campaign that is pushing for gun limits.
The Reverend Al Sharpton is holding an event on Saturday with King's son, Martin Luther King III. US President Barack Obama will speak on the actual anniversary day Wednesday.