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Elton John to sing at Fashion Rocks concert

July 08, 2006|From the Associated Press

NEW YORK — Elton John will perform at the third Fashion Rocks concert, which will kick off New York Fashion Week in September. Proceeds will benefit the singer's AIDS foundation.

The concert will be Sept. 7 at Radio City Music Hall. A two-hour special will air the following evening on CBS. Performers will also include Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, the Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Foxx, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Nelly Furtado, Daddy Yankee, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna and Scissor Sisters. Fashion segments will be included.

"Fashion and music have always been inextricably linked," said Richard D. Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group and an executive producer of the show. "People will never forget the day the Beatles walked off the plane, David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, John Travolta strutting in 'Saturday Night Fever' or Madonna as the Material Girl.... Today, the worlds of fashion and music are merging faster than ever, with multiple artists, including Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, capitalizing on this synergy by launching fashion lines of their own."

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