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Television Sat Dec 17 2011

VH1 Celebrates Chicago Soul

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Mavis Staples. Photo: VH1.

The annual VH1 DIVAS specials are the ultimate showcase of superstar songstresses from the world of pop, rock and R&B -- and this year, Chicago will be represented in a major way.

In "VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul," soul/R&B music will honored for its influence "on the 21st century's music and pop culture landscape" with performances by three of Chicago's own: the legendary Mavis Staples, "Queen of Funk" Chaka Khan and Academy and Grammy award winner, Jennifer Hudson, who, coincidentally, were also honored here in the city last week via Deeply Rooted Dance Theater's Chicago Women of Song. Additional performers on this year's line-up include Kelly Clarkson, Estelle, Mary J. Blige and Florence + the Machine.

"VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul" airs Monday, December 19 at 8pm on VH1.

 
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