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Friday, May 16, 2014

Chaka Khan To Perform at Diamond Industry Charity Event in Las Vegas

Ten-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan will be the headline performer at the sold out Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas Gala to take place at the Four Seasons Ballroom on May 29. 

The sold-out event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will honor Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama and the Government of Botswana with the Global Diamond Industry Achievement Award and celebrate the good diamonds do for communities around the world.

In 1999 Khan established the Chaka Khan Foundation, which focuses on programs and initiatives that assist women and children at risk. A music superstar, Khan has succeeded in captivating fans in eight music genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. She has released 22 albums with ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs. 

Event sponsors include Rio Tinto, Signet Jewelers Ltd., The De Beers Group of Companies, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, KGK Group, Le Vian Corporation, and Tiffany & Co.

The Diamond Empowerment Fund was co-founded by hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons and leaders in the diamond industry in 2007 to empower diamond communities around the world. 

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