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Dionne Warwick announces one-off gig in aid of Head and Neck Cancer Research Trust

Dionne Warwick

Story by Jack Foley

DIONNE Warwick has announced a special one-off concert in London on February 7, 2008, at The Shaw Theatre in aid of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Trust.

This unique event is being held as part of the the charity’s major campaign to raise £10 million for the creation and running of the UK’s first dedicated research facility for head and neck cancers at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea in association with the Institute of Cancer Research.

Warwick has, over an illustrious four-decade career, established herself as an international musical legend. Her reputation as a hit maker has been firmly etched into public consciousness, thanks to nearly 60 charted hits since Don’t Make Me Over began its climb up the charts in December 1962.

As a performer, she has charmed and entertained audiences on every continent, amassing a worldwide audience. There are a few important “firsts” that make Dionne Warwick a true pioneer.

Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic Do You Know The Way to San Jose?), and in so doing became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance.

This award has only been awarded to one other female African-American legend, Ella Fitzgerald.

Tickets for the concert, which is being held in association with Grange Hotels, St James’s Place and Marks & Spencer, cost £95 and are on sale now.

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